I think we all can agree, 2020 took us on an emotional roller coaster, and 2021 feels like more of the same. With all the ups and downs, it’s been challenging to feel that sense of security we’re so used to and love, and even more challenging to stay optimistic.
As challenging as it may be, there’s value in keeping your eye on the bright side of things. Like Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you can’t — you’re right.”
It’s easy to go through life worrying about the worst possible outcome to a situation, or waiting for the other shoe to drop. It’s so easy to do it, for many of us, it’s become a default way of approaching life.
But in order to live a happier life, we need to expect great things to happen for us. We need to trust that even when it doesn’t feel like it, that life loves and supports us and things are working out in our favor.
Do you ever feel like you have to “earn” the chance to relax?
Do you wait until everything else is taken care of before you take a moment to breathe?
Do you feel a twinge of guilt if you sit down with a book, or head out for a walk when items on your “to-do” list are still unchecked?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you’re not alone!
Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it.”
While we don’t mean to, many of us are missing out on a lot of what life has to offer. Thanks to smartphones, social media, and the internet, it’s easy to distract ourselves from present reality and fall down the online rabbit hole.
Waiting in line for coffee? Check Instagram. Flight delayed? Start a movie on Netflix. Getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist? Put on a podcast. Sound familiar?
There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and in your life, and chances are you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. (We get it.)
No one’s immune to overwhelm, but today, we want to remind you of a few things you can do to help you through it.
A bad day at work, a fight with your significant other, or scrolling through friends’ seemingly perfect lives on Instagram can really take a toll on your confidence can’t it? Often it seems like one thing goes wrong, and then another, and suddenly you don’t feel so great about yourself or your life.
We get it, and you’re certainly not alone. We recently took a poll on Instagram asking our IG community if they’re hard on themselves — and almost 100% of you said yes!
We all want to be heard, but we don’t always make a point to listen. In fact, did you know the average person only remembers between 25% to 50% of what they hear? (Seriously!) But when it comes to building better relationships and truly connecting with people we love it’ll behoove us to do better.
It sounds easy, but with so many distractions (looking at you, smartphones!) listening can be hard.
There’s nothing better than when someone asks how your day was and you get to respond with “Great!” and actually mean it.
While there’s so much we’re unable to control in our day (traffic, weather, your neighbor’s kids playing Marco Polo in the pool while you’re trying to meditate), today we’re sharing six things you can control that’ll help you create a great day.
A few weeks ago we talked about the “Sunday Scaries” and how making just a few changes to your Sunday can help minimize the dread you may feel knowing Monday’s around the corner.
If you’ve got a mild case of the Scaries, these fixes will go a long way to help. But what if you truly despise Mondays, and even the most relaxing Sunday can’t shake your dread for the next morning?