While some people get excited by change, many of us prefer the comfort of what we already know. After all, big or small, change can make us feel vulnerable, overwhelmed and uneasy.
But as difficult as the adjustment process may be, change can be a wonderful thing. Yes, moving, starting a new job, or having a baby can bring about a host of new challenges, but it also invites growth, adventures, and allows you to witness your own inner strength.
We have three tips to help your transition feel a little smoother…
Writer Robin Sharma said, “Don’t confuse activity with productivity. Many people are simply busy at being busy.”
Today marks the first official day of fall here in the Northern Hemisphere, and chances are you’re ready to welcome in the season after an exceptionally sizzling summer.
While the start of fall brings a buzz of excitement for sweater weather, cozy socks, and ordering something pumpkin-y from the bakery, it can also come with a rush of activities and to-dos, leaving your schedule jam-packed and your mind swirling.
When we were kids, making friends was easy. You’d strike up a conversation about what’s in your lunch box and bond over your love of recess. But fast-forward a few decades and finding new friends and building strong bonds can seem more of a challenge.
Most of us are so focused on work or family life, we have little time to make connections with new people, or foster existing friendships.Then too, many of us have relocated and had to start all over, or have just grown away from certain friends we’ve known for a while.
How often have you caught yourself saying things like:
If I get that promotion…
If we take that vacation…
If things go according to plan…
Too often, we live in a state of “if.” Though we don’t mean it to, all of this “if-iness” holds us back from experiencing what we actually, truly want.
Did you set any goals or plans for realizing a life dream back in January… or July?
Chances are you’ve been chipping away at something important to you (whether it’s to organize your house, write that book you’ve always dreamed of, exercise more to feel your absolute best — whatever it may be).
But sometimes relaxing summer days (and much-deserved vacations!) can make you feel like you’ve gone off track or fallen behind.
The sun is shining and the sky is bright — the last weeks of summer are here. Are you soaking up every moment? It’s perfectly OK if your answer is “not really.” Sometimes, the reality of summer doesn’t match the visions of tropical vacations and BBQ’s with family and friends we often see come June.
But, whether the past months have been a blast, or more like blah, today, we have a few ideas for some last-minute summertime joy
How is your summer going? Have you been able to take time to relax and enjoy yourself? If not, there’s still plenty of summer left to go, and today we’re sharing a few of our favorite ways to make the most of this special season.
(We realize it’s winter for our friends in other parts of the world, but your summer will come soon enough, so bookmark these ideas!)
Summer is synonymous with relaxation, but sometimes we find ourselves stressed out and not living our best “feet in the sand, good book in hand,” vibes.
One of the easiest ways to start feeling more carefree is to declutter your brain, so you have fewer stresses and worries, and more space to soak up all the fun life has to offer.
Because here’s the deal: Our brain can only handle so many thoughts at once.
Imagine rolling out of bed with a smile on your face, laughing throughout your day, and going to bed feeling calm and content?
While not every day will be sunshine and rainbows, there are plenty of things you can do to add more joy to your every day. Here are seven simple ways…