A few months back, things in our lives were looking pretty bleak. And while life isn’t returning to normal just yet, optimism is in the air.
Still, if you need help crossing the finish line — staying hopeful — or are simply craving some inspiration right now, here are some things that are keeping us feeling good.
Ready, set, get inspired!
We have a hunch that you have some big dreams (and little ones, too). But do you spend your free time working to make those dreams and goals actually happen?
Yeah, sometimes we don’t, either.
Often what we value and hope for most in life isn’t even at the top of our priority list. In fact, it may not even make the cut!
When’s the last time you truly relaxed? Or is the word “relax” not even in your vocabulary?
Despite fewer in-person gatherings and obligations these days, you may still have a lot on your plate and rarely take time to kick up your feet and do a whole lotta nada. You may even feel like it’s been so long since you relaxed, you’ve forgotten how.
Do you ever find yourself being overly critical or beating yourself up? We all have a voice inside telling us we’re good, bad, or in the right or wrong, and with fewer distractions these days, many of us are noticing this “Inner Critic” coming in even louder than usual.
The truth is, having an inner critic is normal — so don’t feel bad or be hard on yourself about it!
Do you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day? Or does your morning routine feel more like something you schlep through until you take that first sip of heavenly coffee?
We’ve all heard mornings set the stage for the rest of the day, and today, we’re sharing the best way we know how to set yourself up for a wonderful day. (And you don’t have to get out of bed even a minute earlier!)
We have a hunch: You’ve been spending a lot of time with your partner the past months (emphasis on a lot).
At first, having all that time together might have been fun. All of a sudden you can take a lunch with your partner or go on a midday walk. But chances are, the rush of spending more hours around your best friend wore off long ago!
Have you felt a little more agitated than usual?
Over the past year, most of us have had some extra time for self-reflection (especially if you’ve had to spend weeks in quarantine!).
On the one hand, all the extra time can be a good thing — it allows you to narrow down your passions and hone in on what really brings you joy and meaning.
Raise your hand if you were especially hard on yourself in 2020 (our arms are going up right now, too!).
We faced so many hurdles last year that in the process, many of us have become our own personal punching bags.
Whether you’ve been beating yourself up about work, your home, your body — whatever — it’s time to start showing yourself more love in 2021.
It’s a new year and time we realize life is so much more than work. Life is to be experienced, enjoyed, and most of all lived!
Has anyone ever asked you, “Are you working hard, or hardly working?” This question sums up how so many of us see things — that we should either work ourselves to the bone, or we’re not doing nearly enough.
The more hours you put in doesn’t make for a better life. In fact, it often leads to stress, burnout, and overwhelm because you’re sacrificing self-care in the process.