Repurpose stress as your superpower Photo by NASA on Unsplash Stress wants you to RETHINK its reputation Generally, we attribute stress to negative things. It’s something to avoid. Something that creates a myriad of health issues.Stress is bad, stress is the worst.And let’s not forget how we get stressed out in our pursuit of reducing our stress levels. It’s time to put our low opinion about stress into perspective. There is a ton of research that actually shows that short-term stress has positive effects, such as: Enhancing performance by increasing our brain’s processing speed. It improves our memory.
And here’s why that’s totally okay! Photo by Nicola Fioravanti on Unsplash Someone asked on Reddit: When does focusing on yourself turn into being self-centered? The question stuck with me for a while. I guess, especially because I had thought on and off about why it is often so hard to be nice to ourselves? The Reddit question included a bit of a back story about divorce, not knowing what one was all about after marriage, and basically having difficulties answering basic questions like “What do you do for fun?”. So the Redditor started a journey
How you can use the grim days of the year to accomplish everything you dreamt of during summer Photo by Daniele Levis Pelusi on Unsplash Living in the Northern hemisphere, the months of November up to March are often a cause of depression or at least met with a tiny feeling of dread.You know what’s coming for you… October will most often let you down gently into the colder temperatures. Beautifully colored autumn leaves are distracting you and the odd sunshine here and there may still warm your heart. November has its own perks including some country or
Back to guilt-free relaxation Do you sometimes wake up and don’t want to get out of bed? Do you feel empty? Like you cannot enjoy anything? Like you don’t care much about your work anymore? And you don’t really want to talk to anyone? At the same time, you might think your life is actually pretty great and you cannot pinpoint what the problem is:You have had amazing experiences over the past year, you and your family are happy and healthy, you were meeting a bunch of interesting people. You’re jumping from one thing to the other. You even manage
Recently, I found this tweet in my inbox: And I was like: Yes! It’s bold and takes courage. And you might think: “Yeah well if you have the financial means and time to make such a move, congrats — that’s just not me.” Or: “I’m too old to learn something new.” Or: “This is going to take too much time.” Or — as Chris Powers says himself: “As I approach 37 I realize how crazy the story actually is.” Let’s flip each of those reasons around and do some soul-searching: No money, no time Even if
Stop relying on personality tests and start shaping your identity Myers-Briggs, 16personalities, Big Five, the odd Buzzfeed “Which Disney character are you?” test… A lot of us — me definitely included — have at some point tried to figure out who we are. Either for ourselves, for someone else, or for a job. Personality tests are a fun way to engage with yourself and then get a nicely written result about your personality type. You might say: Oh yeah, sounds like me. And why wouldn’t it? You just answered a bunch of questions that led to that result. When
“Why do you live in your body like you will be given another? As if it were temporary. You starve it, you let anyone touch it, you berate it. Tell it that should be completely different. You tug at your soft flesh, wish it thinner, wish it gone. You fall in love with those who praise the way it sighs under their hands, but who praises the way it holds up your weight, even when you are falling apart?” — Warsan Shire How much time do you spend thinking about how you look?A bit each
“If you are depressed you are living in the past if you are anxious you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.” — Lao Tzu For the last few weeks, our focus was on learning how to appreciate our now.Trying to live now compared to somewhere in the past or in an uncertain future is a task to tackle every day. A lot of us get stuck on the idea of being happy when we arrive at a specific goal. While we dream of being there
For me to be rich, you don’t have to become poor A little closer to an abundance mindset for a better now Photo by Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash Last week, a friend and I remembered how the Corona pandemic started — and how supermarkets and drugstores ran out of toilet paper. Luckily most people have come to their senses and stopped buying toilet paper in bulk. It’s worthwhile noting that there was never too little toilet paper, actually. But somehow people’s fear of toilet paper scarcity under the pressure of a new threat — the Corona pandemic — made everyone a little more crazy than usual.