Mindfulness is the raw human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice daily.
Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses or to your state of mind via thoughts and emotions, you’re mindful. And there’s growing research showing that you’re actually remodeling your brain’s physical structure when you train your brain to be aware.
Practice awareness and find a sense…
As a busy writer with so many different responsibilities on your plate, self-care may be one of the last things on your mind.
However, self-care is essential to your physical, mental, and emotional well-being because it alleviates stress, improves psychological health, and boosts creativity, clarity, and productivity.
If you’re not taking the time to care for yourself, you could be headed for burnout, chronic stress, and issues in your relationships.
If you don’t have a whole lot of free time to devote to caring for yourself, you’re in luck. Even if you only have 10, 15, or 20 minutes to…
What is Introversion?
Introversion is a normal variation in temperament. Introverts are born rather than made. In general, introverts “refuel” by taking some time to be by themselves. They often find prolonged contact with other people draining. This is in contrast to extroverts who find being with other people invigorating.
“While many introverts appear quiet, they are not generally afraid of other people”
The combination of several client interactions and family each day leaves me completely empty. I can only describe it as a low mood and feel as If I want to find a space for myself to declutter…
Gaining “control” of your emotions is all about developing self-awareness. The one thing we cannot control is what happens to us. However, we get to choose how to respond. That’s powerful.
I believe in that power because no one or nothing can harm your mindset unless you give it the opportunity. Things happen, but how you choose to address them makes the difference. Behave in a way that aligns with your values or doesn’t; they’re your emotions to own.
Think about this: Have you ever ruined a date with someone by throwing a tantrum and hurling judgment because your date…
When we are not being careful, we can quickly get into the habit of thinking negatively, not just about the world, but about ourselves as well.
Unfortunately, negative thinking can lead to discontentment, depression, and anxiety.
In order to think positively and develop a healthy relationship with yourself, it is important to speak affirmations each and every day.
These affirmations help remind you of the truthful facts about how valuable your life is. After a period of time, you will begin to believe these ideas and build your confidence.
In this article, I will share eight positive affirmations that will…
With confidence, everything’s possible, and without it, almost everything seems impossible.
These are the simple questions that I try to answer when others ask me about confidence.
Confidence: another name for self-belief and complete trust in your abilities.
Unforeseen circumstances throw life into chaos, and the most precious of all ingredients that fuel us, confidence, appears to shrink. Sometimes, this is hitting rock bottom. …
Some people have no problems being confident in themselves and their abilities. They can strut their stuff without a second thought. They are seemingly successful, beautiful, healthy people whose drive to succeed never falters. Unfortunately, these people are few and far between.
“Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good.” — Ciara
Many of us suffer from a lack of self-confidence. It is human nature to be more critical of ourselves than we are of other people. Many of us also fear becoming narcissistic or self-absorbed. …
2020 is coming to a close and I realize that I no longer prefer to be social. I feel as if I am going mute.
I have always been naturally quiet and for the longest time, I thought that was a negative trait.
Here’s the backstory:
However, Dr. Jennifer Kahnweiler, author of The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength says the basic understanding of an introvert is that introverts are people who get their energy from spending time alone.
It is beneficial to know what career you want and have a plan to get there.
Likewise, it’s acceptable to deviate and step outside of a monotonous routine to expand on your interests.
If you’re like me, you may not have a “typical” resume because you have tried many things.
Even if you are not like me, you have likely done various hobbies in your lifetime; some hobbies for money and some solely for fun, and the best things for both.
Many of the side interests I’ve done have failed, and many have worked by traditional standards.
I usually write things down or go for a run to clear my head and reset my moods.
However, meditation has provided me the best natural healing.
Meditation is the process of calming the mind. It is useful when you have a lot of thoughts to handle in your head.
You can use meditation to help bring clarity, calmness, and concentration.
It is attributed to the practice of self-awareness, it aids your immune system, and it has been discovered that it even slows aging and ultimately leads to overall happiness.
The aim of meditation is to feel relaxed yet focused.