If things feel unbalanced in several areas of our life, our mindset and perspective can become clouded. In these states, it can be difficult to find the best way to get back on track to living a balanced, joyful way of life.
What exists at the heart of our core? Is it our feelings, thoughts and experiences? Is it our beliefs, values and principles? Or is it the very essence that makes us who we are?
These 10 creative ways to quiet my mind and lead with my heart can easily be applied throughout the day. They are practices and reminders to help build my mindful muscle in order to worry less and love more. Try them on for size if you wish, and perhaps they will be a fit for you too!
Shaking off your blues can be a lot easier than you might think. Below, we've gathered some simple tips that are good to remember when it all seems like too much to bear.
I managed to make shifts so I can live more in the present, and I know with complete confidence that you can to. So here are five ways you can start living in the present moment.
When you're first getting started, meditation can feel like a mysterious and daunting task. In truth, the most important step to beginning meditation is quite simple and concrete: Just take the time to do it.
As anyone who has ever spent time feeling down in the dumps or had a conflict with an irate co-worker knows too well, it can be tough to stay cool, calm, patient, and kind on a regular basis, especially in the face of discomfort.
When we live in the past or fret about the future, we rob ourselves of the opportunity to bask in the joy of "right now." So bask away and you may be surprised to see that more of the same is right around the corner.
This idea of asking questions, and not just any questions, but the biggest, baddest, life-changer type, is probably one of the oldest techniques in the book for shifting your mindset and changing the way you operate in your day to day. Did you read that book, or did you miss that one?
My challenge of going a whole day without judging actually turned into an exercise that said less about the people around me and more about myself; it caused me to start examining myself.
Our basics are our basics. What we choose to add on is up to us but each of those choices may mean saying no, or pressing pause, on something else. Whether we know it or not, we're prioritizing. Our lifestyle is a direct reflection of how we prioritize these choices.
Most of what we do on a daily basis is just mini navigating techniques through life, trying to avoid mishaps and mistakes. No one wakes up wanting to do everything in their power to make every mistake humanly possible. So we navigate...
A friend once said to me, "I find that life is like a Rubik's Cube. Sometimes all the squares line up and sometimes they just don't!" I love this analogy. I can completely relate to it.
It was a gift. A small piece of paper folded over eight times into a neat little square. "Read it. Remember it. And live by these words," he gasped.
Remember that life happens while we are in it, so enjoy the steps along your journey. Focus on everything that is already so amazing in your life and use your incredible creative power to embrace the gift of being alive.
In the same way, people progress and grow at different stages. Sometimes we teach and lift in relationships, other times we learn and take but the most fulfilling association is where there is a degree of equity in psychological evolution.