Success isn’t the absence of failure. Success is simply the willingness to keep going in the face of failure.
Have you ever shared something with someone and regretted it almost immediately?
I think we’ve all been there. It could be in the form of an overshare or TMI. Or maybe a thought you’ve had or a dream you’d like to pursue. You put something out there, quite innocently, and suddenly you wish you’d just kept your mouth shut.
Even though the title clearly states this is a project, I didn’t realize the author was actually documenting her own attempt to become happier. Over a one-year period she tackled 12 different areas in her life, one per month. Her goal was to improve those areas, specifically to find greater happiness in them and from them.
One of the most frequent comments I get from people who read my social content or blog posts is, “I could never do that. How do you constantly have new ideas?” The simplest answer is, I have new ideas to write about because I read a lot. One of my…
To me, one of the most beautiful things about young children learning new concepts is how they just accept new information without judgment and test it out for themselves. How freeing could it be to approach the world with that same sense of openness, wonder, curiosity and detachment?
Embracing synchronicity could look like moving forward purposefully in life, while also looking for moments of wonder that can’t be manufactured or explained by reason.
When we experience difficult circumstances in life (and we will!) it’s natural for our brain to offer up lots of thoughts on the subject, most of them negative. That’s totally normal and healthy in the short term. But when we allow negative thinking to dominate and guide our lives, difficult circumstances can become a crushing weight vs. a blip on the radar.
In those moments, I remind myself “I DO have time for that”. I don’t have to live in survival mode any longer. I’m not dependent on exhausting myself physically to calm myself down. If I take even one minute to check in and truly experience the emotions I am feeling in the moment, I can stay connected and go about my day with a sense of calm, ease and presence.
In my recent post Nowhere to Run, I shared a bit about my journey to learning how to manage my emotions through movement. Physical movement, running in particular, became my tool of choice to manage big emotions and reduce stress. Today, I will share the next leg of that journey which is learning how to manage when movement isn’t an option or no longer enough.
Even more than the physical benefits, I noticed that running provided me with mental and emotional benefits. If I was stressed or angry or sad, I always felt better after a run. I used to say, “running is my therapy” and laugh as though it was a joke, but truly it wasn’t. Running was keeping me sane during some of the most difficult times of my life. And the harder life got, the more I ran.