How often have you rushed out the door, not knowing how you would go about your day? While you may be aware of all the things you need to do, you didn’t exactly have a plan on how to go about getting them done.
Before you know it, you missed out on a deadline or perhaps forgotten that you had to meet up with someone to discuss something important. Out of your frustration, you begin to think negatively about how the rest of the day will turn out. You may have lashed out on someone because your impatience has caused you to act out differently.
Simply put, you have found yourself doing something you never really intended to happen. And because it has happened in the past, you told yourself that you’d eventually get over the feeling. But how about those you’ve hurt with your words and your actions, will they get over the pain too?
Don’t get yourself stuck in this pattern of bad behavior. With the help of spiritual meditation, you can...
How do you help yourself get up when your mind keeps telling you you can’t? What kind of help can you give yourself when it seems as if even your own mind has given up on you? This is what it feels like for people who are suffering from depression. It seems there is nothing they can do about their lives because of what their mind tells them.
Has it become hard for you to get out of bed to go to work? You once thought it was all laziness, but then you realized, either through self-reflection or through visiting a therapist, that it might actually be depression keeping you down. You don’t have the energy to do things, and you don’t feel like doing anything at all because your brain tells you that you can’t do it or that you are not good enough.
If you keep hearing voices in your head telling you that you can’t do something, how will you ever begin to fight it?
Fighting depression is...
Mindfulness is a state of mind where you are aware of what is happening around you and within you. Mindfulness is a traditional practice that helps you find your focus. Recently, it has become very popular as specialists use it as a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
To understand the idea of mindfulness, you must practice mindfulness yourself. There are some things that you can't just read about to grasp fully. When you become mindful, you become more aware of your external surroundings. Moreover, you become more aware of your inner experiences, including the proper responses to the things happening to you.
The practice of mindfulness comes with its own specific goal: awareness. Awareness will give you a full picture of what your life is like at the moment. The purpose of mindfulness practice is for you to know what is happening without any emotional attachment.
The practice of mindfulness itself is not difficult. However, it requires a...
Have you ever felt the need to clear your head? Or was there ever a time you felt the need to get rid of all the clutter in your mind?
For many, clearing the head is just impossible. In fact, the very thought of sitting themselves quietly in one corner with an empty mind is just impossible. Oftentimes, the pressure to empty the mind from worries is the very barrier for some who attempt to meditate. It has become impossible for some to try mindfulness exercises because they feel that they could not even pass the first step—the need to free the mind.
It is quite challenging to teach yourself how to empty your mind when you know that you just can't. With so many things on your plate, you can't even begin to think about letting go of them and telling yourself not to worry.
While the goal of meditation is to free you from worries so you can focus your energies on the most important...
Consistent self-care practices are essential in maintaining the physical and mental well-being of a person. From keeping feelings of burnout at bay to dealing with the symptoms of depression and anxiety, it is a must for a person to find the best way to help them deal with the challenges of everyday life.
When was the last time you stopped and took a few minutes to meditate? Taking time to help yourself be more aware of the needs of your body physically, mentally, and emotionally, gives you all the tools you need to maintain good health.
Increasing your self-awareness is the key to knowing what it is that your body needs. While there may be a variety of practices for Chinese meditation, you need to choose which method suits you best.
How do you know which form of self-care will best help you? With the demands of your busy schedule, your ever-changing needs, and your limited budget, how do you know...
Change is the only thing that is constant in this world. If you don’t allow yourself to change, you will be stuck where you are, not growing or improving.
But then, not all the changes that we go through are the kind that we really want. Sometimes, you need to go through a change that you are just not prepared for. What do you do then?
Change is hard. Whoever said that change is easy has never gone through a real change. It is never easy. Whenever it feels like it is easy, then it’s not a genuine change.
For example, when you need to move to a new house, something smaller than where you used to live. Downsizing could mean a lot of things, but it mainly means you need to let go of the many things that you own, but cannot fit in your new home.
Moving in itself can be stressful, but downsizing puts the icing on the cake. It only makes moving even more taxing.
Change is not easy. No matter what...
The coronavirus pandemic has halted the world. While everyone was too busy living their lives and minding their own business, COVID-19 happened. All of a sudden, everyone was at home, practicing social distancing, and trying to cope with things they never expected to happen in this lifetime.
As the world continues to battle COVID-19 and the risks that it comes with, people have to teach themselves how to survive. But it is not just a matter of survival. It is also about living the best kind of life possible despite the pandemic.
Luckily, people have the option to engage in mindful living to cope with real-life challenges.
The promise of tomorrow, they say, will always be there. But with the advent of the pandemic, people have begun to wonder if tomorrow is ever going to come. While it remains to be unstable at this time, the more important thing to focus on is the promise brought about by today.
Your life and good health are...
How often do you feel like you’re life’s one big mess? Your house is full of clutter, you keep forgetting important things that you should do, and your schedule is so packed that you barely have time to catch your breath. If this sounds like your life right now, then it’s time to do something about it. Otherwise, you’ll continue living like you’re running on a hamster wheel. You may think you’re doing so much already, but you’re not getting anywhere.
Being a well-organized person is not just about your ability to get things done, but also about your capacity to set aside time and energy for other aspects of your life, like family, friends, hobbies, faith, or spirituality. These areas of our existence are also vital in ensuring that we live a meaningful life, and not spend our days grinding it out at work.
If you want to have more time for yourself and the things you love...
If you want to improve your productivity, do you know that it’s vital to get good sleep every night? Sleep has a significant effect on our overall health as well as on our ability to focus and do our tasks well during the day. We get to absorb new information effectively, concentrate on challenging tasks, and become mentally and emotionally stable.
With all the great benefits of good sleep, you would think that most people would make an effort to get eight hours of shut-eye each night. However, a third of the population is not getting enough sleep, and because of this, their ability to perform their jobs well is compromised. According to experts, this effect on productivity in the United States alone means a loss of over $680 billion a year.
A healthy sleep pattern is essential if you want to make sure that you’re getting the most of your days. You’ll be able to do better with your work or...
Do you often feel that your life isn’t the one that you dreamed of? Maybe you think that a lot is lacking in your life. You don’t own your dream house, you’re not driving a fancier car, your paycheck isn’t that big, and you’re stuck in a job that leaves you exhausted every single day. If this is how you view your life, it’s not surprising that you’re unsatisfied and disappointed. But there’s a way to turn things around and make things better, and that is by changing your attitude.
If you can be a bit more grateful for what you have instead of whining about what you don’t, you’ll find that you actually have everything that you need. You see, gratitude changes everything. Look around your home and try to number your reasons to be grateful. You have a roof above your head, your fridge is probably full, or at least there’s food in there, you have electricity and...