Stop living life passively. Take action now. With small adjustments to the words we chose to use each day we can start making a real difference in our approach to our happiness and success. Your words can help you own your actions and your strategy for managing your life. This is your life. If you are not taking control of your destiny, then who is? Align yourself with your calling, your higher power, whatever it is that guides your action and then start moving forward. No more sitting around watching life pass you by. Today is your day. Make it count!
Weekends are different. If you are anything like me, you just wake up in a better mood. Knowing your schedule is dictated by you rather than by obligations to your job gives a sense of freedom that weekdays are not able to deliver. I have worked for decades in a 24/7 work environment. Working around the clock, new humor is often discovered. Here I found several lessons on how all of us can make everyday a Saturday.
The concept of Zen has been a mystery for far too long. This ancient wisdom can be applied to modern life to help a person achieve a lower level of stress. It can also be applied strategically to help a person stay happy and grounded in midst of the chaos of our modern world. In order to understand how to apply Zen, we need to uncover the underlying practices that make achievement of this state possible.
Obstacles abound. I have never met a person who has had a truly charmed life. Even if life goes well for an extended period of time, there is always a breaking point; a time when challenges present. In my experience in working with people over the years, this appears to be a universal truth. Figuring out how to best manage the obstacles we are going to encounter can make us better prepared to get through those challenging times.
We all have photos of vacations hidden somewhere. They might be in a photo book or maybe they are stuck in your phone. Any vacation will do, a romantic trip to a tropical paradise, a family vacation with loved ones, or maybe even a simple weekend getaway. These photos are more than memories. When used correctly, they have the power to brighten our days and have a positive effect on our mood. It is time we pull out some of those old (or maybe not so old) pictures and use them to help lift our daily mood.
If you are looking to improve your leadership you might have to look beyond the office. Science suggests that one of the things that can help us be empathetic and sincere in the work environment is the quality of our personal relationships outside of work. By being in a relationship that allows us to be both vulnerable and strong at home, we encourage the brain to develop in a way that increases our self-confidence. In bringing an increased sense ofself-confidence to your professional platform, you can learn to truly thrive as a leader.
In my clinical practice, I see many people who report their reason for seeking counseling as feeling "stuck". This is commonly described as putting in effort and not achieving the result desired. When this feeling is explored at a deeper level, it is often connected to a sense of not-having control. It could be a personal matter, the professional environment or a combination of many factors contributing to this feeling. No matter what is causing it, there are a several things a person can do to help get themselves 'unstuck' and moving in the direction of their dreams again.