“Do not be embarrassed by your mistakes. Nothing can teach us better than an understanding of our mistakes. This is one of the most effective forms of self-education.” Thomas Carlyle, 19th Century Philosopher
Some people seem to have a natural gift for dealing with mistakes. No matter what happens, they bounce back quickly, ready to move on to whatever comes next in life. For others, recovering from mistakes can be a real struggle; they're incredibly hard on themselves when they mess up even slightly. This, in turn, often leads to a downward spiral that can be hard to get out of.
If you have a tendency to view your mistakes with shame or embarrassment, shifting your mindset and reframing things as a learning opportunity can be one of the most empowering things you do for yourself.
With the spread of the coronavirus, much of society is either slowing down or shutting down. People are staying indoors. Physical contact is being discouraged, as we are advised to keep some distance between ourselves and others. A new term has entered the lexicon: social distancing
To say that people feel shaken is an understatement. Beyond inconvenience, people are feeling fear and helplessness, neither of which is constructive.
This is a time when you want to be at your very best physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. With that in mind, here are some tips for weathering the coronavirus storm and getting through this period.
Journaling isn't just about recording the day's events (although you may want to write about that.) Journaling affords a safe, private space for you to freely engage in self-reflection. It's an opportunity to pause and take a closer look at where you've been, where you are, and where you're headed.
There's room for your thoughts, feelings, dreams, and ideas to be explored as you put pen to paper. In the process, you become more aware of, and attuned to, your truest self. With this increased self-awareness, you can gain clarity and insight about what you need in order to be your best self and live your best life.
Here are five powerful journaling prompts to put you in touch with your authentic self.
There can be a lot of conflicting information when it comes to diet and nutrition, but there's one thing everyone agrees on: leafy green vegetables are good for you, and the vast majority of us would benefit from getting more of these powerhouse, nutrient-packed foods in our daily diet.
Leafy greens (e.g.: spinach, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, etc.) provide a wide array of nutritional benefits. These vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrient, polyphenols, antioxidants, and fibre. In short, they have all the good stuff your body needs for health and vitality. And leafy greens are typically low in calories, so they're ideal for anyone trying to manage their weight.
Tips for achieving optimal wellness, inside and out.