How would the world change if we performed one act of kindness a day? You never know how a nice word or a kind gesture might change someone’s outlook or even the course of his life.
Have you ever walked down the street with your game face on? You know, the one that says, “don’t mess with me.” Everyone does it. But if you smile at an approaching person and greet them with a positive word, you’ll see them brighten and respond in kind.
Are you at your best mid-mornings? Do you get sleepy in the afternoons? That’s because you have highs and lows in your energy at different times of the day.
Pay attention to what time of day you are most productive. Then work your energy levels to your advantage!
Schedule complicated tasks that take a lot of concentration for your high energy times. You’ll be able to ease right through them. Then when you are feeling lazy, do something that takes very little thought, something you can cruise through.
Prioritize your to do list based on when you are the most and least productive.
I was talking with a friend about an issue in my life and she said, “The universe will give you what you need.” Her words surprised me because this is how I would advise someone else. Her kindness encouraged me, but also made me realize something. I should take my own advice.
We often comfort friends with uplifting guidance, but in our times of doubt, we feel lost. Take the time to listen to your own counsel. Stand in front of a mirror and talk to yourself as if you are speaking to a loved one.
When you are feeling downhearted or are uncertain, think about what you’d tell a good friend. Then take that guidance. We often have the answers in our own hearts.
As we age, we let go of old relationships. We lose track of old friends. Sometimes a dear friend will cross our mind, but we usually let the thought pass. What a shame!
I recently reached out to several people I haven’t seen in years. We reconnected over meals and had lots of laughs. My social calendar has exploded with fun experiences.
This is a great time to reach out to the people we miss. Make a date for lunch. Get together at a local event. Just go to the park and talk. The point is to rekindle old friendships.
You have thousands of thoughts in your brain ranging from how to pay off your mortgage to what to cook for dinner. Add outside influences of social media, the news, job duties and family obligations. It’s no wonder your mind is overloaded and tired. Here are three ways to refresh your mind.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep. To help you rest well, turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before you turn in. Yoga can relax you into slumber. Drink some chamomile tea or put lavender oil drops on your pillow. A good night’s sleep revitalizes your mind.
Meditate. Meditation lets you to release the stress of the day, resting your mind and body simultaneously. Simply find a quiet spot to sit, eyes closed, and clear your mind of the day’s thoughts.
Listen to Music. Playing your favorite music can take your mind off stressful situations. When you’re singing the lyrics, you can’t think about your troubles. If instrumental music is your taste, you can let your mind sink into the rhythms and release the day.
Choose a method that works for you. The important thing is to renew your mind and get a fresh start on the day.
The best way to understand people is to listen to them. Rewrite Your Life
Many of you have goal lists like “Buy a new car. Earn a degree.” Although they are good goals, they can gather dust waiting for you to take the first step. That’s because you’re not inspired to move forward. Instead, make a list of your passions!
What makes your heart flutter? A Passion List might look like “Create a safe environment where children can play. Strengthen my family relationships.” These are goals from your heart.
Make your Passion List. Next, look for opportunities to embrace your passions.
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