Whatever system you use, whatever toolkit you have, make sure it’s a good one.
Don’t forget to update it, to expand it, or to thank and remove what’s not needed anymore.
I think there are multiple toolkits we and should be working on, but every other toolkit might not be as effective without this one. Accomplishment without joy, busyness without meaning, stress without purpose, relationships without being seen…
What’s the difference between “I did something bad” and “I AM bad?”
That’s the difference between guilt and shame. And what such self-talk correlates with will scare you.
Responding instead of reacting – at least consistently! – is really hard.
Yet it’s at the core of mindful, empathetic, and nonviolent communication.
I talk in my podcast episode about exactly that.
The COVID 19 pandemic has been one rough ride. Let’s make sure we are extracting all the knowledge, all the learnings we can from it – especially since it’s been so painful to gain them.
Is it enough to remove the stressor from our lives to be done with stress?
Weirdly, the answer is NO.
If you don’t see yourself as a generous person, the good news is that it’s not an innate quality. It’s a practice, which means we can work on it.
Just for today, let’s replace ‘purpose’ with ‘intention.’ Then, choose what serves you. And stick with it.
To change our habits – including habits that can bring us more energy – we need to assess our neuroassociations.
Seth Godin tells us that in order to do creative work – which sounds a lot like many things we do in life – we must detach ourselves from the desire to know the outcome. If I do A, it might not lead to B.
What are those small acts of courage that we can choose to do even when our choices are otherwise limited in this pandemic? What does it mean to live a wholehearted life?