Many of us fail to differentiate between habit and routine — and that’s a problem. We often put these two distinct ideas in one swirling pot, having no idea that doing so may be what causes us to struggle with achieving our goals. Understanding the difference between the two — and using each when appropriate — can make all the difference.
There is a leadership skill — a tool, really — that’s available to you right now. For free. It’s right there at your fingertips, ready for the taking — and you’re probably not taking it. Journaling can be one of the most powerful tools in your leadership tool kit, but you probably have a whole host of excuses for why it won’t work for you. Not anymore.
Concentrating on one task, sensation, conversation, or emotion can be challenging. You may not realize it, but the challenge with focus really comes down to one thing. But, of course, it’s not quite that simple because that one thing is actually two — and you can’t really address them directly — but adopting a set of foundational practices can supercharge your focus!
By Heather Snyder Ippolito
In today’s modern world, it’s easier than ever to find yourself sitting in a slouched position at your desk or slumped over a laptop for hours at a time. All that slouching takes its toll on your muscles, joints, and ligaments, and causes changes in your spine’s natural curvature — and almost always leads to pain. Here are 5 simple steps that will help you shift those habits and create a healthier setup so that you can stop slouching and enjoy some painless sitting!
You haven’t been imagining things — it HAS gotten harder to learn, change, and adapt as you’ve aged. But it IS possible to supercharge your adaptability and learn new things faster thanks to magic of something called neuroplasticity.
New Yorker Lauren Hoffmeier is an author, yoga teacher, singer, and creator. Her first book, Mula and the Fly, is an inspiring children’s tale that reminds us all that we can achieve our dreams — if we only allow ourselves to be vulnerably shaken awake, and dive head first into that which is scary, unconventional, and seemingly impossible.