We all get overwhelmed and can fall victim to procrastination. We return to it because it grants us a deceptive and temporary reprieve from the taunting voices of expectations, duties, and fears. But a simple, accessible practice called The Pomodoro Technique can help by forcing you to decide on which tasks you’ll focus, and then guiding you to work in short, manageable sessions. This powerful technique can help you get more done, but also enjoy life more fully and keep your gray matter at its happiest, healthiest, and functional best!
There’s a good chance that there are two things that are true for you. First, that you’re suffering from some degree of mental fatigue. And second, that you just denied it in your head as you read that last sentence. As a society, we have created a near-moralistic view of being mentally exhausted, but to overcome your mental fatigue and set yourself up for sustainable life-changing success, you need to acknowledge that it’s real, that it’s not a failing, and then take specific actions to address it. Here’s how.
In our always-on world, slowing down can feel more than luxurious — it can feel like you’re breaking the rules. But that’s seeing the world upside down. Slowing down and living your life a little less hectically will not only improve your mental and physical health, it will simply bring more joy and pleasure into every moment. Here’s how you can live the slow life.
Few emotions in life are as profound as those stemming from your childhood experiences. But what you may not realize is that the roots of those experiences may go further than just your own childhood. Therefore, if your goal is to be the best version of yourself, you must start by taking an honest inventory of any traumas that may be holding you back in the first place. Otherwise, you may end up projecting old wounds or patterns onto others.
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.