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.
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!
Stillness sounds great, in theory, but most of us get uncomfortable with it pretty quickly, immediately mentally or physically filling the void. Thanks to the demands of our families, our work, the little pings on our phones, and culturally-driven desire to achieve and not get left behind, most of us just can’t fathom the indulgent luxury of stillness. And yet, the rewards of seeking silence abound, and perhaps are not so luxurious after all — if you can let go and make stillness a part of your life.
Grocery shopping can feel like a dreaded chore — until you learn to appreciate the abundance of healthy, fresh, colorful, food available and you start to say to yourself, “I get to choose.”
Meditation doesn’t need to be as complicated as you might think. The Japanese, in fact, have a number of practices that can help you integrate so-called moving meditations into your day, and one of the least well-known is Kinhin (Kin’ Yin’), or the practice of walking meditation. It’s special because it’s integrated into something that all of us already do: walk!