5 Tips to Increase Resilience and Well-being

Peace, calm, well-being, joy. These resilient states of being often get drowned out by one single state of being: BUSY. Busy bodies. Busy minds. Busy lives. Busy busy busy.

As Brian McGill plainly puts it:

Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.

Here are five tips to increase resilience and wellbeing:

1. Ask yourself, “What do I really want as a result of this workload?”

Chances are what you really want isn’t actually attached to a project or outcome. It probably has to do with an internal feeling like peace, worthiness, or a sense of accomplishment. Aligning to what you really want will help put your choices, and your workload, into perspective. (more…)

4 Steps to get Motivated and take Action

images-4For 14 months I lifted weights three times a week, and then one day I quit.

I don’t think I wanted to quit. One thing led to another and soon it became easier to do something else than to drive to the gym and work up a sweat.

It was easy when working out was a habit. But when I slacked off for a few days which turned into a few weeks, I had to muster up motivation again, and that was another story. (more…)

Three Ways to Reduce Holiday Funk

laughterIf the holidays induce stress and you secretly look forward to December 26, you’re not alone.

When stress noticeably surfaces (often accompanied by guilt, anger or self-pity) taking an intentionally different approach is essential. When meditation, prayer or long walks by the beach just aren’t “doing it” for you, consider these practical approaches:

  1. Get out of Your Head.

Most of us think our circumstances are contributing to “funk”, but really it’s our thoughts about those circumstances. One crappy thought leads to another crappy thought and before you know it, your head is full of it, and the funk is looming. (more…)