In the post (written by Marc Chernoff) you’ll find thirty things you can do right now to lead a more postive and enriching life. Marc calls the suggestions a “positive to-do list”, and it might be what you need to start off the coming new year on a good note.
“Start being honest with yourself about everything. – Be honest about what’s right, as well as what needs to be changed. Be honest about what you want to achieve and who you want to become.” – Marc Chernoff
One of the blogs I return to on a regular basis is Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits, which has been dispensing wonderful advice for several years.
All valuable skills take time to develop.
In a recent post, Leo reminds us that being mindful is a practice – that is, it’s like any other skill – it takes time to develop.
Check out a snippet from Leo’s post, and for the full wealth of helpful tips see the link below 🙂
“A Small Regular Practice. Form the simple habit of meditating for just two minutes a day (to start with). After you wake up, simply sit comfortably and try to focus on your breath for two minutes. When (not if) your mind wanders, just notice it and label it “thinking.” And gently return to the breath, without harshness. Set a timer, and when the timer goes off, you’re done! If you feel like expanding it by a minute every week or so, feel free to do so, but you don’t have to expand. The benefit of this regular practice is that you learn skills you can take and practice in other parts of your day.” – Leo Babauta
Thanks to Maria Stenvinkel at Huffington Post for helpful stress-management tips.
Hit the link below to read Maria’s thoughts on how to achieve more, while keeping stress under control.
“Let’s be honest. Work is not always easy. Whether you’re employed or your own boss, you got pressure to deliver. Today, that usually means higher demands, in less time, and with more distractions.” – Maria Stenvinkel