As an introvert, I am inclined to define “group” differently from how an extravert might define a group.
For me, a wonderful group size is two, including me and one other person.
Many of us have subscribed to the popular notion that we need to “find our passion!” It’s an almost magical concept. Many people think their one life’s passion will reveal itself in a blaze of light (like in a movie) and that from then on everything will be smooth sailing. They will finally be in the flow of their life’s passion!
Do you feel a little low in energy? Maybe a little down? Would you enjoy having more sparkle in your life? I think that describes a lot of us right now!
Perhaps it’s time to create your own fun.
When old, manual water pumps seemed to be dry and not bringing up water, people would perform an action called “priming the pump.” Priming the pump involved pouring water down a dry pipe when pumping efforts hadn’t brought water up.
For some of us, perhaps mostly those of us who were raised several decades ago, gratitude can remind us of our parents telling us to say, “Thank you.” These days we are learning that gratitude is much more than that.
It’s not possible to be unaware of the benefits of exercise on the body. But it may be less commonly understood that exercise is vital for brain health and overall wellness. Some doctors have even likened exercise to ADHD medication because of its effects on the brain.
In order to “take time to notice and enjoy what is around you every day,” many of us need to improve a skill that may be a little rusty — the skill of slowing down and pausing.
Human beings are social by nature. Aristotle told us that, but we also experience it for ourselves.
Mindfulness and mindful breathing are techniques most people are aware of these days. They may be so frequently mentioned that they seem trite or superficial. Nothing could be further from the truth.
If someone asked you to name your top strengths, would you have a ready answer? Lots of people were raised to believe that having a ready answer to that question would be bragging. Imagine that!
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