If there’s one truth in life (besides death and taxes), it’s that, at some point or another, we all get in a slump. There will be days (or weeks…or months…or seasons…) where you will feel bored, stuck, and just plain unmotivated.
Ironic as it may seem, I find that comfort is one of the biggest reasons we can feel discontented. While a certain level of routine and predictability helps us thrive and retain control, too much routine can leave us bored and uninterested. Things are just too simple and unengaging.
It is the middle of December, and for those of us north of the equator that means we’ll be seeing our shortest days of the year. Short days mean less sunlight, and less sunlight means this is the perfect time to examine our sleeping habits and — if need be — reset our Circadian Rhythm back to normal. Does your Circadian Rhythm need realignment?
We all know that sleep is pretty much mandatory. I mean if you have ever gone successive days with minimal or no sleep, you know that you turn into a zombie. I remember pulling all-nighters in college and even sometimes at work and I'd pretty much be a zombie without the bad makeup for days following. But what happens if we get sub-optimal sleep on a continued basis?
How much are you moving on a daily basis? Until technology started playing a more prominent role in our lives, that was actually a pretty tough question to answer.
But now—with a world that’s crowded with iPhones and FitBits—there’s really no excuse to not know just how much movement you’re injecting into your day. And I’m talking about more than counting steps here. I’m talking about understanding your...
When we think of mindfulness or the act of becoming more mindful, we are often consumed with notions of reclusive meditation, or hiking in pristine, outdoor spaces removed from the chaos and buzz of urban living. But if we had to go to that much trouble to actually practice mindfulness...