When I was a teenager, my friends and I broke a few “No Loitering” rules (and got in trouble for it). But as an adult, I need to remind myself that it’s perfectly fine to sit for the sake of sitting — and to do nothing for the sake of doing nothing.
“…despite having done well at your job, you feel like you’re a fraud and it’s only a matter of time before everyone finds out that you’re just an ‘impostor’ and the house of cards collapses.”
Can confident “power postures” convince your mind that you’re in charge and in control? According to Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy, they can — in an easily measurable way.
Corny quotes about “success” are scripted into our culture. People who use them mean well, I’m sure — but I can’t help rolling my eyes a bit at these saccharine one-liners.
You exist in the present moment. But there are other versions of yourself, too — versions of you who also deserve your love, caring, and gratitude. Who are they, and how can express gratitude toward them?
I present you with this clever little web app for breathing by Twitter user @oatsbarley. You can customize the app’s parameters to speed up or slow down the inhale/exhale indicator to your liking.
If you’ve ever suffered from stress — uhm, so, that should be all of you — you NEED to watch this video. Changing the way you view stress can change your body and improve your health.
This is one of the most calming videos I’ve watched in a long time. The level of care and attention that woman provides to that tiny, helpless, brand-new human? Oh gosh; it gives me the cutesies.
Have an anxiety disorder? Hate being sick? Throw some cold meds into the mix and you might really end up feeling bonkers.
My extra copy of ADHD According to Zoë has found a welcome home.