Smile, you’re on camera. Well, not really, but just pretend like you are, because the simple act of smiling can do you and everyone around you a lot of good.
Research shows that it only takes one good deed to change a person’s afternoon, day, week, month, or lifetime. A kind action reverberates beyond your immediate social circle and can impact the lives of people you may never even meet.
The same is true when a kind or positive post is shared on social media.
The changing of the seasons provides an opportunity to reflect and recognize the changes occurring in our own lives. Embracing this time of year as a period of introspection and mindfulness can uplift the spirit and prepare us for the winter months ahead.
When others are speaking, it’s easy for your thoughts to wander. Suddenly you may realize you don’t remember what was just said. Mindful listening keeps you present in the moment. It enables you to better understand what people are saying, physically and emotionally. So you engage in richer, more meaningful communication.
This Monday, see how empathy is a valuable tool for reducing stress and strengthening our personal relationships.
Typically, we think of kindness as flowing out to others, but it can also mean being kind to ourselves. Let’s use Monday to see kindness in a new light.
Monday is for taking a fresh approach to re-imagining your future. If you’ve been feeling stressed, take a moment to see a different outcome.
Vacations are a time for recharging. They’re a break from the daily grind that allow your stress to dissipate. The problem is, modern vacations rarely have that effect for one major reason:
We don’t unplug.
Stress can cause dehydration, and dehydration can cause stress. No matter which came first, the simple solution is to drink more water.
Vacations are designed to help us escape from the stress of regular life, but there can be plenty of sources of aggravation along the way. One of them is losing your luggage at the airport.