Be present in the moment. It sounds so simple, right? Yet it is actually very difficult for most of us to do. More often than not we are either ruminating about the past or planning for the future. We all understand the benefits of living in the present moment, such as reducing stress, feeling happier, and getting better sleep. However, if we are always living in the present, how do we plan for the future we dream of? I have always been . . .
“The expert in anything was once a beginner.” - President Rutherford B. Hayes I am sure you have heard it before, but it’s worth repeating: Everyone was a beginner at one point. Take a second to consider this again and then apply it to something new that you are learning right now. Perhaps you are learning a new skill to propel you to your next role at work, a new exercise routine to hit your fitness goals, or a new marketing tool to grow . . .
Keeping your gratitude tank full is a vital aspect of self-care. Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, has studied more than 1,000 people from ages eight to 80 and found that people who practice gratitude consistently report a host of physical, psychological, and social benefits including stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, and the ability to experience more joy and optimism. Experiencing gratitude . . .