Nowadays, it seems like we’re always rushing on to the next task, the next day, or the next goal. In the course of always chasing the next thing to accomplish, we often forget to just live in the moment and pay attention to what’s happening right now.
Happiness is never too far from where you can find gratitude. Luckily, there’s always something to be thankful for in our lives. The thing is, it’s not always easy to find something to appreciate and be grateful about. On bad days when all we can seem to focus on is everything that’s going wrong or […]
Goal-setting is a non-negotiable stepping stone to success. While it’s blissful to live life on the fly, having specific and measurable goals keeps us on track and helps us assess if we’re anything near achieving the life we’ve always wanted for ourselves.
It’s been more than a year since the world first went on a lockdown which we all thought would last six weeks, at most. Some borders and businesses have since reopened, but we’re still a long way from reclaiming our normal lives.
Have you ever taken a day off only to find yourself wracked with guilt for not actually doing anything? And to top it all off, you never quite managed to get into the mood to relax after all? You are definitely not alone. Society’s glorification of the ‘hustle’ has all of us hyper-fixating on being […]
When we were young, making friends seemed like second nature to us. It was easy to make friends among other kids in our neighborhoods and in school. As we age, though, work meetings replace playdates and adult responsibilities take the place of youthful exploration that gave us many of the friends we met earlier in […]
So, right now we’re smack dab in the middle of the first quarter of 2021. The pandemic is still far from over, and although we can all now go out to a degree, the consensus is still to stay home and be safe. This includes all productive activities that you may have been doing at […]
“The avoidance of suffering is a form of suffering. The avoidance of struggle is a struggle. The denial of failure is a failure. Hiding what is shameful is itself a form of shame.”
2020 was not an easy year by any means. But now that it’s finally winding down and we’re still here, it’s time to look back with introspection at all the things this challenging year has taught us about ourselves, if only to make sure we’re walking out of it having gained something to offset everything […]
At the rate 2020 is going, the prospects for getting a fresh start once the new year comes have never been more appealing. You’ve probably lost count of how many times you’ve promised yourself and your friends you’d do all sorts of fun, crazy things once this pandemic is over.
If the year 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we can never truly plan for the future. Life will always have curveballs we can’t prepare for, so perpetually chasing a mythical future where you’d be living a life you love may not be the best idea. People have wasted their best years living halfheartedly in […]
Working from home often conjures up images of working at your desk in pyjamas, day time television on in the background, and basically the assumed freedom of being able to decide when you do, what you need to do. While the freedom is very real, being master of your own clock and learning to juggle […]
Global pandemic or not, there are entire movements out there advocating living slowly and being gentle with one’s self all the time. According to Therapy Changes, being gentle with yourself means accepting where you are and what you are doing, and allowing yourself to just do the best you can, right now.
For those of us who have been living life in the fast lane for ages, the thought of slowing down and slow living is a scary thing. All of us have been conditioned to believe that the only path to success is by hustling hard, being busy all the time, multitasking, and staying up all […]
In the midst of the world-wide lockdown, there’s a great risk of over-thinking, over worrying, and if you’ve been following the news closely it’s even easier to feel overwhelmed.
When you are working towards a fitness or weight-loss goal, taking a rest day might feel like a waste of time. But don’t be tempted to power on through. Done right, a rest day is a valuable part of any exercise regime. And skipping it can increase the risk of injury too. In this article, […]
The concept of ‘green therapy’ might sound like some hippy mumbo jumbo but it’s not to be scoffed at. Despite the lack of scientific evidence that meets universal approval, the idea that engaging with nature could result in anything other than improvements to your mental health and wellbeing is not disputed. And that principally is […]