Kindness Matters: Be Kind To Everyone
Hey there, so glad to have you back.
We’re going to take a little bit of time to talk about mindfulness. The art of living in the moment.
These days, we are bombarded by constant distractions, especially from our phone with texts, emails, and social media. We’re in a constant state of browsing and checking our phones – which really puts us in a tense emotional limbo. This is driving down our levels of happiness.
Taking the time to be in the moment can drive greater levels of peace and self-awareness. One of the easiest ways to do this is to become aware of your breathing. Especially if you get mired in negative moods and thoughts – taking a break and allowing yourself to breathe deeply and ‘just be’ will help you recover perspective and peace.
Being able to take in each moment as it occurs and get a sense of your internal emotions, can lead to reduction of stress, increased resilience, and increased concentration.
It’s difficult to pull yourself out of your thoughts, but it’s something you can practice anywhere, anytime. Just follow your breath.
“Some days I’m confident. Some days I feel like a loser. There are no successful people who never feel like losers. They don’t exist.” ~ Diane von Furstenberg
Today we’re going to talk about the growth mindset. One thing that holds people back is the fear of failure. It’s pervasive in our culture. A rejection is not just a rejection, we tend to there’s something wrong with us. Too many people have a fixed mindset and consider their attributes as unchanging.
The growth mindset is an understanding that you can always improve and that failures are learning opportunities. Overtime with hard work and effort – your brain will form new connections. Failure is a necessary part of the equation – the more you put yourself in situations where it’s possible to fail, the greatest learning will occur. The next exercise will help you grow a ‘growth mindset’.
Hey there. We’re going to talk about something that will literally change the way you look at life. Being able to see the bright side of a situation when things seem down is the key to optimism and resilience. When negative situations arise, you may cast it in an overly negative light and discount or neglect the positive. So to keep a more balanced and realistic view, you can start by highlighting the positive.
When you first start doing this exercise, it might seem difficult. But over time, you can gain balance much more quickly when negative events happen. This will help you better cope with stress and negative emotions, so that you can spend more time on solutions.