Whether You’re WFH or Transitioning Back to The Office
“Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”
Albert Einstein is remembered for his brains and scientific theories, but he also gave us the beginning notes to support our modern mind-body connection awareness.
As little as 30 minutes a day of mindful new normal activities, and purposeful habit changes can provide the optimal work-life balance you want.
I believe wholeheartedly in achieving life balance (in this unique life you have). There are no time do-overs. And your health and happiness are at stake.
Smart people tell you not to leave your cushy day job.
And if you’re in a golden handcuff job, your decision can become even more conflicting.
Holding on is comfortable when you think you should make hay before you’re old or a 60-something retirement.
I know this because that was my story at 35 years old. I was comfortable and fearful something better wouldn’t come along.
Then as I switched to better, abundant thinking, I thought: this is the only fleeting moment that matters. …
This has been weighing on me, so I have to get it off my shoulders.
If you have not gotten COVID-19 vaccinated and have hesitancy, help yourself out by going straight to the bottom line. It can save your life. Forget about getting inside your head and logic rationale.
Take the vaccine for yourself and for your family especially if you have dependents. I know too many people who are still on the fence. Many are too busy with their lives to even look up the confusing, daily changing facts. And I’m happy to be a friend resource 😊
Global warming could be part of the root cause
In the 2020 pandemic year, everyone had at least one challenging situation they had to manage related to physical or mental health, through the mind-body connection. The crisis overwhelmed us to adapt to situational stressors or looming anxiety from personal situations even if they weren’t forefront in our minds. The immediate stressors created daily body havoc, overeating, or inflammations as outward signs.
As an optimist and life learner, I believe whatever you went through (or are going through) is meant to help you grow and so you can sustainably live healthy…
1. Remember to take several long deep breaths, bringing oxygen into your lungs and circulating through your body to your brain. When you stay calm, you make better, more clear decisions, and you better affect the people around you.
2. Listen to light music that you can hum to. Music therapy is known to impact the mind positively. Harmonious and pleasant songs like those from Sara Bareilles, John Mayer, or Ingrid Michaelson. Jazz and classical music can be helpful to relax, but can also put you to sleep.
3. Clean or bake or do something with your hands. You can…
Last night I woke up in the middle of the night. This question popped up in my head: why are we here on earth? And the subconscious half-asleep whispered answer that followed was: to learn lessons.
This was a thought that I received revelation on years ago when I was trying to figure out the purpose of this life that can be joyful and sad at times.
Decades ago, I thought I was pursuing “happiness.” A simple and easy life without a lot of ruffled feathers. Case closed.
Naively believing that way led to some disappointments, so naturally, I changed…
When you cry, there’s an emotional release that’s cathartic. A teardrop can lead you to gratitude and productivity. Sadness (and laughter) can be good for mental health.
An emotional chord in you has been rocked that doesn’t just have to stay for the moment.
Your natural sad feelings can serve to help you take an action.
If you experience a secondhand loss like someone you know suffered a loss or you see a tragedy on media, your sadness shows compassion and empathy.
If you lose a loved one firsthand, then your grief and sadness are felt like a deeper loss…
I believe environmental sustainability is the biggest challenge that we have on a global scale today. And I believe in global effort, where the world will map out the answers with technology and AI in the next decade.
Since 1995, an annual global summit convenes to work on these bipartisan issues. The next one this year is focused on food systems (COP 26 in Glasgow).
Global warming and cooling, fires, volcanoes, snow, and hailstorms during summer are signs that our climate challenge has hit its peak. …
When I started jotting down a weekly gratitude list of 5 things, I noticed my outlook immediately changed. Yep, it’s that empowering.
Writing down is so powerful because you can go through the process of deliberately thinking through and recalling recent memories. But you knew that.
And you also knew to wisely read what you wrote, to reinforce and record those thoughts in your brain. Otherwise, the thought may just pass through without acknowledgment.
(The same reason why self-awareness doesn’t always happen — there’s no meditating on or making deeper thought connections).
I found that limiting the list to 5…
When I shifted from an office environment to remote working, my job became sustainable in work-life balance. I started thinking about how to incorporate wellness into the evenings and not just the weekends.
According to the Global Health Institute, wellness is defined as “the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.”
I embraced balance and that there’s a better way than the daily work grind of dreading Mondays and looking forward to Friday that many Corporate America working employees feel.
I worked for companies and organizations in offices and remote for over…