The idea of habit stacking has gained more validation and visibility over the past couple of years — this is the idea of anchoring a new habit to an existing habit so you can utilize an existing neural pathway to help with building a new neural pathway.
When I think of “coming back to center”, I think of getting back to feeling serene and connected to that place of inner strength we each have within us.
When things are stressful, it is easier to curl up in a ball and narrow our focus to the tiniest of things that are doable.
If you’ve ever been interested in art, drawing or coloring in a pre-drawn picture, you’ll know that the finishing details (and how you flesh out that initial rough start) make all the difference.
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, one definition of the word confidence is “a feeling or consciousness of one’s powers or of reliance on one’s circumstances”.
If you’ve ever been in “why me, why now, why…..” mode, you’ll know that those particular questions can tend to make whatever it is even worse to deal with.
How we choose to give back is so different and unique for each of us.
The pandemic came into all of our lives and gave us an additional source of constant stress that loomed large for years and still continues to give us pause.
In carpentry, if you cut across or against the grain at an angle that is either perpendicular or anything other than parallel to the fibers of the wood, the wood may chip and tear.
It can be very satisfying and almost enjoyable to grumble about all the things that are just plain against us in this ever-challenging world of ours.