Ever have days when you think you got it all figured out? You’ve learned to communicate better, be more patient, and feel self-confident, imperfections and all. Then you get slammed by a day that makes you question everything.
That’s the type of day I had. Late for a doctor’s appointment. Late for a meeting. Suddenly, not so confident I can take on the world when I can’t seem to take control of my life. This comes after months of meditating, tai chi and yoga. Surprisingly, it did little to abate incessant and unnecessary insecurities and anxieties I felt over something so unimportant. I guess I assumed life would be easier. But I realized that taking responsibility for your life and being mindful of each moment made things more challenging. It was up to me to choose whether I was going to beat myself up for being out of control or learn to let it all go (the former being a lot easier than the latter).
It’s a question you may have also asked yourself recently. If so, know that it’s okay to get riled up sometimes. It’s okay if you have a bad day and make a mistake. There’s always tomorrow to right what we’ve wronged yesterday.
This week our bloggers are helping you to stop getting caught up in failure so you can choose to accept what is and let go. So whether you’re having trouble sticking with your 2013 resolutions or just want to communicate better, you’ll find it all here minus the judgment and the perfectionism.
8 Tips to Improve Your Communication
(Parenting Tips) – Think you’re a good communicator? Find out how what you say can hurt, not help your relationships. Then read these 8 things you can do about it.
3 Steps to Making Intentions Stick in the New Year
(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – Having trouble keeping to those New Year’s resolutions? Don’t be so hard on yourself! Find out why imperfection and failure are part of the process.
Love: The Healthy Addiction?
(Sex & Intimacy in the Digital Age) – Can love be as destructive as an addiction? Here’s how to know if you’re love is healthy or an emotionally unhealthy addiction.
Beware the Trap of Perfectionism: An ADHD Lesson
(ADHD from A to Zoë) – Perfectionism can get the best of us. Zoë shares how having ADHD can make it particularly insidious.
Developing Creativity: Notable Research and Books in 2012
(The Creative Mind) – An interesting new topic in neuroscience is cognitive flexibility. It delves into both creativity and intelligence and how they are intertwined.
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