Resist the urge to be productive right up until the moment you fall into bed. Take time to unwind.
Reshape Your Routine
Negative emotions, like junk food, have a way of clogging us up and bringing us down. "Clear out stale thoughts and you create a breding ground for positivity," says Kate Hanley, author of The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide.
Kate's 7 Day Plan
Day 1: Sit and breathe for 5 minutes, exhaling for a count of 4 and inhaling for a count of 2.
Day 2: Spend time on an activity that engages and destresses you (knitting, reading - not online shopping or watching reality shows).
Day 3: Visualize yourself competing a job and feeling revitalized afterward.
Day 4: listen to relaxing music for 20 minutes, doing nothing else.
Day 5: When you get annoyed, focus on something you're grateful for.
Day 6: Take the first step toward making amends with someone.
Day 7: Make a household chore meditative by giving it your undivided attention.
December 27, 2010
Last night I was flipping through the January/February issue of Whole Living and came across this year's best self action plan. I don't normally buy into these "jump start your life in 4 weeks" kind of plans, but there were a few pieces that did stand out to me. Here are a few ideas I thought I would share with you.