As we have entered the last quarter of the year, many experience a change of pace. Some speed up in a rush to get it all done, and some slow down because “it can wait till 2018”. Or maybe you’re one of the fortunate on track types, and are slowing down because everything went according to plan. 🙂
I want to encourage you and remind you there is still time. You can do so much with the last quarter of the year. You’ve learned from experiences and can work well under pressure. You can take advantage of the slowed pace of others, and zoom past to the finished line.
Take a listen to my latest podcast as we bring this year to a successful close:
“If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I would spend 6 of those hours sharpening my axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
While I am not positive Abraham Lincoln was the first to say this, I do believe it is a powerful quote. Sometimes we don’t feel we have time to dedicate to learning, because there is so much to do. The catch is, all we have to do would be easier if we took time for learning.
In changing my mindset, I am really beginning to accept that I need to dedicate more time to learning. Practice makes progress.
Listen to this week’s episode:
I encourage you to ask yourself: What can I do today to dedicate time to sharpening my axe?
Over the last several months I have been doing a lot of research about hormone balance, maintaining healthy weight, using food to manage depression and more. Not so surprisingly, I found from many sources that so much of what happens in our bodies is linked and interconnected. Did you know that your cycle is considered a vital sign? Now I am learning it is very important to pay attention to my cycle not just when I am having my period. And I have also learned there are things I can do to minimize the unfavorable symptoms like mood swings or cramp or breakouts.
Have you ever been guilty of comparing your journey to that of someone else? It’s easy to do and we do it rather unconsciously. Letting go of comparison opens us up for success and growing into the best possible version of ourselves. Through story I illustrate the dangerous limitations that comparison can place on our lives.
We all know to protect our brains from physical trauma, but how often do we protect our minds? Why is it that we screen television for children saying that their eyes and ears are too sensitive, but as adults we do nothing to filter things that may upset us? While we cannot live in a bubble and some things cannot be avoided, I’m giving you some tips of being for mindful about your mental wellness on a daily basis.