After months of lethargy and holiday indulgences, we are feeling anxious to be active again. We are suddenly more alert, attentive, antsy, enthusiastic. We feel a surge of exuberance and verve. Our sap is rising, too.
The last finding is particularly interesting: A lack of sleep by one person in the relationship resulted in greater likelihood of diminished feelings of appreciation by both partners. This suggests just how deeply sleep can influence the emotional dynamic of a relationship.
What I've come to understand is that courage isn't the absence of fear at all. It's taking an action or risk, making a move or decision in spite of it, and here are some of the tools that I found were handy.
There's a lot of confusing information about food out there. Here are seven easy changes you can make today to help settle some of these health questions in your life, and start on the path to a longer, healthier life.
For somebody trapped in a negative thinking cycle, the optimism, certainty and fearlessness of a positive-thinker can seem unbelievable and, yes, even downright annoying. They don't realize that they too can reverse their limiting beliefs and shake off their negative energy field.
I've felt so good about the marginal, barely-measurable progress I've made in one month that I already have a 2014 "wish list" started.
Rather than start your self-improvement quest by trying to change everything in your life at once, pick just one thing that you'd like to improve, and give yourself 30 minutes every few days to work on that goal. Little by little. No deadlines. No pressure.
Focus on the areas in which you can improve your relationships and discover the myriad possibilities that will unfold before you. Let this be the year that you deepen your relationships and find the love that you truly deserve.
If you're happy, Deepak Chopra says, you're going to be healthier, have better relationships, do good/meaningful work and be successful and abundant -- not the other way around. He claims that there's a formula for happiness, which depends on three things.
Pursuing a more authentic resolution is ultimately not only going to get results, but those results will last and not come crashing down as so often happens with typical resolutions like weight loss, giving up chocolate, working out every day, etc.
Calling something a resolution does not make it the parameter of how much resolve you have. The resolve behind the resolution is tempered by your own fears and guilt. Change your perceptions, see the benefits and drawbacks of your illusions and lay down those fears and guilt to rest.
The New Year is a time where many of us reflect on the previous year and set intentions for drastic change. Often these intentions are for reasons that are not powerful enough to follow through with the dedication and commitment it takes to manifest real change. Below are five simple tips for a healthier and happier you.
Take a second look at your resolutions. Re-evaluate them. Much of the difference hinges on the reason behind our resolution. If we choose a goal from our own heart, we tend to succeed. It's the 'shoulds' that we resist. Break the year long goals into bite sized pieces and don't forget to check off your progress.
It's that time of year again, where for one "special" day we're reminded to celebrate our love for one another. Although I believe we shouldn't need a reminder, as a busy working mother of three, I'll take any excuse to spend more time with my family and do something special together.
Whether you keep a "Win Journal" or just a photo album, your story will serve as a constant reminder of what you're capable of and inspire you to shoot even higher in the future. The more you reshape your expectations of yourself, the more you'll find yourself sticking to your goals.
The potential for making lasting New Year's resolutions was driven home to me during a recent walk around the pond, near my house.