This week we would like to focus on celebrating our small accomplishments. Theres a reason why we didn’t insert “big” accomplishments because that’s already a norm in our society. But acknowledging that our small goals are just as important as the bigger ones will keep you motivated on a daily basis. The importance of it all is that the practice of recording our progress helps us appreciate our small wins which in turn boosts our sense of confidence. We can then leverage that competence toward future, larger successes. This is because any accomplishment, no matter how small, activates the reward circuitry of our brains. When this pathway is opened some key chemicals are released that give us a feeling of achievement and pride. And having these key chemicals opened is like having an addiction, now who wouldn’t want to be addicted to progress?
Understand that you’re not celebrating because you’ve made some huge achievement. You’re celebrating because you’re successfully changing your habits. You’re celebrating because of who you are becoming. And you’re celebrating to reinforce the good behavior and develop an addiction to progress. The big, life-changing achievements will come as a result of you daily, tiny actions in the right direction.
This week we would like to focus on “comparison being the thief of joy.’ To begin, other so called “perfection’ is most of the time an illusion. For example, social media is a huge platform where it’s easy to compare yourself with others because everything is pictures of glamour and happiness. It’s the truth, but not the “whole truth and nothing but the truth.” We may envy the smiling suntanned family we see on a tropical vacation, although we’re not privy to the fact that the 30 seconds of smiling came after three hours of squabbling and sniping. If we knew others’ whole truths, we might not feel so inadequate when comparing ourselves to their carefully crafted public images of “perfection.”
Secondly, life isn’t fair. Some people are born with more advantages than others: A perfectly symmetrical face. Rapid-fire metabolism. Wealthy parents. Social connections that help them score a coveted job. Yet when we compare ourselves (unfavorably) to others, we often beat ourselves up for not trying hard enough. Understand that you are working hard and your time will come soon. Lastly, comparison turns friends and allies into rivals. In a perfect world, we would celebrate and genuinely enjoy the joys and accomplishments of others. Yet if we use others as a benchmark to evaluate ourselves, that creeping twinge of jealousy may undermine our ability to truly cherish the good things that come to others. Just remember: Over time, things may even out, and a friend’s success may enable him or her to support and make opportunities for others (including you).
This week we would like to focus on ‘becoming what we think about.’ What we think about most of the time and what sets us free are the exact things that brings us energy. So if everything is energy, and you are sending your vibrations in the universe, you get back what you send out there. If you are only thinking about that which you want to have in your life, if you are only thinking about what you need, you will send your energy into the universe and you will start attracting all the wonderful things, all the wonderful situations and people that will help you get there, that will help you achieve your dreams and goals. It is a law, just like the law of gravitation, we got the law of attraction. Like attracts like. What you think about expands.
Whatever we think about, negative or positive, the universe is shaping the world in your favor to grant your wishes (thoughts). So why not let it be good outcomes most of the time? If not all the time. Controlling the mind is like a muscle we have to keep training and strengthen to eliminate the ill thoughts we build up and reverse them in a manner that is beneficial to us. If you owe bills, be thankful that you have the funds to pay it off. If you want something new, be grateful for the things that got you to where you are now and take action towards new opportunities. If you have trouble with relationships, be understandable about all the things you’ve learned and matured from. Hone in on your daily thoughts and point them in a new direction that will benefit you in anyway possible. Its not an easy step, but it’ll definitely be worth it at the end.Regards,
This week we would like to focus on ‘consistent ideas by unwinding the mind.” New ideas have always been the foundation on keeping every business alive so we must treat our body and minds with respect when creating a legacy. This is done by taking breaks between projects by unwinding and focusing on something much less strenuous; vacationing, reading, watching tv/movies, exercising, or deep diving into music. Sometimes we take on that frantic “must grind every day” or “team no sleep” mindset and completely forget that one of the most important parts of being productive effectively is giving our bodies time to recover. These days rest is considered indulgent, and most people (including us) feel guilty at the thought of taking a minute or day just to do nothing. We have embedded this sense of failure from peers and strangers when taking a break from our daily routine, which is wrong. Resting envisions new possibilities to the world. Our world is ran by calm and collective mindsets that brings out new ideas consistently from technology, textile, science, construction and much more. We would be fooled to believe that our favorite brands have built an empire from sleepless minds.
Reading, walking, biking and any kind of mobility is just as productive as putting in countless hours into a project. Having the knowledge to realize that the birth of your five-star idea came from an act of relaxing/mobility will always keep you pushing forward. Feed the mind everyday with mini activities to keep it healthy and at the top of its game. Unwinding will always keep you dishing out new ideas to the world. And with a team of individuals on this level of yours, there is no limit to what you can conquer. Remember that resting never means quitting.
This week we would like to focus on taking “social media breaks.” Everyone understands that social media is both a positive and negative source of communication, but most of our society tends to lean on the bad scale of things. Our reliance on social media can have a detrimental effect on our mental health. Furthermore using them too frequently can make you feel increasingly unhappy and isolated in the long run. Becoming more conscious of the amount of time you spend scrolling through other people’s online profiles could help you focus more on yourself and boost your self-confidence. Equally importantly, it helps the individual be more active than reactive. Being more active during your twenty-four hours allows you to achieve your goals in life, and strive on living a successful lifestyle.
Addiction is a big problem on social media and most of this mainly comes from our Notification Center. Like most of us, you would probably benefit from a “digital detox,” a strategy to force you to reduce the amount of time spent on social media. This can be achieved through a few basic steps such as turning off the sound function on your phone, only allowing yourself to check your phone every hour or so, and dedicating periods in the day as self-imposed no-screen time. While there is no permanent way to cure addiction, we must use this tool at our own risk. But what if policymakers, social media operators, employers, researchers, health care providers and educational establishments all played their part in reducing excessive use of social media? Our world may be completely different.