By Anastasiya Goers “I’m a little nervous. I’ve never done anything like this before.” “No problem. It’s not scary (*smile*). I’ll guide you through and you will feel amazing at the end.” “Okay (*timid smile*).” An hour later. “Wow! I had that tightness in my neck and shoulders when I came in. Now it’s gone! [...]
Is your life hard? Perhaps a change in your language can help turn things around. It did for me.
I used to be very negative all the time. I mean like darkly, depressively, existentially negative. Until I learned that changing my language could change my life.
My wake-up call started decades ago with a conversation with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. She asked me how I was doing, and I replied, “Well, I’ve been having a hard time lately.”
Have you been seeking a “fountain of youth?” If so, you will be pleased to know it lies within you, just a breath away, with a breathing technique to balance your brain.
Some years ago I was a passenger in my boyfriend’s car when he rear-ended the car in front of him, and we were immediately struck from behind.
The force of the impact propelled my body so hard into the shoulder belt it literally knocked the air out of me, leaving me gasping for breath.
20,000—that was the number that stared back at me after I typed my birth date into a countdown clock widget a little over three years ago.
Something moved in my spirit. I jumped out of the chair, threw some clothes in a bag, and pulled out of the driveway with no particular destination in mind.
When the time felt right, I stopped at one of The Leading Hotels of the World and booked a room with one objective in mind—planning my next 20,000 days.
Why Counting Your Days Will Make You Insanely Productive
Most of us measure our lives in years without ever really stopping to think how that might affect us.
The world is a fast-paced, noisy place; so much so that we often don’t realize how over-stimulated we are until we get home, turn off all the noise and just sit for a minute. Doing this, however, is often harder than we think. There’s dinner to make and family members or even a pet demanding our attention, leaving us no time, it seems, to take a minute for ourselves.
This just isn’t healthy.