Earworm – In the Brain’s Ear

Ever catch yourself, well your brain – playing a tune over and over again? Like having a whole iTunes playlist but then the play-next button seems to be stuck, it’s the same time or phrase of some tune that plays over and over in a never-ending loop…

No preferred place or time – it just happens! Whether it’s Pharrell’s – Happy , which in my case just simply plays the refrain endlessly. Or some Adele’s While We Were Young, or some upbeat commercial jingle you heard over the radio, more recently the Ariana Grande hit Imagine’s first few lines seems to have taken some spot, or to coin the word – niche – in my brain. Mind you at the onset, I swear I might have even been doing some head bobbin with the song’s tempo. Laughable, but so true!

I am a self proclaimed Earworm afflicted person – I get Earworms in my head as often as a person with Parkinson’s twitches.

Earworms are what we simple people would call it, to the geeks it’s involuntary musical imagery’, or INMI. Termed as a ‘perception’, an auditory hallucination – makes it sound a bit like some dreadful disease when really earworms are something your brain does to keep itself busy. It’s nothing serious.

I’ve read that I am not alone. 92% of people get Earworms – like the common cold. Still, with the cold, there’s a tablet to take to make it go away. When it comes to earworms there are only all kinds of suggestions.

It does become a problem when it lasts for hours, at times causing lack of sleep, and the unrewarded anticipation of the end of this tune. Or is it ever going to end?

Well, it turns out “earwormability” or a song’s tendency to become an earworm is one criterion that songwriters test for, when coming out with a new release. Isn’t that a positive point?

They do practical testing on thousands of people, having them list down which song or tune has been causing their individual Earworms. the researchers then come up with elaborate graphs showing data as evidence to their studies. I think it does depend though, on one – recognition of the tune; two – emotional state; and three- memory behind that tune. And yes, maybe the tempo of the tune itself – like on a joyous day I would get something like Pharrell’s Happy; and on my not-so-good, I would most probably get a Karen Carpenter hit – yah Rainy Days and Mondays would be a big possibility!

There are instances too when you enter the mall or grocery and some tune’s playing .. you go about your errands done, but notice you’ve exited the mall already, but the tune is like a nonstop iTune sample stuck to your brain! when will the looping stop? Happens especially on holidays, right? Those nostalgic Christmas carols playing on overhead speakers, paired with the sentimental visuals of Christmas decors – ah definitely factors to cause some Earworms! In instances like these, they don’t come on as annoying do they?

But whenever they accompany you to bed and have become an overstaying visitor in your brain – you start fumbling for a switch-off button.. Much like what you have on your iTunes or Spotify playlists. But there’s none!

Now it’s become a problem.. and because you know there’s no switch to turn it off, you simply let it be. For all you know, it’s your brain’s weapon against the extreme stress you’re going through or as artists say, it’s an involuntary creative day trip. remember it isn’t dangerous!

But fear no more, the afflicted – there some recommended tips when your Earworms get to be unmanageable.

  • Top of the list simply to chew gum! The explanation? Research says that the sections of our brain involved in hearing, remembering and imagining the tune is also partly the same sections involved in speech. Therefore, chewing gum disables some connectivity which causes the earworms. In my simple mind, I’d say the chewing motion diverts you and stops you from continuing the involuntary recollection of the Earworm. Simple, right?
  • Another article I read advised the afflicted person to shift focus on a mental task -supposedly a person totally absorbed in doing a mental task, could not fall victim to Earworms despite listening to tunes whilst working on the task

Whatever we get to read over the Internet, I personally feel that everyone still has the ability to view Earworms as lightly as what it is really, or make it into another psychological disorder.

Knowing it’s but a natural occurrence takes the fear out of the experience. These days, it’s best we remember to think that some things are just normal.

Earworms could get to be annoying at times – but it isn’t killing you is it? Call it a musical journey or associate it to a simple headache – caused maybe by over reading, overworking and overthinking.

What do you know, maybe the brain is just doing a reset when we experience Earworms?

So you – what’s your earworm recently? Has it been long-lasting, bothersome? Or you know, just an earworm??

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BENEFITS and POSITIVE INFLUENCES OF ART FOR CHILDREN

Have you ever observed a child trying to create something on paper – just get him or her at a corner, lay some coloured crayons or even paints down with some sheets of paper, and leave the child alone.

The variety of colours will surely get him interested. Before long, the child will start his own creation. Once he gets over his initial skepticism, and pretty much assures himself, or herself that the crayons and paints are laid out for him to do as he pleases – then his little brain starts to work.

You on the other hand, as a parent or guardian – can witness just how amazing it is to sit and watch a child’s journey into his art.

Art provides a child with a form of self-expression. It may seem like too mundane, but a toddler’s ability to practice motor skills just by being able to properly hold a pen, or a paintbrush.

There is a ton of factual information on how indulging your child or toddler in art activities could benefit his overall development. It doesn’t matter what form – be it dance, music, visual arts – all or any can play a big role in improving your child’s well-being.

The physical and emotional benefits to a young child through the form of art are endless. Therefore, art should be utilized for all its positive influences and benefits. It is widely advised by experts to start young. Early childhood is the ideal stage to teach children all the different artistic disciplines. Simply said, your child’s brains are like sponges. Therefore it is crucial to foster their learning in this age period.

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Recommended Art Activities :

*Drawing and Painting – beneficial activities enable a child to express feelings and emotions. Encourages natural creativity.

*Music – a great teaching tool to stimulate listening skills and emotional intelligence.

*Dance – improves a child’s motor skills, enhances balance, muscle strength and coordination.

       *Literature – reading to your child stimulates his imagination, having your child see colourful pictures in books and magazines enhances cognitive development. This activity also develops an even more intimate relationship between child and parent.

With everything going way too fast these days, it is imperative that every child be given an outlet to explore and gain control over their emotions.

Artistic activities stimulate both sides of your child’s brain from sounds, movements, colours and sizes; neural connections increase and the brain is exercised and strengthened.

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A child’s early influence to different forms of art is now receiving global support. And almost every community with child care centres have accepted art as quite equal to language with regard to importance related to child development. Encouraging your child to indulge in creative art activities nurtures their imagination.

Art employs any, if not all senses – sight, sound, taste and smell. A very young child’s energy is best directed towards more positive activities which can lead to formations of more well-rounded personalities, empathic behaviours, calmer, confident and secure children. We live in an increasingly diverse society, and the way that diversity is expressed through art can teach children a lot.

Now that you know the benefits, why not get your little one started! With the internet around, finding a class to join for your little precious one would be easy as pie!

Just a small friendly reminder to the parent – Art may be soothing to some children, but not to those who resist getting their hands dirty. It is not such a big task to find out which art form your child favors. Or which art form and benefits derived from you wish to focus on at different phases of your child’s development.


 

GENTLE Strength

The word gentle is defined as : adjective  /ˈdʒen·təl/ calm, kind, or soft; not violent or severe: a gentle smile. a gentle breeze.

A character that connotes consistency, reliability, and steadiness – gentleness is a strength. When you think a bit more deeply, a practice of this trait would bring about good benefits to your entire persona.

 In certain everyday situations, a spirit of gentleness in our core could avoid the pitfalls of mindless aggression and violence. These days, I feel that so much in the world has turned into bitter harsh experiences that each one would certainly appreciate a bit more kindness and gentleness.

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If we could try and erase the mentality of “loud is strong, harsh is strong” and clearly opt for that which is calm and peaceful, would that not make a better world, maybe?

Gentleness seems to be coming from your core, it’s either you are inherently born with gentle genes, or of the opposite. But like most positive traits, it can certainly be learned, through practice and conscious wanting-to-be. Not an easy feat, but certainly doable!

To further encourage you, here’s a list of benefits – that can be derived from simply opting to be gentle :

  • People will gravitate towards you, you will gain more trust.
  • Chances are you’ll become less stressful, eventually healthier
  • Depends on the characteristics of your present environment, practising gentleness would attract a spirit of calm and serenity
  • It’s a step towards a happier state of being, not saying nothing negative will ever occur but you will be able to deal with these negatives better because your thoughts will stay organized amidst the daily turmoil
  • If you opt for a gentler lifestyle, you’ll sleep more soundly, with anxiety at a far distance

Would like to keep this blog at minimum length, but the list does go on and on… Just please remember – gentle is 💪 strong.

Get into the habit…

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Scar Stories

𝘚𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘺.
𝘔.𝘓. 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘥𝘮𝘢𝘯

A podcast about scars brought about a spirit of deep reflection.

Seldom do you hear women talk so candidly about physical scars.

They each told interesting ‘scar stories’.

Boldly describing the history of their wounds – that had now healed.

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Realistically speaking there is bound to be a distinct difference in how men would talk about scars. There would always be the element of pride, like soldiers talking about their medals.

It is a sensitive topic amongst women though, which explains why I deemed this talk as something far from ordinary. Feeling the excitement from the voices of the women, each one taking her turn. They’ve each chosen a mark on their body and eagerly started taking turns telling a unique story. At first in a rather humorous tone, but eventually would switch to a more sombre path.

A common denominator with all three stories was the fact that all had healed – the intensity of the pain memory dwindled.

All this made me think of my own scars, and I do have significant ones – each with its own special story. Some from childhood, most of them acquired during adulthood.

Age with all its goodness has turned me into a klutz! I’ve fallen down flights of stairs, hit my toes on pavements, slid sideways in full force, literally fallen flat on my face, burnt a part of my arm with steaming hot coffee!

All left a token scar or two. The weird falls I believe have left ‘their mark‘ as well, I say this because I get aches in areas of my body every so often. A small positive in all of this? Once I feel pain, I immediately am able to identify what’s causing it.

𝘚𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭.
― 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘤 𝘔𝘤𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘺

So I suppose I am now expected to move on to the usual physical scar vs emotional scar route, but I choose not to.

What I would want to be able to do is share some of my very own ideas on how one copes with these uninvited permanent tenants on my body’s real estate.

Some are bothered by them, some lucky enough to have the ability towards acceptance.

𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶, 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘢𝘺
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳, 𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯.. – 𝘒𝘪𝘴𝘴 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘈 𝘙𝘰𝘴𝘦, 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘭

A lot depends on your attitude, because really those huge gashes on world-class artist Seal‘s face, comedian Tina Fey’s childhood scar, Harrison Ford‘s chin scar – all these have even added such character to their identities.

Scars and their stories are forever with us – I’d compare them to archived notes on our google drive. What makes them special is the fact that they have these attachments – memories good and bad that somehow have been vital parts of our present personas. We may not be Hollywood stars, but we all are but people. We share the same experiences, share the same pains.

  • A scar on your face makes you unique, it’ll be extremely difficult to create an exact clone making it a piece of cake to identify you should the dreaded ‘Big One’ happen whilst you’re out and about
  • A burnt scar on either of your arms would create the same effect as a tattoo – you’ll then still be able to donate blood to a relative should the need arise
  • Caesarean delivery scars provide a permanent portal for mums who can’t do it the normal way
  • A chest scar from having a sharp fragment of glass shooting straight into your chest barely missing the heart artery – I’ve got one of these – works as some sort of ‘organic’ decal, you won’t have to buy a charm for your necklace
  • I could go on and on till the bullet points start to bore you but to close – embrace your scar; a powerful memory of an event to either dread or to treasure – whatever it may be. Remember you endured pain, it took time to heal, and now you’ve got this small or big, this is a momento that is uniquely yours.

You gaze at this scar today, how does it make you feel? Proud? Too self-conscious? Or are you Ms “Can’t go there yet, too painful” or you find yourself mentally saying, “Yucks”? Well, let me tell you are not alone.

“𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘐 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦. 𝘊𝘳𝘢𝘻𝘺 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴, 𝘪𝘧 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺, 𝘪𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭. 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘦, 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘧𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘮.”
𝘈𝘯𝘯 𝘈𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘳𝘦, 𝘈𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘩

Both physical and emotional scars heal at totally different times. The wound had closed and healed, but the emotions still felt, the memory still fresh. Allow the natural process to take place – no better way around it. Just revisit at a better time.

Oh, and did I forget to write – the dead do not develop scars, that is a fact. so whenever you get to look at that “yucky” scar – consider it as a reminder that you are alive.


Wanna feel even better?

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Confession Question: If one of your scars could tell a story what would it be? We talk about how sometimes what we see as broken is actually beautiful.

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Scarred and Beautiful (Episode 41)

Suzie Eller, Holley Gerth and Jennifer Watson, authors and real-life friends, invite you each week to go deeper, become freer and feel more connected.

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images.jpgYou can do anything you put your heart, mind and soul into. Far more than you can imagine. Be fearless. Do it. Wishing you a happy Thursday!

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Marine veteran Micah Herndon stunned onlookers at the Boston Marathon when he stumbled and fell but refused to give up without finishing the historic race on Monday. Footage of the astonishing feat, captured and shared on Twitter by professional runner Dana Giordano, quickly went viral, racking up more than 600K views in less than a day.

 

YOGABODY Yoga Trapeze

The Yoga Trapeze strengthens and loosens the muscles surrounding the spine naturally, allowing your spine to breathe and heal. The Trapeze works in three main ways:

Traction: The YOGABODY Yoga Trapeze creates natural, bodyweight traction – the safest and most effective of its kind.

Back and core strengthening: For dynamic, deep core strength, nothing compares to inverted, gravity resistance training.

Flexibility: Just hang back, grab your ankles and chill out. This is the safest, deepest backbend you could ever do unassisted (and painless).

  • Relieve Back Pain: Inversion therapy is amazing for your back. Achieve instant traction on your spine, naturally creating more space between your vertebrae by hanging upside down from your hips.
  • Improve Your Back Bends: When you practise passive, inverted backbends on the YOGABODY Yoga Trapeze, you can hold yoga backbend poses much longer without fatigue, allowing you to make big mobility gains particularly in the mid and upper-back and chest where people get stuck in their yoga practice.
  • QUICK AND EASY Setup: Our free setup guide and trapeze tutorials, available on our website will help you set up the trapeze and become a pro in no time.
  • Pro-Grade Quality: This is the same model used in YOGABODY studios worldwide and includes gym-grade grip rubber handles, rock-climber grade carabiners on sling and handles, parachute material fabric that has been stress-tested to 600lbs.
  • 10-Year Warranty: Full 10-year parts warranty means we’ll replace anything (or the entire thing) if there are any mechanical problems. The YOGABODY Yoga Trapeze includes one main sling, two sets of handles (three on each set), four carabiners, two climber-strength knotted ropes for hanging and a drawstring carrying bag if you want to store it or take your practice outside.

Achieve deeper backbends and instant back pain relief with the YOGABODY yoga trapeze the yoga trapeze is the most powerful, at-home yoga inversion tool ever created.

Hang it of your door frame or from an exposed beam, bar or swing set. Setup is fast and simple, results are immediate.

Heal your spine at home. Our students report that the yoga trapeze is more effective than an hour of deep tissue massage or a multiple series of chiropractic adjustments. The yoga trapeze strengthens and loosens the muscles surrounding the spine naturally – so you can eliminate the source of the pain both short and long term. Most back pain specialists recommend a 3-pronged approach for long term back pain relief.

 

 

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Grief

 

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

Khalil Gibran

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There comes a time in everyone’s life when we come face to face with unavoidable circumstances that cause grief.  Be it a loss of a loved one, a beloved home companion – canine or what-not, having to say goodbye to our home, a promotion at work that was surprisingly give to someone else.. the list is never-ending.

But I feel the worst kind of grief would be when we lose someone we love; when we are faced with the other’s mortality. I know for a fact, that everyone deals and heals from this dreaded emotion in his or her own way. The death of a loved one is something hard to process. 

I am aware of the  Stages of Grief – also aware these stages do not necessarily happen in numerical order. And without a clear timeline of when exactly we can heal or be back to our old selves. like a step into the abyss…

So this blog is merely meant as a sharing – of suggestions and ideas of self-care. 

Grief is a natural part of the human experience. Crying really helps! Do all the crying you need. After spending some moments, or hours letting the tears roll down – there is a bit of clear relief felt; some of the heaviness seems to have left.

Then the irritability follows, and at times –  temper tantrums (could this be the anger stage mixed with the denial stage? wait, where did the bargaining stage go? ..) 

Depending on your circumstances, just allow yourself to feel. I clearly noticed that the onset of grief seems to be accompanied by some weird form of numbness. 

“Grief is one of the cruellest experiences of humanity, just keep them company through it in the best way you can.”

No remedy or quick fix, but mindful grieving might be a good tool to apply and use. 

Mindful grieving allows us to FEEL without judging ourselves. The practice reminds us that it is alright, it’s normal to feel as we do.

The great thing about mindful grieving is that it reminds us that all this pain, all this sorrow  – al these is impermanent. It will last not forever!

 Knowing this, makes some of the need to avoid our grief starts to diminish. 

This is not an easy feat –  it will definitely take a whole lot of effort and practice. But each day it will get easier. You realize that this is but a normal way of how you can approach the world. Knowing it will get better – gives you hope.

Mindful grieving reminds us that what we are feeling is NORMAL, that we are Normal. 

Through the process of grief, mindful grieving keeps us aware that this feeling is consuming our minds.  Awareness is key. and so is control.. So whenever you are caught at the very edge of that imaginary cliff – mindful grieving could pull you back up to safety. You get to control the amount of time you spend wallowing – 

  • It is OK to feel these and they will not last forever as all things come and go. Do what would make you feel even the slightest bit better – talk to a photo; cling to his favourite clothing, do whatever! It is OK!

 

  • Find a good friend. Our friend usually gets a bit weird when we are faced with death, This really seems to be how friends are when someone is grieving for fear of not knowing the right words to say or the proper approach. I distinctly remember being on “the other side of the fence”  a few years ago when a dear friend’s young son passed because of leukaemia. Though we were doing regular de-stressing weekend night-outs just a month or two before this tragedy – I found myself at a total loss of how and what to say. I, of course, called my friend – but I felt completely useless – my remedy for this; I wrote this dear friend a letter. All of a sudden, you as the friend – you’re in the realization that there’s nothing you really can do, or say that would make this situation less hurtful. Years later – exactly a year ago, I lost a loved one. And yes, I do understand why some of my friends are giving me a lot of space. But still reminding me that there are there if I need them.

 

  • Take extra care of yourself specially if you do not have a partner or relative to look after you, go for a stroll often, get tons of fresh air, try to eat healthily! Your favourite foods could do wonders at this time.  Take plenty of fluids, try to limit alcohol and caffeine – this could be hard for some cultures – but these are merely suggestions with your good health in mind. Take a multivitamin. There are some goodgrievingfood.

 

  • Altruism it could help you to move through grief. Volunteer or help a favourite charity or cause. A lot of people go into serious volunteer work to overcome the hurt of a recent loss. Some give a lot of time energy towards to person’s cause or charity – to give special homage to this person. Often, a person’s will contains specifications on how to go about continuing support for charities they have either started or have a significant impact on while still alive.

 

  • Find a support group – it helps a lot to be listened to, to be surrounded by people who will really listen and understand. The ever-changing emotions we experience with grief can catch us off guard. Find one that will help you simply help you get through each day

 

Above all, this is the perfect time to start treating yourself with more love and kindness. With helping as the main goal, this should come naturally. Take time away from stressful work, you’ll soon find out getting yourself engulfed in even more excruciating stress will prohibit you from achieving a goal of healing from grief. 

Trying to avoid it and thinking there will be a better time to address it will not work either – best to face it now, while it’s fresh. Just like any traumatic experience that happened eons ago, which we chose not to process and simply shoved aside in a corner of our mind – best not to add up to to the countless ghosts that already haunt us. 

Grief is like an ailment that consumes over us, it puts us all in a ‘cloud-like’ state – it can numb our senses, disrupt our otherwise, balanced way of being. Acknowledge its presence – and know there is a way to overcome it.  And it will soon get easier. 

Know that YOU are important right now. And trust that the sooner you start that long trek toward healing, the sooner you reach your destination.


For Those Who Prefer to Listen:  What’s Your Grief Podcasts

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For Those Who Want to Read: mindfulnessapproachtohealing

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Positivity and Affirmations 

Everyone gets overwhelmed with work, family matters, everyday stuff.

Reality-wise, stress brought about by the daily grind, can either at times work well for you to meet deadlines –  or as we all know, kill you!

Here are some tips shared by well-known property realtors, people who work day to day in a field which entails constant stress, and go through a never-ending roller coaster ride of negative emotions.

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  • positive affirmations / positive thinking/positive mental attitude
  • a morning mantra such as “I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness. …”
  • morning zen moments
  • giving back/ caring about others
  • spending time with same minded people like yourself; needless to staying away from toxic individuals
  • always start your day grateful
  • share your journey with others; inspire

It takes years of practice and now is as good a time as any. Business professionals that have a positive attitude attract good – paving a way for lesser bumps on the road ahead towards our daily goals.

Next time you’re down in the dumps and catch yourself thinking negative thoughts, whisper a positive affirmation to yourself; recite a mantra. There is overwhelming evidence that people who are happy are more successful.

Positive thinking is when we consciously cultivate positivity in our minds so that we think we can get through anything.

And it’s been scientifically proven to improve your work life, physical and mental health, and relationships.

Doesn’t cost much, it’s actually a choice. An attitude, a habit.

It’s just as simple as that.


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