Last Christmas I was offered had a beautiful book! It's about being calm. I consider myself a calm (and patient) person but this book highlighted some very simple things that can relax me and keep me happy when life pushes me to turn me into this nervous and anxious person.
I realized that some of the things I had already started doing a while ago but wasn't truly acknowledging the quick benefits of...
So here it goes:
1. Meditate every day (I personally prefer praying :) I was blessed with the gift of faith)
2. Rediscover the simple appeal of cooking
3. Drink tea - 'it makes you realize the that you have the power of of calming happiness in your hands'
4. Develop your creating skill. I learned to knit 3 years ago: it's powerfully calming. It helps to develop my concentration skills too.
My advice is for you to take time this weekend to figure out how to live a calmer life. Stay calm, breathe, be grateful and enjoy life!
(You'll also be physically and mentally healthier!)
“You know the Greeks didn't write obituaries, they only asked one question after a man died, ‘Did he have passion?’”
Focus on creating a plan that gets You started!
It doesn't have to Be perfect. It just needs to push You in The right direction.
Let go of your perfectionism. Just make a sketch and then GET OUT AND CONQUER!
I’m back to work after 4 months spent at home with my new baby girl.
One thing that always strikes me in the ‘life at the office’ series is how people become powerful just by speaking loud, having a show-off attitude, acting like they are the bosses even if they’re not even close to that position. They truly convince others that they are best at what they do, and that gives them the tailwind they need to be promoted and actually gaining access to the ‘powerful boss’ chair.
>> So what can we learn from this?
Work to be very good at your job but don’t forget to work your body language as well. Because hard work and dedication can sometimes be invisible but your body language is not!
Take a look at the pictures above. I bet you can discover some of the positions you find yourself in during a regular day. Need to get into that 'powerful chair'? Need to make your issues matter in a team discussion? Work on the 'high power posture' and make everyone care and consider your message and knowledge.
Want to find out more about how your body language can change other people's perceptions? Listen to Amy Cuddy and follow her advice: FAKE IT UNTIL YOU BECOME IT!
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.