SELF-HELP

3 Rituals To Help You Detach From Technology

We all know how hard it is to disconnect from the world. Email, social media, news, blogs, you name it, our eyes are glued to the screen. And that screen will cause you to potentially burnout. So we've put together some rituals you should consider, that will help you relieve some of the stresses that come with the super-connected world we live in. They're simple, short and the results will be oh-so sweet. 

1. TAKE AN AROMATIC BATH  A bath enhanced by Epsom salts, almond oil, a few drops of vitamin E, and a blend of your favorite essential oils, will awaken your senses and relax your mind. Try adding some spa music from your Spotify, and give yourself a good 30-45min to unwind with some me time. 

1. TAKE AN AROMATIC BATH
A bath enhanced by Epsom salts, almond oil, a few drops of vitamin E, and a blend of your favorite essential oils, will awaken your senses and relax your mind. Try adding some spa music from your Spotify, and give yourself a good 30-45min to unwind with some me time. 

2. DANCE (IN PRIVATE PLEASE)  If you have a moment (alone of course), try playing your favorite "rock-out" song and dance away as if no one is watching, because they aren't. It's a great way to get your heart rate up and stress out! 

2. DANCE (IN PRIVATE PLEASE)
If you have a moment (alone of course), try playing your favorite "rock-out" song and dance away as if no one is watching, because they aren't. It's a great way to get your heart rate up and stress out! 

3. WRITE, WRITE, WRITE  Journaling can be intimidating for anyone, writers and non-writers alike. But the act of putting words to paper in a stream-of-consciousness way is sacred. It really helps you see and realize the thoughts that are floating around inside your head. 

3. WRITE, WRITE, WRITE
Journaling can be intimidating for anyone, writers and non-writers alike. But the act of putting words to paper in a stream-of-consciousness way is sacred. It really helps you see and realize the thoughts that are floating around inside your head. 


Hope you found these tips helpful as you get through your week. And while they might be hard to get to, remember, all it takes is a few minutes. Put them on your calendar to remind yourself, and get ready to reset.

And for more tips and rituals, please visit Positive Health Wellness.

Good luck!

IF YOU CAN'T CONTROL IT, STOP WORRYING ABOUT IT

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You have a flight to catch, a crucial flight to catch at an ungodly hour in the morning. If you miss the flight, horrible things will happen, and understandably so. Perhaps you’ll lose out on a significant contract, or worse; get fired. While your worry about the outcome of missing the flight is rational, what isn’t logical is worrying yourself sick about missing the flight.

How so?

Well, have you taken reasonable precautions to ensure you’ll catch your flight on time? Do you know where your tickets, necessary paperwork, and identification is? Is everything packed and ready to go? Do you have a ride to get there, or do you have your vehicle where none of the tires are flat, and the ignition starts to get you there? Will you leave early enough?

If you answered ‘yes’ to everything, then all of your other worrying is nonessential. If you’ve taken care of everything on your end of the deal, any other mitigating factors are out of your control.

Can you control traffic or traffic accidents? No. Worrying about things that you have no power over will not stop them from happening. All you can do is make the right choices and decisions to reasonably prevent disasters and mishaps on your end, and also rationally and calmly handle problems when and if they do arise.

Sometimes, we think that excessively worrying about the improbable will prevent it from happening. Of course, magic doesn’t exist and worrying will not shield you from life’s accidents.

And what if you are in the creative industry?

Do worry and anxiety help or hinder the creative process? According to research, fear, anxiety, and pessimism are huge stumbling blocks for creatives. Worry takes up far too much mental headspace, leaving no room for problem solving or for brainstorming new ideas. While you can’t control every horrible outcome, you can control how much you dwell on them and how much power you give them over your life.

If you want to have more optimism and energy, let go of harmful worry and rumination today. Take responsibility for what you can control, and forget about that which you cannot. You’ll boost your energy and creative output, and be seen as a trustworthy, capable leader in your industry.