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I feel trapped: Basic tips for slowing down racing thoughts and freeing your mind during self-isolation

Due to COVID-19, many of us are self-isolating and social distancing, which is causing us to feel trapped inside of our own minds. Fortunately, we can reclaim control and free our racing minds by practicing mindfulness and returning to the basics during self-isolation. Mindfulness is about focusing on the present…

Show your appreciation for others and experience a boost in wellbeing by making a gratitude visit

Gratitude is all about showing your appreciation for the good things in your life; and engaging in gratitude practices is incredibly beneficial to your health. Some scientifically proven benefits of practicing gratitude include a boost in self-esteem, improved quality of sleep, and enriched relationships. One gratitude practice in specific can…

Feeling flustered? Regain control by challenging your inner critic and finding your calm

Oftentimes, we feel flustered after messing up and ruminate over the self-perceived embarrassment or mistake. However, more likely than not, those who witnessed the blunder either didn’t notice or don’t care about the blunder. We need to remember that we’re our own worst critics and put things into perspective: whatever…

Why are mission and vision statements important? Formulating your purpose and your intentions creates a motivation that helps you to feel more satisfied with life

A personal mission statement simply states your purpose in life—it considers and combines all of your values into just a couple sentences. It’s important to have a personal mission statement as it motivates you to have a positive impact on the world and helps you feel more satisfied in your…

What is a healthy personal value system? This is a clear classification of principles that guide your behavior and keep your life on the right track

When life becomes overwhelming, it helps to consult your personal value system, which outlines your priorities and guides your actions. Your personal values also help to determine what kind of people you keep around, what purpose you seek, and how you treat others. To create a healthy personal value system,…

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