If you are deep into your new year’s goal right about now, you may want to check out Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal’s book The Willpower Instinct that explains the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve your health, happiness, and success. Read More
It’s easy to feel that the things you want are always just ahead of you, not in your life now. And yet – you likely have and do things that your past self wished for. While gratitude practices are in vogue right now for a good reason – appreciating what you have has been proven to lead to a feeling of greater happiness – they also help you ENJOY the small, simple, sensual pleasures of everyday life by keeping your focus on what you have now rather than gazing ahead at what you don’t. Let this list inspire you towards appreciation of a tiny detail of your life today that brings you joy.
It’s easy to get caught in the trap of planning and research and never actually go for your dreams. This video and article with Derek Halpern both offer a wealth of inspiration and tips to stop planning and start taking action. I invite you to check this out and then take a step towards just one of the items on this list today!