Habits, routines, rituals

As much as we wish for each day to be different, the cycle of repeating the same actions day after day is pretty common. Habits and routines are an important part of our lives. Making your bed in the morning, that first cup of coffee, grabbing a croissant on your way to work, listening to …

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How to deal with negative triggers

Itโ€™s easy to stay calm when things are under control. But, sometimes, life happens. A deadline is moved up. Your train is cancelled. Your luggage gets lost. Then, your heartbeat goes faster. You can feel the tension in your muscles. Your breathing accelerates. Youโ€™re stressed. Read on for three simple steps to get these unwanted …

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Build your own mental gym

At this point, most people are aware of the benefits of physical exercise. It doesnโ€™t mean we actually act on itโ€”$1.8 billion spent on unused gym memberships in the U.S. onlyโ€”but we do know physical activity is good for us. What about mental exercise? Shouldnโ€™t we train our brains, too? Building mental strength is not …

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