FOR THE MIND
Global Forgiveness Day (July 7): How to Let Go
In a world often marked by grievances and conflicts, Global Forgiveness Day serves as a profound reminder of the transformative power of letting go. This day encourages individuals to embrace the path of forgiveness, fostering healing and harmony in our lives.
Forgiveness is not about condoning hurtful actions or forgetting the past; it is about freeing ourselves from the burdens of resentment and anger. By releasing these negative emotions, we create space for personal growth, peace, and positive connections.
Here are a few steps to guide you on your journey towards forgiveness:
- Acknowledge the pain: Start by recognizing and accepting the pain caused by the offense. Allow yourself to feel the emotions and understand their impact on your well-being.
- Shift perspectives: Try to see the situation from a different angle. Empathy and understanding can help cultivate compassion and pave the way for forgiveness.
- Practice self-compassion: Extend the same forgiveness and understanding to yourself. Recognize that we all make mistakes and that self-forgiveness is an essential part of the process.
- Let go and release: Choose to release the negative emotions that bind you. This may involve writing a letter to the person who hurt you (without sending it), engaging in mindfulness exercises, or seeking support from a trusted friend or therapist.
TOGETHER WITH BONUSLY
Giving Constructive Feedback
We all know how much your team values positive employee feedback and recognition for their work. While you might think that your employees dread receiving constructive feedback, there are some surprising statistics that say otherwise.
According to research compiled by Zippia, 60% of employees reported wanting feedback on a daily or weekly basis [and] 80% of employees want feedback at the moment rather than receiving aggregated feedback in an annual or bi-annual review.
However, 28% of employees receive meaningful feedback at least once a week. Another 28% receive feedback a few times a year and 19% receive feedback once a year or less.
Why do we fear these much-needed conversations, and why don’t we give them the priority they deserve?
FOR THE BODY
Sip Smart, Age Bright
Let’s raise a glass, but also raise our awareness about how alcohol affects our bodies as we gracefully glide into adulthood. While we love to unwind with a glass of something refreshing, it’s essential to understand the changing dynamics as we enter the next chapter of life.
As we grow older, our bodies become more sensitive to the not-so-magical effects of alcohol. That once seemingly limitless stamina to dance the night away might start feeling like a distant memory.
Check out these pieces of advice to keep in mind as we drink this summer:
⏰ Pace it like a pro: Sip, don’t chug! Slow down and savor the flavors. Trust us, your body will appreciate the less chaotic approach.
💦 Hydration is key: Remember to hydrate like a hydration enthusiast. Alternating alcoholic beverages with water will help keep you feeling fresh and fabulous.
👂 Listen to your body’s whispers: Pay attention to those gentle hints that tell you when enough is enough. Trust us, your future self will thank you for tuning in.
🍹 Embrace the mocktail magic: Non-alcoholic options can be as delightful as their boozy counterparts. Discover the enchanting world of mocktails and keep the party going without the side effects.
TOGETHER WITH SUNSAMA
End work every day at 4 pm (maybe even sooner?!)
They say the key to striking a work-life balance is by setting boundaries 🙅🏻♀️, but that’s easier said than done.
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It’s so effective that over 7,000 professionals call it “the last productivity app you will ever need”.
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FOR THE WORKPLACE
Revive, Thrive, and Conquer
Returning to work after a blissful long weekend or a well-deserved holiday can sometimes feel like a Monday on steroids.
Here are some tips to help you get back into the swing of things:
🌞 Rise and shine: Before diving into work, take a few minutes to step outside and soak up some natural light. This simple act can boost your mood, increase your focus, and provide a fresh perspective for the tasks at hand.
🦸♀️ Tackle the toughest task first: Jump into the deep end and conquer that daunting task first thing. Once it’s done, you’ll feel like a superhero ready to take on the rest of the day.
🫐 Fuel your brain: Treat yourself to brain-boosting snacks like blueberries, nuts, or even a square of dark chocolate.
🚶♀️ Take active breaks: In addition to mini dance breaks, incorporate regular active breaks throughout your day. Go for a short walk, do some stretching exercises, or engage in brief physical activities to refresh your body and mind.
🎉 Schedule enjoyable activities: Intentionally plan and schedule a fun activity for the end of your day. Whether it’s a hobby, dinner date with your partner, or catching up with a friend, these enjoyable moments provide mental refreshment and motivation.
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