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Acting independently begins with what you let into your mind—meaning what comes in from your environment. If you are lacking agency, it’s likely your attention is being hijacked and you need to figure out how to restore it.
To help you increase your control, practice going to quiet and screen-free spaces to escape overstimulation.
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Executive Summary As working parents with a seemingly endless array of responsibilities, it can be hard to make space for our own needs. But the benefits of taking care of ourselves, whether that's physically, emotionally, spiritually, or mentally, are undeniable. We need space outside of home and work to explore interests, decompress, and find personal fulfillment.
Working parents tend to focus all their energy on work or family and put their own needs on hold. With the current crisis, parents have even less time for their own needs while they juggle work and...
Know what you need
Take two minutes right now and list what would most benefit you.
It could be taking 15 minutes to decompress after work. Or to have a few hours a week to read a book. Or even guitar lessons.
Highlight what sticks out to you the most on your list. Then decide what top few choices are suitable for your available time and finances.
Communicate your needs
To have a successful and productive conversation with your partner about your needs and desires:
Timing is everything. Set a time aside together that is free of distractions, relatively peaceful, and not when you are overtired. Remember, you're on the same team. Handle the conversation with gentleness and without criticism. Actively listen. To encourage understanding, don't just listen to respond. Truly try to understand how your partner feels. It's about giving and taking. Relationships are about mutual understanding, compassion, and sacrifice. Do regular relationship checkups to foster connection and open communication. FOLLOW Kakeibo
Kakeibo translates as "household financial ledger" and is a simple approach to managing your finances.
For the past 116 years, kakeibo has been effective in helping people make smarter fin... Your relationship with money
The idea behind kakeibo is to help you understand the relationship with money by keeping a ledger with all incoming and outgoing transactions.
The difference from other budgeting systems is that
kakeibo emphasizes the importance of physically writing things down as a way to observe your spending habits. Reduce impulse buying
Before purchasing non-essential items ask yourself:
Can I live without this item? Based on my financial situation, can I afford it? Will I actually use it? Do I have space for it? How did I come across it in the first place? (Did I come across it after wandering into a gift shop out of boredom?) What is my emotional state in general today? (Calm? Stressed?) How do I feel about buying it? (Happy? Excited? Indifferent?) How long will this feeling last? FOLLOW What is Hope in Psychology
Hope Therapy is borne from pure positive psychology as the strategies of this give primacy to increasing well-being, rather than ‘treating’ illness.
Hope is a positive cognitive state based on determination and planning to meet a goal successfully.
It consists of three things: 4 Types of Hope Realistic hope: It is hope for an outcome that is reasonable and possible. For example, hope for ease from chronic pain, knowing that complete eradication is unrealistic. Utopian hope: It is a collectively oriented hope that combined action can lead to a better future for everyone. Chosen hope: Hope helps us live with a problematic present in an uncertain future. Choosing hope for the smallest range of goals is essential to control negative emotions. Transcendent hope, or existential hope, is the hope that is not tied to a specific outcome, but a general hope that something good can happen. Being Hopeful: Benefits Hope correlates with high academic and athletic performance, greater physical and psychological well-being, better self-esteem, and increased relationships. Hope can enhance well-being over time. Hope results in the person viewing stressful situations as a challenge rather than a threat. Hope can be seen as creating a buffer against chronic anxiety. Hope is a motivational factor that sustains actions toward long-term goals. Hope is positively related to overall life satisfaction. Hope motivates individuals to maintain their positive involvement in life despite any limitations they may have. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN