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Daily Inspiration for the mind

October 26, 2020

Did you know your happiness levels reflect those of the top 5 people you spend the most time with? Surround yourself with positive individuals. Choose people who inspire you and bring out your best. Get rid of toxic relationships. They aren’t serving you or the other person. Sometimes it's best to cut ties and move on.

Join a club or take part in activities where you can find people with similar interests and positive attitudes. Find your people and find your happiness.

October 27, 2020

Did you know that volunteering in your community can have a positive impact on your mental health? Volunteering increases your confidence and sense of pride, helps create a positive identity, and generates a sense of accomplishment.

Volunteer in your community today. Help out at a local animal shelter. Volunteer at a soup kitchen this weekend. Donate old clothes or non-perishable food items. Giving back to your community will make you feel happier and more confident. Do your part. It’s a win-win. The positive effects on your mental state will make it entirely worth it.

October 28, 2020

Did you know that smiling alone activates feel-good chemicals in the brain? Smiling and laughing boost serotonin and endorphins in our brains, and surprisingly, also reduces the stress hormone, cortisol. 

Share a laugh with a friend. Check out a comedy show. Watch a funny movie. Even, fake it till you make it. Turn that frown upside down! Improve your mental health, appearance, and relationships by smiling a little more. You will feel happier, less stressed, and lead a much more fulfilling life. 

October 29, 2020

The power of positive thinking can help us overcome stress. It sounds easy, and it can definitely take time to get into that mindset if you've been down in the dumps or feeling like you've been pushing a stone up an endless hill. If we can switch our brains from focusing only on what we are worried about or take a pause from letting the spinning thoughts take over, we can fill that space with more cheerful thoughts. 

The next time you're feeling particularly overwhelmed, give yourself five minutes to think about a few things you are proud of or grateful for having. Sometimes a simple reminder of all that we have achieved can be enough to put the worries about what we haven't into perspective and calm us down or help us deal with what's in front of us.

October 30, 2020

Did you know that spending just 15 minutes outside every day can improve your mood and decrease anxiety? Fresh air reduces stress and increases those feel-good hormones!

Your skin creates Vitamin D from healthy sun exposure, a vitamin thought to impact the serotonin levels in our brains.  

Serotonin regulates your mood, appetite, and sex drive. Scientists have linked lower levels of serotonin to depression. Don't waste your days inside! Find a fun activity to do in the great outdoors, or simply go for a quick walk around the block. Get outside and give your mental health a boost today!

October 31, 2020

Imagine your stress as a balloon. The more air (stress) you pump into the balloon, the closer it gets to popping. Instead of putting off self-care until you just about to pop, consider different ways to release some of that air.

If you're coming to the end of your rope, book 15 minutes in your schedule for screaming. Yes, screaming.

Screaming can help us release some of that built-up stress and can provide immediate (but not necessarily long-term) feelings of relief. Consider your environment, of course, you don't want your neighbors to think you're being robbed or hurt, but simply taking a pillow into a quiet space in your house and screaming into it until you feel calmer can provide enough release to function if you are really stressed out.

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You Are Here: MIND

The Holistic Triangle represents the necessity of maintaining the balance of your Mind, Body, and Soul. Being the most structurally sound shape in the Universe, each arm of the triangle is connected to and supports the others. For the triangle to remain equilateral, the Mind, Body, and Soul all need to be in optimal condition. At Daily Life, we understand the intricacies of this fine balance. We work to provide you with tools, strategies, and resources that you can use to maintain your Mind-Body-Soul balance and achieve your ultimate potential and happiness - daily.

What is the Mind?

The mind is the filter through which we as humans perceive life and ascribe meaning to our experiences. Your mind is what allows you to learn, form opinions, and make decisions. Like the motherboard of a computer, your mind is the generator of your consciousness, and therefore, your reality.

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What is the Difference Between the Mind & the Brain?

Think of the brain as hardware and the mind as software. The brain is the physical vehicle that your mind exists within. When the mind habitually thinks something, the brain develops neural pathways that create certain thought patterns and behavioural cycles. This means your mind can rewire your brain as you become conscious of your instinctual and habitual thoughts and behaviours. Becoming conscious of your thoughts and behaviours is the first step towards a healthier mind, body, and soul.

Mindfulness Articles

How to Practice Mindfulness - Daily

Mindfulness is the practice of constantly observing, reflecting on, and directing your thoughts. Being mindful means intentionally overriding your automatic thoughts with thoughts of positivity and love. Mindfulness allows you to take responsibility for your experience of life, to be aware of how you affect others, and to use your time and energy to become the best version of yourself.

Being mindful means slowing down to think before you speak. It means taking a moment to ask yourself why you are feeling something and how you should respond. It allows you to be less reactive, anxious, and defensive so that you can live more compassionately. Because our culture trains us to prioritize thinking and talking quickly and efficiently, most people struggle with mindfulness.

Mindfulness allows you to see how your thoughts become the energy that creates your life. When you become aware of your thoughts and typical thought patterns, only then do you hold power over them. Being mindful allows you to develop self-love and self-respect, to move beyond judgement to compassionate, understanding, and empathy. Mindfulness allows you to see windows where others see walls.

Mental Health Articles

The Importance of Mental Health In Your Daily Life

In a time when anxiety and depression are becoming widespread worldwide epidemics, we offer alternative, holistic, simple ways to deal with trauma and stress to get you back on the road to emotional healing so you can beat the odds.

As we educate and practice holistic remedies for mental health, we build a foundation of inner strength that allows us to uplift ourselves as well as others. Instead of masking our problems, we encourage you to face your mental health head-on (see what we did there?) so we as a society can work toward erasing the stigma surrounding mental illness.

When you spend time worrying in isolation, your health deteriorates and your energy drains. At Daily Life, we provide you with simple tools to help guide your mind towards a healthy headspace. Your ultimate source of freedom and latent potential for extraordinary living comes from the relationship you cultivate with your mind and soul.

Meditation Articles

What is Meditation?

Meditation is the practice of focusing, clearing, and quieting your mind and body for a sustained period of time. Meditating can be done in many ways and looks different for everyone - it is a deeply personal practice that takes time to master.

Meditation is the ultimate tool of self-reflection, personal empowerment, and inner transformation. The goal of meditation is the realization that the self is not just what can be perceived with the eyes, but rather a soul that is energetically connected to the entire planet and the Universe as a whole.

How to Practice Meditation in Your Daily Life

Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind in which you work to clear out all thoughts to achieve peace. Meditation helps alleviate stress, trains us to be more mindful, and cultivates the forward momentum we need to live our best lives, daily.

Meditation can be done any place, any time. It is a practice of perceiving differently and of tuning into the soul’s wisdom. Meditation allows you to study your thought patterns and reorganize all of the information in your brain. Over time, your meditation practice will allow you to see the root cause of your feelings so we can find your inner harmony and balance.