The Wellbeing Weekly
Are You Investing In What Matters?
Have you ever felt that your attention and time is being pulled in a million different directions? Your boss needs more hours and focus from you. Your kids need you to play with them. Another interesting career opportunity knocks at your door. Your spouse complains that you don’t have enough time together. We are bombarded by people and opportunities that demand our internal resources. And of course, we are only human. We have limited time, energy and attention to pour out.
Understanding Our Hedonic Setpoint
Here’s a profound yet simple truth that has the power to transform your life: Happiness isn't discovered by relentlessly pursuing the next big thing. In fact, the more we buy into this misconception, the unhappier we tend to become. We've been sold a pervasive lie, one that's deeply ingrained into our consumer-driven, achievement-oriented culture.
Cultivating A “What’s Right” Attention
A few years ago, I attended a post-graduate training called “Organic Intelligence” by a brilliant man named Steve Hoskinson. Steve introduced me to a practice that has changed my life and perspective. It is practical and profound, and I think it will help you, too. It’s called cultivating a “What’s Right Attention.” A What’s Right Attention is our ability to shift our focus from what is going wrong to what is going right.
Balancing Your “Body Budget”
Have you ever wondered why and how your mood can shift so drastically from day to day without any significant trigger? One day you will feel great! Ready to take on the world. And the next – irritable, depleted, and short-tempered with loved ones. What’s happening? It may be that your body budget needs to be balanced.
Understanding Our Triggers
Early in my marriage, I remember my husband opening our dishwasher and kindly pointing out that I had loaded the dishwasher *incorrectly* the previous night. “What do you mean incorrectly? The dishes are all inside, look! There’s no “right” way to load dishwashers. You throw them in and press start!”