|Actionable Advice to Maximize Your Potential – (Simon T. Baily)
Every time I read something from Simon, I walk away with another nugget that helps me stay the course and keeps me grounded. It is so important today that we find balance and look inward to focus on our wellbeing. Below is something I just read from Simon.
Personal Wellbeing – “How are you?”
“We extend the courtesy of that question daily to others, but when was the last time you genuinely checked-in on yourself? If you’re like me, it’s far too easy to get caught up in completing to-dos and attending to loved ones, but I firmly believe you cannot pour from an empty cup. My challenge to you today, would be to find a little “me” time and make the most of it!”
1. Unplug. Finding time away from our digital devices has actually been proven to increase productivity, heighten focus, decrease anxiety and improve sleep!
2. Journal. Take five minutes and write down 5 things that you’re grateful for or make a list of what went well today.
3. Dance Party! It may seem silly, but dancing has been linked to improved mood, better quality of life, and even lowering the risk for dementia. Take a little time to get your groove on.” I know it is easier said than done sometimes; but even if we just take baby steps or do a little dancing 😊 we will get there.
Our National Wellbeing
In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to include in my message a focus on improving the wellbeing of our nation. I would like to recommend a book called “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein. In this book, the author exposes racially discriminatory policies put into effect throughout U.S. history. Education is a great way to open up dialog and allows people to come together to create positive change.
Separately here is a short video – “Segregated by Design” (about 17 minutes) which is narrated by Richard Rothstein, the author of the book. https://vimeo.com/328684375
As always thank you for allowing me to share. I am grateful for all of you! Be safe!