August's social, vibrant and fiery energy is an invitation to bring our talents and passions to center stage. But what if you don't know what those talents are? What if you're unsure about what you should be doing with your life or where your strengths lie?
Positive Psychology is a branch of Psychology which studies how people can increase happiness, quality of life, well-being and contentment. One of the ways in which to do this is to identify our natural character strengths so that we can more easily cultivate our passion & flow and even minimize our weaknesses.
Positive Psychology identifies 24 character strengths or virtues under six categories ~ transcendence, courage, wisdom, justice, temperance & humanity.
Vacations are awesome right? Stress melts away as deadlines and calls and commutes dissolve. Time slows down, weights are lifted, life's natural rhythms return.
Taking a week off of work every month to go on vacation may not be practical, but you can cultivate that feeling of mental lightness right in your own backyard without booking a ticket or driving hours away.
This week, take some time to create a daily vacation for yourself - something you truly enjoy and look forward to. This time should be different than a morning or nighttime routine, which is more structured and purposeful.
Digital detoxing will look different for everyone - it's not a one size fits all prescription. Many of us rely on our computers and phones for our livelihood so disconnecting completely just isn't feasible. The key is to create realistic boundaries that you feel confident you will be able to stick to.
I love the idea of creating daily digital detox habits because, let's face it - small, consistent steps are a lot more doable than giving up your phone cold turkey for an entire week.