Tuesday Me-Time 12/8/2020

I hope everyone is happy and healthy on this chilly Tuesday and that your power and internet have been restored after the weekend storm. If it’s feeling like a long week already, we might just have what you need. With a new way to deal with anxiety, tips on how to resist that 4th snowman cookie, and a cozy blanket yoga practice, this one is specifically designed to help you hunker down, deal with the hard times, and make good choices. 

Six ways to find peace of mind in tough times. 

Though there is hope on the horizon, it’s still looking like a long rough winter ahead.  The New York Times offers Three Steps for Safe Living.

Managing our anxiety isn’t easy. We try to push it down, push through, and ignore it. Renee Jain, founder of GoZen!, and Dr. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist, are the authors of Superpowered: Transform Anxiety Into Courage, Confidence and Resilience. They suggest a whole new way to approach anxiety with our children that encourages self-confidence and resilience. Adults can most definitely benefit from this approach as well.  Check out this Life Kit podcast with the authors:  How To Help Your Kids Reframe Their Anxiety — And Reclaim Their Superpowers

COVID stress-baking combined with the holidays has the makings of a perfect storm this year. I don’t know about you, but my self-control is already fighting a losing battle with all the seasonal sweets we keep producing in our house. I thought we could all benefit from the following TED Talk. 

COVID stress-baking combined with the holidays has the makings of a perfect storm this year. I don’t know about you, but my self-control is already fighting a losing battle with all the seasonal sweets we keep producing in our house. I thought we could all benefit from the following TED Talk. How to Trick Yourself Into Good Behavior

By now, we all know that people make lousy decisions and behave badly. We eat the cake, wait until the last minute to do our taxes, and generally work against our own self-interest no matter how much we want to succeed. So…what can we do to fight it? Behavioral scientist Bob Nease shares some tricks to align our good intentions with our actions.

Blanket Yoga! Peace, love… and blankets. The practice of your dreams! Designed to help you handle stress and improve your mental, physical, and emotional health. 

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