Do I tell them how, every morning I get up, get ready, wake my partner and four children up and try and nag them out of bed to go to work/school, whilst making breakfast, emptying the dishwasher and respond to half a dozen of email before 8am?
In his quest to become King of Zululand, uShaka made changes to how his people viewed war resulting in the Zulu Kingdom having better odds in battle.
The Hindu religion is the oldest living religion today; around five thousand years old. It revered animals and humans respectively and even more so, women. Goddesses were worshipped just as much as gods and they were endowed with some of the most prominent powers and energies.
Hence, when next you are surrounded by facts and analysis on how the internet is decreasing the human attention span and degrading our sense organs, take a step back and imagine what the world would really be like without internet access.
Photo of Roza Models Teresa Casserly (PMH Volunteer) and Katherine Gannon at a fashion show in aid of Positive Mental Health
No matter what your external circumstances, you can take charge of your internal landscape. You can take charge of your response to outer stimuli. You can be liberated in prison (like my mindful stress management students were) or you can be imprisoned in your everyday life.
January for many people is a let-down after the prolonged Christmas preparations and resultant festivities. People can feel that their lives are out of control and many negative factors are highlighted at the start of the New Year.
Cause or effect? The key point here is that at any given moment, you have the choice. You either allow what's happening to affect you and hold on to your excuses. Or you take full responsibility for what is going on and choose to get your result. I know which I choose!