This post is part of a weekly series called “Three Course Thursday”. Each week, I post links to articles I’ve been digging which focus on improving yourself – physically, mentally, and spiritually. Think of it as a weekly three-course meal for self-improvement.
On to this week’s Three Course Thursday!
Physical: “Science says people determine your competence, intelligence, and salary based on your weight” (via businessinsider.com) – Whether it’s fair or not can be debated, but there’s no doubting that people make assumptions about others based on physical appearance. The lesson? Control what you can control.
Mental: “A Simple Yet Powerful Way to Handle A Stress Episode” (via hbr.org) – Stress episodes tend to strike at the most inopportune moment. Don’t let acute stress ruin your next job interview – let Monique Valcour guide you through the RAIN technique, a simple tool for handling stress episodes.
Spiritual: “3 Modern Meditation Techniques That End Stress in 15 Minutes A Day” (via pickthebrain.com) – What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the word “meditation”? If you answered “sitting still, in a quiet field, with my legs crossed, chanting ‘Ohmmmm’ “, then let this article disprove some common assumptions. Although some people are able to sit still while meditating, many others find it frustrating, or cannot find the time to do so. This article highlights 3 ways to start the practice that don’t involve closing your eyes and sitting still.
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