“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
– Elbert Hubbard
Improve Your Balance
Can you stand on one leg? That’s not a trick question! It sounds simple but being able to balance for a certain amount of time is associated with both quality and length of life.
Yes, you read that right – a longer, better life! It also decreases your risk of falls.
Balance is something you can train. And it’s not just helpful for older people – even young people and athletes can benefit from doing balance exercises.
Here are some you can try. Why not check your balance and see if you can better it?
Cultivate a Growth Mindset
Do you just suck at some things because you were born that way? Or can your talents and skills be developed through hard work?
So can you develop a growth mindset? Yes! There are ways, such as:
- Embrace imperfections. They’re what makes us unique!
- Take on challenges. Try to see them as an opportunity for growth.
- Find your purpose and pursue it.
- Take time to reflect. Celebrate progress but also reflect on how you can improve.
- Enjoy the process. It’s the journey that counts, not the end result.
Did you know your Panda Planner is specifically designed to cultivate a growth mindset? Use the reflection exercises (like the end of month review) and let us know how it goes!
Mauricio Umansky, Founder and CEO of The Agency
Real estate mogul Mauricio Umansky says practicing mindfulness is crucial to his day. He:
- Meditates and visualizes success. “Taking time every day to sit in silence and visualize the prosperity and abundance your life is capable of enables positive outcomes and achievements to flow freely into your life.”
- Sets an intention for the day.
- Goes to the gym. “I enjoy clearing my head at the gym and letting go of any of the prior day’s stressors in order to embrace the present day with a positive outlook.”
- Takes the time to connect with family whenever possible. “Having a successful home life and strong family foundation will only spur you on to do bigger and better things in the boardroom.”
Why it works:
- Mental imagery impacts many processes in the brain, says Psychology Today – like motor control, attention, planning, and memory. “So the brain is getting trained for actual performance during visualization.”
- There’s evidence that intention-setting really has biological implications.
- Yep – working out beats stress and has a bunch of mental health benefits.
- Strong family relationships are linked to higher well-being. Family time is key!
Have you ever tried visualization? Here’s an exercise you can try for visualizing goals that only takes 10 minutes a day. Why not give it a try?