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What if hard work just makes things harder?
Soft work, the easiest way to feel happier, tips for combatting the overdoing, and more
In our next episode of The Uplifters Podcast, coming your way this Friday, you’ll discover exactly how we shifted out of our old approach, and finally achieved our big, audacious goals. You, too, might be efforting yourself into a ditch if you answer yes to any of these questions:
Are you showing up over and over again without seeing progress?
Do you feel like the work you’re putting in is disproportionate to the reward you’re receiving in return?
Do you feel stuck in place?
There will never be a perfect circumstance or a perfect situation. But there are mindsets that work, and there are mindsets that don't. And even if efforting and working really hard and bearing down can get us there, it will not get us as far. Period.
I can’t wait to join you in your messy, chaotic, potential-filled life as you take your morning walk, drive to work, do the dishes, or whatever you’re doing as you get powered up by some Julie wisdom on Friday!
If you need a new tool to boost your happiness anytime, or to shift out of overthinking and into action, this article by happiness scientistis a must-read. I spent 10 years studying what makes us happy in life—here’s the No. 1 thing I overlooked the entire time.
If you want more on the power of presence here’s something I wrote about it a year or so ago.
If you want a burst of inspiration from an elder Uplifter, read this profile of Apo Whang-Od, a 106-year-old Philipino tattoo artist who pretty much singlehandedly kept an ancient tradition alive.
If you’ve found yourself scrolling yourself to sleep, join the conversation at LiveUp Daily, where Uplifters connect to reflect, learn, share, and grow together. A topic that came up with several coaching clients recently is “overdoing” - food, sleep, scrolling, work, and even self-expression. The research on overeating shows that people most often overeat when they are so hungry for food that an animalistic urge to consume takes over without thought or intention for what comes not next or when is enough. This is exactly what happens when we overdo sleep, scrolling social media, work or even self-expression. So, we’ve been working on ways to meet those needs more consistently: eg endless nighttime scrolling could be a deep hunger for downtime and reflection in a marathon sprint of a day, so we’ve built that into other parts of the day. Are there times when you overdo something because you haven’t met a need consistently?
Boosts straight from LiveUp Daily
Do you have a story for our Mother’s Day episode?
Mothering comes in many forms, from those who made us, raised us, taught us, and sheltered us, no matter their relation or title. For this Mother’s Day, we are celebrating the lessons we’ve learned from all of the women who helped us become. If your mother figures taught you a valuable life lesson that you’d be willing to share with us for an audio collage, please do one of the following:
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Reply to this message and I’ll book a session for us to record your story together
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