by Shivani Mangar · 17 May 2019 · 6 min read
Technically, my life is no different than millions of others. It's a part of the human condition to experience trauma. But somewhere along the way, we have to figure out who we really are and do some real work on ourselves.
How do we build an emotional moat around ourselves so that we can still thrive in a time such as this?
Growing up, my parents (particularly my mom) expected greatness. This helped me do well in school but it also had a negative side effect: I became a perfectionist. I think perfectionism is tied to pleasing others and trying to make sure people like us. If we are perfect, you have to love us right? We feel like we aren't good enough as is, so if we are perfect, it will make up for it.
It's Week 21 here, and I am still here — sitting in my corner bedroom, typing away at a makeshift desk. And my children are here, too. Nope, they haven't gone anywhere. Can't you hear that howling in the background as I smile into the webcam and conduct our meeting, pretending everything is ok, and that I have smoothly embraced my new normal?That howling, the wailing, the laughing, the shouting, the screaming — that's the soundtrack of the life of a working mother, now available for all of you to download and hear.
Change your morning; change your day. With all the benefits that a morning routine has to offer, don't sleep on it. Check these seven habits for better mornings that can easily fit into your day.
Ever wondered what the secret to a long and healthy life is? Well, it is actually just a combination of a balanced diet and proper exercise. By staying active, you reap multiple benefits aside from a longer lifespan.