Welcome to the Anchor The Scaries Newsletter, your weekly refuge before the chaos of the workweek, produced by Rising Anchor Therapy.
As we journey together towards mental wellness and personal growth, each newsletter edition will feature one affirmation, one article, and one actionable tip to transform your Sunday evenings from a time of anxiety to one of calm and rejuvenation.
Affirmation of the week
"I release my worries and embrace the calm and serenity of the present moment."
Clip of the Week
In this video, Dave Evans, co-creator of Stanford University's renowned Life Design Lab, delves into the essential principles and activities that steer students towards discovering their life's purpose.
Dave Evans: Designing the Life You Really Want [Entire Talk]
And because you probably don’t have time to listen to a 60 minute video (though you totally should if you have the time), we’ve done you a solid and summarized the video below:
- Embrace a designer mindset: view your life as a design problem, meaning that your life is messy, and your life is a “messy” problem
- Reframe problems: You don’t need a perfect solution, you need to build towards a possible solution for your life
- Life is like Opentable - you have infinite potential, but to do whatever you want, but you have to reserve it beforehand.
- Prototype Forward: Test and experiment different life paths, allowing readers to learn from their experiences and make more informed decisions.
- Be Human, Be Helpful, and Be Hopeful
- Spoiler alert: no one has it figured out, and even kids from Stanford feel like they’re behind from time to time.
Actionable Tip of the Week
Mindful waiting: Turn moments of waiting, such as being in line at a store or waiting for an appointment, into an opportunity for mindfulness practice. Instead of reaching for your phone or letting your mind wander, focus on your breath, observe your surroundings, or engage in a brief body scan to stay present in the moment.
May your week be filled with growth and tranquility,
The Rising Anchor Therapy Team