While I was teaching a zoom webinar for a corporate team offsite on “Cultivating Mindfulness and Resilience Amidst Uncertainty,” a strong, burly man raised his hand and said; “I’m having a hard time connecting to any good feelings or quieting my mind – I just keep thinking of all the stuff I need to do at work, and everything I need to do at home.”

Does your mind get stuck in loops?

We’ve all had the experience of feeling anxious about everything we need to get done on a given day. 

It feels exhausting.

Last week, I shared this powerful interview I did with PhD Neuroscientist Rick Hanson as part of our Bringing Calm to COVID Series.  (Watch it Here)

Today, I want to deepen into some of Rick’s other tools. In his latest book Resilience, Rick also offers great advice on how to cultivate a sense of satisfaction throughout your day. 

All you need to do is take a moment to pause, breath and feel satisfied upon the completion of a given task.

Brushed your child’s hair?   Pause, breath, feel satisfied.

Filled the tank with gas?  Pause, breath, feel satisfied.

Completed that project at work? Pause, breath, feel satisfied.

Wiped crumbs off the counter? Pause, breath, feel satisfied.

Sent that email? Pause, breath, feel satisfied.

By cultivating a sense of satisfaction after you complete things, you’ll start to feel less overwhelmed and more appreciative of all that you’re already doing. 

This is one simple yet powerful way to get out of the mental loop of never enough. 

Whatever state of being you want to feel more of, whether it’s satisfaction or gratitude or patience, see if you can find ways to experience that state of being throughout your day and then savor and extend the experience to turn the state into a lasting trait. 

This is how you rewire your brain to cultivate desired states of being. 

It’s really that simple! 

If you want to go deeper into this topic, be sure to watch my conversation with Dr Hanson about Bringing Calm to COVID. 

Want Vanessa to lead a session for your organization?

And if you’d like me to lead a webinar on “Cultivating Mindfulness and Resilience Amidst Uncertainty” or another relevant topic for your team or organization, I’d love to! 

Simply email Robyn@vanessaloder.com to learn more.

May you feel deeply satisfied with yourself today and every day,


P.S. Feeling inspired and ready for fall while working from my dining room table today with CWYL Grad Suzanne Miller’s gorgeous table runner from www.storiedhouse.co.

Want to know what’s in my stack of books? Here’s what I’m reading these days:

Resilient by Rick Hanson

Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee

When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd

P.P.S. I’ll be teaching another LIVE Weekly Planning Session on Insight Timer on March 26th – join me and register HERE

We’ll be using the Soul Planner to set yourself up for a successful, soul-centric week. 🙂 


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