Thrive Global – ‘More than Living. Thriving.’

 

Thrive Global Logo

According to recent research 81% of us now use a smartphone and time spent interacting with media on a phone, laptop, tablet or other digital device increases year on year.


We all know what a time drain anything to do with the internet can be and we’re all guilty of getting caught up wandering aimlessly online.  Even the most disciplined of us can get distracted by a well targeted article or advertisement.

Ironically, despite the digital help that is meant to simplify our lives, more and more of us a succumbing to a life of stress, anxiety and burnout.   There are not enough hours in the day.

Last week, Arianna Huffington (of the Huffington Post success) and author of bestselling books Thrive and The Sleep Revolution, launched her latest digital project, Thrive Global.  A digital resource to support you in living a balanced, healthy and inspired life.  The website tagline says it all – ‘More than living. Thriving.’

So, if we’re going to spend so much time online then we may as well be filling that time with quality content and learning how to make positive use out of all of the reams of information coming our way all day, every day.

‘when we prioritize our wellbeing, our decision making, our creativity, our productivity and our performance dramatically improve across the board’.

Focusing on health, well-being and performance, Thrive Global is packed with articles about thriving in life as well as apps, podcasts and e-courses all around the theme of self care both physically and mentally.

Take a look through the digital pages and you’ll find…..

  • journal.  Packed full of positive articles embracing a range of topics and filed under categories such as well-being, wisdom and working smarter.  Thrive Global nurtures the idea of creating balance in our lives by prioritizing our well-being and not living to a point of burnout.  Another great feature of the journal is the indicator at the top of each article describing how long a read it is.  You can make the decision to invest in 3 minutes of reading time or 20.
  • shop.  An opportunity to browse the latest health and well-being products, services and technology available to us.  The products here are selected specifically to support us in our quest for a healthy life.
  • apps&podcasts.  Digital aids and e-courses to help you live a more productive and, therefore,  less stressed life.

Arianna believes that ‘when we prioritize our wellbeing, our decision making, our creativity, our productivity and our performance dramatically improve across the board’.

Dip in and take a look and you will find something to inspire.  If you’re going to spend time online, which we all inevitably will continue to do,  this inspiring website is one well worth getting lost in.

Thrive Global – More than Living. Thriving.

Mindfulness – The New Science of Health & Happiness. Time Special Edition

Mindfulness published by Time Magazine
Mindfulness – The New Science of Health and Happiness published by Time Magazine
Mindfulness is a bit of a buzz word at the moment. This Time special edition magazine is a collection of articles on the subject

Mindfulness, defined as ‘focusing one’s full attention only on the present’ has become a much talked about topic of late.  I’ve heard it mentioned in classes and noticed a growing number of books, magazines and web articles discussing the topic.

Of course, having a bunch of information is useful but when there are so many sources it can also be overwhelming.

The nice thing about this magazine format is that it skims off the cream of the crop in terms of content pulling a great range of articles together into one place.

If you are interested in learning more about mindfulness without committing to in depth research it’s well worth a look.

The magazine is broken up into three topic sections.

  • Part One: Outsmart Stress.  Including stress management, sleep habits and digital stresses
  • Part Two: Find your Center.  Meditation, gratitude and finding purpose.
  • Part Three: Eat, Play, Thrive.  Yoga, diet and doing things you enjoy.

A little on the expensive side as, at $13.99, it is the price of a book but, nevertheless, packed full of easy to read content.  If you are interested in learning more about mindfulness without committing to in depth research it’s well worth a look.

Mindfulness – The New Science of Health and Happiness.  Time Special Edition can be found at some supermarkets (I found my copy in Sprouts) as well as bookstores and online.