Do you feel overwhelmed with your todo list? Is "creating fulfilling happiness" missing from that list? Everyday Happiness with Katie Jefcoat is here to help you. In 2-minutes a day, over time, you’ll discover how to reduce overwhelm and create lasting happiness through Katie’s signature method of Intentional Margins, happiness science, and musings about life. Start your day with a positive mindset. Many of us can get deep in the feeling of overwhelm. The anxiety of our own ambition can weigh heavily on our thoughts and emotions. We lay down and close our eyes at night and our chest begins to feel heavy. More items on the to-do list than the day before. How will we ever going to get off the hamster wheel of to-dos? When are we going to start living life for more than the hustle? As a recovering lawyer and passion driven entrepreneur, Katie knew something had to change. What she found is that you can have harmony, be intentionally productive and create massive impact, all at the same time - without feeling guilty. So she asked herself a simple question: "How can I get off the hamster wheel and how can I show others how to do the same? She knew she'd had a system for herself, but she’d never put it into defining words. On August 15, 2019, she sat down at her dining room table with her friend Jenna (her business bestie). Post-It notes covering the table. This is where she first defined the concept of Intentional Margins. What are Intentional Margins? INTENTIONAL MARGINS™ (n): A buffer of space and time to create harmony between your to-do’s and your priorities. Now you can get the support you need to manage your overwhelm, one little tip at a time. Regardless of the industry, Everyday Happiness blends inspiration with a pragmatic approach to finding Harmony. You'll be encouraged to throw “balance” out the window for a more achievable approach called harmony. Through Intentional Margins™, you'll be encouraged to develop what harmony means to you, by identifying your priorities at work and at home. Every day, we'll end the podcast help you feel equipped to jump off the hamster wheel of overwhelm and go out there and crush your day. --About the Host-- Katie Jefcoat is a community curator, speaker, author and motivator who supports ambitious women (and a few good men) move from feeling hectic to harmonious. As a recovering trial lawyer, she knows first hand what it feels like to have a demanding job. As an entrepreneur with a passion that lights her hair on fire and a busy family she’s in the thick of it with you. Many people strive for balance and think overwhelm is just a part of life. Sadly, the hustle culture and our never-ending to-do list is creating a life where our priorities are getting the leftover scraps of time. Katie introduces people to what she calls - Intentional Margins™ - a kind of life in which they reduce randomness, create harmony between their to-dos and their priorities and intentionally enjoy the meaningful parts of life - without feeling guilty. Without exposure to a different way, we remain stuck on the hamster wheel of to-dos and never find the “balance” we yearn for. Katie works diligently to expose her community to different ways of doing things, because she fundamentally believes we deserve to make time for our priorities. We deserve to live a life of harmony. And it’s within our control to create it. Katie curates a smorgasbord of content related to managing your calendar, handling overwhelm, setting boundaries, reducing randomness, saying no, self-care, the power of your choices, and more in her Intentional Margins™ Membership Community -- which she calls the coziest virtual coffee shop (on Facebook). Connect and learn more at www.katiejefcoat.com.
Saturday Mar 25, 2023
Saturday Mar 25, 2023
Saturday Mar 25, 2023
Do you ever feel like your gratitude practice gets stuck? Rather than feeling unsatisfied repeating yourself, check out this episode on daily gratitude prompts to give you an inspirational boost in the right direction.
Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in about 2 minutes a day, through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life.
I'm your host Katie Jefcoat, and today, we are talking about daily gratitude. Science has determined that gratitude has exponential benefits for the mind and body as it activates feel-good neurotransmitters that promote feelings of trust, increases social bonding, and improves happiness.
Many individuals have taken to practicing gratitude daily or weekly, depending on what works best for them. I, too, practice gratitude on a regular basis. Sometimes, I do a flurry of appreciation in my mind while I brush my teeth in the morning. Sometimes, I sit down with my gratitude journal and write out a few thoughts. I am even considering making a gratitude jar for my whole family to enjoy.
However, there are days when I get stuck. It’s not that I am not grateful for anything; I have so many things to be thankful for every day. BUT, on occasion, I run out of ideas and don’t feel satisfied repeating myself. I want something new to acknowledge that I may not have thought of before to expand my gratitude practice and see more of the good things around me.
So, I did a little digging into daily gratitude prompts, and, of course, I am here to share them with you. If you are a little stuck or think getting stuck may happen, save this episode or write them down to use later, or see our March 2023 blog post. Are you ready? Here we go!
- Did I do something nice for someone today? What is something nice that someone did for me?
- What is something stressful that happened today? What did I do to overcome that?
- What is one physical attribute about myself that I appreciate?
- What is something that put a smile on my face today?
- What are three things that I love about my home?
- What was something yummy that I ate today?
- What is my favorite thing in my town?
- What is my favorite quality of my best friend?
- What is one thing I am looking forward to this weekend?
Did any of those questions light your hair on fire? Let me know in the comments! AND what’s your favorite daily gratitude prompt? Share it on socials and tag us over at Everyday Happiness!
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Downloadable 100 Gratitude Journal Prompts: https://www.katiejefcoat.com/gratitude