Did you know there is an actual connection between our Heart and our Brain? Research by Judith E. Glaser supports just that idea. She actually goes as far as to called the Heart part of our "6 Brains" - The Heart Brain.
Research shows that when a puppy and a child come together in a room their heartbeats begin to sync up and they become connected on a deeper level. The same thing happens in our everyday conversations. When we come into contact with someone stressed, frustrated or anxious, our heart connected to that raised heart rate and without proper tools, we are likely to take on that increase in heart rate. Additionally, when we connect with someone with a calm presence, we often take on that relaxed heart rate.
In looking at the Heart as a part of the brain, we start to see the impact that our heart's connection has on our chemistry.
Are you selfish enough? Do you label yourself as selfless? It is common for our team to hear people use the word "selfless" whenever they are talking about the qualities they bring to a team or situation. And that is when we begin to dig in. Well, what does it mean to be selfless?
Too often, selfless really means that we are giving too much of ourselves, struggle to say no and are exhausted most days. The beauty of life is that when we become selfish - choose to spend time on ourselves and recharge our own batteries, we are actually able to be more selfless for others as we can be our fullest contribution with them.
Remember, being selfish to become selfless will allow you to be the best version of yourself as you help others.