Do you still remember how you made friends at school when you were young? For some, it may have started by sharing a sandwich during lunch. Others became friends because they offered to help a classmate having a hard time in the assignment. Or perhaps they met and bonded on the basketball court.
Building new friendships are good, but keeping the old ones is just as important. A new friendship always brings about the promise of new hope. It opens doors for discoveries and strengthens faith in one's self.
While making friends at school and making friends at work differ because of the different social circumstances you find yourself in, making new friends doesn't have to be too difficult. When you meet random people, you sometimes feel the urge to befriend some of them. They give you the kind of feeling that you share something special.
But then, there are also those people that you meet that make you feel like you...
If you often find yourself stressed about your home because it’s so messy, know that there’s something you can do about it. You’ve already probably heard or seen signs that say “clean as you go.” Maybe you can try applying this practice in your own life so that you can minimize the stress you experience whenever you’re confronted with so much clutter.
The principles of cleaning are simple, and you can apply this system not just in organizing the clutter in your home, but also to have a clutter-free and clean mind. Once you understand the clean-as-you-go principle, you can use it at work, school, managing finances, and other vital areas that need decluttering and organization.
The clean-as-you-go principle is very easy to understand and practice. In your home, for example, you don’t wait for the whole house to be a mess before cleaning it. You may think that you...
Deadlines. The word itself can sometimes fill you with dread and anxiety. Whether you love deadlines or not, there is one thing true about them—they provide you with a whole lot of motivation.
There is nothing like a pending project that’s due tomorrow to keep you up and inspired all night. Deadlines help you stay focused on the task that needs to be done. They help you in managing the expectations of others and of yourself.
However, deadlines are not as daunting as people see it. Of course, there will be risks when you don’t meet them. Your boss might just fire you. A disappointed client might tell her friends not to hire you for future projects. Some coworkers may resent you. And so you push yourself to meet the deadline and fulfill everyone’s expectations.
However, when you set deadlines for yourself, it seems you end up being too lenient. You up your deadline for this week, but you move it next week and then another...
Happiness, they say, should always come from within. So if you are looking for ways to turn negative into positive, you must seek the answers from within yourself.
If you were asked what would make you happy, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps you have thought of your kids' milestones and how those moments make you happy. Or maybe it is the simple gesture of getting flowers for your birthday.
But then again, all these actions and things may make you happy only for a moment. That's when you thought that happiness will always be ever fleeting.
When you are all alone, and everything is quiet, ask yourself what truly makes you happy. Whether you admit to it or not, it is something that you cannot describe, but you can feel it. It is a sense of inner peace and quiet.
So whenever it feels like you need to take the good with the bad, remind yourself that you need to live in the moment. Allow yourself to feel every moment in your...
Are you under a lot of stress? Several different factors can cause pressure, or anxiety, in your day to day life.
You can suffer from different types of stress. For example, it can be wearisome when you have to deal with an increased workload in the office. You can be under a lot of tension when you've just given birth and are transitioning to parenthood.
Sometimes, you have to deal with multiple stressors that may seem quite impossible to survive. It is during these situations that you might feel the most upset and frustrated. However, your body will respond to it by making you feel various symptoms that include extreme emotions such as depression and anger.
Stress affects you in several ways, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Sadly, these effects come in varying intensities as well.
No one is exempted from stress or life challenges. Everyone deals with it their own way. However, when it begins to alter your life...
When was the last time you stopped to admire the beauty of and smell of the flowers? When was the last time you allowed yourself to stop and appreciate life as it happened to you?
People say that gratitude exercises help you see life from a different perspective. Although life can sometimes give you lemons, it also provides opportunities to turn them into lemonade.
It takes a lot of courage to see beyond the challenges and worries that come your way. It is not like you can be positive all day every day. Sometimes, the problems can bring you down so low that you feel like you will never resurface. They can even shake your sense of self, making you wonder why these things happened to you.
Gratitude and appreciation, however, are innate parts of human nature. It is the part of our being that makes us see the light. It allows us to turn not-so-good experiences into learning milestones.
There may be times when life’s challenges become...
Do you have your share of lousy family habits? The issue of lousy family habits is not restricted to a particular race or religion. Everyone all over the world recognizes that their family does something they could definitely do without.
In this fast-paced world, everyone wants to develop good habits in their children. They want the kids to grow up only mirroring the good practices the family follows. However, this change won't happen overnight. Everyone in the family must contribute to make it happen.
Habits are repeated actions that people learn to do in a given situation. Whenever the condition occurs, the action happens. While you cannot control situations from happening, you are definitely in control of how you react to it.
Remember that children can easily pick up and follow bad habits. Soon, they will mimic everyone's overall health and lifestyle. The sooner that you acknowledge these bad habits, the easier it will be for you to change it.
However, be warned...
How often do we allow ourselves to wallow in the thought that we’re worthless? If you’re feeling stressed and depressed about your current situation, then know that you have the power to change it. You may not be able to change your circumstances immediately, but you can change your attitude about your situation. Feeling low at the thought that you’re nothing is something that you can conquer. You can fight it.
Whenever you’re feeling sad for no reason, you know deep inside that there was something that triggered it. Was it your friend’s social media post showing off their latest luxurious escapade? Did you hear the news about your colleague at work getting a promotion? Was it seeing your neighbor drive around with their new car? There’s always something that can cause that feeling of worthlessness, and mostly it’s because we can’t help but compare ourselves to other...
Everyone has their off days from time to time. It is part of human nature to feel sad once in a while. Feeling sad actually helps people balance their emotions.
But if it feels like you're going to have a bad day, all you really need is a change of perspective. If you're wondering how to get out of a funk, know that it's all about the proper frame of mind.
After all, a significant part of your happiness depends on your disposition. Your circumstances may not be something you can control, but you can definitely do something about how you address them.
The reality is pretty simple. If you want to know how to snap out of a bad mood, then you need to put a positive spin on things. Flip the switch and turn anything annoying into something remarkable. Here's how you can turn your day around and make it the best one ever.
Find something that you can associate with happiness. It has to be something...
Do you want to learn how to be good with money? While it is everyone’s dream to become financially-independent at a certain point in their lives, only some people can successfully do it. Others run into significant challenges before they truly achieve independence.
This fact remains the same—everyone will be able to get over their debt no matter their current situation. You will earn just enough, invest all the extra, and be able to make as much money as you want.
Apart from learning how to get over their debt, people are wondering how they can gain control over their finances. The beginning of every journey is always the most difficult, but in the end, everything will be worth it.
This is a tough question to answer if you are unemployed, drowning in debt, or dealing with a combination of the two. Don’t fret just yet. There is still good news for you. There is always a way you...