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Have you found yourself procrastinating lately? It might be comforting to know that procrastination isn't something that only humans do. After all, Newton's Law of Motion states that anything at rest will remain at rest unless compelled to move.
If the entire universe is procrastinating, how do you determine the causes of procrastination within yourself?
You tell yourself you need to be working. Your thoughts wander about what to eat for dinner or when you can get out of the house to pay the bills. You stop to check your social media accounts and perhaps even chat with a few friends.
Procrastination is not just about pushing back work. It could go beyond, affecting the other parts of your life.
In the end, you regret all the time you wasted putting off something that you could have already completed. Sometimes, the time runs out. The opportunity that slipped by makes it all the more...
Have you ever wondered how other people deal with their problems? Any professional who has found success in what he does follows various motivation methods. Still, one thing is true for all: they have a mindset of finding the positive within the negative.
Rather than seeing the problem as a burden to their growth, it fuels them to become more. They turn their challenges into opportunities for learning and improvement. In a way, they are left to become better versions of who they were before the problem came along.
This may seem like a simple case of mind motivation, but it comes with several benefits.
First, it reduces the stress that comes with the problem because it is viewed as a learning opportunity.
Second, the problem becomes less intimidating because it is viewed from a more positive perspective.
Third, it allows you to think fast on your feet. Instead of wallowing in sadness, you learn to deal with the problem head-on.
Fourth, it helps you to...
One of the critical factors that help people become successful is their ability to focus. A person's ability to put his mind to completing a task is what allows him to succeed in his endeavors. Mindfulness activities not only teach you how to focus. They also help you achieve a total understanding of the task at hand, as well as the implication of its completion to all the other tasks you need to finish.
Did you know that most people consider their focus as the most crucial part of their success? Without this consistent attention, they wouldn't be able to complete their responsibilities, learn from them, and perhaps even develop more efficient processes.
Focus acts as the gateway to all the thinking mechanisms that a person has. These include memory, learning, decision-making skills, and even perception. This is the reason why a person needs to increase their focus if they want to achieve success.
This is the...
Do you have a fear of being left behind? This fear happens every year to practically everyone. New Year's resolutions rear their ugly head, and you try to set your yearly goals, but you already feel like you haven't accomplished the goals you set for this past year. With this world based around productivity, there is a constant push of needing to move and do more. This feeling makes us feel like we are already way behind, even if we aren't.
Whenever you wake up in the morning, do you feel the slightest touch of anxiety? Do you feel the need to get up and get moving on your tasks? Do you check your mail and social media messages before you actually get out of bed?
When you're feeling behind in life, you start your day early and deal with a lot of emails, work tasks, household chores, and other things just to get ahead. With your busy schedule, you forget to take a pause and enjoy the day. Before you know it, it's nighttime.
And although you have accomplished a lot, it still...
The celebration of Mother’s Day only comes once a year. It is the only day when the topic about mothers and their special powers comes to the forefront. Moms are so exceptional that every day should be Mother’s Day, right?
People remember to show how grateful they are of their mothers on this special day every year. Some show their love through flowers. Others put some effort into baking a special cake for their moms. The list of things to do on Mother’s Day goes on and on.
Every person has their own way of expressing how they feel towards their mom. Some are more expressive than others. Some find comfort in writing a letter of gratitude to their mom.
The more digitally-inclined citizens take it to social media to pay tribute to the woman of the house. While mothers are celebrated every day, Mother’s Day each year serves as a reminder that the woman who takes care of everyone else all year long also needs a little taking care...
There is no denying that you have your own ways of getting things done. You're comfortable in your techniques and may have spent years perfecting them, so whatever it is you're doing almost always ends up working out correctly. However, you've grown afraid of experimenting or shifting your perspective because you're scared that something might not turn out well. When you're stuck within a certain mindset, you don't grow or develop. You may be hindering your career or personal growth if you're too afraid to make changes, no matter how small.
Whether it is performing a task, starting a conversation, or doing an activity, a small change in mindset or action can make a huge difference. What does it mean to make a shift?
The shift is opening up to possibilities. It is warming up to something new. Making a shift in mindset or action could help open your heart and mind to trying out something you've not had the chance to try before.
Making a shift may not sound too...
Have you had that feeling of being incomplete? You may have felt it during your younger years, or perhaps you’ve felt it your whole life. It’s that feeling where it seems like something’s missing or something’s not quite right. There’s this void inside you, and you can’t figure out what it is.
It’s possible that you also feel lonely because somehow, there’s this disconnect between you and others. You have this nagging thought that you just don’t fit in. As you grew older, this loneliness and disconnect may have turned into further isolation and unfulfillment.
Even if we think that we’re self-reliant and independent, deep down, we still feel the need to connect and foster intimacy with other people. We try to get it from social media, but this doesn’t give us the satisfaction that we’re looking for. You may have tried using dating apps so you can meet new...
When was the last time you had an adventure? Maybe you haven’t gone out for fun for a long time. You may be thinking, “With my schedule, that’s just impossible these days. How do you start traveling when you have no time?” Yes, that could be true for many of us. But we can still find a way to bring excitement back into our lives. Your life adventure doesn’t have to remain a dream. You can turn it into reality and let the vacation begin. Now, what you have to focus on is how to start being more adventurous. Don’t be nervous; the whole process will be fun and filled with discovery and exploration.
Being an adult can be stressful, but it also has its perks. When we were younger, we didn’t have the means to travel whenever we wanted to. Now, we have full control of our resources, which are our time and money. If you’re thinking about the responsibilities of being...
If you were challenged to only check your email twice per day, do you think you could do it? Probably, but that’s not the catch. Along with only checking your email twice per day, you have to complete everything you have to do within 30 minutes. Will you survive?
When it comes to productivity improvement, people need to see how they are spending their time. What are they spending their time on? When you know what is keeping you busy the whole day, you’ll see how you can manage your time better.
If you wish you had more time in a day to get things done, you’re not handling your time well. That’s why it feels like you need more.
Whenever you think of how to become more productive, you can’t help but wonder what you are doing wrong.
The email challenge is not about rushing through your work emails. Rather, it is about optimizing your efficiency to improve your productivity.
Participating in this...
Everyone wants to be liked and loved. People want to be appreciated for what they do or for their intelligence. Others want to show off their good nature or their natural speaking ability.
While everyone wants to be accepted, it can be quite tough to teach oneself how not to care about what others think about them. Sadly, when you want others to like you the way you want to be liked, you end up giving them all the power over you. You start to rely on them for self-acceptance. Their opinion begins to play a pivotal role in your success as a person. That is where the vicious cycle begins.
Perhaps you, too, have wondered how not to let people get to you. When you begin to believe that other people's opinions or impressions of you is all that matters, then telling yourself not to care becomes more difficult.
In wanting to be accepted, you end up losing a part of who you are. When you continue to worry about what others will say, you end up seeing only the reality that...