Are you a to-do list person? Do you spend your days writing a list of the things you need to do? If you spend thirty minutes of your time before going to bed making that list, you can start the next day with an eager mind, fully confident that you know exactly what you need to do.
However, if this is the first time making a list, do not fret. All you need is to get yourself a small notebook. A to-do list notebook is what will serve as your guide throughout the day.
Pick a notebook that’s small enough to fit in your pocket. This is to ensure that you can take it with you everywhere you go. The goal is to make sure all the items on the list are ticked at the end of the day. But if there are still a few items left, forgive yourself. Not everyone gets to tick off everything on their list.
Don’t ever think you have failed because you weren’t able to complete everything. After all, the to-do list serves as your guide. If you can tick everything, then that’s...
Everyone has been there. You've been following your healthy diet for a few weeks, but then you decided to binge-eat a bunch of junk over the weekend. You say to yourself, "I deserve it. I've been so good." You promised yourself you would start working out more, so you decided to hit the gym after work every day for a week. You were able to do it for two days, but it became difficult to get off the couch, mainly because things have been hectic at work.
You plan for your future and get excited about all your career plans. Then you realized you wouldn't be able to do it because your everyday responsibilities are getting in your way.
You are scared to return to any of your plans.
You became scared because if only your habit tracker could speak, it will tell you how much of a quitter you are.
Everyone has been there. But as often as it feels like you've failed yourself, you will realize something important about your life.
All the small things that get...
How do you teach yourself to always be prepared? No matter how bad the experience may be, there is still more that can go wrong.
While everyone wishes they could predict the future, the only thing anyone can do is prepare for it. As the famous saying goes, it is best to be prepared for the worst. That way, when the best things happen, at least you’re taken by a positive surprise.
While preparation for life is something that people busy themselves with, you should also try not to miss out on the good times. The fear of tomorrow will not take you anywhere. It will only make you anxious about the next step.
Even if you prepared for the worst, do not forget to stop and take a deep breath.
Life is about living. It is not about worrying about what the future may bring.
It is more about striking the right balance between being ready for anything and living in the moment.
The uncertainty of the future...
In the coming years, the landscape of business will change dramatically. People will make a great shift from face to face business communications to more digital interactions. Young entrepreneurs will spark innovative work with a better understanding of consumer needs. They will gain a competitive advantage over their competitors that refuse to change with the times. All these changes will not only encourage diversity but require it.
Why is diversity important? By embracing diversity and difference of thought, a business or an individual can learn more effective ways of doing things and encourages critical thinking and creativity. Diversity strategies are only successful when senior leaders choose to implement them. In order to be fully sustainable, the changes should be loved by everyone in the business community. Everyone has to learn to embrace the new normal.
Several studies have been conducted to find the connection between productivity and diversity. Working with...
We've all been hurt before by someone we deeply trust and love. How do you react when you're hurt? Do you feel so angry that you all you think about is how you can take revenge? Or do you find it in your heart to forgive whoever it is that hurt you? As humans, we're very complex beings, and we feel a lot of emotions that we can't even understand ourselves at times. Forgiveness vs. revenge can be a tough choice to make, but it's one that you have to be careful about. If you hurt them back, will that satisfy you? Or will you regret it?
We're all capable of both loving and hurting each other. It's a cruel fact about us humans. While you do have a choice whether to take revenge or to forgive, you know that there's something inside you that says it's best to take the high road and forgive. Love has the power to mend whatever it is that's been broken. Love is forgiving. But what does it mean? What is forgiveness, and why is it important? Forgiveness is when...
How distracted do you feel these days? Your ability to focus is sometimes compromised when you are dealing with too many things at a time. While telling yourself to focus may be something easy to do, it requires a lot from your end.
Your ability to keep your mind focused is worth cultivating. Not only is it about your ability to complete tasks when needed, but it plays a crucial role in your future success or failure.
But how do you make sure that you don’t lose concentration? When there are just too many thoughts inside your head, it can be quite hard to focus. Sometimes, it can be frustrating to know that you want to get things done, but you don’t. You end up procrastinating, thinking that nothing can be done now to get things done.
It is best to draw yourself healthy boundaries to help you get focused and manage distractions. Resist the urge to procrastinate. Here are four tips to help you get it right.
It has been more than a week since you returned from your vacation, and you must admit that finding motivation to get back to work is just tricky. You’ve been able to relax and recharge, but you’re not ready yet to get back to the reality of the day-to-day grind.
Some say that it may be a case of post-travel depression. It is when you need to get yourself back to reality, but your mind refuses to. While you may have done a bit of work while on vacation, you spent most of your days having fun and relaxing.
And while it was nice to have gone on vacation, it only made coming back to work more daunting.
You love your job, and there is no doubt about that. However, losing that motivation to get back on your feet and get yourself working is not just inconvenient; it is an issue that needs to be dealt with seriously.
How does losing your motivation harm you? You lose the potential to earn money, but you also lose the chance to...
Whether you are traveling with a newborn or traveling for the first time with your toddler, traveling with kids will always be a daunting task. From packing the essentials to making the itinerary to preparing all those toddler plane activities, traveling with kids is not for the weak at heart.
The list of potential scenarios and worries keep a lot of parents from enjoying their vacation. In the end, they feel like they didn't go on vacation at all. They feel like they were just taking care of their kids in a different place. The challenge of parenting is still the same, no matter where you are.
However, as parents, you know that you should spend quality time with your children while you can. When they are young, they may be a bit harder to control or discipline, but you can take them around wherever you want. Their joys are simple. They are at their happiest whenever they are around you.
Perhaps the best way to enjoy traveling with...
This Summer Solstice is a special gateway because it combines the Summer Solstice with a Solar Eclipse! In this article, I'm going to be sharing three major points for you to understand the overview of the energies at hand that will be happening at this time in history so that you can have a quick, easy way of utilizing the different energies that will be streaming into the planet.
First and foremost, you need to understand that the ancients understood that the solstices and the equinoxes were very important portals and gateways into the other realms. They saw these astronomical configurations as a time when "the veils would thin" in reality.
Maybe you have heard that phrase before, "veils thinning," but what does that mean?
What that means is that our mind's regular habits and patterns are interrupted during these gateways. This is because, during these potent portals, our planet's usual vibrations...
Interpersonal relationships play a huge role in people’s lives. Not only does it fulfill a range of both physical and emotional needs, but it allows people to be more grounded. It’s not just about developing people management skills. Instead, it is about finding people that you can bond with for your whole life.
While romantic relationships are interpersonal, relationships among family and friends belong to this category too. These interpersonal relationships may also come at various levels. Your acquaintances, neighbors, and those people you meet and interact with regularly are all part of the interpersonal relationships that you keep.
Simply put, you can build an interpersonal relationship with everyone else you meet. Given how important keeping these relationships is to your emotional, mental, and physical-mental being, you must know exactly how to keep them healthy and enjoyable.
It takes time and effort for...