It takes courage to deal with the changes that come in life—especially the traumatic or large ones like moving, losing a loved one, or losing a job. Cultural changes can have the same effect, especially when entering a country or state far different from your own. It won't happen overnight, and the acceptance will take a while too. However, when equipped with an open mind and an even bigger heart, you can embrace anything that comes your way.
Imagine what would happen if you suddenly have to deal with traumatic change overnight? For example, what if a storm came and left your whole community devastated? Houses are torn down, and you can't find the people you love. The phone lines are down, and there is no way to communicate with people to let them know you're alive and well.
Such changes force you to give up your habitual patterns. You cannot go back to your usual routine and have to learn to adapt to your new environment. But then...
Encouragement is the act of giving another person confidence and support. When it comes to the importance of motivation, everyone knows that being supported by those you love is sometimes the only thing that keeps you going when the going gets tough.
Everyone needs a little encouragement from time to time. Whether it comes as words or actions, every person who is encouragement is enlightened. They are given hope that all will be well in time.
While everyone can be a source of inspiration, not everyone will be willing to give it away. Selfishness is an unfortunate part of human nature. Sometimes, people take advantage of others who are struggling. They put them down even more by judging them poorly or kicking them while they are down. Obviously, this discouragement of your fellow human doesn’t actually help you feel better about yourself, even if you think it will. Perhaps, right now, you are the victim of someone who is putting you down, and you’re becoming...
Everyone wants to be committed to something or someone because it gives them a sense of grounding. However, when you make a commitment, you could be limiting your options. For some people, this could pose a huge problem. For others, the hard part of living comes from not having a goal in mind. They feel lost in life with no direction. These may be opposing views, but they all point to the same issue and question:
How does one stay committed to their responsibilities while also still becoming the person they want to be?
How do you deal with your dedication and commitment to work while still having time for yourself? How do you follow through with prior commitments while still growing as a person? Is there a secret formula that will enable you to see things through no matter what happens?
While other people rush themselves to pursue their endeavors, it is best to work at your own pace. When you look back to how you were...
How do you use the time you have in your hands? Time management strategies only become effective when you choose to commit to them. However, that can be easier said than done.
You can choose to be efficient, or you can choose to go through every day with disorganized thoughts. You could choose to focus your time on tasks that are considered high-value, or you could choose to waste your day being distracted and not completing anything.
The choice is always yours.
You are free to do what you want to do. Perhaps the only question left to ask is this: do you have control of your time?
In order to start accomplishing things, you have to eliminate everything that is keeping you from being productive. When it comes to effective time management, the goal should always be to put yourself in control of your time. How you want to spend it should always be a decision you make for yourself.
What does it mean to have time for you? It takes...
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Are you experiencing work overload? Do you feel like if one more thing comes your way, you may fall apart? Modern life is rife with tasks that need to be done immediately, even more so than our parents. Technology has kept us connected to our work, social media has kept us glued to our screens, and everyday tasks keep us on our toes. While we can solve these issues, we can also find goodness in the disorder.
First, we must identify why we are overwhelmed. This not an exhaustive list, but definitely some of the most common causes. If your particular issue isn’t listed, the solutions, later on, will more than likely help you anyway.
Studies show that those who are overworking at their vocation or within their homes are at a higher risk for heart attack, heart disease, and general misery. Signs of overwork can show up in several different ways such as anxiety, depression, decreased...
Everyone deals with their own kind of stress. In fact, because of the modern pace of life, it has become almost impossible for people to achieve a state of total stress relaxation. The stress they feel comes from a lot of sources, including traffic, relationships, finances, health, and more. Pressure can be a big part of your life, but it is possible to let it go.
Do you find it challenging to achieve a quiet mind? To have a quiet mind means you are not worried about the small things in life, like waking up a little late or if your hair isn't perfect. Everyone gets stressed out over something or someone from time to time.
Do you get overwhelmed by all the responsibilities at home and at work that sometimes you can no longer take it? There are various strategies for managing stress in the workplace, but it takes more than just patience and hard work.
Everyone wants to live in a world where there is peace, calmness, and order, but it isn't possible all...
It is part of human nature to experience panic and chaos. While everyone dreams of going through their daily tasks without interruption, it is nearly impossible no matter how hard people try. Although you try your best to run your day as smoothly and efficiently as you can, something always unexpected comes up and ruins the peace.
Rather than slow down or stop, positive minds always choose to continue to do what they are doing. Regardless of how disrupted the process may seem, the decision to proceed is something that most people want. More than anything, dealing with chaos and disorder should still be a source of inspiration.
From a more positive perspective, you will see how these challenges can turn any experience into something life-changing. More than that, the experience also teaches you to hold on to the peace inside of you.
Are you wondering how to calm someone down? While everyone has their own chaos to deal...
Are you holding yourself back from doing meaningful work because of your fears? Fear, apprehension, and uncertainty can stop you from pursuing the things you really want. Maybe you're afraid to stand out. It's possible you're scared of failure. You may be fearful that if you make a decision, you may make the wrong ones, and you'll end up regretting them.
We all feel this way at some point in our lives. Most of the time, we're just afraid that we're never going to be good enough. Even if we want to push ourselves out of our comfort zone so we can pursue meaningful work, we find ourselves not being able to take another step towards the direction that we want to pursue.
When we're afraid, we tend to distract ourselves or procrastinate. We hide behind the things that bring us comfort like playing games, going shopping, watching movies, indulging in social media, or eating junk food. And then at the end of the day, we would feel terrible for failing to do...
Have you ever wondered how to raise boys or girls? Although some say that raising different genders may require a different kind of approach, experts in parenting believe that they are relatively the same. Children are children, and they all need to feel loved.
Do you consider yourself a parenting expert? Being a father or mother is a rewarding experience as it is. You won't be perfect like those in the movies or television programs, but you will always be the ideal parent for your children.
Whether you decide to take on a conventional role or the more modern approach in parenting, the choice is all yours. After all, no other parent can be better for your child than you.
Even in our progressive society, statistics show that mothers still usually on much of the work of parenting. Wives and mothers should be given credit not only for taking care of the kids but for raising them to be the best that they can be.
But how do the...
Happy Valentines Day! 33-year-old spoiler warning here, but I guess that goes without saying.
Now - to start it off, the Princess Bride is a story within a story, and if we go deep enough - it’s a story within a story within a story within a story, inviting us to look deeper at our own lives, and to break free of the attachments to the life stories we live out on a day to day basis, and learning to identify at a higher level. But the main focus of the Princess Bride is two main points - a story of true love and all of the forms that true love manifests, and a story of sovereignty.
On its surface, the Princess Bride appears like a fun take on the traditional “damsel in distress” narrative. Girls in Trouble, guy’s gotta rescue her. We have an almost 95% male cast in this movie - and yet the buttercups role here is foundational to the deep spiritual themes underlying this story.
When the story begins, we see Buttercup in a state of sovereign...