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When your car starts making grinding sounds, a light or two flickers, you see that the gas tank is empty, or you hear the tire pop, it usually means that you have already ignored a few issues leading up to this moment.
If you are taking care of your car, it will take care of you for years to come. The same goes for your body and your mind.
One of the prominent issues of our time is the problem of overworking. While working is a part of life, constant and consistent overworking can be detrimental to your overall health and wellbeing both in the immediate now and in the distant future.
In layman’s terms, overworking means that you are working more than you can handle. You could be putting in more hours at one or more jobs than is sustainable, taking on more physical/mental labor than is healthy for your body, or overburdening yourself with your day job and after-work responsibilities, like taking...
Building your emotional intelligence is essential to ensure that you attain personal as well as professional success. Working with emotional intelligence is a vital skill, especially in the workplace. It’s not just today’s trend on what makes people more effective in their work.
Many companies hold proof that the emotional competence of employees significantly affects the organization’s bottom line. People who have high emotional awareness are more productive and contribute more to the company or their business.
Before we discuss the five techniques to build emotional intelligence, let’s first delve into what it is and the importance of emotional intelligence to attain success. First, it’s essential to acknowledge that we have differences in our personalities, needs, wants, and the ways that we show our emotions. To navigate through all of our emotions’ complexities require cleverness and...
There are times when we feel so bored to the point that we no longer know what to do. For spontaneous people, this is never a problem. They always have an activity in mind. Every free moment is an opportunity to discover something new and exciting.
Do you ever wish that you were more spontaneous? You may think that spontaneity requires one to be confident and self-assured. But anyone can be spontaneous. It’s only a matter of thinking and believing that anything is possible.
Those who choose to be spontaneous don’t allow themselves to be stuck. They don’t let stress, boredom, frustration, or disappointment to pull them down. The mindset they have is that there’s always something to do. There’s still a chance to make things better.
Spontaneous people rarely ever experience getting bored, disappointed, or frustrated. There are so many ways that having an instinctive reaction can be advantageous for us in terms of our mood as well as our...
Maybe you’re in a situation right now where you tell yourself, “I am heartbroken.” While you may think that this love breakup is the worst of its kind, take comfort in the fact that all of us experience this kind of hurt at least once in our lives. Perhaps you’re going through your first heartbreak, or you’re in the midst of a troublesome divorce. The end of a relationship is painful.
Your distress, anguish, and other intense emotions are natural. You just lost someone you’ve felt deep feelings for, and you may think that your world is never going to be the same. But know that you will bounce back. You may not believe it right now, but this pain will help you become a stronger individual. Take this time to focus on yourself. And to help you heal your broken heart, here are some steps to get you started.
Suppressed emotions have their way of popping out somewhere along the way. You may think that by...
It's three-fifteen PM, you're at your desk at work, and the afternoon slump hits you.
Gravity is begging your head to lay down for just a five-minute nap, but you can't. What do you do to cope? You can't leave until five; you have some emails and a project to tackle before you're free. You could run to the snack machine for a crinkly bag of chips, sneak some mindless Instagram scrolling, or...meditate?
As eccentric as it may seem, bringing meditation practice into the workplace is gaining traction as an antidote for workplace stress and stress-related illness. And it may even ramp up productivity, studies show.
Meditating at work for Health and Productivity
It's no secret these days that stress carries severe implications for our health. The National Institutes of Health point out that while short-term experiences of stress are natural and have their place in survival and biological function, long-term or chronic stress can eat away at our health over time in several...
Whether it is a significant decision to make about your career or just simply choosing what to wear on a date, it seems that you are unable to decide which is which. It is somehow considered as decision paralysis. You are left hanging and thinking over and over again on which one to choose. Most likely, you have a fear of making decisions. Overthinking inhibits you from moving forward and makes you unproductive, especially during the day. It can also cause serious health issues such as anxiety, depression, lack of sleep, and harmful coping mechanisms like excess eating. Women overthink more than men do but the same effects are found for both genders if they tend to overthink.
Overthinking definition - as the word implies, "over" and "thinking," you are thinking of something too much for too long. You can't decide whether or not you will choose one over the other. For example, you want to buy new shoes, and you have read all the reviews from Amazon. And...
Few topics elicit such an extreme spectrum of reactions as money. Are you in the 'money is the root of all evil,' camp or the 'cash rules everything around me' camp- or somewhere in between these?
For those of us on the daily quest toward spiritual development and soulful self-expression, money has spent a long time on the no-no list in a lot of circles. Many famous religious and esoteric wisdom stories admonish about the pursuit of riches, prompting seekers to denounce material wealth in favor of morally loftier pursuits.
Despite all this variation of beliefs surrounding money, some of the most spiritually oriented people in fields like holistic medicine, philosophy, self-help, and spiritual businesses are flourishing financially and touting the virtues of money as a means for doing good in the world. So, can riches spread positive energy? And if so, what is the secret of money-makers who have an abundance of money while remaining spiritually oriented?
Here are ten perspectives to...
If you repeat only one positive affirmation to yourself today, let it be this: I will say ''yes'' to my ''NO!'
How could two such inconspicuous letters come together to create such chaos?
Others may request your time, energy, or resources. When the needs or desires of others align with your own, the agreement comes easily. But when the time, place, or person isn't in sync, you must find a diplomatic way to say 'no.'
Navigating 'no' can be tricky in a sea of easily offended co-workers, family members, or friends. Before we dive into some strategies to decline a request with grace, let's explore the benefits;
Benefits of Saying 'No'
Boundaries: Boundaries are essential in maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself or anyone else, for that matter. We all walk around with an invisible bubble that defines what is us and what is not us. When it comes to how we choose to spend our time and energy, the same concept applies. If someone's request or offer will cause you to...
Haven't we been living the 'save your life for the weekend' or 'save your dreams for retirement' life, long enough?
The truth is that the blueprint for being human includes work. Since time immemorial, humans have worked. Your ancestors are a long and diverse line of hard-working people almost without variation.
Work is an integral part of life. When we do it right, and when it is well balanced with rest and play, work is stimulating, character-building, and value-giving.
Yet what it is about the modern reality of work that seems to leave you sapped of your life force like a plant left unwatered by the AC vent?
There are a few key factors that position us, as modern humans, to experience rampant dissatisfaction in our current industrialized, technological workforce;
Lucid dreaming is a mysterious experience in which you become aware that you are dreaming. During a lucid dream, many people report being able to manipulate and control their dreams as well, though to varying extents. Estimates show around 50% of people spontaneously experience a lucid dream during their lifetime. Many people desire to enter the lucid state while dreaming and yet find it elusive.
Why would anyone want to be aware they are dreaming? In a lucid dream, anything is theoretically possible for the dream-self. In waking life, we are subject to the laws of physics and space-time. In a dreamscape, we can conceivably travel to times long past or into the distant future. We can revisit lost loved ones or connect with other-dimensional beings and realms.
Just imagine, what would you do if you could do anything? Fly? Travel to the inner earth? Heal yourself? Dreams give profound access to the content of the subconscious mind. Whatever your reason for being...