Do you often feel like your life is rushing by you? Does it feel like waking up in the morning, and retiring at night has become more like an automatic part of your life? Whenever it seems as if you are only doing the things you are expected to do, you must get yourself back.
Many psychologists have praised minimalist living and mindfulness and their positive impacts on people's lives. Minimalism is the kind of living when you choose to keep only the essentials. You surround yourself with the bare minimum. You make long-term plans. Your mind is set as if everything and everyone around you is temporary. And so you decide to keep the things and people that you can't live without.
But what does it mean when you are trying to practice a more deliberate or purposeful lifestyle? How do you stick to doing only what makes you fulfill your purpose in life? Sometimes, it can be hard to do this primarily because you don't exactly know what your purpose in life...
What if someone were to tell you that you think small? Perhaps you would react violently and maybe even try to defend yourself.
But then again, at the back of your mind, you can't help but agree. When was the last time you thought about how your actions affect the world? Did you think of the environment when you bought that coffee frappe from the coffee shop this morning? Did you consider the working conditions of sweatshops when you bought that cheap sweater?
There is something larger than life that people often overlook. The small mind is the one concerned only with themselves. They want what they want when they want it. They avoid doing things that may hurt them at the moment. They value themselves so much that the only fear they have is something that would strip them of their privileges.
Small thinking causes the suffering of a lot of people. People who think small tend to procrastinate, worry about what others think about them, and allow distractions...
How do you set your personal goals? If you're like most people, you have dreams and aspirations that you want to achieve in your life. But goal setting is not just about thinking of what you want. It should also be about finding fulfillment in learning and the joy of the journey.
When you are setting for your goals, you should do so intentionally. This means that you put your heart and soul into it. Thinking of your goals should also mean aligning every decision with what you are passionate about. You don't want to work towards something that you hate; that is far from being mindful at all.
Think about your values, consider your strengths, and ultimately think about your priorities in life. Take it as a journey in itself. For example, when planning a trip to your dream destination, you make a list of the different things that you need for the journey, a list of all the places you want to visit on your trip, a list of sights to see, the budget you need for each one, and the...
You may be all too familiar with the problem that is procrastination. It’s something we all struggle with from time to time. But how can we effectively overcome procrastination so we can be more productive? You may have tried dealing with this problem before but found that nothing seems to work. Before we delve into the steps to beat procrastination, let’s first attempt to understand the causes of procrastination.
When you’re about to procrastinate, you are presented with two choices: immediate or delayed gratification. What does this mean? With instant or immediate gratification, you can do what’s convenient and comfortable now and then do your task later. With delayed gratification, you start working on your tasks and then choose to reward yourself once you’re finished.
For many of us, it’s more tempting to set things aside and do whatever it is that needs to get done later. You may...
Are you having problems letting go of things? If you often find yourself unable to remove stuff in your home because you’ve put so much sentimental value into them, then you may also find that you’re accumulating a lot of clutter. But do you know that it’s quite liberating to have the power to let go of your possessions?
Many people struggle with the task of letting go. There’s nothing that keeps them from doing it, only their attachment to the objects. If you can relate to this, then continue reading along. In this article, you can learn how to let go of your possessions with ease and declutter your life.
When you think about it, it’s possible to let go of everything you own. Of course, for practical reasons, you’re going to need your clothes, your home, and the essential things you use every day in the kitchen for cooking and eating. Apart from that, you can basically let go of most...
We try to outline our lives the best way we can, but things won't always go according to plan. It can be a frustrating experience, especially if you already have expectations of how things will turn out. It's essential to learn how to deal with our expectations and our feelings of frustration whenever our plans don't work out as we hope they would.
In whatever way things may turn out for you, remember to keep your cool. Being calm is vital in having a clear mind so you can figure out why something happened or didn't happen as you hoped. You may then learn something about the experience and find a way to improve how you do things. This way, your expectations may be able to match the outcome.
If you're dealing with a lot of frustrations right now because of plans not working out, here are a few steps that may help you.
When things go wrong, don't lose your temper. Before you react, try to take some deep breaths and clear...
Do you often think, "How can I improve my daily routine?" If so, you may be one of the many people who are working to optimize their lives. While wanting to improve your experiences is a great idea, perhaps you're spending too much time optimizing your life as opposed to enjoying your life. Do you often search for the next best cleaning gadget or technological advance, so you don't have to spend so much time doing things in your daily life? When you optimize your life, it requires your time and energy to make your system perfect. Maybe it's time to stop optimizing your life. Take a step back and ask yourself why you need to revamp all aspects of your life.
It's possible that you optimize things so that you can feel that you're in control, you're making things better, or that your life is so much more productive. However, you don't need to do all those things to know and affirm that you care about yourself. You don't need everything to be perfect to show that you are giving...
In today’s world, where social media has become a part of our everyday lives, comparing ourselves to others is almost unavoidable. And because of this, we often feel insecure with ourselves, including our status, beauty, education, career, financial standing, and more.
All these things can make our lives even more challenging because we start to feel that we’re not enough, and we can’t cope with life’s demands. However, the truth is that we’re more competent than we think. Many people believe you are a fantastic person and that you’re great at what you do.
The problem here is when you’re insecure, you feel like you’re not good enough. Uncertainties in our career, status, relationships, and insecurities in love can affect all aspects of our lives. It may even cause some individuals to suffer from depression.
Right now, maybe you’re buried deep in insecurity, and you think there is no way to dig...
When you look around your space, does it feel like the walls are closing in around you? Do you have a hard time finding things you need or feel like there is just too much stuff? Unnecessary clutter in your life can cause needless stress. Having a cluttered life distracts you from what's essential, and it weighs you down, making your life all the more chaotic.
Taking care of the clutter may seem like an impossible task at first. It's difficult to know how and where to start decluttering. However, if you can devote even just a bit of time, you will conquer the mess. Soon, you will feel less stressed, and you'll enjoy a productive and organized life.
In order to declutter your life, your home, or your workplace, you're going to have to start small. Start with something doable and not overwhelming. When you focus all your efforts on decluttering, then you'll soon see improvements in your everyday life. It will then be easier for you to maintain...
Have you been feeling low? Have you found yourself thinking, "Why am I so useless?" Have you felt like you can't meet other's expectations of you no matter what you do? That feeling of unworthiness is something that people experience from time to time.
First of all, you are not useless.
Second of all, you are not alone.
Often this feeling of unworthiness happens when you are unable to reach the unrealistic expectations that others have of you. You may also feel this way if you're unable to meet your own expectations.
For many of us, we feel the most unworthy when we become overwhelmed by the intense need to be accepted by another person, whether romantically or professionally. When we think they expect us to be one thing and we are not able to meet it, then we begin to feel unworthy. We start to feel like we don't deserve their love or affection. Moreso, we feel like we don't deserve their respect or admiration.