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We’d love to think that we’re good people all the time and that we don’t easily make judgments about others. However, we are imperfect beings who do not have full control of what we think or say. We may try our best to be good, but at some point, we’re terribly flawed, and at times, it shows when it comes to how we think about other people.
Why do we judge others, and how do we stop ourselves from doing this? The truth about judgmentalism is that it’s one of the reasons why we can’t feel whole. It’s a big obstacle because we entertain negative thoughts and feelings that poison our system. Always judging people does nothing good for us. The best way to combat this is to learn the beauty of accepting others for who they are.
If you’re a judgmental individual, you think, speak, and act in ways that are always condemning and critical. This person is one who always...
If you have regrets about not learning more things when you were younger, don’t. It’s never too late to start learning again. We’re lucky because these days, it’s much easier to access quick learning, like a community painting lesson, or more intensive learning like an online college class. With the internet, tutorial videos, and free materials that we can download easily, there’s no reason that we can’t take on new lessons and expand our knowledge even more.
Another thing that we also have in our hands now is time. When we were in school, we had to take the required classes even if we weren’t interested in them. Now, we can freely learn whatever it is that we want to know. Whatever you’re interested in, like painting, cooking, gardening, carpentry—the list can go on and on—you’re sure to find a tutorial about it on the internet. All you need is the willingness to take on the challenge...
Do you ever notice the many areas of your life that you try to control? Starting from what time you wake up, how many calories you consume, how much you should spend in a month, and other plans, you try so hard to control your life. However, deep inside, we know that we can only do so much to control what’s happening. Maybe that’s why we try so hard, but something always frustrates us. Don’t you think it’s time to accept that life is uncontrollable?
No matter how neatly we try to organize and schedule our days, there’s always something that will pop up that’s not on our list. You may not have planned on buying a new smartphone yet, but your child threw yours in the bathtub. What are you supposed to do, right? That’s going to take some adjustment on your finances because our phones are among the vital tools we use every day, and you need a replacement soon. It’s crucial to have that space in your life where you...
What am I good at? It can be frustrating when everyone else around you seems to have their lives in order when you're still figuring out what you're supposed to be doing with your life.
Why is it so hard to determine your purpose for living? There is certainly no shortage when it comes to questions that need thorough answers. There is no limit to the number of problems you have to deal with.
Although everything seems to be a challenge these days, there is one thing that is true for all: as much as there are problems in the world left to solve, there are also a significant number of people who could help, support, and inspire you to keep moving forward.
What is life all about? No, there is no limit to the passions you can pursue. But when it still feels like our life's purpose is out of view, all you need to do is stop. Take a moment to breathe in what life gives you.
It could be exhausting to compare your needs to that of the world's...
Everyone procrastinates. No matter how young or old you are, we all find ways to delay a few tasks until they are due.
Perhaps you have decided to put off working on a big project at work by working on the easier, less critical tasks on your docket. They give you a sense of accomplishment because you can complete them quickly. And yet, at the back of your mind, you know that you still have to work on that big task, and it's going to require a lot from you.
To be honest, you know that you will have to deal with the effects of procrastination at the end of the day. However, you know how to solve your problem. You simply have to identify the most crucial task of the day, clear away everything else, and break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks.
These are not easy solutions, but whatever solutions you choose to utilize, they only work if you keep yourself aware of what you are and are not doing. Simply put, you won't be able to ...
Why is it essential to achieve a well-balanced life? Making a good life is much like a balancing act. You are always just one step away from taking a fall. As you continuously try to push yourself forward to hopefully achieve your life’s purpose, you are also trying to keep harmony in the other aspects of your life.
The importance of work-life balance is often overlooked. People tend to give more energy to their work and shortchange the other aspects of their life. Though this is common practice, it is not something that should be continuously done. Because in the end, something will have to give.
The best thing to do is take on areas of your life that are eating too much energy and put them in perspective. Ask yourself, why does it require more from you? Align your perspectives and keep everything within the right balance. Soon, you will have enough energy to cover everything you need.
Perhaps the first thing that you...
When you have a task on hand that you really don't want to do, how do you make yourself do it? Sometimes, when you tell yourself to suck it up, it works. Your fear of failure or of getting in trouble with your higher-ups is enough to motivate you.
However, there are other times when you procrastinate and decide to push the task to a later time. You think you have a lot of time in your hands to do it . . . until you don't. Instead, you need to teach yourself how to motivate your mind and push forward to complete the task.
Procrastinating at work has become a common problem among office people. They put off doing the work that needs to be done for several reasons. Some say that they are in no mood to work and that the feeling will just pass. But then when this behavior goes on for days, weeks, and months, time is no longer on their side.
But why are there tasks that people simply dislike...
When you are setting out to work on something significant, you look into the task plan out how to achieve it in the fastest possible way. You focus your mind on it, and something interesting truly happens. It's like you've been transformed into a productivity machine.
But it isn't always as easy as that. Putting everything you've got into one task can take its toll on you. Eventually, you may feel like your focus is pulled in several different directions, and you feel ungrounded deep inside. This feeling can divert your attention from your responsibilities and goals, leaving you emotionally drained.
What are you going to do? How are you going to get back on track?
Since our minds are trained to always seek for stability, it has become a challenge to accept that their lives are currently unstable.
When you easily give in to distractions and cannot seem to focus, you can consider yourself unstable. Some people turn to...
If you often find yourself stressed about your home because it’s so messy, know that there’s something you can do about it. You’ve already probably heard or seen signs that say “clean as you go.” Maybe you can try applying this practice in your own life so that you can minimize the stress you experience whenever you’re confronted with so much clutter.
The principles of cleaning are simple, and you can apply this system not just in organizing the clutter in your home, but also to have a clutter-free and clean mind. Once you understand the clean-as-you-go principle, you can use it at work, school, managing finances, and other vital areas that need decluttering and organization.
The clean-as-you-go principle is very easy to understand and practice. In your home, for example, you don’t wait for the whole house to be a mess before cleaning it. You may think that you...
Do you still remember how you made friends at school when you were young? For some, it may have started by sharing a sandwich during lunch. Others became friends because they offered to help a classmate having a hard time in the assignment. Or perhaps they met and bonded on the basketball court.
Building new friendships are good, but keeping the old ones is just as important. A new friendship always brings about the promise of new hope. It opens doors for discoveries and strengthens faith in one's self.
While making friends at school and making friends at work differ because of the different social circumstances you find yourself in, making new friends doesn't have to be too difficult. When you meet random people, you sometimes feel the urge to befriend some of them. They give you the kind of feeling that you share something special.
But then, there are also those people that you meet that make you feel like you...