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When you find yourself going through hard times, remember that having strong coping mechanisms can make a huge difference. It can change not only the situation but your perspective for the better.
Some people find comfort in exercising, some focus on growing their spiritual life, and others enjoy making more time for rest. All of these can provide great support during challenging situations.
Other techniques can become particularly useful during tough times. There are always different things you can try to make things better.
How did you feel after writing that nasty email because you were so stressed out, and wanted to vent out how you felt? Though you ended up not sending it, you know that the act of writing it out felt good.
If you are suffering, writing...
Do you ever feel blessed? Even if you don’t feel like your life is going your way right now, you have to admit that you have received many blessings in your life, and yet you give minimal regard to them. You are too focused on what you don’t have.
You fail to recognize your blessings properly, and oftentimes you forget them because you still yearn for more. Simply put, you take your blessings for granted because you think you deserve them. And yet, at the back of your mind, you believe you deserve more.
Whether you admit to it or not, the reality is that if you don’t appreciate what you already have, you will never find contentment. This lack of gratitude leaves a massive impact on your life. This is why it is vital to consider even the little things.
When someone tells you they appreciate your help, what do you say? Instead of saying “you’re welcome,” you...
Love yourself because nobody else will. Love who you are and accept the fact that nobody else will love you as you love yourself. When you do get both -- loving yourself and being loved by someone else -- you are truly one lucky being.
Everyone wants to feel loved by someone. In fact, people think that it’s the best kind of love. But when you seek the kind of love that you want from others, you are only giving them the power to take it away from you. If you only look for that feeling from other people and they decide to leave, you could feel broken and empty inside.
Have you ever wondered how it would feel to get all the love you desire and give it to yourself? You should learn how to love yourself and be confident about loving others.
Learning to love yourself is one of the hardest things people can do.
It requires a lot of things from you. Loving yourself means putting some time only for your needs. You have to put your wants...
How do you start a project and make sure that it gets done? The importance of time management could not be emphasized more, but it is often overlooked.
It is easier to set and achieve ambitious goals when you can consistently dedicate an hour or two to it every day. But if you have more responsibilities in your hands, this task can be challenging to achieve. It seems like everyone is making no progress on their goals, and this fact can be quite depressing.
How do you break this cycle when it comes to dealing with your biggest goals? More importantly, how do you take it on with a more counterintuitive approach? There is no need for the day to come when you would be free from doing other tasks. Instead, start by giving it 20 minutes of your time each day.
People say that with the right time management strategies, you can accomplish anything you want. But why is it easier for...
How do you start practicing mindfulness? They say it takes years to find inner peace, but everyone has to start somewhere, right?
Setting yourself free from your ego is the first step to finding peace. When you stop thinking about yourself and start thinking about how others would feel, you are not only freeing yourself, but you are also teaching yourself the value of caring for others.
Everyone has their ego problem to deal with, but not everyone recognizes it as a problem. For some, it may just be something that they brush aside for a while until they forget altogether. It is only when it begins to pose a problem that people look into it and try to find solutions.
If you want to deal with the problem now and overcome your ego, you have to know where to begin.
While being concerned about your well-being is not necessarily a cause for concern; however, being too focused on yourself can do more harm than...
Anger is a normal emotion any healthy person feels. It is neither good nor bad. Like any other emotion, it is trying to convey something, mainly when the situation is upsetting, threatening, or plainly unjust.
If you were to take an anger management test today, what do you think your score is going to be? Perhaps the first thing you need to think about is how you react when you come to terms with something that causes anger.
If your initial reaction is to explode, then the people around you may react with anger of their own or fear. While it is perfectly normal for a person to be angry whenever they are feeling wronged or mistreated, you need to make sure you're civil.
When you express your feelings of anger, do you do it in such a way that it puts you and other people in harm's way?
Is venting your anger normal too? Is it healthy to show people that you are angry?...
Everyone strives to be a good person. Their good deeds come in many forms, and some look into doing volunteer work to help various charities. Others support charitable institutions that target a specific group of underrepresented individuals in the community.
Others help out their family members who may need assistance. Everyone tries to do their own good deed just for the satisfaction of knowing they are good people.
And yet when it comes to self-enlightenment, people begin to ask, "Why do people perform these actions only to feel good about themselves? How would they act if they were in their default state?"
If good deeds are required for a person to feel like he is a good person, then what sort of people are those who choose to do things only for themselves? What about people's dark side?
The fact remains the same. Everyone has a dark side, whether you admit to it or not.
Why then do people work so hard to hide their dark side?
There was a time when everyone wanted to get a copy of Marie Kondo’s book. The book title itself promises to bring magic into the lives of many who find it challenging to keep their house clean. The brilliant mind of Kondo promised that everyone would learn the art of tidying up not just their homes, but their lives in general.
On the surface, the book looks like an instruction manual that will tell you how to organize the closet. It teaches you how to keep the drawers clean at all times. But deep down, the book was teaching everyone something more.
It was actually a roadmap to finding things you never thought you’ve kept. It is also about discovering which among the things that we have spark joy and which ones do not.
Joy is something that every one of us needs. Joy is the emotion that connects us to other people who also have the same understanding of its...
Hey, my friends! Here I have actually 4 things you should know about the Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse happening on June 5th.
I kept my standard title structure “5 Things” — because the 4th thing is so important.
Enjoy the read, my friends, and I wish you a powerful and transformative Full Moon experience!
One of my dear friends, Ella, spent many years serving her community as a nurse practitioner.
Like you, she eventually found herself in the whirlwinds of change stemming from a spiritual awakening.
We hung out in Sedona this weekend, and she was telling me that she hasn’t been working as a nurse in years (I actually knew this).
She told me that she was recently debating whether to renew her nursing license or not.
Her logic was as follows:
“It makes a lot of sense to hold on to this thing.”
“What if I need it in the future?”
BUT . . . every time she attempted to complete the...
Changing your behavior always brings about the hope that things will be better. Choosing to build positive habits is always a good start. But then again, building on a new practice is often the most challenging step to take.
The formation of new habits opens your mind to new perspectives, but it also presents itself as a challenge. Knowing that you need to instill new, better habits is always a good start. But implementing these changes is another challenge on its own.
The familiar challenge people are facing is the beginning of building that new habit. It's too hard to do. You look for motivation to go through it, but then it's never enough. Soon, motivation fades.
You tell yourself you need to focus, but willpower alone won't be enough to see you through too. There will be times when you are tired, and you'd be feeling weak.
Then the question is, how do you build a good habit?
The best way to build a good habit is by telling yourself you...