While it may be everyone's goal to eat healthy so that they can improve their lives, they are dealing with forces far greater than they imagined.
Who doesn't want to get that toned, healthy body, right? And yet, no matter how hard you try, it seems impossible to get healthy. You can't help but compare yourself to others. How come others who have tried the diet and exercise routine you did lost weight? Did they exert more effort than you?
Why are they blessed to have that athletic, well-toned body? Frankly, there's no magic wand you can wave or some weird secret. Perhaps understanding the forces that work against you is the first step to unlocking the mystery. When you know what you are up against, it is easier to find a way to move around it.
At the beginning of every year, everyone says they will try to keep a healthier diet in the coming year. They promise to try to do better. They begin by looking for an example of a balanced diet....
Your high school years, they say, are the happiest years of your life. But college is different because that's when you learn what real life is about.
Wise sayings about life lessons are within arms reach while you are a student in college. You meet new people from all walks of life. You are exposed to the reality of life, and your professors are endless fountains of wisdom. Your college life will make you see the ups and downs of living, and that not everything comes easy.
If you're not used to different types of people, you may first find them annoying. However, when you get used to having them around, you end up treating them as your best buddies you want to keep for life.
Perhaps the most amazing thing about college life is that it teaches you that pain can bring about something good in the world. Every pain gives a lesson, and that's one lesson that you want to keep until you grow old. It will be your constant reminder that...
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...
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...
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...
Are you the friend that always has to wait at the baggage claim during a vacation? Does your luggage set off the weight scale? Have you googled “how to travel lite” but can’t find anything other than “Did you mean to say “travel light?”
Packing light is challenging, but it is definitely worth it. Once you have tried smarter packing for a trip, you’ll never want to go back.
A minimalist approach to traveling and packing will not only make you more comfortable in the airport or the car, but it will allow you to become more mobile. Keeping everything in a carry on size also means huge savings for you. You’ll be able to avoid those extra check-in fees and skip the long line for baggage claim.
No matter how tempting it is to overpack because you always thought being over-prepared is good, think again. Usually, the people who do it end up cursing themselves, saying they don’t want to overpack for a trip ever again.
The world has become smaller in this age of technology. The internet has allowed people from across the globe to stay in contact with each other. The advent of technology has made it possible for people to build interactive relationships with more advanced interfaces.
What was once simply living has turned into something a little bit more complicated. People now have online and offline lives. We rely on various social media platforms for work and even more so for personal socialization. Actual face-to-face interaction has been minimized compared to people’s virtual presence.
It is undeniably true how much apps and online technology has made people’s lives easier. What used to take months to process now only takes minutes or seconds to complete. While it comes with many benefits, technology has also taken away the joy that comes with direct interaction. Team productivity through community interaction has lessened. People are more apt to work...
We all have 24 hours per day. But why does it seem as if other people can accomplish more in those same hours than you? Can they control time?
You can become a master of your own time too. Take a look at the tips below to get started and change your life!
The first thing that you have to do in order to develop an effective time management routine is to audit that time you have. You must make yourself aware of how you spend your time so you can understand where you're wasting it.
You might think you're only spending ten minutes a day checking your emails, but when you look closer, you will realize that you are spending more time than you should. There are several software programs you can use to keep track of your time. With this information in hand, it will be much easier to make the...