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When was the last time you compared yourself to another person? If you can still vividly remember how you felt at that time, then it must not have been that long ago.
You should know by now that comparing yourself to others won’t help you reach your goals or other aspirations. Not one bit of it is right for you and your confidence. However, even though you know that comparing yourself with others isn’t helpful, it’s hard to stop.
From job titles, income, house, grades, to the number of likes on their Twitter account--you use all these categories to compare yourself to others at every level.
Comparison is your ticket to misery. It is the secret to unhappiness. Instead, you should focus on yourself and not worry about what other people are doing or achieving.
But how do you teach yourself to do this? How do you learn to appreciate what you have more than what you don’t have?
It may work for a while, but if you...
How do we feel truly alive? Sure, we wake each morning and go about our day to day routine. But is this all there is to living? You may be wondering the same thing. The joy of life is something that we all want to experience. Having the best feeling in the world doesn’t require you to be somewhere grand or experience something breathtaking. However, if we know how to appreciate the simple joys of our day to day life, we can feel the happiness we desire.
If you’ve been feeling frustrated about life and how it doesn’t seem to be what you had in mind when you were younger, don’t lose hope. During our younger years, we may have thought that we’d be living an extraordinary life by now. However, if you find yourself thinking that there’s nothing special about your life, then maybe it’s time to look closer. There’s a lot that you may not notice and appreciate enough.
You may already know about...
If you travel a lot for work or pleasure, is it possible to stay fit and healthy while taking these long journeys? While the idea of vacation and diet don’t often go well together, this does not mean it’s impossible to stay in shape.
With a few simple steps and a lot of self-discipline, you can stay fit even while on vacation. Whether it is for work or for leisure, people who constantly travel find it challenging to keep a fitness regiment. They think that their lack of grounding to a place makes it impossible to lose weight.
Others gain more weight while on vacation because they don’t want to worry about their weight at all. It’s like they told themselves that diet doesn’t matter because they are on vacation.
While this may be true, those who travel for work still want to make sure that they are not gaining too much. The desire to maintain good health and keep themselves in good shape pushes people to watch their diet...
Everyone thinks that to be good at what they do, they have to learn to juggle several things at a time. People are moving from how to focus on one thing to how to do more than three things at the same time.
While multitasking has become part of the new norm in the workplace, experts suggest the opposite. Truthfully, people will be able to do more and produce better results if they focus only on one task at a time.
People may claim to be good at multitasking. Maybe they have grown to be good at it, but is their work quality work? Or do they end up redoing several tasks? Or did they have to rethink what they did because they don't feel as satisfied?
More than completing the task, the focus should be that it is done exceptionally well. Multi-taskers also become more stressed than those working on a single job at a time.
The task manager's priority is always to complete something and bring about excellent results. Those who claim to be good at multitasking always...
When you set expectations for other people, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. One of the biggest sources of difficulties for people is their strong desire for things to be a certain way.
Expecting too much from others may not only disappoint you but may put too much pressure on your friends and family. You know you can't help it. You have this idea of how you want the world to be. Unfortunately, reality has its own ideas. It always comes with a different plan. This plan may not ever meet people's idea of what is perfect, but it does open the door to many possibilities.
Yes, the world would be a better place if everyone did what they were supposed to do or what was morally right, but that's not always the case. And it's okay for people to recognize the negative things that are happening. It helps them keep their grounding.
Yes, it would be great if your toddler would behave herself while you are talking to a client. But...
Everyone has been there. You've been following your healthy diet for a few weeks, but then you decided to binge-eat a bunch of junk over the weekend. You say to yourself, "I deserve it. I've been so good." You promised yourself you would start working out more, so you decided to hit the gym after work every day for a week. You were able to do it for two days, but it became difficult to get off the couch, mainly because things have been hectic at work.
You plan for your future and get excited about all your career plans. Then you realized you wouldn't be able to do it because your everyday responsibilities are getting in your way.
You are scared to return to any of your plans.
You became scared because if only your habit tracker could speak, it will tell you how much of a quitter you are.
Everyone has been there. But as often as it feels like you've failed yourself, you will realize something important about your life.
All the small things that get...
Are you a to-do list person? Do you spend your days writing a list of the things you need to do? If you spend thirty minutes of your time before going to bed making that list, you can start the next day with an eager mind, fully confident that you know exactly what you need to do.
However, if this is the first time making a list, do not fret. All you need is to get yourself a small notebook. A to-do list notebook is what will serve as your guide throughout the day.
Pick a notebook that’s small enough to fit in your pocket. This is to ensure that you can take it with you everywhere you go. The goal is to make sure all the items on the list are ticked at the end of the day. But if there are still a few items left, forgive yourself. Not everyone gets to tick off everything on their list.
Don’t ever think you have failed because you weren’t able to complete everything. After all, the to-do list serves as your guide. If you can tick everything, then that’s...
How do you teach yourself to always be prepared? No matter how bad the experience may be, there is still more that can go wrong.
While everyone wishes they could predict the future, the only thing anyone can do is prepare for it. As the famous saying goes, it is best to be prepared for the worst. That way, when the best things happen, at least you’re taken by a positive surprise.
While preparation for life is something that people busy themselves with, you should also try not to miss out on the good times. The fear of tomorrow will not take you anywhere. It will only make you anxious about the next step.
Even if you prepared for the worst, do not forget to stop and take a deep breath.
Life is about living. It is not about worrying about what the future may bring.
It is more about striking the right balance between being ready for anything and living in the moment.
The uncertainty of the future...
In the coming years, the landscape of business will change dramatically. People will make a great shift from face to face business communications to more digital interactions. Young entrepreneurs will spark innovative work with a better understanding of consumer needs. They will gain a competitive advantage over their competitors that refuse to change with the times. All these changes will not only encourage diversity but require it.
Why is diversity important? By embracing diversity and difference of thought, a business or an individual can learn more effective ways of doing things and encourages critical thinking and creativity. Diversity strategies are only successful when senior leaders choose to implement them. In order to be fully sustainable, the changes should be loved by everyone in the business community. Everyone has to learn to embrace the new normal.
Several studies have been conducted to find the connection between productivity and diversity. Working with...
How distracted do you feel these days? Your ability to focus is sometimes compromised when you are dealing with too many things at a time. While telling yourself to focus may be something easy to do, it requires a lot from your end.
Your ability to keep your mind focused is worth cultivating. Not only is it about your ability to complete tasks when needed, but it plays a crucial role in your future success or failure.
But how do you make sure that you don’t lose concentration? When there are just too many thoughts inside your head, it can be quite hard to focus. Sometimes, it can be frustrating to know that you want to get things done, but you don’t. You end up procrastinating, thinking that nothing can be done now to get things done.
It is best to draw yourself healthy boundaries to help you get focused and manage distractions. Resist the urge to procrastinate. Here are four tips to help you get it right.