When was the last time you felt frustrated? Do you still remember how you felt at that time? Did you think about giving up altogether? More importantly, how long did the feeling last?
Perhaps you are currently struggling with the feelings of frustration with the situations, things, or people in your life. Has that feeling lingered for so long that you can no longer remember the last time you actually felt satisfied?
Frustrations seem to have become a natural part of us. It is the kind of negative emotion that keeps people from operating at their best. But why do people get so frustrated? What could be fueling such negativity?
One of the biggest ways to decrease your daily frustrations is through managing expectations, and managing expectations begins by understanding what makes us feel agitated in the first place.
According to Luis Von Ahn, “Frustration is a matter of Expectation.”
If you look back and think about the times when you felt...
When was the last time you engaged in a play or something really fun? It’s easy to think that play is only for kids. Adults have "more important things" at hand that are more pressing, right? Chances are it's been a while since the last time you really did something strictly for play.
Most parents would say that they engage their children in play and learn activities because they know how vital it is for children to have fun. In fact, childhood games revolve a lot on something educational and fun at the same time. But can imaginative play be good for adults, too? Will it benefit older people to indulge themselves in games?
Just because you are above thirty or are already in your late fifties, you can still reap the benefits of engaging in activities that are not about work, or any responsibility for that matter. In fact, when you learn to give in to the idea of playing a game (not WINNING a game), the more that it will benefit your family life, your job, and your mood in...
The human mind can get easily distracted. One moment you are thinking about work, then another minute, your thoughts shift to thinking about the vacation plans you’ve always wanted to push for but just couldn’t. Indeed, the mind could think about a million other things in a matter of minutes with so much going on right now, making one’s thoughts more confusing than it has ever been.
The thinking never stops. Even while at rest, the human mind thinks about a lot of things. For some people, their mind wonders about the possibilities that they find themselves in. Whether it is taking on the new job offer in another company or getting married and having kids, the mind hardly ever stops thinking.
There are others whose minds wander in a daydream. They stop and take a break from the work that they do, thinking about what to cook for dinner or what it would be like just to leave the city and never look back.
Whether you find yourself...
Nostradamus is a famous figure known for his prediction of future events. Chances are you already know a bit about Nostradamus, but if you want to know more about this man and his works, read on.
Maybe you’re thinking, “what are my future predictions?” You may want to uncover something about your future by learning more about how he was able to make his predictions.
The real name of Nostradamus was Michel de Nostredame. Nostradamus was the Latin version of his name, which he began using after he finished his studies in medicine and astrology at the University of Montpellier in France. That means he was a doctor as well as an astrologer, and as an astrologer, he believed the future could be predicted through the study of the planets and stars.
Nostradamus was a doctor in France during the time when there was an epidemic called the Bubonic Plague. This disease left black sores on the body of the infected people. There...
Do you want to experience things that you can’t normally do in your life? You may want to conquer your greatest fears or talk to that long time crush. You may even want to experience traveling to an alternate universe and meet who you are in that world. Do you know that it could be possible to do that? With lucid dreaming, you basically can do whatever you want and be whoever you want to be.
Lucid dreaming may seem like this fantasy that is only made up, but it is actually possible for anyone to practice it. The meaning of lucid dreaming is straightforward: you are aware that you are dreaming a dream within the dream. And that’s where the magic happens because then, you have the opportunity to control the dream world and what’s happening in it.
During your lucid dream, you can be actively participating, or you can also dream passively. But wouldn’t it be more fun if you can participate in your own dream? That way,...
Are you thinking about how to quit drugs or how to help an addict? If you’re in either situation, you may be facing a lot of discomfort and uncertainty at the moment. Addiction can be very challenging to overcome, but nevertheless, it is not impossible. There are numerous steps that you can take to make things better.
One thing to first consider is whether or not addiction is a disease. You may have read before that experts call addiction a disease, but there are subconscious triggers that occur for many people by calling it that. When we see addiction as a disease, for many people, it means that the only ways that we get to treat it are going through medical intervention, medicated rehabilitation, specifically-designed support groups, or particular types of counseling.
We shouldn’t forget that willpower, personal initiative, maturity, and desire all contribute mightily to the ability to overcome an addiction, staying sober and...
Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent upon your external reality. When you make it dependent upon your outer reality, the joy you experience is variable.
You know what activities are more enjoyable and which ones are less enjoyable. Once you can find happiness in whatever you are doing, you will more precisely be able to identify and select the things that you prefer to do.
A Spirit Science friend did a life regression several years ago that revealed a pattern of making decisions based upon the fear of a negative outcome. This is a pervasive idea. When we looked back at decisions that this person had made when they were not fearful of the results, there were ZERO regrets, and there were direct ties to the most positive parts of this person's life from their perspective at the time.
When we looked at the decisions that the person made with fear of the outcome, there was a considerable about of resistance that occurred - more obstacles that they needed to overcome...
We are shifting into new realities each moment of our existence. Recognizing this brings you more power to live the life that you desire.
The problem for many is that we have a perspective that one moment of our lives has an effect on another moment of our lives, and this connection is inseparable.
Instead, think about your life as a movie. Each frame of the film strip represents a moment in your life. One moment only relates to another moment in that the film strip is moving so quickly that you do not see the breaks. The perspective of an inseparable connection between past and present, and present and future, brings you into a place where you believe that you do not have free will to make choices in one moment because you are being held prisoner by the decisions that were made in previous moments.
The solution is presence - the practical application of existence - and seeing the film strip slow down. This allows for the opportunity to cut the piece and insert...
When someone is feeling overwhelmed, this is their bodies communicating to them that something is out of alignment. This is not a problem in and of itself. It is a sign of healthy inner communication. It is similar to how running a small fever is not a problem, but actually a sign that the immune system is working.
The problem is when we do not listen to this communication and try to use our "will power" to grind through. Productivity and happiness is not decreased because of overwhelm; your resistance to relaxing makes you ineffective, inefficient and unhappy.
Being dynamic means being able to adapt, and the ability to adjust defines the ability to be productive and happy. When you feel overwhelmed, it is a direct signal to offer yourself a mental/emotional/physical reset. Overwhelm is too many inputs that are out of alignment to your core desires (love, joy, expression, etc.) and not enough outputs of release (creative energy, sexual energy,...
This article is intended for those in a relationship that is markedly balanced between masculine and feminine, and likely most useful for those in a monogamous relationship. The article speaks to the masculine in the relationship.
We are very comfortable pouring our creative energy into our work or art, but there is an opportunity for expansion in focusing that same energy into our relationship with the feminine.
We tend to see the date night as 1) a stand-alone event that is separated from the rest of the relationship and that 2) is something that derives its power from the experience, not the sustained feeling of it. This is a problem because it separates things in the bond between two people and attracts in the idea of playing inauthentic roles to each other. It also gives the power away to the experience and is not dynamic nor sustainable (if it is only about WHAT you do on a date night, things will get stale fast, and you will both be looking for...
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