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Everyone has been there: a big project comes up, and many things need to be done. Every task seems as urgent as everything else. It requires everyone in the office to help. Every other task has taken a back seat.
All of a sudden, it feels like everything in your life needs to take the back seat. Work has to be a priority at this time, and you can’t do anything about it. Your personal life takes a huge hit. You begin to spend more time at work, clocking in more hours than you used to.
When you retire at night, it still feels like you haven’t done a lot. The list of things to do still seems to go on and on. Before you know it, you forget about everything else and put all your focus on work.
When was the last time you took a break? You can’t remember because weeks have passed since you last relaxed. Whenever you ask yourself about work-life balance, you only end up asking yourself what that even means.
All these stressful...
Generally, everyone had a simpler life when they were young, especially considering all the challenges and the responsibilities that you have to deal with today. The truth is, life is easy if you know how to practice simple living.
The only difference between then and now is that the older a person gets, the more they complicate their situation. Over time, you end up making your life difficult. You start losing who you really are. You begin to want things you don't need.
Not everything that you want will be yours. Sometimes things don't go your way, and that's okay. Sometimes, you will feel like something is missing, but you have to teach yourself to deal with that.
The moment you let your emotions take control, you are setting yourself up for...
Do you have issues with being indecisive? We often see people who are decisive and admire them for that. They know who they are and they know what they want. Why can’t we be like that? We’re so full of doubt and hesitation that we waste time trying to make a decision. Yes, it can be difficult to be a decisive person, especially now that there are so many options for us. From our clothes to what we eat or what movie we’re going to watch--we’re bombarded by so many choices every day.
For instances where we need to make really tough decisions, being indecisive can be costly. For example, you may be presented with several opportunities for a job, but you can’t make up your mind about which one to choose. You may end up losing your chance at a great company. If you’re in business, you can’t be indecisive because you’re going to waste time and time equates to money.
You also have to consider the people who are waiting for...
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...
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 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...
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...