You defer, you delay, you drag your feet. You procrastinate. Perhaps you have a big job to complete and you feel overwhelmed; you're not sure where or how to get started. Or, maybe you have an unpleasant task before you and you would simply rather not deal with it.
Then there are those times when the task you're facing really isn't all that big, nor is it particularly difficult or unpleasant. Nevertheless, you find yourself putting it off day after day.
It could be the most innocuous of actions, a chance comment; perhaps a single word. It might be something you normally wouldn't react to, but for some reason, this time was different. It might not even be what someone said or did, but rather what they didn't say or do.
Whatever it is, it got your blood boiling and you can feel yourself having a stronger than usual reaction.
Whatever the details, these situations can lead to all kinds of harm — in some cases, irreparable harm — if we don't handle things well. So before you react and later regret it, pause and ask yourself the following 3 questions.
Much of life is determined by the decisions we make on a daily basis. While many of those decisions are simple and straightforward, others can leave us feeling as if we're carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders. And some of our decisions directly impact not just our own life, but also the lives of people around us.
What happens when you have a decision to make, and there simply isn't an easy answer or convenient course of action? You may be left feeling torn by whatever choice you make, and some fallout may be inevitable. Under these circumstances, how do you know you've made the right decision?
"'Be sure you know your own mind, Jupe,' Mr. Gradgrind cautioned her, 'I say no more. Be sure you know your own mind!'" From Charles Dickens' Hard Times
Do you know your own mind?
On the surface, it might seem like a silly question, but the reality is that many people truly don't know their own mind. It's not always a simple or easy task. It can be a real struggle to know your own mind, when there is so much coming at you from other sources, be it family, friends, the media, or society in general.
Brainstorming is well-known as a favoured technique for generating ideas and finding solutions. But what if you don't enjoy doing it? What if you feel like you're not good at it? Brainstorming is supposed to open up the flow of thoughts, but what if you find it actually has the opposite effect?
What if trying to "force" yourself to brainstorm on the spot does more to shut down the flow of ideas, rather than generating them?
Brainstorming can indeed be useful, but much of its success has to do with how you approach it. As with so many things, customizing your approach to meet your personal needs is key to having a successful brainstorming session. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you brainstorm more easily and effectively.
Your feelings are part of an ingenius and powerful communication system designed to get your attention.
You never want to be trapped, controlled, or incapacitated by your feelings. You do, however, want to recognize what is happening with your feelings, so you can assess what is taking place in your life and choose how you wish to respond. This allows you to leverage your feelings and be empowered by them.
As you strive to become more attuned to your feelings, here are 7 feelings you should never ignore.
The decisions you make over the course of your life play a huge role in shaping the direction and outcome of your life. A few poor choices along the way are inevitable, and sometimes the worst situations we experience can be our greatest teachers, if we're willing to learn from them.
But it makes sense to strive to make the best decisions possible, as much as possible. One of the ways you can do this is by staying out of the decision-making danger zone.
There's a strength and inner calmness that comes when you feel like you're on top of things. Who doesn't want to feel this way! Yet so many people don't feel this way at all. Instead, they're busy, rushed, and stressed, as they struggle to keep up with all they have going on.
As a result, the slightest little bump that comes along can be difficult to deal with and knock them off balance.
Here are 3 reasons why you're feeling busy, rushed, and stressed; and how you can start turning things around.
We all face times in life where we have to make big decisions. It could pertain to your work, education, a health matter, a family situation, a relationship, or anything else where you feel like you have a lot at stake. These times can be stressful, emotionally draining, and downright nerve-wracking as you try to figure out your next steps.
Here are 4 common traps to avoid when faced with making a big life decision.
Do you find yourself struggling with getting organized and staying on top of things? Do you find yourself spending more time than you like trying to get caught up on things you either forgot to do, or didn't do on time? If that sounds familiar, you're not alone; many people find it difficult to get organized in their daily life.
While being organized may come more easily to some people than others, it's a skill that anyone can develop and improve. Here are some simple organization strategies you can easily work into your daily routine, so you feel more organized and on top of things.
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