Feeling stuck or frustrated with life often precedes the decision to make a personal transformation. Making a meaningful change is both exciting and distressing. Our brains are wired to make change uncomfortable and more challenging than it needs to be. Focusing on the most important aspects of personal change can make the process smoother and easier. The odds of success are greatly enhanced, too.
If you’re juggling responsibilities at home and work, it can be difficult to carve out time to sit down and meditate. While you’re trying to organize your days, you can still start living more meditatively right now. Take a look at these practical ideas for building more reflection and mindfulness into your routines.
Who isn’t at least a little superstitious? Athletes have lucky socks. A businessman has a lucky suit. Anyone can increase the amount of luck they experience in life. Of course, you’re not truly creating luck. You’re putting yourself in a better position to create and notice useful opportunities and circumstances. Being luckier is largely a state of mind. Even so, it’s a pleasant experience!
It’s easy to lose your temper at work when the computer runs slowly or meetings turn tense. Fortunately, you can train yourself to keep your cool so you’ll be seen as a leader and excel at your job.
Learn to work well under pressure, and gain your colleagues’ trust by appearing confident and relaxed. Practice these ideas for keeping your composure or restoring it quickly.
It’s imperative to stay focused at work if you wish to meet your deadlines and succeed in your career. However, such concentration isn’t always easy to achieve. Something always seems to sabotage even your best efforts. Someone calls a meeting, a client throws a monkey wrench in your plans for the day, or your child gets sick at school.
How can you sail past these normal interruptions and keep your focus?
If you’re like many of us, your work and social life overlap. Soon after you accept a new job offer, you realize the transition is going to affect your personal relationships as well as your professional activities. Consider these steps to take before and after you start your new gig to help you maintain old ties, and build new friendships.
Wherever you work, impressing your boss is part of your job requirements. You probably know what to do when your supervisor sits in the office next door, but you may need to think more creatively if you seldom see each other.
Bridging that gap is a growing concern now that more employees work remotely or travel extensively for their jobs. Try these suggestions for hitting it off with your boss up close or long distance.
Romantic relationships come in all shapes and sizes these days. That creates more opportunities for finding true love, but it can also make talking about your connection more complicated.
As you’ve probably noticed, cohabitation is on the rise. More couples are living together before marriage or as an alternative to becoming married. In fact, by the time they’re 30, 3 out of 4 American women have lived with a man, according to the National Survey on Family Growth.
Are you relying on luck and random acts to determine your life? Or are you making conscious decisions and steering your own ship? These are two dramatically different ways to live. The former is not effective or enjoyable. Anxiety, uncertainty, and dissatisfaction can be found in abundance. The latter method is much more effective and satisfying.
We often hear that success is the result of hard work. Hard work does pay off, but not everyone has the right work ethic to put in a full day of work. It’s common to daydream, avoid work, and procrastinate. A strong work ethic is both useful and admired. Many of the most successful people in the world are known for having an unrelenting work ethic.