Of all the valuable skills you’ll acquire, learning to deal effectively with discomfort is one of the most important. Consider all the times you’ve wanted to do something, but either never started or came up short. It’s likely that your inability to handle the resulting discomfort was the cause.
If you ever feel like trying to calm down makes you even more anxious, you have plenty of company. Research suggests that about 15% of the population is prone to relaxation induced anxiety, even though anyone may feel these effects under certain conditions.
Chances are you believe in others more than you believe in yourself. You're probably the first to encourage a friend to keep going because they have what it takes. But when it comes to encouraging yourself, it's easy to shy away due to self-doubt.
Having rules that govern your life, behavior, and choices might seem confining and restrictive. But there’s a profound freedom that comes from living by a set of rules that you’ve chosen for yourself. You can refrain from toiling over as many decisions. You simply follow your own rules.
As someone once said, “Only floss the teeth you want to keep.” But flossing is about much more than oral health. While flossing is a simple activity that only takes a minute, it’s a habit that many people find challenging to implement.
When you’re trying to lose weight, the last thing you want to think about are all the delicious foods you’re trying to cut back on. Give yourself a break with calorie-slashing tricks that require little thought or effort.
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Do you ever feel like nothing you set your mind to can be achieved? It's certainly not very motivating to see your dreams and wishes evade you. But have you ever stopped to wonder why it happens?
Sometimes, it's difficult to forgive your own missteps. You feel really rotten when you've let yourself or someone else down. But one day, you have to allow the sun to shine again. Has it been challenging to do that?
This 4-step process can help you forgive yourself and move on with your life:
Everyone is happier if they learn the skills needed to succeed in life. We can all think of examples of nice, intelligent, capable people that can’t seem to get their lives together.
By taking the time to intentionally teach your children effective life skills, you can ensure they won’t struggle later in life.
Do you lash out when you feel angry or upset because you hope that venting will make you feel better? It turns out that mood freezing is a more effective option.