Category: Living

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Handle Digital Stress and Distractions

Life today is quite different compared to when I was a kid in the 80’s and early 90’s. Today many of us have smartphones that we use to browse the internet, to work and to play games. We spend a many hours in front of computers and a part of...

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The Power of Gratitude: Tips for a Lighter and Happier Life

Maybe the simplest and most effortless habit for living a happier life is to take one or a few minutes every day to focus on what is already here and that you can be grateful for in your life. It can help you to… Lift your mood and boost motivation...

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Spread the Optimism – Winston Churchill

Optimism. It can turn a situation that looks negative or bleak into an opportunity or something to learn from. It can replace the draining thoughts of pessimism with something that will give you more energy and enthusiasm again. And it can help you to jump over obstacles, to keep moving...

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Do Not Take Things So Personally

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” Mahatma Gandhi A very common problem that can drag your self-esteem down or build up so much anger that steam may start to come out of your ears is to take things too personally. And so you may try to grow some thicker skin and...

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Take Consistent Action Every Day

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Leonardo Da Vinci One of the biggest and most common problems with improving your life or the success you want out of is...

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Social Skills That Will Make You Successful

In a world where technology is increasing our capacity to connect with people worldwide, it is also diminishing our ability to effectively connect with people in person. Just like learning how to cook, develop software, or play a sport; the ability to connect with others is a skill and you...

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Do You Have Math Anxiety?

Mental arithmetic can be stressful for many people, causing a lifelong fear of numbers. What makes the brain freeze up when calculating hard sums? David Robson reports. Sweaty palms, a racing pulse, that choking feeling in the back of my throat: nothing sends fear into my heart like the need...

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Improve Your Mood Right Now

I often write about how a good start to your day often leads to having a good day in general. A social, an energetic or a productive start sets the context for your day. But on some days you may not get a good start for some reason. Maybe you...

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10 Google Chrome Extensions You Should Have

If you use the Internet for work, school or even just entertainment, your life is probably more complicated than it needs to be. Google’s Chrome Browser has literally thousands of extensions that can streamline your web surfing experience. Here’s a list of Chrome extensions that you should definitely try out. 1. Earth...

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Improve Your Mood Right Now

I often write about how a good start to your day often leads to having a good day in general. A social, an energetic or a productive start sets the context for your day. But on some days you may not get a good start for some reason. Maybe you...

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Let It Go & Feel Less Pain

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” Herman Hesse “One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.” Michael Cibenko I often write about finding lightness in...

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Brighten Your Morning

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius The alarm bell goes off. You slowly open your eyes. A new day lies before you. A day of unexplored potential...

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Questions That Will Help You to Focus

“New Year’s Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with...

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Timeless Tips for Finding Inner Peace

“May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!” Eskimo proverb The New Year is upon us. A time of needed relaxation and more time with the people closest to us. A time of stress and worries. A time of not all the...

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Go Easy on Yourself

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha “People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.” Edith Schaeffer One common way to get things done,...

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Powerful Steps to Stop Self-Doubt

Self-doubt can be a troubling and persuasive voice that holds you back. It holds you back from seizing your opportunities. It makes getting started or finishing things harder than they need to be. Sure, it can sometimes be useful as it helps you to soberly see your current limitations or...

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Simple Things for a Happier Life

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Marcus Aurelius Antoninus “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”...

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Create Your Own Happiness

Happiness is and will always be the most cherished, yet most elusive, of all human desires. Day in and day out, many search for happiness, but end the day empty handed. Happiness isn’t something that someone gives us, nor is it something that we have to have permission for. Happiness...

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8 Essential Tasks to Maximize Your Creative Output

Achieving success in all of your creative endeavors can be difficult and daunting. There are numerous factors that inhibit the actualization of your dreams: fear, procrastination, not enough time, and distractions, to name a few. But you have the tools to overcome these difficulties! Incorporate these tasks into your weekly...

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Things You Can Do to Improve Self-Confidence

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. Mcintyre “When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand,...