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3 Selfish Rules That Will Make You Happy

From a young age we are being taught to be selfless. To consider the feelings of the people around us and put them before our own. Selfless people are likeable, always nice to be around and they just make our lives a little bit easier. But are they happy? Some of them certainly are. I am not saying there is no happiness to be found in helping others. Especially the people that are close to your heart deserve to be treated the best way possible. But there is a limit to how much selflessness is good for you. If you cannot say no and are always thinking about what others have to say, you won’t be successful. Even worse, you won’t be happy. If you […]

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3 Uncommon Ways To Be More Positive

“It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” ― Ellen DeGeneres If you were to Google – “how to be positive” you’d come across over 1 billion results for those keywords. And If you were to Google – “how to think positive” you’d come across half the amount for those keywords. And the average article on this topic covers common tips most of us are aware of. In this post, I’m going to cover uncommon ways for you to be more positive in your everyday life. Practical steps that all of us can take no matter what the circumstances are. 1. Stay true to yourself. “Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” […]

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5 Things to Remember When you’re about Give Up

There are times when despite our hard work, optimism and good intentions, we fail to make progress on our goals. All of our efforts seem wasted. We lose hope in our abilities. We become demotivated and angry. In this negative state of mind, we persist with less than enough vigor and enthusiasm, our efforts become half-baked and the result we crave continues to elude us. When this happens, it’s easy for us to lose hope and want to give up, telling ourselves, maybe I’m not carved out for this after all. I’ve been there. But for me, giving up wasn’t an option. So I learn to turn thing around and see them from different perspectives. I learn that there are always other aspects we’ve not […]

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When Putting Yourself First May Be The Least Selfish Thing You Can Do

We’re better to others when we’re at our physical, mental, and emotional best. Ironically, sometimes we’re so busy doing things for others that we forget to take care of ourselves. We may not see the negative effects at first, but before long, we’ll start breaking down like a car that’s skipped a few oil changes. Why This Matters To paint a picture of what can happen if we don’t practice self-care, I’ll share this little confession – it’s about the time when I had an emotional breakdown. I became so unhinged that I had the dog cowering behind the toilet. My Confession I was just leaving work. The weather was perfect but the way I dragged my feet made it seem like every step to […]

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Mom vs. Mom – Why Going back to Work does not Make you a Bad Mother

New mothers, especially with comfortable financial means have always had the freedom to choose between going back to work and staying at home after the birth of a child. However, in spite of all the progress that has been taking place socially, there are a large number of mothers who believe that choosing work over child rearing would make them bad people. Other findings worth considering – • A recent survey with regards to working mothers exhibited a significant gender gap with regards to attitudes towards this consideration. 45%of women suggested that children are better off if the mother chooses to stay at home. However, 38% said that the kids are equally well off if the mother chooses to go back to work. On the […]

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Escaping Information Overload: How and Why to Filter Your Feed

Information overload is a problem. It causes wasted time, makes it difficult to make important decisions, and contributes to the spread of bad information. You have access now to a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week, nonstop barrage of information on a limitless variety of subject matter. Turning it all off isn’t a viable option, and you cannot trust others to do the filtering for us. This means that it is your job to filter the information that you allow to come to us via your feeds, and prioritize and organize the information you do choose to receive. Let’s start by clarifying the definition of the term ‘feeds’. A web feed is the means through which individuals and entities send you information on […]

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7 Smart Ways to Exercise At Work

Many will find that desk jobs mark the end of their perfect stomach. Sitting around won’t boost your heart rate, and your lunches will start to turn into inches around your waistline. The occasional plate of donuts in the breakroom aren’t helping, either. But how much can you possibly move when the majority of your work involves staying still? You may be surprised. Thinking outside of the box and taking simple steps can help keep you in shape. 1. Walk for your lunch Packing a lunch is the best way to manage your diet, but it won’t help you burn any calories. If there’s a great place to grab a bite a few blocks from the office, get on your feet. You’ll appreciate the breath […]

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Avoid These 5 Habits at Workplace To Get A Promotion

People do presume in workplaces. They do snap judgments about their co-workers. If they notice one bad habit they’ll label you as misfit. A single bad habit may not affect your career instantly but will mark a bad impact on your workplace and surrounding. Well who hates promotion? Increased income, more allowances, more responsibility. But this all has a price, and the price is a change in your personality. Everyone has bad habits that he/she wants to avoid or left out, but this process ain’t that simple. Whether you are an entrepreneur, an employee or any individual at a reputable post, make sure you avoid your bad habits. This will not only give you a better status at workplace but will help you be a […]

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I guess that’s why they call it the blues.

Coming back to work from a fantastic holiday can be a drag, but it doesn’t have to be. Holidays, aren’t they the best! All that food, drink, activities and great times with great people old and new. Then all of a sudden, clunk! Your alarm clock goes off, you fumble around to turn the alarm off, slump out of bed, get dressed and join the rat race to get to work. You get to work after a stressful commute with other equally stressed commuters, sit down at your desk and you feel this weight of dread slowly encompass you. That’s right, reality has hit and it’s no longer happy holiday time. You have a meeting, a presentation to make, a conference call and a shed […]

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4 Simple Productivity Hacks to Always Wake Up Productive

Your time is precious. In fact, it’s your most valuable asset. Yet, you probably don’t make the most of it. For example, the average American uses 3 hours on social media every day [http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/social-networking-eats-up-3-hours-per-day-for-the-average-american-user-26049/]. Even if you’re not using quite as many hours on social media alone, you’re probably wasting quite a few hours on things like mobile games, entertaining websites, social media, and TV or Netflix. While it might be fun to do all those things, you probably have things in your life that matter more. For example, your priorities might include spending more time with your family or friends and achieving goals you set out for yourself. If you knew how, wouldn’t you use more of your unproductive time to do the things […]

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