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No time for meditation? Try this instead.

“I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one.” – Gandhi So you want to try meditation? You’ve heard there are many health benefits: it boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, reduces depression and improves mental focus. Also, your favourite celebrity practices meditation, so it must be useful, right? I know what you’re thinking; ‘That’s OK for some people, but I don’t have time to sit around for 2 hours meditating.’ Well, what if there were a way to include meditation into your daily life without having to create any extra time at all? Working meditation Although making time for formal practice can be a challenge, it’s not necessary to sit cross-legged, staring into space to […]

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9 Ways Reading Fiction Can Jump Start Your Career

Do you remember how excited you were when you landed your first job, or your dream job? It may seem like a work of fiction now, a story about someone else, but those were probably among the most giddy and dream-filled days of your life. You were going to storm into your new company and make an impact they could not ignore. You would work nights and weekends on major, inspirational projects, and you would blast your way out of that entry-level job within just a few months. Promotions, raises, and the esteem of your colleagues loomed just ahead. You were going to be a freaking rock star! If you’re like most of the workforce, though, it didn’t play out quite how you envisioned. Sure, […]

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Discover Factors That Can Seriously Hurt Your Promotion Chances

Undeniably every employee wishes to drive endless opportunities in the professional world to make their career prosperous. But the surprising fact is that there are numbers of things that can spoil our promotion chances, if not handled effectively. However, you can get promotion easily and comfortably by learning about factors that affect the chances of growth in the professional world. Check out the information shared in the below passage to grow your career effectively with timely promotions. *Bad time management If you’re not proficient in time management, then you must learn tactics that will enable you to perform every task on the appropriate time. This is because in the professional world very often we have to perform multiple tasks. In this situation time management habit […]

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5 Ways to Beat the Crap Out of the Bully in Your Head

You aren’t satisfied with your life because you’re not getting everything you want out of it. You’ve figure out what you need to change to move you closer to the amazing life you want. And you know it’s possible because other people have done it. But every time you get close to making the change, a little voice in your head pops up and says: “Come on, you’re not the kind of person that does this.” “That’s reserved for people that won some kind of cosmic lottery. People that are far more naturally gifted than you.” “Just because some extraordinary people have done it, doesn’t mean you can do it.” “You are normal. Your life needs to stay on the normal path. You’ve been successful […]

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Sleeping Always Matters

Sleeping is usually an underestimated activity either because we are not aware of what goes on during sleep or due to such a tiring and stressful routine that we only want to lie down and fall asleep. When scientific connections are brought to light about sleeping and our general health, we become more attentive than ever. And because we are not conscious during sleeping hours, we have little record on how we are doing or even how to improve it. Odd man out: everything changes when we feel the lack of a single night sleep or keep facing regular sleeping problems. A recent research presented by the Journal of Neuroscience caused great fuzz as it showed an unusual link between sleeping position and Alzheimer and […]

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How to get great customer service, anywhere.

  Dealing with corporate customer service departments is often one of the most frustrating experiences of modern life, and many of us have horror stories of futile attempts to resolve a simple issue amid a minefield of unhelpful automated phone trees and uncaring representatives. By following a few easy steps, however, we can make sure our problem is solved easily and effectively, no matter the company we are calling. 1. Think about what you want, and do your homework. Calling up customer service with only a vague idea of what you need is a sure-fire way to wind up confused, frustrated and unable to fix your problem. Before you call, sit down and write what you want out of the conversation. Take a minute to […]

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5 Questions You Need To Ask Before Taking A Risk

  “I think there’s a difference between a gamble and a calculated risk.” – Edmund H. North Taking a risk can be a scary thing, no matter what type of risk it is. And that fear alone can paralyze you before you even take your first step. You’ll tell yourself crippling stories and make up all the excuses in the world to play it safe. Yet you know playing it safe will get you nothing but safe. That’s understandable. So to ease off your fears and worries there are 5 questions I want you to ask yourself. I guarantee when you do, you’ll be ready to make that jump. And you’ll know whether it’s within your best interests. 1. What’s the worst that could happen? […]

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7 Rituals to Help You Move Heaven and Earth

The things that we do to help ourselves only have ongoing positive effects if we make them into habits. Positive change is even more profound and more permanent when those habits become rituals. What is the difference between a habit and a ritual? A habit is simply something that you do on a regular basis without the need to force yourself to do so. A ritual is something that you are compelled to do because it is meaningful to you, and you feel a deficit in your life when you when that ritual goes missing. If you are seeking overall life improvement that is permanent, try these 7 (one representing each day of the week) rituals. Reward Yourself with an Hour of Physical Activity Each […]

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Should You Friend Your Boss On Facebook?

“Do I friend my boss on Facebook or not?” – that is the question that many working people ask themselves today. You may drink coffee together in the mornings, go to lunch, exchange presents on birthday and ask each other for advice, but you still don’t hurry to send a friend request on Facebook. Regardless of how many professional opportunities social networks give us, people still use them mainly for exchanging personal information and keeping in touch with friends and family. The fact that you have good relationships with your boss doesn’t necessarily mean that you should become close friends. Agree that you wouldn’t want your boss to see the pictures of some crazy party from last weekend or comment on you family pictures. So, […]

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Are You Afraid Of Becoming A Leader? 5 Simple Ways To Overcome Your Fear

Being a leader is definitely not an easy job. But this does not mean that you are allowed to sit back and avoid any kind of responsibilities. On the contrary, it is always good to take initiative and get out of the comfort zone. However, most people have unconscious fears that stop them from taking steps forward. Below, there are some aspects that should be overcome by everyone who wants more out of life; then, you could also read some pieces of advice on how to become bolder. Three hidden reasons why individuals avoid having important responsibilities: 1. They have no confidence People are aware of primary feelings like hunger, thirst, sadness and so on. Unfortunately, we cannot perceive subconscious states of mind that make […]

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