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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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5 effective ways to reduce your stress levels

The 21st century has led to our lives being exposed to the constant stress. It is attributed to the different issues that we deal with on a daily basis. It includes the health issues, the financial freedom, issues in relationships, a bossy boss, and so forth. We are all aware of the effects of stress in our lives. It can lead to a lack of concentration at work, relationship issues with your partner, and at times suicidal thoughts. It can also lead to depression. It is important to seek the help of a health practitioner when you realize that your stress is taking a toll on you. Your willpower can be damaged by stress. It can prevent you from reaching your goals. However, you should […]

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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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Set These 3 Goals Now!

You have a vision of your dream life but don’t know how to get there? Time keeps going by and you wonder why you are making so little progress compared to the potential you know is inside of you? You even start wondering whether it’s worth it to keep going? We all have been there, it’s not easy to build a career – whether you are already doing it full-time or on the side of your current 9-5. It takes a lot of skills and experience to establish yourself in your industry and it’s hard to know where to start or what to focus on. You easily end up working until the middle of the night every day trying to learn and do everything but […]

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From Startup Idea to Successful Business: 7 Questions to Ask Before You Pursue That Venture

According to a study conducted by Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 startups fail within the first 18 months of doing business. While there are certainly some unpredicted circumstances that lead small businesses to fail, the majority of them actually fail due to making a mistake in one (or more) of the areas discussed below. Having a viable business idea is extremely important, as it’s the starting point of every business endeavor; yet executing that idea through an actionable process represents a large challenge. Here are some of the questions you should ask yourself if you are preparing to embark on starting your own business. – Is your idea simple enough? Trying to execute a very complicated business concept is a big challenge, even for well-experienced […]

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5 Ways Video Games Can be Good For You

Growing up, a lot of us heard our parents, teachers and other authority figures telling us that all that video gaming was going to hurt our eyesight, give us headaches and ruin our lives. Now that the world of video gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry with not just careers but degrees in their conception, design and implementation, there’s no better time to be a gamer. Not surprisingly, many studies have been completed that take a scientific approach that dissects all the different aspects of gaming. Researchers have compiled data that encompasses years of following regular gaming enthusiasts and they have come up with some fascinating conclusions that gaming can be beneficial. The following list of 5 ways that video games can be good for […]

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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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