Too often, we put others before ourselves. Whether that means we take on more work than we can handle, or prioritise the needs of others before we meet our own. Though this demonstrates great kindness, the long term effects can be incredibly damaging. As a result, it is important that you make a fresh start and start putting yourself first. Here’s how!(more…)
If you are eager to make some major changes in your life, you need to be proactive and commit to revolutionizing your health, your finances, and your future plans. Feeling stuck in a rut can make you anxious, depressed, and worried. You might be in a job with an overbearing boss, working long hours, and struggling to find an ideal work home life balance. You might be in debt after some poor financial decisions in the past. Or you might be struggling with your weight or your health. If you want to make some major changes and feel better about yourself, check out these three sure fire ways to revolutionize your life.(more…)
Do you feel as though life seems out of control sometimes? Feeling as though you are not in full control of your life is not unusual, and there can be many causes of this, including stress. Conversely, when you feel the effects of stress in your life, it can make it harder to feel as though you are going to be able to regain control easily.
But it is possible to take steps to take control of your life. Through making small changes in your day-to-day life, you will be able to reduce the level of stress that you experience, and eventually, you can break the cycle.
18 Ways To Get On Top Of Your Life And Get Your Life Together
But what small steps can you take to your daily life to help you to feel as though you are in control?(more…)
Facing the future is something we all have to do at some point; as much as we can listen to people insisting on living for the “now”, there is only so long one can do that. While living in the moment is liberating, continuing to do it is simply living on borrowed time, and you can enjoy being free and liberated right up to the point where all the choices involved in that come back on you, and leave you with nowhere to go.(more…)
Do you ever go through life wondering whether you’re ever going to get what you want? With your thirtieth birthday in the rear-view mirror, it suddenly becomes clear that the clock is ticking, and life is shorter than you thought it was. You want to achieve your goals desperately, but you find yourself floundering about, like a bird stuck in oily water.
Getting what you want from life, though, isn’t a brute force activity. You don’t wake up one day, suddenly determined that this is the day everything is going to happen, and you’re going to make a change in your life. That’s not how it works.
Life-changing results begin with small building blocks – little changes you make today that compound over time to generate results for tomorrow. There are all sorts of areas in your life where small changes can make a big difference.
For instance, if you spend many evenings in front of Netflix eating snacks, you can resolve to stop eating after dinner. Think about the positive impact this small change in habits could have on your life. You’re no longer spending money on junk food that’s eating into your budget. You’re not harming your body, you have more energy, and you’re sleeping better because you aren’t eating before you go to bed.
The same applies to money and your career. While taking massive risks is something that some people do to achieve success, it isn’t the path the majority of financially secure people take. Instead, they make commitments early in their lives to be prudent and then watch the fruits of their labor compound over time.
Personal accountability is necessary too. Becoming successful is about surrounding yourself with people who will challenge you if you fall off the bandwagon. Ideally, you want to create a situation where the social costs of reneging on your commitments are high.
Powering through to get what you want, though, isn’t the whole story. While you can keep your motivation levels high for a few months, most people will inevitably struggle to stay on track for the long-haul. Eventually, our desires for pleasure in the here and now overcome the intention to construct a brighter future ten years from now.
Fighting that part of your psychology is the hardest part of getting what you want. Building a dream life is something that takes time – otherwise, it would be something everyone achieved.
Preparing yourself for sacrifice, therefore, is inevitable. You have to get comfortable with it – embrace it even. You have to figure out ways of enjoying less more. It’s tough, but if you can stick it out, the rewards will be yours. Eventually, your efforts will compound, and you’ll launch yourself to the stars.
Success isn’t an all-or-nothing event. It is a runaway phenomenon. Things always start as a trickle. Then slowly, they become a stream and then a torrent. It doesn’t matter whether it is your investment portfolio or your piano-playing skills – small changes in your life lead to massive, outsized outcomes you could never imagine.
Nowadays, it’s easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of day to day life. We tend to let our entire lives revolve around our hectic work schedules, attempts to fit in seeing our friends and family, falling behind and catching up on household chores and all sorts of other tasks that we feel like we have no choice but to complete. But why not take a step back from all of this pressure and mayhem? It’s absolutely essential that you practice a little self care from time to time. This will boost your overall health and wellbeing, giving your body a chance to heal and grow and your mind a chance to relax. Never underestimate its importance and do your utmost to fit it into your schedule! Now, the type of self care routine that will best suit you will depend entirely on you, your needs and your preferences, as well as your lifestyle. If you’re struggling for ideas, here are a few areas you might want to focus on to get the most from your self-care routine.(more…)
Believe it or not, improving your life doesn’t need to be about making a single, huge gesture. Instead, it’s about choosing something that you can constantly work on. If you want to really change your life for the better, then you just need to take a look below.(more…)
At any given time in our life, stress can and will affect us. This can be at home, while we are abroad, or when we are at work. Dealing with stress or anxiety is easier when we are in a familiar environment such as our home. When you are caught outside, or at work, it is harder to deal with this, as well as having to perform your job role. While it isn’t always easy, there are certainly methods of dealing with work-place stress that will enable you to carry on with your job and which won’t see your performance suffer.
It is important to be able to differentiate between normal levels of stress that comes with the terrain of many jobs, and real mental health issues that cause stress along with other symptoms. Burnout is characterized by emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and ineffectiveness in the workplace (Workplace Strategies for Mental Health). If you are aware of the signs and symptoms of workplace burnout, then it is easier to effectively treat it. Burnout is very common, and affects people in any job role, but particularly people who work high-pressure jobs that often include overtime. Not being able to perform a job effectively has an immense effect on a person’s self-esteem. Feeling like you are doing a bad job, which may include negative comments based on your performance, can leave you feeling depressed and anxious as well as stressed. There are certainly ways to reduce workplace stress, and many of these techniques can be carried on to other areas of stress in your life.
Perhaps the most important thing to consider, is whether a licensed therapist can help you. A qualified mental health professional will be able to determine whether you need the additional help of therapy or counselling to help you deal with the stresses of your life. Of course, some stresses are industry specific. For example, worrying over a particular marketing campaign or sales strategy might have you up at night worrying. Well over the hours that you need to be switched on to work. Practical business advice can really help in these situations. For example, finding the right marketing strategy may include sending laminated postcards to impress your clients, and being vocal with your ideas.
In terms of easily achievable techniques to manage stress, consider going on breaks outside, or having your lunch outdoors, or even fitting in a morning work-out which can prepare you for your day. Exercising regularly is proven to boost endorphins (which are the feel-good chemicals in your body) and help reduce stress. Do not give yourself unreasonable expectations, and if your employer or colleague has put additional pressure on you to perform, simply do your job to the best of your ability and be transparent with what can be achieved within the given time-frame. They will appreciate the good communication, and transparency on your part.
Addressing underlying issues which may be affecting your work will help immensely. If you are an employer then consider implementing strategies to reduce workplace stress. Strategies such as ensuring there are clear expectations, optimal communication, and the support of employees who require flexible working hours or the option to work from home.
No matter what has happened over the last few weeks or months of your life, it’s now time to get your head back in the game. There is no better feeling than when you finally decide that it’s time to get back to where you were before, and we are here to help. Down below, you are going to find some of our best advice on how you can do this. So, if you want to know more, keep reading down below.(more…)
You don’t want to get out of bed in the morning, you don’t feel motivated by anything and you can’t even crack a smile in the mirror anymore. You’re going through a sad slump that you can’t seem to shake. Perhaps your social life is being affected by these ongoing feelings or you’re starting to gain a reputation at work. No matter what your reasoning is, it’s time to step out of this sad place and find your inner spark again.(more…)
Isn’t it great when you wake up in the morning, and just everything seems to be going your way? You’re on the top of your game, and the whole world seems to be a little bit brighter than usual. But then there are the other days, the times when we’re a bit down, low in confidence, and so on — then, just getting through the day can be a struggle. But what if there was a way to push yourself toward these great days, rather than leaving it up to chance? Well, there is. Below, we take a look at a few tried and tested ways for feeling your best, every single day.(more…)
Not everyone is going to be able to have their healthy living mojo. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work to get to the point in your life where you feel like you can be happy with your body. To be happy with your body, we truly do believe that you have to have a healthy lifestyle, and when surrounded by so many different temptations, it’s then when we realise how hard it is to actually stay on track. The people of Instagram who like to flaunt it seem to make it seem so easy. But the illusion of Instagram is that these people are doing it for their job. They have all the time in the world to get their bodies the way they want it because they don’t have to go to work everyday. They don’t have to sit in an office which is always full of temptations when it comes to food. But we do, and we have so many problems that come off the back of that. We start the day by not even being motivated to go to work, let alone making big changes to our diet and lifestyle that means we have to actually use more of the energy that we don’t have. So we’re going to try to help you to get your healthy living mojo back, so that you can actually feel like you’re living a healthy life full of energy. (more…)