Balance

10 Commandments of Stress Reduction – Productivity Article

There is too much stress in our lives. We’re so busy and overwhelmed that our stress levels creep up. And it’s not good for us. Prolonged exposure to stress can lead to mood disorders, cardiovascular disease, digestive problems, eating disorders and more. It’s a killer. (See the WebMD article) But it’s easy to recognize stress, but not so easy to rein it in. So today we’ll take (what I hope) is a light-hearted look at how to reduce stress with…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Abundance – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

Abundance  ‘I have abundance of …’, finish that sentence in your own voice. ‘I am abundant in …’,  finish that sentence. Turn it into an action word, and now,  a present day, ‘now’ phrase. The self-help industries tell us to envision it, as if we already have what we want. So do some theories in practice in the field of psychology. And in the sports industries.  There is an interesting phenomenon happening in the world right now. A pull toward alternative…

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What’s the Hidden Cost? | Laura Earnest – Productivity Article

Everything has a cost. There are no exceptions. But are you aware of the hidden costs of time and energy of areas in your life? Today we will look at some places you may want to recognize and trim hidden costs. Last month I did a spending freeze. I spent no unnecessary money, and it really opened my eyes. I had gotten in the habit of running to the store with the pretext of buying something necessary, only to come…

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The 4 Skills of Highly Successful People That Nobody Talks AboutPick the Brain – Self Improvement Article

Modern businesses are acutely aware of the measure of success or failure. Ultimately, we’re all classified as one or the other and it’s fair to say most of us would prefer to be put in the “successful” group. But how do you get there? Success can be measured by many metrics, and who’s to say how success should be defined? What you consider successful may not be the same for the engineer to your left or the accountant to your…

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10 Hard Truths To Bring More Wisdom Into Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Photo taken in Assisi, ItalySome of life’s hard truths are so simple that many of us have a really tough time accepting them and this only makes our lives more complicated. “There is a feeling which is much more important than happiness, success, or any other sense of achievement in life. It is the feeling of being at home with yourself.”~Rudá Iandê This quote is by the shaman Rudá Iandê. He’s probably the person who has done more to help…

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Don’t Be the Person Who Tries to “One Up” Everyone – Self Improvement Article

It’s important for a business to “one up” their competition to succeed, but the same isn’t necessarily true for our relationships. One-upmanship is when someone does or says something in order to show off or prove that they are better than someone else. For example, when someone tells a story to a friend about how they finally got into the college they really wanted to go to, but then the friend responds with, “Oh yeah? Well I just got accepted…

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11 Ways To Slow Down During The Holiday Season – The Zen Mama’s Blog

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I think I hear it and say it everyday:“I don’t have enough time! I’m too busy!”And now the Holiday Season is on it’s way…it can be overwhelming! And quite honestly it’s true! You have kids, sports, groceries, laundry, cooking and often a job. Throw in a holiday party and you may come undone! When your children are young, they need your attention all the time. You often need to be with…

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