“Because I’m Happy…”

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Are you tired of settling for just being content? Here is how really happy people stay that way. How do they do it, these happy people? How do they let troubles bounce off them and make the best of every struggle? Do they choose to be this way? Many believe a constant state of happiness is in the category of mermaids and unicorns. But there are people in this world who, short of major unexpected trauma, have figured out how to be truly happy most of the time. These people have mastered a perspective worthy of imitation. Here are some common traits for you to emulate in your pursuit of happiness. 1. They clearly define happiness. I have heard many people claim… Read More →

Time is never on my side…

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Management tips for the chronically overworked These days, “overworked” is the new normal, and learning to manage your time wisely is the key to getting ahead in today’s 24/7 work environment. The truth is, you won’t ever have more hours in a day, or fewer tasks to fulfill, but if you master your time and use it efficiently, you’ll feel less pressure and less overwhelmed. Suzana Simic, manager of career services at Computer Systems Institute — a proprietary post-secondary education institution — provides these four key time-management tips to help you tackle the daily grind. 1. Make a realistic to-do list. Create your list the night before so you’ll have a head start the next day. “The day the tasks are due,… Read More →

Relax & Recharge – Work Life Balance

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The American Psychological Association just released its annual Stress in America report. At work, and in general, the study says, women are feeling the pressures of stress far more than their male counterparts. And Millennials (ages 18-33) and Gen Xers (ages 34-47) report experiencing the most stress and least relief. Taken together, these findings mean that younger women—like yours truly—officially share the not-so-official (and most unbecoming) title of Most Stressed Out Crazy People in the World Ever. Yikes. I love my job.  I work with amazing women, I meet smart people every day. But success (at a start-up) often means working until midnight, giving up Sundays, and generally accepting that my to-do list just won’t get “to-done.” And I know… Read More →

Yoga – Benefits For Business People

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Every time you speak up in front of your boss, your mind zeros in on all the ways you might mess up. Sound familiar? There’s a simple way to keep your cool: Practicing 20 minutes of Hatha yoga before a big presentation can reduce anxiety and help you focus, according to a new study published in Journal of Physical Activity and Health. For the study, researchers conducted two experiments with 30 undergraduate women. In the first experiment, participants were shown a series of arrows on a screen and asked to press the button that corresponded with the direction the arrow pointed. On the first day of this test, the participants did no physical activity beforehand. On the second, they did… Read More →

Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life

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The following are C. James Jensen’s six key affirmations from Beyond the Power of Your Subconscious Mind. These affirmations can bring about substantial improvements in your life. He says to use them every day for the first 30 days before adding your own affirmations. I like (love) myself unconditionally: This is a link to all other goals. It is an affirmation you should fully expect to use for the rest of your life, one that will continue to build high self-esteem. Start with, ‘I like myself.’ Over time this transforms to, ‘I love myself,’ which then turns into, ‘Now that I love myself, I find that I love everyone.’”  I never devalue myself through destructive self-criticism: Some people with low self-esteem simply… Read More →

A Way To Improve Your Life..

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Rather than yearning for what we don’t have, by beginning with the  affirmations you will eventually learn to love, appreciate and see the value in what you do have. Let’s try this….  I like (love) myself unconditionally: This is a link to all other goals. It is an affirmation you should fully expect to use for the rest of your life, one that will continue to build high self-esteem. Start with, ‘I like myself.’ Over time this transforms to, ‘I love myself,’ which then turns into, ‘Now that I love myself, I find that I love everyone.’”  I never devalue myself through destructive self-criticism: Some people with low self-esteem simply find it easier to accept a criticism than a compliment. You must immediately cease any and all… Read More →

Stressed Out? Find Ways To Eliminate Stress at Work

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The average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate. Modern workers are interrupted seven times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. And four out of 10 people working at large companies are experiencing a major corporate restructuring, and therefore facing uncertainly about their futures. This may be why more than 40% of adults say they lie awake at night plagued by the stressful events of the day. “People are asking me for answers,” says Sharon Melnick, Ph.D., a business psychologist and author of just released Success Under Stress. “Everyone feels overwhelmed and overly busy.” Is there a way to maintain steady focus throughout the day? Is it possible to do everything that needs to get… Read More →

If you like to suffer then raise your hand…

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7 Ways Meditation can transform your life “If you like to suffer then raise your hand…” So why do we create suffering for both ourselves and others? Seems like we love to suffer as all the ways out of suffering are staring us in the face. If not, then why do more people drink alcohol than meditate, or why do more people eat fast food than get exercise? Smoking cigarettes is a major cause of death in the U.S., as is sugar consumption leading to obesity, so why do we love everything that is bad for us and keep away from things that do us good? Presumably it’s because we really don’t like ourselves too much and live in such… Read More →

Der tägliche Balance-Akt

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Hochgesteckte Ziele, ständige Erreichbarkeit und permanente Überlastung bis zum Burnout – das Leben in Balance zu halten, entwickelt sich zu einer Kunst. Wissen Sie, was „Karoshi“ bedeutet? „Arbeiten bis zum Umfallen!“ In Japan ein verbreitetes Phänomen. Wenngleich es in Europa nicht ganz so schlimm ist, empfinden viele ihr Leben als Hamsterrad – vollgepackt mit Stress und Termindruck: eine 60-oder-mehr-Stunden-Woche, oftmals auch arbeiten am Wochenende und kaum mehr Zeit für sich selbst. Erfolgreiche  „Extremjobber“ machen keine Pausen – Arbeit wird zur Sucht mit hoher gesellschaftlicher Akzeptanz, zum zentralen Aspekt im Leben. Überlastung und Erschöpfung sind Tabu-Themen, Versagen ist out. Zwar ist Stress alltäglich und an sich nichts, was es prinzipiell zu vermeiden gilt. Wichtig für unser Wohlbefinden ist allerdings, dem Körper… Read More →