By guest author Nadine Swayne
You wake up, get your morning coffee and stand by the kitchen sink, breathing a big sigh, thinking, “I really don’t like my job!” Having the right balance in life and work can hold the key to your happiness. However, many of today’s individuals are weighed down with a host of obligations, along with work, that includes family, children, marriage and giving back to the community. Committing yourself to the right career choice is equally important and can help turn your drudgery into something that you’re passionate about.
Step 1. Achieve Balance
Making ends meet in today’s tough economy has proven especially challenging for most people. Ensuring that a family is properly cared for can take a toll and leave you with little time for other pursuits.
However, achieving the best balance can come together when you have a career that instills and cultivates your passion. Imagine getting up for work every morning and loving what you do. The contentment can also carry over into your family life and relationships.
By guest author Adrienne Erin
There are a lot of stereotypes when it comes to introversion and extroversion, the personality traits that tend to define us and assign us certain behaviors and characteristics. We’ve all heard that introverts tend to be quieter and more guarded, whereas extroverts are more social and open with others. You may be surprised to learn that many of us have qualities of both personality types. People who have qualities of both introverts and extroverts are called ambiverts, and being a mix of both is more common than you might think.
Whether you are an introvert, extrovert or ambivert, you can learn to make the most of your best qualities in all aspects of your life, from work to relationships. Here’s how to be the best you that you can be and use your personality’s best qualities to be successful in everything you do.
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By guest author Dorothy Hunter
Busy people think they don’t have time to eat. They also think that they have no time to sleep. If they can’t even eat or sleep, they definitely don’t have time for nurturing their relationships. It’s across the board, too. It’s not just between married couples but even between a parent and a child and even among friends.
When time is too short, it’s often the relationship that suffer. But it should never be like that. Because behind all the glitz and success, it’s the people who stay beside you that matter the most. Certainly, you don’t want to be called an absentee parent or a workaholic girlfriend, don’t you?
Enriching relationships doesn’t start and end with forming one. It’s a continuous process that needs to grow. It’s the one investment that definitely won’t go to waste. So while you still have relationships to keep, it’s important to find time for them. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is with the following daily habits:Balance it more »
By guest author Adrienne Erin
You may not realize it, but making better choices at the breakfast, lunch and dinner table can help you be more productive. By making some changes to your daily intake, you can easily become more alert, focused and effective throughout the day. There’s a variety of foods that have the ability to give you these advantageous boosts, assist the flow of blood to the brain, bring additional oxygen to the brain or sharpen your body’s internal actions. Some of these foods include:
- Dark chocolate
- Citrus fruit
- Dark greens
Let’s look at each of the benefits and why they occur.Balance it more »
By guest author Jessica Socheski
New Year’s resolutions have become something of a sad joke with the proverbial “lose weight” and “become a better person” faithfully promised each year and usually abandoned around January 27th. This may be, reports CNN, because New Year’s goals tackle the surface when there are often underlying motives for the repetitive resolutions we make each January.
“When people resolve to ‘lose weight,’” explains Dr. Amy Crawford-Faucher of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, “they are actually saying, ‘I want to feel and look better.’” This opens up a new way to look at resolutions. Rather than making weight loss a main goal, focus on the real hopes behind the resolutions.
A Better Goal than Weight Loss
Instead of focusing on losing 20 pounds in 2014, make a big picture goal of being more healthy and happy in the New Year. Chances are that weight loss will be just one side affect of focusing on your personal wellness. This is a much more positive goal that incorporates a number of important activities like:
- Eating more vegetables
- Going for weekend walks
- Drinking more water
- Choosing fresh meals
- Finding more opportunities to enjoy life and experience happiness
- Focusing on one of the 101 healthy habits every week of the year
Wider positive goals will prove more motivating in the long run and help you to stick with them more consistently and for a longer period. This is because if you step on the scale and have gained a pound, you are not necessarily failing at your resolution. Thus, it is less tempting to just quit. Balance it more »