The most successful people understand the need to balance work and play. Managing your attentional resources and utilizing the most of your potential depends on a artful harmony between studying and rest.
Yes, there is something known as "good" stress. And research shows that making people aware of good stress is a more powerful antidote to its ills than jarring them with statistics.
While giving to others is a good and loving act, giving to the point of sacrificing your own health, wealth and happiness is not loving or good, because living this way is not loving to a very important person -- you.
This passage explores a different sense of destiny. A Dream We're Close to Living I was given an insight when young, which arrived one day in...
I must confess I could care less what others think of me. Fun keeps me alive and kicking! As a college student someone once remarked "he marches to the beat of his own drum." Heck, I keep a personal band on hand. I like to have fun. How about you?
You can't eliminate stress, but you can choose how you respond to life's daily storms. How you eat and live plays a significant role.
Managing expectations often comes down to noticing your symptoms of overwhelm, identifying the expectation that's causing trouble and then flipping the expectation on its head.
Paradise as a state of mind. It is a state of consciousness. It is a place we can inhabit anytime we want. Paradise is a myth (in Milton's Paradise...
Doing nothing isn't easy. We all want to be productive and get stuff done, so we consume ourselves with being busy. Meetings, emails, phone calls, text messages, instant messaging, commuting, and multitasking have all become a part of our busy lives. Doing these things make us feel busy, but are we actually getting anything meaningful done?
By entering the stillness inside, you will cut through the static, mental movies or whatever else is playing inside your head. In the stillness, all the answers reside.
You don't have to live your life rushing around like a busy little bee or a racing car driver, throttle to the floor all of the time! With focus and dedication, you can regain control of your life's calendar and allow yourself to spend more time being creatively lazy.
've pruned my online connections. I've birthed new habits. I'm setting boundaries between work and personal time. I'm less scattered and distracted. I'm wasting less time. I have the reins in my hands again. I haven't been this productive or at ease in quite a while.
From the outside, being courageous seems a monumental canyon to cross, but inside the opened depth of any situation, it begins with a single step. Th...
This may sound extremely contradictory, but when you find yourself crazed, anxious, stressed, and just a tad (okay, maybe insanely) overwhelmed, one of the best things you can do for yourself is slow down.
Eventually, a shame-based mind represses its mistakes to avoid feeling bad, preventing the possibility of learning from a mistake, which only increases the likelihood of repeating the blunder. Thus, mistakes can't teach us anything. We become afraid to take risks, which limits our growth.
When I was growing up, I always felt unmoored and uncentered, like I didn't know who I was and like I was waiting for someone else to tell me. I was finally getting a sense, now as an adult, that my opinion of myself mattered.
We are all a person in a situation. As much as we want others to understand our situation, we should try to understand theirs. Maybe even the slow driver of the minivan who got his food before me had a very good reason for driving slowly. Probably not -- but maybe.
If you believe the idea of life being joy-centered is a falsehood, you have bought the snake oil of disillusionment, and you are probably still taking a tablespoonful of its bitterness every morning. My recommendation is to skip a day, open up to the possibility of joy, and see how you feel.
In an unexpected way though, existentialism set me free. It reminded me that my purpose on earth was undefined and more importantly, that I could choose how to live. It reassured me that since I originated from nothing and ultimately would return to nothing, I had nothing to lose.
What makes watching things stressful -- like taking in a performance, rooting for a friend, or even seeing a scary movie -- is also what makes them. It's all in how it's framed.