Note: This post is written by Stephanie Norman Stress is a major distraction in your life. When you are worried and you carry a huge burden on your back, your work and relationships suffer. When people are under stress, they might experience increased blood pressure, headaches, muscle tension, sweating, pain in the stomach and neck, an abnormally rapid heart rate, and shallow breathing. They are tense, unhappy, judgmental, and irritable. In fewer words – stress disables you to function normally. There are a few ways of dealing with stress. Some people do everything in their power to face the problem and find a solution. But sometimes that’s impossible to do, since you cannot always solve issues that are not directly dependent upon you. When you realize that you have nothing else to do but to leave things to flow naturally, you have to find a way to distract yourself from the stress. If there is nothing you can do about it, you shouldn’t allow the pressure to affect your life too much. Here are five methods that will help you deal with stressful thoughts and emotions you don’t want to go through:
A while back I watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi. It’s a fascinating documentary about Jiro Ono, who is arguably the best sushi chef in the world. His restaurant has earned three Michelin stars (the highest possible) and was visited by President Obama when he came to Japan. In that movie, he was already 85 years old, but he kept working daily. That itself is something to admire. How did he do it? How was he able to become the best sushi chef in the world? Fortunately, the movie contains nuggets of wisdom that can answer those questions. Here are some of Jiro’s quotes from the movie along with the lessons on how to become an expert in your field:
Note: This post is written by Diana Beyer Most people hate Scarlet O’Hare. I found her interesting when I first read Gone with the Wind. She reminded me of a fellow student – totally self-centered, but creative and clever, even in her shallowness. Other plots and characters have provided insights and skill development that cause me to realize that reading fiction enhances my performance at work. Here are six ways that happen.
Note: This post is written by Patrick Cole Where are you? Of course, you are some place on this planet. But where are you in your mind, heart and soul? Are you where you want to be in your personal and professional life? Do you know where you want to go from this point? And do you know that there are sacrifices you need to make to get there? No celebrated athlete, no world leader, no successful businessman or author, musician, or artist has “made it” without also making sacrifices – without giving up some parts of their former lives. One person may not have to give up what another will, but there are certain common sacrifices that we all must make if we intend to become winners in life. Here are five of those sacrifices.
Note: This post is written by Jane Dizon Experts say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but recent studies show that there isn’t really a definite number of days. However, the most recent research found out that the average time to develop new behaviors is two months. That’s at least two months! So don’t get discouraged when three weeks in and you still don’t see that new habit as a lasting one. Actually, some people take up to six to nine months. But how about the opposite, that is, breaking a habit? Not just habits — bad habits. As it turns out, forming and breaking a habit is like give and take. In order to stop a bad habit, you have to create new ones (hopefully good ones!) to replace it. Here are five bad habits to throw away to upgrade your everyday life and become a better person.
Note: This post is written by Andrew Howe Are you satisfied with your life? Most people complain about the quality of their lives from time to time. We believe that having a raise of salary, much free time, or a strong reputation can make us happier and, therefore, we can start living a better life. It’s harsh but true: just one out of three Americans is happy. Although you might become happier when all those above-mentioned things happen, it’s you who decides what life to live. If you want to stop complaining and start living a better life, take the bull by the horns to organize a good environment around you.