Best Ways To Use A Journal To De-Stress

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Technology is advancing quickly but some values and traditions keep up with it while staying the same. One of those traditions is definitely journaling. Young generations find that the beauty of journals and journaling far surpasses blogging and online diary keeping – pen and paper are here to stay.

At the end of a long day, it’s best that you sit down with a cup of tea or coffee, turn off all of your devices and start writing. Not only is journaling popular and beautiful but it also has a therapeutic effect and helps you de-stress.

If you still haven’t decided to pick up the pen and begin, here are some benefits that you’ll notice if you journal every day.

  1. Journaling can help you get rid of negative thoughts

When you put those words on pen and paper, you slowly start to let go of all of your negativity. Words are now on paper, not in your head. You’ll find that it’s a lot easier to go about your life once you release all of your bad energy on the page. It would become easier to de-stress.

This kind of experience is something you would hardly have online since typing does not give the same satisfaction.

One study even says that if you write your thoughts down and then throw them away, you’ll be able to keep them at bay for a while. Of course, thoughts regenerate but once you throw them away, you’ll be able to forget about them, at least a bit.

  1. Journaling is empowering

“Through journaling, you can track your own life and what happened to you, how you felt and what made you sad – it gives you perspective. This new perspective on your life will enable you to draw lessons that you would otherwise miss completely", – explains Carol Garner, a Psychology writer at Bestbritishessays.

Whatever bothers you, write it down and after a while, you’ll be able to see what you can learn from that.

  1. It gives you a chance to spend time without technology

Technology can sometimes have a therapeutic effect on people, especially when they use social media to connect with friends and family etc. However, it’s always a good idea to turn off all of your devices and dive into the wonderful world of writing your thoughts down.

  1. Gratitude journaling reduces levels of stress and makes you happier

Gratitude journaling is a great practice where you write down everything that you are grateful for or happy about in your journal. This is believed to have a therapeutic effect since it draws positive energy and brings it to you. It helps you learn to look out for the better things in life. After a while, you’ll be noticing details that you are thankful for with an ease and all thanks to your journal. It can even help you think less about negative things in your life by simply thinking more about good things.

  1. Give yourself wise advice

Once you notice that there are lessons to be learned in your journal, you’ll see all of your mistakes and wrong steps. Write about it in the third person so you can have some more perspective on the whole situation.

Jason Horn, a Personal Coach at Ukservicesreviews comments: “Journaling about a big decision you’ll have to make or a tricky situation that you are in will help you see it clearly. Then you could give yourself the kind of advice that you give to your friends and listen to what your heart tells you. Journaling has that kind of therapeutic effect on people and it helps them realize what they need to do".

How to Start Writing a Journal and de-stress

There are plenty of ways that you could start journaling. First, you could get an actual notebook and write in or a new email where you’ll send yourself journal entries, or a private blog. After you have decided upon this, you’ll probably wonder what to write and how to write it.

For the beginning, you could use some tools to help you out:

Studydemic or Academized to give you some writing guidance if you don’t think that you are a talented writer.

AcademAdvisor and Bigassignments are online editing and proofreading tools that can be useful to you if you are a perfectionist or if you simply want your journal to be beautiful and mistake-free.

Oxessay is a formatting tool which will give you an excellent insight on formatting – it was recommended by Uktopwriters.

Writingpopulist is a website that will give you plenty of fresh, quality writing tips and advice.

Australian help is a grammar checking tool that will make sure that your text displays no grammar mistakes.

Conclusion

You should definitely start journaling right away – with all of these health benefits, you will learn to de-stress sooner than you think. Let the journal into your life and allow it to guide you through your emotions.

Author’s Bio

Freddie Tubbs is a business writer at Revieweal. Besides, he is running educational blogs at Essayroo and Australianreviewer.

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Much Ado About Success: Possible For Everyone?

 

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Success! What an overused, misunderstood word!

Many motivational speakers speak about what produces success. They promote varied ideas to gain it, such as writing goals, developing self-confidence, setting minds on objectives, etc. But they don’t tell what success is!

Yes, writing goals is helpful — and keeping them in front of us. Rewriting them, adjusting them, is part of that. Today, writing goals is especially helpful because of countless distractions around us, especially the non-factual.

Yet, at least one successful person never wrote down goals. Rush Limbaugh said he’s never done that—and none can claim he’s not successful in his arena, no matter our political persuasion. So, writing goals isn’t a requisite.

Self-confidence and self-esteem

Developing better self-confidence is helpful. But, the current practice of giving unwarranted ‘rewards’ for just competing causes confusion, not confidence. Plus, the culture’s habit of name-calling when people stand up for something or someone damages confidence. Yet, thinking we need to tell ourselves how smart or talented we are or how we can do something better than another isn’t the answer, either. We know within ourselves if we are smart or talented, and to compare ourselves to others is pointless.

Nothing builds self-esteem more than striving for, and doing, good — and doing what is right, despite risks. Seeking goodness, utilizing our talents in the best ways, helping others, all help us see our true worth, which develops our confidence and happiness! It may seem odd initially, but self-esteem increases humility which is attractive! Why else seek humility?

St Augustine said, “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels." St Augustine was a learned man, a theologian, a philosopher, an influential man in his era and today. Could he be right?

Patience and Goals

Now, setting our minds on our ultimate objectives is important. Yet, if the goal is a long-range goal, (the best ones are!), we need the patience to live with the delay, not get discouraged and stay focused. Why else seek patience?

Psychologists report that patience is power, born of understanding! So, we grow in internal strength and endurance, making life easier, and making our bodies healthier!

Of course, for ‘believers,’ prayer is powerful for goal assistance, though we don’t always see the effect. One thing, for sure: prayer never hurts!

Our own kind of success

But striving for/gaining success is never good when it’s a result of ‘walking on others.’ If we leave a trail behind us of people hurting because of our activities/words, then that’s fake success. It cannot produce goodness but results in a rotten tree that produces rotten fruit. We may obtain more money, more power, more prestige. But in truth, we’ll be a failure. Looking inside ourselves, if we’re honest, we cannot feel good about obtaining gain through others’ losses. Though we may try to puff ourselves up, ignore our faults, and forget others’ pain, we will ultimately find misery from guilt.

If we experienced harm through someone rising in rank due to unethical practices or injustice, we cannot let ourselves sink to the same level. We can find our own success, no matter where we are, what our status is, how much we make.

Ingenuity

In addition, we don’t find success via mandated to-do lists. Without freedom of using our ingenuity, we may accomplish tasks, but not find success in them. Likewise, if we mandate others, that doesn’t create success for us or them.

I don’t claim to have all the answers. I’m no expert and I’ve not made millions or even hundreds giving advice on success. I’ve only advised teams, in several companies, and I was ‘in the trenches with them,’ working for their successes as well as mine. Most of this is based on a combination of common sense, experience as a manager and an underlying, referring to wise leaders, and studying ‘success.’

So, what is ‘success?’

‘To each, his own!’ We can be successful in challenging conversations. We can find success in difficult projects. We can appreciate success in our hobbies.

There are different degrees, different types, of success. We’re only failures if we quit trying. The famous Zig Ziglar said, “Failure is an event, not a person." So, when we persist, we’re being successful in advancing toward our goals!

So, perhaps ‘success’ is simply found in setting our minds on goals, being patient, and doing good in helping others in the meantime!

Consider a poor, old woman who begged for food and money. She said, “When you don’t have anything, then you have everything." Sound like success? Hint: She didn’t beg for herself.

Actions speak for themselves

Mother Teresa served others/ loved everyone through her words and actions. She served the lowly, the dying, the dirty, never thinking about herself. In her humble work in an obscure location, was she successful?

She received the Nobel Peace Prize for spreading love, and 120 other awards/ honors, including the highest U.S. civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. But she would not claim success, only continual efforts.

Mother Teresa made powerful statements, relevant here:

If you’re kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you do good today, people forget it tomorrow. Do good anyway.

If you do your best, it will never be enough. Do your best anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some will be jealous. Be happy anyway.

If you’re successful, you’ll win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

There’s not much to be said after that!

Author’s Bio

Monica Walker

Monica Walker is a wife of 50 yrs, mother of 5, grandmother of 23.
She was a Region Manager at Augustine Institute, a Manager & Mortgage Underwriter at Bank of America, and the Owner of Rushmore Resources.
She is a Published freelance author — various city publications, weekly & monthly church publications, an Author — three books ready to publish, and a Poet/ Songwriter–ninety songs ready to submit.
She was also listed as an “Outstanding Young Woman of America," and was a Guest on the televised Business Awakenings show.

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Top 5 Most Inspiring Jobs for Helping People

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We all have different goals and views on how we see our lives pan out. No matter what you are trying to achieve, your passion and DNA won’t likely change. When it comes to helping people, you need to have a passion for it before you get started. Getting up every morning knowing that you are going to help someone is exciting and satisfying.

Every individual would like to feel they accomplished something at the end of the day. Helping others is a great way to do just that. Seeing nursing resumes makes me happy because I do believe that there is a reason behind the qualification. Of course, this is just one example and there are many other ways you can combine your career and helping others.
Check these inspiring jobs that could be what you were looking for.

  1. Nutritionist

Our society is becoming more aware of the importance of eating food that is good for our bodies. Even with this knowledge, some of us do not know what that means and need some assistance. Nutritionists spend a lot of time studying to help those who are a bit lost in this area. You are not only going to help people feel better about themselves but also become healthier.

  1. Social Worker

Perhaps one of the most admirable careers is one of the social workers. When you step into this career, you need to do it because you really care about helping others. If this is you, find out how a cover letter should look and apply to do the degree. If you are passionate about following this line of work, you are going to help a lot of people. Social workers do not always get the recognition that they deserve, but you are going to go home very proud of yourself.

  1. Teacher

What would the world be without good teachers? We leave the future of tomorrow up to them and the faith that is bestowed upon teachers is amazing. All of these jobs require a level of passion, but this is one where you have to also love teaching others. It seems obvious, but people do not always think about it. If you love teaching and you want to help our society, this might be the best option for you.

  1. Human Resources

If you still want to work for a large company, but you have a love for helping people, human resources is a great option. Start that new grad cover letter and be assured that it is worth it. Human resources do not only help the company, but also the employee which is a double dose of satisfaction.

  1. Medical field

The list won’t be complete without adding this one. Doctors in all specialties are helpful to every living human being. Nurses are in the same category and it really depends on where you see yourself in the medical field. Without the help of doctors, we would have a much higher death rate, so it’s crucial that we continue to have new graduates.

Conclusion

You always want to follow your heart when it comes to everything that you do. Forget about the earning power and fancy building. Focus on where you see yourself in the future and look at these inspiring jobs. You want to come home happy after a long day and not bored or unsatisfied.

Author’s Bio

Charles Hampton is a content manager and an amateur guest post writer. His hobby is reading and, extreme sport. He also writes short stories and dreams of publishing his book. Charles`s life credo is “Just do it!"

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Positive Advice For My Younger Self

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At some point in life, many people contemplate penning an autobiography. These memoirs usually describe life lessons – good or bad. In particular, they state how they might have fared better if only they knew better!

If you are one of those thinking individuals, you will dig such personalized narratives. COX Internet plan, offering COX Internet speeds access a wide array of such narratives!

Coming Full Circle…

As a retired stock-market investor, I got lucky and inherited a sizeable portion of wealth from a deceased relation. I expanded it via Wall Street trading. A friend suggested me to write my own brief life report. I thought long & hard about something worthwhile and meaningful to write. Finally, I knew what I wanted to write about. I remembered when I first started out in the investment business. I was young and felt so lost. I wish someone had advised me then.

The complete chronicle is over 500 pages long. However, I am going to focus on the three different pointers. I believe these form the basis for each phase of anyone’s life – student, young professional, married with a family.

Before you enter professional life, first, go for TEFL course online. Choose certification to appear in the exams today. This will put you on the right track. Online education is cheaper than the traditional education. Furthermore, these are convenient especially when you are working. These two are the main advantages of online learning. If you want to earn a degree or certificate, opt for online platforms.

Certification exams provide a measurement of knowledge and skills. When employers are looking to hire this is an important determining factor. It’s good to earn certificates in the field you are interested in. A differentiator to counter the competition. When you go for an interview, the competition is frequently stiff. If you have the certification, as compared to the other person, you have a definite edge.

It also shows to the employer that you are always eager to improve. Learning is a value in itself, and those around you will admire you for it.

  1. Don’t Make the End Your Everything

When you are young, you are swaying between extremes of abject failure and worldly success. This is a significant concern when you are trying to prove yourself out there.

In the ‘pursuit of happiness’, you work hard to get through college. Then comes the search for a steady job. Over the years, you lose sight of the fast declining present. Your health, age, human relationships development & other life-experiences diminish.

This is certainly, what happened to me! I did end up achieving almost everything -impressive bank balances, million dollar estates, fine cars- and the usual bling. But, I also managed to miss out a lot.

If I could go back to my younger self, I would take off the ambition hat. I would stop and look around at the world too. I would travel, make more friends, and enjoy life. I would take better care of myself.

  1. Be Patient with Money

When I started out as a young investor, I was impatient to increase financial gains fast. Only after losing money on several ill-timed mutual fund schemes, I learned to make more money.

My best investments, in hindsight, have been those that have remained fixed inside company’s shareholders’ vaults for at least a period of 10 years. The bad ones, I chose to liquidate into cash after a few short months.

In retrospect, I should have kept that money invested. Maybe then, I would have a Forbes multi-millionaires profile of my own!

  1. Human Relations Are Real Life Investment

Having ambitions is not bad. Nevertheless, when you’re ruthlessly involved in making money, you lose sight of what’s important in life. You become completely indifferent to your family and friends.

To my astonishment, I later found that money alone could not guarantee my personal happiness. Loneliness would still creep up as a stifling influence on my mind and emotions. I was lonelier than before! My solitary preoccupation with money broke up my marriage. It left my only child estranged from me. He could not stand a father devoid of all endearing emotion and expression.

Therefore, here’s my advice to my younger self, and all young people. Stay out of the rat race. Take a break occasionally. Do not neglect your loved ones even for a day. Because we all need human connections to survive & enjoy our fortunes with.

A final piece of advice for my younger self

There is no way around education. Continuing education is an investment of time & resources. It helps provide recognition for your specialized skill set and knowledge. When it comes to landing certain jobs and positions like teach English in China your level of education can be a significant benefit!

Author’s Bio

Alex Brian

Alex Brian is an entrepreneur, marketer, and writer. As Hawaiian resident, he loves beaches and bathing in the sun. That’s where he finds his inspiration to author in-depth guides that teach E-commerce store owners ways to manage, grow and scale their business. In a former life, Alex co-founded a custom menswear company which generates 6-figures in annual revenue through its website and retail.

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How To Start A Business Without A Written Guideline

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Starting a business nowadays has become possible yet complicated at the same time. If you want to build a successful business starting from today, you have all that it takes to do it. You may not acknowledge it yet, however, the proper mindset will show you the proper path.

Knowledge and skills. These are the two primary components of a highly successful webmaster or entrepreneur. A business written guideline? That’s not necessary at all as long as you truly know what you’re doing.

In today’s post, we’re giving you several strategies, tips, and tricks that’ll improve your business startup performance. There are lots of smart people like you who get stuck in planning, strategizing, worrying, and living in the future. To stay productive while launching a business, your entire focus and efforts should be pointed towards the present moment.

1. Start with True Passion

If you start your business with the wrong reason, you’re hardly going to make it. Most people tell you that “life’s not fair" and that you have to deal with it. However, each of us can decide how we want to live our lives, and that involves the decision of starting our own businesses in order to become financially independent.

But then, most entrepreneurs are trapped before they even begin. Obviously, we have to choose our business niche before starting. It becomes struggling the moment we choose the wrong business and the wrong purpose. Money, financial freedom, and financial wealth are not good enough reasons!

To be truly successful whether you follow a documented business guideline or not, you’ll need to have that passion in you. You’ll find the thing I’m talking about only if you continue looking. Don’t stop for a business idea that sounds “good". It has to be amazing and perfect. Don’t worry, you’ll definitely know when it arrives!

2. Acknowledge the Fast and Everchanging Marketplace

Comprehensive business plans are initially designed to help you balance your actions and stay focused. However, a written business guideline is always going to remain outdated. You can’t fully trust what you’ve established in the past because in the past the external conditions were different. If you were to make a decision today, you should carefully assume how the marketplace is doing, how your team is doing, how your actions went in the past, and what you can do best to ensure a positive effect.

3. Assume Full Responsibility for Everything Around You

Great entrepreneurs become great because they’re responsible for everything that affects both themselves and their business. After all, a startup is a gathering of individuals that aim to achieve a specific purpose through collective effort. You are the leader of your own body and actions and you’re the leader of a company. That means full responsibility!

4. Promise that You Won’t Stop Until You’re Successful

Make a promise that no matter what, you will not stop pursuing what you have started. There’s absolutely nothing more important than the final achievement. However, you’ll need to stay focused on the journey and less on the result.

As Jana Fardel, Co-Founder at one of the top rated resume writing service, in the US, suggests that “The way you think, act, behave, and work will heavily influence the result, of course, but the result is never the point. You listen to a song because you enjoy it and not because you’re waiting for the end of it."

5. Establish What You’re Going After and Be Specific

Not developing a written business guideline doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t establish the direction you’re heading to. Obviously, before you start the engine of your car you have to know where you’re going. Business start-ups are the same. Decide where you want to go, make that clear statement, assume responsibility, commit to staying consistent, and start taking action!

6. Find Inspiration from Those Who Have Already Won

Everybody’s looking for shortcuts. Again, most people would say that shortcuts are making it even more difficult to succeed. Well, it really depends on what type of shortcuts we are talking about.

Success leaves clues. Therefore, you should start looking for inspiration, motivation, and ideas in other people’s work and achievements. Find someone who has already accomplished what you are trying to accomplish. Look at your competitors, see what they’re doing, put all the information together and learn from the patterns. Lastly, implement all the potentially positive ideas.

7. Keep Track of Results and Optimize as You Go

Business success doesn’t simply show up and sits with you forever. The startup is the initial phase. Once your business is up and running, it’s essential to keep track of your results on a consistent basis. All the results, whether they’re failures or wins, ultimately mean one thing: feedback.

When something goes wrong, you should immediately identify the causal factor. The action/decision/thought that has influenced your outcome is the most important component that needs to be identified. The cause.

Every time you change the causal factor the results also change. That’s exactly why you should take advantage of different digital marketing analysis tools. Consistently keep track of your results and optimize all your thoughts, emotions, and actions according to all the meaningful feedback you receive.

Takeaways

Starting a business takes time, focus, and work. True work, indeed, as true success demands both hard and smart work. Following guidelines which were written yesterday is not an option. The marketplace changes, the people change, your chances change, and basically everything changes. When you take an action, you schedule a change. When you ignore a phone call, you have produced another change. Therefore, do your best right now, focus on what you have to do today, and never stop improving, so within a certain period you make add your achievements at top resume review and create your perfect CV.

Author’s Bio

Stephanie Proper is a writer and career strategist. She has 10 years of experience in HR and recruiting. She helps people to develop their CV writing skills, writes about building a successful career and pass through a job interview as smoothly as possible.

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