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8 Ways To Exceptionally Improve Your Communication Skills

Hold on! You are missing something significant. You aim to win in the workplace, but you are not aware of how to do so? You know that you need to enhance your communication skills, but you don’t see the road-map of it. Don’t stress yourself out. We are here to clear your confusion. Communication is a necessary skill that most people lack. Be it your professional life or your personal life, the importance of communication can’t be ignored.

According to the research done by the Conference Board of Canada, communication is one of the skills that are necessary enough if one is willing to succeed in the workplace. One should know how to communicate formally to win at the workplace.  If you have a glance at the renowned leaders, you will see that their ability to deliver has helped them a lot.

1. Make your listening game stronger

You can’t expect to build a healthy relationship with your customers unless your way of communication is right. You have to be an excellent listener. Listening is quite essential, not only it is a way of showing respect for one person but it also develops the level of patience in you.
Just visualize for a few minutes, you are talking to someone and that person is listening to you with the full scale of concentration, how would you feel? Of course, you will feel so good, and the bond between you and that person will get stronger. It proves one thing here, to build the trust it is necessary to listen to others.

There are individuals who are quite fond of listening to their voices. When you talk to them they don’t concentrate on what you are saying to them. How do you feel about their company? Of course, you feel devalued. When you start listening to what the other person has to say, you will think that you are being understood and valued.

There are some things that are of help if you want to improve the communication skills.

2. Listen to avoid misinterpreting

People want to feel that another person is listening with concentration. The consequences of not listening to the other person can be really bad. You may assume things. You may misunderstand what is being told. When you are talking to someone, make sure that you don’t do other work at that time. Like, don’t divert the topic, don’t reply to an email at that particular time. One expects to receive your undivided attention from you. If he is not going to get it from you, he will feel devalued.

3. Message Tone

The person you are communicating with matters a lot. There is no problem if you are using informal language while talking to your best buddy but yes don’t make it a habit. You first have to see the person you are talking to. However, if you are talking to your boss, you can’t use languages like “Heya!” or “Lol.”
Another thing is that not everyone is aware of the acronym you use in the communication. Still, if you are using an abbreviation, just make sure that the person doesn’t misunderstand it. Maybe the meanings of that particular acronym are different for that person.

The real key to effective communication is that you should structure your message according to the person you are talking to.

4. Improve your body language

When you are doing a one-to-one meeting with someone, your body language gets noticed. If you make a poker face, it won’t impress the other person. Extensive use of anything is harmful while talking to people it’s good to have a functional body language. However, do not try to cross the defined limits.

Do not give a wrong impression of yourself, use body language within the limits. Moreover, it is indispensable that you maintain pretty good eye contact with the person you are talking to. If you roll your eyes, here and there, that person will build a perception that you are not listening to him.

5. Proofread your message

If you are talking to someone via text, make sure that you proofread your message before hitting the send button. Though spell checker is a lifesaver, you can’t depend on it entirely. You have to check your message all by yourself.

Structure your message correctly. Make sure that the words you have chosen to convey your message are appropriate and cannot be misinterpreted. Since you are not talking face-to-face, the tone of the message should be clear enough and should speak for your intention.

6. Follow the KISS rule

KISS rule says “keep it short and simple”. This means that you have to be precise while writing a message. You can’t expect the other person to read those long paragraphs. What’s the point of dragging something when it is explainable in a line or two?  When you receive a long email, you don’t feel like reading it and you try to avoid that mail. Similar is the case here. The receiver doesn’t want to hear your long tale, keep your message short and easy to understand. Do not include jargons that one needs to open a dictionary to decode your message.

Once you have crafted your message, do read it twice and make sure that you are not missing any important thing. The rule is to convey your message efficiently, in a precise way.

7. Take notes

Written things are of help. Though you have a sharp memory, you can’t expect your brain to remember every single thing. During a meeting, don’t forget to take notes because sometimes we feel that we will remember something but we fail to recall it afterward. Notes will help you in reiterating what you have missed.

8. Take help of pauses

Don’t start talking like a bullet train. Breaks are essential for you. While speaking to people, make sure that you give pauses. This will save you from embarrassment, big time. When you just keep talking and talking without giving any break, the other person doesn’t listen to you and you eventually get embarrassed. You need to have pretty good attention to how you speak and what do you speak. This will help you a lot in knowing what you need to improve.

Bottom Line

In today’s world, one can’t expect to succeed if the communication skills are not up-to-the-mark. Whether you talk about your personal life or you talk about your professional life, you have to make your communication game stronger. The perks of improved communication skills are beyond your thinking. Clear communication leads you to the smooth workflow, your productivity increases. Moreover, your professional image gets better. The above tips are of much help. Follow them and you will experience the change soon.

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Zoe Lucas is a freelance blogger who loves to write in different niches. Currently working as a freelance blogger at Cassandra Worthy.

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100 Positive Thoughts To Transform Your Life And Reconfigure Your Brain

“All we are is the result of what we thought. The spirit is everything. What we think we become.” –  Muhammad Ali

Generally, we greatly underestimate the power of positive thoughts and how it can transform our lives.

Yet they have a physical power that directly or indirectly influences and transform our lives. Here and there, we can speak of presence, magnetism, aura, which are only the invisible envelope created by thoughts.

This power of thought is all the greater when it is steeped in faith and emotion. These increase the vibration, as one would increase the sound of a radio to better hear it.

Positive thoughts filled with faith will act favorably, just as negative ones will create the bed of misery.

We are thinking machines

Each person emits an average of 60,000 thoughts a day! Surprisingly, 95% of these are the same thoughts repeated each day. On average, 80% of these repetitive thoughts are negative.

Unfortunately, our brains are configured to pay more attention to negative than positive experiences. This peculiarity allowed the human being to survive. In the past, it was essential to remember negative experiences such as the bite of a snake, the toxicity of a plant…

Our world is much less dangerous today but our thoughts are still mainly negative.

Using MRI imaging, researchers have shown that negative thoughts stimulate areas of the brain that promote depression and anxiety. They have also proven that positive thoughts trigger a cascade of positive hormones throughout the body that results in a sense of calm and peace.

What wisdom of the ancients had taught us, modern science confirms today. The brain is “reconfigurable” by various methods including positive thinking.

Anxiety, medicines and positive thoughts

Stress and anxiety is our big problem nowadays and doctors are searching for new ways to get rid of it. A very popular medicine in the United States that is Xanax is being used for this purpose but it is not a permanent solution. Here is a question how long does Xanax stay in your system to make you relax? Just a few hours and that is why we must change our thoughts to cure us with positive thoughts. Here are some powerful and positive thoughts to be happier and transform your life. Please select only those that speak to you.

So let’s get started!

Positive thoughts in the morning

Today is a day that will leave me with a wonderful memory.
My thoughts are my reality, so today I am building a wonderful day.
I only have one thing on my schedule today: to be happy.
I wake up excited and this enthusiasm follows me all day long.
Today I fill the world with positive energy and make it overflowing with joy.
Today, I’m giving up my old habits and taking new, more positive ones.

Positive thoughts to attract success

Life has given me unique talents that I’m starting to use today.
Every day, I have more and more success in my work and in my life.
I feel the success right now and I’m working today to make it fruitful.
I know that fear is a step towards success, I welcome it with grace and I overcome it.
I have reached my goal and I am feeling the joy of achieving it.
I know success today. I know success tomorrow. Every day I know is my successful day.
I allow success to enter today in my life.
I have everything I need to live easily.
I am comfortable with money and I give myself the right to be rich.
Money comes to me with abundance and ease, I deserve to be rich, prosperous and fortunate.
I like to give and receive. The more I participate in the success of others, the more I prosper.

Positive thoughts for self-confidence

I am the master of my thoughts and emotions.
I like what I am and I accept my qualities and my faults.
Every day, I am more and more confident.
I am full of self-awareness.
When I breathe, I inspire confidence and I exhale shyness.
I am enthusiastic and incredibly comfortable when I meet new people.
I live in the present and I trust for the future.
My being overflowed with confidence, I radiate confidence.
I trust myself in all circumstances.
I am energetic and enthusiastic. Trust is second nature.
I always attract the best situations in my life.
I always focus on solutions to solve problems.
I like change because I adapt to all situations.
Every day I realize more and more that nothing is impossible.
I attract positive people naturally and give them the best of myself.
I trust life and life brings me a lot.
I shine by my presence, my charm, and my grace.
I am more and more master of my mind and my emotions.

Positive thoughts to attract luck

I succeed everything I undertake.
I expect success in all my actions because it’s my natural state.
Every day I attract more and more success.
Everything succeeds me without showing any expectation.
I find solutions to problems easily.
I gratefully acknowledge the obstacles because they are rich in teachings.
I expect only the best and I always get it.
The more I think positive, the more my life is illuminated.
I am open to life and I have more and more luck every day.

Positive thoughts for health

Every day, and in every way, I’m getting better and better.
My body is in perfect health, my mind is clear, my soul is at peace.
I am beautifying myself every day.
Every cell of my body is vibrating now to the rhythm of full health.
I have no pain and I am full of energy.
I feed my body with healthy foods.
All my organs work perfectly. I thank them for what they do for me.
My body is getting closer every day to perfect health.
I like to exercise my body, my muscles. Every movement connects me to my body and gives me an incredible energy.
At each exhalation, stress comes out of my body.
I send love and gratitude to every organ of my body.
I am attentive to the messages of my body. I listen to my body and we are in harmony.
I sleep deeply and at peace with myself. I wake up refreshed and full of energy.
My immune system is very strong. It can handle any bacteria, germ or virus.
With each passing day, the cells of my body become stronger and stronger.
What I eat strengthens and transforms for me in health.
My healing power is more powerful than any illness.

Positive thoughts for peace

My world is harmonious, peaceful and full of love.
I plant the seeds of peace wherever I go.
I accept what I cannot change.
I surround myself with gentle and serene people.
I inspire peace, I exhale chaos and disorder.
My house is a sanctuary of peace where I feel happy and protected.
In all my decisions and actions, I choose peace.
I release all my negative emotions from the past and now fill me with positive thoughts.
I wish all beings to know peace as I know it.
I am superior to negative thoughts and actions.
I am at peace with everything that has happened, happening and going to happen.
I like people, I’m interested in them and I go to them.

Positive thoughts of love

I am surrounded by love and everything is fine.
My heart is always open and I radiate love.
I see everything with loving eyes and I love everything I see.

In life, I always receive what I give and I always give with love.
I meet love in all my relationships.
I deserve love and I receive it in abundance.
I attract the most loving people and my life is now full of joy.
I love myself and in return everyone loves me.
I give love and it comes back to me multiplied.
The partner I am looking for is looking for me too. We are brought to meet and love each other.
I am in love with a wonderful person, committed, faithful and trustworthy.

Positive thoughts for self-esteem

I love myself and I accept myself as I am.
I am perfect as I am.
I am a unique person and I respect myself as such.
I see perfection in me, whatever my faults or qualities.
I approve of what I am now and I enjoy myself more each day.
I feel good about myself and proud of my experience.
I see myself as a gift for those around me.
I only compare myself to the best person I can be.
I have as much to offer to the world as anyone.
I like what I am and I accept myself as I am.
I am unique and happy to be me.
I trust myself and I know that inside I have the best guides.
I am honest, trustworthy, I always do what I say.
I know that by being in agreement with myself positive events await me.
Today, like tomorrow, I choose to be proud of myself regardless of the circumstances.
I find peace in being myself.
My confidence and my self-esteem are increasing day by day.
I like my body as it is.

Positive thoughts to be calm

Day after day I am happier and relaxed.
All the negativity and stress are now coming out of my body and mind.
I inspire calm, I exhale stress.
Even when it is chaos around me, I remain calm and relaxed.
Stress has no hold on me, I am at peace with myself for that.
I trust my inner calm and my intuition.
The whole universe conspires to my happiness.
I let go easily because I know that in life, the best always happens.
I speak slowly, with remarkable calm and confidence.

Positive thoughts for mindfulness

I am anchored in the present moment.
Everything is going well at the moment.
I am grateful for this moment and I feel joy here and now.
I keep coming back to the moment.
I observe my actions and thoughts without judging them.
I am totally present in my relationships with others.
The apotheosis of my life is now.
I accept and embrace all situations, even the unpleasant ones.
I observe my emotions without being attached to them.
I meditate easily without any resistance.
I let the past go and live right now in the present.
I am open to positive changes in my life.
I allow myself to think and dream unlimitedly.
I create what I want without effort.

Positive thoughts of gratitude

I appreciate and I am grateful for everything I have.
I am happy to have so wonderful family and friends.
I send love and gratitude to every organ of my body.
Every day I thank the universe for putting me on the path of my dreams.
I accept all the gifts of life with gratitude.
I am happy to be alive.
Every morning I say “thank you” to the universe for giving me a new day of life.
I take the time to be grateful for something as simple as a blue sky or the sound of a laugh.
Every day I enjoy my life a little more than yesterday.
The more I am grateful, the more I am connected to the universe.

Positive Thoughts to Manage Anger

I forgive myself for all the mistakes I’ve made.
I let my anger escape in order to regain serenity.
I accept responsibility if my anger has affected a person.
I replace my anger with empathy and understanding.
I offer a sincere apology to those affected by my anger.
I forgive those who have harmed me in the past and I detach myself from them in peace.
A river of compassion is washing my anger and replacing it with love.
Forgiveness has a healing power that I always have at my disposal.

Positive thoughts of happiness

Every day I am happier than before.
All my days begin with the joy of life and end with gratitude.
My positive thoughts are making more and more people happy. I create a world of joy.
I enjoy every moment of my life. To be happy is my only principle.
The simple fact of living makes me happy. I know that happiness is a path, not a destination.
I always see the good side of things.
I see the beauty around me and I radiate love and joy.
I change the world around me by changing myself.
Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own achievements and what I bring to others.

Positive thoughts for the future

I persevere because I believe in my future.
It’s still too early to give up on my goals.
I know that the greatest difficulties hide the greatest successes.
I choose my goals wisely and in the interest of all.
The more I advance in life, the more I attract success, health, and abundance.
I am the master of my destiny.
I deserve a wonderful life.
Every day, I become a better person.
I create what I want without effort.
I transform what I want in a positive manner.
I am the architect of my life. I build its foundations and choose its content.
My future is made of what I imagine in the present.
My efforts are supported by the universe; my dreams are already being realized.

Author’s Bio

My name is William Jacob and I am a professional writer. After completing my study I started my career as a blogger and as a writer. I am 5 stars rated author at HolyPakistan.com. I have 4-years experience of writing in different niches like health, travel, lifestyle, business.

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5 Things To Give Up For Happiness And Fulfillment

We all want to be happy – that’s just a fact of life. However, no matter what we do or how much we attain, it always feels like something is missing. Therefore, that poses the question: what brings happiness and fulfillment? The answer lies in “giving up,” as contradictory as that sounds.

These are five things you need to give up for happiness and fulfillment:

1. Unhealthy coping mechanisms

Stress is inevitable, but appropriately reacting to it is an entirely different obstacle. Ask yourself: do your coping mechanisms improve the state of your stress or do they make it worse? Examples of harmful coping mechanisms include emotional eating, gambling, and substance abuse. While these things help your stress at the moment, they have the ability to become habitual. Instead of avoiding stress with unhealthy behaviors, make an effort to be productive with your coping mechanisms: dedicate time to a hobby, invest a moment into self-care, or even go outside and exercise. By doing so, you redirect your energy and emotions into a positive outlet, rather than avoiding a problem and hurting yourself in the process.

2. The need to please other people

It’s understandable that you want to be accepted and well-liked by other people, but that doesn’t mean your choices should be made based on what others want or expect from you. The most important opinion in this world is the one you have of yourself. People-pleasing is ultimately living your life for other people, who may not even care that your main goal is to please them or avoid disappointment.

3. Negative self-talk

Our worst critic is ourselves, but that doesn’t mean it has to be an angry and berating critic. Therefore, challenge your negative self-talk. Put it into perspective: is the negative self-talk realistic? What evidence deduces that you aren’t good enough, etc.? We all make mistakes and are imperfect, but that’s what makes us human and helps us become more emotionally mature and resilient people.

 4. Toxic relationships

Toxic relationships do nothing but bring unnecessary stress and anxiety to your life. There’s no reason to be around people who are condescending, morally questionable, or emotionally draining. You should feel valued and like an equal in your relationships. Never settle for people who treat you like an inferior or only care about themselves.

5. An attitude of entitlement

Entitlement breeds laziness and close-mindedness, preventing you from ever growing as a person. Success does not fall into your lap, nor do you simply wake up one day owning everything you want. If you live life with an attitude of entitlement, you never learn to take responsibility for your actions. Happiness demands hard work – but accomplishing a goal is more fulfilling and rewarding than having everything handed to you.

The number one thing every human being has in common is the desire to achieve happiness and fulfillment. While that may be defined differently for each person, the solution is still the same: people must look within themselves to find happiness and fulfillment. Only through introspection, changing our attitude, and committing to the right actions can we truly satisfy our inherent restlessness.

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Trevor is a freelance writer and recovering addict & alcoholic who’s been clean and sober for over 5 years. Since his recovery began, he has enjoyed using his talent for words to help spread treatment resources and addiction awareness. In his free time, you can find him working with recovering addicts or outside enjoying almost any type of fitness activity imaginable.

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WOW Now!: The New Guide To Reclaim An Abundant And Spectacular Life

I first met Florin three years ago and I had the feeling that I meet a dear friend. Since then, I’ve met him tens of times for a variety of events and a boot camp on how to write a book. He is a person dedicated to his passion, perhaps one of the most passionate people I had the opportunity to learn from.

Two years ago, I bought his book, “WOW Now!: The New Guide to Reclaiming an Abundant and Spectacular Life”. Moreover, I’ve bought the book directly from Florin with a personalized dedication and his autograph, which I am very proud of.

WOW Now! it is a book that helps you understand the mechanisms through which the brain conveys information to the conscious and subconscious. Also, in this guide book, I found interesting working techniques that helped me to form new daily productive habits and removed the unproductive habits.

The WHY & HOW

The working techniques presented and explained in WOW Now, helped me understand why the events in my life were different than I had planned and I understood the frustration of so-called “failures.” However, this guide book has brought me more than understanding the causes of these failures. I found in the book techniques to modify these causes and to bring me benefits in the actions that I perform.

It’s a book easy to understand and read, with simple techniques that encompass a vast area of actions. Health, relationships, well-being, positive and productive attitudes are just some of the important aspects of life that I have improved with the help of Florin Pasat and his guide book, WOW Now!

The DO, DOJO & the Magic Tool

WOW Now! helped me to understand what my “Path” is. According to Florin’s teachings, each person has her/his own Path, a DO (the Japanese word for Path). For each DO there is a DOJO – a training room. WOW Now, was the Tool I needed for training in DOJO in order to take the first step to my DO/Path.

The Path/DO is a life-long journey. Therefore, I enjoyed seeing Florin launching WOW Now guide on Kindle. Moreover, I can have this tool/book with me all the time on the phone from now on. It benefits me since I can access knowledge and techniques from the book at any time. I can show it to friends when they need it and I can use it as a powerful GPS for my Path/DO.

My DO – The Gratitude DO

I am grateful for all the information, techniques and secret ingredients I have received through this book and through the communication with Florin, who has always answered any questions I have had. Thank you! Arigato!

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Anca Nicoleta Istrate is Editor, Research & Development Manager & Loving Kindness Ambassador at PositiveWordsResearch.com and passionate about personal development.

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Finding New Inspirations in Life – 3 Inspiring Tips

It’s important to stay positive in life, and there is no better way than by nurturing your interests and hobbies. If you are looking to find new inspirations in life, you can keep things fresh. You can do that by trying and discovering new things no matter what stage of your life you’re in.

Fortunately, hobbies don’t have “age limits” and you can take up a new hobby at any point in your life. Pushing your comfort zone is the key to keep your life exciting, so it’s always a good time to look for a new interest to try out. Here are a few ways to bring new inspirations into your life.

1. Travel and Music

Music and traveling are two of the most inspirational activities out there. When you listen to music you can get lost in the rhythm and meaning, purge your emotions in a healthy way, and momentarily forget about your worries. When you travel you have new experiences, discover new things about yourself, and you nourish your curiosity. Put them together and you will find yourself in a truly spiritual experience.

A great way to do this is to find a concert you want to go to and drive there. If you really want a transformational experience, you can rent an RV or pack a tent and head to a music festival. You may not make it to Coachella, but there are plenty of music festivals that involve some sort of camping and that last for three days or more.

This way, you can travel more, give in to spoiling yourself, and maybe even make a few new friends. Plus, you will keep up with your interests and when you get back, you will be renewed with positive energy.

2. Create Your Space

Between all the hectic tendencies of life, keeping your home nice can fall through the cracks. Even if you keep your house clean the majority of the time, there can be a lot of work to do. Your home should be a place where you feel safe, happy, and comfortable. You should be able to feel like yourself and relax after a long day.

If this doesn’t exactly describe your home, then you might want to look into giving your space a bit of freshening up. You can start by decluttering. Over the years, you may not realize how much unnecessary stuff you bring home.

Whether it was useful at one point or you just made an impulse buy, it’s all too easy to let unuseful objects accumulate in our homes. Removing clutter from your house can help remove some mental burden from your every day stress, not to mention that it can help you stay organized. Staying organized, in turn, helps you feel more in control and productive.

Once you have decluttered, you can make the space your own. Add a few personal touches to the room. In your bedroom, you can get a new bed spread, a nice pillow, and a throw blanket to make your room more comfortable. In the bathroom, you can replace your shower curtain with something soothing, add candles, and get a new bath mat.

3. Take On a Project

To help make your space your own, you can flex your DIY skills. You can try something simple, like painting and making over a lamp, or you can take on a challenge, like reupholstering your chairs. DIYing is great because you can often save money and end up with a personalized object that you can make exactly how you want.

Additionally, you can work your green thumb skills and bring plants into your home. Just as going out in nature helps relax you, studies have found that keeping indoor plants around can help you feel relaxed and calm, improve your concentration, and boost your mood.

If any of these sound appealing to you — and why wouldn’t they — bring home a few plants and start your indoor garden. It can be hard to keep plants, so start with just one or two, and as your gardening confidence grows, so can your collection. Keep in mind the climate in your area, available light, and how much effort you are willing and able to invest in keeping them.

Feed whatever passion you have that inspires you. Incorporate whatever brings you joy and fulfillment into your life as much as you can. You might forget to do this every once in a while, and that’s okay. It’s just important to always come back to the things that make you happy and working to discover new inspirations.

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Avery T. Phillips is a freelance human being with too much to say. She loves nature and examining human interactions with the world. Comment or tweet her @a_taylorian with any questions or suggestions.

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Make Yourself a Cup of Tea: Simple Self-Care Guide to Keep You Through the Day

We all know that we have to take care of ourselves, but we don’t know how to fit it into our already busy schedules. It is actually even more important to take care of yourself when you have a hectic lifestyle that leaves you without much energy at the end of the day. As a writer, I am always in front of the computer and after a day of paraphrasing plagarism, I sometimes do not have the time for self-care. What I have realized is that self-care does not have to be extreme. It is the little things we do that can have huge impacts. Here is my simple self-care guide.

Redefine success

The pressure we put on ourselves to be successful can be a lot and if we only step away from what we are told, it might be easier. Success is different for everyone and you need to redefine it for your own life. By eliminating some of the pressure, you can find some time to breathe. This is not to say that you have to give up on your goals and dreams, but rather only focus on the ones that brings you pure joy.

Treats count

If you do not have the time to go to a spa and have a day of relaxation, give yourself a treat just for getting through the day. This can be a cup of your favorite tea or just a block of chocolate. Life should not be lived worrying about things that don’t matter. It does not have to be food. You can also do your nails at home or have a long bubble bath. There are reasons why these treats are spoken about often. It really is just about rejuvenating yourself and give you that moment to appreciate what you have.

Write

You do not have to be an ez rewriter to be writing every day. A journal is always a good idea, or simply writing something inspiring. This is a great release after you have been knocking down giants the whole day. Write about something that happened to you in the day or some place you would like to visit. No matter what it is, there is a therapeutic aspect to it that we cannot deny.

Positive self-talk

By far the most important aspect of self-care is to change all the negative thoughts in your head. It is not always as easy as flipping a switch, but with practice, you can become your own motivator. After rephrasing a sentence online for a thousand times, I might start believing that I don’t have what it take to be a writer. Instead, I would tell myself that I am such a champ for not giving up.

Music

Nothing heals the battered soul like listening to your favorite tunes. Music can be a release for so many people and what you listen to says a lot about you and the space you are in mentally. Put your feet up and press that play button. Being able to relate to some of the words in a song can make you feel like the world understands you.

Conclusion

Do not neglect yourself on your road to success. Happiness has always been more important than making another buck. Enjoy your life and remember that you are your biggest asset, so take care of you.

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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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Take Your Life Back: 5 Signs Your Work Is Stealing You From Your Family

You come home from work. And you feel tired.
Because you really are. It feels like you have a soul-sucking job that eats you alive. You die a little every day at your office.
The workload is crazy, the pressure is insane and if you just take one moment to rest, you will fall behind.

To cope with all the challenges and demanding bosses, you bring your work home, trying to complete everything and impress the whole company.
You put your mask on every time you get out of the house. Nod and smile at work to build connection and relationship. You even go out with your coworkers sometimes, just to get your connection going.

However, you are too tired by the time you get home

And you really don’t have any energy left.
Your home is the only place you can be yourself. So if tired, you let your family know that. If you are busy, you let your family know that you are busy. So that they will leave you alone.

However, once they get used to it, you will no longer play an important part in their lives anymore. Before you know it, a solid wall between you and your family has been built. And before you know it, you retire and you are all alone, just like you wished tens of years ago.

You don’t want that to happen, do you?

We all want our families and friends to be with us, stay with us forever. But are you really acting that way? Or you let your job become a wall between you and them?

Here are 5 signs your job is stealing you from your family.

1. You roll your eyes when someone talks about work-life balance

Work-life balance is a term that people talk about a lot. But that term is not applicable to you. If you have work-life balance, who is going to finish that project, who is going to complete that job, and who is going to get the promotion? Not you for sure.

So, screw work-life balance. Your life can wait, can’t it?
This is an example of a workaholic. You might be a workaholic if you think that way about work-life balance.

It is easy for you to deter your life to the future when you first start your career, but it is not okay for the family. Your family is not going to be the same forever. Your children will grow up and leave the house. Before you realize, you don’t have that much time with family. It is vital maintaining balance unless you want your work to be your life.

2. You start working before dawn and come back home after your family falls asleep

It’s not that you are madly in love with your job, but it’s because you are too busy. If you don’t slowly kill yourself to work every day, you will fall behind.

To make sure you are catching up with your work, which is increasing every day, you have to start working before dawn and only come home after your whole family is asleep.

In fact, you don’t talk to your family more than 5 sentences a day. You see your co-workers’ faces so much more than seeing your children.

3. You say no to family occasions to focus on your work

It is harder and harder to arrange a trip with your family, to stay away from your work for a while. You don’t know when it started. But every time you want to go on a trip with your family, something urgent comes up at work and only you know how to solve the problem.

You don’t remember the last time you went to see your children’s play at school, last time you have a romantic night out with your spouse because you are working all the time.

4. You feel like your family doesn’t support you

Nonetheless, you will feel resentful toward your family because you start to hear their complaints about you not spending time with them. You feel like they don’t understand.

You are doing this for them, because of them. They are on top of your priority. But why don’t they see it that way?

The thing is, you might mean well and they are truly the reasons why you work so hard to provide for them. But what you are doing doesn’t make them feel that way.

5. If you sit with your family, you don’t know what else rather than your job to walk about

Because you don’t have time to get out there and live your life because you are trapped in your job. You are very talkative when it comes to job-related matters. However, you fall out of the loop when you try to have a normal conversation with your family.

You don’t know the movie they are talking about because you don’t watch movies. Also, you don’t know the name of your kids’ best friends because you never talk to them.

It seems that you don’t understand what they say and they are not interested in what you have to say. You weren’t born to work. You were born to live a worthy life.

Don’t let your work get in the way of your life. Don’t use your work as an excuse for not having enough time to love and be loved.

When you are sick and tired, your job is not there for you. When you are vulnerable and lonely, your job doesn’t cheer you up. When you are on your deathbed, your job is not there, holding your hand and be with you until your last breath.

So don’t make your job the top priority in your life. Family comes first.

If you are guilty of letting your job steal you from your family, don’t stay late at work, don’t bring work back home. Get off and go home on time. And make sure you smile, laugh and appreciate your family for always being there for you.

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Mai Pham believes we can create our own happiness. She helps overwhelmed and frustrated people to ditch their stress and enjoy their lives again. Grab her free actionable cheatsheet: 5 Simple Tips to Release Stress and Bring You Calm in Under 5 Minutes and join her free 7 Joyful Days Challenge email course. Find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Recognizing Depression in Older People

For many older people, especially those in poor health or living alone, the onset of depression can be severe. However, by maintaining positive mental and physical health, coupled with adequate support from family and friends, older people can continue to lead happy, fulfilling lives long past the age of retirement.

Seniors may find it hard to acclimatize to having an abundance of spare time on their hands, which could lead to boredom. The best way of maintaining happiness through retirement is to keep occupied as much as possible, whether that’s through joining a social group or giving your time to volunteering. Even if the person doesn’t have the physical capacity to do either of these, they could concentrate on a new hobby which doesn’t necessitate leaving the house.

Good physical health reduces depression in older people

Maintaining good physical health will manifest itself in feeling happy and fulfilled mentally therefore will reduce depression in older people. Even mild daily exercise like a 15-minute walk or some light yoga will keep an older person in great shape, while it’s recommended to keep as healthy a diet as possible. These will all complement one another perfectly to result in a physically flourishing and mentally strong senior citizen.

While these are all actions that the older person can take, their happiness will most likely be enhanced by renewed support from family and friends. The older person would probably accept an invitation to an adult son or daughter’s house once a week. All the more so if the younger adult gets involved in an activity with them. This can help to reinforce the bond between them and gives the older person something to which they’ll eagerly look forward every week.

Growing old does not need to automatically mean sinking into a depressing, morose retirement. Rather, it can be a time spent on enjoying the finer aspects of life and cherishing moments spent with family and friends. It could even help an older person to add a few extra years to their life thanks to the preservation of thriving mental and physical health.

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Alice Lucey is the Director of Be Independent Home Care, a nurse-owned and managed home care provider in Ireland. She is a firm believer in older people being allowed to continue living in their own homes due to the provision of home care so that they can maintain their independence. She often writes content on a broad range of matters concerning care for older people.

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How Avoiding Negativity Improves the Work Day

“A happy employee is a productive employee”. We’ve all heard this quote numerous times, but is there any truth to it? It turns out, there is. A recent study done by the University of Warwick showed the productivity of a happy employee increased 12 percent when placed in a positive and happy environment. So, how do we create this happy environment for ourselves?

In with the Good, Out with the Bad

Negativity has a scientific term when associated with the biological systems of the body. The emotion of negativity is directly related to the hormone cortisol. Cortisol’s primary function is to trigger a stress reaction in the human body. It is our body’s natural built-in system to create the feeling of stress. In today’s world, the concept sounds foolish. However, if you were a caveman crossing paths with a saber-toothed tiger, you may want a built-in system that lets you know you are in a dangerous situation.

Have you ever heard stories of police officers or military talking about the hair on the back of their neck standing up? That’s cortisol letting the brain know it is in a hazardous environment. In these hazardous environments, cortisol being dumped into the system in large quantities over a short period of time is a very effective system. However, in a workplace setting, cortisol being pumped into your system in much smaller and much more consistent doses is something we want to work positively to avoid. This steady stream of the stress hormone has been linked to depression, weight gain, weakened immune system, and a shortened lifespan. The power of positivity on your health can be measured in loads.

Get Moving Towards a Brighter Day

Endorphins, also known as the activity hormone, are a cortisol suppressing hormone. These are released in almost any physical activity, from running a marathon to spending some quality time with your partner in the bedroom. To release this hormone at work, start scheduling some activity into your workday. See if there is a lunchtime workout class close to your office or a nice running trail. If not, set an alarm on your phone or utilize an app for a predetermined set of time. When the alarm goes off, get active! Calisthenics, yoga, or walking lap around your building will do the trick.

Have Your Cake and Eat it too

You know that feeling of euphoria when you bite into a decadent piece of chocolate cake? How about that wave of comfort or relaxation after finishing spring cleaning or organizing your desk. That’s dopamine, the “mission accomplished” hormone. How do you release this hormone? You guessed it, accomplish missions! Start every day by writing down a “to do” list. As you accomplish the tasks, deliberately scratch the items off the list. Consider doing it while listening to feel good music that has been found to have positive effects on the emotional areas of your brain. With each cross off, you’ll get a healthy dose of dopamine. By the end of the day, you’ll wonder how you were ever feeling down, to begin with.

Get Talking

Serotonin is quite similar to dopamine; it too is a “mission accomplished” hormone. However, this hormone is socially engaged. It is very hard to trigger a serotonin release on your own. The emotion most often associated with serotonin is pride — not pride in yourself, but when you feel how proud the people in your life are of your accomplishments. Feeling proud of someone else’s accomplishments can create a rush of serotonin as well. Try fostering a mentor/mentee relationship where you commit to using only positive language with one another. Regardless of what side of the relationship you are on; as soon as one of you has a great accomplishment, the serotonin will soon follow.

Servitude and High Fives

Oxytocin, the most powerful cortisol suppressant, has been proven to help aid with depression, substance abuse, and can even increase your lifespan. Like serotonin, this hormone is difficult to release all by yourself. There are two effective ways to release oxytocin in a social setting: physical contact and acts of service. A hug or even a high five time can help to lighten another person’s day, as well as your own. Committing acts of service, such as organizing an office blood drive, park clean up, or soup kitchen staffing will help create a positive working space for yourself and your colleagues.

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Avery T. Phillips is a freelance human being with too much to say. She loves nature and examining human interactions with the world. Comment or tweet her @a_taylorian with any questions or suggestions.

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How to Empower Your Communication Through Writing

How often have you judged a person by the way he talks? How about the way he writes? Heck, if you’re a woman, you might even judge me now for not including “she” in my introductory sentences. You may think I’m a superficial writer and that reading this post would be a waste of time. You see how quickly judgments show up?

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Most of us come across unpleasant situations which concern requests, business proposals, or even introductory emails that are poorly written.

Bad grammar, bad spelling, bad text structure – how do these people expect us to bear with such a terrible piece of text. How can they expect us to reply, accept a proposal, or do business with them, individuals that barely know how to write and speak?

Alright. Maybe my example was a bit exaggerated. However, most people don’t react well to bad communication through writing. It’s annoying, unwanted, and it could hurt your personal and professional reputation big time.

Well, in today’s post, you’ll learn several powerful ways to empower your communication through writing. Simply put, the simpler, easy-to-digest, and readable your written communication is the better your message will be understood and treated. Let’s get started.

1.    It’s Not About You

Let me say that one more time. It’s not about you. Got it? The ugly truth is that we’re mostly separated from each other. Egocentrism is at its peak, and the majority of people care only about themselves. Therefore, if whenever you write something, don’t talk about yourself.

In fact, you should use the word “I” as less as possible, and you should ensure that the main focus of your piece of text goes on the reader or the recipient. Developing the right mindset will get you far, especially in a world where people want to hear what’s in it for them.

2.    Develop Your Own Voice

Every author develops a voice. He does it in time, with consistent practice and with a lot of patience. Even though you may not plan to become a highly successful author, you should still try to develop your own’s writer voice.

For example, some people are extremely serious while writing, using formal words and only “acceptable” expressions. Some may joke around and transmit positivity through words all the time, some may be inspirational, or sad, or whatever. Find your voice so the messages you mean to send will be perceived and understood better.

3.    Write Short Sentences

Short sentences are key to great text readability. Use Hemingwayapp, a free online content tool that allows you to see how complicated your text is. The tool also highlights jargons and complicated words that could be replaced in order to make the text simpler.

Nevertheless, writing short sentences helps the reader process the information without having to turn back to read the sentence again. Therefore, this simple practice will improve the overall quality of your communication.

4.    Break the Text into Short Paragraphs

Always break your text into smaller and shorter paragraphs. Take a quick peek at this article. As you may see, I never allow more than 4 to 5 rows, then I separate them. I write 1 to 2 ideas on each subheading, then I go on to the next.

What does this do? Well, it makes the reader’s experience better, because his eyes won’t have to “work” to capture the information. Blocks of text (unbroken rows) are always disastrous when it comes to text readability, so ensure that you always avoid them.

5.    Reassess Your Text from Your Reader’s Perspective

Your readers may not have the same thinking, knowledge, and expertise as you do. Therefore, you may think that what you’re writing is definitely simple and understandable. But is it?

Step back and see your text from an objective point of view. Look for misunderstandings or complicated terms. Never put your reader into difficulty or you may just lose him!

6.    Proofread and Edit Your Text

Never hit the “Send’ button or never put that letter into the box before you proofread and edit. These things may sound obvious, and most of you are probably proofreading and editing your writings. Yet, my question to you is this: what is the process you use?

Do you simply read your text one more time, identify a few mistakes, edit them, and move on? This could work when you’re sending your text to someone “less important”. However, when your writing work gets into the hands of someone who may influence your future, exceptional proofreading and editing will save your skin most of the times!

I’d often check for the best paper writing service before turning in my most important academical assignments. I can’t tell you how many benefits this smart decision brought me every time. So. Bottom point is this…never send/turn in your texts before carefully ensuring that they’re well-written.

Conclusion

Improving your communication skills is one of the best things you can do to improve your overall experience here, as a human being. In this age of technology, we all write to communicate.

Whether you like it or not, you still have to write that essay, you still have to write that important email, that text message to your neighbor, and that important pitch your client. Put our tips into action, slowly and consistently, and soon enough you’ll notice significant results.

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Mark Delarika is a professional content writer, teacher, and a blogger. He taught in more than 10 countries for students all over the world. Mark helps students to improve writing skills, shares his personal experience and gives practical tips for educators.

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