Christmas is coming! We all wait for that special time and we think about watching “Love Actually” again (don’t we?).
But before that we have a lot of things to do and we want them to be done well. To do it stressless, without missing anything, you need a great tool to organise that time. What tool – you’d ask?
EveryDay – of course. How? Very easily:
“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” Karen Kaiser Clark
So you have made this big change in your life. Or it has just happened naturally. Maybe out of a sudden. Maybe it’s a positive change. Maybe not. How to deal with a big change in your life?
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First of all, you need to realize that changes happen. Whether it is starting a new job, getting married, moving to another city (or country) or loosing 10 kg. Remember that big changes are needed when you are stuck. Changes are good if creating new energy and opportunities. Life is too short to stay stuck in one place. Continue reading
If you’re like us, you probably also wonder what you can do to improve your life. And weekends
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seem just perfect for this: you have more free time, you are relaxed, you don’t really have to rush.
Nowadays, weekends are a blessing for uber-busy people. It’s easy to see on Monday mornings. My Facebook feed is then full of “I hate Mondays” – style pictures and memes. We’re so looking forward to the next Friday that we tend to forget how important it is to be able to enjoy every day of our life. I must admit though, it’s easier to start all improvements during weekends.
Here are 10 simple things you can do during weekends to improve your life:
Are you a natural born optimist? And first of all, is there such a thing? Can optimism be learned?
Yes, it can! Each of us can learn to become optimistic.
And no. Optimism is not something you were born with. It is a learned behavior (or habit). So this is good news, isn’t it? It means everyone can learn it.
But let’s start from the beginning. Optimism is a belief about the future. Optimists believe the future will be somewhat good, positive. They are obviously aware of difficulties that may occur but this fact doesn’t stop them from thinking positive about the final outcome.
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As mentioned, optimism can be learned. But hey, this doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process which requires a lot of work and will. First step to success is realizing what the advantages of being optimistic are. Then, you need to assess where you are on your pessimism/optimism scale and start acting.
Let’s go with the benefits. It is no surprise that optimists are believed to succeed in their endeavors faster than their colleagues or friends. They tend to recover faster. They eat healthier. They are happier. They live longer than pessimists. Continue reading
Have you ever complained about not being able to perform a task due to lack of good tools? It may have been a software, a wooden chair, a traditional Chinese dish or any other thing, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is the fact that you’ve got the talent, you’ve got the instruction (or recipe) but you miss a certain tool to help you build / create / prepare the final product.
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The reasons for this situation might be trivial:
- the tool simply doesn’t exist
- the tool is super expensive and you can’t afford it
- the tool is unavailable in your country / region
- you don’t know how to use the tool (the least likely to happen, assuming you’re an expert). Continue reading