Empathy Is Important

Emotions, Health, Relationships
Empathy Is Important For Emotional and Social Wellness When you consider what it means to offer empathy, a whole host of actions and feelings probably come to mind. Understanding someone’s suffering or circumstances, feeling sad for another person’s plight, and providing support to those in trouble are all examples. And, to be sure, this type of reaction and relationship with others is needed more so today than ever before. The dictionary tells us that empathy is “the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.” That definition goes on to include that you can have this connection and understanding even when others have not fully explained their situation to you. In other words, you are tuned into the plights…
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How To Manage Frustration

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
Learn to Manage Frustration Without Losing Your Mind We’ve all been there. You’re more than a little bothered that things aren’t going your way. Maybe they only have one checkout line open at the grocery store, or you’re steamed that you can’t seem to sink a putt from outside of two feet. Perhaps you’re maddeningly close to achieving a goal but you can’t quite get there. It almost seems like people and life are conspiring to test our ability to manage frustration. It’s enough to make you feel like you might lose your mind. Keep your sanity and manage frustration with these strategies: 1. Ask yourself why you’re frustrated. In general, frustration is not getting what you want. What are you trying to accomplish or what is it that you…
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Dealing With Anger

Mindset, Personal development
11 Tips for Overcoming Anger and Gaining Peace Anger is a common human emotion, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a victim of this negative emotion. As adults, we have an obligation to society and ourselves to avoid allowing our emotions from getting the best of us. There are many responses you can choose when faced with a situation that makes your blood boil. A responsible person finds a way to cool their emotions and find peace. Learn to manage your anger and arrive at a peaceful solution with these strategies: 1. Consider the negative consequences of anger. It’s tempting to run with your anger in the short-term but giving in to anger can cause even more challenges. Before lashing out or taking what you consider to be…
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Definition of Success

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
Determine Your Own Definition of Success Many people believe that the definition of success is having money. However, there are many wealthy people that are utterly miserable. Maybe success is about more than just money. You can define success for yourself. Is success about money? It can be if that’s what you choose. It can also be about something else. You can set several criteria and attempt to achieve them. What’s important is to create a definition for success that resides within your values, allows you to enjoy life, and avoids feelings of regret when you get older. This is easier to determine than you might think. Your definition of success is unique and yours to determine. Consider these ideas: 1. Time. Many people value time above all else. Most…
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Tap Into Your Creativity

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
Everyone has the capacity to be creative. It’s one of our greatest strengths as humans. Some people have a greater gift for creativity that others, but you’ll never know how creative you can be unless you take steps to maximize it. It’s easy to understand what it takes to become more skilled at hitting a golf ball. It’s not quite as clear how someone should go about increasing their skill at creating. Fortunately, creativity is an important topic and science has much to tell us. Also, the most creative people throughout history have been willing to share their thoughts. Make the most of your talent for creativity with these ideas: 1. Get into a new environment. Many authors write in hotel rooms. Many painters have studios separate from their homes.…
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Mistakes Successful People Avoid

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
While there are a wide variety of successful people in the world, they share many characteristics. One of these is the type of mistakes they avoid. There are certain errors that significantly reduce the odds of success. Eliminate these mistakes and you’ll find your level of success increasing. Successful people avoid making these mistakes: 1. Proceeding without a plan. The average person doesn’t have a plan for much of anything. Successful people have a plan for nearly everything. Instead of trying to figure it out as you go, try making a plan and notice the difference in the results. 2. Giving up too soon. Most of us give up far too easily. Your successful friends probably aren’t any smarter or more talented than you are, but they’re more persistent. Successful…
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Being More Decisive

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
6 Clever Tips to being More Decisive Being more decisive when making decisions can be hard work. Studies show that making decisions is quite draining. In fact, there’s a limit to the number of decisions we can comfortably make each day. Many of us get stuck when it comes to making big decisions and this lost time can never be regained. There’s an advantage to being decisive. Those that struggle with life tend to make decisions slowly and change their mind often. Successful people make decisions quicker and stick with them. If you can practice being more decisive, it’s likely your life will improve. Make decisions quickly and confidently with these strategies: 1. Understand why you’re hesitating. When you’re stuck, there’s a reason. Figure out what that reason is and…
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How to Get Organized

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
Feel Great When You Get Organized Few things are as emotionally draining as living a life that’s out of control. We become accustomed to living this way and fail to realize there’s a better way. With a few simple tips, you can gain control over your life and your sanity. Some of us have a natural knack for keeping our lives neat and tidy. For others, it can be a real struggle to get organized. Enhancing your organizational skills might not sound like a lot fun, especially for those that are least organized. However, the payoff for organizing your life can be huge. Give it a try and see for yourself. Get organized by using these tips to gain energy and peace of mind: 1. Tidy the spaces you use…
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How to Develop Daily Discipline

Mindset, Personal development
Discipline is something we all wish we had a little more of. With discipline, losing weight, going to the gym, and flossing regularly are a piece of cake. Goals are achieved, and we feel good about ourselves when we exercise discipline. You’re also less susceptible to your impulses and emotions when you have a high level of discipline. Use these techniques to gain the discipline necessary to control your behavior and achieve your goals: 1. Make your bed. It’s a simple thing, but if you’re like most people, you either don’t do it or you don’t do it well. When you’re rushing around getting ready for work, you don’t feel like making your bed. But when you make your bed, you start out the day with a win, and this…
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How To Clear Your Mind

Meditation, Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
Activities That Clear Your Mind Our bodies get rest every night, but our brains rarely do. We have thoughts bouncing around in our heads all day. At night we dream. Giving your brain a rest can do wonders for your mental and physical health. Unfortunately, the natural state of your brain is to generate thoughts. The only way to clear it is to actively do something to make that happen. Your brain will just continue to make noise if you try a passive approach. Use these tips to clear your mind and give it the rest it deserves: 1. Meditation. One of the reasons for meditating is clearing the mind. The other options on this list accomplish this as a side effect. Meditation is as simple as can be, but…
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