How to be More Assertive

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Relationships
Ways to be More Assertive in Life Being assertive is that fine line between being aggressive and passive. Aggressiveness and passiveness can be advantageous at times, but an attitude of assertiveness is most often the most effective position to take. When you’re willing to assert yourself, you are more likely to make your needs known and to take responsibility for your life. Follow these strategies to learn to be more assertive and take control of your life: 1. Understand what assertiveness really means. Some people are reluctant to be assertive because they consider it as similar to being aggressive. One definition of assertiveness is, “The ability to honestly express your opinions, feelings, attitudes, and rights, without undue anxiety, in a way that doesn’t infringe on the rights of others.” 2.…
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Dealing With Your Weaknesses

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
How to Identify and Address Your Weaknesses Dealing with weaknesses is a challenging task for most of us. We instinctively don’t want to think about or deal with them. It feels easier to just accept that we’re not good at something and then avoid it. This isn’t a very fulfilling way to live. You leave too much on the table with this strategy and limit your life severely. Try these techniques to gain mastery over yourself and the world by dealing with your weaknesses. Identifying Your Issues Follow this process: 1. Make a list of the weaknesses you know. Let’s face it: You can already list several right off the top of your head. That’s a good place to start. So, start that list. ● However, you also have some…
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Are You Being Optimistic

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
9 Benefits of Being Optimistic Are optimistic people being naive? Are pessimists just realists? It turns out that both are pretty accurate. You can influence your future to a large degree with your attitude. If you expect good things to happen, you will often be correct. The same is true if you have negative expectations. There’s not much to dislike about being an optimist. You might believe that you’re stuck with your general attitude about life, but this isn’t the case. Optimism is believed to be a skill that anyone can master. Unfortunately, being a pessimist makes it more challenging to learn new skills! But you can do it! See how optimism is a more successful and pleasant way to approach life: 1. Optimists are more successful. When you have…
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Stop Panic Attacks Before They Start

Mindset, Panic Attacks, Stress Management
This article presents ideas on how to stop panic attacks before they start. Panic attacks are typically described as sudden and extreme bouts of fear and apprehension. While these attacks can happen at any time, stressful or traumatic situations can make you more prone to experiencing them. That being said, one major thing you can do to help fend off future panic attacks is to learn how to manage stress properly. Here are a few tips to get you started. Count to Ten Unfortunately, you don’t always make the best decisions in the face of stress or a crisis. When a stressful situation comes your way, step away from the problem and count to ten. Use this time to collect yourself and think about the decision that’s right for you.…
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How To Stay Resilient

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Video
At some point in your life, you are going to have to stay resilient when dealing with a crisis. Some lucky few people never experience this. However, most people will. When it does happen, it may at first seem like it’s never going to end. But, it takes some resiliency. And that can help you get through it. When a crisis hits, don’t go it alone. When others are affected, like family members or friends, keep in touch with them. Talk it out and be there for each other. Agree to meet frequently to come up with ideas on how to move forward. Don’t keep your feelings to yourself. It’s only going to bottle up, and then you are going to explode with emotions later. Discussing your feelings can help…
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Comparing Yourself to Others

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Video
You are different from everyone else so stop comparing yourself to others and celebrate that fact. You offer a unique perspective in this game called life. We should all be thanking you. If you are constantly comparing yourself to others, it means you aren’t happy with who you are. Why is that? People are brought up to conform to society. If you don’t fit within society’s norms, you are looked upon disapprovingly. However, most people aren’t normal in the truest sense of the word. Everyone has quirks and idiosyncrasies. It’s these differences that allow us to find solutions to problems. It also keeps us from getting bored. Imagine if everyone were truly the same. There would be nothing new to discover about one another. There are some reasons to conform.…
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Dealing With Procrastination

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
Change Our Procrastination Patterns BY LEO BABAUTA - Zen Habits Procrastination starts from an avoidance of something from fear, then becomes a pattern that hardens into a habit. We reinforce this procrastination habit through years of practice, and it hurts us in so many ways in our lives — not only with work tasks, but much more. The procrastination habit affects: Dealing with our finances head-on Health habits (putting off exercise, for example) Dealing with our health problems (putting it off makes it much worse) Relationships (putting off difficult conversations) Creating, art, meaningful work Decluttering and simplifying Being on time (and being late can cause us stress) Learning new things And much more. Those are just some of the most visible examples, but we procrastinate all day long, by checking…
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Habits Quotes Collection

Mindset, Personal development, Success
This page contains a collection of Habits related quotes by people like Mark Twain, Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Stephen King, Vince Lombardi, Benjamin Franklin and many others. Good habits are worth being fanatical about. John Irving Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. Mark Twain We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Rohn Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. Benjamin Franklin Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change. Therese Fowler Habit is stronger than reason. George Santayana Happiness is a habit - cultivate it. Elbert…
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Spiritual Benefits of Meditation

Meditation, Mindset
Meditation doesn’t belong to any caste or religion and can be practiced by anybody regardless of the faith they follow. 1. Meditation transforms you as a person Meditation can bring a true personal transformation as by practicing it you get involved in introspection. When you talk to yourself or spend more time with yourself, you’ll naturally start discovering more about yourself. But to see this different personality in yourself, it is very important to practice it regularly. Meditation is like a seed. When you cultivate it, it blossoms. 2. Meditation helps you bring harmony The principle of life suggests that what we get is what we give back. And Meditation brings you into a state of vastness, calmness, and joy, so this is what you emit into the environment, thus…
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Mental Benefits of Meditation

Meditation, Pain relief, Stress Management
Meditation cleanses and nourishes you from within and calms you, whenever you feel overwhelmed, unstable, or emotionally shut down. It makes you aware - that your inner attitude determines your happiness. If you practice meditation regularly, it can have everlasting effects. Some of them are mentioned below: 1. Meditation provides an Emotional Balance Emotional balance means to be free of all the neurotic behavior that results from the existence of a tortured and traumatized ego. This is very hard to achieve fully, but meditation certainly is the way to cure unhealthy emotional states. When consciousness is cleansed of emotionally soaked memories, it helps to achieve a much need emotional balance. 2. Meditation improves your focus, attention, and ability to work under stress Meditation practice generally revolves around the area of…
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