How to Unwind

mindmotivation:

Got a problem to fix but running low on energy? Not feeling one hundred percent? Everyone needs some time just to unwind themselves. Whether this is by having a peaceful sleep or doing something you love to do, everyone needs time for themselves. Follow this guide to unwind, de-stress and chill out, so that you can take a breath and relax.

  1. Take a break from everything. Take a day off to sort out what’s bugging you and to have a rest. Nobody can keep going on full throttle without taking a break. Take a moment to sort out your thoughts - write out everything on a piece of paper or in a diary, spill in a private blog, tell your pet bird - whatever works for you, do it. Clear all your worries and problems out of your system, and out of your mind.
  2. Breathe and realize that worrying will not solve any of your problems. To relax, you have to actually try to relax and to give yourself the space and time to do so. Take a few deep breaths and remember that worrying will make things worse, and that you are entitled to find a centered inner place to help you go forward
  3. Learn how to do something new. Lessons, a workshop, after hours learning, etc., can all provide you with an opportunity to unwind and learn more about the world and yourself at the same time. You might not think that it’s possible to unwind while learning but provided it’s fun and it’s with people who are enthusiastic, this can be an incredible buzz and time of sheer creativity for you.
  4. Find something positive about any situation. Tired? Stressed? Being positive can make a huge difference to your feelings and your outlook on the problems in your way. Remember every con has a pro, and being negative isn’t going to help you sort through the options. Acting sarcastic about everything isn’t going to give you the right key to unlock solutions. Put down your umbrella and live the sunshine. Positivity is a virus everyone wants to catch, so spread it!

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(Source: mindmotivation, via psych-facts)

How To Keep The Peace In Your Relationship

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Avoid letting every little hiccup in your relationship turn into a huge argument by learning how to keep the peace. Here’s how to do it:

 

·        Compromise on issues that aren’t a big deal. Don’t dig your heels in and be stubborn on stuff that isn’t important to you. Be willing to compromise when you can and it will become easier to do in bigger situations too.

·        Pick your battles. If you’re tempted to nag at your partner for every little thing, try to prioritize and choose only the ones that are really important. If you are able to let some things slide you’ll save yourself from harping at them about every little problem.

·        Deal with the overarching issue. Rather than getting into fights every time they don’t call when they’re supposed to, just bring up the fact that you want to communicate better. Don’t focus on the little, surface issues or you’ll be arguing all the time. Instead, have one conversation about what the main issue is.

·        Be honest. If you want to keep the peace, then be honest with your partner. Don’t get into the habit of fibbing or lying about little stuff because when your partner catches you in a lie its bound to open up a whole new set of arguments and issues that you could have avoided by being honest.

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How to Overcome Laziness

mindmotivation:

Laziness is the enemy of productivity. If we were lazy, there is no way we could accomplish meaningful things. We may procrastinate doing things, or – even if we do them – we may do them only half-heartedly. There is no way we can produce high-quality results that way.

So we need to overcome laziness. While I can’t say that I’ve been completely successful in overcoming it, I’m happy with my progress. Here are 16 tips I find useful to overcome laziness:

1. Exercise

You could feel lazy if you do not have enough energy to do your activities. Exercising is a good way to increase your energy level so that you feel energized and alert throughout day.

2. Have a good rest

Not having enough rest could also make you lazy. How can you feel enthusiastic if you are sleepy? So make sure that you have good rest.

3. Set a minimum time limit to get started

The most difficult thing is to get started – the rest will be easier. So set a small amount of time, like 15 minutes or even 5 minutes, and decide to work on the task until the time is up. After that, it would be easier to decide to continue.

4. Create a sense of urgency

This is among the most effective ways to defeat laziness. If you have a sense of urgency, it will be much easier to get up and do what you need to do. One way to create a sense of urgency is by setting a deadline. You can read more about it on my article about sense of urgency.

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(Source: mindmotivation, via psych-facts)