There are a lot of people that react to any kind of obstacle, setback, or challenge. Reactions are reflexive, ego-driven, and only consider the short-term outcome. Reactions make you feel better, but don’t resolve an issue effectively. Responding is different. It’s intelligent, practical, and considers the long-term implications of that course of action. People that react … [Read more...] about Reacting Versus Responding to Life’s Challenges
How much of your time do you spend thinking each day during your waking hours? Most likely, at least 99% of the time. But how much of that thinking is productive? There are two basic types of thinking: productive and unproductive. Productive thinking helps motivate us, reach our goals, and create the life we desire. On the other hand, much of the unproductive thinking we do … [Read more...] about Productive Versus Unproductive Thinking
Money issues are the most commonly cited source of stress in everyday life and in marriages. If your finances are under control, odds are that the rest of your life is manageable. When you have too much financial pressure, nothing else feels manageable. Getting this part of your life mastered will lead to great gains in happiness, contentment, and mental health. You also … [Read more...] about 10 Strategies to Improve Your Personal Finances
Have you ever been in that place where your mind is racing and the things you need to attend to are on a perpetual loop playing in your head, and you just can’t get anything done? If so, you will have experienced frustration, irritation, anxiety, and despair all at the same time. If, in addition, you’re up against time constraints, deadlines, or some kind of retribution if … [Read more...] about Keep Calm and Write It Down
There are many reasons why you might be in a difficult relationship. Fear of being single, resistance to change, concern for the children involved, and other issues often keep unhappy couples together long after the love has gone. In fact, the average couple waits four years to end a dysfunctional relationship, according to one survey by eHarmony. Meanwhile, the effects of … [Read more...] about Is Your Difficult Relationship Harming You?