When you really think deeply about it, putting others before yourself when you don’t want to, can actually be viewed as a selfish act. When we commit to things for the sake of pleasing others or ‘looking good,’ we are doing them for artificial reasons, and the resentment ends up getting the best of us. In turn, we go through with the commitment with a bad attitude, taking away from the enjoyment of others. Here are some more tips for putting yourself first for optimal happiness…
If you’re like most people, you feel compelled to say yes to nearly everyone and everything. While this “yes behavior” seems like it would make you feel good about yourself, it actually does quite the opposite. When we feel like we have to say yes to everything, we zap our energy and end up feeling resentment for the people and activities that we said yes to, when we really wanted to say no. A lot of this behavior stems from the fact that the majority of us are major people pleasers and we fear ruffling anyone’s feathers. Here are a few tips for putting yourself first and avoiding the people-pleasing trap.
While social media is a great way to stay informed, it can be a major deterrent to making the most of your time. We have a few more tips for ‘staying in the know, while also letting go.’
Believe it or not, social media can become an addiction, and it happens faster than you think. There is a wide span of social media users and a lot of that has to do with when you were born. For those of you who are considered a ‘millennial,’ born between the early eighties and mid-nineties, you have most likely spent your entire adult lives on some form of social media, having always had access to the internet.
If someone told you that all aspects of your life could be better if you committed to dedicating just 10 minutes a day to prayer, would you do it? Here are a few benefits of prayer, that just might make you take a time out each and every day…
The summer months are jam-packed with activities, and if you have children, then chances are you are hustling from one thing to the next. And then, as soon as the end of August rolls around, the little ones are off to school, leaving you in a quiet house free of chaos for most of the day. After three months of spending quality time with your kids and grand-kids, it can make you feel like you have a case of empty nest syndrome once they head off to school and are immersed in a multitude of sports and activities. Here are some helpful tips for adjusting to the schedule change, and you just might find that some ‘me-time’ is just what you needed.
Like most things in life, sleep is different for everyone. Some of us have the ability to melt into our pillows and fall into a deep slumber in a matter of seconds, while others have trouble shutting off the mind and resting the body, no matter how many sheep they count. While sleep is important for everyone, it is especially important for older adults due to several factors. Not only does a good night’s sleep improve concentration and memory formation, but it also helps your body repair cells that were damaged during the day prior. The repair of these cells refreshes your immune system, which ultimately helps prevent disease.
We all have a point in our lives when we come face to face with an illness or injury that is sure to make us feel like less of a person. Negative energy like this can be lethal, as it tends to spiral out of control, leaving you nit-picking every single aspect of your life. The major problem with this is that you fail to see the good, and believe it or not, there is good in everything. We have some tips to get you looking up from that feeling of helplessness associated with ailments and looking to a future that is brighter than you might think.
They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same behavior over and over again and expecting a different result. This is especially true when it comes to your health goals, which is why it’s important to enforce everyday behaviors that will benefit and not set you back. One of the reasons why people have little success when it comes to losing weight, has something to do with a trait that few people have…patience.