5 Things That Kill Your Motivation

Do you do these things? Here's how to create positive change
Are you highly motivated? Or do you often feel less than enthusiastic about life? Maybe you encounter momentary zeal and flashes of inspiration that fade fast. If you want to ignite your appetite for living, and make it last, check that you don't carry out these motivation-killing behaviors.


5 Reasons Why You Haven’t Found “The One”

What are your romantic expectations?
Do you long to find "the one?"

Maybe your heart tells you there's an individual made just for you, but the task of locating him or her is discouraging. It's possible you've inadvertently reduced the chances of getting what you want.

Here are five reasons you might not have found that special someone yet and how to get better results.


Snowballing Thoughts: How to Stop Creating Anxiety

Anxiety - The Build Up
Anxiety is a process, not just an experience.

It doesn't exist until created. It begins with one thought, and like a wave, builds as thoughts collect. You're mostly unaware of developing stress via a build-up of worries, and the procedure goes ahead without intervention.

Become more conscious of the formula involved in worry-creation and you'll have the power to make it stop.


The Problem with Interrupting People (And How to Stop)

Do you cut in when your friends or family speak? People interrupt each other for different reasons. They might be desperate to have their say or think their point's superior to anyone else's.

Either way, there's a problem with butting in when someone's talking: it belittles them and signals disrespect.

It can be hard not to interrupt when you've knowledge to share. Sometimes you're busting with enthusiasm, and if you don't speak, you'll explode. Well, that's...


What Is your Career Personality Type?

One of the things I like best about being a counselor is helping people figure out their path in life. This is particularly true when it comes to helping students explore their career options.

As a tool for insight, I often turn to the work of John Holland. He was an American psychologist and the inventor of a career development model commonly referred to as The Holland Codes.


5 Unhealthy Behaviors That Rob You of Happiness

Do you do these things?
Many people unwittingly engage in habits that reduce joy. Without meaning to, they repeat misery-making behaviors and wonder why they are downcast. If you want to increase your happiness, quit these self-defeating practices.


“Please” and “Thank You” Still Matter – A Lot

Not long ago, I was asked to write a human-interest piece for a small website that desperately needed content. When the request landed in my email box, I happily responded with a quick, “yes.”

Mind you – I would be writing this gratis, receiving zero compensation for the work. Saddle my back and call me a horse, but I’ve always believed that sometimes you need to give in life as a way of paying things forward.

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