Sometimes life just gets to be a little too much and it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
Whether it be expectations from your boss, colleagues, friends, family or other half–or even the sky-high expectations you have of yourself–occasionally, it all comes to a head and you are left feeling like you are not good enough.
In times like these, it can be difficult to gain the perspective you so sorely need to pull yourself out of that terrible slump.
Here are 18 things to remember that should get you well on your way to feeling better.
Let's say money is on your list. And let's say, like millions of other people, that you'd like to be a millionaire. What kinds of things should you do to increase your chances of joining the millionaire's club?
Here are some suggested steps.
Shift your perspective. See money not as the primary goal but as a byproduct of doing the right things.
The most successful people are shockingly helpful. They're incredibly good at understanding other people and helping them achieve their goals.
So, stop thinking about making a million dollars and start thinking about serving a million people.
Ivo Nový's insight:
When you find a way to serve a million people, many other benefits follow.
Do you ever get uneasy—or even afraid—when you’re close to achieving something big in your life? I do. In our recent relaunch of Platform University, for instance, we started with fewer responses than I anticipated.
Whenever we have the potential to do something important or extraordinary, we’ll be tempted to stay inside our comfort zone. But the truth is we never do anything of real significance in our comfort zone.
Researchers from Gama Filho University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, tested 2002 adults aged between 51 and 80 to prove that their test, and musculoskeletal fitness, is a 'significant predictor' of death.
A brief study entitled “Potential role of orexin and sleep modulation in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease” identified orexin, a protein that triggers the brain to wake after sleeping, as a potential new factor in Alzheimer’s disease.
We live in a time of ever accelerating transformation and change, right? Technologies have transformed our industrial economies into services and the innovation economy. The way we communicate, stay in touch, share ideas and emotions are transforming and enriching our lives.
If “CHANGE” is the only constant in life, shouldn’t we are getting used to it? Why is change often so scary? Why do we and the people around us don´t see the opportunities, but only the risks involved in change ?
The answer to these questions might be a simple one: we are human.
You’ve probably said it to yourself 100 times before: I really need to start reading more. When you’re an out-of-the-habit adult with a full schedule, however, finding the time to pick up a book can be a challenge.
Comfort is comforting, but it might narrow our experience at work - and beyond.
In our modern world, discomfort is considered a terrible thing. If not terrible, at least a thing of the past. Dishwashers, washing machines, computers, remote controls—yes, they add convenience, but also a level of comfort our forefathers did not enjoy.
Working memory is one of the most important cognitive functions we have.
It helps us through different key stages of our lives from learning the alphabet to understanding social situations, prioritizing multiple activities, and meeting deadlines.
But there are some ways we can try to increase our working memory capacity:
Reduce the stress in your life
Exercise More and Stay Fit
Learn new skills like plaing an instrument
We know that our brain has a limited capacity to hold on to information during a task and has a hard time deflecting distractions.
So, whatever we can do to increase this capacity - whether it’s exercising vigorously, learning a new skill, or practicing mindfulness techniques - helps us stay focused and quiets all those other millions of things trying to take away our attention.
Mostly because I was too cheap to take a bus and kept getting lost , I did an insane amount of walking at South by South West today. I trotted across downtown several times in my trusty cowboy boots, which became exhausting after a while. Throughout the day I refueled
Family isn’t always blood. They’re the people in your life who appreciate having you in theirs – the ones who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways, and who not only embrace who you are now, but also embrace and embody who you want to be. These people – your real family – are the ones who truly matter.