Overcoming Challenges

When we face challenges, there are times when we tend to shy away from them. You can overcome this negative response. When you are confronted with a situation that appears difficult to manage, self-limiting statements like, “I can’t do this or I give up, it’s too difficult,” will prevent you from moving forward. A constructive alternative is to change your self-limiting statements into questions: “I can’t do this” becomes “How can I figure out how to do this?” “I give up; this is too difficult” becomes “What makes this so difficult?” The questioning mindset readily allows you to search for…

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You Don’t Have to be Perfect

Perfectionism is the tendency to set unrealistically high standards for yourself. Very little in life, except perhaps nature itself, is perfect. Despite this, some of us keep aiming for this unattainable goal of perfection. Striving to reach perfection in our challenges, goals, and projects leads to frustration, anxiety, and wear and tear on our minds and bodies. Additionally, projects are never started or are given up midway. Bearing all this in mind, it is far more beneficial for you and for those around you not to treat yourself so unfairly. Insisting on perfection ultimately serves no good purpose so rather…

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How to rapidly relax — anywhere

When we are in a relaxed state of mind it is so much easier to deal with and react to the curve balls, big and small, that life throws at us. The following technique rapidly promotes a state of calm and relaxation resulting in our ability to make better decisions and to react in a more favorable way. Very useful. 18-Second Relaxation Technique 1. Sit comfortably. 2. Close your eyes. 3. Inhale through your mouth for the count of 5. 4. Hold your breath for the count of 6. 5. Exhale slowly through your mouth for the count 7. 6.…

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