10 Signs of Career Burnout

OVERWORKED AND STRESSED OUT A misconception exists that careers in social service or postal work are the only fields that experience worker burnout and stress. This notion could not be further from the truth because the fact is every profession is susceptible to mental strain and exhaustion. Learning to distinguish normal stress from the deeper issues that lead to career burnout is important in order to effectively deal with the problem. Also, recognizing that any job can have this issue can empower you to make positive changes in your own workplace. RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF BURNOUT The signs can vary from individual to individual, but the following are some universal indicators that one can use to determine if career burnout …

10 Reasons Santa’s Broke This Year

1. Santa Spends More Than He Makes Santa’s paychecks are nothing to sneeze at, but he stays focused on his next raise. (Yes, of course Santa gets a raise each year!) He has no idea what it costs him to live the Santa life. He doesn’t track his earnings nor his spending. Santa’s got to provide for his reindeer, his horse and his North Pole home – just like the rest of us. 2. Santa Has No Emergency Account Santa’s transportation tends to break down right in the middle of major blizzards. Only last week, he had to whip out his credit card to pay for sleigh-towing. When Santa finally made it to the repair shop, he again had pay …

10 Quick Debt-Busting Tips

Are you really frustrated? Does it sometimes seem like the dollars are slipping through your fingers while the bills just seem to keep mounting up? It’s a familiar feeling for many of us nowadays. Sometimes, though, like most things in life, taking a step back from it all and starting to get some simple things right can make a huge difference on the big picture. If your debts have been getting you down recently, here are 10 great ways to start slashing them today: * First off, consider going on a “cash diet” for the next few months. Lock away some of those credit cards in a safe deposit box… or just cut them up altogether! By all means keep …

10 Proven Tips To Get What You Want!

Are you stuck?! Are you trying hard to achieve your simplest dreams but you seem to be standing on the same square without moving a step forward? Now, I will give you the super-smart proven success recipe that will help you get what you want faster and easier than before. This success recipe is your way to live a purposeful life and achieve your goals. Get ready to unleash the power of your dreams. 1. Make Meaning!! Make a meaning for your life and work. Do what you love and love what you do. Search for ways to live with passion. You are unique and you are here for a purpose. Find the reason of your existence. Describe your role …

10 Fast ways to Re-ignite the Flames of Love

Enhance Romance today. When Men and Women enter into a relationship, what they are really looking for is a best friend, some one they know will love us no matter what. Research shows that people who put each other down and are hostile to each other are more likely to have serious problems . We all have a comfort level and it’s usually measured by how we live and what are interests are. Our comfort level gives us a sence of protection. We tend to lose ourselves and interet on what really matters ..(sharing our love!) We dont want to try new things, if i ain’t broke why fix it , that is what we believe when we are at …

10 Easy Ways To Stop Procrastinating

The key to learning how to stop procrastinating is to shift your focus toward concentrating on results. Many people work frantically each day and accomplish very little. It is counterproductive to concentrate on so many tasks that you cannot accomplish them and may cost you time and energy with no results. Many people seem to spend a lot of time and energy only to achieve very few results. You can learn how to stop procrastinating and achieve success in all you do if you learn the appropriate time management and organizational skills. Here are 10 keys to beating procrastination: 1. Working efficiently requires much less energy than tackling several tasks at once and never completing any of them. You can …

10 Depression-Blasters for Overcomers

Have you ever fought a battle with depression? I’ve had my battles with mental misery and it’s no fun! It’s incredibly difficult trying to succeed in your business or in building relationships when depression has you cowering under its torrential rains of gloom. When you’re depressed it takes much of your energy just trying to survive your inner battles with the blues. This can cause you to become absentminded – thus sabotaging your ability to succeed in your career or in a needed relationship. That’s bad news! However, I’ve discovered a winning strategy to overcome the dark storms of depression. This article offers 10 depression-blasters that can help blow the clouds of gloom away. Here’s my list of powerful anti-depression …

10 Compelling Reasons to “Stop Singing the Blues” – Part II

When you work to develop your inner strengths, you: polish your diamond and stop singing the blues will become more confident, optimistic and focused. The more developed your strengths, the more likely you are to aspire to higher goals and achieve a life of great satisfaction and joy. My favorite analogy is one used by Edward Anderson and Donald O. Clifton. In their book, Soar With Your Strengths, they say: “Talents are like diamonds in the rough and strengths are diamonds that show brilliance after they have been carefully cut and polished. Just as finished diamonds start as diamonds in the rough, strengths start as talents. And just as rough diamonds are naturally found in the earth, talents are naturally …

9 Ways to Motivate Yourself When You Just Don’t Feel Like It

Achieving the really big goals and dreams always involves breaking it down into do-able little steps. Assuming that you’ve picked a goal or dream that you really love working at, then most of the steps are a delight to take. No matter how much you love your dream and no matter how much you love your work, there are going to be tasks along the way that you really don’t want to do. Those pieces of work that we hate doing can be the very ones that sabotage our success. How do you stay motivated during those parts of the journey? 1) Reward yourself. Let’s say that I want to lose twenty pounds. That’s not too much, but it’s still …

9 Ways to Live Creatively

Creativity – according to Webster’s it means having the ability or power to create; characterized by originality and expressiveness; imaginative. Ok that sounds great, wouldn’t we all like to be more creative every day? Sometimes the hardest part to trying something new is the first step. Here are nine inspired steps to help you start living a creative way of life: 1. Be willing to try something new. When was the last time you stepped out of your everyday routine and did something totally different? Taking a dance class, going to a concert to experience something different than what you normally listen to on the radio, or even picking up a pencil and sketching the trees in your own backyard …

10 Tips on How to Give Yourself the Best Chance for Success on a First Date- Especially if You Have

Let’s say during the last couple of weeks you have communicated with someone of interest via emails and several telephone conversations. There is obvious “phone chemistry” and there is a mutual interest in meeting each other. You both agree to meet in person -now for the moment of truth! 1. Visualize Success: Think about your wonderful attributes and not your faults. Take an inventory of your values, skills, talents, interests and “heart”. Leave all your negative thoughts at home. 2. Keep Your Expectations in Check: Don’t start imagining yourself at the alter with your date. Ask yourself these 3 questions: Do I like the person? Does the conversation flow easily with one another? Is there any kind of attraction? That’s …

10 Tips on How to Cultivate Relationships with Editors

If you are an aspiring writer, or you simply want to augment your professional qualifications by publishing material related to your field of expertise, listen up. Here are a few tips that will help ingratiate you in the hearts and minds of editors. Once you’ve established a positive rapport with an editor, you may find the publication to be an excellent outlet for your work – and if you’re good enough – you may be invited to submit more work. 1. Editors prefer e-mail correspondence above all else – especially when submitting query letters and final articles. If you e-mail a story, make sure to paste it into the body of the e-mail, just in case the conversion of an …

10 Tips For Conquering Your Fears

Have you ever had a fear that kept you from living life fully? Perhaps this fear has stopped you from having MORE fun or experiencing GREATER success. Yes? You’re not alone. I have too. The fear I conquered in the story below may not be my biggest fear but with a little reflection I saw how it really stopped me from enjoying my family and life to the fullest. It also taught me a valuable lesson of how taking steps to overcome my fear resulted in increased self confidence. At the end of my story, I’ll give you tips for conquering your own fears. A few weekends ago my husband and I took our daughter Kasie, and my nephew Zach, …

10 Tips For Better Public Speaking

Is there a great speaker hiding with you? “Not hardly,” you may be thinking. Think again. The fear of speaking in public is well-documented, often discussed, and probably overrated. The great news is that speaking in front of a group can be an entertaining and energizing experience for even the most fearsome among us. Try these 10 ideas to enjoy speaking and to sharpen your delivery: 1. Be yourself! Every person is inherently charming and interesting, especially when we feel confident. The only trouble is that we don’t always let the good stuff come out! Let your natural personality come out, and you’ll be terrific. Enjoy what you’re speaking on, and the audience will love you. Often, the more you …

10 Things You Can Eat That Can Make You Clever

Solving crossword puzzles and sudokus may help to keep the brain alive, but they are not the whole answer. So, what will protect the brain from ageing? You have to eat the right foods. We’ve all been told by our parents to eat fish because that is brain food. Our parents were not wrong, but eating certain fish is better for the brain than any old fish. Another advantage to eating food that is good for the brain is that it is also good for the heart. Besides fish, what else should be eaten that will protect the delicate nerve cells and blood-vessels from the damage that often goes hand in hand with ageing? Why not include the foods listed …