Creative thinking is not only for inventors or artists. We are all creative, and we apply our creativity in our day-to-day lives, sometimes subconsciously. But there are ways you can train your creative thinking skills, which, in the long run, will sharpen your judgment and enable you to tackle difficult problems in difficult times.
It’s not enough to have a vision and set up practical goals to go after that vision. It’s also not enough to know your values and define a set of values to live by. You must also make sure that those two concepts work well together and are aligned across all areas of your life.
Meditation is an ancient technique our predecessors used to improve focus, relieve stress, and enter a calming, present state. But the meditation benefits reach far beyond just the mind and the present moment. Meditation can have long-term positive effects on your entire body, mind, and soul.
Living a happier life seems to be on everyone’s agenda; people constantly seek new ways to lead a happy life. But in pursuit of happiness, we forget to live our lives. Instead of chasing happiness, we can make small adjustments to our mindsets, habits, attitudes, and behaviors which will result in us leading a happier life.
Self-confidence is, at its core, one’s ability to trust in one’s self. It sounds simple enough, but it’s way more complex than it seems. We often look up to those who seem to have self-confidence all figured out. So, what can we do to build our own self-confidence?
It’s a harsh proposition to start before you’re ready. After all, you are not ready for it, are you? The research, though, reveals that waiting to be ready is a fallacy. In fact, starting way earlier guarantees a better path toward success than waiting for the elusive perfection.
It’s a common misconception that creativity is just for the few, namely artists. The reality is that we are all creative to some extent. To take full advantage of the benefits of creativity, we need to learn how to unleash creativity, and then practice it everywhere.
We all have an internal chatter and, most of the time, it’s not a friendly one. It talks in the backs of our minds and is constantly lying to us, subtly but damagingly. It’s a coping mechanism, but is it really helpful? Learn about the most common lies we tell ourselves and how to stop doing that.
Self-discipline can be elusive sometimes, as an overarching concept in life. You probably experience it every day in small parts of your day-to-day, but the bigger question is: how do you improve self-discipline in all aspects of your life?
It’s always a good idea to look for wisdom in the words of people we appreciate. These inspirational quotes are like tiny magic pills that turn up the gear of your motivation and fill you up with positive energy. Enjoy 20 of my favorite such motivational quotes.
Saying no is terrifying to many people, but it doesn’t have to be. Learning how to say no will give you a skill you need to value yourself more and live a more fulfilling life. Once you stop being a people pleaser, you can focus on what is truly important to you.
If you have a life vision and sometimes it feels like it gets left behind and forgotten, you are not alone. You, me, and everyone else who has ever made a New Year’s resolution are in the same boat. Vision boards will help you bring that vision back to the surface and force your brain to focus on it and drive your actions.
Adulting is damn hard, and we only make it harder by making a gazillion mistakes in our adolescence. Whereas mistakes are fine so long as you learn from them, you can always look back upon some things that you wish you knew and understood way earlier.
We all desire to live a long and fulfilling life, filled with purpose, accomplishments, love, and connection. But how? A secret may lie in the way of life employed by the longest-living people on Earth. Learn the principles of Ikigai and try to implement them in your own life.
Everyone talks about the importance of goal setting to success in life, but few tackle the difficulties we all encounter in this process. If you miss any piece of the puzzle, the puzzle won’t be complete. So, learn about the 8 steps you must consider before setting up your personal goals.