5 Ways to Inspire Your Employees

Having a productive workplace doesn’t mean that you have to push your employees to work harder. It’s like the saying goes: It’s easier to attract flies with honey than it is with vinegar! In other words, to get the best out of your employees, you have to inspire them to want to work hard for you. You have to motivate them and let them feel that they are part of the success of the business and not just another cog in the wheel. Motivating your employees is key to a business’s success. The level of commitment, drive and energy that a company’s staff bring to work every day has a significant impact on the growth of a business. Below Are …

How to Cure Depression (Professional Advice from a Therapist)

Did you know that most people on anti-depressants are depressed again a year later? And between 2005 and 2015, the number of people living with depression worldwide increased by a staggering 18.4%. Even though people are taking more antidepressants than ever, depression is still increasing. It’s paradoxical to think that the estimated 264 million people in the world living with depression are actually together in feeling alone and hopeless. What the pharmaceutical companies seem to make consumers think is that antidepressants cure a chemical imbalance in their brains. But if that were true, why aren’t we seeing depression disappear? That’s not to say antidepressants don’t reduce the impact of symptoms and act as a bridge to effectively address the underlying problems, …

How to Release Anger Without Hurting Others

Motivation is life changing.  Your life is changing every day. What happens today, you wouldn’t have imagined a few months ago. What would tomorrow bring? You might only find out tomorrow. Change is either changing for the better or it is slowly changing for the worse.  “Change happens in an instant.  It happens the moment you decide to change.” Motivation is derived from the verb “motivate,” which means “move.” It is the burning desire that compels you to take action. It is so deeply intertwined with what you believe to be true and right in life that it moves you from a simple desire to a moment of decision. Have you ever watched a working dog? The only motivation is …

10 Tips to Help You Choose Happiness

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”– Jim Rohn On a beautiful sunny morning, while walking to work, you meet someone, who asked you for a small loan several months ago, but haven’t returned yet the money. He smiles at you, says a nice “good morning”, and keeps walking. How would you react in this situation? You might say to yourself: “What is he thinking? Does he think that I have amnesia?” “He might at least show some respect, and say that he is doing his best to pay me back the loan.” The encounter with him might ruin your day. You’ll probably keep thinking all day long about the …

The Tea of the Self-Help World

The biggest problem with the self-help industry are the very people who keep it in business, as well as the consumers. We, the consumers, are on this hamster wheel of wanting to improve ourselves while never letting anything we previously consumed and learned really settle in and become second nature. Another consumer problem is that we quit when we don’t get immediate results. Since much of self-help is faddy and trendy, the consumer takes on the same characteristics. The last consumer problem is we approach the self-help market thinking there is something wrong with us and this book/course/product will fix us. I say all of this as a consumer of self-help and a doctorate-level mental health professional with almost 25 years of direct …

5 Regrets People Have on Their Death Bed and How to Avoid Them

Ever thought ‘Am I missing out in life?’ Or ‘I’m sick of this job, it’s just the same thing day in, day out…’? You’re not the only one… Bronnie Ware, the famous Nurse & Author has a book, The most common regrets of the dying, that reveals peoples most common regrets on their death bed. They are ‘I wish I lived a life true to myself, not what others expected of me’, ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’, ‘I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings’, ‘I wish I stayed in touch with my friends’, ‘I wish I allowed myself to be happier’. Well here’s the most common, lesser known regrets that I’ve researched for you… Think …

Don’t Do What You Love, Instead Do This

Everywhere you look, you will find people who are not happy about their work. They wish to get more out of life or are undecided about what to do next in life. It is during these times where you hear a particular piece of advice. You may have given it to someone else or you may have heard it yourself: Do what you love. This phrase comes in many forms: Follow your passion. With hard work and determination, you can live the dream. Find your calling. The optimism behind these phrases is well-intentioned, however, it is the worst kind of advice to give to anyone. Instead, I present in this article some possible alternatives to this. Why Doing What You …

The 10 Stages of a Relationship That Every Couple Should Understand

Have you ever walked into a room and felt like your nerves simply couldn’t handle it? Your heart beats fast, you start to sweat, and you feel like all eyes are on you (even if they’re really not). This is just one of the many ways that being self-conscious can rear its ugly head. You may not even realize you’re self-conscious, and you may be wondering, “What does self-conscious mean?” That’s a good place to start. This article will define self-consciousness, show how practically everyone has faced it at one point or another, and give you tips to avoid it. What Does Self-Conscious Mean? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, self-conscious is defined as “conscious of one’s own acts or states …

7 Ways To Make The Most of Social Isolation

Social isolation is not ideal. It’s not good for our individual physical health, mental health, or the global economy. But right now it must be done for the collective wellbeing. When cinemas, bars, restaurants and malls close down and we’re obligated to stay inside, we need to find new ways to keep ourselves entertained. However, it’s not just the entertainment that we miss. The lubricant that keeps all of those things flowing and energised is something that is vital to our experience as human beings: social connection. Over the coming weeks and months, we must maintain some form of social contact and we stay active and engaged in life. It may not seem like it at first glance, but even …

Five Ways to Make Learning at Home More Fun

Whether you’re homeschooling or simply encouraging your child to learn over the holidays, it can be difficult to move away from the idea that homework is stuffy, boring and a chore. Encouraging your child, no matter their age, to get deeply involved with learning at home will help to improve their education outcome – so what are some ways to get them excited? 1. Learn Together Learning with your child shouldn’t be just pointing them at a page of maths questions or an English piece and letting them get on with it. Show them that learning is a process that even adults need to do – let them teach you how to solve their maths problem, do some research together …

Learn To Love Growth And Change And You Will Be A Success.

Do you want to be even more successful? Learn to love learning and growth. The more effort you put into improving your skills, the bigger the payoff you will get. Realize that things will be hard at first, but the rewards will be worth it. Many of us have to be reminded that almost everything worthwhile in our lives is hard at first. Learning to walk was hard at first, but gradually we learned and now it is effortless. The same holds true for our more advanced skills such as, sports, music, art, etc. We forget these past struggles to learn and take them for granted now. When most people begin to try something for the first time, it usually …

If Your Life Isn’t How You Want It, Here Are 4 Start Anytime Resolutions to Experience a Better Life

Life has never felt different for anyone just because they want life to feel different. There’s usually this feeling that we’re not experiencing our best life or we’re not where we want to be that causes us to feel like life isn’t fair to us, because it seems like everyone is doing less than we’re doing but enjoying more than we do. If you’ve ever wanted to experience things differently from how you’ve been experiencing them, then you just need to do things differently from how you’ve been doing them. Because what you currently have is as a result of the amount of knowledge that you have. So here are the 4 things which you’re currently doing that when you …

How To Develop A Motivated Mindset

From time to time, each of us will find ourselves in a rut of boredom and disinterest. We seem to lose our zest for life and feel tired, irritable and unmotivated. We want to hide under the covers rather than face the day. Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed by work, or sad about the pain and suffering in the world, or just bored with the routine of your daily life. You are not alone. We all go through periods like this at some point. The good news is that we can do something about it. Here are some tips to help break out of the rut and feel excited about life again: 1) Take a “Time Out” – Prolonged stress can …

Harness the Power of Your Dreams

“If you can imagine it, You can achieve it. If you can dream it, You can become it.” -William Arthur Ward William Arthur Ward’s quote should be a powerful call to action. Dreams have tremendous power. They sustain us through desperate times and drive us through difficult ones and give us hope for the future. More important-they inspire us! Where would human beings be without dreams? Would we have explored distant places or invented the means to travel to those destinations? How many children are alive today thanks to the dreams of doctors and scientists? What works of art lift the hearts of countless masses due to the dreams of artists? In the end so much is possible thanks to …

Harness The Power Of Words In Your Life

Speaking comes to most people as naturally as breathing. On many occasions our words are uttered without conscious thought; in fact we rarely stop and think about what we are saying. Thousands of words pour out of our mouths each day as our thoughts, opinions, judgements and beliefs are freely expressed. Often, however, we are oblivious to the positive or negative effect these words have on ourselves and the people around us. Words have tremendous power. Words give out energy and a message which creates a reaction in others. Everything you say produces an effect in the world. Whatever you say to someone else will produce some kind of an effect in that person. We are constantly creating something, either …

Get Motivated Today With These 4 Essential Pillars of Motivation

I want to give you four wonderful pillars for motivation, four main themes to underpin a healthy sense of drive and inspiration. – The first main pillar of motivation is to gain recognition from peers. When soldiers in wartime give up their lives during combat, why do they do it? Is it because of patriotism, a belief in the cause they are fighting for, or a fear of court martial if they do otherwise? Perhaps all these things play a part, but extensive research has shown that what really motivates a soldier to fight well incombat is the desire for the respect of the person who is fighting right beside him. This is much more important than medals or other …