How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

If you have a fear of going to the dentist then you’re not alone. It’s estimated that one in six adults has a fear of visiting the dentist. This figure reduces to one in ten for children. The truth is that the figures don’t matter, if you’re anxious about the dentist then you’re going to miss out on the basic treatment you may need to look after your teeth and preserve them for life. That’s why you need to overcome your anxiety.   It is worth noting that consistently elevated anxiety levels have been linked with a variety of age-related diseases.  It’s another good reason to overcome your dental anxiety. Choose The Right Dentist There is probably more than one dentist in your town …

How to Keep a Sense of Normalcy During Quarantine

This quarantine has us all on edge. While it may have been nice to have a short break from reality, at this point, we’re all desperate to achieve some sense of normalcy again. But we must face the reality that we can only control so much.  The virus is still very much alive, and the risk of contracting the virus remains. So, if you want to keep a sense of normalcy during quarantine, focus on remaining safe while creating a routine.  Here are some tips to help. Get on a schedule The boredom can become maddening if you’re spending all of your days at home without much to do. Instead of succumbing to food and alcohol binges, get on a …

One Simple Way to Appreciate What You Have and Be Happier

We have all experienced rejection at some point. It can hurt and can take years to heal from. As human beings, we innately want to be loved and accepted. A sense of belonging to a community is one of our fundamental ingredients for survival, so a fear of rejection has naturally grown into our psyche. Receiving rejection today is certainly not what it used to be. With technology, we are somehow more connected than ever yet more socially isolated as well.  In the split-second instant we post on social media, we’re unconsciously broadcasting our desire to be seen and to connect. But when that Instagram selfie or Facebook post doesn’t receive the number of likes or comments we thought it …

3 Ways to Finally Commit to the Career Change You’ve Been Dreaming About

How many times have you said you were going to leave the job that makes you miserable, burned out and empty only to give up after hitting a roadblock or rough patch? We’ve all done this, started out with the best of intentions but we quit trying and end up right where we started or worse.  We end up feeling defeated and telling ourselves we’re a failure. Or we justify staying where we are because we question whether the change is worth it. We rationalize that we have a good-paying job, it’s stable, there’s financial security, it’s a good company, it’s an impressive place to work, etc. Why does this happen? Why is it so difficult to stick with a …

Use this Time to Look Inward as a Way to Manifest Creativity

Many of us are finally settling into a place of acceptance about our new reality. One way to use your time while staying at home, sheltering-in-place, or under quarantine is to look inward and explore your emotions. Emotions define us, direct our actions, and express where we are in our spiritual evolution. Emotions affect our energy and make us human.  The longer you’re socially isolated the more you’re forced to examine and question and react differently to views and conventions you’ve always held dear. Beliefs you once identified with and which gave you a sense of yourself are stripped away. This is not always easy. In fact, it can feel quite painful. We’re all going through these unprecedented times together, …

Hacks for Conducting Business with a Sharper Mind

Running a business can be a one-man job if you’re self-employed, but more often than not, it involves at least a few employees. Nevertheless, whether you have a one-man software development company, a 5-man crew of roofers, or a small manufacturing plant with 20 workers in it, it’s you who will be making the most important decisions and leading the workforce, Therefore, as the business leader, the sharper your mind is and the more aware you are, the better decisions you will be making towards improving the performance of the company and growing it beyond its current status. Given that our minds do not just get sharper on their own, we have a few quick tips, exercises and activities for …

Six Louise Hay Quotes That Will Help Get You Through Quarantine

Do you ever wonder how you’re going to get through it?  “It” being the scary, hard, seemingly impossible-to-overcome thing that you’re currently facing? If you’ve ever had feelings like that, you’re definitely not alone!  I think it’s safe to say that everyone has experienced feeling this way at some point in their life.  Especially right now, with so many people in quarantine from COVID-19.  I felt that way when it seemed like I was stuck in a job that I just couldn’t take anymore.  Every single day was a struggle to get through.  Monday through Friday, I woke up with the horrible awareness that I was going to spend the next 8 hours bored, unhappy, and unfulfilled.  I dreaded each …

50 Self-Affirmations to Help You Stay Motivated Every Day

We’ve all been in some pretty tough spots throughout our lives. Regardless of how good things seem to be, we all experience those moments which make us think “I can’t do it”, or “I can’t go on any longer”. These are important moments in our lives. They have the potential to make or break us on our path towards success and happiness. So we must make the right choices in these moments. To help you find that crucial inner strength I’ve put together a helpful list. And I’m going to walk you through 10 of the most important things to remember that will turn “I can’t do it”, into an “I can and I will do it!” 1. Persistence Is …

4 Skills You May Already Have That Allow You to Start Your Online Business Today

If you’d like to learn how to develop an online business so you can become a digital nomad, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Many wannabe entrepreneurs never get around to starting their own businesses because they mistakenly think it’s outside the realm of what they’re capable of. While starting a business is by no means easy, it’s likely not as hard as you may think. If you’re someone who’s been contemplating whether or not you have what it takes to be your own boss, here are 4 skills you may have that will be enough to start your very own business: 1. Programming skills If you’re skilled in programming …

How to Find the Best Products That Promote Health and Wellness

Staying on top of your health may be one of your top priorities. However, you may be doing various things to keep your health in tip-top shape, but sometimes, it can be worth it to try new products to see how effective they are in improving your overall health and wellness. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to do this because there are so many products to choose from. So how can you tell which one is right for you and your needs? In this short guide, you’ll have a better idea about how to find the best products to keep you healthy and thriving. Thus, you’ll be better informed about what to choose for your unique needs and lifestyle. Consider …

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 …

How to Become Limitless in Everything You Do

Kobe Bryant. Warren Buffett. LeBron James. Tom Brady. Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi. Serena Williams. Beyonce. You could probably think of even more names of people who fit amongst the category of the people I just mentioned. The greats. There are people who are the best at what they do and then, there are these guys who are just a level above everyone else and not only those that are in their field. A lot of us dream of being as great, if not better than some of those names I just mentioned. As a kid, you dream of hitting game-winning shots like Kobe did and winning 5 championships. You dream of performing in front of huge crowds whilst they sing …

Why an Attitude of Gratitude Is Essential (And How to Develop It)

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 …

How To Stop Measuring Yourself By Comparing with Others

Do you think a hike in your salary would make you happy? You believe so, don’t you? But hold on to that thought. There is more to it than just the percentage increase. For 2 years, I observed a team of people. They exhibited a peculiar behavior after annual hike announcements. During the first year, the market was not performing well. As a result, the hike percentages were low for all the team members. People were disappointed, no doubt, but no one complained as such. The very next year, the market had picked up. The whole team got a fantastic increase in salary. Did the entire team enjoy and rejoice? You’d expect that, but what happened was the opposite. The …

10 Core Values of a Lasting Relationship

Building a successful relationship takes dedication. There are untold life situations that can spring up, and test the strength and unity of your partnership. Having compatible core values will provide you with the necessary strength and camaraderie to be able to navigate through those stumbling blocks together. Imagine a passenger getting on a train. Now imagine that the train is headed for San Diego, and the passenger wants to go to Sacramento. The passenger is going to be quite disappointed when he realizes that he’s arrived in San Diego, and not at his destination of choice. Both the train and the passenger need to be headed in the same direction for successful travel. The same holds true for relationships. Similar …

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 …