OK, they say that age is just a number but that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain ages where we start to feel our age more. And any number with a zero at the end – especially when it coincides with the half century – tends to give us pause for thought.
Sometimes that thinking leads to the idea that maybe we should try to reinvent ourselves. Other people might call that a mid-life crisis but let’s not dwell on that thought.
Whilst we can probably rule out some ideas – reliving lost youth, that kind of thing – there are quite a few things us not-yet-oldies can do to reinvent areas of our lives so that we’re getting closer to our vision of an ideal “me”. After all, we’ve had enough time to find out what works and what doesn’t work so it’s time to put those thoughts into practice and live out the rest of what’s hopefully a long and happy life being as true to our real self as possible.
Being positive more often is literally a state of mind.
Some people seem to walk round with their own permanent thunderstorm.
Others have an almost permanent smile.
But chances are you’re somewhere between those two extremes (it’s normal, most people are).
And you can use these simple ideas to tip the balance in favour of being positive more often.
It sounds an impossible task – changing your life in 30 days. But stranger things have happened and it’s actually perfectly possible for you to join this seemingly elite club.
The first thing you need to do is start.
That’s where a crazily large majority of people fail at this task – the very first step.
Maybe they haven’t really got the motivation, maybe they haven’t truly got the bit between their teeth, maybe the pain of where they currently are doesn’t outweigh the benefits of moving on.
I’m not here to judge – you’re probably doing a much better job of that than I am already.
Instead, here are some pointers to help you change your life for the better in the next 30 days. Continue reading
There’s a lot of comments around saying that subliminal messages aren’t real and that anything you get from them is just a placebo effect.
Derren Brown even went as far as giving participants in one of his shows a “subliminal” recording that was just the backing track – no messages whatsoever.
To my mind, it doesn’t actually matter whether subliminal messages work in theory or not. The proof is whether they work in real life.
Making serious decisions (for example, how you are going to work for the rest of your life) is a very difficult problem for many people. They come to me and say: “I need to decide what to do for the rest of my life!”
To begin, I ask: “What do you want to do tomorrow?” People always look at me with an absent look and say: “Well, tomorrow I have to go to work …” I interrupt: “I didn’t ask about that. I asked, what are you going to do tomorrow? Even if you only have an hour between one job and another, what are you going to do in your free time? If you can’t plan how to be happy for an hour, then how are you going to plan it for the rest of your life? ”
While driving and being in a car is a regular activity for most of us, some people find it difficult to keep their calm when in passenger seat of the car. If you’re one of them, being driven somewhere by your family member or a friend can be an unnerving experience.
In purely psychological terms, this passenger nervousness or fear is given the name of maxophobia’. You might feel this strange fear every time you’re in the car as a passenger, regardless of whether the person in charge of the steering is a good driver or not.
Now that cars are an object of daily use, for getting to work or just driving to the grocery store, you might have to confront this unusual fear every other day if not worse. Focusing on what’s going on inside the vehicle becomes a tough job in such circumstances.
If you’re using your phone to read this article, then you most likely need a digital detox. These days it’s as if our smartphones, PCs, and TVs rule us rather than the other way round.
If reaching for your phone (unless it’s acting as your alarm clock) is the first thing on your mind every morning, you need a digital detox. If surfing on your smartphone is the last thing you do at night before you close your eyes, you need a digital detox. If the idea of spending thirty minutes of your waking hours in a day without needing to reach for your phone is unthinkable, then you most definitely need a digital detox.
Do you talk to someone about your father in a dream? Nearly half of all infants and 5 per cent of adults speak regularly in a dream.
Most people only speak talk for a few seconds a night, but some can keep all their conversations. Some words may be difficult to understand, others may cry. People do not remember sleeping at night.
Can being too busy make you more productive? No.
Being too busy doesn’t mean you will be more productive and effective. In fact, it often reduces your overall potential.
Being less busy can actually make you more productive and also help you in achieving your goals and dreams.
Here are some quick tips to being less busy yet more productive:
We have just one life and we all are here to live it once, right?
Then why don’t we start living it for real, start living it for a good cause, start living it for a good reason?
Why can’t we have a goal to achieve and why can’t we have a momentum to maintain?
I remember reading somewhere that good people come in our life, stay like good books that have plenty of advice to offer and often leave us in the middle of the life to make us follow that advice on a serious note.
We all have a momentum to achieve, but are enough serious about it?
Let take a look at some ways to keep your momentum going.