Monthly Archives: July 2012

Do you want to get better at your job?

30 Jul, 2012 0 comments All life areas

It’s a valid question, “DO you want to get better at your job?” Especially considering the shaky economy and lack of sustained progress in many workplaces. As an employee, you might be finding it hard to put in the extra effort into your work when your position feels so tenuous. However, if you want to continue climbing the ladder of success and make it to where you want to be, you may need to get better at what you do.

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Foods that aid weight loss you should know about!

27 Jul, 2012 0 comments All life areas

You have come to the decision to lose weight because you want to look healthier and feel better. Good for you. Now you need to know which foods are going to be beneficial in your path to a better lifestyle. For many people, this involves adopting a diet plan. For all the good diets do, they also have their demerits. See, as you begin the diet, the excitement and emotion of finally putting a plan into action outweighs your desire for food. People adhere to the diet for the first few days, weeks even, before they start feeling deprived of their favorite snacks. This is where things go haywire, because controlling those urges and cravings determines whether the diet plan is going to bear fruit.

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8 Activities for Guys You’ve Never Considered

25 Jul, 2012 0 comments All life areas

You’re a guy’s guy and you’re looking for some activities to do during your leisure time. Back in the day, the hours after work were viewed as the time to delve into one’s passions and personal interests, a sort of outlet for activities that were exciting, challenging and fulfilling. However, modern times have made life stressful to the point where all most of us can manage to do during our “leisure time” is lie flat on the couch and watch TV. The truth is that indulging in some sort of meaningful activity is far better than spending 6 mindless hours playing Halo 4. Hobbies and daily activities bring about a sense of happiness in being able to accomplish something, and make you more interesting as a person. Some hobbies (as we’ll see) help keep the mind sharp and creative. So, without further ado, let’s get into the list of activities guys can get into that bring a sense of fulfillment that a day job may not exactly provide.

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Finding Your Inner Peace: Spirituality for Everyone

22 Jul, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Spirituality truly is for everyone, provided your are willing to put in even a small amount of conscious effort. At one level, spirituality is nothing but a constant search for our true selves, the way we are without social pressure, without societal standards, when no one is watching us. At another level, it is about reaching out to the external world while still maintaining a connection with the inner self. Here’s a look at 5 basic aspects of spirituality that everyone can benefit from incorporating into their lives for more inner peace and calm:

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Find Your Hobby to Beat the Boredom

20 Jul, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Ever find yourself struggling with boredom? How often does boredom strike? Often, the cause of persistent boredom, despite having a fulfilling job, is the lack of an engaging hobby or activity that allows you to escape from your normal routine. A hobby is simply something you like doing apart from your regular work, something you’re passionate about, however do not wish to pursue professionally. There are countless examples of people transforming their hobbies into full blown careers, but that’s not the case with everyone. A person can have multiple interests, and you can be equally devoted to your job and your hobbies. A hobby serves as an outlet for all your creative and positive energies, and can enhance your well-being in the long run. Many people choose to sit and watch television when they can’t find something engaging to do, however this form of recreation does not yield anything constructive on a daily basis. There are virtually endless possibilities when it comes to the types of hobbies one can engage in. It’s not difficult to find one for yourself, and get started. Here’s a quick look at the types of hobbies out there, and the some interesting activities in each type:

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6 Ways in which You Can Contribute to the World

17 Jul, 2012 0 comments All life areas

What does the word contribution mean to you? Is it simply financial assistance for those in need or does it mean something more? Where do we draw the line between a contribution for public good and contribution for personal gain? The truth, for every contribution we make to the world, we benefit from it in some way or the other ourselves. An act of giving back never goes in vain. Sometimes, we can make a difference with monetary means while on other occasions our skills and time weigh far more. Here are 6 ways you can start giving back to the world around you, one day at a time:

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Dance Tips To Spice Up Your Vacation

15 Jul, 2012 0 comments All life areas

The holidays are coming up, and for most of us, it means taking a vacation into some mystery land. Taking time off from an 80, 60 or 40 hour week is good. It allows one to replenish the energy reserves, while also getting to enjoy the free time. Now, if you are a dance addict, moving away from the normal dancing routine can be something difficult to accomplish. In this article, we tackle how you can incorporate dancing into your vacation time, pick up a few moves along the way, and simply not lose a step while having fun at the same time. These dance tips should help spice up your vacation.

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Stress Management Diet Tips

12 Jul, 2012 0 comments All life areas

We cannot deny the role our diet has to play in the way our body and mind handle stress. A lifestyle in today’s world is fraught with stressors all around, which are generated both internally and externally. Sometimes the source of our stress is the way we are perceiving things around us, and at other times it’s due to situations which are beyond our control. Either way, stress management can be a confusing experience. One of the best areas to bring about a change and manage your stress is with your diet, coupled with a healthy dose of exercise.

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Compulsive Gambling: It’s time you knew about it

09 Jul, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Compulsive gambling is a form of addiction defined by an urge to bet more frequently, even when it is clearly time to count one’s losses and pack it in. Compulsive gamblers will pursue losses and will show irritability when they attempt to stop gambling. An addiction is a habitual attraction to a substance or action that causes long term destruction through overdependence. Gambling is a pretty old pastime, and even ancient cultures were known to engage in it. Compulsive gamblers existed then too, but not to the extent of the large numbers that we are seeing today.

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From Bucket List to Priority List: How to Transform your Goals

07 Jul, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Anybody who has ever felt the need for organization and motivation in life has made a bucket list at some point in their lives. It could be as a 8 year old, deciding what he wants for Christmas, or an 18 year old, working on things to do during college. The need and theme of bucket lists differ from person to person, but if you’ve had a bucket list of things you want to change about yourself, or do before you turn 40, lying in some dusty corner of your work desk, it’s time to get started on it now.

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