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Is Nursing Your Passion or Just an Income

Are You Passionate About Your Job or Is It Just An Income?

 

Are You Passionate about Your Job or Is It Just an Income?

I’m certain you’ve been asked, ‘do you love your job?’ on more than one occasion. Which is why it’s important for you to review your life from time to time and determine if you are on the right path. Unfortunately, after looking back, you may find that your current job is no longer your passion. At this point, you can either take action towards change or simply continue on the same path. The choice to continue can be quite depressing.

So I will start by stating some basic facts. My goal is to answer the question of if your current career is born of passion or just an income. The results will guide you on the next steps to take and probably offer the courage to stick with your decision.

Passion is described as a feeling of enthusiasm towards something. This feeling is always intense and pushes you to participate in the activities relevant to such a thing. For example, if you are passionate about being a mom you would spend time on activities that involved your children such as caring and providing for them, family play time, or whatever works for you.

When it comes to your career, passion would mean doing that thing you love. It involves choosing a career because you can almost taste the goodness of waking up each morning to serve your ideal customers and do it with a smile and sense satisfaction. Your passion for the product or service you provide would be your daily motivation.

Your current job may be rewarding and noble, however, if you don’t love it it’s harder to reach your full potential and live a more fulfilling life. Continue reading...

6 Happiness Secrets Revealed

 

6 Happiness Secrets Revealed

As we transitioned from the late 90s to the early 2000s, the definition of happiness and of success has changed from the earlier linear prospects that it used to be. A good, stable career that pays money, a good home with the white picket fence and the 2.0 Mini Van, and the retirement fund that would keep us all going till the end – this staple American Dream has changed to become more personal, more individualized and self-oriented.

So here are six happiness secrets that have taken the world by storm and will soon be the new normal:

  1. Self-Care – Requiring a diametric shift in perspective, today, the idea of self-care is fast gaining momentum. The concept behind it is that to be happy, you need to take care of yourself, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. This can’t be confused with selfishness; that’s prioritizing only your happiness over others. Self-care is when you take care of yourself first so that you enable yourself to look after others better. If that means having to let go of a toxic friend who brings you down constantly, then don’t hesitate! Being financially independent also gives you a sense of autonomy over yourself – it’s about loving you in all forms, so don’t think that makes you selfish!

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7 Signs You’re In A Toxic Workplace

 

7 Signs You’re In A Toxic Workplace

We spend most of our days working at our jobs, whether it is a 9 to 5 desk job or something that involves moving around. Our jobs give us purpose and allow us to earn money to not only put food on the table but also live in relative comfort and happiness. So why is it that most people feel stressed out, burned out, and utterly miserable when it comes to their workplace?

Here are seven signs that your workplace is toxic:

Unrealistic Expectations – when your employer sets deadlines that are impossible to meet or a target that is too hard for just one person to achieve, that’s definitely a toxic setup that will burn you out. A situation where you’re set to fail from the get-go because the workload is too much for a single person to handle is one you should consider getting out of immediately. The problem gets compounded by the lack of employee protest; if you’re threatened with losing your job for raising your voice, that’s definitely a toxic space to be in! Continue reading…

8 Tips to Help You Reset Your Brain – and Your Body

 

8 Tips to Help You Reset Your Brain – and Your Body

Your schedule is hectic, you go from work to home and take your job with you, all the way into the bedroom. Every day is ruled by schedules, meetings, and sales pitches; your brain is foggy and constantly tired. You find it hard to think critically, solve problems, or even pay much attention to things; it feels like you’re walking around in a daze and when you do try to relax, you find it hard – sound familiar?

This is because your brain has become conditioned to do these things over a period of time and it’s a physiological phenomenon. As you continue this stress-filled routine, neural pathways in your brain fix themselves and your mind conditions itself to working in this manner. This ability of the brain is called neuroplasticity; it can be defined as the brain’s ability to organize and then reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout your life. In simple terms, the neurons in your brain adjust to compensate for your thoughts and activities. Continue reading…

6 Instant Happiness Boosters

 

6 Instant Happiness Boosters

Everybody loves a person full of positive energy, who lifts up the atmosphere any and everywhere they go. Guess what? It’s easily achievable, like most things, it takes a little practice and a positive mindset. Start by rehearsing and integrating these 6 things and you too will be in an energetic and happier mood in no time.

 

SMILE

A smile is worth a thousand words, or so they say. Incorporate this into your daily routine and find something to smile about throughout the day. This powerful technique will work wonders on you and the people around you. Smile at your loved ones, colleagues, and random strangers. Always maintain eye contact while doing so. The feeling of warmth that surrounds you will leave you in a joyful disposition for the remainder of the day. Continue reading…

Why Most Heart Attacks Happen on Monday Mornings

 

Why Most Heart Attacks Happen on Monday Mornings

Research shows that people are more prone to having heart attacks on Monday mornings, particularly between 5 a.m., to 10 a.m. The main reason for this statistical increase on the first day of the week, when you’re typically supposed to be wide-eyed and rosy-cheeked, is due to the long-term effects of stress.

You don’t have to be a statistic; you have the power to change your destiny.

Stress, over long periods of time, causes a host of health problems like sleep disturbance, weight gain, and heart disease. And Monday morning, when you start thinking about how much you have to do, how you hate your job, demanding boss, or irritating coworkers – and up goes your chances of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest!

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