Category Archives for "Well-being"

Steps to Success: 4 Secrets You Probably Don’t Know

 

Steps to Success: 4 Secrets You Probably Don’t Know

Today, it seems like there is a secret recipe for success that only a few are privy to. The truth is there is no secret recipe or special course you can take or even one particular piece of advice you should follow. Getting to the top of the ladder of success does not mean that you have to be the brightest or the stronger or the most knowledgeable. Getting there means you need to have the strength of character to stand strong in the face of adversity and keep climbing. Being successful is all about being mentally tough.

 

Mental toughness is about being determined and having grit. It’s about having a can-do attitude about life and business. It is a willingness to pursue your aspirations and to adapt quickly to change.

You might ask, “How do I gain this mental toughness?” Continue reading…

Workplace

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…

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