Nowadays, a five-day, nine-to-five work week is a mere dream for many people in the workforce. In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that a staggering 31 percent of people with full-time jobs worked on the weekends, putting in an average of 5.4 hours of work every Saturday and Sunday. All this working and no play can lead to burnout. Are you suffering from burnout?
How do we deal with discouragement? You are trying to achieve a dream. You are really passionate about your project. Things aren’t going well. Someone makes fun of you. You are feeling down on yourself. Something fails and you are in this place where you are so discouraged that you just sit and power binge on Netflix all day. There are four things that can help you deal with discouragement.
What makes a man? The mythology surrounding this question still looms large. So much so that men question their decisions. Do I let my wife know how much something is bothering me or will that come across as not being in control? Do I speak my mind at work or does that risk being seen as too emotional? Here are the 10 biggest falsehoods about men that, when debunked, can lead us to better relationships.
Follow your passion and you will never have to work another day in your life. Go after your dreams and money will follow. We are bombarded with this notion on a regular basis. I hate to burst your bubble. Practicalities in a career choice are known as survival. Dreams coming to fruition are more of a rare phenomenon.
No one is immune from adversity or personal setbacks. We all look for sources of inspiration to help carry us through. In my counseling office, I often use Paul McCartney’s story behind these three little words to a song as inspiration to others. It may not quite be inspirational, but it definitely will bring more peace to your life. What is the song and how might it bring more peace to your life? It’s just 3 simple words.
Everyone loves a kind, uncomplaining, sympathetic, cheerleader of a friend and that’s you, sweet enchantress. People don’t love us because we are successful in our carers. They love us for how we make them feel when they are with us. Learn these winning ways to gain respect and love.
A strong gust of wind blows in the forest. Which tree is left standing? The tree that bends. The tree gets relaxed and bends. It lets the wind just flow over it. That’s not the same thing as being a door mat and letting someone walk all over you. Surviving a difficult person is like a tree allowing the wind to just blow over it.