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Burnout Relief Strategies

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Are you suffering from burnout? Whether it's caused by work issues, stress at home, relationship challenges, or a combination of all of them, it can cause a frightening feeling of hopelessness! 

Burnout often causes a feeling of numbness and not knowing how to get your life headed back in the right direction. 

Try these techniques to get relief from burnout:

Don't blame yourself.
Life is hectic and stressful, especially with all the intense demands placed on our shoulders. If you're feeling b…

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Your Mind is Constantly Giving You Feedback

Your mind is constantly giving you feedback

Your mind is constantly giving you feedback. 

You’re either not receiving the message or you’re misinterpreting the signs. 

When you’re uncertain about how to proceed, your intuition can provide valuable feedback.

Here’s how…

Practice addressing and listening to your intuition. When faced with multiple possibilities, give your intuition a chance to chime in.

Start with little things. “Should I go to the movie with Diane or stay at home?”

Ask yourself these types of questions as they come u…

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9 Ways to be a Better Friend

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You can be a poor, fair, good, or great friend. Take stock of your own stable of friends. Some are just better than others at being your friend. You have friends that you trust more than others. Some friends are more enjoyable to be around.

Being a great friend is a skill that you can cultivate. There’s no risk incurred by making an effort to enhance this part of your life.

Use these strategies to be a better friend:

Keep an open mind. Most of us could stand to be a little more open-minded. W…

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What a Healthy Partner Relationship Looks Like

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Building your relationship with a partner that fits well with you is exciting and life-enhancing as the two of you look forward to a happy life together. You might even discuss hopes and dreams for the future. So how do you ensure that you get to keep this wonderful experience you're building together?

There are many paths to a healthy partner relationship. However, once you get there, it most likely will look something like this:

1. Healthy partners exhibit excellent communication skills. They ap…

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When the Going Gets Tough… Relax

When the Going Gets Tough… Relax

Tough times are part of life but you don’t have to live with a suffering mindset. Learning to relax will lift your mood and your vibration until the tough times pass.

Here are easy things you can do to practice relaxing. 

  1. Slow down. Do you rush around from Monday to Friday trying to meet deadlines at work and at home? Wake up early and leave a gap between appointments. Pause to collect your thoughts, and listen to the bird's sing.
  2. Electronic Release. Try to disconnect a few hours each day f…

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What Unicorns Can Teach You About Making Your Life More Magical

What Unicorns Can Teach You

Mythical white horses don’t have a monopoly on magic. 

While Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccinos were only around for a few days, you can cultivate a sense of wonder that lasts for a lifetime. 

Take the time to notice the small miracles that happen each day and surround yourself with love and support. 

Try these tips for simple changes you can make to create a more magical daily life.

  1. Practice optimism. Studies show that optimists earn more money, enjoy better health, and may even live longer. …

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What if Your Life was Over Tomorrow?

What if Your Life was Over Tomorrow

How can you deepen your experience of life to get the most from it? 

One way is to think about the last days of your life now and what you’ll be able to say about your life as you near your journey’s end. 

For just a few minutes, cast aside your opinion that thinking about the end of your journey is “morbid.” 

Instead, consider it an opportunity to enrich your current existence in ways you can’t imagine. 

What would you like to be able to say about your life?

Consider these statements:

  1. I…

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Stop Criticizing Yourself in 6 Steps

Stop Criticizing Yourself in 6 Steps

We’ve all heard it — that inner voice that speaks up whenever we’ve just messed up. Sometimes, your critical inner voice tells you what you should have done but didn’t. Other times, it reminds you of something you did that you could have avoided. 

How can you quiet that voice before it destroys your self-esteem and confidence?

Follow this 6-step process:

1. Analyze the criticisms. Point by point, what does your inner voice say? Jot it down so you can reflect on what you feel you’re doing wron…

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How to Turn a Bad Day Into an Amazing Day

How to Turn a Bad Day Into an Amazing Day

Have you ever had a bad day and decided to throw in the towel? A bad day can make you feel like giving up and waiting for tomorrow to come. 

With some effort and a little mental toughness, a bad day can be turned into a good day.

Learn to make a good day out of a bad day with these strategies:

  1. If you’re at home, make your bed or clean the kitchen counters. If you’re at work, send that email you’ve been avoiding. Give yourself a small success and a little momentum.
  2. Make a reasonable plan to…

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More Happiness Tips for Introverts

Happiness Tips for Introverts part 2

There are several things introverts can do to increase their happiness and life satisfaction. 

Most of them are quite easy, too! Here are a few more ideas to consider:

  1. Choose a suitable career. A sales career might not be the best choice for an introverted person. You’ll be happier if you choose a career path that doesn’t require constant communication with others.
  2. Avoid over-scheduling. An extrovert might thrive with a daily schedule that includes a full day of work, meeting friends for di…

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