Do You Use Your Imagination Constructively in Your Everyday Life?

 Using Imagination Constructively

Did you know that you can use your imagination constructively in your day-to-day-life? Actually, you are already using it.

When you plan your day, you are actually using your imagination, visualizing yourself how you are going to do each task.

When you point the way to someone, you see the route in your imagination.

When you prepare a meal, you plan it first in your imagination.

It is quite possible that you are not aware that you are using your imagination in this way, but it is something you do every day, many times a day.

Imagination is usually associated with daydreaming, and with being impractical. However, this is completely wrong. The truth is that it is a most useful tool in all walks of life. It is useful not just for artistic pursuits, but also for the achievement of every goal. It is an essential skill for achieving any kind of success.

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Smart Goal Setting

Setting goalsThere are many writers, who write about the importance of setting goals. This raises the question, what if you don’t want anything in particular, and you are fully satisfied with your life as it is?

Most people don’t have big goals. They want to have enough money for their basic needs and a little more. That’s okay.

Some people want to accomplish big things, and others don’t, and that’s ok.

The truth is that our life is always goal oriented, even if we think that we have no goals.

Even if there is nothing you want, and you are satisfied with your life as it is, unconsciously, or unconsciously you are pursuing goals. Planning to go and see a see a movie, planning a birthday party, improving your grades at school, or baking a cake are all goals. You plan these goals and make the effort to accomplish them.

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Do You Sometimes Feel too Lazy to Move a Finger?

Too lazy

Do you sometimes, feel too lazy to move a finger?

Do you sometimes, go through a day, when you feel you have been drained out of your energy, with no motivation, and no desire to do a thing?

Do you, at times, feel you don’t want to do anything?

Everybody has such days.

Don’t feel too bad when you go through such day. It’s quite possible that you are tired, and you are exhausting yourself, and not giving yourself enough rest.

Your body and your subconscious mind revolt against you, because they need rest, which you are depriving of them, and therefore, make you feel down and listless. In this way they force you to ease down.

You should listen to your body, to your mind, and to your intuition, and cooperate with them. Don’t wait until they force you to stop, by making you feel lazy, drained, and exhausted. It is much better to give yourself periodic rest before this happens, instead of being forced to do so. Take a day or two off, and just rest, go to walk on the beach, travel somewhere, read a good book, and try to find out what you can do to feel happier.

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Do You Read the Newspaper While Traveling by Train or Bus?

Newspapers

A few days ago, I traveled by train out of town in the morning. The train was very crowded. All the seats were taken, and a lot of passengers, including me, were standing.

When I looked around, I noticed a strange sight. Almost everyone on the train was reading a newspaper, the passengers who were sitting, as well as the passengers who were standing. Everyone was engrossed in reading the newspaper, nobody looking around, or through the windows,

It seemed as if all the people were unconnected to the surrounding world. It looked as if everyone was living in another world, unaware of what was happening around them.

Let’s discuss what was actually happening.

The people on the train were reading a newspaper. Many news items and articles in the newspapers are negative news. Not that there aren’t good things happening on the planet, but since negative news are sensational and awaken emotions, they sell better. Therefore, you find a lot of news about disasters and problems in the newspapers.

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Blasting Past Obstacles When Chasing Your Dreams

Sometimes you just want to quit.

When you’re working on a large goal there will definitely be times when you suffer from setbacks and inconveniences. Not only that, but you will even feel that you’re not going anywhere, that you’re simply not making any progress.

It’s around this time that you think to yourself: this is too difficult. I’m going to quit.

Other factors might influence your pessimism. Maybe you feel that you’re getting older and that you’re losing energy. Or that you’ve been trying for much too long without seeing results. There could even be the chance that your dream is too big and it’s completely unrealistic to expect yourself to succeed.

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How Do You Manage Your Time?

How do you manage your time, or maybe you don’t manage it at all, letting other people and circumstances dictate to you what to do?

If managing your time seems a big task, why not try to manage just a few hours of your day, maybe even just one hour for a start? If you are not be able to manage your time at your job, do so at least in you free time, where you have more control.

Managing your time means giving priorities to certain tasks, and leaving for later other, less important tasks. It is certainly more pleasurable, and requires less effort to read your mail than working. It is more pleasure to watch a movie than study, but this does not make the task done.

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The 1 Question that Kills Inaction

Icy Slope

Imagine you’re on a solo backpacking expedition in the arctic! You’re hiking uphill in the subzero whipping wind, with a 50-pound pack of survival supplies on your back. The route is inclining steeper and STEEPER, and through the blur of snowy wind you can see the outlines of giant snowdrifts forming in your path. The elements seem to be against you. You FEEL frozen in place, as if you cannot take another step!

Have you ever felt like this… completely overwhelmed by life’s circumstances?

Sometimes life can feel like a treacherous backpacking expedition. Even a mounting to-do list can snowball into an avalanche in your mind and leave you feeling powerless-IF you let it.

I know I have been in that moment before. The deadlines, to-do lists, and various pieces of life have piled up. I have found myself sitting down and thinking, What do I do next? What is next, what is next?

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Can You Stop Using Your Cell Phone for One Hour?

Cell Phone

Are you attached to your cell phone, unable to leave it aside for a few minutes?

Can you travel by bus or train, or wait in line, without texting with your cell phone?

Do you always want to know what your friends are saying, or tell them where you are?

What can happen, if for just one hour you stop your curiosity?

Suppose you were on a small island for the next 24 hours with no cell phone at all? Can you survive?

Look around you, and you will see people in the train or the bus, in an elevator or at a restaurant, with their gaze fixed on this small instrument in their hands, oblivious to what is happening around them. It became an extension of their personality and their body.

If once, many years ago, people worshiped gods, now they worship the cell phone.

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