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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Clever Crows Prove Aesop’s Fables

Crow and Pitcher Aesop's FablesI went for a walk yesterday in the afternoon.

As I was walking, I saw a crow flying with something big in its mouth. It landed not far from me on the pavement, and started walking toward a big puddle of water along the pavement, made by the heavy rain that fell during the morning.

When I looked a little closer, I saw that the crow was carrying in its beak a big slice of dry bread.

To my surprise, it walked straight into the puddle and dropped the slice of bread into the water. It waited for a little while, and then turned the slice of bread on its other side, letting it soak in the water from both sides, so as to make it soft and easier to eat.

All this happened too fast, and since I was absorbed in watching the crow, I didn’t have the time to photograph what it did.

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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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What to Do When You Don’t Like Your Job

Earn Money

If you ask 10 people if they like their job, more than half would probably say that they don’t like it.

If you don’t like your job, how can you work and do it well?

Everyone needs money, and therefore, has to work in order to get it. This means that a lot of people are doing something they don’t like doing, and are therefore, unhappy.

There are people, who can afford to quit their jobs and look for something else, even if in the meantime they are not earning money.

There are people, who are confident in their abilities and have courage to seek a job, doing something they love doing.

There are people with very strong ambition, who will do anything to achieve goals.

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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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Turning Self Doubt into Confidence

Turning Self Doubt into Confidence

If you have a clear direction in life, and feel ready to move forward, self doubt can be the fastest way to slow you down. If you believe the inner voice of doubt, it can easily rob you of your enthusiasm, bring up fear, and negate all the preparation you’ve done toward achieving your goal. So at some point along your path, it becomes necessary to turn self doubt into confidence.

Confidence is not arrogance, bluster, or posing. It’s grounded quiet assurance. Usually those with natural self-confidence had the good fortune to have grown up in an environment where trying new things was encouraged, and making mistakes was simply considered a normal part of learning, not a sign of failure. Those who lack self confidence usually didn’t have the opportunity early on to receive encouragement, make mistakes, and be encouraged to try again.

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The Importance of Setting Goals

Importance of Goals

It is important to have goals in your life. Coaches, motivators, and authors tell you that you have to set goals. There is a lot of talking about goals.

Are goals really so important?

Goals are important in the sense that they give you direction in life. The goal itself might be not so important, and when you achieve it, you might find that it doesn’t give you the satisfaction you expected.

Having more money and more possessions makes your life more comfortable, but this does not necessarily make you happier or more content.

However, having goals is like having a map. You know where you are heading, and this gives you zest, motivation and more energy. You become more alive.

Do you have goals? I don’t mean wishes. A real goal is not a wish. It is something, into which you will put all your efforts to achieve.

A goal does not have to be something big. Not everyone wants to achieve something big, on a major scale. Most people are satisfied with mediocre life, and that’s okay. But even if you don’t aim high, it’s good to have goals.

Goals don’t have to be major goals. Only a certain percentage of the population is really interested in major goals and is willing to do something to achieve them.

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