Maturing does not mean you’ve hit a glass ceiling in learning! Pick up some non-fiction books you find interesting, look for puzzles that excite you (Sudoku is a good one), memorize a lengthy poem, or challenge yourself to learn three new words every week.
Staying sharp is part luck and part genetics, but just like a knife, you have some control over sharpening your own brain. The benefits are improved concentration and memory, and mental clarity which enhance our lives greatly. Mental push-ups will ensure success in all your endeavors.
Have you ever said, “There are not enough hours in the day”? Sometimes we feel like that, but the truth is we have enough time to do whatever we want.
What’s the trick? Dump the waste!
How much time do you spend playing Words with Friends? (I’m totally guilty of this!) Is this more important than making your shopping list? How about the time you spend on Facebook? You can lose hours of your life there.
Here are some ways to make the time you need:
In other words, complete important tasks and let the other jobs go. Combine duties whenever possible.
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Are you bored? I hear many people say they don’t know what they’d do, if they retired. They’re afraid they would sit around twiddling their thumbs. If this sounds like you, it probably means you’re expending all your energy at work and none on your personal life.
If you think life is boring, think again. Here are some ways to find activities you’ll love.
Any of these steps will give you a myriad of ways to spend your free time. Don’t wait until you retire. Start now!
Have you ever awakened in a grumpy mood? For no reason, you feel angry or annoyed? We all have those mornings and they can put us on a path to a miserable day.
When this happens to you, restart your day.
Sometimes we start off in a good mood, and a person or situation irritates us. The rest of our day is ruined. It doesn’t have to be that way. We can restart our day anytime.
Just take these steps:
A friend who was having a rough day called me. She was tense and on the edge of a blow up. What do you do in that situation? Do you fan the flames by saying, “That’s crazy, Girl! You shouldn’t put up with that!” Or do you calm her with empathy and soft suggestions?
Here are some tips for helping out a frustrated person.
Keep in mind that these tips are not for people who complain every day. (That’s a whole different blog post!) This is for the friend who’s had the occasional meltdown.
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