WHY YOU NEED A HOBBY – IT’S BETTER THAN MEDICINE

Everyone needs a hobby.A hobby is an activity done regularlyin your leisure time for pleasure.Research shows that those who regularlyparticipate in a creative activity,such as a hobby,are happier, healthier, and live longerthan those who do not.Say that again.They’re happier, healthier, and live longer.Wow! That’s quite a testimonial.But there’s more.A hobby gives you purpose, a feelingthat you’re doing something meaningful.It gives you something to do….something to enjoy.It helps fight boredom and depression.It’s better than medicine.And there’s still more.A hobby builds your self-confidence.The more you work on it the more competentyou become….and the more competent youbecome the better you feel about yourself.You … Continue reading WHY YOU NEED A HOBBY – IT’S BETTER THAN MEDICINE

DOES YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE NEED A BOOST? TRY THIS.

What is this thing called self-confidencethat everyone struggles with at times?Basically, it’s the belief you have aboutyour own ability, what you believeyou are capable of doing.When your confidence in yourself is lacking,what can you do to boost it?1. The first thing to do is recognize howa lack of confidence affects your life.It makes it difficult for you to accomplishthe things you are capable of doing.It causes you to procrastinate, to put thingsoff because you fear you won’t be able todo them satisfactorily, or at all.Remember, in order for others to see howcompetent you are, you have to see it in … Continue reading DOES YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE NEED A BOOST? TRY THIS.

BE A GIRAFFE AND STAND TALL

Did you ever feel like everyone elsewas sitting in the sunshineand you were sitting in the rain?And did you ever feel like youwere a beautiful rainbowbut everyone else was colorblindand didn’t notice you?Did you ever feel like themonsters that are supposed to beunder your bed are actuallystomping around inside your head?Did you ever feel like Humpty Dumptyand you have fallen off that darned wall,and there you are on the groundin pain and in piecesand the parade just marches on by?If so, here’s what you need to do.Look in the mirrorand pretend you’re a giraffe.Seriously. It’s calledBE A GIRAFFE AND STAND … Continue reading BE A GIRAFFE AND STAND TALL

TEN “DEADLY SINS” THAT CAN DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP

Over the years there have been many lists of “the seven deadly sins,” including one popular version by Ashley Cooper. Below is another version, only there are ten on this list instead of seven.  Each item on the list is POSITIVE in nature but, if used inappropriately,can destroy a relationship. TEN “DEADLY SINS” THAT CAN DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP TRUTH — if it is used to hurt others. TOLERANCE — if it leads to apathy. LOYALTY — if it becomes blind obedience. LOVE — if it is given with conditions that have to be met. FAITH — if it becomes divisive. … Continue reading TEN “DEADLY SINS” THAT CAN DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP