We all want to live a life which is full of purpose and fulfillment. What would that mean for most of us ? It would mean that we make the best of our lives, live it most effectively and to the fullest. We all strive to make the most of our opportunities and also the best use of our resources. For most of us it may also mean living and working to reach our full potential. There are so many possibilities open to us and many opportunities as well but it is up to us to identify the best options and make the most of them.
Our mind is a part of our body, true, but it is the most important part and also the most powerful. We take our mind for granted and we generally believe that we cannot control our thoughts as these come and go without our ability to manage them. But have we ever thought about the fact that we can actually control our thoughts and in fact we become what we think about?
What is life and are we getting what we want from it ? This is a question which may bother many of us. Of course the existence of living things is one aspect. But other dictionary meanings say that life is a verve, energy, excitement, sparkle etc. so the question may arise whether we are getting those things from our lives and are we satisfied with what we are achieving. Going further we could also say that it is the sum of the ideals we impose on it, or what we demand of it to be happy and fulfilled.
We often think that that some people we know are born strong. They have the ability to be work hard, face challenges and are also mentally tough. The term mental toughness is used in psychology to refer to the qualities and power people possess to fight through difficult challenges and come out successful.
In the competitive world of today, it is essential to develop a sense of mental toughness if you want to be successful.
Appreciation is a process of showing admiration, gratitude as well as recognition of another person’s effort. We should realize its importance, as by doing so not only do we help others be more motivated and productive but we also become a better person our self.
We need to recognize that the practice of appreciation is a powerful art, and that it should be done in such a manner that it appears to be authentic and genuine. If it is not done so, the whole process of showing appreciation would become ineffective and useless.
It is only natural to like feeling happy and fulfilled with your job. We enjoy having a good boss, great colleagues and a company we enjoy working in. However, it is necessary to be aware that if we get too complacent we might end up in danger of derailing our career.
You might think that if you are enjoying your career, why you should make the effort of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
The working environment in these times is becoming an overload which often causes a distraction, as we struggle to cope with and focus on what is really important. The more focused we are, the more we can get done with a higher quality of work produced.
A basic method to increase quality of work is improving the ability to focus. Creating a sense of mindfulness of what one is doing helps to improve focus and at the same time increase the ability to produce meaningful accomplishments at the end of the day.
The stresses of the modern world and the demands of the workplace today are taking their toll on our lives. A very commonly used term these days without a proper understanding of what it means, the word BURNOUT is used to define a state of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion which may have an impact on us at some point of our lives, due to the extraordinary pressures and tension levels we are facing.