Welcome to the August 31, 2008 edition of the Balanced Living Carnival.
Stephen presents How to Skillfully Deal with Suffering in the World posted at Balanced Existence.
You may be interested in learning about which brain areas and cognitive functions are engaged as we solve the type of brain teaser known as Spot the Difference. Now, want to try? Alvaro Fernandez presents Brain Teasers: Spot the Difference posted at SharpBrains.
Sid Savara presents Positive Talk Creates Positive Action – How to Stop Talking Like a Loser posted at Sid Savara . com – Personal Development, Maximizing Productivity and Life Hacking, saying, “Every day we make many tiny decisions that affect our lives. One of the decisions we make almost unconsciously is the way we talk to ourselves, and the way our words affect our attitude and our action. I caught myself doing it yesterday when I considered going to the gym and then thought “I don’t want to do it.” Right away I decided that was it – no more loser talk, time to go work out!”
Sid is right on. After you read this article, take a gander and something I recently wrote called “Shift your attitude. What you say to yourself matters.”
Azelma Petit presents The Chuck Norris Guide to Self Motivation posted at Biz.Edu. The article gives advice on motivating yourself in all walks of life, including entrepreneurship, using the humor of Chuck Norris references.”
Personal Growth & Development
Achieving goals is a process – not just an end point- and the journey can be as enjoyable and significant as the destination. ElleAtDefiningSomeday presents Enjoy the Ride posted at Defining Someday. Achieving goals is a process – not just an end point- and the journey can be as enjoyable and significant as the destination.
Toni presents You always have a choice posted at Happy Nest. This is a story about one of Toni’s life-defining moments. Making choices, no matter how simple or grand the situation is, empowers you. Passiveness won’t solve anything, but finding your voice and asserting it will.
Anand presents 3 Easy Ways to Change Your Emotional State Instantly posted at Anand Dhillon . com. The quality of our lives is the quality of our emotions. This article details 3 unique ways to instantly put yourself in a positive emotional state when you are feeling down.
Chris Edgar presents Going On A Mental Diet posted at Purpose Power Coaching, saying, “Much of today’s personal development literature is about how the type of thoughts you think influence your reality. While I agree that the kind of thoughts you think affect your quality of life, I think it’s also important to recognize how the amount of thinking you do shapes your experience of living. There’s a growing recognition that too much thought of any kind, whether positive or negative, can bring needless suffering into your life. In this article, I discuss some of the ways excess thinking takes away our ability to fully participate in and enjoy life, and make some suggestions about how to stem the constant stream of thought.”
Rigdha presents 8 “Must Use” Free Time Management Tools to Save Tons of Time posted at Get Your Success Now.
AndrewB presents Hard Work or a Secret Formula? posted at Personal Hack. Ever wonder if success is a result of consistent hard work or a secret formula? This article sheds light on what Andrew says is really is behind success.
David B. Bohl presents Is Enough Ever Enough? posted at Slow Down Fast Today!, asking readers, “Do you ever find yourself complaining that you need more or want more of something? Time, money, love, space, material possessions, happiness–what’s your “never enough”?”
Richard Johnson presents Happily Get More Done with Work Periods posted at Reaching A Better Place. In our contempt for the 9 – 5 work day we forget the value of having a work period. This article comments on the ways of applying one to our free time and why on Earth we’d want to.
AndrewB presents 5 Instant Energy Tips posted at Personal Hack, asking, “Want instant energy? You know when you have one of those days where you get so much done, and feel energetic all day? Well these tips will help feel more energetic and productive right away.”
Anthony Delgado presents How to Love Your Wife | eInquisitive | Think About What Matters Most. posted at eInquisitive | Giving you something productive to think about!.
Kathleen Gage presents Never enough time – or is there? posted at Daily Awareness, saying, “How many people live in the space of frustration? The fact is, there is not enough time to do all we think we must do, want to do or dream of doing. There is just too much to do, calls to make, people to see.
One of the few things we truly possess is time. There is only so much you can do and only so many roles you can play. How we choose to use the here and now is a personal and a powerful choice. Choose wisely.”
After you check out Kathleen’s article, take a gander at one I wrote called “The time is there. You just have to find it.“
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