12 Stressful Things to Stop Tolerating post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Needless tolerations can bleed you dry of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively. You can’t live a happy, successful, fulfilling life if you’re spending all your energy tolerating things that shouldn’t be tolerated. Here are some things to stop tolerating in your life: The decision to settle for mediocrity. – It’s not always about trying to fix something that’s broken. Photo by: White Ribbons If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...
7 Habits of Highly Frugal People EmailEmail One of the most direct way to change your life, you need to change your attitude. No one else is responsible for what happens to you but you, so you can either complain about the things you don’t like in your life or you can set about changing them. If you’re tired of living paycheck to paycheck, having your phone regularly cut off, or making excuses to skip dinners with your friends, then you can use these seven habits to take control of your money situation and live a happier and more frugal lifestyle. Habit One: Be Proactive The first habit to develop is to take responsibility; if you fail, you have no one to blame but yourself. [Here are 6 action steps to take when you feel financially vulnerable.] What most people forget is that though you can’t control the stimulus, you can control your response. How to be proactive for effective frugality: Take the first step. Habit Two: Begin with the End in Mind How to visualize effective frugality: Define your goal. Habit Six: Synergize
50 Things You Need To Give Up Today!! When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. So starting today… Give up trying to be perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done. Give up comparing yourself to others. – The only person you are competing against is yourself. Give up dwelling on the past or worrying too much about the future. – Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. And remember, mistakes make us human, failures help us grow, hope keeps us going and love is the reason we’re alive. Source: Marcandangel
Productivity: Accomplish More in Your Home Studio Workflow and time management are crucial in any endeavor. Home studios are no different. I am constantly amazed at how much time I waste in my studio. I could easily spend two hours simply “setting things up” or “trying things out.” By the time I could feasibly begin recording or making music, I’m either tired or have run out of time. Most of us pursue music in our spare time. Just this weekend I was planning to make some serious progress on my album. What do I waste my time on? Rearranging my setup – “Maybe the laptop could go here and the MIDI controller could go here. These are just a few. What I’ve come to realize is that I need to treat my home studio like a professional studio. The problem with home studios is that we have the luxury of time. Let me encourage you to view the time you spend in your studio as if you were paying $500 an hour for it. It’s very important for me that I don’t spend all weekend in the studio and neglect spending time with my wife. Related Articles
The Good Wife's Guide Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favourite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed. Prepare yourself. Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. Clear away the clutter. Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Minimize all noise. Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him. Listen to him. Make the evening his. Your goal: To try and make sure your home is a place of peace, order, and tranquillity where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit. Don't greet him with complaints and problems. Make him comfortable. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. A good wife always knows her place. ~Robin
51 Things That Will Make You Smile Some days, it’s easy to smile. You wake up to the sounds of birds chirping, with the warm glow of the morning sun cradling your face. You take several deep, cleansing breaths standing beneath a perfectly cascading shower, just before drawing a smiley face on the steamed-up glass with your index finger. Your roommate or significant other makes your coffee, just the way you like it. But not every day starts this way. You struggle, you fight yourself and other people, and you find yourself wishing you could stop the world so you could get off for a while. But there is an alternative. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. Video Credits: Editing/Song: “Moving Towards Love” by Cheryl B. Readers who contributed: Thank you to everyone who contributed!
Airplane Travel Tips - 100 Words or Less - Gadling Don't take sleep aids until you're in the air - Airplane tip by Melanie Linn Gutowski (RSS feed) on Aug 9th, 2010 at 11:16AM Though it may seem appealing to sleep through those long waits on the tarmac, avoid the temptation to take a sleep aid until you're up in the air. You may miss important announcements, or, worse yet, you may be asked to disembark and wait for a later plane. If you plan to take a sleep aid, be sure to take a seat where you are less likely to block in other passengers, like a window seat or a middle seat. [Photo: Flickr | mirjoran] Swap shelves in airport bookstores - Airplane tip by Erin Frank (RSS feed) on Aug 9th, 2010 at 10:16AM I've been noticing swap shelves in airport bookstores lately. A few airports, like Portland International, have used bookstores where someone has undoubtedly just sold back that bestseller you wanted, and you can pick it up for less than full price. [Photo: Flickr | jrodmanjr] Wear sunglasses during the flight - Airplane tip by Staci M. Hi.
Fairy Tales Can Come True Here's a "photo story" based on the book, Fairy Tales Can Come True (Just Not Every Day!), published by Shake It! Books. Falling in love is the easy part. "This relationship stuff. Try to change your attitude a bit. "Okay, I'm taking notes!" Tip #1 Make a list. "Hmmm... Pretty soon, you'll find yourself thinking... "Say, he's not so bad after all!" And making that list goes for both of you —to help you both remember the good. "That's what we do. Click to continue