10 Signs You Are a 'Good Girl' & 10 Tips for Discovering Your 'Good Woman.' Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice? Eh…I’ll Pass. I’m noticing more and more these days that we women (my perfectionist, Virgo self included) have a hard time letting go of being a ‘good girl.’ You know, the one all in pink who sits quietly in church, never tells a lie and is the apple of daddy’s eye? No, you don’t, because she doesn’t exist. But that’s all in the past, right? Well, not exactly. Our bodies may have matured, but the way that we interact with the world has changed very little from when we were four years old. To break out of the ‘good girl’ mold, you don’t have to become Lady Gaga (one is enough, thank you). I’m not going to sugar coat it: change hurts. 10 Signs You Are a ‘Good Girl’ (and 10 Tips for Discovering Your ‘Good Woman’) 1. A good girl doesn’t want to rock the boat. 2. “Oh, no thank you, I’m full.” We’ve all heard the catchphrase of women still caught in ‘good girl’ mentality. 3. 4. 5. 6. Good girls don’t get angry. 7. 8. 9. 10. Editor: Brianna Bemel
Seven Weird Habits That Will Change Your Life Some habits will help you live a better life. They’ll help you improve what’s already working or help you fix what’s not working very well. But what about habits that completely change the game entirely? These are seven habits that won’t just improve your game, or help you “level up.” Regularly engage in time travel. These are just a few habits I’ve found that have made a huge difference for me. So now my question for you is this: What habit has made the biggest difference for you? photo courtesy of platinum Share: Get everything you need to finally leave your job for good. The first few weeks of the Job Escape Kit has already produced some outcomes Iâ€™d never thought Iâ€™d see in my whole career.” ~ Nick Burk
100 Best Quotes About Life - StumbleUpon A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. –Charles Darwin All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. –Ralph Waldo Emerson All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out. A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. Every man dies. Everything has been figured out, except how to live. Everything in life is luck. Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. We can’t plan life.
How to find true friends (and love) in 45 minutes David Rowan Editor of Wired magazine This article was featured in Times Magazine, 5 November. There's a shorter version in the Ideas Bank section on the current Wired magazine. Thanks to WPP's Stream for making my little experiment possible... Can you make someone become intimately close to you -- even fall in love with you -- in less than an hour? Dr Aron -- known to friends as Art -- runs the Interpersonal Relationships Lab at Stony Brook University on the north shore of Long Island, east of New York City, and he has love on his mind. Back in 1997, Aron and colleagues published a paper in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin on "The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness". They arranged volunteers in pairs, and gave them a list of 36 questions that, one by one, they were both asked to answer openly over an hour "in a kind of sharing game". But would the "fast friends" experiment also work with more worldly senior executives and entrepreneurs?
6 Tips to Deal When You Feel Out of Control in Life: When Your World’s All Shook Up “Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?” ~Unknown I celebrated an anniversary recently. It was the night I experienced my first, and hopefully last, earthquake. My husband and I had retired for the evening as usual—said our goodnights and went to sleep. Our attempts to escape the upper level were hampered by the violent shaking. Skirting around the shards of broken stemware, we fumbled with the house keys and made our escape to the front porch. We were fortunate that our home did not collapse on top of us, that in our community there was no loss of life, and the tsunami that we were warned about never materialized. Although we were lucky and it only lasted sixty seconds, I put earthquakes at the top of my list of things I never want to experience again. So why celebrate the anniversary of such an event? One minute your life is normal. 1. 2. It is so easy to take your life and people you love for granted. 3. 4. 5.
10 simple ways to save yourself from messing up your life - Step Stop taking so much notice of how you feel. How you feel is how you feel. It’ll pass soon. What you’re thinking is what you’re thinking. Adrian Savage is a writer, an Englishman, and a retired business executive, in that order. Read full content
12 Tough Truths that Help You Grow As you look back on your life, you will often realize that many of the times you thought you were being rejected from something good, you were in fact being redirected to something better. You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen. Here are twelve such truths… Everything is as it should be. Photo by: Martin Gommel Related 10 Mistakes Unhappy People Make Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. May 28, 2012 In "Hacks" 50 Quotes to Help You Let Go and Live “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. November 20, 2013 In "Happiness" 9 Good Reminders that Will Change the Way You Think “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.
40 Ways to Feel More Alive “I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~Joseph Campbell As I write this, I am two hours away from my first weekly acting class in Los Angeles. I’ve been here for almost two years now, and though I loved Community Theater as a kid, I never so much as researched acting classes until a couple weeks back. I frequently said I wanted to do it, along with painting classes, which I’m starting next week, but I always made excuses not to start either. I was too busy. The list went on and on, but I realized the last two were the big ones for me. Also, I hesitate to give large amounts of time to hobbies I have no intention of pursuing professionally. I realized last month, however, that I want to prioritize more of the things that make me feel passionate and excited—and not just occasionally, but regularly. I don’t know if these classes are “leading” anywhere. Say Something You’ve Been Meaning to Say 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Hundred Goals | Inspiration to Live Your Dream 71 Things You Can Do by Scott Hughes Most people aren't Warriors, and I'm fine with it. Most people do things that don't make sense, and I'm fine with it. I've learned to accept the non-sense that fills this world. (Part of being a Warrior is accepting that most other people are not Warriors, and accepting them.) For example, lazy people often whine that they don't make more money. Granted, sometimes when something bad happens to a person it's purely bad luck. However, usually when you don't like what's happening in your life, it's your own damn fault. In the following, I list 71 things that you can do to be more successful. Stop watching television. Extras: Don't be camera shy. Suggestions from visitors: Say "I love you" often to the people you feel this way about.Always turning off lights when leaving a room, unless of course there are others are in the room. Know any more things you want added to this list? Member Selected Amazon Books Discuss this page at the Warrior Forums.
10 Ways To Snap Yourself Out Of A Slump www Ah, yes. Feeling blue. The doldrums. Sad & listless. What you need is what I like to call a glee jolt! Drive quickly! Yell some positive affirmations I know that the concept sounds lame, but honestly, they work. Scare the hell out of yourself We all reach a point of complacency & boredom at some stage. Get away from everything If you’re feeling bogged down & sluggish, escaping your normal life can be a fantastic way to get back on track again. Spend time with an unusual person Like Sark says, “Invite someone dangerous to tea”. Find some aesthetic stimulation I think that mostly, the feeling of being in a slump comes from a lack of enthusiasm about what’s going on in your life. Start flirting There’s nothing like a fledgling romance to make life shiny & new again! Dress in one colour …But not black. Switch up your routine Even the smallest change to your day-to-day life can make a huge difference to the way you think & feel. Bonus ideas Hunt for treasures in vintage stores.
Top 10: Conversation Etiquette Mistakes photo: *clairity* We’re all capable of the occasional social blunder. Of course, some of us seem more prone to it than others, but even the savviest people aren’t impervious to such gaffes. No worries. But just because these conversation etiquette mistakes happen across the board doesn’t mean they can’t be avoided. No.10 – Changing the topic to suit your own interests Everyone has their own conversation topics of choice — work, office gossip or early 20th century smelting techniques. No.9 – Checking your phone Technology has become a distraction for many and, of course, the phone is the worst offender. No.8 – Not knowing your audience Know your audience. No.7 – One-upmanship It’s not only a conversation etiquette mistake, it’s an alienating trait to exercise. No.6 – Talking from your seat Time and time again you’ll be at a restaurant, and that friendly acquaintance will come by for the standard greeting. No.5 – Cursing Who doesn’t love a four-letter word? No.4 – Looking over their shoulder
This Poster Changed My Life. ~ Nicole Duncan Before I even knew what was wrong, I knew how to fix it. I had to make a change, a big change. As far as I could tell I had everything, and nothing to complain about. Reliable employment, a coveted corner office, a loving boyfriend and supportive family, my good health. I was living in the most beautiful town in the US, and I was (somewhat) financially secure…the list goes on. My life was empty, somehow. My internal compass pointed toward change. While I was in the thick of making change (otherwise known as disrupting and destroying my life), shoulder-deep in judgment from the people in my world, and bailing buckets of tears trying to stay afloat, this credo brought reassurance. I couldn’t help but smile at its simplicity. Therein lies the power. “If you don’t like something, change it.” It’s plain and simple, yet so difficult in practice. Now, the Holstee graphic adorns my Mac desktop, prompting me to “wear my passion.” Update: Now, with Video: Like elephant journal on Facebook.
How to master your life - Leading a better life - Quora It’s a game where you lead a person’s complete life with a mouse. Want to talk to that girl right there? Just click on her and pick something: Left to their own devices, your Sim will do whatever they feel like, which is usually strikingly stupid. In real life you think about getting fit. The second lesson from The Sims is to nurture your state.If your Sim is tired, desperate for company or wetting themselves, they won’t get much done. The third lesson from The Sims is to build selected skills.Almost every action your Sim can take makes them better at something.