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21 Ways To Stress-Free Living and Uncluttering Your Life For Spring. Whenever March rolls around (my husband’s birthday), I always know it’s time for me to take stock of my life. It’s the time I start sweeping out the cobwebs; literally and figuratively. Winter’s snow melts away, and all the things you have been ignoring in your life, start to present themselves again. Aaah, I forgot about you! Spring is a great time to deal with these things head-on. And that’s not a bad thing– spring is about rebirth, renewal, regeneration. If you’re like most of the population who have been walking around not living at your optimum , there’s no better time than now, springtime , to internally and externally cleanse and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

With the fast-paced society we live in, we even eat fast too – fast food, canned foods, processed foods. What dust-balls are lurking in the corner in your life?? So today we’re talking about spring cleaning, de-stressing and uncluttering. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Find Your Passion - Advice to Find Your Dream Job, Change Careers, and Start a Business. Live Oprah's Lifeclass is streaming live now! Watch Today at Oprah Live Stream Remind Me Loading...

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Steep Your Soul Cultivate and enjoy the moments of the day that nourish, enlighten and soothe your soul. Health & Wellness Quotables. Goal Setting Guide. Goal Setting: Proven Step-By-Step Goal Setting Guide. Hitting 'reset' on your career. The revelation came on a treadmill. Sharon Billings had tired of IT and human resources work and quit her job. A subsequent workout changed her life. "I have always been an animal lover. My cat was sick and I took her to the vet, and the care and compassion I saw there really got me thinking," Billings said. And she did, becoming a certified veterinary technician in her early 50s. Amid a turbulent economy and in a rapidly changing workforce, many people are taking to heart the phrase "chosen career" by pursuing a passion in a profoundly different profession.

"It's more a reset than a crisis," said career adviser Gaye Lindfors. "And then they frame it around their job. But often it the job. Jim Anderson spent years as an attorney for a private trucking company "and never really enjoyed the work," he said. "And it turned out that [the tests showed] I should be teaching," said Anderson, of Afton. "When I was a lawyer, it got to where I hated going in on Monday," he said.

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How To Figure Out What You Want Out Of Life. You may have heard friends talk about creating vision boards or attending manifestation workshops, both which aim to help people achieve their goals or life dreams. But what do you do when you aren’t even sure what it is that you want out of life? Read on to discover some simple but powerful exercises to fire your imagination and engage your heart and soul as co-creators in your future.

Although these exercises can be broken apart and done in individual sessions, if you do break it up, be sure to begin each session with a 20-minute meditation. If you are unaccustomed to meditation, you don’t have to make this too difficult. Simply sit on the floor in a basic cross-legged position with your hips raised by sitting on a blanket or cushion. If that posture is too intense for your knees, then you can relocate to a straight-back chair, grounding your feet solidly on the floor. After this, simply observe your breath for the duration of the 20-minute period. Photo Credit: How to Reach Your Dreams - Understanding Your Emotions. Photo: Thinkstock It's New Year's Eve, 1988.

I'm traveling alone off the coast of Belize. After spending the day snorkeling, I've come down with a terrible infection. Racked with chills, barely coherent, I stumble across town to rouse the lone nurse from her holiday dinner. Grudgingly, she gives me some antibiotics, and I take to bed. That night was perhaps the most important of my life. Whenever that belief had arisen before, I'd fought it with all the resistance I could summon. In the months that followed, I enjoyed my first hot streak with the studios. On creativity and the beautiful redemption of fear | (in)courage. "To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. " ~ Joseph Chilton Pearce These days I’m living outside my comfort zone. A new country, a new culture and a place where I can’t speak the language, and without the blessed invention of GPS, I’d be perpetually lost. Even it, sometimes I still get lost!

I started out as a scaredy cat on wobbley legs, but I’m learning some things about fear– It is Deceiver, seeking to confuse or defeat me. It is Compass, reminding me of my own limitations while pointing to the strength and sufficiency of God. (From Fraidy Cat .) God knew our inclination toward fear of life’s uncertainties and unknowns, and by his providential grace, he provided remedy through his word . Fear reveals my frailty and need for God.

Fear exposes void that begs filling with peace, love, courage, wisdom, joy. Fear recognizes my insufficiency and God’s strength. Fear is a driving force straight to the throne of God. I know I have. {*style:<b><i> ** yet. Sometimes Getting Organized is a Big Fat Waste of Time. For many of us, getting organized is the fun part. We love buying materials for new craft projects. We love school supplies. We’ll make our lists and schedules, and even organize our recipes. We’ll spend all of our time planning and getting ready, but then starting to work on those projects stumps us. If you’ve wondered why some people are so productive, how they manage to finish those projects and accomplish so many things, it’s not just because they’re organized. Cut into that fabric even if the finished piece won’t be as pretty as you imagined it.Bake that new recipe even if it flops and the whole thing winds up in the trash.Send that difficult email instead of organizing your email inbox first.

We often think about organization in terms of appearance: if it looks pretty, if it looks calm and orderly, if you can find what you need, then it’s organized. Sometimes organizing masquerades as productivity, when it is often another form of busyness. Take Charge of Your Life - Ask Deepak. What Is Your Assignment? Sometimes, life is hard. We all experience suffering, loss, and sadness. Every day around the world, bad things happen to good people. We try to maintain our belief in a fair and just universe, but this belief is often challenged when times get tough (or by simply turning on the six o’clock news). During these times, we often ask why. “Why is this happening?” “Why me?” I’d like to suggest a different approach. The next time you bump up against life’s difficulties, instead of lamenting over “Why me,” ask yourself the following question: “What is my assignment?”

Life coach and author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches that everything that happens to us—even the bad things—serve as assignments to help us learn what we need to learn in this lifetime. You might have noticed a negative pattern that comes up repeatedly for you. Why can’t people just be more organized? After years of experiencing this pattern over and over again, I realized two things. The moral? Tell me, what is your assignment? Imgfave - amazing and inspiring images. How Life Works. Positively Positive. What Is Your Assignment? Find Your Passion. Steps Part 1 Examining Where You Are <img alt="Image titled 6187 1" src=" width="728" height="273" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Think about what motivates your decisions.

Many people often end up listening too much to their “social selves,” the part of your personality that wants to fit in, be thought of well by others, and follow rules. While it’s healthy to want to be part of a larger community, if you end up basing all your decisions on what other people think is right for you, you’ll end up feeling like you’ve missed your purpose.[1]This can happen at any time in your life, but you may be especially vulnerable when you’re younger because you may feel compelled to listen to your parents or other authority figures.[2]Stop “shoulding” yourself.

Part 2 Laying the Groundwork Part 3 Using Your Interests to Your Advantage Part 4 Part 5 Tips. Find Your Passion in Three Steps. As a book mentor, I’ve read plenty of passionless prose. And as a fellow pilgrim, I’ve listened to many people who shyly look away when I ask them what their passion is. Why is that? I have a hunch that many of us have a hard time identifying our passion. Why? Several reasons: Photo courtesy of © Our insecurities define us more than our hidden, suppressed dreams.We are afraid to boast.We see the vastness of the world and feel insignificant or overwhelmed to make a difference. Which excuses resonate with you? I don’t write this to impugn, though. Where does need and joy collide? A final thought: Once you’ve identified your passion, you can begin to reorient your life around it. Question: Based on the above, how would you define your passion? Want to launch your own blog or upgrade to self-hosted WordPress? How I Found My Passion (And How You Can Find Yours)

A few years back, I didn’t know I’d end up doing what I do today. I was making a living playing poker, and I was happy doing that for almost half a decade. Until one day, when I felt like it was time to move on. There was no longer any satisfaction in what I did. It felt lifeless, devoid of energy. I was earning a living, but that was it. So in 2006, I began looking for other options. “Why not make a website about golf and make money that way,” I thought. I paid someone to create a website, and get everything up and running. What I didn’t realize was that I had to put in work to succeed.

After that, I looked for opportunities around the web. I had forgotten why I was trying to succeed online. I began my journey trying to satisfy my soul, but instead I fell into the trap of money. I thought that if I made enough money, I would be safe, and I could do what I wanted. The Story Gets Better … I built my first website when I was 14. I needed more money to do what I loved, I thought. Enough was enough. 7-Steps-to-Building-a-Lifestyle-Business.pdf. How to Discover What You’re Passionate About. A common theme in most writing on goal setting is the need to follow your passions.

Do the things that make you want to get up early in the morning. There’s only one thing missing: What if you don’t have any passions? I’m sure everyone on this planet has interests. So what do you do, if there is nothing you feel that engaged about? The Way to Start Isn’t With a Survey… A lot of career guidance involves measuring your current skills and personality, and then deciding what you would be most suited for. I once heard a story about a wealthy woman who was looking for a husband. Six months later, she was engaged to someone she had met randomly at a bar. The truth is, I don’t think any questionnaire can tell you what you’re going to be really engaged about.

The better approach to finding your passions is actually fairly simple: Try a lot of different things See what you enjoy The biggest obstacle to overcome is a narrow vision of what you can do. Sometimes You Need a Spark… Always Look for More. Tackle Any Issue With a List of 100. The List of 100 is a powerful technique you can use to generate ideas, clarify your thoughts, uncover hidden problems or get solutions to any specific questions you’re interested in. The technique is very simple in principle: state your issue or question in the top of a blank sheet of paper and come up with a list of one hundred answers or solutions about it. “100 Ways to Generate Income”, “100 Ways to be More Creative” or “100 Ways to Improve my Relationships” are some examples.

“One hundred entries? Isn’t that way too many?” Bear with me: it’s exactly this exaggeration that makes the technique powerful. When starting your list you may believe that there’s no way to get it done. Unlike the related Idea Quota tool — whose primary goal is to acquire the habit of coming up with ideas — the goal of a List of 100 is to take your mind by surprise. Ground Rules There are only two simple principles to keep in mind when making Lists of 100: 1. 2. The Dynamics of Making Lists of 100 1. 2. 3. Find Your Passion.