Personal Development | Emotional Intelligence | Self-Awareness | Growth Mindset | Social Skills | Practical Skills
Incidents or traumas could have a massive impact on how we perceive the world and respond today. This we know. But, sometimes, it’s also what we perceive as ‘small’ incidents, the ones you would remember and then discard just as quickly because it seems too insignificant to have an effect on you now. What I have learned is to not downplay things that seem to pop up every now and then. If there’s a bee, there’s a nest. And, if it’s having an effect on you now it’s important enough to pay attention to.
Back when I was in high school, I read the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers by Sean Covey and this is one of the books that had the biggest impact on my life. I rented my first copy from the library and then eventually bought my own one shortly after.
I wanted to make a change in my life at that point and believed that this book was the answer. Now, I’m not sure it was this belief or just because this book is so amazing, but it did change my thoughts and in the end my life in a drastic way.
But I felt that the principles in that book aren’t just useful as a teenager, but habits that ought to be taken with you into your adulthood.
A new job, a new school, new friends or a new town: all of these things are exciting. They can, however, also be scary. How do you settle in? How do you adapt and be happy with the change?
We crave predictability and comfort but with change follows the unknown and discomfort. Every time things change, we learn to navigate through it, adapting quicker and quicker each time.
When I left high school, I experienced a lot of pressure to have everything together. Everyone around me seemed to know exactly what they wanted to do and where they were heading with their lives from the moment they could count to 10. I acted like I did, but I honestly had no idea what I was supposed to do with my life. And since I’ve been out of school for five years… I still have no idea what I’m doing!
Maybe you feel like this, or maybe you know someone who has experienced this. Well, I’m here to tell you that this is completely okay and actually pretty normal.
Our immediate mood (Momentary happiness) is more affected by the weather than our general well-being will be affected by it. Studies found that when people were surveyed about their mood on a sunny day it indicated a higher life satisfaction compared to people surveyed on a rainy day.
Have you ever felt inadequate or discontent after browsing your social media feeds or visiting with family or friends? Sometimes it can be difficult to shake off these nagging feelings and sets you on an endless path of wanting, which leads to an unsatisfied life.
“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.”
- Mandy Hale
Finding out what you want, this article will guide you with a step by step list to help you get into gear.
Figuring life out is what it’s all about, it’s a life-long journey.
There really aren’t steps to success, if only it was that simple. The truth is everyone is trying to figure life out and having steps seems easier and much less intimidating. Having a plan and putting in the effort is what will get you there. Many people want to see their dreams come true but they are not willing to put in the effort in achieving this. In this article, I want to guide you through a list you can make to catapult you towards your ultimate goals.
We must rather go with the choice that scares us the most because it is this choice which will help you grow.
Many young people are entering the grown-up world with no clue as to who they are, how the world works, and much less as to what they want to do with their lives. These uncertainties along with increasing poverty and unemployment rates lead the majority of young people to steer away from the road less traveled.