Archives for December 2009

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

The close of the year is fast approaching.  It’s the time of the year where we both look back on the past year’s happenings and most especially, look forward to what the New Year will bring about.Oftentimes, as we look back, we tend to regret things we’ve done wrong or neglect to do.  And to prepare us better for the coming New Year, we create a list of positive change in our life.  It may include things we wish to accomplish or have, attitudes we want to change or habits and lifestyle we want to try.To help you see what more can you do better and change in your life, here’s the top ten New Year’s Resolution you can apply in the upcoming New Year. 1. Organize Yourself Do you often find yourself chasing time?  You have too many things to do but too little time.Sometimes our lack of time results from our weakness to manage it.  We tend to overlook the volume of tasks we accept that we get caught off guard when things filed up.Start to be organized and start it with … [Read more...]

Reminder of Death

The world revolve 24-hours in a day, 7 days a week.  And since I’m still young, I can survive 24-hours or more sleepless, and I did that for a few times already.   In the past, my worse-unhealthy-habit was not sleeping 24-hours to 32 hours straight.  Workaholic as I was, in the past I was too focused with my career and other stuffs that health was my least priority.   Remember that,   "Health is Wealth!"   Many people say that to me.  I’ve used to listen but forget it after 5-minutes.  I've even used to feel that my day is too short on all the stuff I needed to do, that 24-hours isn’t enough already.  And worse of all, even if I was already lying down on my bed, I couldn’t sleep because of those "stuff".   Career-freak as I've used to be, sleeping became a hard-work for me.   No wonder pimples freaked out of my face and people see me as “28-year-old lady” when, in fact, I was just in my early 20’s.    However, a day came when I've encountered the … [Read more...]

6 Steps to Become a Mature Person

Longing for acceptance and love are two things most of us desire for.  We seek for meaning and belonging in many ways, through relationship or work.  With our desire to belong, we tend to become "nice" to everyone.  When I say "nice", we are obedient, polite, pleasing and socially acceptable.  However, sometimes, people who are driven by the desire to be "nice" or live by the attitude of "do my best" falls into the victim of depression.  They experience a sense of inadequacy that is shown through feeling of guilt and stress.  They have the uncanny ability to keep everyone happy almost all the time, except that they are not truly happy themselves. The opposite of a "nice" person is a "mature" person.   Being a mature person means the assertiveness to trade the safe, passive, people-pleasing behavior of niceness for the dynamic power of true goodness.   6 Steps to Maturity  Maturity is an invaluable asset in developing close personal and social … [Read more...]

How To Turn Anxiety To Happiness

In the past, I’ve used to be a very busy person but there came a time I went to a state where I just take things as it is. It happened after when what I’ve focused on have burned out and left with nothing but ashes.  And that event started my journey to live life to fullest and be happy, regardless.What’s it about the old me? Just one word, “anxious”. What am I anxious for? Almost everything! I’m not having a total disorder but when it comes to dealing with seriousness, I tend to get really anxious. Well, that’s how I’ve been, since I started getting serious thinking ’bout my career, ’bout my life, ’bout my future. I can’t blame myself for it cause that’s what you get when you were raised to be in a TOO serious environment, I’m talking ’bout school, love, family and career pressure.When a thing I don’t want to happen happened, initial reaction was all negative.  That includes anger, hurt, losing self-esteem and so on. However, eventually, as I go through the process of healing … [Read more...]

4 Dimensions of a Balanced Life

Balance is, after all, the natural state of life.  If not all, almost everything is made in equal form.Take for an instance the ecological balance of water, fire and wind, which composes the elements of our earth.  When one is imbalanced will surely create a catastrophe such as hurricane, wild fire and tornado.Balance is important in our life.  However, most of the time, we only notice its importance when our life began to be off balance, such as when catastrophe happens or we feel loss and pain.  Only then we become aware of our own negligence.This raises the question as to why it is that we don’t live our lives in a state of balance?The answer may be because we are too preoccupied with a lot of things to do or just plainly unaware of what composes our life’s balance.Life’s balance composes of Four (4) Dimensions:Physical – includes your physical body and health. Mental – includes your intelligence, mindset and growth as individual. Emotional – includes … [Read more...]