Taking time out!

Written by Lisa van den Berg

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Meditation is a wonderful way of calmingrepparttar multitude of thoughts we have every day. It never stopsrepparttar 101983 voices (who would want to, withrepparttar 101984 score of brilliant ideas they come up with), but it helps them take a nap for a while. I feel so connected torepparttar 101985 Universe and to God, when I meditate and I come out of it, with a deep feeling of peace.

Reading inspires, motivates, teaches, mitigates and soothes. I have an absolute fascination for information. Books have helped people I know, to learn to speak English; taught them lessons that have helped them to turn their lives around; motivated them to aspire to desired heights. Books impart stories that show us we are surrounded by wonder, every day; heal our hearts; teach us compassion and help us see others in a new light.

Laughing is truly 'the best medicine'. Whatever your sense of humor, there's nothing like laughing until you're breathless and your stomach hurts. Laughing gives you character creases around your eyes; it soothes hurts; it lifts your spirit and it connects you to those who laugh with you. Laughing at yourself relieves repparttar 101986 pressure; shows up your weaknesses in a way that allows you to accept them without having to put up a defensive barrier and connects you to those who were intimidated by you. It isrepparttar 101987 ultimate icebreaker and so, forges unbreakable friendships.

So, learn to 'chill' and you will find your Life is so muchrepparttar 101988 richer for learning to relax and take Life 'not so seriously'.

Lisa van den Berg is the author of ‘Alleviate Stress – 12 Simple and Easy Ways to Transform Your Life!’ Take the free online Stress Test at http://www.Alleviate-Stress.com/web/ar14 to see how much stress you’re under and why you need to do something about it right now!

Dealing with Mr.Charisma

Written by Peter Murphy

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Other people prefer a auditory filter. Imagine that your ears can be tuned in like a radio. You only hearrepparttar words notrepparttar 101982 wayrepparttar 101983 words are manipulated to effect your emotions.

Choose a filter that appeals to you and use it to help you think independently so that you can evaluate what you are listening to. Why does this work? By using your imagination in this way, you are usingrepparttar 101984 power of your right brain to help you get what you want.

3 Take Back Time

Take time out fromrepparttar 101985 onslaught. Either ask directly for time to consider what is being said or occasionally repeat back what he is saying in your own words. By paraphrasing his words you will regain control ofrepparttar 101986 flow ofrepparttar 101987 conversation. You will also be showing that you are listening and understanding what is being discussed.

It is simple at this point to take charge by asking questions. Whoever is askingrepparttar 101988 questions is generally in charge ofrepparttar 101989 conversation so use this skill to assert your authority. Then use this time to decide what *you* think.

Mr.Charisma can easily take charge unless you understand how to regain composure. Break rapport, filter his words and take time to formulate your own opinions.

Peter Murphy is a freelance business writer. He publishes a free weekly ezine full of practical tips for communicating at your best under pressure. All new subscribers receive a free e-book with powerful strategies for being at your best. To subscribe send a blank email to:

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