Characteristics To Help Find The Work Of Your DreamsWritten by Gloria Dunn
"Why am I not happy?" "Why is life a struggle?" "Why doesn't work, work?" We probe our soul with questions like these, but we will never hear answers if we don't take time off in our hectic days to listen. Unless we slow down and take a deep breath, we cannot hear subtle responses that come from within.
As we get older, questions about nature and quality of life come up. By then, though, we are so mired in car payments and mortgage and daily routine, and we are so used to looking for answers outside ourselves, that we fail to recognize simple truth: We need to find enough quiet space so that we can listen to answers locked deep inside. We need to stop and let them surface.
Once we take that time, we can reflect on all we have done and all we hope to do, and decide if we are living life we want or if, instead, it was programmed for us by others. Only then can we listen to our own voice, our own intuition, our own inner wisdom. Only than can we tap into our inherent skills, talents and inner creativity, which form work for which we were individually designed. Then we will truly reap rewards of joy and fulfillment as well as a paycheck.
Afterward, when we go back to our busy life, we find that we are whole beings again, not walking machines. If we have chosen to take a break from our careers, work we choose when we return will be right and satisfying.
Regardless of how we use it, time goes by and then it's gone. The combined power of every ruler in world could not change that by decree. So, in end, only thing that counts is how we used time. Is what we're doing meaningful enough that if we were still doing it 10 or 15 years from now, we would be satisfied with that?
If you just keep going way you are, ask yourself what you will miss and how it will affect you and ones you love. If you are losing some of your spirit every year, what kind of husband, wife, father, mother or friend will you end up as after half a lifetime goes by? If you need to take time off to stop downward momentum, isn't it worth it?
Staying in the Holiday SpiritWritten by Rinatta Paries
The holiday season can either be exiting and joyous, or saddening and lonely. How you experience holidays is completely up to you. Really! Whether you feel sad or happy, lonely or connected is completely up to you.
Your thoughts, your activities, and kind of situations you put yourself into generate your feelings. In other words, you do not have to experience sad or unhappy holiday feelings unless you want to. If you want to change how you feel, simply change what you are doing, and this will change your feelings.
What makes you feel sadder during holidays? What makes you feel more disconnected, out of touch with spirit of holidays?
Right now make a quick list of activities, or lack thereof, that may make you sad or unhappy about holidays. Do something different about two of these right now.
Here are some more attitude-altering activities to help you stay in (or get into) holiday spirit:
* Doesn't feel like holidays at your house? Put up lights! Decorate in holiday motif. Play holiday music and light candles.
* Don't have plans for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.? Volunteer! Helping those in need can do wonders for your attitude. Or call up some friends and plan a small get together.
* Aren't looking forward to seeing family? Take interest in each of your relatives as you speak to them, in a much deeper way than ever before. You may enjoy them for a change.
* Exhausted from cooking and running around? Take an hour, half-hour or even 15 minutes all to yourself. Don't do chores, errands, clean up, etc. Don't do anything you have to do, even if you feel guilty. Do whatever YOU like.