Personal Improvement - A Broad Perspective

Written by Jem Bacchus

Most of us have heardrepparttar term personal improvement, but what does it really mean to us? Reference to this term seems to be confined to factors pertaining to such abstract terms as, emotions, success, mind, goal setting, health, and other such words; but not much is said about other factors that help to bring about positive development in a person's life. I say 'positive' development because I must stressrepparttar 139551 difference inrepparttar 139552 meaning ofrepparttar 139553 words improvement and development. These two words are not really synonymous and cannot generally be used interchangeably. Something can develop from a good state into a bad one, or from a bad state into a good one; whereas nothing can ever improve from bad to worse! At this point I must mention that there is also a difference betweenrepparttar 139554 terms self improvement and personal improvement. Self improvement is personally enhancing your self; for example, your health, appearance, education, and such like; whereas personal improvement goes deeper than that. It embodies all of self improvement as well as benefits gained from your personal possessions, belongings, and involvement which contribute to your well being and upliftment, thereby enhancing your personal life. While personal improvement can aptly be defined byrepparttar 139555 abstract words mentioned above, and others such as, stress, inspiration, education, time managment, to name a few more, I view it from a broader perspective. According torepparttar 139556 Dictionary,repparttar 139557 adjective 'personal' means "concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality"; andrepparttar 139558 word 'improvement' means "a change forrepparttar 139559 better." Fromrepparttar 139560 foregoing, when these two words are put together, they can only meanrepparttar 139561 effect that anything has on a person's life and personality in a postive manner; in other words,repparttar 139562 term covers anything underrepparttar 139563 sun that can affect a person so as to bring about a change forrepparttar 139564 better in that person's life. Hence, I feel thatrepparttar 139565 meaning also encompasses your livelihood, possessions, encounters, surroundings, lifestyle, actions, and all other areas in which you may be personally involved; for, as long as you are able to attach a personal possessive adjective such as 'my' appropriately to anything, ownership is suggested; that object becomes personal to you and some measure of benefit is, or could be, derived. One might ask, "What does my work at home business, real estate, or electronics, etc., have to do with my personal improvement?" Think about it. Do you expect to improve your lifestyle by getting involved in any of these or any other business for that matter? If you do, then you do expect some profit or personal benefit for your efforts. You work, obtain money, purchase whatever you wish - maybe a place of residence - and furnish it with whatever you desire so that you may enjoyrepparttar 139566 rewards of your labor. Now, can that property haverepparttar 139567 experience of being owned by you or anyone else? It cannot care who lives in it, whether you pay for it or not, whether it is equipped with electricity, whether it has a roof or floor; it cannot enjoy repparttar 139568 good things of life; it is never happy or sad. Why?

Time Management Made Easy

Written by Lynne Kaska

Time Management Made Easy

In today’s world, time is a sacred thing. Many of us work 40 hour a week jobs, some of us go to school on top of that, some of us come home and are single moms. We only have so many hours in a week, and we have to learn how to utilize every spare moment that we have. Time goes so fast andrepparttar important thing for me to remember is to enjoy each passing moment, because I will never experience it again. My purpose in writing this article is to teach you a little bit about time management and how to simplify it so that anyone can learn to balance their time.

One ofrepparttar 139499 most important keys to effective time management is to be aware of how you spend your time. So here’s a little assignment for you to do today. I want you to every 30 minutes, check in with yourself about what you are doing with your time. Keep a little notebook or a piece of paper with you at all times. If you feel that you are wasting time, you can check in more often than every 30 minutes. Write down what you’ve done overrepparttar 139500 last 30 minutes. Everything is critical.

Now I want you to think about something. I want you to think about how much your time is worth. How many hours do you work in a year? If you work a 40 hour work week then you work approximately 1500 hours in a year. Multiply that by your hourly rate. Think about what you cost your employer in payroll taxes, office space occupied, and supplies.

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