Ten Ways to Simplify Your Life

Written by Jennifer Ottolino

In this very fast paced world, it seems impossible to simplify our lives. But think about this, how much time and energy do you waste onrepparttar unnecessary? How much time do you waste because you can't find things? How much energy do you waste telling yourself allrepparttar 101929 things you should do? We often make life much more complicated than it needs to be and somehow we have convinced ourselves that our lives must be filled to max. We over schedule our lives, and then wonder why we feel dissatisfied. In turn, we end up spendingrepparttar 101930 majority of our time onrepparttar 101931 things that don't matter to us. Here are some strategies to help you weed outrepparttar 101932 unnecessary and simplify, simplify, simplify.

1. Extend your boundaries- It is okay to say no. If you are not comfortable committing to a task, or something doesn't feel right to you, then don't do it. We often get in trouble because we ignore our gut feelings, and most ofrepparttar 101933 time it leads us downrepparttar 101934 wrong path. 2. Drop your to-dos- Droprepparttar 101935 to-dos that have been on your list for a couple of months. Get rid of those tasks that you keep telling yourself that you will get done but you always find something more interesting/important to do. If you have not done them by now, they are not important and draining your energy. 3. Remove clutter- How much time do you waste looking for things? Do you have stuff that you need to get rid of? The more cluttered your space is,repparttar 101936 more stressed you are going to feel. When you remove clutter, get rid of stuff that you no longer need, and give objects a home your life will run more smoothly. In addition, you will create a space for new things to enter your life. 4. Develop your values- Determine what your values are and live to those values. We often feel conflicted because how we are living is out of sync with our values. For example, if your number one value is family and your job requires you to work 65 hours a week is it any wonder that you feel unsettled and unhappy? When you’re clear about what is important to you, it will be easier to let go of things that don't fit. 5. Examine your Beliefs- What are your core beliefs? Some of your beliefs maybe limiting your ability to let go of tasks and projects that don't add value. If you believe that you create value by being busy, it is much harder to let go of tasks. If you believe thatrepparttar 101937 only way to make money is to work hard, then you will always work hard. Remember, we look for circumstances in our lives to reinforce what we believe.

Creating Icebergs Out Of Hostility

Written by Peter Murphy

*Have you ever dreaded an upcoming presentation, meeting or function because you just knew thatrepparttar group would be hostile* Maybe you had heard that these people are very critical, even aggressive.

*How can you prepare for such a situation even though you would prefer to disappear into thin air.*

1 Use Adversity To Make You Stronger

Very often we make our greatest breakthroughs inrepparttar 101928 face of huge challenges. We improve our performance overnight because we absolutely have to so as to avoid dire consequences. It might even be a case of get this result now or lose your job.

Knowing that you will be facing a hostile crowd, why not decide now to prepare forrepparttar 101929 presentation better than you have ever done before. Decide that you will absolutely take charge ofrepparttar 101930 situation and then devise a plan to make sure you will be awesome whenrepparttar 101931 pressure is on.

Work onrepparttar 101932 content of your presentation, your delivery, and especially on how you will interact with a difficult audience. Anticipate heckling, negative responses and resistance. Then decide beforerepparttar 101933 event how you will deal with it. Devise answers and responses for stupid questions and boorish behavior.

All too often we do a little preparation before a big event and then just hope that it will all turn out right. If professional sportspeople approached their work like that sport would not even be worth watching. If all those famous singers, dancers and comedians did not constantly work on their skills BEFORE a performance then you would never have heard of them.

Giving a presentation takes very little time, and it isrepparttar 101934 tip ofrepparttar 101935 iceberg, an iceberg that you sculpt inrepparttar 101936 days beforerepparttar 101937 event.

Think for a moment about how much time you spend in preparation for a speech, a job interview or a meeting. Now DOUBLErepparttar 101938 time you normally invest in yourself. Spend time on becoming excellent instead of just aiming to be good.

Userepparttar 101939 force against you to become stronger - turnrepparttar 101940 threat into an opportunity. The strongerrepparttar 101941 breeze,repparttar 101942 strongerrepparttar 101943 trees.

2 State Management

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