Will Your Life Mysteriously Change For The Better?Written by Noel Peebles
If fear is your primary motivator in life, then you need to do something about it. Itís no use thinking, "next time Iíll do things differently" or "that will never happen to me again", while you continue to fill your mind with same daily routine, same negative thoughts and actions.
Of course it will happen again! Stop trying to kid yourself into believing that things will mysteriously change for better - they wonít. You need to take action now.
Make your life positive! Make your thoughts positive!
And make your actions positive!
You need to retrain your brain so that it responds differently to environment you surround yourself with. If your environment is negative and contributing to your self-doubt and low self-esteem you need to change environment you surround yourself with.
IT'S YOUR CHOICE Written by Arleen M. Kaptur
Choosing your lifestyle is not an easy decision. There are many factors to take into consideration. People, including relatives and friends, needs, wants, and economic conditions all come into play. A person must decide what is important, which goals are they trying to attain, and if there is a certain aspect of life that carries more weight than others.
In choosing simple living, rustic living, or country living, you opt to have more control over your time, your resources, and your surroundings. In city or urban lifestyle, time is of essence. You must get from one point to other as quickly as possible, and be doing something else while you are getting there. Having lived in metropolitan area of Chicago, just watching crowds of people attests to fact that everyone is going somewhere, they are preoccupied with their own thoughts and their main concern is their daily planner. The train stations and bus depots at rush hour are a scene of mass confusion to inexperienced observer. There are individuals getting off trains, others getting on. They are seriously searching for seats, or making due by standing in aisles, in between train cars, or making themselves comfortable on stairs leading to upper level. Other passengers walk over them, around them, and even under them. However, if you were a participant in this ballet of transportation, you would see a method to madness. The people get to where they are going, so that they can begin a journey to their next destination.
In remote areas commonly referred to as rural living, pace is more leisurely, but it can get hectic when need arises. The rules are a little different. Your choice is that convenience is sacrificed for serenity and seclusion. It may take you longer to get some- where, but thatís a small price to pay to have time to watch that sunset or stop and breathe in clear, clean air. Watching an eagle fly to top of a tree can be a form of therapy for frazzled nerves and disappointments. The pay may not be as lucrative as in city, but expenses are more controlled. Daily restaurant lunches are bypassed for brown bag delights of yesterdayís chicken barbecue. If weather is good, lunch can be enjoyed outdoors, along a quiet lake, or next to a meandering stream.
The concrete jungle has its priorities but so does its rustic counterpart. Only participants made a conscious decision to forego some amenities and replace them with different values and needs. Neither life will be without problems, but living styles will undergo a change. Activities of an indoor nature will be replaced by great outdoors. Environment and conservation will have a different meaning, and burn-out symptoms will be managed. Adrenelin will be less in vogue, but amazement will increase. Friendships will take on a whole new meaning, and reliability will be shared.