Effective Steps for Managing Anxiety

Have you ever been in a situation that brought on sweats, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath? You probably weren’t having a heart attack but an anxiety attack. If you suffer from anxiety disorders, learning to manage it is the first step to overcoming it. Anxiety is characterized as extreme reactions to fearful situations. When […]

What Is Extrinsic Motivation?

Extrinsic Motivation is one of the oldest and most common forms of motivation in the world.  Simply stated, when we experience extrinsic motivation we expect to be rewarded. A more formal definition refers to motivation that’s derived from outside a person.  The motivating factors come externally in the form of rewards such as money or, […]

Agree to Disagree – It’s Ok to Have Your Own Opinion

Some people are naturally more prone to confidently stating their opinion to the world. Others tend to hide behind the mask of agreement and rarely contradict anything that is said by someone else. Although almost no one wants to be in a position where they are vehemently disagreeing with everyone they meet, it is everyone’s […]

What Is Intrinsic Motivation?

Motivation can be as diverse as people themselves.  Causes and effects of motivation are also multi-faceted.  What motivates you may be totally opposite to what motivates others. When we finally achieve motivation, at times it’s short lived because it’s the wrong stimulus to produce lasing results.  Stimuli can come from deep inside the mind and […]

What Does Motivation Mean to You?

Becoming motivated and staying motivated is difficult for most of us.  When you ask the question what motivation means to you, it also begs the questions, “Do I believe in motivation?” and, “Do I really need motivation?”  In other words, do you believe you need motivation to succeed in your career and personal goals? The […]

Factors That Influence Your Self-Esteem

There are many factors in life that influence your self-esteem. These factors can either build your self-esteem up, or pull you down. Childhood Your childhood is one of the main contributing influences to your self-esteem. As you are growing up and your personality and everything else are developing, everyone around you has the potential to […]

Taking Care of Yourself When You’re Taking Care of Your Family

Taking care of a family requires many things, one of them being a lot of energy. When you are caring for the well being and survival of others, it is essential to take care of your own needs as well. You will do your best as a parent and partner when you take time to […]

Talking Yourself through Negativity

It’s easy to allow negative thoughts to creep into our heads. Trying to keep up with everyone else in every way is sure to lead to disappointment and self-hatred. The messages we speak to ourselves are incredibly important, because our thoughts become our actions. We don’t always have the power to change the messages that […]