Month: March 2016

The Importance of Teaching Your Child How To Be Positive In Competitive Sports

Almost every parent remembers when they were first introduced into the world of competitive sports. The moment when, “you are the best” becomes “you really need to pay more attention while in the field”. Sports suddenly became more of a job rather than mindless play.  For some people this was a positive experience while others would rather forget it because it was endless negativity. Not everyone has the natural born talent, but many can be taught. From a coach’s standpoint, players with great attitudes are the true winners. Children should be taught to be team players. No one person  is more important than the team, so they should consider the team more important than themselves.  This is why the best teams and the best players don’t always come out on ...

3 Friends You Need to Break Up With Right Now

The Three Friends You Need to Break Up with Right Now   You are who you hang out with. It’s hard to deny that your personality shifts with each group of friends you spend your time with. You section yourself off into pieces in order to fit in more with the group. You might act wild and crazy with your college friends, or prim and proper with the PTA moms. These slight changes in your outward behavior are not necessarily a bad thing.   Some people drive you to be better. Their success and positivity is almost contagious. When you change your behavior to match theirs, you are creating positive change within yourself.   The cause for concern is when you spend your time with people who only bring you down. These are the three types of friends from whom it’s time to move on. The ...

10 Ways to Break Your Negative Cycle

We’ve all gotten out of the wrong side of the bed. You’ve slept terribly, spilled your coffee on the work you were up for hours finishing, got a speeding ticket on your way to the office. No matter what you do, things just keep getting worse. It doesn’t have to be this way. Here are some ways you can turn things around. Listen to beautiful music. Don’t turn on the radio and suffer through commercials. Listen to something soothing and uplifting. Piano music, a beautiful classical piece, strings. Don’t look for beauty in the same 10 songs that play on Pandora over and over. Exercise. Take 10 minutes and walk around the block. Run on a treadmill. Whatever your preferred cardio exercise is, go release some endorphins. You’ll feel better about your day having done something good for your health...

Copycat or Flatterer? It’s All in Your Point of View.

It’s every girl’s worst nightmare.  You spent hours shopping and you finally found the perfect dress, only to discover that your best friend also found the perfect dress, and the dress is the same as yours.  It’s a total tragedy.  Or is it?  It all depends on the way you look at it: On the one hand, that is YOUR dress.  Your friend has TAKEN your dress away from you.  It is no longer special.  You are no longer the only one wearing it.  Your dress is common.  Your night is ruined.  No one will remember how beautiful you looked.  They will only remember how you looked compared to your friend.  It’s the worst case of “Who Wore It Better” EVER! On the other hand, you both look gorgeous.  It proves that you have great taste because you aren’t the only one wearing that dress.  Your dress is now...

Why You Should Set Your Goals High

The importance of goal-setting is crucial for success in life. Operating without goals is like driving without a destination. You’ll travel some distance but you’ll never get anywhere you want to go. People employ different strategies when it comes to goal-setting. Some people employ mini-goals so as not to get overwhelmed. A mini-goal is easier to meet and you’ll see results faster, which encourages you to set the next mini-goal. But having an overall goal is important too. Would you strive so hard to reach that 5 pound weight-loss mini-goal if your overall goal of 25 pounds wasn’t so big? Some people fear setting a high goal. They aim lower because they don’t want to fail in reaching their goal. They fear that failure to meet the end goal would mean failure of all efforts and progress. I...

Why Venting Never Makes You Better

It’s a common myth that if something is bothering you, you should talk about it. Let it out. Get it off your chest. As if releasing the words releases the problem itself. People will tell you that you’ll feel better afterwards. What is the true end result of your airing your frustrations? Only added frustration and negativity. This behavior is a learned behavior that usually begins in middle school. Kids aren’t born knowing the phrase “behind my back.” It’s something they learn. Friends get together and talk about the friends that aren’t there in a negative way. It’s an unhealthy way of bonding, of sharing experiences that don’t risk their own social standing, only someone else’s.   It’s much easier to tear someone else down than to build yourself up. But no one ever feels good after these...

Is Your Negative Attitude Electing Donald Trump for President?

From the moment Donald Trump descended the escalator in Trump Tower and declared his candidacy for the presidency he has caused polarizing reactions. Some are convinced he’s the anti-establishment candidate primed to shake up Washington; others that he’s unqualified, a misogynist, and a racist. Much has been written of his positive appeal and his inexplicable polling wins, but the truth is that he is drawing as much power and attention from the negative energy (and negative publicity) surrounding him as from the positive energy. The energy you put into your thoughts is equally as powerful if it is positive or negative, and you know that old saying “No Publicity is BAD Publicity?”   Trump, for some people is an a sign of radical change and hope.  That he is the candidate most li...

A Daily Guide to a Positive Life!

Your outlook on life helps to reduce your stress levels, boosts your self-esteem and even improves your health. Additional health benefits include lesser rates of depression, improved resistance to the common cold and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Positive thinking helps a person to enjoy life by having a healthy outlook and attitude when life’s adversities come your way. Identify Negative Thoughts Negative thoughts prevent you from looking on the positive side of life. Four types of negative thoughts exist. Filtering, where you focus only on the negative; personalizing, where you blame yourself for accidents that occur; creating catastrophes, where you make an event out to be worse than it is; or polarizing, where events are only negative or positive. By identifying negati...

Learn the Science Behind How Positive and Negative Thoughts Physically Change Your Brain: And Why Your Happiness and Health Depends on a Positive Attitude

A man named Steve Parton from CuriousApes.com wrote a brilliant article about how your thoughts shape your brain, and we thought it extremely essential to share this information with our readers to drive home how necessary it is to not only THINK POSITIVE, but to avoid thinking negative. They not only shape it, they reshape it, continuously. Every time you have a thought, an experience, learn something, your brain has changed. And you may say, “Sure… I know this,” but what you may not know is this isn’t just a figurative concept, its physical. Your thoughts literally, change your brain. Lets discover how. In your brain there is a collection of synapses separated by empty space called the synaptic cleft. Whenever you have a thought, one synapse shoots a chemical across the cleft, or empty s...

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