Dating and relationships can be a minefield or a garden of roses. With minefields, at first everything looks like it will be plain sailing. There’s no sign of danger until you hit a landmine. Then everything is up in the air.
Rose gardens can be just as deceiving. Your senses are lulled as you take in the sweet aroma of the roses. The soft petals between your fingers make you believe nothing could ever be more beautiful, until you’re pricked by a thorn.
Spotting that a potential, or even current partner is not the one for you can be hard…
Staying motivated in work, relationships, or personal lives can be hard. I’ve had days when doing nothing felt more inviting than being productive, when withdrawing from others was easier than reaching out.
Fortunately, I have a simple strategy which I use to motivate myself. It keeps things fresh in my life, stifles boredom and gives me something to look forward to.
I set seven-day challenges which are simple but drive the plot towards me achieving my goals.
The following are some of the goals I achieved by following this strategy:
Producing quality work is vital for success. Unfortunately quality work will get you nowhere if nobody gets to see your work. Visibility plays a huge role in your success as a writer.
Someone once said that writers should spend 20% of their time writing and 80% promoting their work. It’s the need for visibility which has resulted in the creation of Facebook groups where writers can do so. If you’re not actively promoting your work, it’s time to start.
Apart from Facebook there are many other platforms where writers can promote their work. The ones I use are:
Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air. — Ralph Aldo Emerson
Those of us in the northern hemisphere are enjoying blazing hot summer days, punctuated by flash floods. The world is also slowly readjusting to life post lockdown.
Some of you may be dreading returning to the office and all that it entails — long commutes, office politics and of course early morning starts!
It has been drummed into us that hard work is what brings success. I want to remind you that taking time for rest and recuperation is just as important. …
A friend once asked me if I use artificial intelligence sites to write my articles. I told her I didn’t. At the time I wasn’t even aware that using AI for copywriting was a thing. My friend went on to recommend two sites she thought I could use. I was under a lot of pressure to meet deadlines and this seemed like the perfect solution. My friend is quite tech savvy and likes to keep up with latest developments so this was her way of helping me out.
Out of curiosity, I signed up for the free trials, which were…
I remember the last time I saw you. You were just nine years old. We were talking and laughing as you showed me your lego collection on the living room floor.
Your dream was to go to Legoland. I promised I would take you there one day soon. You gave me toothy grin as you asked, “How soon is soon Auntie?”
You believed every word I said. It reminded me of the time when you’d just learnt how to talk. Your vocabulary was still limited, with words that only your mummy could understand.
“What’s he saying now?” I would ask…
The lives we lead are so busy we rarely find time to stop and think. We don’t always allow ourselves time to reflect on how our daily behaviour affects the way other people treat us. Sadly, this can result in us losing respect along the way.
Emotionally intelligent people do things differently. They know when to press the pause button, rewind and revise, or rest and recuperate. There are other things they do well, which earn them the respect of anyone who interacts with them. Here are seven of them.
Emotionally intelligent people don’t feel threatened by what others may…
A few months ago I decided to join the fasting gang and went on a one meal a day diet. I was apprehensive at first. I am one person who enjoys my food and I get hungry quite quickly. How on earth was I going to manage eating only once a day during a one hour window?
The good news is that I did manage to do it for a month and lived to tell the tale. Since that time I have been going back and forth between having three meals a day, with snacks in between and eating just…
Jim had been with his employer for over a decade. He was a respected member of the construction company’s team. Everyone knew that he was a stickler for perfection, and always delivered a high standard of work on all the projects that he managed or worked on.
Upon his retirement his employer asked Jim to complete one more project. He was told that it was for a high profile client who was very demanding had high standards. …
A few years ago I took a big step and switched to a vegan diet. My health was not at its peak at the time. I knew in my heart that if something didn’t change, I would be on a downward slope for the rest of my life.
When I shared my journey of switching to a vegan diet, someone asked me if it had been easy. When people talk about their successes they sometimes glamorise or gloss over the challenging parts. I have been guilty of this in the past. …
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