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While You Wait Growing Your Character While Waiting

I am at that point in my life where I am waiting for things out of my control to happen. I am waiting for the stars to align. I am waiting for the little sparks of magic to show forth as several things fall apart around me. I am waiting for answers. I am waiting for help. Just in case you find yourself in the waiting period, you're in the right company. Firstly, it won't break you. Secondly, you will be fine. Lastly, you are more powerful than you think you are. While you wait, say a prayer. While you wait, it's okay to cry.[...]

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Ask For Help Receiving The Help You Need

  Hitherto, I struggled with asking for help from others. I feared I would come across as a burden. I was scared of rejection. Moreso, I thought I could refuse help and fix everything by myself with time. Fortunately, I realised that our lives are intertwined and we would always need the contribution of one another. I began to understand why I needed more help than I thought and how I could ask for help despite my fears.  Giving help is as important as receiving help. Here's how you should go about asking for help. Be Specific About The Help You Nee[...]

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Stop Being Toxic

Sometimes you are the toxic person people should eject from their lives. Sometimes you are the one exhibiting all the negative attitudes and vibes in a relationship. Sometimes you are the hypocrite. Sometimes you need to look inward and find those attitudes which do not serve yourself and relationships and let them go. You are toxic when you're causing all the trouble and drama to other people. You are toxic when you are constantly hurting the people you claim to love. How to stop being toxic Admit You Are The Problem Stop shifting blames. Own[...]

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Be Present: Maximising The Gift of Today While Having The Bigger Picture In Mind

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Lao Tzu I don't think people who die wake up knowing today's going to be their last day. Yet, we live as if death will send us a notice before visiting. We tend to forget about our mortality. Do you dream of an amazing life? Then be intentional about how you spend today. Whatever you do today influences how your life will turn out tomorrow. Today is the most assured day, utilise it well. Spend each time wisely and do what counts. Here's how to live the life you've always dreamt of. Stop Worrying When yo[...]

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On Self-Sabotage: Eliminating The Enemy Within You Are Worthy

A story is told of a lady who had lived in abject poverty for a long time. She had become so accustomed to her financial state that after she got a well-paying job, she couldn’t believe she deserved her wage, hence couldn’t spend the money. Although she had prayed for a breakthrough, she didn’t think she deserved that much when her prayers were answered. She stayed in doubt and secretly waited for the day she would go back to earning less. Eventually, she lost her job.   After you have experienced a number of negative incidents, you may begin to thi[...]

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On Commitment: Doing It The Right Way Mastering The Art Of Commitment

Committing to either a one-time event like a birthday party or a lifetime event like a marriage can affect your mental state and make you better off or worse off. In both scenarios, the decision to commit is a big deal because there's always a trade-off to every decision you make. Hence, the need to commit rightly. Don’t over commit Sometimes the difference between a once in a lifetime opportunity and a distraction is blurry. You are not omnipresent. Your time is limited. Discern what’s right for you, move in that direction and say no to all others. Do[...]

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Declutter: Clean Up The Mess Dropping The Excess Baggage

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo da Vinci Decluttering your entire life gives you the chance to focus on the things that matter.  A lot of the things we think we need are not essentials of life. In fact, we can thrive without most of the things we think are deal breakers. For possessions, less is more. You will not realise how light you can actually be until you actually let go. Most often than not, things are not just things once they get into our possession. They become objects of value and sentiment filled with nostalgia making it ha[...]

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How To Learn A New Skill Going Deeper Or Learning Something New

Feed your curiosity. There’s always room for learning something new or unlocking other levels of a skill you already possess. Once the brain is stretched through learning it remodels itself and its neurons develop a greater connectivity. This makes the brain work faster and more efficient. If you’ve ever wanted to learn a skill but got discouraged to even venture because of any reason, this article will show you how you can pick it up again.   Understand Your Why In Simon Sinek’s book, Start With Why he demonstrates how the brain works in what h[...]

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Unplugging : Growing In Solitude Finding Your Happy Place

When was the last time you spent time alone? There’s so much noise all around us. So many things are contesting for our attention. Some of the things are important, others are not exactly important. This is why there’s the need for you to unplug, recharge and come back empowered. Unplugging means different things for everyone. For me, it means finding my happy place and enjoying solitude. Although you love your family and friends you need peace and use silence and solitude to touch base with yourself, think and find solutions to problems. The busier you[...]