Personal Development Blog
If you are like most people, you’re interested in self-improvement and happiness. Maybe you are interested in improving your physical exercise program, learning a new language, learning to play an instrument, improving your income, developing your spiritual self, or simply feeling happier and more content every day. Whatever area of self-improvement you are working on or thinking about, practicing mindfulness meditation can accelerate your success and help you achieve your goals.
Are you overly critical of yourself? Do you have a hard time making decisions or asserting your rights with others? Is your confidence in your own abilities and talents at rock-bottom?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you may be suffering from low self-esteem. Unfortunately, low self-esteem is a common condition often brought on by unhappy experiences while growing up. Some people are also naturally shy and introverted, and this too can develop into feelings of poor self-worth in the world of predominantly outgoing and extroverted people.
Everybody has had an experience in which they are able to single-mindedly focus on what they are doing and perform nearly flawlessly. Whether this happens when you are playing a video game, giving a speech or playing a game of tennis, you are able to remove all distractions and complete your task instinctively. In sports, people refer to this state of being as being "in the zone." First described by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, this highly focused mental state is known as a flow state in psychology.
Is stress consuming your life, draining your energy, and leaving you in shambles? Everyone feels stress sometimes, and not all stress is bad, but chronic stress devastates lives, leading to misery for the stressed person and those closest to him or her.
The good news is that stress is a mental health problem with real, tangible solutions. You can escape the vicious cycle of stress if you learn and practice the well-documented methods of mindfulness based stress reduction, make changes in your personal routines and habits, and develop an attitude of patience and compassion toward yourself as you learn and begin practicing new ways of dealing with stress in your life.
Most people have things that they would like to achieve at the front of their minds, but they allow fear to prevent them from living their lives to the fullest. If you can relate to that problem and want to find a way to overcome it, learning to escape your comfort zone is a vital step that you can’t afford to overlook. Staying in your comfort zone will stop you from growing as a person and keep you from finding a lasting sense of joy. Not everyone understands the importance of pushing themselves to face their fears, but you will need to overcome this roadblock if you want to achieve your goals.
If you have goals that you would like to achieve but have been putting them off for a later time, you are not alone. Although many people face procrastination, not everyone knows what to do so that they can overcome the problem and reach their goals, but the good news is that you can easily defeat procrastination and move on with your life when you understand and follow the right process. Keeping the following tips at the front of your mind will get you moving in the right direction. Once you take action, you can use the extra motivation to make even more progress.