Tips To Stay On Task

Juggling responsibilities isn’t always easy, is it? Running from school to sports practice then back home to study can take a lot out of a person, for example. In the busy, crazy world we love in, how do we organize ourselves and keep all our responsibilities under control? Herr are a few tips; maybe they’ll help!

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How To Be Selfless

Hey everyone so today I’m gonna give you some tips on how to be Selfless! Now first off, i am not an expert on this and i may be wrong on a few things but hey maybe you will learn something, maybe we can learn something together!

Being selfless is basically putting others before yourself. its a really good trait to have if you can do it. I have been known to be selfless at times, so i basically know how it works. Being selfless can be good and bad. Really what fuels me to keep being selfless is i see that I’m actually making people happy and I’m actually making a difference not just by completing what i want to do. By seeing that i make people happy  hats what keeps me going that’s what helps me be selfless. The bad side to being selfless is that the important things that you need to focus on for yourself you don’t very much. And that can be a problem when there are life choices you need to make but you keep putting it off because you are focused on others. Like i said being selfless is a good thing and if you can do that then keep doing it. Just find the balance between being selfless and focusing on what you yourself have to complete.

That’s all i have for today please follow, like and comment with your feedback on what you think being selfless is!

Just Rambling,

John Stuart

How To Keep Your Things Balanced

Do you have a lot of things going on and you need to balance all of it? i have some tips that might help you…or just tell you what you already know! We all have things we have to do and things we want to do but if we try to do all of it we just get stressed and want to give up on all of it. It doesn’t have to be that way, ill give you a few tip that could help you.

Prioritize

If you say “okay this is what i have to do and there’s what i want to do” then figure out what is most important and make a list, on your phone or whatever. Go back to that list every once and a while and remind yourself what needs to be done first and what isn’t so important.

Relax

Take some time off, even when stuff could be gotten done, set a time of the day and stop when that time comes and just put everything aside for the rest of the day and relax, watch tv, play games or whatever helps you relax.

Make It Fun

If you have to like clean your house or whatever it is, make it fun. Sing or dance or listen to music or maybe watch a video while you work and just have fun and the hard work wont be as boring as it seems if you just try to have fun while you do it.

That’s all I have for you today, tune in for a post from either me or Matt here soon! Thanks guys for all your support please follow the blog and give feedback!

Just Rambling,

John Stuart

Dealing With Stress

What is stressful for you? what happens to you when you get stressed? Do you get a headache, stomach ache, shakiness? how do you deal with it? Stress can be caused by so many things. Here’s a post on how to deal with stress.

Stress Management

What happens when you are stressed?

Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger. It makes hormones that speed up your heart, make you breathe faster, and give you a burst of energy. This is called the fight-or-flight stress response.

Some stress is normal and even useful. Stress can help if you need to work hard or react quickly. For example, it can help you win a race or finish an important job on time.

But if stress happens too often or lasts too long, it can have bad effects. It can be linked to headaches, an upset stomach, back pain, and trouble sleeping. It can weaken your immune system, making it harder to fight off disease. If you already have a health problem, stress may make it worse. It can make you moody, tense, or depressed. Your relationships may suffer, and you may not do well at work or school.

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Journaling by Mark Lee

Does it matter what I write about?

Not a bit, so long as you’re being honest. Topic is not important. The main thing is that you keep your pen or cursor moving. You will likely find your topics, and even your writing style, to be mundane. That is the idea. You are immersing yourself in the everyday, and capturing a snapshot of what is going on through your head at that point in time. You will complain a lot. You will complain that you’re tired, that your hands are tired, and that this is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done. Gently push past that. Over time you will get past complaining about the obvious to complaining about what’s going on in your life. And then, surprisingly, you will find that you are often able to answer your own questions.

What are your thoughts on setting aside a specific time every day or trying to squeeze it in whenever you can?

Many advocates of journaling encourage people to write first thing in the morning. While there are definitely merits to starting your day off with introspective writing, you will still benefit from the practice whenever you do it. I would experiment with writing at different times – you will get different results for sure. I like morning because I’m more honest with myself when my brain isn’t on all the way. Evenings could be a great post mortem for your day so you can check in and make sure your daily activities were in line with your vision.

You mentioned time limits…how do you feel about word counts?

When first starting out, it is more important that you write than for how long. So I mentioned writing for 20 minutes. This seems to be the magic number with beginning physical exercise – it’s long enough that you will actually start to sweat. The writing equivalent is that you will write long enough to get past just faffing about. That being said, after you get into the habit of journaling, I would set a word count goal to make sure you are actually writing. Many advocate 750 words or 3 handwritten pages. That’s what I shoot for.

Do I have to go back and read what I’ve written?

Not at all. In fact, you can throw your pages away if you’re worried about somebody ever reading them. It’s more about the writing than it is the reading. There is some merit to “gleaning” or “harvesting” your journals at a later time (I’ll post about this down the road a bit.). I’ve saved everything I’ve written since college, and every now and again will revisit old entries.  That being said, if the fear of it being read again is holding you back, just throw it away.

I keep a travel journal (fitness log, food log, blog, tumblr, etc.). Do I still need to do this free writing exercise?

Yes. While writing things down can be a beneficial exercise in a variety of contexts, daily free writing is the only way you will be able to drill down to the core of what’s going on in your life. And it’s got to be private. The thought that somebody else is going to read it will make you edit what you’re writing. You won’t be writing your thoughts at all – you’ll be writing what you want other people to think you’re thinking :)

Original Post: http://marklee.me/2013/08/23/journaling-your-questions-answered/