It’s a plus to employ your imagination every once in awhile. Yes, you can use it for tasks and projects, however consider letting your imagination lead. How? By setting aside time to imagine your life and work and what they can be. Doing this gets you out of your every day existence into the realm of possibility.
Try, once a week, taking an “imagine break”. Let your mind run free. It may just lead you to a life you have never before imagined. ☺
1. Not paying attention
2. Failing to understand the culture of your organization
3. Having a poor relationship with time
4. Becoming resentful
5. Not sharpening your skills
6. Getting tired and out of balance
7. Not thinking ahead
8. Failing to see signs that something is wrong
9. Missing deadlines
10. Thinking it’s okay if you are unhappy
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Your imagination can be a career-booster when you employ it well. It often provides a different view of reality and what is possible. It is a source of creativity. When you are tackling a problem or approaching a project, make it a practice to see where your imagination can bring you. Then, put that in the mix with other elements you are considering.
Imagination adds color, new perspectives and new ideas to your everyday work. Nurture your imagination and learn to use it well.
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Are you feeling tired lately? There are many reasons and ways you can end up tired. There are obvious physical reasons – you are not getting enough sleep, you are pushing your body too far or you are expending more energy than you have. There are other reasons as well – stress is getting the better of you, a difficult situation is draining your energy or you are neglecting balance in your life.
When you are tired, take a moment to determine the cause. Then, you can take action that is appropriate for the situation. If you are physically tired, you can get sleep or replenish yourself physically. If there is another reason, you can do what is needed to replenish your energy and balance.
Best to pay attention. Keep your performance high and respond intelligently when you are tired.
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In a fast-moving world is calmness possible anymore? It is a question worth asking yourself. It may be that it is not possible to keep up with all the demands on your time. What are you to do? One thing you can do is to stop and take a good look at what is happening in your life. Are you paying attention to your priorities and making sure they get done first? Are you allowing overwhelm and stress to get the better of you? Is there a need for you to reevaluate how you are spending your time? Do you know how to regain your center when things get out of control?
It is society that has quickened its pace. You can still manage yourself in relation to what is around you. When you do so, things will begin to flow more easily. When you bring yourself fully to the present moment, things are not speeding by you; they are right there next to you. You have that moment and in that moment you can observe what is happening and make the choices that are best for you.
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Illusion – a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses; a deceptive appearance or impression; a false idea or belief.
Illusions are not just present in magic shows. Illusions are something we all can have and they can be dangerous. Many kinds of illusions are possible, for example, that you think you are indispensible when you are not, that you have good relationships when the agendas of others are hidden; that you “have to” do something because there is no alternative.
Do you have any illusions about your career or work? The problem is that illusions are sometimes hard to recognize. One way to identify them is to develop a sense of reality when looking at situations. Focus on what you have evidence of, not the way you would like something to be.
It is in your best interest to move through illusions and progress in the world knowing it for what it is.
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There are times in all careers when problems arise. These problems can create stress, anxiety and worry. What is your first response or reaction when a problem arises? Do you address it or avoid it? Your response to a problem can greatly influence how you experience it. Looking a problem in its face can serve you well. In most situations, action by you is needed to make a problem go away.
You may naturally recoil at first from looking a problem in its face. Doing so is difficult, uncomfortable and you don’t know what the outcome will be. However, facing a problem is the start of getting rid of it. Mustering courage to face a problem serves you well. Be strategic and before you know it, the problem will go away thanks to action taken by you.
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When something “hooks” me, either in a good way or bad, I find it useful to ask myself “does it matter?” The reason I do this is that some experiences and situations can knock me off balance and my response can be out of proportion to what is happening.
The next time you have an experience that creates a strong reaction, try asking yourself does it matter? Doing so allows you to gain perspective and respond from a place of power. Asking the question centers you, allowing you to get through experiences in control of yourself and to avoid creating messes you have to get out of later.
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It is best to let go of things that no longer serve you. In doing so, you make room for the new to come in and eliminate something that is doing you no good. In many instances, you have time to let go. Other times, you have let something stay around too long and it must be let go of now.
Is there anything in your life that you need to let go of now? Perhaps it is a bad habit that is harming you, a relationship that drains you or something that is holding you back in a big way. Heed the urgency. There is no sense in putting it off any longer. Be rid of it and create the life you want to live.
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There is a lot of tension in the world today that may be affecting you. You may feel you want to hide from it, are caught by it or have had enough of it. Humor is a way of countering tension that almost always works. Seek humor when it all gets to be too much.
There are a myriad of ways to seek humor. You can watch or listen to something you find humorous. You can let yourself enjoy the humor created by others regarding what is happening in our world. You can create your own humor that lets you release tension when you want to.
If tension gets to be too much, it harms you. It can turn into fear, negatively affect your health or make your life imbalanced. Let humor shift your perspective. It really is a gift you can give yourself.
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