Personal Development

8 Ways to Make New Friends

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If you’re looking to expand your social life, you’ll need to get out and meet new people. But that can be easier said than done. You may see people every day, but never find an opportunity to get talking to them. Here are eight ways to break that cycle and build new friendships. Pick and choose, or try them all, and see your social life blossom!

9 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

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Be informed before you speak.  Trying to communicate a point that you don’t understand is, well, pointless.  When it comes to communication, sometimes less is more.  If you don’t know something, it’s best to avoid that topic or admit you’re uninformed.  Whenever possible, research the subjects you will be discussing beforehand.

Five Signs of a Toxic Friendship

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Platonic friendships are some of the most important relationships we have in our lives. They often last longer than other types of relationships. The presence of even one true friendship in our lives can be healing and inspiring. However, we may sometimes have difficulty identifying a previously good friendship as toxic. We can be so desperate to keep a long-cherished connection alive that we overlook the signs that it is no longer serving us. If a friendship has become toxic, it is usually necessary to distance ourselves from it in order to thrive and make room for healthier relationships. Below are five common signs of a toxic friendship.

The Rewards of Humility

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Humility is considered a virtue, yet it is obviously not a quality that you can boast about! It is a sign of maturity and character – but it is not always recognized as such. It requires self-discipline, yet it hardly feels like an achievement.

5 Ways to Instantly Appear More Confident

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Confidence is a strange thing. Unlike wealth and other factors that make up how a person is perceived, simply acting confident is the same as being confident. Many people find that enacting the characteristics of a self-assured individual gradually makes them more confident. Here are five ways to show confidence you can begin practicing today.

Don’t Measure Your Success With Another Person’s Yardstick

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It’s natural to want to be good at things.  It makes us feel good about ourselves.  When we succeed, we feel validated, but how do we measure our success?  For many people, success is measured by comparing themselves to others.  This comparison, however, is usually not a good idea.  It’s not only unfair to both parties, but it’s not even a valid way to assess the situation.  Many times, it’s like comparing apples to oranges.  Here are some reasons you should avoid comparing yourself to others.

Does Your Judgment Towards Others Actually Reveal How You Feel About Yourself?

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According to scientific research conducted by Wake Forest University on August 3, 2010, “Your perceptions of others reveal so much about your own personality, and negative perceptions of others are linked to higher levels of narcissism and antisocial behaviour.”

The Secret To Happiness

Happy people's portraitsAsk the average person what they want in life and most will reply “happiness.” Of course, //any article on this subject is limited:// what makes one individual happy may depress another, and the wheel of fortune is forever turning. //But// Even if no simple answer exists, the following are always worth trying:

How to Eliminate Negative Thinking

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Although difficult to attain, a calm mind allows you to be at peace and focus on what you are doing. If you are like most people, you know how difficult it is to keep those persistent negative thoughts out of your mind. Problems and challenges of life can keep the mind tangled in fear or worries. It makes life unpleasant and reduces your productivity, but there is good news. You have the ability to curb negative thinking and all it requires is will power and a little practice. Let’s first understand where these negative thoughts come from.

5 Ways To Stay Young In Mind

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As you grow older, you’ll notice some unavoidable symptoms of aging, such as gray hair and wrinkles. But there’s nothing to stop you staying young in mind. A youthful approach to life will make you appear younger than you are, and draw the respect of young people. Keeping in touch with modern thinking and lifestyles will bring you closer to your children and grandchildren, helping you understand their viewpoints and behaviour. It’ll help you feel more positive about life, too. For all these reasons, it’s worth staying young in mind. Here are five ways to do so…..

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