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By Ronnie Toofan
About a week ago, Jessie, a friend of mine, told me that he and his wife are having a problem with his older brother. They all live in the same house and his brother never helps with cleaning, buying groceries, or paying the bills.
What makes the problem worse is that Jessie won’t talk to his brother about it because he’s afraid of offending him. So, I just shook my head and told my friend, “Best of luck.”
It was funny how Jessie was the one feeling “embarrassed” to raise the issue to his brother. Choosing to stay silent is the same thing as giving his brother the permission to continue with his lazy and rude behavior.
The change that you want will never happen if you don’t have the courage to take action and if you’re not willing to kick your problems in the butt a little bit.
So, to help you rev up your life and produce the results that you want immediately, here are 4 tips that you may want to start doing now.
Time is valuable so start by planning your day carefully.
Be more conscious about how you spend your time and know your priorities. Write down a list of the things that you need to do, in order of importance, and stick to it. Planning ahead can help you minimize distractions and make you more efficient.
To help you buckle down and shock yourself into the change that you need, check this out – “How to Produce Stunning Change in Your Life Immediately.”
In this piece, writer Chris Dessi shares 7 practical techniques that you can apply in your life right away, from planning your day, removing distractions, tackling big tasks, dealing with time constraints and pushing yourself to do bigger and better things.
Every night, before I go to sleep, I make it a point to create a list of the things that I have to accomplish the following day. And whenever I am working, I try to stay away from opening my Facebook and I also turn off my phone’s message alert tone. In this way, I can concentrate more on my job and get all things done as early as possible.
Save time and other people’s time by being direct and straightforward.
When you want something, ask for it nicely and don’t expect other people to know exactly what you’re thinking. In this way, you can reduce conflicts, get your results quickly and lessen your frustrations.
Beating around the bush sometimes conveys insecurity and pretentiousness.
In the piece “The Smoothest Way to Invite a Woman Over for Sex,” writer Ali Eaves suggests that the best way to close the deal is to be straightforward.
You have a higher chance of getting a positive answer when you show women your authenticity and confidence. Playing it safe would just make them more suspicious of your ulterior motives and can easily turn them off.
Remember to always be clear of what you want or what you’re asking, so that you’ll also get the clear answer you need to get on with your day or with whatever you want to accomplish.
Expand your mind and challenge yourself by acquiring new skills and trying new things once in a while.
Learning and discovering things can keep your brain stimulated and can take the boredom out of your life. It is actually the essence of life itself.
If you find yourself feeling stuck, uninspired and just exhausted by the “same old, same old” routine, then you are actually in a perfect position to create a new positive trajectory.
For instance, when you’re trying to build muscles then most likely, you have relied on eating “proper foods” to meet your macro-requirement. You are probably tired of eating the same thing over and over again.
Perhaps, trying another approach or diet would help you stay on track, check this out – “5 Muscle Building Foods That Are Being Massively Ignored Nowadays.”
Sometimes, to create drastic change in your life, you have to do something that is totally against your nature.
It means if you have hatred and resentment in your heart, you have to learn how to let it go. You have to face your own monsters for you to be able to free yourself from all the unnecessary pain and negative energy in your life.
This part is not that easy. To be able to do this, you need to know how to build you emotional strength.
Yoga and meditation can help you manage these feelings and make it an instrument of your inner peace. By practicing conscious relaxation, you are improving your ability to re-invoke the state any time your emotions try to get the better of you.
The best way to be productive while keeping your life interesting is to make every moment you live and breathe count. So, learn to appreciate the journey by applying all these tips in your life now.