What To Do When You Are Stressed- 15 Stress Management Tips And Techniques

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Why Vision Boards Are Important

Why Vision Boards Are Important

Our dreams and goals are what give our lives meaning. They give us purpose and keep us passionate and motivated. Our vision of what we want to achieve in life gives us the courage and strength to keep going in difficult times and fuels our determination to succeed in the face of adversity.

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Surprisingly, our digitally-centered world, while simplifying our life in many ways, makes it harder to stay focused on our goals. As we try to keep pace with our hectic lifestyle and unending commitments, we often get sidetracked and lose sight of our vision. We put our dreams on the back burner or shelve them away in our minds. The danger is that we get so caught up in the proverbial "rat race", we risk losing our vision altogether.

This is why a vision board could be just what you need. As the name implies, it's a tool that helps you keep your goals and visions alive.

This book will explain how a vision board works and why it can be an amazingly powerful tool. It will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create your personal vision board and how to use it.

Our goals and visions are unique to us. Whether your dream is to create a successful online business, own your own house or become CEO of your company, a vision board can help. If your vision is to become rich or famous, find true love or provide a good life for your family, a vision board can bring you closer to your dreams. The beauty of a vision board is that it can be customized to fit any vision or aspiration.

Creating a vision board is easy, enjoyable and costs next to nothing - but the results can actually transform your life!

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What Are Your Behavioral Defects?

What Are Your Behavioral Defects?

What Are Your Behavioral Defects?

We all have faults and flaws, but have you thought about the possibility of yours lying in your behavior? Behavioral defects are more common than you might think. In this article, we’re going to explore the common signs of several behavioral defects so you can figure out how to identify them in yourself.

It’s important to keep in mind that self-diagnosing behavioral defects and behavioral disorders are two different things with a very fine line between them. Be very careful to not self-diagnose yourself. If you think something is more serious than can be fixed with simple behavioral adjustment, seek the help of a trained and licensed professional.




Oversensitivity is a very common behavioral defect. If you find that you get extremely worked up over the littlest thing, you might have a problem with oversensitivity. If every little disruption seems like the end of the world, you’re likely dealing with oversensitivity.


How to identify it

● Overreactions to simple problems

● Feels like you have a catastrophe regularly (daily/weekly)

● It doesn’t take much of anything to make you cry

● You’re always mad at someone

● Everyone (or the universe) is out to get you


What to do about it

● Try to calm yourself down

● Remind yourself of the smallness of the problem

● Think of solutions

● Keep in mind that it’s not a big deal and it’ll all be ok

● When you feel this happening, honestly question if you’re overreacting



We all experience anger sometimes, but it becomes pretty clear when anger is your behavioral defect. If you find yourself reaching impossible levels of anger at the slightest thing, you clearly have an anger problem. If you tend to react to violently or lash out as a response to most of your emotions, you likely have an anger problem.


How to identify it

● Most problems or emotions sent you spiraling into anger - it’s one of the only ways you know to express emotions

● Everything makes you angry

● You respond to things going wrong by lashing out violently or destroying things

What to do about it

● Keep yourself calm

● Try new calming hobbies and activities like crocheting, coloring, or yoga

● Seek professional help - anger management, therapy, etc.



Too Distant

Sometimes a person’s behavioral defect will be their lack of emotional response, rather than an exaggerated emotional response. If you find yourself distancing yourself from emotions, running away from problems rather than dealing with them, or refusing to get close to anyone, your behavioral defect might be keeping yourself distant.


How to identify it

● You refuse to experience emotions

● You run away from problems and/or emotional situations

● You keep yourself from getting close to others

● You don’t allow yourself to feel or experience feelings


What to do about it

● Push yourself to stick around and deal with problems and/or emotional situations

● Practice experiencing your emotions and identifying what you’re feeling

● Open up and allow people in - remember, it’s okay to be vulnerable.


Are you worried you may have a behavioral defect? The ones we’ve listed above are the three most common, but there are many others you may be dealing with. If you’re concerned about these defects or a potential behavioral disorder, we highly recommend seeing your doctor or making an appointment with a therapist or counselor.

We can’t warn you off self-diagnosing psychological conditions enough. When you read the descriptions of these conditions, your brain jumps to the most generic of symptoms that most everyone could say they experience and gets convinced you have whatever it is. You need a diagnosis from a professional to be sure and get the right treatment that will actually be effective.


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What Are The Benefits of Being Self-Disciplined?

What Are The Benefits of Being Self-Disciplined?

The truth is, self-discipline makes your life better in every single way. When you work on
building your self-discipline in all aspects of your life, you’re going to end up happier, more
successful, and physically healthier too. There are many reasons why being self-disciplined
benefits your health, so let’s look at a few:

Your Standards Go Up
When you have self-discipline, you’re able to get up on time, get to work on time and get your
work done promptly. You’re also able to incorporate exercise, eating right, and making
regular doctor visits due to your ability to understand that setting small daily goals will ensure
you reach success. When you get that, you can make bigger and better goals with higher
standards because you know how to do it.

You Eat Better
You’re not going to be tempted by that chocolate cake at the lunchtime meeting with your
colleagues. Instead, you’ll completely ignore it because you know that you have some apple
pie that you’ll be eating on Saturday at your family dinner. You also know that eating cake and
pie too often will make you fat. You have no problem saying no because you understand the
power of small choices.

You Move More
Because you know that moving is something that will make you healthier, give you more
energy, and help you get through the day with more power, you exercise intentionally. When
you exercise that way, you will be healthier in every single way. Self-discipline helps you
create a daily habit of exercise that you make time for on purpose, and that makes you

You Sleep Well
Self-disciplined people tend to stick to a standard day. They get up and go to bed (for the
most part) at the same time each day. This is what helps them get on a normal schedule, find
ways to fit more into each day and get to bed on time. They can sleep the recommended 7 to
9 hours a night depending on their personal needs.

You Go to the Doctor
You know that being healthy means that you need to get to the doctor for your yearly
physicals and so forth. A self-disciplined person will do things on a schedule instead of waiting
until they are too sick to get good care.

You Don’t Over-Drink
You’re not the least bit tempted to over-drink. You keep track of your drinks and switch off
with water if it’s going to be a long night so that you don’t drink more than the recommended
two or at most three drinks during a party. This ensures you still make good choices.

You Maintain a Healthy Weight
Because you regularly weigh yourself and understand the relationship between body weight
and belly fat to health, you stay on top of that. When you maintain a healthy weight, you’ll
have more energy to get through each day.

Your Emotions Are Steady
Because you’re not rushed, pressured, or stressed – a no-drama day does that for you - you'll
be able to keep your emotions steady and not become a moody person. In fact, even if you do
have a moment of anger, you’re able to control it because you have such a good handle on
your emotions.

You Think before You Act
Because of your ability to think things through, match the situation with your values, and then
make a choice based on that knowledge, you tend to make better decisions which benefit
your health by avoiding dangerous situations.

Before you try any diet, or any potion or pill, try improving your self-discipline. More than
likely it will be the main thing that you can point to as to the reason for your success. In fact,
it’s probably the reason anyone experiences success regularly.

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