Time Management Skills for Effective productivity

by Luci Perry Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Why is it that some people achieve so much more with their time than others? Are you frequently interrupted or pulled in different directions? More than likely, just like me, you have read books, attended management seminars, use email calendar or a day planner to schedule and organise your day, but you are still dividing your attention between so many different tasks. It can be stressful trying to balance family and work. But with some simple changes in your daily routine and your ...
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How to Balance Career and Caregiving

by Luci Perry Business, Computers and Technology, Home and Family
Imagine trying to balance caregiving for two loved ones and career. I am so grateful that nowadays there is flexibility when it comes to working and being there for the family. I am going to share with you my story, and the lessons I am learning while caring for my loved ones and trying to develop a career. Ten years ago, my role changed from being a wife to be a carer for my husband.  The change happened gradually. Due to hip ...
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How To Handle Setbacks In Life

by Luci Perry Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
"You know, everyone has setbacks in their life, and everybody falls short of whatever goals they might set for themselves. That's part of living and coming to terms with who you are as a person." - Hillary Clinton. Setbacks are not easy to handle, but they definitely help us build our character. Like most of you, I have been facing setbacks at times, and those setbacks seem to be more challenging especially when you have a strong emotional desire. When I was a ...
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How Can I Boost My Self Confidence fast?

by Luci Perry Relationships, Self Improvement, Communications
Have you ever been in a situation where you wish your self-confidence was at your best? Self-esteem is essential in almost every aspect of our lives, so why many people struggle to find it? Low self-confidence can be deeply rooted from early childhood experiences, adverse life events, losing a job, loss of financial security, frustrating relationships, and other reasons. Self-confidence is the way we feel about ourselves, and it plays a significant part of our emotional well-being. As a child, I was overly concerned ...
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Break All The Rules And Go For It

by Luci Perry Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Break the rules and go for it as long as they go along with your values!  Many rules are helpful and serve us well in life.  But, for me, breaking the rules is about taking the courage to live our life to the fullest and do things that we want to do, even if it seems crazy for the rest of the world. I have been challenging specific rules from my tender age such as strict rules dictated by society and culture ...
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Dare to Move Out of the Comfort Zone

by Luci Perry Business, Self Improvement, Home and Family
We often hear words of encouragement about getting out of our comfort zone but, why is it too hard to break out of our comfort zone? According to Wikipedia a comfort zone is a psychological state in which things feel familiar to a person, and they are at ease and in control of their environment, experiencing low levels of anxiety and stress. It feels uneasy to break out of our comfort zone but, what are the benefits when you are willing to ...
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Why Embracing The Unknown Leads To Happiness

by Luci Perry Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Would you agree that childhood moments have played a significant part in your life experience? Looking back at my childhood I realised how much childhood and coming to maturity affects the rest of our lives and shapes our future for years. I went through different emotional stages while growing up Sadness because I had a loving dad who worked long hours and as a result, we hardly saw him. He was practically removed from family life. Anger because my mum had to continue working as ...
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You Need To Know What Is Holding You Back

by Luci Perry Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
What is holding you back?  Fear of failure, rejection,  disappointing others,  lack of money, the unknown, not being good enough, the list goes on.  What is your story? My story started when I was a young girl. In those days, Mexican families adopted the patriarchal family structure. Fathers took charge of families decisions, rarely the mother or children challenged their authority. Women typically portrayed a submissive and dependent role in the marriage relationship as per religious teachings. Growing up in this ideology ...
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Do you want to learn Online Marketing Skills Effectively?

by Luci Perry Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Have you been searching the internet and finding that there are tons of information out there but not sure if the information they are sharing is from a reliable source? Just like you, I was very interested in learning online marketing skills and spent quite a long time doing some research by watching videos, reading blogs, joining forums but not entirely sure if the advice I was receiving was of quality. What I found, also, was that the majority of the truly ...
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Are You Ready To Pursue Your Passion?

by Luci Perry Business, Home Based Business, Home and Family
What is stopping you from creating a lifestyle of joy, abundance and freedom? In the early years of my life, I was more concerned about what others perceive as the right thing to do. The mindset of most people, especially in Mexico, was that I should be doing what the majority of people were doing and following what other people thought.  I met my English husband who had a contract in Mexico, and when it finished, we got married and began our married ...
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5 Useful Tips When Travelling Abroad

by Luci Perry Travel and Leisure, Finance, Reference and Education
Not many people follow their dreams and ambitions when it comes to travel as travel and Finances are complementary topics.  But refocusing on their life's aspirations, goals and managing their finances efficiently will enable them to perfect the travelling lifestyle. We have been travelling from the very first year we got married, 39 years ago, living in 4 different countries; Mexico, the US, Australia and England.  For the last 14 years, we have been living mainly in England and Australia and visiting other countries ...
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A Beautiful Poetic Language

by Luci Perry Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
"Love one another, but make not a bond of love; Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls." "Your children are not your children; They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. " And what is it to work with love? It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit." No man can reveal to you aught but that which already ...
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Are You Tired Of The Same Routine?

by Luci Perry Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Routine is part of your everyday life.  The best routine is the one that you do on a daily basis to follow your passions and dreams. You feel excited and happy. The other habit is self-defeating, you cling to it and find it hard to overcome it. Which is the one you are experiencing now? “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  Eleanor ...
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Control Your Own Identity

by Luci Perry Business, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Our roles in each relationship are likely to affect how we identify ourselves. My identity as a mother has remained, but parts of me have changed over the years. My three sons have grown now and have moved entirely into lives of their own. They have moved to a world of work, friendship and, all other attachments. A separate sphere where I am, for the most part, a welcome visitor. I have always believed that parenting is more about preparing them to be ...
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How to Stay Focused in Today's Digital Environment

by Luci Perry Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
The quote by Josh Billings:  “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.” caught my attention. I have tried to focus on my most important tasks, but I find staying focused to be an uphill battle. But instead of feeling defeated I have decided that I will benefit by paying attention to what is happening within myself that help me to move forward and feel more in control. My first step is to accept where I ...
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Make 2018 Your Best Year Ever - 5 Ideas and How To Achieve Them

by Luci Perry Business, Computers and Technology, Finance
The New Year has just started, and it is the perfect opportunity to look forward and to re-evaluate some your life choices. If you are looking for effective ways of changing your life for the better, here is a list of the most five common New Year’s resolutions with a piece of advice and links to useful articles that deal with the issue in greater detail to maximise your chances of not giving up by February. 1. Enjoy Life to the Fullest According ...
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5 Ways to Keep Energised and Healthy During The Festive Season

by Luci Perry Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Food and Drink
The festive season is upon us. We are all looking forward to celebrating with friends and family. Inviting food, delicious desserts, and plenty of Christmas drinks that it would be easy to let go of our health and wellness. At the same time, looking and feeling at your best is essential so with these simple but effective methods you will feel energised and fit, not only this festive season but on a regular basis. Spending 15 to 20 minutes on yourself every ...
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Reading Habits and Brain Benefits

by Luci Perry Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
How reading for six minutes can be enough to reduce stress levels and increases your brain power? Studies have shown that reading stimulates the brain and researchers have found that it can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, by keeping your mind engaged. Reading, in the recent years, has lost its appeal. People prefer mobiles and gadgets than reading an actual book. There is a debate between paper books and e-readers. Some talk about the sentimental versus the practical.  However, focusing ...
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What Motivates You To Create A Mindset For Growth?

by Luci Perry Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
HOW DO YOU INTERPRET CHALLENGES AND SETBACKS? AS A SIGN OF GROWTH OR IS IT AN INTERNAL MONOLOGUE FROM A JUDGING ONE? There is growth in every challenge and learning to use them are crucial for our happiness. Let me tell you a story that illustrates how I started to create a mindset for growth. For over 10 years I have been personally involved in caring for my husband who has a hip disability. In the early stages, I didn’t realise that ...
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