The Downside Of Perfection - The Opposite Of Loving Yourself

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
At the end of the workday, most people are exhausted and want to rest. Rest is good and restorative. When you are on a quest for perfection, there is no such thing as rest. One is constantly in pursuit of an ideal, a quality, a body image that satisfies them via the satisfaction of others. It’s like being on a hamster wheel. This is the downside of perfection. What is Perfection? Click here to continue reading...
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Bask In Your Imperfections And Live Freely

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
What’s wrong with being yourself? Nothing is wrong with it as long as you conform to what everyone else wants from you. This is not being yourself but a hollow version of someone else’s vision of you. Break free and learn to accept yourself as you are. Acceptance is not Surrender Click here to continue reading...
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Are You “That” Friend? Learn To Accept Imperfection In Others

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
Everyone needs a shoulder to cry on from time to time. When things go wrong, who will listen to you? Often it’s not who will listen but who is worthy of the privilege to witness your vulnerability. No one is perfect, but not everyone can handle seeing imperfection in others. Could you possibly be the type of friend who has a problem with that? Are you willing to listen? There are all types of people in the world and you may know ...
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6 Ways To Keep The Critic Inside You At Bay

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
Have you heard the adage, “Everyone is a critic?" It’s true. And, the biggest critic of all is staring right back at you through the mirror. No one has to come down hard on you because you are already putting yourself into a vicious headlock as it is. Keep reading to find out six ways that you can send that cynical noisemaker packing. Click here to continue reading...
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5 Ways To Find Freedom In Imperfection

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
Imperfection is not the opposite of perfection, as if it is a state not to be desired. Instead, imperfection is the state of acceptance of self through love. Without seeing who you truly are, you won’t know what to change and what to keep. Perfectionism just throws everything out the window. Here are five ways to truly be free by letting yourself live as you are. Click here to continue reading...
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Why You Should Look At Mistakes as Lessons Instead of Regrets

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
“I wish I had put more effort in my classes, by now I would have risen many ranks higher. If only I could turn back time and avoided the mistakes that made my business go under. It’s because of not taking her seriously that she left and now is in the arms of another man.” These are but some examples of regrets that some of us are having now. Yes you aren’t at the position you would have wished to ...
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How To Stop Holding Grudges And Start Forgiving People.

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
Figuring out how to pardon someone who really wronged you is not an easy thing. Most time we imagine that we are over it and have forgiven them but in most cases, we usually hold a grudge against them. However, holding resentment only hurts you the more. You only end up stressing yourself over it which cannot only cause psychological problems but also more serious health problems. It is therefore essential to learn the act of forgiveness and to avoid ...
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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
Almost all of us have this one common destructive daily habit, that is, to compare ourselves to others. We compare houses, jobs, phones, cars, relationships, money, and social position and so on. What this habit does is creates negativity within us and this may also reflect in our behavior. So what should we do? How can we get rid of this habit of comparing? If this is what you are now thinking, then the three tips given below will surely ...
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How To Stay Positive In Stressful Situations

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
Sometimes nothing seems to turn out the way you had planned, no matter how hard you attempt. Regardless of where the stress is stemming from, it is essential to equip yourself with resources to rise above the negativity and stay positive. Maintaining a positive attitude can help alleviate stress and assist in accomplishing your objectives. When you feel like you have hit a dead end, and start to sense any negativity, stop! Here are a few tips on how to ...
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How To Overcome Feeling Depressed

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
In the normal course of our life, we come across a lot of things, most of which affect our emotions either positively or negatively. Among such things are our lifestyles, the people we associate with, our personal achievements and objectives, the weather conditions, our state of mind among others. Luckily, most of this factors are within our control which means that you can always manipulate them to work to your advantage. The last thing you want is to let this ...
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How To Find Your Calling In Life

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
Many people go around perplexed about their calling in life. Some might wonder what their calling in life has to do with anything. There is a good reason for people to think about their life calling. The reason is that most people need to feel a higher cause for their lives and existence. Most people have a spiritual side. They need to feel that they aren't born to just live through a series of experiences, just to die. They need to ...
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How Kindness Can Get Your Further In Life

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
There are two things I know for sure about kindness. 1. Kindness is not weak.2. Often, kindness not easy. Kindness is often characterized as an individual who is missing his backbone. Someone who apologizes for something that's neither his responsibility nor doing or who is standing in the background being trampled on and taken advantage of because he has no boundaries. Click here to learn more about true kindness
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Embrace and Just Be Yourself

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
Fears, doubts and insecurities are all around us, outside and inside of us. Sometimes it may even seem easier to "just want to be someone else" as we wrap ourselves up in these negative feelings. The grass may appear much greener on the other side based on our perceptions and ideas. Which may or may not be planted in the right direction, based on the past or current experiences we have had. The reality is often the exact opposite and ...
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5 Tips To Avoid Being Negative

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
Everyone does get negative at some point in his or her life. Whether it is at work or home negative situations happen almost all the time. It is rather unfortunate that we cannot avoid them and thus beg the question of how can we change these negative thoughts to positive ones. It is important to be positive in adverse situations, even though it might sound hard or rather impossible, it is very much possible to stay positive no matter the ...
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5 Reasons Why Self-Awareness is Important

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
There are many great ways of improving yourself. One of these ways is to look for the positive attributes you possess and appreciating that part of you. Another important way of becoming a better person is by acknowledging your weaknesses and actively working on improving. These two methods of self-improvement define what it means to be self-aware. Being self-aware can help you relate well with people and increase your ability to achieve your goals. These are not the only benefits ...
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Ten Ways to Work Smarter

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
There are a number of ways to work smarter, not harder. Here are ten ideas to try. 1. Establish a Routine Set a timetable every day as you did when you were in high school. A daily timetable can help you stay on top of your professional and personal life and save a lot of time because you won’t have to decide what to do next. 2. Work with Your Body Clock Some people are early birds, while others are night owls. Create a ...
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Signs That Your Life Is Out of Balance

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
We’ve all heard about the concept of work-life balance, but this is easier said than done. We tend to live in an "always on" society where we are constantly connected to our email, work websites and more. It can be all too easy to fall into the habit of working every waking hour just because we have all this connectedness at our fingertips. Then our relationships and our health start to suffer. If you’re wondering whether your life is out of ...
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Four Goal Setting Strategies

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
Many people struggle with a work-life balance because they don’t set any goals that they can work towards or track their progress to. Without goals, it is easy to drift and spend far too much time at work rather than work a reasonable 9-to-5 schedule because you literally don’t know what to do next. Without goals, you can’t set priorities. Without priorities, you can’t determine what are the most important things to accomplish on your to-do list. You lurch from one ...
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Eight Strategies for Saying No

by Ayham Alhawar Self Improvement
Many of us are taught from a young age to be "people pleasers" who say yes to others all the time for fear of being disliked. In the workplace, it might be for fear of what the boss might say, or of being seen as someone who isn’t a "team player." But other people’s goals are not yours, and the more you say yes to them, the more you will stray from your chosen path. If what you are being asked ...
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8 Strategies for Saying No

by Ayham Alhawar Business, Self Improvement, Communications
Many of us are taught from a young age to be "people pleasers" who say yes to others all the time for fear of being disliked. In the workplace, it might be for fear of what the boss might say, or of being seen as someone who isn’t a "team player." But other people’s goals are not yours, and the more you say yes to them, the more you will stray from your chosen path. If what you are being asked ...
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