Communication

10 Steps To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

10 Steps To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

Follow @joyfulmeanings Many of us are guilty of comparing our lives to others. This comparison can happen with any area in our life and the negative feelings associated with this can occur at any time. During 2013 I really struggled with this problem. It was rather frustrating because I genuinely like my life, am happy […]

12 Simple Steps For Living A More Peaceful Life

12 Simple Steps For Living A More Peaceful Life

Follow @joyfulmeanings  I am certain that many of you have been in situations where your life seemed far from peaceful. Sometimes life can become so crazy that attaining peace seems near impossible. Everyone has their own meanings about what peace is, and this article is not meant to give you a strict definition of what […]

Steps for Recovering From Betrayal

Steps for Recovering From Betrayal

Follow @joyfulmeanings  Each of our lives is full of different people, and one can never tell who will be a great friend in our lives and who may end up being a negative influence. Betrayal can happen to anyone at any time. It can be something that is unexpected or a situation where we received […]

The Downsides to Distrust

The Downsides to Distrust

Follow @joyfulmeanings Some of us are able to trust people naturally while many of us battle with issues that revolve around being able to trust others. Unfortunately, it’s likely that someone will eventually take advantage of you or compromise your trust. Your trust can be compromised multiple ways. Someone might be by stealing your money […]

How Being Right Can Prevent Your Happiness

How Being Right Can Prevent Your Happiness

Follow @joyfulmeanings You might be thinking, how can being right possibly deter you from being happy? Let me clarify that it’s great to have an opinion that you feel strongly about. It’s wonderful to share that opinion with others and to be vocal about what you think. The problem is when you want everyone to […]

10 Steps on How To Be Aware of How Your Actions Impact Others

10 Steps on How To Be Aware of How Your Actions Impact Others

Follow @joyfulmeanings An often overlooked component of creating a happy lifestyle, is the importance of awareness. Many of us do or say things without being completely aware of how that impacts another. We navigate through the world not realizing that our decisions and actions have consequences, both positive and good. Just this past weekend I […]

Asking for Help: How to Do it and Why

Asking for Help: How to Do it and Why

Follow @joyfulmeanings So why are you afraid to ask for help? Do any of these reasons ring a bell in your experience? They aren’t sincere! During tough times you may have heard someone say, “I’m here for you whenever you need it”, or “feel free to let me know if you need anything.” Even with […]

12 Ways To Know If You Are You Emotionally Mature?

12 Ways To Know If You Are You Emotionally Mature?

Follow @joyfulmeanings Just because you are an adult does not mean you are emotionally mature. Many of us can think of people in our lives who do not take responsibility for their actions, are unable to make commitments, are very selfish, dependent on their family members financially, or have difficulties handling emotional responses such as […]

How Do Others See Me? Why Should I care?

How Do Others See Me? Why Should I care?

Follow @joyfulmeanings At some point all of us have wished to be psychic. We wanted to know what exactly someone is thinking about us and how to respond to those judgments. Alternatively, you may be wondering why someone suddenly dislikes you or why your team is not describing you as an effective leader. We may […]

Dealing with the Inevitable – Uncomfortable Situations

Dealing with the Inevitable – Uncomfortable Situations

Follow @joyfulmeanings You are looking forward to having a good time with a nice mixture of colleagues and some of your friends at a graduate school event. The event is a hayride that you have been looking forward to for the past week or so, especially since you have never participated in a hayride before. […]