Do You Need Change or Just Greater Challenges?

There will be a time in everyone’s career where they stare at the front door to the office and seriously consider just turning around and walking away. It is only natural to feel stuck in a rut at some point in your career. But commitments such as mortgages, family, debt, and all that other adult stuff force you just keep on through the drudgery.

So how does one overcome these feelings of exhaustion and lethargy and bitterness and every other negative word you can think of? There are options for everyone out there to get back on track and fall in love with work again, whether it be through change, challenge or something else.


If you have worked at a particular company for a while, then you will naturally start to feel bogged down by routine. You know who will ask you what, you know how the week and month will go. It is all very similar. When this occurs, it might be time to change careers.

A lot of people now change jobs every year or so due to lack of potential for advancement or problems with making more money. You might think that having so many jobs on your resume may put potential employers off, and it might for some, but for many, it shows ambition and drive to better yourself, which is one of the most attractive qualities to have in an employee.


But if you don’t want to risk leaving your job, which is understandable in the current climate, then consider seeking ways to make yourself a more valuable team member. Too many people complain about not being challenged at work but don’t do anything to change this. Don’t be that person.

If there are opportunities to further your skills, then grab them before it is too late. As the workplace evolves, the lines between industries become ever more blurred. One option is to apply for an online supply chain management course, which can provide you with broader responsibilities and shows a determination to progress in your company. Take the chance and start feeling challenged yet again.


You can either choose to escape your business altogether or merely just take some time away. Mental health issues can come about at any time, regardless of how you felt before. Sometimes, you just need a break. Discussing this with your employer may seem scary, but they would rather have a healthy, happy employee than one on the verge of burnout.  

Starting your own business combines both change and challenge and can provide you with the opportunity to feel alive again. While it can be risky, doing proper research into your chosen market will make the transition more comfortable, and you might just end up conquering the world.


The decision is entirely up to you. You are the one responsible for maintaining and improving your happiness and satisfaction in your career, and so only you can achieve this. Whatever you decide, you need to go into it with one hundred percent determination. Forget the fear and worry not about what might go wrong, staying positive during the tough times is the mark of a powerful person. You are that person.


How To Love Yourself More: Tips that will Rocket your Body Confidence

If you are constantly battling your own thoughts and emotions when it comes to your body confidence, then you will understand how draining this can be. You will also understand how hard it can be for you to stop those thoughts and think positively about yourself, and this is because you genuinely believe that what you are seeing is true.

Stop the Fat Talk

When you talk with your friends, you may tell them that you look fat. This encourages your friends to say that you’re not and that they are fatter than you. Even though this is a joke, it can hinder your own body confidence and it probably isn’t helping your friends either. For this reason, you need to stop the fat talk while also trying to keep the conversation on morepositive topics. For example, the new clothes that you have bought or even what you did at the weekend.

Take Action

If you are unhappy with your body and workouts aren’t working consider going to thebest liposuction surgeon you can find.  If that isn’t an option for you then think about the things you don’t like about yourself. If you hate your thighs and hips then try and think about something positive instead. For example, maybe your hips and thighs allow you to hula-hoop better than everyone else, or maybe they allow you to take part in a Zumba class and really get your groove on. When you start talking about your body in a positive way, your mind will eventually follow.

Make Notes

If you want to make a change then you need to break the habits that you have now while also creating new habits.  You will want to take a month or so before you do this so you can really get it into your head about what you want to do. If you can’t change the way that you think because you think that you are lying about yourself then try and talk to a friend. When they pay you a compliment, don’t just brush it off, instead, write it down and then tape it onto the mirror, When you start getting compliments from people and you put them into writing, you will quickly see that everything that you are saying about yourself is not true at all.

Believe in Yourself

When you get a promotion at work or when yougo to the gym and you shed a lot of weight in a week, be proud of yourself and know that you did that all on your own. You also need to be happy with what you have achieved. If you are constantly focusing on what you haven’t done rather than what you have done then this won’t do your body confidence any good and it will also make it much harder for you to move forward with your positive thoughts. For this reason, you need to believe in yourself and you also need to know that other people believe in you as well.

Do These Things To Feel Good Every Day – They Really Work

Feeling good every day can be a little tough for some. Some people are born with a naturally happy disposition, while others have a sort of middle set point that tends to lean towards the grumpy side more often than not. Which one are you? If you’re reading this, our guess is you don’t feel as happy every day as you’d like to.

If you want to feel good every day, here’s a few things you can do to change that. You may resist trying them out, but trust us, they really work!


No, it isn’t just buddhist monks who use meditation. Monks use meditation to reach enlightenment, but using meditation to be happier is more than possible too. All you have to do is get into the habit of doing it for a few minutes each day. It can be tough to sit there doing nothing at first, but after you’ve kept it up for a couple of weeks, it’ll become second nature. There are many apps out there that can help you, including Calm and Headspace. Aiming for just 5 minutes a day is fine at first. Slowly build yourself up until you’re doing around 15 minutes. It’s up to you whether you want to spend even longer – some like to make their meditation practice up to an hour!


Exercise in the morning will make you more productive and focused throughout the rest of the day, and you’ll be happier thanks to the endorphins that you’ve released. You could go for a walk, a quick jog, do a bodyweight HIIT session, or use weights to get your workout in. There are all kinds of workouts you can try out on YouTube and sites like Fitnessblender, so you have no excuse.


The food you eat can make you feel better or worse. Eating nutritious food that the body naturally craves is a great way to feel better. Eating junk is obviously going to make you feel like junk. Those who eat junk often experience a slump in the afternoon, making it tough to concentrate and get anything done. You don’t have to eat clean or forbid yourself from enjoying treats, but you should make smart choices the majority of the time.



Taking naps is a great way to safeguard your health and feel happier; many successful people take a nap for 20-30 minutes a day to help them top up their sleep and feel more productive in a flash. Make sure you set an alarm, though, so you don’t end up sleeping for too long and suffering from inertia. Then you’ll find it impossible to get up! If you nap at home, make sure your bed is suitable. It should be comfortable, with the right kind of pillows and mattress. You can learn about the different kinds of mattresses online. Find more about and you’ll be able to ensure your environment is suitable for both napping and quality sleep. It’s a good idea when napping not to get under the covers, and use a thinner blanket instead so you don’t fall straight into a deep sleep!

Help somebody else

Helping others is a much faster way to feel happier than helping ourselves. Seriously. Why not pay it forward in a coffee shop? Simply smiling at a stranger will make you both feel good too!

Gracias, Merci and Other Better Ways to Say ‘Thank You’

Thank you. These are two little words that we hear uttered over and over again. And like anything that you become too used to, the words will start to lose all meaning. Sometimes, you want a better way of expressing your thanks that truly encapsulates your gratitude for an act of kindness that someone has done for you. In this blog post, we are going to be talking about a few more effective ways that you can express your thanks to people. This way, you are better able to show people when they have done something that really matters to you.

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Use Words like ‘Appreciate’ and ‘Grateful’

There is no doubt that the phrase ‘thank you’ is overused, so you can instead use some other words that better express how you are feeling. Telling someone ‘I really appreciate it’ or ‘I am so grateful for what you did’ instantly has a much stronger meaning, and helps to convey to them that they have done so much to help you out. It may be simple, but just using some words other than ‘thank you’ can make all the difference.

Explain How They Helped You

Rather than just expressing your thanks and going no further, you can show people that you appreciate what they have done by explaining exactly how it has made a difference to you. It could be something as simple as expressing to a work colleague how busy you have been, and how pleased you are that they were able to take something off your plate. The other advantage of properly expressing your gratitude is that people are much more likely to help you out when you find yourself in a similar situation in the future.

Tell Them You Will Repay Them

People can tell that you are truly grateful when you make an offer to repay them for their kindness. Use a phrase like ‘how can I repay you?’ to do this. A lot of the time, people will respond that there is nothing that you need to do, but you can really go above and beyond by offering to do something for them anyway. Even if it is only a small gesture, people still appreciate that you have acknowledged what you have done for them.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

The old adage in the title is one that you will have heard a million times before, but that doesn’t make it any less true. So, if you have been to an event that they have organised, you could send them a personalised thank you note from Giftsin24. The simplest way of expressing your thanks is by offering a reciprocal gesture.   

These are just a few of the ways that you can go above and beyond when you are saying thank you. Expressing your gratitude is a great way to build on a relationship with someone, and it is also something which is very straightforward to do.

Reinventing You: Turning Back Time With Your Look

We can’t reverse time and completely change the decisions that we’ve started to regret when it comes to our style and beauty habits. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t start fresh. We’re going to look at ways to at least create the illusion of turning back the clock. After all, sometimes a woman finds that a style just doesn’t work for her anymore and doesn’t reflect the real her. If you’re that woman, here are a few steps worth considering.


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Start rejuvenating

You might not be able to turn back the time to undo all the choices you’ve made, but you might have more chance of winding back the clock as far as your skin and hair is concerned. Beyond a great skincare routine, getting more active and maintaining a healthy diet has been proven to reintroduce a lot of the vibrant youthfulness you might think might be gone for good. There are even cryotherapy treatments that can help tighten your skin, giving you a much more youthful look without the scary invasiveness of surgery.

Permanent isn’t always permanent

There are some things that we might think are more permanent, but truly you might have more sway over them than you think. For instance, pregnancy stretch marks might never truly disappear, but peptide full skin screams and green tea are both proven to help them heal. Laser tattoo removal is becoming more affordable for those of us with some regretful artistic choices made by our younger selves. Caring for the skin after the removal and a little patience is necessary, but it’s no longer impossible to be fully rid of a tattoo.

Say goodbye to old friends

It’s time to undergo a full wardrobe audit. That might be hard for some of us to hear who have been holding on to old favorites, even if we haven’t used them for years. But it’s time to really look at what you wear, and what you don’t. It’s not enough to take out pieces that you spot that no longer work. Empty out the whole closet and go through every single pile, clearly separating the yes pile that you still wear often and the no pile that you’ve been constantly trying to find excuses for but just can’t.

Find your muse

Of course, where you demolish, you have to rebuild once more. Where do you find your inspiration? Celebrity fashion and finding your kindred spirit in that world can be a great help. But Pinterest is a great tool for finding that style of your own, too. Spend a few weeks (or even months) collating different images of things you’ve loved from all across the web. When in doubt, work with what you’ve got. Dress to suit your skin tone, your eyes, and your hair.

Whether it’s letting go of some painful memories or begrudgingly pushing aside past choices to explore other options, creating a new you is always a great chance to discover what really works for you. It’s worth giving it a try at least once.


Quick Study: Speedy Ways to Learn New Skills

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Pretty much everyone has one or two skills that they wish they could master. But one of the main factors that seems to get in the way is time. Learning any new skills takes a great deal of commitment, but people struggle to put in the hours that it takes. When you do find time to practice learning your skill, you want to make sure that you are using it wisely. So, if you want to look for some quick ways that you can pick up new skills then these tips are here to give you a helping hand.


Set Realistic Goals


The best way to learn anything is to set yourself goals and make sure you stick to them. But you also want to make sure that the targets you are setting for yourself are actually realistic and achievable. So, your long-term goal may be to learn the guitar, but you may break this down by learning a new chord every few days and eventually build this up to learning an entire song. Learning the guitar seems too vague, whereas learning the chords is one that is actually measurable and achievable.


Think of the Obstacles that May Stand in Your Way
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When you are trying to learn a new skill, there will be all manner of obstacles that stand in your way. In the first days and weeks, this is when it can be difficult and frustrating, so this is your first barrier. Identify what else is blocking your learning and try to find ways to overcome these problems. If you find that you are easily distracted, put yourself in an environment where you can limit these distractions. If you find that time is an issue, move something out of your day like that extra half hour of TV. You will be in a much stronger position to deal with obstacles if you identify them early.


Focus on the Essentials


Once again, this is where it comes back to focusing on the sub-skills that you can teach yourself. When you are learning new skills, there are some essentials that will lead you quicker to your desired outcomes. So, if you are trying to learn a new language, it is likely that you will want to focus on the essential conversational skills rather than the complex areas of grammar. If you are learning to cook, you will want to focus on the skills that can be transferred across various different meals so try these delicious recipes. Focusing on the key areas will get you to your goal quicker.


Master One Area Before Moving On


The best way to achieve a goal is to put all your attention into that particular area. So, make sure you are entirely comfortable that you have got each subskill to the level you want before moving onto the next one. Otherwise, your attention will become too divided and you will find yourself pulled off in too many different directions at once.  

How Do You Keep Yourself In The Game?

Drive is essential. Whether you’re a professional photographer, blogger or business owner or you’re trying to get your education, a focus is an immensely powerful tool. When you drop out of “the game”, you’re prone to distraction, to sub-par efforts, and to just losing the love for what you’re passionate about. Lacking that focus and motivation is a big problem for people who don’t naturally have that drive. But it’s not a problem that can’t be solved.


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Create the right space

Whether it’s for professional or creative use, you need to make sure that your environment is conducive to hours at a time being spent in that one place. To that end, it’s recommended that you ensure you’re not using the space that’s normally for relaxing at home. Creating a home office can help you ensure you’re in an environment that doesn’t blur the lines between your work and the life outside it.

Start the day right

Perhaps you have trouble getting into gear from the start of the day. If that’s the case, then it might be because you’re not giving yourself the proper start you need with an extensive morning routine. For one, wake up with at least two hours between you and when you need to shift into ‘work mode’. Have a full morning, including a proper breakfast and a bit of a morning exercise. A bit of meditation can even help, too.

Visualize and act

One of the most effective aspects of meditation is the fact it gives you a bit of space and perspective. It’s one of the ways, but not the only one, to visualize your goals before you start the day. It might otherwise be a to-do list or a schedule for how you spend the day. Know what you want to achieve at the end of it, so you always feel like every bit of effort you’re putting in is bringing you closer to some finish line.

Treat yourself

One of the issues a lot of people have with staying energetic throughout the day is that they fail to give themselves the mindful break they need to check in on themselves and recharge. It doesn’t even have to be an extended time away from your work. Many people wouldn’t be able to work without a good cup of coffee. Make it a special treat during your work day. Instead of standard store-bought stuff, you can easily get quality coffee beans with free delivery so your treat isn’t costing you too much. If coffee isn’t your thing, prepare yourself a delicious (but hopefully healthy) snack to take ten minutes away from work with. A little breathing room can do a great deal of good.


In the long term, trying to keep your focus on one thing alone can be bad for you. You don’t necessarily have to be a full renaissance man or woman, but it’s a good idea to have at least one other passion. Alongside your work, find your creative side that you make time to engage with.. If you keep your head fully entrenched in one world for too long, it’s too easy to get sick of obsessing over the details of it for too long.

Putting in the right practices and habits might be all it takes to help you regain the ability to focus on what’s important to you. If they don’t, you might need to reexamine your priorities. What are your goals and is what you’re doing now really going to help you achieve them?


Career vs Creativity? Nurturing Your Artistic Side



You can be anything you want, they said. But let’s face it: making a living from you own creative projects – be this fiction, photography, painting, music, etc. – is pretty darn difficult. It can be pretty disheartening when you realize how many astonishingly talented artists out there simply don’t make any money from their work. Landing the sort of deals that allow you to earn a living wage from your art often has a lot to do with luck instead of sheer talent.


But those who are truly creative beings need to be able to maintain a creative life. If they don’t nurture this side of themselves, they end up feeling frustrated and even depressed. So whether or not you’re earning money, you need to find ways to pay attention to your creative side. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when it comes to balancing a career with creativity – and perhaps melding the two.




Alternative avenues of revenue


Part of the problem here is that a lot of people don’t think about all the avenues available to them when it comes to making money. For people working in arts and crafts, the likes of can help you bring in money through the creation of clothes and posters. If you’re into photography, websites like can earn you some cash when people use your content. Be open to your options and do plenty of research; while these are rarely avenues to millions, earning some money can help you take your art further and get you recognition.


Scheduling and routine


Chances are, if you’re reading an article like this for some form of advice, you’re working a full-time job. When this is the case, it can be difficult to find the time to focus on your creative endeavors. In fact, it can seem nigh-on impossible. The problem is that working on your art, as comforting as it is, does actually feel to most like work – and when they’ve just got off work, paying attention to creativity can seem like an uphill struggle, as though you’re not really taking any breaks. But try not to fall into this mindset – most people who create art for a living built their career in their “spare time” outside of work, so try not to be too discouraged. has some useful information about building a creative routine – while ‘routine’ may sound like the antithesis of creativity, it is, in fact, very much required.




Using the Internet


Building an online portfolio by creating a website and building a following on social media can be extremely useful and very encouraging. You can read more about this over at The best way you can go about this is if you don’t go in with grand expectations. By all means, put all your effort into creating a good website and making yourself known over social media, but don’t go into this assuming it’s going to land you a big break. Think of it as throwing another hook into the water; it just makes it that much more likely that people will stumble upon you.

Self Discovery Sunday

Learning about ourselves can be both difficult and amazing. Admitting when we aren’t feeling the best, is also hard, but doing so opens us up to a beautiful world of support and love. 

I was thankful when a friend opened up to me, and sent me the following poem they wrote. They allowed me to share it on here, and I am sure that many of us have felt the same as they were when they wrote it. 

“The Box”

I’m in a box

Feels like every day that my life is on the rocks

It’s tight and constricting

So many thoughts

All of them conflicting

Who am I?

How will I be defined?

I cannot say

Not until I’m out of this bind, anyway

Someone help me! I want to scream

For I am struggling to hold on to any dream

Within the box my pain is confined

Because the box, you see, is in part my mind

Every day is a struggle

Hoping for that glimmering ray
What is wrong? 
I cannot say
Not until that day
I leave the box