self-awareness

Do You Use Your Self-Awareness to Achieve Your Goals?

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Self-awareness is an essential quality that all good leaders, team players, and high achievers have. People who are self-aware—that is, who know what their strengths, weaknesses, and values are, and how these qualities affect those surrounding them in their lives—are better able to deal with the challenges that work and life throw at them. But does having this trait automatically mean that success is a given? No, and here’s why. Being self-aware doesn’t do anything …

mindfulness

3 Reasons Your Body Wants to Start and End the Day with Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is a big topic in our cultural consciousness, but while the word itself conjures an idea that is totally mind-based, the benefits of being mindful exceed the limits of thought and mental process. They also reach into our bodies. This should be no surprise. Mindfulness is the practice of living in the present, of noticing and acknowledging your emotions, thoughts, and existence in the world. Unlike our thoughts, fears, hopes, and dreams, our bodies …

balance work and life

Trying to Balance Work and Life? If You’re an Integrator, Try This

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Everyone is trying to balance work and life these days. Work-life balance is such a sought-after concept that many companies are starting to list it on job search sites as one of the benefits of working for them. This change in attitude toward better work culture is a good thing, but work-life balance needs to be more than a buzzword for it to work. And while some workplaces are so toxic that work-life balance is …

how to practice self-love

How to Practice Self-Love in 4 Easy-to-Follow Steps

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Do you know how to practice self-love? Most of the time, it is easier to show love to others than it is to show it to yourself. You might be kind to a stranger one second, then turn around and think negative thoughts about yourself the next. Showing yourself lots of love, however, can lead to improvements in other areas of your life. You can give yourself confidence, which might allow you to put yourself …

Miami life coach

Advice from a Miami Life Coach: Signs You Need a New Job

zcsirkin Life Coaching, Self Care, work-life balance

Do you feel like you’re drowning at work? Does it feel like a chore to go into the office every day? As a Miami life coach, I’ve seen plenty of examples of workplace burnout, and while not all of them mean that a new job is necessary, there are some signs that should make you stop and think whether your current job is really the best fit for you. If you’ve been struggling at work …