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How to Motivate Yourself to Quit Smoking through Personal Development

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One of the common vices nowadays that is hard for people to quit from is smoking. Smokers say that smoking removes stress. But whatever reason they say, it doesn’t change the fact that smoking has a bad effect on every person’s health. Smoking cigarettes has a great effect on personal development. Other people don’t want to get near smokers because of the smoke and their smell.

Smoking can weaken the human body. It can also cause bad breath or unpleasant odour because smoke sticks on clothes. Smoking also has a great effect on a person’s lungs. People can get lung cancer from smoking and there are lots of cases of death that involves lung cancer.

If you want to have a healthy body, you need to quit smoking immediately. Smokers are having a hard time removing cigarettes from their lives. Sometimes, they just realise to quit smoking when they already have sickness. The best thing to do is to motivate yourself to quit smoking. If you don’t know how, read the tips below.

Here are some tips on how to motivate yourself to quit smoking through personal development:

Start quitting

Yes! This is obvious. You need to start quitting immediately. It is hard for smokers to quit smoking in an instant. All you need to do is quit slowly. Limit the cigarette that you smoke each day until you totally remove it. For example, you can consume one pack of cigarette every day. Make it half for few days and lessen it until you get rid of your vice.

Imagine you have a lung cancer

Imagine you have lung cancer. What will your family feel if you died? Do you want to leave your kids without seeing them grow up? What will your wife/husband do if you die? Do you want your family to live without you? You need to think of what will happen to you in the future if you continue to smoke cigarettes. You definitely don’t want to die young.

Smell yourself

As I’ve mentioned in the introduction, some people don’t like the smell of cigarettes and sometimes people won’t talk to you because you have a bad odour or bad breathe. Your scent also has a great effect on a job interview. Hygiene is also one of the things that an interviewer will look on a person. There are times that you can smell the scent of cigarette on other smokers but you don’t smell yourself.

Keep away from other smokers

One of the best things to do to totally quit smoking is to keep away from other smokers. There are times that when you start to quit smoking, you will feel the urge to light a cigarette when you see people smoking. When you see smokers, all you need to do is divert your attention on other things. In that way, you won’t be influenced by them.

Keep yourself busy

You can also keep yourself busy so that you’ll forget about smoking. You can do a lot of things that will make you busy. If you always smoke after a long day of work, just chew a gum to keep your mouth busy and to get rid of cigarettes. You can do a lot of things that can make you happy and busy.

Enroll in a fitness gym

If you enroll to a fitness gym, since you want to have a healthy body, you will surely quit smoking. As I’ve mentioned, smoking can weaken the body. You won’t be able to lift a barbell or dumbbell if you are feeling weak. Enrolling into a fitness gym will also keep you busy. You can go into a gym before or after your job. You will definitely forget about smoking in that way.

THINK ABOUT Second-hand smoke

Second-hand smoke can also cause people sickness. Just think about it. When you smoke, your child can inhale the smoke that you produce. You definitely don’t want your child to get sick. Just by thinking about the people around you and thinking about their health, you might want to quit smoking. You definitely enjoy smoking but people around you are suffering.

THINK ABOUT SITUATIONS WHEN Your family DOESN’T kiss you or hug you

Since you have a bad odour because of cigarettes, there are times that your wife won’t kiss you. Your kids won’t also hug you because you smell bad. If you want to live a happy and sweet life, you must quit smoking for your own sake and your family’s sake. Just think about a life without hugs and kisses from your family.

If you quit smoking and you already have a healthy body, you will be able to live long and do happy things for more years. Remember that smoking can shorten your life. Good health means happy life.

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How to Motivate Yourself to Save Money with Personal Development

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People do anything that will make them happy or satisfied. And the most common thing that happens is they spend so much money on things that can make them happy. Learning how to save money has a great effect on every individual’s personal development. Most people who always spend money on their vices or other things usually have no savings. For example, you spend all your money on things that are not important. When the time comes that you need to buy an important thing, you have no choice but to borrow money from other people.

Even if you are spending money for your own interest, you can be able to save money. If you are saving money, you won’t have a big problem when the time comes that you need money for some important things. For example, you need to repair or change the ceiling of your house. You won’t have a problem on thinking where to get the money for the expenses because you have savings. Basically, saving money will make your life easy especially on some unexpected expenses.

Here are some tips on how to motivate yourself to save money with personal development:

Save a little

As I’ve mentioned in the introduction, even if you are spending money for your own interest, you can still able to save money. The most common mistake of a person is when they think that they can’t save money because they don’t have much money. The best way to increase your savings is to save a little but often. If you don’t start on saving money, you will just forget about it and you will just continue on spending. If you start saving money little by little but often, there are times that you won’t notice that your money is getting bigger. The more you see that your savings is increasing or rising, the more you get motivated to add more or save more.

Create a spreadsheet

If you are really willing to save money, you can create a spreadsheet for your savings. If you create a spreadsheet, you can estimate the money that you save and the exact money that you put in your bank every week or every month. You can also search for spreadsheet online that sums up all the savings for you. If you have a spreadsheet, you don’t need to sum all your savings in your head. You can also set the amount of money that you save every week or every month. For example, for the 1st week, you need to put $10 in your bank and it increases every week. You can immediately identify the amount of money that you save for the year if you do it. Make sure that you can afford to put the money that you set for each week.

Have a goal

This is one of the best things that you need have to be motivated on saving money. Having a goal on saving money can be a great help to keep you motivated. For example, you want to buy a new phone; you will definitely put money in your bank instead of spending it on some other things. There are also times when you already have the money that you need to buy your phone, but you will forget about the reason why you save money in the first place and you’ll just continue on putting money on your bank.

Choose inexpensive hobbies

Most people spend money on buying meals or other stuffs to treat themselves after a long day of hard work. Think of other things that can remove your stress or boost your mood without spending so much money. You can organise some fun things to do in your house with your friends or family. Sometimes people spend money when they are bored or lonely. You can watch a movie with your friends or family or buy some ingredients at the market and try cooking a meal that you never cooked before. There are lots of things you can do to entertain yourself or ending up the day without spending money.

Read finance blogs

Reading finance blogs can also motivate you to save money. You can get some tips and good financial habits on reading finance blogs. It is really interesting to know the lives of other people and see what they are doing to save money. You can also create your own finance blog and share some of your own tips and advice with other people. Creating your own finance blog will not only help you connect with other people that have the same way of thinking as you, but it will also motivate you to continue putting or saving money on your bank so that you can feel proud when you share how good you are doing with other people.

Look for support

If you really have a problem on saving money and you think you need an advice, don’t feel embarrassed to look for support from other people. All you need to do is to hear advice from a person who is an expert on financial matters. A financial expert will definitely come up with a plan that will help you on any money problem.

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How to Motivate Your Own Team through Career Development

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When you started studying or going to school or even when you are still a child, you definitely dreamed of being successful in your life. You definitely want to work in a company that gives a high salary to every employee and you will surely give everything you got for your career development. Starting from a normal employee, you will possibly be promoted and you will be given a chance to handle a team.

When you are handling a team, you need to be good on your team and you need to motivate them. When your team is doing well, your boss will surely praise your team or sometimes give you a prize for your hard work. If you show a good performance on your job, you will help your company to develop. If you and your team don’t perform well, you will surely be demoted or worse, you will get fired. There are also times when even if you perform well but your team didn’t, you will surely get a bad impression from your boss. Always remember that you are the leader of your team, so it’s all up to you how to make your team perform well.

Here are some tips on how to motivate your own team through career development:

 

Be a good example

The first thing you need to do is to be a good example on your team members. Since you are the leader, your team members will definitely imitate everything that you do. If you show a good example or performance on your team, they will surely do everything that you do. You need to be serious on what you do. If your team members noticed that you are just fooling around, they will definitely lose motivation.

Improve Listening skills

You also need to develop your listening skills. Make sure that your team members are listening on everything that you discuss especially when it comes to some strategies on improving your performance. As I’ve mentioned in the “Be a Good Example” section, you need to show to your team that you are serious.

Explain Company Goal

In order for your team to get serious and get motivated, you need to explain company goal. You need to explain the purpose of your company. For example, your company sells sandwich, you can tell your team that your company’s purpose is to make the best sandwich in your region. Knowing that you have a competitor will definitely keep you motivated because you want to beat them.

Be fair

You also need to be fair. Favouritism is not allowed on a team. Don’t allow your personal likes and dislikes affect your leadership. For example, there are some in your team who are not productive. You shouldn’t be one sided and shouldn’t always give your attention only to the members that are productive. You also need to motivate and talk to others. Always remember that you are a team. If you just give your time on some members, other will definitely be lazy on working.

Don’t be angry on small things

In order to make your team members respect you, you also need to respect them. Don’t be angry on small stuffs. If your team members made a mistake, you need to ask them calmly about their reason or the problem. For example, one of your team members is late, don’t shout or get mad. Ask him/her why he/she is late and tell him/her that you expect him/her to be on time the next day. Always remember that your team members are human beings that have weaknesses and strengths. They are not machines.

Set rewards

You can also give rewards to every team member that performed well for the year or month. That strategy will definitely keep your team motivated and perform with their fullest. You need to set a condition before they gain the reward. For example, you will give reward to the employee who will have no lates or absences for the month. Employees are working to earn money for their living. They will surely be happy if they gain additional rewards.

Be friendly

Yes! As a leader, you need to be kind and friendly on your team members. Your team will definitely hate you or get scared of you if you are always angry or very strict. All you need to do is talk calmly, tell your team that they can ask freely if they don’t know a certain thing about the company, or talk directly to you if they have concerns. Sometimes, the attitude of the team reflects on the leader. If you are friendly, you will gain respect on your team.

Talk about the problem

You also need to talk about the problems about your team or about their performance. Talk to the employees who are not doing well or are doing wrong. You need to correct them and give them some tips on how to improve their performance or how to do it right. You also need to talk to the employees who are doing great. Praising them will help them maintain their good performance. When an employee continues on doing wrong things, it is your power to terminate him/her. Remember that you are in one team, if one member is always doing wrong, it will affect the whole team.

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Achieving Your Dreams through Personal Development

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We all have our own unique dreams.  We dream to be successful. To become rich. To own a luxury car or to become famous here on earth. We dream big for our future and for our retirement. We want to live a happy life with someone special, raise successful children and enjoy good health.  When we start thinking about how to achieve our goals, a good place to start is with our own Personal Development.

One reason we work hard throughout our lives is to see our dreams come true. Many times our goals can’t be reached with the help of others. It’s only through our own hard work and commitment that we achieve what we set out to accomplish. The feeling that comes with knowing you’ve accomplished something is unexplainable! There are lots of positive ways to make your dreams come true. Some of them involve hard work!
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How to Motivate Yourself to Lose Weight with Personal Development

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Motivation is a key element in getting what we want.  A big part of our Personal Development is being aware of what we want and being inspired to achieve it.

Lack of motivation is a common problem for many people who struggle with their weight.  Being overweight is not easy. People who are obese experience discrimination, bullying, and negative treatment by others that leads to feelings of insecurity. This can affect the overweight person’s thoughts and well-being.
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