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Is My Manager Toxic?

Being a good manager isn’t a gift that everyone possesses, and whilst some people have what it takes to adapt to the role, others struggle to wholesomely embrace this powerful position and choose to reign with terror. Some people are often guilty of going one step too far and start to victimize you unscrupulously. From filling up your inbox with mean mails, to being unable to recognize your talent, or even resorting to threats; some behaviors are downright unhealthy in the workplace. If you had doubts about your boss, here are 9 signs they are a complete bully.

I Hate My Body! How Can I Learn To Accept Myself?

Even the most seemingly confident people often have love hate relationships with their bodies, so imagine how tough it is for people who despise their looks... Give us a magic wand, and we'd no doubt all make some changes to our appearance. Some would go for bigger boobs, or a flatter stomach, whereas others would opt for a thinner nose. The reality of the situation is that wishing you looked different won't change anything and will only further impact our self-esteem. To change how we feel about ourselves, we must learn to love and appreciate what we are and what we have.

Learn To Assert Yourself And Have The Confidence To Say No

So that’s it then, you find yourself trapped for the weekend, forced to take on more work, to look after your nephew or to go away with your in-laws. Well, what do you expect? You always say yes to everything! Being agreeable may seem like a good trait on paper, but in reality, it can make you unhappy and draw you into uncomfortable situations. Struggling to refuse requests can often be put down to an innate fear of offending or disappointing people. The time has come for you to put yourself first as well as listen to your own desires.

Why Is Sex So Difficult To Talk About?

In this day and age, we are surrounded by sex, to the point where we literally can't escape it. Whether it be in commercials, magazines, movies or even successful books, it plays an important part of our lives. Yet, for the most part, it’s not a subject that never comes up in our conversations. If we chat about it, we often feel like we are opening the door on our bedroom activities and offering our intimacy up to critical eyes. But why is this fascinating and widespread subject so shameful and taboo to talk about? Here are our explanations on why we have such a hard time chatting about one of our favorite leisure activities.

Emotional Detoxing

Emotional detoxing is a method that allows you to accept your emotions whilst simultaneously taking care of yourself. We know what you’re thinking, not another detox! Well, in fact, yes, but this one will give you the keys and techniques you need to successfully calm yourself down and gain clarity of mind without burying your feelings. This sounds pretty good to us, what about you?

What Are The 5 Narcolepsy Symptoms To Look Out For?

Sleep is one of the most essential functions for our bodies and minds because it gives us the rest necessary to recharge our batteries. Whilst many of us struggle to get enough shut-eye, drifting off isn’t a problem for everyone, and lots of people often find themselves snoozing throughout the day. Now, you have probably heard of narcolepsy before, but what does it actually mean? Well, it’s a disorder that causes uncontrollable and sudden sleep attacks and in certain cases can leave sufferers unable to move or speak. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the symptoms related to this disorder before the Sandman makes a visit.

Why Owning A Pet Is So Beneficial For Us

Who’s never been moved by a kitten or a puppy? Personally, I melt completely in front of these little balls of fur! That’s how I ended up adopting my cat. I fell in love with him, and he’s now been part of my life for 10 years! He’s a true companion with whom I interact a lot on a daily basis. Having a pet is one of the best decisions you can make. They’re a member of the family and do so much good both for our mental and physical health.

How Do I Cope With Anxiety?

Now, I want to be totally honest with you and definitely aren’t here to tell you that life with anxiety can be a complete breeze, because that would be a huge lie. If you are like me, and are faced with panic attacks, constant stress and trouble breathing, you’ll certainly recognize the realities of this disorder, but, as they say every cloud has a silver lining! Anxiety disorder sufferers of the world, you can now rejoice because there are many proven techniques out there to help us manage our conditions, so what are you waiting for? Let’s explore them right away and keep this disorder at bay!

Can We Sleep With Someone On The First Night?

“Never on the first night!” We’ve all heard or uttered this phrase before. But here you are, in front of someone attractive, looks are exchanged, and the temperature rises little by little. This is when the angel and the demon on your shoulders start the debate: Is it better to wait before sleeping with this stranger? Or can you give in to the temptation? You wouldn’t want to be thought of as promiscuous, but at the same time, you only live once. We’ll tell you right now how much patience you can or can’t have!

What Does Narcissistic Abuse Feel Like?

Narcissistic abuse is truly one of the most crushing and soul-destroying trials anyone can go through. When we are subjected to such intense emotional manipulation at the hands of someone we believe cares for us, our mental health certainly takes a hit, and we can even lose our sense of reality and end up thinking that we are the problem. Abusive relationships come in all forms; whether they are romantic, friendship based or occur in a professional setting, they are all equally damaging and agonizing. As someone who has experienced this type of abuse first-hand with my ex-boyfriend, I want to share with you what it feels like.

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Quality Of Life At Work, An Important Issue!

One of the things that attract me the most when I apply to a company is the quality of life they offer. And be careful, when I say the quality of life, it’s not just about having a table football table in the break room, with a bowl of fresh fruit. It’s a set of aspects that will enable me to feel good at work. What are they? How do you define it, and why is it such an important issue? Quality of life is a vector for performance and well-being, and it can make all the difference. Let’s explain.

10 Passive-Aggressive Examples To Help You Recognize This Behavior

We all have sarcastic and manipulative tendencies that emerge when we feel stressed or even under pressure. Although, we can't particularly be proud of this kind of behavior, we all exhibit it. These negative behaviors are usually noticeable very quickly, that is, except in passive-aggressive people who bury their emotions. These particular individuals act in the shadows but are still very harmful and toxic, especially if you are friends with or even dating one. Discover our 10 examples that will help you to spot passive-aggressive behavior, and reveal what you can do when you are confronted with it.

How To Break Up With Someone You Live With - 5 Tips To Go About It

Have you decided to end your relationship, yet you want to do it in the kindest way possible? If you are in this situation, you must go about it in the right way, regardless of what's gone on or who is to blame. Breakups can be brutal, and you don't want to inflict pain and suffering on your partner, right? But you can't exactly let yourself be unhappy for much longer either, and need to move out. Letting someone down gently is a tough balance to enact, and it involves asking yourself the right questions to make the separation as painless as possible. If you want to be able to walk away from your partner in the smoothest possible way, you're in the right place.

The Power Of Hugs, It's Time To Share The Love

Individualism is great, but deep down we all have needs and do enjoy connecting and exchanging with other people. Humans all need a little affection and comfort at some point in their lives, no matter how strong they claim to be. That's right, at certain points in our lives, we all need to feel reassured, cared for and love, and hugging does just that! The question is why is this seemingly simple gesture so important in lifting our spirits and making us feel better?

10 Morning Routine Ideas For Productivity, Plus They Take Less Than 5 Minutes

At 6:55 a.m., the dreaded alarm clock violently rings out. By 6:56 a.m., you're no doubt already stressed at the thought of having to get up, get ready and rushing around. Yet with a little motivation and 5 minutes to spare, you can transform this stressful morning ritual into a moment of relaxation. A productive day starts in the morning and motivates us to go out and be successful. Starting out right will set you up for a great rest of the day and will remodel your attitude into a winning one! Take a deep breath and put the normal stress to the back of your mind because we're about to enter a peaceful space.

Early Signs Of A Toxic Relationship, And Tips On How To Escape

It's often tough for those in abusive relationships to face the music and admit that things aren't healthy. Controlling behaviors span from constant criticism, which makes victims feel drained, to domestic abuse. If any of these situations ring true to you, then it’s probably about time you gave your relationship some thought and started thinking about leaving the relationship and moving on. We're here to discuss what qualifies a relationship as toxic and what we need to do to put an end to the abuse. After all, it's time you made your future brighter and started focusing on your wellbeing.

These Are The 10 Most Common Reasons People Divorce

Love is only said to last 3 years, which probably explains why only 50% of marriages get past the 9-year mark. Learning this made me instantly realize that I needed to start making more of an effort with my partner if I didn't want to part of this sad statistic. Relationships are tough, what with the daily grind, the invasive in-laws and the temptation to go looking for affection and attention elsewhere. Without further ado, discover the 10 most common reasons for divorce.

Why Do I Constantly Need To Be In Control?

Wanting things to go well is perfectly normal, but sometimes this need for perfection can represent a huge barrier in our lives. Do you have trouble not giving in to the temptation of micromanaging everything in your life? Does leaving things to chance make you nervous and put you on edge? Where does your need to control everything come from? Letting go and becoming more easygoing will change everything for you and help you start living your best life. Discover how to let loose and free yourself from this need.

So What If I Hate Working?

I always thought that I was surrounded by people who loved their jobs, that is until I started openly talking about how much I hate working. Let’s get one thing straight, I’ve never liked my job, but have only recently built up the courage to talk about it. That's right, I used to hide my despair under a huge smile in an effort to convince myself I was overreacting, plus I was also afraid of other people judging me. In fact, daring to share my thoughts got me asking if I was the problem; was I the black sheep? Or, were my reasons for this bold statement justified? It's time to see if are all secretly on the same wavelength.

Why Am I So Used To Falling Out Of Love At Record Speed?

My longest relationship only lasted 2 years, which might not seem like a long time, but it's a big achievement for me because I can never usually get past the 6-month mark without becoming bored stiff. Even though my past relationship have always been healthy, they've never satisfied me, which lead me to wonder am I cursed with eternal dissatisfaction? Relationships never seem to excite me for long enough and always eventually fizzle out, leaving me wanting to head for the hills. Despite my past failures, I still believe in love and want to get to the bottom of why I give up on romance so easily.

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