Burnout is defined as extreme exhaustion caused by overworking. While productivity is essential for success with any business or job maintenance, there comes a time where breaks are absolutely necessary. People must remember that they are not machines despite how determined or focused they may be. Although many people would like more hours added onto their day, one day only consists of 24 hours and time management can only go so far. Therefore, it’s important for individuals not to spread themselves too thin. Burnout can negatively affect the quality of work on the job and the quality of everything that…

The concept of love can be interpreted differently by people all around the world. A typical phrase repeated throughout many cultures is “falling in love.” However, using the word “fall” implies that this was accidental, and therefore something you were not looking for. It also subtly infers bad news, pain, or injury.

“What happened to you? Are you alright?”

“I was not paying enough attention and fell…”

Being in love is our natural state so there is no falling necessary. In addition, love grows when cultivated and expanded upon with conscious intention.

Love by definition is unconditional. This means that…

Starting a new relationship can be both exhilarating and scary. In fact, the newness of a relationship can, quite normally, incite anxiety for some people, which is manageable if only rooted in fear. This is often referred to as relationship anxiety. The good news is that you can work to resolve this kind of anxiety.

Relationship anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry, and insecurity during the time spent in a relationship, whether old or new. It’s okay to be anxious when jumping into a new relationship. …

One of my passions is helping people create powerful, loving, conscious, sexually fulfilling relationships. So often men and women are mystified by why they keep messing up their relationships. They have deeply unsatisfying or even painful sex. They find themselves trapped in constant power struggles. They don’t know why they lose their attraction to their partner and grow distant. They may even find themselves doing destructive things, regretting their actions and words, which sabotage the relationship.

When I work with my clients they all begin in the same place: dissatisfaction with some aspect of an existing or previous relationship. (Read…

Confidence is not something that all men have but something that most men strive for. Some men feel a good amount of confidence at work or with friends, but struggle to feel confident around women. For other men, it’s the opposite.

I grew up with seven sisters, five of them older than me, and there always seemed to be a houseful of pretty girls around speaking as if I were one of them. They shared freely about the things they liked and didn’t like about guys. Some of their biggest complaints included awful hygiene, such as bad breath and body…

In recent years, much media attention has been given to Stanford psychologist Carol S. Dweck’s idea of “fixed” vs. “growth” mindsets. Describing the ways in which people tend to cope with various challenges, Dweck’s theories have radically changed our notion of how individuals sustain successful relationships and careers .

Here are just a few ways in which our mindset can affect our interactions with others while dating, and why emphasizing long-term personal growth over short-term achievement can lead to truly satisfying and healthy relationships over time.

  1. Fixed Mindset Thinking

For people who may have grown up in an environment where…

What comes up for your when you hear the word commitment? Most people think of commitment in terms of relationship. We make a commitment to be in partnership with a person. We also make commitments to ourselves. We can be committed to our work, our personal growth, our weekend plans, our pets, kids or partners. Making and keeping commitments is an integral part of being in right relationship with ourselves and each other. Sometimes it is hard work.

But for some people, committing to a course of action or another person moves beyond hard and becomes outright scary. …

No matter how confident an individual may be, the concept of self-confidence can fly right out the window when it comes to relationships. Even when your partner has chosen to be with you and expresses their love for you, it may be impossible to shake that feeling of doubt and insecurity.

This insecurity can manifest in many different ways, the most common being second-guessing, a feeling of uselessness or being “not enough,” or a constant fear of your partner leaving you. Many people worry that their flaws will be fully put on display for all to see, resulting in nothing…

It can be difficult to find balance in one’s life with so many responsibilities and relationships to juggle. We may end up feeling overwhelmed by it all. Below are four reasons you may find yourself continuing to struggle with finding and maintaining balance in your life.

You haven’t clearly defined your idea of balance.

Wishing for balance without truly understanding what it means to you is pointless. This varies for everyone, whether it means balancing one’s responsibilities, work-life, family, friends, or personal time.

Sometimes it just feels good to write down our emotions on paper. While we may not feel…

World Meditation Day was last Tuesday, May 21st; a great reason for those who have yet to experience the mental clarity of meditation to start. The benefits of meditation are vast, and have even been confirmed by scientific research over the past few years, which has found that this relaxation method can actually ease some cases of chronic pain.

People with little to no meditative experience may consider these benefits too small to actually take that first step and try it out. Others might find it intimidating and something that is best left for the professionals. However, meditation can be…

TJ Bartel

TJ Bartel is an entrepreneur, life coach, energy master, and author focused on bringing more love into the world. Learn more at http://tjbartelenergy.com/

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