Manage Bankcard How to Live Alone and Enjoy Your Own Company

Living alone can be challenging in an urban environments where everyone appears to be preoccupied with themselves and those in their own circle.You may have some acquaintances, but friends are few and far between.A friend is someone you can talk to and will listen to you without being judgmental or so quick to give you advice. It is someone who is willing to provide tangible or intangible help when you need it. The point is that certain friends may be able to provide tangible help and some may not. But any friend can provide intangible help. And, it must be reciprocal.No one who is your friend will argue with you or criticize you. Anyone who does that is clearly not your friend.

Living Alone is a Great Opportunity
Living alone allows you the time and opportunity to look within and work on developing your kingdom of heaven within. It is an opportunity to build on your strengths, learn a new skill, branch off into a new career, or just start a new hobby which may take you in a new and self-fulfilling direction.Whether your environment is an apartment or house, it must be a place that you look forward to after a busy day. If you’re someone who dislikes clutter, by all means, unclutter it. Trying to find an important item is a stressful experience. Having a place for everything and everything in its place makes for a more pleasurable situation.Challenge Your Brain. Keep it Active
Be prepared to challenge your brain. It is capable of acquiring new information, making creative associations, and learning whatever you choose to as long as you live. Clutter destroys your time and impact upon you emotionally. Your brain needs to be clear to do the things mentioned above. Keeping your brain active benefits you physically and helps to prolong your life.Earlier I made the distinction between friends and acquaintances. Having friends are a great asset, but acquaintances can wreck havoc on your time and emotions if they are not managed properly. The quality of your relationships is extremely important.

Manage Your Relationships
Make sure that your relationships meet your need for love and belonging. Your love will come from your friends, be they relatives or otherwise. Your need for belonging is met by your involvement in your church, club, and other organizations. Friends and acquaintances can grow out of any of these involvements.By making the best of living alone, when these relationships emerge, you will be a more interesting person and it will help you to be more selective as to who you would let in your life and into your circle.Every day you on this earth should be a holiday. Make it so whether you are alone or otherwise.

Fear This My Fellow Athlete

Competition is good, just as fear is good – if you will use it to your advantage rather than letting it use you. Fear can frazzle us to make mistakes, become uncertain, and anxious, but fear used to our advantage can propel us to greatness. It’s a double-edged sword. Since fear is internal, you own it, it’s yours to use as you will, if you ignore it, it might hurt you, if you use it, it can help you, give you the edge, especially in competition. How might I know this?

Well, I supposed any seasoned competitor in the human endeavor or athlete understands exactly what I am saying, but in case you need more examples to help you better understand this concept, by all means keep reading.

Recently, I read an interesting article online and watched a great video sponsored by Expert Sports Performance, the video was titled: “How Talented Athletes Deal with Fear,” by Loren Fogelman, a well-known sports psychologist.

In my view I believe that Fear is a wonderful thing, a huge driver of the human psyche, but Loren Fogelman reminds me of the truth that: “it motivates some and stops others dead in their tracks,” which is absolutely a fact.

Still, I believe that if FEAR stops someone from achieving or causes them to choke under pressure, then I would submit to you that:

1.) They don’t understand what fear is; and,
2.) They are not using FEAR as an adrenal shot for peak performance

Well, I say; too bad for them, if they are competing against me or my team. Fear can be a weakness if you let it, or high-octane when you need it, YOU decide which. “It’s all in your head” I always say. Anyway, that’s the way I see it. A great book to read is: “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!” published by in the 80s as a motivational type book.

As a competitive runner, I used to imagine footsteps behind me and ready to pass. Interestingly enough, I was a pretty good athlete so that didn’t happen much, but when it actually did happen it’s a sound you never forget. This imagination during competitive races propelled me to stay on pace or increase my speed opening up a large gap between me and the other runners. Sometimes when I am out training even today, I will listen to my feet hit the trail and pick up the sounds of the echo and amplify them in my brain to simulate those ever-feared footsteps, thus, propelling me to run faster and faster.