The People you Need in your Life

1. The Cheerleader: They cheer you on and believe in everything you do. When you mess up, they don’t even bat an eye. They keep you focused on how to push through, and are always on your side.

2. The Pusher: A pusher is someone who pushes you to be the best you can be. The pusher holds you accountable and doesn’t sit quietly when you goof up.

3. The Loyal Confidant: This is the person who loves you and will always be there to hear what’s on your mind; the good, bad and ugly. The loyal confidant not only listens but knows that any slip-ups you have don’t define you.

4. The Energizer: The energizer in your life will scoop you up and make you laugh when times are rough, reminding you to stay motivated when you want to give up.

5. The Best Friend: Your best friend is the one person that knows everything about you and loves every bit of you anyway! They can look at you from across the room and when you exchange looks know EXACTLY what you are thinking.

6. The Funny (Crazy) Friend: Funny friends remind you not to take yourself seriously, they make tense situations more comfortable with a single face gesture. These people truly can change your outlook on your day with just a single call or text.

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6 Questions to ask when you’re making a tough decision

1. What option would I choose if I knew I would definitely succeed?

2. What would I do if I didn’t feel scared?

3. Who can I talk to who’s been in my shoes?

4. What are the likely outcomes of each choice and decision?

5. What is the worst thing that could happen; what is the best thing that could happen?

6. Am I making this decision for myself, or am I choosing to please other people?

10 Things to Consider when Making a Decision

1. What strategies have you used before – and which were the most helpful for making the right choice?

2. What is your gut instinct? What does your intuition say?

3. Which of the options appeals to you the most?

4. Will you feel proud if you decide to take this step?

5. How will it affect the other people in your life?

6. If it was a friend who was making the decision, what questions would you ask them? What advice would you offer them?

7. What’s the worst thing that could happen to you here – and what are the chances that this will be the outcome? How would you cope if that actually happened?

8. Do you have to talk yourself into making the decision? If you do, then it is possible you’re making a mistake?

9. How does it line up with your purposes and goals? Does it help to move you closer to your dreams?

10. How will you feel when you look back at your life, ten years from now? Which of the options will you wish you had taken, and why?

How to Manage your Time Better

1. Have a realistic plan for your day. Don’t just work on impulse, and don’t do try to do more than you can handle.

2. Prioritize your work, and do the most important things first.

3. Know what your distractions are, and take steps to control them (for example, switch off your phone).

4. Start early, and keep on going, even when you feel discouraged or fed up.

5. Know what’s irrelevant, and don’t waste your time on unproductive, or pointless things.

6. Switch between focused work and lots of short breaks.

7. Be flexible if you meet with obstacles, or things don’t turn out the way you’d planned.

7 Helpful Life Questions

1. If you had all the money you need, how would you choose to spend your life?

2. What makes, and when do, you lose yourself … and then realise that you’d lost track of time?

3.  What lifts your spirits on a dreary, grey day?

4. When you are old, and look back on your life, what sorts of things will matter the most?

5. What are three things that you hope to achieve?

6. What kind of person do you want to be?

7. Who’s your role model for a full, well-lived life?