Being a good conversationalist is not the same as being a good speaker or orator. Conversing with someone is a private exercise and it involves more interpersonal communication. Here are few tips for becoming a better conversationalist.
1. Maintain eye contact with the person you are talking to
Maintaining eye contact is an important part of being a good conversationalist. When you lock eyes with the person you are talking to, you will hold their interest in the conversation. You will also make them feel important by showing that you are giving them your full attention. Maintaining eye contact while conversing will also enable to read a person’s expression and judge his or her reaction. Read more
By Joanna Fishman, psychcentral.com
Positive psychology often is passed off as pop psychology or New Age-y by those who haven’t actually looked into it.
The actual theory behind positive psychology was defined in 1998 by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and looks at all aspects of a person’s psychology. It does not discount traditional psychology, nor supersede it. Rather than viewing psychology purely as a treatment for the malign, however, it looks at the positive. Positive psychology is a recognized form of therapy and is offered by some counselors and psychologists. Read more
Do you spend most of your time thinking what people could be talking about you when you are not there with them? Do you take other people’s opinions about you too seriously? Here are compelling reasons why you should stop thinking about what other people think of you.
1. Opinions come without price tags
Everyone has the right to have an opinion and you will find a huge variety of suggestions and advice for your actions because they come free of cost. It does not cost anyone a single cent to give you an opinion. Because of this, it is unlikely that people will stop opining about your life whether in a good or a bad way. The key to getting over how others think about you is to remember that other people’s opinions about you do not have to become your reality. You are in control of your life, not anyone else’s. Read more
By: Gregory Rymer
Declutter Your Life!
The New Year brings hopes and dreams of a prosperous future. Sadly, a date will not reset our life. Many of us place extra stress and emotional burdens upon ourselves.
I have come to believe and have a working testimony that any resolution must not add any undue stress to our busy lifestyle. We need to declutter our schedules and our physical surroundings. We must stop thinking that we need to accept every task that is placed before us. “No” is an acceptable answer. What benefits are achieved if you are emotionally, physically and spiritually exhausted or spent? Read more