TIPS & REFLECTIONS

A series of short articles on everything, from practical ways of getting things done, to how to handle your feelings and find peace in a hectic world.

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33. 3 Steps to a Successful 2011

Much as one might groan at the thought of New Year resolutions there is something compelling about endings and beginnings, even if it's only an excuse to have a party. Although calendars are merely a human attempt to create some kind of order in the universe, the beginning of a new year does provide a psychological threshold which begs to noticed. You don't have to make any plans for 2011, but then, taking a few minutes to take stock and look at how you would like the next 12 months to go could be both productive and uplifting. And what do you have to lose? 'Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right' Oprah Winfrey Success mean

32. What's Wrong With Anger?

Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.Oscar WildeAnger is a natural human response to hurt. It arises when someone cuts you up on the motorway, when someone criticises you unfairly, when someone hurts you physically. If it had words it would shout 'STOP!' If somebody is standing on your toe and you yell at them, there's a good chance they'll move. Anger has a purpose and is almost certainly Darwinian in origin. The trouble is, like other primitive emotions, it is a blunt instrument. It is the same emotion whether you are being mugged in the street or somebody takes your turn in the queue at the Post Office. In fact we'd probably all agree that queue jump