Daniella Whyte

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9 Reasons It’s Okay to Take a Break (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 357)


“Every person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
— Maya Angelou

Most of us work hard at what we do and we may push ourselves to the limit in order to build a company, brand a reputation, receive an award, or make money. Sometimes, however, we encounter serious problems physically, mentally, and even relationally because we aren’t making the best decisions. When that happens, everything seems to suffer.

As a person who aims to make some difference in the world, we don’t want to be seen as nonproductive or feel like we’re not doing enough. The result is that we work and work to the neglect of our health and our standards of excellence. Most important ideas come to us in quietness and a mind that is calm is one of our greatest weapons. Read more…

Stop Waiting for Perfect Timing and Favorable Conditions (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 298)


(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #30)

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.”
— Alan Cohen

Perfect timing does not exist. Completely favorable conditions do not exist. Yet people everywhere spend time detailing preferences that they think must be met before they can move forward with their life. They would rather use their energy waiting than in taking action. Waiting can be both useful and impeding at the same time. Read more…

3 Novel Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 147)

3 Novel Signs You’re Doing Just Fine

“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.”
— Alan Cohen

Work and play are two sides of the same coin. Both have to be used sparingly but not in equal measures. By nature, we know that we should work more than we play and in many cases, we do that well. But too much work and too little play indeed makes Jack a dull boy and Susan an equally as boring girl. Work and play is an equation of both/and, not either/or. You need both in your life to be successful and balanced. If you have them, you are doing just fine.  Read more…

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