Productivity. Have you ever had one of those days where you sit down in front of your computer at work and suddenly it’s lunch time and you’ve barely gotten through all your emails? Or when you get home and sit down for “just a moment” to relax and suddenly it’s time for dinner? I feel … More 5 Easy Ways to Be More Productive TODAY
“Telling someone how you feel is honestly the hardest thing ever.” -Unknown Many of us have been shaped by the self-made-man or self-made-woman motif. There’s a lot of John Wayne swagger in our images of being successful and together. And yet, if you dig underneath the neatly coiffed outward appearances, all people experience personal … More 4 Tips to Telling Someone Something That Matters
“Intention leads to behaviors which lead to habits which lead to personality development which leads to destiny.” -Jack Kornfield Many great and creative minds say it’s all about intention. “Our intention creates our reality.” -Wayne Dyer “Let the power of intention lead the way.” -Sharon Salzberg “All that counts in life is intention.” … More 4 Steps to Up Your Active Re-Intention
At The Back Forty, we have been blogging for roughly eight months and during that time have posted over 130 different articles across more than nine different topics. We do our best to come up with lots of unique content to share with you! Today, I would love to get some feedback about your favorite … More Poll: What is Your Favorite Thing to Read About?
As I sit down to write my final tip in this series, I am realizing that this tip is the easiest…and the hardest tip to follow. What is so easy and yet so hard? Believing. None of the tips I have given you will be of any help at all if you don’t truly believe … More Expert Tip #10: Believe!
Have you ever said, “it’s just not the right time”? I bet you have. After all, with age comes knowledge and some things need to happen at a certain time in order to succeed. Or at least that’s what we think. If you take a moment to think about what you have held off on … More Expert Tip #9: Play Again
Curiosity is something that has a general air of positivity surrounding it. Curiosity causes invention, creativity, creation, excitement, and more. So, it is no wonder that a wonderful way to help you win your midlife experience would be through being curious. However, as we grow older we adapt a mindset that we know enough, that we … More Expert Tip #8: Become Curious Again
Regardless of if you feel you are in the middle of a midlife crisis or not, let’s face it, midlife is full of obstacles. Between children, parents, work, and finances there are endless pitfalls that seem to spring up out of nowhere. These “crises” are going to happen and anyone who tells you that you … More Expert Tip #5: See Midlife Crises as Opportunities
Somewhat similarly to last week’s tip (Take Stock of Your Gifts & Talents), I have a question to ask you. When was the last time you actually sat down to think of your values? I seriously doubt that anyone in midlife can say that they hold the same values as they did in their 20s, … More Expert Tip #4: Re-Evaluate Your Life
Everyone has gifts and talents. But when was the last time you actually took the time to take stock of those gifts and talents? As you have been growing older, you have also been building skills and discovering talents that you didn’t possess when you were younger. Some of your talents were created by conscious … More Expert Tip #3: Take Stock of Your Gifts and Talents