20 Major Signs of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence, I first came across this word many years ago in my teens when my elder sister bought a book on Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. This new fancy word caught my attention and I picked up the book to read it only to realize that it was above my level of comprehension at that time. I couldn’t get past a few pages because of all…

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28 Signs of an Emotional Manipulator and How to Deal with Them

“A manipulative person is great at portraying a kind and generous image of themselves in public so that no one would suspect anything from them. But behind closed doors, the story is different. The people who live with them are not safe from their abuse and the worst part is, nobody would believe that this seemingly kind and generous person could do such a thing.”Ahmed Faraz Khan…

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries in a Relationship – In-Depth Guide

One of the top characteristics of healthy relationships is the ability of both people to consciously set and maintain healthy boundaries (that includes respecting the other person’s boundaries as well). But why is it so important to set boundaries in romantic relationships? Aren’t intimate relationships supposed to be, well, intimate? Wouldn’t it make the relationship too mechanical and limited? This thinking pattern of “going with the emotional…

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30 Steps to Build A Healthy Relationship With Your Partner

Let’s be honest, the initial phase of falling in love and physical attraction is not enough to maintain and sustain a relationship in the long run. There are lots of other practical aspects involved that contribute to building a healthy relationship. The “honeymoon phase” phase for many relationships can only last for so long. That isn’t a bad thing, it’s just how we function. The initial blinding…

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8 Step Guide To Become A Better Listener

Before we dive right into how you can become a better listener in any relationship and enhance your social skills, let's look into 3 typical communication scenarios that we usually experience. Scenario #1 Imagine you are at a gathering where you are talking to Person-A, and you are expressing yourself with all your heart. You are fully engaged in converting your thoughts into words. Expressing your opinions,…

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What is MINDFULNESS? An In-depth Guide on How to be more Mindful

Being mindful and living in the present moment seems such a simple, straight forward, no-brainer thing, yet it seems to escape most of us. So much so that it has become a hot topic for many books, blogs, and seminars. Why is it that such a simple thing as being mindful seems so elusive to apply in our everyday lives? The answer is simple. We have not…

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10 Laws of Consistency | How to Stay Consistent at Anything in Life

Every single one of us has the potential to be so much more than we are, and throughout our lives, we stumble upon so many amazing ideas and take great initiatives for our growth and well-being, and we also go to great lengths to get started and get things going.  But after the initial hype settles down, we often find it difficult to be consistent and stay…

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How to Deal with Feeling Overwhelmed – 14 Practical Steps

We all know the feeling of sheer overwhelm when we have so much more to do than our tiny little plates could handle (as in “having too much on my plate”... no? Okay...). The feeling of shutting down, feeling stuck, helpless, hopeless, not knowing how all of it would get done, often mixed with the feelings of frustration and anxiety...Yep, we are all just too familiar with…

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6 Tips to Boost Your Immunity Against Coronavirus Naturally

Let’s discuss the elephant in the room. Coronavirus is everybody’s concern at the moment. Up till now, you might have seen a lot of videos and read articles on what is Coronavirus and how far Coronavirus has spread throughout the world. Most of them focus on the problem and the increasing numbers every day, which honestly can be quite stressful since it’s all that is being discussed…

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Why Silence Is So Powerful | 8 Life-Changing Benefits Of Being Silent

In a world where you are told to “Speak UP!”, and fast, witty chatter is considered as “Charisma” and “confidence”, silence and introversion might seem like a disadvantage and a sign of weakness.  But nothing could be further from the truth. Being quiet can, in fact, be a strength. You’ll find many of the extraordinary people in the history of humanity to be confidently silent. They were…

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Why Do I feel Hurt? How to Overcome Hurt Feelings?

Feelings of hurt are one of the most common feelings in human relationships whether it be personal or professional. Firstly, it is very important to understand that all negative/uncomfortable emotions have some higher purpose. They are there to serve us in some form, not to harm us. I like to call them Indicators. The purpose of these emotional indicators is to direct our attention towards something that…

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A Simple Way to Program Yourself For Happiness

The way we respond to certain things, people, and circumstances depends highly upon the ways we have observed and learned from other people. Have you ever seen a small child acting or saying things like adults do? When parents see their child acting in an unusual manner, saying and doing things he doesn’t normally do, what do the parents ask? “Where did you learn that from?!” That’s…

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Simple Habits To Heal Yourself Emotionally

Let’s be real, life is not always sunshine and rainbows. We go through lots of challenges and struggles throughout our lives.  Sometimes, certain setbacks can leave a significant imprint on us mentally and emotionally, and with all the distractions and busyness of life, we rarely ever pay attention to how it is impacting our well-being.  Many of us often live our lives with the baggage of the…

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11 Major Signs Of Jealous & Insecure People

"A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity."Robert A. Heinlein Jealousy is usually very easy to spot. You just notice the weird vibe someone is giving off and know when someone is jealous of you. But sometimes, it can be a bit difficult to spot especially when someone is hiding their envy behind a friendly mask.…

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A Complete Guide To Deal With Jealous People (Based On Psychology)

If you have stumbled upon this guide, chances are you recently had an uncomfortable interaction with someone who showed jealousy towards you and now you want to know exactly how to handle such jealous people.  Maybe you mentioned something about your progress or an achievement, or just how well things have been going for you lately, and all of a sudden you could smell hints of jealousy…

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8 Ways To Deal With Nosy People | A Helpful Guide

Do you encounter people who keep asking you annoyingly personal questions, and you can’t figure out exactly how to deal with such nosy people. Did it ever happen to you that you ended up giving in to those nosy, personal questions and telling them all about yourself when you really didn’t want to? And later on, you kick yourself for it. Answering questions about your private matters,…

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How To Stay Positive | 16 Habits To Stay Positive During Tough Times

We all go through the ups and downs of life. There are times when things work perfectly well for us and life's a breeze, and sometimes we are tested when things don’t seem to go as we desire or expect. Knowing how to stay positive during such difficult times can shift our entire experience of life. When we face a particularly challenging phase of life, we must…

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I Quit Social Media for 600+ Days – 8 Major Lessons I Learned

If you have access to the internet, you probably use some form of social media. Most people spend a great chunk of their daily lives on their phones using different forms of social media apps.  It has become a part of our lives, and honestly, social media can be used as one of the most powerful tools to strategically promote your work and build your business. Then…

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11 Powerful Steps To Get Rid Of Negative Thoughts Instantly!

Are you going through a rough patch? Do you struggle with negative thoughts and emotions and wonder if there is any way to effectively get rid of them? If so, you are not alone my friend. Practical life can sometimes throw curveballs at us in the form of challenging circumstances, past memories, and difficult people. During such times, it's a common occurrence to get stuck in the…

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12 Life Advices on How to be an Alpha Male & Stop Being a Beta

Have you struggled with your position in society? Do you find yourself trying to please people too often? Do you worry too much about others’ opinions of you or fitting-in with them? Do you tend to lose your voice in the crowd and not being able to stand up for yourself? Have you ever struggled with charisma and confidence? If any of this resonates with you, worry…

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How To Channelize Your Emotions Constructively – 18 Ideas To Get Positive Outcomes From Negative Emotions

We go through a lot of ups and downs in life experiencing a variety of strong emotions. Such strong emotions can be in the form of euphoria,  absolute joy, awe, and amazement. Sometimes they can come in a form of eye-openers and life-transforming realizations. However, the real challenge people face is while dealing with strong negative emotions and how exactly to channelize such emotions in a proactive…

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150 Affirmations for Focus – Get Mental Clarity, Achieve Goals & Beat Procrastination

Achieving life goals, overcoming procrastination, attaining mental clarity, improving memory and concentration, these are the things most of us want to master or at least get better at. In essence, all of these things boil down to our ability to Focus.  It requires sheer focus to stay committed to our goals. Laser-sharp focus is what brings mental clarity. Procrastination and Focus cannot co-exist in the same room.…

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200+ Affirmations You Must Go Through DAILY

Affirmations are simple yet powerful sentences that you repeat often to reprogram your mind and redirect your thoughts towards a positive and desired outcome, while at the same time, overcome negative thoughts and emotions. In this article, I've answered some frequently asked questions regarding the use of affirmations. You'll also find 200+ daily affirmations which are divided into 15 lists for your ease that cover several areas…

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17 Tips To Say NO Without Being Rude or Feeling Guilty

"The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say NO to almost everything." — Warren Buffet Always saying yes and agreeing to everything because of social pressure can be draining and exhausting. Have you suffered this “Ummm...yeah...sssure...” syndrome? Are you tired of being a YES-Man/Woman? We have our own life with limited time and so many things to do.  We have…

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The Art Of Simple Living: 34 Ways To Simplify Your Life Instantly!

In an age of information overload and material overflow, life has become more complex and cluttered than ever. To develop a great quality of living and to maintain your inner peace, harmony and your mental and physical health, it has become absolutely necessary to simplify your life as much as you can. What Does It Mean To Simplify Your Life? A simplified life is a life free…

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22 Excuses That Are Holding You Back & How to Stop Them

What beliefs we hold and what we choose to accept usually determines how we perform and how we experience life. Often times we unknowingly form certain disempowering beliefs that turn into excuses which profoundly impacts our growth in a negative way. In this article, we'll be looking into some of the most common excuses that hold us back from living our best life. Why It’s Important to…

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6 Psychological Habits for Ultimate Personal Growth – GROWTH MINDSET

As the famous saying goes "success/growth is 80% psychology and 20% mechanics". If we want to grow forward in different areas of life, it is necessary that we develop a clear understanding of the mindset/psychology associated with the process of growth. Many of us focus on “HOW” to succeed at a particular thing but rarely ever think about what kind of a person do we have to…

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7 Tips To Fix Your Sleep Schedule and Reset Your Circadian Rhythm Naturally

We spend one-third (⅓) of our lives sleeping. There is a good reason why we spend such a big chunk of our lives in sleep.  During sleep, we not only recover and heal physically but also mentally. Our mind filters out, reorganized, saves and deletes all tons of data we take in when we are awake. This is the reason why 3-4 days of total sleep deprivation…

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38 Traits Of A True Alpha Male

The term “Alpha Male” has been popular over the internet for quite a while now and we see its use constantly without going into what being an alpha male truly means and what actually are the alpha male traits. Let’s dive deep into what characteristics and traits do real alpha men possess so that we men can practice and develop them within our lives and be the…

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32 Tips To Be More Creative In 2019

Creativity is the essence of living a happy, healthy, and a fulfilled life. Creative people tend to be better at finding solutions, come up with life-transforming ideas, more composed and productive under stressful situations and are overall more playful, vibrant, and full of life. Contrary to what many people would think, creativity is not something that only a select few possess. We all have some form of…

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How To Have An Amazing Personality | 12 Personality Enhancing Tips

Who doesn’t want to have a great personality? A positive, radiant, and charismatic personality makes great friends and wins many hearts. It is the key to connecting with people and having a great social life. Life is much more fun and interesting when you have a good, easy-going personality. To continuously grow and become a better version of ourselves, it is essential that we consciously work on…

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18 Steps To Fix A Toxic Relationship | In-Depth Guide

Often relationships seem to start out just fine but over time develop toxic patterns that negatively affect the quality of life for both people involved. In this in-depth guide, we'll dive deep into specifically why relationships turn toxic and how in the world do you survive a toxic relationship. We'll go through 18 steps that'll help you build healthy relationships and get your life back to harmony…

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How To Overcome Helplessness

Have you ever felt helplessly stuck in a certain area of life and wondered how to overcome this feeling of helplessness? How to get unstuck? Have you ever gone through thoughts like, “I feel like I have no control, I feel totally helpless” “I don’t think that things would change, there’s no hope” These are the kind of statements I’ve heard over and over again in my…

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How To Stop Worrying About Future?

Do you have the habit of worrying too much about the future and wondered how to stop this endless thought pattern of worry? When we pay attention to our thoughts, we find that most of our time is spent either dabbling in the past or thinking about what is up ahead in the future. Basically, “what happened” and “what might happen” takes up much of our mind…

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9 Secrets For Ultimate Growth & Barakah in Your Start-Up

We spend a great chunk of our entire life in/at work. It’s safe to assume that every one of us who is professionally active seeks the "secrets" to professional growth and a fulfilling work-life, especially with regards to a startup business. Yet there are times when we get stuck and our progress seem to be limited to a certain point. And even when we do see financial…

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10 Practical Steps To Let Go Of Your Past And Move On

Let's face it, life is not always sunshine and rainbows. Many of us had our shares of challenging experiences and sometimes those past experiences and memories seem to stick on to us long after, making it harder to let go of the past and move on. Even though it might be over, the past experiences and memories continue to occupy our mind and affect the quality of…

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The King And The Magic Lamp

It all started when a young, enthusiastic prince was crowned as the new king as his father stepped down from the throne due to his ongoing illness. This new, intellectually well equipped, strategic, and smart king planned to take his kingdom to new heights. The heights his father could never achieve. Many people among his circle doubted his ability to lead the kingdom, but sure enough, he…

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How to Train Yourself to Deal with Difficult People?

Today we'll discuss how to deal with difficult people using a couple of simple techniques that we can use instantly to train our minds in advance. We all have some people in our lives that we find a bit difficult and challenging to deal with. Maybe it’s that co-worker, a friend, a neighbor or maybe someone very close to you. Do you dread dealing with them? Does…

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The Lion Amongst The Sheep – Life Lessons

Long ago, deep in the jungles lived a great community of Lions. Many lions lived freely and happily in that community. They would get together for food and adventure. Exploring every bit of the beautiful, rich jungle around them. Brave, courageous, and fearless, they were dubbed as the Kings and Queens of the jungle. Highly respected for their confident and powerful spirit. Their toughness against the harsh…

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8 Habits To Get Out Of COMFORT ZONE Everyday

You might have heard a lot about getting out of the comfort zone from motivational speakers and successful people. It all seems good in theory, but as soon as that motivational talk ends, many of us tend to go back into our usual routines. Though we don't need to be out of our comfort all the time, in fact, much of our time will be spent within…

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How to Accept Yourself? – A Complete Guide to Self-Acceptance

What is Self-Acceptance? We see a lot of Self-acceptance quotes on the internet nowadays. Maybe we too have posted it on our social media. Well, the straightforward question would be, what actually is self-acceptance? Does it refer to just accepting everything in our life and settling for whatever that is happening? Does it mean that we just give up on improving or changing? Certainly, there are a…

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7 Step Guide To Get Rid of Social Anxiety NOW!

For those of you who have been looking for ways and strategies to get more confident, natural and relaxed in social settings and completely get rid of social anxiety, your call has been answered! This is not a generic article you normally find on the internet that will give you some superficial tips and quick fixes. As it is the custom here at Online Life Guide that…

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The Golden Egg Principle – Source & Reward Balance

Chances are that most of you might be familiar with the Hen and the Golden Egg tale. Some of you might know it as the story of the Goose and the Golden egg. And if you are not aware of this tale, then that’s even better, I welcome you to it! I too was taught this tale back in the primary school, but the lesson that was…

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WHY IS CURIOSITY IMPORTANT?

Do you remember how playful, lively and curious you were as a child and how rapidly you used to learn new things? But as we age, most of us begin to lose that spark of exciting curiosity. Having a healthy curiosity is one of the key factors of youthfulness. So today we'll be discussing the amazing impacts curiosity can have on our well being and how can…

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