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8 Ways To Spot Emotional Manipulation And How To Avoid It

Having strong connections to the people in your life is a really important thing to do in order to live this human experience fully, but sometimes, we let in people who manipulate us emotionally.

Here are 8 ways to spot that emotional manipulation.

1. They turn your words against you in a negative way.

A person attempting to manipulate you emotionally might say they're someone you can confide in, but then later use your words against you as gossip or in an attempt to convince you to do something you don't want to do.

Your words can also be used against you in a confrontation.

Telling a manipulative person about something they did to hurt you, they often turn it around, making it about their own personal struggles, and make you out to be the bad guy.

Sound familiar?

2. They present themselves as someone who just wants to help.

If you need help, a good friend will step up and help you. If you ask for help, they're there for you. Even if you didn't ask for help, they'll always ask if you need anything. It's a wonderful quality to have in a friend.

But with someone who's emotionally manipulating, that help is a bargaining chip that will be used against you in the future, or as a means to acquire your assistance with a future endeavor.

3. They say one thing, do another, then claim it wasn't what they said.

This is a good one. We see it in politics a lot. People say they're going to do one thing, then do another, and then they say that they never claimed the first thing in the first place.

What? Is your memory failing you? No, you've just encountered someone who has mastered the art of manipulation.

4. They try to guilt trip you.

Friends don't try to make each other feel guilty. Sometimes we do things and feel guilt about it, but you friends shouldn't ever try to impose that guilt on you.

A manipulative person might impose a guilt trip onto you in order to get you to perform a set of actions, even if it's just an apology.

Sometimes they'll get off on having that upper hand.

5. They tend to be passive-aggressive.

This enables a manipulative person to deal with things indirectly.

They'll leave a note, talk about you behind your back, and even sometimes support your decisions before turning around and acting put out by their role in supporting your decisions.

It's difficult to deal with passive-aggressive people. The best thing to do is confront them about it.

6. They aren't ever accountable for what they do.

When it comes to the manipulative people in your life, there's always someone to blame, and it's never themselves. Always something else.

Some external factor. They blame it on their upbringing, how tired they are, how hard they work.

Does this sound familiar at all?

7. They always seem to have it worse than you.

Your friends will be there through tough times. They'll let you know that they care and offer what support they can. But a manipulative person's problems are always a little bit worse.

Your grandma is in the hospital?

Well, sorry to hear that, but I have just had back to back to back exams at school and I just can't talk to you about this. You aren't the only one with problems.

Sound familiar?

8. They lower the energy of everyone around you.

There are just some people who are like that, aren't there? You spend a little bit of time with them and you're simply exhausted when you're done. What can we do about people like this?

Break free.

We all come across manipulative people at some point in our lives. It's important to fully understand how they operate so you can free yourself of them and their influence.

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The Older You Get

7 Steps To Living A Simpler Life

"That's been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." ­– Steve Jobs

People want to live full, happy lives, but sometimes life's complexities keep us hung up in our current situations.

We find we don't have enough time, we enjoy things less, we feel so much stress, we consume too much, we obsess over our possessions, we don't live in the moment and we pursue things that just aren't right for us.

Are you still searching for your life purpose? You won't believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you!

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Well, it's time to shake all that off! These are the seven steps to living a simpler life. You can start today!

1. Declutter your home.

This is one of the most satisfying steps, so I make it number one. Look at the surfaces of your home. Your desk, your tables, your counters, etc.

Are they covered in stuff? Old mail? Dirty dishes? Nick knacks you don't really need? Take a deep breath and think about what you really NEED to keep and what can go.

The result should be a significantly less cluttered surface.

Think you're done there? Sorry to say it, no. What's hiding in your desk drawers? In your cabinets? Are they full of junk? Those need to be cleared out too. After that, what's next?

2. Get a grip on your finances.

Do you have satellite TV you never use? Do you have expenses that aren't important? Are you just spending too much money in general?

Get a grip on your finances! A great question to ask yourself is: is this a want or a need?

3. Center yourself.

It doesn't matter what faith or spirituality you follow. Or if you don't follow one at all! Find your center.

Quit rushing around, take stock of the things that are truly important to you, consider meditating, reading scripture, or whatever it is that gets you in touch with what's larger than you.

4. Be careful not to overuse technology.

Computers and smart phones are great, but don't overdo it.

If you're the kind of person who gets four hours of sleep because of computer games or the internet, it's time to take a step back and disconnect.

5. Find some alone time.

Relax, rejuvenate, and spend some time by yourself. Solitude allows your mind to relax, enhances creativity, improves your focus, and helps charge your batteries, so to speak.

6. Slow down!

We rush too much from one place to the next, one chore to the next, one job to the next, and if we're not careful, right into our graves.

Life isn't about moving as fast as you can. The finish line might not be something you want. Be present. Think about the here and now.

7. Take on one task at a time.

I am a believer in spreadsheets. I keep two spreadsheets open at all time. One for the tasks I need to do in the short term, and one for more long term tasks.

Writing out all my duties and chores like that helps me get a grip on them and not multitask. Try it!

Are you still searching for your life purpose? You won't believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you!

That's right, the numerology of your birth date, regardless of what month you were born, can reveal surprising information about your personality.

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Click HERE to learn what Numerology says about your life using only your Name and Birth Date.

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I Cannot Think Of Anyone Stronger

9 Things Your Parents Never Told You

1. They shed tears for you more times than they can count.

At your birth, they shed tears. When you took your first step, they shed tears.

When you spoke your first word, performed in your first play in school, played in your first piano recital, when you walked in your first graduation ceremony and every graduation after, they shed tears.

Your parents will be endlessly proud of every accomplishment in your life.

2. They made greater sacrifices than you could ever know.

Parents make enormous sacrifices when they have children, and that includes you. When you were a baby, nights out and sleeping all night were nearly out of the question.

As you grew up, vacations, careers, and every major goal likely took a back seat to you. There were probably even times they wanted the last piece of cake but still gave it to you.

Chances are, they never complained even once.

3. They were pretty much constantly worried for you.

Parents can be such worryworts.

But their full time job was to make sure that you grew up to be a successful adult. You'd worry too. Life is beset with traps. With any luck, your parents bestowed upon you the skills needed to avoid them.

4. You caused them pain, but they love you anyway.

There must be a special bond between mother and child after everything a mother goes through. I've been told the pain of childbirth is like crapping out a watermelon.

But picture trying to love the watermelon afterward.

5. They're not perfect.

It's one of those things I think we all realize in time. Our parents present themselves as strong people, but they're not perfect.

When you become a parent, you won't be perfect either. But you still need to be strong.

6. They love to just look at you.

You are their creation. You're there pride and joy. They've never loved someone quite like you before.

7. They hated to hear you cry.

And not because crying is annoying.

Your parents only wanted you to be happy. When you fell and scraped your knee and shed tears, they felt the pain of it too.

They were right there with you.

8. Letting you go was a terrible loss for them.

When you left to go to college, join the military or join the workforce, it stung letting you go. It was a loss for them. But it was also a great win for them.

They succeeded at what they needed to do.

9. They'd do it all again in a heart beat.

Why wouldn't they?

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5 Things Emotionally Stable People Don't Do

1. They don't get offended by other people's behavior.

The way other people act and behave around you, is not about you.

The majority of people are so caught up in their own lives and their own responsibilities, struggles, and problems, that that the way they effect you doesn't even cross their mind.

They aren't intentionally being mean or neglectful, they're just busy, and everyone can be a bit self-centered on occasion. And that's alright!

2. They don't get lost in useless drama and arguments.

Being emotionally stable means you don't have to stay and fight all the petty arguments and battles that are thrown in your face.

You have no reason to stick around and respond to people's rude remarks and pointless negativity. Don't respond with insults, just walk away and keep your head high.

3. They don't let one bad day get them down.

Sometimes the worst things can bring you the best places. Just because it seems like your cursed right now, doesn't mean that's what the rest of your life is going to be like.

No matter how horrible things may seem, you can't give up. Just because something bad happened, doesn't mean it's the end of the world.

4. They don't think they're perfect.

Regardless of what people may think, you can disappoint people and still be good enough. Everyone from Albert Einstein to Michael Jordan and experienced tremendous failure.

You're going to disappoint people in your life and other people are going to disappoint you. It's not because we're all heartless, but because we're human.

Don't expect perfection and you won't be disappointed.

5. They don't hate themselves.

Everyone finds them self drowning the sea of self-hate on occasion. It happens. However, bear in mind, you were not born to feel this way.

Some past experience has enforced the message that something is innately wrong with you, and you internalized the lie, accepting it as truth.

We need to challenge these false beliefs and bring back our sense of self-respect. It's going to be hard and it's not going to happen overnight.

Are you still searching for your life purpose? You won't believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you!

That's right, the numerology of your birth date, regardless of what month you were born, can reveal surprising information about your personality.

Unlock the messages hidden in your Personality Code now with your free personalized video report!

Click HERE to learn what Numerology says about your life using only your Name and Birth Date.

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Pick A Day To Relax

7 Simple Things People Who Love Themselves Do Every Day

1. They remember to take ownership of their lives.

Happy people have no problem taking ownership of their lives. This includes mistakes, successes, failures, and everything in between.

When you're happy, you don't need to pass off blame when you mess up, nor do you really need to make a big fuss if you've been successful or have done something right.

This sense of ownership indicates a desire to please themselves with their successes and become a better person with their failures.

Truly, to a happy person, these things are about them, not the people around them.

2. The company they keep adds value to their lives.

Happy people only keep company that adds some kind of value to their lives.

It's not to say that they're surrounding themselves with yes men and women or people who will consistently validate their existence.

But these are people who make them happy, who they have things in common with, and who challenge them and help them grow every single day.

These aren't friends you catch up and drink with every single night. These friends serve such a larger purpose than that. And that purpose is returned to those friends as well.

The company that happy people keep helps them become the best person they can possibly be.

3. They never stop learning.

For happy people, getting your diploma isn't where education ends. Every day is about learning more and knowing what's going on in the world around you.

Happy people love picking up new hobbies, new talents, new skills, and acquiring new information to apply to their lives.

Happy people have no problem reading a dense book or enrolling in a few classes at the local community college to sharpen themselves on a certain subject or learn how to do something fun that they've always wanted to do.

These are the kinds of people who have fulfilling careers but still want to go out and get their yoga teaching credentials.

Happy people understand that education isn't a chore, but a way to enrich yourself and help you lead a fuller life.

4. They see life as full of abundance.

For happy people, there is hope in every sunrise and a path forward through every failure. The universe provides abundance to us all in so many ways, but for many of us, it's about seizing it.

Happy people have mastered the ability to seize that abundance and make it work to their advantage. Not only seize it, but see it when it presents itself.

Realizing that their lives are full of abundance makes them even happier people, especially when they can share it.

5. They focus in on what they can control.

Too often we find ourselves getting caught up on disasters and problems and setbacks that none of us are truly in control of. Happy people don't have time for any of that.

Sure, there are things that are even out of their control, but why would they stop and dwell on it?

Instead of focusing on all of the numerous things that happen that are out of their control, they focus in on what is in their control - on what they can influence in their lives.

By focusing on what they can do instead of what they can't, they build a better, more fulfilling life for themselves.

6. Their health is a top priority.

If you don't feel good, you have a heck of a time feeling happy, and happy people understand that. Happy people take care of their bodies and their health because their bodies truly are their temples.

If you're feeling broken down and tired, how can you pursue the things that truly make you happy? It becomes exponentially more difficult the worse shape you're in.

7.They understand that they are good enough as they are.

This one's an easy one to grasp. Happy people know that they're good enough as they are. Why? Because there truly isn't any measure of excellence for you except what you decide.

Even if you aren't perfect, you know you're trying your best and you can really get a lot of joy out of that. And remember, no one but you can decide if you're good enough.

Are you still searching for your life purpose? You won't believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you!

That's right, the numerology of your birth date, regardless of what month you were born, can reveal surprising information about your personality.

Unlock the messages hidden in your Personality Code now with your free personalized video report!

Click HERE to learn what Numerology says about your life using only your Name and Birth Date.

If you found this information interesting or helpful, please remember to SHARE the article with your family and friends on Facebook!