If you want a core as strong as vibranium (a Black Panther reference), you're going to have to start focusing on your abdominal muscles during your workouts. We know you've got a lot going on, so in order to save you time, we compiled some of our favorite ab workouts that will leave you so sore. We're talking every time you laugh, sneeze, and move type of sore. On a more serious note, with consistency, these workouts will help strengthen your abdominal muscles. If you're after a six-pack or tighter abs, don't forget to follow a clean nutritional program; ab workouts alone won't reduce body fat. A clean diet plus core-focused workouts and consistency will help you reach your goals.
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Just another example of how much you gain by listening. Music isn’t just a means of entertaining ourselves: it can also encourage creativity and help us become more productive. Listening to music can also be therapeutic, relieving feelings of stress so you can concentrate better. Research has found that certain types of music can be beneficial to us while we work. Some types of music seem to help with learning and improve our ability to process information. Other types help block out distracting background noise. Still other types sync with our brain waves to induce “eureka moments." So, if you’re struggling with productivity and want to know what you should be listening to, read on. These are the six types of music that will give you a major boost in productivity.
1. Classical Music
Researchers have long claimed that listening to classical music can help people perform tasks more efficiently. This theory, which has been dubbed “the Mozart Effect,” suggests that listening to classical composers can enhance brain activity and act as a catalyst for improving health and well-being. Various studies have confirmed that listening to classical music enhances one's ability to manipulate shapes and solve spatial puzzles. The absence of words in the music may be one factor, as songs that contain lyrics have been found to be a distraction when you’re trying to focus. And classical music is known for being calming, relaxing and helping reduce stress. This genre of music has been found to help students perform 12 percent better on their exams. Some selections, like Beethoven's “Für Elise,” seem to help students study longer and retain more information.
Here are other few classical selections you can use to boost productivity while working:
Listening to the sounds of nature, like waves crashing or a babbling brook, has been shown to enhance cognitive function and concentration. Nature sounds work best when they’re soothing sounds, such as flowing water or rainfall, while more jarring noises such as bird calls and animal noises can be distracting. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered that natural sounds boost moods and focus. The study found employees were more productive and had more positive feelings when nature sounds were playing in the background while they worked.
This may be because nature sounds helped mask harsher, more distracting noises, such as people talking or typing. Researchers found that workers not only performed better on tasks, but calming nature sounds also had a restorative effect on cognitive abilities. Here are some selections to try:3. Cinematic Music
An intense film score can make you feel like you’re doing something inspiring or important, even if you’re just chipping away at your to-do list. A grandiose, epic soundtrack playing in the background may make even the most mundane tasks feel like you’re changing the world, thus heightening your concentration and productivity. Cinematic music scores can be empowering, lifting your spirits and brightening your mood. So, if you’re feeling tired and drained, try listening to some epic-style cinematic music to give you that extra boost of motivation. Some great movie scores to try include:
4. Video Game Music
It might seem strange, but listening to music composed for video games can be a great tool to help you focus. Every element of a video game is designed to create an enhanced gaming experience for all your senses, and the music has been composed specifically to help you focus on your task without being distracted by a cacophony of sounds. This music generally has no lyrics or human voices and is fairly fast-paced to keep you moving forward. Many of these video games involve solving puzzles and dealing with intense situations, so you’re subjecting yourself to simulated stressful challenges. Video games have invested a lot of resources in figuring out the perfect balance to the music they use. Video game music is composed in a way that keeps you engaged as you evaluate, navigate and often fight your way through these make-believe worlds. These musical compositions may be just the thing to propel you onward and keep you zooming through your tasks and daily to-do list. Here are some excellent video game music selections to check out:
Some research suggests that it’s not the type of music that’s important in helping you stay focused and productive, but the tempo of that music. Studies have found that music with 50 to 80 beats per minute can enhance and stimulate creativity and learning. Dr. Emma Gray, a cognitive behavioral therapist, worked with Spotify to research the benefits of certain types of music. She found that listening to music set in the 50- to 80-beat range puts the brain into an alpha state. When we’re awake, we’re typically in a state of mind known as beta, a heightened state of alertness where our brain-wave activity is between 14 and 30 HZ. When our brain slows to between 7 and 14 HZ, we’re in a more relaxed alpha state of mind that allows us to be more receptive and open, and less critical. This state of mind is what scientists associate with activities that involve our imagination, memory and intuition, including our “eureka moments.” If you have ever listened to music that you’re familiar with, only to find yourself deep in thought and not really hearing the music at all, this is an alpha state induced by music. You’re tuning out while being tuned in. It works best to find songs you’re familiar with and set at 50 to 80 beats per minute. Here’s a playlist of songs in that range, including these popular tunes:
6. Your favorite music
When it comes to tackling projects that you’re not really excited about, it can help to put on music you enjoy. Studies have found that putting on your favorite type of music can improve your mood and productivity. Teresa Lesiuk, an assistant professor in the music therapy program at the University of Miami, found that personal choice in music is important when deciding what to listen to while working, especially for those who are moderately skilled at their jobs. Her research found that participants who listened to music they enjoyed completed their tasks faster and came up with better ideas than those who didn't because the music helped them feel better and improved their mood.
The only time this didn’t hold true was if the music participants listened to was distracting, such as having a beat that was too fast or lyrics that caught their attention. So, the next time you need to plow through a mountain of paperwork or stay focused on a task, try turning on your favorite tunes.
Article by Cecilia Levine
Erin Poppe, 13 of Franklin Lakes, was the first World Champion Irish Dancer to come out of The Jig Factory in Ridgewood (owned and operated by Susan Daly Stanek). Erin Poppe of Franklin Lakes has only been Irish dancing for seven years and she's already among the best in the world. The 13-year-old became the Ridgewood Jig Factory's first World Champion last April, when she won the Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa (CRDM) World Championships for her age group in Dublin. In the past year alone, she placed second at the national competition Rince Tuatha Nua (RTN), second at the RTN New England Championships, and third at the RTN Mid Atlantic Championships. But dancing isn't just about winning for Poppe. "No matter what is going on in my life, when I dance it makes me feel so much better," said the teen, an eighth grader at Franklin Avenue Middle School. "My friends and teachers at the studio are the most supportive, kind, and loving people, and I am so thankful that dance has connected me to them."
Irish dance has also connected Poppe to her heritage, taking her to Ireland and a step dancing summer camp in the Berkshires. She has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and on television shows including Wonderama and Good Day New York. Next month, Poppe will be traveling to Killarney, Ireland to compete in this year's World Championships. "I learn more about the culture and roots of my heritage everyday through dance," the dancer said. Poppe isn't sure whether or not she wants to pursue Irish dance as a career, but there's one thing she does know for sure: "I will continue to dance for a very long time."
How does Fight Club fit in to your career? We’ll tell you. Here are 10 inspirational movies you should watch to enhance your productivity at work. We’ve walked into movies and walked out with a different feeling and perspective. Movies have the potential to motivate and influence people’s decisions. Sometimes, movies could be the motivational ladder to our desired success and productivity at work. So, here in this article, we are listing 10 inspirational movies you should watch to enhance your productivity at work.
1. Fight Club: Detachment and materialism
Fight Club is one film which offers more than just a few lessons about success. However, one of the biggest lessons you can learn from this film is that of emotional detachment and materialism. According to Tyler Durden: Fight Club is about getting yourself freed from the shackles of modern lifestyle, which emasculates and imprisons and you, by being willing to risk death, give, and receive pain. This is one of those movies which you can watch again, and again, finding a valuable lesson each time.
2. Pumping Iron: Assertion and self-belief
Pumping Iron isn’t just a film for body builders. Not at all. It is a movie for people who like to capture the power of assertion and self-belief in action. Arnold shares his personal beliefs, mindset, and attitude, in the documentary classic, which keep you inspired as you watch.
3. The Secret: Positive attitude
This movie is based on The Law Of Attraction. Although most people are skeptical about this Law Of Attraction, The Secret portrays a positive philosophy of life. The movie has a major objective: to help people lead better lives by changing their attitudes. So, for anyone who’s looking for motivation and inspiration, The Secret is a film that perfectly does that.
4. The Social Network: Entitlement
Most people are familiar with the success of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and The Social Network movie.The movie inspires everyone to feel that they deserve success while showing some drawbacks which a successful person can experience with the creation of legal rows and backstabbing.
5. Yes Man: Seize opportunities
This is a fun movie which everyone can appreciate. Carl Allen, played by Jim Carrey, lives an unfulfilled and average life.He found himself at a seminar known as ‘Yes,’ and then, his life made an interesting turnaround. The movie will get you thinking about every opportunity you may have lost by saying ‘no.’
6. Limitless: Get things done
Bradley Cooper plays Eddie Morra, a procrastinating writer. After being introduced to some new drug, his life took an immediate shift.You can’t help but to watch this movie..again, and again…and again… And get in on its narcotic action. Instead of using drugs, however, the movie will enlighten and inspire you to think about everything you can be doing with your life.
It’s a film that will arouse you to take action, and yield results in life.
7. The Wolf Of Wall Street: Prosperity And drive
Based on Jordan Belfort’s true story, this movie is one which demonstrates some things that can be bought with money, and others that cannot. One cannot help to watch The Wolf Of Wall Street and be empowered by the performance of DiCapprio. It is a movie which will make you re-evaluate your life, and get you aiming for better things.
8. The Words: Take control of your work
Another movie which features Bradley Cooper played as a struggling writer. This movie demonstrates how tough success can be, how it can provoke you to throw in the towel, or in this case, copy another person.
The Words will inspire you to take control of your job, and do your best with whatever you have.
9. The Pursuit Of Happyness: Never give up
This is a beautiful movie that will touch you emotionally. Chris Gardner, played by Will Smith, is a salesman who experiences a great struggle financially, becoming homeless.
In Pursuit of Happiness will inspire you never to give up on yourself, and not give room to circumstances destroying your dreams.
10. Good Will Hunting: Competence
This is another touching movie containing inspiring conversations between Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) and Will Hunting (Matthew Damon). Good Will Hunting is a movie for everyone who’s got talent, but don’t believe themselves deserving of success. It will certainly motivate and prove you competent.
There you have it. A list of 10 movies to boost your productivity at work. Watch these movies at your leisure time, and experience a positive boost almost immediately.
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Sorry, soup, but you’re just not cutting it when it comes to warming us up this winter. Nope, right now, only ramen will do (and we don’t mean that stuff that comes in a styrofoam cup)! We’re talking real Japanese-style ramen—savory broth, oodles of noodles, and a host of yummy toppings served in an oversized, piping-hot bowl.
Menya Sandaime (1638 Parker Avenue, Fort Lee, (201) 482-4141, BYOB)
Of all the ramen restaurants in this roundup, this one rules the roost. With only about 20 seats to go around, this place is small (they don’t take rezzies, so expect a short wait), but packs a serious punch when it comes to authenticity. For proof, look no further than the glass window outside the kitchen, where you can watch the staff preparing mounds of fresh, house-made noodles! We copped a squat at the counter to try the Karakuchi Ramen (noodles served in a spicy, Tokyo-style pork broth and topped with grilled pork belly, scallions, a marinated egg, bean sprouts, and spinach). The pork belly was cooked to perfection; overall, just a great and flavorful bowl. Even though the portions here are generous, we couldn’t help but want more.
Kimchi Smoke (301 Center Avenue, Westwood, (201) 497-6333, BYOB)
You might not immediately think to head to a BBQ joint when you’re jonesing for Japanese ramen, but appearances can be deceiving. Sure, the menu is stocked with award-winning faves like ribs and briskets, but look closer and you’ll discover they also serve up all kinds of ingenious ramen creations, including the Austin Ramen Cho 1.5 (smoked brisket, Fatboy Bourbon Chipotle Sauce, smoked kimchi, cheese, bacon, scallions, and a Gochu glaze served on a ramen burger bun; $16) as well as their own over-the-top take on traditional ramen —when you’re lucky enough to get it, that is. Offered only on Tuesday nights starting the end of February, it sells out FAST!
Tori Ramen Chicken (40 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood, (201) 857-0908, BYOB)
This Ridgewood noodle house opened last year specializes in one thing—ramen!— and take their noodles to the next level, offering no less than fifteen flavorful options, including meats, vegetables, and tofu. We ordered the vegetarian option, and while it was a little plain, it was done well and loaded with broccoli, corn, water chestnuts, carrots, snap peas, scallions, zucchini, and cabbage. We also sampled the seafood bowl, which was swimming with muscles, fish cakes, shrimp, clams, and more. Both bowls were topped with an egg, and the noodles were cooked to perfection. Fast, family-friendly service, too!
Batten Ramen (2024 Center Avenue, Fort Lee, (201) 461-5465, BYOB)
This no-frills nook located at the Oaktree Mall Shopping Center is the perfect place to slurp up a bowl of ramen goodness when you’re on the go. We popped in for lunch with the kids, who appreciated the photo-driven menu, so they could see exactly what they’ll be getting (we loved the complimentary hot tea we were served while we decided what to order). We settled on the Batten Ramen—their signature bowl featuring piping hot pork broth, wheat noodles, chunks of pork, bamboo shoots, egg, and scallions—and an order of the Vegetable and Pork Goyza, which complemented the flavorful (though slightly murky) broth perfectly. With our appetites amply abated, we were in and out in no time—easy peasy!
Somewhere between a reuben and a Cuban, the New Jersey sloppy joe is worlds away from the saucy sandwich your elementary school cafeteria served. Ask for a sloppy joe in northern New Jersey, and you won’t get a tomato-sauced ground meat sandwich on a bun. In this part of the country, where I grew up, a sloppy joe is something else entirely. It’s a triple decker sandwich—cold deli meat and cheese on dense rye bread—glued together with coleslaw and Russian dressing.
The New Jersey sloppy joe is, like many dishes native to my home state—like Taylor ham or disco fries—a bit of an enigma. It’s similar to a Reuben, not quite a Rachel (turkey subbing in for corned beef with coleslaw and Russian on griddled rye). No one is exactly sure where the sandwich came from, but it sure lives in northern New Jersey now. While many have opinions on the origin of the joe, nothing is certain except for a few details. It all started at a bar in Cuba in the 1930s. Probably. The mayor of Maplewood, New Jersey, at the time, Thomas Sweeney, spent some time at a Havana bar called Sloppy Joe’s, where he was served a multilayer cocktail sandwich. Sweeney liked the sandwich so much that he commissioned some friends, Heinz Burdorf and Fred Joost, the owners of the Town Hall Deli in South Orange, New Jersey, to re-create the dish. The resulting ham, beef tongue, and Swiss sandwich became a staple at the deli. “No one has a clear story about the sandwiches,” Matt Wonski, vice president of the Town Hall Deli, told me on a quiet Sunday morning at the restaurant. Wonski’s father bought Town Hall in 2001 from Burdorf’s family. Even a special 2016 pilgrimage to Sloppy Joe’s in Havana shed little light on the matter for Wonski.
And then there’s the Jewish version, just as popular as the original around New Jersey. To keep it Kosher, Eppes Essen, a deli in Livingston, uses three layers of meat instead of cheese, and no ham. Jeff La, who’s been general manager for the past 15 years, noted their best-seller has turkey, corned beef, and roast beef. Eppes Essen also has a unique coleslaw method: They mix mayonnaise into four-day brined cabbage, then strain out excess liquid. “We’re the only place that does that,” crowed La. “I probably have the best coleslaw in the United States.” After coleslaw, Russian dressing is key, and it’s never just ketchup and mayo. While no one was willing to share their exact recipe, Morgan revealed they use mayonnaise and relish, but no ketchup, and La expressed an affinity for chile sauce. Though it’s rare to see a sloppy joe on a menu outside of northern New Jersey, Wonski, Morgan, and La ship sandwiches around the country. Wonski, who ships about 30 a week, keeps a map above the register with a red pin stuck into each place he’s sent a sandwich. Morgan knows every February he’ll send 20 joes to a woman in Michigan for her Super Bowl party. “I ship sandwiches so far I don’t even know how they find out we exist.”But people do find out, because there’s nothing quite like a sloppy joe. La considers it a Jewish creation (as do half of my relatives); the other half say it’s a riff on an Italian sub. It’s definitely sort of Cuban. Wonski and Morgan, however, maintain the sloppy joe is something else entirely: “New Jerseyan."
New Jersey Sloppy Joe
½ pound green cabbage, shredded
¼ cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
½ cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons Heinz chile sauce (or 3 tablespoons ketchup + ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce + ½ teaspoon chile powder)
3 tablespoons pickle relish
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 loaf unsliced rye bread, ploughman-style or boule
½ pound sliced turkey, ham, roast beef, pastrami, or tongue (pick two)
¼ pound swiss cheese
2 tablespoons butter, slightly softened
The secret to a sloppy joe is to go as DIY as possible. While you don’t have to start making your own deli meat, to get the best possible joe, the Russian dressing and coleslaw must be homemade.
Combine the cabbage, vinegar, sugar, and ½ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl and massage it with your hands to break down the fibers. Season well with black pepper and toss. Set aside for at least a few hours, ideally overnight (in the refrigerator). When you're ready to assemble the sandwich, drain any excess liquid from the slaw. There will be leftovers. Make another sandwich tomorrow.
In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, chile sauce, relish, hot sauce, and onion powder. Season with salt to taste. There will be leftovers.
If using a ploughman-style loaf of rye bread, work horizontally and slice three ¼-inch pieces from the center of the loaf. If using a boule, work vertically and slice three ¼-inch slices from the center of the loaf. Lightly butter one slice of bread, then, working from the outside in, lay on folded pieces of your first meat so that the folded edges hit the very outside of the bread. The exact amount will depend on the size of your bread. Repeat with the second slice of bread and second meat. Lay a few spoonfuls of coleslaw over each meat-covered slice of bread, fanning out the slaw with a butter knife or offset spatula so it reaches all the way to the edge of the bread evenly. Dollop a few spoonfuls of Russian dressing over the coleslaw on each slice of bread, then use the butter knife or offset spatula to evenly spread the dressing to the edges. Lay cheese evenly over the Russian dressing on both slices of bread. Place the first layer of the sandwich over the second layer. Butter the third slice of bread, then place it, butter side down, over the top layer of the sandwich. If using ploughman-style bread, cut the sandwich into thirds or quarters lengthwise, then once crosswise to make even squares (this is the style of Town Hall Deli and Eppes Essen). If using a boule, slice the sandwich into three pieces by making two diagonal lengthwise cuts (this is the style of the Millburn Deli). If you want to keep the sandwich from getting sloppy too quickly, you can stick each section with a cocktail toothpick.
Every Myers-Briggs personality type has strengths and weaknesses—but you probably already know your strengths. They’re the skills and areas that you lean into most often and with ease. But what about your Achilles’ heel—do you know yours? If not, no worries—it’s tougher to be aware of your weaknesses than strengths. In fact, many aren’t made aware of their flaws until they’re literally succumbing to them. And sometimes, you might struggle to accept certain areas of your life or certain traits you have. But seeing our vulnerabilities is the best path toward growth, so you can’t be afraid to acknowledge and work through—even if it’s scary. (Don’t know what your type is? Read this first!) Below, gain insight into what the hardest thing is for you to accept, based on your Myers-Briggs type, and then learn to grow from it.
Everyone has weaknesses—here’s the hardest thing for you to accept, based on your Myers-Briggs personality type.ISFJ: Perfect behavior doesn’t mean a perfect relationship. You work hard to follow the rules and keep others happy. If only that were all it took to have great relationships with friends, family and partners, right? Sometimes though, you value peace too much and honesty too little. Speaking up and sharing your innermost beliefs can feel uncomfortable, but it’s the only way people can learn who you really are, after all.
ESFJ: You can’t hurry love. Though you just want to love, you skew impatient about the search, making dating tough. You’re always trying to fit square, triangle, and pentagon-shaped pegs into round holes. You’re at your best when relaxed, around friends, and taking charge of life with activities they enjoy. That’s also, ironically, when you’ll probably meet a promising S.O.
ISTJ: Responsibility only takes you so far You’re the most responsible kid in every classroom, the most diligent employee in every office, and the strongest pillar in every family. However, too much self-sacrifice can force you to repress real dreams and desires you have for yourself, which will ultimately leave you a little bit empty. Focus on at least one major goal at any given time; you deserve it.
ESTJ: Sometimes, you don’t know best You give orders and execute the plans expertly, but you rarely stop to ask for advice. Plus, you don’t love unsolicited feedback. But the better you can get at accepting help and considering others’ opinions, the better leader you will become. Although you think you know best most of the time, ignoring others’ thoughts will expose the times when that’s simply not the case.
ESFP: Some mistakes can’t be undone
You, ESFP, struggle with an impulsive streak, even though you’re frequently able to charm your way out of mistakes. But your impulsiveness is not always innocent fun; you bite back hard sometimes after getting hurt, causing more pain than you know how to rectify. This is where humbling yourself and admitting wrongdoing can go a long way. Apologizing isn’t one of your natural gifts, so practice and self-awareness are key.
ISTP: People won’t always tell you what’s up All you want is the truth, but the world isn’t as straightforward as you are. Sometimes people are dodgy or have secret malicious intent, but other times, they just can’t find the right words or know how to express what they mean. Don’t always assume what you see is what you get. Ask questions when behaviors and words don’t match.
ESTP: There are some things you must plan for Living in the moment is your MO and you believe you can figure out anything on the fly; the past is the past, and the future is fuzzy, right? You tell yourself this, but deep down know that not planning for your future destinations leaves you vulnerable to never going anywhere at all. Take time to think about your goals, and don’t be afraid to share them; emote your frustrations and fears better to others who can provide you with honest feedback.
ISFP: Vulnerability is a requirement for functioning relationships You have a huge heart but reserve emotion for your creative products, be it art, writing, or other hobbies. Honest, clear vulnerability—like telling your partner, “I love you” or revealing something that’s hurt you in the past—can often feel crippling, but it’s actually a superpower and the key to becoming closer to those you love. The right people will embrace your story; practicing trust can be terrifying and freeing, all at the same time.
ENFP: You can’t control people. As a charming extrovert with an affinity for people who are hurting or misunderstood, you always work to see the best in people, and strive to improve your relationships. Occasionally these good intentions lead to manipulation and order-giving when you don’t get an immediate desired reaction. Remember, you can’t control people. You can only state what you see and let them make their own choices. Meddling and manipulation will make you feel guilty in the aftermath.
INFP: Not everything is an attack. Highly sensitive to criticism about how you live your life, you sometimes seem quirky or different to others. You wouldn’t change your value system for anyone, but a lifetime of feeling misunderstood can take its toll, leading you to see judgment where it may not exist. Remember, your friends know and love you, and not every comment will be delivered with finesse. Let some minor things go. Life is easier that way.
ENFJ: You can’t read every situation or know every answer. You’re gifted with both the ability to read people’s emotions, and you have an innate sense of what’s going on in any given situation. And because you’re right so often, you sometimes overanalyze a situation, making yourself feel anxious looking for something an answer that might not exist. Accepting the unknown is one of your biggest challenges, and learning to live in the gray area will be one of your biggest triumphs.
INFJ: Even the best-laid plans are sometimes thwarted. You love making plans, and you’re brilliant at it. But plans are so easily thwarted when the variables are constantly in flux. Learning to, say, take spontaneous adventures that sound more fun that your original ideas or move for an unexpected job opportunity is the best way to supplement your long-term goals. Sometimes shifting your sails can actually get you to a better destination, faster.
INTJ: The world is full of unpredictable outcomes
Believing you know the likely outcome of almost any event—and make decisions accordingly—puts you at risk for missing out on some amazing chance occurrences, even if the odds are low. Overthinking can stop you from building great relationships (that often fail) or taking a new job (in an industry that is uncertain) even if you really want to give it a try. Don’t get in your own way. Likely outcomes rely on others; your personal outcome in any given situation relies mostly on you.
INTP: People do make emotional decisions. You thrive on logical decision-making and have trouble understanding why anyone would take another approach. You take particular issue with those who put the feelings of others ahead of the end goal, and sometimes you get bothered if you’re slowing down to accommodate emotional decisions. But relationships and friendships are built on them, and acknowledging emotional impact instead of fighting them will ultimately get you where you want to go—and quicker.
ENTP: If you never commit long-term, you never make deep impacts. Not only are you a great conversationalist and a social butterfly, but you also have an array of interests. Choosing one path to commit to—whether it be a relationship, or a career—is the hardest struggle you face. But if you don’t settle into just a few core decisions, you’ll never make deep and lasting impacts in relationships or a given field. Try drafting some specific plans as your goal this year; you will reach them.
ENTJ: You’re not superhuman. You want to make the world run smoother, have substantial relationships, and see growth in your personal life. But you often bite off more than you can chew and prioritize working longer hours over making stronger bonds. You make promises you don’t keep and end up disappointing others. Remember that you don’t get more than 24 hours in a day, and you can’t do everything. You have to be selective about who you invest in and make sure you’re putting forth the necessary time to be solid in your loved ones’ lives.
Want more Myers-Briggs intel? Here’s how others see you, based on you personality type. And here’s your top relationship fear, broken down by MBTI profile.