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Are your possessions possessing you? Take the test.

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Portuguese:Suas posses te possuem? Faça o teste |English:Are your possessions possessing you? Take the test.| Spanish:Tus posesiones te poseerán a ti

Are your possessions possessing you? Take the test.

Hello! Seiiti Arata. There comes a time that we have accumulated so many things, that our possessions can actually possess us. Today, we see that there is a path that is becoming increasingly popular: and that is to prioritize experiences rather than possessions.

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Do what you love and work with freedom and flow

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Portuguese:Faça o que você ama e trabalhe com liberdade e tesão| English: Do what you love and work with freedom and flow| Spanish: Haz lo que amas para trabajar con libertad y flujo

Do what you love and work with freedom and flow

Hello! Seiiti Arata. Our work is most rewarding when we feel that we are contributing to something bigger. Something that has a positive impact around us. When our work brings benefits to society in general, we feel good and we are happier.

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Money will not bring you happiness and this is why

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Portuguese: Dinheiro não vai te trazer felicidade e este é o motivo| English: Money will not bring you happiness and this is why | Spanish: El dinero no te traerá la felicidad y esta es la razón

Money will not bring you happiness and this is why

How often have you said to yourself, “I’d be happy if only I had more money”? We all need enough to cover our basic expenses, of course, but let’s explore why we can’t buy happiness.

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Dealing with difficult people – the survival kit

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Portuguese: Lidando com Pessoas Difíceis – O Kit de Sobrevivência | English: Dealing With Difficult People – The Survival Kit | Spanish: Lidiar con personas complicadas – El paquete de Supervivencia

Hello! Seiiti Arata. Here’s the bad news: no matter where you go or what you do in life, you’re going encounter people who get on your nerves and turn YOU into some sort of angry monster.

Dealing with difficult people – the survival kit

Our dealings with these people tend to be some of the most infuriating and memorable experiences, and that is why this video is important. The good news is that you can learn better ways to deal with difficult people.
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Reduce your stress at work

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Portuguese: Reduzir o estresse no trabalho | English: Reduce your stress at work | Spanish: Reduce tu estrés en el trabajo

Hello! Seiiti Arata. The workplace is the source of much of our daily stress, because it is the place that we spend most of our time. Often it is filled with hostile people and time limits that make everyone a little short-tempered.

In the previous video we saw three routines to redesign our lifestyle and reduce stress.

Reduce your stress at work

Today we will be more specific about stress at work. Ready?
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Three routines to reduce your stress

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Portuguese: Três rotinas para reduzir o estresse | English: Three routines to reduce your stress | Spanish: Tres rutinas para reducir tu estrés

Hello! Seiiti Arata. Stress is a large part of all of our lives, but it affects us all differently.

Stress makes us more likely to make mistakes, and it can also have a dramatic impact on health, causing hormonal imbalances that lead to obesity and compulsive eating disorders, heart problems, bad sleep and grinding our teeth. Stress can make it difficult to control our emotions, bring out disease, affect our love lives.

Yet, some people find it easier than others to let the stress roll off their shoulders at the end of the day. How do they do that? Is it possible to design a different lifestyle with less stress so we can have a better life?

If you are interested, this video is for you, because stress is something we can all take control of. For that purpose, we will create routines for morning, day and evening.

Three routines to reduce your stress

With these three routines we can always keep ourselves in shape and manage stress better:
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How to control your worry

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Portuguese: Como controlar a sua preocupação | English: How to control your worry | Spanish: Cómo controlar tu preocupación

Hello! Seiiti Arata. Sometimes we worry too much.

We imagine how things might go wrong, and we start thinking and obsessing about the dangers lurking around. We feel pain and stress when we imagine the possible outcomes.

How to control your worry

What can we do about this exaggerated worry?

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How to talk about your problems (and be heard)

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Portuguese: Como falar sobre os seus problemas (e ser ouvido) | English: How to talk about your problems (and be heard) | Spanish: Cómo hablar de tus problemas (y ser escuchado)

Hello! Seiiti Arata. When we experience problems and we want to talk about them, how can we talk in such a way that we’ll be heard?

There are four simple communication techniques we can use to avoid drama or giving the impression that we are just complaining.

How to talk about your problems (and be heard)

In the previous video we discovered how to stop complaining.

Complaining is inefficient when there are other options that can produce more results.

Just talking about our problems, however, can be fulfilling—as long as we do it in a positive way. This is what we will learn today. Get your pen and paper so we can start.
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How to stop complaining

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Portuguese: Como parar de reclamar | English: How to stop complaining | Spanish: Cómo dejar de quejarse

Hello! Seiiti Arata. Life is full of happy and sad moments. Of celebrations and disappointments. So it is normal to celebrate when we are happy and to feel the urge to start complaining when we are disappointed.

But looking at the matter rationally, complaining is an inefficient strategy. Complaining brings very little benefit for the time we spend on it.

How to stop complaining

Think about this with me: we have a limited amount of time. So, we want to make the best use of our time. This brings us to a question: what are the consequences we can expect from complaining?

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