7 Lessons I’ve Learnt About Saying No

I used to be that person who always wanted to say yes. I genuinely enjoy people and like making them happy. If I can put a smile on someone’s face, that’s usually the highlight of my day. As a result, I’ve found myself saying too many yeses for my own good, and this created myriad problems for me and drained the joy out of activities that used to make me happy.

Over the years, I’ve come to understand that saying no is often as important as saying yes. Here are 7 lessons that have stood out for me.

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5 Helpful Tips for Navigating Overwhelming Seasons of Life

I’m just finding my way out of a season which, if I had to name it, would be called Overwhelm.

It was a stressful time, full of “how did I get here?” and “where do I start from?” ‎moments. The worst thing was that it didn’t seem like it would ever end. Sometimes the thought of endless pressure-filled days brought on anxiety and shortness of breath.

I was unable to write anything, and I had no time to read. Anyone who knows me knows that not being able to read is not only indicative of high stress, but actually creates another layer of stress.

Alas, tough times don’t last and that season of my life is giving way to a season of pure energy, high productivity and less stress.‎ What did I learn about reducing stress and freeing up your life?

15 Interesting Nuggets about Oral Hygiene

Our mouths help keep us alive, and happy. We eat and drink delicious stuff, we talk, kiss, and do a host of other things with our mouths. Unsurprisingly then, oral hygiene is right up there on the list of daily concerns, and rightly so.

Here are 15 things you may or may not have known about a clean and healthy mouth:

One Day You Will Thank Yourself for Not Giving Up

I saw that quote in a picture someone shared on WhatsApp, and it spoke deeply to me.

For many of us, 2017 didn’t go exactly the way we wanted. Some aspects of our lives saw real growth and brought us joy, while others just seemed to have seen little or no progress. At times all one wants to do is abandon ship.

What makes the difference between those who start and finish, and those who start and drop off along the way?

Letter to my Friend, the Nigerian Undergraduate

Dear Friend,

In a country where many universities are struggling and some have already begun to decay, students like you who still strive for excellence and greatness against the odds, are in the minority.

I want you to know that I’m rooting for you, and I have a few things to share with you that will help you if you don’t merely read, but actually take them to heart.

Meet the Boss: Derek Nwafor, Crystal Media 360

CrystalMedia360.com is an online radio and TV station on a mission to provide a virtual information and content source for people around the world to learn how to live a wholesome, enjoyable life. It provides music, news, notices, talks and poetry that educates, informs and uplifts people.

Enjoy my interview with co-founder Derek Nwafor.

7 Things to Keep in Mind If You’re Planning a 2018 Wedding

Inspired by the Skinny Girl in Transit Season 4 finale, many Nigerian women are currently praying, each declaring that their own Mide will find them in 2018. Love is too sweet!

Are you looking forward to getting married next year? See this.