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Wednesday Motivation

Do you need some energy refills?

Today I’m sending you jolly thoughts

Paint this Wednesday with a wide brush – the colour is orange

Enthusiasm’s colour – tropics – orange blossom – the colour of hope

Reflecting on life – be focused on the jewels we already have

Not in the past or the future – today

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Whoa, hold on a minute!

Life keeps passing us by

So learn to ride its highs

Don’t get hung up on its whoa’s

In this world of so many unknowns

Take it all in nice and slow

This makes it possible for us to grow

So your life will continue to flow

Like a moving picture show

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I’ll have my say


When the past takes me back to the wintry storm
The thought of glorious daybreak smiles on my sky
Vanquishing doubts my dreams fly high
Nothing there to obstruct my view

Yesterday’s twilight warns dusk of today
Stars of the night don’t come out every day
But hope is eternal and patience does pay
If I wait till tomorrow, I will have my say

Upon my sunshine when yesterday rains
Dwelling in my present my new-dawn claims
I think of the way the seasons change
And paint the canvas in my vibrant ways

Today I love those smiling faces
Tomorrow it may be a mystical draw
Stars of the night don’t come out every day
But hope is eternal and patience does pay
If I wait till tomorrow, I will have my say
I will have my say…😎


 

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5 habits that will boost your productivity!

Loving and Losing: different only by one letter and a zillion degrees of pain.

Real love doesn’t meet you at your best. It meets you in your mess.

To be honest life sucks and then it gets better and then it sucks again and then it just sucks!

 

 

All these wonderful eye-catching quotes, I read it somewhere, pleased my eyes, cool. That’s how the quotes work. Instant pleasure and, that’s it. You know that right?

But it has little to do with our today’s post! Read on you’ll find out.

Well, today I’m going to address the topic:  “5 habits that will boost your productivity”

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You might have felt this before.

You’re on a social network, scrolling through your feed devouring post after post of “valuable” content and inspiring information.

You start getting pumped up, don’t you? I know I do.

It feels great to look at other people doing really well and think to yourself, “Hey! That could be me!”

It feels even better to read a motivational quote that really resonates with you and think, “Damn! This was the exact advice I needed!”

In the back of our minds, we think that with the right inspiration or motivation, everything will be different.

“It’ll all change, I just have to get motivated.”

Then…nothing changes.

Inspirational quotations might have an immediate positive effect or resonate with some people some of the time.
However, these benefits typically tend to be short-lived. This is a characteristic of any other type of quick fix.
So I compare these inspirational quotations to be similar to placing a band-aid on a gaping wound.
They simply are not sufficient nor helpful in the long run to completely or correctly address people’s issues.

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Irony: I’m using quotes to quote that quotes suck! 🙂

Whatever! Let’s keep on moving.

We even trick ourselves into thinking that we’ll finally find our way if we just do enough “research” first.

Think back to all those late nights you spent “researching” your newest obsession…or watching YouTube tutorials for hours trying to “figure things out.”

It felt good, didn’t it? It felt like you were making progress because you were pouring energy into something that felt real.

But after months of research and wrestling with ideas, you know what happens to most of us?

Nothing.

Nothing changes.

Does this sound similar to you?

read on…

The idea behind such happening is simple: it feels good to think about all the wonderful changes we’re going to make in our life.

It feels good to think about the person we’re going to become when we finally “get our shit together.”

In fact, it feels so good that we often mistake our fantasies of a better life for actually building a better life.

But after we’re done vigorously thinking about all these great things…we often don’t have the energy to actually do anything about them. It’s like playing FIFA 18 on PC rather than going out and, ya know, doing the real thing.

We spend all our energy in the fantasy world and leave nothing for the real world.

But hold on…

Today is your lucky day. I’m going to share five awesome habits that’ll surely help you to rake in more productivity at your work or studies. 

But first I want you to stand up, shake your fist at the sky and say, “NO MORE!”

 

Here it is then, they are all insights that have helped me get over the endless cycle of non-action and finally start getting results in my life. 

1. Stop watching so much television/Netflix/YouTube. Seriously 🙂

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Even if you’re only watching 2 hours a day before/after work( I know you watch a lot more), that’s over 700 hours per year of energy spent on something with literally no return.

Yes, there are some great shows. I like Stranger things, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. But if we’re being honest, 98 percent of TV sucks. We just watch it because we need to “relax” and we feel like there’s nothing else to do.
This philosophy applies to movies, too. Most of the time, we just watch movies because we feel like there’s nothing better to do. I’ve watched hundreds of movies last year that, after two hours, simply made me go “meh.” What a waste. 

This is the empty time when you should be working on your idea. This is the time you have to start plotting your escape.

If there’s a particular show that you really love, block out time for that particular show every week and when it’s over, turn the TV off. When you want it, make it count. If it’s not a “hell yes!” then forget it.

It’s really that simple. 

2. Invest in a hobby  🙂

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If you’re cutting out TV, one of the best things to replace it with is a book. Reading has always been one of my hobbies, but more than that, it’s the best way to solve problems.

As you start reading more, you’ll start getting many more ideas and increasing your creativity.

For those that say reading is boring, or it makes you fall asleep…just like anything, learning to read while staying attentive and focused is a skill. It takes time, and it’s work. But it’s literally the best thing you can do for yourself. Other than reading you can write, draw, sing, or even make comic strips. Whatever makes you happy.

3. Don’t stay up late in the night 🙂

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There’s nothing interesting happening. Trust me.
I used to have a really bad habit of staying up until past 1 Am every night. I think in the back of my mind, I was thinking that if I went to bed early, I’d miss out on something important. Results? I’d end up waking 11:00 in the morning, skipping morning exercise and breakfast altogether. My whole day used to be lethargic too.

On my Mom’s advice, I started going to bed earlier. It sucked initially, you know, the biological clock. Eventually, I got into the routine.

Waking up early is a big key to getting more done. But you don’t wake up earlier by simply changing your alarm from 7am to 5am.

Your morning starts the night before. The earlier you go to bed, the better you feel when you wake up.

Seriously, just go to bed. Not watching TV helps with this because you don’t do that thing where you lay on the couch in a half coma, too tired to go to bed…but too alert to fall completely asleep.

I aim for lights out at 11-11:30 pm these days and wake up around 6:30 or 7am. And if you do this consistently, you’ll find you won’t even need an alarm clock to wake up. Pretty awesome. My mom wake ups at 5:00 am without any alarm.

4. Create a simple morning routine 🙂

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The human brain craves consistency. Whether you realize it or not, you’ve already created dozens of patterns and habits in your life in order to make your life more consistent.

You can take control of this process by creating your own positive routines and sticking to them.

Start by deliberately creating a short list of things you’re going to do every morning, without fail. Make those activities simple enough that you won’t constantly find an excuse to avoid them…but powerful enough to actually have an impact on your life.

I spend the first few hours of my day making my bed, exercising and jogging. This is “me” time when I don’t field requests from other people. I make sure to carve this out before I get to my studies or college.

Don’t have a few hours in the morning? Start with 30 minutes. Just center yourself before you have to run off and report somewhere.

Here’s my recommendation

#1. Make your bed.

#2. Do a Light exercise.

#3. Read a newspaper/ a few pages of a novel.

 

 

5. Be mindful of the social media 🙂

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Social media is integral to the way most of us live our lives now, so I’m not going to tell you to give it up. But how about this…

Monitor yourself. Don’t allow yourself to scroll and endlessly refresh the feed bouncing from page to page.

Don’t succumb to the tiny hits of dopamine you get every time someone “likes” a post.

Use it as a tool to keep up with people you care about, not as a way to take up valuable time you could be doing meaningful work.

I have a little two-minute timer that goes off in my head. If I start scrolling and fall into the vortex, after two minutes, I just shut down the app and put the phone aside. You could also try this digital – detox challenge started by fellow blogger Sumeet here.

Seriously. You’re not missing anything. 

I recommend using Quora and Linkedin. Avoid Facebook and Instagram.

So in the end…

 

I hope these lil’ tidbits don’t inspire you. I hope they don’t motivate you at all.

Why?

Because inspiration and motivation are fleeting. They’ll disappear as soon as you close this article. And they have to be reapplied CONSTANTLY.

Inspiration and motivation aren’t the same things like change.
The change means that you saw something, read something, heard something and felt something. It resonated so deeply that you can’t possibly live your life the same way as you did 30 seconds ago.

Something was one way. Now it’s another. That’s change.

Change is the power behind all of humanity’s greatest accomplishments.

Change is the power behind all the earth’s natural mysteries.

Change is what you feel when you fall in love.

Whatever you’ve been waiting on is actually waiting for you. But you’ll have to change in order to get it.

Thank you so much for reading!

 


 

Thank you, Guys! My blog just hit 1337 followers! Here’s something about the number 1337.

The Angel number 1337 carries a message from the angels telling you that they are happy and commend your efforts and the successes that come as a result. The angel number also tells you that you are teaching other people well by leading by an example.

Many thanks to my favorite blogger Manuela for nominating me for the Awesome Impact award.

Do check out her blog for a positive and wonderful experience.

EDIT: Just got a notification that this is my 200th post on WordPress. Thank you so much, readers. It’s quite an achievement for me. I could not have accomplished this without your love and support!

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Tuesday motivation


10 simple yet effective mantras to keep you going!!!

 

#1. Believe in yourself

#2. Focus on the positive

#3. Take risks

#4. Be yourself

#5. Love what you do

#6. Put your energy in the right place

#7. Define success for yourself

#8. Keep trying to be better

#9. Follow your dreams

#10. Have fun



Hope 



 

It ain’t easy to keep going

when times are hard

Keep shining in the dark

When you wanna fall apart

But you my friend need to rise

life ain’t easy it’s so tough

But it won’t stop a dreamer from dreaming

A believer won’t stop believing

Stand up there’s no time for grieving

Hold on you’re a bird

Look at those features

There’s so bright

Are they meant to be caged?

No! They are made for the flight

So rise and fly

I wanna see you touch that sky

Hope is a good thing

Maybe the best of things

And no good thing

Ever dies!


 

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It’s all about you

I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.

-Usain Bolt

In the late spring of 2016, the Rio Olympics men’s 100m athletic last gave us a standout amongst the most distinctive cases of doing “you” and run your own race. One of the best men’s sprinters to ever live was going for another gold medal, and this time he’d be tried like never before by one of his main opponents, Justin Gatlin. Bolt knew whether he ran his own race that he’d win. Be that as it may, nothing was ensured.

As it’s been said, a photo is worth 1,000 words.

(L-R) USA's Mike Rodgers, Jamaica's Usai

On the last seconds, bolt turned it on and passed Justin Gatlin. The greater part of this was caught for time everlasting with a one millisecond look that said everything. Justin Gatlin was occupied with the prospect of losing to his boss rival. Maybe, he began agonizing over his opponent.

He completed second with 9.89 seconds with bolt taking endlessly the gold with 9.81 seconds as they finished their race.

Bolt continued going ahead and concentrating on the true objective. He won another gold and the minute ended up scratched in time with a focal, clear message: Run your own race. Try not to stress over what others are doing — particularly on the off chance that you discover it transforming into envy or disappointment. You’re without anyone else way which is as it should be. Know your motivation, clear up your objectives and continue driving forward with certainty and conviction.

You won’t need to peek over your shoulder at anybody to know you’re moving the correct way. You’ll have all the learning you require that fashioning your way is the correct approach. This is genuine whether you’ve been preparing a few hours for every day for a long time, or whether you’ve quite recently pushed far from the shore on your first trip toward carrying on with the life you had always wanted.

Contend, win and spotlight on you

Consider it like this — even in the wearing scene, in particular, an Olympic occasion like sprinting where it shows up it is set up that it’s “You v.s. Them,” there’s as yet the need to center around running your own particular race. The rivalry is an extremely one of a kind and at last advanced theme to process.

Yet, it’s similarly as vital to utilize that aggressive vitality on bettering yourself and concentrating on doing the most perfectly awesome you can for yourself. The minute you begin stressing or looking once again your shoulder at what other individuals are doing, you lose center. You lose time. What appears like an unimportant second or two can totally move the worldview for how we see ourselves and what makes a difference most.

It’s really about drenching yourself in whatever you’re doing and getting “in the zone” with an end goal to be your best. As you manufacture an application or software, does it truly make a difference where you know or don’t know whether another person is endeavoring to infiltrate a similar market you’re after? I trust that answer is a resonating, No. Timing may matter in a few cases, however, the best item dependably wins.

The best exertion joined with your normal gifts, abilities, objectives, reason, and mission is indestructible and all-intense…

Set objectives. Set the bar high. Yet, don’t move these things around for what you see others do. This breeds envy and begrudges changes over itself into disappointment, outrage, desirously, disdain and even lethargy. Envy appears as though it’s a convertible vitality for good at first ridden. Be that as it may, it generally closes severely.

I backpedal to where I began — concentrating on two of the world’s most noteworthy sprinters and the scarcely discernible difference amongst winning and losing. Winner center around their race. Looser center around the race that the winner is running, and when they do it’s as a rule with a negative spirit. In this way, don’t stress over looking over your shoulder. The race is specifically before you.

Thanks for reading!

Have a positive Tuesday ahead…

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An attitude of fortitude


When this old acrid world starts  getting me down,

and people are just too much for me to face.

I’ll climb way up to the top of the stairs and all my cares just drift right into space.

On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be and there the world below don’t bother me, no, no.


 

“One cannot undo what has happened. But the inexorable march of time offers wise opportunities for redemption. Do not escape. Stay in this world and do your karma”

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power”

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way”

 

Thank you for visiting this blog! Have a great life.