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12 Habits of Perfectly Organized People

It's true what they say: clutter breeds clutter. There are so many of us who dream of running a less chaotic household or struggle to remember what ouroffice desk looks like. We crave order, yet at the same time resist due to the negative connotations attached to being perfectly organized.

There are many who believe being perfectly organized is like believing in unicorns: it's just not going to happen. There are also misconceptions that being "organized" means being a control freak or a neat freak. That if you prefer to organize the food in your fridge a specific way, you're not being efficient, you're being OCD. That you're not truly enjoying your life because you're focusing on mundane details you "shouldn't" consider important.

I'm here to say that's a huge pile of crap! As someone who's gone from chaotic and spontaneous to organized and efficient, there are so many benefits to the latter this topic could be turned into a self-help book. The top three benefits of being perfectly organized are:

Not being in a permanent state of "catch-up" decreases your stress level by 10,000 percent and increases your self-esteem by the same amount.
You're able to work less and accomplish more.
You always know where your keys are!

By being perfectly organized, you're respecting your most valuable commodity: time. It helps you accomplish all you set out to, both professionally and personally. It gives you the freedom to be exactly who you are and live a life of minimal stress, not to mention how much more enjoyable the present moment becomes.

If you'd like to feel this way too, here are 12 habits of perfectly organized people I've observed, read about, and am currently attempting to execute:

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1. They know who they want to be.

Perfectly organized people have an exact definition of how they want their life to be – from how they want their home to look, to how they want to dress, to how they spend their time – which makes it a lot easier to set goals and feel a sense of accomplishment.

2. They know how to say, "No."
Because they know exactly what they want, it's easier for them to say, "No": when they're offered a work project or invited to a social gathering that doesn't advance their lifestyle in some way, they're able to decline with confidence and aren't easily swayed by societal pressure.

3. They're mindful shoppers.
Just because something's on sale doesn't mean you have to buy it. Perfectly organized people always ask themselves, "Do I really need this?" before every purchase. Not only does this help keep your budget intact, it pushes you away from using instant gratification as a tool to cope with rough patches.

4. They've let go of their perfectionism.

If you try to do everything perfectly, it goes without saying you'll feel like a constant disappointment. Perfectly organized people channel their perfectionist tendencies into their most important tasks – work assignments, remodeling their home, exercising – and with tasks that aren't a priority, they do what they have to do to get the job done.

5. They don't believe in labeling anything "miscellaneous."

Though they don't have much to store due to their minimalist nature, when perfectly organized people do store items, they specifically label and index where everything can be found. Their bills are specifically filed, and their Christmas decorations are specifically cataloged.

6. They separate emotions from possessions.

They don't attach sentimental value to everything they own. For example, I still have my three favorite stuffed animals from when I was a kid, but not my entire collection. (I'm a big kid now!)

7. What they don't need, they don't own.

They don't buy anything until they know it's something they're going to use right away or in the near future. From personal experience, there's no worse feeling than cleaning an item more than you enjoy it. Trust me, you won't miss the dusting. At all.

8. They clean as they go.

Instead of waiting for the dishes to pile or the recycling to take itself out, the perfectly organized carve out chunks of time to maintain their lifestyle. This might sound like a drag, but there's no better feeling than having time off, andnot having to spend it running errands or cleaning, since they're already taken care of.

9. They understand the power of one.

One checking account. One savings account. One credit card. One email address. Perfectly organized people understand that consolidation and simplicity equals more freedom.

10. When it comes to planning, they're all about the details.

Perfectly organized people don't just plan in advance: they plan way in advance, and they plan in detail. Sure, their to-do lists look like scrolls, but it's only because they've broken down each of their tasks into manageable mini-tasks. Not only does this make each goal less overwhelming, it also helps you foresee any potential conflicts that could get in the way of your end result. BAM!

11. They don't procrastinate.

Because of how much respect they have for their time, perfectly organized people don't procrastinate, and they have no reason to: because of their maintain-as-they-go, to-do-list-Zorroing way of life, there's no need to.

12. They believe in quality over quantity.

To perfectly organized people, quantity equals clutter. They'd rather be surrounded by a minimal amount of items, all of which they use, enjoy, and actually have time to take care of properly. Professionally, they'd rather streamline their focus into a specialty where they can thrive, instead of working in more than one area and completing mediocre work.

Do you strive to be perfectly organized? Why, or why not?
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The Two Falcons

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained.

Months passed and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.

The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly. He presented the task to the member of his court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird had still not moved from its perch. Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself, "May be I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem." So he cried out to his court, "Go and get a farmer."

In the morning, the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens. He said to his court, "Bring me the doer of this miracle."

The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. The king asked him, "How did you make the falcon fly?"

With head bowed, the farmer said to the king, " It was very easy, your highness. I simply cut the branch of the tree where the bird was sitting."

Moral :-
We are all made to fly - to realize our incredible potential as human beings. But instead of doing that, we sit on our branches, clinging to the things that are familiar to us. The possibilities are endless, but for most of us, they remain undiscovered. We conform to the familiar, the comfortable, the mundane. So for the most part, our lives are mediocre instead of exciting, thrilling and fulfilling. So let us learn to destroy the branch of fear we cling to and free ourselves to the glory of flight..

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Story: Running Your Own Race

I was cycling and noticed a person ahead of me, about 1/4 of a km.
I could tell he was cycling a little slower than me and decided to try to catch him. I had about a km to go on the road before turning off.
So I started cycling faster and faster and every block, I was gaining on him just a little bit. After a few minutes I was only about 100 yards behind him, so I really picked up the pace and pushed myself. You would have thought I was cycling the last leg of London Olympic triathlon.
Finally, I caught up with him and passed him by. On the inside I felt so good. "I beat him" of course, but he didn't even know we were racing.
After I passed him, I realized that I had been so focused on competing against him that I had missed my turn, had gone nearly six blocks past it and had to turn around and go all back.
Isn't that what happens in life when we focus on competing with co-workers, neighbours, friends, family, trying to outdo them or trying to prove that we are more successful or more important? We spend our time and energy running after them and we miss out on our own paths to our destinies.
Moral :
The problem with unhealthy competition is that it's a never ending 'cycle'. There will always be somebody ahead of you, someone with better job, nicer car, more money in the bank, more education, a more handsome husband / a beautiful wife, better behaved children, etc.
Take what Life has given you, the height, the weight & the personality. Dress well & wear it proudly ! You'll be blessed by it. Stay focused and live a healthy life. There's no competition in DESTINY.
Run your own RACE and wish others WELL !
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own Sunshine.
Think over it.............

Story: Senior Management speaks to Branch Manager

Management​ (MGT) ​to Branch Manager​ (BM)​:

The quarterly profit of Branch reduced. What the hell you are doing in the Branch ?

Branch Manager : Sir I am working hard f

or the Branch.

MGT: But you have not achieved any of your Targets.

BM: Sir I was behind the Targets in the beginning of the quarter.

MGT : Then why you not achieved it.

BM: Some of my loan proposals were rejected for one  reason or other.
Some customers dropped the proposal with us when we raised the query.
Still some idiots are waiting expecting that they may get loan from us.

MGT: If you  concentrate on Targets you should have achieved it.

BM: Sir by the time  got a call from ZO to concentrate on retail loan campaign to defeat another zone.

MGT : So you opened lot of retal loan accounts.

BM : No sir. Due to Maha login I was instructed to canvass life insurance policy.

MGT: Good . You might have canvassed good no of policies.

BM: No sir  I got a mail to make all accounts KYC compliant.
I was behind it.

MGT: So all your accounts are KYC compliant.

BM : No sir, I was instructed  to get Health / General insurance immediately.

MGT: So you made a good other income through Health/ General insurance.

BM : No sir by the time I got mail to clear verification of title deed, clear inspection comments, staff accountability, enroll all customers to Prime Minister Schemes etc.

MGT: And you have done all these.

BM : No sir , ZO/ RO instructed me to concentrate on Writeoff / NPA.

MGT:  So you have made good recovery.

BM : No sir by the time Quarter is over.


​One of the prime responsibilities of Management is to define clear targets/goals for the teams. While the market is dynamic and a lot of changes happen throughout the business span , it is still in the best interest of the company to have a strong vision and align the future goals in a concrete way by ensuring that most of the goals remain the same for a specific Month/Quarter. It is extremely important to keep the goals firm so that employees are focused on a specific deliverable and exert all their energies to achieve the same. Changing deliverables again and again will not only impact efficiency and productivity of employees but also creates confusion/disturbance/imbalance impacting company's goals. 

One the other hand, employees are expected to be dynamic, resilient and adaptable as much as possible because market these days demand abrupt changes and the companies who respond to market change survive else the companies lose business and indirectly employees lose jobs !!!

Humor: Cellphone Etiquette


After a tiring day, a commuter settled down in her seat and closed her Eyes

As the train rolled out of the station, the guy sitting next to her pulled out his cell phone and started talking in a loud voice "Hi Sweetheart, its Eric, I'm on the Train.""Yes, I know it's Six thirty and not four thirty, but I had A Long Meeting". "No, honey, Not with the blonde from the Accounts Office, It was wid the Boss". "No Sweetheart, You're the only one in My life"."Yes, I'm sure, Cross my heart".

Fifteen minutes later, he was still talking loudly. When the Young Woman sitting next to him had enough, she leaned over and said into the phone "Eric, hang up the phone and come back to bed."

Now Eric doesn't use his cell phone in Public Any Longer and speak loudly

10 Online Scams & How to Avoid Them

10 online scams & how to avoid them
Internet fraud can take many forms: identity theft, injecting malware, fraudulent transactions. It can occur through email, smartphones, websites, and chat rooms. Here are some such scams and ways to avoid them

1. Infected sites

Infected sites
These are the sites that are not legitimate and have malicious software to hack your personal information.

A lot of such infected sites come up during festive season, when people are buying gifts online and hackers build these using popular search items. Another variation of infection is legitimate sites that get heavy traffic and, hence, are injected with ads and images that have viruses. 

A good way to avoid these is to go with familiar, popular sites or install ad blockers on your browser.

2. Fake phone apps

Fake phone apps
Be very careful about the apps that you download on your phone. Android and Apple smartphones are particularly vulnerable to fake apps in their stores, and these can introduce malware that steals the data from your phone.

To avoid fake apps, check the user reviews about the game or app before you download it. You can also go to the developer's website and get more information about the app before zeroing in on it.

Another safe option is to go for the most downloaded apps or those that come with the 'Editors' Choice' tag. Avoid the apps that are usually paid, but are being offered for free, or ask for too much information.

3. International dialling

International dialling
If your internet connection is through a modem using a local telephone number, beware. Some sites lure people into viewing content that requires them to download a dialler or viewer. If you do so, your computer will be disconnected from the internet and will instead be used to dial an international number, resulting in high phone bills.

To safeguard yourself, avoid sites that require you to download a programme to view content. You can also have your line blocked from making international calls. Also make sure your computer has anti-malware software to detect any illegal activity.

4. Phishing

This is probably the oldest known scamming technique that is still going strong. Here emails, purportedly sent out from well-known institutions and social networking or payment sites, are used to draw out sensitive, personal information like passwords and credit card details. These mails could also carry links to infected sites.

A preventive step is to never give out personal information and call up the company to crosscheck that the email is genuine. Also scan the URL for security (use of HTTPS in the address bar means it is safe).

5. Pharming

A combination of 'farming' and 'phishing', this term refers to the process by which a hacker gets a domain name for a site and then uses it to redirect this site's traffic to another, bogus website.

It can compromise serious information and cause heavy losses if the site being copied is that of a bank or taxation department. It can also be used to steal passwords, PIN or account numbers.

The best way to prevent this is to make sure you use secure web connections (HTTPS) to access privacy-sensitive sites.

6. Wi-Fi hacking

Wi-Fi hacking
If you use a public Wi-Fi connection, such as at airport terminals or coffee shops, to log into your account, you stand the risk of having your password and private information hacked. The hacker can also access your browsing history. This is especially true if you save the password to your account on your device.

If you are using a smartphone to access your account, try to use the 3G or 4G connection as it is more secure.

7. Auction/shopping scams

Auction/shopping scams
With online shopping and auction sites — wherein you put up household items and gadgets for bidding and sale — becoming popular, the scope of fraud has increased.

You could be scammed by not receiving the goods at all, getting poor quality items, or being charged more than the price mentioned. Your credit card information could also be used fraudulently. Besides, the seller could be defrauded if he doesn't get any payment.

To avoid it, make sure you know as much as possible about the item and seller/buyer. The latter shouldn't have just an email or a post office box address. Call him up and ask him about the address and extra charges. Also go through the feedback.

8. Investing scams

Investing scams
Here, the prices of stocks are manipulated by sending out false information about the companies through emails, chat forums or internet boards. This results in a rise or fall in the prices of stocks and the scammer benefits by selling or buying shares at the right time.

In another variation of investing scam, which came under the Sebi scanner recently, companies were offering 'guaranteed return' schemes through emails, websites, blogs and social media platforms, and conning people of their money.

The best way to avoid it is to conduct your own research about the company, and not invest in schemes that promise outrageous returns.

9. Employment fraud

Employment fraud
There are two variants of this scam. The more common one involves job offers by recruiters that require you to pay an advance fee or make a deposit, without the job ever materializing.

The second one typically offers you the job of a 'representative' of an overseas company and your task is to collect customers' deposits in your account and remit most of it to the company abroad. In doing so, you could not only be a victim of identity theft, but also have money stolen from your account.

Avoid any such offers without verifying the company and do not give out personal information.

10. Click scams

Click scams
Have you ever clicked on the game strips or dancing/jumping figures that pop up and move across your screen while you are on social networking or other sites? Don't.These could be fake and could lead you to click on concealed links, which either make your personal information public or provide access to confidential information stored on your computer.

Story: Over Confident? Think Twice

I was driving when I saw the flash of a traffic camera.

I figured that my picture had been taken for exceeding the limit even though I knew that I was not speeding.

Just to be sure, I went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed.

Now I began to think that this was quite funny, so I drove even slower as I passed the area once more, but the traffic camera again flashed.

I tried a fourth and fifth time with the same result...ts and was now laughing as the camera flashed while I rolled past at a snail's pace.

Two weeks later, I got five damn tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt!!

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Do You Have a Manager’s Mindset?

Julie Long, a senior developer at a software company, was identified by her manager as a high performer. When she was asked to coordinate a team of three junior developers on a project, Julie was excited about the opportunity to finally move into a management role.
However she quickly became frustrated. Things that were simple and easy for her were not getting done in a timely way by her team. After just a few weeks in her new role, as she reviewed the code her team members had written, she found herself seriously considering scrapping their contributions and writing it all herself. She knew that if she worked a few extra hours, she could likely match the output of all three of her direct reports.
This scenario is all too common when an individual is asked to make the leap from expert to manager. It's especially common when someone is asked to lead a team of their recent peers. But jumping into the weeds and trying to do everything, even if it works initially, is not a sustainable strategy. Ultimately a manager needs to focus on becoming a successful teacher and mentor in order to help their people develop and grow, and to increase the overall capacity of the team.
But this requires a dramatic change in mindset, and it's this process that is so difficult for many of the recently promoted. Because coaching and coordinating others is not how you spent your days as an individual contributor, it can be hard to discard old habits. Start by tracking the improvement of your direct reports from where they are rather than comparing their output and capabilities to your own. If you assess people individually, their talents will emerge—and their progress will become a measure of your own success.
Here are some other things to keep in mind as you work on shifting your mind-set. Some of these suggestions may seem obvious, but the fundamentals have a way of flying out the window when new responsibilities pile up and the pressure's on
Take the Long View
While individual contributors keep their heads down and focus on getting work done, managers needs to be looking further ahead. Good managers spend much of their time anticipating challenges, negotiating political situations, and creating a road map that pulls together what each team member is working on independently. You also need to think beyond what will happen in the ideal scenario and plan for contingencies.
Seeing the bigger picture involves doing two things well.
First, you should have a solid understanding of the needs and goals of your department, as well as the entire organization. This clarity about the ecosystem in which your team operates will help you anticipate your manager's expectations. Second, you need to understand the capabilities of the individuals on your team. Recognizing your team's capacity will give you the ability to better forecast when your team will be stretched or when it will experience bottlenecks, and to set expectations accordingly.

Ask More Questions

When one of your team members is struggling, it can be tempting to just hand out answers (or do the work yourself, like Julie). After all, you probably know what needs to be done, and quickly providing the solution will get you back to your own work faster. But if you get into the habit of being the answer dispenser, you don't give people the chance to figure it out for themselves.
Asking questions ca
n be a great way to help a team member work through a problem. Have them describe what's frustrating – put it up on a whiteboard if you can – and then talk through all the angles. In many cases a solution will become obvious just through the act of describing the problem. But if it doesn't, your questions can be instrumental in helping your employee look at the obstacle in a new way or uncover alternative possibilities.

Focus on What and When

As an individual contributor, you were rewarded for perfecting the "how" of getting your work done. You might have great ideas about what makes you more productive and allows you to do your best work. But what works for you might not work for others, and further, others might come up with new ideas or techniques that you haven't considered. It's always best when setting goals with your team to focus on what the deliverables are, and when they need to be complete, but to leave the details of how that gets done up to each person.
The exception, of course, is when someone asks for help, or if you observe a team member struggling. At that point you can look at how they are going about the task. But even in these cases you should approach the situation with an open mind, and not simply dictate what should be done.
Another reason to focus on the goals and not the process is to avoid micromanaging. No one enjoys having their manager hang over their shoulder and tell them how to do their job. It's a quick way to frustrate your team, and it won't make the work go any faster.

Trust Your Gut

Stepping into a new role can throw you off balance. You are working hard to learn new ways of thinking and behaving and it can make you feel like you're wrong a lot of the time. But your instincts are still valuable. If you feel like a project is going off the rails, don't wait until it's too late to respond. You may be figuring out how to be a good leader, but your sense of whether the work is being done and done right is likely on target—especially if it's work that you've done yourself in the past.
Many new managers delay confronting a team member who is missing deadlines or struggling in some way because they doubt their instincts or aren't sure how to address the problem productively. But rather than waiting until the situation grows worse, sit down and have a conversation. Make sure you're aware of how people are doing, and check in with them regularly. When you feel like something is off, it probably is.

Be Patient

Shifting your mind-set from the day-to-day responsibilities of an individual contributor to the broader view of a manager and leader takes time. Don't expect these skills to evolve overnight, and don't be discouraged if you have some setbacks as you try to strike a balance between getting things done and coaching your team. Most of us aren't natural-born managers. The mind-set of a manager can be learned and honed with practice.
When times get tough (as they're bound to do) or you're feeling overwhelmed by your new role, pause and ask yourself:
  1. Am I seeing my direct reports' strengths and weaknesses clearly, or comparing them to mine?
  2. Am I taking the long view, anticipating capabilities, challenges, and expectations?
  3. Am I asking questions more often than dispensing answers?
  4. Am I setting clear deadlines and deliverables, but leaving the "how" up to my team?
  5. Am I second-guessing my instincts? (Don't.)
  6. Am I being patient with my own development as a manager?

Katy Tynan is an expert on the future of work. She is the author of the new book Free Agent: The Independent Professional's Guide to Self-Employment Success, from Productivity Press. Katy is a consultant and a founding partner of MindBridge Partners. Follow her on Twitter @KatyTynan.​
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The State of Internet of Things in Six Visuals

The Future of IoT in a Graphic

The IoT, or Internet of Things, is burgeoning. While the better known internet is made up of humans communicating with one another, the IoT all but eliminates the human element. Essentially, once it’s all set up, the machines communicate with one another. An IoT in your home, in your city, or at your workplace is actually extremely useful.
In practice, an IoT can automate a lot of tasks and processes. It can make life easier, safer, and much more convenient. There’s currently a whole lot of capital moving around the IoT tech sector, over 800 companies are working on IoT devices and platforms, and new IoT components come on the market on a regular basis.
The infographic included here gives you a good visual summary of what’s happening. We made it to show you what types of technology IoT companies are focusing on, how the money is flowing, where the innovation is taking place, and more.

The State of Internet of Things in Six Visuals

The State of Internet of Things in 6 Visuals – By the team at Appcessories
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5 Steps to Develop Your Personality

Description: Change your understanding of the world with our easy tips
Everything is changing, growing and developing. It means that our society also requires some changes. People are willing to do whatever they want and live how they want. Read our five self development tips and apply them in our own life to make it better.

Tip#1 Accept yourself
It is completely up to you to decide when it is time to change your life. Gather all your strength and do it tomorrow, take personal responsibility for all your acts.  There is nobody who can do it instead of you. Your decisions today determine your future life.

Tip#2 Visualization is the best
One of the best ways to make your dreams come true is to make a picture of them inside your head. You can even find some similar photos in Internet and print them. Put photos in some place, where you can see them every day. They will help you to focus and visualize your goals.

Tip#3 Learn from errors
Learning from the errors is the best way to get success. Of course it is much better to learn from others mistakes, but in real life we all prefer to experience everything on a first hand. No matter whether it is a good thing or bad.

Tip#4 Challenge yourself
Only fool knows everything. It is an old, but very true to life proverb. Make yourself to learn something new every day. Find something interesting in your old, typical things and stuff.

Tip#5 Think positively
You mind should be full of positive thoughts and ideas. Let your surrounding inspire you to act. It will leave no room for negative thoughts. Only in this case you will succeed in your aims and commitments.

Follow these five simple steps and you will be able to change your life. To balance your inner and outer world, you can visit fifthave and become a perfection.

Creating Positive Energy In the Home

A home that pulses with positive energy is a joy to live in. But what are the tricks to designing a space that attracts good vibes and repels negativity? Here are some easy and simple steps you can take that accentuate the positive at home.

Design details
Rooms that have flow, natural light and space are more likely to buzz with positive energy. If your home is cluttered, edit some of the stuff you don't need from your life. This goes for furnishings as well as clothing and other possessions – if you haven't used it in a year, do you really need to keep it? Rooms overflowing with furniture stifle positivity, so select your favorite essentials, then donate the rest to a good cause. Removing clutter is one of the chief principles of the ancient art of feng shui. Discarding excess material possessions and clutter is believed to allow positive energy to circulate more freely about the home, encouraging peace and serenity within.

Happy colors
Mood and ambience is hugely influenced by the colors we choose in our home d├ęcor. Dark, heavily pigmented paint shades suck the light from a room, shrinking the dimensions and giving a somber mood. To invite positive influences, choose colors that reflect the light, warm shades that lift the atmosphere and reference the natural world. Soft yellow and orange tones, merged with greens and creams that have a luminous quality, will all add fizz and freshness to rooms.

The power of light
Sunshine boosts positive energy levels, making you feel happier. Direct natural light into your home and improve your sense of well being in a subtle but measurable way. Light and airy rooms feel more spacious, are uplifting and inspiring to spend time in, and they also stimulate us into action and movement, rather than sedentary behavior. Design rooms in such a way that light has easy access from outside, keeping window treatments to a minimum and making sure trees and bushes do not block out the sun. Installing elegant and streamlined interior shutters for greater control makes a noticeable difference, because you can manage the natural light levels throughout the day, according to mood.

To further lift light levels, carefully placed mirrors can be used to reflect it back into the room, doubling up the energy levels. Light up dark corners and alcoves with mirrors and lamps, and fit a crystal chandelier for extra sparkle and movement.

Natural appeal
Feng shui fans recommend jade plants and interior water fountains to add positive power to the domestic interior. Just as good are freshly cut blooms placed so that their perfume and quiet beauty can dissipate into the atmosphere. Alternatively, spread the scents of frankincense and cinnamon essential oils, which neutralize negative energies, or rose and orange oils, which are aligned to love and joy in particular. Add several drops into a spritzer containing water, and with a few sprays, the mood of a room is transformed.

A house with positive energy levels directly impacts the occupants and how they feel. Banish dark moods and replace them with outward looking, positive thinking that works on every level. A great place to start making changes is in your close environment, so take a fresh look at your home and start taking some positive, energizing steps.

10 Tips to Fight Depression

By: Junaid Tahir
During the phase of depression sometimes we become pessimist and our negative thoughts make it hard to attain back the peaceful state. As we are already depressed due to tough circumstances, these negative thoughts add fuel to fire and steal our peace of mind making it really hard to concentrate even on routine things. So what should be done to fight the depression and negativity? Below are the tips to be considered:

1-    Try not to think about problems of past and rough circumstances again and again; instead focus on the solutions. Think what needs to be done to fix the issues.
2-   Change your environment. Take a break from your routine life and visit some relative or explore some new city/country.
3-   Stay away from negative people. Remember, if someone is negative, he/she is spreading negative germs. Keep yourself germ-free.
4-   Read news paper or a good book on daily basis.
5-   Go to market and buy yourself something you like. Feel good about it.
6-   Surround yourself among happy people. Spend quality time with joyful and colorful friends
7-   Adopt some good hobby and spend time on it. (gardening, blogging, book reading)
8-   Visit Orphan house and spend time with children. Help them financially if possible. Give gifts. This act gives real inner happiness.
9-   Think about the positive events of your life. About your childhood, education, fun trip, a friend's wedding etc.
10- Don't allow people to make your life miserable. No one is in-charge of your happiness except you so ignore negative comments and suggestions

About Author: Junaid Tahir, a telecom engineer and a blogger, writes articles on wisdom, happiness and stress management. His articles can be read Here

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