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Bad News: Time is Flying --- Good News: You are the Pilot

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Ever sat in front of a clock and watched the seconds go by?

It's never ending, it's persistent, it never stops !
It might seem like a mundane activity.. yet in those ticks, your life is being spent and you're losing time!


Remember:-

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a pre-mature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.
Time is valued differently by different people and it's a true blessing for someone to understand and internalize that time is the substance of life in which man exists and does either good or bad.​
​The Scholar, Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim,​ has a beautiful saying that says "The intelligent is the one who is conscious of his time, and if he loses it then he would lost all his interests, for all interests derive from time, and whenever time is lost it can never be regained!"

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7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive


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When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my homework during breaks and managed a not-for-profit organization at night. At that time, working hard landed me countless national campaigns, opportunities to work with A-list organizations and a successful career. As I got older, I started thinking differently. I realized that working harder is not always the right path to success. Sometimes, working less can actually produce better results.
Consider a small business owner, who works non-stop. However, working hard won't help him compete with his multi-million competitors. Time is a limited commodity. An entrepreneur can work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week (the most amount of time anyone can work, really). His or her competitor can always spend more money, build a bigger team and spend a lot more time on the same project. Then why have small startups accomplished things that larger corporations couldn't? Facebook bought Instagram, a 13-employee company for a billion dollars. Snapchat, a young startup with 30 employees is turning down offers from tech giants Facebook and Google. Part of their successes were based on luck — the rest is based on efficiency.
The key to success is not hard working but smart working.
There's a notable distinction between being busy and being productive. Being busy doesn't necessarily mean you're being productive. Being productive is less about time management and more on managing your energy. It is the business of life. We need to learn how to spend the least amount of energy to get the most benefits. I am so lucky to work with an amazing team here at Filemobile. Everyone always challenges me and helps me sort my priorities to become more productive. I learned to reduce my work week from 80 hours to 40 hours, and get a lot more work done in the process. In other words, less is more.
Here are 7 I things I stopped doing to become more productive.

1. Stop working overtime and increase your productivity

Have you ever wondered where the 40-hour work week came from? In 1926, Henry Ford, American industrialist and founder of Ford Motor Company, conducted experiments with interesting results: when you decrease your daily working hours from 10 to 8, and shorten the work week from 6 days to 5, your productivity increases.
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Source: Calculating Loss of Productivity Due to Overtime Using Published Charts — Fact or Fiction
The more you work, the less effective and productive you are going to become over both short and long term. "Scheduled Overtime Effect on Construction Projects", a report issued by The Business Roundtable in 1980 states.
"Where a work schedule of 60 or more hours per week is continued longer than about two months, the cumulative effect of decreased productivity will cause a delay in the completion date beyond that which could have been realized with the same crew size on a 40-hour week."
Source: Calculating Loss of Productivity Due to Overtime Using Published Charts — Fact or Fiction
In an article for AlterNet, editor Sara Robinson referenced research conducted by the US military that revealed that "losing one hour of sleep per night for a week will cause a level of cognitive degradation equivalent to a .10 blood alcohol level." You can get fired for coming to work drunk, but it is deemed acceptable to pull an all-nighter.
Irrespective of how well you were able to get on with your day after that most recent night without sleep, it is unlikely that you felt especially upbeat and joyous about the world. Your more-negative-than-usual perspective will have resulted from a generalized low mood, which is a normal consequence of being overtired. More important than just the mood, this mind-set is often accompanied by decreases in willingness to think and act proactively, control impulses, feel positive about yourself, empathize with others, and generally use emotional intelligence.
Source: The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest
It's important for us not to overwork ourselves and get enough sleep to maintain a high level of productivity. Next time you're wondering why you may not be working productively, the reason may be simple as you being one of 70% of people who doesn't get enough sleep.

Did you know?

Leonardo da Vinci took multiple naps a day and slept less at night.
The French Emperor Napoleon was not shy about taking naps. He indulged daily.
Though Thomas Edison was embarrassed about his napping habit, he also practiced his ritual daily.
Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, used to boost her energy by napping before speaking engagements.
Gene Autry, "the Singing Cowboy," routinely took naps in his dressing room between performances.
President John F. Kennedy ate his lunch in bed and then settled in for a nap—every day!
Oil industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller napped every afternoon in his office.
Winston Churchill's afternoon nap was a non-negotiable. He believed it helped him get twice as much done each day.
President Lyndon B. Johnson took a nap every afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in order to break his day up into "two shifts."
Though criticized for it, President Ronald Reagan famously took naps as well.
Source: 5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Nap Every Day — Michael Hyatt
On a personal note, since I started getting at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep a day, I've noticed a change: I became a lot more productive and got a lot more work done than when I worked 16 hours a day. Who knew sleeping was such a great tool for marketers?

2. Don't say "yes" too often

According to the Pareto Principle, 20% of the effort produces 80% of the results; however, 20% of the results consumes 80% of the effort. Instead of working harder, we should focus primarily on those efforts that produce 80% of the results and forgo the rest. We will have more time to focus on the most important tasks. We should stop saying "yes" to tasks that bring low or almost no result.
"The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say "no" to almost everything." — Warren Buffet.
This begs a question: what should you say "yes" and what should you say "no" to? If you can't figure if something is going to be worth your time, consider running a simple split test. Track everything you do and optimize if it is possible.
Most of us say yes more often than we should because it is so much easier than saying no. Nobody wants to be the bad guy.
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In a 2012 study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, researchers split 120 students in 2 groups. One group was trained to use "I can't", while the other was trained to use "I don't". The results were interesting:
The students who told themselves "I can't eat X" chose to eat the chocolate candy bar 61% of the time. Meanwhile, the students who told themselves "I don't eat X" chose to eat the chocolate candy bars only 36% of the time. This simple change in terminology significantly improved the odds that each person would make a more healthy food choice.
Next time you need to avoid saying yes, say "I don't".
Another great trick to avoid activities that don't add enough value into your life is the 20-second rule: give yourself 20 seconds longer for activities you shouldn't be doing.
Lower the activation energy for habits you want to adopt and raise it for habits you want to avoid. The more we can lower or even eliminate the activation energy for our desired actions, the more we enhance our ability to jump-start positive change.
Source: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

3. Stop doing everything yourself and start letting people help you

At some point in my career, I was managing a very large community and couldn't handle it. I tried to do everything myself. I burnt out, but the community ended up taking over and managing itself. Surprisingly, members did a better job than I have ever done. I learned the power of community and why brands need user-generated content.
Consumers understand what they want and how they want it better than any marketer. Did you know that, according to Octoly, user-generated videos are viewed 10 times more than brand-generated videos on YouTube? When seeking information about a particular brand,over half (51%) of Americans trust user-generated content more than the content on the brand website (16%) or media coverage on the brand (14%). It's important for marketers to open up and seek help from the brand's community.
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Being a great content marketer is not about creating the best content, but building a great community that will generate high-quality content for you.
It's important for us to realize we can seek help when needed. We cannot do everything ourselves. It is better for you to let someone who can do a better job taking over some of your tasks. It will give you more time to focus on your most important tasks. Instead of wasting your time trying to figure something out yourself, let the experts help you.
A lot of time, even if your friends can't help you, having them around can help you become more productive.
Just having friends nearby can push you toward productivity. "There's a concept in ADHD treatment called the 'body double,' " says David Nowell, Ph.D., a clinical neuropsychologist from Worcester, Massachusetts. "Distractable people get more done when there is someone else there, even if he isn't coaching or assisting them." If you're facing a task that is dull or difficult, such as cleaning out your closets or pulling together your receipts for tax time, get a friend to be your body double.
Source: Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are

4. Stop being a perfectionist

"We found that perfectionism trips up professors on the way to research productivity. The more perfectionistic the professor, the less productive they are," Dr. Simon Sherry, a Dalhousie University Psychology Professor who conducted a study on perfectionism and productivity, tells University Affairs magazine. Dr. Sherry found a robust correlation between increased perfectionism and decreased productivity.
Here are some problems associated with being a perfectionist:
  • They spend more time than required on a task.
  • They procrastinate and wait for the perfect moment. In business, if it is the perfect moment, you are too late.
  • They miss the big picture while being too focused on small things.
Marketers often wait for the perfect moment. In doing so, they end up missing it.
The perfect moment is NOW.

5. Stop doing repetitive tasks and start automating it.

According to a research study conducted by Tethys Solutions, A team of 5 people who spent 3%, 20%, 25%, 30% and 70% of their time on repetitive tasks respectively reduced this time to 3%, 10%, 15%, 15% and 10% after 2 months of enhancing their productivity.
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A week ago, I spent 15 minutes writing a basic Python program. The idea was to generate content from the data, which I pulled from Twitter API using a Ruby bot, and use Hootsuite to bulk schedule them. While it used to take me an entire day to accomplish, it now takes me less than 5 minutes. Nowadays, whenever I do something repetitively (more than 5 times), I would ask myself if I can find a program to do it for me.
You don't have to be a coder to able to automate your repetitive tasks. It's nice to have the skills or the resources, but it's not a requirement. If you cannot build it, buy it.
People often forget that time is money. People usually do things manually because it's easy and requires almost no research. It is manageable to moderate 30 images on Instagram for your user-generated campaign. But if you have to manage 30 000 photos and videos from 5 different platforms, you need a good digital asset management software. At Filemobile, we help people to solve that problem generate even more user-generated content. Just like managing rich media, you can easily purchase a software to solve almost all of your problem on the internet.
If you still can't find a solution, you can hire an expert to help you. Keep in mind that you need to spend money to make money and that time is your most valuable commodity.
Tips for marketers: check out GitHub or Google app script library. Often times, you'll find free ready-to-use open source code that requires very little programming knowledge.

6. Stop guessing and start backing up your decisions with data

If you can optimize websites for search engines, you can optimize your lives to grow and reach your maximum potential.
There are so many research studies out there that can provide answers in a range of areas. For instance, did you know that most people are more easily distracted from noon to 4PM? This random statistic comes from recent research led by Robert Matchock, an associate professor of psychology at Pennsylvania State University. Even if you can't find the data you need, it doesn't take a lot of time to run a split test.
For instance, last week we did a few tests to figure out the best way to optimize images for Twitter in-stream preview.
Keep asking yourself how you're going to measure and optimize everything you do.

7. Stop working, and have do-nothing time

Most people don't realize that we're essentially locking ourselves in a box when we are too focused on something. It's important to walk away from our work once in a while and have some alone time. Alone time is good for the brain and spirit, according to The power of lonely , an article in The Boston Globe.
One ongoing Harvard study indicates that people form more lasting and accurate memories if they believe they're experiencing something alone. Another indicates that a certain amount of solitude can make a person more capable of empathy towards others. And while no one would dispute that too much isolation early in life can be unhealthy, a certain amount of solitude has been shown to help teenagers improve their moods and earn good grades in school.
Source: The power of lonely
It's important for us to take time for reflection. We often find the solutions when we're not searching for them.
We don't become more productive overnight. Like everything in life, it requires efforts. Change doesn't happen if you just sit there and wait for it. It's important for all of us to learn more about our body and find ways to optimize our energy for a more successful and happy life.​

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Our Qualities are like Ice



God has amazing principles of abundance. Any normal human being can get exposed to such principles by exerting positive efforts with pure intention into the right perspective. Extensive scholarly studies conclude that the root level principle of abundance and spirituality is to love and serve the creatures of God. His creatures are not limited to Humans only. A bird in your window, the cat in your house, the stray dogs and every single breathing thing, including trees is creature of God. God multiplies His blessings when someone loves His creatures.

Spirituality is usually taken as a complex, not-easy-to-understand thing whereas in my opinion you are already a spiritual person: 

1- when you do things purely for the sake of God, without any greed.
2- when you serve His creatures without any expectation (money, respect or any other benefit) .
3- when you have a big heart to offer your services whenever and wherever required, no matter big or small.
4- when you want to add value into someone's life.
5- when you want to resolve someone's unhappy situation.

On the contrary, some of us are self-centered people, not concerned about others feelings and needs. We should understand that all the God-given blessings and qualities we have, are ​like ice. While the ice is melting (as the age factor), the coolness of ice should not be limited to ourselves instead our ice should cool down someone's 'hot jug'. When we distribute what we have, God multiplies His blessings and adds more! When we surprise others, God surprises us. Needless to mention that God's surprises are far beyond the level of our comprehensions.

The crux of this article is to make a concrete commitment to ourselves to spread small happiness from today and start the great journey towards an awesome blessed life!
Things to do:
I will put genuine efforts in the following domains:
1- serving my family, relatives and friends with the best intention.
​2- adding value to the lives of orphans, widows and poor.
3- expanding my horizon to serve the society with time, money and efforts.
4- Encouraging my fellow beings and bring them to the journey of spiritualism. 


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Today's Inspiration: All the Negativity

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All the water in the sea
Cant sink a ship,
Until it gets inside the ship
Similarly
NEGATIVITY of the world
Will not  put you down
Unless
you allow it to get inside you.

A Fool-Proof Formula For Getting Your Boss to Trust You

A Fool-Proof Formula For Getting Your Boss to Trust You
Your relationship with your boss plays a big part in determining your job satisfaction and opening up opportunities for career advancement.

Seize every chance to gain the confidence and trust of your boss.

Whether you're new to the company or you've been on the job for years, there are many ways to make yourself a greater asset.

Steps to Take When You're Thinking of Joining a Company

1. Conduct research. You and your boss are likely to hit it off if you're both passionate about the organization you work for. As soon as you get an interview, check out the company website and press coverage to see if it seems like a good fit.

2. Evaluate investments in employee development. You can tell a lot about management by their employee development programs. Find out what's available in terms of education and training.

3. Ask questions. An interview works best as a two way conversation. Request the information you need to make an informed decision. www.dailytenminutes.com for 400+ inspirational stories

4. Meet your supervisor. Your first contacts may be with the human resources staff. Try to get a chance to talk directly with your future boss before you accept a job offer.

5. Understand the organizational culture. It's a promising sign when your boss and you both mesh with the culture of the company. See if you're on the same page when it comes to typical issues like customer service and financial management.

Steps to Take After You're On the Job

1. Practice attentive listening. Good communication makes all the difference. Listen carefully to your boss to be clear about what is expected. Clarify the details and express your enthusiasm.

2. Work as a team. Reach out to your co-workers. Share information and offer your assistance during busy times. A team approach is good for everyone involved.

3. Create solutions. Think of every challenge as an opportunity to shine. Approach your boss with your analysis of the situation and multiple proposals for how to make things better.

4. Focus on results. Keep a record of what you contribute to the company. Talk in terms of numbers like increased website visitors and sales. Or keep track of the extra hours you work and the money you save the company.

5. Give out praise. Bosses need positive feedback too. Congratulate your boss after a big deal is closed. Comment on the special skills and abilities you notice.

6. Take initiative. Go beyond your job description. Be proactive. Pitch in wherever needed and assume greater responsibility without being asked. visit www.dailytenminutes.com for 400+ inspirational stories

7. Be accountable. If you're willing to take risks, you'll probably make an occasional mistake. Own up to your errors promptly and graciously. Reassure your boss that you're reliable even when things go south.

Steps to Take Anytime

1. Establish boundaries. Work relationships sometimes turn into personal friendships. On the other hand, you may want to set limits on the amount of sensitive information you want to share with your supervisor. In any case, be clear about your comfort level and stick to it. visit www.dailytenminutes.com for 400+ inspirational stories

2. Avoid favoritism. While there may be temporary advantages in getting special treatment, favoritism can backfire. Abide by the rules and encourage fair treatment for everybody.

3. Have a life outside of work. As much as you may grow to love your job and your boss, it's wise to nourish other aspects of your life. Spend time with family friends. Devote your leisure time to activities that make you happy. Take care of your physical, mental, and spiritual health.

4.Use your skills and positive attitude to impress your boss. As many companies try to operate on a leaner budget these days, you'll stand out as a star employee who brings value to the organization. That gives you increased job security and a strong foundation for building a rewarding career.

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Perfect Your Presentations With These Top 4 Stage Fright Fixes

You know the feeling all too well. You’ve spent hours putting together elements of your presentation. In addition, you’ve rehearsed for weeks. Then, when you finally feel ready to do it, you freeze in front of your audience!
What you’re suffering from is a lack of self-confidence. Behind closed doors, you gather the nerves to face the crowd. But the minute you see eyes staring at you, your confidence shatters.
You’re in the position that many others end up in. But luckily, you can also be in the position of those who overcome the challenges.

There are key tricks you can use to ensure your presentations run smoothly.

Whether your crowd is ten or 10,000, the results are always the same.

Implement these strategies when giving presentations:

1. Find a friendly face. One of the foolproof ways to combat stage fright is to focus on a friendly face. Comb the audience before your presentation starts. Is there someone who looks encouraging or pleasant? Once you find that face, focus on it from beginning to end.
  • The person you identify is probably going to notice you staring at them. However, they’ll probably also realize that you’re doing that to calm your nerves.
  • Smile now and then so the person you pinpoint can recognize that you could use their support.
2. Think of a funny scenario. Right before you start, think of something funny that has happened in the past. You’ll likely start laughing inside.
  • Laughter automatically helps to calm your nerves. It’s the perfect way to relieve stress. This, in turn, helps you relax when it’s time to present.
  • When you laugh to yourself, it automatically comes across in your demeanor. A lighter, more pleasant manner helps to warm up the crowd. Once you sense their receptiveness, you’ll feel more at ease.
  • If it’s appropriate, use a bit of your humorous story to break the ice at the beginning. This is another technique to warm up the crowd.
3. Break it down into sections. Your entire presentation might be 30 minutes long. But it’s helpful if you break it down into four main sections.
  • Focusing on the major points helps you keep things in check. If you can define the key elements, you’ll be better able to fill in the blanks with the details.
  • What point do you want to drive home to the audience? Determine that point, then ensure you work your way up to it.
4. Keep a picture of a loved one nearby. Knowing you have someone who supports you nearby can make a huge difference. Even though it’s only a photograph, looking at it periodically can help encourage you.
  • Make it a memorable photo. How about your son’s first picture after losing his front teeth? Possibly, you could use a wedding photo.
  • If the occasion allows, you can lightly draw reference to your support base. As an ice breaker, point out to the audience that you have the “supportive” photo nearby.
Self-doubt should remain as far from your mind as possible. When you’ve prepared to the best of your ability, you should be able to knock it out of the park. Avoid allowing anything to get in the way of a successful presentation.
You know your stuff, so show it to yourself and the audience. You deserve to walk away feeling like the proudest person on Earth. And you’ll become more of a pro after each presentation!

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Spiritualism Vs Industrialism!



There is an unnecessary mystification and obfuscation about Spiritualism. Its meaning is very simple. It means the utilization of breathing, smelling and sensing for perception, observation and theorization of the sense out of smells hypothesis. Unfortunately a lot of occult fantasy has been tagged to Spiritualism, changing or robbing it of its very practical meaning. With our eyes we can see very little. We cannot see more than 00.0037% of the reality, because the mind has the affliction of modelling only the 3D shapes, cutting away the entire wholeness.


Every organism—plant, tree, bacterium, bird, animal, fish, insects...all smell and sense from the same air. So one actually participates in the Biosphere in developing not merely knowledge but enlightenment and enchantment, by adopting the breathe based education. By adopting the air for observation, one actually participates with the earth, in its life as a member of the Solar System. May be from the Solar System, the sensing may advance even far towards the other stars, the galaxy...the method is feeling based understanding.


The most important need of spiritualism is nature in freedom, the blooming nature and nature allowed freely in its transformations. Nature is sacred, inviolable..., as it is nature that is the subject matter of breathe based observation, along with participation with nature. Then one as a participant with nature, ultimately changes into the reality that one is a macro body and not the 3D body. Ultimately one becomes a non-physical person.


Unfortunately from this wonderful Universal perspective, mankind has fallen into the putrid economics. Here nature is just a resource for the exclusive use of a few to tamper. Everything is totally poisoned and polluted for industrialization. Instead of participating with nature as nature, one has to exclude oneself from nature as a consumer of nature, as a manipulator of nature in the production of the unhealthy economic goods from the healthy free goods, in the exchange of the dead nature products as industrial goods and then basking in the distribution of the goods and amassing property which entitles one to tamper with nature.


Please just think what you are doing to yourself and nature itself by this economics-mania.

AUthro: Yeddanapudim

Swords Vs Words

swords vs words

 
SWORDS & WORDS
Have the same alphabets
And
Both have the same effects,
If not handled properly…

Humor: Her Engine Quit



Lisa was out driving her car and while stopped at a red light, the car's engine suddenly turned off. It was a busy intersection and the traffic behind her was starting to pile up.

The guy in the car directly behind her was honking his horn continuously as Lisa tried to get the car to start up again. Finally she gets out and approaches the guy behind her.

I can't seem to get my car started," Lisa said, smiling.
Would you be so kind and try if you can get it fixed for me?
I'll stay here in your car and lean on your horn for you

Do These 10 Things Daily



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When you get caught up in the everyday cycle of waking up, working, eating and sleeping it is often easy to forget about your health and well-being. Here are 10 things that you should be doing every day that will help you organise and be a better person not only for yourself but for those around you.
 

 1. Tell someone close to you that you love them

It really is true what they say – life is too short not to tell someone close to you that you love them. Whether thats a family member, friend or your significant other all it takes is a quick message or a phone call and you can make someones day so much better with a simple gesture that takes a matter of minutes.

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 2. Exercise
 
 

Exercise is important and you should do some form of exercise every day. You don't have to run miles or spend hours at the gym and life and work can easily get in the way. If you set aside at least 20 minutes a day to physically push yourself the change in your health can be huge. Exercise improves emotional state and your ability to focus. Keeping to this routine will also help you develop self discipline which is a great trait to have.

3. Learn something new challenge yourself

The world is a hugely diverse place full on new an interesting things. You can learn new languages, travel and explore new locations, meet new people and push yourself out of your comfort zone. It is all to easy to get stuck in the cycle of everyday life.

4. Organise 5 minutes of quietness and alone time.

In that spare 5 minutes you can do as you like. It's your time so spend it wisely. With the mad rush of everyday life we often don't make time for ourselves. Use those 5 minutes to reflect on the positive things in your life.

5. Pay somebody a compliment.

Not only can it be a confidence boost for yourself, it will also put a smile on the face of the person you compliment and probably put them in a good mood for the rest of the day.

6. Be Social

It's easy to be a reclusive for a whole day but it's always nice to have a quick chat with someone else, preferably face to face.

7. Be Optimistic

It sounds obvious, if you start the day in a positive Mindset things are always going to be better. Not only that, but studies have suggested that remaining optimistic can make you healthier and extend your life.

8. Laugh

Humour has many benefits, one of those being that people who laugh more can have stronger immune systems and are at less risk of a heart attack or stroke. If you don't find yourself in any laugh-out-loud situations you can always go on YouTube and watch something that makes you laugh or reminisce about moments that have made you laugh in the past.

9. Get a good nights sleep

The term "Sleeping on it" actually makes sense. When you are tired it is a lot harder to be happy, and your immune system is weaker. When you aren't tired you can make clearer decisions and have a more positive outlook on life, which is why sleep is so important.

10. Go out and explore

If you work in an office, a factory, a warehouse or in any form of building for that matter it's important to get outdoors everyday other than the journey between work and home. A walk through the woods or the local park will be far better than a walk through your local High Street as the smell of fresh air can increase happiness and help relieve stress.

Highly Ethical People Possess These 7 Qualities

By Junaid Tahir: People are ethical because of social norms, religious beliefs and laws. Ethical foundations in an individual define the way he lives the life by differentiating between right and wrong and behave in a way which improves the situation directly or indirectly however doesn't harm it at any cost. Ethics have been defined by relevant governmental and religious authorities for several domains of life however below article occupies 'blanket' coverage for all norms of life.
Below are top seven qualities of highly ethical people.

1-     They are Empathic: Ethical people have high degree of emotional intelligence. They understand things from multiple perspectives covering all the direct and indirect stake holders.. They seek first to understand than to be understood. They have strong observatory, listening and analytical skills to understand things deeply. This quality makes them unique which enables them to win the trust of others; consequently, people share their problems with them with open heart and seek their support.
2-    They Forgive and Forget: It requires a brave heart to forgive and forget. Ethical people don't keep grudges for long duration. They have the tendency to establish peace all the times hence keeping the brawls open does not suit them. They stay away from such complications and move ahead with life by forgiving and forgetting the matters.
3-    They are Always willing to Help: Highly Ethical people always want to improve the situation regardless of their relationship with a person who is in trouble. They take either corrective, preventive or suggestive initiatives for resolving issues. Corrective approach ensures that the matter is fixed by doing some specific actions. Preventive approach guarantees that such particular matters do not appear again. They use preventive approach to reach the root cause of the issue so as to fix it permanently so as to avoid further frequency of such incidents. Suggestive methodology is used by them for guiding someone to do some specific act in order to overcome a tragic situation.      
4-    They are Implosive: Ethical people are not hyper sensitive or explosive personalities. They possess a cool mind and a soft heart. They avoid frequent mood swings in order to develop a consistent and stable personality. They handle indecencies with decency. They know how to ignore hard and harsh comments and still converse softly. They know how to handle idiotic situations. They have high degree of anger management skills which further empowers their implosive personality trait.  
5-    They Mind Their Own Business: A lot of people have the habit of having serious curiosity about every other person's life. This habit causes them talk about people too much, spreading rumors and scattering false news in the society without any verification. Unlike those, ethical People do not interfere in others' lives unnecessarily; they mind their own business. Ethical people understand the fact the character assassination is equally a great sin so they don't give attention to rumors and focus on crystal clear matters; and avoid peeping into others' personal matters.
6-    They are Flexible & adaptable: The wise says, it is better to bend than to break. Ethical people possess a great deal of elasticity. They adapt themselves according to the situation. They don't stick to one mind set. Their continuous thought process enables them to change their minds easily in order to improve a situation without making it a matter of ego. They are not stubborn at all instead portray a flexible behavior in all kind of tough situations.
7-    They Do not criticize: Too much criticism is the root of several social and professional problems. Ethical people do not criticize at first place. In case they need to condemn or criticize something they follow a positive methodology to approach the relevant person and advice in a way which doesn't hurt anyone and convey the message in an effective way.
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Junaid Tahir, Project Manager and a blogger, writes articles on wisdom, happiness and stress management at his personal blog. He is reachable at mjunaidtahir @ -gmail -. com for suggestions and comments.