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Marisa Peer shares with us 5 tips for dealing with rejection. Marisa tells us that it’s very easy not to let rejection in when you use the below five simple techniques to deal with rejection. She recommends that every time someone critics you or your activity to answer them in the next order:
- Thank you for sharing that.
- I actually missed that, would you say again?
- Oh sounds like you’re trying to make me feel really bad about myself.
- You know that’s not going to work because I’m not going to let that in, you can think what you like and saw what you like but I’m not going to let that in.
- You know since we’re sharing did you know that critical people have the most criticism reserved for themselves? When you keep criticizing me you’re showing everyone here that you’re really dissatisfied with yourself and that’s a shame.
15 Powerful Hacks to Overcome Procrastination
Procrastination wastes our precious time and steals our productivity. It’s something all of us are guilty of sometimes. According to psychologists, twenty percent of people can identify themselves as procrastinators. We all have tendencies to procrastinate to some degree, some are just worse than others. For instance, chronic procrastinators can’t seem to control it that they actively look for distractions and sabotage themselves.
Other procrastinators such as the thrill-seekers put off work because they seek the adrenaline rush of beating the deadline. The Avoiders procrastinate because of fear of failure and the decisional procrastinators can’t seem to make a final decision or do not make any decisions at all to absolve themselves of the responsibilities of the consequences.
Procrastinators do not realize the cost of this to their health, work, and social lives. If you are suffering from procrastination, here are some powerful hacks to overcome it.
1. Determine the source or the reason why you are procrastinating
The key to finding a solution to a problem is to identify the root cause of the problem so they can be addressed properly. Usually, there is something more than what you see on the surface. The underlying reason why people procrastinate is deeper and more complicated than just being plain lazy or irresponsible.
2. Lacking in abilities or skills deficit
Some people procrastinate simply because they do not know how to perform what is asked of them or lack the necessary skills to complete tasks. Others postpone doing tasks because they can’t admit to themselves they need help and having troubles asking for it for the fear of judgment. One example is in writing an academic paper. Most students procrastinate because they couldn’t put their thoughts into a paper. They tend to put it off instead of looking for ways they can accomplish their requirements. If you are one of them, end your suffering and seek help online.
3. Lack of interest and motivation
It is natural for people to postpone doing any task if it does not appeal to their interest. The best solution for this is to just remember why the task needs to be done anyway and the possible effects if you fail to do it. Other times the task still interests you but you just lack the motivation to even begin. It may be triggered by other factors in life that you have to address first or emotions you have to deal with.
4. Feeling overwhelmed
When you feel too overwhelmed by your current situation in life, it is quite normal to procrastinate. Switching from one task to another is difficult.
5. Fear of failure and fear of success
Fear of failure can paralyze people. They fear that they might do something poorly or not being able to do it at all that they cannot even begin. On the other hand, those who fear success procrastinate because they think more will be expected out of them if they succeeded to perform well.
6. Act of Rebellion
Rebels deliberately procrastinate without really understanding why they do it sometimes. It’s an unconscious reaction against people of power. A teenager at home may delay doing his/her chores just because his/her parents asked him/her to do them immediately.
These are just some examples of reasons why people procrastinate.
7. Refine your to-do list and rank your priorities accordingly.
At times, we tend to feel pressured just by merely looking at our to-do list, especially when we don’t feel enthusiastic about certain tasks. The more things listed down, the more people tend to procrastinate. One solution that could work is to be realistic about the things that you can and can’t do and keep your list short. Rank your tasks according to the level of priority so you’d know which one requires immediate action.
8. Breakdown big tasks into chunks
Refer to your list and breakdown big tasks into smaller tasks so you can accomplish them without overwhelming yourself too much that you put off other equally important tasks off.
9. Try to finish all the easy tasks first
When we think of a task as easy, we tend to postpone doing it that we sometimes end up not being able to do it at all. If you tell yourself “It’s fine. It’s easy, I’ll do it later” a lot of times, you are already procrastinating.
When you finish the easy tasks first, you can cross them out of your list and prepare for bigger ones. It can save you time, effort and in some cases, money.
10. Use productivity apps
It is amazing how we can utilize technology to our advantage. If you need a little nudge to keep yourself going, download apps that can help make everything a little easier. There are apps that can remind you of your task and there are some that can help keep your focus and away from distractions.
11. Take meaningful rests
Meaningful rest means not staying in work mode. Some people take breaks only to do other smaller tasks. Sometimes people procrastinate because they do not get enough rest. Their mind gets too tired that it wanders.
12. Reward yourself for your accomplishments
Sometimes all you need is a positive reinforcement. Reward yourself for every accomplishment and you will feel good and enthusiastic to accomplish more tasks.
13. Take proper care of yourself
When you neglect to take care of yourself, you will put off work because you either feel too tired or sick. You are tired because you didn’t get enough sleep or you feel sluggish because of the kind of food you eat, and then you get sick. Eat well, get enough sleep, exercise and you will feel better and productive.
Meditation can help you deal with stress by clearing your mind so you can regain your focus. Even great and successful people procrastinate, and use meditation to get them back to the game.
15. Mind over matter
Whatever your reason may be for putting off work or delaying tasks, you have to have a mantra that can immediately snap you out of your procrastination. Remind yourself that if you fail to do what you have to do, you will not be able to achieve your goals.
You are not born with chronic procrastination, it is something you have created you. The good news is that you can change your behavior. You can avoid unnecessary distraction and focus on what really matters.
BIO: Norman Arvidsson is a writer on trust my paper. He is also beginner-contributing blogger interested in such areas as self-improvement, inspiration, and productivity improvement.
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Power of Positively Peaceful Words
Positively peaceful words hold a precious place, nestled in the very core of the heavenly haven that is my heart. For positive vibrations shine an ever so vibrant light, caressing my minds eye, even when my reality appears stark, ever so dauntingly dark.
For positive words are most beautiful beacons, harnessing hope while ever so intently igniting a most special spark. Oh how I have to come to honor each vivaciously vibratory word as a staple of my very essence, a most treasured hallmark.
Soulfully Raptured, Magically Mesmerized, immersed in each and every positively peaceful vibration warms my heart and takes me by surprise. For each vibration colors our wonderfully sky, echoing into eternity across our nation. Uplifting and inspiring the depths of you, the depths of me, all with the most loving intention of endearingly allowing for our truest self to be felicitously set free.
Oh to revel in the very existence of thee, sweeps upon me a sense of rhapsody, a comforting sort of clarity, enchanted serenity. For each positively peaceful word cradles me, resting in the solitude of my own special sanctuary.
So I say unto you beloved, timelessly transcend into ethereal eternity, with positively peaceful vibrations, as a most divinely cherished companion and friend. Become attuned with your most celestial dreams by journeying within, and you shall come to find that nirvana is neatly nestled there, with positively peaceful vibrations closely akin.
My name is Serenity, a positively peaceful poet propelled by a spirited passion to profess the depth of desire to inspire. As an ethereally transcendent being, my spirit is on an eternal quest to seek solace that can only be found deep within. Finding beauty in all of life’s most magically delicious moments. Expressing each positively peaceful inspiration through the marvelous medium of poetry. Each vivaciously vibratory word full of life, sprinkled with; wonder, whimsy, and delight, utterly enamored by these most transcendentally incredible insights. As my heart guides me towards our universe’s most everlasting, love filled light. Ultimately causing for my spirit to take flight, and your alike.
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5 Reasons Why Doing What You Love Is the Only Way to Do Great Work
You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and for a moment you’re floating in a haze of well-being, only to have it torn apart by the realization that you have to go to work soon? I do. Those moments were horrible. It wasn’t always there. Some days were better than others, but it was there often enough to be a serious bummer. After all, that shouldn’t be the way to start your day!
The thing is, it turns out I’m not the only person who feels that way. In fact, less than half of Americans are happy at their work. That might not be so bad as in 2010 when only 40% of people liked their job, but that doesn’t change the facts. The vast majority would experience more mental wellbeing doing something else, doing something they love.
And the thing is, that would be great for employers too. After all,
1. A happy employee is a more productive employee
Research has shown that happy employees are on average 12% more productive than their less happy counterparts. What’s more, they’re more protected from stress and illness, they’re less likely to experience negative emotions, they live longer, they take less sick days and they’re much less likely to leave for another company. In other words, there are nothing but benefits. And yet so few employers are really doing anything with this information.
Well if they aren’t, then we’re going to do it ourselves! The first step for finding the best job is writing the stunning CV (you can check some top websites for help). So, let’s look at some of the best reasons why you should think about finding work that you love. The best reason has to be:
Flow is wonderful. It’s a mental state where everything – your problems, your to-do list, your itches, your cold feet – for a time falls away as you lose yourself in what you’re doing. It leads to positive emotions as well as an experience of wellbeing. It also makes you far more productive, as you bend yourself to the task at hand and let nothing distract you.
The thing is, Flow is not something that is just achieved one, two, three. You need to actually be completely engaged in the activity to have it. And the only way that that can happen is if you actually truly enjoy doing it. Even then, you’ve got to practice, so that you have enough confidence that the doubt monster doesn’t pull you back to the surface. For that reason, it’s vital to try to find work that’s more engaging so that you don’t only get to experience this in your free time.
3. Intrinsic Motivation
In psychology, they talk about two kinds of motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic means that it comes from inside of you, so, for example, you are motivated to do the Sudoku puzzle because it interests you and when you finish it you feel satisfied and don’t expect any other kind of reward. Extrinsic motivation, on the other hand, is external. This is money, praise or anything similar.
The research has shown that when your primary motivation is external, you’re far less likely to enjoy what you’re doing. In fact, often the simple act of giving somebody an extrinsic reward will make them enjoy the task less and will generally not get them perform better at it either.
The only counter agent against that is if they love what they do. Then chances are good that they will continue to love it, despite the introduction of extrinsic rewards such as money. In other words, they continue to be motivated by the act itself, instead of seeing it as a means to an end as jobs are for most of us.
And that’s important because:
4. If you love what you’ll do you’ll keep doing it
And that’s a vital part of what makes doing what you love so important. Even in the down times, you’ll still gain satisfaction from it – heck, you’d do it for free if you had to. That means two things. First of all, it means that instead of your work dragging you further down on your bad days, it lifts you up. It acts as a high point in your day rather than something that you need to recover from.
Secondly, it means that you’re going to put in the hours to make certain that whatever you’re working on is going to be at the top of its game. And that is how you get noticed and make a splash. As nothing impresses quite as much as something that’s perfect.
Except, maybe, for something made with:
5. Real Passion
I don’t know what it is about real passion, but you can see it in an end product. If you visit a restaurant where the cook cares about what they’re doing, the food somehow has something that an uncaring cook will never have. You can see it in everything – words on a page, paint on a canvas, even in the bricks in a wall.
And wouldn’t the world be so much more beautiful if everything around you was filled with the passion of the people that created it? It certainly would feel us with more passion if we get to look at what we do and be proud of it.
We’ve got to do what we love! Because if we’re doing it for money then where does the joy come in? After all, beyond a certain limit where we can put food on the table and meet our friends at a café, money doesn’t really change how happy we are. In fact, I suspect most people buy all the stuff they do in part because they’re trying to fill the hole left in their lives because they’re not engaged with what they’re doing. But you can’t fill the absence of meaning in your life with a new coach or a new phone. You can only fill it by finding meaning. And that means doing something we love.
So what are we all waiting for?
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