The Five Most Beautiful Words in The English Language

The Five Most Beautiful Words in The English Language

the five most beautiful words in the English language

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Effervescent

This word comes at the top of this list because it is one of my favourites. Effervescent means for something or someone to be bubbly and excitable. It reminds me of luxurious champagne and laughs, I believe that it is one of those words that does what it says on the tin and makes you feel the way that it sounds.

 

Eloquence

To be eloquent has a regal and poised tone to it. Eloquence is to be well spoken and fluent in the language that you speak in. Even the way that it rolls off of the tongue is articulate.

 

Serenity

This word on its own transports me to a calm, peaceful beach. It reminds me of ocean sounds and walking along the sand in a hot place (being from England all a girl can do is imagine). This word allows me to go to that place and escape the rain!

 

Giggle

Giggle is a silly word that gives a fun feeling alongside it. Friendship, excitement and cheerfulness come to mind when I hear this word.

 

Unity

In the world that we live in today, this is possibly one of the most important words in the English Language. Coming together as one might not fix all of the problems in the world, but it is sure to go a long way.

 

I have given you my favourite words in the English Language, now it’s your turn! Comment what you think the most beautiful words are in the English Language below.

 

 

A short bio about the writer: My name is Charlotte Yorke and I am an eighteen year old A-Level Student in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. I am beginning my exciting journey into the world of Journalism by beginning my Undergraduate Degree at Staffordshire University in September 2017. I am an avid reader and writer, I thoroughly enjoy expressing myself through the written word.

 

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Do Not Stress. Do Your Best. Ace Your Test.

Do Your Best

Do Not Stress. Do Your Best. Ace Your Test. 

You are probably thinking, how one is not supposed to stress around exam times? I know it is generally a stressful time, but you have to try and keep it together if you want to do well. Look at some on the highest achieving students. They seem to have a sense of confident that no one can take away from them. It is the same type of confidence all students need to find. That confidence comes from a place of preparation and planning.

If you know that you have covered all the work in your test, there will be no reason to stress. This is why it is so important to always do you best when preparing. Work hard and if you need to learn how to reference in mla, you need to spend an adequate amount of time researching. Whatever it is that needs to be done to ace your test, needs to be done as soon as possible. Do not wait for the last minute and try to cram information into your head.

One thing students need to understand is that we learn to apply later. If you do not understand the work you are reading, it is impossible to bring that information back when it needs to be applied. When I have covered a section, I like to reword my paragraph so that it is in my own words and I understand exactly what is written down. If you are struggling to find the perfect student life balance, here are some tips you can start applying today.

Use apps for studying

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There are so many apps around right now; you can practically find one for every occasion. This is why it could be beneficial to download some apps to help you with your studies. You can use a flashcards app to help you see your information on the go. We spend so much time on our electronic devices; we might as well use it for something useful. There is also an online paraphrase generator for any essay issues you might experience. Use these apps to help you ace your test.

Take better notes

You want to be able to study your notes without the help of your other study material. This is why it is so important to take good notes in class. Many students will only use their notes in preparation for an exam and you can get there too. Make sure the information speaks to you and is to your own understanding. Textbooks can be confusing for a lot of students, but your own notes are how you perceive things.

Don’t procrastinate

We do this to ourselves over and over again and promise ourselves every time that this will never happen again. For some or the other reason, we just do not learn from our mistakes and procrastinate till the very last minute. Then we start Googling things like “How to cram the night before” as if it is going to make that big of a difference. In fact, I realized that researching for tips on how to cram is just another way I procrastinate.

Speak out loud

If you want to remember things better and commit it to memory, saying it out loud is a great way for it to stick. Reading in your head is how we usually study but with a few alterations, we can learn things a lot faster. Now you are combining both reading and listening so you have double the effect. Do not underestimate this point because I realized how powerful it was once I started doing it. Yes, I looked a bit crazy when I walk around the house reading my facts, but at least I am going to ace my test and look like a rock star.

Change your environment

Having a set study space is important for any student, but it could also be beneficial to switch things up every now and then. Go to the library or a coffee shop and try to get some work done. A park is also a great place to go if it isn’t too distracting for you. If you have study buddies, do a session at their houses every now and then. You will find yourself able to focus much better.

Conclusion

There is no need for you to ever fail any test. By doing your best, you are able to enjoy the freedom of success. We have somehow put acing a test on a pedestal reserved for those more intelligent than us. Do not do this anymore from today onwards. Believing in your own capabilities is the first step and then you start working as hard as you can. Your studies do not have to dominate your entire life if you use your time wisely. There will be no more late nights trying to get as much information into your head.

Charles Hampton is a content manager and an amateur guest post writer. His hobby is reading and extreme sport. He also writes short stories and dreams of publishing his book. Charles`s life credo is “Just do it!”

How to Persevere With Your Goal

Persevere

“Sometimes the goal may seem arduous.  Sometimes the goal may even seem impossible.  Sometimes the goal may be criticized by an observer.  The goal may seem arduous, impossible, or criticized by an observer, so one must interface with the goal with a healthy abundance of perseverance.”

One can completely engulf themselves with the goal.  They can know in every fiber in their body that they can, and will, achieve it.  Many times, a goal is given up on too early and thrown away just before completion because of lack of faith.  When you couple faith and perseverance you can find the secret ingredient to not give up on a goal.  Goals that may be long term or years away, are more easily abandoned, which is unfortunate because a human being is capable of anything (within the laws of physics).  One should become acquainted with the understanding that they can do anything they focus their mind on.

It is my belief that perseverance is a beautiful thing indeed.  It is required when striving toward the goal despite hardship.  It can make hardship seem almost required in getting to the goal.  Becoming one with the road to achievement will make one more efficiently interface with the difficulties and understand that they are inevitable.  Getting to the long-term goal is much more appreciated after encountering much hardship along the way.  Giving up on the dream, or the goal, is a lie.  A lie by selling themselves short and denying that they are deserving of everything that their heart desires.  They may find a constant whisper in the ear to stop moving forward because it is too physically and/or emotionally taxing.  The goal is a goal because it is a challenge which requires perseverance.  There is nothing without perseverance, only stagnation, which will motivate others to get what they want in life as well.

Now, I implore you to take action and strive for your deepest and most rewarding achievements.  If all it takes is fighting through hardship and difficult times to receive a great deal of satisfaction, wouldn’t you do it?  Always remember, you will only have one chance at life and you are blessed in having the choice to get exactly what you want. All it takes is a decision to embark on your journey.  You can clearly define your goal to make your actions along the way more focused towards it.  You can write down exactly what you will get, where you will get it and when you will get it.  Create reminders of your goal throughout each day by reading aloud a description of your goal after waking up and again right before you go to sleep.  Surround yourself with people who are like-minded and will help you achieve your goal.  Being around positive people can help you persevere.  Often times these people, who have a positive inclination, are on a journey of their own and their attitude can influence you to strive for yours.  Let them know your goal and how much it means to you.  Search for reasons in every environment you find yourself to continue on towards it.  You may find meaningful reason in reading pieces of literature that are positive and that you find inspirational and/or motivational.

“Sometimes the goal may seem arduous.  Sometimes the goal may even seem impossible.  Sometimes the goal may be criticized by an observer.  The goal may seem arduous, impossible, or criticized by an observer, so one must interface with the goal with a healthy abundance of perseverance.”

About the Author

Barry Samuel Eisenbaum

Barry Samuel Eisenbaum

I like creating works around a centralized theme.  I enjoy pondering about why things are the way they are, how certain stimuli in everyday life affect one another, as well as learning why people behave the way they do.  I always have time for inspirational pieces of work and lastly, wish 24 hours in a day was not all the time we have! Contact me at Barryseisenbaum@gmail.com

A Stranger or a Reason? Inspiring Words by Melonie Shelton

A Stranger or a Reason?

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You always hear people say that people come into your life for a reason.  I often find that hard to believe, yet I have had that happen to me so many times.  Working in a hospital there have been several times that I met a person that made me see things in a more positive way or made me realize I didn’t have it so bad after all.  It is so easy to get caught up in our own world and often times forget there are still special people in the world we live in.

Tonight I met a very special lady that bought one of my paintings.  I always find time to chat with anyone that buys something from me and I’m so very glad I was able to meet her.  While she was complimenting my work, she also told me that their home recently burned down and they were slowly trying to redecorate.  I was listening as she told her story and thinking how I couldn’t imagine going through something that horrific.  She then goes on to tell me how she and husband had always had foster children and that many were at certain times in a witness protection program.  Her daughter, who was a foster child that she took into her home was five years old at that time and now is thirteen.  This child has been through more than most go through in a lifetime, and I had tears rolling down my face as she told me more.  Her daughter, who I’ll call “Madison”, has always loved music and every time she heard the music she couldn’t keep still.  At the age of 5, they enrolled her in dance, but the dance teachers said she was too much to handle and that she couldn’t stay in the class.  These special people didn’t give up, something we can all learn from.  They found her a dance teacher; a teacher with as much energy as Madison.  The teacher’s immediate thoughts were that Madison had a gift, just like her new parents believed as well.  Although Madison has faced many struggles in life, dance is her outlet, her passion, her dream.  Now at age 13, she has received a scholarship to a dance school in New York!  Madison never gave up on herself and neither did her parents.  She will go far in life due to a “stranger” coming into her life.  Now ask yourself again if you meet people just because or for a reason?

I met this lady tonight for a reason.  She had a calm voice; she was a sincere and overall good person.  She said things to me that taught me more than she realizes.  Although we live in a harsh society, never forget that there are still good people living among you.  It is up to YOU to take the chance or opportunity to meet them and listen to them.  Just when you think you have it bad or are just having a bad day, along comes this person you do not know.  This person could be going through more than you but yet has a smile on their face and is sharing a special part of their life with you.  Each and every one of us needs a little encouragement in our lives.  I ask you to take the time, even if it is just one day, to listen to someone you consider a stranger.  They may be that special person that changes your whole outlook on life.  Give someone an ear or a shoulder one day; it could be a life-changing moment for both of you.

About the Author

Melonie Shelton

My name is Melonie Shelton and I’m a 44 year old single mom.  I have 1 daughter who just started college and we live in Arkansas.  I am a person that never meets a stranger and would give anyone the last thing I have.

 

Key Steps to Take to Feel Your Daily Mission Accomplished

Key Steps to Take to Feel Your Daily Mission AccomplishedDaily Mission AccomplishedImage source

In a usual day, we’re trying to do a bit more of everything. We want to do more work, we need to be more successful than others, we take more responsibilities, we want to make more money, and we want to be more active and energetic at the same time. It’s hard to start the day with a positive mindset when you set such expectations.

We have a different suggestion for you today: set a daily mission and achieve it.

We’ll teach you how!

Start the Day with an Enjoyable Habit

If you want to be glad you’re about to live through another day, it’s important to do something nice for yourself in the morning. Think of something you can do as soon as you wake up. It may be a morning walk with your dog, a great breakfast at home or at your favorite cafe, an indulging shower, or anything else that would make your happy hormones running.

Pick something you really like and turn it into a habit. That approach will attune your positive mindset from the very start of the day.

Prepare a Plan for the Day

“A goal without a plan is just a wish” – Antoine de Saint Exupery

Think about that quote. Turn it into your motto. When you schedule your tasks for the day, you’re aware they are taking you towards a higher goal.

Your daily plan shouldn’t be limited to work, though. Include something that makes you spiritually happy. You can read, listen to good music, hang out with people you love, or pick any other activity that brings joy into the working day. You can find time if you plan well.

Find Your Focus

What will be your daily mission? You have multiple tasks on your schedule, but what’s the most important one? Sometimes you can’t achieve everything you plan. When you make that big daily goal happen however, you’ll reach the accomplishment you aim for.

When you find your focus, it will be easy to fight the distractions and you’ll be more productive in your work.

Stay Immune to Negativity

“I always start the day with a positive mindset. I have tons of work to do on a regular basis, but I keep telling to myself that I can do it. Somewhere in the middle, negativity strikes in. There’s too much to do and I’m already feeling tired. At that point, I do the only thing that can keep me going – I take a power nap. After that, I’m as good as new,” – says Jenny Lewis, a writer from EssaysOnTime.

That’s a good approach. When you’re focused on your goals and you want to achieve as much as possible throughout the day, negativity will come from the shade. Somewhere along the way, you’ll start thinking: “It’s enough. I can’t keep going.” At that point, take a nap, have a coffee, and keep telling to yourself that you can go on. The least you can do is try.

Keep It Real

Do you know what’s the biggest obstacle you face on the way to accomplishment? Unhealthy ambition. Ambition is a good thing only when it’s reasonable. When you’re making that daily schedule, it has to be realistic. If you keep adding tasks that exceed your natural capacity, you can’t reach accomplishment.

Rethink Your Priorities

It didn’t look like it, but Nike was struggling when CEO Mark Parker called Steve Jobs for advice in 2006. Do you know what Jobs said? “Nike makes some of the best products in the world. Products that you lust after. But you also make a lot of crap. Just get rid of the crappy stuff and focus on the good stuff.”

Jobs took his own advice. By the end of that year, he killed almost 70% of Apple’s products and focused on the good ones; the priorities!

When you can’t reach accomplishment, it’s time to start getting rid of the crappy stuff that’s suffocating your schedule. Rethink your priorities and focus on them!

Infuse New Good Habits in Your Schedule

You were always interested in yoga, but you never found the time? You always wanted to read more, but you kept struggling with time? It’s time to start doing something you really like, but never had the chance to do.

Pick your habit and fit it in your daily schedule. It may be learning, exercising, reading… whatever. When you’re doing something new, you feel like you’re growing. And, you are!

Don’t Make Your Days Boring

So you’ll start your days with a routine, you’ll keep working towards a goal, and you’ll introduce a new habit in your schedule. There’s a danger: if the schedule is too repetitive, it will become boring. That’s why you’ll need to spice it up a bit. Keep trying and learning new things. Have fun!

Set Time for Meditating

When you force your mind to stay focused throughout the day, it may rebel on you. Sometimes it needs to wander away, and you need to give yourself some space for that.

Do this before going to bed: sit down with your spine straight. Close your eyes. Observe your thoughts like you’re watching them from the side. Let them flow, but don’t let a thought carry you away. It’s like you’re watching a river flowing. Congratulations; you’re meditating!

Self-Analysis at the End of the Day

At the end of the day, it’s important to give yourself credit for the things you accomplished and acknowledge the things you didn’t do so well. Do a self-analysis; it will help you stay on track with your goals.

These 10 steps seem easy when you read about them, don’t they? However, it takes a lot of persistence to fit them into your daily life. The good news is that you can do it. That’s the plan that leads you to daily accomplishments.

Sophia Anderson is a freelance writer at writing service and a blogger from sunny Australia. She is passionate about covering topics on writing, learning, careers, self-improvement, motivation and others. She believes that learning something new every day is a must. Her inspiration comes from reading books and online blog posts that cover a wide range of her interests. Meet Sophia at @Sophia7Anderson.