8 Ways To Stay Positive During Your Job Searching

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Job searching is a time-consuming effort and with the passage of time, it is easy to get disheartened with the process. If only it were easier. Well, if you are reading my other hubs on job searching, you should be finding it easier. Perhaps, this is the time when you need to simply re-affirm some things. Collect your thoughts, assert your position, and put in more hard work than ever. One of the attributes of a fruitful and successful job hunter is determination and persistence.

 

  1. Start as you mean to go on

    The first few minutes of your day, the first 30 minutes, in fact, are vital. Set your alarms as though you were going to work, have a shower and exercise with a brisk walk to get air into your lungs. Adopt the posture of a person who might be no different from a working person. These habits reaffirm positive thinking.

  2. Set daily goals

    If you do not have anything solid to work towards, you could end up having virtually nothing to focus on. Therefore, you will find yourself achieving very little. Get friends or family to help with this. Set search and writing goals. It trains the mind to be more positive. Having others to help prevent you from getting into a rut can be a gift.

  3. Set up the right job searching environment

    So make a space at home somewhere where you can organize your job searching with a phone, computer/laptop and everything else you might need to run your searches from. Treat it like a workspace or an office.

  4. Eat right

    Eat the proper food like vegetables and fruit, avoid the junk foods and fatty foods. I recommend restricting your alcohol also. And any other things that might affect your attitude. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind, which is what is needed for finding work. You can celebrate later when you get that job.

     

  5. Don’t take rejections personally


    This involves being honest with yourself and moving forward. Do your best to find out why you have not been successful, learn from it and move on. There is no point crying over spoiled milk.

  6. Remember the law of averages


    Finding jobs is about numbers. The more calls and openings you get and make – the more networking events you go to, so the more applications you make, and so the likelier you are of being successful in finding the job you have been looking for.

  7. Enjoy the job searching process

    As with pointers one and two – use the period to reassess your goals and targets. Spend the time finding what you really want to do, and immerse yourself in this process. Make yourself the best you can possibly be. If further skills are what is needed, then act accordingly.

  8. Create a support network

    I already covered this is another tip on the GoodMenProject source, but it has been shown that creating an alliance with other people looking for jobs will help share your experiences. Moreover, will help you to get advice and give you an important outlet for your inner feelings. We are all human.

Author’s Bio

Juan Koss

Juan Koss is a business coach and digital strategist. He loves his job because it gives him the opportunity to inspire others and share your thoughts with like-minded people. Juan lives in the United States.

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Best Ways To Use A Journal To De-Stress

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Technology is advancing quickly but some values and traditions keep up with it while staying the same. One of those traditions is definitely journaling. Young generations find that the beauty of journals and journaling far surpasses blogging and online diary keeping – pen and paper are here to stay.

At the end of a long day, it’s best that you sit down with a cup of tea or coffee, turn off all of your devices and start writing. Not only is journaling popular and beautiful but it also has a therapeutic effect and helps you de-stress.

If you still haven’t decided to pick up the pen and begin, here are some benefits that you’ll notice if you journal every day.

  1. Journaling can help you get rid of negative thoughts

When you put those words on pen and paper, you slowly start to let go of all of your negativity. Words are now on paper, not in your head. You’ll find that it’s a lot easier to go about your life once you release all of your bad energy on the page. It would become easier to de-stress.

This kind of experience is something you would hardly have online since typing does not give the same satisfaction.

One study even says that if you write your thoughts down and then throw them away, you’ll be able to keep them at bay for a while. Of course, thoughts regenerate but once you throw them away, you’ll be able to forget about them, at least a bit.

  1. Journaling is empowering

“Through journaling, you can track your own life and what happened to you, how you felt and what made you sad – it gives you perspective. This new perspective on your life will enable you to draw lessons that you would otherwise miss completely", – explains Carol Garner, a Psychology writer at Bestbritishessays.

Whatever bothers you, write it down and after a while, you’ll be able to see what you can learn from that.

  1. It gives you a chance to spend time without technology

Technology can sometimes have a therapeutic effect on people, especially when they use social media to connect with friends and family etc. However, it’s always a good idea to turn off all of your devices and dive into the wonderful world of writing your thoughts down.

  1. Gratitude journaling reduces levels of stress and makes you happier

Gratitude journaling is a great practice where you write down everything that you are grateful for or happy about in your journal. This is believed to have a therapeutic effect since it draws positive energy and brings it to you. It helps you learn to look out for the better things in life. After a while, you’ll be noticing details that you are thankful for with an ease and all thanks to your journal. It can even help you think less about negative things in your life by simply thinking more about good things.

  1. Give yourself wise advice

Once you notice that there are lessons to be learned in your journal, you’ll see all of your mistakes and wrong steps. Write about it in the third person so you can have some more perspective on the whole situation.

Jason Horn, a Personal Coach at Ukservicesreviews comments: “Journaling about a big decision you’ll have to make or a tricky situation that you are in will help you see it clearly. Then you could give yourself the kind of advice that you give to your friends and listen to what your heart tells you. Journaling has that kind of therapeutic effect on people and it helps them realize what they need to do".

How to Start Writing a Journal and de-stress

There are plenty of ways that you could start journaling. First, you could get an actual notebook and write in or a new email where you’ll send yourself journal entries, or a private blog. After you have decided upon this, you’ll probably wonder what to write and how to write it.

For the beginning, you could use some tools to help you out:

Studydemic or Academized to give you some writing guidance if you don’t think that you are a talented writer.

AcademAdvisor and Bigassignments are online editing and proofreading tools that can be useful to you if you are a perfectionist or if you simply want your journal to be beautiful and mistake-free.

Oxessay is a formatting tool which will give you an excellent insight on formatting – it was recommended by Uktopwriters.

Writingpopulist is a website that will give you plenty of fresh, quality writing tips and advice.

Australian help is a grammar checking tool that will make sure that your text displays no grammar mistakes.

Conclusion

You should definitely start journaling right away – with all of these health benefits, you will learn to de-stress sooner than you think. Let the journal into your life and allow it to guide you through your emotions.

Author’s Bio

Freddie Tubbs is an Australian business writer at Revieweal. Besides, he is running educational blogs at Essayroo and Australianreviewer.

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7 Tips: How to Stop Worrying

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The biggest obstacle to a happy life is worrying. It can destroy your life personally and professionally.

Excessive worriers can face a host of physical problems like headaches, shortness of breath, dizziness, and irritability. The cause of various illnesses and diseases can also be attributed to worry.

If you are a constant worrier, here are some ways to abandon worry so that one can lead a happy life.

1. Identify the problem that is worrying you

On a sheet of paper, write down what is bothering you. For example, if you are worried about losing your job, write it down on a sheet of paper.

2. Is it real, or imaginary?

Mark Twain said, “My biggest problems never happened." Sometimes, our worries are imaginary. We imagine almost everything that can go wrong and worry about it constantly.

Ask yourself, is it imaginary or real? If it is imaginary, let it go.

If it’s real, then make a list of all the possible solutions to the problem. Then, choose the most likely solution to solve your problem.

3. Don’t dwell on your mistakes

Every person makes mistakes. There is probably no person in the world who hasn’t made a mistake. Warren Buffett says he “learns from its mistakes, but doesn’t dwell on them".

There is absolutely nothing you can do about the past.

When I was younger, I often dwelled on the past and wondered what I could’ve done differently. I now realize that it is a waste of time and energy dwelling on the past.

The life to be lived is in the future, not in the past.

The only thing you can change is your present and your future. The past cannot be changed. So there is no point dwelling on it. Instead, it’s better to spend that time and energy living in the present.

4. Don’t make things more difficult than they need to be

Many of us are conditioned to think that there are higher rewards for doing tasks that are more difficult. In school and college, it might be true. But in real life, the level of difficulty doesn’t always count.

We don’t necessarily get paid more because the job is difficult. It’s easy to get into a habit of making simple things more difficult.

If you are stuck in a career that isn’t paying you well, the answer may not be in working harder. Instead, you may want to consider a change in career. A career that is better paying and is in high demand.

Some professions pay more than others.

5. Plan your life but take one day at a time

Many of us may have 10, 20, or even 100 goals. But choose just five of those goals and ignore the rest. Once you achieve these five goals, only then you should think of achieving the others. Too many goals can distract you.

Once you set goals, make a plan to achieve them. It gives you focus and clarity.

But if thinking too far ahead makes you worry, then focus on getting through the day by setting smaller goals for each day and breaking up bigger tasks into smaller manageable parts.

6. One bad moment doesn’t have to ruin your entire day

Imagine you are having a great day, and suddenly, someone on the street verbally abuses you for no reason. You can choose to hit back and ruin your entire day, or you can let it go, and move on.

Ask yourself, “Is this issue too big of a deal for me to ruin my entire day?" The answer to most of those questions is ‘NO.’

7. Seek the services of a professional to stop worrying

Sometimes, we may not be able to solve problems ourselves. In those situations, it might be prudent to hire the services of a wellness professional.

Conclusion

Sometimes, reducing worry to manageable levels may require only a few minor tweaks in the way one thinks. It is not as hard as many people think. It is possible to stop worrying and lead a happy life, irrespective of one’s situation.

Author’s Bio

Vinil Ramdev is a self-development enthusiast. He has written several motivational pieces and likes to explore various aspects of leading a happy life. To stay updated about his upcoming articles, follow him on Twitter or Facebook. Vinil lives in the United States.

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6 Tips To Develop A Positive Attitude And Stop Complaining

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Everyone wants to be happy and have success in life. However, it depends mainly on our attitude to others, to life and to ourselves. In particular, many people act as victims. Something is wrong and they feel that everything is playing against them or being stuck in the routine.

Whatever the reason, people who behave like victims are often depressed, negative and apologetic about their fate. They can be aggressive with others and with themselves. Unfortunately, it’s a terrible vicious circle. It’s also useless – feeling pity has never solved much.

What do you need?

Develop a positive attitude – a positive outlook on life. It is from this moment that you begin your journey towards a happier life. In fact, I would say even more: if you have a positive attitude then it is almost impossible to return to a vicious circle, as above.

Everyone has goals and aspirations in life. To be able to achieve one’s goals, you must have the right tools. Although some tools require special skills in some areas, often the most powerful ways are the simplest and are adaptable to any situation.

A positive mental attitude is part of these powerful tools and can be used to reach your dreams and greatest desires in life. There are 6 aspects to take into account to get a positive view of life. Here’s a quick summary of these 6 features, and some easy-to-use tips for you to be at the top of each of these areas and help you change your attitude easily.

  1. Health
  2. Perspective
  3. Gratitude
  4. Social Environment
  5. Have a tattoo that reminds you peace
  6. Listening to emotions

 

  1. A HEALTHY LIFE – YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

I cannot stress enough the importance of living a healthy life. Seriously, if you always feel tired, hungry, fragile, chances are you will not be very positive! Healthy living involves a good diet and exercise: you need both to feel good.

By drinking a lot of coffee or energy drinks like Red Bull and eating foods that are too sweet, your energy and mood will change more than in roller coasters. It’s hard to stay positive when you’re short on sugar and caffeine. Calm down with the coffee, get away from it. Try to replace the treats with fresh fruit. Eating healthy products without dyes, preservatives and other added products will help you maintain a stable energy level, avoiding these energy falls. Also, if you feel a little tired and depressed, get some exercise! It sounds counterintuitive but walking or running for 30 minutes can really get your body going and air your mind.

As I said, healthy living is a very important factor in developing a positive state of mind, but it is also one of the hardest to follow, it takes a lot of discipline.

  1. POSITIVE PERSPECTIVE

See things on the right side.
Something vital to cultivate a positive mind is your ability to see life on the bright side. In general, people tend to exaggerate negative situations and relativize positive points. This happens when we put ourselves in a “frontal” position when we have to put ourselves in the shoes of an objective observer, measuring the positive and the negative.

What we are trying to do here is to balance the balance. You will be surprised to see how many times an insurmountable thing is revealed in the end achievable. By changing the perspective on things, we analyze situations or events in our lives in order to eliminate negative prejudices.

The next time you have a problem, big or small, take a step back. List the negative and positive points. Some people never change because they are afraid to change their life, although here is a tip for such people.

Try to list 3 things you could do to turn negative points into positives

For example, imagine having requested a promotion at work, but it was refused. Obviously, the bad thing is that you did not get your promotion. But what are the positives? Go see your employer and ask him why this promotion was rejected. You have now used this experience to turn it into information.

This information is very expensive – you have obtained an objective answer about the future of your career. Now, what can you do to change the negative to positive? Well, if you discover that the promotion has been rejected for a lack of aptitude in a certain field, you can see this event positively by acting in the field concerned and obtain new qualifications. We have just turned a negative experience, applying a new perspective, in positive action!

Seeing things on the right side, allows you to experience each event/situation. Moreover, you can use it enthusiastically to move forward, instead of constantly thinking about it, complaining and regretting. One of the strengths of putting things in a new perspective is that it is a universal method. It is as important and effective to apply it, in the small daily events of your life as in the greatest moments.

  1. GRATITUDE FOR YOU, AND TOWARDS OTHERS

Being grateful for what you are, for your life and for others, is also a key to staying positive. This can really help you stay focused on the positive aspects of your social interactions and in your life.

To have gratitude means that you know how to appreciate what you have. The past is past, and there is nothing to change it. Reminiscing about the negative experiences and mistakes of the past is useless – other than depressing you. Focusing on what you have today can be a very good exercise. Look where you are in life. Instead of focusing on the missed opportunities of the past, look at what YOU HAVE. All your successes, the people who support you, the sources of happiness in your life right now. That includes just about everything: your job, your friends, your family, your goals… absolutely everything.

Another important point is to show that you appreciate others. If there is someone in your life who has had a positive influence in your life one day, be it a mentor, or someone who has supported you in a difficult time, or one of your friends: tell them! You could invite them to dinner, to see a movie, to give them a small gift. You could simply write a card or letter and let them know that you appreciate what they did for you. All of these options make very strong gestures and have the benefit of making you and your friends feel happy. It is very effective to develop a positive attitude.

  1. THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

Positive creates positive. One of the most important points in your social environment. It is common to say “you are what you eat”, and it is true. If you eat healthily, you will be healthy, you eat fat, you will probably end up overweight.

Something else is very important, people with whom you spend your time play a very big effect on your mood and attitude. That’s right, negative people tend to hang out with other negative people. Very often, a source of conflict between you and some people is that there is something that annoys you at home. This person can show a character trait that you do not like, being shameless or disrespectful, or it tends to lie or other negative traits.

If someone gives you that kind of feeling, then you should consider spending less time with him. A trap in which many people fall is that they want to help the other to grow, to change, but it is impossible. A change is made first by one’s own will.

The important thing to remember is: spend time with positive people, you will become more positive. It will influence your character and your attitude.

5. Have a tattoo that reminds you peace

Almost every person has a small or big tattoo but there is a most important thing to tell you that every tattoo has a big meaning. There are so many unique tattoos with deep meaning and you can choose one that reminds you every time: I am a positive thinker, I love peace, I don’t hurt people, I always help others, etc.

Remember you are a good person, not a gangster or some kind of bad person so choose a tattoo with the meaning of love and peace.

  1. LISTENING TO EMOTIONS

Moods tend to be uncontrollable and are vulnerable to vicious circles. One of the reasons some people take a negative attitude is because they are already in a negative state of mind. It is too late, they are in a spiral. And most do not realize is in this state that becomes self-destructive!

The fact that you are still reading this article shows that you are already aware that something is wrong. It is a major and decisive step. The next step is to apply these concepts and continue to listen to your emotions. If you feel that you are falling back into this negative spiral, you must step back and clear your mind. Do something that you like or change your activity to distract yourself. Once you are out of this negative mood, you can evaluate your situation. Look at the good things of course and make the necessary changes.

Author’s Bio

My name is William Jacob and I am a professional writer. After completing my study I started my career as a blogger and as a writer. I am 5 stars rated author at HolyPakistan.com. I have 4-years experience of writing in different niches like health, travel, lifestyle, business.

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8 Ways To Exceptionally Improve Your Communication Skills

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Hold on! You are missing something significant. You aim to win in the workplace, but you are not aware of how to do so? You know that you need to enhance your communication skills, but you don’t see the road-map of it. Don’t stress yourself out. We are here to clear your confusion. Communication is a necessary skill that most people lack. Be it your professional life or your personal life, the importance of communication can’t be ignored.

According to the research done by the Conference Board of Canada, communication is one of the skills that are necessary enough if one is willing to succeed in the workplace. One should know how to communicate formally to win at the workplace. If you have a glance at the renowned leaders, you will see that their ability to deliver has helped them a lot.

Make your listening game stronger

You can’t expect to build a healthy relationship with your customers unless your way of communication is right. You have to be an excellent listener. Listening is quite essential, not only it is a way of showing respect for one person but it also develops the level of patience in you.
Just visualize for a few minutes, you are talking to someone and that person is listening to you with the full scale of concentration, how would you feel? Of course, you will feel so good, and the bond between you and that person will get stronger. It proves one thing here, to build the trust it is necessary to listen to others.

There are individuals who are quite fond of listening to their voices. When you talk to them they don’t concentrate on what you are saying to them. How do you feel about their company? Of course, you feel devalued. When you start listening to what the other person has to say, you will think that you are being understood and valued.

There are some things that are of help if you want to improve the communication skills.

Listen to avoid misinterpreting

People want to feel that another person is listening with concentration. The consequences of not listening to the other person can be really bad. You may assume things. You may misunderstand what is being told. When you are talking to someone, make sure that you don’t do other work at that time. Like, don’t divert the topic, don’t reply to an email at that particular time. One expects to receive your undivided attention from you. If he is not going to get it from you, he will feel devalued.

Message Tone

The person you are communicating with matters a lot. There is no problem if you are using informal language while talking to your best buddy but yes don’t make it a habit. You first have to see the person you are talking to. However, if you are talking to your boss, you can’t use languages like “Heya!" or “Lol."
Another thing is that not everyone is aware of the acronym you use in the communication. Still, if you are using an abbreviation, just make sure that the person doesn’t misunderstand it. Maybe the meanings of that particular acronym are different for that person.

The real key to effective communication is that you should structure your message according to the person you are talking to.

Improve your body language

When you are doing a one-to-one meeting with someone, your body language gets noticed. If you make a poker face, it won’t impress the other person. Extensive use of anything is harmful while talking to people it’s good to have a functional body language. However, do not try to cross the defined limits.

Do not give a wrong impression of yourself, use body language within the limits. Moreover, it is indispensable that you maintain pretty good eye contact with the person you are talking to. If you roll your eyes, here and there, that person will build a perception that you are not listening to him.

Proofread your message

If you are talking to someone via text, make sure that you proofread your message before hitting the send button. Though spell checker is a lifesaver, you can’t depend on it entirely. You have to check your message all by yourself.

Structure your message correctly. Make sure that the words you have chosen to convey your message are appropriate and cannot be misinterpreted. Since you are not talking face-to-face, the tone of the message should be clear enough and should speak for your intention.

Follow the KISS rule

KISS rule says “keep it short and simple”. This means that you have to be precise while writing a message. You can’t expect the other person to read those long paragraphs. What’s the point of dragging something when it is explainable in a line or two? When you receive a long email, you don’t feel like reading it and you try to avoid that mail. Similar is the case here. The receiver doesn’t want to hear your long tale, keep your message short and easy to understand. Do not include jargons that one needs to open a dictionary to decode your message.

Once you have crafted your message, do read it twice and make sure that you are not missing any important thing. The rule is to convey your message efficiently, in a precise way.

Take notes

Written things are of help. Though you have a sharp memory, you can’t expect your brain to remember every single thing. During a meeting, don’t forget to take notes because sometimes we feel that we will remember something but we fail to recall it afterward. Notes will help you in reiterating what you have missed.

Take help of pauses

Don’t start talking like a bullet train. Breaks are essential for you. While speaking to people, make sure that you give pauses. This will save you from embarrassment, big time. When you just keep talking and talking without giving any break, the other person doesn’t listen to you and you eventually get embarrassed. You need to have pretty good attention to how you speak and what do you speak. This will help you a lot in knowing what you need to improve.

Bottom Line

In today’s world, one can’t expect to succeed if the communication skills are not up-to-the-mark. Whether you talk about your personal life or you talk about your professional life, you have to make your communication game stronger. The perks of improved communication skills are beyond your thinking. Clear communication leads you to the smooth workflow, your productivity increases. Moreover, your professional image gets better. The above tips are of much help. Follow them and you will experience the change soon.

Author’s Bio

Zoe Lucas is a freelance blogger who loves to write in different niches. Currently working as a freelance blogger at Cassandra Worthy.

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