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Ten Positive Words For 2020 – Words for the Year

Positive words for 2020 is an article that I think is very much needed in the current situation with the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Based on Positive Words Research analysis of nice words for 2020 to think, so that we can successfully match the current situation, we have discovered some interesting inspiring words.

Our research started by analyzing the negative feelings and emotions that emerged worldwide after the start of the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemy.

Mainly, we have seen an increase in doubt, greed, panic, anxiety, lots of fear, hate, and anger. Also, we have noticed that there was an increase in verbal bullying, especially on social media.

This being said, we have come up with the following list of ten positive words for 2020:

1. HOPE

Hope cultivated correctly is one of the antidots for doubt, together with ease and optimism. It is also said that hope is one of the essentials foods that we need as humans. There are four essential different types of food that we need in order to survive and thrive:

  • The first type of food is “bitten food”; this is the physical food – anything that can be bitten and chewed, like a piece of apple;
  • The second type of food is sleep;
  • The third food is hope, and ancient books describe it as such. A horse strayed into the Sahara, in the desert, and wandered the sands for several days in search of water. Even when he is ready to die of thirst, he smells of water; he crawls on his knees over a hill and sees down an oasis with a small freshwater lake. The idea is – no matter how close the end is – the horse will be able to reach the water. Maybe his body is weak, but the hope is enough to sustain him for the last hundred yards. Hope keeps him on his feet, as we all do.
  • The fourth food simply consists of uninterrupted moments of concentration.

The above four types of food are specified in Geshe Michael Roach – “Love Karma”, pages 150-151.

2. GENEROSITY

Generosity is one of the antidotes for greed, together with altruism, benevolence, self-restraint, and unselfishness.

Making sure that every day you feel generous is the base for prosperity, abundance, financial freedom. Having all the money you need when you needed it comes from a feeling of generosity. You feel the power of the feeling of generosity when you think that all that you need is more than you need it and it is always at your disposal.

Some higher thoughts of generosity will appear in your mind when you convince yourself that you can be paid by being you and there is money for you in the world like the oxygen. Some lower thoughts of generosity, but also very efficient, will come to you if you just believe that you have and you will always have more than enough. Believe that life will always take care of anything you need.

3. LOVING-KINDNESS

Surprisingly, loving-kindness is one of the antidotes for panic, together with self-relief and body movement. Loving-kindness is a difficult feeling to feel, especially to feel it every day and choose it every moment, when needed. Monks practice embodying loving-kindness for years, through many actions that they take every day. But even at a lower level, loving-kindness has tremendous benefits on your mind and body.

Loving-kindness is more than kindness. It is said that if you want to really feel what love is, then practice kindness for two years, then loving-kindness for another two years, then you are ready to practice Love. This practice is done in three ways: towards yourself, towards other people and towards life (the entire existence as it is). Be kind to yourself, to other people and to life as it shows right now.

4. CENTERDNESS

Centeredness is one of the antidotes for anxiety, together with self-relief and body movement. Centeredness is again something challenging to do, especially in these times. Some people center themselves in the center of the Earth, of course through visualization. You can do it too. Just imagine that you are connected with a golden light full of pure unconditional love in the center of Earth.

Besides centering yourself on the Planet Earth, I suggest centering your mind and heart in something higher than Earth. This can be done through a combination of connecting with your higher self, with the six Dimension (the formless dimension full of unconditional love) as it is done in theta healing, with the Holy Trinity (Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, God) as it is done in Christianity and many other divine connections as they exist in every culture.

No matter how you connect with a divine higher force (power, grace) is perfect. What I want to draw attention upon is for you to do it. It’s more important, not how you do it, but to just do it. Keep your mind focused (connected) on that higher power, no matter how you define it or believe in it.

5. BRAVERY

Bravery is another word for courage and it is one of the antidotes for fear, together with action and fearlessness. Have courage in these difficult times, be brave. Easily said, harder to be done when fear is knocking on your door. But humans are stronger and more courageous than they know. Due to our modern facilities, we have become comfortable in many ways. When our modern facilities are threatened, our comfort gets disturbed.

But we are not machines to operate only in a certain way. We are humans and there are many strong qualities and abilities in us, that are only dormant. Wake up your human abilities and be amazed by how brave you really are. Inspire yourself to have the courage and you will inspire other people to have courage too.

6. APPRECIATION

Appreciation, believe it or not, is one of the antidotes for hate, together with gentle love and goodwill.

I think a lot of verbal bullying comes from the lack of a temporary ability of one person to appreciate. First, this situation occurs because the person lacks education and does not know how to practice the art of appreciation. Surprisingly, based on the research I’ve done through my Positive Words Research project, this is the main reason why people don’t appreciate more. Second, this situation occurs because people did not train themselves to be strong in their choice between appreciation and bullying/hating/criticizing.

I strongly believe that practicing the art of appreciation can stop bullying, self-hatred, hating others, self-criticizing or criticizing others.

7. ACCEPTANCE

Acceptance and mainly “acceptance of what is” is one of the antidotes for anger, together with humbleness and forgiveness. The faster you accept what is, the faster you cool yourself down, even before you caught fire. Not catching fire is the secret of winning over anger.

Some say that anger is good, it’s transforming energy. Anger makes you change things. A lot of people change the material world with the energy of anger. I agree that anger is good. But I need to point something out and it is very important.

In the scale of consciousness, Dr. David Hawkins presents, below anger, the lower energies of shame, guilt, apathy, grief, fear, and desire. Therefore if you find yourself in a state of apathy, then anger is good because you will get yourself out of apathy and raise your vibration. Same, if you find yourself in a state of fear, then anger again is good.

Then again, on the same scale of consciousness, the same doctor presents, above anger, the feelings of pride, courage, neutrality, willingness, acceptance, reason, love, joy, peace and enlightenment. If you find yourself at the level of reason and you let yourself feel the anger then you significantly drop in vibration and consciousness. Also, please notice that acceptance is a state above anger. Therefore in order for you to reach the acceptance stage, you need to let go of anger.

8. EMBRACING VULNERABILITY

Embracing vulnerability is one of the antidotes for shame, together with audaciousness and self-worth.

Brene Brown has made amazing research on vulnerability and she briefly explains her research on her viral TEDx talk “The Power of Vulnerability”. Among her many conclusions, she also states: “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.”

Yes, change is scary. But, also, change is constant. Change is security. You can always trust that change will happen. In the middle of change, when change is happening remember: This too shall pass… this too shall change.

9. FRIENDSHIP

Maybe surprisingly for some people, but friendship is one of the antidotes for boredom, together with fun and playfulness. We like to be friends with people we like. We like to be friends with people with whom we have things in common.

How about expanding our boundaries and starting showing friendship to people we never thought we could be friends with. For example with people from other countries or people from the same country as you, who are returning home. No need to make a spectacular contribution, just small acts of kindness. Like a good welcome comment on a social network, or an encouragement of some kind. Empathy helps you a lot in friendship.

10. CONTENTMENT

Contentment is one of the antidotes for helplessness, together with serenity and ease. Contentment is a little more than thankfulness and less than gratitude, joy or happiness. But it helps a lot. It has a lot to do with being thankful for what you have, but is actually, being content with what you have. A little smile on your face is an ingredient of contentment.

I remember one of the smallest types of meditation that I learned at one point in my life “Sit, don’t talk, smile”. In this meditation: sit still, don’t speak with your mouth, smile and mentally scan all the organs in your body. This is contentment.

Well, I hope you found some inspiration to help you get through these challenging times.

Meditate upon the positive words in this list and try to implement small actions in your life. In this way, these powerful words will become antidots for negative feelings and emotions. For yourself and the people around you.

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7 Tips To Encourage The Kid Write

How to motivate children to write

Every child can be a good author of school or college papers, but only if parents encourage him or her to develop their own skills. It’s well-known, that most kids have great imagination and fantasy to describe anything, but sometimes laziness, uncertainty, and other things stop your young author from coming up with a good story.

That’s why the task of each and every parent is to help children and motive them to write. There are several useful tips from college paper writing service on how to make good lessons for kids and gain brilliant result.

5 steps to start the writing game

What do kids like the most? They adore games and animated characters. That’s why it would be great to make the writing process similar to a game. This type of activity has rules to follow, which helps to balance the good leisure and education.

Games have always been a great teaching technique. Such an approach helps to set free the inner feelings, creative potential, and develop skills. That’s why sneaking writing into game and practicing at home are great options. This way every parent feels great responsibility, because he or she executes the role of soft of a coach, whose obligation is to teach, encourage, and motivate their mentee.

So first of all, you need to understand your task. As studies show, grammar and spelling are not the main goals. Parents must pay attention to developing kids’ attitudes, outlook, and ability to express feelings.

Here is a sample of a game with your child:

1. Begin the game. Just tell your kid what you are going to play together, no need to mention that you’ll be writing something.

2. Choose the topic. The best idea is to choose the subject your child is excited about.

3. Proceed with conversation. Talk about the topic, ask questions, let the child describe their feelings, listen carefully.

4. Make notes or drawings. This will help your kid easily remember ideas you came up with together.

5. Writing part. Since this is a useful game, not an exam, you can either do some dictation or let your kid do some writing based on what you discussed, and found out while playing.

6. Showing your approval. Don’t forget to praise your mentee for good work (no matter how you actually asses it). Also, put the writing in plain view, for this is something to be proud of!

This approach is exciting and fun, which will definitely help your child express their ideas in writing. Just remember to make your ‘games’ short and consistent. Here are some more interesting games you can use to encourage children to write.

TOP games for grades K-2

Eat the words

If writing is particularly, it might be a good idea to start with words or even letters. Edible letters will help you make a lot of fun! All you need is some products and time for cooking. Use the following ideas:

– cookies in the shape of words;

– traditional family dinner with letters;

– special dishes with short words, etc.

There are many options, how to play with food, so you will never lack of ideas. In addition, children adore eating something fun and delicious, so such game will definitely motivate them to write and eat more wholesome food.

Survival

The game appeals to a lot of children, especially to the ones who like stories about journeys and adventures. It’s quite simple and needs no special preparation

Imagine your kid and you are trapped on a deserted island, just like Robinson Crusoe. Your task is to write the word ‘help’ in an unusual way, without pencils and paper. You have only your hands and surrounding in your disposal. If you are in the park, you can use leaves and grass. Playing at the beach allows you to use shells, sand and water. The variety of options is even bigger if you stay at home.

Start with one word and continue with the entire sentences. Surely, if you don’t lose excitement and have enough stuff around. You’ll definitely have fun, and the game will help your child develop good attitude to writing.

Messages are flying

This game requires not much stuff: the ball, tape, some pieces of paper or longs stripes. The task for both of you is to write several commands on the paper, where you’ll ask another player to make some kind of movement or noise. Notice that you shouldn’t spy in each other’s papers while writing.

Here are ideas to write on strips of paper:

– Touch your nose 3 times;

– Jump on your left leg;

– Sound like a cat.

Then it’s your turn to go outside and wait your kid tosses the ball. To start the game you need to tap the strip on the ball. When your child gets the flying message, he or she executes the task, tapes the strip on the ball, and throws it to you. You can play the game until there are no more messages left or forever.

TOP games for grades 3-5

Fortunately and unfortunately

Writers need different skills to make good papers. One of them is ability to alternate between good and bad situations to demonstrate changes in story. To develop such a skill you can play with your child a special game. Both you and your kid get one sheet of paper to write sentences. You need to divide it into two parts and mark each column with words ‘Fortunately’ and ‘Unfortunately’. Then ask your child to imagine your trip to the unknown country and describe it with a series of opposite statements.

For instance:

‘Fortunately, we went to Disneyland to see real magic. Unfortunately, it was raining first half of the day. Fortunately, we had big umbrella to cover all the family’. Continue the story till you come up with a happy end.

Once upon a time

Suggest that you kid tries being a blogger for one day. Blogging is so popular today, he or she will definitely get inspired. It’s not a big deal in terms of preparation. Just give the kid a photo camera and let them make the photos of anything they want during the day. Then print the, pics and talk about why they chose to make these pictures, what the objects in pictures mean to them, what they felt while taking a picture and what were the reasons. Help a kid make a book with the photos and there story. Decorate it the way you like and keep it as a memory.

Not only will it be a reminder of the great time you spent together. Talking about the child’s feelings, ideas, attitudes is crucial in developing their personality, as well as imagination and writing skills.

The time capsule

This is a great game for all the members of your family. You can write notes about anything you want and store them in a box. The more years pass, the more precious your capsule will be. Usually such a box is meant to be opened in 10, 20, or even 50 years.

Tell your child to write something that is valuable for him or her at the moment. It could be favorite a toy, some happy moment, wishes, etc. Then find a proper box, place there all your notes, mark it with warning ‘Do not open till 2028’ and leave it in safe place. Be sure, the process of writing notes will be exciting, and the entire family will be happy to open the capsule in years.

If I become a president

Most children want to rule the world. So let your kid do it! Imagine, that elections were held and now the power in his hands. But to start using powers the speech is required. So your kid’s task is to write a good speech, which can encourage people.

In addition, you can make the task more complex and interesting. Ask your child to choose the outfit, hairstyle, personal symbol of the power, the full name, etc. You may also use additional stage property, such as tribune, name badge etc.

All these games will definitely help you to encourage your children think, write, and be creative. Remember, that your task is to create an exciting game, but not make your kid do a chore. Make sure, that writing is an interesting process, but not an obligation.

Additional tips for parents:

– Give you child some time. Writing skills may be inborn, but sometimes they have to be developed, which does not happen instantly.

– Give your kid feedback. Try to praise his or her activity and give pieces of advice on how to write better.

– Help with writing, but do not write yourself. This won’t help you kid gain writing skills.

– Do all the tasks together. Your help will be very useful, so demonstrate your support.

– Motivate to practice. Practice is crucial for learning something new.

Writing is a really useful skill for children, because they will definitely face with numerous tasks to create academic papers in the future. School, college, university, and even work require everyone to know how to express themselves.

That being said, remember that being involved in education of children is an obligation of every parent, but don’t get too overwhelmed or bossy. After all your kid is already a personality with some innate talents and skills. So if you clearly see that writing is a real challenge for you child, don’t exhaust him or her with exercises. A good essay writing service like Tutoriage.com is the best solution in this case!

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What Mental and Interpersonal Skills Would Benefit Your Career the Most

You are about to hack into the best way to obtain the key to your dream career. Have you ever thought that there is a set of skills that are effective in any domain you choose to work in? These skills fall into the mental or interpersonal category that some are born with. But few are aware of how much they value, so it’s important to spot your personal assets from the beginning and work on them.

Interpersonal skills will not only help you climb the career ladder, but they will also improve the quality of your personal life. By mastering them, you will get to become a better self and reach any goal of yours.

Why have the interpersonal skills won so much ground in any chosen career?

Most of the jobs today have shifted from physical work to the office environment. Along with this change, the employee has become a link in the working chain. The employee is now interconnected with the system as a whole: clients, colleagues, and management. Working alone is not an option anymore, not even for programmers, cooks or clerks. And this is where your interpersonal skills come in. By gaining control over your work relations and connections, you will easily mold your future exactly the way you want it. So let’s begin to disclose these skills!

Negotiation

This is the skill you need to help you stand up for yourself. No one should ever just speak up their mind on what they would rather do to whomever they meet. This is definitely not the professional attitude your employer seeks in you. For a perfect negotiating dialogue, start by detecting the benefits of your wish. Will this action you are in favor for bring mutual content?

After answering that question, choose the right words to describe your point of view, adopting a calm and understanding tone. It is of utmost importance to also pay attention to your negotiating partner. Many times, you will have to compromise, but do not jump to conclusions. Take a step back and see the bigger picture. Will the negotiations terms bring you the desired outcome while keeping a good relationship with your partner? Then, congratulations, you have just finished an ideal negotiation dialogue.

Leadership

leadership skill

Self-confidence, charisma, and hard work are the main elements that a leader should acquire. This skill will bring you the most desired work position: manager. You might think that a manager has too many advantages for an equal work ethic, but behind a happy, successful manager stand many struggles, failures, and obstacles. There is quite a lot of effort in becoming a leader, and no one should take it lightly.

The main goal of a leader is that of creating the perfect team: one that works like a well-oiled machine. And this is where the hard work begins. To accomplish this, one needs to find and select the ideal candidates for him (not too under or overqualified), create a solid strategy, organize training sessions, and clearly communicate how they want things to work out.

Taking Responsibility

This skill should be studied by every adult out there: take the blame for your own actions. You must be aware that every action has a set of consequences among which there is always the risk of failure. Own your actions, take the risk and coldly analyze the situations they trigger after they are implemented. Learn from your mistakes and develop strategies to avoid these situations in the future.

Being afraid of failure is also a dark spot on your interpersonal skills. You will definitely win the appreciation of others if you take the courage to carry out that bold marketing strategy that no one dared to even think about. There are chances that you might fail, but how else can you outbetter yourself?

Positive Outlook

So, you have a strong team, and nobody has ever questioned your work ethics, but do you still manage to find your inner joy? There will always be a higher goal to achieve, that you can be sure of. You will always chase after self-improvement and self-contentment, and if you don’t start enjoying this ride, you will lose yourself in this game of life. Exercise spotting the good side of any event or “fake it till you make it” as people say. Your good mood will influence everybody around you and improve their performance. Not to mention that positive thinking can help you find a job, which will launch you into a new career path.

Studies found that positive people are better at problem solving and they have a better life quality. So, what is there to lose if you choose to be happy?

There are many other mental and interpersonal skills. Make an in-depth research about them and get to know your own special skills better. Nobody is perfect which means that there is always room for improvement. Never stop learning and believe in yourself!

Author bio: Amanda Wilks is a Boston University graduate and a Contributing Editor at Customer Survey Report. She has a great interest in everything related to job-seeking, career-building, and entrepreneurship and loves helping people reach their true potential.