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How to Back-up Your Life

Too often people go through life with a tunnel vision approach of how they plan to go about their daily activities, long term goals and work related endeavors. Life is always tossing in the monkey wrench. Any well thought-out strategy is successful because the planners know that “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

Not only do back-up plans keep you calm in times of duress, but they also offer two important attributes that should always be accounted for before planning anything in life: flexibility and adaptability. Flexibility allows you to change plans without notice which means you can adapt to any situation that arises to achieve your intended goals. There are areas in life where you should always have a back-up plan.

Here are some ideas for a back-up plan in various areas of your life:

1. Financial

  • Keep around 3-6 months of income as deposit to deal with emergencies.
  • Plan savings for retirement, college funds, and other future needs/wants.
  • Always pay my bills on time.
  • Make a habit of paying taxes regularly and on time.
  • Make sure that you’re only spending a small percentage of income in risky investments. (3 to 5 percentage)
  • Don’t spend ever beyond income.
  • Stay in access to a good accountant.
  • Financially knowledgeable and understand how to manage money.
    I have an up-to-date will.

2. Home

  • I have insurance.
  • I keep my important papers (and other valuables) in a safe place.
  • I have a security system, fire extinguisher, and a smoke alarm.
  • I have an escape plan that I’ve shared with my family.
  • My important papers are orderly and easy to access.
  • I have emergency contact numbers easily accessible.
  • I have protection against identity theft.
  • I have photocopies of my driver’s license, passport, social security card, and birth certificate.
  • I have a friend or family member who can help in case of emergency.

3. Career

  • I have an up-to-date resume.
  • I have a good feel for my job security and the financial health of my employer.
  • I am regularly updating my skills or working to make myself more valuable.
  • I stay informed about other career opportunities in my industry.
  • I network often and have a strong circle of associates in my industry.
  • I have ideas for working independently or as a consultant if necessary.
  • I feel confident about my interview skills.
  • I understand how to use social media to connect with others professionally.
  • I’m aware that my emotional intelligence plays a vital role in my career success and I have a high emotional IQ.

4. Health and Safety

  • I follow my regular medical check-ups and recommended preventative procedures.
  • Engage in activities that reduce stress.
  • I use safety precautions such as seat belt, helmet, sunscreen, etc whenever necessary.
  • I don’t speed or take risks when driving or engage in other high-risk activities.
  • Confirm sound sleep for 7 to 8 hours everyday.
  • Work on mental health continuously and see a counselor if requires.
  • I allow myself plenty of time to get where I’m going.
  • If I live in an area prone to natural disasters, I have a plan of action for my escape and/or safety.

5. Relationships

  • I understand the qualities of emotionally mature relationships, and I work to practice those.
  • Give importance to primary relationships (spouse, partner, children, parents) ahead of everything else in my life and tend to them lovingly.
  • I have good communication skills and can deal with conflict in a healthy way.
  • Limit over-promise or over-commit.
  • My emotional needs are met, and I work to meet those of my loved ones.
  • I have many fulfilling friendships and business relationships.
  • I practice forgiveness and try not to hold a grudge.
  • Reduce association with people who can harm me, my reputation, or my peace of mind.
  • Control my aggressive behavior.

The dreams that you hold for your future are what you dream about at night. They’re always at the back of your mind. They’re what your heart desires. They keep you going. Accept reality and have a backup plan ready all the time. Always follow your dreams no matter what.

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How to End Your Day in A Better Way

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Everyone seems clear on how to start their day off right: with meditation, intentions, and affirmations. We all got the memo that this is how we manifest the life we want, get centered for the day ahead, and call in the best of the version of ourselves before e step out the front door. But what about and auspicious nighttime closure of the day? How do you bookend your day and bring the same intentionality and purpose to your evening routine? Here are some concentrated ways to end your day right and set yourself up for a restful night’s sleep to recharge and reboot your mind. body, and soul.

1. Step Away from the Gadgets
If you want better sleep, it’s a good idea to step away from the gadgets. Your phone, tablet or TV can actually lead to less productive sleep. You’re much better off staying away from the gadgets for at least an hour before bed. Instead, read a good book, have a conversation with a family member, or just relax in a way that doesn’t involve electronic media. I like to play the piano and read before bed.

2. Drink Something Soothing
Contrary to popular belief, an alcoholic nightcap isn’t going to help you sleep better. It can actually cause problems with your sleep schedule. Instead, drink something else soothing. There are non-caffeinated teas that can help you fall asleep naturally. Chamomile is a common tea that is used to help people fall asleep. Others like a cup of warm milk, or a mixture of warm water and honey, can also be helpful. Figure out what works for you as you end your day, and go for it.

3. Exercise
Physical activity during the day can help you sleep at night. Don’t do it too close to bedtime, though. Get in your exercise, and you’ll be healthier overall, plus you’ll sleep better.

If you want to do a little physical activity before bed, make sure it’s slow and soothing. Certain yoga poses and stretching can be a good way to get your body ready for sleep and end your day on a positive note.

4. Plan Your Personal Space

Whether you want to hit the gym in the morning or have 10 minutes to catch up on the news, plan out what you can do the night before to make it a reality.

Layout your workout and/or work clothes
Set up your coffee pot
Make lunch
Print out directions for your morning meeting.

5. Review the Day
I use the 5-Minute Journal to help me with my day. In the morning, I set my intention. In the evening, I record the best parts of the day, plus write what I can improve on. This reflection before bed is a good way to acknowledge the day and let it go. This can help you prepare your mind for sleep so you are less likely to keep chasing thoughts around. It’s a good way to end your day and prepare for the next.

6. Review your goals for tomorrow.

Look at your calendar and map out your day. Include workout time, dress time, drive time, specific project time, email time, etc.

7. Timing

The good news is that all of this should take no more than 30 minutes, and when you start nailing it as a daily practice, you’ll be done in under 15 minutes.

If 15 minutes could save you hours of agony, beating yourself up, drowning in overwhelm, and feeling like a failure, would you do it? Of course, you would! So, give it a try TODAY.

Lastly, the key to making this happen is to schedule a recurring meeting with yourself every day. If your day typically ends at 5pm, schedule this time at 4:30 pm.

8. Meditation
Yes, you want to avoid using your gadgets before bed. However, I do use a meditation app to help me clear my mind and fall asleep. I don’t use my phone for an hour before bed, except to pull up the app and get it started. Then the phone goes face down so I can’t see the light. And the meditation app helps me get in a good frame of mind to sleep quickly and deeply.

Figure out a routine that works for you and keep to it, and you’ll have a good way to end your day and be ready for more productivity tomorrow.

People always place great emphasis on things you have to do a good regimen with which to end your day. Closing out your day in a clean and positive way is an easy way to prep for the next morning and plan for things to be even better.

Brain wave activity slows as you drift off to sleep, which is when your subconscious mind is most receptive to suggestion—and you can program it most for success. Here’s a nighttime power play to really line everything up and set your subconscious mind up for success while you slumber: repeat affirmations such as “I am safe. I am loved. I am happy. I am fulfilled. I am successful” on a loop until you drift off to sleep. You’ll wake up with happiness and success codes built into the blueprint of your day, ready for you to download to create the highest vision of your life!

 

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10 Little Steps That Can Change Your Life from Today.

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Without your involvement you can’t succeed. With your involvement you can’t fail.

Dr. APJ ABDUL KALAM

From these great words of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam we can understand that we are behind our success and we are our failures. Yes, from now on but we have the ability to recognize who i am.If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.There is nothing in this world that the human mind has touched as much as this earth.That does not mean living on this earth without faith in one’s own conscience.You must first understand who you are.It does not matter what the world says Rather, self-confidence is the greatest.Our lives are in our hands.

Our lives are a large collection of single days one right after the other. The sun rises, sets, and rises again. And in the end, the lives we choose to live will be determined by how we choose to spend each day.

Make this the day you grab the life you want with these 10 life-changing tips.

  1. Be comfortable with who you are.
  2. Do things for others.
  3. Always keep smiling.
  4. Don’t compare your own life with anyone else’s.
  5. Develop positive thinking.
  6. Exercise.
  7. Focus on a goal.
  8. Eliminate the non-essential.
  9. Daily routine.
  10. Reward yourself.

Be comfortable with who you are.

No one’s perfect. But so often we compare our insides to other people’s outsides. Dwelling on our flaws—what we’re not rather than what we’ve got—makes it much harder to be happy. Learning to accept ourselves, warts and all, and being kinder to ourselves when things go wrong increases our enjoyment of life, our resilience and our well-being. It also helps us accept others as they are.

Do things for others.

Caring about others is fundamental to our happiness. Helping other people is not only good for them and a great thing to do, but it also makes us happier and healthier, too. Giving also creates stronger connections between people and helps to build a happier society for everyone. And it’s not all about money—we can also give our time, ideas and energy. So if you want to feel good, do good!

Always keep smiling

A smile can open a heart faster than a key can open a door… So brighten the world with your smiles.

Don’t compare your own life with anyone else’s.

A big source of unhappiness is the idea that other people’s lives are better or easier than yours. But when you compare your situation to that of others, you’re comparing your complete reality to their surface. No matter how fantastic, how happy, how brilliant everything may seem on the outside, you never know what’s going on the inside If you find yourself being jealous of someone, remember that person has struggled with hardships and insecurities just as you have.

Develop positive thinking.

Choice and empowerment into the real world. Changing your life for the better starts with your attitudes about yourself and your life. Listen to how you talk to yourself when you feel disappointed and upset. Use your journal to write down the negative things that immediately pop into your brain throughout the day. Set an alarm on your phone so that the message, “Talk positively to yourself today” pops up every hour. Make small posters that you can place by your bed, your office walls, or inside your notebooks that say, “Only positive self talk.”

Exercise.

People who’ve been hearing me harp on about exercise might roll their eyes. Sure, exercise is healthy and all that, but how exactly is it life changing? I’m glad you asked:

It makes you feel better about yourself, and more confident. That leads to better success with other positive changes.
It reinforces the positive thinking habit — you need to think positive in order to sustain exercise.
It relieves stress and gives you time to think — this leads to better mental well-being in your life overall.
It helps with creativity. Don’t ask me to prove it, except to say that my best ideas and brainstorming sessions come from when I exercise.

Focus on a Goal.

Just as focusing on one task at a time is more effective, and focusing on one habit at a time is more effect, so is focusing on one goal at a time. While it might seem very difficult, focusing on one goal at a time is the most powerful way of achieving your goals. When you try to take on many goals at once, you’re spreading thin your focus and energy — the two critical components for achieving a goal.

What if you have 5 goals you want to achieve? Pick one to focus on first. Break it into a mini-goal you can accomplish this month, if it’s a longer-term goal. Pick an action you can do today. Keep doing this until the goal is accomplished — do an action every day, finish the mini-goal, pick the next mini-goal to work on. Then, when your One Goal is completed, focus on the next goal.

Some goals are ongoing ones — like blogging every day, or exercising every day. In those cases, turn them into habits — focus exclusively on turning the goal into a habit, until the habit is ingrained. Then focus on the next goal.

Eliminate the non-essential.

First, identify the essential — the things in your life that are most important to you, that you love the most. Then eliminate everything else. This simplifies things and leaves you with the space to focus on the essential. This process works with anything — with your life in general, with work projects and tasks, with emails and other communication.

This will change your life because it will help you to simplify, to focus on what’s important, and to build the life you want.

Daily routine.

It’s so simple, but creating a daily routine for yourself can make a big difference in your life. The best routines, I’ve found, come at the start and end of the day — both your workday and your day in general. That means, develop a routine for when you awake, for when you first start working, for when you finish your workday, and for the end of your evening.

Reward yourself.

As you progress through your life changes, take time to reward yourself. Eat some of your favorite candy, go out or cook yourself a nice meal, or buy a new shirt, video game, or other prize you’ve been eyeing. Try to remember that you are on a journey and that you are amazing for continuing on the path. Reward yourself for embarking on the challenging voyage to changing your life for the better.

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This is our life. Not only these things can make a person successful in life. It is up to our decision.

God, our creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers. Always be positive and be confidence.

 

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Content Writing Tips to Write Creative Quality Content

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It is very important to write an Article with Quality contents. Because the new generation is very busy, and no time for anything especially for reading, they want all in their hands. So we can make an article very easy by adding quality contents. It will help readers. For this we should know how to write, and how to add quality contents. First of all concentrate on the topic.

Content is as important as the design and aesthetics of your website because it drives search engine results, increases traffic to your page and establishes your organization as an industry leader.The path for content marketers is clear. In order to boost SEO rankings, gain traffic and/or leads, you need to have great content on your blog or website.The path for content marketers is clear. In order to boost SEO rankings, gain traffic and/or leads, you need to have great content on your blog or website. Penalize sites with duplicate content. Put another way, Google wants to reward high quality sites that contain original content. So not only does great content make a better website, it also improves your site’s rankings, which can have a very positive impact on your business.

Whatever your reason for having a content site, whether it’s for business or a personal hobby, it’s important to do it right.Your content has to be better. It has to stand out. And it has to strike a chord with your audience, and engage your influencers. You can’t write that kind of content consistently off the top of your head. You need research.

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Here are some tips that helps to write quality contents:

1. Always keep a stack of good ideas up your sleeve.

Nothing wastes a writer’s time more than sitting down to write and not knowing what you want to say.If a deadline is looming, you’re just stuck in that chair until inspiration strikes. This is a major time-waster. That pressure to deliver a great post idea — right now — also inhibits creativity for many writers.Keep a running list of possible content topics — I keep track of mine with the free WordPress Editorial Calendar plugin.I also keep newsletters and possible headline sources in an email folder together. With my raw idea material organized, it doesn’t usually take more than a half-hour to scan through everything and add enough ideas to my list to hold me for weeks.

By contrast, trolling for ideas one at a time can easily consume countless hours.Thinking ahead can help you see how your posts’ topics relate to each other, which can spotlight gaps that additional posts could fill. Presto! New post ideas.You might also spin related posts into a content series. Grouping topics helps the writing flow faster. If some breaking news crops up you want to write on, you can always move another post idea forward.Now that’s far preferable to finding yourself with no idea for tomorrow’s post, and little beads of sweat forming on your furrowed brow.

2. Perform Research on Your Chosen Topic

It doesn’t matter whether the content you’re creating is visual, audio, or written — research is imperative.

Even if you plan to write solely based on your personal experience, you still need to research your topic.I know some writers who, after researching topics similar to theirs, end up sounding like the posts they researched on the first page of Google, although they had their own unique insights to share.Don’t be like them.Research to know what you can improve on based on the already existing content you find.If your ideas are different from what you discover during your research, don’t be afraid to include them in your content. Otherwise, you’ll end up sounding like everyone else.

3. Choose Your Own Unique Perspective

Creating content that is similar to what others have already created is sometimes inevitable.But that often means you can stand out in several ways with careful forethought and planning.Let’s use the headline of this post as an example.You could separate your content just by changing the headline to something different, like:

How Not to Create High-Quality Content

A Data-Driven Guide for Creating High-Quality Content

Why You Shouldn’t Create High-Quality Content

Why Creating High-Quality Content Doesn’t Work

These are some examples showing what’s possible and you can apply this to a host of other topics.

4. Apply Your Own Data or Experiences

Do you have any data or experience in relation to your topic if any? If you have any experience and/or data supporting or disproving a popular opinion, you can – and should – use them.Your experience doesn’t necessarily need to be an isolated case.From the examples above, it can be borne from a series of experiences (yours or other people’s) that form a pattern that contradicts popular opinion on an idea.

5. Use Different Content Forms

You can complement written content with other media, such as:

  • Pictures.
  • Screenshot.
  • Memes.
  • Info graphics.
  • Charts.
  • Videos.

Visual content generally may include text, while videos can have charts, pictures, screenshots, and text.

The point is, use multimedia to enhance your content. Don’t skimp on adding different content forms to your piece.

6. Review the Final Piece

One big problem with creating quality content is a lack of time.

When you’re under pressure to publish content on a fixed date following your editorial calendar, sometimes you may produce less than stellar content. That’s why you should always create content ahead of times so that there’s enough time to review and determine if it’s good enough for publishing.If it’s written content and you just write and post immediately, what you publish is a first or rough draft. And most writers agree that first drafts are crappy.Let the article stay for a day or two, then come back to it. You’ll easily identify areas you can improve or areas you should remove for clarity because they don’t add much to the discussion.

Conclusion

In a world brimming with content, standing out requires creating high-quality content. It’s an important part of any your SEO arsenal.Sure, due to the prevalence of poor content, some niches have a greater need for high-quality content than others, but there’s still room for you to create exceptional content in your niche.

 

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