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Do you feel like there’s something you’ve been doing all wrong and don’t know what to change or do about it? Sometimes, we’re under the impression that we’re doing things right even though we aren’t. Do you think you need an alert to know what you’re doing wrong? Here are the warning signs you’ve been waiting for, the wake-up call you need.
The first step is detecting and identifying the problem. Using this list, sit down and think of what you’ve been doing wrong and what you can do to improve the issue. Be aware that resolving these points requires determination and focus.
Next, go ahead and lay out a plan to solve the issue so that the problem doesn’t occur again. If you think about it, knowing that you’ve been doing something wrong can be a blessing sometimes.
Below are some of the things you’ve been doing wrong all the time:
Communication, as you know, is really essential and valuable in our communities. Without communication, life would not be as you know it today: the technology, civilization, and advancement.
Communication has a lot of rules that we should abide by. On one side of a conversation, we should have a clear speaker that expresses his ideas and thoughts effectively. On the other hand, we need a great listener that doesn’t interrupt a lot and listens closely and carefully.
Unfortunately, we don’t obey these rules closely a lot of the times, creating arguments and fights that could be avoided. It is as simple as having each party do his part and we will have better communications and less of the arguing and disagreement.
Let’s ask ourselves a question and answer honestly: Do we have our daily tasks and activities scheduled, or do we just go with the flow and do as much as we can each day? Maybe on some days we have a good schedule, and some other days we just let time pass by. Scheduling is very important, as it allows us to be more organized and accomplish things in a faster, more effective manner to bring about pleasing outcomes.
Start taking control of your life and prioritize the various activities you have going in your life. Believe it or not, this could be a struggle for some people. But be determined to get things done.
Some people are able to schedule their days, but do it incorrectly, maybe not putting the most important things first or misjudging what the most important things are.
3. Waking Up
Have you ever hit the snooze button on an alarm clock before you wake up completely and get out of bed? I am pretty sure all of us have tried it at least once recently. We are usually under the impression that if we hit the snooze button, we can sleep for an extra 10 or 15 minutes before going to work or school. However, sleep experts have said that snoozing provides low quality, broken sleep and causes your body to start a new sleeping cycle that you cannot complete.
So, if you thought that you would be getting some more sleep and more energy to power through your day, you could be wrong. In fact, this could actually cause you to feel even more lazy and sleepier later on. Try to be smart and have the will to cut the habit. Do your best to get up as soon as your first alarm goes off. This might help you feel more awake throughout the morning.
Are you a person that wakes up extra early in the morning to make sure you get your breakfast? You might have heard this a thousand times or not heard it at all, but breakfast is the most important meal of your day. We commonly skip breakfast without realizing it or fill ourselves up with a bad breakfast. Doing this could lead you to have low energy, headaches, or hunger later in the day because you did not fuel your body with correct nutrition early in the morning. Choose your breakfast wisely and fill up with good nutrition that will boost your energy and mood throughout the day.
5. Morning Rush
Are you the type of individual that always finds yourself rushing out the door every morning because you have a lot to do and don’t have time? Are your mornings hectic and busy even before the day starts? One solution to reducing morning stress is to take extra time every night to prepare your lunch, clothing, or other items that you know you’ll need. Or, wake up earlier every morning to make sure you don’t have to rush.
6. Not Making Use Of Essential Time
What is one of the first things we do when we wake up or arrive at work? Instead of making good use of the morning, when we are sharpest and alert and where our concentration tends to be at its peak, we often spend this precious time doing the least important tasks of the day. We might even get distracted with work chats, responding to unimportant emails, and checking our social media outlets. Why don’t we save these activities for when we need a break or when our energy is on the low side of the day? Start taking advantage of the morning to finish some of the more important, alert-requiring, and energy-demanding tasks.
7. Rewarding Yourself
Doing the wrong things in life can result in unpleasant outcomes that tend to serve as a lesson or a wake-up call. Similarly, we should reward ourselves when it comes to doing the right things to motivate ourselves and prepare for success each day.
It can be tough to get out of bed in the mornings, and this is lack of motivation. Therefore, it is vital that we start off the day with something we love to do in order to improve and boost our mood. Starting your day on a good note can happen as a result of a 20 minute stretching period, watching a few minutes of your favorite morning show, enjoying a delicious coffee, or listening to your favorite music.
8. Not Stretching
Oh, stretching! Stretching does not have to be something that you do just before exercising and training. It is vital to do on a regular basis every morning. No matter how many times we bring it up, we cannot emphasize enough how important this is.
There are many reasons why morning stretching is praised, including improving posture, reducing pain, helping to increase blood circulation and energy, and (most importantly) to prevent injury. As we know, prevention is better than curing, so stretching should be on the top of our to-do list every day. It doesn’t take that much time at all!
Ever tried this act known as “procrastination”? That means leaving an assignment, task, or activity until the last moment. It could also be postponing or delaying something. In this busy world, we’ve all done it: we agree that we will execute a certain task today, but end up completing it just before the deadline.
To prevent procrastinating, perform a task as soon as you are able to, and as far ahead as possible. For example, let’s say you’re given a math assignment due next week, and you’re free today in the evening. Knowing that you already learned the concept and understand it, go ahead and start it (or even finish it) that evening. It will reduce worry.
10. Not Hydrating
This is something we do not really take care of or think about, but is surely something important and vital to our health and wellbeing. We have all heard about the fact that drinking a lot of water is part of feeling and looking well and healthy. Critical times to hydrate include mornings, since your body is fasting during the night and requires water as well as other nutrients to start its metabolism. Drinking water after waking up also boosts digestion and that is why you might feel like water clears your system.
Planning is related to scheduling and organizing your day, yet is different than scheduling. Scheduling is done for tasks that have already been planned. So planning precedes scheduling.
Planning is important, because without a plan everything could easily fall apart. Similarly, a good plan of attack in the mornings could help you gain control of your day and thus contribute to getting more tasks done. All you need is a few minutes the night before, or early in the morning, to organize your day and have goals set clearly.
12. Delaying Exercise
Exercise is such an important part of our lives that we should always incorporate it, whether we are home, outside, or even on a vacation trip. One common misconception people have is that to exercise, you need to go to a gym. No you don’t, you can just run a few laps around the house or do push-ups and sit-ups inside the house.
If you find yourself delaying or postponing exercise because you feel exhausted at the end of the day, shift your exercise period to the morning and start off your mornings fresh. Exercising as long as 20 minutes is enough every morning, and doing it every morning guarantees that your exercise will get done every day.
13. Allowing Negativity To Get To You
Negativity is something that, if believed and implemented, could be disastrous in your daily life. Sometimes negativity is disguised as the only solution to a problem, where we think there is absolutely no other way we can resolve the issue. Building negativity over time not only affects you, but also affects loved ones and others around you.
Being surrounded by negative people could be the worst. Do not surround yourself with negative people that will make you unhappy and bring you down, draining all the positivity you possess. Ultimately it is up to you to allow someone to get to you and cause you distress. Sometimes it’s hard, but just try to be calm and don’t let them do it.
There are numerous things we do wrong and we don’t even notice it. Sometimes we even ignore red flags and signs that we are headed for a fall. This is why we need to start being proactive and unafraid to opening our “case file” and “shred” the negativity that we don’t want. Discarding a “corrupted file” could end up benefiting us and allowing us to make a U-turn for the better. Look for your errors and correct them.
Now it’s your turn. What else have you been doing wrong and how’d you fix it?
This collection of relationship quotes features wise words about dating, marriage, and love that are positive and inspirational. We hope these quotes about relationships inspire and empower you. Enjoy!
“It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.”
– Lewis B. Smedes
“The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.”
– B. R. Ambedkar
“God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends.”
– Addison Mizner
“Be honest, brutally honest. That is what’s going to maintain relationships.”
– Lauryn Hill
“Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.”
– Rabindranath Tagore
“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”
– Bryant H. McGill
“Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.”
– Keanu Reeves
“We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.”
– Graham Greene
“Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.”
– Mike Murdock
“No partner in a love relationship… should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable.”
– May Sarton
“In a relationship each person should support the other; they should lift each other up.”
– Taylor Swift
“A relationship requires a lot of work and commitment.”
Who would not like to see positivity in life? Who would not like to see his results in something specific or something more general double or multiply? I am sure all of us would like to see that happen but it is much easier said than done. Effort is one of the key words and aspects that make a difference if implemented correctly. Yes, think of effort as a tool that you can make use of. The best thing is you can put effort in anything you do to make it better.
We all heard the famous saying, “Practice makes perfect.” Now in more general, effortless changes do make big differences. Maybe you are saying, well this does not sound much work, but wait a minute. Effortless changes do indeed mean that they are changes that do not require hard work to do but let me tell you what is meant by this.
Ever heard the saying, “Small changes can make a huge difference”? Yes, here we are breaking down a huge task which might seem impossible or a lot of hard work. So instead of backing off and not doing such a large assignment, if we break down to small tasks done every day it all of sudden seems shorter and easier to do. Magic huh? That is the reason why time management, scheduling, and prioritizing is very important. Let us look at some of the ways small changes in our daily routine can double our results.
1. Do Not Back Down
Are you the kind of person where if faced by difficulty in your daily life, you never give up and keep going no matter how hard a task might be? If yes, then good for you and keep it up. If you are not that type of person then try to make this small change in your day to day routine. This strategy could definitely help boost up your energy levels and help double your results.
I mean, just imagine two scenarios. The first is where a person is pessimistic and whenever faced with difficulty backs down from the challenge. This will tend to make that person not finish the tasks assigned for that day and might postpone or have to do some Monday tasks on a Tuesday. On the other hand, if the same person were to confront his fears and difficulties and challenge them, they would be able to push through the day and get everything done.
2. Stay Hopeful
Hope is a powerful element that should be implemented in every household and every day. Hope is on your side if you are positive. Staying hopeful is staying happy and anticipating that something good is about to happen. We all have our ups and downs in life and in our daily schedules, but we all need to stay hopeful as this does make a difference.
Let us say you are looking for work and applying everywhere dropping your resume on multiple sites and racing between job fairs to increase your chances of landing an interview. Anyone looking at this case would see that this person is doing everything possible and exerting a lot of effort to get what he wants. Let us add that this person waited a few months or even a year but still did not land any interview. A lot of people in such a situation would give up and feel like there is no hope and that they will never land a job. However, even in such a situation where you did all you could do but still did not work, be positive that you will find a job in the future.
3. Time Management
Oh, time management! Where should I start from? Time management is such an important aspect of life that could be the difference between success and failure. Did you ever think of this? Time management is the ability to manage time as the name suggests, but even more than that it has a lot of sub-elements beneath it and a lot of ways to manage time.
Time management is one of the simple changes we can all commit to in our daily lives to possibly double or increase our results and outcomes. Make sure that before going to bed each day, you prepare in advance. This can help keep you ahead of everyone else and help sort out your coming few days or maybe week.
Let us discuss the one day schedule preparation; before going to bed you can put the books you need for the next day in your back pack if you are a high-school or college student. One more thing you could do is plan out the various activities you have the next day and the timings that suit those activities.
4. Make Every Step Count
Don’t you think it is extremely important that the steps you take in life and to achieve your goals are slow but steady and firm? I certainly agree to that. Imagine that you need or want to finish a task or activity and have a lot of work ahead of you.
One of the best ways to accomplish this is by dividing up the task into several smaller tasks that are easier to accomplish one at a time. Doing this could definitely help ease up the process or activity quite significantly, because it would look like you have a small task to do at a time which could allow individuals to reach their goals eventually. One other angle of this is the fact that you should always do smaller tasks and take smaller steps and complete them efficiently rather than taking large steps and not finishing them properly and so have to go back and redo the whole process again.
This might be a self-explanatory concept but let us go over further. So, smiling is important in your everyday life and is such a small change you can make to get superb results. I am talking about trying to be positive and smiling every single moment you could, because that will result in drawing smiles on others’ faces which in turn produces positive results.
Rarely do you see someone smiling in someone else’s face and the second person being rude or being disrespectful. This is because as we mentioned in other articles that smiling, happiness, and positivity acts like a potent magnet that attracts other people and brings the best out of them. Furthermore, smiling means happiness which means satisfaction. Satisfaction in turn causes you to achieve more results since even if you are faced with difficult situations; you still look at the full half of the cup.
6. Dividing Your Day
This concept here ties with the concept of time management discussed earlier. Dividing your day and activities up could be a very good way to bring you closer to your dreams and goals. Everyone knows the feeling of waking up in the morning and feeling overwhelmed with all the endless activities and commitments you have to do. It is not necessarily a good feeling; however we could try to look at it from another point of view.
Why can’t we consider a simple change in our daily lives where we divide up the day somehow and thus dividing up the activities accordingly? One of the ways we can do that is through allocating a time slot for every task and so if we need more time for that task and it is not a task of high priority, we may shift it to another less crowded time slot or maybe even to another day. This could play a major role in doubling or increasing our results.
Again another important concept that ties in with time management and dividing up work is prioritization. Prioritizing is an important tool by which you put first things first. So in the case where you had to choose between exercise and studying a bit more, depending on how important each activity is, you would put one of them first on your list and the second would follow. The logical decision would be to put studies on the top of the list and put exercise next, since exercising is very significant, too.
Putting first things first will not only ensure that you finish off the most important things first and then decide on the next important thing, but also could help organize your daily or weekly schedule. One creative yet simple way of prioritizing your day would be to mark activities of top importance with an “A”, followed with the less important activities with a “B”, and the least important activities with a “C”.
Organizing your schedule in such a way will definitely give you a chance to effectively work through your day effectively. The way I see it is that each day one needs to make sure to complete the activities marked with an “A”, and maybe some of the ones from the “B” category, while moving or postponing any other unfinished activities to a more convenient day.
8. Removing Distractions
Currently, there are so many distractions around us in life that is extremely hard to eliminate all of them. Multitasking and social media are just two examples of such distractions. People think highly of themselves sometimes if they can multitask, because they feel it is a good thing.
However, they do not realize that sometimes multitasking can be something that has a negative impact on you too. Texting and driving is a common example of such multitasking. This is a very dangerous, serious act with an impact that people do not often realize. Texting while driving keeps on popping up as one of the reasons behind accidents. Do you not think that this is something simple we can avoid and in effect will make our lives more positive and impact society in a positive way?
On the other hand, another distraction we can avoid or reduce is social media. There are people that just cannot sit on their desk to study without having to browse Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the internet in general. This is something affecting some negatively and is definitely something we can learn to reduce or remove in order to achieve better results. Passing or failing a course is sometimes determined by this.
9. Be Determined
Determination is another key point when it comes to success and achieving results. Are you the kind of person that just along with the flow of the day and finish work with average quality, or the kind of person that is always determined and equipped with the willpower to achieve whatever you want to do and see the purpose in putting in the effort? I’m sure you know what the better attitude would be towards working and checking off your tasks.
There is no point in going through something and working very hard for something you do not believe or do not see the purpose in. This is because if you are forced to do something most of the time you will not do well in that activity or might just do enough to pass or complete it. I knew someone in university that told me he was forced to do engineering by his parents while he preferred a business major. Thus, he started off double majoring in engineering and business. Later on, he informed me that he dropped engineering because he felt he was really struggling and had no interest in that major. I am not sure if he ended up going back to engineering but it’s no surprise in this story.
10. Be More Organized
Organization is a very essential element of life and is something that if not used and used properly can lead to a lot of trouble. Organization is really important in life as a whole and is something that is associated with better results. This could be a small change in your life as you take it gradually. Organizing yourself could help save quality time that could then be used for something else. Organization also helps us complete tasks more effectively and efficiently; it happens that two people doing the same task finish it in different times; part of this depends on the organization skills.
The most important thing when it comes to obtaining more results and achieving better outcomes is to have the intention to initiate such a change. This is like the ignition key of a car. You cannot start a car without the ignition process and once the car is started, you can start moving.
Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.
Sir Winston Churchill
Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free.Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.
Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow.’
Mary Anne Radmacher
Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.
If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up.
Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.
You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.
Richelle E. Goodrich
No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them.
When you are going through hell, keep on going. Never never never give up.
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.