Archive | Lifehacks RSS feed for this section

5 Life Lessons From Running Your First Marathon

Running a marathon is for people who are either crazy, or ridiculously fit….right? Well, so I thought, until I decided to run one. Was it because I was always interested in sporty and fit? Nope. Take that reason, turn it on its head, and that’s where I came in. As a kid, I wasn’t interested in sports. I always got picked last, and I just knew that was my place…I’m sure you know exactly which kid I’m talking about. Hey, maybe you were that kid, too. I grew up with a firm belief that I couldn’t run, at all. It was a genuine belief, except that it was founded on nothing except a lack of trying. One day, though, something inside my head changed. Call […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

14 Problems Freelancers Usually Face

Freelance has its pros and cons. You are your own manager and boss, but there are quite a few problems as well. These problems are not all very different comparing to the problems of office workers. If you plan on becoming a freelancer, you should definitely keep reading. 1. Demands of the customers are constantly changing Clients can be different, as well as their requirements. Services you provide for your client today can be not suitable for another client tomorrow. The requirements will probably grow with every client. This means that when you are a freelancer, you should constantly develop your skills. 2. Different time zones Freelancers can work with clients from different parts of the world as long as they can speak one language. […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Quit Any Bad Habit (In 6 Steps)

Bad habits have something in common. Either it’s a cigarette you are reaching for, a cup of coffee, an energy drink or a sugar and fat laden dessert. At some point you feel that something has completely overpowered you. You know you shouldn’t do it, you know that it is not serving you, and you know you want to quit, so why is it stronger than your will power and your conscious mind? It’s a strong pattern in your life and it probably took years to form. No wonder why you cannot break it in a day. When you’re stressed, scared, lonely, sad, angry, bored, tired or insecure, you reach out for something that is familiar and gives instant pleasure. The good news is that […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

The Best of Life Metaphors & Similes

You can look at life in many ways. Below are my favorite life metaphors and similes categorized based on the lesson it evokes. Depending on what’s going on in my life, it often helps to remind me of what life is all about and how I can choose to play a part. On Attitude You may not have control over what life throws at you but you do have control of your attitude. Choose wisely. “Life is like a box of chocolate you never know what you are going to get?” – Forrest Gump “Life is like a roller coaster it’s full of ups and downs but its your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.” – unknown “Life is like a camera. Focus on […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

5 Types of Bad Conversationalists and How to Avoid Being One

We have conversations every day, but not every conversation is equally pleasant. There are people who can engage you in a conversation and make you feel so comfortable that you hope the conversation never ends. They get you to share things that you haven’t even told your best friends. Then there are people who engage you in a conversation and you look for the first opportunity to leave. Who are these bad conversationalists and how can you avoid being one? 1. The Cell Phone Addict The Cell Phone Addict never seems to be fully engaged in what you’re saying. He is constantly checking his phone. He hears the words you’re saying, but not the meaning you’re placing. As a result, he is unaware of all […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Strategies And Tips On How To Avoid Procrastination

“How soon ‘NOT NOW’ becomes ‘NEVER’.” Martin Luther King Jr. With today’s constant flurry of activities, it’s easy to fall into the habit of procrastination. People find it difficult to focus on things that truly matter because they’re afraid that doing so will bring about unnecessary stress and unhappiness. But the truth is, not taking the time for this focus is what causes more unhappiness and stress than anything else. Because our most important tasks just seem to be constantly delayed in favor of less important ones as the latter are in front of our face in the moment or are far more comfortable for us to do, so, then before we know it, it’s crunch time. We are then forced to work on something […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

5 Reasons a Female Friend is the Perfect Wingman

What is your biggest fear when you are on a date with a woman? I know a lot of guys who would say that their biggest fear is to land in the zone that no man wants to land in. As you can already imagine I am talking about the friend zone. It never feels good when a woman tells you that “you are such a nice guy, but…” especially when you are really into her. It always hurts when a woman puts you in the friend zone. However, it is not as bad as you probably think. In this situation you have the choice between two different reactions. You can either hang your head in shame, or you can accept the fact that she […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Tips for a Healthy Relationship

Beginning a relationship is a very easy job; but the thing which gets a little tricky is maintaining it. Every relationship faces some ups and downs, but it is totally your calibre of handling those while keeping your relationship headstrong. Here are given a couple of few tips which will help you in maintaining your relationship for a long time . Get in Touch: Hugs and kisses are very common. But simple acts similar such stroking his arm while you both are watching TV, taking his hand when you both are going for a walk, or fondling his thigh during dinner will add a different spice and naughtiness in your life. Share intimate moments frequently: Guys feel more at ease connecting with women over a […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

How to Decide What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Any of It!?

Every day, I start my work day by looking at the list of things I planned to do that day. Most times, I’m pretty much on track with meeting goals and deadlines but there days when I look at my list and …nothing… I’m not motivated to do anything I scheduled to do! I used to hate when this happened because I would waste a lot time doing nothing or I would half-ass the tasks. So how do you decide what to do when you don’t feel like doing any of it? 1. Needless to say if you have things you have to do in order to meet deadlines or fulfill other pertinent obligations or promises, then you have no choice. Suck it up and […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 1 }

Can instant messaging help you regain control of your inbox?

Instant messaging (IM) has suffered unfairly over the last 20 years, afflicted with a rocky reputation as a social media platform for gossiping teenagers and bored university students. Its abilities as a powerful enterprise collaboration tool have largely been underestimated, with email owning the workplace. IM has been particularly pigeonholed in the US, where some 70% of teenagers already send more instant messages than emails. With that kind of engrained loyalty, it could be set for a resurgence in the workplace in the near future and could even overtake email as the dominant communication tool. Being a free-to-use and immediate real-time platform, but being unable to store conversation trails, IM has both advantages and disadvantages over email – not least in security and bandwidth usage. […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }