Day: August 5, 2015

How to handle the setbacks in life

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How often we have seen that even enthusiastic people get bogged down by setbacks. Setbacks are part of life but not everything. People tend to take it hurdles of life and start crawling towards success. I am sure you have faced many such setbacks. It may be financial, emotional or anything else. It may be a tough phase of life, but that cannot be called as hurdles. I feel setbacks are actually a motivation to achieve even more.

Who creates Setbacks?

 Setbacks are not created by the circumstances but created by ourselves. It is the outcome of a poorly handled affair in the past or talking negative approach in life. When you are on a journey, you are bound to make some or the other mistake and life is just the exact reflection of that. You must be positive enough to take back the outcome of it. The real success mantra of life is to learn from the mistakes we have committed not to get upset because of it. The life is pretty simple and we make it complicated by allowing negative thoughts to rule our mind. You often get upset when something unexpected and terrible thing happens but that is not the right approach. If something that is beyond your control holding you to go further then you are actually holding for no reason. You can’t control everything, but you can handle whatever comes in your way. So, the setbacks are the real incidents that happen in our life, we just dig it and make it an issue.

How to tackle setbacks

The first thing that you have to keep in your mind is that it is not an obstruction. It is the self belief that is l required to overcome any setback in life. If you are confident enough to understand the situation and act accordingly then you would come over it even before you realize it. It is all in the mindset that holds you back. Once you make yourself clear then no situation is a setback and no setback is a hurdle. The positive frame of mind with the immense desire of achievement can bring down any negative thought that tickles your mind. All you need to know is that you have decided your path and nothing can stop you.

Can setback be handled in other ways?

I feel that everyone has the courage and ability to deal with any situation of life. However, if you are running out of confidence to deal with the situation then you can always divert your mind from that. If it is financial upset then you can involve yourself in initiatives or creativity. Taking some time out with friends and chalking out different plans for the future can help you to relax. If you are dealing with an emotional breakdown then taking few days off from work and set off for a vacation should be ideal.

Even though this can help you to get settle down a bit but you have the utmost power to throw away everything once for all with your attitude. Always remember that none can keep you happy if you don’t want to be.

Categories: Business

How to get things done when working from home

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I’ve said this once and I’ll say it again: working from home is not for everyone! Being able to get things done requires a considerable amount of discipline because you can easily get distracted. Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and even your family (especially if you have kids) or friends can become your worst enemies while working from home. So here are a few tips to help you in your endeavor.

Step 1: Schedule

It is highly important that you set a schedule and it is even more important to stick to it! Even if most of the times working from home means a certain degree of flexibility in terms of your everyday schedule it’s recommended that you only take advantage of this feat on special occasions. This means that you are supposed to take your job seriously and set clear goals. One of these goals should be working for a fixed number of hours each day. Depending on the work volume, you can set a 4, 6 or even 8 hour a day schedule. Another important thing is to work during the same period of the day: either in the morning, in the afternoon, or even at night if that suits you. For instance, if you have kids, you can start working in the morning, after they’re off to school. Also keep in mind to take a break every couple of hours, so that you can reach the maximum level of productivity.

Step 2: Environment

Try setting up an office in one of the rooms of your house. You need a working space with as little distractions as possible. So avoid TVs, other computers, crowded rooms and, most importantly – beds. Under no circumstances should you work in the bedroom or even worse, in bed, because that will turn from working to sleeping in no time. So pick a quiet, well lighted room for your day to day work schedule. I even have friends who wake up every morning and dress up as if they were actually going to work. They pack themselves something to eat for lunch and don’t leave the study until they finish working. A bit extreme if you ask me, but it gets the job done, and in the end it’s all that matters.

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Step 3: Tools

Speaking of distractions, you might want to invest in a new laptop or computer that you can exclusively use for work related activities. Otherwise, using your personal laptop, where you have bookmarked all those interesting tutorials and funny pictures will definitely not be a good idea. Also, keep in mind not to log in on any social network from your new laptop. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and even Youtube are off limits! You also might want to leave your smartphone somewhere else while working, because it can be equally distracting with all its apps and new games you are just dying to try.

 

Categories: Business