The Importance of Routine

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It is common that society – especially in the present day, when new technologies and social networks are the day to day – see the routine expression with some fear. Routine, for most people, refers to something monotonous, annoying, tiresome, that does not give pleasure. When they want to do something new, people often say that they “get out of the rut”, that’s worth it, it’s fun and exciting.

It is worth mentioning, however, that routine is something that is paramount for anyone who wants to plan goals in life. Without it, it is possible that our society had not evolved to the current parameters. The establishment of our species in certain places, as well as the development of agriculture, sought a less unstable reality for survival. Without that, we would still be wandering in search of food.

Fundamental issues in our lives, such as keeping a schedule at work, having a bedtime, eating, or exercising are nothing more than routine. In college, post-graduate, MBA, or any type of qualification, there it is again: the routine of lessons, tests, work, without which we would probably not experience new knowledge.

This does not mean, of course, that our lives should be a timed sequence of routines for every action we take. It is important that we have time to know new things that are not in our daily lives. However, when we complain about the routine, we hardly know that it is precisely the organization that will allow us more leisure time.

The organization of the routine is therefore not an enemy to be fought, but a path that can enable us to plan for our dreams and goals, while at the same time it can create more time for the leisure activities we want, such as trips and family outings. Just as sound is only possible because of silence, to escape the routine, it is necessary to have at least a bit of routine in life.

Welcome positivity into your life (Part 1)

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Identifying negative people in your life

Negative people will cause you more harm than good, if any. The best thing is to stay away from such people, but to do that you need to first identify the negative people around you. Below are some pointers which will help you identify the negative people.

  1. Relationships are about give and take: Negative people will suck your time and energy, when they want something from you. But they do not reciprocate in the same way when you need them.
  2. Some people are always critical: Constructive criticism is good; it helps us improve and move forward in life. But you will find that there are some people who are always critical about you, no matter what you do. Such people may insult you, pick on you, and make negative comments about your looks or aptitude.
  3. Short fuse: Agreeing to disagree is a sign of maturity. But there are some people who will start shouting at you no sooner than you contradict them or present your point of view, which is different from theirs.
  4. Negative about everything: There are few things in life which we love, we hate a couple of things and are okay with most of the things. But there are some people who are critical about everything; there is absolutely nothing in the whole wide world that pleases them.
  5. Perpetual liars: We all lie, but most of the things that we say are true. However, there are some people who are perpetual liars. Such people will lie to you about everything, and no sooner than you ask them a couple of questions they will change the topic.
  6. Bullies: There are some people who make it a point to unnecessarily tease you, as if they are looking for a reason to bicker with you or pick a fight.
  7. You did it: It takes courage to accept one’s mistake. When a project or a task fails, most people tend to blame the other person. But there are some people who make it a point to blame you for everything that is wrong in their lives.
Once you have identified the negative people in your life, the next step is to get rid of them – and that is what my next post is going to be about.

Always remember, you cannot live a positive life with a negative mind.

5 realistic New Year resolutions

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It is the same story around the globe. Every New Year people make a lot of commitments to themselves and to their friends and family. While everyone has a unique way of sharing their New Year resolutions with their loved ones, but it generally goes like this:

“I’ll join a gym.”

“I’ll completely stop eating junk food, and only eat healthy organic food.”

“I’ll make people notice myself at parties.”

“I’ll completely stop smoking.”

“I’ll definitely start jogging.”

Aren’t you tired of lying to yourself?

How about setting some realistic goals this year, here are my 5 suggestions.

  1. Visit 5 interesting places: I am sure there are a lot many places that you want to visit. Pick 5 places, spend a couple of days there, take a lot of photographs and create wonderful and life long memories.
  2. Learn a good party trick: Okay, even decent party trick would do the job. This will not only help you enjoy parties, but people will also start noticing you. So, you don’t need to remind them the next day that you actually did attend their party.
  3. Make world a better place: Start doing something nice and selfless for making this world a better place. Like start donating blood, sponsor a child, or at-least being considerate towards people belonging to other religion or race.
  4. Include fruits and vegetables in your diet: A drastic change in diet is not only difficult but in some cases not advisable. So why not take the middle-path and include fruits and vegetables in your diet, if you aren’t already having.
  5. Make a new friend every month: Why not start expanding your social circle. This will not only broaden your horizons, but you’ll find new ways to get the most out of life.

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