Melania Trump Wears $1,380 Shirt While Gardening And People Online React

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Initial news coverage focused on the event itself, with reporters commenting on Trump continuing former First Lady Michelle Obama’s gardening traditions. But after First Lady fashion-watcher Kate Bennett noted the shirt’s price on her Twitter, the media exploded.

According to Net-A-Porter, the online designer store that stocks it, Trump’s shirt is meant to have a “rebellious ’80s attitude,” and draws its inspiration from counterculture icons David Bowie, George Michael and Prince. It’s a part of their “grunge” collection, meant to be worn with distressed jeans to emphasize its “laid-back feel.”

Trump isn’t the first First Lady to make waves for the cost of her outfits.

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Obama was famous for her gorgeous-yet-affordable J. Crew chic, and her “sartorial diplomacy” helped define her role as the administration’s approachable “mom-in-chief.”

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And as Obama drew criticism for “not looking like a First Lady,” and showing her scandalously-gorgeous upper arms, Trump is currently under fire for wearing a shirt worth almost half the average monthly American salary.

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Reactions online were split evenly; some deriding the First Lady’s expensive fashion choices, others calling the focus on it “typical liberal fake news.”

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While some lashed out at Bennet for what they saw as a partisan tweet, Bennett pointed out that she had given the exact same coverage to former FLOTUS Obama, including the pricing research.

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And while some frustration about Melania’s outfit focused on the shirt’s political optics, other Twitter users expressed bafflement that Trump’s thrift-store-chic tartan had been that much, to begin with.

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Finally, some opined that, given Trump’s obvious discomfort getting up close and personal with the dirt, the fact that she was wearing such an expensive outfit to do so was unsurprising.

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Implications about the Trump family’s “out-of-touchness” aside, the story gave people a chance for a few bipartisan laughs. In a month when the world faced nuclear woes, mass shootings, monster storms and political crises, the moment of levity was well-needed.

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8 Great Jobs for Socially Awkward People

If you are a socially awkward person, it can be difficult for you to choose the right career path. Whether you are not very good with people or you like peace and quiet, there are many wonderful jobs to consider. I have a friend who is so shy that she can’t find a job because most jobs require good social skills. I did a small research and visited lots of online forums and found out that many people stay at home because they don’t like crowds and they can’t survive face-to-face communication. It’s hard to change yourself and fight your fear, while it’s easier to find a well-paid job that you will enjoy doing each day and that won’t make you feel bad about yourself. Here are 8 great jobs for socially awkward people to consider.

1. Writer


If you are a creative person and you can write interesting posts or books, why not become a writer? Many successful writers are introverts and ambiverts. If you have a writing talent, give it a try. You can start your own blog or become a freelance writer or copywriter. You won’t become a successful writer overnight, but in time you may become a famous author that everyone will read and love.

2. IT careers
With today’s technological advances, it’s not difficult to find a good job if you are a socially awkward person. Information technology helps people to develop their skills and make millions a year. Web development, game programming and creating mobile apps are all good options to consider. The job requires a good knowledge of software and programming languages and a high level of creativity.

3. Graphic Designer
If you are fond of drawing, you have fantastic drawing skills and you can use computer graphics software, consider starting a graphic design career. Modifying pictures and creating different effects don’t require any communication skills. Graphic designer, especially 3D graphic designers, earn a lot of money, but they spend plenty of times learning new things and reading tons of books. If you are ready to spend most of your time in front of your computer, this career path is for you.

4. Work-at-Home Accountant
Nowadays many accountants work for companies from their homes. Look for a position as a work-at-home accountant and you may find some great suggestions. If you are socially awkward, working with numbers than people is a good option for you, just make sure you are okay with math.

5. Translator
If you know at least one foreign language, you may try to work as a translator. Most translators work from home, which means you don’t need to use your communication skills each day. The drawback is that it’s not an easy job. You will get tired mentally and emotionally faster than physically. It’s definitely hard work, but it’s pretty rewarding. Professional translators make over $99,000 a year.

6. Social Media Manager
If you can’t survive face-to-face communication but you want to grow as a person and become more successful, social media manager may be the right career path for you. This job requires online socialization only. You don’t need to meet and speak to anyone. You have enough time to answer to all questions and you have a wonderful opportunity to think clearly and calmly. No rush and no worry! Plus, you can make lots of money each month.

7. Animal Handler
If you don’t like big crowds of people, but you are a huge animal lover, you can become a professional animal handler. My friend earns about $41,000 a year and he says that it’s one of the easiest and funniest jobs he has ever had. All you have to do is to take care of animals and enjoy playing with them all day long.

8. Astronomer
One of the most surprising jobs for socially awkward people is astronomer. While this job requires good knowledge of physics, math and some other subjects, it’s incredibly interesting and you won’t have to use your social skills. You can earn more than $96,000 a year, doesn’t it sound like a good reason to choose this career path? Watching the sky is a proven way to reduce stress and enjoy small yet beautiful things in life, while making a lot of money.

Whether you are a shy person, introvert or you feel uncomfortable in a crowd, these 8 career ideas may completely change your life. There are many reasons why many people can’t find jobs they love. The only thing to remember is that you should never stop looking for that perfect career. If you don’t like your current job, don’t be afraid to quit it. Hopefully, this list helped you to make a smart decision. If you have any other career ideas and tips, share them with those who really need them. The comment section is waiting!

8 Daily Habits of Ultra-Productive People

Have you ever wondered how successful people stay highly productive day after day? The secret of their productivity isn’t actually a secret. They simply know how to manage themselves and when to say no. Ultra-productive people don’t necessarily work longer and they’re not complete workaholics. They simply work a bit smarter than other people. If you feel stuck in your busy schedules, it’s time to make changes, improve your work rut and boost your career. No matter what obstacles block your career path, you have enough power to overcome them. Here are 8 daily habits of ultra-productive people that you can develop today.

1. They do the hardest tasks first


Procrastination is the biggest problem of most people. We often don’t feel like doing the difficult tasks and trick ourselves into thinking that we’ll accomplish them after lunch. The truth is, the most difficult tasks are never accomplished in the second part of the working day. Ultra-productive people know it so they always start their working days with the hardest projects. It’s a lot easier to accomplish easy tasks (or those that inspire you to work hard) at the end of the day.

2. They never overthink their projects and mistakes
Ultra-productive people don’t have time for overthinking. They make mistakes, learn from them and forget about them. They accomplish their tasks and projects and forget about them. They always try to solve their problems the moment they appear. Moreover, they never save phone calls and emails to deal with later. This habit is hard to master but it’s worth the effort.

3. They often say no
Ultra-productive people are not afraid to say no to the tasks and projects that they don’t like or want to accomplish. They often say no to people who ask them for help. It’s not selfish. though. The art of saying no is great and useful. First, because it helps people to do their work on time. Second, because they have more time to relax and do their household chores. Remember, you don’t have to do someone’s tasks regardless of the situation, especially if you have many stuff to tackle.

4. They never multitask
Multitasking is a good thing at times, but it doesn’t help you stay productive during the day. Multitasking is actually a huge productivity killer. When you do one task at a time, you accomplish more than when you are trying to do a few tasks at once. Even if you manage to accomplish those tasks, the quality of your work may be worse. Ultra-productive people strive for better work, which is why they tend to focus on one project at a time.

5. They end their working day by preparing for the next
After a hard working day the last thing we want to think about is the next working day. However, when you plan your next day before you leave the office, you start the next day doing the most difficult tasks, and don’t spend your precious minutes making a to-do list in the morning. Ultra-productive people always end their working day with a to-do list for tomorrow.

6. They prioritize their tasks
When making their to-do lists, successful and productive people prioritize their tasks. They do the most difficult tasks first, then accomplish the most important ones, and if they have some time before the end of the working day, they try to get the less important tasks done. This way, they work productively without exhausting themselves. As I mentioned, you don’t have to work hard to get things done – you simply need to learn how to work a bit smarter.

7. They stick to their schedules
While it’s not always possible to stick to a schedule, you should do it most of the time in order to be more productive. If you hold a business meeting, make sure you keep it short. It’s difficult to stay focused when the meeting is very long and boring. Avoid discussing other topics, prepare an agenda in advance, set a time limit and stick to it. This is how ultra-productive people run their productive business meetings. In case you have any other topics to discuss, do it at the end of the meeting.

8. They delegate
We are not superhumans. Sometimes even highly productive people can be overloaded with tasks. Delegating is an effective way to get everything done on time. If you know that you can delegate some of your tasks to other workers, do it, but only when you really need it. Avoid delegating all the time, or you will end up being highly unproductive worker.

Every day can be a productive day, if you really want it. Reconsider your daily habits – get rid of those that prevent you from being efficient during the day and adopt those that will make you more productive and successful. I hope these small productivity tips will help you boost your career and improve your overall life. Are you going to adopt any of these habits?

7 Questions to Consider Before Asking for a Higher Salary

Mostly, raises happen when we ask for them, but still there are bosses who are not greedy and are ready to share their money with us. If you are not lucky enough to have a generous boss, then it may be time to go for a higher salary. The consequences of your request might be pitiful, so before you ask for your dream raise, consider the following questions:

1. What is the office’s pulse?


If your boss has never shown any signs of a greedy attitude but still they do not raise your salary, chances are the company has some problems or is undergoing some serious changes. Figure it out before you ask for a higher salary. Otherwise, you will not only hear a firm ‘no,’ you will also make your employer feel uncomfortable and even ashamed. They will remember that.

2. What kind of person is your boss?
Not all bosses are the same. If your employer is always ready to discuss the office as well as personal problems with their employees, chances are they will not get mad when you ask for a raise. Even if they say ‘no,’ they will try to explain the reason. However, if you are sure that your boss will start yelling as soon as you say a word ‘raise’ or ‘promotion,’ you have to be prepared to give facts that prove you really deserve that raise.

3. Are you working hard?
You are arriving at 9 and leaving at 5 and get crazy when you have to stay a minute longer. You are scrolling through Facebook, doing some shopping, chatting with friends and gossiping when you should actually be working. You say ‘no’ to new tasks and responsibilities and do the minimum. Be honest with yourself. If all those things sound familiar to you, forget about the raise.

4. Are you doing amazing work?
When you do amazing work, you do not have to go beyond your 9 to 5 schedule. You can work for 2 hours but accomplish fantastic projects that help the company grow. Show your boss that you are doing amazing, and most importantly, effective work. This way, it will be easier to ask for a higher raise.

5. How much do other people with your job earn?
The comparison is bad, but in certain cases, it is a must. Do some research to figure out the salaries of the people who have the same job you have. Are they higher than yours? Find out more information about the companies they are working for, and discuss your investigation with your boss. Perhaps, they are too busy to do the researches like this.

6. What did you already add to your company?
Write down your biggest achievements in the company. Successful projects, bright ideas, you name it. Of course, you are not going to boast and tell your boss that the company would not be so successful without you. But knowing your value is important as well. It will help you figure out how much money you need or want and realize that you deserve that raise.

7. How much money are you going to ask for in a salary negotiation?
You cannot just come and say, ‘I want to have a higher salary.’ You have to know how much to ask for and explain why you want that amount. If you make $10,000 and would like to earn $15,000, ask for $18,000 – $20,000. Not only will you have more chances of getting your dream raise, but you will also have all the chances of getting more than you want.

Now that you are ready to ask for a higher salary, the last thing to consider is what you will do if your boss says ‘no’? Will you understand your boss? Leave your job? Ignore your responsibilities? Remember, every company has its ups and downs. Your boss may want you to get a higher salary, but they cannot do it right now.

7 Doors Only Higher Education Can Open to You

The epoch of electronics has gradually changed the society, people’s views, priorities, and lifestyles. Today many young people find it difficult to decide whether to pursue a higher education or develop in the field they are passionate about.

Many people who choose higher education give preference to a part-time or distance learning. The technologies give modern generation a chance to study independently, but full-time learning is more effective and beneficial. Here are seven doors the higher education can open to you and realize that the game is worth the candle.

1. The ability to work under the direction


Young people want to be ambitious, self-sufficient, independent and successful, but many of them do not have the remotest idea that the path to success is challenging and thorny. Sometimes it is necessary to swallow the pride, learn new lessons and work under the direction of more professional and experienced people.

Higher education gives students an opportunity to communicate closely with professors, absorb their pieces of advice, life experiences, and wise thoughts.

2. The ability to communicate with people
The process of getting a higher education requires active communication and cooperation with other people. Full-time students have to create presentations, take an active part in discussions, and communicate with classmates and teachers on a regular basis.

Even part-time and distance-learning students have to remain in contact with faculty members. Whether they like it or not, students learn to connect with people, reach mutual understanding and make compromises if necessary.

3. Public speaking
If your mind is full of insecurities and you are afraid of speaking in front of a large audience, consider getting a higher education. Teachers will not conduct therapy sessions or provide insight into the root of your problems because they do not have time and energy to be every student’s training wheels.

During the education process, you will have many opportunities to express yourself and master the art of public speaking. The more you try, the more chances to become a confident, successful and experienced public speaker you have.

4. Teamwork
A higher education makes students cooperate and leave the comfort zone, if necessary. Good communication skills are crucially important, but if you want to become a highly successful person, you should also learn to work in a team.

As soon as you cross the threshold of a higher education institution, you automatically become a member of a big team. Teachers encourage the students to work either in a team or independently and help them realize that overall team’s success depends on the industriousness, liability and productivity of every member of the team.

5. The ability to seek and find
Although modern libraries provide students with the educational material, a student must analyze and process huge amounts of information to find what they need. Moreover, libraries are not the only source of information.

Modern students can quickly create a unique topic or do a research thanks to the Internet. These educational activities have a positive impact on human development and significantly improve analytical skills. The ability to seek and find will certainly come in handy and enhance the quality of your life.

6. Independence
Everyone wants to be financially and emotionally independent. Unfortunately, not everyone can reach these goals, especially those who do not have a diploma.

Higher education opens many doors and helps people earn good bucks by providing services and selling their knowledge. Highly educated people find it easier to achieve emotional independence because they have at least basic knowledge of psychology, know how to cope with stress, addictions, bad habits and understand how to turn issues into solutions.

7. Self-control
If you do not know how to develop your self-control and become more self-disciplined, you should enter a college. You will adhere to certain rules, standards and deadlines.

The desire to graduate with honors will help you develop better control over your fears, emotions and wave goodbye to your insecurities. When you become a student, you will understand that laziness is your first enemy to fight.

Sure, I am not telling that people who have no diploma are not intelligent or successful. They are. But higher education is a confident step to a better future.

5 Stupidest Things People Told Me When I Was Starting My Business

When it comes to the world of business, it seems that everyone is an expert. Or so they like to think. When I started my first little side business back in 2012, I received far more unqualified advice than support or encouragement.

Last year I started my first full-time business. This time I was braced for the same storm of negativity, but I was pleasantly surprised when it did not come. The difference was that I had expanded my social circle and was spending more of my time with like-minded people.

I had stopped spending my time with naysayers, and my friends today are positive and inspiring people. Many of them are entrepreneurs themselves or open-minded, kind-spirited people who want to see others do well.

If you are hearing any of the following dumb things regularly from your inner circle, then it may be time to network and find a more supportive crowd. Starting a business is tough, and having the right people to encourage you is helpful beyond measure.

1. It is too hard to start a business


This is often someone else projecting their own insecurities onto you. When someone tells you something is too hard, it is really too hard for them. They are not you and they do not know what you are made of. Have the self-confidence to thank them for their input, but not to take it to heart.

2. The market is flooded
If you are entering a niche that is already very competitive, that does not mean the game is over before you have begun. On one hand it is a good sign that there is a demand for what you are offering. And of course, today the micro-niche is where it is at. In any market, however popular, your unique skills and values will claim you a corner for yourself.

3. You can’t do it all yourself
I beg to differ. Some business owners need a team around them, so they grow a team. Some business owners, like myself, are lone wolves until the day they die. That does not mean total isolation; there are other ways to get help without needing to employ people.

There are many websites that make it incredibly easy to outsource anything from admin and customer service to website building. So if you are flying solo with your business, just know that there are affordable services out there if you need them.

4. You risk losing everything
Hmm, not if you are smart and careful. Many first-time business owners opt for the sensible, part-time launch. They perhaps reduce their working hours at their day job to part-time and make the most of what time they have left to get their business off the ground.

This is a particularly good move for service-based businesses such as coaching or consulting. Many first clients come from referrals, so business builds up slowly over time. Jumping ship from your day job straight into a full-time business is, of course, riskier.

If the business is brand new, then you have not proved your business model yet, so how do you know you can pay the bills? Entrepreneurs understand this and take calculated risks. And yes, sometimes it does not go our way and we lose money. But we always learn from it and come back with a reinforced business plan.

A failure is only the end of the world if you allow it to ruin you. If you have been smart, put emergency financial measures in place, and not burned your bridges at your old job, you can get through the tough times.

5. It is a jungle out there
Really? You don’t say! We knew that already and we would prefer to be encouraged and supported, not belittled. People starting their own business are doing a brave thing and stepping right out of their comfort zones, and that should always be celebrated. We know it is a jungle, and we were born tigers.

My top tip for aspiring business owners is to talk to more experienced entrepreneurs. You need to know the truth without it being sugarcoated, but also without superfluous negativity.

Finding a great mentor is an awesome business hack too. If you can take advice from the people who walked the path before you, and you have the desire to start your own business, then why should anything stop you?

10 Things Healthy and Successful People Do Every Morning

Every morning we are short of time as there are so many things we have to do before going to work. Unfortunately, we pay little attention to numerous beneficial things that will not only help us start a happy and successful day but they will also improve our health. It’s high time to change your daily routine and find some time for doing healthy things every morning. Finally, you will be amazed with the results. If you stick to the following recommendations regularly, you’ll be full of energy and enthusiasm during the day.

1. Get Up a Bit Earlier
It’s rather difficult to find a person who can wake up early without any problems. Actually, it is one of the hardest things we must do every morning. I usually can’t open my eyes and tear myself away from my pillow when I hear the alarm clock ringing. Scientists claim that we work more productively in the mornings than at other time. Due to this fact it would be reasonable for you to get up 30 minutes earlier than you generally do. I should say it is worth trying. In such way, you will have more time for all the necessary things. Plus, you’ll manage to avoid various stressful situations.

2. Drink Hot Water with Lemon
Make it a rule to drink a glass of hot water with lemon every morning before breakfast. By doing this you will contribute greatly to your health. It is a wonderful and simple way to nourish and hydrate your body. Lemon is known to activate digestion and it will supply you with a great number of vitamins that are necessary to strengthen your immune system. I think these are good reasons for you to start your day with this wholesome drink.

3. Do Some Physical Exercises
Surely, you shouldn’t tire yourself exercising at the gym or running around the park for 30 minutes. You simply need to have a walk in nature, to breathe some fresh air and relax a bit. This routine is beneficial for you because it will boost your energy and stimulate your brain either. If you do some physical exercises in the morning, you’ll be able to work with a clear mind. Even if you spend just a few minutes for this, you will look beautiful and feel much healthier.

4. Always Have Breakfast
There are lots of people who don’t have breakfast in the morning. However, everybody knows that breakfast is the most substantial meal of the day that gives your body all the nutrients and vitamins it needs. Personally I always try to eat something before going to work. Otherwise a terrible headache and hunger won’t let me focus on different things that should be done. In order to benefit from your breakfast make it balanced and include wholesome foods into it. Fresh fruits and vegetables will be the perfect option for you. Those people who eat breakfast every day tend to be more active at work and they often have a good mood throughout the day. Choose delicious foods for your breakfast and you will be unable to resist its fantastic taste.

5. Listen to Uplifting Music
You’d better not watch morning news on TV as it will only upset you and make you feel blue. As an alternative, you can listen to your favorite uplifting music that will certainly cheer you up. It will be nice if you do this every morning. Music is an excellent way to refresh your mind and get inspiration for all good things that will make your life brighter. Listening to soothing music is the most pleasant thing for me. It usually helps me to cope with worries about the problems and tasks that are waiting for me.

6. Prepare Healthy Lunch
Another beneficial thing you should do in the morning is making your lunch. It will not take you much time to prepare and pack your favorite yummy and healthy foods before going to work. When lunch break comes you won’t have to look for the best food to eat. You will simply take your home-made lunch and enjoy that long-awaited rest. Every minute of your lunch break is so precious for you, so, don’t waste it for the things you can do beforehand.

7. Meditate
Meditation is a perfect way to set your mood and intentions for the whole day. Try to find a quiet place in your home where nobody can disturb you and meditate for some time. While doing this you should concentrate on your goals and all the great events that are going to happen in the nearest future. This daily routine will bring you a feeling of relaxation and satisfaction. On our way to work we have to deal with busy traffic and lots of nervous and angry people. These are the main factors that may easily spoil our emotional state. But if you meditate regularly, you will not be subjected to this negative impact.

8. Admire Nature’s Beauty
How often do you look around yourself and notice the beauty of this world? Nowadays most of us forget that it is very important to keep in touch with nature and appreciate every moment of our life. Sometimes we just need to stop and watch trees, flowers, birds and animals that surround us. Take a few minutes every morning and observe all these magnificent things and you will realize what true happiness is. You couldn’t even imagine that such magic world exists outside your door.

9. Schedule Their To-Do List
Due to a great amount of work that we have to accomplish every day we may live through some hard days associated with stress and frustration. Fortunately, there is an amazing solution that will simplify your busy working days. You have to decide which things are of great importance for you and plan them in advance. Only organized personalities can be successful and achieve great results. It will take you just a couple of minutes to make a list of things you must do. During the day this list will remind you of your aims and you will never forget to complete the next task. Nevertheless, you should be ready to face some unexpected events that may ruin your plans at the last moment. Don’t give way to despair and stay calm, if it is possible try to postpone your schedule for the next day.

10. Grateful for Everything They’ve Got
We rarely appreciate what we have in our life. Most people don’t think of the blessings they’ve got and take them for granted. If you are one of those people you should definitely change your attitude to life. Each morning start with writing down the things you are thankful for. It will help you to realize that your happiness is so close to you.

Now you can see that being happy and healthy is not so difficult. The only thing you need is a strong desire and clear understanding of your goals. Add the above tips to your daily routine and they will improve your mood and health in no time. What things do help you to be happy and successful during the day? Which of these recommendations are you going to try next morning?

9 Things Super Successful People Do on Sunday

Sunday is seen by many as the day before the dreaded work week begins anew. The fun you had on Saturday needs to be wrapped up and you need to snap out of your weekend hangover, whether it is alcohol-related or not.

However, those who are considered successful and well-known share some common traits that make their Sundays productive and effective. Here are the things successful people do on Sunday to fuel their ambitions and boost their triumphs:

1. Family and friends


Work-life balance is hard. Success often means separating yourself from your friends and family for an extended amount of time, which can put a strain on relationships. Successful people, however, do not let their career control their lives.

Instead, they know how to balance their occupation and time spent socializing. Sundays mean gathering the family for dinner, hanging out with friends, playing with the pets and kids, and getting in as much laughter and memories as humanly possible.

2. Me-time
After spearheading innovations and driving businesses towards a profit, successful entrepreneurs and CEOs know how valuable time spent away from other people can be. By using your Sunday to do what you want keeps you in sync with your mind and body. You will also feel less exasperated with handling people if you can give yourself some TLC first.

3. Exercise
Physical health is linked to your mental health. Without staying fit, your overall condition will breakdown. Successful people literally make time to get in workouts before their shift, but they also refuse to neglect their body on the weekends. You will find CEOs hitting trails, lifting at the gym, and staying active on Sunday.

4. Vacay or staycation
Sundays can be fun-filled, too. Take a mini-vacation to someplace you have never been or have not been to in a while, like the local art gallery, mall, park, or a museum. You do not have to go far and you do not necessarily have to spend anything. Just enjoy a moment of adventure in or around your local setting.

5. Disconnect
Become a weekend hermit. Detach yourself from the smartphone, computer, and other tech devices that are wired to social networks. This allows you to break from the work cycle to truly feel like you are “off from work.” At the same time, this distance means you will seek out other ways to spend your day off, like doing yard work or meeting friends for a movie.

6. Dreams and passions
For the successful, their hobbies and other passionate pursuits are never placed on the backburner. In fact, it is balancing what they enjoy doing with their work life that they are able to stay inspired and energized.

By doing what you enjoy, you get more fulfillment out of life. So never give up what you love to focus solely on your career. Another way to pursue a passion is to continue your education. If you have an hour or two set aside to work on another degree to bolster your skill set, why not?

7. Relaxation
This means taking some time to actually cool down. Take a moment to recharge your batteries by getting a massage, going to a spa, staying at home to read, meditating, taking a yoga class, or even just lounging poolside with a glass of wine. Whatever helps you unwind and chill, do it.

8. Planning for the future
Founders and CEOs are nothing without their insane work ethic. You can learn a lot from their habits in preparation. For example, when you use some time on Sunday to lay out how the coming week should work, you give yourself some ideas of goals, projects, and other work to complete to keep everything running smoothly. This forward-thinking keeps the successful one step ahead of everyone else.

9. Early riser
CEOs are notorious for being early risers, no matter the day. Some of them wake up as early as 3:30 am to get things done. Of course, this also means going to be around 10:00 pm to ensure they are not getting sleep deprived either.

Many use these quiet hours to reflect, meditate, exercise, or simply catch up on things they feel have been neglected, like personal emails or continuing education.

These nine traits and actions are what drive successful people on Sunday to make their best of the coming week. Do not let you Sunday be the anti-fun day. Transform it into a day of relaxation, reflection, and planning for the future to aid in your life’s pursuits, whatever they may be.

7 Ways to Get Rid of Negativity in Your Life

A new day is a chance to change your life and get rid of negative vision of the world. However it’s quite difficult to stay positive, facing failures and harsh realities of life. Human mind has a tendency to remember negative points better than positive ones. We think over our problems too much and it doesn’t help to solve them but makes us more miserable. Remember that the power of thought is extremely influential, so try to avoid negative thoughts which steal your happiness.

1. Avoid people who spread negativity
There’s a type of people who think negatively and their vision of the world is a result of their lifestyle. Moreover, such personalities project negativity onto others. Sigmund Freud ones said a wonderful thing: “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by idiots”. These are the words of a great psychologist. These people seem to have no power to control their thoughts and actions and pour the negativity of their rich and miserable fantasy on successful people to make them unhappy too. The first step to get rid of negativity is to drop the negative people in your life, but try to do it in a friendly way.

2. Don’t try to take overall control of everything
Nowadays many people want to reach perfection at least in something and it requires them to feel anxious about things they cannot control. It even happens that we are temporarily unable to reach our life goals and feel despondent and overfilled with fear. Don’t accentuate your attention on this fear and it will definitely go away. Enjoy the moments of life and other wonderful and magical things. Your fear and anxiety don’t influence the result of an action but make you suffer from these emotions. Try to be confident and don’t be afraid of the things you cannot control.

3. Exercise
It’s not a secret that sports and active lifestyle are an essential part of our mental and physical well-being. When you are busy with some exercises, your body produces endorphins which make you feel calm and happy. These hormones can even anesthetize and improve the circulation of blood in your body. I think it’s wonderful to feel alive and to be in harmony with your body. It’s proved that physical activity reduces the amount of negative thoughts in your mind. Make yourself better and healthier by exercising on a regular basis.

4. Pray/Meditation
Meditation or prayer is a way to activate your inner healing system. You calm your spirit down, becoming emotionally stable and physically strong. Moreover, it can help you perceive yourself better and become wiser. It’s an incredibly effective step to heal yourself and purify your conscience from negative thoughts and energies.

5. Learn to forgive
Resentment is a powerful tool that fulfills us with negative energy. We know that pride doesn’t allow us to forgive others and even ourselves. Our conscience is getting full of anger, sadness and bitterness. Such behavior forms a habit and it’s very difficult to feel yourself happy and free if you have a burden of negativity. Learn to forgive and don’t dwell on your mistakes. It’s the highest wisdom that can make you mentally rich.

6. Be a positive light
Do you know that our mood forms a person’s day? By all means, try to be special by your positive vision of the world and be the light that shines brightly. If we try to make another person happy, the whole world will be full of lucky people. Be positive, use your skills to help others in need, beam light and your life will change for the better in a short period of time.

7. Stop comparing yourself to others
The last step to let go of negativity is to reject false opinions of people around. As we know, tastes differ, so someone can find us not smart enough while others think we are not good and pretty enough. We are unique and we should know that we are deeply loved. Stop comparing yourself to others and always stay confident.

Remember that you are the blacksmith of your happiness, so it’s up to you to stop living in a dark and negative world, created by your own thoughts. We possess a great power to control our emotions. Have you ever tried to rid yourself of negativity? Please give your advice to help millions change their life!

7 Amazing Benefits of Spirituality

Spirituality is a core element of our inner world that has no boundaries and certain rules, but built on individual choice. It is the way of validation of the unknown through various religious circles. Spirituality gives us a sense of freedom, the power to live and be spiritually strong person. Moreover, it helps us find a deeper meaning of life, realize obvious things and break the walls of inner conflicts.

1. Provides happiness and satisfaction
If you are an optimistic person, be sure that spirituality will make you invulnerable to stresses and provide mental contentment. We’d better accept things for the way they are, because we can’t be in charge of everything and change all unsuitable things. It is a great idea to be really happy, getting contentment for good or bad things.

2. Gives reason to live
The purpose of life is a multifarious thing and it’s quite difficult to live without purpose. When you know the meaning of life, then you are automatically encouraged to live a full life and feel an incitement to fight complications. Spirituality may broaden your consciousness and expand your vision and understanding of human existence in general. Furthermore, it forms our own explanations to the meaning of life.

3. Encourages to make better choices
Spirituality usually encourages people to become better in different spheres. Being spiritually rich means to avoid illegal activities, help people and stick to a healthy lifestyle. Such people often avoid unhealthy behaviors and make respectable choices. Plus, spirituality creates sympathy for the world and people can give you a hand when you are in need.

4. It gives us hope
Almost everyone has faced a hopeless situation at least once in lifetime. The best doctor that cures your mind and fights despondency is spirituality. It can even heal hurt and terrific pain. In moments of falling down we should recognize our problems and try not to isolate, but treat our troubles as an experience that makes us psychologically inflexible.

5. Inspires peace and combats stresses
It is important to have a sense of internal well-being that makes you resistant to trials and troubles, which usually hit the thought process of emotionally weak people. We can feel emotional ascension with a help of meditation or prayer. A prayer is good at relieving pain and stress. When meditating or praying, we can lessen depression and other states dealing with health problems.

6. Helps us subdue the inevitability of death
We often fall in panic when we are mulling over the inevitability of death. We need several reassurances in the sequel of life after death. Some people believe in heaven while others see the solution in reincarnation. Everyone has different views and beliefs as for the existence of life after death. Spirituality helps us subdue thoughts of the inevitability of death.

7. It unites people
People who have common interests, views and activities usually create a fellowship to communicate and grow spiritually. We have different faiths, outlooks and philosophies but we are free to find like-minded people to get mentally rich together.

Spirituality is a unique way to make a new step into a higher level of mental development. It motivates people to go forward, unite into groups and believe in something wonderful and majestic. Moreover, spirituality can heal and relieve horrible physical and mental pain.