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How to Combat Laziness

Some days you just don’t feel motivated to do anything. And it’s not like you’re depressed even, but you just want to sit on your butt and do nothing.

There are things you can do to combat laziness, so read on… if you feel like it.

What’s causing it?

Think about what’s making you lethargic. You must have had a stressful day at the office or maybe there is a task you’re supposed to complete but you don’t know how to begin. Maybe you don’t see the point of taking action at all. Identify the root of the problem, then come up with a solution.

Where is your motivation?

Maybe you loved your job the first few months, but then your boss is demanding more from you everyday. If you feel that your job sucks, think about why you wanted it in the first place. Look at the things that make it enjoyable (besides the salary).

Is it something else?

Lack of motivation could be a sign of another condition. Maybe it’s time to get a check-up. If it’s stress, you shouldn’t ignore it either. Being mentally, emotionally and physically healthy will help you cope better with challenges in life.

Can’t take the pressure?

Sometimes we’re given a challenge that we don’t want. If a project at school seems too daunting, break it up into smaller, easier tasks. If you need to finish a report for work, don’t do everything in one sitting. A few short breaks will help keep you focused.

Maybe you need a push?

You can’t avoid everything unpleasant in life. If you don’t want to complete a task, then slog through it. Push yourself until you’re done and your burden will be lifted. Sometimes a who-cares attitude is better than tormenting yourself about your incompetence.

Perhaps you do need a break?

Take a vacation, try a new hobby or go out with friends. Do something other than what’s causing you to be lazy. But don’t stay on vacation for too long. You need to study or work too. And if you’re too lazy to have fun, start with something simple you can do at home.

Maybe you need to stop having fun?

So maybe you’re too happy with your hobbies and interests that it takes up most of your time. You’re no longer motivated to work, because you ask, what the heck is it for? Well, just think that you need that job to keep having fun. Limit your time watching TV shows for example because if you lose that job, who’s gonna pay the bills?

Why not create a strategy?

Think about your future if you’re always lazy. Keep a list of your goals in life. Then make another list of things you need to do daily. Alternate those tasks with short breaks. If you see that you have a lot of idle time, then list other tasks that will help you achieve your long-term goals.


When the Time is Right…

Tips to Know When is the Right Time to Hire a Professional Painter

Are you a painter? Not the one who dabbles on ceilings the size of Sistine Chapel. Are you interested in sprucing up and improving a room or two? Maybe you have those hidden designs that you’ve been dying to try out on the exterior of your home.

How much space do you have to paint? How many rooms are you planning to fix and redecorate? Do you have the luxury of time to do so? And the most important question that needs to be answered – Do I need to hire a pro to get this home painting job done? These are some of the questions you should answer before deciding to take on a paint job on your own. The decision whether you’ll hire a professional painter for their painting services or not is actually answerable with a help of these questions and the following queries as well.

1. Why are updating your home?

The main motive in having a home updated, whether indoors or outdoors, is usually of aesthetic purposes. So if you’re planning on updating the look and vibe of your house for sales market purposes, then you should engage a house painting service in Singapore create the best possible impression on your potential buyers. Using livelier, contemporary shades of color and showing that your house was redone by a professional painting services provider will definitely give you a plus on the scorecards of the people scrutinizing your property. It wouldn’t also hurt if you check on with your realtor if the home makeover that you’re planning to do would really help in selling your home better and faster.

2. Professional Help or DIY

Watching a lot of home fix-up shows on television might’ve given you the impression that you and your spouse could update your home in just a couple of days. Well, that’s possible if you’re only planning a small house painting project, but it would still be best if you look at your situation.

Breakdown the total job into two parts – labor and materials. Price all the materials and equipment that you’ll need and figure out the worth of the time you’ll spend on the home painting project. How many hours will it take for you to get the job done? Add up everything then create an estimate on the overall of the cost of the project. If the total cost is significantly lower than the price that’ll cost you for getting a Singapore painting services, then doing it yourself might be the best route to take.

3. Planning

Professional painting contractors know that taking on large jobs, such as house painting projects, would require some serious field expertise. There’s just more to applying a new coat of paint than simply painting and scraping. It takes serious and accurate planning before you start dipping your brush to a can of paint. You might end up needing items that will only be used once, while the other materials that you’ll buy might be of use to your future, unrelated projects. The point being, unless you’ve thoroughly mapped out the entire process of doing the project, you might end starting at a disadvantaged point.

Getting a pro contractor in your area in Singapore would definitely come handy in this situations as they are already equipped with the necessary tools, and being a person who’ve done similar projects over and over again and knows all the backwards and forwards of a paint job, you’re rest assured that your home is not just in the good, but in the best hands.

4. Clear Line of Communication

A good painting contractor would keep you posted as the project takes form. Your chosen contractor will oversee the journeyman – the person tasked to supervise the paint job – and a good relationship with your journeyman means that both of you talk regularly. He gives you regular updates on your project and you voice out your opinion about the given updates. Even in paint jobs, a two-way communication is needed to ensure the success of the project.

In searching for your painting contractor, take into account that they have more to give than just painting skills. Find out if they have a valuable customer service and if they can offer a clear line of communication, because this will ensure that you’ll get what you’re actually paying for, and perhaps a little more, like some stroke of genius from folks with painting brushes.


Numbers Behind Self-Conscious Men and Women

 

Everything is made beautiful but in reality, the world is conscious about how it looks. Here in Singapore, men and women are conscious of how they look and how they behave. The society has this idea of what a woman or man should look and how to behave. If you do not follow the norm, you will be branded a deviant and for many, that do not sound good.

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It is normal that you feel moments of self-doubt and insecurity. What is not normal is letting it linger longer thereby destroying your self-confidence. If you just let negative feelings sit for a while, then you have to learn to love yourself a little more.

Everyone’s Self Conscious

In this world, there is a belief that only women are self-conscious that is why they tend to overdo everything just to look good. You have to know that men also feel self-conscious as often as women. It is just that the media does not give attention to it. There is a recent study conducted by the scientific journal – body image.

The study involved more than 12,000 adult men and women. The respondents were given online surveys regarding their personal feelings specifically on body image stressing attention to physical appearance and weight. The results were actually informative and helpful in understanding how men and women see beauty.

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Need to Improve Self-Image

Twenty percent of women and 15% of men respondents reported that they are “extremely dissatisfied” with their weight. In the case of physical appearance, 6% of men and 9% of women respondents said that they are “extremely dissatisfied”. This goes to show that men are also self-conscious about their weight and physical appearance.

On the other side of the coin, 26% of women and 28% of men are “extremely satisfied” with their physical appearance. As for the weight, 20% of women and 24% of men and respondents said that they are “extremely satisfied”. The researchers found an interesting conclusion – people who are dissatisfied have increased neuroticism, more fearful and preoccupied. Satisfied people on the other hand have higher self-esteem and openness.

Voicing Discontent

The study shows that men are also self-conscious like the women it is just that the society gives more attention to women. It would be good if there are further studies like this one in the future. It is clear that regardless of the gender, we all walk through the same path of looking good and feeling comfortable at the same time. Of course, the looks and the weight do not define your character but other people’s perception will influence how you think. So, if it makes you feel better, lose weight or apply something.

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Foolproof Ways to Become a Productive Morning Person

 

Do you have a love-hate relationship with mornings? Yeah, you already know that waking up early can make you more productive and motivated to start the day, which is why successful people wake up before sunrise.

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The problem is that you absolutely hate to get out of the bed earlier than you have to. If you badly wish to get rid of this practice and create a more success-propelling day routine, here are some simple techniques you can do that will make waking up in the morning much easier—and even more fun.

  1. Set your goal for the next morning before going to bed.

You’ll surely have a hard time getting up if your last thought before going to bed is the burden of having to wake up six in the morning. Instead of torturing your mind with negative thinking, find something that will motivate you to get out of the bed easily the next day, such as a hearty breakfast or even a good morning call to your significant other.

  1. Put your alarm clock far away from your bed.

Rather than placing your alarm clock on the side table next to your bed, move it far away from your bed. When the alarm goes off, you’ll be forced to rise and engaged to move. Moving is somehow energizing and helps you gain consciousness when you just woke up from deep sleep.

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  1. Enjoy a protein-rich breakfast.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so if you want a productive morning get a hearty fix before leaving home for work. After sleeping for six straight hours, our blood sugar and metabolism are at their lowest; a protein-rich meal will re-energize the body. A good breakfast should consist of a protein, a fruit and whole grains.

  1. Let the sunlight stream into your room.

A light box, which mimics the sun light, is probably the best fixture you can add in your room to push yourself to get up in the morning. The brain is naturally sensitive to light—the reason why we can’t sleep well in the morning even though we had the toughest day and went to bed past our bedtime the night before. If spending S$60 to S$250 on a light box isn’t an option, place your bed right across the window, so the sunlight can wake you up in the morning.

Hopefully, with these tips, your love-hate relationship with mornings may become an unconditional true love as you find the perfect and the most compatible morning routine for you.

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Easy Ways to Get Ready in the Morning Fast

There are a few things worse than rushing in the morning just to get ready. Your liquid eyeliner gets everywhere, your hair looks fine from the top until you find a bump in the back as you pass by a mirror. Basically, everything that can go wrong will go wrong. More than just understanding how stressful rushing to get ready is, we listed down a few tips on how you can make getting ready in the mornings a lot easier for yourself.

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  1. Plan Your Outfit the Night Before

Getting dressed before 7am shouldn’t involve too much thinking. A good way to do this is to pick out your outfit the night before. From your shoes to your earrings, have everything laid out. If you’re unsure that you like the look, wear your chosen pieces on the night before. Also, consider placing your clothes in the order that you will put them on – placing your thong and bra on top of the pile.

  1. Wake Up to an Awesome Music

With the age of smartphones, you now have the power of technology at your fingertips – including the ringtone for your alarm. So instead of waking up to an annoying buzz, do yourself a favour and spend a dollar or two to buy your favourite song. That way, you’ll wake up dancing like Beyoncé instead of dreading the day ahead of you.

  1. Make Your Hair and Makeup Routine Easy

Just like your outfit, create an order in your beauty kingdom before going to sleep. Untangle your hair dryer from the hot tools jammed in your vanity; ensure that your makeup brushes are clean, since nobody got time to wash glitter makeup off the brushes a few minutes before going to work. Switch up the products in your makeup area from sparkle to classy nude, so you’ll get out of the door without looking like a toddler gave you some makeover.

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  1. Eat While on the Go

Even if you’re in a hurry, eating some breakfast is still necessary. So stick your bagel in the toaster, or hard boil some eggs and place them in the fridge the night before. If you want, consider purchasing some individual yogurts. Remember, it’s all about keeping things simple so you won’t be scurrying in your kitchen early in the morning.

  1. Streamline Everything You Need Before Leaving

Place your keys next to your purse, ensure that your bus or parking pass is in your wallet, and print out the form that you’ll need in your meeting before going to bed. If it’s going to rain, bring an umbrella with you. Pretend that you’re a student preparing for the first day at school.

Getting ready in the morning shouldn’t be that stressful if you just know how to simplify your morning routines. Put the aforementioned tips to work, and you’ll be able to get that extra beauty rest on your side.

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