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As we said before (time = your life) so its very important to talk about it if you want to achieve your goals in your life , Time differs from other resources that you can not control it ,I mean that you cant store it or save it for later , so you have only one chance to use your time wisely and if not you will not be able to get it back , Time means a lot to the old people , but the youth do not care about it , and that is why this site built for , read carefully this article to know how to control your time :-
1) Your time is your life
2) It is time to take control .
3) Tik Tok , It is the alarm clock
1) Your time is your life :
Here are the top reasons why time is of great importance to be more productive :-
1. Time is limited : Time is a very special resource in that you cannot store it or save it for later. Everyone gets the exact same amount of time each and every day. If you don't use your time wisely, you can never get it back.
2. Time is scarce : Most people feel like they have too much to do and not enough time. Lack of time is blamed for everything from not getting enough exercise, poor finances, unachieved goals, too much stress, bad relationships, and even an unfulfilled life. Time management helps you use the time that you do have in better ways.
3. You need time to get what you want out of life : You need time to do almost anything worthwhile in life. Waiting for more free time is a loosing game that almost never results in getting time for what you want. You need to learn how to make time for the things that are important to you. Even if you can only afford to give a small amount of time each week to your goals, you'd be surprised at how much progress you can make.
4. You can accomplish more with less effort : When you become more productive using improved time management skills and tools, you can accomplish more with less effort. Reducing wasted time and effort gives you even more productive time throughout the day. Both of these allow you to make time for a wide range of activities that bring more balance and fulfillment to your life.
5. Too many choices : In this day and age, there are so many ways you can spend your time, that you need some sort of plan to make intelligent choices.
Time management helps you make conscious choices so you can spend more of your time doing things that are important and valuable to you.
2) Your time to take control :
What is the
point of time management tips? Changing time management habits takes time and
effort, and it is always much easier when you have a simple system of practical
rules and hints that are easy to keep in mind. That is exactly what the tips
below are for.
Know what you want from your time
The proven way to do it is to set goals, and to set them SMART. The rest of the time management tips below will help you be effective in achieving your goals and making time management decisions.
Learn to see the difference between urgent and important
The important tasks are those that lead you to your goals, and give you most of the long term progress and reward. Those tasks are very often not urgent. Many urgent tasks are not really important.
Know and respect your priorities
Aim to do the important things first. Remember the 80-20 rule: 80 percent of reward comes from 20 percent of effort. One of the aims of time management tips is to help you refocus your mind to give more attention and time to those most important 20 percent.
Plan your actions for achieving your goals
Convert your goals into a system of specific actions to be done. The first significant point of planning is the planning process itself. It is a known fact, and you will see it for yourself, that the planning process stimulates your brain to come up with new efficient solutions. It programs your subconscious mind to search for shortcuts. It makes you much more prepared for each specific action. Besides, planning will help you to identify potential conflicts and crises, minimizing the number of urgent tasks.
Planning can also significantly lower the time spent on routine maintenance tasks, leaving you more time on what you like to do or for what you think is important for your long term success.
Also remember that planning and related time management tips work best when you review your plans regularly.
Schedule time for your tasks
Your concentration can be easily lost in the sea of many boring or less important things waiting to be done in your head. Undone things circulating in your mind are also a big drain of your mental energy. Most often, there is no way to get those things out of your mind except of either doing them or scheduling them in a trustable system, convincing your mind that they will be done in due time.
Know how you spend your time
Keep a time log during some time interval, like a week, and then analyze it to see where your time goes. For example, what percentage of time you spend on urgent and on important activities, what people you devote most time to. You are likely to be surprised, and you will see much better if you could use more time management tips. This is also an effective way to get a feedback on how well time management tips and techniques are working for you, and where you need some adjustments.
3) Tik Tok , it's the alarm clock
They are things
that just happen every time and with everyone. Same is the case with time. Most
of the times we take it for granted that there is always plenty of time. Due to
this perhaps we indulge in various activities, which are a wholesale waste of
The clock is always ticking. The seconds keep on ticking just like busy ants. The ants keep themselves always busy by always hunting for food everywhere. Similarly the seconds always keep on ticking to attain short-term goals of making a minute with 60 ticks. After reaching a milestone of a minute the second's hand of a clock don't take a break, but start afresh for another round of 60 ticks. The take it minute by minute and inadvertently reach a quarter of an hour, and hour and then a day. They always focus on the smaller targets- that is a minute and the bigger aim of the clock itself gets fulfilled. That's why the minutes hand have to work less, as the seconds hand does most of the running around. The minute hand just has to make 60 movements on a clock dial. The hours hand is the luckiest of the lot. It just moves for 12 times in an hour. But the seconds hand movies for 3600 times around the dial for the same hour!
Parallel to this, in our life to we never realizes that we have lots to do. Between every big task we can always find enough time to fit in a plethora of smaller tasks. If you are waiting for a train at the station, you can always read a magazine or rather chalk out your study timetable for exams. While traveling in the bus too one can find enough time to at least skim through the previous days notes.
Be like the clock. Always keep on ticking by involving yourself in various things and learning new things. These small knowledge and experience modules will perhaps one day take you to your bigger goal some day. They say "Time and Tide waits for no man". If so, now stop staring at the screen and utilize your time effectively!
we divided the features to three categories ( Time , Planning , Workspace) these things are playing great role in your life , so don't let them control your future , You should control them to make your better this future , and this what we are trying to teach you.
1) Your plan is your future
2) To do or not to do ? , That is the question
3) Get down to business
4) Get ready to rule
1) Your Plan is your future :Planning is one of the most important project management and time management techniques. Planning is preparing a sequence of action steps to achieve some specific goal. If you do it effectively, you can reduce much the necessary time and effort of achieving the goal. A plan is like a map. When following a plan, you can always see how much you have progressed towards your project goal and how far you are from your destination. Knowing where you are is essential for making good decisions on where to go or what to do next. One more reason why you need planning is again the 80/20 Rule. It is well established that for unstructured activities 80 percent of the effort give less than 20 percent of the valuable outcome. You either spend much time on deciding what to do next, or you are taking many unnecessary, unfocused, and inefficient steps. Planning is also crucial for meeting your needs during each action step with your time, money, or other resources. With careful planning you often can see if at some point you are likely to face a problem. It is much easier to adjust your plan to avoid or smoothen a coming crisis, rather than to deal with the crisis when it comes unexpected
2) To do or not to do ?, That is the question :
better how personal goal setting works, it is good to have a simple picture of
how your mind is functioning. You can think of your mind being built of two
parts: conscious and subconscious minds. Conscious mind is responsible for your
current awareness and decision making. It is only around 12 % of your mind. The
other 88 % is your subconscious mind.
Subconscious mind is where you have your personality, where all your feelings and thoughts come from. Your memory, with all your personal values, beliefs, and habits , is also there.
You have quite good and direct control over your conscious mind. It takes more effort and sophistication to direct and reprogram your subconscious mind, and this is where smart personal goal setting techniques and guidelines are particularly helpful
2) Get down to business :
A written to do
list is a simple technique that can increase your productivity by 20 percent or
more, if you don't use it already. It also has extra benefits of clearing your
mind and saving you energy and stress.
Try to spend 5-10 minutes each day on planning your activities with a daily to do list. Start your day with it. Even better, every evening write a plan for the next day, listing your daily things to do. It is important that you actually write your tasks.
Some people are more comfortable doing it on paper, while others prefer using a computer. Try and see what works better for you.
After you've listed all your tasks, review your to do list and decide on the priority of each task. Give higher priority to the tasks that get you closer to your goals.
A proven simple technique is an ABC rating of your priorities. Mark the tasks on your to do list with "A's" if they are critical for your goals and simply must be be done that day (or else you face serious consequences).
"B's" are less urgent but still important tasks that you should start right after you are done with "A's". "C's" are "nice to do" things that you could do if you have any time left after "A's" and "C's". Those tasks can be safely moved to another day.
One important tip to keep in mind. If during a day some new unplanned task comes up, don't do anything until you put that new task on your list and rate it by priority. See it written among the other tasks and put it in perspective. The more you let go off the urge to skip that simple step, the more productive and satisfied you become.
When making a to do list, break down your complex tasks into smaller manageable pieces, and focus on one at a time.
Finally, after completion of a task take a moment to look at the result and feel the satisfaction of the progress.
3) Get ready to rule :
When writing an
action plan to achieve a particular goal or outcome, you can get much help from
the following steps.
Clarify your goal: Can you get a visual picture of the expected outcome? How can you see if you have reached your destination? What does make your goal measurable? What constraints do you have, like the limits on time, money, or other resources.
Write a list of actions: Write down all actions you may need to take to achieve your goal. At this step focus on generating and writing as many different options and ideas as possible. Take a sheet of paper and write more and more ideas, just as they come to your mind. While you are doing this, try not to judge or analyze.
Analyze, prioritize, and prune: Look at your list of actions. What are the absolutely necessary and effective steps to achieve your goal? Mark them somehow. After that, what action items can be dropped from in the plan without significant consequences for the outcome. Cross them out.
Organize your list into a plan: Decide on the order of your action steps. Start from looking at your marked key actions. For each action, what other steps should be completed before that action? Rearrange your actions and ideas into a sequence of ordered action steps. Finally, look at your plan once again. Are there any ways to simplify it even more?
Monitor the execution of your plan and review the plan regularly: How much have you progressed towards your goal by now? What new information you have got? Use this information to further adjust and optimize your plan.
Some people claim they work well in a high-stress
environment. but the don't know . Their productivity will be highest when they
are fully relaxed. With inspiring goals you still feel a positive urging to get
your work done, but the pressure to work stems from passion instead of fear.
You have to made changes to your home office to better relaxify it . you should enjoy being in your workspace, and you can work productively for many hours without feeling like you have lost your humanity.
When considering changes to your workspace, here’s rule #1: If it feels right to you, it is right. That rule is primary :-
1) Your world
2) Build your world
3) Watch , Listen and Play
4) For clear green planet
1) Your world :
Is your desk
buried in clutter? Could your workspace use a little more organization? Whether
your office is located inside or outside the home, the methods for achieving and
maintaining an organized desk are the same. But before you read on for the
details, you may be wondering why you should have an organized desk.
Reorganizing your desk will take time and effort, so it had better be well worth
it, right? Well, here are the benefits:
You will be able to find specific items quickly (e.g., you won't have to waste time digging through piles of paperwork to find the one document you need at the moment). You will be more productive. You will make a good impression on the people who see your work area, such as customers and employees. You will benefit psychologically by facing a neat and attractive workspace at the beginning of each workday, and by being better able to focus on your work because there aren't as many visual distractions.
Hopefully, you are now convinced that it is to your advantage to have an organized desk .
2) Build your world :
simple tips will help you make the most of your office workspace. Being more
organized, and working in an environment that you enjoy allows you to be more
efficient and ultimately, more productive on the job.
Think first, organize next. People procrastinate about organizing because they don’t know where to start or they haven’t thought about why their office isn’t “working” for them. Take some time to think about why your space isn’t as effective as it could be. Do you need more storage, a larger desk, or better lighting? Imagine what your ideal office would look like and move toward that picture.
Don’t let personal items hijack workspace. Offices don’t have to be sterile environments, but personal effects can often take over so much space that there is no longer ample space to work. Utilize wall shelves, architectural ledges and small tables to display photos and mementos so you have room on your desk for working tools.
Keep your space at 80% of capacity. Paper, books, binders and the like are going to continue to make their way into your office so you need to make sure you have space for incoming items. Your goal in getting organized should be to have your space only 80% full at all times. As you continually collect more stuff you either need to offload paper, files, etc., to stay at 80%, or increase your storage space. Those are the only two options!
Create a system for you. Magazines and catalogs are great for inspiration and ideas, but the organizing systems were either created for the sole purpose of photographing them, or are in offices where they knew the photographer was coming! Don’t get caught up in how things “should” look or work. Create solutions that work with your working style, needs, habits, and preferences.
Getting organized is a process, not an event. By taking the time to think before you organize, you've greatly increased the odds that the organized space you've created will stay that way .
3) Watch , Listen and Play :
1. Make your
workspace look attractive to you :-
Must a professional workspace be a sterile sea of beige and gray? Remember that where you work, you also live. Given the amount of time you’ll be living in your workspace over the course of your lifetime, it makes sense to add some visual appeal.
The first time you see your workspace each day, you should feel good about it. It should be attractive to you. Really it should be your favorite place in the entire building, house, or campus. If you’re in your workspace right now, please step outside for a minute, and then re-enter it while paying close attention to your sense impressions. What’s the very first emotional response you can detect? Do you feel stressed? Overwhelmed? Bored? Apathetic? Focused? Peaceful? Is this an emotion you experience often while working?
Now choose the emotion you want to feel, and experiment with different visual elements to see how they alter your feelings. Try new furniture, photos, posters, mirrors, flowers, knick knacks, toys, statues, rugs, artwork, crystals, etc. If you have the necessary control, you can also tweak the lighting in your workspace to create the right type of mood. I know a programmer who works in a completely dark room with no windows, he loves it.
2. Clear out the clutter :-
One look at a cluttered workspace, and you get a sense that the person working there is stressed, overwhelmed, and disorganized. Years ago I read about a study that concluded most managers will not promote a person with a messy workspace into a position of responsibility. It’s assumed that if you can’t organize your physical environment, you’re probably incompetent to a certain degree and can’t be trusted. And if layoffs happen, you can imagine who the most obvious targets are.
But even more critical is the effect a cluttered workspace has on your focus. It’s difficult to feel centered when you’re surrounded by unfinished tasks that constantly remind you of what you haven’t done yet. Ideally the only paper items on your desk should be directly related to the current task at hand. Store everything else in drawers, shelves, or cabinets. Many people notice a dramatic improvement to their productivity when they try this.
3. Add plants :-
Plants are a wonderful way to add life to a lifeless workspace. Use only living, oxygen-generating plants, not lifeless fake ones. Water them as needed to keep them healthy. Over time you’ll find that your plants begin to resonate with you and become a reflection of you. Dying plants = dead career. Fake plants = appears successful but empty on the inside. Healthy plants = healthy career. Lots of plants = abundance. Bring yourself back to nature by adding some plants to your workspace, and you’ll find yourself enjoying the environment much more.
4. Play relaxing music :-
Experiment with different types of music to see what effect they have on your stress level and productivity. Use headphones if you need to keep from disturbing others.
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6. Get a decent chair.
Most likely you’ll use your chair more than any other object in your workspace, so consider investing in a good one. Today there’s an assortment of oddities you can sit on, including knee chairs, balls, and more. Head to an office supply store and find something that suits you. If your company won’t get you a decent chair, then consider buying your own.
7. Add a portable fan :-
Even with good air conditioning, you might have periods where you just want to feel a little cooler, or maybe you’d like a bit of air circulation. Use a small portable fan to keep your comfort level right where you want it to be.
8. Add a fountain :-
If you find the sounds of running water soothing, consider adding a small fountain to your workspace. You can get a basic one for under $20.
9. Personalize your space :-
Does your workspace look like an automaton works there, or does it include elements that are uniquely you? Remember that your workspace is your living space for much of your day, so make it livable and not just workable. A good way to accomplish this is by adding items that hold emotional significance for you.
10. Establish uninterruptible periods :-
Negotiate a period of time each day where you turn off all outside communication, and encase yourself in a cocoon of concentration. Put up a “Do Not Disturb” sign, turn off your phone, disable your instant messenger, and don’t check email either. Use this time to work on the tasks that would cause you the greatest stress or which require your utmost concentration. It’s easier to relax and focus when you know you won’t be interrupted.
Some jobs obviously require more solo concentration time than others. A computer programmer may need a lot, while a receptionist may need virtually none. Determine how much you need to be productive, and do whatever is necessary to get it .
4) For clear green planet :
Keep a recycle bin and garbage can nearby to get rid of things especially paperwork -- you don't need. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help determine what to toss. Is the item an unnecessary duplicate? If the answer is "Yes," toss it! Is the item current and relevant to my work? If the answer is "No," toss it! How often will I need to use or refer to this item? If "Never," toss it! Does this item add anything to other information on hand? If "No," toss it!
Men to Follow
You can find in this section information about individuals who lived and died and left their influence on society and humanity because of their work plans and imagination despite blindness as in the case of Taha Hussein and poverty in the case of Abbas Al, but they were able to overcome barriers and access to people's hearts .
2) Abbas El-Aqad
1) Taha Hussein :
Egyptian critic big title Dean of Arabic literature. Arab-story, the Creator of
biographical writing with "days" which was published in 1929
His Birth and his life
Taha Hussein was born in November 1889 in Ezbet "Kilo", which lies at a distance of kilometers of Hussein in XIV "Megaga" East district in Upper Egypt, and his father Hussein on a small staff thin case in the Sugar Company reliable thirteen boys Sabahm Taha Hussein.
Loss of sight
Lost his eyesight at age six result of poverty and ignorance, and keeping the Koran before leaving the village of Al-Azhar, the student at Imam Mohammad Abdo. Expelled from the Al-Azhar University and the resort to Egypt which got their first doctoral degree in literature in 1914 from the book ether: Abu Alaa stop. Travelled to France to obtain a doctorate degree French.
Returned from France in 1919 after having completed his Ibn Khaldun on, and the work of a professor of Greek and Roman history to in 1925 was appointed a professor in the Department of Arabic Language with turning the university to the University of civil government. What he issued his book "Poetry in ignorant" by the latest storms reactions opposition.
Storms continued innovation around in his successive Throughout his career, which had not lost its glow rationality never extinguished, when both became Dean of the Faculty of Arts in 1930 1932, and when confronted attack supporters of authoritarian rule in Parliament, which , which led to his expulsion from the university, which is no longer only after the fall of the Government Sidqi Pasha.
Never stopped his dream future of culture or bias to the suffering in the ground in the forties, which ended with his appointment as Minister of knowledge influential in the ministry in 1950 found an opportunity to apply ether slogan "education like water and air right of every citizen".
The Taha after the radical left to the intellectual output, has written in the era of the Egyptian revolution, that Abdel Nasser died and the October war, which died after it in the same month in 1973.
The dook "days" creative impact from the effects of storm raised by the book "in poetry ignorant" has begun to write about in the beginning of the storm, as if it were being used to pay the past to the future. It appears that the attack upon him to internalize the harsh life of youth, and putting them into accountability, to be derived from Madzth special resisted by the blindness and ignorance in the past the ability to face the storms of the present.
Therefore, the "days" unique types of curriculum, which explored the self lives in the past for their Tstktr Matquaom the challenges of the present, dreamy promising future that is free of obstacles past and present both challenges and the relationship between the past restored in this biography, the present act, which defines the direction of restoration like the relationship between the origin and women, which was originally present tense looking for a balance remembering the past, Vistdeih to consciousness writing so it looks as self looks at itself in a mirror, researcher from the moment of completion of the moments of self-knowledge regain the balance in the present, which affected them.
As a result, diving deep in the past reliance on Pmaidjal way to the year, and a path to self-humanitarian, and local face another world, creativity inherent in the "days" implies lesson on the meaning of self-turn into a vivid example of the human capacity to manufacture miracle that liberates from the limitations necessary and backwardness, ignorance and injustice, looking for promising approved of freedom and progress, science and justice. It values embodied in "days" pure creativity in the language characterized by stylistic richness which rarely made it a unique sign of modern Arab literature.
Most clerks to disseminate student in the College of Arts Bahij Osman Lebanese owner of the House Science million in Beirut.
Torturers in the ground.
On the margins of the curriculum.
An interview Wednesday.
Of modern poetry and prose.
The future of culture in Egypt.
Died on October 28, 1973 at the age of 84 years.
1) Abbas El-Aqad :
Al-Aqad, (1889-1964) is one of the most important Egyptian literary in the
Akkad was born in Aswan in 29 Shawwal 1306 e - June 28, 1889, and graduated from elementary school in 1903.
Foundations in cooperation with Dr. Ibrahim Shukri, Abdel Rahman "School SAI," This was a school supporters innovation in hair and exit by the old traditional mold.
Aqad work of the silk factory in the city of Damietta, and the work of rail because it did not boast of education fortunate abundant as it obtained the certificate only primary, but at the same time was fond of reading in different areas, has spent most of his money on buying books and joined the work written in Qena, He then moved to the Eastern Province unless Akkad routine work, and worked interest lightning, but did not survive which like its predecessor, tended to work using the press can keep their culture, Rothbard with Muhammad Farid Wajdi issuance of the Constitution newspaper, and the issuance of this opportunity to become familiar with the newspaper Al Sudan Zaghloul believes its principles. They stopped after a newspaper, which Madjal Akkad looking for work fed him, forced to give some lessons to obtain his day profiteers
Did not stop production literary never, despite over its harsh conditions; where he writes articles and sent to the magazine chapters, as it was translated by some subjects.
As for its literary intellectual is too many and incalculable, but the beginning of his appearance in the literary production was in 1916, with the first autographed his poetry, and was then collections of poetry, such as: Hidayat Curlew, hurricanes Morocco, births session, transboundary matter.
Akkad months of a series of ingenious Islamic addressed in detail the conduct of flags of Islam, such as: Mohamed genius, the genius of Omar, Khaled genius, the genius forward, the genius friend, and others.
Not only write one novel "Sarah", and also his most important: Quranic philosophy, God, the devil, rights in the Holy Quran and reviews the literature and the arts.
Grant Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, the State Incentive Award in Arts But he refused receipt, also refused honorary doctorate from the University of Cairo.
Bamaarkh known intellectual with Dr. Zaki Mahmoud Mubarak, and Professor Shaker, Dr. Aisha Abdul Rahman (Bint Beach), and he was Professor Sayed Qutb stand in the row before Akkad direction to the pole thinking organization.
Akkad was selected a member of the Academy of the Arabic Language Egypt Year 1940 1959
Some books have been translated into other languages, Vtorgom writing known as "God" into Farsi, quoted Mohammed genius and the genius of Imam Ali, Abu martyrs to Farsi, Urdu, Malay, and some books have been translated into German, French and Russian.
College launched the Arabic language Al-Azhar called on one of the halls of churches, and called his name, one of the most Cairo streets which Abbas Akkad Street, which is located in Nasr City
Akkad has hundred of exceeded literature book, which included various aspects of Islamic culture, and social addition to the numerous articles which amount to thousands of newspapers and periodicals, and these books:
Genius of Imam Ali.
Bilal unnecessary sky.
Friendly girl friend.
Hussein Abu martyrs.
Amr Bin Al-Aas.
Mu'awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan.
The harsh realities of Islam rivals.
Hajj Islamic thinking.
Democracy in Islam.
Rights in the Holy Quran.
Islam in the twentieth century.
Maigal on Islam.
The opium of the people.
Juha Laugher ridiculous.
Spirit of the great Mahatma Gandhi.
Sarah (the only novel written by)
Omens mission Mohammedia.
Abstract daily and Nuggets.
The doctrine of people with disabilities.
No communist nor colonialism.
Ibn Al-Rumi: his life of the hair.
Zionism and the cause of Palestine.
Akkad died in the 26 Shawwal 1383 e - March 12, 1964
The following 45 tips are by no means a comprehensive
list, but rather a cheat-sheet of sorts to keep some of the most basic answers
in front of us.
1. Notice what’s right in your life
Some see the glass as being half-full while others see the glass as half-empty. This expression goes straight to the heart of the power of positive thinking and taking the time to notice what’s working – and then doing more of it!
2. Be grateful
How many times do you say the words “thank you,” in a day? How many times do you hear these same words? If you are doing the first thing, saying “thank you”, the latter will naturally happen.
3. Remember the kid you were
As adults, we sometimes forget how to play, how to relax, or just how to be a kid again. We succumb to expectations we think are imposed on us. This keeps us from feeling the joy and happiness of just cutting loose and playing.
4. Be kind
There is no question by merely watching acts of kindness creates a significant elevation in our moods and increases the desire for us to perform good deeds as well. Kindness is indeed contagious and when we make a commitment to be kind to ourselves and to others we can experience new heights of joy, happiness and enthusiasm for our lives.
5. Spend time with your friends
Although an abundant social and romantic life does not itself guarantee happiness, it does have a huge impact on our happiness. Learn to make the friendships a priority in your life.
6. Savor every moment
To be in the moment is to live in the moment. Too often we are thinking ahead or looking ahead to the next event or circumstance in our lives, not appreciating the “here and now.” When we savor every moment, we are savoring the happiness in our lives.
Take the time to unwind, decompress, or to put it simply, just “to chill.” Life comes at us hard and fast. Fatigue, stress and exhaustion may begin to settle in on us faster than we may think, or notice. The best remedy for this is rest.
8. Put on a happy face
Sometimes we have to fake it until we make it. I’m not suggesting we not be honest, real or authentic, but I’m suggesting, sometimes, we just need to put on a happy face and keep moving forward. Researchers claim that smiling and looking like we are happy will make us happier. Studies further show if we act like we are happy then we can experience greater joy and happiness in our lives.
The expression a “runner’s high” does not infer an addiction, but a feeling or a state of mind - a state of euphoria. There is no question exercise, or any physical exertion, elevates your mood and enhances a more positive attitude as well as fosters better personal self-esteem and confidence.
10. Pursue your goals
The absence of goals in our lives, or more specifically avoiding to pursue our goals, makes us feel like we are stuck and ineffective. The pursuit of goals in our personal lives, with our relationships, or at work, with our careers, is the difference between a mediocre life or a life full of passion and enthusiasm.
11. Find your calling
Some find meaning in religion or spirituality while others find purpose in their work or relationships. Finding your calling may be much more than accomplishing one simple strategy for increasing your happiness, but having a sense of purpose – of feeling like you are here for a reason – can perhaps bring the greatest happiness of all.
12. Get into the flow
Flow is the form of joy, excitement and happiness that occurs when we are so absorbed in an activity we love that we can loose ourselves and time seems to stand still. What creates flow is unique to each one of us.
13. Play to your strengths
One way to achieve flow is by understanding and identifying our strengths and core values, and then begin to use these every day. Once we aware of our strengths and we begin to play to our strengths, we can better incorporate them in all aspects of our lives.
14. Don’t overdo it
Know when to say when. What gives you joy and happiness the first time may not work the second time. Too much of a good thing may begin not to feel as good if the “thing” becomes more of a routine, or an expectation. Set healthy and reasonable boundaries for yourself and don’t overdo it.
15. Forget regret
Leave your mistakes and regret in the past. They don’t define your value, then or now. When you stay in the past you become stuck and unable to move forward. We all have made mistakes with our job choices, friends and relationships. The consequences can hit us pretty hard. However, to begin learning how to put these experiences behind us – by letting them go, we can begin to live in the here and now.
16. Learn from failure
Learning from failure and having regret are two separate things. Regret is an emotion; a feeling of disappointment along with a modest amount of shame or guilt. But to look back at a circumstance and figure out what went wrong gives you some very important information.
17. Ask for help
You are not alone. It may feel that way sometimes, but there are many people who would extend their hand and lift you up if asked. All you have to do is ask. Often times we are afraid to ask because we don’t believe we are worthy to receive the help. Think about this: we are surrounded by millions and millions of people by design - for a purpose.
18. Believe you are worthy
Whatever your goal, your dream, or your desire, you are worthy of achieving it. The closer you get to it is when the enemy of you soul will begin putting doubt in your mind. Replace doubt with the truth – you are worthy to have your heart’s true desire.
19. Take 100% responsibility
Except in rare and unfortunate circumstances, you are responsible for the quality and condition of your life. Your career, your relationships and your happiness are all under your direct control. Avoid finger-pointing and embrace the control you have in your life.
20. Know what you want
Understanding what and where you want to go in life will provide you with a vision and an insatiable spirit for the journey. Here’s a simple way to figure out what you want: Take a sheet a paper and write down all of the things you want in life. The one that jumps off the page and causes you to cry is what you want most. Honor this one and nurture it. And if you allow, it will take you to where you go.
21. Trust what happens
There are no accidents without value. When you get hit hard and land on your back, look for the reasons and for the value in this. Open your heart and trust this happened for a reason.
22. Keep the faith
At the end of the day when you are weary from all of the effort and energy you have expended and you are sore and tired from being hit hard so many times, but the dream is not realized, the one thing that tells you to keep going; to get up tomorrow and to keep moving forward, is your faith.
23. Get in touch with your life
Get in touch with the areas in your life you would like to change and have more success. Don’t try to boil the ocean in a short period of time. Rather, consider three “quick wins” in the next several months that will help you with creating new habits and will build the foundation to support longer term success.
24. Make a list
Write down the three things you want to do differently in the next few months, things you are not doing now, but would like to begin to do that will give you a greater sense of success, accomplishment and purpose in your life.
25. Perform new actions
Performing new actions will lead to creating new habits. Be aware of the habits you want to learn to change. Also be aware that the bad habits may interfere with your progress. Acknowledge these bad habits and don’t give them the power to keep you from moving forward.
There seems to be a higher sense of accountability when things are shared. Tell your partner or best friend what you want accomplish and by when. Sharing also gives you a safer venue to discuss your fears and concerns.
27. Communicate in your marriage or relationship
Good marriages and relationships depend on expressing your thoughts and emotions to each other, of speaking and being heard. If not, everything else will live on shaky ground. In order to have a successful relationship you have to make yourself an expert in communicating with your partner.
28. Learn to resolve conflicts in your marriage or relationship
If your partner simply wants something different from you or does something differently from you, it doesn’t mean that your partner is wrong – it just means your spouse has different preferences, life experiences and point of view. Celebrate these differences. Chances are very good it is these very differences that made you fall in love with this person in the first place.
29. Maintain a commitment to your marriage or relationship
This can be especially difficult today with all of the distractions of our daily lives, but it’s important that you put your relationship first. If you’re committed to making it a success, and you know that your partner shares your commitment, there’s nothing the two of you can’t accomplish.
30. Get healthy
We spend hundreds and thousands of dollars a year on things that make us sick and lead to all sorts of other costs. So kick that smoking habit, go out drinking two nights a week instead of four, or ride your bike to work.
31. Smarter Saving and Spending: Buy Homegrown
Local craftsmen, farmers, and retailers offer unique items at prices that don’t include shipping and handling charges, which have increased exponentially of late due to the sky-rocketing cost of fuel.
32. Smarter Saving and Spending: Buy Used
Used clothes can be passed off as vintage, so why the stigma on other previously owned items? Most used items are perfectly functional and many have developed an endearing and priceless layer of character.
33. Smarter Saving and Spending: Don’t Buy Extended Warranties
If you’re buying that new laptop or plasma television, use your major credit card and it will likely lengthen the warranty just as far as the plan that will cost you hundreds of extra dollars at.
34. Stop doing what’s not working in your life
Comfort can be your biggest obstacle to growth and happiness. Take an honest look at your own life. Are you doing things you know don’t work; but you keep doing them nonetheless because either you are too scared to try something new or you don’t know any other way?
35. Try on things you’ve never done before to see if they work
In order to find the success and happiness you are looking for in life, you must be willing to take risks. Perhaps the most challenging oxymoron in life is in order to build self-confidence, you must first take risks.
36. Exercise to help you discover your source of strength
Exercise is indeed a good venue to discover your source of strength and character. It builds confidence and instills a spirit that better connects your mind to your body. It helps you appreciate the value of goal setting and ultimately goal attainment. It creates better life balance. Simply put, exercise helps you feel better about yourself.
37. Listen to your body
There is a direct connection between our physical and mental health. When we are fatigued our thinking is not as sharp and our confidence wanes. But when we are rested and full of energy, our actions are more deliberate and our results are more significant. Listen to your body – it will tell you what you need.
38. Slow down and do nothing
Take about 15 minutes each day and grab a cup of coffee or tea and give yourself time to think about whatever it is you want to think about. You will be surprised at the inspiration that will come to you.
39. Complete one item off your “to do” list each day
Return the overdue telephone call, clean-up your email inbox, or get an oil change for you car. By accomplishing just one thing that has been gnawing at you, will give you a much-needed sense of relief and accomplishment.
40. Perform one act of random kindness daily
Hold the elevator door open for someone who is a few steps behind you or lift the bag and place it in the overhead bind on the airplane for someone who can’t manage this task. Kindness breeds more kindness. The concept of “paying it forward” is real and effective.
41. Review your goals
If you have not put your goals in writing, do this today. There is a direct and proven correlation between people who have written, stated goals and their level of accomplishment compared to people who do not.
42. Listen, really listen, when someone is speaking to you
Listen without judgments or criticism. Try to avoid any self-referencing and be fully present for whoever needs it.
43. Say “I Love You”
Tell the people who you truly love and cherish this every day. Do so with heart-felt sincerity. Love them as if this were their, and your, last day on earth. Don’t wait; tell them today because there is no day but today.
44. Practice forgiveness
The purpose of giving forgiveness is not to let the other person off the hook, but to free you of the baggage associated with the event. When you refuse to forgive, you remain stuck in that place. With forgiveness you can begin the process of moving forward with your life.
45. Give yourself grace and mercy
We all make mistakes – always have and always will. Perhaps no one is harder on you, than you. Give yourself grace for your sins and mistakes. These don’t define your value or purpose in life. Focus on what you can today, right now, to begin feeling more comfortable in your own skin. You are worthy to receive the good fortunes of life and you are more than enough
Brainstorming tips for better time management
The major bottleneck in any planning or
problem solving process is brainstorming or generating new ideas and options for
specific actions and solutions.
The resulting outcome of your solution or plan is only as good as your best options and ideas you put in it. It is also important how fast you can come up with new ideas, as you will need many of them in your time management and decision making.
Fortunately, there are ways to significantly improve your effectiveness in brainstorming new ideas.
Though sometimes word brainstorming refers to group brainstorming sessions, here we will look at how you can brainstorm to generate ideas on your own.
With very few exceptions, everyone already has a natural ability of creative thinking. Yet, that creative ability is fragile. It is easy to block it just by the way you use it, by your attitudes, by the way you think.
Here is a selection of brainstorming tips that can help you to unlock your idea generation ability. Those tips are like brainstorming tools that you can use systematically every time you need new ideas.
The best practical way to have good ideas is to have many of them first, and then to select the best ones. Generating many ideas fast is what brainstorming is focused on.
In your brainstorming session you can follow these steps.
First, take a few minutes to think about what it is you would ideally like to accomplish. How clear a picture you see in your mind? Try to refresh and extend your view of the problem. In particular, think of 5 people you know that come from different background than yours. Imagine what each of those people, one by one, would see in your problem, how they would approach it.
Now it is time to start the actual brainstorming exercise. Take a sheet of paper, a pen, and your watch. Set a goal to write a certain large number of options (over 10 or 20) or ideas within a specific short time interval (minutes). A good example is a goal to write 20 ideas within 5 minutes.
What is important in this activity is that you focus on quantity of ideas, not quality. When you brainstorm, you just write in a list manner whatever comes into your mind, and write fast. You let your imagination flow, you play. Forget all judging or analyzing, common sense, rules, or practicality.
A pressing, almost unrealistic, deadline plays an important role in the brainstorming session. It mobilizes your subconscious and conscious minds. It helps to paralyze your judgment, analysis, and other mental blocks, freeing your imagination.
After the time is up, take a few more minutes to brainstorm a few more ideas, until you feel you cannot squeeze anything more out of your mind. Often those last ideas will be the most valuable ones.
At the end of this brainstorming exercise you have a long list of ideas, options, and thoughts. You will discard most of them later, at the judgment stage. Yet, the ideas you eventually select tend to be much better than something that would logically follow from what you had in your mind before the brainstorming exercise.
The outcome may surprise you. It is worth every minute you spend on it
We did two interviews with two successful worker in their fields , as I work in game industry so I made the two interviews with two successful game artist the first one work on the famous game development company "UbiSoft" , Te other one works on the famous mobile games development company "GameLoft" , and also as I'm Arabian I asked them about the situation of the Arabian video game industry as they are new in this field , so we can benefit from their experience :-
1) Interview with Andrei from "GameLoft" :
I would like to know you ... Your name and your country and your job …. Etc.?
My name is Andrei Ichim and I live in Bucharest, Romania. I’m 23 years old and I’ve been doing game art since 2004. In July 2005 I started working professionally as a game artist for Gameloft making mobile games. Now I still work for them but I’m doing game art for Nintendo DS devices, environment art mostly but some characters too when needed.
I saw your work in your personal site ... clean and innovative ideas as well as Ronaldinho bobble head ... How do you choose the idea of your work?
Most of the ideas come from everyday life. When I see something I like I write it down, in time I gather a lot of ideas. Some of these ideas turn out to be interesting and I take them a step further, the results can be seen on my site.
What are the programs that you use in your work?
I use 3D Studio Max and Adobe Photoshop. Recently I started working with Mudbox too for highpoly models. I’ve tried ZBrush for a while but it didn’t feel natural to me. Mudbox is a lot more artist friendly for me.
Have you faced any problem in your life as an artist?
Well it was very hard when I started; I didn’t know anybody that did this kind of stuff. The first steps are the hardest for everybody but if you don’t give up you’ll find that it is worth it. It didn’t take me too much time until I found the first forum from my country about 3D art and soon after that I made some friends, from that point on every time I had a problem I knew where to look and who to ask and all my problems were gone.
Why did you chose the game art from all other fields?
I didn’t start with game art and believe me or not the first lowpoly models I did were for the test I was given when I got my first job. I don’t think I can explain it, this just comes natural to me. When you know exactly how may triangles your model needs to have you are careful with every vertex you put on him, you know where everything is and you can control exactly how the model will look. Plus, I like games J
And what the words "game art" mean to you ?
It is very hard to describe game art. You could say that it is art with limited resources.
Do you want to give advices to the beginners ?
Being new in this field will make it hard because time and experience are most important when it comes to this but with dedication and practice everything is possible.
You are a very good artist … you have a greet ability to make horrible low polygon models like ghost rider … did you entered any challenge before??
Yes, of course. Challenges are the best practice someone can get. A challenge simulates a working environment where you have limits for model and texture and also a time constraint and all this while trying to make something that has to fit the theme of the competition. I believe that the challenges are the ones that helped me understand lowpoly modeling. You won’t find a goot tutorial that will explain game art, you have to see how others do it, this is how you learn. The forums that host challenges helped me so much that I decided to give a something back to the community of game artists by being one on the moderators that are in charge of the competitions from www.game-artist.net . With this I hope I’ll be able to help other people just like others helped me
2) Interview with Issam from "UbiSoft" :
Can we know
more about you ... Name, age and nationality?
Essam Mohammed , Moroccian .... Age 29
can you tell us something about your job?
I work on game industry and teaching .... Design and allocate corresponding figures
How did you start working in these fields?
Started to love the picture and directing the movie since the early age I had the talent fee ..... Studied at the Graduate Institute of aesthetics, Morocco, and then traveled to France to complete my studies ... I returned to work after Jun taught at the Higher Institute of the same audio-visual ..... Became a fellow of the past hung ......... Staff began enacting 23 ... I seem smaller than some of my students ...... Worked at the same time a large company announcements ..... worked in teaching institutes in 5 different so far gained considerable experience in advertising ..... Seriously, and most important perseverance ...... After Jun established with a group of colleagues interested in the field of independent newspaper multimedia in general ......... After Jun worked in some productivities television and movie Morocco even got a chance to join a global ubisoft ...
What is the business in which film? What was your role exactly where?
Worked on the industry after psychotropic simple and badges beginning and the end, and some of them are introduced Alafshat festivals when global ..... I do not want to mention names if possible .. will be free declaration
You are for me and many like me, a source of pride and ideal .... Have participated in the games world famous through the company ubisoft ... Can you tell us the story of your life with that company?
Of course ..... As I told you at the outset ...... my dream job was in cinema, directing and therefore you will notice I am walking in the steps towards Jun goal ...... And the area considered Games despite seeing station or to say ....... area school games very difficult ....... Ubisoft French company citizenship ....... It is an international company with branches throughout the world notably France, China and Canada Morocco works with us by people from different nationalities and this friction Akspeni great experience ..... I can say that what I have learned in all the years of television ads and not equivalent to a quarter of what I have learned in games ...... Prior to accepting the company conducted more than 20 interview with officials ...... Including psychological tests and endurance capabilities, technical capabilities and expertise to other ..... And finally Give me after work accomplished by the House and Give me a week Vangzatha time in three days just to Abehrhm ......... I stayed accepting been recent interview with the French Director to discuss details and salary-Jun to me and apologized because they exercised considerable pressure on and tell me why it is usually accept the terms of persons receiving less then after that formation up to two ...... But in the cases I have dealt with me professionally must begin production of the first day, because they at the time were working on the Prince of Persia is a game of the task can not rely on amateur ...... Sprays the challenge and succeeded in giving them a good picture for me ........... Finished the game and had formed a major successes in the history of the company ..... I also worked at the game of King Kong film director on the World "Peter Jackson" gained him considerable experience has been followed by what Nicomh closely and guidance and criticisms is a treasure and we may follow up with him for his production stages, which often saluted us started in the game industry the same as he had done when the film, and we find all the graphics film ........ I learned to persevere and seriousness and commitment it should have come out the game on time .... Not tell you about Sahar nights and eating and drinking in front of the computer for months after that worked in a game of Star Wars and is currently on the market and is also under the management of global director George Lucas ....
I want to ask you some questions about UbiSoft .... I said that it had formed a special team to develop their own games and may have originally company to develop games not for publication .... Do you think that there is an opportunity for a company like in the Arab world, especially since we are beginning to see some of the Arab teams that began to emerge of life and the good level of development Games?
Production Games is comparable to the production of film and needs to produce huge, and many funds if it wants to continue the effort and money spent in marketing could outweigh production itself .... The area has become the Games competition great ..... It also develops at lightning speed but who knows ??... Perhaps comes an opportunity for a company like in the Arab world .... But, as I said production is the most important thing desire or experience alone is not enough
Are you aware of the seriousness with which the Arab games in the market now, such as under siege and Quraish? What do you think of where and what to expect?
Not traders .... After I want to try when I have time ... I heard them and as I told you Its success depends not only on the quality they need to market as well ........ that the company has reached us map all games companies in the world and have recognized Balantegeat Arab mentioned ... Vfaraht very so ....
What if you offer voluntary work with a team to develop the Arab Games ... Do you agree?
He volunteered for the cable pleased .... but my contribution will be limited to the lack of time
Is there anything being prepared .... What things that work now??
I came out days at the same time for the first film me ..... The product obtained a draft satisfied ..... Will introduce the film, God ..... television movie contains many of the fictional characters
In the end what is the word that would like to say to readers?
Seriousness, work and perseverance achieve your goal in any area
First Name :
Roles : Web Graphics , Animated Graphics (Flash) , Programming
Country : Egypt
hi everybody , I'm the flash man in the team , working on graphics and doing al this funny things in the site , I started web designing since five years and did a lot of projects , I worked with Saker and we won the golden award in Mtandao-afrika contest (Think Quest 2005) , I hope you like the work done in this site .
First Name :
Roles : Web Design , Web Graphics , Content Research
Country : Egypt
Hello , I'm Ahmed or you would better call me Saker which mean hawk in Arabic ,any way I work in Game Industry as freelancer ,and I do some programming too I worked on some graphics with AmmAr and on the content research with Nour , I enjoyed working with those talent people , we face a lot of problem putting our content in English , because we are not very good at English , so , please forgive us if you see that the content is hard to read but I think we succeed in giving the ideas and the concept .
Roles : Web Design , Web Graphics , Content Research
Country : Egypt
hi , I'm the youngest member in the team , my english isn't very good, I worked on the content , I can't say but enjoy exploring the site ^^.
Mr /Ahmed Saddik
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