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Avoidance

“Our biggest problems arise from the avoidance of the smaller ones.” — Jeremy Caulfield

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So let me ask you this, what are you avoiding recently and why do you think you are doing it? Is avoidance the ultimate answer to refrain from pain, monotony, or the lack of  passion to live?

The Battledome

Have you ever been in a confrontation wherein you have the urge to win an argument? Like when your mom scolded you after you went on a party and come home late, or when your boyfriend discussed with you over something really small or anything that spike up the conversation resulting in a bull session — hearing the stuff you supposed not to know? Me, I do. most of the time I would just shun away from it, but as the conversation is raging, the yearning inside wants me to continue, to go on in scrutinizing the details of it. I’m not sure if it’s a hormone thing, but i don’t think that sexuality has something to do with it. It is not being belligerent but it’s more of a manifestation of this tenet. An account of all the ideas that is opposing your beliefs. I never belittle your capacity to argue, but behooving your convictions will make you better, somehow.

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Do not argue with an Idiot

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Saying your piece is enough, arguing with someone who does not have the capability to comprehend what you are trying to get at, is a total waste of time. You will be beaten badly by his doltishness.

We all have that moments of saturation point but let this quote reminds you on how to save your time and energy.

3 Must Haves for Online Selling

Buying online should give you that ease and satisfaction, I mean that is the primary reason why people prefer to go to you rather than a physical store, to avoid the hassle and have the product be delivered at home. I’ve been patronizing this internet transaction as a buyer and seller. And I have only 1 principle as a former seller, and that is to treat your buyers the same way you would like to be treated as a customer, regardless of the product value.

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Appreciation

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When we learn to appreciate the things we have like our jobs, relationships and status quo, we are living a stress-free life. Imagine how we can influence other people just by having this positive outlook. And so whenever you feel like being down or low, just think about those who might have suffered the worst situations, and so you should be thankful of where you are.

Talk About Introversion

I am an Introvert, I am proud to be. Why would I not be? A third of the total world population are classified as introverts. The term introversion is popularized by Carl Jung, which is now part of the personality theory. They say that people who are introverted are focus more on internal thoughts, feelings and moods rather than seek from an external simulation.

I remember a professor said, “If you want to know what an extravert is thinking, just listen. If you want to know what an introvert is thinking, ask them.”  — Although these statements may be a little extreme, there is a modicum of truth to it.

Susan Cain, an author of the book about introverts: Quiet- The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, explains the response difference of an introvert vs. extroverts. She pointed out how an introvert can be successful in this world. While a lot of people are confusing themselves about introvertism and shyness, I am reposting this article I read a long time ago about the top 10 myths on introverts. Good read I must say. 🙂

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.

Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.

Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.

Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.

Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.

Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.

Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.

If it’s not relevant, forget it!

Would you buy a newspaper or magazine dated last month? Definitely not, the information might have changed from last month to today’s news. This is what we called relevancy. Relevancy, is very important in writing your contents. Bloggers create posts for the following reasons:

– To express deep emotions and get connected.

– To educate or inform.

– Update people with the current news.

Notice that these reasons are tied to one particular element: The readers. They are the reason why we write to begin with. As a matter of fact, the focal point of writing is that the content must be relevant to them, to create something that they can relate to or something to keep them engage in a discussion. This is why they keep on coming back to our sites, because it is worth their time reading your great contents.

Don’t waste your time

Stop wasting your time on someone who doesn’t appreciate you the way you should be appreciated. Never ever settle for mediocrity, for being just an option, for being the one who’s just fun to be with, for being the one who’s always there desperately waiting, for mere concern or pity or for someone who likes you just because he knows he’s got the power to break you.

It is better to have nobody than somebody who is half yours, half there or doesn’t want to be there, or is there and then suddenly disappears. You can be in love and you can be in a relationship. But they’re not always the same thing.

Changing Lanes

Change is a powerful optimistic word, so when someone says that you’ve changed a lot, you must see it from a perspective of someone trying to compare your previous self to the new you. There will be people who will even try to drag you to the past, and this form of manipulation, whether in benevolent approach or drastic, is just too self draining. Why do you even need to bother what they think about your life?

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And whenever you felt that nothing is going right in your life, always remember that you have a choice of moving to the other lane. There is always a better place. Change is something that you need to embrace, for life must be progressive and not stagnant. Live your life based on the decisions YOU choose, not others.