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Top 10 Christmas Quotes to Lighten Up Your Day

Top 10 Christmas Quotes to Lighten Up Your Day

What is Christmas actually? Is it just about the grand Christmas presents that everybody waits for throughout the year or is it about the wonderfully lit up homes and finely decked up Christmas trees? What about the special Christmas deals and offers and of course the Christmas party celebration with family & friends over fun & frolic? Well, Christmas is about all such things and much more. Christmas means homecoming to family and friends.

It means getting an inch closer to near and dear ones to show that you love them, to show that you care for them. Christmas also means reaching out to help people, taking stands as savior where needed and being abundant in mercy – just like Jesus did. In simple words, Christmas implies filling up the life with little joys and putting an effort to make the world & society around a better place to live in.

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There are several Christmas quotes that will help you to have a better view on the actual spirit of Christmas.

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    It’s a state of mind

    Mary Chase & Calvin Coolidge were right when they said Christmas is a “state of mind”. Yes, the spirit of Christmas is not just confined to one single date- in fact, if you understand the true value or meaning of Christmas, you will be able to enjoy the feel anyday & anytime.

    The true meaning of Christmas lies in assuring peace and goodwill, the very reason for which God sent his one and only son to the land of sufferings to show us the light of a better world. So, if we can have this in us to stop fighting and practice goodwill, every day would be as grand as a Christmas celebration.

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    Christmas is all about love and spreading love

    It was God’s love for the mankind that made him send his beloved Son to the world of sufferings. Thus, Christmas means extending our helping hand to the people we love, it means doing a “little something extra” for those we care about.

    Dale Evans had rightly said that Christmas signifies “love in action” and whenever we do something good for people, whenever we love them or care for them, it’s Christmas. By sending his own son to us, God wanted us to understand that when it comes to greater good, we should always come forward with whatever we have- even if it means sacrificing something or somebody who is the dearest to us.

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    It’s a feeling

    Yes, Christmas is a feeling which comes spontaneously when someone is willing to bring little joys in others’ lives to make the world around a better place to live in . It’s not something which is dependent on just Christmas trees or Christmas discounts or lit-up homes in December. As Roy Smith had said- a person who doesn’t have the spirit of Christmas in his heart, won’t ever find it under a mere tree.

    So, enjoy a merry Christmas and make sure to make it merrier for all those around you.

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    Last Updated on March 13, 2019

    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

    Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

    You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

    Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

    1. Work on the small tasks.

    When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

    Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

    2. Take a break from your work desk.

    Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

    Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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    3. Upgrade yourself

    Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

    The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

    4. Talk to a friend.

    Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

    Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

    5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

    If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

    Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

    Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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    6. Paint a vision to work towards.

    If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

    Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

    Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

    7. Read a book (or blog).

    The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

    Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

    Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

    8. Have a quick nap.

    If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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    9. Remember why you are doing this.

    Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

    What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

    10. Find some competition.

    Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

    Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

    11. Go exercise.

    Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

    Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

    As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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    Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

    12. Take a good break.

    Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

    Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

    Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

    Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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