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I Wish I Knew These 12 Creative Uses For Tension Rods Earlier

I Wish I Knew These 12 Creative Uses For Tension Rods Earlier

Life sometimes is complicated, but when we make it more organized, things become much easier. There're furniture that helps, while it can be quite expensive and troublesome to install, let's make use of tension rods which are highly flexible, cheap and extremely convenient to put up! Moreover, tension rods won't leave any holes in your walls as they don't require screws or any other tools for installation.

#1 No more scarf put everywhere in the house

scarf

    Via Pinterest

    #2 Little fun area for kids (Can adjust the rod when kids grow taller!)

    for kids

      via Sunshine on the Inside

      #3 No longer have to take the tape in cabinet, it's so handy now

      tape

        via I'm A Project Junkie

        #4 No space wasted!

        chemicals

          #5 Again no space wasted!

          dead space
            more rods

              via 320sycamoreblog

              #6 Tidier and easier to dry

              kitchen

                via Martha Stewart

                #7 Extra space created!

                shower

                  via Pinterest

                  #8 No more piling up!

                  pans

                    via With Time to Spare

                    #9 Just pull it under the desk

                    paper

                      via Montana Prairie Tales

                      #10 Even better than cabinets

                      shoes
                        shoes2

                          via Buzzfeed

                          #11 Well organized bags can be great decoration!

                          bags

                            via Pinterest

                            #12 No more falling down and frequent picking up

                            wrapping paper

                              via Pinterest 

                              Reminder: Note that some tension rods might not b.e strong enough to support heavy stuff, please choose carefully and test it when you firstly make use of it to see if it'd fall down.

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                              Last Updated on April 8, 2020

                              Why Assuming Positive Intent Is an Amazing Productivity Driver

                              Why Assuming Positive Intent Is an Amazing Productivity Driver

                              Assuming positive intent is an important contributor to quality of life.

                              Most people appreciate the dividends such a mindset produces in the realm of relationships. How can relationships flourish when you don’t assume intentions that may or may not be there? And how their partner can become an easier person to be around as a result of such a shift? Less appreciated in the GTD world, however, is the productivity aspect of this “assume positive intent” perspective.

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                              Most of us are guilty of letting our minds get distracted, our energy sapped, or our harmony compromised by thinking about what others woulda, coulda, shoulda.  How we got wronged by someone else.  How a friend could have been more respectful.  How a family member could have been less selfish.

                              However, once we evolve to understanding the folly of this mindset, we feel freer and we become more productive professionally due to the minimization of unhelpful, distracting thoughts.

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                              The leap happens when we realize two things:

                              1. The self serving benefit from giving others the benefit of the doubt.
                              2. The logic inherent in the assumption that others either have many things going on in their lives paving the way for misunderstandings.

                              Needless to say, this mindset does not mean that we ought to not confront people that are creating havoc in our world.  There are times when we need to call someone out for inflicting harm in our personal lives or the lives of others.

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                              Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of Pepsi, says it best in an interview with Fortune magazine:

                              My father was an absolutely wonderful human being. From ecent emailhim I learned to always assume positive intent. Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different. When you assume negative intent, you’re angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response. You don’t get defensive. You don’t scream. You are trying to understand and listen because at your basic core you are saying, ‘Maybe they are saying something to me that I’m not hearing.’ So ‘assume positive intent’ has been a huge piece of advice for me.

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                              In business, sometimes in the heat of the moment, people say things. You can either misconstrue what they’re saying and assume they are trying to put you down, or you can say, ‘Wait a minute. Let me really get behind what they are saying to understand whether they’re reacting because they’re hurt, upset, confused, or they don’t understand what it is I’ve asked them to do.’ If you react from a negative perspective – because you didn’t like the way they reacted – then it just becomes two negatives fighting each other. But when you assume positive intent, I think often what happens is the other person says, ‘Hey, wait a minute, maybe I’m wrong in reacting the way I do because this person is really making an effort.

                              “Assume positive intent” is definitely a top quality of life’s best practice among the people I have met so far. The reasons are obvious. It will make you feel better, your relationships will thrive and it’s an approach more greatly aligned with reality.  But less understood is how such a shift in mindset brings your professional game to a different level.

                              Not only does such a shift make you more likable to your colleagues, but it also unleashes your talents further through a more focused, less distracted mind.

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