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4 Gadgets or Equipment you must have in your home or office

4 Gadgets or Equipment you must have in your home or office

There are people who use to keep almost everything they need in their home. I am sure you must have known some family members or friends who have a full kit of small screws, car jacks, spare wheels and other different stores and spares.

If you want to have a handy box of all the tools and the equipment required in day to day life, here are some unusual ideas for you:

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1. Inversion Table

Ever heard what an inversion table is? Well, inversion therapy is a new buzz word in the town wherein you basically are upside down or remain at an inverted angle with your legs hanging up in the air.

Inversion therapy is considered essential for spinal decomposition and is recommended to people who normally sit for longer hours. It is considered as one of the best therapies to rest your spine and relieve any back pain and improves posture.

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So to do this you need an inversion table. Before you find your best inversion table, make sure you consult your doctor first. If you want to simply buy it for the general purpose of fitness, it is important to find the one which fits your height and other requirements.

2. Jump Starter

Most of us have cars – rather old cars as few of us can’t really afford to have new models every year unless we are good on credit and can get auto loans every year. With winter in full swing, batteries of the car often become the serious issue to deal with. Just imagine a scenario when you are already getting late for your work and your car refuses to start – due to a bad or died out the battery.

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To avoid such episodes and to at least take your car to the mechanic, you may need jump starters. A Jump Starter is more than just a pack of batteries and can come in handy when needed. Jump starters come in two types i.e. jump boxes and plug in units. Whatever your requirements, make sure you have one in your stock just to avoid delays and trouble.

3. Smart Garage door opener

Do you find it irritating to go and find the garage door opener especially at night time? Dark streets at night make it even worse for you to open your garage door easily. Well, if you are facing such a situation then it can be solved just by installing a smart garage door opener at your garage door.

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Chamberlain Comfort Door Opener is considered as an industry standard with its advanced models allowing you to open your garage door with a smartphone.

4. Solar Powered Smartphone chargers

If you or your family is planning to spend a weekend out, you will certainly require a mobile charger. Not having one can be a pain point if you are on a day trip and your battery is drained due to taking a lot of selfies and videos. In such a scenario, you may require a solar powered smartphone charger which can make life lot easier for you.

A good solar powered mobile phone charger can easily charge 2 phones at once and since it also continues to be charged on its own, it will never let you down provided you are ready to invest in a good quality solar powered mobile charger.

Every home requires various gadgets and equipment to make it easier for everyone to manage home easily. If you are someone who likes to automate things and wants to avoid embarrassment when the actual needs arrive, you may consider using any of the above-mentioned gadgets. Your choice can be different but make sure you have them handy when you need them the most.

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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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