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What You Should Know About Typical Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

What You Should Know About Typical Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s day is approaching, and many are planning to give that special and unique person a gift. Mom deserves the best gifts, although they always insist that the love of their children is the most precious thing in the world and do not need anything else, making them happy once in a while is a such a fantastic idea and doing it properly should be of paramount importance.

According to a survey, about 40 percent of mothers are not satisfied with the gift they receive from their love one which translate as 40 percent of the people who buy a gift for their mom on mother’s day often waste money in purchasing things that aren’t valued or appreciated by mothers.

This article will expose you to some typical gifts people always buy for their mom on mother’s day without actually helping their mom sustain the gift.

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1. Flower Gift

Flowers are something that every woman likes and would appreciate irrespective of the day. Hence, presenting cute flowers on mother’s day is not something you should ignore. As they may tend to wither in a couple of weeks if not taken care of, ensure you give your mom a flower fully placed in a vase filled with some water and show her how to  take care of them. Doing this will her keep them alive while allowing her to see your love and grace in the flowers.

2. Shoe Gift

Women love shoes, and they never get satisfied owning dozens. A woman will likely never have enough shoes in her wardrobe that is why shoes are such a good option. However, do not forget to include the gift ticket so she can go to the store and change it without a problem if she is not comfortable. Thus the basic idea behind buying shoes is to make her choice flexible and let her know you respect her choice other than forcing your choice on her.

3. Clothing

Again every woman wants to look trendy; therefore you have to be very careful with this option especially if you are a man, and your knowledge of fashion is completely out of place or shallow. Because in the end, you will simply get her something that will stay in the back of the closet forever.

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Your sure bet is to seek counsel with an older woman you accidentally meet at the store or better still take note of her fashion test and fashion niche. But if generally you are poor when it comes to fashion, please just stay away to avoid making a wrong choice.

Irresistible Gift Idea

Honoring a woman that means so much to you is sometimes difficult and we often run out of ideas. Yes, it is hard to buy a gift for someone that means so much. What do you buy for a woman that has done so much for you?

Therefore, the option of searching for homemade mothers day gifts for mom or personalized gifts are also an excellent way to show off your love. Personalized key chains that hold a picture are a great way for your mom to remember when you were little. Before giving this gift, have it engraved with a special message and be sure to include a photograph of a particular memory.

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Key-chains aren’t the only gift that can be personalized. A personalized compact makes a great gift for a mom and a great reminder of how beautiful she is.

Getting the proper gift for your mom on that special day will go a long way in reminding her of how much she is loved.

What do you think? Drop a comment.

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Last Updated on December 2, 2018

How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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Review Your Past Flow

Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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