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42 Pieces Of Life Advice That’s Never Too Late For Anyone To Know

42 Pieces Of Life Advice That’s Never Too Late For Anyone To Know

From beauty tip to an expert career advice we all have a specific mantra for each and every situation that life throws us in. Even we acquire our unique personality as a result of constant endeavor to harness the goodness; we usually come in contact with. We all know that there is nothing like a ‘right time’ or ‘right age’ to bring a positive change in life. So here are 42 pieces of life advice that’s never too late for anyone to know:

“LAUGH LOUDLY TO FEEL FREE AND DREAM BIG FOR SUCCESS”

 

The above life-mantra is all you need to know. Don’t be surprised as you must be thinking that the article is about 42 pieces of advice and here is just a single sentence.Actually the above single sentence is an acronym for all the 42 below given pieces of advice that will now be retained in your mind forever.

L.A.U.G.H. 

1. L : LIVE Life to the fullest.

2. A : Be AUDACIOUS in each and every nook of life situations.

3. U : Life is UNPREDICTABLE. Never forget this in time of hopelessness.

4. G : Have GRATITUDE for each and every good thing that life offers you and in turn you will be rewarded with more smiles in life.

5. H : Never give up on HOPE because that is what humanity consists of. People who hurt others, who do harm to their own species on the name of religion, cast or creed are the people who have already given up HOPE. So decide carefully before you cease to be a HUMAN.

L.O.U.D.L.Y.

6. L : Be a good LISTENER. Rather than just speaking about yourself, allow others to speak. Listen carefully to others view point as this quality of yours can help you to develop your personality, improve your relationship,     and be successful at all positions of your life.

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7. O : Have OUT OF THE BOX THINKING. Having the same perceived notions as everybody else can never lead you to success. An out of box thinking can prevent the routine boredom away and can make you more creative thus opening your mind to new ideas.

8. U : Develop your own UNIQUE IDENTITY. Stop being the part of a herd, rather use your own style and intellect which sets you apart from others.

9. D : Never base your DECISIONS on an impulse. Important life Decisions should never be taken in moments of extreme emotions like in anger, in enthusiasm or in depression as it can make you regret later.

10. L : Always keep LAZINESS at bay. Your lazy attitude can be a grave danger to your happy life, that accumulates your present problems and dump them into your future life.

11. Y : Saying YES for everything can make your life problematic. You don’t owe anything to anyone, so it’s OK to say no for certain things you don’t like.

 T.O.

12. T : TRAVEL as much as you can until you are young and able. Meeting new people, exploring new cultures and visiting godly creations around is the only thing that can easily grip you in the awe and wonder of Life’s       mystical creations. So travel and explore the beauty of life as much as you can.

13. O : Be a good OBSERVER. Try to observe and ponder what is happening around you. Be alert. Be           awake. Often, the most extraordinary opportunities are hidden among the seemingly insignificant events of         life. If you do not pay attention to these events, you can easily miss the opportunities.

F.E.E.L.

14. F : Ward off the FEAR of unknown. If you are afraid of being ridiculed or are frightened to cross the boundary of your dull life, you can never achieve your dreams.

15. E : Don’t carry your EGO with you all the time instead try to be what you really are. Because an ego ridden soul is always in the fear of being attacked by someone else and always live in a virtual world of their own, where they never try to imbibe the knowledge and facts given by others.

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16. E : Inculcate EXERCISE in your daily routine.Think of the day when you were sick and you will surely realize the importance of good health. Without a good healthy body, it is impossible to concentrate your mind on           something productive.

17. L : LOVE yourself the most. Learn to love yourself first instead of loving the idea of someone else loving you. Because The foremost thing that is important in life and that is the key to a positive change in life               is ‘you’ yourself.

F.R.E.E.

18. F : Develop the habit of FORGIVENESS. Yes, forgiveness is not always easy. But rather than holding a past grudge that can make your life hell and can harm you psychologically, try to become more strong mentally. It takes practice and effort to forgive, but it is well worth in the long run.

19. R : Always REMEMBER your past mistakes as this can lessen your chances of making mistakes in future.

20. E : Don’t be a EMOTIONAL fool. Try to be more pragmatic in life. Your emotions can sometime make you fall for the wrong person or thing.

21. E : Make ENDURANCE your second nature. The power to withstand hardship or stress is not an attribute of a common man, only those who stand out of the crowd can show the quality of endurance.

A.N.D.

22. A : Avoid AMBIVALENCE in life. Fix a certain goal in life and be sure of it. And once you have selected your priorities in life, abide by it instead of creating confusions in your life.

23. N : Learn from NATURE. Observe nature and learn from it. It can teach you many things that is normally hard to get.

24. D : Be DARING. Never shy away from things that are right for you or for others. Even if the crowd around is just a mute spectator of an injustice, be bold and daring to come forward and put things right.

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 D.R.E.A.M.

25. D : DREAM a lot. Never stop dreaming of achieving things you wish in your life. It keeps the fire of life burning. Only those who dare to dream are the people who finally strive to make their dream a reality.

26. R : READ as much as you can. You will not only improve your vocabulary but also your knowledge about the world, different cultures and various people that will expand the horizons of your normal mind. So inculcate the habit of reading in your daily schedule and you will automatically feel the difference.

27. E : ENJOY life to the fullest. Never cease enjoying life because of the new found responsibilities or because of the people around you otherwise the dullness of life will start haunting you, making you frustrated with your current situations.

28. A : AVOID STRESS as much you can. Stress and strain has become a daily part of our normal life. But stress can be a source of unwanted problems that can make us weak not only psychologically but also physically.

29. M : Believe in MIRACLES. Life is full of mystery that is unsolved till now and to believe in the existence of miracles makes it more mysterious. Thus the acceptance of our miraculous existence, indirectly adds a zing to the normal routine of our life.

 B.I.G.

30. B : Let BYGONES be BYGONES. Never carry the burden of your past history in the present moment.

31. I : IGNITE the fire within. Never let your inner strength be marooned by the negativities of life.

32. G : Never GIVE-UP in any situation. Remember that giving up your belief or faith in something because of an incident that has gone against your will, is not a solution to your problem. Always stand by your faith and see the impossible turning into possible.

 F.O.R.

33. F : Stay by the side of your FAMILY no matter how hard the situation is.

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34. O : Be OPEN TO NEW IDEAS. Never be rigid in your thought process instead try to accept change and imbibe new ideas in your life.

35. R : Create a good RAPPORT around. Communicate in a well mannered way with others and always maintain a good reputation of yourself among the group of people you normally meet.

 S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

36. S : Learn to SHARE. Sharing is an important attribute in life that can make you realize the importance of giving to others.

37. U : Be UNDERSTANDING to your fellow beings. You may never know what other person might have gone through in life so never be judgmental in your approach.

38. C : Avoid getting trapped by COMPLEXES. So whether it’s an inferiority complex or superiority complex, never identify with any of them as they can easily steal away your natural charm and appeal.

39. C : Be CURIOUS like a child. Never let the curiosity quotient drop in your life. As it is the only source that acquaints you with new knowledge and life discoveries.

40. E : Be EMPATHETIC to other feelings. As it enables clear and helpful expressions of caring and concern     and sends message to another of acceptance (rather than apathy or opposition). Thus it creates an                 atmosphere of trust and genuineness with the people around you.

41. S : SPREAD JOY around. Live and let others live by being happy and sharing this happiness with the people around.

42. S : Be a SANGUINE personality. Try to induce positivity in each and every act of yours.

Featured photo credit: Ed Yourdon via flickr.com

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What Does Self-Conscious Mean? (And How to Stop Being It)

What Does Self-Conscious Mean? (And How to Stop Being It)

Have you ever walked into a room and felt like your nerves simply couldn’t handle it? Your heart beats fast, you start to sweat, and you feel like all eyes are on you (even if they’re really not). This is just one of the many ways that being self-conscious can rear its ugly head.

You may not even realize you’re self-conscious, and you may be wondering, “What does self-conscious mean?” That’s a good place to start.

This article will define self-consciousness, show how practically everyone has faced it at one point or another, and give you tips to avoid it.

What Does Self-Conscious Mean?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, self-conscious is defined as “conscious of one’s own acts or states as belonging to or originating in oneself.”[1]

Not so bad, right? There’s another definition, though — one that speaks more to what you’re going through: “feeling uncomfortably conscious of oneself as an object of the observation of others.” For those of us who regularly deal with extreme self-consciousness, that second definition sounds about right.

There are many different ways self-consciousness can spring up. You may feel self-conscious around people you know, like your family members or closest friends. You may feel self-conscious at work, even though you spend hours every week around your co-workers. Or you may feel self-conscious when out in public and surrounded by strangers. However, you probably don’t feel self-conscious when you’re home alone.

How to Stop Being Too Self-Conscious

When you’re in the throes of self-consciousness, it’s nearly impossible to remember how to stop feeling that way. That’s why it’s so important to prepare ahead of time, when you’re feeling ready to tackle the problem instead of succumbing to it.

Here are a variety of ways to feel better about yourself and stop thinking about how others see you.

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1. Ask Yourself, “So What?”

One way to banish negative, self-conscious thoughts is to do just that: banish them.

The next time you walk into a room and feel your face getting red, think to yourself, “So what?” How much does it really matter if people don’t like how you look or act? What’s the worst that could happen?

Most of the time, you’ll find that you don’t have a good answer to this question. Then, you can immediately start assigning such thoughts less importance. With self-awareness, you can acknowledge that your negative thoughts are present and realize that you don’t agree with them.[2] They’re just thoughts, after all.

2. Be Honest

A lie that self-consciousness might tell is that there’s one way to act or feel. Honestly, though, everyone else is just figuring life out as well. There isn’t a preferred way to show up to an event, gathering, or public place. What you can do is be honest with your feelings and thoughts.[3]

If you feel offended by something someone says, you don’t have to smile to be polite or laugh to fit in with the crowd. Instead, you can politely say why you disagree or excuse yourself and find a group of people who you relate to better. If you’re nervous, don’t overcompensate by trying to look relaxed and casual — it’ll be obvious you’re putting on a front. Instead, nothing is more endearing than saying, “I’m a little nervous!” to a room of people who probably feel the exact same way.

On the same note, if you don’t understand why someone wants you to do something, question it. You can do this at work, at home, or even with people you don’t know well. Nobody should force you to do something you don’t want to do.

Also, even if you’re willing to do what’s asked of you, there’s nothing wrong with asking for more clarification. People will realize that you’re not a person to be bossed around.

3. Understand Why You’re Struggling at Work

Being self-conscious at work can get in the way of your daily responsibilities, your relationships with co-workers, and even your career as a whole. If you’re facing some sort of conflict but you’re too nervous to speak up, you may be at the whim of what happens to you instead of taking some control.

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If you’re usually confident at work, you may be wondering where this new self-consciousness is coming from. It’s possible that you’re dealing with burnout.[4] Common signs are anxiety, fatigue and distraction, all of which can leave you feeling under-confident.

4. Succeed at Something

When you create success in your life, it’s easier to feel confident[5] and less self-conscious. If you feel self-conscious at work, finish the project that’s been looming over your head. If you feel self-conscious in the gym, complete an advanced workout class.

Exposing yourself to what you’re scared of and then succeeding at it in some way (even just by finishing it) can do wonders for your self-esteem. The more confidence you build, the more likely you are to have more success in the future, which will create a cycle of confidence-building.

5. Treat All of You — Not Just Your Self-Consciousness

Trying to solve your self-consciousness alone may not treat the root of the problem. Instead, take a well-rounded approach to lower your self-consciousness and build confidence in areas where you may struggle.

Even professional counselors are embracing this holistic type of treatment[6] because they feel that the health of the mind and body are inextricably linked. This approach combines physical, spiritual, and psychological components. Common activities and treatments include meditation, yoga, massage, and healthy changes to diet and exercise.

If much of this is new to you, it will pay to give it a try. You never know how it will impact you.

If you’re feeling self-conscious about how your body looks, a massage that makes you feel great could boost your confidence. If you try a new workout, you could have something exciting to talk about the next time you’re in a group setting.

Putting yourself in a new situation and learning that you can get through it with grace can give you the confidence to get through all sorts of events and nerve-wracking moments.

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6. Make the Changes That Are Within Your Control

Let’s say you walk into a room and you’re self-conscious about how you look. However, you may have put a lot of time and effort into your outfit. Even though it may stand out, this is how you have chosen to express yourself.

You have to work on your internal confidence, not your external appearance. There’s nothing to change other than your outlook.

On the other hand, maybe there’s something that you don’t like about yourself that you can change. For example, maybe you hate how a birthmark on your face looks or have varicose veins that you think are unsightly. If you can do something about these things, do it! There’s nothing wrong with changing your appearance (or skills, education, etc.) if it’s going to make you more confident.

You don’t have to accept your current situation for acceptance’s sake. There’s no award for putting up with something you hate. Confidence is also required to make changes that are scary, even if they’re for the better. Plus, it may be an easier fix than you thought. For example, treating varicose veins doesn’t have to involve surgery — sometimes simple compression stockings will take care of the problem.[7]

7. Realize That Everyone Has Awkward Moments

Everyone has said something awkward to someone else and lived to tell the tale. We’ve all forgotten somebody’s name or said, “You too!” when the concession stand girl says to enjoy our movie. Not only are these things uber-common, but they’re not nearly as embarrassing as you feel they are.

Think about how you react when someone else does something awkward. Do you think, “Wow, that person’s such a loser!” or do you think, “What a relief, I’m not the only one who does that.” Chances are good that’s the same reaction others have to you when you stumble.

Remember, self-consciousness is a state of mind that you have control over. You don’t have to feel this way. Do what you need to in order to build your confidence, put your self-consciousness in perspective, and start exercising your “I feel awesome about myself” muscle. It’ll get easier with time.

When Is Being Self-Conscious a Good Thing?

Self-consciousness can sometimes be a good thing[8], but you have to take the awkwardness and nerves out of it.

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In this case, “self-aware” is a much better term. Knowing how you come off to people is an excellent trait; you’ll be able to read a room and understand how what you do and say affects others. These are fantastic skills for people work and personal relationships.

Self-awareness helps you dress appropriately for the occasion, tells you that you’re talking too loud or not loud enough, and guides a conversation so you don’t offend or bore anyone.

It’s not about being someone you’re not — that can actually have adverse effects, just like self-consciousness. Instead, it’s about turning up certain aspects of yourself to perform well in the situation.

Final Thoughts

When you’re self-conscious, you’re constantly battling with yourself in an effort to control how other people view you. You try to change yourself to suit what you think other people want to see.

The truth, though, is that you can’t actually control how other people view you — and you may not even be correct about how they view you in the first place.

Being confident doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it happens in small steps as you slowly build your confidence and say “no” to your self-consciousness. It also requires accepting that you’re going to feel self-conscious sometimes, and that’s okay.

Sometimes worrying that there is a problem can be more stressful than the problem itself. Feeling bad for feeling self-conscious can be more troublesome than simply feeling it and getting on with the day.

Forgive yourself for being human and make the small changes that will lead to better confidence in the future.

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Reference

[1] Merriam-Webster: Self-conscious
[2] Bustle: 7 Tips On How To Stop Feeling Self-Conscious
[3] Marc and Angel: 10 Things to Remember When You Feel Unsure of Yourself
[4] Bostitch: How to Protect Small Businesses From Burnout
[5] Psychology Today: Self-conscious? Get Over It
[6] Wake Forest University: Embracing Holistic Medicine
[7] Center for Vein Restoration: What Causes Venous Ulcers, and How Are They Treated?
[8] Scientific American: The Pros and Cons of Being Self-Aware

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