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Ten Simple Steps to a Happier Life

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Life is a rollercoaster full of ups and downs. But it is crucial to remain positive and hopeful in times of despair. Following a set of steps nicknamed by the acronym, “GREAT DREAM” to a happier and prosperous life.

Giving

A simple act of giving and caring for others is a fundamental principle in the pursuit of happiness. Giving doesn’t need to bin the form of just whiling away cash but giving you energy and attention by talking to others and listening to them.

Relating

Establishing a meaningful and soulful relationship with valuable people will guide you to content. Maintain a close relationship with family and friends is bound to lead you to happier, healthier and more meaningful life.

Exercising

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Taking care of the body gifted to you is 100% your responsibility. Exercising and taking care of your physical body will lead you away from depression, prevent mood swings and make you happy. The body and mind are one, so taking care of the body is an indirect way of achieving mental bliss.

Appreciating

Realise the fact there is more to life than just going to work in the morning and paying the bills. Tend to notice the world around you and enjoy the little moments by taking your eyes from the 5-inch screen in your palm.

Trying out

Never be satisfied with what you have learned. Have the undying thirst for learning new skills and knowledge. Learning any valuable new techniques can enhance our understanding; add a sense of accomplishment that is accompanied by an increased level of confidence. In simple terms, you are investing in yourself.

Direction

Having a sense of aim or direction is crucial in keeping yourself focused and on track to achieve these goals. Achieving these practical and realistic goals will give you a sense of accomplishment, satisfaction, and happiness in staying true to your commitment.

Resilience

Resilience is another term or the capability to bounce back from the negative impacts on our life. Life is filled with its share of despair and stressful moments, but we should never let these get the most of us.

Emotion

Having a positive outlook on life is imperative. Feelings like joy, contentment, and gratitude fuel our sense of happiness and the way in which we determine our view on life.

Acceptance

Learn to accept who you are by accepting and swallowing your flaws. Stop comparing yourself with others. Always remember you are unique and there’s only one of you across the 7billion out there. Gaining the ability to accept yourself will ease you to allow others.

Meaning

People who have found the calling to be a part of something else more significant than themselves tend to happier, focused and dedicated. They experience fewer symptoms of stress and anxiety. So be a part of something bigger and commit yourself towards it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five Best Tech Gifts of 2018

Tech Gifts

Plan on getting gifts to your dear one? Then get them the best of what technology has to offer this season. It’s on everyone’s to-do list to acquire the latest or gift them one of the trending tech available in the market. Here are five of the best latest technological devices that are guaranteed to put a smile on your dear one’s face.

Gaming Consoles

The titans that stand tall in the gaming console league are of three main competitors, Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One S and Nintendo Switch. These consoles have extreme fun to play with your dear ones and provide one hell of a gaming experience through their advancement of using 4K technology now. Some of the sickest games out there are available on these consoles. Do not forget to buy games long with these consoles before you gift them.

Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers continue to gain popularity through the year. This fantastic gadget is the next level of digital watches and is in high demand in the market. These devices would make great gifts to anyone as they not only include a feature that displays time but track your daily exercise and health index through its high tech sensors and elements. Adding to their list of features is the introduction of picking up calls, reading texts, replying and heart monitors. Fitbit Charge 2 is the best that is out there currently.

Fitness Tracker

Smart Speakers

Smart speakers have recently begun gaining traction and are one of the hottest tech items in the market. This intelligent speaker can call, answer your queries, start Netflix, play music, and update you on football scores, news and weather by merely asking it a question. The Amazon Echo is the best smart speaker money can buy in out there. So get your hands on them quickly before it gets out of stock.

Media Streaming Devices

These marvelous devices are increasingly becoming famous in everyone’s homes these days. Media streaming devices allow you to have the capability of watching your favorite Netflix show by turning any TV into a smart TV through devices like Amazon Fire Stock and Roku Express. You can stream 4K contents as long as the TV supports it. This is the best and cheapest to way to watch what you want anywhere and everywhere. Another tip to be noted is that this vice has no remote, nut is remotely voice triggered and activated.

Drones

Drones have increasingly been seeing hovering in the skies these days. These fun and amazing devices that take a flight enable and allow us to take stunning aerial photos and videos of high definition which were only a dream until now. Drones are a lot of fun to maneuver through remote control. Another useful feature is that drones can be bought according to different budgets, they vary anywhere from $50 – $1000.

 

 

 

Avicii went too soon

Avicii

Tim Bergling was pronounced dead in Muscat, Oman on April 28th. The passionate and soulful disc jockey artist was at the forefront of the electro dance music scene taking over the world by storm. This poor soul went away too fast at a tender age of 28.

Initially known by the name Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ turned producer died of an apparent suicide. The Bergling family had issued a statement saying; he was struggling to find peace, happiness and the meaning of life, but could no longer hold it.

His career launched with rocketing him into the top of the charts with the release of his first and catchy song, levels. This song went on to demolish the music billboard and continue to be featured by many other prominent DJs and shows.

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In the next few years at the peak of his career, he was flooded with fame and support showered by his fans and moreover was one of the most demanded artists to collaborate at the time. Avicii had worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, Madonna, MajorLazer, Coldplay, Daft Punk and much more.  All of his collaborations were met with high expectations which he met with beyond expectations.

His tours were packed and expanded worldwide. He was listed as the third highest paid DJ by Forbes magazine earning revenue of around 28 million dollars a year.

Despite all of his glory and success, this music prodigy had a difficult time adapting to how his life was going and how things were changing from his original plan. His music had attracted millions of fans. It was at this peak of his career in 2016 when he decided to stop touring which broke the hearts of millions. He promised he would not stop making music and continue to produce great music through his studio where he was more comfortable and at home.

In a recent statement released to the press by his family stated that Tim due to the love of his profession could not handle it being slowly turned into a business and was of a more spotlight-shy guy who just wanted to make good music and make his audience disappear in the euphoria of his music.

 

Tips on how to save when earning a minimal wage

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Everyone wants to have future retirement plans and have enough money after everything to travel and do what your heart desires. But this can be difficult while getting by on a minimum wage. Dealing with finances can be hectic, but do remember to always think ahead about the future before you spend it all in the present. Here are a few tips that would help tackle that barricade.

Paying Debts

After paying your debts there usually is only an insignificant amount which is generally spent then and there itself leaving non for savings. To tackle debts, prioritize your accumulations to pay off your high-interest debts first and then slowly save little by little by little regardless the amount. When paying off your debts do not accumulate other liabilities, as this can be a chain reaction.

Reduce your biggest expense

Cut down on your most significant unnecessary costs. While surviving on a minimum wage, trying to get by can be a challenge, but isn’t impossible. Few tips would be to cut your cable if you’re not using it, consider downsizing to a smaller room if rent is too high and refinancing your mortgage at a much lower rate. Living with roommates can help you save more.

Take advantage of free money

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Individuals hailing from a minimal or low-income background are valid to qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC initiated the United States Federal Government. According to the department availing of EITC can be a lifesaver as it helps you keep more of what you have earned by refunding a large portion of your taxes. This will enable you to have at least a few thousand dollars in hand. 401K at work can also help you save significant amounts by matching up your contributions by the company.

Lean budget

To inculcate the habit and desire to save would involve you to take control of what and how much to spend. Minimize your budget only to necessities and cut down on unnecessary spending. Just keep the principle of nominal spending in your mind before whiling away money.

Start a side income

Starting a side hustle income would be a good option of increasing your revenue and savings if you can’t find any other means of cutting down cost. Apart from your full-time job, try getting a side job which is relatively more relaxed and a method of easy money. Freelance writing, data entry are few options of a side hustle.

Avicii went too soon

Avicii

Tim Bergling was pronounced dead in Muscat, Oman on April 28th. The passionate and soulful disc jockey artist was at the forefront of the electro dance music scene taking over the world by storm. This poor soul went away too fast at a ...

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