True Love Or Fake Love : Part II

Discover that love keeps no records of wrong, although it does have healthy boundaries. Healthy love is about setting boundaries to protect your relationships and yourself––if not you looking out for yourself first, then who? It is a bit of a cliché that caring for yourself first means that you can care for others too but it’s stated so often precisely because it’s true. Healthy love begins with self love (not self absorption) and radiates from believing in yourself out to believing in others. Healthy love also learns to forgive and move forward, in the realization that harboring resentment is like holding a hot coal of anger––only you get burned. Forgiveness is a big part of loving others, as well as making it clear to people where your limits lay when it comes to putting up with disrespectful behavior directed at you––you simply won’t. It’s not wrong or unloving to stand up to disrespect; it’s a healthy sign of self-respect and setting boundaries for others to learn from.

Use love to sidestep perfectionism. Love is often referred to as being “blind”. This adage exists because it connotes acceptance of a person in spite of imperfections. Love is a realization that no one is perfect, not even the perfectionists, and when you love someone truly, you accept that person wholly, including his or her flaws and shortcomings. Love motivates you to look for the good in a person and to expend more of your energies on encouraging forth the best from them. In accepting inadequacies and recognizing limitations as being part of the entire package, you stop judging a person for these things and work on helping the person’s better qualities instead. When you expect too much and your expectations aren’t met, you feel disappointed; you avoid such disappointments by being resilient and flexible enough with your loved ones simply because they are as human as you.

Give love credit for being smart. Love might be blind but it’s not corrupt or stupid. Being able to discern what is right and what is wrong is innate; your conscience tells you when you have and haven’t done something right or for the right reasons. Love helps you to realize the Golden Rule that runs through many religions and secular traditions, namely “Do unto others as you would have them do to you”. It’s a basic fact that you model better behavior by being better behaved, you model loving behavior by being loving. Set out to spread loving behavior by demonstrating it in all that you do and give love the credit for being a smart approach to living your life. For some people this includes a faith-based approach to life, while for others it’s about being a good human based in sound morals; either way, love is deeply entwined with doing the right thing by others, whether the other person is a lover, a coworker, a stranger or a neighbor.

Realize that love always protects. When you love someone, you open your heart and start to care and want to remain connected. Anything that concerns the other person will concern you too, even if it’s just about being a shoulder to cry on or a sounding board to bounce ideas off. The littlest pain and struggle troubles you because you have loved, yet equally you know that love is strong enough to help and to protect the other person through simply being there for him or her. Love makes you protective without being invasive or controlling––you want to help when you can, reach out when it’s needed and help guide to prevent unwanted outcomes for those still learning at any stage in life. Love causes you to get up at 3am in the morning to collect your exhausted partying teens instead of letting them travel home alone; love causes you to leave work earlier because your spouse sounded down over the phone that afternoon, even though your work pile is enormous; love causes you to tell the local school that you’ve seen cars making dangerous turning maneuvers where children are crossing the road because you don’t want to see children hurt; love causes you to send letters to your local representative complaining about damage to the local environment because you don’t want your community to be hurt. Love brings out the protective self in you.

Love even though you may lose. Love never fails, even when it might feel like it has. Break ups can really hurt us, whether it’s a romantic, workplace, business, friendship or other breakup, the sting is always harsh. Yet, love is worth the effort, even in those times when loss hurts you. For, as Alfred Lord Tennyson put it Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Never knowing love would be a terrible fate indeed. Love is therefore also about experience and not shutting yourself off from the world for fear of loss. By opening yourself up to the amazing possibilities of love, you open yourself up to all the beauty and wonder of the world too. Sometimes it won’t work but on the law of averages, you’ll experience more love than less, especially if you don’t tie down your notion of love to simple romantic love but embrace love as a way of being and thinking in all walks of your life. So let love in, and be ruthless in restoring love to your life on those few occasions when it doesn’t get reciprocated because ultimately, it will be for those who keep on trying.

True Love Or Fake Love : Part I

A powerful emotion, love transcends time and space, moves mountains and often defies reasoning. Love is what lets us accept others for who they are, in spite of flaws or shortcomings. When you find love in your life, you’ll strive to keep it but it’s only natural that you’ll also want to know the experience is both real and enduring. “Counterfeit” refers to the experiences that may seem real but are in reality insincere or feigned expressions of love, illusions that can deter you from finding and sharing real love. To avoid the pitfalls of counterfeit love in your relationships, this article will help you explore the ins and outs of real love, in all its glorious forms.

Look for trust. Trust is love’s most basic foundation, ensuring that a relationship stands strong. Trust needs to be earned to establish ongoing confidence––it’s not a given just because of who you are or what you’ve professed. It is by opening yourself up to love, by letting yourself become vulnerable and trusting that the other person will not hurt you that you truly discover love in letting another person into your inner world. It’s a feeling that lets you close your eyes and trust that person to believe in you and will catch you should you fall.

Learn perseverance as love’s virtue. This is the virtue of standing and pressing on despite the odds. When you love someone truly, you enter into a deep commitment and a very close friendship. Real love means that no matter what happens, you remain there for the one you love. In return, the person you love will also stand by you when the chips are down. At the end of such a trial in your lives, both of you find that your love grows stronger for one another, as you understand one another even more deeply. Paradoxically, in persevering, you also learn the art of letting go. You let go of petty worries and silly little concerns in order to be supportive of the person you love and to stand up for his or her needs. Ultimately, perseverance allows you to fully embrace that person for who he or she truly is, a quality more valuable than any other.

Be aware that love is never selfish. Instead, love is about knowing how to give and to receive back in return. When you love, you give of yourself, unconditionally. You give your time, consideration and support out of love. In turn, you find pleasure in reaching out and just being there for that person, expecting nothing in return. Your expression of love differs according to your individuality; each expression will be unique and worthy in its own right. It’s not the amount or the value of love that really matters, but the way that it motivates all that you do and how you throw your heart into caring for others.

Know that love is kind. Kindness enables you to see beyond what the biological eyes take in. You look at happenings in life with sympathy and empathic understanding when you practice kindness. Love is kind and encourages you to respond to life with goodness and thoughtfulness. Gentle and comforting, taking a loving, kind approach in your relationships helps to establish mutual respect and a realization on both sides that each person is being listened to and taken into account fully.

Know the difference between jealousy and envy as one of love’s expressions. Love can be jealous at times but it’s certainly never envious. Jealousy and envy are closely related in meaning but they’re definitely different in outcome. Jealousy is an occasionally legitimate emotion in response to the fear of losing someone you love. However, it should be under your control because, like fire when it becomes uncontrollable, it can result to mass devastation and loss. Only use jealousy as driving force to challenge yourself to become much better in keeping your love ones by your side and never taken for granted. Envy denotes a longing to possess something awarded to or achieved by another. It is when you become bitter and resentful of someone’s success and achievement, making you feel uneasy at the sight of another person’s excellence or good fortune. It is accompanied with some degree of hatred and a desire to possess equal advantages. Love is never envious but might sometimes show a little controlled jealousy when threatened.

Look for endurance. Love is not easily angered but it does abide, even through times of suffering. If you’re truly loving another person, you’ll learn to endure difficult situations and crises, including times when it seems like things between you need fixing badly. Endurance allows you to forbear the challenges that others can raise when acting thoughtlessly or unkindly. Endurance lets you look beyond out-of-character behavior, difficult attitudes and challenging transition periods to still stand by the people you care about. Suffering in love teaches you wisdom and widens your understanding of how people can change over time and yet still be the same person you have always loved. Love helps you to discover and realize over time that people bring their own mindset, cultural upbringing, values and principles to bear on their behavior and attitudes and that through such recognition, you learn to listen without judging or taking sides. Through love you learn to let people be who they are rather than seeking to change them to your own preferred ways and you make adjustments without necessarily agreeing or conforming to their preferred way. Instead, a loving relationship is based on acceptance.

Being Caring : It All Comes Back

Humble yourself. Release your anger and just try and be happy. Don’t brag about your own accomplishments, ask about someone else’s. It will show that you’re interested and that you care. Always find an opportunity to help someone else for a change.

Listen. Sometimes we like to talk about ourselves ALL the time; for once, just listen, other people have problems too. It’s also good to give them feedback after listening and tell them how their problem might be solved.

Have some sympathy. If someone is pouring their heart out, they will want someone sympathetic to support and comfort them. Ask them what you can do to help them in their time of need. Imagine what you would need in their situation.

Love yourself. In order to be caring to others you must be caring to yourself. Once you have yourself taken care of, you are better able to care for others. For example, you can’t function very well as a babysitter if you only got 2 hours of sleep last night. Getting a good night’s sleep makes you a more capable and less grumpy person.

Work on your confidence. In order to be caring you can’t be insecure and scared. Dress well and make yourself presentable. You’ll feel better about yourself and be more open toward others. Straighten your posture and stand tall. You can’t do much to help others if you’re own body is slumped over.

Get the facts. Try and see the situation from “both sides of the fence”. There are always at least two sides to every story, and by seeing both sides, it gives you a better understanding of what the matter really is. The more understanding you have of a situation, the more sympathetic you may be. And remember to have empathy and imagine how you would feel in their shoes.

Try to smile at people as you walk by so you don’t put yourself out there as a rude person . Be sure to try to deal with problems in a happy joyful way and try to be kind and friendly.

Recognize the power of a hug. Sometimes people will need a hug without even realizing it. Tell the person you care about how much they mean to you exactly and why you need them in your life and that you love them. It might seem so little to us, but to the person it can mean so much and can speak volumes on just how much we want that person in our life.

Tell them you love them every morning and every night before bed.

Lacking Motivation : Overcome It Now

Motivation plays an important role in one’s overall development. But many of us miss it just because we are not aware of it. Let’s find out what we can do to overcome a lack of motivation.

Just do a little bit. Whatever it is that you’re not motivated to do, like hitting the gym, playing an instrument, or mowing the lawn, make yourself do just a tiny bit to make the task seem less intimidating. Go to the gym and just sit in the locker room and listen to music for ten minutes. Play the violin for just 10 minutes. Mow just the small area of your lawn right around the porch. Once you get started, you’ll probably find the motivation to continue, but even if you don’t, at least you’ve done a little bit and can feel good about that.

Change up your routine. Stop doing which you have been doing for quite a long time; instead start doing something new. It could be anything i.e. change your habit of getting up late in the morning. The habit of getting up early in the morning will definitely give you something to cherish.

Most of the times we go on comparing ourselves with others. This is a foolish act. All of us are endowed with certain unique qualities. Just be yourself. Respect yourself. At times you should talk to yourself. Self-talk is the best tool to clear your vision.

If you try hard for something and you don’t get it; it simply means either you are not fit for it or you are made to achieve something greater than that. Trust your abilities and aim for the right one.

There is so much noise around you. You hardly listen to your heart. Your inner voice is your best guide. Follow it religiously; you will have nothing to repent.

You didn’t bring anything with you when you came to planet earth. So there is nothing to lose. Whatever you get; it is all bonus.

Your fears are the root cause of all the worries and tension. The moment you overcome you fears; you become a different person all together. You are not here to please others or to hurt others; you are here to make the most of each and every moment of your life.

Knowing A Beautiful Country Called India : Simply Incredible

India is a country of natural and historical wonders. There are so many things to know about India. India is home to plenty of rivers, mountains, mountain passes, tribes and clans, and geological territories. India is a country that truly features “unity in diversity”. With so many races and cultures, India ranks as one of the culturally diversified countries of the world. Rich in flora and fauna, the wildlife sanctuaries and national parks amaze the tourists. The snow-clad mountains, waterfalls, and picturesque rivers charm the visitors.

The Indian economy is finally overcoming some of the obstacles that have traditionally been cumbersome to growth and today, India’s economic growth rate is among the fastest in the world, based largely on a flair for information technology and knowledge-based industries. As a result, India is providing an IT workforce for high tech companies around the world and is gradually on the path to becoming the “knowledge center” for the global technology economy.

Most of us know this, but here are 15 facts that you may not know. These facts are as of December 06, so some of them might have changed, especially number 6. If you have recent information, leave a comment and I will add it to the list:

India is one of only three countries that makes supercomputers (the US and Japan are the other two).

India is one of six countries that launched satellites.

The Bombay stock exchange lists more than 6,600 companies. Only the NYSE has more.

Eight Indian companies are listed on the NYSE; three on the NASDAQ.

By volume of pills produced, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is the world’s second largest after China.

India has the second largest community of software developers, after the U.S.

India has the second largest network of paved highways, after the U.S.

India is the world’s largest producer of milk, and among the top five producers of sugar, cotton, tea, coffee, spices, rubber, silk, and fish.

100 of the Fortune 500 companies have R&D facilities in India.

Two million people of Indian origin live in the U.S.

Indian-born Americans are among the most affluent and best educated of the recent immigrant groups in the U.S.

Thirty percent of the R&D researchers in American pharmaceutical companies are Indian Americans.

Nearly 49% of the high-tech startups in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. are owned by Indians or Indian-Americans.

India sends more students to U.S. colleges than any country in the world. In 2004-2005, over 80,000 Indian students entered the U.S. China sent only 65,000 students during the same time.

In a case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, an Indian-American woman scientist, Dr. Ananda Chakrabaty, won the argument that persons may be granted patents for useful manufacture of living organisms. She defeated the U.S. Patent Office, that argued that living things may not be patented, thus establishing the legal foundation for the biotech industry. Dr. Chakrabaty invented a microbe that eats oil spills.

Sexy And I Know It

Have you gotten that feeling of denial when you found out that those guys weren’t talking about you, but rather your sexy friend? Every woman’s been through it before. Those days are long over if you’re ready to revamp your style and turn everyone’s heads. No matter what your hair color, skin color, body shape, or eye color, you too can become sexier today. But remember- don’t ever try to change yourself and who you are for someone else. It’s not worth it!

Get clean. Bath at least once a day. But don’t wash your hair every day, especially if it’s colored! This will fade your color and dry out your hair. Feeling and looking clean is crucial. Wash with a nice smelling body soap three times with a bathing sponge and you will smell great. Get out and pat yourself dry with a soft, fluffy towel, and rub in some rich body lotion that doesn’t smell strong. You need to be soft and able to cuddle at all times, don’t neglect your hands, elbows, and feet. If possible try to layer matching scents on your body, such as soap, lotion, powder, and perfume. For example: If you bathe with a citrus smelling body soap, try to wear a citrus-smelling lotion also. Also make sure you shave your legs and underarms. Have deodorant on so you don’t have sweat stains.

Practice good dental hygiene as well, this includes brushing, flossing and even mouth wash. Clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner or a spoon every morning for fresh breath. Get a check up and have your teeth cleaned often. Invest in a good toothbrush, water pick, and mouthwash. Always keep mints or breath spray on hand.

Get groomed. Work with what you’ve got. But keep it neat and tidy. Trim finger and toe nails weekly, remembering to clean under the nail. No fancy nail polish colors are needed, but a simple beige color looks delicious. To do your eye brows with tweezers numb them with an ice cube then soothe them with any cream but if you can an Aloe Vera based one and pluck away. This takes away the pain and gives you full precision on the shape you want for your eyebrows. Or just wait until you get out of the shower, it’ll hurt less. Once every 2 or 3 weeks, have a pampering day, including a manicure, pedicure, facial, and bubble bath, even if it’s just a spa day at home.

Style your hair. Make a trip to the hair salon. A new cut or style will make you feel sexy and confident. Having a change of hair color is nice, too. Go for something natural and not too dramatic. Deep condition your hair at least once a month. In the mornings, flat iron your hair or put it in a messy bun, depending on your style. Adding extensions or a wig can radically change an everyday look from “ho-hum” to “wow” to turn a few heads. Studies show that most men are more attracted to longer hair. This is because longer, glossier hair is associated with health; if you get ill, the first thing the body stops maintaining is your hair in order to concentrate on sustaining more vital areas. And in terms of evolution, it makes more sense for a guy to be attracted to a healthy girl, it’s become natural to be attracted to hair that looks more healthy. Get split ends treated for shinier hair and use heat protectant to prevent them from coming back.

Create winning skin. Do a steam facial maybe once a week for up to 10 minutes, to open up your pores and get rid of blackheads and acne. To do this, get a bowl of boiling water and a towel, and just sit with your face in the steam, using the towel as a little tent/mini sauna over your head and the bowl. Wash your face right away afterwards with a cleanser made for your type of skin. Then rinse and splash your face with cold water to close your pores or, alternatively, get an ice cube and wait for it to melt a little. Then smooth it gently over your face until it melts; this closes your pores and prevents dirt going back into them. An alternative to this is to use a facial scrub to get rid of flaky, dead skin cells.

Take up dancing. Sign up for dance lessons with a friend, salsa, ballet, hip-hop, ballroom, whatever you like. You’ll gain confidence, and you will move more gracefully and sexily in everything you do, without even thinking about it. Health benefits are an obvious bonus. Belly dancing is also another way to feel sexy and confident.

Wear make-up. Just make sure not to go overboard. Subtle is very sexy in the same way that less is more. Accent one feature at a time. For example, one day, put on lip-liner, bold red lipstick, and mascara. For another day, wear subtle pink or clear lip gloss, and wear eye-liner to make your eyes stand out. If you need help creating a look, a mall makeup counter or independent beauty consultant would be happy to teach you for free.

Get-in-Shape. Create a workout plan. Crunches and lunges equal flat, hard ab muscles, lunges equal toned legs, and squats equal a toned backside. Running or jogging works all muscles of the body and increases your stamina. Plus, the hormones your body releases while exercising carry on through your evening activities to contribute to your new sexy attitude.

Remember to be who you are and act yourself. Try to be original and unique in your sexiness, not just a bimbo emulating or trying to be somebody else.

Also remember, confidence is the key. Sex appeal involves a belief in yourself that you can and will appear sexy. Most public icons or even film stars carry their sexiness in their confidence. Even a simple smile shows confidence and appeal. In fact the starting point to sexiness starts with confidence.

Touching or licking your lips draws attention and looks really sexy, if they like you, they will immediately think about kissing you.

If you feel sexy and confident, then it will show, occasionally raise your eyebrows, and flutter those eyelashes.

Highlight your positive features. If you have pretty blue eyes, then show them off. If you have a beautiful smile, then flash those pearly whites.

Show a little bit of cleavage, if you are older. Make sure you look classy, subtle and appropriate.

Drink lots of water and eat nutritious food. Be healthy. Curves are sexy. If you are naturally slim, this is also lovely.

Wear pretty lingerie and underwear, even if no one sees it.

Wear nail polish. For example, clear polish on fingernails and bright red and hot pink on toenails.

Look to gorgeous women for inspiration…for example Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, and Sophia Loren.

Find your passion in life. Do you love to dance? Act? Sing?

My Drugs That I Love

Now that I have caught your attention to this article, please do read further.

To “Just Say No” to drugs and alcohol, one must have a reason and that reason must be that there are more interesting, and productive activities to choose from. It also helps to have an answer to peers who may offer these substances to you.

Be strong as sometimes you may have to lie about how much drugs you have had that night, e.g: “I have already had far too much tonight”, or, “Sorry dude, it doesn’t agree with my chest, I get really bad asthma”. When declining the offer keep strong but calm, if you become too abrasive to the dealer there could be consequences, for they are most likely interpreting your decline differently than your meaning. Keep in mind, people who offer you drugs, are most likely on drugs.

Realize that abusing drugs may lead to devastating events in people’s lives. These could include prison, homelessness, serious medical problems such as an overproduction of serotonin and even death.

Think about what other things in life you can achieve such as activities that are more fulfilling than drugs. Maybe investing in a career, or practicing an instrument. Drugs can destroy family ties, so spend time strengthening bonds with your family and friends.

Examine all activities broadly, to help you Discover What You Really Want from a New Career. Think about the compliments received from utilizing your skills, the rewards of pursuing an interesting career, or how much your new found self-esteem really means to you. Write down your goals and tick each goal as you achieve it. Don’t set your goals too high, make sure they are reasonable, or you will just set yourself up for failure.

Compare the results, long term and short term, of your new lifestyle. If you were taking drugs, the results would never be as good.

Realize that enjoying life and pursuing new interests is more satisfying and EASIER (long term anyway) than abusing drugs.

Prepare yourself for occasions where strangers may offer drugs to you. It could be a street corner or a party. By now, you should be able to tell the person why you choose to refuse or chose not to participate in what they are offering. If in a moment of weakness you choose to try drugs again, first, think it through very carefully. Second, make sure you are in a safe environment with people you love and trust.

Try to associate with people who do not use drugs, and avoid situations where they will be used and given to you. Try immersing yourself in activities that are made more difficult by drugs, such as driving, talking on the phone, learning something new, or jogging.

Have a good friend who you can talk to about any situation where you are tempted to take drugs. This will help you be more accountable, and it should provide you with positive feedback from someone who genuinely cares about you.

Remember that the future is full of promise and abusing drugs might rob you of those beautiful things in life.

Look at the list of people who have been destroyed, even killed, by drugs. Just because many Rock Stars, actors or friends use them doesn’t make them cool; you must make your own decisions. For every star who looks cool taking drugs, there is one who is in rehab, or has died.

Forgive yourself if you feel you made a mistake by trying drugs. If you don’t make mistakes in life, how will you learn? Accept your mistakes and don’t be hypocritical when you see people around you making the same mistakes. The thing that matters is what lies ahead of you, not what is in your past. [Leave the Past Behind]. The past has taught you a valuable lesson. Learning from your mistakes has made you a stronger person today.

Just say NO. Make sure you are firm and strong. If you come across as weak the person following you will latch on.

Walk away. Try and lose them if at all possible. Find a crowded location or look for somewhere you can find someone responsible and reputable. If you’re in school, find a teacher.

Tell an adult about it. Make sure that you alert the appropriate person about the encounter. Give all the details you can.

Call the police or an authoritative person. This step is the one to take if your encounter is outside a school. It is important, however, to perform step 2 before starting to call police. If they hear you, they may become angry or violent.

Avoid further encounters. You should avoid the person who offered drugs at all costs. It would also be advisable to avoid the place where you were encountered.

State a fact, say No thanks! My parents would ground me for life!…

The Guy In The Glass : A Philosophy Of A Life

When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that guy has to say.

For it isn’t your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
Who judgment upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the guy staring back from the glass.
He’s the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he’s with you clear up to the end, And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You may be like Jack Horner and “chisel” a plum,
And think you’re a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the guy in the glass.

The Guy In The Glass poem has been subject of much confusion and some distortion, and is rarely properly attributed. It’s a remarkable and powerful piece of writing. The Guy In The Glass poem was in fact written in 1934 by American writer Peter ‘Dale’ Wimbrow (1895-1954), and was first published in The American Magazine in May that year. Wimbrow submitted the poem in response to the magazine’s request for its readers to send answers to an 18 year-old man’s question as to , “…why an ambitious young man should be honest…”. Thereafter the published poem seemingly went ‘wild’, so to speak, as great literary works sometimes do. Subsequent distorted versions commonly change the title to ‘The Man In the Glass’, or ‘The Man In The Mirror’, and many versions alter the word ‘pelf’ in the first line to ‘self’ believing the word ‘pelf’ to be a misprint. Pelf in fact means money or wealth, usually ill-gotten, derived from Old French pelfe and pelfre, meaning reward gained from plunder or contest or achievements, probably related to the same roots as the word pilfer. If you refer to the Guy In The Glass poem please use the correct words, and attribute it properly, to Dale Wimbrow, 1934. This is the correct version. It’s about honesty of course, and more than this, the poem provides a philosophy for living a life of integrity and value.

Coping With Exam Stress : Student Special As Experienced

Exams are just to assess your preparation. So just relax, it is not the end of the world if you do not fare well in them.

First and most important is your preparation before exam is to make sure you have prepared well and know the important topics well. On the day of the exam, completely avoid last minute mugging and stressing. You should have a good sleep of minimum 8 hours the previous night.

Organize. Make sure you have all the things necessary for the exam.Your stationary, your identity ticket and your watch etc…. Last minute searching for things can stress your mind further and create a panic during exam which can be disastrous.

Diet. Before you go to the exam, eat foods that are energy producing and at the same time not too heavy on your stomach that make you sleepy in the examination hall. Never go empty stomach as you can end up concentrating more on your hunger than your exam paper. Fruits and proteins are good source of energy. Avoid intake of heavy carbohydrates like rice and potatoes which will make you sleepy. If possible carry a water bottle to the exam hall to rehydrate.

Relax. One hour before exam, relax!! Don’t stress yourself feeding more information to your already worked up brain. Whatever you have learned be confident of it and try to picture a calm stream or take some deep breaths. You have done your preparation and now you should prepare yourself to give your best. A tired mind will do no good, so it is necessary to go in the hall with a refreshed mind. You have worked hard for it and nobody can take away your hard work. What you give always comes back to you. Remember this nature’s law. If you not prepared well, let your mind accept the fact. It is not possible to go unprepared and expect no stress and good results.

Plan. Once you get the question paper in your hand. Read all the questions and make a quick rough plan how you are going to invest your time for doing your best. Mark the questions which you know the best and attempt them first. In this manner, you will increase your confidence further. Appreciate yourself for remembering the solutions and answers, your brain will work better. Never curse yourself if you forgot or didn’t study something which you thought about studying. Remember it is too late now, your focus should be on the present moment.

Cross check. It is very important to check your answers again in the end. The last 15 minutes should be to review your paper. Recheck every answer with patience and you will be surprised to come across lot of careless faults. Make the necessary corrections.

Forget. Most of the time after the exam is over we worry about the results or waste time discussing what our friends have written. Realize that the time to do something about the results is passed when you handed the answer sheet to the examiner. Knowing how your friend wrote in the paper will only add more worry. Chances are that even the friend who told you he did not do well would have lied to you. Accept that everybody tries their best in the exams. Of course don’t count the losers. So in anyways you are losing your time and peace of mind trying to know what other did or spending energy on worrying which has already past. Concentrate on how you will face your next exam or how you are going to spend your time efficiently.

It is important to pray to your creator to give you the fruit of your efforts. It is known by scientific research that prayers calm your mind and soul. It helps you to remove anxiety…

How To Have A Great Birthday Bash

Congratulations! It’s your BIRTHDAY!!! That’s awesome happy birthday! Of course you want the hottest dance party in the school so let’s get going.

Theme is the key. Hollywood night club is fabulous or 80’s disco!

Make a list of about twenty base people. You can then add and subtract people. Make or order invites that pop! Sparkly is great! For the clubs they can be black originally with purple and green. Hollywood can be red and black with movie stars.

Get a few boxes of pizza, chips, momos, and of course Birthday Cake! If you want to go more sophisticated with the cake you could do cupcakes or cookies with your initials on them!

No DJ! It is totally unneeded. Get your friends to mix you CDs for your birthday or bring their own. Have a friend DJ!

Decorations- Strobe lights are fabulous for the clubs and mirror/disco balls are too. Make everything sparkle!

Of course dancing is going be your main activity!! Get out DDR and hook it up and for some old school fun you can always play Spin the Bottle!

Beforehand, talk to your parents about the ideas you have for your birthday.

Get lots of sleep the day before so you are not too tired on this exciting day. If you’re having a sleepover this may also help you try to pull an all-nighter if you want to.

On the morning of your birthday, wait for your parents to go downstairs to ‘set everything up.’ You’ll probably wake up early, so occupy yourself by reading a book, for example. Your parents will call you downstairs when they’re ready.

Ask if you can open presents. Make sure you show appreciation for your gifts, even if it’s something you don’t think is quite ‘you.’ Perhaps even see if you can eat birthday cake for breakfast, unless you’re having your cake for your party.

After you’ve opened all of your presents, play with them. Figure out how they work and what you can do with them.

Go get dressed (If you haven’t already) and perhaps go biking around the neighborhood. Say hi to all your neighbors, this will get both you and them all in a good mood.

When you return home call your friends! Tell them all about your day so far and perhaps how excited you are for your party if you’re having one. Make sure you let them talk a little about themselves as well, you don’t want to seem selfish or too full of yourself.

If your party is on that same day, you may or may not have some spare time until your guests arrive, so spend it wisely! Try spending this time with your parents so they don’t feel excluded – they’re as important as your friends are. If your party isn’t on that same day, then use that time to be with your parents. It’ll help show your appreciation for how special they’ve made the day so far.

When your guests arrive, show them where to put their stuff and remember to thank them for any presents they give to you then and there. Give them a tour of the venue, whether that is your house or a different place, and spend time showing and telling them about the gifts you got. Remember to ask them about themselves, this creates a balanced conversation which is always essential in every relationship.

Have a good time. Remember to enjoy yourself – it is your birthday party after all.

Have a nice dinner with your friends and/or family. Pizza is always a good choice – and remember, you could always go out and eat.

The fun doesn’t end in the evening when you’re having a sleepover. Perhaps, you could pull an all-nighter? Make sure that you aren’t being too loud though; there are other people in the house that want to sleep, too.

When parents come to pick your friends up, remember to say thank you for coming. Perhaps even offer to carry their stuff to the car.