For many people, unemployment is really a big issue. To those nations that are experiencing it especially the third-world-countries, it is a serious problem that heeds for a great attention. But there are fewer nations that do not suffer from this situation particularly those who belong to the first-world.
According to statistics, majority who are employed do not really enjoy their works. Most of them are dissatisfied with what they do but could not complain enough because they have families to feed and bills to pay.
Seemingly, having a work or having no work at all has its own disappointment. For those who are unemployed, frustration is likely at sight. For those who are employed, discontentment arises.
Thus, getting a job does not only mean having it stable and getting paid but at the same time having self-fulfillment while doing one. Positive work climate and attitude really matter.
Getting a job initially requires patience. Applying for a job takes a lot of effort. Submitting resumes to twenty companies, attending interviews, and waiting for a single response are as hard as waiting for a fruit to get ripened and to drop from its tree. Possessing the right attitude than waiting is more important than just merely waiting.
Once you finally get hired, it does not stop there. In fact, it is a new course of learning in your workplace. You have to adapt to your work and deal with your co-employees in a pleasant working manner as possible.
Below are the negative attitudes that kill optimism at work and hinder growth of the organization.
- Anxiety. It questions the possible and changes it to impossible. It says, “Yes, but what if?”
- Distrust. Trust is a vital culture for optimism. Distrust is a breeding ground for negativism.
- Fear. The smell of fear is the smell of death for a positive attitude. Fear breeds an “I can’t” attitude. Fear definitely avoids risks.
- Insecurity. This is a weaker toxin than fear. Insecurity says to optimism, “I don’t think I can.” It precedes fear’s “I can’t.”
- Indifference. Who cares?
- Resentment. Even the optimist knows a dog who bares his teeth is not smiling, even if he’s wagging his tail.
Aside from implementing trainings and enhancing the skills and abilities among HR, improving work attitudes is also one of the Human Resources Development Programs promotes.
Just like in every business, optimism triggers progress. Here are several practical tips to get you started.
* Treat your co-workers with respect. Respect begets respect. Plain and simple.
* Boost self-esteem by treating each one as important. Everyone has his/her purpose for the organization. It is your job to find that purpose and to be sure that everyone is plugged in to the right job.
* Avoid comparisons between workers. It only inflates the ego of the one you raise as superior and, obviously, deflates the other person.
* Emphasize the successes and deemphasize the failures. They already feel badly about the mess-ups; they don’t need you nagging about them. Rather, find what they do well and recognize it.
* Avoid competition and set individual targets. The best way to build positive attitude among your staff is by team effort.
* Believe your work has importance. You either need to see your work as some vital contribution to the organization as a whole or you need to quit.
* Shake hands and smile enthusiastically. Treat everyone as if he/she were the greatest person on earth and he/she will respond in kind.
* Utter compliments. Find something good to say to every staff member within reach everyday. The more you sincerely praise, the better they will become.
Are you convinced now that you need to develop a positive attitude?
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It is known that everyone practices diet early since one’s birth, from infancy onwards. There are different types of diets such as for gaining weight, maintaining a stable body weight, and in most cases, losing weight.
Alternative diet programs mostly focus on how one can improve his health by eating or avoiding certain foods. Different diets offer various benefits. Some diets are intended to reduce a person’s risk of developing health problems and more so, prevent illnesses and diseases. Some are for improving the overall health of an individual and others attempt to improve physical and/or mental well-being.
Perhaps, one of the reasons people do engage into alternative diet programs these days is due to the continuous advancement in technology that the world is undergoing. Since many areas are becoming industrialized, therefore prone to pollution, they realize how these environment changes affect their bodies and the foods they eat including the risks.
Certain alternative diets are said to be safe only when such are practiced in moderation. However, diets that restrict food choices or exclude certain food groups can cause nutritional deficiencies or health problems.
On the other light, when do alternative diets cause harm to practitioners?
It is a fact that people who are into alternative diets tend to suffer from hunger because they deprive themselves from eating more than what they usually eat. What they are unconscious about is that they have just the normal food intake and are only overshadowed by such mindset that they are in a diet.
Many are too conscious of their bodies, worrying too much about gaining weight. But, they overlook that dieting without choosing the right alternative diet program is unproductive.
Another reality about alternative diet is that eating satisfaction is sacrificed. The normal amount they consume before compared to what they consume when in alternative diets is more probably smaller in quantity. They crave for more but simply cannot demand for more.
Worst thing, the nutrition they could obtain is also sacrificed because of exclusion of certain food groups in several diets. Practitioners follow the program but are not satisfied with the food quantity and nutrition.
Here are some tips on how to practice alternative diets effectively:
- Choose the right diet for you – the one to which you can stick to.
It is not important if many people have tried doing it or if it has been really effective. What matter is: it is appropriate to your body and you can strictly observe such and religiously follow so.
- Be physically active.
Have some regular exercise. Physical activity is good for you whether you are trying to lose weight or not, so keep it positive and build a lifelong habit.
- Practice diet in moderation.
Do not starve yourself. Losing weight does not happen overnight. Be persistent in following your planned and programmed diet.
- Drink plenty of water or other calorie-free beverages.
People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. So, you can end up eating extra calories when an ice-cold glass of water is really what you need.
- Know if you are really hungry.
Whenever you feel like eating, look for physical signs of hunger. Hunger is your body’s way of telling you that you need fuel, so when a craving does not come from hunger, eating will never satisfy it.
- Never skip meals.
Eating less actually makes it more difficult to lose weight. Skipping meals is not recommended. In fact, if you skip meals, you may find you eat more when you do eat and this may lead to a larger stomach capacity. Studies show that stomach capacity can increase if large individual meals are eaten. This can then increase the amount of food you need at each meal before you feel ‘full’.
The bottom line, alternative diets should be done with discipline and positive attitude. It should be kept in mind that healthy body also requires a healthy mind. Alternative diet, therefore, should be practiced without sacrificing hunger and satisfaction to yield optimum results.
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You only need to walk on a grocery store to see a wide range of cleaning products for homes, workplaces and offices. You will find a cleaning product for dishes, clothes, furniture, floors, windows, walls and everything else. Unfortunately, by trying to clean the surroundings, you may end up doing more damage than good. The chemicals from these cleaning products do not only pose a threat to your health but also to the environment. Exposure to toxic chemicals has never been a good thing.
To help you fight off germs without endangering the environment and your health, here are some green cleaning tips that you can follow.
Choose the Biodegradable and Non-toxic Cleaning Products
To start off the green cleaning tips, the first advice that you should take heed of is this – cease purchasing toxic and non-biodegradable cleaning materials. You don’t have to purchase products that are dangerous to the environment and your health. Manufacturers of cleaning materials are aware that there is a clamor for everything green. This includes green cleaning products. Nowadays, you will find items that are greener. These are biodegradable and nontoxic.
Of course, if you don’t feel like purchasing these items, you can also opt for homemade cleaners. Baking powder is pure magic when it comes to cleaning stains. Just mix it with vinegar in warm water and you have an all-purpose cleaning agent. You can clean your refrigerator with baking soda. It is perfect for removing weird odors. The best thing about this is that it is absolutely environmentally friendly.
Now, if you can’t avoid using these toxic cleaning items, you should make sure that you dispose of them properly. Think of the damage these materials can cause to drainages or landfills if not properly disposed of.
Let the Air Flow and Try Natural Air Fresheners
People often purchases air fresheners. Unfortunately, the chemicals from these products pose a threat to your health. As an alternative, you should try boiling cinnamon and other herbs. You should also take advantage of your cooking skills and bake fresh cookies. Nothing beats the comma-inducing aroma of freshly baked chocolate treats. There are many simple green cleaning tips, but this is probably the simplest. You can also place plants inside your house or workplace. They can filter the air inside the rooms.
When it comes to airflow, it is also advisable to let the air flow freely in a room. Open the windows and let the rooms breathe! This allows fresh air to come in and toxins to go out.
With these green cleaning tips, you will be able to keep your surrounding neat and clean but not at the expense of the environment or your health. Now, can you add more green cleaning tips?
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