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There’s never a good time than a New Year’s eve to sit down and think about what you want to accomplish in life. It is true that we have busy lives, and even when we’re not busy, we tend to enjoy our spare time by watching TV or checking our feeds than thinking about the mess we have created in our lives.

If you have not given it a thought, do it now. It could hardly take more than 10 or 20 minutes of your day. Believe me, it’s not that hard. Just follow these steps:

  1. Imagine, you are dying. What would you like to have accomplished in your life? Whatever, is your answer try to live your life so that you achieve your desired accomplishments.
  2. Now brainstorm to note down your life goals, which you want to achieve before you die. After you have noted down goals, have a look at them. Do you want to refine the list further or you want to expand it, it is your decision and follow your intuition.
  3. Next step is to classify your goals in to categories: professional, financial, education, family, spiritual, travel, recreation, hobbies, community, and charity. It is not a must to have goals in all these categories.
  4. Think about your goals and break them down. What should you achieve in next 10 years for each of these goals? What about 5 years, 1 year or even in this month? This step will get you on a solid plan.
  5. Remember action step is the most important of all. Whatever, you have planned for this month, ensure you do it.

Take a step towards your dreams today by writing them down, and making a plan.

Why Habit of Reflection Must be included in Your New Year’s Resolution

New year’s eve provides an excellent opportunity to reflect our past year. I am also busy in reflection right now, to learn from what I have done and to develop a new year’s resolution. I am sure you too will be busy in making your resolution for 2013.

If you have not yet finalized your new year’s resolution, then check whether you have included reflection in your list. If you have not, then reconsider your list. If you are not convinced then read rest of the post, which will enumerate the benefits of reflection. Here are some of them:
  1. Habit of reflection, crystallizes your thoughts and imparts meaning to your life. It also helps you to learn from your mistakes otherwise we are prone to repeat them, again and again.
  2. If your work involves creativity, then you will benefit most from the habit of reflection.
  3. Reflection also gives us happiness. Reflecting on what we did right, allows us to celebrate every small success. Without reflection, it’s easily forgotten and we tend to focus more on our failures.

Best Wisdom Quotes from Twitter – December 17, 2012

  • I think, therefore, I am. R Descartes
  • He who restrains His lips is wise. Proverb
  • Ability is poor man's wealth. J. wooden
  • The test of friendship is assistance in adversity. M Gandhi
  • LOVE is the essence of life. Latin Proverb
  • When you expect things to happen-strangely enough they do happen. J.P. Morgan

Best Productivity Quotes from Twitter – December 14, 2012

  • Ability without honor is useless. Cicero
  • He is richest who is content with the least.
  • Everyone lives by selling something. S L Stevenson
  • Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
  • Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. K S Azeemi
  • The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Best Self-Improvement Quotes from Twitter – December 10, 2012

  • A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. G Hopper
  • Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive. R Schiller
  • You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. H Ford
  • Never tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.
  • I don't ever look back. I look forward. S Graf

Top 5 Reasons To Stop Drinking Soft Soda Drinks

Almost all the teen agers are avid drinkers of Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Dew or any other soft drinks. They don’t realize how much chemical junk is going into their body. In this post I will try to show you the detrimental effects of soft drinks. Here are the reasons why you should quit drinking soft drinks, immediately:

1. Counteractive to Weight Loss Efforts

It is now a common knowledge, that 330ml (one can) of Coke contains approximately 160 calories. You are consuming 4800 extra calories (1.4lbs.) every month, in case you are taking one can of coca cola per day. Would you believe, that if this rate continues you would accumulate 57,600 extra calories (16.8lbs) in an year.

2. Stains and corrodes your teeth.

Several tests have confirmed that Coca-Cola and colored sodas stain your teeth. In addition, they have also been shown to eat teeth material 10 times more rapidly during first three minutes in a test.

3. Limited hydration

Coke and other soft drinks, contain caffeine as an essential ingredient. Caffeine is diuretic – meaning it speeds up the urine production rate and thus depletes the body from water. Thus it limits the hydration in the body.

4. Artificial stimulant

Caffeine affects the central nervous system and brain function. This results in temporary changes in mood, consciousness and behavior. By increasing the levels of adrenaline in the body, you end up getting anxiety and tension in your body. So instead of operating as a fully conscious being, you loss control of your thoughts, emotions and behavior.

5. Causes insomnia and sleeping disorders

It is true that caffeine prevents drowsiness but with the side effect of causing insomnia and sleep disorders.

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