On my part, I read the newspaper to keep myself updated. With the nature of my work right now – rotational shifts – I don’t have time to watch the news most of the times. Good thing there are a bunch of newspapers at my work, so during my free time I grab one and start reading it.
Reading newspapers not only keeps you updated with the current everyday situations, but it also expands your knowledge. Sure, watching TV is a much more better way to get news but not all of the contents in the newspaper are going to be shown on TV. Think of it like this: movies based on books (like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings for example) are more detailed and you get the better picture instead of watching the movie wherein they shortcut everything just to fit in the air time. Got my point? It’s just like newspapers.
Reading it also expands your views, opinions and ideas. So not unless you’re watching CNN, Fox News, Aljazeera all the time (which have very detailed news about certain topics by the way), newspapers are the way to go!
Many things contribute to stress at work. I guess the number 1 reason of stress i having co-workers back stab you have does nothing else but spread lies about you. But hey! Just because you have people like these at work doesn’t mean you have to linger in negativity for eternity and be all plain stressed out. Big NO NO!!!
1. Just ignore what everyone else is saying about you and just confront them when things get out of hand.
2. Don’t talk to everyone about your problems and concerns. Remember, most of them don’t care about your situation and the rest just wants to hear something they can gossip about. Just share your feelings with your closest friends.
3. Smile. Keep smiling. But not at the point where you start to look like a psycho! Show them how happy you are. People who dislikes you gets even more insecure and pissed when they see you like you don’t care about rumors being spread about you. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. As long as you know who you really are, that’s what really matters.
4. Find some time to do what you love. Photography, road trips, moviethons, hanging out with your family! Whatever, just as long as it makes you happy.
5. Get enough rest/sleep and healthy food intake. After all, a sleepy and hungry person is like a bomb, ready to explode at any person. Highly irritable.
6. Let karma do the work for you. If you’re lucky, you can watch karma pay them a visit. 🙂
So keep stress-free! Happy day ahead for all!
Which USA President will likely help the economy more?
I’ve been watching Fox News Channel a whole lot the past few days and they never fail to report that the US Economy is going downhill. One of the hosts even asked, “Are we still living the American Dream???”. Fox even reported that Canada is now richer than the USA, comparing it to house prices (if I’m not mistaken). It said something like the average Canadian household is worth about $40,000 more than their American counterparts. I on the other hand, still believed in the better opportunities there, wanting to share my knowledge and expertise in this great country. But upon seeing the situation there, I’m not sure that I want to go back for the moment… Not until the economy is better.
And Obama’s job training programs promises educated employee-to-be’s but does not promise a sure job. The government spent millions for those training programs, which wouldn’t be so bad – if the end result would be a job with great pay. I’m just saying…. They should have spent those millions on job creating projects, not job training programs. But like what Donald Trump said, the government surely must be doing something to make their economy better – but what they’re doing is not making a significant impact. Well Donald, I agree with you on that.
Sad to say, I can’t believe that there are some people who wants to live in a very small moving house pulled by their trucks/cars. Simplicity is better and happier said the interviewee… I’m not saying that it’s bad…. but that was never the America that I thought would turn out to be. Swapping a good sized house for a super small living space. I expected this country to be the almighty rich and powerful place – but why does it no longer show in the majority of people? Is a country rich and powerful when millions of small business and many citizens are without a job? And your president says to your hard working business built on blood, sweat and tears – “You didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen”… Hmmm… please enlighten my mind? Anyway, as long as the fighting spirit and faith is still there, that’s all that matters, right? Believing and hoping for the best.
So maybe Brad Meltzer is right in one of his Decoded Episodes – if Fort Knoxx is empty without anymore gold, this country might go back to having small communities, something like the Amish people. Which scares me. Of course I don’t want any country to go back to like living in the 17th century or whatever. We all deserve to progress to a better future, but we can’t do that without a very good leader to show us the right way – to a better economy. President Obama, you maybe 60% more likeable than running candidate Congressman Romney, but likability won’t help the economy. I think you were given a few years to prove your worth, to show your country what you are capable of doing in terms of your economy. You are a good president, but maybe we need a better one… Maybe your time’s up, maybe Romney will be of better help if ever he is elected…. Good luck to the better man. 🙂