Nothing wrong in saying “no”

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Do you often struggle to say ‘no’? How often do you get forced into doing something just because you couldn’t say no?

Most of us do things that we don’t want to because we are afraid that we might hurt the other person. I’m not saying you should not help others, but sometimes you need to be a little selfish. If we say yes to everything, we can easily be taken advantage of. Sometimes a request is simply too large for us to take on. Perhaps we don’t have the time, resources, or interest in doing it.

Another important thing is the way of saying ‘no’. If we fear hurting the person, we can always be polite and use soft words. We can give reasons or just say ‘not now’ or say something like ‘ i would love to help you, but…..’ . You can also suggest them to get help from someone else.

Learn to say no to requests that don’t meet your needs, and once you do that you’ll find how easy it actually is. You’ll get more time for yourself, your work and things that are most important to you. Try it 😀

What do you think? Do share 😀

Control the Clock!

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Are you able to accomplish what you want to do before deadlines? Are you a good time manager? Are you usually punctual or late?

Many of us struggle when it comes to managing time. Teenagers have so much on their plate nowadays that they end up confused and short of time most of the times. We have so much to do that we miss out on our sleep and relaxing time which further complicates things. So how to avoid all this mess?

Manage your time! I know it’s easy to say and hard to do but it is totally worth the effort. The key is to plan your day, divide a big goal into small tasks and then set time limits.  Also USE the calender, it’s so easy to ad reminders and checkpoints on your phone’s calender, but we never use it. Another important step is to say “no”. Avoid taking on more than you can handle. Know you limits.

Lastly,Target to be early. When you target to be on time, you’ll either be on time or late. Most of the times you’ll be late. However, if you target to be early, you’ll most likely be on time.

Have more useful tips? Do comment 😀

An earthquake that shook us all!

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What should we do when a natural disaster occurs? Are you prepared for the worst?

We all are aware of the tragic earthquake that took thousands of lives recently in Nepal. Such calamities are unfortunate and unpredictable, but we can do our part by being prepared. If you are ever in a situation like this, the most important rule is to stay calm. Maintain a cool head and plan ahead. If you are indoors, try to go out into an open area, but if going out is not possible take shelter under heavy furniture like a table or a shelf. If you are outdoors, then go to an open area like a park, and try to help others.

We all know these precautions very well, but in a situation like this we can all panic very easily. Stay calm and stay safe!

Have some other tips? Do share 😀

Music- It’s more powerful than you think

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Do you ever thing how life would be without music? Unimaginable, right?

Music plays an important role in most people’s lives, especially teenagers. We listen to it everyday and yet we don’t recognize it’s value. I think that music and musicians have a lot of influence on our lives, and we can use music to inspire,motivate and innovate us. We all listen to music to calm ourselves or to pass our time or simply because we enjoy it. Sometimes music can control our mood and actions, like when we get pumped up while listening to songs at the gym. We also use music to express ourselves. Also when we see our favorite musicians perform, they inspire us.

It is amazing how music effects us, but the important thing is to use it to distress and motivate yourself. What do you think? Do comment 😀

When one door closes, another opens :D

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Ever been through a break up?

Relationships and breakups are a common part of a teenagers life. It goes without saying that breaking up with someone you love is not easy. Losing a loved one inevitably breaks one’s heart but learning how to deal with it is very important.

I think that the first and most important part is to stop thinking about getting back together with your ex. I know that this is easy to say, but you should try and be positive, and remember that whatever happens, happens for a reason. Try to see your breakup as an opportunity to learn, figure out what went wrong and avoid doing it. This will make you a stronger and a more mature person. Also try to focus your time and energy on work/studies. This will help you avoid thinking about it and make you better at your work.

A break up is a negative, but can you make the most of the few positive effects it has? Think about it. And do share your views 😀

Being incharge of your own life!

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Do you think you have overbearing or overprotective parents? Do you feel that your parents don’t recognize your need for independence?

Well, you are not the only one. Almost every teenager thinks so. Not having enough freedom can seriously damage a teenager’s social live. A teen needs to be able to have a sense of independence in their life to feel secure.

Some teens are not allowed to go anywhere alone, and the only thing their schedule includes is going to school, coming home, going to sleep, and repeating the process the next day. Parents tend to be afraid that their kids can get hurt or get into trouble if they go outside into the world, but if parents keep their kids in too much then they may never leave the house. Some might say that it is too dangerous in the world, but the best way for a teenager to learn lessons is through experience. I think it is beneficial for teens to have freedom.

I think if teenagers are given freedom to go out there and learn from their own experience and mistakes, they can have a great future as adults. Parents obviously have a right to ensure their child’s safety, but they should not overdo it.

What do you think? Have a solution? Comment 😀

Is honesty really the best policy?

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Do you lie sometimes?If you do lie or have lied, why did you? What were you afraid of that you couldn’t be honest with the other person?

We all lie because we fear retribution. In other words, we’re afraid to tell the truth because we think something bad will happen to us if we do.

Teens lie about what they spend allowance on, whether their homework is done, whether they are dating, the clothes they wear away from home.They also lie about drinking and drug use,how they spend afternoons, whether a party is being supervised, and riding in a car driven by a drunk teen etc.

We say lying is wrong in our personal and professional lives, but we often catch ourselves feeling very uncomfortable when we have to tell the truth. It is understandable that one can’t be honest 100% of the times, but we should avoid lying whenever possible, all it takes is a little bit of courage. I feel it’s not always wrong to lie. Sometimes it can be good, but you may ask how to know if it’s okay to lie in a situation. A good way is to ask how we would feel if we were on the receiving end of the lie. It’s certainly not foolproof, but it may be helpful.

What are your thoughts about lying? is it always wrong? is it right? Do comment 😀 (and don’t lie :p)