With all the year-end sales happening, I had to remind myself to DECLUTTER FIRST before adding new items to my wardrobe. Here are some of my wardrobe decluttering tips that I’ve used through the years. Hope this helps you as you start fresh for the new year.
December isn’t just peak season for social events and Christmas parties. The change in weather and the flurry of activities can make one’s immune system weak and susceptible to viruses. I thought I’d be able to get through December without getting sick but nope, I still fell ill after I walked in the rain. I was checking out a Christmas bazaar one week night and didn’t think of bringing an umbrella because I figured the December weather this year is so much like summer, surely it won’t rain. But it did and next thing I know, I was sneezing repeatedly and had a runny nose. Had to admit I got sick and put myself through rest and recuperation.
Embrace learning and never put a lid on it! The moment you tell yourself that you’ve reached the pinnacle and have nothing new to learn, you might be surprised how fast the world just moves forward while you’re stuck because you didn’t choose to grow.
Is it necessary to keep speaking and make noise all the time? Why do silences and pauses make us feel awkward? When you find yourself in a conversation, whether live or online, it isn’t necessary to always have the last say in everything. Sometimes the best response is no response at all.
Part of upgrading your communication skills is instilling vocal and movement exercises into your daily routine. You may feel silly doing these exercises initially, but these help you become more familiar with your articulators and the muscles that you use to speak.
Are you fond of adding social media contacts out of the blue? While you may think it’s a harmless request to connect, you have to remember that people have the right to approve or deny a friend request. Watch the video to learn more.
Have you ever come across a celebrity you admire so much for the looks and talent, only to be disappointed after hearing a live interview on television? How about politicians and the way they answer questions thrown at them during ambush interviews? Does it not amaze you when high-profile executives answer queries about a crisis their company is going through yet they do it with so much class and ease?
Handling interviews is one of the skills a person can master, even if he/she is not a celebrity, a politician or an executive. Since we live in a democratic country, we are all entitled to share our opinions; we never know when our personal thoughts on a national issue might be needed, so it pays to know and be prepared.