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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

10 Ways to Instantly Build Self Confidence

 


Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality — the more self confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll succeed.
Although many of the factors affecting self confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self confidence. By using these 10 strategies you can get the mental edge you need to reach your potential.
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1. Dress Sharp

Although clothes don’t make the man, they certainly affect the way he feels about himself. No one is more conscious of your physical appearance than you are. When you don’t look good, it changes the way you carry yourself and interact with other people. Use this to your advantage by taking care of your personal appearance. In most cases, significant improvements can be made by bathing and shaving frequently, wearing clean clothes, and being cognizant of the latest styles.
This doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot on clothes. One great rule to follow is “spend twice as much, buy half as much”. Rather than buying a bunch of cheap clothes, buy half as many select, high quality items. In long run this decreases spending because expensive clothes wear out less easily and stay in style longer than cheap clothes. Buying less also helps reduce the clutter in your closet.
2. Walk Faster
One of the easiest ways to tell how a person feels about herself is to examine her walk. Is it slow? tired? painful? Or is it energetic and purposeful? People with confidence walk quickly. They have places to go, people to see, and important work to do. Even if you aren’t in a hurry, you can increase your self confidence by putting some pep in your step. Walking 25% faster will make to you look and feel more important.

3. Good Posture

Similarly, the way a person carries herself tells a story. People with slumped shoulders and lethargic movements display a lack of self confidence. They aren’t enthusiastic about what they’re doing and they don’t consider themselves important. By practicing good posture, you’ll automatically feel more confident. Stand up straight, keep your head up, and make eye contact. You’ll make a positive impression on others and instantly feel more alert and empowered.
4. Personal Commercial
One of the best ways to build confidence is listening to a motivational speech. Unfortunately, opportunities to listen to a great speaker are few and far between. You can fill this need by creating a personal commercial. Write a 30-60 second speech that highlights your strengths and goals. Then recite it in front of the mirror aloud (or inside your head if you prefer) whenever you need a confidence boost.
5. Gratitude
When you focus too much on what you want, the mind creates reasons why you can’t have it. This leads you to dwell on your weaknesses. The best way to avoid this is consciously focusing on gratitude. Set aside time each day to mentally list everything you have to be grateful for. Recall your past successes, unique skills, loving relationships, and positive momentum. You’ll be amazed how much you have going for you and motivated to take that next step towards success.
6. Compliment other people
When we think negatively about ourselves, we often project that feeling on to others in the form of insults and gossip. To break this cycle of negativity, get in the habit of praising other people. Refuse to engage in backstabbing gossip and make an effort to compliment those around you. In the process, you’ll become well liked and build self confidence. By looking for the best in others, you indirectly bring out the best in yourself.
7. Sit in the front row

In schools, offices, and public assemblies around the world, people constantly strive to sit at the back of the room. Most people prefer the back because they’re afraid of being noticed. This reflects a lack of self confidence. By deciding to sit in the front row, you can get over this irrational fear and build your self confidence. You’ll also be more visible to the important people talking from the front of the room.
8. Speak up
During group discussions many people never speak up because they’re afraid that people will judge them for saying something stupid. This fear isn’t really justified. Generally, people are much more accepting than we imagine. In fact most people are dealing with the exact same fears. By making an effort to speak up at least once in every group discussion, you’ll become a better public speaker, more confident in your own thoughts, and recognized as a leader by your peers.
9. Work out
Along the same lines as personal appearance, physical fitness has a huge effect on self confidence. If you’re out of shape, you’ll feel insecure, unattractive, and less energetic. By working out, you improve your physcial appearance, energize yourself, and accomplish something positive. Having the discipline to work out not only makes you feel better, it creates positive momentum that you can build on the rest of the day.
10. Focus on contribution
Too often we get caught up in our own desires. We focus too much on ourselves and not enough on the needs of other people. If you stop thinking about yourself and concentrate on the contribution you’re making to the rest of the world, you won’t worry as much about you own flaws. This will increase self confidence and allow you to contribute with maximum efficiency. The more you contribute to the world the more you’ll be rewarded with personal success and recognition.
 

 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hug of Letter

Its a incredible advertisement
to promote the postal services by the government of australia

Sai Balaji [wall paper]

This SAI BALAJI is my work has been dedicated to the holy foot of beloved gods 
LORD SHIRIDI SAI and LORD BALAJI.
Both gods are same in my ecstasy feeling.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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50 Fact about human body

Did you know that you may not have felt real empathy until you graduated from high school? Or, that your brain is the consistency of tofu? The following 50 ridiculous and weird (but true) facts about the human body can prove how little you might know about yourself (even if you are a surgical technician).
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brainHead and Brain

  1. The average adult brain weighs just under 3 pounds and is the consistency of tofu.
  2. Although multitaskers are extremely confident in their abilities, evidence exists that shows those people are actually worse at multitasking than most people.
  3. When considering an action that would affect others, teens were less likely than adults to use the medial prefrontal cortex, an area associated with empathy and guilt.
  4. Overall, over time, human brains have shrunk. But, brain size has nothing to do with intellect.
  5. According to one calculation, the average human head contains 456 trillion trillion atoms.
  6. The brain accounts for about 2 percent of body weight, but it uses about 20 percent of the oxygen in our blood and 25 percent of the glucose circulating in our bloodstream.
  7. The old saw that we use just 10 percent of our brainpower isn’t true. We use every part of our brain, even in daily functions.
  8. The brain actually stores different parts of a memory in different locations.
  9. It turns out that both true and false memories activate similar brain regions.

fearEmotions and Your Body

  1. Babies, who have no sense of social norms or how they are perceived by others,do not blush.
  2. Humans are the only species known to blush, a behavior Darwin called “the most peculiar and the most human of all expressions.”
  3. Optimists live longer and have lower overall death rates than strong pessimists.
  4. No matter your cultural background, if you sob, scream or growl, others are likely to know what you mean, according to a new study.
  5. A well-known side effect of Botox is the inability to fully express emotions. Now research reveals another side effect: the inability to fully feel emotions.
  6. People who are happy are less likely to catch colds and report fewer symptoms of the illness when they are under the weather.
  7. According to one scientist, a “very large part” of our brains is devoted to dealing with immediate threats, but a “very small part” is concerned about planning for the future.
  8. Shivers down the spine even show up in brain scans, according to research at McGill University.
  9. Contrary to popular notions about what is normal or healthy, new research has found that it is OK not to expressone’s thoughts and feelings after experiencing a collective trauma, such as a school shooting or terrorist attack.
  10. Squinty eyes and a pinched nose are the facial signals for disgust, the opposite of flared nostrils and widened eyes that reveal fear.

toenailsHair and Nails

  1. A fingernail grows 1/8 inch per month and can grow up to four inches per year.
  2. Your fingernails and hair do not continue to grow after death. It appears they grow, as the skin around them contracts.
  3. A study of 117 male members of the brainy society Mensa (you have to have an IQ of over 140 to join) showed that Mensa members had a tendency to thicker body hair — and the most intelligent had hair on their backs as well as on their chests.
  4. Beards grow faster in spring, possibly indicating a seasonal variation in androgen (male hormone) production.
  5. A recent study suggests that hair keratins evolved first in our bird and reptile ancestors. In the case of the anole lizard, the hair-keratin genes were used for forming claws and possibly their body scales.
  6. Fingernails are, essentially, flattened forms of claws.
  7. Previous studies have shown that human hair discarded from barbershops and hair salons can be a nutrient source for plants when combined with other compost materials.
  8. Curly hair gets less tangled than straight hair.
  9. Poor circulation to the legs (caused by narrowing of the arteries) can eventually lead to loss of leg hair.
  10. If you’ve ever wondered how hair clogs up your pipes so quickly, then consider this: hair cannot be destroyed by cold, change of climate, water, or other natural forces and it is resistant to many kinds of acids and corrosive chemicals.

sweatBodily Gases and Fluids

  1. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of gas bubbles bursting.
  2. Men are sweatier than women, even when you take body size into account.
  3. Sudden hearing loss could occur because of a stroke or severe ear infection. But, in many cases, it’s merely the result of wax buildup.
  4. There are basically two kinds of earwax, wet and dry. Researchers studying earwax genetics say that people with the wet kind generally have more unpleasant armpit odor than people with the dry kind.
  5. Some experts believe that our attempts to hold gas in are an unnatural result of our enclosed lifestyles and the build-up of pressure is responsible for bowel diseases.
  6. In the 1960s, NASA was worried that a build-up of hydrogen from astronauts’ gas might accidentally explode in the spacecraft.
  7. Heat released by the human body in one hour can boil 5 liters of water in one hour.
  8. The human body glows with faint light and faces glow more than the rest of the body.
  9. NASA’s new plan for a water-recovery system recycles not only condensed water vapor and trace contaminants from crew perspiration and respiration, but from urine as well.
  10. Women who smell androstadienone contained in men’s sweat experience increased positive mood, total physiological arousal and sexual arousal, which grows with longer exposure.
  11. Your salivary glands churn out about two to four pints (one to two liters) of spit every day.

Achilles tendonOther Body Oddities

  1. Death is one of the side effects of a continued lack of sleep.
  2. Women who slept five or less hours a night were twice as likely to suffer fromhypertension than women who slept for seven or more hours.
  3. Most humans in any society (say 70 percent to 95 percent) are right-handed; a minority (say 5 percent to 30 percent) are left-handed, and an indeterminate number of people are probably best described as ambidextrous.
  4. The symptoms of restless legs had been noted by Dr Thomas Willis as far back as 1685.
  5. Recent research has found that varicose veins are more common in men than in women.
  6. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body, and can withstand more than 1,000 pounds of force, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).
  7. The outline or the border of your lips (called the vermilion border) is a special feature of humans only.
  8. Hiccups may be a throwback to 370 million years ago, when our ancient ancestors lived in the ocean and breathed with gills as well as lungs.
  9. Garlic rubbed into the soles of the feet can be detected later in the breath.
  10. Someone who was born blind experiences sounds, smells, and sensations while dreaming, but since the brain possesses no visual information, the dreams are not visual.