Monday, 31 July 2017

It Is Not Your Job, It’s You: The Real Reasons You Are Unhappy At Work

At one point or the other, you must have felt bored at the job. The excitement for work seems to have lost somewhere. No matter how perfect the job is or how great the boss is, you feel discontent and always think of looking for another option.  

But you will be shocked to know that every time it is not your job that’s the problem; rather, it’s you. Though it is easy to blame the situations outside for dissatisfaction at the job, but sometimes the problem lies within you. In such a situation, only an honest introspection can help you know why you feel unhappy at work and how to make your job interesting.

Once you accept that it’s not your job, it’s you that’s making you unhappy at work half the problems will be solved. Here are a few signs to prove that it’s you making things difficult for yourself.

You are too sensitive

Bosses are always there to give their suggestion and correct your errors. Now switching the job every now and then while calling bosses too rude is actually your problem, not boss’s. Instead of taking criticism too personally, you should try changing your mindset.

You don’t interact with people

Do you always feel that you are always assigned different tasks from co-workers? This will continue to happen until you directly approach your boss and discuss the things clearly. Ask your boss why you are always given A, B and C tasks when other members in the team get X, Y and Z tasks.

Speaking about the problem is better than blaming others and hampering your work.

You don’t accept mistakes

No one is perfect in this world. Every one of us makes mistakes, which we all need to accept. You won’t be able to correct yourself until you accept your fault. So instead of being defensive, think about solving the problem. Soon you will find yourself doing great at the job.

You don’t give time to the things to happen

 In an organization with a different department and a hierarchy for every task, it takes some time to implement even a simple idea. But you want your unique idea to be implemented overnight and if it doesn’t happen you feel demotivated at the job.

Instead of feeling bad, you should be happy that at least your views were given a chance. Think about the organization where employees don’t even get an opportunity to present their ideas.

No matter what, you should never blame your job for your unhappiness until you properly analyze the situation. When it comes to career and growth, you shouldn’t just look at one aspect. Take ownership of things and find the real reason behind your displeasure at work.

Monday, 24 April 2017

An Incomplete Love Story Of A #HalfGirlfriend? Share Yours!

“If the feelings are mutual, the effort will be equal.”

This is the mantra for success of any relationship; especially when it is of a boyfriend and a girlfriend. They both need to have mutual feelings for each other else it becomes a ‘half relationship’. But what happens when the love story is one sided.

What if the other person is just playing with your feelings because he knows that he is complete world for someone?

I haven’t personally gone through this but have closely seen one of my friends going through such relationship. As this is story of my friend, respecting their privacy I will not use their real names. Rather, I will use imaginary names:

Priya was deeply in love with a Anmol but for him it was just “Dost se Zyaada, Girlfriend/Boyfriend se kam”.

It was during college days, when the craze and charm for love is at peak. Boys and girls meet, they spend time together and fall into love. Priya haa a crush on Anmol and with involvement of some friends started talking to him. Priya was from those extra ordinary students who always top in the class. So Anmol took advantage of it and started chatting with her just to get her help in exams and assignments.

The long chats took their relationship from friendship to love and the goody-goody things started happening. Dates, movies, long drives and gifts, everything was great for a few months.

But everything hasn’t been made for a happy ending. Everything was great for a few weeks, but suddenly things changed. And the culprit was social media. A few messages here and there and problems started arising, which couldn’t be solved ever.

Later, Priya also realized that Anmol was just passing time and was playing with her feelings for his personal benefit. From his habits to family background and relationship, he lied about each and everything. Initially she tried hard to save her drowning relationship, but ultimately she gave up and planned to move on in her life.

Though a broken love is painful and upsetting, but if it is with a wrong person, it is better to separate ways. This is what Priya did and I would say it was for good as now she has found her true love who completes her.

The upcoming movie “Half Girlfriend” wonderfully captures this reality of life. Though this is just a movie, there are many people in real life who have got stuck in such relationships where they just become “Dost se Zyaada, Girlfriend/Boyfriend se kam”. They get stuck in one sided relationships and end-up hurting themselves.

You can catch movie’s trailer here:

 “I am sharing a Half relationship story at BlogAdda in association with #HalfGirlfriend” 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

How Serein Offers a Life of Malabar Hill in Thane?

If you have always dreamt of owning a home in Malabar Hill, but couldn’t realize this dream, you have got the opportunity now with Serein.

This is a residential project located in the posh location of Thane and offers a lifestyle that people of Malabar Hill enjoy and you crave for. Located on Pokhran Road 2, Serein is the new center of luxury with all the advanced amenities a contemporary home buyer wishes to have in his home.

There are various locational based and other features that make Serein Malabar Hill of Thane such as smooth connectivity, lush greens, proximity to the public utilities and entertainment hub.

Tata Housing has thoughtfully selected the location for the project. Blessed with the Upvan Lake and Sanjay Gandhi National Park in close proximity, it makes a perfect abode for those who love to enjoy the elements of nature like greenery, hill views and chirping of birds. By owning a home here, you don't need to visit Malabar Hill on weekends for a picnic. 

If you are still thinking how Serein is Malabar Hill of thane, here goes the list:

Proximity to well-developed social infrastructure: Whether you are looking for a good school for your child or want a home in proximity to retail stores, the project has smooth connectivity to all.

Easy transportation: The project has a smooth road, rail and bus connectivity for those who prefer to travel by public transport. Eastern Express Highway, Ghodbunder road, and Thane-Belapur road are close to the project to help you reach different destinations quickly.

Life in a smart city: Thane has been recently included in the list of Smart Cities of India, which ensures round-the-clock water and power supply, complete safety and security of the residents and proper hygiene with the solid waste management system. 

About Serein

Serein is the one-of-its-kinds project developed by Tata Housing. Based on the wellness theme, the residential project offers a lifestyle for the nature lovers. Be it the luxury of living in a posh flat or enjoying the nature's elements with various activity spaces, everything is at your disposal at Serein. The builder in association with innovative minds offers homes that make a legacy and help you realize the dream of owning a lavish abode at a safe and secure location.

Vitamin C-infused shower, EMF shield, RO filter in kitchen, air purifier in living room, organic farm, sand pit, park, pet park, lotus pond, forest boardwalk, skating area and nature trail are some of the features offered to match the Wellness theme and to help the residents live a happy and healthy life.

Come and live amidst affluence at Tata Housing's benchmark project Serein.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

#DearZindagi: My Husband is my jug!

Friends are our lifeline. They laugh with us; cry with us; dance with us and do a lot more madness to fill the life with joy. 

I really can’t even imagine my life with friends. I watched the trailer of Shahrukh Khan and Alia Bhat’s upcoming movie ‘Dear Zindagi’ where Alia calls Shahrukh “Jug” of his life. She calls him jug of his life because she can share everything with him.

On watching it, the person who came to my mind was my husband. He is the real “Jug” of my life. I can:
  • Love him
  • Fight with him
  • Share everything with him
  • Vent out my anger on him, and
  • Enjoy every small moment with himI really can’t imagine a day without him. 
I might fight with him all day long, but this also has its own beauty and charm. He is the person who can listen to my crap throughout the day; can pamper me like a baby and can fulfill my silliest wish.

I have many friends in my life, but not all are aware of the minute details of my lifestyle, behavior, likings, disliking, ambitions and career goals. As a jug of my life he not just listens to me but also supports me in my goals.

Whenever I am stressed, he is the guy I can rely on and can share everything. I have heard people saying that you should not share each and everything with your husband as it can create a problem in your life, but I strongly disagree with this point.
Jug of My Life
He made me feel that life is beautiful. Handling me is like handling a stubborn child who wants everything then and there. He knows how to handle me. Whenever I win or achieve something, I can see more excitement in his eyes than mine. He is the only person I can rely on when I have to share some secret or worries because he understands my state of mind and makes things easier and smooth for me. 

These are just a few reasons that make my husband “jug” of my life; there are millions of other things making him so special in my life. After my mom, he is the only person in my life I admire the most. We have gone through many ups and downs due to other family problems, but he never let me break. He is always there with me as my strength. 

Every one of us has a jug in our life. Share who is your jug through comments!!

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

How Can a Home with Advanced Amenities Make Your Life Smooth?

Having a home of our own is a prized possession. Owning a home in a city like Bangalore is like a dream come true for most. We save our hard earned money to buy a home that fills our lives with happiness, convenience, and comfort.

Don’t you love your home more than anything else and try to make as good as possible?

Yes, everyone wants their home to be the best. One of the major factors that make a home good is its amenities. In today’s time, in addition to the basic facilities like water, electricity, and parking, contemporary home buyers look for homes that are equipped with other world-class amenities.

Owing to busy lifestyles, people seldom find time to look out for facilities like gym, clubs, swimming pools and so forth. This has made home buyers look for homes that come packaged with all these facilities. In other words, people want homes that are ahead of time. Expecting all these amenities isn’t just a status symbol anymore, but people’s endeavour for a serene and relaxed life.

Here are some of the benefits of living in a home with advanced amenities:

Time-saving: When you buy a home with a club and swimming pools right next to your doorstep, a lot of travelling time is saved. Further, you can utilize these facilities at any time as per your convenience, which is easier said than done by having a membership with other clubs.

Safety: Whether it is a small home or a lavish villa, safety is the major concern of every home buyer. A home constructed using latest technology ensures complete protection from natural as well as physical threats. Living in homes that ensures the protection of your loved ones gives you peace of mind and happiness.

Better health: Increased sound and air pollution has made lives really difficult. One of the features these futuristic homes offer is better health. Various factors such as green landscapes and ample open areas make these homes eco-friendly.

Sobha Limited has come up with its futuristic project Sobha Dream Acres. This project is a perfect blend of impeccable design, comfort and security. Thanks to using precast technology, the buildings are water, fire, and earthquake resistant.

Not just the amenities, it is the construction technology adopted that differentiates Sobha Dream Acres from various other residential projects.

Spread over 81 acres and having around 80% of open space, this premise is a perfect place for a fresh breath every morning. Facilities inside the premises include five clubhouses, swimming pools, health clinic, yoga room, separate sports’ facility for kids and adults, open air theater, ATM, convenience retail store, and so forth.

Location of a residential project plays a vital role. It becomes extremely difficult to manage if your home is located far away from key places like offices, hospitals, schools or colleges.  

Only a few builders like Sobha Limited pay attention to this aspect. Sobha Dream Acres is strategically located in the Golden Quadrilateral of Bangalore. This is a well-connected area with close proximity to medical facilities, educational institutes, IT parks, shopping malls, and so forth.

Book your home today and get ready for a lavish life in an apartment at Sobha Dream Series.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

What are the top trends in construction technology?

Building construction is a time-consuming and laborious task. To ease the process and improve the quality of the construction, the companies are now looking for advanced tools and technologies. The construction industry is slowly becoming a ‘machine-dominated’ industry. These technological advancements have brought revolutionary change in the industry.

Every day researchers come up with new technologies to transform the construction industry and make it a safer place to work. Here are top technologies that are trending in Indian real estate market.

Mivan: This is an aluminum framework system, companies use to build a large number of houses in a short span of time. The technology allows the constructors to cast the whole slab, beam and column at one go. It improves the quality of construction by giving it a better finish, uniformity in structural components and speeding up the process.

Building Information Management (BIM): This is one of the best advancements in the construction industry. The technology helps the construction companies provide 2D and 3D models of the project to help the buyers get a better view of the project. The developers can further use the BIM system to freeze on every project detail from the initial stage. Olympeo Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. uses the technology and says that it has helped the company control cost and improve the quality of construction.

Drones: Though it is not a completely new trend for real estate industry, in construction is has recently gained popularity. This helps the companies check work progress effectively. The drone technology also helps the builders examine difficult spots of the building, which are difficult to reach. The trend is expected to grow further with more and more construction companies using drones for comprehensive documentation of project progress.

We are in a market where companies are introducing innovative technologies to beat the competition and win the trust of the buyers. Effective utilization of these tools can help the construction companies reduce cost, improve quality and speed up the construction process. Whether you are a large-scale builder or a new entrant in the industry, the trending technologies open a world of great possibilities in the future. It’s completely up to you how you use these and get benefited for better growth.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Stop Existing Start Living – We Have Got Only One Life

A few days back I saw one of my friends’ Whatsapp status “Stop Existing Start Living” which put me in a deep thought. The status forced me to think that are we really living our life to the fullest or just dragging it as we don’t have any other option.

Today everyone has got so much busy with the social responsibilities that these have taken over our lives completely. Our most of the time either goes in working in the office or in thinking about how to make more money for better life. We get so much busy with these worldly responsibilities and in making a better future that the today gets completely spoilt.

And the worst affected from this “more money” fuss is the middle-class group with limited income. The worries of providing better and secured life to the children, sending them to the best schools and fulfilling their all the wishes take away the charm of life.

I once read that the situation in which we born are not in our control, but the life we live is somehow in our control. It is completely up to an individual whether he wants to drag the life in the same conditions or tries to change the conditions for a better life.

There are so many things we miss in the busy life like:

Quality time with the kids. This is the thing I keep making my husband understand that he is missing our son’s childhood just because of his job. He is not the only one; there are many who work day and night for a few extra bucks but at the compromise of the family life. Just once try to give some time to the children, look at their mischievous activities and I bet you will forget all your worries.

Trips to dream destinations. My mom owns a shop and every time I ask her to go to any place, the only excuse she has is the loss of business due to tough competition. Once I forcefully took her to Shirdi and asked about the relief she got by taking a break from her regular work? She was really happy and relaxed.

Reading favorite books. After a lot of work in the office and then household chores, there is very less time left for personal activities. And when it comes to compromising on something for more productive work, the only thing gets affected are the personal interests like reading books, watching movies, dancing or workout. Why so, isn’t it our responsibility to think about our personal needs and feed our mind with the things it likes.

So what should we do to enjoy the life to the fullest?

Eat what you love the most
Find joy in the small things like walking alone, cooking etc.
Give time to yourself
Go to your favorite destinations
Take break from work
Spend time with people closer to you
Listen to your favorite music
Learn the art of saying no as you cannot please everyone
Stop worrying about things, which are out of your control

Don’t kill the precious life gifted by god by just running after money and materialistic things. Listen to your heart and live life to the fullest for happy memories. Make every moment so special that when you look into your past, every memory brings a smile on your face. Just try to follow these tips and see the changes in your life.

Would love to listen from you about ideas of living a happy life. Please share the thoughts through comments.