This is a repost which will help us to make better use of our Time.
Time management is crucial for success , especially so for the present day students aspiring to get into premier institutions .
Time is same for everyone , everywhere and in any phase of history. It is known to everyone that time once lost is lost forever. It is the most valuable thing that God has given for free. Achievers have achieved their success because they have been able to make optimum use of this vital free resource. The correct use of time creates miracles in ones life.
Techniques for time management :
Wake up early.
Plan your daily routine.
Set small achievable goals.
Stick to target and complete it.
Keep time for exercise and relaxation.
Compete with yourself.
Do not procrastinate.
Take a break after every 30 mins.
Sleep well .
Do not let work pile up.
Meditate to stay focused.
Do not get stressed.
Time management becomes easier when bigger overwhelming tasks, which tend to be procrastinated, are broken down into achievable goals. These goals need to be planned out and completed in time. For every goal reached you may reward yourself.
Reminders help in reducing undue stress , and help in achieving goals effectively . Delegating work also helps in getting more free time, which can be effectively used for purposeful work. Getting sufficient sleep helps in memory retention and boosts work efficiency.
Use these time management techniques and achieve goals with grit and determination. For its rightly said ,
Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist and civil rights activist. ‘I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing’ is one of her most popular works. On its very superficial layer, the poem contrasts the experiences of the caged birds with that of the free birds. But it is not only that, remember Maya Angelou was a civil rights activist. Through the extended metaphor of birds, the poet talks about the historical oppression of the African-American community in the American society.
The opening stanza of the poem demonstrates the freedom the bird experiences as it moves freely in the wind, gliding up and down but the poem quickly takes a somber tone when it talks about the caged birds. Words like ‘narrow cage‘ and ‘bars of rage’ signify the distressed situation of the caged bird. Further, his wings are clipped and his feet are tied. The wavering voice of…
In English, ‘onomatopoeia’ is a figure of speech in which words are formed by an imitation of sound associated with something .It is a Greek word which means formation of names. Onomatopoeic words are vocal imitation of sounds. These words brings language to life and are fun to use.
Ahem of clearing throat Arghh of an angry exclamation Bang of guns Babble of children talking Blare of bands Boom of cannon Bump during collision Bleep of electronic device Buzz of bees/ phone Click of door/ window/lock/ camera Clap of thunder/ hands Clank of chains Clangour of hammer Chime/Cling/Ring/Tinkle of bells Chatter of teeth/ river/monkeys Clatter of dishes/ big cities Crack of whip Crackle of ice/ fire/ glass/paintwork/ varnish Crash of waves/ waterfall/ car Creak of doors Ding-dong of bells Flip-Flop of slippers Gurgle of water/ stream Hiss of snake/ steam Honk of horn. Howl of winds/ wolves Jingle of coins/ bells Jangle of keys Lap of waves / animal drinking Meow of cats Moo of cows Moan of people in distress Murmur of people speaking in a low voice Mumble/ Mutter/ Glibber of a person talking Plop of thing falling into water Poof of a thing disappearing Pop of a bottle cork Patter of rain Rustle of wind Rattle of throat/ cars Rumble of thunder/ waves/ avalanche Sniff of nose Scream of person/ engine Shriek of a whistle/ person Sizzle of sausages Slam of door/ window Slurp of sipping liquids Snore of a sleeping person’s nose Stammer of speech Sneeze of a person Squeak of a mouse/ person Splash of oars on water/ water Swish of silk/ dress/gown Susurrus of wind Screech of door /car/ monkey Tap on the door Tick of clock Toot of horn Twang of guitar/ musical instruments/horn Throb of the heart Trickle/ gush/ gurgle/ dip of water Thud of heavy things falling Whirr of a machine Whizz of a bullet/ firework Zip of a zipper
Sounds of Animals
Certain calls of animals are also onomatopoeic words. Though animals speak the same sounds all over the world different places have different ways of describing them. These onomatopoeic words related to animals often have long vowels like ‘oo’ , ‘ay’ attached to them.
For centuries we have followed, What others have taught us. They are the timeless traditions- What we have not been told, Is that we too have the capacity, To think just as others did, In the yesteryears and preached. We have the ability to rethink, Whether what they taught was true, We have the capacity to rewire, And re-mould our minds, Turning them into powerhouses, Capable of living a higher life, Completely different from, What we could ever imagine. It is the mind and heart, Where the real power resides. It’s time to mine the mind; And bring out priceless elements, The matter that maketh God.
My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety. # William Wordsworth
Notes: The beautiful poem quoted above happens to be one of William Wordsworth’s most popular poems. It professes his deep love for nature and its innumerable manifestations. Here, he speaks about a rainbow, which is an inevitable fascination for everyone, especially children.
Wordsworth’s heart leaps up with thrill and excitement when he beholds a rainbow in the sky. That truly happens to most of us who get stunned for a while when sunrays and rain-droplets paint an awesome seven coloured bow in the…
. Moonlight beams through the pane, Casting ethereal shadows, Soothing my battered mind, Reminiscent of days of yore. When magical hands of mother, Took away all misery and pain, Transmitting boundless bliss. Tranquil nights rejuvenate, Dejected souls in quest of peace.
You are light that fills your life, You are the air that helps you breathe, You are the tree that’s waiting to grow, You are that wondrous magical seed, You are an uncut diamond bright, You are all you’ll ever need.
Look within and you shall see, That very person of your dream, In yourself you shall always find, A winsome winner who’s born to win. Pat yourself for what you’ve been, And live the dream that you had seen.
Forget the things that went wrong, Fill your days with hope ‘n’ fun , Be calm and happy in highs and lows, And watch your success as it grows. Add to the work that you’ve done, Just don’t give up till you have won.
You are the one who loves you most, In your world you are the sun.