People can get burdened by challenges they are going through in life. These challenges may be as a result of their financial status, their relationship with others and tragic occurrences in their lives like the death of a loved one. However,people have overcome challenges by having a network of people to rely on for emotional support.
Emotional support is important because one gets a higher self-esteem. Their confidence gets a boost and they can manage through life problems. In addition, it gives people a better ability to cope with stress and feel more in control of their lives.
However, some people are their own support system. This means that they give themselves the necessary support during difficult times. How can one support himself or herself?
Self support can come from prayers. This is especially for the religious people. Turning to prayer can help ease the burdens of their hearts.
Another way of supporting oneself is through self love. If one cannot love himself or herself, who will? People should treat themselves well; cook a favorite meal or buy something new. This will help the person to feel better about themselves.
Moreover, people should do what makes them happy. Even in the face of challenges, engage in fun activities that will result to happiness. This will in turn reduce stress. However, one cannot engage in activities that make them happy while bringing unhappiness to others. One cannot leave their young children unattended just to go party.
Also, have time for self reflection. This is necessary for one to identify their weaknesses and their strengths. One is able to determine the way forward out of their misery.
Finally, reading motivational content can come in handy when one wants to support themselves emotionally. Motivational content exposes one to ways of dealing with life challenges. It also takes one’s mind off stressful situations for a while.
In conclusion,a support system can come from within us. People need to rethink their sources of emotional support. They need to realize that their can be their own shoulder to lean on. They can be the shove they needed to get things emerge stronger emotionally.
Spiders to a majority of people except arachnid lovers, are not only scary but also creepy and their webs irritating. It is very okay feeling this way because some spider species are vicious and deadly. There are about 40,000 different spider species in the world and more than half this number have a fatal bite enough to kill a human. Here is my list of spiders that make my stomach turn.
Brazilian Wandering Spider
Also known as the banana spider, the Brazilian spider belongs to the genus Phoneutria which is Greek for “murderess.” Its has been ranked in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most venomous spider in the world. The banana spider has a body stretching as long as 48mm and leg length of 15cm. It has a brownish color with black spots on its belly. Its name comes from the fact that the spider does not built webs but rather wanders off during the night to look for prey and during the day it hides under rocks, fallen logs, termite mounds and banana plants.
When it feels threatened the spider lifts its body upwards raising its two front legs in a defensive position revealing its red haired fangs. Men particularly need to stay off this arachnid because its bite causes a painful four hour erection then death if untreated. In 1996 fourteen people died from the banana spider bite before an antidote was found. The venom causes loss of muscle control which leads to paralysis and finally asphyxiation. The venom also increases blood-flow because of a chemical called nitric oxide and some pharmacists have considered using the venom as an erectile dysfunction drug.
The wandering spider is widely found in Brazil, Costa Rica, Argentina, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay. These are mostly the South American, Central American and Amazon areas. There are however reports of the spider spreading into other areas like Britain and United States through banana imports from Brazil. In my books, this is the world’s scariest spider but there are however other hair raising spider species that we might encounter and they are;
It’s shiny black with an hourglass shaped body and a red spot on the abdomen. They are called black widows because females are known for eating the males after mating. A black widow’s bite can also be fatal. They are found in any continent of the world except Antarctica.
Funnel Web Spider
The Australian Funnel spider may look small but its bite can be deadly especially to children. It’s black or brown with a shiny spot on its abdomen. They love humid conditions hence make burrows under rocks, rotting logs or in rough barked trees.
If you are thinking of setting up or have already set up a home based business then you need to read on. So many people ignore or are unaware of the legal requirements involved in setting up a business from home. There will be many questions to ask yourself and an enormous amount of paperwork for you to complete.
There are some tips for businesses, for those who are starting life on a small budget but have very big ideas for their growth. Is running a home business right for you? This is a huge decision for anyone. Whether you are keeping the security of your full time employment when you build your business or client base, you have to be sure that you can commit your time and resources to growing your business. You have to ask yourself about motivation to start it, organize your time well and ignore home distractions. Think about earning money from something you enjoy. If you have trained as a computer programmer, but always hated it then setting up in business in the same industry will be very hard work for you and unlikely to succeed.
Market research isn’t expensive or fancy and you can carry it out yourself.
Once you have a couple of ideas do some market research. Don’t be tempted to just ask friends and family as they will want to encourage your new venture and you need objective data. Get the hard facts and figures on your future business: by whom and what exactly are producing within the current market. Lack of market research which involves doing some serious competitor research (viewing accounts etc) shows up in business survival statistics time and time again. Whatever you forecast as potential sales will be realized into actual earnings over time so bear this in mind when you are looking at retiring in the next year. Keep it real and modest in your start up phase. There are some back bedroom enterprises earning hundreds of thousands but they did not do it in year one or two.
Start up costs
Don’t underestimate these. It will cost something to set up in your own home even the most modest enterprise. You will have to inform your insurers. Potentially take out special insurance to cover you, your business and the equipment you buy and you will also have costs incurred in getting your business online.