July 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Some Life Hacks for an Ongoing Computer Science Student


Some Life Hacks for an Ongoing Computer Science Student


At the start of the semester, I would always tell myself that I would stay up to date with all of my courses, that I would always do assignments a couple of days before the deadline, and that I would study material beforehand. 



Yet all those well-intended resolutions are always brought to naught by, well, simply bad habits.


Ironically in CS, it's all about efficiency. You got to be efficient in studying too, do the most amount of work in the least amount of time. So spend your time wisely. One of the most important things that uni teaches you is time management.

Now the major points that I think I did wrong (and still do) over the course of four years are the following:

-Paying attention in class, this is THE most important point. The more you understand in the lecture the less you'll have to study at home.

-Never start coding from scratch, it always helps when you first plan your code on a sheet of paper (it's like trying to write an essay without an outline, you'll just end up with a crap essay)

-Don't waste your time with losers. Seriously, some acquaintances just leech you of your time and solutions for the assignments. Try to find 2-3 good friends that are also passionate about programming or have similar interests.

-Use the internet. Youtube has a plethora of instructional and very useful videos that can make up for many a missed ( or bunked) lectures.

-Get plenty of sleep. This is one of my major problems. You simply won't work right when you're tired. Sleep for at least 6-7 hrs. 

Being a computer science student is quite easy but being an industry-ready computer science student is the tough one. So what could we do?
1. Learn Programming
I have seen tons of computer science students with absolute zero knowledge of programming. But it is very important that you master at least one language. In my case, it began with C/C++ then, HTML, CSS, Python. The list is enumerating, as in the last 4-5 years the demand was different and I am forced to learn it! But I must say it's really fun!
2. Stay updated
Read blogs, attending online webinars and workshops is very important. Everybody could pass the computer science courses taught in the class, but a very few know where to put this in action and how. Also, what is the latest updates with the language you are expertise is very important.
3. Participate in Hackathons or Programming contests
Computer science is all about falling in love with machines, talking to them and making them do the kinds of stuff you want. Hackathons and contests help you to build your ideas and make you learn a hell lot of stuff you have never used before.  
4. Internship
Please don’t do internships for money and office jobs (like Excel, PowerPoint, Meeting minutes taker roles). Internships are time to learn, network and absorb things from people who are influencers in the industry. Importantly, ask smarter questions and don’t ask the same question over and over. A good internship could change your perspective towards the industry to different levels.
5. Volunteer
Never wait for the right moment to be perfect! You will never be in that stage. Volunteering with communities like PyCharm, Mozilla, OpenSource could help you to learn more and organize technical workshops. The preparations you make for the workshops itself is an enormous learning experience and you already began mastery in that domain.
Wrapping up, if you are an aspiring computer engineer and if you haven’t build an application till now, it’s time to do it now! Or let us keep it simple, build a web page then a website , try building small application for desktop and web! Try Programming your ideas and you are in the race!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Life hacks that Successful People Use


Life hacks that Successful People Often Use

The following psychological hacks will help you to be more successful at school, at work, in social situations and in life in general. These psychology hacks really work, and have been continuously practiced by successful people around the world. These clever little tricks will allow you to gain important advantages and more control over potential outcomes in various areas of your day-to-day life.
  • When you first meet people, try to notice their eye color while also smiling at them. It might be because you look for a second or two longer, but all I can tell you is that people really respond to it.
  • If you ask someone a question and they only partially answer just wait. If you stay silent and keep eye contact they will usually continue talking.
  • If you ask someone to do you a small favor, cognitive dissonance will make them believe that because they did that favor, they must like you.
  • Foot-in-the-door phenomenon. People are more likely to agree to do a task for you if you ask them to do something simpler first. (Gradual commitment makes people think you like them.)
  • Alternatively, you ask them to do an unreasonable task and they’ll say no. So then you should ask for a more reasonable task and they will be more likely to agree.
  • People will remember not what you said, but how you made them feel.
  • If you get yourself to be really happy and excited to see other people, they will react the same to you. It doesn’t always happen the first time, but it will definitely happen next time.
  • If you have a warm hand when you shake somebody’s hand, you immediately become a more desirable person to get along with.
  • The key to confidence is walking into a room and assume that everyone already likes you.
  • If you make the biggest smile you can, you will automatically feel happier.
  • People are extraordinarily aware of their sense of touch. If someone 'accidentally’ rests their knee on yours, they may not act like they realize it, but they definitely know that it's there.
  • Use S.M.A.R.T.N.E.S.S. to solve complex problems: You can achieve your full mental potential with this nine-step brain-boosting method: 1) Be Smart. 2) Use your Mind. 3) Pay Attention. 4) Really focus. 5) Try harder. 6) KNow what to do. 7) Exceed expectations. 8) Succeed. 9) Be Successful. Just remember the acronym S.M.A.R.T.N.E.S.S. and you can accomplish anything.
  • Refer to people you’ve just met by their name. People loving being referred to by their name and it will establish a sense of trust and friendship right away.
  • While riding a city bus, pull the string to assert your dominance over the driver: It’s very common to feel nervous in social situations on buses, and the driver might try to take advantage of you by not stopping when you want to get off the bus. By pulling the string, you can turn an enemy into a friend and make the bus driver stop whenever you want. This is just using innate human behavior to your advantage!
  • False attribution of arousal. When you take somebody out on a first date, take them somewhere exciting that will get their heart beating such as a roller coaster or horror film. This gets their adrenaline up. It makes them think they enjoy spending time with you rather than the activity.
  • Fake it till you make it; confidence is more important than knowledge.
  • Leftovers aren’t wasteful. (All too often, we eat what we don’t need (or even want) in the name of “not wasting it.” But this type of food psychology is counter-productive, especially when it comes to weight loss. Whether you throw it in the trash or down your throat, this unwanted food isn’t helping anyone. In fact, in the latter case, it’s only causing you to gain weight.)
  • If you pretend to be something for long enough, you will eventually become it.
  • People have a certain image of themselves and will fight tooth and nail to cling to it. Use this information wisely. You can make people dislike you by attacking their self-image.

Did I miss anything? Thanks for reading.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

4 Steps To Improve Your Life Today


https://www.psychack.com/2018/07/4-steps-to-improve-your-life-today.html

To help you out in the quest of continual self-improvement I've come up with some steps, some ways, or strategies which will make staying on track easier for you. 

Frankly speaking, in order to succeed in life, you have to be consistent each and every day. So, start small but be consistent. As humans, we overestimate how much we can actually accomplish, especially when we’re in unfamiliar territory like habit change. Plans are simple and reality is complex.

See, life is never straightforward. When it gets in way People tend to get demotivated and say, "Screw It ! I don't want to do it..."

So, to avoid this to happen, here are 4 steps to improve your life today !

1. Find your "WHY ?"

Always remember, unless and until you have a strong reason to do anything in your life nobody can stop you from doing it. Find your reason to improve yourself. 

Be it, You want to those 6 pack abs on your body, You want to become a kick-ass programmer, You want to buy a house on your own, You have a great idea and you want to convert that to a successful start-up, etc. 

To know the importance of WHY ? in your life, do read my previous post on Motivation to study.

2. Break the Norm

Let's assume you have found your WHY ?.

Now that you are clear why you want to improve your life, but you don't have a proper path, you don't know how are you going to do it. For this try different things. Figure out what are you good at. Make a note of everything you try.  Try to analyze yourself.

If you usually get up and check your phone, instead get up and relax for five minutes to start the day fresh. If you usually check your email first thing when you get to the office, instead try spending an hour working on your big task for the day first.

3. Create Something

Remember ? When you were a kid, you used to create anything you like from Scratch. Now, you’re adult. What happened ?
Paint or draw anything you want. Construct a garden. Bake a cake. Compose music. Develop an app. Write a poem or a book. Or maybe invent the time machine so we can time travel and clean humanity’s shit. Who knows ? When you create something, you explore and learn new things. It gets you out of your comfort zone. But what if you don’t have time?


Minimize social media, minimize gossips, minimize watching TV, minimize video games, and minimize unnecessary things and people from your life. 

Now you have more time.

Oh, by the way, don’t forget to share your creations. Some people might need it. And who knows, it might save their lives. And you might change the world as well.


4. Stay Curious, Be Open-Minded

Why Everyone wants to be the Best ? (Even I don't know :p)
Who's first Egg or Hen ?
Who created the World or let's say Universe ?
What if you die after you die ? :p

If I want to know something which I don't know, I google it out, Thank you so much Internet !

But, what if Google doesn't know it ? Get up, Get Out, Find those people who can help you out with your curiosities. Connect with them. Share your doubts, your fears, your what ifs.

The goal isn’t to find answers but to spark meaningful conversations. It doesn’t only help you learn and become better, also expands your circle of good friends.

Ask (the right) questions and explore different point of views. Follow your curiosities. See where it takes you.


Apart from these, you can do any of the followings,


  • Reduce sugar intake. Try your best to avoid refined sugar, opt for an optimal amount of fruits.
  • Under promise, over deliver in business, in relationships.
  • Write. Make it a habit of writing 300 to 500 words a day. It can be daily, blog post, or a Quora answer.
  • Get enough sleep. Many decide to sacrifice sleep for success, but sleep deprivation actually makes us stupid. Most people can perform even better if they were properly rested.
  • Take a deep breath. Do this every morning. And every time you feel stress and anxiety.
  • Make a to-do list. Don’t make a long list. Instead, write down only THREE most important things you need to get done today. Remember, important, not urgent.

Lastly, I would like to conclude by saying that try to get up early, meditate, exercise and be open to constructive criticisms.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Don't read this if you are not serious about your life !


https://www.psychack.com/2018/07/dont-read-this-if-you-are-not-serious.html

You should always concentrate on yourself, No matter what !
Concentrate on ourselves means What ?
If you try thinking, How can you concentrate on improving yourself ? Then there's only one thing you can do for this which is,


1. Have a clear GOAL in your head, what exactly you want to do with your life ?

2. After that ask yourself, Am I really doing what I need to do to accomplish my GOAL ?

3. If yes, then Congrats, you are already on your way to improving yourself.

4. If No, then My friend, you have to first understand one thing. Which is You get only one life, you live only once, you have a specific amount of time, time never stops for anyone.
You have to think about the possibilities when you'll Achieve your Goals. That feeling, that sense of achievement you'll get will be awesome. You will be fearless and confident like never before !
Once you imagine yourself as having accomplished Everything you need, you want in your life, Now come to reality !
Think about the things to be done in order to be successful. In order to achieve your goals. Think about the steps to be taken.
Once this is done, get up and start !
Write down your goals, remind yourself every day when you wake Up. Tell yourself, today I'll do something for myself that'll take me to my goals, at least one step closer.
  • Make a daily routine, stick to it for at least 15 days, till the time you'll get used to it.
  • Meditate daily for at least 15 mins. No matter what, put 15 mins aside from you day to meditate. Can't you have 15 mins in a whole day For yourself ?
  • Try to do some form of exercise in the morning for at least, 30 mins at least thrice a week.
  • Eat healthy, have a balanced diet with everything containing proteins, carbs, and Fats in balance.
  • If you are doing Job, work on a side hustle. Work on your passion, your hobby, try to make some money out of it.
  • Talk with strangers, it could be anything. Just try to connect with people. Share your thoughts, your experiences with them. Try to connect with good people having some goals in their life. Try to connect with people who are more Successful than you. They will ought you to work hard to become successful like them.
  • People say, Have a guide. No ! Don't. Learn from your own experiences. That guide can guide you in a way he/she is comfortable in. Everyone is different. Everyone has different dreams, ambitions in life. So the path guided to you will not be the same to achieve YOUR goals, your dreams.
  • Have some reason, know the WHY? of your goal. Why you want to achieve this ? Do I really want anyone's suggestions, an external motivation for doing this ? Am I not motivated by myself enough to do this ?

See, basically for achieving anything in life you got to have some really solid reason. See my previous post on 'How do I Motivate myself to study' here at How do I motivate myself to study?
There I have explained, why you don't need any external source, external Motivation to achieve what You are meant to achieve.
Always remember,
"However long the night, The dawn will always break!"

Sunday, July 15, 2018

How do I motivate myself to study


https://www.psychack.com/2018/07/how-do-i-motivate-myself-to-study.html

It all comes down to only one single thing.

All you need to be motivated to study is, that one single reason,
One “WHY ?”, one big reason to study hard.
You got to have that one single reason in your life to study or do anything in your life.
Right now, I can proudly say that I’m a very successful Software Engineer.
Now some of you might say what’s the big deal in it ?
Well, from a very young age I was an average child, used to score average in school. Also not so good at sports. But later on, things got changed in my life.
I did well in my +2 and got admission in an Average Engineering College. In four years of engineering, I worked so hard. I focused on continuously improving myself. Eventually, I published a patent. Presented Research Papers at International conferences. I even build an IoT museum in my college where I developed around 10 projects out of which 5 are patented.
I even got placed in 2 Big MNCs. I am the only guy in my college who is placed in two Big Companies as a Software Engineer.
Not only academics but I actively participated and managed almost all the Technical and Non-Technical events at my college.
I know for many of you this might not sound very big, but yes This is something I can proudly say about myself.

To study hard you don’t need anything. Anybody can achieve great success, It doesn’t matter if you are a genius or an average guy or a below average guy.

Think about your parentsthink about your future, think about the possibilities if you try hard now and become successful in your life. Your parents work so hard to give you everything and to give them back in return, all you need to do is study hard now, focus on your goals, focus on learning new skills every day, use your time wisely, don’t waste it on chasing girls, relationships, partying.

I am not saying that you should only focus on studies and academics. But you should learn how to connect with people. How you should identify people which are good for your development. People who also have some goals in their lives. Who ought you to think, work hard, and help you to become successful?
Speaking about relationships, don’t take them very seriously you are very young to do so. Even if you have found one. Both you first focus on your careers. First become something, become financially stable first. Unless and until you become something in your life don’t make any commitments. Help each other in building your careers.


So wrapping it up, all you want to stay motivated to study is one single reason in your life which you have to find out. Be it anything, write it down on a piece of paper and stick it somewhere you can’t take your eyes off while studying. Read it every day and remind yourself why you need to study. Do you really need anyone to motivate you for even doing this?



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

7 Things to Do When You're Feeling Depressed


https://www.psychack.com/2018/07/7-things-to-do-when-youre-feeling-depressed.html
I'm sure that there are those days in everyone's life when we feel a little low, things which made us happy and excited no longer excite us at all because of depression. You don't want to do anything, just getting up and moving around begins to feel like a big task to you, and finding inspiration to get out of this situation begins to feel impossible and difficult.

Nothing seems to go right when you are depressed. You start to hate everything and everyone. You don't want to be around anyone rather you don't want anyone to be around you. The negative effects of these are, 
  • You don't enjoy your life.
  • You oversleep.
  • You over-eat.
  • You stop taking care of yourself.
  • Things start falling down in your life.
  • Basically, nothing ever seems to go right.
Well, lucky for us there are a ton of ways to make depression manageable-and the most important of which is by constantly motivating yourself and just ignoring the negative thoughts coming into your mind. 
Here are 7 quick things you can do to help you ease out of your depression and move onto a much happier path.

7 Things to do when you're feeling depressed, 

Prepare a goal sheet

Keeping track of the things you want to do in your life is extremely helpful when dealing with depression. Depression feels as you no longer have the inspiration or wish to reach your goals. In this phase, if you write down all the goals that you want to achieve on a sheet of paper, making sure that you will stick to them makes a huge impact on you.

Workout

When you workout, your body releases endorphins which makes you feel good and gives a sense of achievement to your brain. If you set aside just a few moments a day to exercise, it truly does make a difference. It is said that sweat heals the soul.

Reading a book

Reading can often sweep you off into your own world, and engage your mind. Self-help books and mystery novels have always proved to be my favorites – but when you’re down, sometimes a little romance novel or biographies of great people can get you back into the swing of things.

Meditate

If you’re not present in your life, you’re less capable of being self-aware and making decisions that are good for you. Meditation is one way of getting you there, but it can also get in the way. Meditation is not an escape from your problems, but rather a reminder of what you really feel like — what you really think like, beyond all the illusions and judgments, infatuations and resentments.

Quit blaming

When you’re hurt, it is equally natural to look for someone to blame. Be responsible and don't blame others.

Force yourself to practice gratitude

It's hard to feel grateful when you've dealt a blow, however big or small it is you should always be grateful to the things that you have left with. There are people in this world who have bigger problems than yours but they are still happy with what they have.

Never Give Up !

No matter where you’re at or what you’re going through, don’t give up. Try just one more thing; maybe it’s just the thing that will resolve it for you.
It ain’t over until it’s over.

I hope you liked the post. Please don't forget to share this with your friends and family. 
Remember,
"No matter how many setbacks you have in life, never stop trying, you never know what God has planned for you"

Monday, July 9, 2018

8 self-development strategies that will turn you into a beast


https://www.psychack.com/2018/07/8-self-development-strategies-to-achieve-success-in-life.html

The ultimate goal of every human being is to grow up to be the greatest self. This desire to develop into a greater self certainly appears in each and every one of us, now or sometime later., but for sure.

What is the ‘Greatness’..?
Like the water from the ocean evaporating to become a dot of vapor and rising up to the sky to form a cloud, moved by the wind.. reaching over to some distant land somewhere, and at a right time falling down as a droplet of rain.., reaching the earth again, some making the soil wet for plants to grow.., some making the streams flow and quench thirst.., all flowing down the rivers, reaching the same ocean again.. for another round of the Cosmic Journey.., again and again.. Its a great Cosmic Mystery of the unknown.

It applies to all and everything. A soul becomes separated from the superconsciousness, travels from the vastness to minuteness.., becomes me and you.., enduring various experiences, making some smile.. some cry, some loose.. some gain.., again aspiring to return to the same vastness, being in this vicious cycle time and again, is a great eternal mystery..!

Who is the Greatest Self ?
The ultimate greatest self is the one who understands this great eternal mystery and becomes attuned to this everlasting Cosmic Journey.

How does one develop to become the greatest self..?
This is not so simple. But is not impossible either.. We are all born to develop this, if not now, surely sometime later..
Here is a list of 8 self-development strategies that one can follow to become the greatest self.

1. Accept life with all its splendor as it unfolds before you.

2. Be content with what nature has gifted you.., and conduct your duties in life with pure devotion.

3. Know well that you are here with specific responsibilities to clear your karma.. and do good to the mankind.. and therefore no looking back.

4. Refrain yourself from the six karmic negatives.., kama, krodha, moha, lobha, Madha, and Matsya.

5. Embrace the six karmic pleasures.. love, peace, detachment, forbearance, benevolence, endurance, charity.

6. Live for a cause. Make use of life to spread love and compassion all over.. Bring change in someone's life.

7. Fear, not death. Speak only the truth.

8. Learn to live every moment, performing your duties and adoring the creator.., and keep your bag packed.., for the call coming is anytime.


"Each one of us is a Greatest Self. We only have to recognize our true self. Earlier the better."

Sunday, July 8, 2018

11 Daily Habits that will make you achieve anything



Daily habits play an important role in One's life. To improve yourself you should definitely cultivate good habits to improve your life. So here are 11 Daily Habits that will make you achieve anything

1. Don't overthink. Many problems are never there they don't really exist, they are just your imagination.

2. Exercise for at least 30–40 minutes a day. It not only will keep you physically fit but also mentally relaxed.


3. Don't chase people, don't run behind them, those who really want to be with you, would never leave you.


4. Be the in-charge of your life. Don't let others keep take control of your life.


5. Start reading, read a lot of books, try to avoid reading fiction. Read non-fiction books, read about the things you love. This can even shape your personality.


6. Stop wasting time watching useless videos on the internet, if you do. It can affect you in the ways you can never imagine.


7. Never compromise your happiness for anyone. Do what makes you happy.


8. Never take your parents for granted, you don't know how much they've sacrificed for you.


9. Be grateful to little things you have, because many people dream of the life you are living right now.


10. People will judge you, and sometimes, try to take you down no matter what. So, be yourself and don't bother about others, don't even think about what they think or talk about you (If you think about, what people will think about you, then who else will think about you ??? :p)


11. Take care of yourself first. You have so many responsibilities and jobs but you have only one life and you live only once.

So, these are some of the things and habits that one can cultivate. These 11 daily habits can really improve your life and will take you to a whole new level. You will be unstoppable and achieve whatever the hell you want in your life.

Don't read it alone, do share this with your friends too.

22 Inspirational Quotes that will change your life


Do you ever feel depressed and demotivated and lost ? You just don't feel like doing anything ? You feel like, you don't want anyone to be around you ? Your mind is bursting with thoughts and ideas you want to do, but you procrastinate, you feel lazy, and you don't do anything rather sitting idle and slothing in the bed. 

It's really hard to stay motivated and inspired to achieve your goals, but there are things to help including Inspirational quotes.

 https://www.psychack.com/2018/07/best-inspirational-quotes-for-life.html

Here is a list of some of the best inspirational quotes for life, which will help you stay motivated and inspired to achieve your goals and become successful in life.

Best inspirational quotes for life,

1. “In the middle of every difficulty, lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
2. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
3. “Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.” – Mary Morrissey
4. Every setback is a set up for a comeback.
5. Everybody loves you until you become the competition.
6. Don't compare your beginning with someone else's middle. – Thorin Klosowski
7. 5 AM: The hour, when legends either go to sleep or wake up.
8. Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn't give you credit.
9. Be gentle with yourself. You are doing the best you can.
10. You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust and see what happens.
11. Uneducated people are in politics and educated people hate politics.
12. You are the only one who can help yourself.
13. If you are broken, society will make you more broken.
14. Your life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by choice.
15. It's only after we have lost everything, that we are free to do anything.
16. The danger is real, but fear is choice.
17. When you want something in life, you just gotta reach out and grab it.
18. You become what you believe. - Oprah Winfrey
19. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky
20. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. – Margaret Thatcher
21. If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time. -Zig Ziglar
22. One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. -Sidney Howard


These are some of the best inspirational quotes for life. This will be really helpful for you to stay motivated and achieve success in your life.


Saturday, July 7, 2018

21 Amazing Psychology Facts that will blow your mind


https://www.psychack.com/2018/07/21-amazing-psychology-facts.html

Psychology about humans can amaze anyone. You can use it to know more about how people behave. So here are 21 amazing psychology facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Being alone helps you to see the loneliness of others.
  2. People who lose their virginity late have a higher income higher education and a more healthy relationship later in life than those who lose their virginity earlier.
  3. While negotiating with someone leave your hands and palms visible, this is the sign of trustworthiness.
  4. If you ask someone a question and they only partially answer just wait and stay silent, they will usually continue talking.
  5. Getting someone to do a favor for you makes them like you more.
  6. Keep an eye on people’s feet When talking with someone you can figure out if they are interested in the conversation by looking at their feet If they are aimed at you, they are listening, but if they are aiming elsewhere, they rather want to leave the conversation.
  7. People get more happiness by spending money on others rather than themselves (I’m sure you are thinking of throwing a party today).
  8. The secret of good sleep is to convince your brain that you had a good sleep (Now, all you need to know is how to convince your brain :P).
  9. Most people text faster when its someone they like.
  10. If you didn't move for 15 minutes, you will fall asleep.
  11. The people who prefer window seat in every transport like to be alone during the travel.
  12. Doing things that scare you will make you happier.
  13. Marrying your best friend eliminates the risk of divorce by over 95%, and this marriage is more likely to last a lifetime.
  14. Even The Illusion Of Progress Is Motivating.
  15. Music impacts your perspective.
  16. Our brain automatically associates smiling with happiness If we force to smile, our brain will assume we are happy.
  17. A smile relieves stress. Our body releases endorphins when we smile, even when we force it.
  18. People can recognize smile from up to 300 feet away, making it the most recognizable facial expression.
  19. Humans can’t multi-task.
  20. People are more likely to return a lost wallet if they find a baby picture inside of it!.
  21. Your mind can sense someone staring at you even when asleep!.

These are 21 psychological facts about humans. This will be really helpful for you to know about, how we behave and how psychology plays an important in our lives.