The weather these days is no laughing matter. With so many people without power and lost residence, there are many reasons to be concerned! Although, we just turned our clocks back, we cannot do so with time. And yet, to help oneself get out of a pessimistic mood, study finds that humor is the key. Moping over what’s lost will not help get it back, but the future is still in our hands! What we CAN do, is make the best of our present. Studies show that laughter increases the endorphins, which in turn helps increase pain tolerance. In addition, as NY Times puts it, laughter may be a form of exercise! It is easier to live through the tough times when one is in a better disposition. The next time you feel a joke coming on, don’t stop it! Let it cheer someone’s day today!
As hurricane Sandy is sweeping through the North-East of the USA, it’s leaving a trail of mess behind it. As anything in life, effects of an event are greatly dependent on our reaction to the event, rather than the event itself. Although, there is a lot of damage that was done by Sandy so far, there was a lot prevented thanks to good planning on the part of the authorities. We stand to agree with Simon Sinek, who tweeted that ‘Givers advance the world. Takers advance themselves and hold the world back’. As we see how each politician and administration reacts to the effects of Sandy, we may be able to draw conclusions for ourselves. Such events definitely have a potential for uniting people- disastrous events contribute to the sense of community and our differences become insignificant as we struggle to survive. When a human life is at stake, we tend to save that life- no matter the differences of any sort. So, what is the best response to a disaster? Perhaps, any rescue effort and extending the help to the less fortunate ones, is the key. Since we cannot do much about the disaster itself, we can come through by doing what humans do best- being a human!
Differences of opinion are inevitable, as we know. However, some differences may be more unpleasant that others and lead to an array of emotienhanced events. So, how can a person prevent a difference from becoming a conflict? There are many suggestions around: from Dale Carnegie to Mind tools. Here’s a short version:
1. Identify goals or reasons for the fight (yours and co-worker’s). Perhaps , this fight is about a status rather than the issue at hand, and perhaps this goal can be achieved in a different way. For example, if the co-worker craves acknowledgement, a smile and a warm ‘good morning’ at the start of the day will reduce, or eliminate altogether, the co-worker’s desire to argue!
2. Speak the same language. No, not like English versus foreign. It implies rather to make sure that what you mean is what the other person hears, or that you both mean the same thing when you say a certain word, notion or a term.
3. Realize that not all differences are bad. There are many grey areas in life, and yes, two people can be right at the same time! You may be disagreeing on the aspects of the same issue, rather than the issue itself.
4. Not all problems have desired, or the only one, solution. Be willing to hear the other opinion and figure out how the two different perspectives can be utilized to achieve a greater good.
Have a wonderful day!
As the world recounts that shocking event in the 1971 race, we pay tribute to Jo Siffert, a swiss racing driver who captured the attention of millions with his mastery. A documentary created in 2005 leaves a long lasting impression on those who want to know more about this legend. Learning from the master, we commemorate his choices as we welcome you to partake in the special savings event on Tag Hauer’s timeless pieces- as timeless as Jo Siffert’s mastery!
Oh, this is the question of the day! Every day. To find an answer to this question, you have to consider whether your work place requires professional business dress code or welcomes business casual attire. For those of us who are lucky to work at a ‘casual attire welcome’ place, choices might be more numerous, but require more time matching. For the business attire work place , choices are fewer, but often pre-matched. Jewelry, shoes and accessories still need to be coordinated, though. At watchmaxx.com , you can find all kinds of quality watches: popular, affordable and presentable pieces. Enjoy coordinating and looking great!
After a long work week we head into weekends with relief and expectations for a recharge. However, we all recharge in various ways. For those of us who enjoy the outdoors, colder weather should not stop us! The Telegraph suggests 10 action sports, which may leave you recharged in time for the Monday morning rush. As any sport requires, make sure to be geared properly and dress accordingly. At Watchmaxx.com we can offer you a selection of sport watches- quality pieces at special prices- to help you gear up. Enjoy your quality time weekend! We’re off to the mountain biking….
With every change of season, there are new fashions that come out. It seems that fashions are rarely new: they’re rather… recycled? You know, how your parents or someone from an older generation tells you: “Oh, this looks just like a [wardrobe item] when I was your age!” Yes, I can imagine the light smile on your face- you had it happen to you! So, does fashion history repeat itself? You can check out the styles of the past at www.esquire.com and see which one reminds you of a garb this season! According to Today’s Show, leather is in. At Watchmaxx.com, we have a large selection of leather wristband watches with some savings neatly matching your pocket! Enjoy the new season in style and with savings!
Sports empower us with its competitiveness, intensity and sense of achievement. We fill our weekends with sports and encourage our children to develop physical health by encouraging sports. Yet, have we ever realized how our life- starting and ending with the watches- is all about sports and competition? Competition moves the free markets of the world, competitiveness gives us that boost to perform better and to succeed in our vocational endeavors. Hanhart’s pioneer race-master watch symbolizes just that. Sports watches are symbols of competition, success and winners! What watch will symbolize you today, tomorrow? Check out our sports collection!
Would combining two things one loves into one create an even bigger love? Apparently, this may just be what Tiffany & Co., Swatch Group SA, Ball Watch and BMW are driving at… As Tiffany & Co are refocusing on watches and Switzerland meets Bavaria, we are excitedly awaiting the outcome of these unions… Will there be more to love?
In the wake of September 11, one may be pressed to ponder on the meaning of time. It is said that time heals all wounds, time is money, time is the most valuable thing one can spend… And yet, how often do we reflect on its use? M. Scott Peck noted: “Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” How do we come to value ourselves? The inventor of chronograph, Nicolas Mathieu Rieussec, couldn’t be thinking about this before he invented it in 1822! He invented it to measure the velocity of missiles, the very thing that stops time for whoever is hit by it! But, we came to recognize that this, too, can be used for a positive purpose- like saving someone’s life when used by medical professionals, for example. Any piece from the Watchmaxx’s selection of chronograph watches- just like the time itself- can be used to maximize the potential of time! How will you use your time today?