5 Tips On How To Stay Fit and Healthy

 

Staying fit and healthy is a desire for every one of us. It is not as complicated as some people make it look. A healthy lifestyle is made possible by two simple words: moderation and consistency.

Moderation comes in handy because a habit may not be entirely harmful. It only becomes harmful when one engages in it excessively.

For instance, taking snacks in itself is not wrong. But overconsumption of snacks and neglecting healthy foods leads to poor health.

Then, some habits should be done consistently. Such habits include taking water, exercising, and having adequate sleep. Below, find five tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle and maintain both mental and physical fitness;

Drinking water

Most people fail in this: drinking water. I have been a victim sometimes. But, not taking enough water is detrimental to the body.

Make a habit of taking plain, fresh, and clean water. Water is a cleanser. It flushes toxins from your body, hydrates the body as well as the brain, and cleans the body organs.

Exercising

Did you know that exercising improves blood circulation and combats depression? Yes, and you do not have to go to the gym to exercise.

Physical exercising can be as simple as taking a 20 minutes walk in the neighborhood every morning or evening.

In any case, you do work out. Limit the time to just 10-20 minutes. You will be surprised at how effective it can be.

Eating a healthy diet

To be healthy, eating healthy must be a priority. Healthy foods are those that add nutritional value to your body. More importantly, ensure that the food you consume is balanced.

The components of a healthy diet are carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and fruits. Most people like to have meat, mac, and cheese during meals. But fresh vegetables and fresh fruits should also be a part of each meal.

Apply the 80/20 rule whereby healthy foods take 80% of your meals. The 20% can be used for indulging here and there. For a long-term healthy living, avoiding snacks and fast foods entirely may not be a good strategy.

Ensure you eat breakfast every day. Doing so will give you the much-needed strength for the activities of the day. It also helps in maintaining healthy body weight and the standard blood sugar levels.

Engage in fun activities that keep you moving

To stay healthy and fit, one should engage in fun activities that involve moving about. Examples of these events are dancing, yoga, pilates, cycling, camping, picnics, swimming.

In any case you enjoy playing games; then you should play traditional sports like football, volleyball, and basketball , tennis among others.

Have enough sleep

You should try and get between 6-8 hours of sleep night. The importance of sleep in achieving a healthy lifestyle cannot be underrated.

Good sleep improves short-term memory, improves brain activity, rejuvenates the body, and gives one a fresh start each day!

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The Holistic Benefits of Aromatherapy

 

Aromatherapy is an ancient method of healing the body, the mind and the emotions through the use of essential oils. Essential oils are volatile natural plant oils that have the characteristic scent of the leaves, petals, roots or bark of the plants from which they are extracted. The purest essential oils are very powerful and they have improved lives for thousands of years offering cosmetic, medicinal, dietary and spiritual benefits.

Aromatherapy can be in the form of diffusion (inhaling), the bath, massage, topical application and consumption. Whatever method you use the essential oil molecules find their way into the bloodstream and the brain, affecting certain areas of the body depending on which oils are used. The following are some of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits of aromatherapy.

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  1. It Speeds Up Healing

Some essential oils are stimulating and they increase the speed of healing in the body either by increasing blood flow to wounds or through their anti-microbial properties. Examples of such essential oils are calendula, lavender, rosehip, helichrysum and buckthorn. Some of them also work by reducing the harshness and discomfort of skin problems like eczema and psoriasis.

  1. Reduces Severity of Headaches

Serious headaches can basically stop you from doing anything. Taking pharmaceutical medicine helps but these do not go to the root of the problem: they work by blocking certain processes in the brain which is why you must continue to take them. Try aromatherapy instead. The essential oils are absorbed into the bloodstream and into the brain and they correct the source of your pain, and they reduce stress and anxiety. Effectively they stop the current headache and prevent future headaches. The oils that are popular for headaches and migraines are rosemary, sandalwood, eucalyptus and peppermint.

  1. Enhances the Mood and Reduces Depression

Use essential oils to improve your emotional wellbeing in various ways. They are particularly wonderful for relieving depression. Lavender, rose, ylang-ylang, bergamot, and lime essential oils trigger emotions and memories which can bring joy, peace, tranquility and balance. If you are specifically depressed then try using jasmine, lavender, chamomile and peppermint.

  1. Pain Relief

Some oils are known for relieving pain when ingested, inhaled or applied to the skin. For example:

  • If you apply a blend of black pepper and ginger essential oils to the joints, you can reduce joint pain and improve joint flexibility.
  • Lavender essential oil is analgesic, antimicrobial and relaxing. If you diffuse it or inhale it directly from the bottle it reduces muscle tension and relieves stress and anxiety and the pain fades away.
  • Chamomile oil is an effective anti-inflammatory agent which you can use for muscular pain, lower back pain, headaches, and neuralgia. Use it alone or blended with lavender.
  1. Relieves Stress

Aromatherapy is popular for stress relief. There are essential oils that relax the body, soothe the mind and eliminate anxiety, for example ylang ylang, vetiver, lemon, bergamot, lavender, and peppermint.

  1. Boosts Memory

Aromatherapy can slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia which affect the lives of many elderly people. It is also useful for boosting the memory capacity of younger people. Improving the memory improves the quality of life, enhances ability to work helps to build stronger social connections and to maintain healthy family relationships. If you or a loved one is having problems with memory, try:

  • Sage oil which is good for enhancing short term memory.
  • Rosemary which improves memory and increases alertness.
  • A combination of rosemary and peppermint which improve memory and brain function in people of any age but particularly for the elderly.
  1. Boosts Energy Levels

Aromatherapy can safely increase energy levels when your day is long or hectic. Do not rely on coffee, cigarettes, energy drinks or energy pills which affect your health in the long term. Use essential oils which work by increasing circulation, raising energy levels and stimulating the body and mind without side effects. To boost your energy try pepper, sage, cardamom, rosemary, cinnamon, tea tree, clove, jasmine or angelica essential oils.

  1. Fortifies the Immune System

Aromatherapy can improve the function of the immune system which protects your body from infections, foreign bodies and the development of cancers and autoimmune diseases. For example:

  • Cinnamon essential oil is anti-microbial and supports immune activity.
  • Lemon essential oil is a strong anti-microbial and it promotes health, healing and energy if you diffuse it.
  • Eucalyptus oil boosts the immune activity if you add it to your bath water.

 

  1. Improves Skin Health

Aromatherapy relieves skin conditions and improves your health. If you have acne, you need the anti-microbial qualities of tea tree, lemongrass, lavender, and ylang ylang oils. Use lavender oil for cleansing cuts and scrapes. To balance oil production in your skin, add geranium oil to your moisturizer. Basil is wonderful for soothing insect bites. For hyperpigmentation use carrot seed essential oil, lavender oil, frankincense oil, sandalwood essential oil, and many others. These are just a few examples but if you have a particular problem, you will find the right essential oil for it.

  1. Improves Aging Skin

Aromatherapy can help to reverse the signs of aging in the skin. You can add one essential oil or a blend of essential oils to a carrier oil like jojoba oil and use that as your anti-aging moisturizer. For example:

  • Frankincense essential oil reduces the appearance of large pores, wrinkles, acne blemishes, sunspots and age spots.
  • Lavender improves the condition of the skin by acting as an antioxidant which prevents free radical damage to the skin. It has been found by research to assist the body to produce glutathione, catalase and superoxide dismutase, the body’s most powerful antioxidants. As an antioxidant it prevents premature aging.
  • Geranium oil is a powerful antioxidant as well which prevents damage by free radicals.
  • Try also carrot seed oil, argan oil, sandalwood oil and myrrh oil.
  1. Enhances Spiritual Development

When breathed in or ingested, some essential oils help you to rise above trivial issues and to connect to higher vibrations. For example, sandalwood, cypress, frankincense, rosemary have been used for a long time by those striving for enlightenment. For those who want to open the third eye there is myrrh, Roman chamomile and sandalwood.

It is not easy to exhaust all the benefits of aromatherapy which are definitely holistic. As you can see aromatherapy is useful for spiritual development, for healing the emotions, for calming the mind and for improving physical health and for healing existing conditions.

If you have never worked with essential oils please learn how to work with them first by consulting a fully qualified Aromatherapist.. Essential oils are very powerful and can cause a lot of harm to your health if not handled well. For example if apply a pure essential oil to your skin without diluting first it will either burn you or it will cause sensitivity. Then there are solar sensitive oils that should be applied to the skin only at night. Learn first then use. You will enjoy the benefits.

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The Crystal Craze…

The Crystal Craze…Crystal Healing and Its holistic benefits.

Indeed there is a crystal craze going on now, referring to the healing powers contained in the different types and colors of crystals. This discovery has led to an alternative medical treatment that has proved to be potent for so many. These crystals are very beautiful to behold and can also serve as decorative articles to bring wholeness and charm into your living space because of the positive energy it radiates.

These precious stones have been passed down from one generation to another with great healing virtues and powerful transforming auras. Even if you don’t believe in its healing capabilities, you can just appreciate the beauty of these gemstones. Fill your home with them to produce a healthily balanced aura within your living space. Here are the different types of crystals and the type of virtues in each one.

What is Crystal Healing?

This is the healing art of using the mineral components of the earth to bring about healing and complete wholeness. These mineral components are contained in crystals that come in many types based on their color and type of energy they emit.

The process of crystal healing is achieved by maintaining a healthy balance between all the components of the body, soul, and spirit. Whenever a part of the body is out of order due to stress or illness, the crystals are used to tune it back to shape with the use of the special energy vibrations that each crystal emits.

Types of Crystals

White or Clear Quartz

This crystal has a lot to do with all-round strength and vigor. With these, one can have access to all the positive energy that they come with and utilize them. Because it is white in color, it promotes purity and cleaning producing clarity in times of confusion. With it, you can tap into some of the universal energy for balance, and also to transmit it for healing purposes.

An example of this is the moonstone. Abdominal tensions and digestive issues with other emotional tensions can be released by the use of the moonstone. This crystal can bring about the healing for anyone experiencing one abdominal and digestive pain or the other. There are instances where this has helped reduce the usual female menstrual pains, leaving the abdominal stress and tension free.

Pink or Rose Quartz

This pink crystal always brings things out of hiding; it makes things to be revealed. It is the author of sensitivity and emotion. A typical example of the pink crystal is the rose quartz which brings peace and quietness within one’s inner being. If you have been bottling up some feelings that have maybe hindered your relationship with others or tampered with your total wholeness and well-being. Then the rose quartz would help release all bottled up emotions, emptying oneself of every garbage of the past for a fresh start.

Red or Ruby

These precious red stones bring lots of excitement, motivation, and strength. They are connected with one’s skill to use regular proactive abilities and physical endurance abilities, and with zeal, inspiration and security. One of the great examples of the red crystal is the ruby that is so magnificent creating real balance in the center of the human – which is in the heart. Of you would like that it will deal with all the matters of the heart since its color relates to love, excitement and great vitality.

If you have experienced emotional disappointments that have led to heart breaking sadness, then you should consider using this ruby for a cure. It does not matter how far long you have gone down into the pit of depression, use the red crystal’s energy to revitalize your heart. It will bring in a new surge of energy and motivation that would eliminate other negative forces of depression.

Green Crystals

These crystals promote balance in association with others and the inner peace within us. It removes all traces of sadness while instilling joy and happiness. With this type of crystal around, you will be able to draw from its positive, joyful energy to keep yourself elated no matter the pressure experienced in daily routines.

It is also referred to as the amazonite crystal which has powers to cure lung problems and also heals throat diseases. Some people in the past have benefited  from its healing powers to get rid of different types of lungs and throats infections. If you are interested in alternative medical practice, you could try it.

Benefits of Crystal Healing

  • It produces all round peace, brings about clarity and causes the ability to concentrate on things. All this is because it takes the stress out of our lives.
  • It is used as a detoxification agent, removing all pains and aches, thereby producing more vitality for work.
  • With crystals, negative emotions are released, instilling better positive emotions of joy, laughter, and
  • It helps us to be spiritual sound, filled with the zeal and eagerness to fulfill a purpose.
  • It has powerful healing powers to cure some kinds of diseases associated with the digestive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems of the body.
  • These healing crystals ensure that our whole being is sound, spirit, soul and body. It is not just about healing the body parts, but about healing our emotions, improving our desires and keeping our spirits and body sound.

I do hope you found this informative and helpful .

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Mindful March

 

March will soon be here, and we would welcome spring with lots of excitement. The most prevailing of all will be thoughts of the wonderful scenery, the beautiful sight of nature splashed before our eyes. This is the best time to improve in our practice of mindfulness. We need to enjoy the spring; we need to enjoy our lives just the way we are, right here and right now.

Mindfulness is purposefully concentrating on the present moment. This sounds easy, but somehow difficult to accomplish. Especially when confronted with some many distracting issues that bugs our minds.

Not to worry, keep all anxiety out and focus intentionally on your actions each day. I will provide some tips to help you relax, meditate and keep all stress away throughout the month of March.

How to Practice Mindfulness

The practice of mindfulness is inherent in all of us, lying dormant within, waiting to be tapped and expounded. Always focus on what you are thinking at every moment, when you can control your thoughts, then your emotions and feelings can be put in check as well. So, the key to mastering mindfulness lies in you mastering the thoughts you allow every moment.

Keep a check on your thoughts; try to always keep it on present activities. If you are walking down a path, focus your thought on that activity only. Enjoy your walk by capturing the breathtaking events around, and then you will realize what you have been missing out on all along. Stay mindful throughout March with these daily meditation and relaxation exercises.

Day 1 – Do a Total Scan of Your Body

Mindfulness is to nonjudgmentally focus on the present with purpose. Focus on your body today, every single part, taking note of what you feel in each part. Through meditation do a total scan of your body to create a sound connection between your mind and body.

Day 2 – Be Mindful While Eating

Focus on eating healthy meals to provide the right nutrition for every part. Spend the time today to explore on ways to keep the body nourished with sugar-free healthy diet.

Day 3 – Do Daily Chores Mindfully

Train yourself to concentrate on the present today by focusing one all your chores, do not let your mind wander off. Keep it where you are one your chores.

Day 4 – Inhale and Exhale

Help yourself to come back to the present by taking in your breath and releasing it after two counts.

Day 5 – Focus While You Walk

Consciously concentrate on all aspects of your walking today, let your mind stay on the road and on your legs. Stay mindful as you walk.

Day 6 – Stay Mindful While Driving

Let your mind stay on the act of driving, and keep it focused on the road as you drive today.

Day 7 – Listen with Purpose

Today, practice the act of listening attentively to all those that starts a conversation with you. Don’t let your mind slip away wandering off to other things when listening to someone.

Day 8 – Release Your Emotions

Set free all lingering feelings, emotions, thoughts that might want to weigh down on you today.

Day 9 – Observe You

Take time out throughout today to focus on yourself and your environment. Enjoy all you see.

Day 10 – Use the Help of a Life Coach

Spend time throughout this day to seek the help of a life coach to evaluate your success level.

Day 11 – Intentionally Focus on Nature

Consciously spend the whole day today outdoors, releashing the beauty of nature. Stay mindful on nature.

Day 12 – Live in Solitude

Take time to separate yourself for all activities and everyone and meditate in solitude.

Day 13 – Live Very Simply

Detach yourself from all luxuries and exotic lifestyle. Use today to live a very simple live and enjoy it.

Day 14 – Act Fearlessly

Let go of all fear, and anything that keeps you tensed up today. Take fearless steps today.

Day 1 5 – Give Generously

Intentionally give your all to someone today. Give your energy, time, talent and treasures to others.

Day 16 – Enjoy Freshness

Accept with great joy the newness of the day, month, or the year. Celebrate the freshness in nature.

Day 17 – Be Compassionate

Love yourself and be compassionate to yourself and other around you.

Day 18 – Laughter

Intentionally have several moments of laughter today.

Day 19 – Alternative Breathing

Utilize the ancient nostril breathing technique for relaxation

Day 20 – Morning Meditations

Rise before anyone else and practice meditation.

Day 21 – Night Meditations

Just before going to bed at night, take time out to meditate.

Day 22 – Do not Judge

Use today to practice the act of not judging yourself or anyone. Focus on this throughout the day,

Day 23 – Moving Meditations

Also learn to meditate while moving by practicing it today, while running, jogging, and while in any other motion filled activity.

Day 24 – Depend on the Divine

Learn to depend on the divine force that is greater than you, by practicing to do so today.

Day 25 – Be grateful

Remember all the things you are to be grateful for and put them down in a list.

Day 26 – Let Go and Accept

Use today to practice the great discipline of letting go of unpleasant situations and accept things you can’t change.

Day 27 – Use Your Mind as a Garden

Grow the beautiful flowers of positive present thoughts in the garden of your mind today.

Day 28 – Manage Anger

Take note of when anger starts to rise within you, use your thoughts to manage it.

Day 29 – Be Peaceful

Take time out today and practice being peaceful with yourself, your environment, and everyone else.

Day 30 – Practice Safety

Learn the act of keeping yourself, with those around you safe.

Day 31 – Putting it All Together

Use all the skills you have practiced throughout this month together in your normal daily activities.

The effects of social media on…

The effects of social media on our mental health.

The statistics place the total number of social media users to 2.46 billion users. This amounts to one-third of the total world population. This makes it a social phenomenon with a wide implication. The advent of the internet made the information flow fast. It became faster as the social media started becoming popular. The social media platforms allow the people to connect instantly. They can interact across vast distances in moments.

Lack of consensus among researchers

Due to its popularity, the social media is a subject of many studies. Its effect on the mental health of its users is a subject of many studies. Researchers across the globe are in conflict on this issue. Some conclude that it has many benefits. While some conclude it negatively affects the user. Let us consider the negative effects of social media on mental health.

Social media is addictive

According to a review study, the symptoms of addiction are present in people with excessive social media usage. Facebook was the social media platform under consideration. The symptoms of addiction disorder include the following

  • A disregard for personal life
  • Escapism
  • A tendency to conceal the addiction
  • Mental preoccupation
  • Mood modifying experiences etc.

The type of social media use depends on the natural traits of users. This was another conclusion of a study. The usage differs in extroverts, introvert and people with narcissistic traits. A study found the presence of withdrawal symptoms when people stop the use of the internet.

Comparison with others

The social media makes it easy to chalk out a comparison with others. The inherent human nature of competitiveness promotes this habit. The comparison of our life with another is bad for mental well being. This is due to our nature of drawing conclusions on this comparison. The conclusions may be either good or bad. The majority of times it’s bad since people tend to exaggerate on social media. When you try to make a comparison with the exaggerated version of others life, you fall short. This results in a feeling of low self-esteem.

Social media as a break from the routine

People turn to social media to take a break from their routine or work. The goal of the break is to seek relaxation. Another goal is to experience something that will help them feel good. This can be the result when you are involved in a social interaction. The social media experience often times gives opposite results. It may lead to depression or a feeling of isolation. The “perceived social isolation” increases with the times spent on social media. This is the conclusion of a study on social media and “perceived social isolation”. Increased social media usage increases the feeling of “perceived social isolation”.

The use of social media as a replacement for social interaction

In spite of its name, the use social media is a solitary activity. It appears to connect people socially, but in reality, it’s a false premise. The different social media platforms stimulate social interaction. The result is often loneliness. Excess use of social media makes people feel disconnected from people in their life. They also tend to feel sad.

The perception that social media will help

We don’t feel good by the use of social media. Our perception that it will make us feel good brings us back time and again. This creates an unhealthy cycle that’s bad for our mental health.

A study concludes that people expect to feel good when they start its use. They always feel worse when they stop the use of social media. Still, they keep on with an expectation of feeling good. The expectation of people was to feel better after the use, not worse. This was the conclusion of a study on what people believe to gain from social media. This tendency is similar to the symptom of other types of addiction.

Some conclusion of different studies on social media

There are many studies on the impact of social media on mental health. The conclusions of these studies give following statistics

  • The use of social media is the highest by people with a low self-esteem. They use it as a tool of self-promotion.
  • The increase in the use of social media in the last ten years is equal for both men and women. The difference is in the case of the negative effects of social media usage. This is higher in case of women.

There are many negative effects attributed to the use of social media. Two such effects are the feelings of depression and loneliness. According to studies, social media can be helpful for people suffering from depression and loneliness. This is especially true for young adults. Social media can help them connect with others that share similar interests. It can also allow them a feeling of belonging by allowing them to express views and participate in discussions.

Social media also acts as a tool to provide social education. This is through the communication with people from across the world.

Moderation is the only thing the researchers agree on. In moderation, social media is a benefit for everyone. It’s the excessive use that causes problems.

Final Thought 

It is important when using social media to remember not to compare ourselves to others. You are enough just the way you are. I hope you found this informative and helpful .

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2018 Health And Wellness Trends

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2018 is here and as expected with the New Year comes resolutions. Of these resolutions, health and wellness top the list. New trends are inevitable. Some call them passing fads, but some trends pass the test of time to be carried over from the previous year. From super foods to cutting-edge workouts, here are some of the latest trends in the health and wellness “industry”.

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Workouts

No year passes without introduction or re-introduction of a body workout regimen. This year is no different:

  • Low-intensity steady-state cardio – In the previous year, the higher the intensity of the workout the high up it ranked. However, in 2018 tempo has slowed down and the low-intensity steady-state cardio is gaining popularity. Think of slow-jogging, walking or going slow on the stationery bike in the gym. These kind of activities are capping the heart rate at 60%. This allows you to involve the mind in the whole exercise.
  • Taking fitness on the vertical – this trend is not for those who fear heights. These fitness routines involve circus-inspired routines and aerial yoga. These involve suspending yourself on a piece of fabric and building stability. The exercises are looking to build core strength and ultimately flexibility. Talk of taking the elevating the fitness literary!

Organic foods

Many people have been conscious of organic foods but this year the hype is going a notch higher. Here are some of the foods people are “organically” going crazy about.

  • Organic coffee – Coffee has been around for ages. It is the most highly consumed beverage in America. While most didn’t care where the coffee beans came from, the trend is changing. Coffee is one of the most heavily sprayed crop. With all the info out there on the dangers of pesticides, many people are now seeking USDA-certified organic coffee beans.
  • Organic wine – In line with organic farming, grapes that make organic wine are grown without use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. Some people swear organic wine tastes better.

Superfoods

Some of the foods ignored earlier have now been elevated to new heights – superfoods heights.

  • Hemp seeds – Hemps seeds, rated high as a good source of vegetable protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, should be expected to be on a boom demand soon. Interestingly, marijuana and hemp are from the same species, however the latter lack the psychoactive component of cannabis (delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, THC).
  • Cheese – A number of studies have shown Swiss cheese as loaded with goodies such as bacteria that reduces inflammation, good sources of HDL (the good fat) and that it boosts heart health. Who would have thought cheese would make it here!

Detox
Activated charcoal – Activated charcoal popularity is likely to increase this year. It has been hailed as a detox essential. Many people are incorporating it in their drinks, lattes and even in protein shakes. Next on, it will be added in unlikely foods such as oily chips and the sweetest of ice creams. Besides ingestion, activated charcoal is also being used to remove toxins from the skin. The beauties are slathering it on their faces as face masks to sap out the toxins hiding beneath the skin.

Adaptogens

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With the stresses of life on the rise, adaptogens are a trend this year. Adaptogens are herbs and mushrooms that research has shown to lower the stress hormone, boost immunity, fight inflammation and fight fatigue.

What Health and Wellness trends Will You Be Following this year?

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How to remain optimistic in 2018

Sometimes being optimistic is considered as bad. However, it is not. Optimism always stays in the limit. There will be no fantasies in it. It creates a hypothetical opportunity to do best and give best. For example, you are a football fan and watching a football game. In a do or die match of FIFA world cup, your favorite team is losing. What will you do? What can you do? There is nothing in your control expect prayers, wishes, hope, and optimism. Your team needs three-goal in last ten minutes. Is it possible? Yes. However, in the real world, it is near to impossible. However, not impossible. This is where optimistic people come in. They not only hope that their team may win, but they are so optimistic that, they think their team has a chance of winning the FIFA world cup. This is how your life is. It does not matter what happened in your life until 2017. The New Year is here. If you cannot change too many things, at least you can be optimistic. Optimism brings in happiness and confidence. This will lead to the success. In this article, we will guide you to how to remain optimistic in 2018.

  1. 1. Do not forget past and stay in your present

Many times, you read or heard this line. Except for the past part. People say forget the past and move on. No this is not entirely right. This is only good when you have faced too much of trauma, abuse or any kind of torture. If you have faced difficulties, challenges, and failures, then you should not forget them. They are the ones, which will keep you motivated. They will make sure that you do not repeat the mistake. By staying in present, you are looking at your future. If you work well now your future will be better. That is the optimism you should have.

  1. Think and sink that you will be happy

Being happy is the key. Nobody knows what is there for you in your future. Then why worry about it. However, not worrying does not mean you should not try to find precautions for the future. If you do not have petrol in your car, then you cannot drive your car. The car needs the fuel to move forward. That is why you need happiness in your life. This will help you to lead your life in a good way. The optimism that makes you feel and stay happy will lead you to happiness in 2018.

  1. Optimistic about the external influence

Why do you always want to be in a pessimistic zone? It is because of external influence. It may be politics, your friends, your family and it may be the weather. You can control your friends and family. But not the weather and political influence on your life. Because they need a collective effort. So try to limit the negative effect of the external influence and stay in the world of optimism. However, thinking that the rain outside your window will provide water for drinking, cools your planet and brings stability to the environment, you will have an optimistic life. If the politics is very bad then it can only get better from there. They are how you can be optimistic.

  1. Expect the reward for your work

Many people in the world work hard but do not get the reward they want. It happened to me. I needed the reward for my work very badly. I faced tough times. I did not get the reward when I needed it the most. I still do. I still do not have the reward. However, I am optimistic in this year of 2018. It calms my brain nerves. It makes me feel good. It keeps all the negative thoughts away from my mind. I do not know when I will get the reward. However, there is an optimism, which keeps me active and alive. Therefore, you need to feel that your work will not go unnoticed. You will get recognition. You will get your reward. Hope for the best.

  1. Meeting friends and family

This is one of the best ways to stay optimistic. How? At times, you may feel that there is no one in this world, who loves you. However, no you are wrong. Your friends and the family members love you. This will make you feel that you are wanted in this world. You will bring freshness to this world.

  1. Consider responsibility as love but not as work

Recently, I went through a tough time. I am still going through that phase. However, the responsibilities I have on my shoulders started to feel less weight, when I considered it as my love and care for my family instead of responsibility or the work. Love your work and love your responsibility.

  1. Play with babies and kids

If you have kids or babies, then you are blessed to have a greatest optimistic thing in your life. They keep you motivated, fresh, happy and occupied. All your stress will go out. If you do not have, kids then play with kids and babies in your neighborhood. Try it to believe it.

  1. Charity, help and faith on humanity

Do as much charity as you can. Help people. I do it whenever i get the chance to. When i go out on bike, if I see someone walking then I ask him whether i can drop him to nearest place to his destination in my route. It gives me happiness. I want to do it as much as possible. Only money cannot be. This will restore your faith and that person’s faith on the humanity. This is the best form of optimism.

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Decluttering Your Life in 2018

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Life can be hectic sometimes with many things to handle such as paying bills, setting your personal goals and planning your retirement. These things can overwhelm you and impact your life negatively. Therefore, it makes sense to remove the clutter in your life and boost your health. The following are ways that can help declutter your life in 2018:

  1. Identify what is valuable in your life– Make a list of things that are important in your life. Prioritize them and focus on these things. By doing only things that are important in your life; you will be able to save time and achieve most of your goals.

 

  1. Organize your life– Being disorganized can make you waste a lot of time in trying to accomplish some tasks like paying rent or other bills late. This will make you more stressful. Try and organize your life well; keep a diary of events, keep things in a place you can easily remember. In addition, set up reminders on your phone. If something is coming up and you know you can forget, create a reminder. This will help you manage your life better since you do not need to worry about late payments or forgetting things. The above techniques can help you avoid wasting a lot of time and enhance your productivity.

 

  1. Spend less time on social networking sites- Research shows that a typical person spends many hours on social media; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. This person ends up wasting the entire day. If you realize that social media makes you waste a lot of time, you may want to turn off the sites you are spending more time on. You can also create a time limit so that you cannot access your social media account beyond a specific time of the day.

 

  1. Be positive – You waste your time when you are always negative. Avoid spending more time on criticizing, gossiping or regrets; you could be more productive when you focus only on the positives.

 

  1. Watch less TV– Television is an excellent source of current news, entertainment as well as for education. But spending your entire day watching television reduces the time needed for you to do something meaningful. Start limiting the time you spend on TV. You can decide to watch only important programs at a specific time and not at odd hours.

 

  1. Manage your finances– It is not easy to track bills in your life, especially when you have different payment systems. Begin reorganizing your payments so that they all go into one account. Keeping your bills in a single account and automating them makes it easy for you to track your bills and pay them when they are due.

In case you have a consistent flow of income and a paycheck, there are no excuses for not automating your savings. Set up a certain amount of money that will be automatically saved in your account to ensure that you have some money at the end of the month. For those who are unable to automate, simply discipline yourself and save some little cash form what you either get daily or monthly in your bank saving account.

In addition, many people have some debts at one point in their life. Debts can be stressful to you and can robe you resources needed for investment if you default. Start by knowing the debts you already have and start paying them even if they are small. Paying your debts will make you have a peace of mind and think of doing something with your money to add value to your life.

  1. Begin using RSS Feed– When you spend most of your time on the internet; there is huge information that you should remain current with. So it is easy for you to be confused and play catch up for what you had missed. You can set up a news feed so that you receive current news directly in your email; you can choose the type of sites you want to read. By doing this, you can spend less time online sifting through each site to obtain the information you need.

 

  1. Unsubscribe from emails that are not useful– You may have subscribed to some emails that deliver update straight to your email. Evaluate the email message they sent to you and find out if it adds value to your life or not. If it does not, unsubscribe from those emails. This will free up space in your email that you can use to keep emails that add value to you.

In addition, you may have followed some web pages, especially on social media sites. In your assessment, try and find out if those pages you are following have anything good for you. If the pages are useless, unfollow and try to follow pages that contribute something positive in your life.

  1. Clean your home- keeping things in your home that you do not need can be a source of endlessly distraction to you. Start eliminating items in your home that are not important to you. Begin small and set aside some few hours each weekend and clean your house and eventually, you will have a beautiful place to spend time.

I do hope you find this blog post helpful.

 

2018 Health and Wellness Goals

2018 HEALTH AND WELLNESS GOALS

We аll set hеаlth and wellness gоаlѕ for оurѕеlvеѕ, but how mаnу of uѕ mаnаgе to rеасh thеm? Smokers promise tо ԛuit ѕmоking аt the bеginning of thе уеаr, but givе in tо сrаvingѕ еvеntuаllу. Plans tо еxеrсiѕе rеgulаrlу аt a gym аrе nоt fоllоwеd through. Whу these gоаlѕ are nоt асhiеvеd iѕ mоѕt likely bесаuѕе thеrе iѕ nо plan tо асt on. Aѕ thе popular ѕауing gоеѕ, a drеаm withоut a рlаn iѕ just a wiѕh.

Bеfоrе оnе саn асhiеvе thеѕе реrѕоnаl wеllnеѕѕ gоаlѕ, a plan muѕt bе lаid оut. Hеrе аrе steps you саn tаkе on thе road tо реrѕоnаl wellness:

  1. Create уоur реrѕоnаl dеfinitiоn оf wеllnеѕѕ – When уоu knоw еxасtlу whеrе you wаnt tо go and whаt tо attain, it iѕ еаѕiеr to lау out a рlаn. Aѕk yourself what ѕuѕtаinаblе hеаlth and wеllnеѕѕ сhаngеѕ уоu wаnt tо mаkе in уоur lifе. A соnсrеtе answer tо this is уоur wеllnеѕѕ gоаl. An example оf a сlеаr, sustainable wеllnеѕѕ gоаl соuld be tо lоѕе wеight bу mаintаining a hеаlthу diet and a regular fitnеѕѕ routine to lоwеr уоur riѕk of hеаrt diѕеаѕе.
  1. Dеfinе уоur desired outcomes – Nоw thаt you’ve dеfinеd уоur wellness gоаlѕ, you nееd to define whаt points in your life you wаnt to сhаngе. If уоur gоаl iѕ to lose weight, уоur dеѕirеd оutсоmеѕ соuld bе to ѕign uр fоr a gуm mеmbеrѕhiр or уоgа class, оr tо fоllоw a 1600-calorie mеаl plan, аnd ѕо on. Thеѕе соnсrеtе ѕtерѕ will fоrm hеаlthу hаbitѕ thаt in turn bесоmе lasting lifestyle сhаngеѕ.

3.Think роѕitivе thоughtѕ -Abоut ѕеlf аnd оthеrѕ; think роѕitivеlу аbоut goals. Smilе оftеn. Liѕtеn tо thе whоlе univеrѕе fоr mоrе реасеful dirесtiоnѕ.

4.Gеt еnоugh ѕlеер-Sо that уоu саn rе-сhаrgе your internal ‘bаttеriеѕ’. Gеtting еnоugh ѕlеер саn hаvе a dramatic impact оn a hеаlthу wеll funсtiоning bоdу аnd brаin. Alѕо knоw thаt in dеер sleep thе brаin can release growth hоrmоnеѕ.

5.Mоvе and еxеrсiѕе –Of course, еxеrсiѕе, running, biking, hiking, swimming, gуm wоrk оut, weights, dаnсing and wаlking аrе to be on уоur liѕt. And: dоn’t fоrgеt tо do a warm-up and cool-down stretch!!!!

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6.Eat fresh organic vegetables and fruitѕ-Abоut 3-5 servings реr dау, ѕо that thе bоdу gеtѕ thе nutriеntѕ it needs аnd ѕо thаt the intestines gеt the fibеr nесеѕѕаrу to hаvе a healthy digеѕtiоn.

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7.Mеditаtе –Evеrу morning before the dау ѕtаrtѕ аnd ѕwеерѕ away. Thiѕ is nоt ѕuрроѕеd to be an аrduоuѕ task but rather refreshing fоr thе mind and ѕоul. Take 10 – 20 minutеѕ аt thе start оf thе dау, bеfоrе you dо аnуthing еlѕе! Even a 10 minutеѕ mеditаtiоn is a great ѕtаrt аnd makes a diffеrеnсе tо hаvе a grоundеd саlming dау, tо be much more in соntrоl with a mеditаtiоn rоutinе.

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8.Nurturе ѕосiаl rеlаtiоnѕ – To соmmuniсаtе with friеndѕ, fаmilу and со-wоrkеrѕ is vеrу imроrtаnt. Nurturing thоѕе relationships will help уоu grоw аѕ a реrѕоn. Sосiаl intеrасtiоnѕ also аffесtѕ our brаin health!

9.Dеtоxifу the body regularly –With Hydrotherapy аt a ѕра with Sauna or Stеаm Rооm, by tаking hоt bаthѕ аt hоmе or bу intеrnаl dеtоxifiсаtiоn with frеѕh fruit juice fаѕtѕ оr other рrоgrаmѕ. Body Sсrubѕ can hеlрѕ do same аѕ wеll. Tоxinѕ have a nеgаtivе imрасt оn оur hеаlth аnd brаin. It iѕ possible tо reduce tоxinѕ bу filtering оur drinking water, bу drinking еnоugh wаtеr еvеrу day аnd bу simply еаting fresh оrgаniс fruits аnd vegetables. Think ‘ABC’ as in аррlе-bееtѕ-саrrоtѕ for a dеliсiоuѕ dеtоxifуing fresh juiсе drink.

10.Clеаn uр thе eating habits-We all want tо gеt rid of our undеѕirаblе eating habits аrе. Plan аhеаd fоr thе wееk оn Sundауѕ; prepare a соuрlе оf healthy meals thаt саn bе frоzеn аnd rеаdу when nееdеd.Alѕо, рrераrе hеаlthу ѕnасkѕ bеfоrе work every morning. It kеерѕ frоm snacking оn сhiрѕ and cookies whеn hungry. Healthy ѕnасkѕ оftеn consist оf аn apple and a рrоtеin bаr. It’s thаt simple!

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  1. Have a сlеаr mоtivаtiоn – Yоu need tо identify what уоur reasons аrе for setting thеѕе wеllnеѕѕ gоаlѕ. Uѕing the weight lоѕѕ example, ask yourself whаt motivates уоu tо lоѕе wеight. Did a doctor warn уоu аbоut the riѕkѕ of оbеѕitу? Iѕ it because you want to ѕеt a gооd еxаmрlе fоr уоur сhildrеn? Whatever уоur mоtivаtiоnѕ may bе, уоu need tо dеfinе thеm bесаuѕе thеѕе will рuѕh уоu tо kеер moving fоrwаrd towards уоur gоаl.
  1. Idеntifу possible оbѕtасlеѕ – Evеrу journey has itѕ obstacles. It iѕ imроrtаnt for уоu tо idеntifу аnd асknоwlеdgе whаt саn ѕеt you back from уоur wеllnеѕѕ gоаlѕ. If уоu hаvе thе tendency tо еаt whеn уоu’rе emotional, оr if уоu’rе prone tо laziness, rесоgnizе thеѕе оbѕtасlеѕ and nоtе thеm dоwn.

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  1. Fоrm strategies tо overcome оbѕtасlеѕ – Whеn you’ve idеntifiеd thеѕе obstacles, nоw уоu саn fоrm аnd imрlеmеnt realistic mеаѕurеѕ tо hеlр уоu overcome thеm. For еxаmрlе, to аddrеѕѕ thе issue of emotional еаting, you саn keep hеаlthу snacks within rеасh. Tо combat laziness whеn уоu’rе trying tо exercise, уоu can еxеrсiѕе with a friеnd or ѕсhеdulе your wоrkоutѕ аt a timе whеn уоur еnеrgу is high. Also rеmеmbеr that stumbling is оkау. Whаt’ѕ important is that уоu get uр, learn frоm уоur miѕtаkе, аnd ѕtау оn trасk.

Health аnd Wellness gоаlѕ, as with аnу, take time tо асhiеvе ѕо you have tо recognize thаt and ѕеt уоur рlаnѕ аt the right расе. Stiсk tо уоur рlаn, keep еvаluаting аnd rе-еvаluаting, аnd аdjuѕt аѕ nееdеd. Keep these ѕtерѕ in mind аnd уоu’rе well on your way tо achieving реrѕоnаl wеllnеѕѕ.

I do hope you find this blog helpful .

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Stay Healthy and Happy in 2018!

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