What are some of the tips that can help one
in alleviating stress?
Everyone gets stressed. It is part of life.
We are always up and down trying to make ends meet. And even the richest of the
richest people who need not do anything for money still find themselves
stressing over something… usually, what society will think about them and what
society expects of them. Rich or poor, it’s there. The big question is: What
steps are you taking to manage your stress?
Well here are some strategies you can start
implementing to alleviate the stresses you might be feeling in your life.
Simple ideas to help deal with stress
Including a simple exercise routine in your
life can be very great in alleviating stress. It doesn’t have to be something rigorous.
Something as simple as taking a brisk “30 minute” walk will do.
One thing with exercising is that it makes
us sleep better. And the better the sleep, the less stressful you will wake up
Reducing caffeine intake
Caffeine is a stimulant. It will increase your stress levels. How about swapping those caffeinated drinks with herbal tea and juices?
Spending more time with friends and family
If you have close friends and family, these
are the go-to people whenever you are feeling down and stressed. Call a friend
who always has a way of calming you down. Attend family functions that will
take your mind off things.
Learn to say NO
There are times where the stress we feel is because we are
trying too hard to please everyone. For once, just be selfish and say NO! Just
do you! DO what makes you happy.
Alleviating stress by laughing more
Whoever came up with “Laughter is the best
medicine” was truly onto something. Whenever stressed, go to Netflix and have
re-runs of comedy TV shows like “Friends”. Alternatively, always surround
yourself with people that always crack your ribs. Such friends are a keeper and
they will help you forget what’s bothering you. Even if it’s for a few hours,
trust me, laughter will make things much better.
Take a yoga class
Just like exercise, yoga works magic. It works both the mind
and body and it is very relaxing. Take a class and see how it works out.
Pet a dog
This may seem weird but pets have been known to even be a
remedy for depression, leave along stress. The cuddling, the petting. Their
soft fur have a way of just making one feel at ease. If you don’t have yours,
how about asking a neighbor for theirs. Plus when you take the pet for a walk,
Winters can be daunting for many people, chilling breeze and slow around the town restrict us to make the best out of the holiday season. If you are looking to escape winters and start this new year with pleasant warm weather then we have a list of suggestions for you. Here are 4 warm relaxing destinations that will surely melt away the winter blues and will fill you with the warmth and positive vibes:
Cyprus has been considered to be Europe’s best holiday destination because of its stunning beaches, warm weather and archeological sites, there are many things to do in this country. Cyprus is a beautiful island country located in the eastern Mediterranean sea, it has almost everything that you can expect from the holiday destination. Winter temperature of Cyprus revolves around 20°C which makes it an excellent choice for the warm break which is filled with rich history, culture, and mouthwatering food. Cyprus has got the largest number of blue flag beaches which ensures the best quality beach time and it has been known to be Europe’s best party destination because of its Ayia Napa strip.
Asian countries are known for their warm weather and year-end if one of the best time to visit there. If you are looking to spend this winter in warm and natural place then Vietnam can be a great choice, scenic beauty and cultural diversity of Vietnam is fascinating. You can expect to enjoy lush green paddy fields, saffron-clad monks, and colorful fishing villages by the meandering Mekong.
One thing that will make you fall in love with this country is their cultural diversity and the mental peace that you will find. Because of the huge land base, you can choose the optimum location according to your requirements, if you are looking for the beaches, fishing villages and warm weather then you can move to southern part of India, if you are looking for peaceful beach escape then more to Goa, if you are looking for the warm weather and royal forts then visit Rajasthan, if looking for the forest experience and willing for watch tigers in their natural habitat then visit Madhya Pradesh, Visit north east if looking for the natural untouched beauty of country, India has got the largest rail network that ensures better and safe connectivity to all the parts of country.
Looking for a warm and metropolis experience? South Africa can be the best choice. South Africa offers breathtaking landscapes, wild coasts are ideal for long self-drive tours, lively Cape Town offers consistently distinguished cultural and culinary adventures while the Winelands are collectively exceptional. Although beaches are too cold for a swim in winter but they are perfect for long, leisurely walks.
Stress is the biggest villain we are facing in our modern life, working in a continuous stressful situation is making you sick. Although most of the people seem to ignore stress, it is affecting you mentally and physically.
Countless studies are being conducted on the effects of stress in daily life, and most of them found that this competitive business environment is the leading cause of rising stress levels, workers are forced to perform better which is leading to an excess of stress levels.
What are the warning signs of stress?
Some of the common signs that you should not ignore are:
A headache and muscle stiffness
Lower sex drive
No interest in work
Let’s discuss some of the hacks to reduce stress from our daily life.
How you start your day, matters!
One of the common mistakes most of the people do is the way they start their day, they wake up late and run for the office, they are stressed from the first minute they wake up. They are stressed to get ready on time, they are stressed to reach office and then they are stressed to complete their job targets.
If you really want to start your day well, then try waking up 2-3 hours before the office. That way you will be able to devote some time for meditation, exercise, social media, replying to emails, etc.
Setup clear priorities
Most of the people who are stressed at work are found to lack prioritization, they are doing wrong things at the wrong time, which add up to the work stress.
Create a list of tasks that you need to work on and then prioritize the hardest work in the early hours of office.
Happy work environment
Restrain yourself from any kind of conflicts, any conflict with the co-worker, boss, or any other guy may lead to unrest in the brain that actually doesn’t allow you to concentrate on the work.
Don’t care about what people are saying to you, focus on maintaining the calmness and treat everyone with a smile.
Another great way to have a happy work environment is to have a good social life with colleagues, this will strengthen the bond between your teammates and will lead to higher productivity and lower stress.
Dump your outfit if they are not comfortable enough, its very essential to smell good and stay comfortable while you are working.
Invest in some high-quality fabrics that can make you feel fresh all day.
Trying to multitask reduces productivity and increases stress levels. Pledge not to do the multitasking, unless you are working as firefighter or police or army personnel.
Meditate plays important role in moderating the stress levels, it will provide you the much-required peacetime. Not sure how to meditate? Join a workshop or class where you can explore the benefits of meditation.
What you consume plays important role in how you feel, restrict the consumption of fried or processed food.
Listen to soothing music:
It’s a quick trick to control your blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. Whenever you feel anxious try to play your favorite song and concentrate on listening to it.
My favorite way to relieve office stress is listening to favorite music while my way to home.
When we think summer, ladies think how they can rock cute summer outfits. The options are many. Shorts, floral dresses, colorful beach bags, those cute tiny denim jackets, you can even throw in some lightweight and colorful summer boots. Yes, we got boots for the summer weather.
One thing when it comes to rocking it in summer is to feel free. Now, whatever age you are, there is something for every lady in town. Don’t limit yourself. It’s summer for Pete’s sake. Color, color, and more color. That should be your guide. Then we got as small as you are comfortable!
Sexy summer clothes to consider in 2018
So let’s see what you can rock in summer. Luckily, summer clothes never really go out of style. So you can always revisit your last year’s collection.
You can never go wrong. These are timeless pieces of clothing. If you are wearing them in summer, then you are great with the fashion gods. Its called obeying the weather. Pair these with nice sleeveless tanks and you are good to go. Do not forget to stock up on sleep on too.
2. Floral dresses
What’s summer without floral prints to liven up the mood? These can either be short or long. Make a statement whenever you are going out. These dresses look pretty amazing when won with the big summer hats and chunky glasses. You can also rock this look by wearing some sneakers and chunky gold earings. This look is very comfortable.
You are gonna need that bag if you plan to go to the beach. Not only do the up your look but they also come in handy because they can fit pretty much everything… Bikini, hat, sarong… And don’t forget to carry your sunscreen in that bag.
4. Denim Jackets
Remember to always have the cute tiny denim jackets to pair your floral dresses with.
5. Lightweight and colorful summer boots
Just because its summer doesn’t mean you can’t wear boots with your cute summer outfits. The secret is to do color and go for the light kind.
Is there really? When you love your mother the way I love mine, you definitely want to give her a gift that is thoughtful this mother’s day. That said, gifting mothers doesn’t really have to be just a mother’s day thing. We need to honor our mothers daily. So whenever you see something great and you got some cash, get her that gift.
Every year in May, you start wondering what to gift your mum with. You have done the candles, scarves and you have run out of ideas. You might even be tempted to repeat a gift that you once gave her, only in a different color. If you have a stylish mum, you need to think real hard. Repeating a gift won’t cut it. How about some fresh inspiration. Most mothers love it when their kids get them personal gifts. Here is some inspiration…
Gift ideas that scream BEST MOM EVER!
1. Birthstone Ring
These rings have a personal touch to them. You can have it custom made. You can pick your own design. One way to go about it is having one birthstone for the month your mom was born. Or do 2 stones. Both yours and hers. You can also have it engraved on the inside to make it even more special. Give it that sweet touch.
Name a woman who doesn’t get excited over jewelry. Better yet, name me one who has confessed to having too much jewelry. Whether it’s a necklace or earrings, make it unique by having it monogrammed. You can also initial it.
One thing you can also do is get her big statement earrings which are in style
3. Classy leather tote bag
Get mummy dearest a classy bag that she cab practically carry everything in it. Remember to get a perfect spring color to go with the season.
4. Beauty kit for on-the-go
Thie is perfect for stylish mums who are on the g and like their makeup to stay fresh. It can fit perfectly well in a tote bag or even in the cars glove compartment to give the best mon ever the touch up she requires all day long.
With the arrival of a new season, comes the new fashion trends, Autumn is about to come and its time to plan and be ready with the casual outfits that you will be wearing in the upcoming season.
Autumn is a great season for the fashion lovers, the weather is not too hot nor too cold. It’s a perfect time to move beyond your windy sundresses and crop-tops and start adding some layers to your casual outfit. For me, the arrival of autumn is a permit to get some new stock of elegant long boots.
Before we hop on the best casual outfits that you can wear this season lets discuss some tips before you plan your wardrobe.
Clean your wardrobe: winters are here on your doorsteps and you are expected to plan your outfits accordingly. It’s time to say goodbye to those summers wears and make some space for you new casual outfits collection.
Take a note: it’s important to know what kind of dress collection you already have and a list of outdated dresses that you are going to dump or donate this year. Taking a note is going to make your wardrobe well organized. You will be better aware of your upcoming investments in your new outfits.
Research: once done with taking a note of what you currently have, let’s research about the latest trends and what are the new casual outfits ideas of the current season.
Seasonal updates: seasonal updates are important to look good always, you can’t expect the trend to be same as previous years, you might require altering your dress according to current style trends.
Buy what you love: doesn’t matter how trending the latest style trend is, if you don’t like it, don’t buy it.
It’s important to have your own personality and you can’t follow anything just because of its top trending. Wearing what we love supplies us with a new level of self-confidence, and nothing is more beautiful as a women wearing her confidence in her pride.
Let’s explore the best casual outfits you can have this autumn.
Skirts With Long Boots
Autumn is about to arrive and it is not very cold yet, pairing your skirt with long boots is a perfect and beautiful combination to wear. Long boots are always adored by men and you are surely gonna have a great impression on everyone.
Long Sweater With Your Favorite Jeans.
It’s the most comfortable and popular autumn outfit. Long and cozy sweaters and a perfect pair of skinny jeans make a perfect combination. This outfit will make you look classy and sexy at the same time. This is the most casual combination that you can wear at any place.
All Leather Look
It is the sexiest look that you can have after the summer season, and leather look appropriate in every situation, whether it is your office or a casual date.
Wearing a jacket looks highly professional. Yes, you have been wearing those light fabrics for whole summers and now its time to bring out your collection of jackets to get back your professional look.
Autumn is a perfect time to wear those tuxedo jackets at work because it’s neither too cold nor too hot.
Long Blazer, Leather Pants, And Ankle Boots
If it’s a bit cold outside and you want to wear something warm and cozy then this is a perfect combination for you. You will be able to protect yourself from heat to toe with this combination.
We all see that healthy couple in our neighbor who looks incredibly happy and they are successful as well. What are the distinguishing factors that are differentiating your relationship with theirs? What are the factors responsible for your poor health and boring relationship?
Hello, my name is Rachel Meyer and I am a 32-year-old dietician born in the USA, living in Sydney, Australia.
In my 8+ years of experience as a health expert and a nutritionist, I was able to figure out the lifestyle difference in the healthy couple and the couple who is always suffering from poor health conditions.
What actually being healthy means?
Being healthy is a state of mind and ability of the body to work at its optimum performance, if you want to bring a new level of happiness and boost up the quality of your relationship then you should definitely pay attention to the points that we will be about to discuss. Few lifestyle habits of the healthy couple are:
What you put in your body reflects your overall health and personality, that the reason you feel fresh and energetic when you consume clean food. Clear food doesn’t mean you will be eliminating any kind of fat and carbohydrate from your meal, clean eating is a combination of eating a good amount of proteins, essential fat, and good carbohydrates.
Some of the examples of clear eating are-
Including more veggies
No deep fry stuff
Food that is low in sodium
Limit your sugar
Eat whole grain food
Consuming organic product has a totally different aspect of clean eating.
The food that you are consuming at home contains huge about of chemical and pesticides that are used to protect these food items from insects and bugs. But these chemicals are having negative effects on your health and overall fitness. Benefits of consuming organic food:
Elimination of toxins
Protects from antibiotic resistance
The healthy couple frequently plans outdoor activities, going outside are fun and healthy way to improve the bond. Couples who frequently planned outdoor trips were found to be healthier. The reason behind is their self-awareness towards their body’s capabilities. When you plan an outdoor trip (like hiking or hill cycling) you are challenging your body for the performance, these couples were able to burn more weekly calories and are found to be more active at work as well.
Wear activity tracker
Most of the people tend to have a negative perception of the activity tracker and thinks it’s a wastage of money, but activity tracking is an essential part when it comes to healthy living.
Activity tracking helps in revealing the daily calorie consumption, a number of steps, etc. it indicates the days when we were less active and motivates us to complete the specified targets.
A good laugh and uninterrupted sleep is a cure for many diseases.
Adequate sleep is a key to a healthy lifestyle, here are the benefits of sleeping well.
Improved cognitive function
Lower stress and anxiety
Aid in weight loss
Better muscle development
There are endless benefits of good sleep, improve your relationship with a sound sleep.
Sleeping naked helps you achieve better sleep, feel confident, healthier skin, lower down the stress level. Shocked to know so many benefits of sleeping naked? Their benefits are scientific and proven.
Researchers found that the lowering of your skin temperature (especially in summers) can help you get better and deeper sleep, sleeping naked every day will make you comfortable being in your skin and more confident about your body.
Silent your phone
Putting your phone on silent have some unique benefits, through putting the phone on silent for a particular period of time helps you concentrate on the family and your relationship. You virtually cut your connection with the work to care more about your family; this gives the sense of care and satisfaction to the family.
Lots of sex (Mind blowing sex)
The healthy couple uses sex as a tool to connect, feel the skin and appreciate the beauty.
Sex is a great mood enhancer and stress booster.
Combine sex with some alcohol and you will get the steamy version of sex, with the power to dilute all the grudges within your relationships.
Sex gives you satisfaction and satisfaction plays an important card in forgiving when people are satisfied with their partner they tend to forgive them easily (take a note that we are not talking about orgasmic satisfaction it’s about mental satisfaction).
Give yourself a break
Granting yourself a monthly or quarterly break is essential.
It’s a time when you practice self-love and heal your body and mind physically and spiritually.
Couples who had consistent vacations were found to be more healthy and they had better resistance to anger.
Let’s start with the most important training and food tips to improve your workout quality.
Know your limits (no ego lifting)
The first thing that you need to remember while starting your workout is “Ego Lifting” is only going to award you with serious injuries. It’s important to know your limits and gradually increase the amount of weight you want to lift.
Yes, we understand that you want to desperately lose that belly fat, but there is no spot-fixing in the bodybuilding, you will be required to track your macros and create a calorie deficit in order to get rid of your belly fat.
Allow yourself to recover
You are highly motivated and want to lose that stubborn fat as fast as possible, but your body needs time to recover. Listen to your body and never push your body to workout if it still hasn’t recovered from previous day workout. Eating healthy to recover fast and taking a day off is always better than injury.
Its 80% diet and 20% workout
You think those Instagram models work 4 hours a day to get into that shape? Wrong!
They work out as much you do, the only difference is in their nutrition. The best food tips I can give you is to start tracking your calorie consumption and stay consistent with your diet then you will surely get the results like a pro level fitness athlete.
Proteins are your body’s building block and they are required for the muscle growth and development.
It’s important to consume at least 1 gram of protein per pound of your weight, don’t try to consume 2 gram protein per pound of weight, that is for the professional bodybuilders, not you.
Fat is good
Many food tips recognize fat as bad and advice people to opt for a low-fat diet. Fat is an essential need of your body that you simply can’t ignore, researchers have proven that athletes who consumed more saturated and unsaturated fats were found to have higher testosterone levels.
Count on your macro
When you are on your weight loss journey it’s important to count on your calories, it’s important to make the calorie deficit in order to reduce some body weight.
If you feed your body with junk, it will surely act like a junk.
This is something that most of the newbie forgets when you work out your body loses its essential minerals through sweating. It’s important to keep to the optimum level of essential minerals to keep your body work efficiently.
There is no reason why your gym wears can’t be fashionable since many decades gym outfits have not seen changes due to the common gym stereotypes. But social media has emerged as a great tool to revamp the active style and fitness fashion industry as well.
Let’s discuss the latest fashion ideas and trends to make heads turn around because of your active style sense.
Tips To Look Cool and Stylish At Gym
Keep is clear:
Try not to put layers of makeup on your face while visiting gym; your makeup can clog the pores of the skin. Regular workout is a great way to eliminate body toxins through sweat, so wipe your face with a cleansing cloth before you hit the gym.
Pickup perfect pants:
Have you ever seen an Instagram fitness model without nice and gorgeous gym pants?
Nothing can make you look more stylish than wearing perfect gym pants, with the rise in fitness trend you surely gonna have a lot of options to choose your perfect gym pants. I will be listing some of my favorite choices at the gym.
It’s fine to flaunt your abs or curvy ass but it’s not so cool to make your panty line visible while doing so, it’s good to stock some panties that are designed specifically for gym wears, you can try Nylon lace thongs by Hanky Panky.
Show off your curves:
Nothing can make you look more sensual then a great sports bra, today’s sports bra are designed perfectly to complement your curves.
Invest in Workout essentials(cool gym bag, a nice pair of snickers etc. ):
There are few essentials that can be a great add-on to your athletic styling like a cool gym bag, nice pair of snickers, headbands, instant cooling towel, etc.
What to Wear
Casual sports look
No sleeve baseball vest paired with cool leggings can have a great impact with a casual look. It won’t look too revealing but still manages to earn a lot of appreciation for your active style.
Evergreen Mini shorts
Mini shorts are a perfect example of implementing active style; Mini shorts are the most comfortable and coolest thing that can be paired with anything. If you have toned legs then you don’t even need to bother about thinking of your style sense.
An army look is perfect to get into the character, wearing cargo or jogger paired with the sleeveless top is a great way to look incredibly cool and stylish. You can always replace your headband with some cool cap.
Perfect sports look for ladies with swag.
Pair your yoga pant with a sweatshirt with a hoody, this was you can flaunt your curves but still cover your full body. It’s my personal favorite combination when it’s about working out with your man.
Leather pants are always sexy and stylish. Leather pants have a capacity to be paired with anything, you can wear them with casual top or hoody; these leather pants always looks incredibly gorgeous.
Camouflage your love handles
This is for someone with some extra fat; you can wear smart to camouflage your love handles or saggy butt. A Hip-skimming top is a great choice to camouflage those extra pounds and still look your best.
The best education I have ever received is through travel, but traveling is not always as glamorous as it seems.
Traveling to different places always feels amazing but it can also prove to be stressful and detrimental to us if not planned in a proper way. In order to enjoy the traveling experience you need to prepare yourself physically and mentally, it’s important to keep the healthy essentials handy to save you from health hazard.
There are few pointers on healthy essentials that need to be taken care of in order to have safe and incredible holidays.
First and foremost thing that you need to do before starting your holiday planning is to do some research, if you are visiting the place for the first time then it’s important to have the basic idea of what to expect. What is the behavior of the locals, crime rate, water born diseases, etc?
A well-researched travel plan is going to mark your vacation a great success.
Get Good Sleep
The most important thing that you should be concentrating on your vacation plan is sound and deep sleep. Understand this, you are on a vacation to relax your body and a vacation should be a recreational trip for your body.
Supplement yourself with the melatonin to recover your body from jet lag and to have some deep relaxation, melatonin is a natural hormone that assists in regulating the sleep cycle and helps the body in achieving sound and proper sleep.
Eat Plenty Of Fruits
Consuming fruit is a great source of vitamins and fibers. Most of the citrus fruits help in body’s detoxification and improving the immune system like oranges and blueberries are a great source of vitamin C that helps in protecting the body from common flu.
Additionally, consuming fruits also help in keeping a good distance from consuming unhealthy junk food as well.
You are on holiday and your whole routine has changed, your eating pattern has changed, it’s important to supplement your body with some healthy essential good bacteria to keep digestion going perfectly fine.
Healthy Nuts Or Snack To Eat Anytime
You are in a different place and there can be an instance where you could not find anything to eat, or you might find yourself stuck in the situation where you don’t have access to food.
Carrying some healthy snacks or protein bars can come into rescue.
Learn How To Eat Healthily
Learning to eat healthily is a lifestyle, and its good to follow a healthy diet while on holidays as well.
We understand that you are on holiday and you are on alcohol only diet, but you can opt for healthy snacks instead of consuming pounds of that deeply fried chicken legs.
When it comes to listing about the healthy essentials, staying hydrated should be your top priority.
Your body sweat more when you are on holidays because of the physical work you do like traveling, walking, playing some sports. It’s important to take care of your body’s hydration.
Opt to drink mineral water or smart water that can reestablish your body’s depleted electrolytes.
Workout While Travel
It’s the best thing you want to do on holidays, you are on a vacation to rehabilitate your body and mind, carry some lightweight exercise gears.
Vacations should not be always about alcohol and parties, your main focus should be about self-love.
You have 24 hours in a day and you are not required to spend 10 hours at your office, instead of spending those hours sleeping in your hotel room try spending them wisely.
Spend some self-pampering time, give your body some restorative time.