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Why and How You should Practice Mental Fitness

>> Sep 3, 2014



There are quite a few benefits to having mental fitness. There are numerous reasons why you should practice it and the most poignant ones are mentioned on this article. There is then a run down of what you can do to improve your mental fitness.

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Being able to learn quickly is highly desirable

This is the most powerful reason and is the top of the article for that reason. If you learn quickly then you get more jobs, you progress more quickly through your career and you can lead a more fulfilling life. It means you get to learn things at your own pace and means you can take up personal learning and actually get somewhere with it. It means you can become more intelligent as time goes on and can maintain your brainpower as it stands.

Slowing down your rate of learning when you do not practice

If you do not practice mental fitness and do not practice learning and keeping your mind stimulated, then you start to slow down. You start to learn slower and you are not as quick off the mark. You find yourself struggling as time goes on and things change around you. Soon you are sat alone in a chair with an iPad wondering why you can’t get parts for it anymore and asking how to charge it up using the polartraonic wall converter.

Negative thought cycles are no fun

Mental fitness is not all about learning how to learn, nor is it all about keeping your mind sharp. Part of it is about removing negative thoughts from your mind. This is not meant in a Zen hydrotherapy way. It means that we can get into the habit of self talking ourselves down. We punish ourselves too harshly for the things we do wrong and we do not appreciate the good things we have achieved. Part of mental fitness is getting back your positive side and purging yourself of these negative thought cycles.

Winding yourself into a mess you can easily avoid

This is when you do something that you could have avoided if you had simply done things right. This can be anything from sweeping up mess and not bring the bin close to the tray and walking across the room with it instead. Or, it can be thinking you are a failure so much that you set yourself up to fail. This is all your own fault and this sort of thing is easily fixable if you recognize when you are being a fool.

Go out of your way to learn more skills

Being happy with the way you are now is like being happy that your ice sculpture looks good in the sun. You need to keep learning more skills as time goes by. You need to keep learning because it will keep you mentally fit and you will feel better and less useless as time goes on.

Do all you can to maintain your skills and talents

As you learn your skills and new talents, you should brush up on them every now and again. It is good for you, it keeps your mind active, and it allows you to maintain your self esteem because you do not feel as if you are wasting part of your life.

Vary your information intake

You can try videos, try reading, try audio, and try physical learning. Learning through just one medium such as reading is very bad for you. Have another person teach you something and teach them something back. Try swapping information and skills with a child or a teenage.

Meditate or not

This is really up to you. Some people say it helps them, and some say it is all in the mind. If you want to maintain genuine mental fitness then get enough sleep. Getting enough sleep is far more important than any meditation or other pseudo science.

Getting eight hours per night is a myth

Just like drinking eight glasses of water per day is a myth, so is getting eight hours per night. Get into a routine of going to bed at the same time and you will get a better night sleep. If you are tired when you wake up then you have not had enough sleep. If you are not tired then you are fine. If you wake up at 5am and you can spring out of bed then you have had enough sleep. Do not force yourself to go back and wake up at 8am because you don’t need it and will only find it harder to sleep when you go to bed that night.

Do not do the same thing too often

Any thing you do too often is going to be bad. Playing video games is fun, but do it too often and you turn weird. Also you should learn to live with an uncomfortable silence because if you cannot it means you are around visual and audio media too much.

This is a guest post by Kiara Halligan, a professional essay writer and occasional guest blogger, who coaches individuals in writing skills on a great variety of topics. Kiara is always ready to share her knowledge with her students and readers.

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Artificial Plants- a Good Choice for Modern Homeowners

>> Sep 1, 2014



Nowadays, many homeowners often complain of not having a beautiful garden in their house. While some cannot get a garden due to the lack of space, there are others, who cannot get this due to the lack of time for maintenance of the area. If you are among those people, who have not been able to design a garden in front of your home or in your roof, you can surely opt for the artificial plants. Nowadays, many homeowners prefer to get these items in their home for multiplying the beauty of the house manifold. Therefore, there is no need to hesitate for your choice. Yet, you need to make your selection carefully so that you can get the best value for your money.




When you are looking for installing the synthetic plants or flowers in your home, you need to be careful about the type that you select. The type of tree that you select should be in sync with the decoration theme of your house. For instance, if your house has a modern look, you can go for the creepers that are sleek and take less space. Depending on your choice you can go for the variety of creepers, viz. fruits, flowers or just the ornamental ones. The choices are varied, you just need to make your decision correctly.

While searching for these types of trees, you should also be careful about the area that you can devote for the installation. The number of trees or the size of the trees should be selected depending on the area available. If you make a mistake in the selection of the size or number of trees, you will unnecessarily make the place congested, which in turn would affect the size of your house adversely. So, get the planning done carefully and then search for the stores selling these types of items.

Nowadays, you can find different stores selling artificial plants Melbourne. You can search for any of them and get the tree of your choice. However, before making the selection of the store, you are always recommended to checkout for the reviews of the store. Always go for the shops, which have received positive testimonials from their clients. Price is important when you are making these kinds of purchase. However, you should not consider it to be the major determinant. Quality should always be your priority. Unless and until you purchase the best quality product, you will not be able to get the desired look.

Always remember a rule of thumb, that the synthetic trees are just meant for decoration purpose and not meant for installing on the garden area. These should be installed indoors and cared properly. Keep them free from dirt and dust so that you can enhance their longevity as well as shine. Apart from the beautification of home, you can also consider these as a useful item for decoration of parties or special occasions. You can also gift them to your friends and earn praises for your choice. 

About the Author- Daniel Smith takes great interest on artificial plants. He has made several studies on these items. He has written this article on artificial plants Melbourne to guide buyers.

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Two Moms

>> Aug 30, 2014



Juno delivered three babies a few weeks ago, but sadly one kitten was found dead last week.

Juno's babies that captured last week:
  Another pregnant cat named Lili was also in labor today! This afternoon, she delivered one baby.  After the first kitten came out, Lili looked uncomfortable and panicked. We thought that it’s because the laboring process. But it turned out that she heard Juno’s babies loud screaming from another room and she thought that they are her own babies. The new mom Lili was so confused. She couldn’t keep calm and kept trying to enter the room.

So since the mother Juno was okay, we decided to take two Juno’s babies close to Lili. What happened next? Lili calmed straightly and breastfed all three babies. Juno doesn’t angry at all.
 
Captured one hour ago. The baby in the middle is Lili's baby. I only took one shot, I didn't want to bother her with another flash light.
When writing this post, about eight hours ahead, it’s already night; I see Lili is with three babies right now –inside a box in our living room. She’s awake. Another mom Juno is sleeping on the sofa nearby.

We’re still worried as Lili’s stomatch is still big. Since she doesn’t show any sign to labor another baby again, my brother planned to take new mom Lili to the vet in the morning next day. I worry about the babies inside Lili’s womb, are they still alive?         

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Eating Healthy at Work

>> Aug 28, 2014




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Is it possible to have a healthy diet in the workplace? Eating healthy foods in the workplace is a challenge for many people. The main cause is you are so busy in the office that makes no time to enjoy healthy food.

The food that sold usually practical food and don’t have adequate nutritional content. Another challenge is because healthy food is commonly not preferred and defeated by fast food. However, unhealthy foods may certainly harm your health and in addition, it will make you gain weight.

Don’t forget breakfast.
Breakfast will increase productivity as it can reduce fatigue, drowsiness and help  you to concentrate better. When you wake up, the brain metabolism increases so that glucose needed for added energy. Glucose in body in the morning declines since you don’t eat all night while sleeping. A good breakfast menu is a food that requires time to digest, such as whole wheat bread with a fried egg plus onions, peppers, and tomatoes.

Don’t miss lunch.
Lunch should not be done at your desk, but move to another place so that your body and mind refreshed and improve your mood. Note also the lunch menu is selected. It is okay to occasionally have lunch at a roadside restaurant with a less healthy menu. However, don’t do it every day. Eating out is fine but it should still meet the needs of the body of the fiber, protein, and carbohydrates. Good lunch menu is 50% fruits and vegetables, 25% protein and 25% carbohydrate.

Snacks.
The rule of eating healthy snacks is concerned servings and calories. They seem small and not filling you up, but you shouldn’t include too many calories from snacks as it may cause weight gain. Also avoid eating fried foods often since they contain excessive fat.

Healthy snacks menu are foods like boiled potatoes or boiled bananas, wheat biscuits, yogurt, or dark chocolate.

Tea and coffee.
Tea and coffee accompany your daily times at the office. For some people, drinking tea and coffee has become a habit that is difficult to stop. Even your body feels less powered unless you drink any of it. Consuming tea and coffee is fine as long as not too much.

Servings of tea and coffee, it is suggested a teaspoon of tea or coffee with a half of one tablespoon of sugar, and it does not exceed two cups a day. It would be better if it is not mixed with sugar, milk or creamer because it will increase the calories.

Healthy dinner.
If you only use the night to rest, carbohydrate servings at dinner could be reduced. If you have to stay late and choose to eat at home by holding hunger, you may choose a healthy snack or fruit.

Suggested dinner menu are vegetables, protein or fruit. By taking meals with appropriate portions and composition, it will help you have enough energy to perform day-to-day activities, avoid the disease, maintain a healthy weight  and physical appearance.

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Welcome to my blog. I'm a home maker, a stay at home wife. I'm just an ordinary woman who has interest in reading, working at home and learning to write. We live in Bogor, Indonesia.
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