These can help you feel better when you wake up feeling tired:
1. Green Tea
This choice can be used for a variety of reasons but one of the things that it is known for is that it helps with providing natural energy. Not only does it taste great but the aroma can also be very soothing. You can drink this kind of tea plain or with your choice of sweetener or you could even add in honey for some extra flavor.
2. English Breakfast Tea
This tea is great for when you might want some eggs and then drink something that at the same time helps to boost up your energy. English breakfast is rather strong so if you don’t like strong tasting drinks then maybe stick with having the green tea for energy but if you don’t mind a strong taste then this might be perfect for you to have in the morning with your breakfast.
3. Jasmine Green Tea
If you get tired of just having regular green tea and would like something different then try out jasmine. This is a wonderful drink to have right before meditation. Feel the energy and at the same time it will help relieve stress because of how good it smells.
4. Oolong Tea
it has a great smell with it and it’s a perfect tea to have throughout the day. Whenever you need a pick me up or energy boost then Oolong tea might be just the thing that you need. The flavor is rather delicate and the aroma is just fantastic.
5. Caffeinated Earl Grey Teabags
There’s also decaf earl gray. If you are looking for an energy boost then make sure that you pick out the caffeinated drink and not the decaf or it might not help you. The decaf is perfect for at night when you would like to calm down but in the morning times go with the caffeinated version.
A lot of retailers will have a choice of caffeinated or decaf. Always make sure to read the label and don’t assume that there is caffeine in it. In order to get the energy boost that you need then grab the one that has caffeine. If you are sensitive to caffeine then search for the ones that say it is a light caffeinated version. In order to avoid staying awake all night look for soothing and calming decaf and have that after dinner.
Kids love to run around and explore anything they find in the outdoor and indoor area of your home. Gardens are definitely the kids’ favorite outdoor area as it stimulates kids’ five senses. Plants such as flower provide great visual and scent stimuli to kids. Lighting in the garden are curious little things that always attract kids to touch and feel them with bare hands. How safe is your surrounding to the kids?
Once I was checking around a park and notice live wires sticking out of a non-solar lantern light. Immediately the thoughts of kids getting electrocuted by them scare the shit of out of me. True enough there are little kids getting closer and closer to it. Sure they stretch their hand almost touching these live wires. I have to jump in to block them just in time to prevent a disaster. The conventional lighting does need consistent maintenance to ensure live wiring do not get exposed and equipment is not short-circuited. It is also not easy to catch the right moment to detect the problem just in time before anyone get hurt by it. What are the best solution for these incidents?
Solar Lights are the best choice for outdoor lighting in the park as well as for home garden. With no need to connect any wiring to live power socket, Solar Lights are safe to touch by our little kids and nice to look at especially at night when solar lights can turn on automatically by detecting low lights. It retrieves its power from a rechargeable battery that can be fully recharged by direct exposure to sunlight. Hence you can basically place Solar Lights anywhere remotely without worrying to find a power supply. Solar Lights certainly creates a hazard-free environment for our kids to grow and enrich their life.
Out with the old, in with the new. New as in “new” way of thinking. Shed the heavy weight of an overloaded and toxic mind. Why not drop the unhealthy weight by committing to a 7-day mind detox to flush-out negativity and old patterns of thinking?
Usually, when we think of the word detox, we think in terms of detoxifying our internal organs of poisons and waste. But guess what? Our mind is arguably the most important internal system in our entire body.
Yet, we often neglect to engage in a regiment to purge our mind of harmful build-up from toxic emotions and “stinking thinking”. While meditation is great in helping to clear and quiet the mind, detoxification of the mind takes mindfulness to another level.
Don’t worry, you won’t have to go on a food fast, or get your doctor’s permission for this 7-day detox program. In fact, among the good things about this no-cost diet is it’s safe and it’s extremely healthy.
You won’t have to count calories or spend money on any special foods, vitamins or supplements. And, the only withdrawl symptoms you’ll experience are the release of negative thoughts and energy. Daily practice and a “can-do” spirit is all that is required.
While it’s not probable that you will rid decades of toxic thoughts, emotions and feelings in 7 days, you will begin to renew your mind with right thinking.
The process of right thinking involves developing new thought habits. New thought habits are developed by controlling your thoughts and training your mind to entertain only positive and wholesome information.
In essence, when negative thoughts surface, replace them with positive thoughts. In other words, consider yourself engaging in thought management.
As professor James P. Porowski states, “There is no such thing as neutral thinking. Thoughts are always directed toward something ….or someone.”
Based on the blueprint in the book The Seven Day Mental Diet, by author Emmet Fox, essentially, a 7-day mind detox consists of:
Selectively choosing the subjects you dwell upon
Eliminating negative thoughts, emotions and feelings
To go on the diet, over the next 7 days, simply reframe from negative people, news, information and entertainment. Also, refuse to entertain or dwell on any negative thoughts, circumstances or conditions.
On any day of the 7-day detox diet you miss the mark, simply forgive yourself and start the diet all over. Yep, that’s right….completely over! You’re in training here, folks. Training your mind. Training your thoughts. Training the most significant asset on your body. Not the brain, but the m-i-n-d. Mind.
And believe it or not, the mind also has muscles. Resolve to strengthen your mind muscles with good thought habits. The end results are clearer thinking, improved focus, more energy, sounder sleeping, a calmer spirit and a healthier emotional well-being.
Oh yes, it’s a challenge! But, with daily practice and determined focus you CAN do it; I’ve done it! So, drop the unhealthy mind weight. Today, start your new way of thinking by controlling your thoughts and make it a lifelong habit.
After all, as Fox says, “…Your mental diet is really the most important thing in your whole life.”
What is wrong with the way regular clinics and primary physicians treat pain? Pain clinics are cropping up all over the country and this proliferation is raising questions as to their necessity? Some question even their legitimacy! Recently there have been headlines about how some are easy ways for those seeking illegal drugs by using pseudo legal means to obtain them. Of course no overworked and harassed doctor innocently write pain medicine prescriptions, or do they? News headlines show a few are charlatans and aiding and abetting illicit drug use. Is this true?
And if this is trure, how has this been allowed to happen? Aren’t doctors above such practices? How do legitimate pain sufferers who need extra help in relieving their pain find the help they need without making room for charlatans? As you see, questions arising from some of these clinics are giving all a bad name. And maybe that’s a good thing. Possibly they should never have tried to establish themselves as a separate entity from the regular doctor’s office and well established clinics. Most doctors in regular clinics who prescribe pain medications for their patients do so cautiously and reverently. They understand how it is needed and they also know its potential for abuse.
Before any of these questions can be answered, we must first separate the legitimate excuses for pain clinics from those that exist for cash only. The plain facts are some people do have intractable pain that need special consideration above and beyond what a regular MD is qualified to give. Certain types of pain where nerve damage is involved, I have learned, need a specialist who is knowledgeable in the intricacies of pain management possibly unknown to your regular internist, surgeons, and orthopedists. This would, at least in application for certification and training, be sufficient for further consideration.
Who are these pain specialists who know pain management above and beyond what a regular doctor does not know? An online article originating from Dundee University in Scotland has some explanations of this process and about pain specialists in general. Pain specialists, the true ones, are none other than anesthetists, the one who puts surgery patients to sleep. Their credentials are above approach and they are backed up by JRSM (Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine: Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health.)
In the United States the American Society of Anesthesiologists likewise has some impressive
You naturally convey confidence when you have good self-esteem. However, if your self-worth drops, you might inadvertently give people the wrong impression. When you act as though you have little value, people notice your insecurity. Consequently, they might not attribute you with positive qualities.
You might be overlooked for a promotion at work, turned down after a job interview or disregarded as a potential dating partner. Luckily, you can behave in a confident manner even when your self-esteem is low. Being able to convey confidence can turn things around for you and improve your situation. The result will be confidence, which is what you require.
What you say via non-verbal communication is very telling. People can find out a great deal about you by simply observing how you move, dress, stand or sit. To convey confidence, hold your head high, your shoulders back, and your gaze forwards. Give people eye contact as you converse and focus on what they say rather than your insecurities.
Dress for success
Your clothing also speaks on your behalf. Therefore, select what you wear carefully. If you dress in sloppy clothes that are full of holes, people will imagine that you have low self-esteem. On the other hand, wear clothes that are smart, clean and colorful, and people will gain a different picture of you.
Act the part
When you feel shy, but need to come across as confident, think about how a confident person would behave in your situation. Act how they would act, even if doing so feels as though you are playing the part of a confident person for a while rather than being one. Eventually, your confidence will increase because people will treat you with respect.
Work on gaining confidence
The best way to convey confidence is to be confident as the rest follows naturally. Therefore, if you do not have good self-esteem at present, do something about it. Work out a confidence-building plan. Just knowing that you are taking positive action to combat the situation will be helpful to you.
There are many ways you can gain confidence, from joining clubs, going out to new places, and meeting new people. Mingling can be hard at first when you do not have much confidence. However, take small steps and stretch yourself a little further each week and matters will improve.
You can also increase your confidence levels by learning how to cope with feelings of insecurity. Meditation, affirmations, self-help subliminal audios and mindful exercise such as yoga might be beneficial.
When you want to convey confidence, act as though you are confident. Display positive body language, and, most importantly, work on gaining genuine confidence.
Weight gain is one of the serious health issues many people face today. The image of large abdomens, bulging hips and flabs are not exactly sights to behold. Weight gain is also often associated with medical conditions such as heart problems, high blood pressure and diabetes. Emotionally, a fat person may suffer from negative self-image and low self-esteem.
Indeed, there are several reasons why we should get rid of these excessive weight. But before we jump into a weight loss regimen, let us first understand the reasons why we get fat and what to do about it.
First let us look at our eating habits and analyze why we get fat and what to do about it. We are often told to watch our calorie intake in order to keep our ideal weight. Opting for convenient food such as ones in fast food can make you more prone to weight gain. Furthermore, you will get fatter if you tend to eat large and heavy meals throughout the day. Correcting and modifying your eating habits is the key for this issue. What you can do is to:
Opt for healthy food choices. Make a conscious effort to settle for healthy foods such as brown rather than on white bread and pasta. Make time pack your own snacks or lunch instead of eating out in fast food chains. This way, you are sure of what you’re putting inside your stomach.
Instead of eating heavy meals, space your eating time to five to six times a day consisting of light and healthy meals and snacks. Try to look for healthier snack options such as fruits and nuts instead of chocolates and burgers.
Your main meals should also consist of food from the five food groups. Eat fiber rich food, lean proteins. Of course fat foods are also important, but consume only within a prescribed amount.
Another reason why we get fat is sedentary lifestyle. If you sit in the office all day and there’s no way to expend your extra calories, you will surely get fat. Exercise is an important way to burn body fat and become more fit.
Make it a point to use the stairs instead of the elevator if you’re not in a hurry. Little things such as walking to the grocery and lifting your grocery bags will also help.
Indulge in an exercise routine. Commit to it as you would commit to an important meeting.
If you can’t go to the gym regularly, you can also go running, brisk walking and hiking within the neighborhood.
Third, let’s take a look at the role of metabolism and see why we get fat and what to do about it.
Metabolism is the chemical process that burns down calories, absorb the essential nutrients and use fat as energy. You may have a slow metabolism because of genetics, lifestyle and food choices. The faster your metabolism is, the more effective you are in fighting fat storage. To increase metabolic rate, you can:
Build more muscles. Muscles require 6 calories to burn even while at rest, and so much more when working out. The more muscles you have, the higher your metabolic rate.
Drink lots of fluids. Water is an important part in calorie burning and the more you drink water, the more fats are burned. Aside from water, you may also drink fruit-based beverages as they can also rev up the metabolism.
Consume fiber rich foods and beverages. Add more fruits and vegetables into your diet as they are rich in fiber. You can also boost metabolism by eating more protein-rich foods and lesser carbohydrates, and by drinking coffee and tea.
Knowing the reasons why we get fat and what to do about it is the first step towards a healthier weight loss. Do not indulge in fad or crash diets and become consistent with your workouts and you will soon see significant changes not just in your weight, but also in your overall health.