Monday, 24 May 2021

How To Improve Your Life Daily :6 Daily Habits For A Positive Life

6 Daily Habits For A Positive Life :6 Daily Habits For A Positive Life



Prioritize Important Tasks First

An important habit of successful people is that they decide what is important to them and prioritize them. One way of doing this is writing your to-do list the night before. Then you spend time deciding what tasks are important. Take care of important tasks first and you will feel more productive and relaxed throughout the day.

Practice Gratitude

Focusing on gratitude for the things you already have is one habit that creates positivity. Positivity leads to increased productivity. Boosting your productivity will help you accomplish your goals faster. One way to do this is to keep a gratitude journal. You can write in your journal every morning or evening 5 things you are grateful for that day. You will find you become more positive and happier.

Read Daily

Most successful people read. Cultivate a habit of reading something inspiring every day. You can read for pleasure and also read to gain knowledge, insight not just in your field but in current affairs and other industries.

Limit Social Media 

Another habit that can improve your life is to limit the time you spend on social media. Taking breaks from social media can do wonders for your mental health. It can also help you feel calmer and more relaxed. You can take time off in the mornings when you wake up. You can also schedule your time off for evenings so you can spend time with your family instead.

Exercise Daily

 Exercise is another key factor to success. When you exercise regularly, it keeps your brain more focused and alert. You will have more energy to deal with whatever your day throws at you.Choose a form of exercise that you are comfortable with and increase time and intensity as you progress.

Practice Mindfulness 

Being mindful means being present and aware of your present reality without thinking of the past or the future. You are aware of what you are doing in the present moment and why. You can bring all the conflicting voices in your head to one. A few minutes of practicing calmness can help you become more mindful.

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

How To Start Your Day With Power And Intention

 

HHow to start your day with power and intention


Setting daily intentions every morning is one powerful way of taking control of your life and achieving your goals. It is so easy to wake up, grab your phone, check social media, emails or put on the television or radio without stopping to think deeply about how you want your day to go and what you want to achieve that day. 


This habit can take your life several notches higher if you add it to your morning routine. Setting daily intentions keep you focused on what you want and how you decide to feel throughout the day no matter what happens.


What are Intentions?


An intention is like a map. It tells your mind where you want to go in life and what you want to achieve. When you add a positive intention into your day, you are basically telling yourself what you want to achieve during the next 24 hours.


A daily intention sets your brain to work through your Reticular Activating System(RAS). For instance, if you buy a red dress that you think is unique, suddenly everywhere you go, you will begin to see red dresses. 


This is your RAS at work filtering and presenting you with information according to your belief system. You can use this to achieve your goals by setting positive intentions. Your brain will filter through all the information you receive to give you information relevant to your intention or goal.


We all set intentions at the start of the day whether we realize it or not. Even bad habits can stem from positive intentions. For example, your subconscious intention may be to feel good so you indulge in favorite junk foods or binge-watching your favorite TV show.

 

Deciding consciously to set positive daily intentions for your day is very beneficial for your health and life to go in the direction you want it to go.


Why Set An Intention For Your Day?


Intentions improve your focus.


Positive intentions give the mind a focus. They help you to get out of your head and become more present in the morning. You will focus on what you need to do TODAY to achieve your goals.

Intentions can help you develop a more positive mindset.


The thing is the mind is going to set its own intention for the day if you don,t intervene. Unfortunately, the mind finds it easier to focus on the negative. Setting positive intentions can help you train your mind to be more positive.

You will be more likely to achieve your goals.


Setting intentions help you to eliminate distractions and choose actions that will lead you to success.


How Do You Start Your Day With Intention?


When you wake up in the morning, instead of jumping out of your bed or reaching for your phone, take a moment to think and reflect. Think of how you want to feel and what you want to achieve by the end of the day. Then set that as your intention. You can also do this as part of your morning routine during your time of prayer, meditation, or journaling. Remember to keep it positive. 

  • Visualize how this intention will make you feel and what you see when it happens.
  • Write it down in your journal.
  • Get up and start your day with your positive intention in your mind.
  • Use cards with quotes, Scripture verses, or power words to remind you of your intention throughout the day. You can even use apps that send you a quote or/and Scripture verse every morning.
  • Evaluate your progress at the end of the day.

When setting your intentions, use these tips to make them more powerful.

Connect to your why


Your why is what drives you to achieve your goals. For instance, if your 'why' is to live a healthy long life. It will be easier to stick to your daily intention of drinking 6 glasses of water.

Focus on your values


For your intentions to work, choose intentions that align with your values and deeply resonate with you.


This is a list of daily intentions you can choose from to get you started. 


  • I will stay calm while facing any pressures at work today.
  • I will help someone today.
  • I will focus on one goal till it is done today.
  • I will expect a positive outcome.
  • I maintain an attitude of gratitude throughout today.
  • I will forgive those who wrong me.
  • I embrace who I am.
  • I love and accept myself.


Read: Tools To Help You Achieve Your Goals

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Why Is Avocado Good For Your Skin?

 Avocado is one great fruit everyone needs in their diet. Apart from the many health benefits, avocado can help you enjoy beautiful glowing skin whether you eat it or apply it on your skin. How does this super fruit make it all happen?





Avocados contains B vitamins that help keep your skin healthy and prevent skin conditions. Biotin is a B vitamin that helps the body grow thick, lustrous hair, long nails and healthy skin. Avocados are rich in this vitamin. Deficiency in this vitamin could lead to dry skin.


Avocados are rich in healthy fats. Healthy fats are good for your skin. Avocados are rich in two types of fat: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Monounsaturated fatty acids moisturize the skin and keep it soft and supple. Polyunsaturated fatty acids protects the skin from harmful UV rays of the sun. Ultraviolet (UV) rays damage can cause wrinkles and has been linked to skin cancer.


Avocados contain antioxidants like Vitamin C , Vitamin E and Lutein. Antioxidants are necessary for great skin and  good health. Vitamin C helps to prevent breakdown of collagen and elastin. These are structural proteins that keep the skin plump and firm. Vitamin C is also used to treat and prevent inflammation in the skin. Lutein also protects your skin from sun damage, improve skin tone and slow aging. So, getting these antioxidants into your diet will help you have clearer and younger looking skin.


Avocados also contain Vitamin K, copper, pantothenic acid, folate and potassium which are all essential for optimum health.


Eating avocado is one way of getting all these great benefits. One small avocado a day or half if it's a large one will be fine. You can add it to your salads, use it as spreads for toast or add it to to your smoothies. 


Get three easy to make avocado smoothie recipes here.


How To Use Avocado On Your Skin


You can also use avocado as part of your skin care regimen by peeling it and using the flesh on your skin or using avocado oil. Avocado oil is oil that has been extracted from the pulp. You can use it directly on your face or add a few drops to your moisturizer. Because of its antimicrobial properties, it is said to be effective against acne.


An easy way to use avocado for skin care is to use it as a face mask. These simple homemade avocado masks can help you hydrate, exfoliate and nourish your skin easily and you will be well on your way to glowing skin!


Home Made Avocado Face Masks






1. Avocado and Honey Face Mask 


This mask is great for dry skin.


Ingredients

1/4 medium avocado

1 tablespoon of honey


Instructions

Mix the avocado and organic honey in a bowl.

Apply it to your face and wait for 20 minutes

Wash with lukewarm water and use a towel to pat your face dry.

Do this twice or thrice a week.


2.Avocado and Cucumber Face Mask


This is for you if you have normal skin that is not dry or oily. Use this for glowing skin.


Ingredients

1/2 medium avocado

5 tablespoons of cucumber juice


Instructions

Grate a cucumber and press the juice.

Add 5 tablespoons of cucumber juice to the avocado

Mix well and apply to your face

Wait for 20 minutes before washing with water

Use a towel to pat your skin dry.

Do this twice a week


3. Avocado, Lemon and Oats Face Mask


This mask can give you an instant glow when you need great skin for a special occasion. Do not use this mask everyday.


Ingredients

1/2 medium avocado

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

1 tablespoon of oats


Instructions

Mix all three ingredients.

Apply to your face and wait for 5 to 10 minutes.

Gently massage your face and neck for 2 minutes.

Wash with lukewarm water and apply moisturizer.


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