How To Nail The Athleisure Trend

The athleisure fashion trend is sweeping the world, and everyone wants to know what to wear and how to wear it. So, read this guide, and you’ll find out how to do just that!

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Understand The Trend

The first step in nailing the athleisure look is understanding what it actually is. Essentially, this trend stems from gym and athletic culture. People wear certain things to the gym, such as sweat pants, leggings, tight fitted clothing, etc. Not only do these clothes look good, but they feel good too – they’re nice to wear.

More and more people began wearing these clothes because they looked and felt so good, even when they weren’t doing any physical activities. Thus, the athleisure trend was born. These days, if you want to rock the athleisure look, then you’re going to wear clothes that are nicely fitted and extremely relaxed. Basically, you want to dress like you’re going to the gym, but you don’t actually have to get dirty and workout!

Be Picky With Brands

Normally, it doesn’t matter so much what brands you wear as part of your outfit. However, the athleisure trend is different as there are so many different brands with this type of clothing. The problem is, you can find a lot of cheap looking brands that aren’t going to help you create the look you’re going for. Instead, these brands can make you look a little bit worse for wear, almost like you’re a delinquent youth.

The key is wearing brands that have established reputations such as Nike. Nike makes a lot of clothes that are ideal for the athleisure look. You’ll have plenty of hoodies, track pants, and all the other items you need to complete this look. Sure, the clothes might be on the expensive side, but you might get lucky and find a Nike promo code that reduces the price. Plus, you pay for what you get. If you want a good look that nails the athleisure trend, then I’m afraid you’ll have to pay for it.

Also, one final note on brands is to avoid mixing and matching them. If you have a Nike top try and pair it with Nike leggings and hoodies, etc.

Make Sure Everything Is Fitted

Perhaps the key to the athleisure trend is ensuring your clothes are fitted. This doesn’t mean they have to be skin tight to your body. It just means you should stay away from loose and baggy clothes – especially baggy sweatpants!

Fitted athletic clothing is the difference between creating a look that fits the trend and creating a look that makes you look like a lazy bum! That sounds a bit harsh, but it’s the truth. You can do a lot of things to make this look drift over the edge and become unfashionable.

This is a very interesting trend as it combines gym culture with fashion. It’s also interesting as there are a lot of ways your look can go wrong, so you have to be on your toes. Ensure you follow the advice above, and you’ll nail this trend every time.

Listen Up to Protect Your Hearing

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In today’s noisy world, we often don’t do enough to make sure our hearing is fully protected. And as the old saying goes, “you don’t know what you have got until it is gone.” That is why you need to take steps to ensure that your hearing stays sharp for as long as possible. As you get older, the number of potential problems start to add up so that it why it is so important that you act as soon as possible. Here are a few simple healthy lifestyle adjustments that you can make to protect your hearing for as long as possible.

Use Earplugs

The risk of your hearing becoming damaged is down to two main factors: how loud and for how long. Most experts agree that sustained exposure to noise at or above 80-85dB can cause permanent damage. If you are exposed to loud noise on a regular basis, it is a good idea to use earplugs or earmuffs. Remember, as well as using this protection, you should also be ready to take regular breaks from the noise is this is possible.

Turn Down the Music

Avoid listening to music in your headphones at a loud volume, and never use them to drown out background noise as it is much more difficult to tell how loud it actually. A good rule of thumb to use is 60:60. Don’t use your personal music device for more than 60 minutes a day and don’t listen to it at more than 60% volume. If the person next to you can hear music blasting from your headphones, then you know it is too loud (and probably very annoying!).

Have a Hearing Detox

After your ears have been exposed to loud volumes, it is important that they are given time to recover. The organisation, Action on Hearing Loss suggest that you need a minimum of 16 hours rest for your ears after they have been exposed to around two hours of 100dB sound. If you are looking for a reference point, this is roughly the volume of a motorbike or loud nightclub. Reducing this exposure can reduce the risk of permanent deftness.

Avoid Using Cotton Swabs

For many people, it has become common practice to use cotton swabs to clean wax out of their ear canal. A little bit of wax is normal and can stop dust or other harmful particles from entering. You also risk causing harm to your ear drums. As an alternative, you could try to use these home treatments when your ear feels clogged. Otherwise, a damp towel can be used to gently clean around the canal.

Keep Your Ears Dry

Exposure to excess moisture can encourage bacteria to enter and attack your ear canal. Make sure to gently dry your ears with a towel after bathing or swimming. If you feel that water has entered your ear, tilt your head to the side and gently pull your earlobe to clear it out. Investing in some swimmers’ earplugs may also be a good idea.     

The Key To Turning Your House Into A Home

There is a big difference between a house and a home. A house can be beautiful, clean, modern and impressive, but still a little lifeless. A home is cosy, comfortable, welcoming and warm. Perhaps you’ve recently moved into a new house and you’re not quite feeling those homely, cosy vibes just yet. The place might be modern, but it doesn’t quite feel like it’s your home, yet.

The key to turning your house into a home is to find that fine blend between modern, colourful and clean contemporary design and the creature comforts which are personal to your taste. It’s about making the place your own, whilst retaining that chic and sleek modernity which was present when you first moved into the house. Here are some tips for turning your house into a home.

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Don’t worry about trends.

Trends change all the time, and there’s no point designing your home in a certain way only to find that it becomes outdated a few years later. That’s why minimalism is a good look for any property, as you’ll resist trends and create a timeless feel for your home. Better yet, you’ll open up lots of space in which you can add your own personal touches, ideas and quirky aesthetic concepts to really turn this house into your personal zone.

It’s so important that your home simply reflects your trends. You’ll likely change its appearance over time, but this should be in line with the changing tastes and interests of you and your family. Making your home look aesthetically pleasing is one thing, but if it simply looks nice and doesn’t feel nice, then you’ll have created a showhome rather than your own home.

The bedroom.

Your bedroom is arguably one of the most important rooms in the house, on a personal level, as this is the place in which you escape the stresses and worries of the world to unwind and rest after a long day. If you can’t feel comfortable or ‘at home’ in your own bedroom, then it’s hard to call your house a home at all. You should focus on vivid colours which match your personality and add some paintings, family photos or other artwork which reflect the things which either interest or most matter to you.

You could also check out companies such as Vaulia for unique and vibrantly coloured duvet covers to help add a little spark to your bedding. However, comfort is the most important thing, of course. You need to ensure the mattress, pillows and bedding are suited to your needs in terms of comfort, as many people end up keeping mattresses for many more years than they should and suffering from aches and pains as a result.

Retro design.

The best way to turn your house into a home is to use your creativity and passion for interior design to go for the unique, retro route. If you invest in a few antique pieces of furniture, you could really add an intimate, worn feel to your sleek, modern house. Perhaps it’s a family heirloom, which would be even better, as the problem with new homes is often that they feel a little lifeless; there’s no history there. Of course, there will be memories made over time, but bringing a few of your old memories and intriguing furnishings with you could really help create a homely vibe in your new house.

The garden.

You should be working towards making the entirety of your new house feel like home, and that includes the outdoor space. You don’t need to cough up even more money to transform the entirety of your garden landscape after you’ve already spent a lot buying your new house, but you could get stuck in with a little gardening and sort out the weeds or even plant a brand new flowerbed. Just adding a little life to your garden might help to remind you that this is your home and you’re responsible for taking care of it. You could even get a few comfortable loungers or chairs out there to create a cosy, homely feel for your garden.

Just make memories.

At the end of the day, you can never really force a new place to feel like home straight away. This has to come with time after you’ve made some memories there with friends, family and all the people you love. You can work hard to make your new abode cosier and bring some of your old family items with you, but it’ll be after living in your new house for a few years and have many great birthdays, Christmases or gatherings with friends that you start to truly see this place as your home.

Penny-Pinching On Your Home Entertainment

 

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Going out and having fun isn’t cheap for a family, even the most frugal ones. Sure, you can plan the day in advance, find coupons and pick the least expensive options. However, going out is always going to be much more expensive than staying in and making your own fun. While technology has given us all kinds of ways to entertain ourselves from the comfort of our home, this can still be very costly. Here are some of the best ways to save money on home entertainment…

Make your Entertainment More Energy-Efficient

The most obvious costs of keeping entertained at home are your broadband, subscriptions to TV services, music services, and so on. However, there’s another, less obvious factor to this that you need to be taking into account if you want to save money on home entertainment. A modern TV can cost you well over $100 a year just through standby energy. One of the best ways to fix this expensive drain on your money is getting an advanced power strip. These start at around $20, and make it easy to keep you from draining electricity by leaving things on standby. If you pay a little more, you can also get models that will allow you to put the strip on a timer, so that you won’t forget to go down and turn everything off at the outlets before bed. You can find out more here: https://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/choose-right-advanced-power-strip-you .

Use Bundled TV and Internet Packages

With the amount of TV and internet your average family uses, these things can represent a major drain on your household finances. Most people could benefit by switching to a different provider, so start researching some bundled TV, phone and internet packages like the one here: http://www.verizonfiosdeals.com/order-now.html . If you’ve been getting these kinds of services separately, or from separate providers, making this one change can save you a small fortune! Aside from that, you’ll be able to manage your services and make any queries through a single interface. You may also be able to dodge separate installation fees which a lot of companies attach to their telecommunication services. Finally, don’t overlook smaller providers, who can give you a great service at a fraction of the cost.

Consider Refurbished Electronics

As much as we try to resist it, technology is always marching on, and every now and then your current entertainment system will become too dated, and you’ll want to spruce it up. Obviously though, buying new home electronics that have just been released can get very expensive very quickly. The next time you’re adding to your entertainment system, consider going with refurbished components. “Refurbished”, despite what some people think, doesn’t necessarily mean it has been repaired. It can cover things that have been opened and returned immediately, electronics that have had their packaging damaged, and products that have had some kind of aesthetic damage, but still work perfectly fine. It can be hard to source these things and keep up with modern standards, but looking for them can open your eyes to some huge savings.

 

Old Age Shouldn’t Be A Burden

Times are changing and, thankfully, so is our attitude to old age. As we get older our bodies start to function less successfully. Our bodies, brain, skin, and overall health can suffer. But with cutting-edge scientific discoveries and advancements in skincare, it’s easier than even to turn back the clock. Not just this, but were being taught a new message. Old doesn’t mean haggard and decrepit, it means laughter lines, confidence, and knowledge. Old age is no longer considered the burden it once was. Here’s how you can stay in great nick as the years tick by and get the most out of life…

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Keeping The Brain In Tip Top Condition

The brain is a hugely vital organ. It’s importance in term of our overall health and performance as we age cannot be underestimated. A combination of the right diet, sleep pattern, exercise, and stimulation are what’s needed to keep the brain working to the best of its ability.

We often don’t link a healthy balanced diet to brainpower, instead, we think of our bodies. However, the right diet is imperative to fuel the brain and keep it working effectively. The best foods to eat are those which aren’t processed and are fresh. Vegetables and fruits are good, as are oats, eggs, and pasta too. Sleep is important too, specifically the right balance of sleep. We should all be striving for not too much but not too little sleep. Sleep can affect our concentration, stress levels, and even our memory. Exercise is another key component in keeping our brain’s functioning to the best of their ability for longer. Keeping active increases the blood flow to the brain and can even make us feel more alert and happy. Finally, stimulating our brains is a must. No matter what our age we should be challenging and testing our brains each day. This could be by doing puzzles or word challenges like sudoku, or even a hobby like knitting. Brain teasers have even been said to help sharpen the mind and prevent cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Keeping Our Bodies Moving

Keeping fit and healthy doesn’t stop being important the older we get if anything it is more important than ever. Exercising is a great way to socialize and lower the amount of cortisol, the stress hormone in our bodies. Regular exercise can help our muscles and joints to function better for longer.

The main problem with aging, in terms of our bodies, is that we lose so much muscle mass. This is a perfectly natural part of aging and it slows down our metabolisms causing us to gain weight. Obviously less muscle mass also makes us weaker. There are so many benefits of continuing to exercise well past our 50’s. Our joint mobility improves as does our physical strength and energy. We could also find out sleep and cognitive function improving. Not too mention, exercise has been credited with preventing chronic illnesses and diseases.

There are a few things to take into consideration when you exercise as you get older. Warmups become more important than ever. Our muscles can take a little while longer to start working properly the older we get. So warming up is crucial.

Keeping Senior Skin Supple

Looking after skin is important at any age and as we age this is no exception. The teenage years are characterized by outbreaks of spots, as we age saggy skin is the obvious skin problem. We produce less collagen and elastin as we age. Elastin is an elastic protein which allows tissues in the body to retain their shape even after stretching. As we age we produce less and our skin sags as a result. The first step in looking after older skin is to stick to a skin care regime. Older skin can tend to get drier quicker. Be sure to use a hydrating moisturizer as part of your routine. Follow up any cleansing, toning, and moisturizing with a serum that targets your skin concerns. Be it brown spots or sagging skin, there’s a serum for it!

Keeping Bad Habits In Check

As we get older it becomes a little more difficult to indulge in bad habits. The problem is the older we get, the longer we tend to have been involved in these bad habits- so it can be difficult to quit. Aspire e-cigs are a better alternative to smoking. It’s worth using these as an aid to quitting if you’re finding it challenging. Similarly, we should try cutting down on the amount of junk food we eat and sugary drinks we consume as we age. It can make us put on weight very quickly.

Not taking enough time for ourselves in another bad habit. As we get older, and children move away, or we retire, we can find ourselves with more time on our hands. It’s good to take up a new hobby or throw ourselves into a dormant passion. Alternatively, try learning a new skill. It could be a language, a sport, or even how to knit! This makes our free time productive and relaxing as we age. We should listen to our bodies too, if we need to take breaks that’s okay too!

The 8 Mysterious Ways Of The Human Computer

Do you know what a hydraulic pump, a steam engine, a holographic storage device and a computer have in common? These are some of the images chosen by scientists, from Descartes to Freud, to describe the human brain. In truth, because of its ability to manage the body’s functions, modern scientists have a tendency to call the brain a human computer, even though the comparison is not completely correct. For a start, this is the machine, aka yourself, that controls the computer. But nevertheless, the mystery around the brain remains. It is a fantastic engine able to do so much, and that continues to fascinate. Here are eight of the most surprising facts about the brain, carefully selected for you. Brace yourself to face the most mysterious part of the human body.  

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#1. You Can Train It To See Positivity

Depression is not a fatality. You don’t even need to rely on a drug treatment for it. You can train your brain to see positivity in your life by actively working on your mood. Simple actions like improving the décor of your bedroom, or taking a satisfying and healthy breakfast, as basic as it might seem, can already help your brain to focus on the bright side of life. Think of your brain as a muscle that needs to be trained to be happy, regardless of the situation in your life. Your ability to keep a positive mindset relies entirely on the training that your brain is receiving.

#2. But It Responds To Chemical Reactions Too

Unfortunately, just as you can train your brain to be happy, so to say, you can also train it to be miserable. Chemical reactions, especially the ones that are linked to the creation of addictions, such as drugs and alcohol for instance. This is exactly why the most effective treatments for addictions rely on dual diagnosis – you can learn more here if you are interested – to deal with the mental health conditions that are caused by the absorption of chemicals. While most therapist focus on dealing with the physical symptoms of the addictions, the dual diagnosis methods addresses the changes that have occurred in the brain to help to treat the underlying psychological disorders.

#3. The Brain Reacts To The Moon Too

There has been a lot of assumptions around the link between the moon and madness. For a start, there is no evidence that lunacy is connected to the cycles of the moon. There are plenty of pieces of evidence of the contrary. But the gravitational force of the moon has a proven impact on the water. The tides of the sea are directly linked to the moon. There’s something else that is mostly made of water, and that is the human body with more than 60% water. While there is no direct proof of a brain disruption, the moon cycle has been shown to disrupt the sleeping patterns, which are controlled by the brain itself.  

#4. You Can Eat Yourself Smart

Okay, you can’t eat a magical dish and become a genius. But what you can do is select foods that are designed to boost your brain functions. Avocados, for example, are packed with healthy fat content that keeps your blood sugar low and helps the blow flow more easily to your brain. They also contain vitamin K that helps prevent strokes. Beets are also another blood flow helper for the brain, helping you to maintain a high performance at all times. Coconut oil is a versatile food that helps against memory loss. And there are plenty more, so eat yourself smart!

#5. Your Brain Can Ditch Your Accent For A New One

Brain injuries or minor brain damages have been seen to cause you to switch accents. An early medical case recorded is the one from a Norwegian woman who was hit in the brain in 1941 and was found to develop a thick German accent as a result. The earliest case is actually the one of a Parisian woman in 1907 who developed an Alsatian accent as the result of a stroke. This disorder was labeled foreign-accent syndrome and has so far not been treated successfully.

#6. You Use Your Brain All The Time

There is a myth about the brain that says that we only use 10% of it. The myth is sometimes attributed to Einstein, and sometimes to other sources. In truth, the misconception of the brain has helped the myth to become an accepted fact. It turns out that people use virtually every single part of the brain. The brain is fully active most of the time, even when you are asleep. To put it in statistics, the brain represents around 3% of your body weights, but it uses 20% of your energy. Although not all regions of your brain are active at the same time, imaging technology has shown that most parts of the brain are active over a 24-hour period.

#7. You Can Actively Rewire Your Brain

Meditation is a favorite of yoga fanatics. But there is more to it than a trend. Meditation can actively change the way your brain is wired. There’s a specific region in your brain the medial prefrontal cortex, that processes information about yourself and your experiences. This area is strongly connected to your fear centers and your emotional pathways. Meditation actively loosens the specific connections related to anxiety, fear, and stress in the medial prefrontal cortex. In short, your brain learns to become more peaceful.

#8. There’s No Such Thing As Right- or Left- Brained

Most people have been told once in their lifetime that they are left-brained because they are creative, or right-brained because of their maths performance. In truth, you use both sides of your brain equally. While certain activities occur on one side of the brain more than the other, brain injuries have proven that similar connections can occur on the other side if needs be. Additionally, the brain hemispheres are in constant communication with each other, making it virtually impossible to work only one side – unless you are suffering from a brain injury.

Having The Confidence To Go Au Naturale

If the thought of going out without a scrap of makeup fills you with dread, you’re not alone. The average woman is thought to spend £140,000 on hair and cosmetics during her lifetime. It’s clear that we love makeup. It can help us to feel more confident and can enhance and disguise areas we love and loathe. Similarly, it’s become easier than even to change our hair color and zap any fat. But has this left us feeling that our natural appearance isn’t good enough? If you want to have the confidence to go au naturale take a look at these suggestions. From boosting your body confidence to sorting out your skincare routine, this guide’s got you covered…

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Hair

Lots of us complain that our natural hair color is too dull, our hair is too dry, and the texture just isn’t right. Instead of reaching for the oil and serums it can be easier to dye and style our hair instead. All this does is damage hair further and exacerbate the existing problem. Hair can become damaged for a huge number of reasons. Colouring hair is one of the most common reasons hair becomes dehydrated and lacklustre. The process of colouring sucks a lot of moisture out of hair, which leads to the dry damaged look. You may find that your hair breaks and splits easier than before too.

There are a few ways to look after your hair so that you’re confident to leave it au natural. Firstly, stop colouring your hair. If you absolutely must (really?) then make sure you’re at least conditioning and using hair masks. Secondly, go for regular haircuts. Even if you don’t want to change your hairstyle a haircut is important for removing split ends. If they are left unchecked split ends can start to cause problems for your healthy hair. Lastly, try not to use heat on your hair too often, this will strip hair of its natural nutrients. These nutrients are needed to keep hair strong and looking shiny.

Teeth

Our smile has the ability to affect our self-confidence massively. We often become preoccupied about the look of our smile and how white are teeth are. Our smiles are often our best accessories when we’re going au naturale so it makes sense to look after them. Of course, regular brushing, twice a day, is the first step. Sometimes this isn’t enough to reverse staining and it certainly won’t help align our teeth. Porcelain dental veneers are a good solution. These thin ‘shells’ are bonded to our teeth to give the appearance of whiter and evener teeth. Porcelain veneers are a little more expensive but they are durable and more difficult to stain.

Skin

Your skin is the foundation for any makeup look, and if you’re going out sans makeup it’s important that your skin fills you with confidence. Go back to basics and take a long hard look at your skincare routine. Cleansing, toning, and moisturising are a must. Be sure that you also treat your skin for any specific problems. This could be a treatment for acne, serum for dryness, or cooling cream for redness. Stick to your routine religiously and start to take notice of the ingredients in your skincare. Work out which are helping and which are harming your skin, this will help you to update your routine.

Support Elderly Relatives With These 5 Easy Tips

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Caring for elderly relatives can be very hard. Thankfully, though, you don’t have to do it entirely on your own. You will be pleased to hear that there are lots of different types of support out there who can help you. Lots of other families in your situation are already benefitting from this type of help and support, so why don’t you join them in receiving all of these great benefits? Not sure who you can turn to? Here are some great sources of support for elderly care.

Family Doctors

Your doctor is the first person who you should turn to, especially if your elderly relative has recently been suffering from various symptoms and health conditions. The doctor will be able to examine them and diagnose if they have an illness or not. In some cases, their symptoms could just be a sign of old age. Whatever turns out to be the matter with them, the doctor will be able to provide them with the necessary treatment and pain medication so that they can live a lot more comfortable.

Home Care

Does your relative struggle with their mobility? This could have a negative effect on them at home, and they could really be having a hard time getting around their own home. This could make it very difficult for them to do simple things such as cooking for themselves, cleaning their house, and doing their weekly grocery shop. Ideally, you should be popping in and helping them whenever you have time, but if you are struggling to fit everything in, you might want to see about care for elder people. A lot of the companies who offer these services send nurses into elderly people’s homes so that there is someone there who can help them with their everyday tasks.

Retirement Homes

When your relatives get very frail, you might want them to move into a retirement home. This will be better for them, as they will get around the clock care by professionals. It will also provide you with peace of mind as you will know that they are always being looked after and getting the important care that they need. Another great thing about retirement homes is that your relative will be living together with lots of other people their own age so they will be able to enjoy an improved social life.

Look For Financial Support

Your elderly relative will be entitled to their state pension, and they should be claiming theirs every week. Did you know that there could be some other financial support that they are entitled to as well? If you need to get some home modifications made to ensure your relative can remain in their home, you can get some grants from the government. It’s also worth researching to see whether you can get any support with equipment such as wheelchairs and stairlifts.

You don’t have to struggle looking after your elderly relative on your own. As you can see, there are plenty of sources for support out there!

Problematic Productivity

Being productive is what modern life is all about right? We all have goals that we are tracking for our work, our health, our personal lives, and we are engaged in the ever onward march towards them. Ensuring we are as productive as possible on the way. But what do we do when productivity becomes problematic? Read in to find out.

Unclear goals

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One reason you may see a drop in productivity in your work or home life is that the goals you are working too just aren’t clear enough. Goals not only have to show you where you are going, but they also need to be specifically relevant to your life.

It’s no good having a major life goal as owning your own house, losing 10 lbs, or getting a promotion, if you really don’t care about doing that.

This is your life, and to be the most productive you have to work out what motivates you and go for that, rather than something that is just generic.

Planning over action

No,  an issue I see a lot of these days in terms of productivity is the prioritization of planning over actual action. Now, I’m not saying that productive people don’t plan, they definitely do. But they don’t let the planning process take over and become the most important thing.

For example, if they are going to write a report they might plan it loosely, so they know what the structure is and get writing. They don’t need things to be perfect before they move from one stage to the next one. Which is an essential skill we all need if we are to remain productive.

Concentration and distractions

The next productivity problem that we are going to talk about is concentration and distraction, which are really the two side of the same coin.

It’s not always easy to concentrate on things for long periods of time. In fact, science has shown that humans are best at working in 30-50 minute bursts, with a short break in between.

This is what the Pomodoro technique is based on. Where you use a discipline for a laser-like focus for 45 minutes and then get to do what you want for the remaining 15.  Which many successful and productive people find very helpful.

Of course, sometimes issues with concentration aren’t just about having a disciplined method that works for you. They can also be caused by medical issues such as in ADHD, or depression.

If you are concerned about your ability to focus might be a medical issue then your best course of action is to do a little research on ADHD symptoms, and how depression can affect your concentration and see if they touch a chord with you. Then approach your medical professional for some further advice.

Multitasking

Lastly, something that is the bane of all productive people lives in the concept of multitasking or doing two things at once. Now with a few exceptions, it’s pretty impossible to do two things well at the same time. If you don’t believe me just try rubbing your belly and patting your head!

That means doing two involved jobs at once is practically impossible, so it much better for your psyche and your productivity to do one thing at a time and devote your attention to the task at hand.

Doing Your Bit For The Environment

So, you want to do your bit for the environment. Good for you! Many people are now deciding it’s time they became more eco-friendly. You don’t have to be perfect right off the bat. By simply making small changes to the things you do every day, you can make sure you’re helping. Take a look at a few tips that will help you to start doing your bit.

Don’t Waste Water
Stop wasting water. Do you know how much water you use in a bath? How about when you’re washing the dishes? Try to save as much water as you can by turning the taps off when you don’t need them on, and by taking short showers.

Buy Second Hand
Instead of buying everything brand new, make an effort to buy what you can second hand. Not only will this help you to save a lot of money, it’ll help you to do your bit for the environment too. Usually, second hand items are just as good as brand new items!

Upcycle Your Old Stuff
Instead of getting rid of your old stuff, can you upcycle it? Upcycling furniture can be so much fun! You can make things look like brand new pieces and have fun while you do it.

Always Recycle
Make sure you know what can be recycled and never forget to do it. Take things out to the recycling bin regularly, or have one in the house if it helps.

Consider Installing Solar Energy
Why not consider installing solar energy? There’s no better time than now!


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