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How try dry out after the flood.

By, Tia Cristy

How try dry out after the flood.

So hurricanes can leave many in the mud and sand. I got to storms and their brutal effects up close. After Hurricane Sandy, I spent my day helping people clean up after the devastation. We were able to put many good tips to use.

Seeing soggy pictures and documents of great importance to these lovely people was heart-breaking. So I knew, I had to use my knowledge to help where I could. I took my time removing water logged photos from saturated albums full of wet sand and mud. I then showed the people how to dry them out using cornstarch. We discarded the albums themselves, but were able to save all the photos, documents and books that were of the highest significance to these people.

This process can work for most paper materials. Find a dry area to do this work. Get a cookie sheet and fill the bottom with pure cornstarch. Place the photo on top and shake some additional cornstarch on top of the photo or paper. Smooth it over with your hand gently. If the paper is very wet it will put a solid coating over the paper. Lightly knock off the excess and place flat on a surface lined with wax paper. You can do this repeatedly for all your pics and documents. Be sure to lay each thing separately, don’t stack.  Let alone for several hours. When photo is dry you will be able to rub your finger over the paper and the cornstarch will flake off. if it doesn’t come off easy it still needs drying time. If needed, add more cornstarch. Once fully dry, you can sweep off the powder with a soft paint brush. It takes a little patience for the complete process, but it’s worth doing to remove the moisture, so your important documents don’t wrinkle and curl as much as the would if they were simply air drying. Bonus tip, cornstarch kills many nasty bugs and organisms, which is great for sanitizing those flood filled documents.

As for books, paper back and hardback text books, drying them will take longer. First, lay them in a dry place; in direct sunlight is ideal. After they air dry for a day, they maybe ready for step 2.

Step 2, may sound excessive pending on the amount of books you want to dry out. Place the books in a plastic moving container, then add bags and bags of dry rice. It’s the same method as drying out electronics. Leave the books submerged in the rice for a day or two, (may need time longer depending on thickness and how saturated the books are) After the books have dried mostly then, sprinkle them with cornstarch. Again, this will kill yucky stuff that may still be on the pages.

To reuse the rice, place rice in the sun for the day and let air dry to remove the moisture that it soaked up. Use new bags of rice if you plan on drying out electronics so it is able to absorb as much moisture as possible. Electronic dry-outs can take a lot longer to get results. Have patience.

If you’ve been challenged by Sandy, Tips from Tia wishes you well. And, let us know if you need any other tips to help you get one step back to normal.

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Senior Living: Why and How You Should Stay Fit

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

Senior Living: Why and How You Should Stay Fit

 

 

Just because you’ve reached a mature age, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit. Granted, keeping fit as we grow older can present its own, unique set of challenges – we lose muscle mass, our mobility is lower, and our joints can become stiff. However, these problems can be overcome or worked around. Here are some of the best activities for seniors, and how they can help us be our best selves well into old age.

Why exercise matters

As we age, our bodies start facing new issues that just weren’t there when we were younger. Exercising can help address and alleviate these problems. Heart disease is one of the most prevalent illnesses that plague the modern man. There are many lifestyle aspects which can contribute to it, but our mostly sedentary lifestyle is one of the main culprits. Regular cardio training can help you avoid this serious health problem. Seniors often have to deal with poor balance and slow reaction times. This general lack of agility can be annoying in day to day life, and, in some situations, even downright dangerous. Exercising can also help us maintain healthy weight (or lose excess weight), build muscle mass (which is generally known to diminish with age), and improve our flexibility.

Take a dip

We Australians are blessed with so much coast that water sports are practically in our blood. Lucky for us that water sports are an amazing way to stay fit. They provide excellent cardio and build muscles. This is a low impact form of exercise that is ideal with people who have sensitive joints. If your joint issues are the result of arthritis, make sure you choose a pool with appropriate water temperature. Many senior communities in Australia, like the luxurious Mark Moran Vaucluse, have their own pool and offer activities such as swimming, aqua aerobics, or even water polo.

Relax with yoga

Yoga is an amazing choice because it supports both a healthy body and a healthy mind. It puts great focus on proper breathing, which can help your body with everything from stress relief to heart problems. Physically, yoga works on stretching and improving flexibility and balance. It’s ideal if you’re feeling stiff, or if you just don’t like very intense, sweaty work-outs. However, don’t be fooled. Yoga requires a lot of strength, focus, and skill. It’s best to start with a class for beginners and ease into the practice slowly. Before you start, explore what type of yoga is the right fit for you. Combining yoga with meditation and mindfulness practice, it can help you feel rejuvenated and fulfilled.

Improve your strength with weights

Lifting weights is not just for the young ones. Two weekly weight-lifting sessions can do wonders for your overall strength and muscle mass. It’s crucial, of course, to start slow, with lighter weights, and then gradually progress as your body adjusts. In time, you should reach the phase when you can do sets of up to fifteen repetitions. You can use classic weights, like dumbbells. But strength training is just as effective when using other methods, like resistance bands, or the machines at your gym. Remember to always get warmed up before you start, though! The last thing you want is to injure yourself.

When it comes to working out, it’s important to acknowledge the transformations our bodies are going through, and adapting our exercise regimen in a way that our changing bodies can handle. Staying active should be an essential part of the senior daily routine, since it adds to longevity and vitality. And always remember, even if you can only start small, it’s still a step in the right direction.

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Choosing the Right Bed Mattress Based on Your Needs

Choosing the Right Bed Mattress Based on Your Needs

No matter what time one gets to bed, we all crave for a peaceful sleep. Everyone spends about a third of their lives asleep, which is a lot of time to spend in an agonizingly bad mattress. Preference varies from client to client, but we will highlight some of the key pointers to assist in choosing the right bed mattress based on your needs.

Mattresses have different lifespans; some provide optimal performance even past 8 years. When it gets to a point where you experience sleepless nights, restlessness, and pain on waking up, then it is definitely the right call to get yourself a new mattress. There are so many advertisements on different brands and their benefits making it a daunting task to settle on a given type or brand.

Types of mattresses available in the market

  1. Latex Mattress

These are primarily manufactured using latex foam and are not only comfortable but also have a cooling effect. They are comfortable and have a bouncy effect which is good for sleepers who love the bouncing feel.

  1. Memory Foam Mattress

They are made from memory foam just as the name suggests. Among other great features, they are known for their pressure release capabilities, outstanding support, and body contouring. Unlike the traditional foams, the modern productions have seen them have greater cooling properties giving more comfort, and body shaping.

  1. Coils

These are also known as innersprings and are preferred by a majority of customers. They are created with one or more layers mainly made of steel. Better versions have more coil layers which translate to more support and comfort. It also has a bouncy and cooling effect.

  1. Hybrid Mattress

Being a hybrid as the name suggests, they are constructed by combining, coils, memory, latex, and polyurethane foams among other materials. Having all the pros of the other mattresses, it gives the user a mixture of comfort, cooling effect, pressure relief, support, and the bounce.

  1. Murphy Bed Mattress

To give an extra cushioning and comfort, a layer is created from soft materials that are sewn or stuffed into the cover. This gives a soft and comfortable surface that gives the sleepers an extra blissful rest.

 

Choosing the perfect mattress

Your mattress could have served you for less more or than 8 years and reached a point where it no longer brings the comfort you need, and after knowing the various types of mattresses at your disposal, the most important task is going to be choosing the right mattress, and below are some of the things to consider before settling on a replacement.

  1. Firmness

Even though this is debatable and depends on weight, size and, body type among other factors, we can confidently say that hardness of a mattress does not mean it is firm. Firmness should be directly proportional to the comfort it provides, and the more firm it is, the more comfortable it should be. This means that it can either be soft or hard but firm nonetheless.

Whichever type you pick, you should remember that mattresses with medium firmness have been proven to provide optimum comfort, pressure relief, and support to those who experience lower back pains.

  1. Durability

It is not unknown to many that choosing the right brand is always one of the determiners of the durability of a product. A good mattress can be costly, which means that you have to be sure you will get a value for your money. It should be able to serve as long as possible and this heavily relies on the quality of materials used in the construction of the mattress.

  1. Warranty

This being a relatively high financial investment, a customer must make sure that the seller provides a warranty. This comes in handy when you experience discomfort resulting from broken springs or any other faults. Most mattresses come with 3-5 years of warranty giving you an opportunity to get a replacement at no cost.

  1. Motion disturbances

Shock absorption capabilities can make it less disturbing especially when sharing the bed with a partner. Slight movements can highly affect the quality of your sleep something that can be avoided by choosing a mattress that offers motion absorption.

  1. Size

Whether you are sharing the bed or sleeping alone, there needs to be enough space to toss and turn. There needs to be enough room around the bed edges even if you are averagely taller than a normal person. There are custom beds and sizes for taller customers to ensure they also get enough room and peaceful sleep.

 

Consider all the mattress types and how to pick the right product, it all boils down to one’s budget. Most extremely comfortable mattresses, whether it is latex, memory foam, coil, hybrid, or pillow-top, highly priced mattresses often give the best comfort, pressure release and support. It is important to take time and have the right finances in place so that choosing the right bed mattress based on your needs is a one-off affair and end up with a quality product that will serve you for years.

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Black Seed Oil for Hands, Feet and Crow’s Feet!

Black Seed Oil for Hands, Feet and Crow’s Feet!

Previously, we had mentioned the rage of Black Seed Oil. Reviews online are pretty overwhelming with folks loving the natural herb supplement. So, we had to tested it for ourselves.

Obsessed much?

When it comes to black seed oil, we all seem to be in love.

Black seed oil can be used internally or externally. Taking the oil orally, has been known to reduce specific aliments as well as restore overall health. Take a look at these benefits.

Personally, I’ve been using the black seed at a moisturizer for several weeks. I was dealing with the issue of extremely dry hands. I had tried creams and other oils, including coconut oil. It didn’t help for long. After two uses of black seed, my hands were back to soft. The cracking stopped, and my hands were back to lovely. I began using black seed on my feet. The results were wonderful.

Finally, I was brave enough to try on my face. The reduction on fine lines and crow’s feet is outstanding. Skin care is one of the most important things in overall health. Most folks think that falls under the category of vanity. However, your skin is the largest organ of your body. What your skin absorbs, affects you internally. So proceed with caution when it comes to what you put on your body. Shop for all-natural black seed oil.

Black seed is claimed to be an all-natural, all-healing, supplement while providing awesome skin care. Some side-effects that have been listed is stimulating hair growth and light breakouts. One major thing to remember is black seed lowers blood pressure. This is a benefit for many people. Yet, you may not want to use if you have low blood pressure.

As always, we recommend you speak with your doctor before taking any supplement to make sure it is right for you. Your doctor should be able to tell you if it will interact with any current medications.

If you take black seed oil, tell us what you think!

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How to Have Perfectly White Teeth

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

How to Have Perfectly White Teeth

 

When looking at someone’s face, they can have the perfect features all over, but one smile can ruin it all. That is, if they don’t have healthy teeth. Of course we all want to know that our teeth are visually perfect, but that is impossible if our teeth aren’t first and foremost healthy. Bleaching and aligning teeth that are dying from the inside is far from a sustainable solution, and here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Proper diet

We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth, but do we know why? Sugar (and precisely white, processed sugar) sticks to our teeth and quickly reacts with the environment of our mouth to turn into acid that starts eating away at our teeth. This is why it’s crucial to cut down on sugary sweets, and especially those that have a lot of direct contact with our mouth like lollipops. The second villain is sodas. You really shouldn’t drink soda for any reason – since it literally has nothing nutritious for you – but it also contains dangerous chemicals that corrode our teeth. On the other hand, eating plenty of fruit available in the sunny Australia climate and making sure you’re getting enough calcium will get you on the right track towards a healthy smile. Lastly, while we’re on the topic of food, it’s important to address some foods that can seriously stain our teeth. Coffee drinkers, I’m looking at you. Dark drinks like coffee, black tea and red wine can stain our teeth, but so can many berries. So especially right after teeth bleaching, you want to stay as far away from these as possible.

Crooked teeth

There is a plethora of reasons why someone might have crooked teeth: from genetics to injury that induced trauma, our jaws and teeth can misalign, making them lay diagonally when they should be going straight, or laying on top of each other. Sometimes, crooked teeth can be a simple aesthetic problem, but they can also give you an underbite or overbite, as well as cause pain. Many people don’t want to get braces because of the in-progress look of them, but you can get fitted with Invisalign in Maroubra and achieve the effect of braces without it ever being noticed. They are sets of invisible, removable aligners that you can take out whenever you want, but they are so unnoticeable that you won’t have any problems keeping them in for longer periods of time. There are also versions for teens, who are notorious for wanting to avoid braces because of their appearance.

Good dental hygiene

The number one way to get and maintain a healthy smile is to do the work and never be lazy when it comes to taking care of dental hygiene. Make sure you brush your teeth after every meal, and floss to make sure you don’t have any bits of food stuck between your teeth that can cause cavities. You also want to make sure you visit a dentist for regular check-ups, because if you wait for a tooth to start aching before you go – you’re too late. The damage would be far smaller if the problem was found before it started to hurt. Your dentist can also spot some symptoms in your oral health that can be very useful warning signs for other health issues.

 

It’s important to remember that healthy teeth are not only important for aesthetic reasons, but they are a vital part of a good diet, since they help us chew our food, as well as help us communicate properly. So make sure you give them the attention and care they deserve.

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3 Natural Ways To Accelerate Muscle Growth

3 Natural Ways To Accelerate Muscle Growth

We’ve all been in this situation before; we look at ourselves in the mirror and just wish our muscles were a bit bigger and more defined. We feel like we put in a lot of work in the gym, so it’s not fair that our results aren’t as great as some of the units you see trampling around the gym floor.

 

Of course, most of the massive guys in the gym are packed full of so many steroids they could open up their own pharmacy. The question is; can your speed up muscle growth naturally? The answer is; yes, and here are a few ways you can do it:

 

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Boost Your Testosterone

Have you ever wondered why men are naturally more muscular than women? It’s mainly to do with the amount of testosterone we produce compared to them. Testosterone is the primary hormone behind muscle growth. As a result, if we produce lots of it, our muscles grow faster than someone with low testosterone levels. Consequently, if you want to accelerate muscle growth, then try boosting your testosterone. There are natural supplements on the market like Tongkat Ali – which is an extract of an Asian plant. Things like this help you raise your T levels without adding anything unnatural to your body. It can take a few weeks for your testosterone to lift itself, but the results after this are astonishing!

 

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Improve Your Form

Loads of people have terrible form when they’re in the gym. Even some of the classic exercises like a bicep curl are done with bad form. Why does this matter? Because proper form means you take a muscle through the proper range of motion so it can contract and relax to its full extent. Getting an adequate stretch on a muscle is vital as it leads to more muscle fiber damage, which will result in more significant growth. In fact, your muscles will grow a lot faster if you lower the weight to a point where you can really crank out quality reps that your muscles are in full control of. Don’t assume that lifting heavy is always beneficial – particularly if your form is off. By all means, go as heavy as you can, but make sure your form doesn’t suffer.

 

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Rest Your Body

What’s the natural thing to do when you want to achieve muscle gains quickly? You work out more often and train pretty much every day. You think this helps as you can squeeze in two arm workouts a week, or two leg days a week. Surely, this means you’re overloading your muscles and helping them grow big and strong? Well, no, not really. If you don’t give your body the proper time to recover, then your muscles can’t grow properly. It’s recommended you have at least one rest day per week where you don’t train at all. As well as this, make sure you don’t train the same body part in consecutive days – give it time to heal. For example, train arms on Monday, then legs on Tuesday, then maybe chest on Wednesday, back on Thursday, and shoulders on Friday.

 

You don’t have to turn to unnatural things like steroids to supercharge your muscle growth. Try all of these ideas, and you’ll soon turn heads on the beach this summer.

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5 Ways to Improve the Quality of Life for Seniors

By Guest Blogger, Diana S,

5 Ways to Improve the Quality of Life for Seniors

 

With the passing of years, many seniors’ quality of life declines. They socialize less, their health often deteriorates and they lose their positivity and optimism. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. By taking care of their physical and mental health, as well as seeing to their other needs, their life quality can be significantly improved, and here are some ways how.

Remind them they’re loved, useful and needed

In big, urban areas such as Sydney, moving to a different part of the city could easily mean that you can’t make it to visit your parents or other elderly relatives as often as you’d like. This can make them feel neglected and forgotten. Don’t allow this to happen. Even if you can’t be with them in person every day, you can still find ten minutes to call them and ask how they are or tell them about your day. This way, they’ll know you’re thinking of them and love them. Also, if they live in your household, always give them tasks to do so that they feel useful, rather than feeling like a burden. Ask them to fold the clean laundry or to make the shopping list. They can also help by taking care of your kids once in a while, or simply walking to the newsagent’s to get the newspaper.

Deal with their depression

Several million people over the age of 65 suffer from depression. It can be triggered by certain stressful life events like losing their spouse or retiring, but also by losing their sense of purpose or being unable to take care of themselves. You don’t have to wait to notice the symptoms of depression. Instead, after these life-changing events, suggest that your elders visit a therapist or a psychologist preventively. However, if you do notice symptoms of depression, react straight away and get them treated.

Get them to socialize

Company and communication can have a vital effect on seniors’ health, so encourage them to spend as much time as they can with family, friends and neighbors they like. Hint that they could use social networks to get in touch with some of their old friends from university, school or their hometown. They can even organize tea parties, movie- or game nights. They should also try expanding their circle of friends through volunteering or going to various community events. Another option for them is to move to a retirement home, such as the award-winning Mark Moran Little Bay. Choosing this type of home for your seniors will provide them with around-the-clock medical care, while also tending to all their other needs, including socialization. They have shared spaces which are perfect for community engagement, which is exactly what everybody needs – being surrounded by people of similar age and interests.

Encourage them to exercise

Regular exercise might add years to a person’s life, and if they remain fit, those years may actually be healthy and pleasant. Physical exercise can increase their vitality, improve their strength and even promote their mental health. It can make them more optimistic and boost their self-esteem. Make sure that your seniors don’t just sit at home, but have them on their feet, walking as much as they can. Something in the line of 10,000 steps a day would be ideal, but if they can’t do that much, anything is better than nothing. It would be even more beneficial if they joined an exercise group, so that they can be surrounded by other people while working on improving their overall health. If they have painful joints, see if there are any exercise groups for seniors at your local swimming pool. Finally, physical activity will help them sleep better, which is crucial in order to keep a sharp mind and have their energy renewed.

Make sure their meals are healthy and meaningful

The food your seniors eat should be rich in nutrients, and not high in calories. Since metabolism slows down with age and the body needs less energy, make sure they eat salmon and other types of fish, as well as leafy greens, which will provide them with nutrients without causing them to gain unnecessary weight. Their meals should be healthy and balanced, but if you notice that they’ve lost their appetite, maybe you could try seasoning the food differently or making the food look nice on the plate. Also, try turning their meals into social events, by eating together as often as possible or by inviting their friends or other family members for dinner whenever you can.

Most elders simply want some of your time, patience and a kind word here and there. So, always be kind, gentle and helpful, and do your best to make their lives worth living.

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Call the Psychologist… Panic Attacks are a Real Thing

Call the Psychologist… Panic Attacks are a Real Thing

Many folks might be saying, ‘Duh’, but that is exactly something that someone said recently after they had experienced that awful feeling of terror. Yes, panic attacks are as real as heart attacks. Here are a few facts to know about panic attacks and how to get past the fear.

You are not alone

When an individual is experiencing panic attacks, they feel utterly alone. But the truth is many people at one point in their lives has or will experience a panic attack.

 You are not weak

One of the best descriptions of why a panic attack occurs is because panic attacks are usually the mind’s reaction of layering up a lot of stressful situations on top of one another until your strong mind can’t hold anymore. This doesn’t mean you or your mind is weak, it means no one should have to be that strong for that long.

People that never experienced a panic attack doesn’t understand what you’re going through

This is a fact. Many folks can be compassionate that you are having emotional issues. But unless they have gone through this themselves, they just don’t get it. Some people think that you can just get over it, or let it go. Sadly, it doesn’t work that way, which leads me to my next point…

First step of getting better is you need to let go

I know it contradicts what we just said… but letting go by talking to someone who actually understands the reality of your panic can be extremely healing. At first, it might feel worse, but being able to talk about the symptoms and fear is like physically pushing it out of your body and mind, and sending it out into the universe to never return. Healing doesn’t happen immediately, but it starts the ball rolling. Talking with a psychologist or therapist online can be a great option in your recovery process.

Push yourself

Face your fears. We’ve all hear that, and there are times when you will have to push yourself to face those fears. Other times, you may decide it’s too much. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as you are progressing in other areas. Keep it on your list of things to build back up to.

Take your vitamins

Eating properly is important when it comes to complete health. Amino acids and B vitamins are a must in supporting brain health. Taking an amino acid complex could be a huge help in reducing panic, anxiety and depression. Talk to your doctor about adding in an amino supplement.

Pressure points can ease the pain, …or panic

Pressure points exist all over the body. They have the ability to heal areas inside and outside the body. There is a pressure point on the roof of the mouth that regulates the amygdala, (the gland that releases your fight or flight response). Press the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth, directly behind your two front teeth. Press for several seconds, while remembering to breathe. It will reduce the panic, or in time stop it before it starts.

 

Remember, you are not alone. There are people out there that can help.  There are many methods to help heal your emotional mind. As you work on yourself, you will begin to feel strong again. But I think the moral of everyone’s story, …Don’t hold onto too much stress. A professional can help you learn how to do that. Eat right, and don’t forget your vitamins and aminos. As you do the work, this will pass. In time, it will be a strange memory.

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Some Suggestions That Might Ensure Better Health In The Long-Term

Some Suggestions That Might Ensure Better Health In The Long-Term

Maintaining your health is crucial to a happier future. You might be able to binge on food or drink too much alcohol without any negative consequences whilst you’re young, but the effects of neglecting your health will start to show as the years go by. Still, there’s a lot you can do to improve your health in the long-term, and you don’t have to devote your life to healthy living in order to make a big difference. Here are some suggestions that might ensure better health in the long-term.

 

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Make an improvement to your bodily health.

The first step to ensuring better long-term health is to take better care of your body. Eating better food is a good place to start. You need to make sure that you’re getting the sustenance your body needs; ensure that your diet includes a variety of all the different food groups necessary to keep your body balanced. In addition, you should exercise regularly. Everybody needs to keep their body moving for the sake of their overall health. Whilst you don’t need to start running marathons, you should be physically active in some capacity if you want to maintain a healthy mind, heart, and weight level in the long-run.

 

Of course, some people struggle with exercise or any sort of physical exertion because of chronic pain. If you’ve been having a hard time maintaining your physical health because it hurts to move too much then you might want to look into a marijuana delivery cali that could give you the medical assistance necessary to alleviate some of your pain. It’s important to seek whatever help you need to ensure your body is prepared for physical activity. Exercising is so important to long-term health.

 

Book regular medical appointments.

Obviously, you don’t usually need to see a medical professional unless you notice a problem with your health (and it’d be pretty difficult to book weekly visits given how long some waiting lists can be), but you should aim to book regular medical appointments whether you notice medical issues or not. For example, you should see your dentist once every year. Brushing and flossing your teeth will keep those pearly whites healthy, but it’s important to get the advice of a medical professional to make sure that you are maintaining proper dental care.

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Start prioritizing your mental health.

If you want to stay healthy in the long-term then you need to start prioritizing your mental health. As discussed earlier, keeping your body healthy can have a hugely positive impact on the health of your mind, but there’s still a lot that can be done to directly target mental issues you might be having. For example, managing stress levels is an important life skill that many of us should aim to learn in the modern world. Most of us experience jobs at work, at school, or even at home. It can have negative effects on your mental and physical health, so you should address this issue. Talk to friends and family about how you’re feeling. Embrace your support network. You might even want to talk to a therapist.

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Can Feng Shui Help You Sleep Better?

Can Feng Shui Help You Sleep Better?

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If you have had difficulty sleeping lately, you have probably spent a lot of your spare time googling to try and find the answer. And I’m sure that you’ve found a myriad of solutions and quick fixes. None of them work for you? If not, don’t stress. There is one final thing that you might want to try out – feng shui!

 

Not heard of feng shui before? It’s a Chinese pseudoscience that states the placement of furniture in our homes can greatly affect the flow of energy. Certain blockages and issues with the energy could lead to problems in our lives, such as difficulty sleeping. Are you prepared to see if feng shui can help improve your sleep? Here are some things that you might like to try.

 

Make Sure Your Bedroom Isn’t Too Big

 

First of all, you need to ensure that your bedroom isn’t any bigger than what it needs to be. Some people who sleep in large bedrooms often wake up feeling very tired, even if they have got a minimum of eight hour’s sleep. That’s usually because it can be difficult to relax in large rooms. According to feng shui, we don’t have as much control over larger spacious, especially when we are vulnerable during sleep. So, you might find that moving into a smaller bedroom helps you feel a lot cozier and in control at night.

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Don’t Place The Head Of The Bed Below A Window

 

Some followers of feng shui would even suggest that you don’t place your bed right under a window. That’s because your sleep will be a lot more easily disrupted from all of the energy flowing into your bedroom through the window. Even if you have some blinds from https://www.montgomerys.com blocking out the light, the flow of external energy could still be quite disturbing. So, try and keep your bed well away from the room’s window.

Try To Avoid Slanted Ceilings

 

Another thing that most feng shui followers would tell you to avoid would be slanted ceilings in the bedroom. Even though you might not feel it, your subconscious could find that bedrooms with these kinds of ceilings are actually quite claustrophobic. And anyway, who wants to risk bumping their head on a low ceiling as soon as they wake up in the morning?!

 

 

Remove Work From The Bedroom

 

If you read articles like the ones on https://www.digitaltrends.com, you will already be aware that the glow from computer and tablet screens can really damage the quality of your sleep. Well, feng shui was already aware that working in the bedroom was bad for us even before we could tap away at our laptops in bed, and its followers believe that work should be left outside. So, leave your computer and devices in your study or living room so that you can concentrate on sleeping in the bedroom.

 

As you can see, there are actually quite a few ways the practice of feng shui can help to improve your sleep!

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