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5 Simple Ways To Improve Your Appearance

5 Simple Ways To Improve Your Appearance

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Your appearance creates a lasting impression in people’s minds. Besides, a well-groomed look boosts your confidence levels and mental health while mitigating anxiety and depression. Various psychological studies have shown that physical appearance is key to attracting people and forming relationships. If you wish to improve your looks, here are some tips to consider. 

Improve your posture 

Research conducted by the University of Louisville revealed that women who stood straight were considered younger and more attractive than others who were slumped. To improve your posture, you may embrace exercises like bridges and planks. You may also keep your shoulders back and relaxed, pull in your abdomen and keep your fit at hip-distance apart. It will be best to balance your weight on both feet and not tilt your head forward, sideways, or backward. You may also invest in shapers to further enhance your posture and define your body. 

Take care of your skin

Another great way to really look after your skin and refresh not just your overall appearance but your confidence levels too is to treat yourself to some Skincare MicroNeedling.

MicroNeeding is a process of controlled micro-injury to the skin, this then triggers the release of new collagen & elastin. Collagen and elastin are the golden tickets for producing younger, fresher-looking skin. It is also considered to be a much gentler treatment than other ablative options such as derma rolling or lasers as it causes much less damage to the skin. This also means that it allows for a quicker healing and higher success rate. 

The great thing about MicroNeeding is that it can be treated for a plethora of skin concerns, not just for the aesthetic improvement of the skin’s appearance. It is also used to target brown spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. What is more, most of the body can be treated including but not limited to the face, arms, neck, abdomen, and back. If you are considering MicroNeedling then it is often advised that you undergo 3 – 6 treatments. This will of course depend on the area of concertation or the corrections you are hoping to make. Together with your skincare professional, you can decide upon the appropriate amount of treatments for your skin goals and budget, just be wary that the deeper the wrinkles or more advanced the damage the more treatments you are likely to require. 

A good skincare routine can prevent wrinkles while maintaining your skin’s healthy glow. Besides, it keeps your skin younger and prevents other skin-related conditions from developing. What’s more, it boosts your confidence and your looks. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune to maintain a beautiful glow. You may eat a diet loaded with fruits and vegetables and stay hydrated daily. You may also avoid strong soaps and limit bath time to maintain your skin’s natural oils. It is prudent to use sunscreen to prevent the harmful Ultraviolet-B rays from hurting your skin. 

Smile often

A smile is an inexpensive but highly effective way of enhancing your beauty and overall looks. Smiling indicates positivity and calmness and gives people a good impression of you. Recent studies have shown that even forced smiles lower stress levels, relieve pain, and increase happiness. Therefore, you should wear a smile regularly, even when you don’t feel like it. Perhaps you are not confident about your smile due to dental reasons. In that case, you may visit credible dental clinics like DaSilva Family Dentistry to address your oral concerns and gain back your right to smile. 

Don’t skip sleep

Sleepless nights can cause weakness and decrease your productivity. What’s more, it can speed the aging process and cause dark circles around your eyes. You can prevent these by getting 7-8 hours of sleep daily. Try to also avoid eating or taking caffeine later in the day and sleep in a dark room. You may also turn off your phone to prevent any interruptions with your sleep. 

Don’t ignore your hair

Your hair is instrumental to your overall appearance and can give you a confidence boost. Besides, it is a part of your identity and gives you a youthful look. A study by Yale University also revealed that hairstyles reflect a person’s perceived intelligence and wealth. For these reasons, you may want to keep your hair healthy to improve your looks. You may wash your hair regularly with chemical-free shampoo and dry it naturally. It is best to use a wide-tooth comb to prevent hair damage and trim your hair regularly. If you decide to rock a new hairstyle, you should seek your stylist’s advice on the best ones for your face.  

Improving your looks doesn’t have to be costly or exhausting. You may adapt these tips for a more alluring appearance. 

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Dealing With Anxiety During Sick Leave

Dealing With Anxiety During Sick Leave

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When we take time off work, we may feel a little feeling of guilt, for leaving colleagues in the lurch, for not doing your work but taking time off is sometimes essential for both your mental and physical health. If you are off work for illness, you are most likely going to be spending it in bed feeling sorry for yourself and if it’s for an injury like a broken leg, it may make you feel as if you are trapped. Maybe your injury was caused by someone else, this way, you may feel a sense of anger that your life has been turned around at the hands of someone else. A personal injury lawyer could assist you in this and make you feel a little less upset about the situation but it may still pose a threat to your health in other ways from being away from your normal routine. Here are the health issues you might experience when you’re off for a long term of absence. 

Depression

During a long sick leave, many people do get depressed because you are away from your normal routine and you are suddenly thrown off balance. You may start with a feeling of boredom and that there was nothing to do and nothing you can be doing in the interim. Many days you are confined to the house because your body is stopping you reaching goals and meeting new challenges. This can be incredibly difficult, and you should watch out for signs of depression when you’re off work including sleeping too much, being less active and not having much interest in other things.  If you’re in a job where it’s possible to work from home, that is OK and you should definitely try and do what you can.

Stress and strain that can lead to anxiety 

Long periods of sickness can be incredibly stressful because you start to worry about things like money and paying your bills on time. Yes you may have sick pay but this may not cover you for as long as you need off work and if you struggle to pay the bills you will start to feel a certain amount of stress and strain. To avoid stress, you can try to save money in different areas and always have an emergency pot which can help. There are lots of jobs you can take on online during this period of sickness to keep your finances healthy, which won’t affect your day to day job. 

Difficulty Adjusting to a new pattern

When you are off for a long period of time; you will struggle to get back to work when you do go back and the routine changes will affect sleep and anxiety levels. This in turn leads to daily issues and you never feel as if you’re truly back to your old self. Try and wake up at the same time every day and try to stay as active as possible even just a small walk.

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Things You Can Work On That Will Change Your Life For The Better

Things You Can Work On That Will Change Your Life For The Better

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Life is full of little tasks being thrown your way and questions that need answering. There’s never a time where you can really sit back and be completely absent-minded as there’s always a stumbling block in the way. While that may sound like a pesky and negative thing, we need these kinds of challenges in order to stimulate our brains – we need to feel as though we have a purpose in life.

We’re always striving to become better versions of ourselves – that’s a fact. We cannot simply sit and be content with the same thing over and over again. Once we stand idle, we invariably start heading backward, so we constantly need to evolve parts of our life. It’s always the case that, when we improve things on a personal level, everything else becomes a lot better. What kind of things can we work on that are close to home, though? What kind of factors will improve our lives? Well, in truth, there are so many different things you can do – everybody’s different, and we all value things differently. Here are five examples for you right now, however:   

Your Home

As we said before, improving things that are close to you will make everything else so much better. Where better to start than your actual home? Now, if you live in a pretty neat and tidy abode at the moment, then you’ll probably be a content individual when it comes to the rest of your life. If things are a little cluttered, then you might want to fix that up a little. When you clean up something so dear to you, your mind then becomes clearer, too. 

Your Mental State

This is a little more complicated because so many different aspects go into your mental state, but if you can work on that, then your life will improve tenfold. Obviously, just saying you’ll improve your mental state and mindset is easy; actually doing it is a completely different kettle of fish. The brain is complicated, and you can’t just stop things like anxiety and depression. If you practice different exercises, however, you can limit any issues upstairs.  

Your Car

A person’s car is very dear to them. They’re not just hunks of metal that go at high speeds; they represent a person and their personality. Making sure you have a presentable car will mean you’ll get a boost in confidence and self-esteem. Sure, it’s not the be-all and end-all in life, but it has a significant impact on your life. Adding something like an alpine pdx v9 5 channel, new rims, or an entirely new interior will improve the look and feel of the entire motor – ensuring your overall look and feel will get a boost, too.  

Physique And Fitness

Physical exercise and the fitness world isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but once a person becomes more active, their life improves massively. Their self-confidence rises due to their new-found physicality and aptitude. Their deeper mental health also improves as the brain is constantly releasing endorphins during and after workouts.  

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Ways to Defuse When Life Becomes Too Much

By, Tia Cristy

Ways to Defuse When Life Becomes Too Much

The hustle and bustle of life gets to all of us at some point. It doesn’t matter what your priorities are whether it’s the job, kids, relationships, finances, pets, etc. Sometimes, any and all of it can be overwhelming and frustrating causing you to feel stressed. Here’s a few proven options to defuse before you derail.

Reduce Multitasking

Multitasking was taught to be a good thing, but some studies have recently shown the overload it can put onto the brain when already experiencing stress. Misfires in the brain cause anxiety and depression. Stop the chances of this by taking a step back when you can. Allocate time for each project or priority instead of trying to do them all at the same time. Here’s an example of multitasking without multitasking—laundry. You put a load of clothes in the washer. Well, you’re not going to sit and stare at the machine until it’s done. However, there’s a timer on when you can jump back onto that task and switch the clothes into the dryer. Here’s a bad example of multitasking—making important, yet unrelated, phone calls while paying the bills. It causes the mind to drift into too many directions. A great tip to keep you on track is to set an alarm on your phone, if you must.

Make Time for Yourself, Make Time for Others

Feeling like you’re being pulled into every direction and not having time to take care of yourself can damage your self-esteem as well as your heath. I always say, we need to take care of ourselves before we can take care of others properly. We can try, but it might not be our best they’ll receive. But with that in mind, don’t go all selfish, and forget about others. Not making time for others can lead to guilt, depression, anxiety, etc. You need to maintain a healthy balance on the time you allot for self and others. Sometimes you will find the perfect way to balance both at the same time, like a spa day with the girls or a sporting event with the boys. The most important thing is to not spread yourself too thin.

Feed Yourself. Feed Your Brain

It’s true if you aren’t eating right, you might be lacking in some serious nutrients you need to maintain a healthy mind. I commend those that have restricted diets like vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. However, remember those diets can result in a lack for certain vitamins that can affect your brain-power. When on special diets it’s necessary to consult with a nutritionist to see if you must add supplements into your diet so you can continue to feed your brain.

Another way to feed your brain beyond supplements is to take time out to read a book, do a puzzle, play games. A lot of folks turn to their phones and fall into the social media time warp. This is not the best use of feeding your brain. Drama and negativity has been shown to reduce positive brain functions which can result in causing more stress and depression. So, I’m not saying to stop social medias. I’m saying, don’t get trapped into the pitfalls of misery looking for company that can cross your newsfeeds. And regardless of the many inspirational quotes your come across, don’t let it swallow your time. Most people feel guilty for not accomplishing something due to spending too much time on their social pages. Set an alarm for that task too, if you must.

Not Enough Time in the Day for Doctors

Making time for check ups and appointments is totally important. Think of yourself just as important as your vehicle. If your car needed a checkup, you’d make it happen. So, you need to do it for yourself too. The last thing most of us want to do is take time off for a dentist or a physician, but we eventually will, …at some point. However, overworked, overstressed people aren’t making time for mental health. It’s a serious epidemic in the country and we need to be more diligent in our brain health. In our fast paced society of phone accessible, why not try a therapy app like Talkspace. Taking a moment out of your week to clear your mind with a professional might be just what you need.

Conclusion

Speaking of talking, make sure you communicate with your spouse or partner if you are feeling stressors. Communicating with loved ones can relieve some of the pressure you are carrying on your own. If pressures in life a work build, be sure to defuse for a moment. It can be as simple as going for a walk as a family while leaving the overwhelming messes behind for twenty-minutes. If you need alone time, take a bath, grab a cup of coffee or take an hour and a half to watch that light-hearted movie. There’s always something to do in the day that we feel needs to be done. However, there is only one you, so treat yourself and your mind right. You do this, and you’ll be able to see the important things more clear.

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