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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.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
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Homemade White Wine Facial Treatments. By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

Homemade White Wine Facial Treatments

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Toners are a great solution for removing dead skin cells, excess oils, and any impurities on the skin. Even though the ones from a drugstore or a spa are beneficial, a homemade treatment is much better and more suitable for every skin type. What is more, you do not need to spend hours in a spa just to get your face in shape. Furthermore, the treatments containing white wine as one of its main ingredients have quite a nurturing effect on the skin.

White Wine Toner

The ingredients you will need to make this nurturing toner include six tablespoons of white wine, three tablespoons of both vinegar and lemon juice. An essential oil can also be added, but not more than a couple of drops. You will also need a bottle, in which you would mix all the ingredients and shake it until the ingredients are mixed well.

The Application

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Before you start to apply the toner, you must clean your face first. Do it as you normally do, with a cleanser cream or an essential oil. Next, you would want to steam your face with a hot towel, in order to get as opened pores as possible. This way all the impurities can be removed perfectly. Then, apply the small amount of wine cleanser on a cotton ball or a cotton pad. Later, tap it on your face, but make sure you avoid contact with eyes. For the best effect, the toner should stay on the face for at least fifteen minutes. If the skin becomes tight and sticky, that just means the toner is doing its magic. Once the fifteen minutes has gone by, rinse the face with lukewarm water and put a moisturizer on.

The Effects

Not only will the skin on your face will be smooth and moisturized, after the use of this toner, but also the pores will be much smaller than usual.  If you wish for your skin to be of a greater quality, use the toner regularly. A sweet white wine from bottle shop Melbourne cbd is a great ingredient for a dry and sensitive skin toner. The properties of this wine are perfect for moisturizing and nourishing dry skin. Furthermore, acne and dull skin will no longer be the problem you have to think about as well.

White Wine Homemade Treatment

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The ingredients you will need to make this nurturing remedy are white wine, Aloe Vera, 1 egg white, tea tree essential oil. White wine is full of antioxidants, which makes it perfect for tightening pores. Aloe Vera will cool your skin and prevent the excess of sebum secretion. Thanks to this, the appearance of acne will be ancient history. The egg white is a great cleanser and minimizes pores as well. Aside from being antibacterial and antimicrobial, tea tree essential oil also fights acne. Mix all the ingredients until they are blended well.

Before you start to apply the toner, you must clean your face first. Apply the small amount of a mixture on a clean make-up brush, and then go over the face, but avoid lips and eyes. Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Finish the entire facial treatment by applying a moisturizer on.

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These recipes will help you enjoy a satisfying natural spa experience right there in your own home. They will refresh your skin and remove all the impurities. You will no longer have to go to the spa and give tons of money on the body and facial treatments. Now you will have the best treatments right at your arm’s reach. The best thing is these homemade toners are affordable, easy to make and does not require much time.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.