Read Daily Books To Achieve Your Success !

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How to improve as a public speaker, how to improve your relations with others,
how to become fitter or develop a better memory – all aspects of personal development are dealt with in books.

Therefore, in order to achieve your maximum potential, you must read daily.

But, in this age of information, you must be ruthless in what you consume.

Focus on your goals and read only those materials that will be asset to you.

Do not attempt to read everything for you are busy and have other tasks at hand.

Choose what is important and filter out what is of no value.

Begin with a solid newspaper every morning for an excellent summary of the key events of the day.

Also ensure that your readings are broadly based.

For example, perhaps you may wish to read history, business, Eastern philosophy, health books etc.

Then go to the library and develop the habit of making regular visits.

Read the classics from Hemingway to Bram Stoker.

Read history, with all its lessons on life and read biology for a new perspective.

Look under the heading of ” Success” at the library and you will be amazed at the literature you will find:
inspirational stories of people who developed greatness in the face of adversity, strategies for improving yourself physically,
mentally and spiritually and texts to tap the unlimited power for success that certainly exists within us.

Drink deeply from such books.

Surround yourself with them and read them constantly whether on the bus each day or before you go to bed.

Let them inspire and motivate you.

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8 Ways To Beat A Headache Without Painkillers !

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You may suffer a ‘rebound’ headache when you take too many tablets.
Here are some natural ways to ease pain

One in 50 of us suffer ‘rebound headache’ because we pop too many painkillers over a long time.
Medical advice is to take painkillers no more than two days a week.
Here are ways to ease the pain without tablets.

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1) Take your thumb for a walk over your big too
In reflexology, your big toe relates to your head and applying pressure on it is said to help ease headache and migraines.
Denise Whichello Brown, author of the Reflexology Healing Bible, says: “Thumb-walk from the outer edge of the base of the
big toe up the outside, over the top and down the inside. Then thumb-walk up the back of the big toe from the base to the tip.”

2) Tennis balls advantage
Take two tennis balls and place them side by side in a sock so they’re in a ‘peanut shape’.
Now lie on your back and place the balls where your head meets your neck.
Slowly, tuck your chin down towards your chest as if nodding and repeat for one minute as the balls massage the neck.
Then, move your head from side to side as if saying no.
This helps soothe the suboccipital muscles that are a major cause of tension headaches.

3) Gulp down a glass of water
A headache may be a sign that your body needs more water.
Some experts say that when you’re mildly to moderately dehydrated, the blood vessels in the brain narrow
in an attempt to regulate body fluid levels, causing a headache.
So, if you think you haven’t drunk enough water during the day, glug a glass.

4) Eat something
Going too long without eating can trigger a headache.
Alexis Poole, registered nutritionist at Spoon Guru says:
“In your body, your brain requires the most energy to function.
If glucose levels drop too low, it’s one of the first areas affected, and a headache can be a symtom.”
You should aim to eat healthy, balanced meals at regular times, buit you’re out of routine, keep healthy snacks handy.
Try wholegrain oatcakes, a banana or natural yogurt with fruit.

5) Have a cup of cayenne
Capsaicin is the active ingredient in cayenne pepper and it’s been shown to bring pain relief to migraine sufferers.
It works by desensiting nerve endings.
“A quick and easy way to consume cayenne pepper? Mix one teaspoon with lemon juice in a cup of warm water and drink.”

6) Nod your head
Lots of headache are cause by tension in the neck muscles (often the results of sleeping awkwardly or
hunching at your desk all day). Gentle neck streches can ease muscles tightness and help ease the pain.
Try the Head Nod: “Drop your head down, tucking the chin in towards the upper chest.”
“Lift your head and look slightly up.
Continue to nod your head slowly and smoothly.”

7) Turn off your computer
Too much screen time can lead to ‘computer vision syndrome’ with symptoms including dry, burning eyes and headaches.
“Some people also have an underlying difficulty where the eyes have reduce stamina for focusing or working together.
Others may simply need glasses – so, see your optician.

8) Slip on your sunglasses
“Bright sunlight and glare from reflected sunlight can trigger migraines and headache in some people.”
“Opt for polarises sunglasses that have special filters which block glare.”

A Guide to Surviving Modern Life!

A Guide to Surviving Modern Life!

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Radical differences between the way we live now and the lives of our

ancestors are harming our health, but the following these rules will halt the damage

 

You would think that with the advances in modern medicine, an ambulance of food and healthier lifestyles, living in the 21st century would be pretty good for you. But it seems that radical difference between the way we live now and the lives of our ancestors are harming our health.

     At the America Association for the Advancement of science, researchers explained how the modern world is completely at odds with the way human senses, such as sight and taste, have evolved. They claim, for instance, that because our eyesight was designed to spot danger in the distance, staring close up at screens for hours will inevitably cause vision problems.

     Here’s our top-to-toe guide on how to survive modern life.

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THE PROBLEM: Depression and Anxiety

  If you think multitasking is a good way to get lots done, think again. According to neuroscientist Earl Miller, our brain aren’t wired for it. “People think they’re multitasking, but they’re actually just switching from one task to another very rapidly and performing each one less effectively,” he explains.

  Attempts to multitask have been found to increase production of the stress hormone cortisol and the fight-or-fight hormone adrenaline, leaving us anxious, and over time, increasing our risk of depression.

BEAT IT: Focus on one task at a time and take regular tech breaks. It’s especially important for good sleep that tablets and smartphones aren’t used before bed as they overstimulate the brain.

 

EYES

THE PROBLEM: Cyber-Induce sight loss

 Spending large amounts of time indoors under artificial lights and staring at computer screens has helped produce “myopia epidemic”, with as many as 90% of people needing glasses, according to experts. “We’re simply not spending as much time outside as when our vision system first evolved.”

 “a shift that is drastically affecting our sight.”

BEAT IT: Remember to blink regularly to encourage tear production, and adopt the 20-20-20

Rule: every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds to give your eye muscles a break.

 

NOSE

THE PROBLEM: Smell depletion Our sense of smell is under attack from air pollution, according to an expert “Smell evolved in very odour-rich outdoor landscape.”  As a result of spending less time outdoors, the natural scents which were an important part of life for our ancestors – for example, telling them when food was safe to eat –  are now masked from us.

BEAT IT: It’s important to get outdoors more often, to go to green open spaces. Stop smoking as it Impairs both taste and smell.

 

EARS

THE PROBLEM: Hearing loss Technology has transformed the way we listen to music, from huge concept amplification to wireless headphones. But these advances have come at  a cost to our hearing, with overexposure to loud noise the single largest cause of preventable deafness.

BEAT IT: Don’t listen to music at more than 60% of your device’s maximum volume – some smartphones have a built – in safety monitors which warm you when you cross the line.

 

MOUTH

THE PROBLEM: Sugar addiction Paul Breslin, Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers University in the US, believes our love for sugary food comes from our ape ancestors who “would go up into the trees and gorge on the fruit in season”. However, today sugary treats are available all year round.

BEAT IT: Cut down gradually to lessen withdrawal symptoms; reduce sugar in tea and have fewer fizzy drinks. Stress can also have a major impact on sugar cravings, so try to manage yours. Eating foods rich in magnesium, such as nuts, seeds and even a little dark chocolate can help ease anxiety.

 

 LUNGS

THE PROBLEM: Struggling to breathe Air pollution is a big problem. In particular, levels of nitrogen dioxide – which is linked to heart and lung disease – is at dangerous levels.

BEAT IT: For adults and children with lung or heart problems, and for older people, the advice is to strenuous physical activity. People with asthma should use their inhalers more often.

 

STOMACH

THE PROBLEM: Depleted bacteria Eating processed foods, having super-clean homes and overusing antibiotics, have had an adverse impact on our body bacteria, reducing their numbers dramatically. Scientist now think this change could be linked to spikes in asthma, allergies and diabetes, which have all dramatically increase since the 1970s.

BEAT IT: “To replenish healthy gut bacteria, eating live yoghurt and fermented foods, such as Kimchi, Kefir and sauerkraut, can help.”

 

LEGS

THE PROBLEM: Sitting sickness Being chair-bound for hours cause poor posture, back strain, and weaker muscles and bones. It also slows blood circulation, triggering problems from swollen ankles and varicose veins to dangerous blood clots.

BEAT IT: Sit on something wobbly, such as an exercise ball or a backless stool, to force your core (stomach and lower back) muscles to work. Stand up every 30 minutes and walk around.

 

 

Financial Security Leads to Personal Freedom !

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Prepare a detailed financial plan for the next few years and follow it.

Seek out financial advice if you need it.

A powerful strategy for financial mastery is also a simple one: save 10% of all you make for long-term growth (take this off the pay cheque before you have a chance to spend it).

If you can invest $200 a month for the next 30 years at an annual return rate of 15%, you will end up with $1.4 million dollars.

Being wise with your money is one of the very best investments to make.

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Financial security leads to personal freedom.

Keep Self-Development Activities To Yourself !

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Never discuss your personal development activities with anyone.

Your strategies for expanding your mind and spirit are your own.

Others might not understand the value of personal-mastery and, further, will take away your credit when you meet with success by saying that you relied on techniques.

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Keep these self-development activities to yourself.

Learn To Organize Your Time !

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Learn To Organize Your Time !

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It is incorrect to say that by becoming a meticulous time manager and living
by a carefully define schedule you become rigid and non-spontaneous.

Rather, proper organization allows one to accomplish those goals which are truly
important as well as enjoy leisure time.

Good time management offers more time for fun and relaxing – not less.

These important periods are schedule into the week just like other commitments which may appear more pressing.

Neither are sacrificed.

Also, discipline yourself and stop wasting time on all those immediate and pressing but unimportant tasks (i.e., the ringing phone) and concentrate on the activities that are truly meaningful to your life’s mission.

Such activities include time for self-renewal and reflection, time forging
relationships built on trust and mutual respect, time for physical fitness,
time to read and think deeply and time serving others in your community.

Six Ways to Manage Your Stress !

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Stop worrying and start living: here are some practical tips on how to stay calm and in control.

Your bound to feel overwhelmed by stress at some point in your life.

It could be brought on by a promotion, a family problem or even good news like a
wedding in the family or the birth of a child (just the thought of the expenses could make those worry lines more pronounced). And, stress can impact every aspect of your life unless you learn how to control it.

Experts tell you how to stay on top of things.

>1. Recognize the Root Cause

” When we are stressed, our body breaks down, and the immune system takes a hit.”

” Consequently, one may fall sick often. That’s the body’s way of signalling that something is not right.”

The first signs of stress may include irritability.

When you recognize the signs, it’s crucial to take some alone time to address what you’re feeling and what may be causing this.

2) Don’t fixate on what you cannot control

” While you cannot control when your clients get mad or the timing of a crash in the stock market, you can control how you react to situations like these.”

” It’s important to remember that there’s no point in worrying about situations that are completely out of your control.

A wise person once said, if you can fix a problem, fix it, but if you can’t, it serves no one to worry about it.”

” Identify when a situation is beyond your control and surrender to it.

Try to see the humour in situations and maintain a positive perspective.”

3) Manage time better

” Time management is life management.”

A lot of our time gets wasted because we are not focused on what really matters.

Often, our focus is on worrying about the future or regretting mistakes made in the past.

This starts a vicious cycle because when you waste precious time, you will likely to have to race against the clock later, and this will cause more stress.

The opposite is also true: When you live in the present and are mindful of time,
you become more productive, and that eases stress.”

” People also tend to worry about things that lie in the future: will my daughter get into that university?;
will my son find a wife? Your mind goes over the worst case scenario.

What you need to do is to remind yourself that these are just stories.”

” Instead of going into a panic spiral and wasting your present for the future,
stay calm and wait for a problem to emerge before you start worrying.”

” Don’t overload yourself with work.”

4) There is a difference between worrying and caring

Differentiate between worrying and caring ” You may care about your child, but is worrying about him or her all the time going to resolve all of his or her problems or will it ensure that he or she stays injury-free?

Worrying about things is tantamount to worshipping the problem – finding a solution requires a more pro-active approach.”

5) Take some time off to relax

” It’s incredibly important to take daily, weekly, and monthly breaks to unwind and rejuvenate.”

Every morning you could take some time to meditate, go for a walk, or just read the newspaper in silence.”

” Meditation and breathing exercise can also help control stress as they help one to focus on the present moment and this keeps the mind calm.”

Also recommends using the ‘ Mindful Minute’ technique.

” Take a single minute after every couple of hours of work to engage in mindfulness.
Use this time to focus your attention inwards and on yourself and remind yourself to take it easy.”

6) Embrace your mistakes

” Years in the Indian education system which penalise students for making mistakes,
have conditioned us to panic when we make one, mull over it and regret it long after the issue has passed.”

He points out that, in reality, mistakes are great because they help one to grow.

” You learn more from mistakes than you do from successes, and a single mistake, no matter how serious, is rarely the end of the world.

Learn from yours, that’s all.”