First of all spend time on getting the spa treatment. Also spend time with people who care about you and your well-being.Form the habit of helping your friends when they are in trouble financially or otherwise.
Celebrate the present
Contact someone with whom you have lost touch. Rekindle that friendship and make it a priority to speak with someone you have missed lately.
No matter what business you’re n. keeping things in order is key to your professional – and personal – success.
Time is money. You have probably heard this saying thousands of times. Yet, like most of us, you are most likely still wasting a lot of valuable time 4because you are unorganized. To be successful in today’s business climate you must be as organized as possible. As more and more companies cut workers, there are less and less secretaries, personal assistants and other administrative workers who usually are responsible for keeping you and your company organized. Now, it is up to you to get and stay organized in order to increase your productivity and efficiency.
Too often male-female differences are at the root of marital problems. The friction is not due to the fact that men and women are physically, emotionally, psychologically, and culturally different from one another, but from the fact that we don’t understand those differences or work to accommodate them in our relationship
In contrast, a marriage grows and thrives when a husband and wife understand and accept that God has designed them to be different and complementary.
The most obvious differences between men and women are physical but that isn’t what causes the most friction in marriage. Nevertheless, understanding that God made men and women different physically is important when two lives are blended into one. Let’s look at some of the physical differences between men and women:
Women live an average of 8 years longer than men.
Men are usually stronger and able to run faster and lift more weight than women.
Men have XY & XX chromosomes; women have XX chromosomes.
Men have a greater amount of the hormone testosterone, which increases their tendency toward aggression and physical activity.
Men lose weight faster than women due to the lower ratio of muscle and fat.
Men have a higher metabolic rate than women.
A man’s blood gives off more oxygen than a woman’s.
Women have greater endurance than men.
A woman’s capacity to exercise is reduced 2% every 10 years, whereas a man’s capacity is reduced 10% over the same period.
Men are often physically aroused by visual stimuli; women are usually aroused by touch, caresses, and affection.
A man’s skin wrinkles later in life than a woman’s skin.
Our brains function differently. The male is more left hemisphere controlled (logical) and the woman is more right hemisphere controlled (intuitive, emotional).
Men and women are anatomically different, for instance the man’s pelvis is narrow; the woman’s pelvis is broad for childbearing.
Again, these differences do not usually pose significant challenges to the marriage relationship, but they do underscore the fact that God made us, male and female, quite different from one another.
Keep Fit, Stay Fit, Stay Healthy. Always good to relax in a serene environment.
Blood pressure is the force in the arteries occurring when your heart beats (systolic pressure) and when your heart is at rest (diastolic pressure). It’s measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg). High blood pressure, known as hypertension, is defined in an adult as blood pressure greater than 140mmHg systolic pressure or 90mm Hg diastolic pressure, which is shown as a reading of 140 over 90. It’s a problem as it directly increases your risk of coronary heart disease, which leads to heart attacks and strokes. It’s common among people over 35, and is particularly prevalent in the mode-aged and elderly, the middle-aged women on the pill and heavy drinkers. It may run in families, but lots of people with a family history of high blood pressure never have it themselves. Those with diabetes, gout or kidney disease are susceptible, too.
To live a great life, you have to start some where. The most competent person you know now in matters concerning you is yourself, so it makes perfect sense to start with what you have which is your humble self. This means that you have to look within you and search for the hero inside you. Start with the talents you have. We all have capabilities and abilities, it is only that some of us have not realized how to turn what we have into opportunities. So instead of waiting for that big break, start with the little you have and turn it into something big.
Summer has arrived and lot of people are weary of taking holiday abroad due to the pandemic. Well there are still ways t enjoy yourself this summer. You can of course make use of your garden for those who have garden. You can enjoy barbecues and picnic and you can even go camping in your own garden. For those who do not have gardens of their own, don’t feel left out, you can pack up a well thought picnic and visit the nearest pack to you an have a blast time remember to follow the guide lines of your local area.
Just being alive creates stress. It is a natural fact of life for everyone. Anything that happens in your life has the potential for being stressful. Those things are called stressors. It is not the event of the stressor that produces the feelings of distress, but how you react to the stressor. In life 10% is what happens to you and 90% is your reaction to it. How we think determines the way we process stress. Our thinking styles govern the behaviours or strategies we use to cope with stressors. In turn, the resulting levels of stress influence our well-being and our physical and emotional states.
Contrary to popular belief, there are two kinds of stress:
DISTRESS is the kind that results in bad feelings. Distress results in strain and wear and tear on the mind and body.
EUSTRESS is the positive type of stress: enhancement, exhilaration and excitement. Eustress leads to growth and satisfaction.
How we think about an event or a stressor will determine whether we experience eustress or distress.
N/B: In life 10% is what happens to you and 90% is your reaction to it.
WHAT CAUSES DISTRESS?
Consider the experiences you have over the past two years. These life events could have been a child leaving home, transferring to a new area, trouble in a relationship, or a change at work or business or redundancy. The greater the number of life events, the greater the potential that you may experience stress. The frequency of these events, however, may not in themselves produce stress. How you think about the events and what you do as a result of that thought is more important. For example, a redundancy or a transfer from one’s state of origin may bring about an abnormal fear of failure (distress), but for someone else it is viewed as an opportunity to achieve something new (eustress). The thought patterns in our heads have a great deal to do with the kind and level of stress we will experience.
Pinpointing Symptoms of Stress: Do this activity to establish the level of your stress (tick Yes or No)
I used to be good at taking decisions but I am now finding it
I used to be good at taking decisions but I am now
finding it rather difficult
I find it difficult to concentrate
I find it difficult to think straight
I keep forgetting things
I keep getting negative or irrational thoughts
I experience palpitation
I have spells of dizziness I get frequent headaches
I have a ringing tone in my ears
My breathing is shallow
My eyes get tired and sore
I perspire a lot
I feel tired most of the time
I keep bursting into tears
I have lost my self-confidence
I suffer mood swings
I feel drained
My self-esteem is low 1 keep getting angry
I feel apprehensive
I feel unhappy
I feel as if something terrible is going to happen
I feel frightened
I feel helpless I feel hopeless
I feel depressed
I feel nervous
I feel anxious
I find it impossible to relax
I choke on my drink often
My time management is poor
I have lost interest in sex I have become obsessive
I talk non-stop
I loose the thread of what I am saying
Habits, Health & Happiness
Interpreting your scores
Check your YES scores.
The higher your number of YES scores, the more you may be putting yourself at risk of stress related illness. If you have answered YES to all the questions, this indicates a very high level of over stimulation; you need to take immediate action to avoid the risk of over stimulation and burn out syndrome. Look carefully at your YES scores and consider what you can do to achieve a more balanced lifestyle.
Check your No scores
NO scores indicate an easy going personality, if your NO scores are high, you are unlikely to be at risk of stress. However, a high NO score could possibly indicate under stimulation or procrastination, so beware.
Consider carefully both your YES and NO scores in order to achieve a more balanced lifestyle. Follow these tips:
Lighten up, you only live once
Live, love, let go and be happy
Accept that everyone makes mistakes including yourself
Listen to other people’s opinion and views
Improve yourself esteem by praising other people and yourself too
Trust other people and delegate
Slow down, give yourself a break before you break down
Stop setting yourself rigid and unrealistic goals
Nurture yourself, take life as it comes
Learn the value of relaxing and having fun instead of always struggling