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  • Good sleep is one of the human beings basic needs.  Let us find out how to sleep well daily for overall health benefits.

    Importance of good sleep

    Good sleep is beneficial for body functioning, cognition, immunity and relationship effectiveness.  A sleepy person is usually unable to do something adequately.

    How much is enough?

    An average a person needs 7 hours of sleep every 24 hours but it may be more or less based on age, habits, occupation etc.

    Know when you are sleepy and respect this feeling

    Remember how many times do you yawn, feel the need to rest, and close your eyes during work.  These are the signs when your body tells you to rest and take a nap.  There is no need to only sleep for a long time.  You can also do this for short duration many times a day so that your mind will be activated again after waking up.

    Maintain a sleep hygiene diary

    Buy a small diary or a sleep journal, you can also download and print the pages that will help you in noting down the timings when you go to bed and when you leave out the bed so you can calculate the time.

    Only use the bed for sleep

  • Human beings develop and grow in certain stages.  At every stage, there are some milestones to achieve and challenges to face.  For every stage, natural processes take place and unique changes are seen.  Here are the basic stages of the human life cycle from birth to death with the indicators of each of the stages.

    Stage 1

    This is called conception and birth.  At this stage, the prenatal development, nutrition and care define the child’s intellectual and other growth parameters in the future.  Structure of cells and physical health are the main concerns.  The crucial ingredients that an individual must seek are:

    • Nourishment

    Stage 2

    This is called infancy and toddlerhood.  At this stage, the needs of learning through role models, parents and family members arise at which the language and movements take place.  Safety is the main concern here and almost up to two years of life has sleeping and feeding adjustment and transformation periods.

    • Imitation
    • Education

    Stage 3

  • Love is an amazing feeling.  It is human nature to feel loved.  To identify the telltale signs when someone is in love with you, here are some of the obvious situations that you might experience around the one who has fallen in love with you!

    Physical closeness

    When someone is in love with you, saying I love you is not as powerful as his or her body language.  Those who even do not say that they love you if they act like the one they are your true lovers.  They want to spend time with you and you can feel how close they want to be with you most of the time in a day.  They find situations to touch you with affection.  Sometimes they brush your hair with their fingers and other times they hold you with a gentle touch.  There are innumerable ways to show physical closeness in love.

    It is easy for them to recall the information about the moments you have spent together

    People in love have a strong memory.  This is visible when they have no difficulty in fetching the information out of their mind when you talk about something that you both done in the past.  They remember even the minute details of the places, dates and days when you both were together or share a memory.  They are very much attentive, active and consciously absorb the perceptions of the duration when they are with you.  This is one of the evidence they love you.

  • Have you ever wondered what makes us happy?  Wealth, fame, beauty or strength may give you some temporary joy, but one of the most significant factors for happiness lies behind positivity.

    Positivity is mainly embodied in the way people treat you, especially those who have things in common.  However, luck may not be always on your side to meet only this kind of person.  You will definitely encounter people who have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside.  They may be your friends, co-workers, classmates.  Accordingly, to avoid getting yourself drained dealing with negative people, the tips below are especially focused on helping you out with it.

    Dig Deeper Without Slipping into the Hole

    Although it does not completely justify negativity, it is easier to be compassionate when you try to understand where it comes from.  Are they negative because they hate their job, feel trapped in their life or lack self-esteem so the only way they can feel powerful is by hurting others?  Approach them with both kindness and firmness but be careful they would bring you down with them.

    Lend a Helping Hand

  • Human beings are social animals and can be highly involved in different kinds of social relationships.  We are connected with many other people in many different ways.  For example, we have family’s relationships, working relations, neighbourhood associations and many other forms of similar connections.

    Some of them may be represented in our life, some may not.  However, there is one particular type that is extremely important for every person.  It is the most helpful, essential, and necessary to have a kind of relationship.  I am talking about friends and associations with them.

    Why is that so important to Have Friends?

    There are times where you find yourself in a situation that you cannot control, things are looking horrible.  You have nowhere to go, or you really need to talk to someone, or borrow some cash, or whatever else.  In some of these cases you may be lucky to have family help but sometimes you cant or are unable to turn to family you can turn to friends.

    Friends grant you many positive emotions.  You can share your deepest feelings, every good day, and each of the unfortunate circumstances in your life with them.  You can double up the fun of any kind of social activities or recreational form in case if your friends accompany you.  Moreover, if you chose friends wisely, they may become an excellent motivator for you and an outstanding life coach.

    Whom to Choose as a Friend?

  • Saying "no" to any proposal, invitation or offer may be quite hard sometimes, even if you have a really good reason to refuse.  Many people are finding themself in a situation when they cannot reject any offer because of the authority, social status, and dominant behaviour of the requestor.  Is there any possibility to learn how to give a confident refusal?  Sure there is!

    Mix it With a Compliment or Kindness

    That is the ultimate weapon of every grandparent and parent.  "I love you, but you cannot," sounds much better and polite than just a dry, "I said no.”  When you are combining different kinds of compliments, which are perceived positively, with refusing, which are unpleasant for most people, you get a "somewhere in between" result.

    Example: This sounds extraordinarily interesting, but unfortunately, I have to refuse.

    Example: You gave a brilliant idea, but it seems that I cannot handle it.

    Give a Couple of Reasons

    When you are replying to any request with just a “no”, it may look just offensive and disrespectful to many people.  This is especially for a person who you are subordinate, like your boss, for example.  It will help if you provide a few valuable reasons in addition to your refusal.

    Examples: I have to reject this opportunity, as I already have a few big projects with deadlines this week.

  • The world is growing at such a faster rate that it is very tough to get some time for yourself, your family, and your loved ones. Nowadays, people are so much engrossed in the daily work that they get minimal time for themselves. In the daily schedule of work and job, taking out time for oneself is pretty difficult. However, it is very important to have some fun and enjoyment in life.

    So, people have been continuously searching and trying to get something that may help them manage all this. A growing trend these days is Minimalism. Some people call it an art, some call it a way of living, while some say that it is a beautiful way to enjoy life. It is about getting rid of all the extra stuff in life and focusing on living life to the fullest. People believe that money is not everything. You do not necessarily need money to enjoy your life. 

    Minimalism makes you feel better and live your life on your terms and experience. You rely more on experience than things. If you are tired with your work, or if you wish to explore minimalism, then here we have all that you need to know.

    What is Minimalism?

  • We are, generally, inseparable from our environment.  Nature influences us; it affects our society and our culture.  We often forget how strong nature can be.  We can forget that nature is full of life.  It can be difficult to oppose nature.  Instead, we should try to reconnect and live in harmony with nature.

    Walk More

    Walking is the natural way of moving.  Any car, motorcycle or public transportation is not a natural way of travelling for a human being and harmful for the natural environment.  It does not matter whether you are going for a walk in the forest or the city street full of cars and other people, while you are walking, you are reconnecting with nature.  Have you ever noticed that your lungs work well; your heart beats right as it should, your thoughts flow smoothly and confidently while you are walking?  That is the best proof that walking connects you with nature.

    Plant a Tree and Raise It

  • Anxiety is a household word these days.  Every other person experiences this feeling.  Its not specific to a single country, but is felt globally.  Anxiety is a feeling of fear.  Anyone who fears about the future, or future consequences, experiences anxiety.  Anxiety can range from small nervousness to a serious issue.  Nervousness before a presentation, interview, or public speech are some examples of minor anxiety.  Whereas, if this continues for a long period, it is a major one.

    What is Anxiety? 

    Anxiety is a mental problem or disorder in which a person fears something.  In most cases, it is the fear of the future.  People are not able to concentrate on their work properly, which causes this type of disorder.  In anxiety, a person undergoes mental stress and may experience panic attacks.  There is a feeling of being uncomfortable and restlessness.  People are not able to concentrate on their tasks and are not able to move ahead of their problems.  They keep on stressing about their problems.  Anxiety increases tensions and worries in a person’s life. 

  • We are always advised to avoid stress, but it is actually a normal part of our lives.  Therefore, instead of avoiding stress, it would be useful to learn how to deal with it.  It can cause us significant problems, and it triggers our fight or flight reaction.  You have to take action unless you want stress to create health problems or worsen the ones you have already.

    Stress is most damaging when it is unexpected, prolonged, and uninterrupted.  Still, you can find a way to deal with it by seeking support from your loved ones, as well as with regular exercise.  Other methods to manage stress are meditation and other relaxation techniques, as well as structured breaks.  It helps if you can learn new coping strategies that would create predictability in your life.

    Alcohol, drugs, smoking, eating, and pain medicines can worsen the stress and make you more sensitive to future stress.  A lack of social support could also make stress unmanageable.  There are promising treatments for this, but the management of stress depends mostly on your ability and willingness to make changes for a healthy lifestyle.