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What Innovation Can Do to Your Life (Part 1 of 2)

Bring Innovation Into Your Life

The power of innovation

It’s a talent that everyone has, yet they think they don’t. The power of innovation. If you’ve ever marveled at somebody’s creative prowess, guess what, you can create and innovate too.

It just takes time. Everyone is born creative. The box of crayons in kindergarten were not limited to those who possessed potential; because the truth is, everybody has potential.

Look back

You know how long it took to learn to ride a bike or drive or to never commit the same mistake again? It’s the same with innovation. It takes a bit of practice and a lot of time before this mind function comes easily when called.

This article will teach you a few tips on how to bring innovation into your life.

Don’t listen to what other people say

Follow the beat of your own drum. Allowing for the input of other people will only bring cacophony to the music you are trying to make.

If you have an original idea, don’t waste your time and effort trying to make people understand. They won’t. And the help you will probably get comes in the form of negative feedback.

If all those geniuses listened to their peers, we would probably still be living in the middle ages.

Spend time on it

I cannot stress that enough, although, please do not mistake this tip to tell you to quit your day job entirely. Do not. This involves some tricky time management but with a little discipline you’ll be able to squeeze both in.

Exercise

Take a walk. Run a mile or two. Send all those endorphins coursing through your veins. Exercising certainly clears and relaxes your mind and allows for anything to pop up.

Record your dreams

Aren’t some of them just the craziest things that your conscious mind would never have thought of? If you’ve had these dreams before, and I’m sure have, this only shows you the untapped innovative power you have lying within.

So jot down those notes. Those dreams may just create an innovative spark in you.

 

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What Innovation Can Do to Your Life (Part 2 of 2)

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Your Personal Plan To Quit Smoking In Just 30 Days

Quit smoking in 30 days

The hardest days

The first 30 days as an ex-smoker are the hardest. You have a lot of hardship to cope with. If you make it through the first 30 days, it will get easier from that point on. Let’s take a look at a “plan of attack” to help you quit smoking in just 30 days. There are a few elements:

  1. a well devised plan (very necessary)
  2. few aids (not necessary)
  3. a lot of motivation (very necessary)

The plan

You need to plan exactly what you schedule will be and what activities you plan on having during these next 30 days. This is critically important because you want to insure that there are as little surprises and stressful events as possible.

Every time you go through stressful event you are at risk to start smoking again. Also, do not plan any diet or other radical life style changes during this month. You will have enough to deal with as it is, wouldn’t you?

You should also plan special time to exercise, do breathing exercises and sleep properly ( you can’t smoke while you sleep). The next thing to do in your plan is to get all the help you can get during this month.

To do that you can

  1. Ask your friend and family to help you quit smoking. Ask them to watch over you and make sure you are not tempted to smoke.
  2. Hang reminders at your computer, bathroom, kitchen etc. telling you that you are now an ex-smoker.
  3. Through away all Tobacco products. This seems obvious, but many smokers who try to quit still keep a cigarette stash somewhere in case they’ll need it…don’t be one of them.
  4. Try not to drink any alcohol during this month. That’s because we don’t want your will power and your judgement to weaken, which tends to be the case when you drink.

Some other things that can help

Stop smoking aids

There are a few stop smoking aids that were proven effective. The medicine called Zyban is an effective craving reducer (need prescription). There are also many herbal replacements to Zyban that do not require prescription.

Other methods are the shots and the laser treatment. All good methods, but quit pricey. Using these aids might help, but it can’t replace your will power.

You will power and motivation

An absolute must have. You won’t make it without a true desire to quit smoking. You really must find that desire within you. Your life will be so much better after you quit smoking, and you must find that desire for life and health.

 

That’s it. Your complete battle-plan for your first 30 days as an ex-smoker. So now that you have it, it’s totally up to you. Good luck!

 

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Depression (Part 1 of 2)

What is Depression: Some New Light on the Old Blues?

In 2016, data shows that there are over 268 million people in the world are in the midst of an episode of depression.

Major depression

Some have the incapacitating symptoms of what doctors call a major depression. These symptoms usually require professional attention because they are very severe and demoralizing.

Feeling hopeless and worthless, a person with major depression may sleep and eat irregularly.

In the throes of severe depression, it is hard to concentrate and make decisions. As well as find the energy to do much of anything. Thoughts of suicide are common.

Depression primarily refers to a state of mind that is purely negative. Usually with an inclination to insufficiency and a hopeless lack of interest to do things.

Minor depression

If someone has a minor depression, however, the problem is more manageable. Experts say that people who have some minor depression will feel lousy about themselves. They also feel lousy about their lives, but they are managing to function at a high level.

In fact, some of the newfound ways of battling the blues are related to what you do and feel. Here are some ways that you can prepare your body to help prevent minor depression:

Put some spring in your step

Regular exercise may be the most powerful natural antidepressant available. It is advisable that you take a brisk walk. Exercise helps generate the release of brain chemicals called endorphins.

When endorphin levels are low, depression occurs. Exercise also oxygenates the brain, keeping it healthy.

How much should you exercise? Thirty minutes, five or six days a week, at moderate intensity. It is a nice level to aim for to help prevent the brain imbalances. Imbalances that can make you vulnerable to depression.

Nourish your brain

Virtually any nutrient deficiency can result in impaired mental function, including depression. To help prevent depression, health experts recommend that people should take high-potency multivitamins or mineral supplement.

This will supply the brain with enough nutrients in order to keep it properly functioning. Thus avoid some mental disorders such as depression.

 

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Depression (Part 2 of 2)

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Tips To Keep Memory In Tiptop Condition (Part 2 of 2)

Keep memory in tiptop condition. Read the first article in case you miss it out:

Tips To Keep Memory In Tiptop Condition (Part 1 of 2)

 

Continuation:

 

Don’t deprive yourself with enough rest and sleep

Having enough sleep does not condone laziness; oversleeping does. So don’t feel guilty resting or sleeping as long as it is not overdone. You need it badly to keep you revitalized from the tiresome demand of work.

Take time to relax

Breathe deeply if you must. Keep your thoughts organized before acting on them. Keep away from stress and anxiety. It may be impossible to completely eliminate stress since it is part of our challenging generation, but try to keep it down as much as possible.

Stress may bring your memory into its inefficient level. Avoid the habit of saying to yourself that you might forget things, because you’re more likely to if you do. This just builds your anxiety level up to its panic mode.

Stay positive, creative, and energetic

Your memory needs to be within a circle of various things. Things that come in various shapes, sizes, and colors can motivate your creativity. This is a positive way of discovering your surroundings in all its variations and diversities.

Avoid being enclosed within the four walls of your room just like you’re a prisoner. The only time is when you have to rest or sleep. Don’t be a couch potato. There’s a very exciting world out there waiting to improve your memory.

The very best way to improve your memory is between infancy and adolescent

As we grow old, memory starts to fail. But a strong memory that we can develop during the prime years of our lives will definitely enhance us to be good thinkers.

It is very doable by continuously exercising our memory through reading and other cognitive activities like the habit of solving crossword puzzles. The more you do these, the better memory retention can develop.

Other factors of poor memory retention

As far as health is concerned, high blood pressure can lead to stroke and heart ailments. It also results to poor memory retention. Memory function declines when blood pressure is high.

Researchers have observed that people with normal blood pressure, especially at midlife, have a higher cognitive function. Concentration, decision-making, and remembering functions falter as a result of high blood pressure.

What is healthy for the body is likewise healthy for the memory.

 

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Dream Big (Part 1 of 3)

The Ability to Dream Big

We still have the ability to dream big, no matter how old or young, no matter where we live. And no matter what our family believed and taught us to believe. However, most of us need to clear the cobwebs off our imagination. And that’s just what we’re going to do.

“I’m going to be an astronaut.”

“I will be a movie star.”

“I’m going to be the President.”

“I’m going to own a chocolate factory!”

What were your childhood dreams?

Why is dreaming so important?

Dreams play a significant role in determining the grandeur or limitations of life. You’ve heard of the “glass ceiling.” Dreams are the glass ceiling we create for our own life. We can create a ceiling just above our head or somewhere out at the edge of the Milky Way!

When that glass ceiling is very low, it often is because we’ve allowed our dreams to be created for us, either by others or by our unconscious mind. Who do you know who chose a career because their parents “suggested” it? Who do you know that stays at a job they hate because it pays the bills?

Think about your own life

How much room do you have until you hit your glass ceiling? What parts of your life could use some dream expansion?

Your imagination needs to be used regularly or it will atrophy. In the same way that you keep your heart and lungs healthy by walking, or your biceps strong by lifting weights. You need to exercise your dream muscle to keep it in good shape.

But before you can really begin working out your dream muscle, you need to know what gets in the way.

All of us carry limiting beliefs

Some we may be aware of. Others may lie hidden beneath the radar of our awareness. Read through the following list of beliefs slowly. Ask yourself if any of them seem familiar. Notice how you feel when you read each one.

 

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Dream Big (Part 2 of 3)

Dream Big (Part 3 of 3)