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Ways to Energize Yourself

Being busy in our daily routines, we always feel lethargic. Energy is the only force that drives us to work so that we can perform our activities. If you also often feel lethargic and lazy then you will have to follow some tips and methods to re-energize yourself. Here I have given some methods to boost up your energy level. Follow them and you will definitely feel the difference:

  • Working excessively causes stress and anxiety which makes you feel tired and sleepy. So the best way to overcome this situation is to follow a de-stressing process. For this, you can change your daily routine. Daily exercise is the best method to energize you. I will also recommend you adding some of your favorite activities in your daily routine.
  • Don’t make yourself stagnant in same routine as it will snatch your creativity. Changes are always necessary in life as they refresh your mind and body. So plan a tour to your favorite place and spend some holidays to energize yourself.
  • Most of us don’t take breakfast because we are always in hurry to reach our work place. This is absolutely wrong. Breakfast boosts our energy level for the whole day. Make a promise with you to have a well-balanced and healthy breakfast daily to provide your body with essential energy. Missing a breakfast will make you dull and drowsy.
  • We are accustomed of having three meals in a day. Now change this as it is always preferred to have 5 or 6 small meals instead of having three big and heavy meals. Heavy meals make you feel exhausted and sluggish as compared to smaller meals.
  • Exercise is the best method to boost up energy level. It improves mental and physical health and helps you keeping yourself active and energized.
  • Reduce the consumption of caffeine. Although it boost up energy instantly, but fails to sustain that increased energy level. Energy increasing drinks are also not good as they make you feel tired after sometime. Instead of using these, take fresh fruit juices and beverages.
  • Replace sugar snacks and high calorie foods with vegetables and fruits. Snacks maintain your energy level in intervals between two meals.
  • Lack of sleep is also a reason of fatigue and tiredness. Take a proper and restful sleep to wake up fresh in morning.
  • Human body is made up of 70% water so if you will not drink enough water, your body will be dehydrated and blood circulation will slow down. It will consequently decrease energy level. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.
  • You can also increase blood circulation by stimulating certain pressure points on your ears. Rub your ears for one minute and feel the flow of energy.
  • Are you a shallow breather? Actually this type of breathing builds up carbon dioxide in blood and as a result lowers energy level. Try to take deep breaths so that you may get oxygen which will move through your system and make you alert and active.
  • Smiling is a great method of improving energy levels as it helps you to relax and relieves stress. Smiling makes 15 to 26 facial muscles to move making you look younger. It also activated certain parts of your brain.

Did you like these tips? If yes then follow these to stay healthy, happy and energetic.

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Bedroom Designing Tips

Bedroom is the most relaxing part of home because it is a room where we spend most of our time. So it should be decorated in a way that makes it a peaceful and pleasant place to sleep in. Bedroom designing is a challenging task as it requires lot of aesthetic sense and a bundle of ideas. Many people find it difficult to design their bedrooms in a proper way. Some people hire interior designers for this purpose but some want to design the room themselves.

Here I am describing some tips and ideas that would prove very helpful in designing your bedroom to have a soothing and restful feel.

Wall Color

The color of walls is the most important thing to be considered while designing your room. If you want your room to give a soothing effect, then don’t use bright colors like bright red and deep yellow. The better choice would be the use of colors including light yellow, white and deep maroon. It would give a calming effect to your eyes.

Wallpapers

Paint is not the only option to give your room a good look. Instead of paint, wallpapers can be used. Again the choice is yours. If you have an intention to give your room a peaceful look, don’t go for bright and raucous wallpapers. There is a large variety of wallpapers available in the market. All you have to do is to spend a little bit of your time and choose the wallpaper of your choice.

Extra Cabinet

To keep your bedroom clutter free, find an extra cabinet inside your room so that it may look neat and clean.

Bedroom Floor

Now consider your bedroom floors. It is a good choice to use carpets and wooden flooring instead of ceramic tiles or marbles. Wooden floor or carpet would prevent you from stepping on the cold floor when you get up in the morning. But if you have already used tiles then rugs can be placed near bed. Keep in mind that colors and pattern of rugs should justify the color of room and other accessories placed in rooms.

Bed Covers

Another useful tip is using the bed covers of the same color as that of curtains. It will definitely give a feeling that you have got your room designed by a professional.

Use of Mirror

If you are worried about your room size, then don’t worry. If your room is so small then you should use mirrors on the walls. It will make your room look very spacious.

Lighting

As far as lighting is concerned, use lampshades and pin lights. These lights also serve as mood lights and give your room a peaceful effect.

I hope that above mentioned ideas and tips would surely help you to decorate your room in an elegant way.

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