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How to Overcome Unwanted Thoughts?

Unwanted thoughts are quite annoying and irritating as they result in lack of concentration and cause mental fatigue and tiredness. If you are also suffering from such unwanted thoughts, then you will definitely know how bothersome these thoughts are. If you haven’t overcome your trouble yet and are looking for some good tips then read this article because I am going to help you out by giving you some useful tips.

Write your Thoughts

Writing proves to be a good therapy for those who suffer from unwanted thoughts. Writing your thoughts in a diary or notebook will keep you relaxed and soothing as it will help you to transfer infuriating thoughts from mind to the paper. If roots of unwanted thoughts are connected to any past event, a harsh childhood experience or an unsuccessful love then writing these memories and thoughts is really very very effective. When you start writing your unwanted thoughts, feel yourself free to write whatever comes to your mind because you are going to write to express your feelings and not to impress someone. So don’t take care of making spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. Your only purpose is to let your bad thoughts flow out of your mind.

Distract your Attention

When unwanted thoughts come to your mind, the best way to overcome them is to distract your attention. It would be just like fighting fire with fire. Make a better use of your idle time by following any of the following activities:

  • Start watching your favorite movie. The trick is to see that movie that can not remind you of your unwanted thoughts so it may be a comedy movie. Don’t watch a romantic movie if you are preoccupied with thoughts of bad romantic experience.
  • Play any sport you like. Sports are not only god for physical health but also very good to keep your mind clear of bad and unwanted thoughts. Playing a game for an hour or so will divert your energy and thoughts somewhere else.
  • Start reading a book, magazine or even back of your favorite cereal box. You will see that it would be really helpful in eliminating unwanted thoughts. Instead of bad thoughts, feed your mind with some fruitful and healthy thoughts.
  • Go to some beautiful park and start walking. Trees, clean air and tweeting birds will have a consoling effect on your mind and body and positive thoughts will start coming to your mind.

Have a Restful Sleep

A good and restful sleep can also prove to be very effective in order to get rid of unwanted thoughts and memories as deep sleep helps to shut down thinking process and helps to regain lost energy which was wasted due to thinking about bad and frustrating memories.

Clear your Mind of all Worries

Sometimes bad thoughts are also caused by stress and worries like thinking about a difficult exam or thinking about debt or mortgaged house. It is natural to worry about these things but don’t let them interfere your relaxation and comfort. If you are a natural worrier then definitely you may be suffering from bad thoughts but keep in mind that worries are not a solution to any problem. Instead an optimistic behavior will help you overcome your worries.

Share your Thoughts

You can also overcome your unwanted thoughts by sharing them with your spouse, friends or parents. When you share these thoughts with your family members or friends, they will provide you with a better solution to cope with these thoughts and help you to see brighter side of life.

Consult a Psychiatrist

Sometimes these unwanted and bad thoughts may be quite serious and require consultation with a psychiatrist which may help you out through different treatments including group therapy, hypnosis, individual counseling or even medicines.

If you are suffering from unwanted thoughts, never take them for granted, try to overcome them with above mentioned tips and if they continue then consult a good doctor in your area.

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Tips to Treat Depression without Drugs

If you are suffering from depression then you will be definitely aware of the fact that it is very hard to cope with it and it is very difficult to get rid of it without medication. But here I am going to provide you with some tips that will help you a lot in dealing with your depression without taking any medicines.

  • Proper diet is very important to overcome any kind of disease whether it is depression or something else. So you are required to take proper and balanced diet along with some multi-vitamins. When you will eat well and take a balanced diet, you will feel yourself healthy and fresh and your body will start functioning properly.
  • Regular exercise is also an essential part of treatment of depression. Exercise gives you and your body a strong feeling and at the same time, it will improve your mood for long hours. Keep in mind that exercise should be done on daily basis if you really want to get rid of annoying depression.
  • Sunlight also helps to keep your mood good and fresh resulting in a better mental condition, so try to get some sunlight daily for 10 to 15 minutes. It will be more than enough for treatment of depression.
  • Try to take sufficient and restful sleep at night as lack of proper sleep can also give rise to mood swings and depression. For proper functionality, your body and brain needs a sleep of almost 7 to 9 hours which will definitely change your mood. If you find some free time during day, you can also snooze for sometime.
  • Depression can make you isolate from rest of the world so try to make friends so that they can keep you busy when you feel depression. Remember that isolation can make depression even worse so chatting with friends or making plans about some activity can prove to be the best medication.
  • Refined sugar should be cut out of your diet. The reason is that depression is mostly caused by low serotonin level in brain. So when a depressed person takes sugar, it changes the mood by increasing serotonin level but remember that this improvement is temporary and you may collapse later.
  • Make a habit to record or write your feelings, thoughts and moods. You can use a diary or a journal for this purpose. In this way, you will be able to understand what feelings and thoughts are causing depression. Moreover when you will write down your feelings, you will feel fresh and satisfied which will help to overcome depression.
  • Prayer also plays an important role in improving mood of a depressed person, so take a little time daily for prayer. I am sure that it will really work for you.

Apart from following the above given tips, you should also seek help from some professionals and don’t feel hesitation in telling your feelings and thoughts to your doctor or concerned professional. Doctors, psychiatrists and other such professionals will definitely help you out.

Tips to Prevent Dry Skin

Are you having a dry skin and looking for some tips on preventing it? No worries…..I am here to give some excellent and effective tips on getting rid of dry skin. Follow below mentioned ways of preventing dry skin and stay beautiful and attractive in a way you desire:

  • You must have noticed that your skin becomes more dry and tight during severe winter. If it is really so then make sure to wear gloves, high boots and hat while going outside during winter season. Are you getting surprised that why I have recommended so. The reason is quite simple. It is not only your facial skin that requires care but your body skin also needs to be protected from harsh winter winds. Especially for your face, I would recommend here to use oily creams that can provide essential moisture to your skin for its protection.
  • People among you having dry skin must already have used moisturizers for their skin but I am sure that a few of you know the method of applying moisturizers properly. Here I am going to give you an important tip. After washing face, apply moisturizer when your face is still soggy. Following this step would help your skin to keep moisturized for a longer period of time. During winters, apply moisturizers half an hour before leaving home because freshly applied cream will cool off your skin when it comes in contact with cold air.
  • Another factor that can dry your skin is the air coming from air conditioner. Although it feels good but it may cause your skin to become very dry. In order to prevent this, you can put an air humidifier in room and apply moisturizing cream regularly.
  • Sometimes taking hot showers regularly can become a cause of dryness of your skin. If you want to get rid of dry skin then make a habit to take bath with lukewarm water and after taking bath avoid scrubbing yourself with towel. Instead you should pat the body gently to dry it.
  • Washing hands, face and body with soap can also be a reason for the dryness of skin because soap washes away essential oils from your skin surface. So wash your hands and body with soap-free cleanser or a soap having glycerin in it.
  • If you have applied make up on your skin, don’t try to remove it with water and soap but remove it with a good quality cleansing milk.

This was a bundle of useful tips about prevention of dry skin. Hopefully they will work a lot more for you.

Household Tips for Cleaning Carpet

Carpets are found in almost every home as they are a good alternative of expensive flooring but at the same time carpets require more efforts for their maintenance and cleanliness. Actually carpets are made of such material which can easily absorb germs so it becomes necessary to clean a carpet on regular basis. Different tips and methods are used to keep the carpet clean. Are you also looking for such tips? If yes then read this post because I have gathered some easy household tips to keep the carpet clean:

  • You are required to vacuum the carpet on weekly basis but it is not a hard and fast rule. You may have to clean your carpet daily if lot of people travel on it throughout a day.
  • If your carpet is giving bad smell, you can make it fragrant by sprinkling baking soda on it. After sprinkling the soda, brush the soda completely into carpet. You can do this with help of a broom. Using baking soda is a proven tip to get rid of smelly carpet.
  • Let the baking soda sit on carpet overnight and then you can vacuum the carpet to remove baking soda.
  • If a strong odor develops in your carpet and you feel that baking soda is not working for that strong smell then you can use vinegar. All you need to do is to fill a spraying bottle with vinegar and then spray it on carpet. Vinegar will work like a magic to remove the smell of food particles and even the smell of vomits and pets’ activities.
  • In order to clean a carpet deeply and thoroughly, use a steam cleaner. You can make a cleaning solution at home. Instead of buying expensive steam cleaning solution, you can use vinegar. Take one cup of vinegar and mix half a cup of baking soda in it. Then make a solution by adding enough water in it so that it can reach fill line of fluid container.  After doing this, run the steam cleaner on carpet in the same way as you use vacuum cleaner.

See! How simple is that. You can make your carpet look neat and clean by using either baking soda or vinegar. Both of these are available at your home so you don’t need to go anywhere to get expensive cleaning agents. Just follow tips given above and have a nice-smelling carpet in your home.

Unique Beauty Tips

Everyone in this modern age wants to look smart and beautiful. Especially the ladies are more conscious about their beauty so they seek for different and unique tips to enhance their beauty. To make it easy for beauty conscious women, I have some unique tips and ideas that sound strange and bizarre but are of great importance and value. If you are really willing to try something unique, then follow these tips to have a beautiful look.

Use of Garlic to Strengthen Nails

Women are fond of having long and shiny nails but most of them have weak nails that break easily. For such nails, garlic proves very beneficial. The method of applying garlic is quite easy and somewhat interesting. Take your nail polish and add a tablespoon of minced or crushed garlic in it. Let the mixture stay for one week and after that apply on your nails. Garlic is very useful for strengthening the nails and prevents them from breaking or peeling. When you will trey this tips, you will find a prominent difference in your nails.

Use of Toothpaste to Remove Blemishes

Most of us know that the only use of the toothpaste is to clean our teeth but interestingly it can be used for the treatment of blemishes. The toothpaste affects in the same way as clay mask works. Toothpaste makes the skin dry by absorbing the excessive oil helping the blemishes dry out. Now let’s move towards the method of applying toothpaste on blemishes.

Take a drop of toothpaste and apply it on the blemish. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Another option is to apply the toothpaste and let it stay on the blemishes over night. But remember to use white toothpaste instead of gels as gel is not as effective as white toothpaste.

Use of Banana for Shiny Hair

Banana paste can be used to make your hair shiny. Isn’t it unique? Make a paste of meshed ripe bananas and olive oil. Apply this mixture on hair from roots to tips and leave for half an hour. After that wash your hair and condition them as usual. You will notice that your hair have become shinier than ever before.

Use of Baby Powder for Greasy Hair

Many people face the problem of greasy and oily hair. They can not wash their hair daily as this process makes the hair very dry. So in that case, sprinkle some baby powder on your fingers and apply it to the scalp. It will make your hair fresher and there will be no need of washing them daily.

Use of Beer for Curly Hair

If your hair is curled and you often find it difficult to manage them, use beer to rinse them. You need to shampoo your hair normally and after that wash them with beer. Beer will help to coat your hair and will repair damage and dryness.

These were some unique and interesting tips that can enhance your beauty. Hopefully they will be of great use for you.

Tips on Tightening Old and Wrinkled Skin

Getting older is a bitter reality of life as it can’t be avoided. Getting older is not pleasant at all because it makes you look tired and lethargic especially your skin starts looking wrinkled and ugly. But it is not as big problem as the old people think it to be. There are a lot of tips and tricks which can be followed to tighten your old and wrinkled skin. Some of these tricks are:

Make a Face While Exercising

The first and the simplest trick is to make faces while doing exercise. The method is quite easy to follow. While doing exercise, make such face that tightens your facial muscles. Keep holding this face while exercising. If you are not habitual of doing exercise then start it immediately. Apart from giving you a healthy looking skin, exercise would also help you to keep your body and mind fit and younger.  When you will use your facial muscles you will feel a prominent change in your skin. It will make your skin elastic and wrinkle free.

Making Faces Apart from Exercising

If you are not able to exercise or don’t want to do exercise even then you should follow the technique of making faces as it helps a lot in tightening your skin. You can use this technique by tightening and releasing your skin to maintain its elasticity. The area around eyes and mouth start wrinkling very soon. To keep this area firm and tight, facial exercise proves to be the best. You can also follow another interesting technique. Just smile or frown for 5 minutes daily to avoid wrinkles.

Keep Yourself Relaxed

You should also find some way to keep yourself relaxed because taking stress can be proved very harmful for your skin. There are several ways of relaxing like reading your favorite book, doing yoga or taking a bath.

Eat Healthy Food

Another secret trick of keeping your skin looking fresh and young is to take healthy food like fruits, vegetables, fresh juices and stuff like that. Keep in mind not to consume refined sugar.

Avoid Sitting in Sun for Long Time

Don’t go into sun without sun block. The facial skin can be damaged by the harmful rays of sun making it look old and wrinkled. If you are ought to go into sun then use a good quality sun block.

Moisturize Your Skin

Moisturizing the skin is also effective because it provides essential nutrients to your skin and retains its freshness.

These were some important tips and methods to prevent your skin from wrinkles in old age. Hope you will find these quite beneficial for you.

Get Rid of Your Ugly Tummy

In today’s modern era, everyone wants to remain fit and look smart and elegant. So people do a lot of exercise and become conscious about their diets without consulting any proper nutritionist or expert and suffer a lot. But in spite of doing all this, they do not manage to get rid of their ugly tummy and figure. To help these people, here I am giving some important and secret tips that will definitely work to burn excessive body fats.

Useful Tips

Start Some Physical Exercise

The first tip that is mostly recommended by the doctors and nutritionists is to take part in physical activities. There are a hundreds of options like you can reach the top storey of your office by using stairs instead of elevators. Do a lot of cycling as it is the best option to burn your calories. You should also take part in different sports like playing soccer or rugby as they involve a lot of running. It will serve you with a dual purpose. It will not only provide you fun and enjoyment but also help your body to burn fats fast.

Stop Using Carbonated Drinks

The next tip which people find very difficult to adopt is to stop use of carbonated drinks. They spoil all your fats burning plans. Actually these drinks make the digestive system acidic and do not work to burn the fats. Your body starts burning fats when your stomach is somewhat alkaline.

Avoid Liquid Calories

Another secret trick of losing weight is to stop the use of soft drinks and fruit juices as they contain a high amount of sugar. Moreover calories are easily consumed when you take sugar in the form of a liquid. Using fruit juices will make you feel hungry and spoil your diet plan. Instead of using these drinks, you must take diet soda and within some days you will feel that you are loosing weight. The best liquid you should take is none other than water as it is even much better than diet soda. Adopting the habit of drinking water instead of other drinks will make you feel bad in the starting but after a few days you will become habitual of it.

Take Balanced Diet

Some people start to reduce the calories to a dangerously low level by leaving important diet elements. But they don’t know that it proves harmful instead of reducing wait. You may have to face serious issues regarding your body’s metabolism. So try to take a balanced diet that includes all essential vitamins and minerals.

Increase the Use of Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables help you a lot to reduce your weight because they are low in fats and calories, high in vitamins and minerals, boost up your energy level, reduce excess body acids and fulfill your body’s requirements.

I hope that you will find these tips very helpful in reducing your weight and looking smart, fresh and elegant.

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