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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.

Guidelines for Driving Safely

Driving your car safely can eliminate the chances of crashes and accidents that become a cause of severe injuries and sometimes death. It is mostly thought that chances of accident are increased when a teen or beginner drives the car. But in my opinion, this perception is totally wrong. Although it is true that teens are somewhat careless drivers but accidents can be caused by the mistake of drivers of any age. Therefore the adults and old are also required to follow certain instructions and tips to drive the car safely and avoid accidents. In this article, I am trying to give you some tips for safe driving which would prove useful for drivers of any age.

  • Over-speeding increases the chances of crashes and accidents so it should be avoided. Your speed should be very moderate while driving near a school, children’s play areas or construction areas. There are several other factors that can help you determine your car’s speed. The most important of these factors are dangerous road curves where the speed of your car should be considerably slow to avoid any mishap. The best way to control your speed is to follow the speed limits signs erected on the roads and observe them honestly. Don’t drive your car at a speed beyond speed limits.
  • Don’t forget to wear seatbelts because they can save your life even in case of accidents. If you drive safely, there are less chances of occurring accidents but sometimes accidents occur due to the mistakes of the other drivers. So wearing seatbelts will prevent you from getting serious injuries. The seatbelts are not only necessary for the drivers but also for other people sitting in car. Most importantly, you should make sure that kids are wearing their belts and are in their suitable child seats.
  • You should pay attention to everything happening in front or back of your car. Watching traffic lights and road signs is inadequate for safe driving. Watch out the activities of other drivers. Good drivers always keep an eye on what is going on in their surroundings and react promptly if they see anything disturbing them.
  • You should avoid distracting your attention from driving. Many factors contribute greatly in distracting your attention like loud music, talking on phone, listening to radio and all that. These sources of distractions can be proved very disastrous as they can cause accidents. To avoid these distractions, you can switch off your phone and lower the volume of radio while driving.
  • Keeping distance between the cars is another precautionary measure to avoid accidents. If your car is too close to the vehicle in front of you then it will become difficult to apply brakes in case of some emergency.

These were some useful guidelines for having a safe drive. Follow them and safe yourself and others from severe accidents.

Decorating a Drawing Room

When we say the word ‘drawing room,’ the only thing that comes to our mind is a room that is well-decorated and cozy enough to entertain the guests. Therefore people are more conscious about their drawing room decoration as compared to that of other rooms. People avail the services of designers to make it possible. But it is a bit expensive. You can decorate your drawing room yourself by following some simple tips and looking for different effective ideas. Some of such tips and ideas are described below for your assistance.

Paint Color

Firstly all people think about the color of the drawing room. Different colors render different look to your drawing room. You are likely to use white color in your drawing room if you want your drawing room to look spacious. But for a cozy feeling, brighter and darker colors are proved to be the best like forest green color or chocolate brown color. In my opinion, white color is better than darker colors but it is definitely your choice that which color you want to use in drawing room.

Color and Arrangement of Furniture

Next most important factor is arrangement of furniture. Furniture and other accessories should be arranged in such a way that enough place is left for people to move. All the furniture should be lined up against the walls. Another option to arrange the furniture is to place it in such a way that furniture items face each other in the middle of the drawing room. Separate the furniture in different groups for different purposes like for reading and chat. Remember that the spaces between different groups of furniture should be clear enough so that people can easily move between them. The color of the furniture should also go well with the colors of curtains and cushions.

Lighting in the Drawing Room

Lighting of drawing room is the most important factor in my opinion. You should use a variety of lights in drawing room like a bright overhead ceiling light should be used at parties and table and floor lamps should be used for homely gatherings. Soft and bright lights should also be installed for conversation and reading respectively. To give a romantic look to your drawing room, use candle lights.

Curtains of Drawing Room

The curtains should give an imaginative look to your drawing room. The design and color of the curtains will depend on the color of doors, walls and furniture and other decoration items of the drawing room. As far as the fabric is concerned, the best fabrics for curtains are silk and cotton. For durability, use lining curtains and if you want to make them more attractive then use fancy tiebacks.

Flooring

The most suitable flooring for your drawing room is ceramic tile flooring, wooden flooring or white marble flooring. Ceramic tile flooring is the best as it is easy to keep it clean. It is stain-free and anti-slippery as well. Wooden flooring is long-term and doesn’t get cold in winter and doesn’t get hot in summer season. White marbles are also durable and stain-free and are easy to keep neat and clean.

Carpets

If you are not interested in using wooden flooring, tiles or white marble flooring, you can also use carpet to add the beauty of your drawing room.  If you have kids in your house, you should choose a stain opposing carpet. The color of the carpet should also be selected by keeping in mind the color of walls and furniture.

Flexible Arrangement

The arrangement of your drawing room items should be flexible so that it can be changed according to the requirements. So you should choose light-weight furniture for your drawing room so that it can be move very easily.

These were some ideas related to the decoration of drawing room. I hope you will find them very useful.

Tips to Take Care of Sensitive Teeth

Do you have sensitive teeth? If yes then you must be aware of the pain when your teeth are exposed to too hot or cold thing. Sensitive teeth come with a lot of pain and discomfort which make eating and drinking your favorite food impossible. Sensitive teeth are caused when gums are pulled away from teeth. When gums are pulled away, roots become exposed and have no protection. In this case, all you need to do is to consult a dentist but there are also some tips which you can follow to take care of your sensitive teeth. I have also gathered some tips to take care of sensitive teeth. Have a look on these tips:

  • I know that if you are having sensitive teeth, you will be brushing your teeth twice a day. But do you use the right method to brush your teeth? Always remember that rough movement of brush on your teeth can make the condition of your sensitive teeth worse.
  • Eat foods which are rich in calcium like milk, cheese and yogurt. Some other fruits and vegetables like cucumber, beetroots and almonds are also very good for taking care of sensitive teeth.
  • Potassium nitrate is good for sensitive teeth so buy toothpaste having potassium nitrate in it. While buying toothpaste, ensure that it is especially made for sensitive teeth.
  • Use a mouthwash regularly. For sensitive teeth, nothing is better than a mouthwash containing fluoride. If you are getting confused in selection of an appropriate mouthwash, you can consult your dentist about this.
  • As I mentioned earlier that calcium is a great element for the treatment of sensitive teeth but if calcium containing foods are not working for your sensitive teeth then ask your dentists about taking calcium supplements.
  • Don’t eat foods that contain excess acid or sugar as these two are harmful for sensitive teeth if taken in high quantity.
  • If you are indulged in habit of smoking or taking tobacco then eliminate these habits as early as possible because they can cause irreparable damage to your sensitive teeth.
  • While choosing a toothbrush, make sure that it has extra-soft bristles. And also take care not to brush your teeth horizontally.
  • If you are having sensitive teeth, avoid using too hot and too cold drinks and foods like coffee and ice cream. Also avoid eating candies, wine and taking sour foods like lemon or grapefruit as these can cause trouble for you.

I hope that you will not only like these tips but you will also follow these to take care of your sensitive teeth.

How to Deal with Uneven Skin Tone?

Skin is that part of body which we cannot hide and imperfections like uneven skin tone therefore become very embarrassing. Uneven skin tone also makes you look older, tired and unhealthy so it is very important to get rid of this to groom your personality. There are a number of cosmetics and commercial products which can be used to deal with uneven skin tone but it is always better to seek help from nature. Natural home remedies are there to help you out. Some of these are also listed below:

  • Lemon juice is a great remedy for uneven skin tone. Take a cotton ball and use it to spread undiluted lemon juice over problematical complexion.  Let it dry. You will feel your skin tight and this remedy will prove very helpful in curing uneven skin tone.
  • Lemon juice in combination with honey is also a popular remedy for uneven skin tone. Make a solution of one part honey and one part lemon and apply it to affected area. This sweet solution will work as a magic for uneven skin tone.
  • Mix dried and grounded orange peels with one cup of yogurt. Apply this mixture gently on your skin and let it to stay on your skin for ten minutes. After that rinse off properly.
  • Yogurt can also be used with lime. Make a paste of yogurt with lime juice and apply it on your face. After leaving it for few minutes, wash your face with a normal cleanser.
  • Harsh skin cleansers, sun warmth and dry skin can also cause irritated and red skin. This inflamed skin can be cured by using olive oil. Omega-3 acids in this oil can relieve skin redness.
  • You can also prepare an oatmeal cleanser as it has skin-calming effects and also contains minerals which prove helpful in relieving redness and inflammation. Grind oatmeal using a coffee grinder and make a paste by adding water in it. It will turn into an exfoliating face scrub. For making a skin-whitening facial mask, you can also mix oatmeal with yogurt.
  • Make a baking soda scrub by mixing 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of water. Put on this scrub on face in a circular motion and let it stay for a minute. Finally wash your skin with warm water.

These are some of the most popular home remedies for uneven skin tone. You will definitely find them effective but besides these remedies there are some other things which you can do. Eat healthy and add fruits and vegetables in your diet to keep your skin healthy. Exercise is also good for blood circulation which finally leads to healthy skin.

Getting Rid of Acne Scars

Acne is a problem that is faced by most of the people especially youngsters. Ladies are more conscious about their beauty than men and they undergo a lot of treatments to get rid of acne. Pimples and acne are removed from the skin as a result of these treatments but they leave scars and spots behind them. If you are also suffering from the same problem then you should use some tips and remedies. Here I will give you a list of some home remedies which you can follow to get rid of acne scars:

  • Make a mask of apple and honey and apply it on your face to get rid of acne scars. Don’t you know the method of making the mask? Well!!!!!! I will tell you. After making a fine paste of apple, put four to six drops of honey into that paste and apply this paste on your skin. Rinse it off after fifteen minutes. This paste is quite beneficial as it will not only close your pores but also lighten your complexion and your skin will start looking more glowing than ever before.
  • Acne scars can also be removed with the use of baking soda even in some chemical treatments for acne scars, baking soda is said to be used. If you are also interested in using baking soda for treatment of acne scars then mix baking soda with some drops of water and make a paste. Apply this paste over skin and scrub this paste over scars for one to two minutes. After that, rinse it off.
  • Cucumber juice is also very effective for treatment of acne scars. It is a natural beauty gift for a perfectly glowing skin. Apply cucumber juice daily as it will close your skin pores. It will lighten skin tone and give you a fresh and beautiful look.
  • A paste of honey and milk is also recommended for treating acne scars. So make a paste of honey and milk and apply it over your skin twice a day. You will feel after sometime that acne scars have started fading.
  • Lemon juice is highly suggested for getting rid of dark acne scars as it lightens the spots. Take a cotton ball and pour some drops of lemon on it. Rub your face with this cotton ball and make a habit to do this daily to get a glowing and clear skin.
  • Vitamin C plays an important role in getting clear and vibrant skin. The best sources from which you can get Vitamin C are fruits so try to eat as many fruits as you can because besides making your skin healthy, they will also keep you fit.
  • You can also use tomato face mask to get rid of acne scars. Take a tomato and make two slices of it. Rub your skin with one of the tomato halves. It lightens the acne scars and increase skin elasticity. Wash your face after rubbing for 20 minutes.
  • Egg whites are also good for this purpose. Massage egg white on your face with a cotton ball. Egg whites make scars invisible as they have powerful healing qualities.

Follow these simple and easy home remedies for getting rid of acne scars. All the things mentioned above are available at home at all times so you don’t need to go anywhere to get these things.

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