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3 Natural Remedies for a Beautiful All-Natural Look

3 Natural Remedies for a Beautiful All-Natural Look

Every woman wants to look her best, at all times. For this reason, they go under detailed pampering which helps them keep enviable looks. They take care of their skin, hair, teeth, and every other part of their body. It might be time consuming, but the results end up being flawless. Ultimately, it all pays off.

However, what some women do not realize is that their lifestyle affects their looks in a big way. So, no matter how many creams you use, or how much water you drink, if you tend to drink alcohol, smoke, have irregular sleeping schedule, you will just go backwards. Therefore, think about changing this and improving your natural look.

Also, if you do not like spending a lot of money on products, but prefer something more natural and that could be incorporated in your every day life, consider using natural remedies. These could include various foods, herbs, and even exercise. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions you could try out.

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Superfoods

Superfoods are a big bunch of vegetables and fruits, rich in vitamins, proteins and many other components. They are good for your body and mind, in and out. You cannot make a mistake with them. And luckily for you, if you are a picky eater, you can choose form a vast variety. For instance, salmon is a great choice for a glowing, soft skin. You can eat it in salad, fry or cook it. It is light food that tastes delicious. Also, it protects you from the damage of sun rays. Another reason why salmon is good for you, is its effect on teeth and gums. It makes them stronger and healthier.

Almonds, another superfood, could be used for treating your skin and hair, too. Not only are they nutritious, but they could help your body against inflammations. Also, if you consume them regularly, in moderation, almonds could help your hair grow and shine. You could consume them raw, which is the best choice, or put them in meals and salads. They add an amazing flavor to them.

Other superfoods you could try: seeds, berries, grapes, tomatoes, Greek yogurt, etc.

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Herbs

So herbs are not strictly used for eating or making tea. You could use them with the intention of making yourself look naturally stunning. Without the use of any chemicals, you could make face and body feel amazing, and glow with beauty. For example, take ginseng. This special herb is very valuable and has great benefits for your health, like lowering blood pressure, boosting your memory or anti-inflammatory properties. However, it is also good for anti-aging, as it is rich in antioxidants. You would have less wrinkles and smoother skin, if you have ginseng tea on a regular basis, making it perfect for showcasing a natural look.

Another well known herb, that is of great help when it comes to beauty, is green tea. This miracle herb is amazing for so many reasons such as weight loss and sun protection. Additionally, it is great for the state of your teeth as the catechins found in green tea help fight mouth infections, which reduces bad breath, and it overall keeps your teeth strong.

Some other suggestions, when it comes to herbs, include chamomile, which has soothing effects and is good for fighting stress, too. Then, you could try witch hazel which could be used for healing wounds, sunburns and cleaning pores, among other uses.

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Exercise

Lastly, though it might seem odd, but exercise truly is a natural remedy. You do not use any chemicals to aid you with exercises, therefore, it is fully organic. No matter where you are, or how tired or how crammed your schedule is, you could always find time for working out. If you are on a lunch break, you could do it. Maybe even while working in the office, you could do squats, abs exercise, even run on a treadmill desk – if you are feeling a little adventurous.

Whatever your choice of workout, bare in mind that it doesn’t have to last for a long period of time. For instance, you could do a 5-minute ab workout, which can easily be done before going to work. Or you could opt for a daily 30-minute session, and on weekends you could go wild and exercise for how long you can. The point is, there should be no excuse for you not to do it.

Being physically active is good for you, for so many reasons. First of all, it is a great weapon against stress. Then, it could shape your body into a form that everyone would want to have. And lastly, by being active you are keeping your whole body healthy. Both your body and mind would get an upgrade. Your memory would be boosted, your skin would look spotless, and you will be able to rock a natural look with very little makeup.

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When it comes to choosing the right exercise for you, think about what best suits you. For example, you could go running. Just put on a comfortable running shoes and the road is yours. If that is not your preference, you could sign up for a gym membership. There you would have all kinds of machines, maybe a personal trainer to help you out, or even work out buddies. Finally, you could go for something more relaxing like yoga.

Obviously, there are numerous options offered to you, when it comes to picking a natural remedy. Whatever your choice, all that matters is the natural aspect of it, and the effect it would have on your looks. Your body and mind would be forever thankful for going down this path.

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Last Updated on September 16, 2019

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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  • (1) Research
  • (2) Deciding the topic
  • (3) Creating the outline
  • (4) Drafting the content
  • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
  • (6) Revision
  • (7) etc.

Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

2. Change Your Environment

Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

6. Get a Buddy

Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

7. Tell Others About Your Goals

This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

Reality check:

I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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