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7 Signs Ginger Water Should Be Your Everyday Choice

7 Signs Ginger Water Should Be Your Everyday Choice

Have you ever tried drinking ginger water? Did you know that ginger can actually fight cancer, and is known to be one of the healthiest spices in the world? If you’re experiencing any of these 7 symptoms, you need to start drinking ginger water every day.

1. You have a hard time losing weight.

So many of us would love to shed the pounds, but it seems like nothing we do works. If you’ve been trying to lose weight to no avail, try drinking ginger water every day. Ginger has been shown to increase your metabolism. Furthermore, it is used as an active ingredient in many weight loss supplements.

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Additionally, ginger suppresses your appetite by helping you to feel full for longer amounts of time. Let’s do the math: eating fewer calories + burning more calories = weight loss!

2. You have digestion problems.

IBS is pretty common in the United States, affecting 25-45 million Americans. It can be very painful, causing bloating, gas, cramps, diarrhea, and even constipation. Luckily for you (if you have IBS or bad gas), ginger can provide some much-needed relief. Ginger soothes and relaxes the intestines, which helps alleviate all of the symptoms of IBS.

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3. You get motion sickness or frequent nausea.

Ginger is well-known for being one of the best treatments for nausea. For those of us who feel queasy every time we get in the back seat of a car or ride a boat, ginger can come to the rescue. In fact, it can help anyone who feels nauseous, even if motion sickness isn’t the culprit.

Pregnant women often get morning sickness and feel very nauseous every morning. Similarly, some women’s cramps during their “time of the month” can be so painful it induces nausea. Drinking ginger water every day can cure these terrible symptoms! In fact, ginger has been shown to alleviate not only nausea, but also the cramp pain itself.

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4. You’re often sick.

Do you always seem to have a cold or a runny nose, and it just won’t go away? Ginger water is the answer! Ginger boosts the immune system. Doctors say ginger can cleanse the lymphatic system, flush out toxins, and kill bacteria. All of these benefits lead to more time spent being healthy.

5. You have a low sex drive.

Believe it or not, ginger actually increases your desire to get freaky in the sheets! Ginger naturally improves circulation throughout the body, which is why it also helps with arthritis and irritable bowels. In doing so, ginger also improves circulation through our sex organs. This circulation increases blood flow to our organs, which means you’ll find yourself ready to go more often!

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6. Alzheimer’s runs in your family.

If someone in your immediate family is suffering from Alzheimers, you could be at risk of contracting it yourself. There are a few studies that have shown Alzheimer’s to be potentially genetics related, which means your family could pass it on to you. Drinking ginger water every day reduces your risk of contracting the disease because ginger has been shown to slow down the loss of brain cells.

7. You get frequent heartburn.

Heartburn plagues almost 22 million Americans on a daily basis, and even more on a weekly and monthly basis. It’s painful, uncomfortable, and plain annoying. In fact, many of the acid blocker medications normally prescribed by doctors simply don’t work for everyone. If you’ve tried other methods to no avail, drinking ginger water every day may provide you the relief you’re seeking.

Conclusion

Ginger has many amazing healing properties. It has been touted as a miracle cure for many ailments and for many generations. Asian countries have been using it as a medicinal herb for over 2,000 years, so it must be doing something right if we’re still using it today!

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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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