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Fashion Purge: Learn to Select Clothes that Fit Perfectly

Fashion Purge: Learn to Select Clothes that Fit Perfectly

Confidence can often be a determining success factor with various challenges life presents us with. Beginning with whether or not we take on a certain challenge, then moving on to the middle part, where we quit it or not, and finally – whether we manage to complete it successfully. Confidence has a significant effect on our professional life and the course of our careers, and on the romantic lives we lead and how they turn out in the end.

The truth is that our skills often have a lesser say in what makes a women confident, which is a cardinal mistake – the most elegant accessory a woman can wear is her intelligence. However, considering the fact that people place a lot of value on physical appearances and base first impressions on them, fashion can and should be used as a tool here.

Knowing how to select clothes according to your bodyline is just another skill that needs to be developed. Therefore, if you want to bring out the best of your features you should simply learn how to accent them properly and here’s how to do that.

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Seasonal Purging

Rear view of a young woman looking into a wardrobe

    Like with everything else in life, in order to begin something new, you need to make enough room for it – and I mean this, literally. Having garments that are decades old, which you’re emotionally attached and which are just sitting there and collecting dust, is an obvious obstacle towards creating your fashion signature.

    So, take a good look at your closet and start with your purge. This is something I believe should be done with each season, but the first one is definitely the hardest and it will take a couple of hours at least, so brace yourself.

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    You should start by separating the clothes you actually wear and which make you feel good – it doesn’t count if you wore something once this year, unless it’s a dress code specific item like a black tie garment. Realistically, you can get rid of everything else, because it’s just there to make clutter. Now, two options are before you; first, you can give away everything to a charity, or perhaps save for when your daughters grow up or make a cousin very happy, and second, you can earn some extra money and sell everything online.

    Listen to Your Body

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      There’s a simple way to understand this – the clothes you wear should follow the line of your body, and not the other way around. Although your bodyline can be classified within a description of a particular shape, the truth is that your body is unique and you shouldn’t force it to fit into clothes that are not designed for it.

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      By following a detailed guide that will help you determine the shape of your body, you’ll be able to understand which clothes selection is the most appropriate for you, and not just that – in time, you’ll learn how to pick out quality garments that will flatter your figure and bring out your best features.

      Another thing you should have in mind is that body shapes can change in time, so if you have had any significant change of body weight recently or you had a baby, you should stand in front of a mirror once again and revise your final shape so that you can make a smart decision.

      Create A Fashion Signature

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      Woman selecting clothes in bedroom

        At least one fashion current per season breaks the internet with its controversy and the whole fashionista world goes crazy about it. Something such as that – a taboo breaker, usually – is exactly what makes it so popular, but very temporary, as well.

        Adopting each new trend that’s just passing through the runways shows a lack of character and a lack of fashion-related experience. If you’re not really sure what trends you’re into, my suggestion is to do some serious browsing through different eras and find out what suits your character the most.

        Your should build a foundation of fashion knowledge by learning about the power of colors, because they do play a very important role in creating a unique fashion signature. As you learn about fashion eras and falling in love in certain shades, you should befriend an experienced tailor along the way and have them tailor and craft clothes that are for your figure only.

        Reinventing yourself through clothes may sound comprehensive, but it’s just another way to learn about who you are and find just the right means to express your true self. This isn’t a process that should be forced – take your time and sleep on your decisions. One last piece of advice – put on everything and try clothes you don’t think you’d ever buy, because experimenting is the core of our little fashion project.

        Featured photo credit: Royalfashionist.com via royalfashionist.com

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        Last Updated on October 16, 2018

        The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

        The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

        It’s well past midnight and you’ve got to get up in less than six hours. You toss and turn all night. Before you know it, another hour passes by and you start panicking.

        If I don’t get to sleep in the next 30 minutes, I’m going to be exhausted tomorrow!”

        One thing is for sure, you’re not alone. Over 70M+ Americans have stated that they don’t get the proper sleep they need at night.[1] So what could possibly be causing this insomnia epidemic?

        Throughout my entrepreneurial journey of building my language learning company, I have experimented and researched dozens of best sleep practices. Some have flopped but a few have dramatically improved the quality of my life and work.

        In this article, I’ll look into the reason why you’re sleep deprived and how to sleep through the night tonight.

        Why you can’t sleep through the night

        The first step to improving anything is getting to the bottom of the root problem. Different studies have shown the reasons why most people cannot sleep well at night.[2] Here are the main ones that the average person faces:

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        Stress

        If you’ve ever stayed up at night worrying about something, know that it’s a major sleep inhibitor. When you’re feeling stress, your mind and body becomes more activated, making it incredibly difficult to fall asleep. Even when you do manage to sleep, it won’t be deep enough to help you feel rested the next day.

        Exposure to blue light before sleep time

        We’re exposed to harmful blue light on a daily basis through the use of our digital screens. If you’ve never heard of blue light, it’s part of the visible light spectrum that suppresses melatonin, our sleep hormones. Other harmful effects include digital eye strains and macular cellular damage.

        While daytime exposure to blue light is not very harmful, night time exposure tricks our brain into thinking it’s daytime. By keeping your brain alert and suppressing melatonin, your mind is unable to shut down and relax before bedtime.

        Eating close to bedtime

        Eating too late can actually be an issue for many people, especially those who are older than 40. The reason is, eating before laying down increases the chances of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in which stomach acid backflows into the esophagus.

        Another reason not to eat too late is sleep quality. Even if you manage to sleep right after eating, it’s likely that you’ll wake up tired. Instead of letting your body rest during sleep, it has to digest the food that was entered before bedtime.

        Rule of thumb: eat 3-4 hours before bedtime.

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        Medical conditions

        In some cases, it could be medical conditions that cause your sleep problems. If you can’t relate yourself to the above reasons or any of these common sleep problem causes, you should visit the doctor.

        The vicious sleep cycle

        The biggest danger to repeating the bad habits mentioned above is the negative cycle that it can take you through. A bad night’s sleep can affect not only your energy but your willpower and decision making skills.

        Here’s an example of a bad sleep pattern:

        You get a bad night’s sleep
        –> You feel tired and stressful throughout the day.
        –> You compensate it with unhealthy habits (for example junk food, skipping exercises, watching Netflix etc.)
        –> You can’t sleep well (again) the next night.

          You can imagine what could happen if this cycle repeats over a longer period of time.

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          How to sleep better (throughout the night)

          To help you break the vicious cycle and stop waking up in the middle of the night, I’ll explain to you a list of actionable steps to solve your trouble staying asleep.

          1. Take control over the last 90 minutes of your night

          What you do (or don’t do) before bedtime have significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Many times, it can be the difference between staying up until 4am and sleeping like a baby.

          Here are a few suggestions:

          • Go from light to dark – Darkness stimulates production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Turn off unused light around the house, and think about investing into warm light that you can use in the bedroom before bedtime.
          • Avoid screens (or wear blue light blocking glasses) – Keep the bedroom a technology-free zone as the light from electronic devices can disturb your sleep. If you need to work, wear blue light blocking glasses (also known as computer glasses) throughout or before you sleep to prevent sleep disruption.
          • Find an activity that helps you to wind down  This could be anything that calms you down, and reduces thinking (especially unnecessary stress). Fir example, listening to soothing/good feel music, taking a hot bath, reading or meditating.
          • Keep any electronics you have on the other side of the room or outside the room – One of the most harmful things that can disrupt your sleep is the notifications you get from your smartphones. The simplest way to avoid this is to keep it away from you.
          • Create a bedtime routine – A night routine is a couple of things you do prior to going to bed. By doing these things every night, you’ll have a more restful and high-quality sleep. Learn how to pick up a night routine here: The Ultimate Night Routine Guide to Sleep Better and Wake Up Productive

          2. Eat the right nutrients (and avoid the wrong ones)

          What you eat (not just when we eat) plays a critical role in your sleep quality. If you’re ever in doubt of what to eat to improve your sleep, take the following into consideration:

          • Kiwi – This green fruit may be the ultimate pre-bed snack. When volunteers ate two kiwis an hour before hitting the hay, they slept almost a full extra hour. Kiwis are full of vitamins C and E, serotonin and folate—all of which may help you snooze.
          • Soy foods – Foods made with soy such as tofu, miso and edamame, are rich in isoflavones. These compounds increase the production of serotonin, a brain chemical that influences the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
          • Fiber-rich foods – Eating more fiber could be key for better sleep. Eating fiber was associated with more restorative slow-wave sleep—the more you eat, the better you sleep—per a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Fiber prevents blood sugar surges that may lower melatonin. Get a fiber boost from beans, artichokes, bran cereal and quinoa.
          • Salmon – Most fish, especially salmon, halibut and tuna boost vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin— a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness.

          3. Adjust your sleep temperature

          Once you’ve gone through the first 2 recommendations, the last step to experiment with is temperature. According to Sleep.org, the ideal temperature for sleep is 60-67 Farenheit. This may be cooler than what most people are used to, but keep in mind that our body temperature changes once we fall asleep.

          Rule of thumb: sleeping in cooler temperature is better for sleep quality than warmer temperature.

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          Find out how to maintain the optimal temperature to sleep better here: How to Sleep Faster with the Best Temperature

          Sleep better form now on

          Congrats on making it to the end of this guide on sleep. If you’re serious about taking the necessary steps in improving your sleep, remember to take it one step at a time.

          I recommend trying just one of the steps mentioned such as taking a hot bath, blocking out blue light at night, or sleeping in cooler temperature. From there, see how it impacts your sleep quality and you can keep doing what works, and throw away what doesn’t.

          As long as you follow these steps cautiously and diligently, I know you’ll see improved results in your sleep!

          Featured photo credit: pixabay via pixabay.com

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