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10 Creative Life Hacks that Will Help Organize your Life

10 Creative Life Hacks that Will Help Organize your Life

In everyday life, several small obstacles can prove to highly stressful; little things like an annoying zipper, pots boiling over or ice cream melting and making a mess. These small hurdles can make things difficult for you, disrupting the daily routine. Despair not, as there are plenty of life hacks that can make your life more comfortable. Here are 10 creative hacks that help organize your life better.

These life-hacks will help you in accomplishing your daily tasks more efficiently. They will assist you in staying organized and easily find the everyday items that tend to get misplaced. Some of these are perfect life hacks for parents. It is not easy to keep an organized home especially when small kids are running around.

1. Kitchen Lid Racks:

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    Kitchen lid racks are pretty useful. If keeping your clutches organized is a problem for you then use these racks to keep them organized. This little hack will make sure that are not late in the morning for work while looking for a matching clutch. They will be all lined up in front of you.

    2. Pegboards:

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      Pegboards can be used for hanging baskets and several other things. You can add the pegboards to the kitchen. You can put spoons, fruits, vegetables and other kitchen utensils in these baskets. It will keep the kitchen clean and tidy.

      3. Wet Wipe Containers:

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        You can keep the grocery bags organized by storing them in wet wipe containers. You will be able to recycle the containers and not throw them away. You will be able to find the bags quickly when required. They are visually a good sight as well, so you can place them anywhere.

        4. Spice Rack:

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          If you want to keep the nail polish collection organized so you can quickly pick the one you want. A spice rack is an excellent way of keeping them organized. You can also keep your essential oils on these racks. You can find these racks in different colors and designs. There is an extensive variety of sizes as well so you can choose according to the size of your collection.

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          5. Velcro:

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            Nowadays with the increased trend of using electronics, there are too many remotes in your house. You may find it difficult to keep a track of all the remotes, you can use Velcro to keep your remotes safe and organized. You can stick the remotes to the wall. It will prevent the place from becoming messy and the remote controls will be out of harm’s way.

            6. Using Baskets:

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              You can add baskets under the cabinets. This allows you to store small items in the baskets instead of on the cabinets. It also makes sure that the items are easily accessible. Baskets are easy to manage. You can take them out and organize them easily. They are the best option for storing the hair accessories. If you do not have enough space in your bathroom to keep bath accessories or toys, then you can use plastic fruit baskets to store such products. It will keep the bathroom more neat and organized.

              7. Storing Wrapping Paper on Ceiling:

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                Keep your wrapping paper in the best condition and without any crinkles by storing them on the ceiling of the closet. It will also prevent any mess that may be caused by the wrapping paper that are lying around. All you need to do is attach two strings, and you can put the wrapping paper on these strings.

                8. Using Wall Space of Closet:

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                  Using the wall space of the closet to organize your items is a smart idea. You can hang different items such as hats, tie, keys, scarfs etc. This will keep your place organized, and it will also leave space to hang your clothes. You will not have to look in every drawer when you need small items like scarfs etc. By hanging them you will also not need to iron them every time you need them.

                  9. Shoe Bags:

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                    Paper towels can be stored in the best way by utilizing the extra shoe bags that are just lying around in your house. Do not throw the shoe bags out and use them for storing the paper towels. The shape of the shoe box is similar to the tissue box, so it is not difficult to convert it into one.

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                    10. Portable Bed:

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                      If you need a portable bed, you can make one and not spend a fortune on buying a new one. All you need to do is to take four pillowcases and sew them together. Insert the pillows inside the pillowcase and you have a bed that is portable. It is an excellent option because it is easy to clean. Just take the pillows out and wash the cover. Storing as well is easy.

                      These straightforward and easy life hacks will make your life very easy, and comfortable, so try to apply them in your life.

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                      Last Updated on January 17, 2019

                      8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                      8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                      In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                      Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                      Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                      Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                      Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                      The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                      There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                      How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                      According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                      Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                      Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                      The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                      Listen carefully:

                      We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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                      The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                      Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                      8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                      There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                      Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                      1. Pray Daily

                      You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                      When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                      Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                      Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                      2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                      A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                      By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                      Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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                      If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                      This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                      How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                      3. Smile Often

                      Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                      Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                      Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                      The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                      4. Organize Your Working Desk

                      A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                      When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                      Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                      Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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                      5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                      I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                      Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                      What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                      6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                      God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                      I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                      I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                      7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                      You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                      How do you do that? This is my formula:

                      First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                      If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                      If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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                      If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                      Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                      8. Go Exercise

                      Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                      The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                      You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                      12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                      The Bottom Line

                      It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                      It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                      Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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