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Top 7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Parents

Top 7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Parents

We look around us and we see that there are a number of people, who don’t get along well with their parents, which is sad but true. Our parents are the ones that stay with us from the second we are born till the day they breathe their last, by all things been equal.

Nobody understands how big a blessing they are until they are gone. In this post we will discuss the top 7 ways you can improve your relationship with your parents.

Talking:

Talking to your parents can have a significant effect on your relationship with them. One major sign that things are not going on well is when you cannot talk to your parents about things that bothers you. Talk to them more often and stay positive always.

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Having an optimistic behavior in a relationship has a positive impact on both the involved parties. Always have a positive attitude around your parents by smiling whenever you see them or talking to them and showing that you care about them and their wellbeing. You will see this positive aura will be shown in their attitude towards you.

Respect:

We are always taught at home and also in school to respect each other but we sometimes forget that when it comes to our own parents. We don’t always agree with our parents or their parenting style and being hot headed and young, we believe that we are always right.

We forget to register the fact that they were once kids too and probably went through the exact same thing. Our parents are wiser and more experienced than us and they deserve our respect. You will see that once you start treating your parents with respect, it will reflect in their actions and behavior towards you.

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Imagine Things from their Perspective:

Before initiating a bond of friendship, we get to know the other person. For that, we put ourselves in their shoes and see the world from their eyes. That helps us understand their point of view and take on life. This comes naturally and easily when talking about our friends.

This is much harder when it comes to our parents. When we’re angry with our parents, just take a second to pause and look at things from their perspective. They have thoughts, feelings and expectations just like the rest of us. Catering for those feelings will take your relationship with your parents to the next level.

Trust:

One of the first steps to have a healthy relationship with anyone is trust. This is a two way street and goes both ways. Your parents want to have a strong relationship with you as much as you do, but they won’t take the first step unless you have completely earned their trust.

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In order for them to trust you, you need to trust them first and believe that the decisions that they make are for our own good. Once that relationship of trust is formed, you will see that things will start flowing naturally. If you want to give gift then have a look on these best new beds.

Parents are Humans too:

As kids, we always look up to our parents and believe that they can do no wrong. Then we get a little bit older and think that we know best. The first thing that we need to register is that our parents are humans too, very much like the rest of us. As humans, they have emotions too and can sometimes make mistakes.

They weren’t born as parents but they’re figuring it out for themselves and doing the best that they possibly can. Once you register this fact, your relationship with your parents will progress leaps and bounds.

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Forgiveness:

We have established the fact that our parents too can sometimes mistakes. That does not mean that we hold it against them. If we look back at our childhood, we’ll see that we made more mistakes than we can count, but our parents were always there to support and forgive us. Learn to have a forgiving heart and not hold grudges. This will do wonders for your relationship.

Keep Calm:

Overreacting in delicate situations can really ruin a relationship. If you’re having an argument with your parents, try to stay calm or you might end up saying things you will regret later on. Just cool down for a moment, reaccess things and then calmly tell them how you feel. This will let your parents know that you are mature enough and they will pay more attention to what you have to say.

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Last Updated on May 22, 2019

10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

1. Cat Camel Stretch

Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

Here’s a video to guide you through:

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2. Go for a Walk or a Run

This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

3. Jumping Jacks

Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

4. Abductor Side Lifts

Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

5. Balancing Table Pose

This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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    6. Leg Squats

    Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

    Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

    The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

    7. Push Ups

    You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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    An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

    Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

    This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

    8. Bicycle Crunches

    There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

    Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

    9. Lunges

    Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

    Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

    This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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    10. Bicep Curls

    You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

    Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

    Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

    Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

    Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

    These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

    You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

    Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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