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15 Interesting Body Hacks You Should Know For Easier Life

15 Interesting Body Hacks You Should Know For Easier Life

There are some things that annoy us all, such as a blocked nose, an itchy throat, and needing to pee when we can’t get to a bathroom. Most of us put up with these problems, but we don’t have to! Here are 12 amazing and useful body hacks from I Love Positive World.

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    You can lower your heart rate by putting your thumb in your mouth and blowing hard. As your thumb is sealed in your mouth, this creates elevated intra-abdomnial and intrathoracic pressure inside your body. This stimulates the vagus nerve, slowing down your heart rate.

    #2
    sleep

      Recent research has found that people remember more if they learn or revise before going to sleep. Scientists aren’t sure why yet, but they believe it could be because the brain relies on sleep to form new connections.

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      #3
      ear

        We have known for a long time that different sides of the brain register sound differently, and recent research has found that this applies to our ears too. This body hack is especially useful for interviews and musicians!

        #4
        calmdown

          If you are stressed, angry or upset, writing your feelings down will help you to confront your emotions and sort through them. This will help you to calm down and de-stress.

          #5
          laugh

            If you’re the kind of person who finds themselves laughing in awkward situations, try pinching yourself. This will distract you from the awkwardness (or hilarity) and you will stop laughing. Simple!

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            #6
            onions

              Onions are an excellent decongestant so they can help you to get rid of a blocked nose. Simply cut an onion in half and sleep with it next to your bed to wake up with a clear nose. You can also rub the juice on your nostrils for a quick fix!

              #7
              sex

                If you’re in public and you need to pee, think about sex. According to Larry Lipshultz, chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, this will distract your brain so that you don’t notice your bladder.

                #8
                ticklethroat

                  You can quickly deal with an itchy throat by scratching the back of your ear, as it will stimulate nerves that can cause a muscle spasm in you throat.

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                  #9
                  gag

                    Scientists aren’t sure why this trick works, but they think that it is either because it provides a distraction, or because it affects the nerves in your hand.

                    #10
                    marshmallows

                      Marshmallows are delicious, and they can also ease sore throat pain. This is because the gelatin in marshmallows coats and soothes your throat.

                      #11
                      eye

                        Lots of people hate the idea of crying around other people, and with this body hack you won’t have to. Simply open your eyes wide when you feel tears coming on as this will distract you, and it could help to cut off the tear flow.

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                        #12
                        brain

                          Scientists believe this works as it helps to warm up the temperature of your mouth, making the brain freeze pass quickly.

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                          Last Updated on July 16, 2019

                          7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

                          7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

                          Negativity affects ourselves and everyone around us. It limits our potential to become something great and live a fulfilling, purposeful life. Negativity has a tangible effect on our health, too. Research has shown that people who cultivate negative energy experience more stress, more sickness, and less opportunity over the course of their lives than those who choose to live positively.

                          When we make a decision to become positive, and follow that decision up with action, we will begin to encounter situations and people that are also positive. The negative energy gets edged out by all positive experiences. It’s a snowball effect.

                          Although negative and positive thoughts will always exist, the key to becoming positive is to limit the amount of negativity that we experience by filling ourselves up with more positivity.

                          Here are some ways to get rid of negativity and become more positive.

                          1. Become Grateful for Everything

                          When life is all about us, it’s easy to believe that we deserve what we have. An attitude of entitlement puts us at the center of the universe and sets up the unrealistic expectation that others should cater to us, our needs, and our wants. This vain state of existence is a surefire way to set yourself up for an unfulfilled life of negativity.

                          People living in this sort of entitlement are “energy suckers”–they are always searching for what they can get out of a situation. People that don’t appreciate the nuances of their lives live in a constant state of lacking. And it’s really difficult to live a positive life this way.

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                          When we begin to be grateful and appreciate everything in our lives–from the small struggles that make us better, to the car that gets us from A to B every day–we shift our attitude from one of selfishness, to one of appreciation. This appreciation gets noticed by others, and a positive harmony begins to form in our relationships.

                          We begin to receive more of that which we are grateful for, because we’ve opened ourselves up to the idea of receiving, instead of taking. This will make your life more fulfilling, and more positive.

                          2. Laugh More, Especially at Yourself

                          Life gets busy, our schedules fill up, we get into relationships, and work can feel task oriented and routine-driven at times. Being human can feel more like being a robot. But having this work-driven, serious attitude often results in negative and performance oriented thinking.

                          Becoming positive means taking life less seriously and letting yourself off the hook. This is the only life that you get to live, why not lighten up your mood?

                          Laughter helps us become positive by lightening our mood and reminding us not to take life so seriously. Are you sensitive to light sarcasm? Do you have trouble laughing at jokes? Usually, people who are stressed out and overly serious get most offended by sarcasm because their life is all work and no play.

                          If we can learn to laugh at ourselves and our mistakes, life will become more of an experiment in finding out what makes us happy. And finding happiness means finding positivity.

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                          3. Help Others

                          Negativity goes hand in hand with selfishness. People that live only for themselves have no higher purpose in their lives. If the whole point of this world is only to take care of yourself and no one else, the road to a long-term fulfillment and purpose is going to be a long one.

                          Positivity accompanies purpose. The most basic way to create purpose and positivity in your life is to begin doing things for others. Start small; open the door for the person in front of you at Starbucks or ask someone how their day was before telling them about yours.

                          Helping others will give you an intangible sense of value that will translate into positivity. And people might just appreciate you in the process.

                          4. Change Your Thinking

                          We can either be our best coach or our best enemy. Change starts from within. If you want to become more positive, change the wording of your thoughts. We are the hardest on ourselves, and a stream of negative self talk is corrosive to a positive life.

                          The next time you have a negative thought, write it down and rephrase it with a positive spin. For example, change a thought like, “I can’t believe I did so horribly on the test–I suck.” to “I didn’t do as well as I hoped to on this test. But I know I’m capable and I’ll do better next time.”

                          Changing our self-talk is powerful.

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                          5. Surround Yourself with Positive People

                          We become most like the people that we surround ourselves with. If our friend group is full of negative energy-suckers and drama queens, we will emulate that behavior and become like them. It is very difficult to become more positive when the people around us don’t support or demonstrate positive behavior.

                          As you become more positive, you’ll find that your existing friends will either appreciate the new you or they will become resistant to your positive changes. This is a natural response.

                          Change is scary; but cutting out the negative people in your life is a huge step to becoming more positive. Positive people reflect and bounce their perspectives onto one another. Positivity is a step-by-step process when you do it solo, but a positive group of friends can be an escalator.

                          6. Get into Action

                          Negative thoughts can be overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Negativity is usually accompanied by a “freak-out” response, especially when tied to relationships, people and to worrying about the future. This is debilitating to becoming positive and usually snowballs into more worry, more stress and more freak-outs.

                          Turn the negative stress into positive action. The next time you’re in one of these situations, walk away and take a break. With your eyes closed, take a few deep breaths. Once you’re calm, approach the situation or problem with a pen and pad of paper. Write out four or five actions or solutions to begin solving the problem.

                          Taking yourself out of the emotionally charged negative by moving into the action-oriented positive will help you solve more problems rationally and live in positivity

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                          7. Take Full Responsibility, Stop Being the Victim

                          You are responsible for your thoughts.

                          People that consistently believe that things happen to them handicap themselves to a victim mentality. This is a subtle and deceptive negative thought pattern. Phrases like “I have to work” or “I can’t believe he did that to me” are indicators of a victim mentality. Blaming circumstances and blaming others only handicaps our decision to change something negative into something positive.

                          Taking full responsibility for your life, your thoughts and your actions is one of the biggest steps in creating a more positive life. We have unlimited potential within to create our own reality, change our life, and change our thoughts. When we begin to really internalize this, we discover that no one can make us feel or do anything. We choose our emotional and behavioral response to people and circumstances.

                          Make positive choices in favor of yourself.

                          “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny” ― Lao Tzu

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