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5 Best Ways To Improving Your Vision The Natural Way

5 Best Ways To Improving Your Vision The Natural Way

Vision is probably the most important gift for anyone. That is why eyes are considered the most important organs in our body. Their proper functioning has a direct bearing on our day-to-day productivity.

For this reason, keeping the eyes healthy for optimal vision is very essential. Over the years, scientists have developed several remedies for the purpose of improving sight but as it is widely accepted going natural when dealing with most health matters, is always the best solution. So what are some of the best natural solutions for improving vision?

1. Eating The Right Foods Rich in Vitamins and Antioxidants

According to research by the Harvard Medical school, antioxidants help the retina fight free radicals within it that are capable of destroying its cells while the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3-fatty acids contribute towards improving the health of the Retina.

To get a generous amount of these nutrients, the research recommends a regular indulgence in food like fatty, coldwater fish, fruits, and vegetables that are yellow or orange in color and egg yolks.

“Constant migraines or the feeling of pressure behind the eyes are two tell-tale signs of a vision problem,” reports Globaleyeglasses.com.

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This recommendation is informed by the fact that cold water fish like sardines, tuna, and salmon have high concentrations of the much-needed omega-3-fatty acids. While fruits and vegetables like carrots, oranges, and broccoli replenish the eyes with a supply of vitamins A, C, and E.

On the other hand, eggs provide the eyes with antioxidants that fight muscle degeneration which can easily lead to a loss of eyesight and impaired vision.

2. Eye Exercises That Improve vision

Quite often we work out the body to rejuvenate its functioning but have you ever imagined the same principles could apply to your eyes? Ophthalmology research done by the world renowned physician William Bates consistently showed that eye exercises could improve one’s vision by a significant degree.

Over the years, this line of thought led to the development of several exercises like palming, flexing, focusing, zooming and blinking. Palming involves capping your eyes and applying gentle pressure on them for brief sets of 10

seconds to enable them to relax and lubricate.

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In addition to that, to achieve lubrication, you can continuously blink the eyes especially after long periods of staring at a computer screen or television.

Focusing and zooming involves setting eyes on an object close by and one that is far respectively, while flexing is stretching the eye muscles by moving the eyeballs up and down then to the far left and right edges of the eye socket.

3. Washing the Eyes Using Triphala Churna

A long held tradition practice in India which is now widely becoming popular is the use of Triphala powder, which is rich in antioxidants, to wash the eyes. Triphala Churna powder is made by grinding together extracts of three different herbs; the Chebulic Myrobalan, Berellic Myrobalan, and the Indian Gooseberry.

This routine can be your every morning practice and the procedure to execute it is very simple. Simply mix the powder with clean water to form a smooth mixture then let it stand overnight. In the morning filter the powder so that you remain with only the liquid which you can now use to wash your eyes.

This natural remedy has worked for many people over the years to not only strengthen the eye muscles but also counter glaucoma, cataracts, and conjunctivitis while improving impaired vision.

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4. Getting Enough Rest After A long Day

Just like other parts of the body, the eyes get fatigued especially after one goes for many hours without rest, this is as observed by studies done by the East West Eye Institute concluding that fatigued eyes have a substantially weakened vision.

Commonly, tired eyes will manifest through eye spasm that comes with endless twitching of the eye which can just be overcome by adequate sleep. Lack of proper sleep will also make the eyes to dry as the eyes normally get extended periods of lubrication during rest for better vision.

Lastly, a good night rest will help prevent your eyes from straining due to exhaustion that intends to overwork the eye muscles with detrimental effects on proper vision.

5. Frequent Massaging Of The Eyes

The skin around the eyes is muscle tissue, and like all muscles, it can significantly benefit from a little massage done on the areas around the eyes. Frequently massaging of the skin around the eyes will improve your vision by helping to stimulate increased blood flow to the eyes for an all-round rejuvenation and functioning.

Simple circular massage motions around the eyes will also help fast track the draining of toxins from the eyes and release of tension on the eye muscles that can lead to eye straining.

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With the eye being a critical organ for our everyday functioning, Stanford Medicine’s Retina Specialist Theodore Leng, recommends several measures that can help not only improve vision but keep the eye healthy.

He recommends regular medical examination of the eyes to be able to identify potential threats or note a disease that is developing. In addition to that, he suggests wearing protective work equipment in case your job makes your eyes susceptible to potential harm and finally keeping your body’s overall health in check as some diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels can impair vision to a high degree.

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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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