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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 July 10, 2020

How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

Boundaries are limits

—they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

1. Self-Awareness Comes First

Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

  • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
  • When do you feel disrespected?
  • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
  • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
  • When do you want to be alone?
  • How much space do you need?

You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

2. Clear Communication Is Essential

Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

Sample language:

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  • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
  • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
  • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
  • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
  • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
  • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
  • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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Final Thoughts

Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

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