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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 March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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