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8 Home Remedies to Relieve Fibromyalgia

8 Home Remedies to Relieve Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition also known as fibrositis. It is characterized by pain that is widespread. The condition is more common in women than men. The exact reason for the disease has not been determined. The possible causes of the disease are hormonal disturbances, brain or spinal cord trauma, viral infections, disturbed sleep patterns, stress, genetics, etc. There is no definitive treatment for fibromyalgia, but symptoms can be relieved with some treatment.

The symptoms of fibrositis can be relieved by using some home remedies. Here are some of the remedies you can use.

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1. Ginger

Ginger is an excellent remedy for relieving pain and inflammation. There are a variety of ways in which you can consume ginger. You can include ginger in your daily meals or drink ginger tea. You can also make the mixture by mashing a piece of ginger, boil it in water and drink it twice a day.  If you want to add a little taste, then you can always add a little salt. Ginger can do wonders for people suffering from this condition.

2. Eat Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients

Inflammation is the cause of a lot of health problems. It can also cause pain in the muscles. You can relieve the pain by paying attention to your diet. Diet can have an enormous effect on living a pain-free life. There are certain food products such as red onion, green teas, broccoli, black teas, tomato, etc. that contain antioxidants, such as quercetin, which are useful in reducing inflammation.

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The foods containing high levels of omega-3 fats are also good for naturally reducing inflammation. If you are using fish oil, then make sure that you buy the best quality oil because it will have a higher level of oxidants and lower mercury levels.

3. Camphor

Camphor helps in relieving pain because it can tighten the muscles. Reducing the pain helps in increasing the efficiency of the body. You can use the camphor oil and apply it on the muscles to reduce pain, or you can eat it in the form of coriander. You can consume it by including it in your meals.

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4. Eat the Right Vegetables

Vegetables are highly nutritious, and they can also help in relieving symptoms of fibrosis. You should never forget to include green vegetables in your diet. Vegetables are an excellent choice for strengthening bones and muscles. You should increase the intake of pumpkins as well. Make green salads an essential part of meals, and you can always use lemon juice to make it tasty.

5. Drink More Liquids

The liquids made up of blended vegetables should also be a part of your diet, as it helps get rid of toxins. It cleans the body and helps in getting rid of any elements that may cause inflammation.

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6. Invest Time in Exercising and Meditation

Stress and anxiety can exacerbate fibrosis, so it is important that you stay happy and relaxed. You can help in relaxing your mind by doing yoga and meditation. They are the best ways for dealing with symptoms such as fatigue, poor sleep, anxiety, poor memory, stiffness, depression and poor balance. Dedicating just a few minutes to yoga and meditation can make life easier for you.

7. Epsom Salt

You can also relieve pain by soaking the body in epsom salt. It is magnesium sulphate and, by immersing the body in it, it lets the body absorb magnesium. One causes of fibromyalgia may be due to a deficiency in magnesium. The epsom salt bath is the best way of relaxing muscles and relieving pain. You should do it at least three times a year, and you only need to soak the body for twenty minutes.

8. Massage

Massage therapy is an excellent way of keeping the body relaxed and improving the movement of joints. It is good for getting rid of stress, and it helps relieve pain. The massages most beneficial for fibrosis are manual lymph drainage therapy. You should seek a massage therapist who has experience dealing with people suffering from fibromyalgia.

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Last Updated on September 16, 2019

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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  • (1) Research
  • (2) Deciding the topic
  • (3) Creating the outline
  • (4) Drafting the content
  • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
  • (6) Revision
  • (7) etc.

Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

2. Change Your Environment

Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

6. Get a Buddy

Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

7. Tell Others About Your Goals

This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

Reality check:

I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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