Becoming A Better Person

Becoming a better person is one of the most important things you can do in life. Taking an honest look at yourself, recognizing your flaws and changing them into strengths, is a journey that can take an entire lifetime. While you may never be perfect, here are a few personal development tips to assist you during your self-analysis.

 

Help Others

A great self help tip is to try helping other people out for a change. There are a lot of benefits to helping other people. Helping people will make you feel better about yourself and those people will be likely to assist you if you’re ever in need of help.

 

Action Areas

Make sure that you set up action areas in your home or office. These are places that are designated to one action each so that you can perform this action and then move onto the next one. You can set up an area for filling orders, an area for boxes that need to be shipped, etc.

 

Ask for feedback

Ask for feedback sincerely and frequently when it comes to personal development. In the office, develop a support structure of people you respect and know to give you periodic feedback on how you are doing with your development plan. At home, ask your family sincerely to help you achieve your goals. Be sure to accept any feedback as a gift, even if it is difficult to hear.

 

Be Humble

If you want to make progress in the area of personal development, you need to declare lowliness. You’ll want to learn all you can. Once you realize that you have only scratched the surface of all there is to be known. You can then focus your attention on positive growth and development.

Stay in shape

Exercise is a great way to focus yourself. Studies have shown that the connection between a healthy body and positive emotions are tied together. Activities such as running can release endorphins which in turn increase overall happiness. Exercise also helps to regulate the body’s bowel functions, providing a strictly physical benefit as well.

 

Persistence

Constantly working towards achieving a goal will eventually get us there. We just have to keep chugging or perhaps even crawling along and we will ultimately, reach our destination.

 

Take action

Remember that the only way to change something in your life is to take action and make it work. In an effort to improve yourself, you must be willing to make the right sacrifices in your normal way of life and thinking. These can be large or small changes, however, you must commit to each one fully, for a truly effective impact.

Whether you are cleaning up that junk room or studying for a final examination, use some method to keep track of how much you have progressed towards your goal. You might take digital photos of your progress and regularly mail them to a friend!

 

Resisting Temptation

Studies have shown that the designing and applying an implementation intention can drastically reduce one’s likelihood of succumbing to temptation, whether the temptation is food, a vice or even shopping. Participants were asked to write down and visualize exactly how they would distract themselves whenever faced with their particular temptations. At the end of the study, more than half of the study participants, reported that they were able to resist temptation when they used their implementation intention as guidance.

 

Don’t worry about what others think

Instead of focusing on how you perceive your body may look to others, focus instead on how your body feels to you. After all, you are more qualified than anyone else to determine how your body is or is not performing. Boost your self-esteem by looking for healthy activities and hobbies that satisfy both requirements of looking and feeling great.

Believe it or not, it is not just for making babies or having a good time with your significant other. It is a sure fire way to eliminate the stress that you carry around from your everyday life.

 

If you know what is holding you back, change it. Take a class on dealing with that topic, buy a book on the topic or see a professional to help you. Take action until you can overcome the problems stopping you from living your best life– you deserve that much and you should expect it!

 

Have some self-esteem

One key factor in personal development is adequate self-esteem. Be honest about your intent and true desires when choosing goals to build trust in oneself and improved esteem.

Break it down and set goals

One of the best ways to succeed at making big changes is to break it down into smaller and more manageable components. Don’t set out to run a marathon! Start out with running a mile, or a 5k. If you don’t set goals that are within easy reach, you’re bound to get frustrated by the lack of progress.

 

Seek purity

When aiming to develop yourself in a better way, you should aim to seek purity instead of eloquence. You want to discover wisdom that is the pure truth. You should try to avoid lies that disguise themselves as truths by using pretty words. Discovering the difference between a lie and a truth is essential for personal development.

 

Never stop learning

Your personal development never stops and that’s why it’s always important to keep learning. Use these tips to bolster your efforts to be a better person and a better you. Be gentle on yourself and if you find yourself going backwards, don’t despair. Being the best that you can be will take some time, but you’ll like the person you become.

 

Check out the video below for more tips on increasing your value.

Living Lean – Weight Loss Efforts and Eating Habits

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Shifting the focus of your weight-loss efforts to dietary fat can take some getting used to. But don’t think for a minute that sacrifice is the price to be paid for becoming slender and shapely. Simply reducing your daily intake of sugar, butter, margarine, or oil by 1 tablespoon will leave you 10 pounds lighter in a year – even if you do nothing else to lose weight.

To further trim the fat from your eating habits, try these tips:

Document the details –
you can’t begin cutting back on fat until you know where it is coming from. That’s why many experts recommend keeping a food diary for at least a few days. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy – just write down what you have eaten immediately after each meal or snack.

Go slowly –
Once you’ve identified each food that is inflating your fat budget, you have several options: you can look for a non-fat or low-fat version, you can eat less of it, or you can eliminate it from your menu altogether. Whichever option you choose, focus on just one or two foods at a time. If you try to overhaul your eating habits in one fell swoop, you are just setting yourself up for problems.

Remember, too, that it takes at least 13 weeks to acclimate to low-fat eating. Patience is the key to your success with weight loss and lifestyle changes.

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Learn label lingo –
The label on a packaged food can be your greatest ally in the battle of the bulge – if you know how to interpret all those numbers. They don’t necessarily mean what you think.

Take, for example, the percentage of calories from fat. You’d probably assume – quite reasonably – that this figure is based on the number of calories in the food. But it is not. Instead, it is based on 2,000 calories – an entire day’s intake. Depending on your size and activity level, you may need less or more.

For more accurate indicators of a food’s fat content, check out the number of fat grams and the number of calories from fat per serving.

Roll up the welcome mat –
If your goal is to eat less fat, you can do yourself a big favor by banning fat-laden goodies from your kitchen. In fact, now is the ideal time to do some housecleaning – go through your fridge, pantry and cupboards, getting rid of all the bad stuff to make room for healthy foods.

Mental Health And ADHD

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When a child is inattentive or inclined to day dream (even when you are speaking to them), is easily bored, distracted and has a very short attention span, it is most likely (if ADHD is diagnosed) that this is the ADHD inattentive type. Usually symptoms are taken seriously if they have been present consistently for a period of six months and if they started before the age of seven.

ADHD – 3 Types

According to the handbook used to diagnose ADHD, used by most pediatricians, the three main types of ADHD are the ADHD inattentive, ADHD hyperactive/impulsive and a combined version of the first two. These are set out in the The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) which is used by most pediatricians and clinical psychologists these days. Another little known fact is that while the ADHD hyperactive type may gradually disappear as the child grows older, this is not the case for the child suffering from the inattentive type which actually persists into adulthood and can cause severe problems in social and work relationships.

What Is The Cause?

What is the cause of this type of ADHD? Experts tell us that the part of the brain used to galvanise us into action is called the prefrontal cortex. In ADHD inattentive children, this part of the brain actually goes into a rest mode when it should be the main protagonist in spurring the child into action such as doing homework,paying attention to the teacher or doing simple tasks like cleaning their room. Very often, this part of the brain switches off when it is most needed!

Informed Choices

In considering what ADHD medication is the best choice, parents are increasingly aware that all is not well in the pharmaceutical world of psychostimulant drugs. Many children report that the side effects are considerable and very often, we have six or seven year olds still awake after 11.pm as insomnia is a problem with these drugs. There is another downside too in that while some drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta will control impulsive snacking, it does lead to a general loss of appetite and children report being very weak. They also fall asleep at the wrong time of the day and cannot get to sleep at night.

Parents will often have to make a choice – they may be alarmed by the side effects of the psychostimulants and will want to opt for a safer gentler treatment which will be just as effective in the end as helping the child through this challenging period. There is a homeopathic natural remedy which has become a bestseller in recent months. It is manufactured by one of the most reputable companies in the USA. If you wish to find out more, the link below this article will provide you with all the answers.

Obesity And Heart Attack

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Once upon a time, being fat was considered as a symbol of health and well being. It was considered a symbol of the wealthy leading luxurious lives.

Today, that notion has undergone a change. People have started to realize the problems that are associated with obesity. More than 55 out of every 100 people residing in North America are considered overweight. More than 20 percent of these over weight individuals are suffering from obesity. Obesity is a nutritional disorder in which too much fat gets accumulated in the individual’s body. It is a burden on the economy and our health care system because of the risk factors that it has.

Obesity is one of the major causes of heart disease. In people who are obese, the triglyceride levels in the blood tend to be higher than normal levels. At the same time, HDL levels are lower than normal. This situation can lead to heart disease. There is also a relationship between obesity and atherosclerosis. In people who obese, the incidence of atherosclerosis is much higher.

In people who are obese, there is excessive fat in the abdominal region. This is an independent risk factor for heart disease. Presence of fat in the abdomen leads to insulin resistance, which is a cause of type 2 diabetes and various heart diseases.

Obesity can also be a cause of metabolic syndrome. In metabolic syndrome, the communication system between body cells and insulin is hampered. This leads to production of higher levels of insulin in the body. The presence of higher levels of insulin in the blood can elevate the fibrinogen levels. Presence of higher levels of fibrinogen in the blood can cause the blood to clot very easily. Once the blood clots, the blood vessels may get either partially or totally blocked. This exerts additional burden on the heart and can lead to heart failure or stroke due to over exertion.

Obese people have to lead a sedentary lifestyle because of their bulky size. Inactivity itself is a risk factor for heart disease. In other words, obesity itself is a risk factor for heart disease. Obesity needs to be treated on time to avoid its consequences. The first step in this direction would be to realize that the individual is obese. The individual should also pay regular visits to the doctor. Visiting a nutritionist for nutritional advice is also recommended. Surgery may be needed in extreme cases of obesity. Healthy eating and plenty of exercise play an important role in preventing obesity. It is much wise to prevent obesity in the first place that to go for cure later. The saying “Prevention is better than cure”, applies very well to obesity.