Full body Dry Brush.

Many are the things that can benefit your body, but nothing comes close to this 5- 10 minutes routine that you should include to your shower/bath ritual. Dry brushing is a type of Ayurvedic medicine that has been around for centuries, it works by exfoliating the skin. Practitioners of dry brushing rub a brush with coarse, natural-fiber bristles over their bodies in a particular pattern. The idea is that the coarse fibers will help to remove dead skin and improve the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins through the pores.

Here’s How to Dry Brush the Skin:

  1. Start at the feet, brush the bottom and up the leg in long, smooth strokes.
  2. Repeat the same process with the arms, starting with the palms of the hands and brushing up the arm toward the heart.
  3. On the stomach and armpits, brush in a circular clockwise motion.
  4. Repeat the process on your abdomen and back, and then switch to your face with the more delicate brush.
  5. Brush each section of skin 10 times.
Note: Don’t brush too hard! A soft and smooth stroke often works best. The skin should NEVER be red, if it hurts at all, use less pressure!
An illustrated guide to help you.

What are the benefits of dry brushing?

Lymphatic system and the removal of toxins

The lymphatic system helps your body fight off infections. Dry brushing is thought to help the body release toxins through sweat. And the brush motion help open the pores which makes it easier on for your body to release sweat

Exfoliation

It can brush away dry, dead cells from the skin. This can leave your skin more smooth and soft.

Relaxation

Similar to a massage, dry brushing may make you feel relaxed.

Cellulite

Massage has been shown to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Some claim that dry brushing can reduce the appearance of cellulite because it has similar effects on the body as massage.

How to Social media detox.

Social media is the most popular addicting “activity” that people always check, post, like, stalk, and stay active on. But social media is a real energy drainer and consumer, so detoxing from all sorts of social media platforms, now and then is a must. But how?

Detoxing from social media can be done in so many ways that I can’t even count or note. But it is preferable to go directly with the process and cut yourself completely from using your social media accounts.

So as a start, disconnect your accounts. (if you have a business account, keep it but limit your use of it).

If you feel like you will be more comfortable, delete the applications… ALL OF THEM.

Keep yourself busy in the day with things that are more important and can Keep you off thinking about social media: click here.

Get yourself some hobbies to keep your mind peaceful: aromatherapy, yoga, or meditation. Every single person on this earth has his therapy. It is time to discover yours!

When you feel ready to come back, give yourself a “following detoxification.”

 A “following detoxification” is to unfollow all users that may be affecting your mental health and well-being. It is recommended to have a quality following than quantity.

 Follow motivational pages, positive pages. Unfollow all the bad vibes, from people to friends, to any user you don’t like their provided content. You need to do this step to feel better coming back to this world.

And that’s how social media detox is done. Every time you feel down, tired, and low energy and you need some free time for soul searching and self-reflecting, social media detox is the best option.

And while we’re on that topic, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest, and like our Facebook page

How to draw a bath?

Baths are one of the most relaxing things you can prepare for your comfort. But a lot of times, something does not feel right when we draw the bath for ourselves. So here’s a guide to a very satisfying and relaxing experience in a bathtub.

First: Make yourself a drink. It could be; wine or tea. 

Second: Put on some music to set the mood. You can lit some candles too. (Or use aromatherapy)

Third: Fill your tub halfway with warm water and sea salt, or you can put a bath bomb of your choice.

Fourth: Before getting into the tub, dry brush your full-body to make sure that your blood is fully circulating to be more relaxed in the tub soaked in soap and warm water.

Fifth: Put a face mask on.

Sixth: Lose your warm robe and relax in the bathtub. 

Seventh: Don’t forget to bring a book or something to enjoy your time and don’t get bored quickly.

Eighth: Make sure that your water is still warm. You can add a little salt too.

Ninth: When you feel like it or that you’re bored, take a quick shower to clean your face and your body from the dirty/soapy water.

Tenth: Drain the tub and apply some moisturizer on your face and body. So, you will feel fresh and more relaxed after giving your body a massage.

Enjoy your bathtub ritual and self-pampering time, and prioritize self-care.

It is not recommended to stay in the bath for more than 30 minutes.

Important lifestyle addition: Self-talk

When you are alone or phasing out, you practice a lot of self-talk, analyzing speeches, pep-talks, the bad ones specifically. So in this article, we will see how healthy self-talk is for your mental health and well-being.

Let us see what self-talk means:

Self-talk is the combination of words and sentences we tend to say to ourselves. While thinking about something, analyzing our current situation, or what you are about to do in the future. Self-Talk tends to be negative because, as I said before, we tend to be hard on ourselves due to society.

The importance of Self-Talk:

Only you can motivate you. Self-talk reflects your self-image. How you truly feel about yourself, how you see yourself, and what you believe in yourself. People’s opinions and comments can influence your self-talk.

The brain is like a machine. Whatever data is entering its system, it will adapt to work thoughtfully. So an example of negative self-talk: I am not good enough, I am not beautiful enough, I’m not worthy… ” your brain will automatically think nothing but these things about you. You will always feel drained, tired, unmotivated, and “unworthy”!

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But on the other hand, if your self-talk is positive: I’m lucky, talented, worthy, The whole universe will switch in your favor because you will see the universe from another perspective. You will feel more energetic, happy, motivated, and getting your blessings one after the other!

Positive self-talk is essential for one’s survival. It doesn’t come easy but, once it shifts from the negative, this is where you will get going in life. Choosing the right words when describing yourself always comes in handy and, your life will automatically change for the better. Your performance will boost so will your well-being. Your healthy mind will blow you away with its creativity and the potential that it will give you in return.

Practicing positive self-talk is essential for you to live a healthy life with a boosted well-being. Listening to good music, surrounding yourself with mentors and positive friends helps with your self-talk and your self-image.

Covid Job.

Many of us are working from home, online in front of a screen for a long time. Everything changed with Covid, but with every change, our way of living should change too.

When exposed to long screen sessions, your eyes can dry out, and get more and more tired. It can be called a computer eye strain. It’s an uncomfortable feeling your eyes get all itchy and dizzy in the middle of your essay.

So here are some ways to prevent that while keeping your job/studies organized and always on time:

Routine eye exams:

Eye exams now and then come in handy when protecting your eyes from “computer eye strain”. So go ahead schedule that appointment AND get your eyes checked asap.

Proper light:

Eliminate exterior light by closing drapes, shades, or blinds. Reduce interior lighting by using fewer light bulbs or fluorescent tubes, or use lower intensity bulbs and tubes. Also, if possible, position your computer screen so windows are to the side, instead of in front or behind it.

Minimize Glare

Glare from light reflecting off walls and finished surfaces, as well as reflections on your computer screen also can cause computer eye strain. Consider installing an anti-glare screen on your display and, if possible, paint bright white walls a darker color with a matte finish.

Take small breaks:

I know life is busy, and work should be done by the end of the day and stuff, but your eyes are dying. Just try to take small breaks and close them off, or go to the kitchen to make yourself a sandwich while staring at the window, green plants, and resting your eyes. You can even meditate!

Increase blinking

Blinking your eyes is important because it helps your eye to clean anything on its surface. And it keeps it moist. And avoid drying out and falling into the trap of itching and non-comfort.

Consider computer glasses.

For your best comfort at your computer, you might benefit from having your eye doctor modify your eyeglasses prescription to create customized computer glasses. (if you wear glasses like me).

How to cut toxic people from your life

After spotting a toxic person in your life, it’s time to take action. (If you haven’t seen my previous post about how to spot one click here).

Spotting a toxic person needs observation, but cutting them off is the tricky part. Cutting a toxic person is full of tricks and games that needs to be taken into consideration before ending it.

BE FIRM.

Be very, very clear with the person about your intentions, be direct, and state your thoughts. There’s no need to explain yourself. Just rip that band-aid quick and go. No, that was a joke.

BOUNDARIES.

SETTING BOUNDARIES is really important when cutting someone off, especially a toxic person. They keep a safe distance between you and the other person, but what’s more important here is to never break and give them another chance to cross those boundaries. Don’t ask about their well-being one year from now. It is not your job.

IT’S NOT YOUR JOB TO FIX THEM.

Toxic people aren’t your job to treat and try to fix at all. They usually show up when they need something, particularly during crisis moments in their own lives. If you still feel like you want to help them with their big problem, and it’s a really dangerous crisis, you can redirect them to a professional to handle the situation. Solving their problems is beyond your capacities, and it will end up hurting you.

DON’T GET PULLED INTO THEIR CRISIS.

Toxic people often make it seem like they “need you” because they’re always in crisis. But the important thing to know is that these are crises of their own making.

Toxic people create drama deliberately to attract more attention and engage in manipulation, so remember this the next time they ask you to run to their side. You might feel bad, but remember that you’re not dealing with a genuine person in distress.

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

While fighting a toxic person to cut them off completely, your energy, your time, and mental well-being are wasted. You need a good and healthy source to refuel. Go back to a good friend or a close family member and hang out for a while, and if you don’t feel like it, keep a HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP with YOURSELF.