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Good Habits You Should Pick Up In Life

26 Mar, 2013 0 comments All life areas

A lot of people stress over good and bad habits; specifically how to pick up the good ones and let go of the bad ones. It’s a known fact that picking up a habit, good or bad, takes a short time (some say 3 weeks, others less), but getting rid of it may take a lifetime. It takes discipline to get a habit going, and the same is needed to get rid of it. Often, we beat ourselves up for not being able to let go of the bad ones, and this affects our ability to even pick up the good habits.

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Cholesterol: The Silent Killer

21 Mar, 2013 0 comments All life areas

We’ve probably heard about it at one time or another; at the doctor’s, in advertisements, or read it in magazines and at the side label of a food product. But what exactly is cholesterol? Simply put, cholesterol is a fat like substance that is produced by the liver and is found in foods such as red meat, eggs, and dairy products. For the most part, cholesterol is healthy to our bodies, as it used to create hormones and cell membranes.

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10 Less told ways to Increase Productivity

25 Feb, 2013 0 comments All life areas

Get off Facebook – Cut down your Facebooking time!

You found this article, most likely on Facebook, that’s okay. But think about how many hours a day you spent on Facebook? On the phone, at work, before going to bed – all the time? Well, let’s reinforce the obvious truth. Cut down your Facebook time. Studies show that less Facebook time = More productivity. (Well, we made that up, but you got the idea!)

  • Make shorter To-do lists

    We all make to do lists. Long enough that we end up missing out on some of them. Well, if the job was important enough, you wouldn’t put it on the list in the first place. Right? So instead of making long lists, make them shorter. Shorter goals are easier to achieve.

  • Treat everything on your to do list with same priority

    Many of you might disagree with this. How can you get things done if they are treated with the same priority? Well, even though you prioritized them, do you see some of them slipping down the list, even after you creating them? Well, that is human tendency. Try to make them prioritized based on urgency or time. That way at least the first in will get done first.

  • Any task should be done in 30 minutes

    For example, instead of tracking the entire time taken to get a job done, count them in smaller cycles. Like 30 minutes. Any job should be done in 30 minutes, not more. If it goes beyond 30 minutes, stop doing it. Its only making the other things on the list suffer.

  • Say No if you cannot get something done

    Most of us try to make people happy by promising them things that they cannot do. This is not the right approach. If you have something that will take time, tell them no first up. They might not be happy first, but at least they’ll appreciate your honesty in the long run.

  • Count in terms of musical cycles

    Do you listen to music while doing things? Then count in cycles of your favorite music. For instance if there is this one song that helps you get things done, put it on loop. So if the song is actually 5 minutes long, you’ll count as to how many times you played the song. So at the end of it you’ll be able to say how many cycles it took to get the job done.

  • Don’t do everything single handed. Collaborate with others

    One of the things that smart people do is collaborate with others and get things done together rather than single handed. More people involved, means more creativity and more ways to get things done.

  • Share your goals. Friends influence you positively

    Tell others what you’re working on and what you’re trying to achieve. Studies have proved that if you share your goals, others influence you positively to getting that thing done.

  • Take frequent breaks in between

    People stay away from taking breaks fearing that their focus and concentration will be lost. This is a wrong notion. Instead, take more frequent breaks. Your brain will get better ideas and energy with breaks and will be able to focus more and function more effectively.

  • Go public with your objectives

    Researches have shown that if you share your goals and objectives with public, you are more likely to get them done, rather than in private. But publicly sharing them is not enough. You got to keep track of it as well, or give others a chance to check back with you on progress. ResolutionTweet is one such app that will let you do that effectively with your friends. Try it out!

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    Daily Habits – the myths and facts about 21 days

    17 Jan, 2013 1 comment All life areas

    The New Year brings with it the promise of a new beginning, new opportunities and changes. And as convention goes, if you have  a new year resolution up your sleeve and want to make it into a daily habit, all you need to do is stay strong for 21 days. While the magical properties of the number 21 are unclear, what is clear now is that habit formation theories  which suggest it takes on an average about 21 days for an action to become a habit, are in fact false. A simple Google search about habit formation  or daily habits has long yielded results which tell the reader that a time period anywhere between 21 to 28 days is perfect for a habit to form. However, a recent psychological research breakthrough achieved by researcher Phillipa Lally and her colleagues from University College London has challenged this common belief that has been around since 1960. The research paper which has been published in the European Journal of Social Psychology has challenged the 21 day generalization and has provided a new turn to this sub-field of psychological studies.

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    5 Adventure Sports Worth Trying This Year

    12 Jan, 2013 0 comments All life areas

    Adventure sports are a major money making activity all over the world, and while most enthusiasts usually head to New Zealand – the adventure sport capital of the world – to experience some of the rarest and most extreme sports there are, not everyone needs to make that trip to indulge in some adventure sports. With the spread of these sports almost everywhere, you can find majority of these in your own country. Here are five adventure sports that are increasingly being offered by adventure sport companies’ world over. This new year, try something different, have a look at these and take your pick:

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    5 Healthy Benefits of Traveling

    06 Jan, 2013 0 comments All life areas

    Healthy Traveling : For human survival, travel is in fact, a necessity. Traveling is not just for the financially affluent, it doesn’t need to be a luxury at all. For most of us, travel happens from a young age itself with family, and we keep moving around to take a break with friends or wherever our work takes. There are numerous fun elements associated with traveling, but did you know that traveling serves some significant health purposes as well? Here’s a look at 5 excellent health benefits of travel:

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    5 LifeStyle Mantras for 2013

    04 Jan, 2013 0 comments All life areas

    As the new year 2013 sets in, apply a few lifestyle  design principles that could bring about some significant  changes in your life in the next 12 months. Make some concrete choices, live consciously and cherish every moment you get. Keep these in mind:

     Just Breathe

    In 2013, the number one lifestyle mantra for anyone who wishes to balance life, achieve their   goals and bring about some positive development and growth, is to just breathe. Too often, we forget to maintain peace and calm of the mind and lose ourselves over a stressful situation. In the face of a problem, it’s important to maintain a balance, to centre yourself and to consciously focus on your breathing. Inhale slowly but deeply for five seconds, hold it for couple of seconds and exhale for five seconds. Count from one to ten backwards and take in the calming effect of deep breathing on your senses. Do this whenever you feel yourself getting worked up or stressed out. It hardly takes 20 seconds of your time and can help you slow down. A fast pace of life is good, however it’s extremely important to slow down and relish every second of life as it passes by.

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    Understanding the Basics of the Food Pyramid (Part 2)

    12 May, 2012 0 comments Health

    While the concept of a food pyramid originated in the United States, it has increasingly been welcomed and even strongly endorsed by health departments all over the world. What makes the food pyramid tick with people world over is its simplicity and focus on nutrition in a way that can be adapted to the needs of populations everywhere. In India, the food pyramid and dietary guidelines for Indians are issued by the National Institute for Nutrition along with a web initiative under the Centre for Chronic Disease Control. Given the diversity of a country like India, there will naturally be variations in the recipes, diet and food ingredients found in different parts of the country. The food pyramid has been adapted according to regions of India by the CCDC, and is based on the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) designed food pyramid.

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    Understanding the Basics of the Food Pyramid (Part 1)

    29 Apr, 2012 0 comments All life areas

    The food pyramid is one of the most basic sources of information about the essentials of a balanced diet, calorie intake and the food groups one must focus on to maintain health and fitness. From the very first health classes in school, we’ve heard a lot about this pyramid, but not many of us know its practical applications in our lives. Unless we visit a professional dietician, who gives us an ideal diet depending on our body weight and additional requirements, we don’t really have a mapped out diet plan for ourselves ready to give us clues. Well, guess what? The food pyramid is exactly that – a generic diet plan. Taking an average sample from the population it is designed to serve, the pyramid gives us the ideal helpings of each food item, complete with portion sizes and number of calories present in each food item., as a quick reference guide to our nutrition doubts. Health departments all over the world have devised their own food pyramids to serve the needs of their populations based on the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) designed food pyramid. Let’s have a closer look at what this pyramid does:

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    Working When Less is More: Simple is Powerful

    06 Apr, 2012 0 comments All life areas

    More and more people are beginning to explore the minimalistic, simplistic side of productivity to try and find a style of working which is less taxing, but more efficient. Less is More. Normally, we associate increased productivity and results with extra hours at work. The more you work, the more you get done. Recent studies however have shown that the key to increased productivity might not always be working more, but working less. The simpler, hassle free path to life can help you get the desired results, while maintaining health and peace of mind. Here are some great ways to work simple, work less and transform your lifestyle:

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