We all want a flat tummy; unfortunately, this will not appear by magic. You have to build a strong core to get a flat tummy. Do this simple exercises daily or five times a week to achieve a new you.
If you do not have a dumbbell, you can use a 5-litre bottle filled with water or sand. This would add some weight to your exercises. Exercise, be fit and be you. Have a wonderful day ahead.
Applying concealer covers a multitude of otherwise unsightly blemishes when applied perfect, you can either apply with your fingers or beauty blenders this way Concealer is a beauty must have beauty product especially if prone to undereye circle and dull eyes.
Applying concealer covers a multitude of otherwise unsightly blemishes (that’s not to say the skin should not be taken care of, as a healthy skin makes makeup even flawless) when applied perfect.
There are two different ways to apply the concealer for a flawless finish either with the finger tips or a functional beauty blender after outlining the area (usually undereye) in a ‘V’ shape.
It’s best to pat/dab/press in concealer gently into the skin instead of swiping or rubbing hard into the skin for a smooth and even coverage. If you didn’t know how, learn how to use your concealer in easy steps above.
LOL…..what lie have you told your ex?
How do you feel when you wake up, cranky or energized? Do you say good morning or huh?
Two women left clubbers stunned as they jumped on the stage and stripped naked ‘for the chance to win an old iPhone ‘.
The ladies – one of the contestants was reported to be married – whipped off their clothes and gyrated in front of stunned guests.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onp58EuM_JU
At some point, the host snatched away the underwear, which one of the contestants was using to conceal her modesty, and threw it into the crowd.
As she turns around to face the other way she wiggles her bottom to the music and is joined on stage by a second woman.
The bizarre dance contest took place in the city of Berezniki in central Russia’s Perm Krai region with an iPhone 5s reportedly being offered as a prize.
The amateur dance video which one uploaded on the Internet did not go down well with the online community.
Shocked user lena120893 said: “Trying so hard for a stupid iPhone “.
What happened to dignity?
Source: Mirror UK
So what does that mean for those of us who don’t even like our job, let alone want to be defined by it? Well, you’re not alone: According to a 2012 Gallup poll, only 13 percent of Americans are engaged (or feel psychologically committed) at work.
Here’s the good news. And it’s important. You are not your job. You are much bigger than and not restricted by whatever your job title says you are—even if you love your current career choice.
As a life coach, the number one reason people come to me is because they feel limited—and unfulfilled—by the work they are doing. They come to me for help figuring out their “purpose” or “calling.” All day at work they are humming along, looking happy on the surface, but feeling frustrated. They feel bored. They feel inauthentic, which eats away at their self-esteem. They feel like a “shadow version” of themselves. They know that they have the energy, passion, and smarts to do anything—they just don’t know what exactly. Or how to begin.
Listening to your inner wisdom and being guided by it brings with it certain magic.
Sadly, no one is going to hand you your passion (plus instructions to bring it to life!) in an envelope. But there are some important questions you can ask yourself to identify what calls to you and ignites your spirit. A combination of getting quiet, going inward, and being honest about what sparks joy within you, and then taking action to actualize it is very, very powerful. Listening to your inner wisdom and being guided by it brings with it certain magic.
5 Questions to Ask Yourself
1. “What activities am I doing when I’m slacking off at work?“
One of my first coaching clients said to me, “Susie, when I’m at work at an ad agency, all I do (secretly) is pin fashion looks together and research vintage jewelry.” Her passion was so obvious—she created lookbooks on the weekends, followed only designers on Instagram, and always looked beautifully downtown chic on a pretty tight budget—she just needed to step back to realize it. Now? She works nights and weekends as a personal stylist and plans to transition full-time in January.
2. “What brought me joy as a kid?“
Believe it or not, your passions may evolve and grow, but they never actually change or leave you. When you were very young, what made you happy—playing music, writing stories, helping animals, being captain of a sports team, building stuff? Jack Canfield, motivational speaker and co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, recommends conducting what he calls a “joy review:” Write down times in your life that you felt most happy—was it when you backpacked through Asia on a shoestring budget? Led the debate team in high school? Trained junior staff at work? Or decorated your past two apartments? Likely, you’ll find a common thread throughout those joyful moments. When you see it all on paper, it’s easier to connect the dots.
3. “What blogs and books do I love to read?”
Think about the top five websites you peruse once you power up your laptop. For example, I worked with a realtor who spent hours reading recipes in cookbooks, websites, and natural food blogs. He now has a decent following as a food blogger himself and earns a small revenue stream from it. This is what is often referred to as a “side hustle,” working on a passion business outside of your day job. It can be a great way to build your confidence, see if there is a market for what you have to offer, and make some extra cash. And hey, it’s never a bad idea to hedge your bets in times of economic uncertainty. Like the aforementioned stylist, it can also turn into something much bigger!
4. “What conversation topic never gets boring?“
What subject brings on that “I could talk about this all day!” feeling? My husband, for example, loves talking about investments—if he had a second job, it would be flipping homes, he always says. It’s a total snoozefest for me, but luckily he has a brother and a couple of close friends who share his passion.
It’s important not only to ask yourself which topics energize you but which people can get excited about them with you. It’s critical to nurture relationships where a common passion unites you. Which leads us to…
5. “Who is my tribe?”
Your tribe consists of people who get you. It might not be your colleagues, your college pals, or even your siblings. A close former coworker of mine found her tribe at a popular, local fitness class. When I see her around her tribe, she is the brightest and most energized version of herself. It’s awesome!
If you don’t have a “tribe” already, you can find one. Use all of the clues above to pinpoint your interest and then locate a group that shares it. Join a book club. Take a cooking class. Learn to code at a local college. Volunteer at an animal shelter. Opportunities and people are everywhere when you open your eyes and look. I found some remarkable tribal pals at New York University, where people of all ages and professional backgrounds spent their Saturdays with me to become certified life coaches.
Your Action Plan
Once you have some clarity, you have to take action. Nothing, nothing, nothing changes without action. For example, when I started coaching, I was working full-time as an advertising sales director. I thought I wanted to coach people on how to sell. I enjoyed it, but realized that what I love most is coaching people how to harness their personal power to gain confidence and pursue their dreams. I know it’s possible, especially after having actualized mine.
Ask yourself: What are three things that I can do over the next seven days to bring my passion to life? Then do them.
Ask yourself: What are three things that I can do over the next seven days to bring my passion to life? Then do them. Buy the website URL for the blog you’ve always dreamed of writing. Tell your friends and colleagues that you’re available as a Halloween party planner in exchange for a testimonial. Ask the woman that you look up to in marketing if you can buy her a latte for 20 minutes of her time. The options are endless.
The following week, do three more. Then three more. And watch what happens. Keep doing this—never stop doing. The results will astound you once you get busy. Remember: Anything good that has ever been created has been the result of small, consistent actions. A few dollars here, a few dollars there adds up to a sweet sum of savings. Smart lunch choices repeated over time result in a healthier body. This is no accident, and self-exploration is no exception. At any moment you can begin the process of going deeper into yourself and bringing the innermost (gorgeous, ready, willing!) part of you to life.
The Bottom Line
You are not your job. Your job is one part of your multifaceted, potential-filled self. And deep down you know it too. What are you waiting for? As the poet Rumi wrote, “What you seek is seeking you.” Your joy, tribe, and bliss are patiently waiting. They will always be waiting. You just need to decide.
Maybe you’ve skipped dinner and gone straight for dessert, but if you’re skipping all of your meals (and other vital to-dos) to have sex instead, you might be having too much of it.
While science suggests sex can improve mood and decrease anxiety by reducing stress signals in the brain, it’s possible doing the deed can interfere with leading a healthy life. Don’t get us wrong: Sex is a normal, healthy, fun part of adult life. In fact, Ian Kerner, Ph.D., a sex therapist, says sexual attraction and sexual compatibility are the basis of many successful relationships. Thinking with our nether regions may be natural, but continually acting on those thoughts while the laundry piles up may be the sign of a dilemma. So how much sex is ideal, and how much is too much?
What’s the Deal?
According to the Kinsey Institute, 18- to 29-year-olds have sex an average of 112 times per year, while 30- to 39-year-olds do the deed on average 86 times per year. So if that’s average, what’s healthy?
Kerner says most couples in a relationship should be having sex at least once per week. Couples therapist Barry McCarthy, Ph.D., agrees that once or twice a week makes for a healthy sex life. During theinfatuation stage (a.k.a. the honeymoon stage, when two people can’t stop thinking about each other) couples often have sex every time they’re together, Kerner says. And when couples first move in together, the frequency of sex increases, but only temporarily.
But with all that rubbing, sex can get a bit uncomfortable. After all, women’s bodies don’t stay lubricated eternally. If there’s pain or numbness, it’s smart to slow down or call it quits for the night. Usinglubricant can also make for more pleasurable sex by cutting down on painful friction, and can actually help ensure safe sex because it makes condoms less likely to break.
Get It On
If sex gets in the way of leading a healthy life, it may be part of a more serious issue. If your sexual impulses feel out of control, or you’re having sex to avoid feeling lonely or depressed, or you’re having sex despite risky consequences (like contracting an STI or losing a partner), this might be the sign of a problem.
Sex obsession—sometimes called hypersexuality, compulsive sexual behavior, sex addiction—is a subject still up for debate. While many sources maintain that sex addiction is a psychiatric disorder, a studypublished in 2013 suggests that much of the time, hypersexuality is really just high desire and not necessarily a medical issue. Regardless, if sex is being used as a substitute for dealing with a real issue, it’s best to consult a doctor or therapist.
At the end of the day, it comes down to quality over quantity. Having sex daily doesn’t mean it’s too much, so long as both partners enjoy it, Kerner says. But if partners are regularly having sex and one person feels more satisfied than the other (read: is having more orgasms), sex can start to feel like a chore for the less-satisfied party.
Of course, there’s no right way to go about sex, and the preferred amount varies from person to person. For a fulfilling sex life that’s just right, it’s helpful to be honest and open with your partner(s) about how frequently you’d like to be intimate. And that doesn’t mean it needs to be a boring discussion. Telling your partner about your desires—in specific terms—can be highly erotic. In fact, onestudy found that couples who communicate about sex, especially during the act, are more sexually satisfied. Simply put: There should be mutual enjoyment, whether that means giving or getting.
And remember that compromise is key: Instead of singling out one person for his or her sex drive, research suggests it can be helpful toassess the couple’s collective desires and meet in the middle. As funny and un-sexy as it sounds, it may even be smart to schedule sexso the lower libido partner doesn’t feel pressured, and the higher libido partner doesn’t feel rejected. That said, if you ever feel overwhelmed (either physically or emotionally) by the kind or amount of sex you’re having, let your partner know you need a break. Sex can be dangerous if there’s any sort of pressure or force to do something with which either party isn’t comfortable.
Having sex on the regular is part of a healthy, normal adult life. But when sex gets in the way of your day-to-day, it might be time to seek professional help from a doctor or therapist. Our appetites for sex grow and shrink, and successful couples need to manage those ups and downs. Sometimes libidos will match up, but when they don’t, Kerner says we need to take responsibility for our sexuality by enjoying ourselves by ourselves.
“Masturbation is an important aspect to a healthy life. If you have a higher libido, masturbate more,” he says. The answer to our sexual inconsistencies may lie in our very own hands.
Between work (or homework), working out, hanging out with friends, and other real-life obligations, achieving our goals and making deadlines is almost always harder than it seems. Creating an efficient to-do list is a feat in itself, and that’s where we come in. We’ve prepared 13 tips to help you organize your life into a manageable list, then cross off each entry one at a time.
To Do or Not To Do—The Need-to-Know
List-making is a pretty personal thing. Some of us border on obsessive, organizing the bathroom can turn into a series of numbered bullet points. Others prefer to wing it, writing important telephone numbers on the backs of their hands. But even the most basic outline of must-do tasks can help us tackle our most important goals. For one thing, writing out a bunch of to-do’s forces us to set concrete goals (take out the trash), which can be way more effective than just thinking about vague objectives (get cleaner) . Plus, making a written list can help us remember important information (meaning that trash won’t sit waiting in the kitchen for weeks) .
The problem is that even those of us who believe fervently in the power of to-do lists might not know how to make a successful one. Luckily we’re here to help, with a step-by-step guide to creating—and completing—an awesome list of stuff to get done.
Just To-Do It—Your Action Plan
1. Pick a medium.
To-do lists come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s all about what works for the individual. Some research suggests writing information by hand helps us remember it better, but if you last picked up a pen in 1995, fear not: There’s a huge range of digital apps that help createpersonal to-do lists.
2. Make multiples.
Create a few lists of stuff that needs to get done. One should be a master list, with every item you’d like to accomplish in the long-term: Clean out the closet, sign up for a language class, etc. Another can be a weekly project list, with everything that needs to take place in the next seven days. The third should be a HIT (that’s high-impact tasks) list, with the tasks that need to get done today: Call Aunt Sue for her birthday, pick up the dry cleaning, finish that presentation for work. Every day, see which items from the master list and weekly project list should move to the HIT list.
3. Keep it simple.
There’s nothing more intimidating than a mile-long to-do list. And, realistically, it’s impossible to get that much stuff done in 24 hours anyway. One trick for keeping a HIT list simple is to make a list of stuff you want to do today and slice it in half. There shouldn’t be more than 10 items remaining; the rest can go on the weekly projects list or the master list.
4. Meet the MITs.
That’s “most important tasks.” Start the list with at least two items that absolutely must get done today, so you don’t end up vacuuming instead of finishing a project report due tomorrow. Even if the rest of the list stays untouched, the really meaningful stuff will get finished.
5. Start easy.
Even before those MITs (see above), stick a few simple items on the list. “Fold clothes,” “wash breakfast dishes,” and “shower” are all good examples. Even crossing off silly stuff helps us start the day feeling super-productive.
6. Break it down.
Goals such as “work on research paper” are much too vague and intimidating, meaning we’ll be too afraid to actually start tackling them. One way to reduce the fear factor and make goals seem more manageable is to break projects into smaller tasks. Instead of “work on research paper,” try something more specific, such as “write first half of chapter three” on Monday and “write second half of chapter three” on Tuesday.
7. Stay specific.
All to-do’s should have these qualities (among others) in common: They’re physical actions; they can be finished in one sitting; and they’re tasks that only the to-do-list writer can do. For general projects that require lots of time or other people’s help, list specific steps you can take toward your goal. Instead of “save the animals,” try “write cover letter for internship at World Wildlife Fund.”
8. Include it all.
For every task on the list, include as much information as possible so there’s literally no excuse for not getting the job done. For example, if the task involves calling someone, include that person’s phone number on the list so you won’t waste time scrambling for it later.
9. Time it.
Now that you’ve made the list (and checked it twice), go back and put a time estimate next to every item. It might even help to turn the to-do list into a kind of schedule with specific times and places. For example: laundry 4-6 p.m. at Suds & Stuff, clean out inbox 6-7 p.m. at Starbucks on 6th Ave. When time’s up, it’s up; there’s no spending six hours at the Laundromat.
10. Don’t stress.
Every master list has a few tasks on it that we’ve been meaning to do for days, weeks, maybe even years—but haven’t yet. Try to figure out why not in order to learn what steps are necessary for actually completing the task. Not calling Uncle Pat out of fear of getting stuck on the phone for the whole afternoon? Replace “Call Uncle Pat” with “figure out a way to get off the phone with Uncle Pat.” This way the big task will seem easier, and eventually get done.
11. Make it public.
Sometimes the best way to stay accountable is to have someone watching over us. Try sharing that to-do list, whether by posting it on the refrigerator or setting up a digital calendar that everyone on the work team can access.
12. Schedule scheduling.
One of the trickiest aspects of the to-do list is actually sitting down to make one. Pick a time every day, whether it’s the morning before everyone else wakes up, the hour right before going to bed, or lunchtime, when you can organize all your tasks and determine what still needs to be accomplished.
13. Go in with the old.
One way to boost productivity is to remind ourselves how productive we were yesterday. So keep a written list of everything you accomplished the day before, even the small stuff.
14. Start fresh.
Make a new list every day so the same old items don’t clog up the agenda. It’s also a useful way to make sure we actually get something done every 24 hours and don’t just spend time decorating the paper with fancy highlighters.
15. Be flexible.
Pro tip: Always leave about 15 minutes of “cushion time” in between items on the to-do list or calendar in case something pops up (say the washing machine overflows or the computer crashes). And if a crisis does strike, the most important thing is to remember to stop and breathe. You’ve probably already accomplished at least one MIT—you’ll get the rest under control!
How are you all doing? Hope you are having a great morning.. Yaay!!TGIF!!! I know everyone is happy because the week has finally come to an end and the weekend is here. Where are all my makeup lovers? I know we all love to look good, fresh and youthful especially when it comes to applying makeup. We all should note that just the way makeup makes us look more confident, beautiful and adds a glow to our face, when not properly applied, makeup can make us look old. I’ll be discussing anti aging makeup tips you should avoid when applying the makeup so you look fresh and beautiful.
- Use the right color of foundation: Always have in mind that you should not skip using the foundation. Its just like building a house, you start from the foundation, this also applies when it comes to your face, apply the right color of foundation to achieve a well finished look. Using a foundation that is lighter than your skin tone would make your face look baked and not natural and applying a darker foundation would just make the face dull and we don’t want that happening. When purchasing a foundation, be sure to test run to be sure its your right color.
- Lining only the bottom of your eyes: This is another mistake many women make by lining only the bottom of your eyes all in the name of fashion. When you do this, it just makes your eye look smaller and drag down all the features you are to show case. Many of us have beautiful eyes, and when you don’t line both the upper and lower eyelid, it makes us look old. Avoid lining only the bottom of the eyes and you’ll look young and fab.
- Applying wrong shade of blush: Blush is added to add beauty to the face especially when we smile or blush but many of us don’t achieve this because we apply the wrong shade of blush which tends to make us look old and we definitely don’t want that happening to us. Choose the right color of blush to remain beautiful as always.
Follow this few anti aging makeup tips and you’ll look fresher and younger than ever.