“Life is what happens to you, while you’re busy making other plans.” - John Lennon Many people live their life always expecting for something good to happen, thinking that tomorrow will be far better as compared to today, believing that the next moment will be more valuable than the present moment, persistently dreaming for something else. However, not many people know that that they would be truly happy if they could only allow themselves to be completely present in everything they do without the need to look out for something else or chasing something that will only happen in the future and is not there in the present moment. When your mind is completely present in the present moment every second of the day, you are at peace and are content. For life is now, and not yesterday, not tomorrow, not in 10 years, but now! So if you are looking forward to a more happier and successful life, then below are below listed are some of the moments worth experiencing each day: Moment of laughter Laughing and smiling put you in a good mood. There is also scientific and physiological evidence to show it. When you’ll take out some time each day to laugh, you’ll find it to be uplifting as well as contagious. So, try to surround yourself with more humorous people and find out chances to laugh as often as you could. Moment of stillness Stillness refers to the ability to shut off everything. By everything, we mean your mind too and get into a state of meditation. It is more valuable to practice the moments of stillness when your life is busier. The most popular ways to get into the state of stillness include meditation and yoga, even if that means only for a few minutes. Moment of Celebration Many people do not take out the time to celebrate anything in their life. So, how will they celebrate life on whole? Take out at least one opportunity each day to celebrate something good in your life, no matter how big or small the opportunity is! Moment of Humility Yes, feeling proud on your achievements is great, but a moment of humility is equally good. This way you appreciate a small role that you play in this huge universe. When you take out few seconds to appreciate the amazing world around you, you’ll feel happy for all that you have. Moment of Reflection In today’s fast-paced world, we all live a busy life. However, it is crucial to take out at least few moment every day where we just think and do nothing else. Simply keep your phone away from you, go somewhere and just reflect. Think about the day, the decisions and about the things and lessons you have learned from the past. Moment of Gratitude Take some time every day to express gratitude. Gratitude for everything in your life- for the people in it, the experiences you have had, and the complete world around you. Doing this simple act will make you a lot happier. Moment of Connection We are human beings at the end of the day. So, taking few moments each day to connect with your close ones- your family, friends, and significant other is crucial. Your happiness is not just about you, but about others as well. So, hold someone’s hand, give someone a hug or simply connect with someone positively. Wrapping up: Success and happiness are two things which are not easy to achieve. They require a lot of time, patience, efforts and luck. And so, you have to take advantage of those brief moments along the way till everything becomes right in your world. It is rightly said that: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” - Arthur Ashe
Habits are influential, whether good or bad. Our habits are the sole result of our core beliefs. Bad habits, if not controlled have the power to devastate our lives. On the contrary, good habits are the blocks to your better as well as more rewarding existence. Life-changing transformations are not just hypothetical topics. They do occur when we take the charge of changing our negative thoughts and habits into positive ones. The door to a new world full of astonishing opportunities open for you just when your behavior changes in ways that benefit you rather than hold you back. And once you realize how to get rid of self-ruining behavior, you’ll find it considerably easier to accomplish other aspiring goals. This will also give you the confidence you need to achieve whatever that you desire in your life. Here are some of the ways for you to master the good habits and break the bad ones: Make a routine for yourself every morning Daily routines incredibly influence the decisions that we make throughout our day. Changing your routine in elusive yet evident ways is the first step towards breaking a bad habit. So begin your day by optimizing your daily routine. For instance, choose to wake up earlier so as to have enough time to undertake some of the strategies mentioned over here. Improve your health by increasing your fitness You must be having enough knowledge about ways to reduce your belly fat and be in better shape. But, the problem lies in you not taking enough efforts in doing it. Or you might be doing it inconsistently. Try to include it in your routine and make it a habit to work out on a regular basis and improve your health and thus overall fitness. Maintain a diary It often happens that we end up making some foul decisions in the heat of the moment and then realize it later when it is too late. You can keep a track of your thoughts and subsequent decisions by maintaining a daily diary. After every two weeks, examine your entries and observe the frequency of you making some bad decisions. Also determine if there are certain actions, thoughts or people who are repeatedly associated with such choices. Travel as much as you can Numerous studies have indicated the benefits of traveling. Exploring new places not only gives us enough knowledge but also helps in instantly changing our moods and perspective. It has also been reported that regular travelers often report feelings of satisfaction and happiness. They also have been found to have lower rates of major illnesses such as depression. Experiencing new places and culture gives us a sense of our own belonging. So, give yourself a new perspective by planning a trip to a place you have never been before. Put yourself in unfamiliar situations which will impart enough energy within you to break age-old habits. Emphasize on something other than yourself It is quite likely to get caught up in anxiety or stress-striven thoughts while trying to break a habit that is bad for you. Yes, being introspective is crucial, but encouraging yourself to uphold perspective is important as well. Take time and efforts developing habits that focus outside of you. This could be taking up mentorship or volunteering. This will also help you in making it easier for you to break habits in the long run. Ask for feedback from people around you Involving your family and friends makes it easier for you to hold yourself responsible. In case, a close one notices you sliding into a bad habit, ask them to hold you accountable. People who know us well recognize our self-ruining behavior before we know it by ourselves. Wrapping up So make your life meaningful this year by adopting these good habits. Yes, we know that we all come from different circumstances and there cannot be one hard and fast rule to break all the bad habits. Just try experimenting with a good mix of the above-outlined strategies and see for yourself what suits you the best!
So, you must be having a set of attributes in your mind that you desire when it comes to looking for your dream man. Sure we all have. We, women, dream a picture of our ‘perfect man’ from an early age. Whether it is about skin tone, height, body-built or even the color of his eyes, there are certain things about a man which just click our fantasy buttons! However, there are some skin-deep qualities that have nothing to do with ‘looks’ but are equally (or even more) important to look for in your partner. After all, the ‘head-over-heels’ kind of love surely fades away in time. What stays are the traits embedded deep inside him. So, we have compiled some of the essential qualities you must look for when choosing your life-partner: Compassion If you do not want to feel alone ever in this world or in your relationship, then choose a compassionate man. This is the man who feels and cares about your feelings just as he cares for his own. With him, you’ll never feel left out or being ignored. Honesty Does the man you are seeing say what he means? Does he do what he says? If the answer is NO, then you surely need to put a halt and think twice! When you cannot trust him with words, then how can you trust him with all your emotions? Your man should be honest. Even if he screws up, he should be courageous enough to tell you the truth. This shows that he respects and cares about you enough to communicate and share his feelings with you. Confidence This is one crucial trait to have for in any man. A confident man appears 10 times more attractive as he believes in his abilities and himself. He doesn’t run away from speaking his mind and is secure in his own skin. This makes a woman feel secure in his company. Confidence is an inner strength that is quite visible even on the very first meet. This involves not only the way he treats you but also the way he carries himself in public and in private. A confident man holds his head up high, maintain a straight posture and walk like he owns the room. He has the ability to handle unfamiliar situations with much ease and won’t be anxious even if everyone is watching. Passion If you ask a woman who is just out of a broken relationship about the reason for it falling apart, 8 out of 10 times you’ll get to hear ‘Passion was missing’. Yes, there are many men out there who just don’t take any initiative outside of the bedroom. It is thus up to you to choose carefully and not fall into the trap of first date excitement. A passionate man takes interest in you not just sexually, but emotionally as well. Whether it is about your work, your hobbies or life goals, he will never stop being interested in you, no matter the length of your relationship. Respectful A well-mannered and kind man who is respectful towards people who deserve his respect are true gems. This man doesn’t treat others badly and is not rude to his subordinates. A kind man who has good etiquette make a good father! And this is the man who will warm up to you almost instantly. Humorous A man who can make you laugh is the one who will ensure that you are never out of amusement your entire life. Yes, you read that right. A comical man is not only fun to be around but is also the one who maintains the spark in your relationship. Optimism Being around a man who is hopeful and positive about the future makes you feel the good vibes. Optimism is a trait which is rare yet important to look for in your dream man. If the man you have your eyes on hold these qualities within him, you surely going to enjoy a strong and everlasting relationship with him. So, don’t hold yourself now and move ahead in the right direction of finding your perfect man!
Myths about bras are taking a toll on the new generation.Let’s discuss some silly and common myths that are getting more popularity than any celebrity Facebook page. While growing up, you must have heard about the things that might harm you in some way, just for the case, making weird faces could turn your face into the one in the coming years. When it comes to girls, the most common one is wearing a bra to bed won’t keep your bust booby or perky; or underwire bras could lead to cancer; weirdly, a lot of women still women believe in these myths that we have been listening to since ages. Read on to uncover the myths you need to stop believing in what you have grown believing. So, don’t stop your read, rather make a note of myths that you should believe and what to not. Myth 1: Don’t sleep with the bra ON Do you still remember the time when your mom asks you to drop your bra before you hit your bed? A couple years ago, an American actress, Halle Berry, revealed in an interview that she'd been sleeping in a bra since age 16; although Berry boasts an enviable decolletage, it has nothing to do with her bra habits. There’s no scientific evidence that wearing a bra or not wearing a bra will make a difference with what happens to your breasts over time. A lot of drooping and dropping happens mainly because of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. According to experts, over time, perkiness fades as gravity pulls the ligaments in your breasts downward. So, you can sleep with the bra ON! Myth 2: Don’t wash bras too often This is sheer stupidity! Instead of a rare wash, you must wash your bra every time you wear it. Just imagine that the all-day-sweat and germs you would be carrying with your bra as it constantly rubs against your skin and that's why you must wash it every time. Therefore, in order to prolong your bra life, you need to make sure to wash them less often. There are most of the experts who believe that it will damage the fabric when it is washed too frequently. Myth 3: Bra is FOREVER The bra is Eternal!This one you must have heard from your mother or your grandmother. Hadn’t you? This myth is moving from generation to generation as you are about to dispose of off your bra either when you are too bored with it or your bra straps fall off, you are always asked to not to throw away your bra. Whether it can be worn with the help of safety pins or can be adorned after replacing elastic of the straps, you are not allowed to throw it away. Most of the women believe that a bra can last for at least 10 years. Contrary to this, a bra needs to be changed in a year as it can affect your breasts’ shape or could ruin your dress style. Myth 4: Bras make your breasts SAG Again, this is something that one shouldn’t buy at all. The bra is an accessory that supports your breasts or makes them look firm and enhanced. There are many women who still believe that bra makes your bursts loose and saggy, which is sheer myth nothing to believe in. So, if you are a modern woman, it is advisable to ignore such myths and choose the bra that enhances your stye while supporting you all comfort. Firm It Up Having read about bra myths, do you still want to continue believing the same myths that have been a part of your life or you would stand up and whack these folklores. So, be a modern woman and stop believing all the myths that have been boggling your mind since ages.
Do you often feel Neanderthal-ish when you look down, before the shower? A hairy appearance feels quite Neanderthal-ish, don’t you agree? However, shaving the hair off everywhere, even on your genitals, isn’t a wise decision. Most of you must have some doubts about it? Well, hair is one of the distinguishing characteristics of mammals, and it is there for a reason, considering the advantages of body hair, precisely, pubic hair is important before you decide to remove it off each time it grows. Understanding the purpose of hair down under will also help you take a stance in this “Should Shave” or “Shouldn’t Shave” dichotomy. Read on to unfold the valuable reasons you should stop grooming there and start going au naturel. Precious Points on Pubic Hair To get a clear understanding of whether you should protect your pubic hair or not, we have revealed some important points that need to be considered while shaving off your pubic hair. It is a fact that the hair down under protects you from various kinds of bacterial and viral infections. Your genitals are always moist, and this kind of environment can become a breeding ground for germs, in short, that’s what pubes are for. They form a sheath and save your female part from unwanted pathogenic intervention. If you have been removing it off for “hygienic” reasons, this information should be an eye-opener for you. It just needs some water and a mild soap to keep the area clean and not blades and wax strips. Moreover, there’s an advantage of avoiding physical impact. Pubes tend to work as shock absorbers and protect your female part when you indulge in activities like cycling or even horse riding. It reduces the chances of injury down there. Though not apparent to the naked eye, every time you use the blade on your bush, you are naively causing microscopic cuts on the vaginal skin. These cuts get inflamed and increase the vulnerability of your already sensitive part. Also, the itch. Repeated use of razors irritates the skin up to the extent that it gets itchy and uncomfortable. A survey on pubic hair removal says that a staggering 80.3% of women had reported genital itching after removing the hair there. Don’t you think it is time you ditched the razor and the itch for good? Also, if you choose alternative hair removal techniques like waxing, there is still the same danger of irritation and injury. Avoid friction There’s always the risk of friction in between the legs, and it is an added discomfort if you are a bit bulky and curvaceous (not that anything else about your bulk and curves is a problem AT ALL). However, if you know what I mean, these pubes, in fact, offer more lubrication than the empty ground could possibly offer. There’s slightly more sweat produced, but that is only going to lessen the friction there. You do not have to worry about the rash and can stop obsessing over that thigh gap. Keeping it warm Another reason mammals are hairy is to save themselves from temperature shifts. Hair, apart from cushioning, also maintains a constant temperature. In cold countries or on cold days in otherwise hot countries, hair over there helps you keep the genitals warm and cozy. That’s about winters, but the hair’s got some purpose in the heat too. The glands in your pubic hair follicles secrete oily substances, which not only lubricate but also cool the area down. Therefore, your takeaway here is that it simply regulates the temperature and maintains the much-needed homeostasis. Conclusion From the age of the apes, time’s changed, and lifestyle has changed too. Yet, some primal needs like acceptance from the opposite sex and mechanisms like temperature regulation have remained static and unchanged. Although during puberty and the menstrual cycles, these wiry pubes cause slight discomfort, remember that in the long run, it is going to cause you more good than harm. It is time to break the taboos and the silence associated with pubic hair. Talk it off with your doctor if need be and also with your partner. Have you ever ask yourself, “why do I remove my pubic hair, is it for the aesthetics or does keeping them actually make me feel more comfortable and safe?” Have any of the above reasons urged you to stop shaving or waxing down there or have they at least set you thinking? Feel free to comment below and let us know your take on this.