Three Habits That Are Making You Unhappy

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Finding happiness and contentment in life is one of the biggest challenges we all face. When things aren’t going the way that you want to, it’s difficult to keep your spirits up. A lot of people put their unhappiness down to outside factors that they cannot control. While there are things that you cannot change that will affect your happiness, the only person in control of your life is you and often, it is bad habits that make us unhappy. If you can change those things about your life, you can be a lot happier. These are some of the bad habits that are making you unhappy.

Comparing Yourself To Others

Studies into social media have found that excessive use can lead to feelings of depression. The reason for that is that you’re constantly comparing yourself to the lives of others and in doing that, thinking that your own life is not as good. The problem is, what people are posting on social media is just the highlights of their life, all of the good without any of the bad. In reality, they have all of the same problems that you do and constantly comparing your life to a false version of others is just going to damage your confidence. This habit extends beyond the online world as well, and no good can come of it. You need to learn to be happy with what you have and not spend your time wishing that your life was like the people around you. It’s also a good idea to cut down your social media use if you are on there all the time.

Excessive Spending

Money worries are one of the leading causes of stress and if that stress gets out of hand, it can quickly take over your life. People will often say that they can’t avoid getting into debt because the cost of living is too high, but that’s usually not the case. If you’re very careful about your spending, you should be able to live within your means. If you have large debts, that’s really going to cause stress so you need to clear them as soon as possible. When debts are spread over lots of different repayments, it can be hard to keep track of and plan a budget to pay them all off. You can make things a lot more manageable if you take out secured loans and consolidate all of your debts into one simple repayment, you’ll find it a lot easier to pay them off quickly.

Waiting For Things To Come To You

One of the worst things you can do is say to yourself that things will work themselves out and you’ll be happy when they do because often, they won’t. If you’re unhappy with your current situation, nobody else is going to come along and change things for you. You have to be proactive and decide what is making you unhappy and what you want out of life. Then go out there and work for it.

It’s easy to blame outside factors for your unhappiness but the truth is, you can do something about it.


Living in Slumberland – 3 of Our Most Common Dreams


Have you ever wondered what your dreams mean? Quite often, they are strange, confusing, and seemingly nonsensical, but according to experts, our dreams are often trying to tell us something. While our dreams are unique – this writer wouldn’t wish his worst dreams on anybody – there are some common threads between them. The following are some of the events that are bound to have happened in your dreams at one time or another, and with advice we have learned from dream experts, we will try and help you work out just what was going on when your mind reached slumberland.

Dream #1: You are naked in a public place

One moment you’re walking down the road fully clothed, the next you’re naked, exposing yourself to the world, whether they notice your nudity or not. Oh, the shame and embarrassment.

Meaning: You are going through a time of insecurity. Perhaps you are in a new job, and you are worried about exposing your weaknesses, or you may be in a new relationship, and you don’t want your partner to discover your hidden secrets. At any moment you could be exposed for the fraud you think you are, and people will discover the parts of your life that you thought you had covered over.

Tip: For starters, do remember to get dressed in the morning. This is one dream you don’t want to come true! On a more serious note, find ways to handle your insecurities, such as sharing them with others. Quite often, you will discover there was no need to be insecure in the first place, and after a bout of honesty, people will be quite ready to expect you just as you are.

Dream #2: You have the ability to fly

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane? No, it’s you, soaring over the rooftops and flying across the globe in a nanosecond. Supergirl has nothing on you!

Meaning: This is common for lucid dreamers – having control over your dreams, how many of us wouldn’t want to fly? However, on an unconscious level, dreams about flying signify something positive going on in your life. You may have gained new feelings of self-confidence, for example, perhaps with a promotion at work or through an exam you have finally passed. You have conquered whatever was holding you back, and you are metaphorically soaring in your real life.

Tip: For starters, well done. You must be doing something right! To make sure your next dream doesn’t result in a nose dive, take advantage of your new-found confidence and continue finding ways to overcome any other obstacles in your way. In short, keep flying girl!

Dream #3: You are late for something important

You have somewhere to be, and pronto. But everything is going wrong. The traffic is a nightmare, you are walking in slow-motion, and you have that dreadful feeling in the pit of your stomach that time is running out. You just aren’t going to make that appointment.

Meaning: You probably have deadlines to meet in your waking life. It could be a deadline for a project at work, or there may be an exam looming. Whatever it is, you are feeling stressed because of it, especially as that deadline comes ever closer. On the other hand, you may be due to meet somebody important, such as a client or a date, and missing the meeting will be tantamount to disaster.

Tip: You need to be proactive. If you have a deadline for work or college, you do need to work hard to ensure you aren’t behind on what you have to do. If you are planning on meeting somebody, formulate a plan, such as working out your travel plans. The more steps you take to manage your life, the less stressed you will be, and the less chance of you being late, both in your dream and waking life.

Final word

Did you recognise elements of yourself within those dreams? If so, we hope we have helped to decipher just what was going on inside your head. We haven’t covered everything, of course, so continue to research your dreams online and get to the bottom of those confusing scenarios that play out in slumberland.


The Key Ingredients: What Your Skin Really Needs To Glow

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It can be very confusing nowadays, there are so many different products out there promising to give your skin the glow that you so desperately wanted for such a long time. But there’s always that one person you see and you are desperate to know what their skin care routine is, and what products are used. Have you been taken aback by the response that they don’t really have one? As infuriating as this is, it puts forth a very important point, is it not actually about the products we use, but the lifestyle we should have. Yes, there are some key ingredients, but they form part of a healthy lifestyle, so what are these all important ingredients?

Collagen: Your Skin’s “Glue”

You might have heard people talking about collagen tablets, but this long chain amino acid is found in abundance in one simple place, food. Specifically it’s in abundance in animal protein. You might have heard about our the benefits of bone broth, and how it forms part of a healthy diet, but bone broth isn’t an expensive purchase, it’s something you can make at home. Collagen is beneficial to the entire body, notably in the bones, but because your skin loses its elasticity, this makes your body age quicker. Collagen is the key to reversing this.

A Proper Routine

Surprisingly, many people don’t have a proper skin care routine. This is the key to keeping on top of your skin’s maintenance. If you don’t take the time to address the common problems your skin gets, then it’s not going to help you in the long run. Whether you are prone to excessive calluses on your hands and feet, or you have unwanted facial hair, it’s all about having a beauty routine that helps keep these problem areas at bay. It’s not always about the right products, but it can certainly help. With something like calluses, you can look at this Top 10 Best Electric Callus Removers 2018 article, and with hair removal, you can go down the typical hair removal routes, such as waxes and creams, but there’s also laser hair removal products you can purchase and use at home now. In addition to this, moisturizing and exfoliating on a regular basis is going to help rejuvenate your skin, especially in the areas where you need it the most. If you have a busy lifestyle, and you don’t have the opportunity to undertake a proper skin care routine, it’s time to build this into your life. If it’s bothering you that much, you will make time for it!

A Real Diet

Need we say anymore? A lot of us complain that we have terrible skin, but we go out drinking and we have poor lifestyle habits, such as smoking, which will age our skin considerably. We all have our vices, sure, but when it gets to the point where you are concerned about the fact that your skin looks older than you really are, it’s no time to implement a real diet and lifestyle routine! No doubt you are aware of the common items of advice: drink plenty of water, eat your vegetables and fruits, and go for the healthy fats. But these are still the best ways to have healthy glowing skin.

Exercise And Relaxation In Equal Measure

If you make poor lifestyle choices, you’re not giving your body the opportunity to cleanse itself. Our body is a very clever thing, and detoxification is a natural process that your body undertakes to rid itself of toxins. You can help to speed up the detoxification process, not by partaking in faddy diets, but by doing the things your body is telling you to do. When you’re tired, sleep. When you feel sluggish, look at your diet and exercise regimes. Exercise is a very effective way of cleansing your body, because you are forcing your body to sweat out the toxins. People view sweating as something quite unsightly, but it’s one of the main ways your body detoxifies. And when you exercise, it helps put your body into a regular sleeping pattern. You need to make sure you have relaxation and exercise regimes in equal measure. Combine this with adequate fuel, and it’s not just beneficial for your body, but your skin reaps the benefits. Remember, your skin is the signpost of what is going on inside your body. So if you are spotty, or discolored, or you see more wrinkles, these are signs that your body is trying to expel certain toxins.

Nobody talks about what your skin really needs, but focuses on the usual suspects, such as moisturising and cleansing. Those are great, but it’s all about healthy lifestyle choices first.