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The Power of Meditation and Why You Need It

I recently started meditation regularly and I have started to reap the amazing benefits. Many people wonder what mediation is about and what makes it so special. Let me tell you a bit about the power of meditation.
What is Meditation?

Check out this amazing definition I found on Yogapedia.com

 

Meditation is the process of quieting the mind in order to spend time in thought for relaxation or religious/spiritual purposes. The goal is to attain an inner state of awareness and intensify personal and spiritual growth. In practice, meditation involves concentrated focus on something such as a sound, image or feeling.

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The simple way to describe mediation is a process of silencing the subconscious mind. It works by stilling the mind and body so that it becomes more receptive to a positive lifestyle. At first I struggled to keep up with meditating on a daily basis. It was hard for me to find a few minutes here and there everyday and I just kept procrastinating. However, I got myself to start meditating everyday somehow and I now I do it easily.
How I Meditate
Mediation has completely changed my life. I am more in tune with my body and mental health. It has changed everything about my life and how I deal with all that life brings. I can’t imagine not meditating now. I started off mediating for 10 minutes twice a day with a timer and now I meditate for 15 minutes twice a day. Before I start my mediation, I make sure I am sitting comfortably and wearing loose clothing. I also make sure I am alone and my phone is on silent mode so I don’t get distracted.
I would advise everyone to mediate if they don’t already. The benefits are too numerous to mention. Your mind and body will thank you for it. You can start with an app if you are new to meditating. I started with Headspace months ago after trying a couple of meditating apps I didn’t really get. However, I don’t use any app now. I just get on with it using a timer on my iPhone and it works great for me. Now that I am so into meditating, I wonder how I coped all these years without it. It is so important in my daily routine now.
Do you meditate? Have you experienced the power of meditation? What is your regular mediating session like? Please share your views in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week ahead.
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5 ways to make your home smell amazing

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I love it when a house smells nice, which is why I always make sure mine smells great. The scent of a house is one of the first things that hits you when you step into it, and that is why everyone should ensure their home smells amazing. The smell of a house is one of the first and most important impressions and it usually lingers on, so it is smart to take it seriously.

Here are 5 ways to make your home smells amazing every time –

 

Get rid of any nasty odour

The first thing to do is to get rid of any nasty odour in your home. This is where a proper deep cleaning comes in. You may need to hire a professional cleaner to ensure every room is thoroughly cleaned. If you can’t be bothered to hire a cleaner you could try cleaning the house yourself. Make use of Google and get the best cleaning products the search engine brings your way. Ensure you clean your house from top to bottom. Don’t forget to clean up any rubbish bin as they tend to be the main culprits when it comes to nasty odour spots.

 

Burn Scented Candles

Burning quality scented candles is one of the fastest ways to get your house smelling great. It usually takes about an hour for the fragrance to spread round a room. I love burning candles and I do so every couple of days. There’s currently a candle giveaway you could enter if you are interested in winning some luxury scented candles. Candles definitely help the home smell amazing

 

Use Reed Diffusers

My home is filled up with reed diffusers. I would be lost without them. They are dead easy to use and one bottle can keep a room smelling great for weeks. I am currently using some Norfolk Natural Living Reed Diffusers and I really like them. They have a long lasting scent and last up to 12 weeks. My current favourites are the English Lavender Diffuser Oil Set and the Rose Garden Diffuser Oil Set.

 

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Open the windows

Now this sounds obvious but it would surprise you the amount of people who hardly ever open their windows epecially in the winter season. You should endeavour to open your windows everyday even if it is just for a couple of minutes. That will get rid of nasty odours and let in some fresh air. It also changes the mood of the house, it does for me anyways. I feel a lot better when the window is open for some minutes everyday. It feels great to bring a bit of the outside indoors.

 

Get a dehumidifier

Having. dehumidifier helps you get rid of the excess moisture in the air, which in turn will help you get eliminate bad odours. You can get an accurate reading of the humidity in each room using a hygrometer. If you find a room with a humidity above 60%, then a dehumidifier will come in handy. We got one quite recently mainly for my hay fever, and it is super handy to have around. I love the efficient smart gadget so much.

 

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How do you make your home smell amazing?

 

 

 

Review/Win – I Love Reed Diffusers and Candles

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I love having reed diffusers and candles in my home. You can easily catch me burning a sweet smelling candle in my living room. There is something about candles and reed diffusers that relax me. Apart from the fact that they leave my house smelling lush, I love the relaxation they bring. Which is why I am excited to tell you all about this brand and there’s a giveaway as well, so keep reading.

 

I LOVE

I Love is a British bath, body and beauty brand launched in 2009. The brand creates some of the most amazing sweet smelling products I have ever had the privilege of sniffing. Their products are made from skin loving ingredients and they are designed to relax, soothe and pamper the skin.

 

I LOVE’s scents all draw inspiration from the essence of favourite memories and experiences, to create the most amazing fragrances. We then bottled them for everyone to enjoy and fall in love with. Naturally, the brand was named I LOVE and this is where our story began…

 

I had the privilege of trying some of I LOVE products and I can see myself using them everyday now. It is such a great brand that does not test on animals and it is vegan friendly too! Here are the products I got –

 

VANILLA MILK CANDLE

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I adore this Vanilla Milk scented candle by I LOVE. The key notes are Bergamot, Vanilla, Milk Accord and Amber. The beautiful package caught my eye instantly. I love the little pouch it came in and the delicate light fragrance smells so good. This is now one of my favourite candles.

 

 

VIOLET DREAMS CANDLE

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The key notes for this Violet Dreams scented candle by I LOVE are Bergamot, Green Apple, Parma Violets and Rose. I love the  delicate fragrance of this candle. I usually leave my candles burning for about 3 hours and the fragrance still lingers on for days.

 

 

ENGLISH ROSE REED DIFFUSER

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When to comes to reed diffusers, this tops the list. The fragrance uplifts my mood. I love the fragrance of this reed diffuser so much. It promises to linger around the room for 12 weeks and I am looking forward to my bedroom smelling like this for the next 3 months.

 

 

 

EXOTIC FRUITS BODY WASH

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This body wash contains natural fruit extracts and smells so amazing. I love the bright packaging and the way it transforms into a rich and creamy foam. The fact that it can also be used in a bath means you can get more of it this lovely product. I have used it a couple of times already and I really love the smell and the way it leaves my skin feeling silky smooth.

 

 

GLAZED RASPBERRY HAND AND NAIL CREAM

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I like keeping my hands moisturised and this amazing hand and nail cream does the work for me. The hand cream is quickly absorbed and it leaves the hands moisturised, soft and supple. The compact packaging means I can easily pop it in my handbag, and it smells divine.

 

 

GLAZED RASPBERRY REED DIFFUSER

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This Reed Diffuser smells so good. I am glad it runs for 12 weeks. It has changed the overall mood of my living room. Everyone comments on how sweet the fragrance is. My living room is now even more relaxing thanks to this I LOVE Glazed Raspberry Reed Diffuser.

 

 

Giveaway Details

To win a read diffuser and candle of your choice from the I LOVE range, you need to do the following –

 

  1. Follow Fashion and Style Police and I LOVE on Instagram.
  2. Retweet this post and follow Fashion and Style Police on Twitter.
  3. Leave a comment telling me what you think of the brand. Remember to include your Twitter name so I know where to find you.

 

The giveaway is open to 18 years and over UK residents. It runs for 2 weeks ending 15 August at 11pm. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Twitter. Good luck everyone!

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