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Why you should open the windows regularly

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If your kids are anything like mine then you will struggle to keep the windows open. I hide to open the windows in our house. The twins (especially my son) are so worried about flies and bugs getting in, they rather I leave the windows closed even when it is dead warm. So it is a struggle here. I like to open the windows for a minutes every day even when it is cold. I do this when I can for many reasons.

 

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If you work from home like myself, you spend a lot of time in your house since there is no work commute or office to go to. Since I spend many hours everyday at home, I like to bring the outdoors in as much as I can to balance it out.  Doing this helps me balance my home, mind, body and bank balance.

Here is how –

 

Opening the windows helps get rid of indoor pollutants

Opening the windows regularly helps to clear the air in the house. It also helps get rid of indoor pollutants in the home. Research has shown that the air in the house contains more toxins than the outside air. The pollutants released from things like fireplaces, water heaters, gas ovens, and space heaters all get trapped in the house.

This is bad news for those of us that work from home, which is why clearing the air in the house by opening the windows and doors regularly is a must. Tilt and Turn Windows are great for getting fresh air in, as they open vertically and horizontally thanks to the brilliant turn and tilt technology. St Helens Windows is a great company to shop for Tilt and Turn Windows, and other types of quality home improvements. So go have a look on their website for all your windows, doors, conservatories and other home improvement needs.

 

The house smells a lot better when you open the windows regularly

My house smells a lot better when I open the windows for a few minutes each day. The candles and diffusers mixed with fresh air create the most amazing home fragrance. I can’t stand that stuffy stale smell that lingers in a house sometimes. The way pollutants get trapped in the house is the same way odours linger to. Which is another reason why I like to bring the fresh air in. It does wonders for the smell of my home.

 

 

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Opening the windows helps my mental health

Do you know that opening the windows regularly can help with your mental health? Well if you didn’t know, now you do. It works like magic on mind. My mood instantly improves once I have the windows open for a bit. There is definitely something in the air that is good for our state of mind. Which is why being out and about helps our mental health as well as our physical health.

 

You can save money in the summer months when you open your windows

Instead of having your fans and air conditioners on in the summer, you can save money by opening the windows and leaving your blinds drawn, or curtains down. This will help you house stay cool, especially in the evenings. You won’t need to put on any cooling device, which will save you money in the bank.

 

 

 

 

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The New Generation of Scooters

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Scooters have become very popular both in the kiddy world as well as the adult. You can even argue that they are now more popular than bikes! Almost every child wants a scooter if they don’t have one. The kids that do have scooters are asking for an upgrade. You just need to go for a walk around to see how popular scooters they are. Many kids even ride their scooters on school runs instead of walking. It is now a cool way to get the kids out and about, which is why they are a hit with kids.

My kids love riding their scooters. They have been busy riding their scooters in the neighbourhood this summer holidays, and they are now professionals on them. I enjoy watching them ride back and forth while I catch my breath on a bench in our local park. It’s a great way to get them moving in the outdoors.

 

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Adults have also tapped into the scooter world. I now see many people riding their scooters and I think it is a fantastic way of getting around. They are cheap to run and fun to ride about especially in the warm summer days. Direct Bikes is the UK’s leading scooter brand and just one look at their website tells me why. They stock amazing scooters with various features and designs. There are so many options to choose from, there is definitely a scooter for everyone on there.

Here are three cool scooters I found on the Direct Bikes website.

 

 

Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter UK Edition 

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This Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter can go up to 15mph and travel up to 18 miles on a single charge. I love the fact that it is super lightweight and strong and durable. The unique folding design makes it so portable which is great for storing when not in use. I love all the features of this scooter.

 

Segway Ninebot ES2 Scooter

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This Segway Ninebot ES2 Scooter is another great scooter by Direct Bikes. I love how portable it is. If you are after a scooter that can go up to 15mph and travel up to 18 miles on a single charge, this is the scooter for you. It is stable, convenient and so easy to use. 

 

Go Electric Scooter

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I love the design of this Go Electric Scooter. It’s features are so amazing. The Scooter works through a simple twist-and-go handle bar accelerator. This allows the it to reach around 27mph, with the removable battery giving a range of around 37 miles on a single charge. It is definitely one to take a look at if you are thinking of buying an electric scooter. 

 

With the prices of electric scooters and the fact that they are used on public roads, you should get them insured with a reputable scooter insurance company. Insurance is for your own protection as well as others so this is a must have if you intend to ride on public roads.

 

Do you ride scooters? What do you think of them? I would love to hear from you so do drop me a comment in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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