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Spending time on self-care this year

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The year 2019 is going to be a very different year for me. I decided on the first day of the year to make it a year to remember for all the right reasons, and I am going to make sure that happens. This year, I am paying attention to my general health, both mental and physical. Self-care is the theme of the year for me, and I am going to be loving on myself in order to be the best I can be.

Apart from eating and drinking right, reading as many books as possible, spending time relaxing and doing nothing as often as possible, and just doing what I want on some days, I am also focusing on my fitness life and trying my hands on meditating. Our self-care is so important.

 

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Fitness

Apart from my general workout routine from home (thank you YouTube), I will be focusing heavily on my tummy area. I want it flatter and firmer, so I have started some workout exercises to achieve that. I have been at it for sometime already, and I am hoping to start to seeing big results soon. The picture I have in my head is that of a very flat and firm tummy. I want the abs I didn’t even have pre babies, and I know I can get there if I put in the work.

 

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While I am working on the having the perfect abs, I have MAGIC Body Fashion Tummy Squeezer Lace to help flatten my tummy area. The amazing panties help slim the tummy area within seconds. I love the fact that it is totally invisible underneath the clothing. You won’t know I was wearing one, if I didn’t tell you. It is also very comfortable unlike other shape wear clothing. You can grab this in Black, Rose and Latte colours for £26.50.

 

Meditation

I started meditating with the help on a cool app – Headspace on my iPhone. Meditation is always something I have wanted to try but didn’t know how to go about it. But thanks to Headspace, it has been an easy ride. I am new to meditating, so I am only doing it for 3 mins at a time, morning and night. So far, I am loving it. It makes me feel lighter, clear my head and frees my mind. Which is just what I need to stay productive. I am looking forward to reaping all the benefits of meditating. I have heard there are numerous, and can’t wait to experience them all.

The mind is a powerful thing and it is shocking how many of us neglect ours but pay attention to everything else. Most of us usually neglect our mind until it is too late, and we are dealing with all sorts of mental health issues. I am not making that mistake. I am feeding my body, mind and soul some TLC this year and going forward.

 

Any specific plans for self-care this year? Do you meditate? What has your experience been like?

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It Pays To Be Productive

It doesn’t matter where you are, what you’re doing, or what you should be doing should we say. It always pays to be productive. If you think about the amount of time that you spend just doing nothing, surely the days would pass by in your mind. Life is all about making the most of every moment, as our grandparents would say. But how many of us actually listen to this advice?

How many of us seize every opportunity, make the most of everything we do, and can honestly say that we’re productive? Pretty much none of us can, which is why we want to write this article. We want to show you what it means to be productive., and how you can ensure that you always are being.

 

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What Even Is Productivity?

So, we want to start with this first. What does it even mean to be productive? Well, let’s first tell you what it means to not be productive. What you’re doing now probably isn’t productive. You’re either at work, and reading this rather than working. Or you’re at home, reading this, and trying to find a way that you can become more productive. Whilst we aren’t trying to remove you from this article, we’re trying to point out that when you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing, or procrastinating as it were. \

Productivity is doing the opposite. It’s thinking to yourself, I need to get x amount of things done, and making sure that you get it done. We’re so good at giving ourselves little rewards such as thinking, ‘i’ve just done the washing up, now I deserve to sit down for the rest of the night and do nothing else that I wanted to.’ If you can get out of this mindset, your whole idea of productivity will change, and you will accomplish so much more.

 

How Could More Of It Benefit Us?

It could benefit you as the more you do, the more you’re able to enrich your life. We’re missing out on so many opportunities because of this procrastination we have spoken about. If you find ways to be more productive, you can actually add time back to your day. If you take out those little reward breaks you’ve been giving yourself, all of your tasks will be done so much earlier, and all of a sudden you actually have free time to do what you want at the end of the day. It will become a revelation for you, so just give it a go!

Why Does It Pay?

The more time you’re able to free up for yourself, the more you’re going to experience life. For one, your mind won’t feel as clogged with all the tasks that you have to do, and you can start thinking about things you actually want to do. It could be getting back in to reading, going to the gym, or just generally being a more involved person in life if that makes sense. If you’re self employed and learn to manage your time more, then you’ll definitely get paid more.

 

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Sports Clothing Essentials

We love anything sports related in our home. My kids are learning to swim and have weekly swimming lessons. They also take part in sports competitions in school and are very much into anything sporty. As a family, we go skiing when we can. My son loves the slopes and although it is an expensive sport, we try to enjoy it as frequently as possible. When it comes to shopping for sports clothing essentials, I look for clothing that would do the job and last a long time. I like shopping for quality rather than quantity and it is the same when I need to shop for our sports clothing.

 

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The hubby loves his sportswear and is forever adding something new to his collection. He’s currently thinking of getting some new Golf belts from Function 18 and I am sure he will be getting more than golf belts. He goes jogging regularly and hits the gym daily, so his sports clothing is very important.

Comfort is very important when it comes to any type of clothing, and it is no different for sports. In order to enjoy the sport, the clothing has to provide maximum support and comfort. Here are some of my sports clothing essentials –

 

Running Clothes

Running clothes are very important when it comes to sports clothing. I stay well away from cotton fabrics as they’re not always the best materials for working out. Also, once cotton fabric gets wet, it stays wet, and with sports, we all tend to break out in a sweat at some point. So, I spend a bit more money and opt for running clothes made of a technical fabric with synthetic wicking material. It works better for me.

 

Running Socks

I also avoid wearing cotton socks because they make my feet sweaty. Instead I go for running socks with a synthetic blend. They work better for me because they help prevent blisters and they keep my feet dry and comfortable.

 

Supportive Sports Bras

There is nothing more painful than doing a sport related activity without wearing a supportive sports bra. Wearing one of these will ensure you feel more comfortable while you take part in running and other high-impact activities. I have invested in a few sports bras and they come in so handy. It is best to have a couple in your wardrobe because most sports bras need to be replaced after 72 washes and the last thing you want is to find out that your only sports bra does not support your chest area on the day you need it to.

 

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Running Belt

A running belt is another sports clothing essential. They come in so handy for when you’re out on your run, as you can keep your personal items in there, which will leave your hands free. I like going for the roomier belts to hold larger items like my phone, keys, some form of ID, and cash.

 

These are my sports clothing essentials. I need them to enjoy a day of sports and fun, whether it is at the gym, leisure centre or out on the street.

 

What do you think of them? Which sport activity do you enjoy the most?

 

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