Add Enjoyment to Your Life by Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Add Enjoyment to Your Life by Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

An important aspect of self-development is to know when it’s time to change something about your life that isn’t serving you. When you change, you often become more confident, skilled, and comfortable to start looking at other areas in your life and making bigger changes. However, any kind of change, even if it will make your life more enjoyable, can be difficult because it involves stepping out of your comfort zone. How can you reduce this discomfort? Frankly, the more you push yourself to step out of your comfort zone, the more you gain, and the easier it becomes. The more you gain, the more likely it is that you’ll be willing to push yourself again in the future. Try these suggestions to step out of your comfort zone: Do something new once a week. Don’t get stuck in a rut. Instead, open your mind to original ideas and experiences. Engage in a new activity every 7 days or so. Maybe you’ll try reading a biography instead of a mystery. Jogging every so often on your daily walk brings variety. Perhaps there’s a new recipe or food you’ve been curious to try for the first time. Go for it! Start small. Do you watch only situation comedies on television? Instead, why not try watching one show on the Public Broadcasting System to expand your mind? It won’t cost you anything and you might even open up a whole new world of intellectual stimulation.   Acknowledge the discomfort (of leaving your comfort zone). Your feelings are normal. Almost everyone feels a bit unsettled when they do something for the first...
Solutions for Health Problems as You Age.

Solutions for Health Problems as You Age.

People across the planet suffer from a wide variety of health problems daily. These health problems can be anything, from something as minor as a simple as a cold to something as serious as heart disease or cancer. So, what can you do to decrease your risk of developing these diseases?  The best solution is not to get them at all or at least reduce your risk of developing any one of the more serious diseases. Now obviously, a lot of problems are out of your control, some things just happen. But for a lot of them, you can take preventive measures. As the saying goes, the best defense is a good offense. Instead of waiting for something to happen and trying to cure it, take the steps needed to avoid getting it all together. Here are 10 things you can do to reduce your risk of developing health problems as you age. 1: Maintain a proper diet. One of the main reasons people suffer so many problems is because they do not keep their body in top form. The human body is a remarkable thing and is quite the powerhouse when it comes to its own wellbeing. Your body can fend off almost every type of illness or health problem if you give it the right fuel.  What is the right fuel?  Fresh fruit, vegetables should be your stables then proteins, good fats.  You can add grains, and dairy if you don’t have an intolerance to them but always remember one size does not fit all.  Avoid processed or fast foods.  The 80/20 rule is a good one...
Good eating habits and healthy foods are key to staying healthier for longer.

Good eating habits and healthy foods are key to staying healthier for longer.

Good nutrition plays a significant role in determining your well-being as you get older, and in delaying and reducing the risk of lifestyle diseases. Not eating enough fruits and vegetables is responsible for close to three million deaths worldwide every year. In addition, dietary fat seems to be associated with various cancers, and nutritionally unbalanced diets, which are often associated with diabetes, can play a significant role in increasing the risks of developing coronary heart disease. Many of the diseases associated with aging are a result of dietary factors, some of which have been in operation since infancy. Food preferences tend to be formed in childhood, and children who eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables are likely to continue eating such a diet into adulthood. Parents who eat too much processed food with high levels of salt, sugar and fat tend to pass those habits onto their own children. It is never too late to change dietary habits, though it is better to start eating a balanced diet early in life, though it should be noted that nutritional requirements change as a body ages, with calorific needs decreasing and nutritional needs increasing. One of the issues today is the accessibility of fast food outlets and the convenience of processed foods in our busy lifestyle.  Add to this the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables and you have created a society of fast food low-cost consumers who have become conditioned to an unhealthy lifestyle. What are the benefits of eating a Healthy Diet? We all want to look and feel good at any age but as we...
What Is Your Mental Age Based On Science?

What Is Your Mental Age Based On Science?

Have you ever wondered what your mental age is based on scientific research? Do this quick quiz to find out.  You may be surprised   Have you ever wondered what your mental age is based on scientific research. Do this quick quiz to find out.  You may be...

Age discrimination does it exist?

  We live in a society that is opposed to any form of discrimination and laws that protect us from this so with this in mind I am asking the question, “age discrimination does it exist?” Now I am NOT neutral on this, in fact, I have a very strong opinion on this subject which I will share with you shortly. We are an aging population over 60 with the number reaching 841 million in 2013, and expected to treble by 2050 (un.org) pdf Never before in history has this happened. It has been brought about by the post, World War 2 baby boom but also by the increase in life expectancy since this time. The average age of a life was 65-75 but now you can add 10-20 years to this. The problem is society hasn’t changed its perception or attitude to accommodate the change and still view people over 60 as being old. With this, there is an expectation that once you reach this age you are less capable of performing activities a young version of you can do! It can even go as far as looking at you as less able to function in every area of life Okay, now it is obvious by age discrimination I am not talking about the young, although I am sure they are also discriminated against. I am not addressing that here. What I am concerned about is the blanket attitude towards older people Now I am going to explain why I am taking this so personally and it isn’t just because I am in this age group, but because...