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“The most successful people in any endeavor – whether business, science, athletics, or the arts- are visionaries. And what is a ‘vision?’ At the end of the day a vision is just an upscale word for ‘daydream,’ and ‘visionary’ an upscale word for ‘daydreamer.’” -Amy Fries
Daydreaming helps you:
Manage conflict. Psychotherapist Tina Tessina calls it “rewinding the tape.” As you review in your mind an argument you had with someone, you go back and imagine responding differently than you did. Try this a few times, responding differently each time, and you’ll begin to figure out better ways of dealing with the person in the future. “This exercise really helps you avoid your standard knee-jerk reactions,” Tessina says.
Maintain relationships. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, especially among daydreamers. Happy couples tend to think about one another when they’re apart, which has the effect of psychologically maintaining the relationship, says James Honeycutt, PhD, author of Imagined Interactions: Daydreaming about Communication. “We daydream about the people we love,” Honeycutt says. “We imagine sharing good news with them, along with our successes and failures. Unhappy couples daydream about arguments and ruminate about conflict while happy individuals think positively ahead.”
Boost productivity. “Often I find that allowing myself a few minutes for daydreaming can help me to be more productive in the long run,” says Cari Noga, a freelance writer in Traverse City, Mich. “For example, just the other day I had a lot to do around the house: laundry, dishes, cleaning, bathroom scrubbing. I tried throwing myself into the work, but I found myself getting distracted. So I sat on the couch and allowed myself 15 minutes of daydream time. I let my mind wander, and instead of thinking about things I had to do, I imagined things, places, people. When my 15 minutes were up, I was in a much better mood, my mind was clearer, and I really had the urge to get things done. And my house got cleaned!”
Relax. Daydreaming allows your mind to take a break, which releases tension and anxiety. READ MORE
Skin habits to unlearn: Picking at your skin. Whether it is out of nerves or simply trying to make a blemish go away faster, in the end picking at a blemish will make it worse. A blemish only lasts five to seven days, but the red, dark scar from messing with it can make it linger for months. Leave the blemish alone and conceal the bump with makeup until it heals naturally.
All really interesting girls invent themselves. — Anna Godbersen (via bornreadygeneration)
(Source: bornready.co, via bornreadygeneration)
Skin habits to unlearn: Using the same products year-round. Without a doubt, skin has different needs in different seasons. In the spring, think spring cleaning with deep pore cleansing and exfoliating products to revive the skin from the winter dryness. In the summer, the focus should be on protecting skin from the sun with sunscreen and antioxidants, which have powerful protective qualities. Products should be lighter-weight in the spring and summer since there is more humidity in the air, and a summer skin care routine should have less exfoliation since more time is spent outdoors. During the fall, increase exfoliation to repair the skin from the summer sun damage. With the dry air in winter, the focus should be on increasing moisturisation and using hydrating products.
Skin habits to unlearn: Not washing your face in the morning. When sleeping, skin is in repair mode and it secretes sebum, which can prevent your morning products from working optimally. Additionally, you’ll be layering your morning products on top of your night-time products like masks or retinols, so they won’t penetrate the skin as easily. Cleansing in the shower will give the skin a clean slate to allow your daytime serum and sunscreen to better protect and absorb into the skin. Be sure to always wash with a mild, sulfate-free cleansing gel in the morning.
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"I’m endlessly fascinated by how if you just talk to someone long enough, how almost anyone — probably everyone — has something that’s shockingly interesting, it’s just about trying to see if they’ll talk about it or seeing whether or not it’ll come out. I mean, everyone is really fascinating — every person on the earth, probably. There might be a few not so fascinating people."
(Source: splitsider, via consciousburning)
This makes me smile!
Turbo Roo is an adorable 6 month old chihuahua from Indianapolis, Indiana who just wants to play and run around like any other puppy. But Roo was born without his two front legs, and even a trained breeder found his needs to much too handle, so at just a month old he was adopted by a tech at a veterinarian’s office in the city. Eager to give the little dog wheels, the tech Ashley Looper, set up a fundraising campaign hoping for even the smallest donations. And the response she got was nothing short of remarkable.
Word reached Mark Deadrick, president of 3d printing company 3dyn, who designed this specialized 3d printed wheelchair just for Roo. The small cart is outfitted with a custom harness and can switch between two to four skateboard wheels which allow him to explore to his little heart’s content. But the story gets even better! Now that he’s able to move around freely, Ashley is training TurboRoo to be a service/educator dog so that he can inspire children with similar disabilities. He’ll surely be putting a much needed smile on many children’s faces from here on out. And if you’d like to see just how far he’s come, watch the video of TurboRoo before he got his wheelchair.
Source: Ashley Looper via Design Boom
Skin habits to unlearn: Rubbing skin too aggressively with a washcloth. Use a washcloth or facial sponge during evening cleansing to fully remove make-up and residue from the day. However, rubbing the skin too aggressively with a washcloth may encourage irritation, stimulate melanin cells in those prone to brown spots, and create extra wear and tear on skin’s elasticity. Use a baby washcloth with softer fibers or a facial sponge.
The Mind-Body-Soul Benefits of 10 Minutes of Daily Meditation
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I found the following article on Steve Olson’s blog (Steve-Olson.com) and felt it was too good not to share here. It was written by Matt Maresca and shares some great tips regarding self-confidence and believing in yourself. Enjoy!
Having self confidence is one of the biggest keys to your success. If you do not believe in yourself, it is difficult to accomplish any worthwhile mission.
Further, if you do not exude a sense of confidence, other people will not have confidence in you. Below you will find five tips for building self confidence. Don’t just think about these tips, give them a try. Allow them to work for you!
Skin habits to unlearn: Misting, not wiping, your skin when using toner. While misting or spraying toner on the skin may be convenient, it is really important to use a wiping motion while applying toner. The reason is toners are designed to remove cleanser residue and most importantly, salts, chlorines, and chemicals from tap water that may dehydrate the skin. When you mist the toner you are simply diluting these chemicals, not removing them. Always use an alcohol-free toner, wipe it over the skin with a cotton cloth or pad.
aprilmonterrosa: When was the last time you had your eyebrows waxed?