42 Ways to Make Life Simpler Image by notsogoodphotography (license). “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”Confucius “The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.”Ludwig Wittgenstein I love simplifying my life. It makes me more effective and life less stressful. So today I’d like to share 42 ways to make your life simpler. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. If you found this article helpful, then please share it with someone else by using the buttons below.
10 Tips To Motivate Yourself To Get Off The Couch And Start Yoga Exercises Yoga 10 Steps from the Couch to the Yoga Mat Link to this page Physical fitness may seem challenging, but it does not take a lot to transform your body from being fat to fit. You don't have to join an expensive gym, dedicate hours to running on a treadmill, buy tons of expensive equipment, or hire a fitness coach. Why yoga? Link to this page
Harley Pasternak Blogs: How to Get Great Abs - Celebrity Blog, Diet & Fitness, Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Harley Pasternak Celebrity Blog By Harley Pasternak 09/26/2012 at 01:30 PM EDT Few things are as sexy as a lean, sculpted midsection. Whether it be the sexy midriff on Rihanna or the trim abs of Robert Pattinson, a toned midsection is imperative if you want to look good with – or without – clothes. The first thing you should know about getting a great midsection is that you have to get rid of the fat covering the area. Since there is no such thing as "spot reduction," you need to eat well and do regular aerobic activity. Now, eating well means different things to different people. Assuming your diet is in check and you're active from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, you can now focus on what I consider the three most important midsection exercises. • SupermanYou may be wondering why I want you to do an exercise that tones the back of your midsection when you mainly care about the front of you midsection. Lay on your stomach with your legs and arms fully extended. Harley Pasternak
Cute & Stylish Sketches By Fabo The irresistibly adorable art of artist Fabo has been enchanting users for years. Fabo adds a touch of cuteness to his creations that makes them simply impossible to ignore. For Fabo’s complete library of work visit his deviantART page. Find this post useful? Bridal Fitness on Paper - 10 Minute Prenatal Yoga Bridal Fitness on Paper - 10 Minute Prenatal YogaMonday, December 3, 2012 ~ 10:10 a.m. Lately, I have found myself losing so much flexibility just because I'm pregnant. It could be because I feel more restricted in how much physical activity I can do, the strain of the extra weight I'm carrying or it could be the way that my body is changing, but these days, stretching has never felt so good. I've really started to embrace yoga, in particular, now more than ever. If you're anything like me, your first question about trying yoga while pregnant will be, is it safe and what moves and positions can't I do? If you, too, are pregnant and looking for some relief, I highly recommend integrating prenatal yoga into your weekly routine. Bridal Fitness on Paper is a weekly blog series posted every Monday, where I share and review a wide variety of cardio and resistance training workouts, both inside the gym and out.
Raising a Moral Child Genetic twin studies suggest that anywhere from a quarter to more than half of our propensity to be giving and caring is inherited. That leaves a lot of room for nurture, and the evidence on how parents raise kind and compassionate children flies in the face of what many of even the most well-intentioned parents do in praising good behavior, responding to bad behavior, and communicating their values. By age 2, children experience some moral emotions — feelings triggered by right and wrong. To reinforce caring as the right behavior, research indicates, praise is more effective than rewards. Rewards run the risk of leading children to be kind only when a carrot is offered, whereas praise communicates that sharing is intrinsically worthwhile for its own sake. Many parents believe it’s important to compliment the behavior, not the child — that way, the child learns to repeat the behavior. But is that the right approach? In a classic experiment, the psychologist J. Photo
How to Use a Gym Ball During Pregnancy and After Childbirth Edit Article Edited by PresqueVu, Teresa, Flickety, Eric and 3 others Exercising whilst you are pregnant is a great idea, providing you've checked with your GP about doing the right level of exercise for you. Using a gym ball for exercise during pregnancy can help you to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles in preparation for childbirth and is an easy and gentle way to keep up your fitness level. Once you've had your six-week check after childbirth and you're okay to resume your exercises, it is also a great way to gently accustom your body to exercise again. Note: Always check with your doctor first before starting any exercise program during pregnancy, in case you have special requirements. Ad Steps 1Get the right size gym ball. Video Tips Warnings
100 Ways To Develop Your Mind This weeks Sunday Siesta has been postponed as I have been working all weekend on this article. It’s my longest article ever at over 4500 words but I think it was worth the time and the effort. I have been resisting doing this post for a while now. However, it kept niggling away at the back of my mind and I kept getting more and more ideas to add to it so here it is. I was originally inspired to do this by Dragos Roua who wrote a great post 100 Ways to Live a Better Life and who was inspired by Mike King in this great post 100 Ways To Be A Better Leader who was inspired by Armen Shirvanian: 100 Ways to Show Boldness who was inspired by the maniac who started it all Luciano Passuello and his post Tackling Any Issue With A List Of 100 So here I am with 100 Ways to Develop Your Mind 1. If there’s one thing that will change your thoughts quicker than anything else, it’s facing your fears. 2. A lot of people have difficulty in standing up for themselves. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
Shape Up: My Get Fit Quick Plan If you’ve done my 7 Days to Skinny Jeans challenge or my Bikini Boot Camp, then I think you’re really going to love my Get Fit Quick Plan to help shed those unwanted pounds you may have piled on over the holidays. (Admit it, keeping your paws out of the cookie jar was nearly impossible over the holidays. And I’m guilty as charged!) Without further ado, here is my plan to cleanse myself of my winter sugar coma and get back to feeling fit and healthy… Will you join me? The Rules Like my other plans, this is a lifestyle change so don’t think of it as a diet. The Off-Limits List No candy, baked goods, or ice cram. Breakfast Options Lunch & Dinner Options Snack Options Greek yogurt with chia seedsCrackers with a slide of avocado and a dollop of hummusAppleRaw vegetablesGrapefruitRaw coconutCelery with peanut butterAlmondsAll natural popcornSliced turkey rolled in lettuce with a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette Exercise Options Everyday Exercises Get ready to get toned, healthy, and fit for 2013! P.S.
31 Places Everyone Should See Before They Die Do you feel like making the most of your life? If the answer is Yes, then you should probably see every place on this list a Reddit user compiled. It contains almost every awesome place worth seeing around the globe. It might take you a few years to hit every one, but it'll be worth it (even if your bank account doesn't agree). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Thanks to this user for adding the locations of every image.