As you get older you don’t like to think that your parents are getting older as well, and maybe starting to need extra help. These are tricky times and a hard subject to approach with loved ones. If you and your partner are unable to care for them you may need to find other options.
One of the better options is looking into care homes, there are many different types nowadays and they all cater for different stages of health and wellbeing.
You might think that going green is just about helping the planet. But actually, it could help you too and greatly improve your life.
One of the obvious ways going green could help is through saving money.
By using less energy, you’ll also be spending less money on your bills which is fantastic. It certainly makes life easier when you’re trying to raise a family. To save money on your bills, you can start by switching on the heating a little less through the year. Instead, wrap up warm through winter and maybe buy some thicker curtains. If you do this, we’re sure there will be no need for those expensive fuel bills.
Here are few other ways going green could improve your life.
Anxiety is a horrendous condition. Rational or not, it’s all too real to the person experiencing it. Symptoms include sweating palms, increased heart rate, and panic attacks. And the worst part? Many people misinterpret the severity of anxiety. The strangest thing is, we all experience it in some form or another. It may not always go to the levels described above, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t anxiety. Do you avoid a room if you know there’s a spider in it? Do you fail to make health checkups when you need to? Both of these are examples of allowing anxiety to alter your behavior. So, even if you don’t think anxiety is something you suffer from, it may have more of an impact on your life than you think.
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In this increasingly busy world that we live in, it can be hard to find spiritual peace. I know in my life finding 2 minutes peace is tough! But when I can I find my inner peace by reading a great book.
Here are some tips to help you find yours…
Start Eating Healthily
There’s no better way to feel happy and healthy than by making sure that what goes into your body is healthy. Let’s get one thing straight – no one is saying that you need to only eat fresh fruits and vegetables and cut out the chocolate altogether. That just isn’t a practical or enjoyable way to live. Instead, you should do your best to make your food from fresh, to cut out any nasty chemicals and preservatives that are found in convenience foods and to cut down your salt and sugar intake. This will be good for your blood pressure, your teeth and your moods. You should also make sure that your portion size isn’t too big – a lot of people gain weight simply by eating too much. You should also make sure that you don’t feel guilty about what you eat. Some potato chips and cookies every now and then aren’t so bad. ‘Clean’ eating is a myth because it implies that some food is dirty. Eat everything in moderation and you’ll be just fine.
In this day and age, we often have friends spread all the way across the world. Whether your old best friend from high school moved to the other side of the country or your internet friend’s always lived five thousand miles away, it can be hard to stay in contact when you all have your own families and busy lives to get on with.
It’s not only friends that are spread around the world, but family as well.
My older sister lives in Canada and with the 8 hour time difference it can be hard to keep in touch. But we love to Facetime and text as often as we can.
Here are some tips to help you stay in contact with the people you care about the most…
Use Social Media
I’m always on the look out for tips on recycling at home. We have the normal bags and boxes for sorting out the household waste, but I’ve always wanted to go one step further. I suppose you could say that we do have our eco-living ways.
I think it boils down to growing up in a house with not a lot of money. My dad is a mastermind of inventions. He will find a use for anything and everything. It was great fun growing up watching him at work with his ideas. He used everybit of spare wood or metal he could find. Making gates, chicken houses, building sheds… the list is endless!
My mum loves to browse charity shops. She always used to find hidden gems for us as kids. Hardly worn clothes, bags and books, toys. They really did make every penny count. Nowadays as people struggle to keep their heads above water, these eco-living ways are hugely popular. I’m a frugal person who saves everything. I have this thing that I know it could come in useful one day, or as my husband calls it hoarding!