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3 Core Hacks To Improve Self-Care

3 Core Hacks To Improve Self-Care

Self-care is such an important part of health and well-being. But we often get caught up in our busy lives and overlook it. I used to be the same until I realized the power of self-care in loving myself.

All of us want to live the best and most fulfilling life we possibly can. And there are plenty of things that you can do that help with this. But one of the biggest is to make sure you focus on constantly improving your self-care as much as you possibly can. 

Self-care embodies so many different aspects of your life and the way you choose to live. Self-care looks different for everyone. It's super important to know what YOU like. And then focus on making the most of it.

There are many, many ideas to help improve your self-care. But these 3 hacks are the ones almost everyone can do, no matter your personality and lifestyle. And you'll see a huge improvement in your overall well-being as a result.

Get In Shape

As a fitness instructor, you knew this would be my number one hack. Getting in shape is one of the most important ways of practicing self-care in your life. Because it not only improves the way you look, but how you feel.

It's something that you can start right away. I mean, you can do ten push-ups right now. Even better if you're reading this at your workplace and all your colleagues stare at you. On a serious note, find the type of workout you love doing, and get moving!

Come up with a fitness regimen that's perfect for you and one you adore. This'll not only keep you in shape and improve your health. But it'll be one you stick to.

There are a lot of things you can do that help with getting in shape, setting up a fitness regimen and the next hack are the first steps to take.

Eat Better

There are a gazillion things you can do to help improve your self-care and look after yourself better. Looking at what you eat is one of the best ways of self-love. There are a lot of different ways to do this. Reduce meat, reduce heavy food, limit your alcohol intake, eat smaller meals. The bottom line is that eating better will always make you feel good.

Make a few small tweaks here and there and look after what you put into your body. Because these are the things that make you healthier in the long term. And when you're healthy, life in general becomes better.

Working On Your Confidence

Maybe you feel like you don't deserve to make yourself feel good. That feeling stems from a place of insecurity. That's why boosting and improving your confidence is an excellent way of being able to do loads of self-care.

There are plenty of things you can do to work on your confidence. It could be something common like losing weight. A big life change like switching careers. Something simple as getting a makeover. Or something very specific to your life. For instance, you may want to learn more about getting your hearing aid repaired.

Taking steps to inject more confidence into your life is something you can do that's going to improve your life, your health, and your wellness.

Summing Up

In today's stressful times, self-care is one of the key areas of your life you need to prioritize. You have to put yourself first. And there are a lot of different aspects of life that you can make the most of when it comes to improving your self-care routine. Eventually, how you take care of yourself will improve your wellness and overall health moving forward. And improve your entire life.

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Shabana Feroze
4 Ways Accessories Can Improve Your Confidence in the Workplace

4 Ways Accessories Can Improve Your Confidence in the Workplace

Feeling confident in the workplace is not something that happens overnight. Whether you’re new to the job or industry as a whole, there’s no denying how difficult it can be to feel comfortable and self-assured in unfamiliar territory. Even those who have been in the same place and position for years, can experience “imposter syndrome,” a term used to describe doubt in your abilities and feeling like a fraud.

Luckily, improving your confidence in the workplace is possible. Not only from doing well in your career but from your personal work-wear style. Believe it or not, dressing to impress yourself is one of the most powerful ways to feel good from the inside, and as a result, impress those around you. Not just your clothes, but switching up your accessories can make your entire work wardrobe feel more "you".

Keep reading to learn 4 ways in which accessories can improve your confidence in the workplace and what you can do to feel calm, cool and collected

Amplify Your Outfit

No matter what look you’re going for—cool girl casual or formal boss babe—accessories can serve to support your style. In fact, sometimes your accessories allow you to appear even more trendy and sleek as they’re typically designed to amplify your fit, regardless of how dressed up or dressed down you may be.

For example, the glasses you wear can help heighten your look as they come in many frames, styles, and colors for different people. To be specific, eyeglass frames for women range in everything from cat-eye to aviators, and so much more, all of which can be used to make you appear more comfortable, collected and confident. This makes it easier for you to show off your wonderful personality to your co-workers and boost your self-image in the workplace. 

Colourology For Your Signature Style

Ever wondered why wearing certain colors make you feel happier or more level-headed? The reason behind this is colourology. Colourology is a holistic treatment many therapists use to boost the confidence of their patients and strengthen their self-esteem. 

Because it’s no secret that your style is a part of your “personal brand.” Your outfit is one of the first things people use to create their first impression about you. This is why it’s important to use this to your advantage, particularly for women in the workforce. To do this, use the power of colourology.

Different colors bring out different emotions. When it comes to choosing your outfit or accessories, opt for items that are green, blue, orange, yellow, and red, as these colors are distinctly designed to build your confidence in their own unique way. 


Dress for Success

While it may be tempting to dress in lounge-wear all the time—especially if you’re working remotely—it’s not always ideal when it comes to feeling competent and confident in your current role.

It makes it harder to separate work from your personal life as these kind of clothes are not associated with your day job. That’s why it’s critical to distinguish your attire when you’re on and off the clock. Fortunately, there are a few clever hacks you can use to keep you in that snuggly-comfy zone, but also dress for success.

 If you’re working from home for the time being and don’t want to force yourself to constantly put on a pair of jeans while you work, consider investing in two-piece loungewear sets. Even though it’s still a form of lounge-wear, matching sets can help you feel put together, especially when paired with the right accessories. 

In a professional work setting, dainty jewelry and trendy hair wear like pearl hair clips or a leather headband are a few small ways to accessorize your fit and showcase your signature style. Thus building your workplace mojo.


Put Your Best Fashion Foot Forward

A lack of confidence can stem from a variety of factors, one of them being your wardrobe. Apart from choosing what clothing to wear at your place of work, don’t forget to give the same amount of attention to your accessories. Just like your clothing is being assessed by those around you, so are your accessories. If done correctly, your accessories will work to amplify your outfit, promote signature style, and dress for success. 

Research shows that confident employees are more likely to perform better, show initiative, and be more willing to accept challenging assignments compared to those who lack confidence. To ensure your self-esteem benefits your career, rather than hinders it, be sure to reference this post and use the tips provided as these will keep you looking stylish and self-assured in no time.

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Shabana Feroze
What Should You Do If You Experience Unexplained Pain? Here Are 5 Tips

What Should You Do If You Experience Unexplained Pain? Here Are 5 Tips


As a fitness instructor, I'm not new to body pain. But sometimes, your body surprises you with weird pain. Have you ever woken up with unexplained pain? This could be anywhere from your back to your head or even your stomach.


Usually, there’s a simple reason for this. For instance, you might have slept funny or something that you ate last night didn't completely agree with you. If that’s the case, the pain will likely go away after a few hours or at worst a few days. 


But what if the situation keeps getting worse? What if the pain remains for days or even weeks? If that’s the case, then you need to understand the best ways to handle that unexplained pain. I’ve got some answers for you to keep in mind. 

Try Some Painkillers

First, think about taking some painkillers. Over the counter medicine will help you handle most issues with pain. It'll either reduce it or eliminate it completely. If it does neither and you see virtually no impact from using over the counter medicine, then this suggests that there might be a more significant issue that you need to handle head on. But you may want to wait a couple of weeks before contacting a doctor to get a professional opinion or additional advice. 

Get A Professional Opinion

If your pain hasn’t gone away and it’s possible that this is the case then you need to think about speaking to a doctor. They'll be able to recommend the right treatment option and explore some of the reasons for your pain. If a doctor dismisses your concerns, then it’s always worth making sure that you get a second opinion. 


The danger is that there’s an underlying cause that might have been missed. "Wrongful Death" lawyers you can trust will tell you that the first sign of danger, more often than not, was a pain that was noticed by a patient but wasn’t taken seriously enough by a medical professional. Scary, I know.

Explore Alternative Treatments 

Think about exploring some of the different alternative treatments that could help you effectively manage your pain. If typical meds aren’t working or you’re worried about side effects, then there are always other options to consider. For example, you might want to think about trying herbal medicine. Many patients gain fantastic benefits from using herbal medicine and it can be a great form of pain relief.

Other people will find that physical exercises provides the benefits that they need. For instance, aqua therapy can help relax the muscles and ensure that there isn’t extra pressure on areas like the joints in the arms and legs. 

You should always speak to an expert about the forms of pain relief that could be beneficial that might help you in the long term. 

Change Your Lifestyle 

Lifestyle choices are not usually the main cause of chronic pain. But they can make them worse or add to them overtime. So, if you're experiencing significant discomfort, then you might want to think about changing up different elements of your lifestyle.

There are many examples that could be worth considering here. For instance, you might want to think about changing your diet. Research shows that eating the right foods can help the body cope more effectively with issues like pain. Alternatively, you might want to think about giving up unhealthy habits that you've been leaning on, such as smoking. 

Exercising more can also help with issues like chronic pain. It gets the blood circulating around the body and this improves the levels of oxygen to your muscles. That can be great if you have recently been experiencing muscle pains and aches that you're struggling to cope with. 



Speak To A Therapist

Finally, if your pain isn’t going away then it’s possible that you may want to think about speaking to a therapist. Pain can impact everything from your mood to the way you feel about yourself in general. If you speak to a therapist, it helps you make sure that things don’t get too overwhelming in the long term. You’ll also understand how to channel and interpret your emotions regarding your pain the right way. 

I hope this helped you understand some of the best ways to deal with unexplained pain that you might have. As well as why this could impact you. If you take the right steps, then you can guarantee that a pain like this won’t ruin your life or stop you from doing the things that you love. 

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Shabana Feroze
3 Ways to Avoid Stress This Holiday Season

3 Ways to Avoid Stress This Holiday Season

 The holidays can be a very stressful time, even for the most relaxed of people. The preparation for Thanksgiving and the New Year is enough to make anyone feel a little overwhelmed. Adding in your family practicing Christmas or Hanukkah could set some people over the edge.
This year might be the first year in some time that you and your loved ones can gather together for the holidays, increasing the anxiety in this already stressful time. These tips will help you navigate the stress of the holidays and help you feel more empowered to enjoy the festive season.
Familial Stress
Families, while we love them, can be invasive, especially throughout the holidays. There are plenty of reasons family members can overwhelm us during this time of year, especially when conversations about sensitive topics like political views, COVID-19 concerns, or personal matters come up at the dinner table. If you feel like these issues could potentially come up with your family, these tips are for you.
My first tip is to set boundaries. Create a mental or written list of topics you’re not comfortable discussing throughout the holidays. To protect your wellbeing, include any topics you feel will bring up heightened emotions of anger or distress. If someone brings up one of those topics, you can choose to remove yourself from the discussion, politely ask to talk about this another time or attempt to change the subject yourself. Your boundaries are there for a reason and you do not need to explain why a discussion is off-topic today, family member or not.
An alternative suggestion would be to schedule holiday themed activities throughout the day that are time-consuming and distracting, but also memory makers. Ideas include card games, board games, holiday trivia, holiday charades and gift-giving games. These activities will engage even your most competitive family members and help keep the conversation off anxiety-inducing topics.
Financial Stress
The holidays are expensive. There are meals to prepare, presents that need to be purchased and wrapped and additional costs that come with this time of year. This year experts are warning that due to supply chain issues prices will be higher for high-demand goods such as Thanksgiving turkeys or this season's most popular toys. If you have existing financial stress, the holidays can intensify this. These tips can help you manage your finances this coming holiday season and in the seasons to come.
If you’re concerned about increased spending, consider suggesting a secret Santa or a Yankee swap of gifts. That way, you’re responsible for one gift within a predetermined price range, rather than a gift for each member of your family. This is an interactive way to exchange gifts and is guaranteed to leave your family with lasting memories.
An amazing ice tower I saw in Bangkok

The consequences of Covid-19 have caused new types of financial hardship in many families whether it be a sick family member or a lost job. If you feel like your financial situation needs greater intervention, consider refinancing your mortgage. This would allow you to lock in a lower interest rate, saving you thousands over time. This would also allow you to cash out your home equity which could be used to pay down debts incurred through the holidays and serve as a nice cushion in case of emergency during this holiday season.
To prepare for future holiday seasons, consider setting up a savings account where a portion of your income is funneled monthly. This way, when next November comes around you already have money appropriated for your holiday needs, and you wouldn’t need to dip into other expense accounts or accumulate debt on your credit card.
Food Stress
One of the most common stressors around the holidays is food. There is pressure to look your best yet enjoy all the large meals and sweets associated with these joyous days. Comments from family and friends about how much or how little you eat can be particularly hurtful. These tips will help you look and feel your best while enjoying all the holidays have to offer, including extra dessert.
Avoid the “new year, new me” mindset. This year, don’t wait until January first to hit the gym, instead start before the holiday season. Working out has many benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety. So not only will you be burning calories, but you’ll be practicing good habits that will improve your mood, too. Your workout doesn’t have to be strenuous to be effective, so try walking a few days a week or go to pilates for a low-impact approach.
Dubai's always such a show-off

Practice mindful eating this holiday season. Meaning you should eat until you are full, not until you make yourself sick. If you are mid-meal and feel you are approaching your limit, take a break. I suggest saving your plate and heating it up later.
Avoid using food as a coping mechanism for your other stressors. Some healthier ways to deal with stress and anxiety include walking, coloring or speaking to a professional. There’s a plethora of resources to help those who are struggling with disordered eating around the holidays.
Use these tips to have your least stressful holiday season yet. If you feel like you or a loved one is struggling under undue stress, reach out to a professional. For some, this joyful time can be the most isolating. As this season draws near, remember to be kind to one another.
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Shabana Feroze
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