7 crystals to help you concentrate

7 Crystals to Help You Concentrate Focus Clarity Study Wellbeing Carnelian Citrine Hematite Flourite Quartz Sodalite Malachite

7 crystals to help you concentrate

We all feel the need for focus sometimes don’t we?  Concentrating with so many distractions in modern living can be a challenge.  Be ahead of the game and use these 7 crystals to aide your concentration.
You can use crystals with your chakras.  Not sure what chakras are?  They’re ‘energy centres’ in our bodies and they’re colour-coded according to each ‘energy centre’ or chakra.   You can read more on chakras soon on my blog and this poem is a brief guide to chakras.

Now let’s look at those 7 crystals that can help you concentrate…

7 Crystals to Help You Concentrate Focus Clarity Study Wellbeing Carnelian Citrine Hematite Flourite Quartz Sodalite Malachite

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How to Help a Friend in Need

How to Help a Friend in Need

How to Help a Friend in Need

Have you got a friend going through personal struggles who you want to help?  Even when it comes to the people closest to us, knowing how to give help may not always be obvious.  Here’s some advice for giving the right support:

How to Help a Friend in Need

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Educate yourself

Understanding the problem may mean doing some research.  You don’t want to give them the wrong advice and support and end up making matters worse.  The root of the problem could be anything from grief, to an addiction, to work-related stress, to relationship problems.  Ask them for their input and do your own research online.  By educating yourself, you’ll be better prepared for helping them.  You can even research solutions to the problem together.

Know the boundaries

Knowing the boundaries can be tricky.  Some friends might not want help, but may need it – and while you don’t want to force your help on them, you may need to keep on at them before you get through to them.  In other cases, friends may be too reliant on you to the point that you feel like they’re taking advantage.  In these cases, you might need to distance yourself and try to encourage them to be more independent.

Learn to listen

Not all friends may be looking for advice.  Some people just need someone to talk to, a way to vent their problems.  Make sure you’re taking the time to listen to your friend instead of constantly giving your opinion.  Being too opinionated could stop them trusting you.

Lift some of the burden

If your friend is having to deal with a lot of responsibilities, consider small gestures that might be able to lift some of the burden.  This could include inviting over your friend for a meal so they don’t have to cook, babysitting children for them or helping with housework.  These small gestures will help build trust and make it easier to help them.

Seek outside help

Outside help could be required in many cases.  This might be anything from bereavement counselling to drug rehab, depending on the circumstances.  Try discussing the option of seeking outside support with your friend.  They might be reluctant to see a professional, so you may need to do some persuading.  There are lots of options out there to discuss such as group therapy sessions or individual counselling.

Be a healthy distraction

You might not want to make every meeting with your friend about the issue at hand.  Sometimes being a positive distraction can really make a difference.  This could include going on a day out with them and completely getting away from the issue.  They may then be able to overcome their problems while realising that there is still fun to be had.  

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Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #80 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

It's time for a dose of Happiness in #HighlightsofHappy 79 Blog Linky because Life's for the Good Stuff Belly Laughs Reading Books Play Dance

Your weekly dose of happiness… 

Welcome back to my regular readers and for those who are joining for the first time or just browsing, let’s have a little reminder of what #HighlightsofHappy is all about…

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it because everyone deserves a little happiness … (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !)

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for (or even more… well, why not?!)

It's time for a dose of Happiness in #HighlightsofHappy 79 Blog Linky because Life's for the Good Stuff Belly Laughs Reading Books Play Dance

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  And that’s what I do here, in my weekly feature, I look back on my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?

If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so in the linky below?

If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic in the linky below?

If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy with #HighlightsofHappy ?

If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Friday on instagram.)


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Is your eyesight getting worse?

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Is your eyesight getting worse?

 

As we age and get older, many parts of our bodies begin to deteriorate. This is true for your eyes just as any other organ. Most people experience an age-related decline in their eyesight performance, especially as they go past sixty.

Some of these issues such as presbyopia and cataracts are normal and they can be corrected with surgery. There are some eye problems though, which may point to more serious disorders. These include macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Together, these five problems are considered the most common disorders with eyesight.

Is Your Eyesight Getting Worse

Potential Loss of Eyesight

After the age of 40, the risk of eye diseases and vision problems increases drastically every 10 years. Some vision problems can go undetected because people think they are a natural result of ageing. These disorders can become quite complex if they’re not treated on time so it’s always best to consult an optician sooner rather than later.

Protecting Your Eyesight

By implementing some simple tips and lifestyle changes, you can help protect your eyesight and maintain a clear vision well into old age.

Get Educated About Your Eyes

Some eyesight disorders are related to genes and family history. You should find out about your family history of any eyesight disorders which will help you take preventive measures from development of certain conditions.

Regular Exams

The best way to keep your eyesight protected is to visit a qualified vision specialist such as Personal Eyes care. If minor problems with eyes are left unchecked, they can develop into major problems that can lead to permanent loss of vision.

Guard Your Eyes against UV Rays

Ultraviolet rays in the sunlight can harm your eyes. Wearing sunglasses during the day when you are outdoors can reduce the risk of eye disorders.

A Good Diet

A healthy, balanced diet is just as good for your eyes as it is for your physical health. Studies show that the presence of antioxidants in your body can reduce the risk of cataracts.

Vitamin A has been linked with eye care and effective at keeping your eyes from becoming dried out. It has also been noted to reduce inflammation and plays an important role in decreasing the risk of macular degeneration.

Don’t Neglect Pain

If you experience pain in your eyeball or a lot of twitching of the eyelids and brow it could be a sign of something complicated. Your eyes are connected to other nerves that lead to the brain and people experience pain in eyes due to flu or common cold. Eyelid twitching can also be caused by caffeine in your blood stream.

However, if the pain or twitching is unexplained, you should get your eyes examined by a specialist who can give you a more personal eye care analysis.

Reduce Stress on Your Eyes

Too much stress on your eyes also leads to deterioration and eye problems. If you work in front of a screen for hours, try to take a break every 5 minutes to look away or close your eyes once every 5 to 10 minutes.

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Getting everything you need from a plant-based diet

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Getting everything you need from a plant-based diet

Nowadays increasing numbers of people are opting to take on an entirely plant-based diet. This is usually called veganism, because it excludes the use of any kind of animal product. This means no more meat, dairy, eggs, honey, gelatine, and animal fat. The most common reason for taking on this lifestyle tends to be for the sake of animals, as millions are exploited, harmed and killed every year for the sake of human consumption. Other reasons include environmental factors (because factory farming creates more methane gas than any other industry and contributes to deforestation) and health reasons (animal products have been linked to various serious health complaints).

 

One of the main concerns of those considering a vegan lifestyle is whether they will be able to get everything they need from an entirely plant-based diet. In short, the answer is yes, you can get everything you need to thrive on a vegan diet. To help you along, here’s how to source some nutrients and vitamins that are commonly associated with consuming animal products!

 

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Review ~ Kaya Jewellery pendant and necklace

Review ~ pendant and necklace by Kaya Jewellery

The tagline for Kaya Jewellery is ‘meaningful jewellery for baby, child and mum.’  And what could be more meaningful than having a piece of jewellery given to you as a gift and engraved too?

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I was fortunate to be given a piece of beautiful jewellery to review and here it is:

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Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #79 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

It's time for a dose of Happiness in #HighlightsofHappy 79 Blog Linky because Life's for the Good Stuff Belly Laughs Reading Books Play Dance

Your weekly dose of happiness… 

Welcome back to my regular readers and for those who are joining for the first time or just browsing, let’s have a little reminder of what #HighlightsofHappy is all about…

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it because everyone deserves a little happiness … (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !)

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for (or even more… well, why not?!)

It's time for a dose of Happiness in #HighlightsofHappy 79 Blog Linky because Life's for the Good Stuff Belly Laughs Reading Books Play Dance

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  And that’s what I do here, in my weekly feature, I look back on my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?

If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so in the linky below?

If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic in the linky below?

If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy with #HighlightsofHappy ?

If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Friday on instagram.)


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Costa Rica ~ the best ways to relax body and mind

Costa Rica the Best Ways to Relax Body and Mind Waterfalls Wellbeing Holiday Unwind

Costa Rica ~ the best ways to relax body and mind

When you’re looking to book your next well-deserved holiday, you should consider Costa Rica!

Why?

Because you can do as little or as much as you like…

sounds good to me!

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Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #78 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

Your weekly dose of happiness… 

Welcome back to my regular readers and for those who are joining for the first time or just browsing, let’s have a little reminder of what #HighlightsofHappy is all about…

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it because everyone deserves a little happiness … (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !)

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for (or even more… well, why not?!)

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  And that’s what I do here, in my weekly feature, I look back on my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?

If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so in the linky below?

If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic in the linky below?

If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy with #HighlightsofHappy ?

If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Friday on instagram.)


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Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #77 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

Your weekly dose of happiness… 

Welcome back to my regular readers and for those who are joining for the first time or just browsing, let’s have a little reminder of what #HighlightsofHappy is all about…

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it because everyone deserves a little happiness … (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !)

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for (or even more… well, why not?!)

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  And that’s what I do here, in my weekly feature, I look back on my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?

If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so in the linky below?

If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic in the linky below?

If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy with #HighlightsofHappy ?

If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Friday on instagram.)


My Button

<a href=”https://virtuallyallsorts.com/all-sorts-of-blogging/highlightsofhappy-linky-lifes-good-stuff/” title=”#HighlightsofHappy”> <img src=”https://virtuallyallsorts.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/highlightsofhappy-virtuallyallsorts-blog-linky-positive-thinking-gratitude-focus-happy-happiness-highlights-of-happy-wellbeing-300×300.jpg” width=”125″ height=”125″ alt=”My Button” style=”border:none;” /></a>

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