The perks of being an introvert!

see part 1 of this series ? Unravael the Introvert

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Part 1 – Unravael the Introvert

#1 — Self learning : Is unlimited to a time or a a place. You love to spend time alone , and You don’t need an individual to teach you something, which isn’t a skill everybody has. It explains why you are a step ahead than your peers.

#2 — Real Genius :  If you are capable of teaching yourself, or to look into sources to find an information without a help, you spare yourself a lot of time for the learning process! And then, you would do something even better! Such as gaining more knowledge about a particular subject or a science! You’re smart enough to do this alone with full confidence and readiness!

#3 — You Don’t waste your time: If you asked me what is the one thing I hate the most, and will continue to hate for ever.. It got to be “I hate wasting my time”.  I hate someone who wastes my time and keeping me waiting!! Who let me wait for his late work he/she didn’t hand!

#4 — Punctuality : Your friends mock you for being on time, but showing up early gave you advantages. Being on time helped you build your professional reputation.

#5 — Have Your mind focused 24/7 : It is such a great feeling having it all!! Everything is done, organized. I am not in a rush running every day to my destination! Most importantly.. Everyone is happy with me, and my WORK!

#6 — Everyone hates you, but you gave them a good reason to! They hate us because we don’t talk too much!! that is stupid!! And For all of the above reasons.. people tends to envy you. Like how the hell are you that lonely person, but you are the one who everyone gives a credit to?! -because you were wrong about me- and I love when I am RIGHT.

#7 — Your company doesn’t take you out of focus : Introverts never distrait, at least grownups one. If they are kind of distracted, they must think of something serious. Besides, choosing the right company for the right place make them enjoy the moment! Make them FOCUSED.

#8 — You do others a favor by being aware in the surrounding environment : Sometimes no one appreciates the little help you did to them, like following them to hand them their key when they dropped it while day dreaming! But it means a lot to you because you are a GIVER.

#9 — You are a friendly person even if you can’t see it : Not all introverts want to punch everyone in the face! We aren’t crazy, and we don’t have anger issues! Besides our minds full of much good things than everyone thinks of us! Introverts do good deeds, and it comes purely from their hearts! Which make them very good people.

#10 — You are safe from many troubles extroverts jumps in: This privilege has become my favorite lately, because I see how my colleagues rush in, being reckless, jump in conclusions, while my inner peace holds me back from embarrassing myself. I like to call it “setting in an angle position”. It doesn’t only saved me from troubles, it helped to build up my confidence.

 

What is your perks of being an introvert? am I missing something? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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How Intermittent Fasting Aids for Healthier You

Many people find Intermittent fasting is a good way to lose wight. Unlike other diets its cycling periods allow fast and feast times, with restriction on calories. Eating few meals While letting fast works on your body has many other benefits.

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Normalize Insulin Hormone and Lower the Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

What happens when you constantly eats random sugary meals, is that your pancreas is becoming exhausted from releasing Insulin Hormone in order to stable the sugar that is circulating in your blood. When pancreatic cells are unable to function properly, person becomes diabetic. Diabetes is a common disease especially if your parents have it, there is a big chance you will get it, too. Fasting lower insulin levels as you stop eating, then body starts breaking down Glycogen as fuel. After that, your body activate burning fat mode. Overall reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Organizing your Meals and stop craving Surgery food

That may sounds weird, but certainly effective than other diets. If your body is working well, and you have enough energy! You want feel the need to eat more sugar!!

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Help Reduce Oxidative Stress and Inflammation 

There is unstable radicals known as (Free Radicals) looking to be stable. So what these really do is reacting with important molecules like proteins and DNA and destroy them. Studies proved that intermittent fasting reduce the oxidative stress level by increasing body resistance to it. It also reduce inflammation process by reducing (proinflammatory cytokines), and (tumor necrosis factor).

 Intermittent fasting helps digesting “waste materials”

 Finishing up with the amazing work with inflammation process. Your body is able to get rid of waste materials that we call “debris” which results from metabolism and broken down cells, by enhancing the “engulfing” -digesting- cells in your immune system.

Decrease the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases

The overall mechanism of intermittent fasting works on excess bad fats, Which means lowering bad cholesterol(LDL), lowering triglyceride, and other important bio markers for heart diseases. However, It is not promising way, because further studies are needed for this, but it is good way to enhance blood pressure and heart health in general.

The Material provided in Health & Wellness Category is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Unraveal the Introvert

There is only two types of people in the world. Britney Spears was right (Circus Album) ?! Okay never mind, but you should listen to it, it was one of my favorite. Back to the point. People are two kinds. The giver and the taker. Introverts and extroverts! My name is introvert.. In order to get to know my world! Let me introduce you to myself.

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Status: professional Introvert by birth.

Personality: Independent, motivated, sarcastic. “wait this sums up my entire life, no need to read the entire post!! JOKE keep reading : ) “

Identity: Girly girl

When you fall in one of these two categories that doesn’t mean you only have a morbid personality of an “Introvert” or an ” Extrovert”! In other words, your characteristics aren’t a solid introvert or extrovert. You’re for sure carrying some characteristics from the other category, but the dominant one is what prevails the other.

Any introverted personnel underwent same feelings! Struggling because of how world received them. Unravel The Introvert Series is honoring you as human. For youngster introverts.. please don’t let anyone makes you feel shitty. The majority of population are extroverts, but intros aren’t less than them. They are givers, and they may not appear so, because they set boundaries. If the givers didn’t set boundaries.. takers will not! Hence why they are careful with “giving” – once they feel comfortable with it there is no problem-. They like their work to be appreciated. Extros throw their good deeds everywhere, So one day they want the same help to get back to them! Everyone wants something in exchange! So Don’t feel less than anyone!

Introvert has been used negatively anyway! I kinda want it to be destroyed!!

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Seriously google?! Shy and reticent! Guess what we are more than these (two qualities)! Yes I am an introvert. I choose to stay focused, so I spend time by myself doing my things.. ! Besides, You talk so loud, and your acquaintances friends yesterday diagnosed you with “diarrhea of the mouth”! What is good (Reticent)! haha, that’s non of your dam business!

Let’s take a look on my favorite Definition of Introvert in Urban Dictionary:

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It is not a holistic definition by its mean,but this definition deserves a small clap!

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Oh yeah.. The clap sounds unfriendly and bitchy!Dahh.. Top mistaken labels of us. We don’t talk too much, but I am proud to have a knowledge about myself, and true awareness of my feelings. I think before I speak. My true friends call me a ” Thoughtful person” because of that quality.

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interacting with people is so joyful an all. However, I am self sufficient I entertain myself. I am glad to be ignored by killing conversations, and – Extra crap- talk.

Less “Social Genes” 

I have this classmate who constantly trying not to leave me setting by myself during breaks! She pops up everywhere I set, and makes a hassle while she sat! At the beginning it was nice, and I appreciate her effort, although I really wanted to set to review stuff or skipping the world, but choosing to spend time with me talking about fun stuff was fine. After few times, She started to talk about how setting alone can affect people mental health!! A couple of times, she made a conversation intervention on the same topic!! Which made me reconsider her gesture Asking myself “Am I appearing as ” Psycho” to her?!” That is not nice at all!!

Despite appearing -lonely- Introverts socialize and interact with everyone around them.They have good lives. They have close friends who appreciate their other point of views in many subjects. They also appreciate everyday people and the everything has the universe to offer. I’m an intro and, I’m an outgoing easy to talk person. I don’t make fun of people or label them just because they looked awkward once! Time with family is precious…

Do you know what else is precious?

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My time alone! It is where I charge myself, and then I come back with my amazing characteristic you can find it in my next post The Perks Of Being An Introvert

Is Fasting Good for you

Fasting concept is not far away from what your body really does everyday. Your body is adapted to famine periods without having any problems!

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When you go to bed usually you stop eating food at least an hour or two. Your body then goes into a fasting mode after 8 hours from the last meal you have eaten! So, before breakfast your body had no food, or even drinks for about 12-14 hours. When you empty your stomach content, Often you stay away from food, until your body reset it self. What happens when you have blood test the next day is similar. Your Doctor tells you to fast overnight to get precised results on what is really going on on your blood!

So If Intermittent Fasting for about the same tolerable time, during your awaken hours, Will it be GOOD FOR YOU?

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When your body goes into a fasting mode after digesting your last meal. Insulin Hormone will drop down. which facilitate usage of glycogen, when sugar storage is finished, your body will start to use excess fat as fuel. Fasting also increase the release of HGH (Human Growth hormone) and Norepinephrine, both increase burning fat for your body to use as energy. In Short, your body will be less susceptible for Insulin Resistance, and you will feel energetic because of the release of other hormones. Some people freak out by the idea of this! But if the case is so why don’t you lose too much weight by stop eating for few days! The answer is because your body takes 8-16 hours to run of sugar and glycogen in order to get in fat burning mode.

How Intermittent Fasting Diet is Different Than Other Diets?

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Although in order for fasting to really works, you have to be quiet restricted with CALORIES. BUT It is a cycling periods of fast and feast! You are allowed to eat all kinds of food during feasting time.So it is not restricted by certain food categories. It is also causes less muscles loss, which makes it the perfect diet to retain lean body mass.

Is Intermittent Fasting your Next Diet?

The major drawback from this diet is “starvation”. If you are healthy, and you want to lose few pounds you can do Fasting as your next diet. If you are already in a good shape then Fasting can help you improve your metabolic system, your immune system and other benefits Read it in my next post How Intermittent Fasting Aids for Healthier You.

However, consult your family doctor before doing any diet. And If you fall into these categories, unfortunately you can not do these kind of diets, because it needs an adjustment to certain lifestyle your body can not do, due to its needs for nutrients or other conditions.

History of eating disorders

Loss of consciousness or Seizures

Pregnant and lactating women

Any visual disturbances

Diabetics (not all but according to doctor orders)

Abnormal gait and behavior.

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Spring Detox & Skincare Guide

This post is a contribution by my Guest Blogger Peter. You can find him at

High Style Life 

Be Informed and Make a Difference

Winter has always been very cruel to my skin, and no matter how hard I try to follow all the winter-proof routines, I always end up with dry and dull skin, inflammations, irritations, acne breakouts and clogged pores. So, you can understand why I simply cannot wait for spring to come. Now, before enjoying all the spring blossoms and amazing temperatures, I have to do a full-blown skin detox and adjust my skincare to the current weather. Since this always works for me, I would like to share my methods with you, so that you could start your spring detox as soon as possible, and get ready for summer.

Take off Your “Winter Coat”

Now it is time to get rid of the accumulated dead skin cells. Remember to do a complete exfoliation of your whole body, not only face (neck, chest, legs, hands, arms, and feet). You can purchase a scrub in a store, but you can also make your own at home. Baking soda and water combo can do the trick in most of the cases, but I prefer the honey+ sugar + oatmeal scrub recipe. Now rub that scrub!

Start from the Inside

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This is mine, and it will probably be yours least favorite part, but it actually works. In order to get rid of toxins attacking your skin, you have to change your diet first. Drinking a lot of water (8 to 10 glasses) is the first step. You can add a few drops of lemon for the taste. Also, green tea is helpful for detoxification. In this period, you should minimize the amount of caffeine you are consuming, and also avoid alcohol and cigarettes. Base your diet on smoothies made of berries, nuts, red grapes, avocado, broccoli, acai berries, pumpkin seed, etc.

Get Some Steam

Exfoliating sometimes leaves behind some dead skin cells and dirt trapped in pores. The best way to be really done with those troubles is to steam your face. Here is my steaming process in several steps:

  1. Bring to boil distilled water.
  2. Add a few drops of lavender oil.
  3. Pour the water into a glass bowl.
  4. Cover your head with a towel and place above the bowl.
  5. Stay over steam for 10 minutes.

Moisturize!

Moisturizing is the most important part of every skincare routine, especially if you have troubles with dry skin like me. After the exfoliation + steam combo, your skin should be able to absorb moisturizer better than ever before. So, find different types of moisturizers for face, neck, lips, body, feet and hands and start massaging them on. These are the best moisturizers out there that I can recommend you to try and test.

Establish a Routine

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Now that you have finished with the detox part it is time to adapt your skincare routine to the season of the year. Everyone has different routine, depending on complexion and skin type. For me, that is washing, cleansing, toning, moisturizing (daytime and nighttime moisturizers) and exfoliating once in two weeks. I tend to forget some of the steps, so I always write it down on a large piece of paper and hang it on the bathroom wall, so that I would remember it before going to bed and after washing my face in the morning.

Go All Natural

For me, spring is the time when Mother Nature shows us all of her art and creativity, and we should respond the same, by using all natural products. That goes for both skincare products and makeup. Do not think that natural products are not effective. On the contrary, I recommend Youngblood makeup products, which is a mineral formula without preservatives, chemical dyes and binders. My face looks flawless and younger after applying it. I have made it my mission for every product I own, from lip balm to mascara, to be organic, and so should you.

Now, enjoy your fresh and glowing skin.

 

5 Berry Smoothies To Energize Yourself After Work/University

 

This post is a contribution by my Guest Blogger Jane. You can find her at

The Jane and Samara Blog

 

BERRY SMOOTHIE

I don’t know about you, but I really dig smoothies. Not only are they absolutely delicious they’re very beneficial for our bodies as well.

But, how beneficial?

For starters, smoothies can be a great source of Fiber. A person suffering from indigestion will tell you how much they can help in balancing out your digestive system.

Smoothies are packed with nutrients, antioxidants, are low in calories, make you feel fuller for a longer time and as opposed to a meal, are easier for your body to absorb. Naturally, the health conscious dieters love it, and so should you.

Berry smoothies, are rich in antioxidants, but they also help improve over all health by improving your immunity. And a very known and common benefit of having smoothies — they boost metabolism and aid in weight loss.

So here’s my list of 5 Berry Smoothies that taste amazing and are fairly easy to make as well, because I know that coming back from work, or school you really feel like you can’t move anymore, so I’ve only added the ones that are easy to make and don’t take more than 15 minutes in your busy schedules, let’s get right into it!

BERRY SMOOTHIES

 

Mixed Berries And Apple Smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup mixed berries (frozen)
  2. 1/2 cup apple juice
  3. 1/2 banana
  4. 1/4 cup silken tofu

Preparation:

Peel and cut the banana into slices. Put all ingredients in an electronic blending jar. Blend till all ingredients are smoothly mixed. Adjust the speed from low to high to make the smoothie creamy.

Pour into a mason jar, or whatever you like because your smoothie is ready!

Estimated time 5-8 minutes.

Mixed Berries with Orange Smoothie

 Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup fresh orange juice
  2. 1 cup blueberries (frozen)
  3. 1 cup raspberries (frozen)
  4. 1 cup strawberries (frozen)
  5. 2 tsp honey
  6. Some crushed ice (optional)

Preparation:

Combine orange juice, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blue berries in a blending jar. Blend at high speed. Add honey and some crushed ice and blend again for 30 seconds.

And your smoothie is ready!

Estimated time: 5 minutes

Pomegranate and Blueberry Smoothie

 Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup pomegranate juice (chilled)
  2. 2 cups blueberries (frozen)
  3. 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yoghurt
  4. Sugar – according to taste

Preparation:

Add pomegranate juice along with blueberries in a blending jar and blend well till its smooth. Add low-fat vanilla yoghurt and blend from low speed to high till the texture become frothy, now add sugar according to taste and blend again.

Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Preparation time: 6-8 minutes

 

Cranberry Protein Filled Smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. 5 ice cubes
  2. 1 1/4 cup cranberry juice (without sugar)
  3. 2 scoops of protein powder (vanilla flavor)

Preparation:

Add cranberry juice and protein powder in a blender and blend well till smoothly mixed. Now add ice cubes and blend again thoroughly.

And you’re done!

Estimated time: 10 minutes

 

A Tofu Twist To The Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. 10 ounce strawberries (unsweetened)
  2. 12 ounce silken tofu
  3. 2 tsp lemon juice
  4. 1/4 cup honey
  5. 1 cup soy milk
  6. 1 banana (ripe)
  7. Sugar – as per taste

Preparation:

Peel and cut banana into pieces, add all ingredients into the blender except honey. Blend well. Now add honey and Blend till a smooth and creamy texture is formed. Add sugar to taste and blend again.

And your breakfast is ready!

Estimated time 10-15 minutes.

 

References:

  • 365 Days of Smoothie Recipes by Emma Katie
  • Smoothies For Weight loss by Jackson Nash
  • Smoothies: Enjoy The Best Delicious Smoothies For Better Health And Fitness by Alexandra
  • And experiments done in the kitchen by myself (Jane)

Meet my Guest Blogger Jane!

My not Best Day Ever!

Yesterday wasn’t my best day ever! I don’t want to say it was a (bad day)! well look at my tweet!

I tweeted that too early to be honest! It was 16:32 When I just got back home from my shift at the Pediatric Ward. My day started with me missing the bus, and in order to get another ride to the hospital I arrived a little bit late around 7:15 a.m. That is huge! When you work as a healthcare provider. You only arrive at time or early! and you better not to get sick and miss a day at work!!

I was lucky, because my teachers know I am serious student I am always at time, and I start my shifts 7 sharp! So they were easy with me for being late this time! My luck however, started to run out! My day was hard. Nothing wanted to fall in place from the first try! I had to redo things many times in order to get them right! The only good thing was, I didn’t lose the trust of my patient’s mother who was accompanying her little sick child, which is a great thing actually.

I wished I didn’t come! I told my teacher that, when she saw how I was struggling doing paperwork for my case study, and my responsibilities as a Nursing student. She don’t accept this kind of attitude! It was such a mistake when I said I wish I didn’t come! My day even went harder till she said: ” I petty you” !! She forced me to take a break and get something to eat or drink, So I can feel a bit better!

At the end of the shift, somehow I managed to attain most of my objectives of the day! The day tasks were divided into two categories. One marked on the same day. The other is a paper work I have to submit next week. So for the current day tasks I got a B, which is not that bad. I was keeping in mind this …

WAIT!! My head said 24 hours!! then why the hell I was tweeting about it at 16:32!!!!

After I came back, and couldn’t believe that struggle has gone! I directly wanted to hit a cool shower to wash the day off! but then Mom told me not to use the bathroom, because the water tap was off since 2 p.m!! and It will come back around 6 p.m. It is very un usual to be cut off of water! I am until that moment, and I swear I was maintaining a positive attitude toward this day! I told myself …

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In order to distract myself till 6 p.m.. I hold my electronics to pass the time. I saw a video on Facebook for an elderly woman dancing with a bunch of dancers in the street! the video was 5 minutes long. At the second minute the power electricity went off, and a thunder storm hit us, caring a heavy rain!!! My wifi connection shut down in front of my eyes. The living room all of a sudden is murky! I look at Mom and I laughed so hard!!!!!

 

Ps: When I had my lunch at 1 p.m I ordered zucchini with grilled chicken, the zucchini sauce splashed on my white jacket! I had to go wash it in the toilet till the last minute of my break, and dry it with hand vacuum!  

 

I just wanted from all this to remind you that..

And This because Attitude is everything! 

 

 

CHEERS!


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