Effects of Bad Health Habits

Are you feeling restless and tired almost all the time? The reason could be your bad health habits. Each of us has all the options on how to improve ourselves and feel good. It all depends on our own hands whether we want to feel great or dwell ourselves to our usual habits that are not really good for us. We usually have habits and we are not aware that it is not doing any good to our health.

Let me show you some of the bad habits that you need to ditch to live and to have a better lifestyle.


Every one of us including especially smokers knows that smoking is very dangerous to our health. It has many side effects on your health and the health of those around you. Smoking can cause lung cancer, complicate pregnancy, heart disease and many other diseases. If you love your life and want to live longer, stop smoking now.

Lack of physical exercise

Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances physical fitness and overall health. It is performed for various reasons. Frequent and regular physical exercises boost the immune system, and prevent heart diseases. Regular exercise also improves mental health, helps prevent depression and improves one’s self esteem.

Alcohol Consumption

Even in moderation, alcohol damages brain and body cells. Too much intake of alcohol would cause certain diseases like brain damage, liver problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and even cancer. Excessive drinking can interrupt normal sleeping patterns resulting in insomnia and lack of sleep can lead to stress and anxiety.

Lack of Sleep

Some people suffer from chronic sleeping disorder and frequently experience disruption. Some have sleep problems due to physical stress or condition and others suffer because of mental or emotional cause. Get immediate medical treatment if you already have serious sleep disorder to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Avoid taking sleeping pills as this could have some side effects. Consult your doctor before taking any medications to ensure your health.

Poor Diet

Basically junk foods are foods with little or no nutritional value at all. Some products with little nutritional value are considered unhealthy when eaten regularly. One harmful effect from eating junk food is lack of energy. Junk food can also cause heart diseases. Most junk foods are high in cholesterol it can damage your liver eventually.

Most people today are too busy and have fewer times to prepare nutritious foods. More and more people want a convenient life; quick and easy are more preferred by most. Now you know the reality of bad health habits, it’s all up to you on how you can live a healthy lifestyle and to live in a quality life. Remember we only have one life to live, so let us take good care of our most precious possession.

Article on FHM South Africa Magazine

History of FHM

Originally known as For Him Magazine; this men’s lifestyle magazine has been quite a publication to reckon with right from its creation. The FHM South Africa edition had its humble beginnings in the UK, under the name “For Him” with the title of the magazine later changing to “FHM” in 1994 after it was bought by Emap Consumer Media.

In February 2008, FHM Africa was sold to a German company called Bauer Media Group and in December this year, FHM Africa saw the completion of its fourteenth successful year in circulation. It is no doubt that the proud publication continues to dominate the men’s lifestyle market having expanded its readership to a great extent.

Purpose of the FHM South Africa Magazine

As the name suggests, FHM South Africa originally catered to affluent South African men between the ages of 18 and 30. Today, the iconic FHM South Africa magazine is published in 28 countries in 23 languages with a presence in over 40 countries worldwide.

FHM South Africa showcases to its reader some interesting, yet crazy, and absolutely weird occurrences in life. The content includes articles about boy toys and gadgets; travel and adventure; jobs and entertainment; influential people and the world’s sexiest women.

Fun facts about FHM Magazine

FHM Africa holds claims to the spot of the largest selling men’s lifestyle magazine in the world. In the UK, it is the largest men’s lifestyle media brand; with the FHM South African edition being voted the “Best Magazine in The World” three times by UK’s magazine industry.

Among its signature articles, is the immensely popular FHM’s Top 100 Most Sexiest Women in the World! And, it is the only magazine amidst a few others to tell you how you can improve your life and be a true legend just the way you are.

Impact of FHM

A subscription to FHM South Africa brings you fun, together with life’s cheeky and witty humor, using well-written stories and facts about all kinds of things that never fail to surprise and excite. The “How to” section of FHM South Africa helps you learn how to make your life easier and get awesome tips that are certain to leave your friends bedazzled by your virile genius.

Accessibility of the FHM Magazine

FHM South Africa is available in both printed and digitally. The digital version of the magazine is interactive and includes playable videos, hyperlinks and options to share content on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc. The digital availability of FHM South Africa gives millions of readers worldwide access to an unending range of content, owing to the widespread availability of internet and mobile services. It is perhaps today, one of the greatest opportunities for readers to connect to their favorite magazines; and also for authors or publishers to connect to millions of readers across the globe.

Advantages of digital magazines

Currently, there is a recorded shift in trend from reading printed magazines to accessing digital editions on smart devices and phones. More readers are opting to read the e-version of FHM South Africa online magazine or on famed newsstand apps. The versatility that a digital magazines offers; storage of thousands of magazines in the cloud; instant access and easy reading on your mobile devices whenever and wherever you want to. The best part about digital magazines is that you get nearly up to 70% off on all your magazine subscriptions and you will be significantly contributing towards a greener environment by doing away with paper! This truly is what you would call “A spend well saved!”

Although, some may argue, that the feel of a digitized version of a magazine cannot compare to the aesthetics of a printed one, it is impossible to ignore the growing revolution of digital reading.

Major advantages with digital magazines and newsstand apps:

Magazines are available online instantly

You keep it forever

Discounts up to 70% off on almost all magazines

You can archive and search for older issues

You are offered interactive quizzes, polls and contests to engage in

View all of the videos, links and interactive content without leaving the magazine

100% eco-friendly as no paper is used

Once you’ve made the choice to go digital with your favorite magazines, there are several options in the form of newsstand apps that are available online for free. You can gain access to your digital magazines on practically any mobile device of your choice: iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows 8 devices, other tablets, or on the web.

Welcome the change and be a part of the green revolution!

Lose Weight and Gain Health Benefits

To lose weight is the goal of many Americans today. When one considers the statistics of obesity and its impact on society, it puts the importance of weight loss in perspective. What are some of the startling statistics regarding this overweight obese society? What are some of prominent weight loss programs and why do they fail? What is a surprising secret losing weight? What are some significant lifestyle changes that can dramatically affect your efforts to lose weight? What is a starting point to losing weight?

Let me share a few of these vital statistics. Sixty-four percent of people in the United States are overweight. That is two-thirds of our current population. In addition to that, one-third of children are overweight. Obesity has become a major dilemma in our society today and is responsible for 325,000 deaths per year. Americans are in search of the “perfect” drug or diet to fix this current health dilemma.

There are a wide variety of weight loss programs and drugs to help individuals lose weight. Some of these include Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Dr. Atkins, and more. In addition to these big name diet plans there are high protein diets, low carbohydrate diets, low calorie diets, and even the infamous cabbage soup diet.

Most all of these diets will be effective to some degree, but maintaining the weight loss proves difficult. These diets are difficult to continue for an extended time. Many of these diets are expensive and often fail because they are so restrictive and do not fit in with one’s lifestyle. Losing weight must be accompanied by an effective change in your lifestyle to continue on your journey to a better way of life.

The most overlooked secret to successful weight loss is to know your “WHY.” What is the gut-wrenching reason that you want to lose weight? Is it to be able to enjoy your grandchildren in future years? Is it so you can enjoy a lifetime of enjoyment with your own children? Is it to spend an extended lifetime with your spouse or is it just to create a healthier life while ridding yourself of many of the current health problems or the health problems that are lurking in the near future due to the excess weight.

Finding the “perfect” diet program is not the solution in itself. One must be committed to a change in their current lifestyle because effective weight loss is a journey it is not a short trip. One of the first secrets is to begin drinking water instead of the sugary colas or even diet drinks. Water is essential to life and a healthy body. Drinking water not only replenishes your system but also promotes weight loss. Water is a fluid that directly passes through your colon, so drinking water can flush away toxins and unwanted fats. Drink at least eight glasses a day for best results.

Although you can lose weight without exercise, exercise definitely promotes weight loss. At first you may even gain weight due to the building of muscle. However, eventually, you will begin to burn more fat due to the increase in your muscle mass. The exercise can be as gentle as walking or even sitting and lifting light weights. Any exercise should be adapted to one’s specific needs.

A good starting point to transform your lifestyle to a healthier life would be to eliminate the “junk food” that many Americans are accustomed to. We eat on the go and the food that we eat is not healthy. Fast food today is chalked full of hidden calories and fat. Some of these foods include burgers, pizza, fries, potato chips, candy, and many more. All of these foods are very poor in their nutritional value. It makes no sense to continue eating them if one is interested in transforming their lifestyle.

In conclusion, the statistics speak for themselves and they reflect a drastic need for change in our society. Weight loss programs abound across America but successful weight loss usually requires a change in lifestyle. The most overlooked secret to a successful weight loss is establishing your “WHY” and refer to it often. Begin a change in your lifestyle by making small changes on a daily basis. Begin exercising or moving in some way and increase as your abilities allow and don’t forget to drink water. Eliminate the “junk food” from your diet and get started today.

About Love – Conflict

However much we may love someone we may sometimes find ourselves in serious conflict with them. One of the most common areas of conflict is over money. Both partners must be willing to make sacrifices in how they spend money to try to make things work. When only one partner makes sacrifices things are heading toward a break up.

Partners in a relationship must sacrifice themselves for the good of their relationship, but too much sacrifice will do more harm than good, particularly when each of us sees ourselves as having sacrificed more than our partner has.

There are many things we may sacrifice. Our time or money or our preferences regarding everything from our friends or how we dress to what we eat or what entertainment we may most enjoy or even more things may need to be sacrificed. If we fail to make some of these sacrifices our partners may feel unloved. If we make too many of these sacrifices we may resent our partners for seeming to require too much of us.

Both partners may feel they sacrifice too much and both may be correct. One partner may feel that they give up too much time or freedom while the other partner may feel they give up too much of their comfort or security.

Both complaints may be valid and need to be considered fairly. Sometimes there is an effort to ‘trade off’ but most of these things are like apples and oranges and it is hard to see the relative value of each in terms of the other or to know what a fair compromise may really be. Too often both partners continue to feel they are getting the short end of the deal no matter how much each feels they sacrifice for the other.

In response to feeling we may be getting less than our partner, one partner or both partners may go out and lavish rewards upon themselves spending a small fortune on what each desires perhaps without rational concern for the consequences. If we allow this sort of behavior to get out of hand we may find ourselves descending into unmanageable debt.

Perhaps the fastest way to resolve conflicts regarding what we feel we sacrifice for one another may be to strip everything down to the bare minimum, the absolute bare minimum.

One thing which should be reduced is our egoistic concerns for the quality or expense of our clothes. Wear what is appropriate to work but no more. Choose generic goods not designer labels. Off the rack, not custom tailored. Enough outfits for a single week and not a month. This does not mean that we must continue to reduce ourselves to this minimum standard indefinitely; it is only one of many things we can do to reach a starting point for a fair and equitable lifestyle that balances our own needs with the needs of our partner.

It will also be appropriate to give up some entertainment. A few books which we resell or trade, or some movie rentals may be OK but ‘collecting’ such things for the pleasure of owning them may need to be put on hold for awhile. Going to concerts or sporting events where there is no mutual interest or time to go together may need to be forsaken for a while as well. Keep in touch with music online or on the radio, keep up with sports teams in news reports from papers or on television. Both partners must reduce the time and money invested in these side interests to a bare minimum to reach a fair bargaining point where some of these activities may later be reintroduced through careful bargaining.

Plan meals together and trade off preparing simple favorite meals. Keep the effort and the expense of meal preparations to a reasonable minimum. We should temporarily give up any snacks or treats that are our selfish pleasures, particularly those which may put us at risk with regard to our health. Putting our health at risk is a sure fire way to say to our partner that we do not care either for ourselves or for them. We should eat basic and nourishing foods for awhile rather than a diet rich in our favorite indulgences. Again, some of these things may be reintroduced later, but not right away.

Another area where we may need to reduce our lifestyles to a minimum standard may be in regard to the time we spend with our personal friends outside of work or our home. Our friends can be wonderful resources for us, but if too much of our lives are consumed by our other relationships we may be bankrupting the one relationship which matters most.

In this manner, wherever there is time or money expended outside of the primary relationship we have with our partner those things should be curtailed. The practical goal of achieving a minimalized lifestyle is two-fold:

One part of the goal is to put ourselves in a situation where we have more time to spend with our partner so that we may talk or play together more often.

The other part of our goal is to develop a lifestyle where our budget is no longer strained and we can actually begin to save money rather than going into debt. Our debt must be resolved or we must develop a lifestyle which makes it possible to resolve our debt within our means.

Once we each have more time to invest with our partners there will be less jealousy about what each partner sacrifices because it is our time together which should mean more than anything else to both partners.

When we can learn to manage our debt successfully we may then slowly begin to reintroduce some special things which we desire if they are within our means to do so without either taking too much of our time away from our partner or seriously hampering our recovery from debt. We must think twice about everything we want, once for ourselves, and once to include what we will be giving our partner in the bargain we need to make to get what we desire.

We need to discuss with our partners any changes we wish to make to reintroduce some of the special things which we have given up and we must agree on which things each of us will be allowed to have in advance. We must seek a fair balance in what we choose for ourselves and in what we agree our partners may have so that both of us are in agreement about the equitability of our choices and the impact our choices will have on our budget and on the amount and quality of the time which we make available to our partner to be spent together.

From a minimalist standard of living many things which we may find both rewarding and fulfilling may be added back into our lifestyles at very little cost in either time or money. But with opulent lifestyles burdened by debt every pleasure we seek has a hidden consequence within our consciences that makes us feel guilty and defensive. Our guilt and defensiveness become hostility; we may then use these negative emotions to justify our self destructive or relationship destructive behavior thereby possibly exacerbating our opulent lifestyles and further undermining the amount and quality of time we may spend with our partners or adding to the burden of our debt.

Where conflict arises we must quell it through mutual and total self sacrifice; from there we may begin to learn anew how best to find those pleasures and rewards in our lives which most enhance not only our own health, joy and happiness but which also enhances the quality of the time and joy which we may share with our partner.

Note: In homes with children or other dependents it is best to include everyone in this process; give fair consideration to each person’s minimal needs and include them in the fair bargaining process to increase each person’s share of the mutual wealth of time and resources that are collectively owned by all of the members of the home.

Type 2 Diabetes – Exercising Does Not Justify an Unhealthy Diet

If a physically active lifestyle is something recent for you, take a moment to congratulate yourself. There are arguably few things more important in life than being physically active because it does so much for your body and health. If you are not there yet – keep going. One day at a time and you will get there.

Now, when exercising is no longer new to you, there are still a few things you ought to keep in mind.

Of course, we must raise the topic of diet and nutrition. It is as equally important to eat well as it is to exercise. Your risk for disease rises, and your health inevitably degrades otherwise. So just because you are following an exercise plan does not mean you should overlook your diet.

This leads us to a crucial point: exercise does NOT justify an unhealthy diet. In other words, just because you are burning calories through cardio does not mean you can continue to eat poorly, or lack discretion in regards to your nutrition.

While a sedentary lifestyle in and of itself increases the risk of disease and general illness, poor food choices are also responsible for many serious health conditions including Type 2 diabetes. Meaning even if you are no longer sedentary, it does not say you are no longer at risk of developing serious complications. The impression here might be one involving just the extremes…

  • Type 2 diabetes,
  • heart disease,
  • kidney failure, and
  • stroke

are some of the long-term possibilities of an unhealthy lifestyle, which is the consequence of poor food choices. But, let us not forget the other health problems that arise, some of which are too common in our society. Notably, this includes obesity and all of its forms.

Unfortunately, even if you exercise, it does not necessarily mean you are going to be lean eventually. You are not exempt from the complications of being overweight just because you are now physically active. To prevent weight gain or to lose weight, you have to slowly moderate your diet, especially if you are frequently exercising.

One issue of physical activity (mainly cardio) rarely discussed, is regarding how it provokes an increase in appetite. You will find yourself tempted to eat more, sometimes unknowingly. Clearly, this could be an issue especially if you are using exercise as a means to lose weight and become healthy. It is an even greater problem when you attempt to justify poor food choices or a habit of overeating.

Exercise is not a cure to an unhealthy diet and not the solution for a healthy lifestyle. Not on its own, at least. This is not to take merit away from physical activity, or how you are finally active after being sedentary for so long. After all, exercise is not only beneficial but also essential.

But never forget a healthy diet is important, too.

3 Ways to Exercise As a Family and Have Fun!

Here are some thought-provoking facts and figures,

  1. On average, North Americans sit 11 hours per day.
  2. 65% of Americans watch 2 or more hours of TV every day. And,
  3. Sedentary lifestyles are responsible for an estimated $24 billion in direct medical spending.

The number of Americans who currently live a sedentary lifestyle is growing. The sedentary way of life that has been attributed to a rise in the following:

  • high blood pressure,
  • cardiovascular diseases,
  • certain cancers, and
  • obesity.


The case for reviving and embedding an active lifestyle is more important than ever.

We are blessed to be living in, for the most part, a country of plenty. Where food is all but a drive or phone call away. We have modern conveniences that enable us to be fed information and entertained at the same time. Right in the comfort of our homes. We have cable television, radio, the internet, smartphones, and computers. In and of itself, these things aren’t bad. Yet it is the availability of these same conveniences that can lull us into a sedentary lifestyle.

According to research there now millions of children, young teens, and adults who have embraced the sedentary lifestyle. Fewer that are pursuing outdoor activities. Fewer and fewer signing up for team sports. Even fewer who are committed to a daily fitness routine.

So what can we do about it?

Here are three ‘exercises’ that you can do as a family.

I have enclosed the word ‘exercise’ in the paragraph above for a reason.

A family routine seen as not being fun – i.e. formal forms of exercise like running, and weightlifting – will be soundly defeated right out of the gate.

There will be moaning, groans of protest, and outright tantrums. And I am not just talking about the children here.

Every session of family activity will be a hard slog of negotiations or outright bribery.

It’s sometimes easier to just join them then try to convince them. The trick here is to re-look at some of the things that both children and adults might do during the day. Things that isn’t necessarily seen as physical activity or exercise.

I have a list of three activities that may just be the thing to get a little – or a lot of – movement into the day.

  1. Competing in activity-based video games. Technology is not all bad. In this instance, you can make it work for the whole family. Gaming consoles now incorporate technology that is able to track the movement of players. These games can either involve dancing, adventures, or virtual sports (i.e. tennis). There is even a game that encourages the destruction of random fruit thrown into the virtual air. The player’s hands become virtual swords that slice through said fruits. These games are not only fun to play but also encourage friendly competition. Trust me when I say that it works up quite the sweat.
  2. Walking or riding to the local park or school. This is a no brainer. This is the lowest hanging fruit for getting the family to exercise together. Incorporate scooters, skateboards, and rollerblades if you have them. Just not the electric variety.
  3. Pre- or post-dinner walks. Even if just a brisk walk around the neighborhood before or after the family meal. Anything to wake-up an otherwise sluggish metabolism and get the blood going.

Benefits On An Active Family Lifestyle

Scheduling a regular family exercise into the week is awesome for two reasons,

  • It allows the family to spend more quality time together. And,
  • Creates a positive association between health and exercise.

The health benefits gained from family exercises and activities can stave off health issues. Especially issues that may arise at a later age.

Who knows.

You may even experience something together that will most definitely last a lifetime: fun.

A Male Chastity Guide For Modern Couples

Hi. My name is Mistress Sara, and I am the author of Beautiful Enslavement, a comprehensive male chastity guide for modern couples. Over the years I’ve helped dozens of couples incorporate male chastity and male chastity belt devices into their marriage. I’ve done so because this lifestyle has proven to be the right choice for most couples – particularly if they are having problems in their relationship.

My feeling is that most relationship problems develop because the male partner has no self-control. This means that even though he wants to stay committed to you, he will waste his time and energy masturbating – sometimes as much as 10 times a week. This means less intimacy for his wife, and his own personal embarrassment at behaving like a little boy instead of a grown man.

This creates a dynamic where the wife begins to resent her husband, and the husband starts to take her for granted and blames her for his own lack of self-control. Male chastity fixes this problem. By making it impossible for him to masturbate or have an affair, intimacy and honesty are brought back into the marriage.

Many people are curious about the male chastity lifestyle, but are put off at first because they don’t understand exactly how it works. Therefore, I’d like to take some time to go over the basics of male chastity. Obviously I can’t cover everything here; but this should give you enough information for you to decide if you want to learn more about how this wonderful lifestyle can improve your marriage.

When you enter into male chastity, you’ll have to purchase a male chastity cage or tube for your husband. This will prevent him from being able to get an erection or achieve orgasm. He will also have to sit down to urinate.

Then, he will be required to earn the right to have you unlock him when you feel that he deserves masculine release. During the period that he is wearing the belt, he will have to do things to please you in order to earn this right.

In other words, he’ll have to find ways to satisfy you sexually – without his penis. This can lead to hours of oral sex and multiple orgasms for you. He’ll also have to help out more around the house and become more romantic.

He’ll gladly agree to all of this because what men want most on this earth is the right to orgasm. Initially you will probably only have him locked up for a few days at a time. Later you’ll have him locked up for a week or more.

Eventually, the ideal situation is that he achieves 12 or less orgasms a year – meaning you’ll let him out to play once every four to six weeks.

This will stop his masturbation habit, keep him from looking at porn and ensure that he remains faithful to you. But, he will benefit as well. He will be constantly turned on and when you do let him out, he’ll have the best orgasms of his life.

You, on the other hand, will feel like princess. Remember how you felt during your initial courtship? That’s the man who will suddenly come back into your life.

Of course, it will take effort on your part. It’s not simply a matter of locking him up. You’ll have to be very affectionate with him so that he feels loved and wanted. You’ll need to praise him when he does a good job. And, you’ll probably have to clean the family jewels for him – otherwise, he’d take that chance of freedom to masturbate.

But all this effort will be worth it when you see the direct benefits to your marriage and over time, your husband will be delighted that you took the active role to keep him under lock and key.

The Olympus E-P1 Features Are Made to Fit Your Lifestyle

One nice thing about this brand new Olympus camera is that is both practical and functional. The camera was made to fit your  lifestyle . The Olympus E-P1 is the smallest high megapixel model that you can change the lens on. It will have you feeling like a pro with all that it offers. This article will take a look at why this camera is so exciting.

Shadow Adjustment Technology eliminates concerns over excessive contrasts. This camera is one of the best at making sure the lighting is great in your pictures. You can also edit the pictures later.

You are given six built-in Art Filters, so you can be creative if you want to. This is all applicable to the process of creating still videos or video imaging. So the main features of the filters include Pop Art, Soft Focus Pale and Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film and Pin Hole. It’s easy to see the effects on the LCD immediately by using the Live View or Review Images options.

The camera uses masks to frame what you want a picture to be so that you can get exactly what you want. The camera makes proper framing a breeze, whether you need it for conventional enlargements or for viewing on wide screen monitors. You will have more room to be creative if you use the function that supplements Art Filters.

The E-P1 is so versatile it does not matter if you want to use it for a video or to take a picture, your needs will be met. It is easy and enjoyable to shoot stills and take videos. The system has a built-in microphone, which means it can hear every nuance of your sound. WAV files can also be played back with your voice added into the mix to narrate the tale you want to tell.

Completely Clear Your Acne With a Few Lifestyle Changes

Stop buying harmful creams, lotions, anti-biotics, and other ‘acne cures.’ They do not work. I know, because I had SEVERE acne for over 12 years and tried everything on the market with little to no success. All these products do is mask the symptoms of acne, not deal with the root cause (which is inflammation and hormonal imbalances.)

So why do you get acne? Unfortunately, if you get acne it’s because you are genetically predisposed to the disease. This is why your friends might be able to eat whatever they want and have clear skin, but you cannot. It’s an unfortunate hand that we were dealt, but it’s also one that can be overcome. Here are 3 tips that WILL help you clear your acne for good if you are disciplined enough to follow them.

1. Change your diet. Diet is one of the biggest factors when dealing with acne prone skin. You need to eliminate inflammatory foods and start adding alkaline foods to your diet, preferably whole foods. Vegetable oil is one thing you need to stop eating TODAY if you want to get rid of acne.

2. Supplementation. A few inexpensive supplements will give your body the nutrition it needs that it cannot get from diet alone. This will help regulate your hormones and reduce inflammation dramatically. One supplement I recommend highly is Spirulina, which is one of the most nutrient dense super-foods on the planet.

3. Exercise/Sunlight/Fresh Oxygen. These can all be done at once, which is convenient. Exercising helped regulate out of whack hormones and improves circulation, which in turn forces toxins out of your body. Sunlight and fresh air exacerbate the process in a positive way. Getting just 30 minutes of moderate exercise (try running, basketball, or light weight lifting) 4-5 days a week is enough to get you started.

These 3 things combined in the proper manner WILL cure you of acne in a relatively short period of time, and as long as you stick to it you will have clear skin for good.

If you want a more detailed blueprint on how to clear your acne starting today, check out my blog. You will thank yourself later.

Lifestyle Design Tips: Setting Priorities

Hey there! I hope everything’s going swell on your end as it is in mine.

Have you ever noticed how we Internet marketers forget to set priorities? Sometimes, we get so overwhelmed with how big our ventures have become, how the number of sites that we manage have grown, how many activities we need to accomplish during the day that it can be a very frustrating experience just trying to get everything done.

It’s the price that we have to pay for success. As a businessman, you have to be over and above everything in your business. You have to be in control. But you have to admit, this can be easier said than done. Priority setting is something you learn with time and practice. But if you don’t have the luxury of experience yet, then here are some tips to get you started:

Take immediate action. Procrastination is such a major productivity killer that most of us do out of sheer habit. Kick it by cultivating the practice of getting things done the moment they come to you. This is particularly true of problems brought to your attention that you can give a solution to right away. When an idea that enables you to leverage your biz comes to mind, act on it pronto.

If you need to have a list, then don’t put in more than five priorities there. Making lists can be counterproductive if you have to put every little thing you need to do for the day. You’ll end up spending more time on the easiest and most inconsequential. So take stock of your priorities and determine the top 5 most important that should be done for the day. Then, don’t stop until you’ve accomplished each one.

Divide chunks of your time to accomplish what you wrote on your list. How much time are you going to allocate, uninterrupted, to get these jobs done? Set breathing spaces every hour for you to rejuvenate, walk about or generally just relax so you get new perspectives every time you put your thinking cap back on.

Schedule routinary tasks at the beginning or end of the day. You can check emails, file away stuff or read before everything gets too hectic. Meetings with employees can be done near the end of the day once in a week or every two weeks to discuss their concerns or strategy. Unless it’s an emergency, don’t encourage the habit of interruption among your team members. Set a part of your day where any concerns they may have which were not addressed in meetings can be answered. Limit these to five minutes at most so only the most vital issues are addressed. It’s amazing how scheduling your time this way improves productivity.

Clear your desk of clutter. Too many things there distract you from focusing on what’s important. If you don’t need it, trash it. If you need to store it in a file cabinet or in an electronic file, do so.