1. Warming up the scalp
For hair growth, blood circulation to the scalp is essential, and you can improve this circulation with simple scalp massage exercises. You can easily do these yourself at home.
1. Begin at the crown of your head and start rubbing your fingers into your scalp, in circular motions.
2. Continue massaging the sides and back, in the same way, for around 5 to 10 minutes a day.
You can also easily do some hands-free scalp exercises on-the-go.
1. Lift your eyebrows as high as you can and remain in that position for 2 minutes before returning to the resting position.
2. Furrow your eyebrows as high as possible, remaining in that position for 2 minutes before returning to the resting position.
3. Lift your eyebrows as high as you can and remain in that position for 3 minutes before returning to the resting position.
You can also use the tips of your fingers to stretch the skin of your scalp. Simply place your fingers on your forehead and push and pull them away from each other.
Aside from promoting hair growth, this can also relieve tension and stress.
2. Indian head massage
The Indian head massage is an ancient practice based on Ayurveda, which is more than 1,000 years old. This massage involves rhythmic movements to acupressure points that are traditionally called Marma points.
Aside from being a great practice to keep your hair lush, this also reduces stress and anxiety, relaxes the muscles (especially those in the face), relieves eye strain and insomnia, restores joint movement, and boosts the immune system.
3. Neck exercises
Neck exercises are great at encouraging hair growth. To perform this exercise, simply perform front-to-back and side-to-side movements, which will cause your neck muscles to stretch.
1. Stand up straight with your hands down in a natural position.
2. Move your head forward and backward, and extend it as much as you can.
3. Perform the same extension movements, but sideways, and hold on each side for around 10 seconds.
By stretching those muscles in your neck, it allows any trapped tension and stress to be released, improving blood flow, and ultimately, it not only promotes hair growth but also helps heal damaged hair.
4. Yoga poses
Some of the most popular methods for promoting hair growth involve yoga poses. Uttanasana, which is also called Standing Forward Fold Pose, stimulates blood flow to the scalp. It also relieves stress, one of the main causes of hair loss.
1. Stand upright with your hands in the air.
2. With your knees straight, try to touch your feet with the tips of your fingers. At first, it might be difficult to do. But doing this 5 to 10 times a day will allow you to quickly improve, and your hair will love you for it.
You may also want to perform Vajrasana, or Diamond Pose, which helps avoid hair loss and promotes hair growth. This exercise should only be done after lunch or dinner.
1. Begin by kneeling on the floor, with your buttocks touching your heels.
2. Then, keep your hands on your thighs and allow yourself to sit in this comfortable position. The goal is to try and stay positioned this way for as long as you can.
5. Breathing exercises
Certain breathing exercises such as Kapal Bhati pranayama, which is a practice performed in yoga, are great at promoting hair growth. Kapal Bhati in English means “shining forehead,” and you can easily perform this exercise yourself at home today.
The “shining forehead” exercise involves a series of inhalations and exhalations.
1. Begin by sitting in a comfortable position with your back straight.
2. Then, take a deep breath, and while you do so, pull your stomach in as much as possible. Keep the exhalation brief and the inhalation longer.
3. Perform this 20 times to complete one round.
Kapal Bhati pranayama is great at strengthening damaged hair and helping the growth of new hair by pumping fresh oxygen to the scalp. It also keeps hair roots strong and delays the premature greying of the hair.
6. Inverted poses
This inversion method is a popular technique for stimulating hair growth. This technique is composed of 2 parts. First, you’ll want to perform a head massage to stimulate your hair follicles. Then, the second part involves hanging upside down to increase the blood flow to the scalp.
1. Begin by applying olive oil, argan oil, or coconut oil to your hair and performing a massage by focusing on the scalp and combing through the hair thoroughly.
2. Use your fingers to massage your head in circles, switching between a clockwise and counterclockwise motion for around 5 minutes.
3. Lay down on your bed with your head hanging down and your neck supported by the edge of the bed.
4. Remain in this position for 4 minutes, and you’re done!
Once the 4 minutes have passed, slowly maneuver your head back to a natural position and wash off the oil from your hair. It is advised to perform this every day for a week each month to stimulate hair growth. If you want to go the extra step, you can measure your hair each week and write down your progress.
7. Cardio exercises
Another great way to promote hair growth is by performing cardio exercises regularly, and these should be part of your hair care routine. One such exercise is the side-to-side hop, which as the name indicates, involves hopping from side to side.
1. Begin by standing straight with a hip-width gap between both feet. Keep your arms placed as if you were jogging.
2. Then, slightly bend your knees and jump sideways, left to right.
3. Continue repeating this process.
The way that this contributes to hair growth is thanks to the release of sebum, an oily substance that prevents your scalp and hair from drying out. To go one step further, you may want to relax in a steam bath after you are done exercising, as it increases sebum production even more.
1. How to relieve tension in your neck safely
To relieve tension in your neck, you can try to perform this self-stretch that won’t take up much of your time. It can be done while standing or sitting.
2. How to relieve tension in your shoulders
Relieving tension in your chest and your shoulders can help you to reduce tension in your neck as well, because these body parts are interconnected. Use a wall to do safe stretching.
3. How to relieve tension in your lower back safely
To relieve tension in your lower back, stretch it over the edge of your bed so your head can go below the level of your spine. Don’t do this stretch if you have any injuries to your spine.
One more exercise that can help your lower back is a twist. You will need a chair for this.
4. How to relieve tension in your upper back safely
To get rid of stiff shoulders, do this exercise first. You’ll need a table to do it.
A back-of-the-chair stretch can be the optimal choice to reduce tension in your muscles and joints at home or at work. You should use a chair with a short back to perform this exercise. Put a towel on it, if you want, to make it more comfortable for yourself.
A back extension while standing is easy and safe to perform, but you need to be careful if you have any spinal problems. It will stretch along your spine and make you feel better in your upper back after long periods of sitting.
5. How to relieve tension in your knuckles
Finger fitness is excellent for improving the overall condition of your hands. It’s especially good for musicians to do to develop their abilities or for people who don’t have enough hand mobility.
Yoga is the perfect exercise, and it’s not just for your state of mind, but also to relieve tension from your body. Try the Mahamayuri Mudra position. It is a beginner level yoga pose that is performed in a seated position. You can connect this pose with a brief meditation.
Get an exercise ball for your hands and fingers. As a basic exercise you can do this:
Bonus: The “placebo effect” of cracking your neck
A study has shown that cracking your neck can have a positive mental effect on you. This happens because many people associate cracking sounds with the successful adjustment of a joint. But in actuality no pressure is released. This effect is called a “placebo effect.”
Cracking your neck can be harmful if you don’t do it correctly or if you do it too often. To avoid any negative consequences with any joints, consult with your doctor first.
Think about colors and how they are perceived
First of all, we have to understand why colors are so important when attempting to pull off any kind of style. Formal attire, in particular, is what interests us, meaning we’ll mostly be talking about white, black, grey and beige, since these are considered to be neutral and basic tones. Colors are capable of creating and reflecting sensations, moods, and emotions. Black, for example, is perceived as an indicator of prestige, power, seriousness, and intelligence and it goes well with other neutral colors. Depending on how formal your event is, you might want to take a look at this “formality scale” showing which colors are adapted to which occasions.
Combine your basic formal garments properly.
All consultants, stylists, fashion gurus, and even the inexperienced fashionistas driven by intuition agree on what the basic garments are that create a formal look. Basically, just wearing a few of these items can turn any sloppy look into something more formal. Here’s a non-comprehensive list:
It is important to take this list into account, because when you’re experimenting with new combinations to obtain a formal look, these will be an important ally. But be careful: If you want to avoid a boring image, don’t wear them all together at once. You risk overdoing it and looking way too serious, so much so that, instead of communicating empathy and confidence, your look might reflect coldness. So for example, if you’re wearing a very formal coat, consider adding a bit of color with a nice print underneath.
Black and white colors
As we said, these are the quintessential formal colors when it comes to formal attire. Black, and darker garments in general, have a huge advantage: if you combine them properly, they help you look slimmer. So there’s no doubt that these 2 will be your best allies if you’re looking for an elegant, sophisticated, and empowering look. But to avoid the typical boring black and white outfit, for example, you might want to try a nice combination of printed and plain garments like Queen Letizia from Spain showcases in this picture. So basically, according to Emili Sindlev, the trick is to start by finding a garment with a colored pattern that you like and then combine it with a plain garment that has a hint of that color.
Using soft colors can help too.
Soft colors or pastels, which are close to beige, bring light, warmth, spontaneity, and confidence to your look. However, you have to know how to wear them, as they could take away some of the authority you’re trying to convey with a formal look. The fact is that if you’re going for a more colorful look on office days, it is better to opt for soft colors that are not too eye-catching. Think of pastel shades, and preferably choose these colors in formal garments, like those mentioned before. You can, for example, combine a pair of black trousers or a black skirt with a white blouse, a plain blazer in a light color, and complement it with a necklace if it doesn’t have an extravagant print.
At the same time, it is important to understand that neutral colors are not just those ranging from grey to beige, but “all primary colors mixed in equal parts, that are not saturated, which become close to grey on the color wheel and are therefore, neutral,” according to Spanish image coach Domingo Delgado. Therefore, you can also wear them with your formal garments, as long as you combine them correctly. Delgado also states that these colors can add strength and personality to your look when combined with black, which is exactly what we’re looking for. After all that’s the idea behind dressing formally.
The color blue: your best friend
The color blue, mainly indigo and navy tones, is usually an excellent ally when it comes to formal looks. And this is true even though it’s not on the neutral spectrum we were talking about before. That is because it is a color that’s close to black and since it is slightly lighter, it takes away a little bit of the formality without making things too casual. It is also ideal to experiment and combine neutral colors with other types of tones. For example, Claudia García, a personal shopper, suggests a combination of navy blue with mustard yellow for formal attire, like in this picture. Blue brings strength, wisdom, and confidence, while yellow adds joy and creativity to your appearance. Besides, since they are muted tones, they do not take away the formal aspect of your outfit. On the other hand, they are elegant and mature, but still colorful. You can use both colors in clothing or even in accessories.
Balance your eye-catching colors using the 2+1 rule
It is not easy to find the proper balance between a formal look and a super edgy one, but somewhere in between lies the ideal outfit. That’s where the 2+1 rule comes in. The idea is to put together a look with 2 classic formal colors, that match perfectly and then add a smaller garment with an eye-catching color. For instance, we could go for blue and white and then add gold, or black and white, and then add red. Another winning combo is beige and gray with yellow to contrast. “Using various colors from the neutral and basic range will make you feel balanced. Combining those with other colors will alter the energy of the whole outfit. “By either contrasting or enhancing the message conveyed by the brightest color, you will define your personal image” says Domingo. As a good rule of thumb, remember that it is always better to maintain a proportion of 80% neutral colors to 20% eye-catching colors.
Think about the message you want to convey.
When we talk about conveying a message, we mean to say that every outfit says something about you. Specifically, decorations, prints, fabrics, and any detail that stands out “talks” more about you because it reveals your choices. This is important because it makes your outfit special, personal, and it keeps you away from the typical boring formal look. Once again, this is a matter of proportion. Trying too hard to show your personality might end up backfiring, either coming off as kitschy attire or as a casual outfit.
Spanish personal shopper Valentina Brand suggests that when wearing a garment with outstanding details, you should keep the rest minimalistic. Go for simple or plain garments that won’t steal the spotlight from that special detail you want people to notice, be that a beautiful print on a blouse, frills on a skirt, a bow on a pair of trousers or on a blouse, a pleated dress, or flashy buttons and contrasting color lines on a blazer, coat, or jacket. Remember the 80-20 proportion we spoke about before. Go for 80% simple garments and only 20% flashy, eye-catching details.
Highlight specific parts of your outfit using accessories
Accessories are, by definition, eye-catchers, so their main purpose is to direct people’s attention to a specific part of your outfit. That’s why it’s important to make sure you don’t overdo it. If the rest of your garments are too loaded or catchy, a nice pair of earrings or a bracelet could be left unseen or even worse, overload the whole outfit. As for the number of accessories, Coco Chanel, for example, always said that before you leave your house, you should first take a look in the mirror and take one thing off. To keep it simple, go by the motto “less is more.” As a general reference, 3 accessories are enough when it comes to formal wear. You want to avoid clangy jewelry too, especially at work. It is important to balance size and color with the rest of the outfit too. Subtle jewelry is the safe choice, but you can go for something a little more eye-catching if the rest of the outfit is already very serious or subtle.
The monochromatic style, an oldie but goodie
Something that never goes out of style when you want to dress formally is to wear a monochromatic outfit — most of the time it’s neutral or blue. But be careful: you could fall into the trap we’ve been trying to avoid since the beginning, namely, that boring, way too formal look. Luckily, the trick to save you from trouble is simple. Just let your accessories do their thing. Personal shopper Zaida Muñoz suggests adding one, 2, or a maximum of 3 accessories in a contrasting color or in contrasting fabrics/materials. So say you go for an all-black suit, you can add a silver necklace. If you wear a white dress, you could match it with a bag of a different color, a watch, and a shiny belt, all of them of subtly sized. And if you wear a gray jumpsuit, shoes in a striking color like red, for example, could make you look more cheerful.
Final thoughts: Formal wear can be stylish.
We have already talked about a number of garments that are necessary to give us that formal look we’re looking for. Still, there are others that are considered to be more casual, but that remain, above all, beautiful. These garments can be styled in a formal way if we know how to wear and combine them.
1. Chairs for dips
Dips are one of the most important exercises for chest and tricep activation. Of course, not everyone has a mini gym with a dip stand at home, but a chair or 2 can become an alternative at home. Just apply weight and pressure in the right areas to get the best results.
2. Loaded backpack for bodyweight exercises
If you need to do some workouts like lunges or push-ups, but going to the gym and using special equipment is not an option, you can try doing these same exercises with a loaded backpack. Advanced lifters can do these exercises while holding even more heavy items.
3. Wall for strength and flexibility exercises
If you want to strengthen your legs and core, you can use any wall in your home as an exercise tool. Elevated push-ups, handstands, stretches, and yoga inversions can be easily performed this way.
4. A couch as a bench
The couch in your home can be used for more than just watching television. One way is to do exercises like sit-ups, split lunges, and more, using it as an alternative to a bench.
5. Stairs for all cardio exercises
The most used equipment in gyms are treadmills and bike simulators for cardio exercises, because they are a very important foundation for any workout. However, don’t worry if you don’t have one at home or can’t go to the gym — you can get just the same result by just using the stairs at your home, office, or in a public place.
6. Pike push-ups instead of dumbbell press
Dumbbell press is known to be one of the best strength training and mass building exercises for the upper body in gyms. However, pike push-ups can be a great alternative for them and can be done at home without any fitness equipment.
Age 2 to 3
Doctor Dorothy Singer says that children between 2 and 3 years old don’t understand the value of money but they can begin doing so by learning the names of coins. One of the games can be “identification.” Your child can check different coins, examine their colors and shapes, and then match them with the image while discussing the names.
It’s also recommended to pick a nickel if you play with a coin because of its size. You should provide close supervision when a toddler plays with a dime.
Young kids are most excited to play “pretend shop” at home so you can provide them with some new information about shopping without even going out. Exchange your money for food, show them coupons, and talk about sales as a fun game.
Experts suggest to make pretend money together and use cereal boxes and fruit as store items. Just make it entertaining for your kid so that they’ll be excited to learn about this topic more.
Age 4 to 5
Before going to the supermarket, clip some coupons with your child — but don’t forget to use safety scissors. When you’re at the store, give the kid one coupon and ask them to keep an eye on the cucumbers or other products. Just make them feel like they’re helping you and doing something important.
Another way to teach a preschooler about money is to set up an imaginary restaurant at home. This is a good way to prepare your kid for future dinners in the real world and explain some basic things throughout the game such as manners and how to set the table. Remind your child after dinner that they have to pay the bill. You can use pretend money for this part.
Your child should also learn the importance of waiting. It’s a crucial skill for saving and spending. There’s no need to explain things in great detail. Just begin with waiting in line and say that it’s a part of life when you want to get something that you like.
For practice, find a reasonably priced toy that your kid wants. Tell them they have to wait and save money to get it. Then give the child allowance each week, like $1, for example. Don’t give them all the money at once.
Age 6 to 8
After receiving an allowance, your kid needs to learn how to place their money. You can give them piggy banks or jars to collect their money for different purposes. It’s also an age when you can take them to the bank and turn it into a really exciting event, experts say.
Open a savings account for your child and explain how cool it is to have regular deposits and how the bank pays people back for saving their money. You can also visit a museum displaying the evolution of currency.
Age 9 to 12
When your kid is 9 years old, you can start reading price labels with your child and compare them. When you pick a product, don’t forget to include quality when you make decisions. You can also try to use a roll of toilet paper from one brand for a week and then switch to another brand the following week. Discuss the differences with your kid and make the choice of what to buy together.
Put your child in charge if you’re holding a yard sale. This way, they can learn about responsibility — just don’t put too much pressure on your kid.
Age 13 to 15
Experts say that this is a good age to learn about the stock market. You can pretend to invest in companies that your child is familiar with, like Nike, Coca-Cola, and others. Watch the financial news together and explain everything in simple terms. Try to awake some interest by discussing the profit they’ll make, but don’t forget to mention the risks.
Teenagers are also welcome to discuss the family budget, as well as needs vs wants.
1. Avoid applying too much makeup.
Contouring has become a trend and many of you might regularly do it, thinking it will give you a more refined look. However, this isn’t a good option if you want to look fresh. You should also avoid using mascara on your bottom lashes since this can cast shadows and give you fake dark circles — it can even appear to pull down your eyes.
2. Wear the right bra size.
Go for a well-fitting bra. First of all, it will help you out with your posture. It will make you look taller and 10 pounds slimmer too. Loose bras can cause your bust to drop. Getting them off your tummy and up in the proper position can make you look youthful and livelier. The perfect position for them is midway between your elbow and shoulder.
3. Driving your car can speed up wrinkles.
We spend a lot of time driving, and because the car’s windows don’t protect us from dangerous sun rays, we might end up with more wrinkles, especially on one side. That is why you should never drive your car without first applying sunscreen. It’s important to not rely on the SPF that your foundation has, go for at least SPF 15 and always apply it on your face and neck.
4. Go for thicker eyebrows.
As we get older, we start to lose hair, and eyebrows are no exception. Let your brows grow thicker or learn to naturally fill them using makeup. This is good because the fullness is associated with youthfulness.
5. Use red lipstick.
As we age, the natural lines around our lips fade which is why it’s better to apply red lipstick or at least red shades. Not only does this color symbolize youth, but also femininity, sexuality, beauty, and health.
6. Curl your lashes.
Even though this seems simple, it can actually help you a lot. Curling your lashes will open up your eyes and leave you looking more awake and younger. Try applying baby powder before you use mascara. Simply dip a cotton swab and coat them with it. Also, consider using a primer because it will keep your mascara in place and give you volume and length.
7. Use blush the right way.
Apply blush at the height of the cheekbones and don’t use it in the hollows of the cheeks. As you age, the face will lose fat and the cheeks will naturally be a little hollower. This can make you look older and emphasizing it is a bad choice.
8. Work on better posture.
Bad posture can make you look older than you actually are. Avoid slouching when you’re sitting on a chair or when you’re standing up. When speaking on your phone, abstain from holding it with your shoulder, wear bags that aren’t overpacked with stuff, and lift heavy things carefully. This not only will result in a younger look, but it can also help with back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, breathing difficulties, and fatigue.
9. Update your closet with bright clothes.
Spice up your closet with festive colors like green, blue, white, or orange. Such colors will brighten up your face and showcase your beauty. Put away your neutral-toned, gray, and black clothes — while they can make you look slimmer, they can also age you. However, if you still want to wear dark-colored pants and t-shirts, you should use bright jewelry or other colorful accents.
10. Get your hair done.
Long bangs will conceal the aging process. This is because it will soften your facial features, put the focus on your eyes, and hide wrinkles or fine lines. Layers, texture, and movement will look a lot better than bangs that are just chopped off.
Waves in the hair are always something to go for. A short hairstyle like a bob, a wavy bob, a mid-length layered cut, or a messy shag all have the power to lift up your face and shape your look. The flicked ends make the haircut appear flirty, fun, and youthful.
Evolution’s plan in action
In terms of evolution, it’s crucial that we not only live our own lives but create new ones too. According to research, men and women are designed in a certain way to do 2 important tasks: leave many offspring and invest in their children’s well-being as much as possible.
The former is assigned to males, which is why they strive to transfer their genes by impregnating different females. And females, on the other hand, tend to benefit from carefully choosing mates who will take better care of the children. And this biological determination explains the differences in what makes us jealous.
Men want to be sure.
Since biologically, men have a mission of procreation, they want to make sure the offspring they raise is really their own. While the whole process goes on inside women, ruling out any question of the baby being theirs, there’s no such guarantee for men.
So, based on this fact, researchers explain that men consider physical cheating to be worse than emotional, as they see it as a risk of investing resources in children that are genetically not related to them.
Women want to do the best for their children.
For women, the cause of jealousy is the opposite — they desire a strong bond with a partner to successfully rear children which is, again, determined biologically. That’s why they’re more distressed by emotional cheating rather than physical: it increases the risk of being abandoned and losing the partner’s help.
Jealousy depends on the relationship too.
However, a new study suggests that not only biological roles affect these types of jealousy, but also, our perception of the relationship we have. Researchers spoke about 2 attachment types in a relationship, dismissive and secure, and studied their connection with jealousy.
People of the first type value their independence much more than anything else, and they distance themselves from deep connections. Dismissive people get jealous on an unemotional level, and physical cheating bothers them more. The secure type, in contrast, feels very comfortable in relationships and enjoys interdependency, and these people are very much distressed by emotional infidelity.
The most interesting part of this research is that men turned out to be more dismissive, while women, more secure. And again, this result — even though it’s from another perspective — confirmed the idea that men and women get jealous for different reasons.
Sweeping the floor
For many of us, sweeping the floor is a quick method you use to clean the floors of the house. But actually, working with a broom can hardly be called effective. This type of cleaning doesn’t remove even the 1/10 of all the dirt in your home. Particles of dust rise into the air and settle on your furniture, while other small abrasive particles get into the coating of the floor, which makes it look dusty. That’s why it’s better to not sweep the floor, but to vacuum it instead. It will make the cleaning process more thorough and your apartment will stay clean for a longer period of time.
Using a plastic cutting board instead of a wooden one
There is a myth that plastic cutting boards are more hygienic than wooden ones and it is not completely true. Despite the fact that wood is porous and really absorbs bacteria well, it is also a destructive and aggressive environment for it. At the same time, plastic cutting boards are safe until the moment you see the first scratches on them. Synthetic material serves as an excellent breeding ground for bacteria, and even thorough disinfection won’t be able to eradicate it completely.
Washing a cutting board with dishwashing liquid
Dishwashing detergent effectively removes food residue from cutting boards. But the scratches and cuts on these boards also contain microscopic food debris that are invisible to the eye — and after absorbing the soapy solution, they will then be transferred to any other food that will be chopped on this board. It’s better to disinfect cutting boards with the help of hydrogen peroxide.
Putting coffee grounds and water after boiling pasta/rice in the sink
Coffee grounds poured into the sink often cause sewer blockages. This is all because of the special consistency of the grounds, which stick to the fatty deposits in the pipes and form a kind of clog in there. The same thing happens to the water that is left over after boiling pasta or rice. The sticky liquid quickly settles on the inner walls of the pipes, but dissolves rather slowly, which ups the risk of clogging your drain.
Making your bed right after waking up
This piece of news might excite those who find that making their bed in the morning is a real torture. The thing is that any bed has dust mites living on it. Dust mites are microscopic organisms that feed on the dead cells of human skin. Warmth and moisture are an ideal environment for them. When making the bed right after getting up, a person creates the perfect atmosphere for them. Later, this can cause serious allergic reactions, including bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, and conjunctivitis. That’s why it’s better to keep the bed open for a while in order to let it become dry.
Constantly keeping the curtains open
People whose apartment is located on the sunny side should pay special attention to this point. If you want your furniture and parquet flooring to stay attractive for as long as possible, make sure to close your curtains or blinds during the hot times of the day. Due to the abundance of UV rays, furniture and wood floors can quickly tarnish and become discolored.
Keeping terry towels in the bathroom
Terry towels hanging on hooks in the bathroom can become a real breeding ground for fungus and bacteria. Moisture, heat, and oxygen are the ideal breeding ground for them. That’s why in order not to harm your skin, it’s necessary to change your towels every 2 days. And don’t forget to dry them properly — the best option is to replace them with paper towels.
Putting the toilet brush in the holder right after cleaning
If you return the toilet brush to the holder right after using it, the microbes from the toilet will get into the holder and start actively breeding. In order to avoid this, it’s recommended to hang the brush over the bowl by putting it between the bowl and the seat for a while, so that the extra moisture gets off of it.
Pouring leftover tea leaves in the toilet
It’s not a good idea to flush tea leaves down the toilet. If you keep doing this regularly, the surface of your toilet bowl will turn dark brown due to the tannins in the tea. It could be quite hard to get back the original whiteness of the bowl afterward.
Spraying cleaning detergents directly on the surface
Spraying cleaning agents directly on the surface of furniture and glass creates a thin film of the solution that is invisible to the eye. It can result in letting dust and dirt stick into it even more. The right way is to apply the detergent to a rag or a sponge first.
1. You already have kids, but still want more.
One woman shared the details of her baby addiction. She already has 5 children and understands that she is too old to give birth to new ones, but can’t stop thinking about it. It turns out that a desire to fill an inner void and loss from an unhappy childhood may be the main reason for this. So wanting more and more children isn’t always good and it can be a problem that needs to be worked through with a specialist.
2. You expect that having a baby will save your relationship.
67% of couples reported a decrease in relationship satisfaction after giving birth to their first child. The decrease usually occurs between 6 months for women and 9 months for men, after the baby appears. So if you’re planning to save the marriage this way, it’s not a good idea.
3. Your career is your main priority.
The workaholism of a parent negatively affects not only the parent themselves, but also their children. They usually become emotionally neglected and made to feel “invisible.” As a result, children can begin to feel guilty and have low self-esteem.
4. You are not satisfied with your own life.
According to Michigan State University, young children learn by copying their parents. This means that your child will be a lot like you, so it’s important to appear before them as a self-confident person with goals and desires. Otherwise, they might mimic your uncertainty in life, which may prevent kids from achieving their goals in the future.
5. You still feel like a child yourself.
Psychologists even have a special term, “infantilism,” that describes a person who mainly acts like a child while being an adult. These people tend to be guided by emotions, and not by their mind. Parenting requires endurance and self-control, and kids tend to copy the behavior of the people around them — for this they need the example of an emotionally stable person.
6. You struggle with stress and anxiety.
This study revealed that parents’ negative emotions may affect their children’s development in a bad way. Experts believe that an especially strong influence occurs in the first year of the baby’s life. As a result, it’s possible that children will acquire the negative behaviors and the negative mood of their parents. So the rule is simple: your happiness will make your child happy.
7. You expect perfection in every aspect of life.
Perfectionism is often caused by a fear of failure, a sense of unworthiness, low self-esteem, and adverse experiences in childhood. Parents should take control of this psychological problem in themselves, because their children sometimes won’t obey them and won’t want to do homework. Just be prepared that sometimes you will have to repeat something several times and wash food off the walls. And that’s okay!
1. The oldest children
Oldest children as parents:
2. Middle children
Middle children as parents:
3. The youngest children
Youngest children as parents:
4. Only children
Only children as parents: