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How To Avoid Mental Fatigue. Mind, Body and Spiritual Healthy Habits.

The average person makes about 35,000 decisions per day according to scientific research conducted at Cornell University. One secret to being happy, healthy, and successful is to avoid reaching ‘decision fatigue’, a definition used to describe a deteriorating of good decisions being made as the day progresses and mental fatigue sets in. This paves the way to states of analysis paralysis resulting in decisions being made more impulsively based on what’s quick and easy, and not necessarily the best choice.

Here are 5 ways you can you start avoiding decision fatigue and make better decisions:

• Make your most important decisions first thing in the day. The best decisions are made in the morning. Your mind is clearer and you’re not worn from the day’s activities yet. Here’s an example: In one study, researchers looked at more than 1,100 parole hearing decisions made by judges in the US. What they discovered, was that the most influential factor in whether or not someone was granted parole wasn’t their crime, background, or sentences, but what time their case was heard. “Prisoners who appeared early in the morning received parole about 70 percent of the time, while those who appeared late in the day were paroled less than 10 percent of the time.”

• Create more healthy habits and routine. Decisions that are rooted in habitual pattern use an entirely different portion of the brain and therefore don’t contribute to mental fatigue. Block in more of your time with beneficial habit and it will reduce the number of decisions you have to make so that you can prioritize that part of your mind for important decisions. This is why so many of the most successful business owners in the world (i.e. Steve Jobs) wear the same outfit or suit style every day, And they stick to an organized effective routine. So build more healthy habits! One of the easiest ways to form a new habit is to attach your new action to an existing habit. For example, after I brush my teeth, I do some stretching. After I wake up in the morning, I drink a glass of water. If you can stick to your new habit for a couple of weeks, soon it will become a completely automatic behavior and waste no brain power

• Limit your options: If you have too many options, narrow it down to limited few only. If you are offered ten choices, you cannot make a better decision of choosing one out of ten. The best course is to start eliminating the options one-by-one based on your decision parameters. Only after you are left with three choices, then make your decision.

• Don’t make big ticket decisions,when you are hungry. When you are hungry, your stomach produces the hormone, ghrelin, which decreases impulse control. A study showed that if your blood level lacks glucose (the body’s fuel) due to hunger, you can’t make decisions which are beneficial for long term. Lack of glucose adversely affects your will power and you tend to choose smaller but short term reward. Make important decisions, when your brain has more inventory of glucose as energy. Take a lunch break as both a mental break and a time to refuel. Snack throughout the day on something healthy.

• Excuse yourself from the situations or places that are simply distracting. For example, to avoid getting in the trap of social media, you need to build self-discipline to use it during a specific allocated period only.

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5 Reasons To Do Yoga!

Over here at Namaste Home TM we love moving and expressing our bodies with yoga. With stay at home orders in place we have had more time to practice yoga and feel the benefits of stretching our bodies.

🧘🏻‍♀️✨🧘🏻‍♀️✨🧘🏻‍♀️ 🤙Also, Keep your Yoga Mat Fresh with our newly released Yoga Mat Refresher over at our Etsy! 💚

5 Reason to do Yoga

✨1. Yoga Keeps Your Body Looking and Feeling Young

YES! Scientifically proven that healthy bodies have stronger Telomeres (structures at the end of our chromosomes that prevent them from deteriorating) Not only does yoga keep your body stretched and ache free it attributes to longer telomeres.

✨2. Yoga Helps with Stress and Anxiety

The fact that yoga helps with ones physical and mental wellness is known world wide and throughout cultures. Studies have proven that yoga is associated with an increase of GABA (neurotransmitter that reduces anxiety) Can improve your sleep, and have a calming effect on your brain waves which could prevent insomnia due to stress.

✨3. Yoga Tones Your Entire Body

As much as we are all missing the gym and lifting those weights- traditional weight training isolates only one body part at a time.

When you are doing yoga you are exercising your whole body at once.

Holding yoga poses engages your muscles and therefore tones.

✨4. Yoga Limits Aches and Pains

Use it or lose it. Ain’t that the truth! And couldn’t be more accurate in regard to fitness! When we don’t use our muscles and joints they are more likely to feel sore, painful and achey. Yoga utilizes muscles most people would neglect and by utilizing the muscle helps with pain. Many people suffering from chronic pain conditions find relief from yoga while other exercises may cause more pain.

✨5. Yoga Aids Weight Loss

Medical doctors recommend their patients to try yoga to help promote weight loss. Yoga will help reduce bad cholesterol and increase the good cholesterol in our bodies. The motion of yoga burns calories too! 💪🏽

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What Is Your Power Chakra? Based on Your Zodiac Sign

❤️Aquarius and Capircorn – Saturn- Root Chakra- (I AM) Keywords: respect, commitment, freedom

🧡Sagittarius and Pisces – Jupiter- Sacral Chakra- (I FEEL) Keywords: adventure, honesty, kindness

💛Aries and Scorpio- Mars- Solar Chakra- (I DO) Keywords: independence, passion, spontaneity

💚 Libra and Taurus- Venus- Heart Chakra- (I LOVE) Keywords: equality, cooperation, sensuality

💙Gemini and Virgo- Mercury- Throat Chakra- (I SPEAK) Keywords: communication, consistency, service

💜Leo and Cancer- Sun/Moon – Third Eye Chakra- (I SEE) Keywords: affection, support, loyalty

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Are we disinfecting our houses now more regularly to the detriment of our health?

We clean our houses — some of us regularly. In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, most of us now more than ever.

But are we doing it to the detriment of our health?

It is vital to practice safe cleaning!

On a positive note, this pandemic is giving many people the opportunity to experience more stillness and go within to consider their health and wellness – Both physically and mentally! Our team here at Namaste Home completely supports this mission of personal transformation and greater awareness, and would like to take this opportunity to bring awareness, illuminating our major issues with standard commercial cleaning products, that led to our inspired mission of creating our own products in the first place! We want to lower people’s exposure to harmful chemicals. Our team has more than 25 years combined professional cleaning experience, and educating ourselves in taking care of our own health and the health of our clients has always been a top priority for us.

Seeing as the stores have been rushed for bleach and disinfectants, we would like to remind you of some of the respiratory impacts using these materials on a regular basis can have. In the midst of a virus pandemic that is attacking the respiratory system, we feel it’s important to be aware of the impact that many of these disinfectants, bleach and chemical products have on the respiratory system itself, weakening the fragile mucous membranes of the lungs.

Bleach, ammonia, degreasers containing 2-butoxyethanol, also known as butyl cellosolve or ethylene glycol butyl ether (EGBE), and disinfectants release especially toxic fumes.

We don’t recommend eliminating use of bleach all together as it’s certainly effective in combating bacteria, viruses, fungus etc. What we do recommend is to properly ventilate the space where you’re working with these hazardous products, by opening windows and circulating out air, and to always wear long sleeves and gloves. If you’re working in a space you can’t properly ventilate, then you should even consider wearing a mask, and goggles. In between deep cleanings with bleach and other harsh chemicals, our plant derived and essential oil based cleaning blends offer antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties to maintain the cleanliness of surfaces in your home without dangerous fumes.

According to new research published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, women showed greater declines in lung function if they’ve worked as cleaners or use certain products — notably cleaning sprays — over time.

The researchers released a number of statistics comparing women who clean against women who don’t do housecleaning.

The numbers

  • The amount of air a person can forcibly exhale in one second declined 3.6 milliliters a year (ml/year) faster in women who cleaned at home and 3.9 ml/year faster in women who worked as cleaners.
  • The total amount of air a person can forcibly exhale declined 4.3 ml/year faster in women who cleaned at home and 7.1 ml/year faster in women who worked as cleaners.

Among the findings:

The researchers added that the accelerated lung function decline in the women working as cleaners was comparable to smoking the equivalent of 20 cigarettes everyday.

Women who didn’t clean didn’t experience the same rate of lung disease, the researchers said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have reported that EGBE can affect the blood. Officials say the chemicals can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled, potentially exposing persons handling the product to levels above the exposure limit set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of 50 parts per million (ppm).

While the results appear dramatic, the researchers speculated chemicals in cleaning products irritate the fragile mucous membranes lining the lungs, which over time leads to lasting damage and “remodelling” of the airways.

Cleaning is essential to protecting our health in our homes, schools and workplaces. However, household and cleaning products—including sprays, soaps, polishes and grooming supplies—often include harmful chemicals. Even products advertised as “green” or “natural” may contain ingredients that can cause health problems. Some cleaning supplies can even be flammable or corrosive. Fortunately, you can limit your exposure to those risks. Read all labels and follow instructions when using cleaning products. It could save your life. Namaste Home is committed to providing effective and safe cleaners for you, your family and the place you call home. 🙏