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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.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6134740/

✨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. https://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/2020/02/03/researchers-identify-link-between-decreased-depressive-symptoms-yoga-and-the-neurotransmitter-gaba/

✨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.

https://gethealthyu.com/what-are-isometric-exercises-and-why-should-you-do-them/

✨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. https://www.health.harvard.edu/alternative-and-complementary-medicine/yoga-for-pain-relief

✨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