While most women are more concerned in what happens after they conceive, thinking about what should, must and can they do before they even start trying to get pregnant is definitely more important. Guided by their desire and eagerness to become mothers, most mums-to-be skip that part and get right on reading “Baby Care 101 for First-time Parents”. Before committing to a new role as a parent, it is of utmost importance to be 100% ready for a baby and do your homework.
Being ridiculed by everyone in the room is one of the worst moments we’ve all experienced in our lives and that is absolutely our fault. Why? Because we’ve had an opportunity to fire back with good insults and shut them up for good, but we didn’t. Delivering comebacks at the right moment is half the battle. Even if you deliver a witty comeback as it was personally crafted by Martin Crane from the series “Frasier”, you miss the right moment – you fail.
Sometimes, even the simple two-word comeback and those popular one-liners fail to save us from the spotlight of ridicule. The reason is that you’ve taken a few more seconds to process the insult than you should’ve and by the time you’ve delivered a well-crafted comeback, they all had a good laugh at you. The war of words requires quick-witted thinking, no fear of giving them a bit crueler version of yourself and an ability to feel the right moment.
Although for many ignorance seem to be the right response to mean insults, what those mean people truly deserve is good rude comebacks, especially designed to make their poisonous words backfire. Some people are naturally capable of coming up with good comebacks in an argument, while others are not so lucky. If you belong to the latter group, don’t worry; you can still stop a bully from their verbal attack.
The art of effective and good comebacks depends on having quick thinking skills. Not everyone is skilled at such, but everyone can develop quick thinking skills by reading, learning and memorizing some of the best comebacks that can be found on the Internet. Another good way to improve your quick-thinking is simulating a conversation in which you’re witty and you come up with good comebacks for jerks.
In order to recognize the right moment for your comeback, you need to have the situation analyzed on time. Is it a friend, your boss or an enemy? Is it just a joke or a mean insult to hurt your feelings? Should you be funny or rude? If you timely analyze the situation, you stand great chances in delivering a perfectly timed comeback to shut them up. If you fail, you’ll probably be late and be the laughing matter for some time.
Another important tip is to listen carefully to the person who’s trying to insult you and pay attention to every word they say. The best comebacks are the ones that are especially designed as a response to their insult-attempt. Also, sometimes they present comeback opportunities themselves by letting their guard down for a moment, but you can only recognize them if you’re being careful. If you don’t think of a good comeback right away or at least a moment they’re done talking, you better accept that the joke is on you and save it for some other time.
Even if you hit the right moment, off-topic insults and comebacks won’t be funny or effective. Therefore, it is important to work on your mean comebacks quick-developing skills than reading mean and funny comebacks already used by other people, probably in different situations too.
Do you throw away a lot of food? It’s amazing, or shall I say embarrassing how much food we waste. And all because we’ve made the mistake of buying too much. Most people get carried away when shopping for food and end up buying more than they actually need. Overbuying is bad for your wallet, but so is not storing your food correctly. How many times your bread, oatmeal or cereal went stale because you left the box open? One too many, right. And what about the fruit that often goes mouldy all because it was left in a bowl on the counter instead of storing it in the fridge?
Raw natural beauty and mystery is what my soul has always been seduced by. I’ve had the precious opportunity to visit many exotic places and learn plenty about the culture, the traditions, and the general way of living of the local people, but only one corner of our world has truly spoken to me – Asia. Ah, yes, the birthplace of spirituality, the source of timeless wisdom, the land of humble folks! I was enchanted by everything it had to offer and consumed by it all in a blink of an eye. Those three months I spent in the almost otherworldly Orient opened my eyes to a whole new reality, one that has stayed with me ever since.
Don’t you just wish you could spend as many days as you’d like relaxing and not worrying about missing out on the world, being in need of a job and money? Having an extra day of weekend can do the trick, if only there was a day between Saturday and Sunday. Being part of the world today is no easy thing because we barely have time to ourselves thanks to all the activities we have at hand that we have to finish. Though having a planner can be your ally in staying organised, sometimes you’d rather not have one at all because seeing all the tasks you have to finish at a given time can be overbearing.
It’s no surprise the number of beauty salons and spas keeps on increasing, however, you won’t be able to pay a trip to one as often as you’d like. In some instances it will be money in question, in others it will be time. In any case, every now and then we need some moments to ourselves to just rest and breathe, letting our thoughts wander off. Thanks to living in an era of technology, you can cancel your trips to the nearest spa and bring it to your home with the use of aromatherapy, a soothing technique having its beginnings in ancient Egypt. Do a research of your own and you’ll find plenty of aromatherapy essential oil blends to choose from for your next home spa day. Considering ancient Egyptians are still famous for their beauty rites, it’s no wonder this kind of treatment with the scents and oils of plants stood the test of time.
A word of advice is to read through the ingredients of oils well and opt for organic instead of synthetic. Synthetic oils can sometimes be cheaper however you might end up having more harm than good to your body as they are known to clog pores. There are many videos and articles you can come across that describe the benefits of the different oils, for instance tea tree is good for treating wounds, lavender helps reduce stress, peppermint improves digestion and energy and chamomile helps with your sleep. Aromatherapy essential oil blends has got several things altogether, depending on the blend itself.
You can buy aromatherapy accessories, starting with a diffuser or vaporiser, and turn your home into a welcoming scented area made for utmost relaxation. Not only will the smell of different scents affect your mind and bring about a sense of calmness, but you’ll also get yourself a special air freshener that can provide the right amount of moisture and protect you from harmful viruses and bacteria. Spas make way, there’s a new spa in town – in the very comfort of your home.