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My morning routine

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Good morning …. 

Nothing says good morning  better than a cup of coffee.Waking up early in the morning gives you ample time to set up a morning routine and invest on yourself.  

I am die-hard coffee lover but after learning what coffee does to the body when ingested on empty stomach and experiencing the same I switched to  Lemon water.

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 After relying on coffee to get me through the day during my college and first job experience, I suffered the ill effects of drinking too much caffeine. 

Lemon water boosts you immune system, aids digestion, flush out toxins from your body by enhancing enzyme function & stimulating your liver, boosts your energy and helps you lose weight.  I need to get my daily coffee fix after breakfast.

Get moving

Exercising daily has tons of benefit. Healthy body and mind is essential to your success. Set up a morning workout routine to maximize your potential for the rest of the day. Yoga is great for boosting your energy in the morning , centering your mind and body. Cardio is another great option to jumpstart your morning.

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Showering

Well showering after a good work out is always refreshing and good way to make sure you don’t crawl back into the bed again. Taking a shower and getting dressed up certainly puts me in the mood to work.  

 Inspiration

 Surfing through blogs and  vision board and chasing happiness . This is a great way to be inspired daily and remind yourself how far you have come and where you are going. Quite often we find ourselves in a creativity rut, running low on motivation. Get inspired daily as motivations does not last forever. 

 Setting daily goals 

Wring it down what I wish to achieve each day.Another new and creative way to visualize your goals is to draw them. It might seem mundane to  write down you goals everyday. Write down the answer to the question  “what will you achieve today?”.  It can be  “Craft email signature” or as simple as “sending out thank you note” or “grocery shopping”. Writing down help you to remember your goals and execute them. 

Plan a healthy breakfast 

Start the day with something healthy to keep the cravings at bay.Apart form that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, anyone aspired to loose weight will need to focus on having a balanced breakfast. That certainly does excuse a sunday morning when pasta can be breakfast too. 

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 OOTD 

Getting ready for work or college involves surfing through your wardrobe in search of a suitable outfit everyday. Get your wardrobe in order and organise it into capsules to make the process easier. My wardrobe is built on the 5 piece french wardrobe philosophy and curated often to suite my needs. 

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Walk walk walk

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. 
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Our generation focuses on getting things done with minimum movement, with the help of technology we have managed to achieve such efficiency. Moving around is not a necessity, remote control, electric appliances, e-commerce, online shopping had made our lives easier. We spend an insane amount of time sitting and that is killing us.

Dr. James Levine, who coined the new term ‘sitting is the new smoking’ believes that  “Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death.”

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According to “Fast Stats” 20.5% of teens aged 12-19 falls into category of significant high obesity levels .  

How can we change that?  Here are some interactive methods to help you walk more.

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#Walk home after work  

Small change goes a long way to make really big difference. Make little changes in your schedule instead a one big change. Take the stairs or walk a few blocks to avail public transport instead of Ola . 

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 Schedule short walk breaks thought out the day to get your brain in gear and burn few calories. Walk while you are on phone.

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# Banish the afternoon slump

Invest in a standing desk to reduce the amount of time you spend siting. Or upgrade your desk at the office. Moving around needs less motivation when you are already on your feet.  

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  # Walk with a group 

Group activities are great way to motivate each other

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#Walk around the city

The street can be very inspiring. Grab some friends or coworker to join you in the city expedition.  

# Keep the pedometer app on 
The app that you love so much are gonna help you count your step. Set goal and tweet your accomplishments.May be it will get other moving.
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#Walk your pet
A dog will definitely get you moving if nothing else does.  Dog walking, dog sitting, dog park visits ….  something to add to you morning ritual.
 
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# Treaking
Free your inner adventurer go for a long walk and explore unknown places. Once walking becomes a habit you will love pushing boundaries to see your limits. 
 
  
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A bit more successful each day

Success is work in progress and we need to work on it every single day. It’s ok to be twenty-something and still not know what to do with your life, remember success does not come over night. Little changes everyday makes huge difference in the long run. Here are the list of things that successful women do every single day.

 
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 Tick Tock 
Punctuality is a habit, that need to be practiced everyday. Job interview, lunch date with a friend, an important meeting with business associate, being on time shows respect and presission.Most people who are never on time, never get any work done on time either. 
Time management is important skill that will aid you in other areas of your life too.
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Be Kind

Golden rules of happiness  heavily emphasise on being kind and supporting others. Remember collaboration is the new competition. You don’t need to push someone down to rise up. 
 
 
 
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 Network 
It’s absolutely ok if you are not perfect making friends is not difficult.Socialising with other people at work can help you beat stress and inspire you. Life changing opportunity may come through the people in your network. You never know when those the important connections you made 
 
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 Health is wealth 

I love to wake up and stretch , to start my morning with a blast. Taking care of your body is first and foremost if you want to be productive. Healthy body is imperative for a healthy mind. You need to craft a morning routine and focus on your health. 
 

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De clutter 

Clutter is distracting and not so creative. Clean and organised work studio will make your work so much easier. 
 

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Keep learning

 Successful women are always learing new skills and keeping up with the fast changing  work environment.it no hardship to take online classes to develop a new skill like coding or negotiation.Keep up with the new trends in the industry and top skills. Check out the 5 books that taught us to be badass.  

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All you need to know about coffee.

For some of us mornings are synonymus with coffee. A strong cup of java is often an intergral part of  morning routine  that gives you the boost of precious energy to take on the world.

 It’s hard to get through a  whole day without siping our favorite coffee, but how much do you know about the coffee that you so covet ?

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#1 The effect of caffeine kicks in 15-20 minutes after you ingest coffee
The effects of caffeine can last between 8-14 hours after it hits. but keep in mind that after three hours you are at risk of the dreaded coffee crash.

#2 The effects of Coffee is stronger if you are on the pill
I can’t decide whether it is a good thing or not.The coffee will hit you harder and all the effects of coffee will be amplified including coffee crash.

#3 Not all coffees contain the same amount of caffeine
The amount of caffeine in your coffee can vary depending on the fact whether you brewed the coffee yourself , reached for instant coffee or grabbed a caramel latte from you local coffee shop. For instance Starbucks has double the amount of caffeine than a McDonald’s coffee, little surprise there. 

#4 Decaf doesn’t mean no caffeine

Decaf simple contains less caffeine than regular coffee. It is not possible to completely  remove all traces caffeine from coffee.

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#5 Coffee contains more caffeine than most energy drinks
Your  morning cup of coffee contains more caffeine that most energy drinks. Considering the effects of caffeine it is wise to keep track of your consumption.

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#6 Caffeine is pro workout
A shot of caffeine before hitting the gym may help you to achieve more from you workout.  Several studies show that  caffeine ingestion was able to increase anaerobic performance and muscle endurance, and pre-workout caffeine increased maximum muscular strength on bench press and leg press when compared to placebo . Well it’s worth giving a try if you don’t find the gym very inspiring.

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#7 Coffee has more flavors than wine ( this one was quite surprising )
With over 300 taste notes coffee tops wine which has around 250 flavours. And all this time you thought wine has more alibi.

#8  100 cups of coffee can actually kill you
This is a serious fact to consider. Giving up coffee is not easy ( for some one who have been dependent on coffee for a long time) but not impossible either. Coffee contains caffeine     (the most commonly used psycho active drug) and as with all types of drug, coffee withdrawal is very real. There are several healthy alternative to coffee that you might consider. Why you should consider switching to lemon water instead of coffee in the morning.

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Why you need to Craft a morning routine

Successful people swears by following a morning routine crafted to fit their needs.Be it working out, checking emails, catching up with the NEWS, or meditation. A great morning routine paves the way to a productive day. It the foundation upon which you build your masterpiece.

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Every mourning is your time to start fresh. 

When the morning goes right, it gives the rest of your day momentum and sence of normalcy. Crafting a morning routine ensure that you wake up everyday knowing what you are going to do next. It requires are measure of discipline and determination to carry out the routine. 

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 Me time

We are often too tired at night to schedule in a me time.The morning routine is your “me time” a brand new way to put yourself first and invest on yourself. Morning is best time to work on your personal project , a hobby or writing. Do something in the morning that makes you happy and when you do this you will be happier throughout the day.

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 Inspiration 

Get your daily dose of inspiration in the morning. One of the best way to start the day is to be inspired in the morning. 

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 Exercise 

Set up a morning workout routine to maximize your potential for the rest of the day. Yoga is great for boosting your energy in the morning , centering your mind and body. Cardio is another great option to jumpstart your morning.

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 Health

Focus on you health and start your day with a healthy break-fast. A health breakfast will keep the craving at bay. Why you should consider switching to lemon water instead of coffee in the morning for more healthy benefits.

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Increased productivity

Waking up early in the morning means more time to work on your goals and chance to achieve more. 

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 Achieve your goals

 It might seem mundane to  write down you goals everyday. Write down the answer to the question  “what will you achieve today?”.  It can be  “Craft email signature” or as simple as “sending out thank you note” or “grocery shopping”. Writing down help you to remember your goals and execute them. 

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Chasing Happiness

Happiness is a work in progress.Happiness is beautiful and addictive. Practicing  5 Golden rules of happiness is a great way to chase happiness, but don’t forget to enjoy the chase.

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They say the mind replays the memories the heart can’t delete. This one one of the moment, that keeps repeating.Our happiness caught in a frame, the one that will never change. This is the best thing about photographs they remain the same even when the times and circumstances change.

It’s absolutely Ok if you are not perfect, neither is this picture. This is us, us being happy. Happiness does not need to be perfect.

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Following you heart even when it does not make sense does lead to great destination and happiness. 

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Some find happiness in travelling the dusty roads off the remotes regions. While some find it in house with the white picket fence.Some deems perfection to be happiness. What is happiness to you?  

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Why you should consider switching to lemon water instead of coffee in the morning.

I am die hard coffee lover but after learning what coffee does to the body when ingested on empty stomach and experiencing the same I switched to  Lemon water. I  relied  on coffee to get me through the day during my college and first internship.

Instead of having proper diet which is hard to procure in college I was dependent on coffee. It lead to several health issues and coffee was the crux of it all.

What lemon water does to you body

It boosts you immune system, aids digestion, flush out toxins from your body by enhancing enzyme function & stimulating your liver, boosts your energy and helps you loose weight.

It helps you to loose weight and fight symptoms of common cold which is very beneficial to me as I am susceptible to cold. Loaded with health benefits  

I get my daily coffee fix after breakfast. Guess you don’t really forget your first love, even if it is toxic ! 

What coffee does to your body

Coffee contains caffeine the most commonly used psycho-stimulant available that blurs the line between drugs and beverages. Psychoactive drugs like caffeine alters the way our mind functions .

Coffee helps you to loose weight and boost your energy. Found in coffee tea , soda , chocolate energy drinks, prolonged daily use of caffeine might lead to dependency.

Stopping the use of caffeine abruptly or reducing intake may lead to onset of withdraw. Caffeine abuse survey revealed 14% used despite harm and advice to stop or reduce While 45% reported unsuccessful efforts to control caffeine usage .

In defense of coffee. It is simple awesome and not something most of us live without.Coffee is the reason  Why it is ok to be twenty-something and still not know what to do with your life.

People who know me know about my Obsessive Coffee Disorder.(OCD). But I have made the conscious decision to switch to lemon water in the morning. 

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Why you need to invest in “The LEAF” by Bellabeat

 

Since its launch in 2015, the LEAF  became quite popular among health conscious women.The best thing I love about the LEAF is its stylish design that makes it wearable and fashionable, while tracking your health.  

Bellabeat creates beautiful, innovative products that help women easily track their overall health and wellness, and get connected to their body and mind throughout different stages in life.

Track your activity, sleep and menstrual cycle. Become a healthier you with the LEAF – the world’s smartest piece of jewelry

The LEAF by Bellabeat is available in two different colors – Silver and Rose Gold.The health and wellness tracker specially designed for women . It’s looks more like a cool accessory than fitness tracker.

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Having trouble falling asleep tonight while you were dying of exhaustion yesterday and the day before?  The apps lets the user compare their periods of light sleep and deep sleep, allowing them to identify what type of day or activity leads to a better night’s sleep. That would definitely make falling asleep at night easier.

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Tracks your daily movement, burned calories and allows the user to set daily goals to keep them motivated. The app will also let users enter specific sports and activities, giving a detailed overview of their movement throughout the day.

The app also gives detailed overview of the user’s menstrual cycle and helps women trying to conceive to identify ovulation days and increase their chances of successful conception. 

The LEAF will become your best friend in no time , the one who knows to say the right things during PMS as it comes equipped with witty notes designed to brighten up the user during PMS times.

The built-in breathing exercises help the LEAF user cope with stress. By cross-referencing the breathing data with the amount of stress you might be feeling, the LEAF allows you to learn breathing exercises to help minimize stress.

It has a smart alarm feature  to keep things on schedule. Taking pills on time or getting tampons, there’s the wake up alarm option and an inactivity alert that warns the user if they’ve been inactive for too long.It warns you when you have sitting at your desk for a long time and your metabolism is slowing down.

This is flexible and easy to style in to outfits. It’s trendy and sleek design appeals to the fashion savvy crowd who are health conscious. It Looks like jewelry, acts like a tracker.

1 Wear it as a stylish Cuff.

 

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2 As a pendant around you neck 

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3 And it is available in  black and rose gold combo, my favorite colour.

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You need to acquire this smart piece of jewelry to have a good nights sleep.

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Magazines every woman needs to Know and follow

It was very difficult to choose these few magazines that you must know and follow. There are several wonderful magazines out there but these do deserve the spotlight.

As I follow tons of fashion and health magazines, similar or same stories do come up more often now than it did few years ago.

1 Women’s Health –  The name is self explanatory . Your health is fist and foremost. If you want to take care of others , take care of yourself first .Learn more about you body and to take better care of it. They often posts articles with recent research data and eye opening fact.  The latest health trends , beauty , fitness, sex and love and weigh loss stories are all cover by the magazine.

2 Cosmopolitan – They cover topics of love , celebs ,  beauty  and style. All the things women want to know . What’s more , they even first person accept essay about college , love life , dating and various interesting topics so you don’t feel left out while focus on the celebs.  They also posts workout videos and other interesting things.

Few interesting stories and breaking news often pops up in all the mags form Cosmopolitan to Elle to Esquire . Well because they are trending and worth reading and appeals to their target audience . 

 

3 Elle Magazine – Beauty tip , Fashion trends and celebrity news . Must for fashionistas  and career girls  who want to get the latest  Culture , life and love are all amply covered by the magazine . So you don’t feel left out on any front .

 

4 Esquire – This magazine has got a broader base and larger array of topics starting form the latest news headlines, political developments, celebrity interviews, Men’s fashion advice, and food & drink recipes. The magazine do focus on men’s fashion and their primary consumer are men but they are really creative when it’s come to the politics column.

The magazines have different wring styles and different center of focus but they all are trend chaser or trend setters or trend jugglers.

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