What do you want to achieve in life?

Be positive

Does the idea of what you want to achieve in life ever crosses your mind? It is always wise to know what you want in life. It enables you to determine where you want to be in future.

When considering what you want in life, you should ask yourself this questions:

  • What do I want?
  • Why do I want it?
  • When can I achieve it?
  • Where can I achieve it?
  • How can I achieve it?

To begin with, what you want, you should list down the things you want to achieve. It could be cutting down extra weight, publishing a book, gaining financial freedom, getting married, improving grades in your studies, name them.

Once you have listed them down, it is time to ask yourself why you want to achieve these goals. Is it to gain popularity, satisfy yourself/feel good, get an award, get out of debt, impact society, etc.

Now that you are sure why you want these things, when will you achieve these goals? This calls for setting a time frame, in this case, a specific time. Set the exact day you want to achieve your goals, whether you want to achieve them in two years, 5 days, 2 weeks, 6 months; it is effective to specify the exact date. This helps you to track your progress.

So what next? Where you do want to achieve these goals? Is it in school, at home, in your hometown, country among many places? Knowing where you want to achieve a goal keeps you motivated and focused. When you see the places where you have achieved your goals creates a certain sense of belonging and pride.

Now determine how you can get what you want. Does is involve putting in extra work, determination, perseverance or patience? The important thing is staying focused on your goal, believing in yourself and having someone to motivate you not forgetting self-motivation because at some point you will need you to pull through your journey to success.

In your journey to success, you have to eye for the medal/end result. Just move progressively, don’t be in a hurry and again don’t be too slow; remember you have a deadline to catch up with. Again don’t push yourself too much, take it one step at a time. You can take a break to celebrate your achievement halfway. After all, you’ve done so well to be there so far. It doesn’t harm to give yourself a pat on the back. But don’t be too excited otherwise you’ll lose it all together. Get back on track and go for the bigger reward.

Once you achieve your goal, you’ll feel so good about yourself. You’ll be smiling all the way. People will begin noticing something different about you and they’ll want to know your secret. Be kind to share, it will double your happiness to see that you have influenced another person to follow into your footstep. What an impact.

Never give up on yourself, people are looking up to you and when they see you walk away from your goal then you’ll have let them down. Why do that to them?

You’re not a quitter. Finish what you began. Why begin something you know you won’t complete? It will be so unfair to yourself. This is what I call lying to yourself, giving yourself false hope when in the first place you knew that goal was unachievable.
This reminds me of another thing about setting goals. I know you’ve heard this a million times but I’ll just list down the aspects of setting your goals in case you’ve forgotten.
Your goal should be:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

Does your goal follow the above aspects? If yes, you’re on the right track. If no, then you have to reevaluate it or do away with it because it is not necessary at the moment.

PS: Never ever let anyone, anything nor anywhere hinder you from achieving your dreams. You’re worth your dreams.

—-Thanks for stopping by. Be blessed.😇

How to take care of Acne: Masking

Having acne can be very frustrating at times. Especially if you want to rock your look but acne gets on your way. Not to worry. Taking care of the skin involves some processes which include scrubbing, masking, toning and even sometimes detoxing.  Talking of masking, below are ways to make face mask:

  1. EggsEgg white: take two eggs and separate the white whites from the yolk and whisk the whites to make a frothy form. Let them sit for about 2 minutes and apply the mask on your face. Allow it to dry for about 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Pat dry your face with a clean towel.
  2. apple cider vinegarApple Cider Vinegar:  vinegar is very acidic; therefore it is recommendable to use a ratio of 1 portion of vinegar to 3 portions of water. Mix the solutions and then dip a clean cloth or cotton to the mixture and apply it directly to the blemish. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then rinse your face with warm water. Pat dry your face with a clean towel.
  3. BananaBanana: are you about to eat a banana? Then don’t do away with those peels. Use the peel (inside part) and rub it all over the face or you can also scrub the inside part and apply it to your face. Let it sit on your face for about 30 minutes and then rinse with warm water. As usual, pat dry your face with a clean dry towel.
  4. strawberriesStrawberry: take 2-3 strawberries and wash them. Mash or blend them and then mix with one tablespoon of honey. Apply the paste to your face and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry your face with clean water.
  5. lemon 2Lemon Juice: take 3 lemons and squeeze the juice; using a cotton ball, dip it to the juice and apply to the pimples. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes and then rinse off with warm water and pat dry with clean towel.

 

The thing about these masks is that you can do it yourself and the ingredients are readily available in the kitchen. Why not try them today?

 

 

Love Your Skin: Factors worsening Acne

The skin is the most delicate part of our bodies. If irritated, it can really interfere with our looks. The factors that irritate our acne conditions include:

  1. Hormones: at puberty stage our skin produces hormones known as androgens that causes sebaceous glands to enlarge hence producing more sebum. A low production of sebum in the blood circulation especially in women may worsen acne.
  2. Medication (some): certain medication can worsen acne, e.g. some drugs contain lithium, testosterone or corticosteroids.
  3. Diet: what we consume affects our skin. These include chocolate, foods rich in carbohydrate such as chips.
  4. Having stress can make acne to be worse.
  5. Squeezing and picking at pimples blemishes skin.
  6. Getting exposed to oil skin products and oiled and greased environment.

It is therefore important that the skin is taken care of by avoiding some light mistakes and visiting a dermatologist to guide and advise you on how to take care your delicate skin.

Understanding Acne

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles are plugged with dead skin cells, excess oil from the skin, excess activity of a type of hormone (androgens) and bacteria. Its symptoms are blackheads, pimples, whiteheads, scarring and oily skin. It mainly appears on the face, chest, shoulder and forehead. It can be genetic or can result from the meal we consume (diet) or even stress (it does not necessarily cause acne but worsens it if one has acne).

Acne can go away, but before that, you struggle a lot. It comes with its complications such as anxiety, reduced self-esteem, depression among others. Dealing with it could take a life time.

For some people, acne heals so fast while for others it can resist to heal. It requires the right procedure and professional medication is advised as acne is of various types. Seeking medical attention enable you do understand your skin and treat it as required.

Say goodbye to tired and achy feet

Your feet is as important as your face. It needs the care it can get. It is the one part of your body that gets you where you want. After a long day of work it gets tired and achy.

There’s a way you can relax and detox your feet. You just need:

  • Epsom salt
  • Lemon
  • Baking soda
  • Lavender essential oil

So, mix 1/3 cup epsum salt, 1 lemon, 1 tbsp baking soda and 6 drops of lavender essential oil in warm water and then place your feet in it for 20 minutes and then pat dry your feet with a clean towel.

Your feet will thank you for that as it will feel relaxed.