In this show, we look into why summers are the ideal season for introspection and rejuvenation.
What does summer bring to your mind? Hours of sunshine, lazing out on the beach with a great fun beach read or cooped up inside the house with gallons of lemonade? Summer conjures different images for different people. However, studies reveal that summer is a great time to relax, reinvent and actually rediscover yourself. Here are some great ways that you can rejuvenate yourself this summer.
Say no to some Commitments:
It’s easy to get carried away with several engagements during the summer. What with school holidays, you may feel compelled to schedule various activities throughout the day to engage the kids. However, summer is the best time to say no to a few commitments. Take a break, don’t schedule each and every hour of the day. Instead, slow your pace and simply enjoy the season doing nothing. Actually, remaining idle is a great way to get your brain gears back in full force when you get back to work.
Start a New Hobby:
Summer is a great time to engage in a new hobby. Have you been planning to do something out of your routine but held back because of busy schedules? Summer is the ideal time to get started on a new hobby. Try to pick a hobby that has nothing to do with your career or work. Horse riding, knitting, learning to cook French cuisine, nothing is impossible. Get started.
Summer is a great time to skip takeaways and prepare meals at home. With the entire household on break, you can engage your kids to help you in the kitchen. Try to include plenty of veggies in your meal. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water. It’s easy to get dehydrated this season.
Prepare a Summer Bucket List:
Round up the kids and prepare a summer bucket list with each one contributing to the list. Then make it a family activity to cross off items on the list before the end of summer.
So enjoy this season and rediscover yourself.
In today’s episode, we report on a new change to the wildly popular micro-blogging site Twitter. Read on to be the first to hear of this rumored change.
Since its launch, Twitter has wildly grown in popularity. From A-List celebrities to regular Joes, you can get your five seconds of fame easily on Twitter. The number of users of this social media site has always been on the rise. The ever growing popularity of this site could be attributed to the format of its tweets and its restriction to 140 characters. However, this 140 character restriction has always been a handicap to the die-hard users who sometimes wish for more. They have overcome this restraint with the help of several third party websites.
New rules are in effect from today that increase the character limits in several cases. However, not all tweets can cross over the 140 character limit. The new rule states that while tweets are still restricted to 140 characters, what has changed is the elements that are added to this limit. According to a press release by the site, it stated that GIFs, animations, quoted tweets, photos do not contribute to this limit. This gives users the freedom to tweet using more characters in some cases.
By removing photos and animations from the character limit gives users an extra twenty-three characters to express themselves. This character limit could increase more in the case of quoted tweets. Twitter made developers aware of these changes a long time back on its blog. Also, Twitter made developers aware of other changes that are expected to be rolled out soon like plans to exclude handle names from the 140 character limit and so on. Follow the Twitter official blog to stay updated on future changes.
So are you ready to utilize these extra characters freed up in your Tweets? Let us know.
In today’s episode, we presented listeners with a ten-second trick to overcome stress.
In today’s hectic schedules and busy lifestyles, we rarely come across a person who isn’t stressed. Stress takes a huge toll on the quality of your life. It affects the quality of your life and studies claim that stress is a major factor in determining your lifespan. So if you want to reach hundred, then throw away stress from your life. I can hear you saying, “Easier said than done”.
We present you with a simple way to reduce stress. You can lower your stress levels significantly just by thinking happy thoughts. Studies reveal that the brain cannot differentiate between a perceived threat and a real threat. Anthropologist Don Joseph Goewey in his new book claims that you can control stress within ten seconds with his new technique.
When you find yourself in a stressful situation he urges you to press an imaginary button in the center of your left palm. Imagine this button stops your negative thoughts and allows you to change track to happy thoughts. Take three deep breaths and relax. You now become stress-free.
Are you ready to try out this great new technique? Comment below to let us know if you believe in the power of the mind to tackle tough situations.