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7 Proven Tips That Will Help You Stop Smoking

We are going to assume you are reading this, either out of interest or more importantly, that you wish to give up smoking, so what you will not be reading here is a list of reasons why stopping smoking is highly beneficial for your health. We presume you already know that it is, plus all the negative consequences of smoking for one’s health.

So, we will instead outline 7 proven tips that thousands of smokers have used to help them stop smoking, and stop for good. We list them in no particular order as that would suggest one of them is more likely to work than the others. The problem with that is that each individual will react positively or negatively to specific stop smoking techniques. So, choose which appeals to you most, be it #1, or #7, or indeed all of them.

#1: Give Yourself An Extremely Powerful Reason To Stop

Nothing will keep you motivated more in weaker moments if stopping smoking is a means to an end. By that we mean you set yourself a powerful reason for stopping with examples being around to see your grandchildren grow up, using the money you save to send your children to college or to buy yourself a new car.

#2: Tell Everyone You are Stopping

Nobody likes to admit they are weak-willed or a failure, and whilst it might be a negative motivation, the important point is that they still work. So, tell as many people as you can that you are going to stop smoking, and in addition, ask them to encourage you if they ever see your resolve is weakening.

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Top Tips For Choosing Your Bridesmaid Robes

You may have thought long and hard about the best gifts for your bridesmaids, only to settle on bridesmaid robes. After all, they are beautiful, practical, and affordable.

However, before you jump into the purchasing process, take the time to think about the best ways to purchase your new robes. A little bit of research can go a long way. We’ve included some top tips for making sure the shopping process goes off without a hitch.

Research the Supplier

Even though you may have found the most beautiful robe on the internet, don’t rush into buying it right away. Take the time to find out more about the supplier so you can be sure about their reputation.

Look for online reviews from real customers. Real testimonials can give you insight into things like garment quality, shipping timeframes, value for money, and more.

It can also be worth finding out where they are based so you can enjoy peace of mind that you’re not waiting too long to receive them. For example, if you’re based in Australia, purchase bridesmaid robes online in Australia.

Check the Sizes

Even though robes are available in all different shapes and sizes, that doesn’t mean your preferred stockist will have the sizes you need. Narrow down your options based on whether they are able to cater to your sizing requirements. You can do this by clicking on your desired style and seeing the dropdown menu for sizes.

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A Beginners Guide To Meditation

Whenever the subject of our health and well-being is raised, in most cases the subject being discussed relates to physical health, at least that was the case until recently. With the world being more attuned to the importance of mental health, especially in light of how people had to cope with all that they had to face due to the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone is more aware that the health of our mind is every bit as significant, as the health of our bodies.

There are many ways in which our mental health can be affected, both positively and negatively, and if we were to write fifty books on these subjects, we would still barely be scratching the surface. Instead, we are going to look at one subject, and it is one which you will be pleased to know, seeks to impart positive effects on your mental well-being.

The subject we are referring to is meditation, and it is one that, sadly, far too many people know very little about. For those that do know about mediation, and more importantly, practice it regularly, they will all tell you that meditation is a positive experience and one from which they benefit enormously.

What Is Meditation?

Let us first define what meditation is, at least from a general perspective given that meditation can be practised in many ways. The most basic definition is that meditation is a calming and quieting of the mind. An analogy is comparing a busy road junction at peak times with cars, buses, and trucks all noisily driving through, with what that same junction is like at 3 am with barely one car per hour driving through it.

Substitute all the traffic going through the junction with the thoughts that are going through your mind when it is active and busy. With meditation, your mind is quietened, with your thoughts reduced to a bare minimum as you become more mindful.

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7 Amazing Activities In Canggu Everyone Can Enjoy

In the southwest corner of Bali, you will find Canggu, which is a location that you could describe as ‘recently discovered’ by tourists. One of the reasons it has become so popular is that it manages to combine several different facets of a holiday and provide them all in one area.

Whether you like to chill in bars, discover the delights of local crafts and traditions, or love nothing more than heading to the beach to surf the waves, then Canggu is a location which can tick the box for each of these. It also has many excellent restaurants, modern holiday villas and more than its fair share of small shops where you can spend hours browsing for souvenirs and other local wares.

To give you further insights into the many activities that Canggu can offer tourists here are 7 which we hope are diverse enough to include at least one activity for everyone to enjoy.

Go Surfing: One of the reasons Bali is so popular with those who love water sports is that there are plenty of opportunities to go surfing. Canggu is certainly one of those places and in fact, it actually has three top surfing spots. These are Berawa Beach, Batu Balong Beach, and Echo Beach which is the beach most suitable for intermediate surfers.

Visit Pura Tanah Lot Temple: Situated on the top of a rock formation, the Tannah Lot Temple is a popular tourist attraction as well as remaining a religious place for locals who pray to the sea gods. Should you visit in the evening you should have the opportunity to experience the sunset and in particular, viewing the sea turn gold in colour

Browse The La Laguna Gypsy Market: This is a shopping opportunity and an entertainment event all experienced on the same day. The market has over 150 stalls that sell a vast array of different ecological and organic products including spices, coffees, and foods. There is also live music, magic shows, face painting and if you feel peckish, a barbecue.

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Fun Bridal Party Activities In Your Pyjamas

There can be more to wedding planning than simply booking caterers and venues and learning vows. It can also be an opportunity to spend time with the family members and friends in your bridal party and do fun activities while wearing personalised pyjamas.

If you’re trying to create the perfect pre-wedding experience, here are a few fun bridal activities to do in your pyjamas.

Movie Night

Any bride-to-be looking for a low-key bridal activity to do in the lead-up to their big day can’t go wrong with a movie night. After gifting all members of your bridal party with a set of personalised pyjamas, you can line up a few movies in your watchlist, buy some treats like popcorn and lollies, and settle in for the evening.

You may even like to make things interesting by purchasing a few bottles of wine. However, having an alcohol-free night may also not be a bad idea if your wedding is just around the corner.

Beauty Treatments

Having bad skin on your wedding day is most bride-to-be’s worst nightmare. While wedding photographers can smooth out your skin on request, it doesn’t hurt to do all you can in the lead-up to the big day to make your skin as healthy as possible.

Therefore, if you’re short of ideas for a low-key bridal party at home, consider trying a few different beauty treatments. You and your best friends can wear face masks, try different creams, and relax with a grazing platter and a glass of wine.

You may even like to have spa treatments, book a home-visit masseuse, and paint each other’s nails. There are so many fun, beauty-related things you can do while relaxing at home in your pyjamas.

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