And yes, I hope my title will not put you off of my productivity tips. I know that the world is run by go getters, but I like to think of myself as a go-getter when it suits. It does sound a bit lazy and it is very comforting to know that I can do that. I am very grateful to the 30 Day Blogging challenge, otherwise I would still be putting off writing yet another blog post. 

Today’s prompt is to share productivity tips from a master of any kind. I did think what am I really good at? The truth is-I am really good at procrastinating and putting things off, but somehow I manage to get things done. What can I say? If pushing yourself to meet deadlines and closing dates it’s your thing you are better off reading someone else’s post.

My productivity tips will help you if you avoid discipline and discomfort at almost any costs.

Over the years I have developed a system that nevertheless helps me to get things done. I value purpose and priority more than efficiency so that probably shows in my results as well. 

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So here are my simple 5 productivity tips, that I hope, will help you in some way

1.Create a structure. This means to pre plan as much as possible your actions without having to think about them once you have to do it. It may sounds silly in a way, but I managed to get 100 day of Video Blogging called Authentic Transformation a few summers ago because I had pre written the titles of my videos and it worked like magic. On the other hand if I had to think up a title daily I feel I would lose the momentum of getting it done. So in a nutshell prethink your actions and enjoy the process.

2.Do the work in batches of 20-30 minutes of pure undisturbed focus. There are quite few ways to achieve that. You can use a simple kitchen timer and set it up, you can download some of the productivity apps on your phone but it all starts with you making the decision, that you will work 20-30 minutes without any distractions. This time scale is very easy to achieve plus you have no chance of getting bored either. 

3.Keep going. No matter how long of a break you take, don’t give up on your goals and dreams.Time is a special force and you can use it while you can.

The most important thing is not to beat yourself up no matter what. Taking action, even small action towards your goals and dreams is part of the journey called life. Everyone is on a different stage of their path and sometimes results take time, but as long as you are learning and growing as a person you will enjoy the journey.

4.Accept the way you are. Sounds simple.One of the most important converstions that you have in your daily life are the conversations that you have with yourself.Be kind to yourself, be gentle and honest, be confident and above all believe that you are enough and that what you do is enough.

Always do your best, even if your best changes from moment to moment accept it. As it simple as this sounds I have had times in my life when I would beat myself up for not getting everything the way I had it in my head, or the way I sometimes disappoint other people. I am a chronic people pleaser and I am still learning how to  show my love and care without loosing myself in the process.

 

Here is a video where I share with you a simple reminder that everything that you do matter. Please press play to watch it.

 

 

5.Find an accountability support system, that works for you. Some people thrive when they have a personal mentor, others love joining communities, that offer support and accountability like myself. If you need a boost in your blogging skills I would recommend you the 30 day Blogging Challenge Group where as well as blogging ideas you get to connect with other bloggers. I enjoy this kind of improving my blogging skills simply because even if I stretch the 30 days I find the daily information very valuable.

Thank you once again for visiting my blog and I appreciate your endless love and support. 

Please leave me a comment below if you want to share any of your productivity tips. I would love to hear from you. 

Lots of love, 

Ivelina

 I am first and foremost me, but right after that, I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be, is me. But the best gift that I will ever have, is being a mother.”
― C. JoyBell C.

The word”tao” is not very common in my vocabulary, but i decided to take part in a 30 Day blogging Challenge and the first Blog Prompt is called “The Tao of xxxx”. I stopped for a moment and reflected to find the word, that I would like to write about and intuitively “motherhood” came to me. I choose motherhood, because is the woman’s role as a parent. Parenthood is rather broad but motherhood is special in my eyes. 

 

What does tao means really? Tao according to Oxford dictionary is (In Chinese philosophy) the absolute principle underlying the universe, combining within itself the principles of yin and yang and signifying the way, or code of behaviour, that is in harmony with the natural order.

Motherhood is an universe in itself, but also has it’s balancing parts which is a inevitable part of life and nature itself. It is a 24/7 lifelong calling, gift, choice and a identity for many women, whether they have given birth or not. The principles of Motherhood to me are quite simple, but in it’s simplicity lies the magic of connectivity and love. 

 


 

 

1.Your children are your gifts that come through you and you choose to love and nurture them. There are countless ways to express love, but love has to be shared to grow, no matter in what way you find possible.

I don’t read parenting books and I simply follow my heart and intuition when it comes to my children.

In my mind I am  a wild intuitive mother, that likes things to happen naturally and peacefully.

I do my best to do what is best for each of my boys. Each child is different and have a different character and that alone has made my life so rich and incredibly full of experiences and lessons. So just love your children actively in your own way. DAILY! Show them love the way you feel you should. 

 


 

 

2.Take care of the mother in you. As a woman you possibly have many roles and being a mother is one of them. You are a friend, a daughter a lover and possibly work somewhere, too.All these are great and they do make you the person you are and your activities and priorities do change from time to time, so go with it.

How do you take care of the mother in you? You take care of your body. Sleep well. Eat well. Take your time to read, walk or whatever it is that you do that you love.

Cooking can be both therapeutic and practical. House work is the same  to me anyway. I call hoovering an active meditation as it’s clears my mind. Become aware of your triggers when you feel stressed or overwhelmed. Normally the deep reason for them can be dealt with so pay attention to your inner voice and listen to it.

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3.Learn to let go. There should be a class in school for all  girls that mothers have to learn to let go. I have written a blog post about that in my other blog in more detail about the hardest thing about being a mother is to learn to let go.

In a nutshell I believe that letting go has been the hardest thing for me to learn. To learn that I can not possibly control every situation, can not possibly control how quickly my kids grow and all the choices that they make.

Let go of the need to be needed all the time, to mother them like babies even when they are almost teenagers now.

Learning to let go of the need to be a model mother and to have everything perfect and organised. Also another one is the letting of the person I was before I became mother. All these lessons are ongoing paths, that I take daily. 

 


 

There is no formula for a perfect motherhood. You are a part of the magical circle of life and you connect the branches so beautifully. Motherhood teaches me to put others needs in front of mine, it teaches me to be open minded like to other book I have ever read. Motherhood is a priceless personal development “class” that I take almost every day. I love the constant challenges, demands and the endless love that it brings to my lie. 

I can not imagine myself not being a mother and this is how it’s going to be. I aim to give and teach my kids everything that I know and when they think of unconditional love I want them to think of me. 

 

Fat Strippers: Are They Safe?

 

Fat Strippers (or fat burners) are supplements created to help increase the rate of fat loss of the user who consumes them. There are several kinds of fat strippers. The most common kind are the ones that provide energy, increase metabolism and suppress appetite. Going back a decade ephedrine was the king of fat burners. It was potent, increased the user’s metabolism, increased the rate of fat loss and also suppresses appetite. The compound was deemed unsafe and was later on banned by many countries including the US and UK. So the question is, are fat burners in 2015 safe?

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Regulation

The supplement industry is a tough industry to regulate. Companies are innovating and creating new never seen before compounds and releasing them on to the market without the need of FDA approval. It’s only after months of consumers using the product and incidents that the government realize the danger of the supplement and they then ban the main ingredient. This is a continuous circle and will always be the case. This means it’s important to educate yourself on what ingredients you are consuming and not fall into the trap of “If it’s on the shelf in 2015 it must be safe and tested”.

 

What Ingredients Work?

 

Caffeine

Most fat strippers will contain caffeine to increase energy, suppress appetite and accelerate fat loss. Caffeine is safe in the recommended dosages and highly effective.

 

Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract also has some evidence showing it helps increase metabolism and suppresses appetite. Another great addition to a fat stripper.

 

CLA

CLA has been shown in studies to preserve lean body mass while at the same time reducing body fat. This compound essentially improves your body compositing giving you a leaner yet more muscular physique. 2-6g of CLA is needed daily so make sure to check this out on the labels of the fat strippers. CLA has also been shown to help reduce fat that is being stored. This can vastly help your fat loss efforts as it stops further fat being stored. The problem is, many people lose fat too quickly and then lose muscle too. Preserving muscle will also help keep your metabolism higher as muscle is far more demanding that fat. Muscle burns more calories than fat so removing fat and increasing muscle can rapidly help you reach your new lean physique.

 

Glucomannan 

This ingredients helps you feel fuller (in a good way) for longer. By making you feel comfortably full this stops binging, can limit your portion sizes and overall bring down the amount of calories you consume considerably. This has a profound effect on long term fat loss. A study showed that people who took 1g one hour prior to their meals lost roughly 5 pounds over 8 weeks. Making sure you stay on track and not binging is key to fat loss success. There is nothing worse than feeling like you’re suffering every day from dieting! You need to live your life and feel great while doing so.

 

Conclusion

There are 100s of ingredients that can help you achieve your goals. If you enjoyed this article make sure you comment below. We will be looking to cover fat strippers more over the next few months so that you can make the safest and best decision possible.

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