Amazing Little Facts About Life
There are so many things life has to offer – some are known while some are yet to be discovered – which can greatly influence our lives. It may be good or bad, healthy or unhealthy, useful or just to increase one’s knowledge or simply out of curiosity, these facts of life are common to all human beings. Let’s take a look at the top 10 things you should know.
Apple in the Morning
Most people drink coffee in the morning to pump them up and keep them awake all throughout the day. But drinking coffee in the morning, especially when done on a regular basis, may have a deleterious effect in your body in the long run. Too avoid palpitation or increase in heart rate or blood pressure, take an apple in the morning. It has phytonutrients and antioxidants that can help boost your energy for early morning activities which can reduce any feelings of fatigue. Plus, it improves lung functions and protects you from pulmonary diseases. Now you know where the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” came from.
Playing Video Game
Did you know that playing video games can be beneficial too? It can be therapeutic, especially among children with chronic illnesses, since researchers believe that video games act on ‘neuronal mechanisms’ which can activate positive emotions among kids by improving their demeanor and fighting spirit. It also helps reduce depression and improve one’s motor skills and decision making skills which can be useful in the real world. However, too much of everything can be addicting so make sure playing video games, especially for children, should be closely monitored and scheduled.
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Ever wonder why people say having a good laugh can help you in various ways? It’s because aside from being an infectious priceless medicine, laughing can help strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, releases you from stress and positively affect your overall mood. Every time you laugh, endorphins are released which can aid in temporarily relieving you from anxiety or pain and at the same time, helps strengthen your relationship with other people. Instead of taking antidepressants, laughter is the better medicine – and you don’t have to pay for it.
Color Your World
Picasso once said that ‘colors follow the change of emotions.’ You won’t even notice that colors have an effect on your mood and even stimulate your brain. Warm colors such as red, pink, yellow and orange bring happiness and comfort that create a calming environment and has an energizing effect in the body. On the other hand, cool colors like blue, purple and green have a soothing nature that also promotes a serene and relaxing environment that is beneficial for the mind and body.
Getting a good night sleep for at least 8 hours is important. Getting a nap for at least 20 minutes is essential too. Studies show that taking a nap can help improve learning, memory retention and overall health and mood. Apart from this, being able to get back to work after a 20-minute snooze makes you feel refreshed which enhances productivity and performance because sensory perception and creativity are heightened once you wake up.
Please Don’t Stop the Music
Music can be a powerful tool to stir one’s emotions. Music combined with lyrics has the ability to send signals to the brain which can light up memory and make your body react – which explains why some type of music can bring tears to your eyes. Listening to music can also boost your mood depending on what you find pleasurable to listen to. It can even help you concentrate on your task because the beat can stimulate activities in the brain which can induce alertness or help you pick up the pace. Apart from this, music can improve your mental health and a good way to help you de-stress.
Just Keep Dreaming
Every human beings dream at night. In fact, 6 years of your lifetime, or at least 3 hours at night, is spent on dreaming, even outside the REM sleep, although 90% of it will be lost once you wake up. You only dream of people you have encountered in real life with 70% of your dream can be considered as déjà vu. Even visually impaired people and fetuses in the womb are capable of dreaming because dreams don’t always have to be visual. Experiencing dreams can be through sound, smell and touch.
The Urge to Write
You don’t have to be a talented writer with tremendous skills in writing and vocabulary in order to make a masterpiece. In fact, writing a simple account of your day to day experiences can already be considered as writing because you are able to express your thoughts through pen and paper. Keeping a diary and narrating about your daily encounters with life develops more confidence, a higher self esteem and a potential to make better decisions in life. Your experiences can be your story and the people around you are the characters in it. Also, writing about traumatic or painful experiences in life can even help one’s physical and psychological health and can be therapeutic.
Honey is made by bees through swallowing and digesting. It is one of the oldest sweeteners with amazing health benefits because it is considered as anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It also contains antioxidants which reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease and is a good treatment for gastrointestinal disorders and throat irritation. It also promotes beautiful skin that most natural treatments for acne and pigmentation recommends the use of honey. So stock up on it and you’ll be surprised on how this can be beneficial for you.
In a male dominated society, it is hard for women to make a name for their selves. But did you know that women have a fair share of contributions in the society too? As a matter of fact, women invented liquid paper, smallpox vaccine, bomb defusing robot, spanx, paper bags, disposable diapers, windshield wipers and dishwasher – which are very useful these days. Who says women are useless?
Spread the Love
Those who believe in love and are also loved by others in return have a positive personality compared to others who despise love. They are noticed best in all matters of life such as in relation with others and making money. Loving people live healthier too. However, it is not confined with being in a relationship with someone wherein mutual love is shared. Loving can be extended to family, friends, co-workers and all the people around you. So if you want to maintain that positive attitude, continue to love and spread love to others.