Juggling Work & School – Survival Tips For Those With A Busy Schedule

If you are both in higher education and in some kind of work, then you might often find that it can be quite stressful keeping on top of everything. It goes without saying that you don’t want either your school nor your work life to be damaged by the busy schedule, but that can be easier said than done. Like many others, you might be stressing out about how to actually make it work as a lifestyle. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to improve the situation and ensure that you stay on top of it as best as you can. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the best ways to do just that, so you can get the most out of both your school life and your work life.

Schedule Your Time

If you are routinely feeling as though you don’t have time for anything, you might need to take a step back and look at how you are actually using that time. It might well be possible that you are not properly scheduling your hours in the day. In this case, it’s all too likely that neither school nor work are getting the time they need. If you think you might need to schedule your days a little better, there is plenty you can do on this front. Let’s take a closer look at this now.

Bear in mind that some parts of your day are inflexible. These include working hours and class hours. Fit those into your schedule first, as they cannot be changed. Then you need to make the rest of your schedule as flexible as you can, while incorporating those other spects as well. This means that you can easily change them around if you need to – this will be useful as studying can change throughout the year, depending on what point of the semester you are in. You need to be ready to adapt to new assignments and so on, so this is vital to work out beforehand. As long as you have a good, flexible schedule, you will find it a lot easier to stay on top of your work and your schoolwork, and neither will suffer as much that way.

Learn To Prioritize

There might be times when you need to accept that you cannot do everything at once. You often just don’t have the time to do this, and it means that you need to learn how to prioritize as best as you can. Fortunately, this is an easy skill to learn, even if it is not always simple to put into practice. Learning to prioritize means having a strong understanding of what is important and what can probably be left alone for now. This will take time to develop this skill, but nonetheless it is a vital one which you should work on harboring if you are serious about juggling work and school to your best efforts. You can then work on beating procrastination, which is often caused by a lack of prioritization, by breaking down the important jobs in manageable chunks, before moving onto the less important ones after that. Do this, and you will find it makes a huge difference to your studies and your work.

The Value Of Time Off

If you read through this guide: Tips for Going to School While Working as a Full-Time RN, you will see that one of the major suggestions is to find a way to value your time off. The truth is that time off is not just nice to do – it is actually important. This is because, by giving yourself a break every now and then, you come back to the schoolwork – or the work – refreshed, and often with a better understanding of what you need to do, or a firmer comprehension of the material you have been studying. With enough time off, you will also be able to deal with the many stresses of studying and working, as it will give you a chance to relax properly and fully. If you don’t feel that you are getting enough time off, you should find a way to work it into your schedule. Don’t be angry at yourself for needing it – it is a perfectly valid human need, and one which will actually help you in the long run much more than not having it at all.

Picking Your Employer

It’s likely that you might want to change jobs at some point. You might find that it is no longer serving you very well, or that it has become especially difficult to keep up to date with your schoolwork. In that case, you should allow yourself the freedom to take a different job, as ultimately it is entirely up to you who you work for and why you do it. Go for something that is related to your schoolwork, if you can. If not, then just go for something that is the least hours possible in order to continue comfortably living your life. This way, you can devote as much energy as you need to on your studies, and you won’t constantly be tired or stressed out from work. Picking an employer which is likely to be sympathetic to your studying needs is also important. They will be more likely to be flexible with your hours and holiday, and that alone can really help to keep your studies in check in the long run.

The act of juggling work and school can be a notoriously difficult one. However, it is a noble thing to be attempting, and you should be proud for doing it. As long as you learn to prioritize, take time off when necessary, and enjoy the process on the whole, you should find that you get from the experience everything you need to get from it. You will also learn a number of skills which can carry over into your life after this period of time is done with.

Hate The Cold? Here Are 5 Easy Ways To Get Fit Indoors

Finding the motivation to exercise can be difficult at the best of times, and even worse when the weather turns cold. The colder fall and winter temperatures can make it easier to stay under the covers than getting up to do that run. If you hate the cold, you’re not alone, and luckily there are some great ways for you to get fit without having to step outside your front door. Here are five effective ways to exercise indoors.

1. Interval training

You might think that you need to head to an expensive gym class to have a go at interval training or circuits, but you can do them easily at home yourself with a few bits of equipment or even your own body weight. Download an interval training app, choose a selection of exercises and set the timer! This is a great way to get a HIIT workout in if you’re short on time, as well as being able to help you target different body areas.

2. Yoga

No matter how experienced you are, you can easily practice yoga from the comfort of your living room. All you need is a mat or a comfortable floor space, some instruction and you’re all set! There are some great classes available online or through YouTube, and you can check out this Yoga 101 guide to make sure you have everything you need to get started. The ideal activity to start or end the day, yoga will improve your flexibility and balance as well as being an excellent form of meditation.

3. Spin class in your living room

Spin classes are a fun and fast-paced way to start the day, but who wants to venture out in the dark at 5am to get to a class? Take a look at some of the best stationary bike reviews and find a good model for your home and put together your own spin class routine to get you pumped in the morning. Make sure you get a funky playlist together and start pedaling!

4. Equipment-free weight training

You don’t need a gym full of weights to help you tone your muscles. There are plenty of exercises that you can do at home that simply involve using your own body to develop strength and muscle tone. Take a look at some effective bodyweight exercises that will get you leaner and stronger without having to set foot in the gym.

5. Step to it!

If you’ve got steps in your home, make the most of them by performing step-based exercises that will get your heart pumping and help you give your body a good overall workout. Even if you haven’t got stairs, you can always buy a cheap step from eBay or Amazon and do your own step aerobics class at home. Invest in some hand weights (or fill up some water bottles) to boost your workout further. Using the things you already have in your home will save you money, but still provide you with an effective workout.

 

With all these great indoor workout ideas, who needs a gym? Put a stop your winter workout wimp-out excuses and start exercising indoors instead.

Money Tips For Teens: Why You Should Manage Your Money and Learn More About Finances

According to a recent study, a majority of American teens don’t know basic life skills, and this includes managing money. The research reveals that 87% of teens admit that theydon’t know much about personal finance, and while they do want to learn, they don’t have the tools that they need to know more about the matter. Our parents or guardians are our best resources for financial knowledge, and it’s never too early to learn how to be financially savvy. Apart from having enough money in the bank, learning how to keep our finances in order can benefit us in other ways. Here are all the reasons why you should learn how to manage your money and learn more about finances.

Having a good financial record can help you qualify for a loan

Most teenagers may take on side jobs or borrow money from their parents if they need extra money. However, having a good financial record qualifies you to get a loan and enables you to have the funds that you need for tuition fees, your first car purchase, or a startup for a small business. Asseen in this Finnish example, 18-year-olds can loan as much as 2,000 Euros or about $2,300. In the US, you will need to have a good credit score, an income, and acollateral such as a houseor a car before you can get approved for most loans.

It allows you to be more independent

Having a savings account and a good financial record allows you to be more independent. You can purchase items or experiences, such as a vacation, on your own, and you don’t need to rely on anyone to fund your needs.Having basic financial skillssuch as balancing a checkbook, investing, and managing your credit card can all lead to the road to independence.

You learn to prioritize and make good financial choices

Learning how to manage your money while you’re still young enables you to prioritize your spending. Knowing the basics of money management, such as making a budget, already puts you ahead of most college students as studies have shown that around40% of the typical college student’s budgetgoes to purchases like clothes, entertainment, snacks, and gadgets. This is why most students find that they’ve gone through most of their budget even before the semester is over. But having a budget in mind is the step in the right direction as you get to prioritize your main expenses first and still have some money left over for savings and incidentals.

Being on top of your budget, having discipline, and brushing up on your life skills and financial know-how can all help to give you more security in the future. Learn as much as you can about your managing your money while you’re young, and set yourself up for financial success.

Golden Rules For Your First Job Application

Applying for any job is as much about mastering an art rather than following a specific science. There is no tried-and-true formula that will always work and guarantee you an interview. It depends entirely on the person reading the application and their own personal – and highly subjective – feelings on the matter.

The above makes for a confusing time, full of asking yourself an endless litany of questions. Do you go all out, fill your application with detail, and hold nothing back? Or should you focus more on brevity? You find yourself wondering ‘how long should a cover letter be?’ and ‘what do I include in the work history section if I don’t have any work history?’. What’s too much information; what’s not enough information?

See? Confusion just about covers it.

So, rather than continue to wonder, let’s try and keep it simple. If you’re applying for your first job, the majority of the application process is rather perfunctory and basic. Which is fine; provided that you remember the golden rules for a first job application. If you manage to tick these off, then you should be able to make everything else fall into place.

1) Be Detailed… And Succinct

Okay, so kicking off with a contradiction might not sound like the best way of going about things – but bear with it!

You should always look to include detail on a resumé. If a recruiter is thinking about asking you to interview, then they’re going to want to dig a little deeper. If you have opted for the ‘short and sweet’ method of applying for a job, they’re not going to be able to do that; there will be no further information for them to learn. You want to avoid that situation, so you should be looking to include a fair amount of information should they wish to use it.

However… that detail has got to be in the right place. If a recruiter has to go digging through your application just to find basic details, then they’re not going to bother. You have a very short time frame to capture their attention, meaning that you’ve got to ensure you cover both types of recruiter.

The Brief Recruiter: They’re only interested in basic information. They will scan this, then determine the rest of what they want to know at interview.

The Detail Recruiter: In direct opposition to the above, a Detail orientated recruiter wants all the information before they think about bringing you to interview.

So how do you bring the two together? You use a personal statement. This should be the opener of your resumé; a short introduction to who you are, what you have to offer, and why you are applying for this job. You should tailor this personal statement to each recruiter rather than sending out the same one every time. It offers enough detail to satisfy The Brief Recruiter, and then the rest of your resumé can go on to provide the details that The Detail Recruiter is looking for.

2) Talk About What You Can Do

When confronted with the “employment history” section of a job application, it can be difficult to know how to respond when you don’t have an employment history. It would be truthful if you were just to write ‘I don’t have an employment history’ in this section – but that’s not really any use. It might be accurate, but how is that meant to make a recruiter think you have anything to offer?

Instead, use this section to explain that while you might not have an employment history, that doesn’t mean you don’t have something of value to offer. Use this section to highlight anything you have done in your history that put you in a position of responsibility.

There are plenty of examples of what you can include, but here are a few ideas to get you started along the right track:

  • Details of any babysitting work you have done. This shows you are responsible and can keep to a schedule.
  • Any involvement you have with clubs or societies, which demonstrates a focus, outside interests, and an engaging mind.
  • Any charitable or voluntary work you have done, even if it’s just running a lemonade stand one summer.

 

This kind of detail is designed to round you out as an applicant; make you seem like more of a person, rather than someone who has just been waiting for their first employment opportunity to fall into their lap. It shows you have an interest in the world and a drive to do well.

3) Educational History Should Be Brief

For the formative years of our life, grades matter. They matter so much we obsess over the fine details between an A- and a B+; grades are how we judge ourselves and our intelligence. It’s also how other people – our parents, our teachers – judge us.

Yet employers… well… they don’t really care about grades. It’s not going to look great if you have an endless report card that’s D-, but even if that’s the case, it won’t be a decisive factor for any enlightened recruiter. Just because someone isn’t academically gifted doesn’t mean they don’t have anything to offer. It’s well known that grades don’t correlate with intelligence and any recruiter worth their salt is going to know that.

So while you should definitely include a mention of your standout grades, it’s far more important to think about how what you have studied impacts what you can offer to an employer. For example:

Maths can demonstrate an aptitude with numbers and an ability to follow complex patterns.

English Language proficiency shows a good grasp of how language works and how to use it to great effect.

Focusing on how the subjects you have studied have influenced your ability to work is far more important than just an endless litany of grades.

In Conclusion

While there might not be a tried-and-tested works-for-everyone way of applying for jobs, by focusing on the above, you will be able to produce a well-rounded and information-rich application. Good luck with whatever it is you’re applying for!

Pamper Yourself Pretty: Fun Beauty Tips To Try Out

The world of beauty often gets a bad wrap. Although true beauty comes from within, having the option to pamper and primp can be a lot of fun. When you take beauty too seriously, it does have the potential to turn sour. After all, you are who you are, and you should embrace that. The beauty world is there to have fun with, to make your feel better about yourself, and accentuate what you have. So never let it make you feel bad. Instead, experiment with a bunch of fun treatments and pamper yourself pretty, starting with these cool ideas.

False Lashes

There are lots of different beauty accessories that you might like to think about using, but right now there’s one that stands out as being the most fun of all. False lashes are a great way to play around with your regular beauty regime. When you have an event coming up or a special occasion,  there’s nothing like wearing a set of false lashes to glam up your look and change your eye shape. So head to your favorite beauty section and find some great lash effects to play around with.

Nail Art

Coming in as a close second and maybe even fighting for the top spot is nail art. You might love to paint your nails and give yourself manicures and love the colors you have, but just think about what fun stepping that up a notch can be. With different nail art designs, you can create different beauty looks to match your outfits, or even create cool looks for your friends too.

Glitter

Then there’s also glitter to think about. Glitter can be a great way to jazz up your beauty and pampering routine. Before, it was saved for things like manicures and eyeshadows, but the latest beauty trends have taken glitter to the next level. Not only can you add fun designs to your face and show off your creative makeup skills, but you can also add it to your hair too. When you’ve got a party or celebration, going with glitter roots can be a great way to add some sparkle.

Hair Extensions

Then there’s always the option to play around with your hair styles. Whether you’ve always wanted to grow your hair long, or you’ve got thin hair, and you need some more volume, there’s one simple solution to try out. You’ll find that tape in hair extensions can give you the locks of your dreams. By playing around with different styles and adding more length, you’ll find endless ways to dress your hair.

Face Masks

Then there’s also skincare to think about. And facials are great for when you have problem skin. Even if you’ve already got great skin and you’ve not suffered from acne, applying face masks can be a lot of fun. You’ll be able to relax and pamper, and if you want to think about using them with your friends, you can have a great girly time together too.

Don’t Get Left Behind! 15 Tips For Landing Your Dream Job After College

If you’ve just navigated the trying task of obtaining a college degree, then you might think that the least the world can do is provide you with a good job. Alas, it doesn’t quite work that way: there’s around 10% of graduates who are unemployed, and closer to 20% of graduates who unemployed; that is, they have a job, but it’s not one that required a college degree. Then there’s the matter of finding the job that’s right for you. If you look hard enough, you can gain employment: the tricky part comes when you try to get a job you really want. Below, we offer fifteen essential tips for landing your dream job after college. Do these, add a bit of grit, determination, and patience, and you’ll be on your way to getting the job of your dreams.

Look in the Right Places

First thing’s first: you need to be looking in the right places. Graduate jobs aren’t just lumped up with the other thousands of jobs listed on the usual job sites. Even if they are, you’ll have to wade through too many posts that are aimed at people of all abilities before you can find them. It’s recommended that you keep an eye on Indeed and CareerBuilder, but the bulk of your energy should be spent combing through those graduate websites, such as NACElink and Experience.com.

And Don’t Just Look: Investigate

While we’re talking about looking for jobs, there’s an industry secret that we think you should know: the vast majority of positions aren’t officially advertised. In fact, it’s possible that only around 20% of jobs actually make it to websites; the rest are filled through word of mouth, referrals, and people taking a chance and offering their services. If there’s a company you really want to work for, look beyond the ‘available positions’ section of their website; get in touch directly. They might just have a position available that nobody else knows about.

Foot in the Door

Not everybody thinks that taking an internship is a good idea, but if you’re struggling to find a job to your choosing, then it offers you an opportunity to get your foot in the door, gain experience, and make yourself more employable. Competition for internships at the biggest companies can be fierce, so go after them with the same determination as you would a real job. If you excel during your internship, you might just be offered a job at the end – some 70% of big companies offered their interns a position. Aside from potentially securing you a job, an internship also allows you to try out an industry or position before you commit to it full-time.

Networking

Remember above, when we said that the vast majority of jobs aren’t listed on official job boards? It might be your networking abilities that uncover these secret positions. Alas, many people have a shaky understanding of what exactly networking involves. It’s not about schmoozing up to someone at a corporate event and handing over your business card as you make the “call me” gesture. Why would they call? Networking is about building mutually beneficial relationships. If you find someone that you would like to connect with, make yourself useful to them in one way or another. You’ll have established a connection that one day might open up paths that lead to a job.

Self-Starting “Internship”

You don’t always have to wait for a company to give you a chance to shine. You can help yourself, providing your career choice lends itself well to individual endeavors. For example, let’s say you want to be a social media executive. Well, it takes nothing but a social media account to start getting experience in that field. By the time you come to applying for jobs, you’ll have something to show that says you are serious about entering that area. It’s like writing: if you want to be a journalist, don’t wait for the New York Times to call you (they won’t); just begin writing on your own blog!

Leverage Your College Relationships

If the industry you want to work in is directly related to your college degree, then you probably already have plenty of contacts to help you find a job in that field. Your college professors – and to a lesser degree, your classmates – are already working in that industry, so make the most of any connections, opportunities, or ideas they have. If you’re studying biology and want to become a scientist, then speak to your professors: they might know of an academic at another institution who is working on a problem that you have shown an interest in. It’s these types of connections you have to exhaust, especially if you want to work in a competitive field.

Hire a Resume Coach

You’ll be well trained in the important things you need to get a job, but you’ll be sorely lacking in the ‘how to get a job’ department. That’s a skill set all on its own. Because you have little experience, you need to make the skills that employers are looking for jumps off your resume page. Companies want people who can work as part of a team, think critically, and work hard. You’ll have all these skills in your locker, but showcasing them to a potential employer might be a challenge. Work with a resume coach, either online or through your college, to ensure you’re listing all your skills on your resume.

Top Up Your Education

It might be that your college degree, while a solid base, is not enough on its own to get you the job you want. If this is the case, then top up your degree by completing a postgraduate study online course and give yourself an edge over your fellow graduates. Postgraduate education is more precise than an undergraduate degree and is an excellent way to show employers that you have a greater understanding of the skills needed for a role. It can also be a way to “sidestep” your education: if you have a degree in Ancient Studies but want to enter the marketing industry, you’ll be able to use the skills you acquired during your degree to obtain a postgraduate qualification in marketing, for example.

Know When To Say No

An important step in landing your dream job is knowing when to say no to other offers. If you’re offered a job but it doesn’t feel right, or you don’t think it’ll lead anyway, then reject it, if you can afford to do so. Finding the job that’s right for you is as much about saying no to opportunities as it is to saying yes! You should try your best to reject those feelings of panic that can set in when you’re beginning to doubt your ability to get a job. Settling for a job that doesn’t feel right will not lead to your dream job.

Quality, Not Quantity

And talking of panicking: make sure you’re applying to the kind of jobs that you actually want. It’s all too easy to fire off application after application, but it’s a flawed approach. You won’t be sending out fifty applications: you’ll be sending out fifty half applications. The best jobs require concentration and effort. Only apply for jobs that you truly want, and make sure you’re spending hours getting it just right.  

Step Outside the Comfort Zone

You might dream of ultimately working for Google, but it’s unlikely that you’ll bag one of their highly competitive graduate jobs. Instead, plot a longer path, one that will take you on an exciting career path and may one day result in you landing your dream position. Also, be willing to step outside of your comfort zone if a good opportunity presents itself. You’ll be better served by joining a smaller company located in a smaller city and working your way up, rather than trying to find a job in your hometown or going straight for the best paying, most glamorous jobs.

Play Around With Jobs

Conventional wisdom has it that when you find a job you like, in a company you enjoy for you, that you should stick in that position. But there’s a big difference between a job you like a job you love. There’s a school of thought that says that job hopping is the version of climbing the ladder. You can spend six months at one company, excel, learn everything you can, and then jump ship to a slightly different role at another company, repeating the same process. In a few years, you’ll have an enviable resume. The only thing that will be lacking will be ‘commitment,’ but then, the biggest companies will know once you get a job with them, there’s nowhere higher to climb.

Conclusion

The job market is the most competitive it’s ever been, but there are also more resources than ever before to help you along the way, too. Take your time, be patient, and you’ll eventually find yourself in the job of your dreams. Best of luck!

When Counting Sheep Isn’t Enough: Tips On How To Get Enough Sleep

Research shows that as many as 87% of high school students in the United States are sleep deprived. Are you one of them? If you are a typical teenager, then the chances are that you are indeed not getting enough sleep.

The problem with not getting enough sleep as a teenager is that it can have a negative effect on both your school and home life. Your grades can start to suffer and you are most likely to be getting into fights because you are cranky.

Ways To Improve Your Sleep

The following are all easy-to-follow guidelines that will help you get a good night’s rest.

  • Your bedroom needs to become a quiet haven in the evening. Turn off your computer before you go to bed and if your household is noisy at night, invest in a pair of earplugs.
  • If you are feeling anxious or stressed try relaxing with soothing music (or white noise) before bedtime. Yoga is also known to relax you and prepare your body for sleep. If you are spiritual you can take time reading your favorite scriptures or even meditate. If you find yourself unable to sleep continuously it is suggested that you consult with your doctor for assistance and remember that most sleeping disorders are covered by medical insurance.
  • If you are feeling under the weather go to bed earlier than usual. Your body will need the extra rest to recuperate. Remember to plan for the additional sleep ahead of time if you have to wake up early the next morning for school.
  • Certain dietitians suggest eating a carb-loaded snack before bed to aid in sleeping. These snacks will make you feel warm and drowsy and can enhance your sleeping experience significantly. Good foods to snack on include pretzels, crackers, popcorn, fruit or even just toast with jam or honey.
  • If you are unable to sleep in light try putting blackout shades on your windows and make sure your door is properly shut at night. Comfortable and lightweight sleeping masks are also available at many stores if you really find yourself battling with even the smallest amount of light.
  • Taking a hot shower or bath before bed and keeping your room cool to lower your body temperature is known to trigger deep sleep.
  • Try to figure out what is keeping you awake at night. If you are on any medication check with your doctor or pharmacist to see if these could be the cause of your insomnia. Other common culprits are caffeine (coffee, cola, caffeinated energy drinks) or stressful situations (exams, sportstry-outs etc). Try taking a soothing tea made with chamomile before bed. Again, if your insomnia persists please seek professional medical attention.
  • Certain scents are considered to have sleep-inducing effects. Try orange blossom, lavender, chamomile or marjoram. You can buy scented candles, incenseor essential oils. Just be sure to put out any candles before you go to sleep.

Once you are able to get a good night’s sleep more often, you won’t only feel better but you may see an improvement in your grade and performance on the sports field as well. You will be happier and more relaxed resulting in your friends and family feeling the same.

The Beginner Camping Tips You Need to Know About

If you’re planning to go camping, then you’ll want to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip. While it’s one of the best activities  you can do with your family, it can end up being a horrible disaster if you don’t prepare well.

That’s why it’s best to follow camping tips and keep yourself organized to have the memorable trip you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced camper, you’ll want to check these tips out for a happy trip ahead.

Camping Tips for Any Happy Camper

Here are the seven best tips you should follow for you to have the best time when camping:

1. Watch the Weather

While you can camp anytime and anywhere, you’ll need to take account the weather conditions on the dates you’ll be going out! You can check weather forecasts to either move the dates or pack according to what you expect while camping.

If the weatherman predicts intense rain or snow, then I advise you to stay at home and move the date. But even during hot days, make sure to pack raincoats or blankets just in case!

2. Research on the Campsite

One of the most important things you will need to do before going camping would be to figure out where you’ll be camping in. Make sure to research on the facilities and location of your chosen campsite, so you know what to pack and expect.

It’s best to find a campsite you can easily access and with the facilities you and your family will enjoy, such as clean toilets or areas where you can create a fire pit.

3. Pack Extra

Since you never know what will happen during your camping trips, always pack extra just in case. Always focus on extra food and other things that can get wet easily. It’s better to be safe than sorry! Pack extra toilet paper, batteries, and a lot of food

4. Clean Up

The number one rule when camping is to always clean as you go. Since you’ll be outdoors and explore nature, you wouldn’t want to mess it up! Be respectful towards nature and for the next people who will be camping.

Whether you’re packing up to leave or after eating, keep a trash bag and avoid making too big a mess, leaving the place cleaner than when you found it.

5. Be Prepared But Flexible

While you should always plan and schedule how your camping will be like, not everything will go your way. That’s why you should have everything organized, but to give a little leeway when things don’t go according to schedule.

It’s all about spontaneity and enjoyment, so go with the flow and simply enjoy your time outdoors! If you make mistakes, then move on and take note of it during your next trip.

6. Do What You Want

Nature will never judge you, no matter what you do. As long as you give respect to your surroundings, you can wear what you want. It doesn’t matter if you look homeless or weird, as long as you are comfortable. 

Not wearing makeup and have your hair up? No problem! Just have fun and focus on the moment rather than what you look.

7. Play Games

Camping isn’t all about survival and eating; it’s about having fun with the family! You can play games to explore the surroundings, such as a scavenger hunt. Not only will you have a blast, but you’ll find out a lot about what nature has to offer. Make a list of car games and camping activities you’ll surely enjoy with everyone.

In Conclusion

Want to go camping? Then you’ll need to make sure you follow proper etiquette and planning to have a truly enjoyable trip. It doesn’t matter if you’re alone or with your loved ones, as long as you are prepared and know where you’re camping.

I hope that this article on the best camping tips helped you know what you should do for your next trip. So what are you waiting for? Follow these tips and begin planning the fun and memorable weekend getaway today!

If you enjoyed the article or would like to share your camping experiences, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.

 

About Author: Deann Rebello – I’m a founder at BearinForest.com, a Camping blog that shares everything about traveling and camping. I’m just a young lady who loves camping out and always eager to share my bonding experience to the world. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter

 

 

 

Lifestyle Tips For Stronger Bones

Bones are one part of our bodies that it can be easy to overlook with everything else we need to worry about. However, they’re extremely important, and if we don’t take care of them, it can be very detrimental to our later quality of life. Most of our bone density development happens in childhood and adolescence, and as we move into adulthood, it’s important to maintain it to slow down the rate of bone loss. Here are a few lifestyle tips to keeping strong bones.

Eat Calcium-Rich Foods

Calcium, as you’ve probably heard, is an essential nutrient for strong, healthy bones. You can ensure you’re getting enough of it by eating enough calcium-rich foods, such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, and kefir. Obviously, getting enough calcium in can be difficult if you’re vegan, and some people may opt for plant-based supplements. AlgaeCal side effects are non-existent, and its calcium content can help with the treatment of osteoporosis and similar conditions. Aside from that, there are various non-dairy sources of calcium, such as fortified rice beverages, leafy green vegetables, nuts, beans, and fortified orange juice. As with anything, make sure you’re reading the label on any foods you pick up, and consulting your doctor before taking supplements.

Get Enough Vitamin D

Vitamin D has a number of health benefits, one of which is that it helps you absorb the calcium in other foods. Fortunately, many of the foods containing Vitamin D also contain calcium. These include milk, fortified orange juice, soy, and rice beverages, and fatty fish such as sardines and salmon. Egg yolks and fortified yoghurts are also great sources of this vitamin. Experts recommend drinking 500ml of milk each day, or a fortified soy beverage if you don’t consume dairy. It can also help to consume supplements like the ones from Carlson Labs.

Keep Active

Physical activity has all kinds of health benefits, and everyone should be aiming for 150 minutes of it every week. If you’re specifically trying to keep your bones strong, do weight-bearing exercises such as walking, running, hiking, dancing, low-impact aerobics and tennis. You can also try some resistance training activities such as push-ups or lifting weights. These will build your muscles, and in turn, keep your bones strong. Finally, consider balance exercises, such as tai chi and yoga. These will improve your coordination and balance, and in turn, lower your risk of falling and damaging your bones.

Keep a Cap on the Caffeine

People don’t usually associate caffeine with the health of their bones, but the amount you take in is directly linked to the health of your entire skeleton. When you consume too much caffeine, it can decrease the amount of calcium that your body absorbs, and limit the health of your bones. Adults should aim for no more than 400 mg a day, which is about 2-3 cups of coffee. When you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, this should come down to 300mg, as passing caffeine onto young children can have a detrimental effect on their health.

3 Great Tips For Making A Fresh Start

If you’ve just started senior high, college, or a new job, this is just one of the countless fresh starts you’ll make in your life. The road ahead of you is going to be full of new relationships, new career opportunities, and new environments that you’ll have to adjust to. Even with all this in the future, there are times where we feel stuck in a rut. Here are three of the best tips we can offer for making a fresh start.

Try Something New

You may not have discovered it if you’re still working through your education, but a lot of people in the millennial generation are kind of a cookie-cutter commodity in the job market. A lot of them have studied the same subjects, read the same books, played the same video games, and watched the same movies. What they don’t have is valuable experiences, original ideas of their own, and unique world views. It may seem strange, but with most executives being a generation or two older than you, these are the things that really elevate your career. Try doing something different. If you’re not very sporty, try going to a local gym. You can find more details from Club Fitness here. If you usually read young adult fiction, read something from the western canon. Whatever it is, trying something new is a great first step towards a fresh start.

Come Out of your Shell

Some of the biggest opportunities in your life have the potential to come from people outside of your immediate circle of friends and family. However, most of us don’t bother talking to strangers in any given environment. If you feel you’re stuck in a rut, open yourself up to some new opportunities by coming out of your shell. Put on a nice, approachable smile, assume anyone who seems interesting is shy, and say hello. Then, try to find some common ground you can use to start a conversation. If you touch on something interesting, don’t be scared to ask for some contact information, and follow up with them. Doing this can be daunting if you’re a little lacking in self-confidence. You can read a helpful article on this at Teen Vogue here. Just remember that most people are as worried about making a good impression as you are!

Lose Your Fear of Failure

Far too many people think of failure at something as the end of it, pure and simple. When you try and fail, it can be very easy to think that you’re simply not good enough to achieve whatever it is you were working towards. This is completely wrong! If you really want to succeed, you need to start viewing failures as just temporary setbacks, and a learning experience you can use to determine what you should do differently the next time you try. From the smallest of slip-ups to full-blown epic fails, we’re all going to screw up sometimes. The important thing is forgiving yourself, and getting back on that saddle!