9 Ways to Nurture Your Emotional Health

Written by Brian B. Carter, MS, LAc

I think we need to break Chinese medicine's wisdom down into bite-sized, practical pieces. Though I think they are rather cliché and simplistic,repparttar popular magazine style, "5 Tips to Make Your Life Perfect in 5 Minutes Without Lifting a Finger!" piquesrepparttar 126114 curiosity, and gets in our heads. If we can pick up one useful thing, we've learned and can live better. Onrepparttar 126115 other hand, it does no good to overwhelm people with something they can't digest or use.

Nine Ways to Nurture Your Emotional Well Being

This list is based on Chinese medicine advice forrepparttar 126116 emotions throughrepparttar 126117 centuries. The how-to's and benefits are mostly my ideas. The daily blueprint comes fromrepparttar 126118 book, "The Power of Focus". You can find other self-examination and spiritual tools in a wide range of books.

1. Be Grateful: Recognize what you've achieved, and enjoy it. Once you've reached a goal, celebrate. Otherwise you get stuck inrepparttar 126119 'never enough' trap.

How: Make a weekly list ofrepparttar 126120 things in your life for which you are grateful. Review both new and perpetual reasons for gratitude.

Benefit: You can't be grateful and hateful atrepparttar 126121 same time, sorepparttar 126122 more grateful you are,repparttar 126123 happier you'll be.

2. Choose Achievable Goals: Avoid overly ambitious goals, because foiled plans lead to frustration, with-drawal, and depression.

How: Review your plans and dreams, and then break them down into subtasks you can definitely finish (this is called a critical path). Set realistic dates for each task. If you run into an impasse, then reassess your path, or your goal.

Benefit: You'll achieve more, and feel more capable and successful.

3. Live Moderately: Work and live moderately. Balance means not overworking and not being lazy.

How: Make a blueprint for each day that allocates specific times for action, learning, exercise, review, relaxation, and family. Seerepparttar 126124 book, The Power of Focus.

Benefit: Stay well and avoidrepparttar 126125 diseases that come from overwork. Feel fulfilled and avoid guilt, which drains your energy. Sharpen your saw. Improve your effectiveness and understanding. Feel satis-fied you're available to loved ones.

4. Be Regular: Keep a consistent routine in work, meals, exercise, and rest. Regularity is easier on your nervous system, so your body will know what to expect.

How: Userepparttar 126126 daily blueprint tool from #3.

Benefit: You experience less stress and have more vitality.

5. Eat and Sleep Sensibly: Quality sleep and a normal appetite arerepparttar 126127 best signs of health, and everything else depends on them. If you want to get or stay well, take care of these two aspects of your health.

How: Seerepparttar 126128 healthful eating tips in chapter 33 andrepparttar 126129 sleep tips in chapter 56.

Benefit: Natural, deep sleep renews and refreshes your mind and heals your body. Proper eating and digestion optimize your immune system and prev-ent sickness.

The Psychology of Colors in Advertising and Marketing.

Written by Kurt Geer

The Psychology of Colors in Advertising and Marketing.

© Kurt Geer

Are you stimulating emotions while marketing with your business logo, stationary, business cards, brochures, signs and with your website?

If you know it or not, colors speak very loud to our subconscious and have a positive or negative reaction within 90 seconds. Onrepparttar web you have less that 30 seconds to make a good first impression.

Are you usingrepparttar 126113 silent language of color to impress, motivate, divert and persuade your prospects to buy from you?

BLACK suggests authority, power, boldness, seriousness, is distinguishing and classic. Business wise it's great for creating drama and is good for a background color (except on websites, it is very hard onrepparttar 126114 eyes). It is ideal for text on a light background. Black also implies submission and is associated with evil.

BLUE suggests security, authority, faithfulness and dignity. For business it suggests sanctuary and fiscal responsibility. It isrepparttar 126115 most popular andrepparttar 126116 second most powerful color. Blue can also be cold and depressing. People are more productive in blue rooms.

BROWN suggests richness, politeness, helpfulness and effectiveness. In business it suggests less important items. Solid, reliable brown isrepparttar 126117 color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather.

GRAY suggests authority, practicality, earnestness and creativity. Business wise it is traditional and conservative.

GREEN suggests health, fertility, freedom, freshness, healing, tranquility and jealousy. Businesses use it to communicate status and wealth. It isrepparttar 126118 easiest color onrepparttar 126119 eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color.

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