10 TIPS FOR A BETTER LIFE – PART 1

Throughout my life I have always tried to learn from the good advice that psychologists and psychiatrists have given me, as well as friends and other people with whom I have been interacting. I did not want to be a mere passive object and I have always tried to learn to improve my life, although many times it costs more work than the account and the theory falls apart in a resounding way. But in those moments is when you have to apply the following motto: “The true winner is the one who never gives up. Sooner or later it will end up triumphing . ” That is to say, we must be patient, be more patient to wait for the triumph without failing, although we must draw strength from weakness anywhere, even where one believes there is nothing at all.
I wanted to make a kind of decalogue to lend a hand to all readers who read me faithfully every week. These tips are a brief summary of what I have learned throughout my life. These are my humble tips:
1.- A psychiatrist (I will not give names so that no one feels involved in my affairs and preserve confidentiality) once told me that I had to hold on to something that would cause me real hope to have her with me at all times. He asked me which soccer team was my favorite and I replied that Sevilla Football Club. It was the beginning of this golden age of Seville where he has won four UEFA Europa League cups and is on his way to the fifth if everything goes well. Then he told me to hold on to it, to the football team, to his triumphs, to make them my own. And I listened to him. I am a follower of Sevilla FC even more since then and I really enjoy their victories, although it is also true that now I am saddened more by their defeats, but they do not abound. Sevilla has a handicap that does not win away from home, but that is a minor problem because it is in the final of the Copa del Rey along with FC Barcelona, ​​in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals with Athletic Bilbao and sixth in the regular season. An excellent career that fills me with joy and allows me to put a bit of enthusiasm in my daily life and enjoy even more on weekends. I follow Sevilla in teletext, usually from Atresmedia. This is a reason for happiness and illusion, but there are as many as there are people. I invite those who are most desperate to look within themselves for a reason for the illusion as that psychiatrist told me. Surely they will find it because in life not everything is negative and also: LIFE CAN BE WONDERFUL. in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals with Athletic Bilbao and sixth in the regular season. An excellent career that fills me with joy and allows me to put a bit of enthusiasm in my daily life and enjoy even more on weekends. I follow Sevilla in teletext, usually from Atresmedia. This is a reason for happiness and illusion, but there are as many as there are people. I invite those who are most desperate to look within themselves for a reason for the illusion as that psychiatrist told me. Surely they will find it because in life not everything is negative and also: LIFE CAN BE WONDERFUL. in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals with Athletic Bilbao and sixth in the regular season. An excellent career that fills me with joy and allows me to put a bit of enthusiasm in my daily life and enjoy even more on weekends. I follow Sevilla in teletext, usually from Atresmedia. This is a reason for happiness and illusion, but there are as many as there are people. I invite those who are most desperate to look within themselves for a reason for the illusion as that psychiatrist told me. Surely they will find it because in life not everything is negative and also: LIFE CAN BE WONDERFUL. normally from Atresmedia. This is a reason for happiness and illusion, but there are as many as there are people. I invite those who are most desperate to look within themselves for a reason for the illusion as that psychiatrist told me. Surely they will find it because in life not everything is negative and also: LIFE CAN BE WONDERFUL. normally from Atresmedia. This is a reason for happiness and illusion, but there are as many as there are people. I invite those who are most desperate to look within themselves for a reason for the illusion as that psychiatrist told me. Surely they will find it because in life not everything is negative and also: LIFE CAN BE WONDERFUL.
2.- A psychologist once told me that when someone asked me how I was responding, well. By dint of repeating that I was fine I would get better. And that also works. Normally it is said: let’s throw. But it is more effective to say that we are well, even if it is not true, but psychologically one feels better and ends up feeling comforted, warm, blessed. In life there are many reasons to be wrong, but from time to time there are reasons to feel good. And that must be recognized: NOBODY IS BAD 24 HOURS A DAY. Well in good times we have to say that we are fine. And in the moments when we are bad we also have to say that we are well so that our mind gets used to the goodness of the feelings and to the simple and plain happiness.
3.- A psychiatrist, who just retired because he fell bad with nerves because of taking his profession to heart, told me once that above all to get out of my problems and my illness had to rely on myself . And if necessary, in someone or something else. And it’s true: ONE HAS TO GET OUT THE STRENGTH OF ITSELF. He can not wait for others to give him strength. It can not be waiting forever. Let’s see if so-and-so helps me, or to see if zutanito gives me what I need to be happy. That psychological pill of happiness we have to get from ourselves. We are our own strength, our main source of energy. And if we do not have enough, then resort to a person, but only to one, in whom to deposit our heart whenever it deserves it and to whom we do not bother. Or resort to something that is our source of security, our existence insurance. But above all is OUR OWN ENERGY. If we have a great capacity to suffer and harm ourselves, that capacity can also be used to get ahead and say: I HAVE GOT IT WITHOUT ANYONE’S HELP. That psychiatrist was absolutely right. I rely on myself before anyone else as a sign of love for myself and a fundamental application of the general principle of Christianity: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. Well, that’s what it’s about: love of oneself, our virtues and also our shortcomings. similarly that capacity can be used to get ahead and say: I HAVE GOT IT WITHOUT ANYONE’S HELP. That psychiatrist was absolutely right. I rely on myself before anyone else as a sign of love for myself and a fundamental application of the general principle of Christianity: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. Well, that’s what it’s about: love of oneself, our virtues and also our shortcomings. similarly that capacity can be used to get ahead and say: I HAVE GOT IT WITHOUT ANYONE’S HELP. That psychiatrist was absolutely right. I rely on myself before anyone else as a sign of love for myself and a fundamental application of the general principle of Christianity: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. Well, that’s what it’s about: love of oneself, our virtues and also our shortcomings.
4.- When I was a child and my parents took me to the first psychiatrist, he told me to dedicate myself to something that I really liked. I told him that I liked to write, so I decided to dedicate myself to Literature with only 7 years. I combined my studies and my games with Literature. I was always writing, on the street above all, in some green notebooks that I had. I still have some of those green notebooks that I keep with a lot of love because they are my principles as a writer. Literature does not feed me. I have had to work in many jobs, I have paid Social Security enough to be entitled to a contributory pension. That now allows me greater freedom for creation. Those who follow me know of my published books. Right now I have my last book of poetry in the publishing house, last in all respects, entitled The nymphs of spite. I am working on my first novel titled Monologue in neurotic key. I have dedicated most of my time to this recently completed Holy Week. Literature gives me happiness and emotional stability. It helps me to evacuate everything I have inside me and it helps me to expiate my anguish and overcome my crises and bad times. 
I invite everyone to look for something that they really like so they invest their time in a positive way and make them feel better in every way, including the best person. Literature I feel that makes me a better person, that gives me extraordinary strength to live. When I sell my books it’s like sharing my life with everyone else. Although they are 100 books. I do not care about the amount. The important thing is to be myself in the others and to be myself in the literary creation. And enjoy happiness as much as possible. 

The next part of “10 TIPS FOR A BETTER LIFE” will be out and publish on April 27 2019 – So stay tuned!

Advice to face the low temperatures in places where it is not usually cold

The low temperatures have taken by surprise to many inhabitants of Mexico, mainly in the central region, where it is not usual that frosts are registered. According to a report from the National Meteorological Service , a cold front causes states in the north and center to experience temperatures below 5 degrees below zero. This will not be limited to a single event, because in this winter season there are still 35 cold fronts according to official estimates .

The population of the central zone and the Mexican Bajío are not accustomed to extreme cold. Data from the National Water Commission , the lowest temperature recorded in 2016 for these states was 2 degrees and no sub-zero temperatures were recorded, while the national minimum average was 15 degrees centigrade.

In social networks, the conversation has revolved around the low temperatures. In Coahuila a man published the photograph of a snow monkey that he made as a promise to his mother after 32 years without snowfall in the state, while a video of the city of Real de Catorce (San Luis Potosí) covered in snow has been shared more than 1,900 times on Facebook.

There are several tips that can be followed to conserve the temperature without spending a lot of money in the winter season. Verne consulted Tomás Luna, from Guanajuato with five years of living in Vancouver, where temperatures of up to -24 degrees Celsius are recorded, and Abraham Sánchez, architect of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN).

Choose your clothes wisely . More than using bulky items, what Luna recommends is to wear several layers of clothing that you can exchange depending on your activities. “An error that Mexicans make is to put on bulky or huge jackets that are sometimes very hot, but they are impractical because if you do some activity that makes you warm up, then you can not easily remove it because the weather is still cold,” says to Verne via telephone.

Collate several garments of different thicknesses and preferably natural textiles such as cotton, are the keys that gives the filmmaker of 36 years. “A shirt, a light sweatshirt and then one or more pieces on top that you can take off or put as the day progresses,” he says.

Footwear is also essential, especially if snowfall occurs. Although in Mexico, the volume of snow recorded is relatively low, there may be rain or sleet that can freeze the extremities. “Boots that are preferably waterproof help a lot so you do not get your feet wet,” says Luna.

On the other hand, although covering the head is important to maintain body temperature, doing it with exotic skin is not very helpful. “Those fur hats that look like Russians can be very flashy, but they do not really help against the cold,” says the Mexican. Wearing a knitted cap is the best way to conserve heat.

Eat healthily. Infusions and hot soups do help to warm up, according to Ángel Nieto , an internist at Hospital Clínico San Carlos. “In Canada you usually eat baked potatoes, with meat and also donuts and pretty sweet bread,” says Luna. If the person’s physical activity is low, it is not recommended that you eat fatty foods to avoid weight gain. In this case, a combination of carbohydrates of natural origin is suggested, such as rice and pasta and vegetables such as potatoes and other tubers.

Adapt your home According to the architect Sánchez, one of the simplest tips to conserve heat in a room is to focus on the windows, “sealing” them with plastic. “It can be anybody, although one that can be used is the self-adhesive type for lining notebooks. It is put in all the glass but particularly in the unions with blacksmith shop “, says to Verne via email.

The engineer also recommends not keeping the homes closed for a long time, to take advantage of the sunny moments that exist in the country in winter. “Passing midday it is convenient to open windows and let everything ventilate, but without exceeding: maximum about 20 minutes if the air outside is still frozen,” he says.

Frozen pipelines are the most frequent problems for Mexican homes, as the infrastructure of a house is usually not adapted to withstand temperatures below zero. “If you do not have a recirculation system it is very easy to freeze them and unless they are exposed it is impossible to apply heat directly (sometimes with a hair dryer you can do it if the pipe is visible),” says Sánchez .

The expert recommends emptying the pipe at night or at times when there is no use of water. “You close the main stopcock and you open all the keys, to prevent water from getting inside. In the morning you can open the stopcock and have it recirculate again “recommended.

If there is an imminent risk of freezing and the pipe is not visible, placing salt in water tanks or cisterns can prevent water from freezing, especially when temperatures are not so low, as salt delays or sometimes prevents freezing .

If you have more resources in the home, an electric heater can help maintain the temperature of the rooms, although they should be kept well ventilated and be careful of the regulation of the temperature according to the size of the room in which find

7 TIPS TO ENJOY THE COLD WITHOUT FEELING, TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO COLD CLIMATE

  1. Before exposing yourself to the cold, cover yourself well! Properly protected before exposure to cold will prevent the body from losing heat. When a cooling chart starts (when we begin to feel cold), the body must invest extra energy trying to recover the temperature and it is something that causes fatigue. That’s why I always prevent it from happening. My first mountaineering and climbing teacher told me one day something I will never forget: Dany, if you feel cold it is too late. Always try to protect yourself long before you feel it. Always remember it!
  2. Always cover your mouth and nose! Breathing cold air directly causes the body to lose temperature and increases the risk of contracting diseases. And it is something very easy to deal with, you just have to bring something with you to put there as a barrier, that half warm the air before entering your body. And it is already depending on how cold it is, if you wear a simple scarf or a thermal neck, which also encapsulate the heat radiated by the body.
  3. Get dressed in layers! A suitable clothing by layers (with thermal interiors as I will show in the video) allows the air to circulate freely around the body, keeping it dry and encapsulating the heat. This guarantees an effective and comfortable protection at all times. In addition, it will allow you to adapt to changes in temperature when moving from closed to outdoor spaces, because if at some point you feel some heat, it is just taking one of the layers off and thus regulating the path. Ahh! and as a traveler it is important, because this way I avoid the use of heavy garments, which only make the body breathe more, moistening it and producing a rapid loss of heat.
  4. Cover your hands and ears. In cold environments, the brain sends more blood to the center of the body to protect the vital organs. This makes the extremities more prone and vulnerable to cooling. Therefore, good protection of hands, ears and feet is essential to maintain the temperature always at healthy and comfortable levels. It’s a little technical explanation, but it’s good that you know it, because this topic is my passion and here I am happy writing for you! I am more than a traveler, I am an adventurer of life, and there is nothing I like more than walking in the mountains.
  5. Please, do not use double media! And yes, believe it! It is something that most people still do when feeling cold and that before is counterproductive. Doing this will leave your feet so tight that, instead of retaining the heat, it will block the circulation of the air (and still, of your feet), generating not only discomfort, but a much greater cooling by the humidity. Rather, it uses thick woolen socks or high protection technical materials.
  6. Eat even better in winter. In a nutshell: intake more calories. In prolonged exposures to the cold, the body requires a greater consumption of liquids and a much higher diet of calories, as well as vitamins, especially A and C. Foods such as nuts, fruits and all kinds of sweets and healthy snacks, help a lot with the thermoregulation process, which is the body’s control system to maintain stable body temperature.
  7. Protect yourself from solar radiation. By this I mean you make good use of sunscreen, on the lips and skin. In addition to dryness and the risk of heat stroke, unprotected exposure dehydrates and alters the thermoregulation process, thus weakening the body.

16 tips to be successful in life – PART 2

9. Find what you love and do it!

Successful people do not wake up one day and choose the first thing they see to do, they all got where they are because in addition to effort, it is something they truly love.

There is a big difference in doing something out of obligation to do something that you really enjoy and love. 

You will never put your 100% in an activity or goal that you deeply, do not want or would not mind fulfilling or not, so always look for what you want to do and pursue just that.

I started college in a different career than the one I ended up studying and believe me, both are polar opposites. 

But the reason why I gave up the first one is because all the time I thought that I wanted to, at the end it was not like that and I realized that it was not what I loved.

That’s why I changed and ended up doing another that to this day, I do not regret having made the change.

I do everything with passion and my 200% in effort and my goals are much simpler to pursue when it really is something I love.

 

10. Believe that if you can be successful

It will not help much if you set out to find your own goals if you do not think you can achieve them.

Besides the external agents to us and all those people who stop to tell us that we can not get something,the truth is that the biggest limitations are ourselves.

Why? Because you stop yourself by not believing in yourself and in having the capabilities to achieve whatever you set out to do.

There are many who do not even take the first step because they do not believe in themselves and that they have what is necessary.

When I started writing I did not have much confidence in myself and what I wrote, so I was delaying more and more taking that step of sharing or trying my luck somewhere.

I was always quite pessimistic so it was more than two years after I decided to take the step to start and just, throw myself without caring something else.

Of course, not in all the places that I tried I had a good critique or approval, but in others yes and that s ignifica everything for me and therefore, gave me much more confidence and encouragement to believe in myself.

You will not know the results until you try it and even if you fail, that does not mean that you do not comply with the “requirements” but that you only have to improve to reach and be able to climb that wall.

 

11. Control your emotions

Part of being successful is being able to control your emotions, be emotionally intelligent and behave at the height of the situation.

Without a doubt you must have had more than once those moments in which you want to go against everyone or want to show your joy to the fullest.

Each of your emotions can influence your thoughts and above all, your behavior, so you should always be aware of it and not give the wrong idea.

I’m not saying that you stop being an emotional person like the rest, but you do learn to manage them. 

It is not a question of repressing you and never showing them, but of doing it in the right and correct moment and situation .

You usually miss many opportunities to get carried away by a bad day and when you have something important just during that same, you show your displeasure or bad temper to people who have nothing to do with him and even if they had it, in the same way you are affecting your step towards success.

 

12. Read more

Do you know how many books are read by successful people a week? At least one, but it’s something they do constantly and never leave it.

Personally, I try to read between 2 or 3 books a week depending on the time I have free.

One is usually about a novel of my favorite genre but the rest about motivation or one that I choose at random.

The books are a box of surprises that is full of teachings and something else depending on what you are looking for.

They have many more benefits than you think, including increasing your vocabulary and becoming someone with a philosophy of life more successful and positive.

Many successful people spend 50% of their day or even more reading.

Warren Buffett even invests 80%! and like Waqar Ahmed, he recommends reading what you like and will bring good things to your life. In fact, an example is that  reading is the best activity for the elderly  along with sports.

Learn other benefits that exist for the elderly in this article .

If you want to know more about why you should start reading more often, read the following article on reading benefits.

 

13. Rate the time alone

Some fear loneliness, others choose not to be alone out of simple boredom, but think for a few seconds about the things you can do alone.

Every day we need some time for ourselves and when you run away from solitude, you are running away from that quality time for yourself.

When I am alone and I get that time for myself , I dedicate myself to doing activities that I like, that give me motivation as well as other times I simply take a break from the course of the day.

However, what I do most during that quality time, is reflect and be alone with my thoughts, think about what is happening to me and my surroundings.

You must process each new thing well or even repeat something that influences your life in any way, as well as if you want you can think about recapping your entire day.

Instead of escaping from that time, take it and dedicate it to yourself and enjoy it as well as use it for reflection.

 

14. Exercise regularly

Mental health is something that you should always maintain at the healthiest level possible.

When I refer you to exercise regularly, it is not limited to physical but also mental, such as assembling puzzles, playing strategy games, any activity that puts your brain to work.

Now, in terms of physical exercise, you can have set your goals and be giving everything for what you want, but if you do not have a physical condition that helps you support all the energy you spend, then at some point you will have a relapse.

I exercise daily, and previously I was someone too lazy to do ANY activity that required physical effort.

However, spending hours writing and reading, although exercising my mind, the truth is that I was horribly neglecting the rest of my body in general.

This was one of the reasons why I started exercising. Previously, I got tired very easily even when I was not doing a physical activity and it was that, it burned so much energy but my body was not tolerating the amount that it demanded.

When I exercise, I have much more resistance in all aspects and that is precisely what you should have if you want to endure all the trot that will take you to be successful.

 

15. Improved communication

If you want to be successful, you need to learn to communicate clear and concise, in fact, this is one of the most important tips because in this way, you will avoid misunderstandings and express an idea perfectly.

This goes especially for those who want to be successful and, at the same time, leaders someday. 

If you are someone shy, who finds it difficult to express what they want or want, any failure you have in your communication is harmful so that you can relate to the rest of the people around you.

In addition, you will be missing many opportunities that could lead you to success simply because you can not say well some thought you have.

So, take time to improve your communication. It is not simply choosing the words well, but using the correct tone of voice and body language according to what you are trying to convey.

Sometimes you will have to be direct, like others, to fall in love with the audience or the person you are addressing with some other word.

Be someone who adapts to any conversation and environment that requires good communication.

 

16. Practice being grateful

You, me and every person in the world, need to learn and be more grateful to everyone around you even if it is in the smallest detail.

When you are someone successful or you want to be one, you will always have people or at least you will find some that will help you achieve that dream you so aspire to.

On the other hand, there will be people who will work for you, who will be your right hand and that is that throughout the path you walk, there will always be someone who deserves your gratitude.

So do not forget to be grateful. Besides showing that you really appreciate what others have done for you and your help, it makes you a better person.

Every day that goes by or every thing that I get from whoever it is, I always say at least a little “thank you”that shows that I really appreciate it.

If you have workers, show them that you are aware of their effort and thank them.

If they have helped you on your way to success, show those people that without them, the road would have been even more difficult.

Thank yourself for never giving up. 

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy based on people with bleeding disorders

In the past, people with bleeding disorders have been told to proceed with caution with some types of physical therapy, as some health professionals thought the movement could cause bleeding. Now, doctors and physiotherapists give patients the green light for many types of therapies. They even encourage patients to participate in certain exercises, especially swimming to build strength, prevent muscle wasting and reduce pain.

Therapy, aquatic or terrestrial, however, is not the same for everyone. People with bleeding disorders should know what is appropriate for their symptoms, age and overall health, saysMichael Uttecht, leading clinical physiotherapist at the MedStar University Hospital in Georgetown in Washington, DC, a hemophilia treatment center.

“Aquatic therapy provides an excellent environment for a person with advanced joint arthropathy (damage caused by internal bleeding) and must be exercised safely,” says Uttecht. “However, this antigravity environment will only strengthen the body to a limit. If continuous strengthening is the goal, then ground exercises should be put into practice. ”

Time in the pool

Grace Volsen, a physical therapist at the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center in Washington, recommends aquatic therapy to all of her patients with bleeding disorders. She says that the main benefit of exercising in the pool is that the patient can discharge approximately 65% ​​of their body weight through the buoyancy of the water. This helps increase strength and function, release their range of motion and reduce swelling and pain, he says.

In addition, aquatic therapy for patients with hemophilia positively affects motor performance and offers better aerobic capacity and mechanics, according to a study published in the journal “Hemophilia” in 2010. This is good news for people with motor disorders. clotting, says John J. Strouse, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. “I’m excited to see the studies that provide support for exercise-based interventions, since exercise is essential for a healthy life and an important component in maintaining a healthy weight.”

The results of this study are based on what clinical research has been doing for a long time. “Hemophilia providers have recommended exercise in water and other low-impact activities for many years but with little evidence,” says Strouse. “This study demonstrates a profound increase in aerobic capacity thanks to aquatic exercise and significant improvements. (approximately an increase of 15%) “.

The variety of water depths and customized programs, which mix aerobic activity, strength can help patients of all ages. However, some people, including those with skin disorders, incontinence or allergies to certain water treatments, should avoid aqua therapy, says Volsen.

Aquatic therapy can also help people with bleeding disorders prepare for surgery, such as knee replacements. It teaches them strengthening exercises can be done before and after the operation, says Volsen. “Once the surgeon drifts a patient for therapy, working against the buoyancy of the water is ideal for the ankles, knees, hips and shoulders.”

After attending a physical therapy program run by a credentialed instructor, patients are encouraged to continue exercising in the pool on their own. The hot water, around 34 degrees, is ideal for aquatic therapy. The heated swimming pools can be a good option for the treatment of warm waters.

Volsen says that the optimal program for people with bleeding disorders combines hydrotherapy with ground-based therapy, which helps patients transfer their gains in the pool to the ground. “An aquatic environment gives the patient an opportunity to work in the range of movement and strength. This translates into activities in daily life, “she says. “They have more strength for housework, leisure and work.”

Out of the water

While terrestrial therapy is an option for some people with bleeding disorders, others have conditions that prevent them from trying. “It’s not good for everyone, especially for patients who have no physical condition, or weak, or overweight, or in poor health,” says Uttecht, who has been a physiotherapist for 15 years. A water environment is more supportive in those cases, he says.

The biggest drawback of land-based therapy is the amount of stress placed on the body. However, for the younger ones, set healthy, exercises on land to build strength better, Uttecht says.

Exercises performed in the gym or at home should be adapted individually for the patient, and for those who have chronic bleeding in the affected joints.

People with bleeding disorders should be lifelong learners of their condition, Uttecht says. “Life is a continuous learning process. We have to be smarter and see what is appropriate in each stage of life. ”

An aquatic environment only strengthens the body to a limit, says Uttecht.People with bleeding disorders should resort to exercises on land if permanent consolidation therapy is the goal.