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Nowadays we all lead a very hectic lifestyle which can contribute and make your pain worse. Being organised will make you feel great and relieve some of the stresses in life. Here are some tips on how to organise your life to a more simple lifestyle.

  1. A ‘little and often’ approach to dusting your house will make cleaning your house less of a chore. Before you go to bed wipe that table with the glass mark on it and buff those cushions up on your settee then when you walk into the lounge the following morning it will look spick and span.
  2. List your heavy jobs into monthly jobs and pin on your fridge. That way everything will get done without trying to cram it all into one day.
  3. Delegate – if you live with others, let them do there bit, explain how you find certain jobs trigger your pain and ask them to do those for you If everyone plays their part, even in a small way it all helps. My husband always empties the dishwasher so that I do not need to bend over to empty it. A simple gesture but it really helps.
  4. Keeping your household jobs to no more than 15 minutes. It keeps jobs small and manageable so that tasks do not build up.
  5. Make a list. Instead of lying awake thinking of all the jobs you need to do the next day make a list and cross them off as you go through it.
  6. Invest in as many smart cleaning gadgets as you can afford. They definitely help with certain jobs. I have a long handled battery brush for cleaning the bath and shower so I don’t need to bend over and with them being battery powered they work better than doing it by hand.
  7. Have a monthly declutter. You will feel quite different after a sort out. A house always looks cleaner if its less cluttered.
  8. If you are having a bad day dont be hard on yourself just because you only managed to make your bed that morning. There is always another day to do the job.
  9. Don’t let your paperwork pile up try and through it daily like you would your emails.
  10. Buy this great book on the subject – Decluttering Workbook: The Essential Guide to Organize and Declutter Your Home and Life With Exercises and Checklists (Decluttering Mastery)by Lisa Hedberg. With this workbook, you will be able to declutter your home and life quickly and easily. You’ll be able to finally get rid of all that clutter that’s been stressing you out for years. It’s filled with exercises to creating your own systems and patterns supporting you in the long run. You won’t just be getting rid of your clutter, but also learning how to keep it under control for good!
  11. Enbrace a car boot sale but make sure you don’t go and buy more stuff instead watch the pennies piling up for your goods.
  12. Label everything – From storage baskets to shoe boxes, make sure everything in your home is labeled clearly. It will save hours of time and drama when looking for things. You may need to nag other people to put everything back in the correct box, but it will be worth it in the long run.
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The Cost-of-Living Impact on Mental Health

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Keith Prance from Rehab Recovery shares their infographic showing the negative impacts of the cost-of-living crisis.

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The UK is currently struggling with the highest rates of inflation in over 40 years. This has caused the rise in cost of essentials, such as food shopping, fuel costs, electricity and energy, known as the cost-of-living crisis and has mostly been driven by the increase wholesale gas prices1.

Due to this, many individuals have experienced the development or worsening of mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, and further issues such as addiction.

Individuals, who may already be struggling with alcohol abuse and/or misuse, may find that this has worsened during the cost-of-living crisis. Often individuals turn to alcohol to ease or manage everyday issues and, with the cost-of-living crisis, it can become overwhelming, often leading to increased consumption.

According to a 2007 study, alcohol addictions are commonly…

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Biohacking centres largely around yourlifestyle and how you can align your habits and day to day living which is namely what you eat, when you eat it, and how you exercise. The idea is that this will make you healthier, happier and more productive.

Biohacking your body means changing your chemistry and your physiology through science and self-experimentation to increase energy and vitality. Biohacking includes things like lifestyle and dietary changes, werable technology, implant technology, genetic engineering and more.

Biohacking can be described as citizen or do-it-yourself biology. For many “biohackers,” this consists of making small, incremental diet or lifestyle changes to make small improvements in your health and well-being.

Tony Robins writes that The best place to start biohacking your body is with diet, exercise and mindfulness exercises. From there, start using wearables like the FitBit or the Apple Watch to track the way you operate. You could also start experimenting with the power of music in your everyday life and adopting a sustainable diet. Once you’ve mastered these basic biohacks, you’ll be ready for something new and different. Consider one of these non-invasive methods and see what benefits you reap.

Tony’s list of biohacking include Cryotherapy, Red Light Therapy, Compression Therapy, Osteostrong, Intermittent Fasting, Functional Music, Gratitiude, and Supplements,

Holland & Barratt’s article on Biohacking writes that “Otherwise known as DIY biology, biohacking is a concept that has become popular with the masses – especially those who are making a deliberate effort to look after their health.

Biohacking essentially means you’re making lots of small lifestyle changes or additions to your daily routine, that are backed by science, in order to increase or maintain your health.

These small acts all add up to change your natural physiology and chemistry, which if done correctly and safely, may be able boost your energy levels and general vitality.

While looking after yourself with the aid of supplementation and exercise has been around for a long time.

The term ‘biohacking’ was first used back in 1988 by the Washington Post, in an article written about the future of personal health and how biotechnology will be used to change the genetics of living beings. They write on four different types of biohacking which are Nutrigenomics, Grinder biohacking, DIY biology and DIY gene therapy.

Source: Tony Robins Holland & Barrett