How to Face the Married Life

Finding someone you truly love and loves you back the same way is one of the best feelings in this world. To be with someone who understands your quirks and loves them is a rare and magical experience. One way or another, we will get to come across these things.

However, the sad truth is that even people who are so good together will have problems that will come their way. These challenges will rock their relationship to the core and make them question the love they share with their partners. If you’re one of these people, don’t worry. It’s a totally normal thing.

Marriage is a scary decision and a terrifying place. Of course, there’s the rainbows and the butterflies, but there’s also the tears and the arguments once in a while. If you feel like you’re starting to lose your partner, you’ve come to the right place.

Navigating the Married Life

If you just got married and you’re not facing any major problems yet, but you want to make sure that you don’t face them soon, we’ve prepared a quick list of tips for you. Below are some techniques on how to navigate married life.

The Right Perspective on Permanence

The idea of permanence can easily cloud your mind with fear and anxiety. The fact that you’d be living with one person for the rest of your life can be rather overwhelming that you start to feel the panic building up in your chest. Always remember that it’s about perspective. You’d be living with the person you love the most for the rest of your life. You get to spend every single day with your haven, a person with whom you can rest your troubles with.

That’s something you shouldn’t be scared of but rather be grateful for. It’s even more exciting when you have someone to build your dreams with-looking for a house and lot for pre-sale, saving up for the future, starting a family, and sending the kids to school. All of these get better when you’re with the person you love.

Embrace Imperfections

When we get married, we sometimes think that life will then start to become perfect. That’s not true. Some days will be mundane, and some will even be difficult, and that’s okay. You have to be okay with the fact that life is not always rainbows and butterflies. Accept that the imperfections are part of the married life.

Keep it Within the Marriage

Always remember that your spouse is called your partner for a reason. Your spouse is there to help you fix problems, not intentionally create them. That being said, whenever you disagree, make sure that youcommunicate it properly, and you do it only to each other. Avoid venting your problems to social media or other people because aside from the fact that it’s none of their business, it would not do your marriage any good.

Marriage Mistakes You Need to Avoid

There’s always a pattern when it comes to marital problems that lead to split-ups. More often than not, it’s about the mistakes we fail to see that chip away at the very foundation of the relationship and cause it to fall apart. Make sure that you get to avoid these mistakes.

Bringing Up Past Problems

The worst person you could ever hold a grudge on is your spouse. You spend your days with your partner, and we can’t imagine how you’re going to do that if you secretly despise him/her. Make sure that when yousolve a problem, you forget about it, and you don’t bring it up every time you argue.

Treating Your Partner Like a Kid

Do not ever treat your partner like a kid. Sometimes, we tend to see ourselves as superior and look down on our partners, especially when they make mistakes. Never forget that we all commit mistakes, but that does not justify any wrongdoing we can make towards our partner. You should always see your spouse as your equal.

Not Having Fun

Never forget the famous adage that goes, “laughter is the best medicine.” It’s easy to be caught up with problems, even just little ones, and be stressed out by it. However, you can also make the most out of it. Don’t ever lose your sense of humor when you get married because that’s a vital component of any relationship.

Once upon a time, you stood in front of your partner and vowed to love each other forever. We might all have our own definitions of the word, but what we do know is that love is a universal language that does not need to be understood; it just needs to be felt. Marriage might be scary, but knowing how to navigate your way through it will make it exciting.

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Spring Cleaning: 5 Easy Ways to Refresh & Detoxify Your Body

Spring Cleaning: 5 Easy Ways to Refresh & Detoxify Your Body

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Winter can be a difficult time. Many experience what is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD can cause symptoms like fatigue, depression, and social withdrawal in climates where there is a lack of sunlight. This wintertime stagnation makes us less active and more prone to weight gain and other negative side effects. However, detoxification can help refresh and reset your body just in time for spring.

The Importance of Resetting

So what even is detoxing anyway? Detoxing is the process of removing harmful toxins that have entered the body by way of our environment, the foods we eat, or the fluids we drink. According to Dr. Mark Hyman, an American physician and New York Times best-selling author, we are constantly living in a sea of toxins and it is slowly destroying our bodies and brains.

Although our body naturally detoxes through the liver and kidneys, some modalities can help support the natural process.

5 Easy Ways to Detoxify and Refresh

Detoxing can seem like a big step for some people, but don’t fret. We aren’t here to put anybody on a liquid-only month-long diet. There are easy ways we can help our body detox without having to strain ourselves too hard. 

1. Drink Mo’ H2O

 If you don’t already carry a Nalgene everywhere you go, start. The average person, male or female, should consume roughly 13.5 cups of water per day — or about three 32 oz Nalgenes. Staying properly hydrated will allow for water to transport waste products out of the body through urination, sweating, and breathing. IV detox therapy  can also help keep your body hydrating while flushing your body of harmful toxins, while replenishing with vitamins and minerals.

2. Avoid Processed Foods and Sugary Beverages

Consuming high amounts of processed foods and sugar can have detrimental effects to the organs that play a pivotal role in detoxification. For example, high consumption of sugary beverages can cause fatty liver, a condition that negatively impacts liver function. By consuming less junk food, we can protect our detoxification process.

3. Exercise!

Exercise, quite literally, is one of the best things we can do for our body. Exercise by itself does not detox your body, but studies have shown that exercise helps keep those vital organs like the kidneys, liver, and lungs functioning optimally.

4. Eat More Antioxidant Rich Foods

Antioxidants protect your cells against damage caused by molecules called free radicals. At high levels, free radicals begin to hurt the body by attacking healthy cells. This can lead to a condition called oxidative stress. An antioxidant-rich diet can help reduce damage caused by free radicals, lowering the risk of diseases that can impact detoxification.

5. Limit alcohol

Over 90% of alcohol is processed by your liver. Studies show that low-to-moderate alcohol consumption can be beneficial for heart health, however, excessive alcohol consumption can cause a wide range of health problems, including damaged liver function. Limiting alcohol drinking is a very beneficial way to keep the body’s detoxification support strong.

How can we maintain this refreshed state?

Sustaining your cleansed state for lack of a better term, may seem daunting at first. But in reality, it’s quite easy and even pretty fun. One of the best things to do is to maintain a healthy diet. As we said, antioxidants are essential for helping your body with its natural detoxification process. So eating foods rich in antioxidants such as: 

  • Berried fruits
  • Leafy greens
  • Beans

Not only will this keep your body in top shape, the combinations and meal varieties are endless. 

Another way to maintain your detox is simply drinking water. Water helps toxins out of the body through urination, sweating, and breathing. It also promotes healthy organ function. And don’t forget to hydrate before and after working out. Leaving your body dehydrated after a workout can leave it vulnerable to harmful toxins.

Takeaways

Detoxifying habits can flush our organs of harmful toxins and reduce the impact of oxidative stress. Wintertime is prime time for your body to fall victim to bodily pollutants since our activity level is much more stagnant. So take advantage of natural benefits, they’ll keep your mood up during those dark winters and have you bursting at the seams with energy and youthfulness right in time for spring. 

There’s a reason why it’s called Spring Cleaning.

This article was originally published at iveeapp.com.

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