MRS. FIX IT
Today Mrs. Fix It reminded us that packing for a camping trip is a lot of hard work, but she had a few items that are must haves that you probably don't have on your list.
1. Don't forget the baby powder, not only can you use it for a dry shampoo or dry shave, but it is perfect for cleaning sticky sand from kids skin and toys, just sprinkle some on, it will absorb excess moisture and the sand will fall away.
2. Plastic zipper bags are a great way to pack for camping. Stash everything from snacks, to matches, to first aid kits inside them and you'll have see-through, water proof storage!
3. Dryer sheets will keep bees and other pests away. Put them in your pockets and the bees and bugs will go another way. Before you pack up, slip dryer sheets in your tent and sleeping bags to keep them smelling fresh.
4. Bar soap rubbed on the bottom of camp pots will make them much easier to clean up when you're done cooking over the campfire. Soap is also indispensable if you get some nasty insect bites. Just dampen the bar, and rub it over your bite for an instant anesthetic effect.
HOW... AND WHY... YOU SHOULD EXERCISE IN THE MORNING
Exercise in the morning can give you the energy and confidence to get you through the rest of your horrible work-day... but it's easier said than done. Here are five tips to get you out of bed and active before work.
1) LAY OUT YOUR WORKOUT CLOTHES THE NIGHT BEFORE.
This will save you time, and give you that extra bit of motivation you'll need when you wake up.
2) WAKE UP AT THE SAME TIME EVERY DAY.
Even if you don't work out every morning, getting up at the same time will train your body to be alert and active earlier . . .
3) FIND A FRIEND TO HELP YOU STICK TO YOUR SCHEDULE.
Tell your friends about your workout plan... Whether it's an exercise buddy or a support group, other people can help keep you motivated to work out every day.
4) EXPLORE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES.
Keep your workout interesting by trying different exercises, so you have some variety to keep you engaged... whether it's jogging, heading to the gym, or just stretching.
5) CREATE A PLAN OR A FITNESS GOAL.
You need a way to measure your progress, so come up with a specific goal, and when you start seeing results, you'll be more motivated to put exercise before sleep every morning.
GO TO THE MOVIES!
Yesterday, an online ad network called Mindset Media released a study about people who go to a lot of movies.
According to the study, people who attend THREE or more movies a month are 38% more optimistic... 58% more assertive... 76% more creative... and 99% more dynamic (meaning they're more likely to thrive on being where the action is) than people who go to TWO or less movies a month.
SLASH PERSPIRATION WITH SAGE TEA
A new study reveals that consuming sage leaf extract can slash perspiration in people who sweat excessively by 50%. And that’s not all: Sage’s natural plant oils also have antiseptic properties, which reduce the bacteria that causes odor. Simply steep dried sage in boiling water for five minutes, using 2 tsp. of the herb per cup of water. Add lemon wedges and ice.