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4 Things to Do Immediately to Live a Better Life If You Have Bipolar Disorder

When learning to cope with bipolar disorder, there are four things that you need to begin to do it in order to bring your life to a steady place that has a direction and meaning on a daily basis whenever you awaken. We are going to discuss the four things that you need to do with bipolar disorder in order to function properly and stay on track in life.
The first thing you need to do is understand a general overview of bipolar disorder and what comes along with this mental. Only when you have a general understanding of bipolar disorder and its symptoms can you begin to manage your life better. Education is the first step in all areas of life, including learning about your mood disorder or particular mental illness. You can do this by reading different articles or books on the Internet or from a bookstore.
The second way is to begin keeping a journal or a log on a daily basis from now on. There should be no exception to this rule. Everywhere you go, you should have the ability to take out your journal and a pen and start to write about your emotions in any questions you may have about your mood disorder. You will be able to make plans for the future and write down your emotional state each and every day whenever you start to have confusion or questions about what you should be doing or where you should people. This is the first huge step towards living a healthy life and becoming mentally satisfied that you need to take. You should even divide your journal or notebook into different sections and you may label them, exercise, moods, triggers, symptoms etc.
The third thing you need to do is start setting goals that are small. The goal should be something you can do each and every day to help develop a more satisfied life. Goal setting is a part of life that all of the individuals do on a regular basis. You should write down short-term goals and long-term goals that are very simple and easy to achieve. Starting with the short-term goals such as adding a goal to Journal every day for 30 days in a row would be a great place to begin.
The fourth thing you must do this to make a commitment either by writing a contract or putting leverage in place with a friend or family member. You may agree that for the first 30 or 60 days of journaling that will e-mail a friend or family member at the end of each day confirming how many times you to. Whatever you do, make sure you put conditions in place to help support what it is you want to accomplish.…

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The Number One Way to Stop an Argument!

Arguments happen. There are times when you, or a family member, are feeling attacked, threatened, not heard or understood and as a result you (or they) become defensive and reactive.

So what do you do when you want someone to hear you, or do something, and they are just not listening or cooperating?

Yell, scream, cry?

That may get you heard, may even get results, but not really the best way to get your needs met (and certainly something you don’t want to model for your children). These behaviors cause hurt and fractures in the relationship. You may win the argument and get your way, but you may harm the relationship by doing so.

Stuff it all down and figure ‘why say anything, it’s always the same’?

That will only cause you to feel disconnected and unfulfilled by not allowing the other person to realize your feelings. You disrespect yourself, and your needs, when you do this behavior, and sadly it comes out in other ways (addictions, eating, anger blow ups, depression, etc)

So how do you stop an argument?

Remain Calm. Yup, pretty simple and oh so effective! By remaining calm you stay in control of your feeling and thoughts do not default to reactive behavior. By remaining calm you can listen to what it is YOU need and also hear the other person point of view, even if you absolutely disagree.

So how do you remain calm in the storm of an argument?

There are many ways, some of these may work for you:

Breathe

Say you need 10 minutes to calm yourself down and then you’ll come back to discuss it more

Set a boundary that it’s not OK for the other person to yell, and you’ll listen if they talk in a way that you can hear them without yelling

Listen without interrupting the other person

Ask yourself what you need right now and respect that

Detach from being “right”

Look at the person with love and compassion.

There is a saying I’ve heard, “When you have the choice between being right and being kind, choose kindness”.

Look at disagreements as opportunities to strengthen the relationship, allowing for different points of view and a mutual respect of each others opinions.

You can use the art to explore how you typically respond to arguments and disagreements. Often when people do this they see a pattern from their childhood of how they responded to disagreements in the past. Make a commitment to be aware of your patterns and shift how you respond.…

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Family Happiness

Are Door Bouncers For Babies a Good Idea?

From the moment they are born babies do many things. Among the most important of course is to grow and develop. As a good parent you want to do your utmost to ensure your precious little one grows healthily and develops properly. Play and physical activity is without doubt an extremely beneficial part of all this.
However, one of the biggest drawbacks for young babies is their lack of mobility until they reach the crawling stage. They become bored, fractious and frustrated and for you the long suffering parent, what is the answer?
An infant bouncer. This simple child activity device is a padded harness suspended in a doorway to allow your child to bounce up and down as they touch the ground with their feet. The baby door bouncer not only provides exercise and stimulation for the child but help strengthen growing legs, bones and muscle in preparation for when baby is ready to walk. The greatest benefit of all for baby ‘s a lot of FUN!
Music is also a great stimulus for babies and often you will note your little one excited and moving to the sound.
Try placing your tot in a baby door bouncer and playing some music. Without doubt both baby and you will find this is an extremely enjoyable experience to share. Take photos or better still take precious video because this is a not to be missed opportunity.
Of course some people may have safety concerns. but you shouldn’t have. These bouncers for babies have been proven to be safe and many thousands are sold every year. While they are simple and quick to install, literally hooking onto an existing door frame, you must of course follow the fitting instructions.
These devices are NOT substitute baby sitters and you must NEVER leave baby unattended in one. Although they can provide stimulation and exercise they should only be used for a maximum of twenty minutes per day as your child’s bones are still developing and must not be overstressed.
Would I use one? Yes, all three of my children spent time bouncing like little Tiggers as babies and loved every second of it. There is no doubt in my mind, your little one will love it too!…

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Locate People Quick and Easy

Are you looking for a family member, former classmate, or a friend you have not seen in awhile? There are various background techniques you can use to perform a people search to locate people. This article will give you a breakdown of different reasons for using this helpful service. All you need is access to a computer to begin your search; you’ll be amazed with how easy and fast it is to locate people.
Trying to locate information when doing a people search can be a lengthy process. Some people end up hiring a private detective to locate people for them. However, hiring a private detective can be expensive, and if you don’t have the appropriate information, they may not be able to locate the person you want anyway. That’s when you have to turn to an online people search. You could now search yourself for the people your are looking for by going online and conducting your own background search. Often, you will obtain fast results doing it yourself. And the best part is that you can begin by utilizing a free search; so when you get a hit on the person you are locating, you will only need to pay a little extra to obtain more detailed info on the person to round out your search.
Depending on how common the person’s name may be, you can search by last and first name, or possibly by just their last name. You may have to provide their age and last known city or state they resided in the past. The more information you can provide about them will help to better your chances for locating them.
Online searches can be very helpful in finding a former love interest, a classmate, a neighbor or friend. You could even locate real parents or a family member you have not seen for a very long time. Mothers can also use this service to help locate a child they gave up for adoption a log time ago. Regardless of your reason for searching, you can now see how useful, quick and easy a people search can be.…

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You Can Do a Good Deed by Sponsoring a Friend or Family Member in Their Own Home Business

You can do a good deed that will mean a livelihood for a family member or friend who needs employment. What can you do? You can financially sponsor someone in his or her own home business. You could make a six-month or one-year commitment. A secondary benefit is that you will help the economy by helping stimulate some new business, a growing income, and the spending of that earned money.
There are opportunities to build a home business that have a low initial membership fee and a modest monthly investment. A home business is worked from one’s own home via phone, internet, vehicle, and local contact. So, it won’t cost the person you sponsor extra money for gas, clothes, lunches, and more. There are also great tax-deductions for people with home businesses.
A term used for researching a good home-based business company is “due diligence.” You can do your due diligence and search for companies with good reputations, high integrity, and quality products or services. Some other things to look for, that should accompany the distributorship, are ongoing training, teamwork and support, a fair and generous compensation plan, strong internet resources, and a simple system of operation.
The person you sponsor will need to want to do this (desire, motivation, and initiative), be self-disciplined and interested in working hard, and a commitment to be consistent with the training opportunities offered by the company. A good home-business company is not a free ride, but an opportunity to work and build a business. Another thing the person will need is to schedule daily work time so that the building of this new business will have a consistent personal sweat-equity invested in his or her new opportunity.
Do you have someone to help? Are you willing to invest a small amount of money for them to get started? A good low-cost range would be around $100 per month. See if that person is willing to pay the price in hard work!
Think About It, Joe H.…

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Custom Plush Toys – Making Them Realistic by Embroidery or Screen Printing

There have been some cases of unsafe materials like plastics being used on custom plush toys. There are even more cases of other toys being recalled because they contain harmful chemicals like lead. It’s usually the baby toys that are under the microscope because kids under the age of 3 are the most vulnerable. This is why a lot of manufacturers avoid targeting babies for their stuffed toys. Even if they’re using plastics that don’t contain harmful chemicals, they’re also affected by the bad publicity.
Should you do the same and avoid targeting kids aged 3 and below? Why should you? It’s a very profitable market for plush toys. Kids love these toys, but I understand your concern. If their parents won’t buy it for them because of fear of plastics, how can you profit from them?
Fortunately, there are alternatives to plastic for your plush idea. It’s true that using plastics can increase the value of your toy because it gives them a more detailed look. But don’t fret. The alternatives can give your stuffed toys the detailed look that can entertain kids of all ages.
Two good alternatives are using the process of embroidery or screen printing. It can help you give the eyes, nose and mouth a detailed look to give your custom toys a more realistic look. It’s a good alternative because it can give almost the same effect that plastic has on the eyes, nose and mouth of your plush dolls. It’s also much safer for kids aged 3 and below so their parents will love your toy for it. Aside from using embroidery or screen printing for the eyes, nose and mouth, you can also use them for paw pads and for any markings or logos that you want to put on your custom dolls. This is especially helpful if you’re making stuffed animals.
So which process is better? It depends on what you want to accomplish. Embroidery helps give your plush toys a richer effect. So it’s not necessarily very realistic but the effects are rich to the eyes. On the other hand, screen printing can give finer details to your toy.
But you do have to be aware that not all materials are fit for embroidery or screen printing. Hairy custom plush toys can prevent the embroidered or screen printed material from giving the rich and detailed effect. You’ll often see little hairs of fur sticking out of the material. But it can still be done. Ask your manufacturer how to remedy this situation.
There’s no doubt that when it comes to providing detail, plastic is still the king. But you want your plush toys to be safe and the alternatives are actually good. So you won’t really be sacrificing the quality for safety. It doesn’t hurt to play safe in this business. With the right ideas, materials and manufacturer, you can provide safe custom stuffed toys that will lead to your success.…