Slow Down While: Brushing Your Teeth
Did you know that dentists want you to devote two full minutes to your chompers? most people tend to rush the cleaning process and over compensate by brushing forcefully–wearing away their enamel and gums! The key to good oral hygiene is to use short, light strokes as you go over the inner and outer surfaces of your teeth, your gumline( brush away at a 45 degrees angle), and your tongue ( o remove bacteria and freshen breath). Use a soft-bristled, small-headed brush that’ll remove plaque effectively, and replace it every three months.
Slow Down While: Eating your Meals
At school, you only have about five minutes to scarf down your baon before you start cramming for a test. Constantly ingesting food in a mad rush diminishes the opportunity you have to savor the dish. It takes about 20 minutes for tge brain to register that the stomach’s full, so when you eat fast, you can munch past the “filled” state without knowing it. Take smaller bites and chew slower to up your chances of stopping at the right moment.
Slow Down While: Getting Out of Bed.
As a teen, you quickly bounce off your bed without worrying about sore muscles or an aching back. Why don’t you prevent future back strain by following these steps? Take deep breaths and gradually stretch the muscles of your body. Move to the edge of the bed while lying on your back, and bend your knees upward with your feet flat on the mattress. Roll onto your side while keeping shoulders and hips aligned, then use both hands to move into a sitting position. Swing your legs to the floor, lean forward, and use your arms to stand up.
TALK TO STRANGERS.
Why it’s important?
Once you step out of the cocoon of high school, you’ll be interacting with new people almost on a daily basis. Instead of shrinking like a shy wallflower, it’ll be good to act like the smart, confident girl you are–one who isn’t afraid of meeting strangers and turning them into acquaintances and friends. Start by being more confident when talking to salespeople, servers, even people you encounter everyday like the security guard at school. When meeting your parents’ friends or new people at a party, try to engage them in conversation by asking questions about their families or hobbies (people can’t resist talking about their lives!).
ACCEPT A COMPLIMENT.
Why it’s important?
Are you one of those people who shies away when someone says you look good or you did a gret job? there’s no need to be shy when someone pays you a compliment– in fact, it’s a nice gesture that should be welcomed with open arms. The only thing you need to accept someone’s compliment gracefully is to smile, say “Thanks,” and if you’re comfortable enough, to add a little comment yourself. Celebrate your awesomeness and don’t shy away from it!
TELL THE TRUTH AND FACE IT, EVEN WHEN IT HURTS.
Why it’s important?
It’s hard to tell the truth sometimes, especially when you’re trying to be diplomatic and when you’re playing the “nice girl” card. Playing nice, however, can only take you so far bacause you do reach a point when you’ve got to deliver the truth, no matter who it hurts. Remember that if you’ve got the truth on your side, then you’ve git nothing to fear. Just think of delivering the truth like ripping off a band-aid– it’ll be difficult in the beginning but once it’s out there, it’ll be better for everyone.
CUT OUT THE NEGATIVES IN YOUR LIFE.
Why it’s important ?
To live a truly positive life, it’s important to surround yourself with people that continue to usher in the good vibes. Filtering out the “bad” friends or those that you feel are bringing you down dorsn’t mean you’re a bad person– it means you’re putting yourself and your peace of mind as top priority. Keeping negative people, bad friends, and downers in your life just because you can’t say no to them or don’t want to be the kind of friend who “drops” others can be emotionally draining. You can’t maintain your sunny disposition and the optimism to keep your life happy despite the challenges that come your way if you ‘re constantly worrying about other people’s feelings.
FIND YOUR PERSONAL STYLE.
Why it’s important: Fashion and style are all about self-expression. What makes it fun is that you can change your mood or the impression you make on different people depending on what you wear. If you’re feeling feminine, you could don a sweet, pink skirt and a white colored top and channel that demure side of you. On other days, when you feel like a tomboy, you could go for knee-highs, chucks, denim shorts, and your favorite football jersey. You could definitly keep playing around with different looks to match your mood. Finding your own style simply means striking that perfect comfort level where your clothes don’t define who you are, but instead highlight evwrything you love about yourself. It’s all about steeping out in your outfit without a tinge of self-consciousness because you’ve found the perfect combination of clothes that tell the world,”This is me!”.
Teen Conffesion #1:
“Even though I shampoo my tresses every day, my scalp still gets extremely oily. Plus, I get flakes in my hair! ”
Cause: Unfortunetly, excessive scalp oiliness could be something you inherited from your folks! it could also be build up of residue from hair products you frequently use like gel, mousse, serum, or hairspray.
Solution: Keep oiliness at bay by using a residue-cleaning shampoo and making sure to rinse thoroughly with water.