"Rita, come let us play this game and I will do your assignment for you. You don't have to worry; everything will be fine" These were the exact words uncle Alex spoke to me on the very day he started sleeping with me.
We all make mistakes but cleaning out your closet a little tooÂ much is one I'm all too familiar with. I'll get on a cleansing kick and end up purging my closet of some wardrobe staples I almost immediately regret giving away.
Did you know there are several benefits to drinking water?
We all know we should be drinking at least 6 to 8 glasses of water daily but itâ€™s something we struggle to do.
It may not be a very exciting experience to be gulping down the colourless, odourless and tasteless liquid but for a better life span, we must drink a lot of water as a daily routine.
Â Here are some benefits of drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated.
To replace the water you lose throughout the day â€“ around 60% of your body is made up of water and you need to maintain this balance to function well. You lose water through sweating, going to the toilet, and breathing so has to replace your stores by drinking.
It increases brain power and concentration â€“ studies suggest dehydration can cause your brain cells to shrink slightly making it harder to concentrate and leaving you feeling irritable.
To help beat tiredness â€“ dehydration can cause you to feel tired. Instead of drinking sugary drinks which will cause an energy slump later, water should help to perk you up.
It could help with weight loss â€“ drinking a glass of water before a meal can fill you up a little and you may eat less as a result
To flush out toxins â€“ Water consumption helps your body flush out waste through sweat and urination.
It improves your complexion â€“ dehydration can make your skin dry, tight, and flaky. Drinking water is great for your skin. It helps to moisturize it, keep it soft, and removes wrinkles.
To help prevent headaches â€“ headaches are one of the most common symptoms of dehydration. It can cause the brain to temporarily shrink from fluid loss. The brain then pulls away from the skull, resulting in pain and a dehydration headache.
For fresh breath â€“ Drinking a sufficient amount of water washes away leftover food particles and oral bacteria that lead to bad breath.
It can improve your mood â€“ your body works better when properly hydrated. This can make you feel better about yourself and put you in a good mood.
There are plenty of good reasons to make drinking more water a worthwhile habit to learn.
The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has spawned a Greek alphabet of variants - a naming system used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to track concerning new mutations of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Over the past year or so, ordinary people have learnt a lot about viruses, vaccines and the immune system. We have all had to digest a lot of complex specialist knowledge about how safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are.
Some are blessed with secure, mature and loving sister in laws but many complain that their sister in law is very interfering in the coupleâ€™s life.So what do you do without fighting with them and putting the husband or wife in a soup?
When you work anywhere, you do know that there are some co-workers who will help out and be nice but then there are colleagues who will backstab you in some or the other way.
Some do it while you are working with them and many do it especially when you have left the organisation and they know they will not be confronted. So here are 5 ways of dealing with such people if it bothers you.
No matter how sweet they are, it is best to share less with such beings. They can and many do, use the personal secrets and opinions you shared about whoever, tweak it and add their own creative angle to it and eventually use it against you. So donâ€™t wear your heart on your sleeves.
Be on the lookout
There are certain situations that make you bad and desperation brings out the worst in many people. If your seniors or the management push certain people to a corner, they are bound to break down and spill the beans. If nothing else, when appraisals and promotions take place, the game gets dirty. Those who looked like angels may have demon horns at that moment so beware.
This saying if understood, goes a long way and can be applied in millions of situations. Those people who look very decent, are soft and polite, are many times that backstabbers you did not see coming. They help you but they try to ruin you as well if they have harbored some hatred for you without you knowing. Trust is not something you can have on many people.
Keep yourself updated with office gossip
This seems very shallow but it works! You may not like it but if everyone knows that you keep yourself well informed of the office politics and gossip then backstabbers tend to think twice about their next step.
If you have been backstabbed, the best way is to bring the backstabber and confront them. Say that you want to resolve it right away as this is nothing but negativity which affects the work environment. Even if you are an escapist, you must take this step if that person and the office means a lot to you. Sometimes the course of your future can be altered by backstabbers and this is not what you want. So confrontation is the key.