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Becoming a Better You

The way you live your life is entirely up to you. You can either learn to just make it through since you only do the bare minimum, or you can tackle every day and become a better you. If you find yourself as one of those people who seem to always be facing setbacks, there are some things that could help you out. Here are three things that can help you get going.

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Get Active

If you sit around doing nothing every time you see that you’re free, chances are you aren’t doing so well. Both your body and mind need to get up and get moving. Try starting some type of daily exercise routine or consider joining a yoga or dance class. Something that will help you get the blood pumping and the energy moving. Your activity levels really make a difference.  

Find Help

Most find it hard to ask for help, even when they know they need it. If you’re continually struggling to better yourself, you might need to find someone who can help you. There’s no shame in finding an accountability partner or even some type of career coach Washington DC. You as a person matter, and you need to do everything you can to make sure you are living your best life.  

Eat Healthily

Another thing to think about when you’re trying to get your life put together is what you’re putting into your body. If you only eat junk and unhealthy foods, you’ll find yourself feeling out of sorts and not well. You need to get yourself on a healthy dieting plan. While this doesn’t necessarily mean you are trying to lose weight, it does mean that you are trying to become a better you.

Working to better yourself can be hard, but the results are always worth the work. You’ll find yourself enjoying life and looking forward to each day.

Crayon and Paint Art Technique

Truth be told, it happens to even the best of us. Even the most prolific of artists does hit a blank wall at times, and finds it almost nerve-wracking to be left without inspiration for stunning artwork. If you’re one who happens feel like looking for the muses of art is like struggling with figuring out the difference between a universal vs term life insurance, then you can try this crayon and paint art technique for kids which can help put you back on the creativity track.

First, cover your work area with old newspapers. Then, using crayons, draw a beach scene on a piece of drawing paper. Lightly color in the blue sky, light brown sand. Add some bright beach towels and umbrellas.

The next thing to do is to recolor the picture using watercolor paints. Use blue paint over the areas you colored in with blue crayon, and so on. Let dry. You’ll be amazed at how mixing crayons and paint creates a new kind of texture.

DIY photo light box

Our handyman (Daddy dearest) is at it again. This time he helped our son create a light box, a DIY photo light box.

The materials are simple and inexpensive except for the light bulbs. From the usual ‘tambak‘ inside the house, hubby was able to collect karton box, parchment paper, and a shaky camera tripod.

The procedure is simple: 

Find an old carton box. Slit the corners to create a wide opening…place two led lamp of about 20 watts each inside. Cover the front with transparent paper for a soft light effect. The old camera tripod is used as stand. 

The photo light box, by the way, was intended for Kyle’s photography class project.