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Weight Loss Advice

Just be yourself

The human race is like licorice all sorts, you never know what you are going to get. There are as many personalities as there are people and there are a variety of shapes and sizes. It is therefore to accept who you are but at the same time change what you can change.

You may have no control over your build but you can choose what you put in your mouth. You may have no control of what talents you have been given but you have control over what you do with what you have been given.

The world puts unrealistic expectations on people and especially young women. They are expected to look as glamorous as those who appear in glossy women’s magazines. Is it any wonder that so many women suffer from low self-esteem?

If women think that they have too much pressure on them to look as fabulous as a Hollywood star, many of them expect men to have the perfect physical body. Let me tell you my story:

I have always been skinny; all through my life I meet women from time to time who say “You’re too skinny,” and so on. Once a young lady was telling me about her boyfriend and how he looks after himself. He had a good physical body. She was having a dig at me. At the time I was jogging six miles+ per day and was competing in athletics every weekend. Sometimes on both the Saturday and Sunday.

As with all of the comments that have been made about me being skinny I have never taken offense nor suffered from an inferiority complex or low self-esteem because of it. My shape has never bothered me. I have just accepted it as who I am.

But…

I can understand why women would have their self-esteem attached to their weight when there is so much pressure on them to have a nice figure, but what they are really doing is living to please others rather than accepting who they are really are.

It is important to accept who you are and not let your body shape determine your self-worth.

You shouldn’t allow comments by others to determine your self-worth either. If others cannot accept who you are then that is their problem not yours.

The bottom line is that you can only live your life according to your own circumstances and not compare yourself with others because it will be similar to comparing apples to pears.

Your value is not determined by what others say about you. It not determined by your dress size, or by your achievements. You may see the achievements of high-profile sportspeople being applauded on TV but this will all pass. There are thousands of unsung heroes whom society takes for granted but they do their work day after day without complaint and without even a modest round of applause.

My suggestion is to focus on a “healthy eating” mindset rather than a “lose weight.”

It is far easier to achieve a goal based on what you eat and how much you eat rather than it is to lose weight.

Like all things in life worth striving for, losing weight takes effort and sacrifice and only you can decide whether the outcome was worth it all.

4 Signs You’re Experiencing Zoom Fatigue and How to Overcome It

  • In many ways, Zoom meetings have become the new normal. Most people haven’t had the time to get used to this shift, nor was there an opportunity to adapt to it gradually.
  • We shed some light on what Zoom fatigue is, identifying symptoms and ways to overcome it.

As more businesses have committed to continue remote work either for an extended period or even permanently, Zoom has become the prevalent communication platform.

There is no doubt Zoom often makes joining a meeting easy and convenient, but there are downsides to this connecting method.

Zoom fatigue is an emerging phenomenon, and it represents the various ways of feeling overwhelmed. It’s not just about Zoom, but all audiovisual software used for business.

I was on a call with a group of individuals I had not spoken to in a while. One woman looked a bit zoned-out, almost angry. I sent her a private message through the chat to ask if she was okay. She responded with, “Yes, I’m fine. I’m just getting tired of staring at this damn screen every day.” I guess that she is currently experiencing Zoom fatigue.

How can you tell if you are experiencing Zoom fatigue? Let’s explore four common symptoms and learn about ways you can overcome them.

1. General Lack of Focus

In many ways, Zoom meetings have become the new normal. Most people haven’t had the time to get used to this shift, nor was there an opportunity to adapt to it gradually.

This is especially the case if your Zoom meetings require having the camera on the entire time. You have to focus more intently, yet at the same time, it’s easier to lose focus since you’re not talking to people in-person.

The solution to this is to avoid multitasking while you are on a Zoom meeting. It might be easier said than done, but the cognitive load will add up and continue to disrupt your much-needed focus. Minimize browser tabs, put away your phone, and instead focus solely on what’s happening in the meeting.

2. Eye Irritation

We’ve all spent too much time in front of the screens ever before Zoom meetings even took over the business world. But with regular daily video calls, the eye strain can become substantial.

You might find yourself rubbing your eyes during the meeting or afterwards, and they might also feel sore. Vision problems can also open the door to headaches, excessive tearing, and even blurred vision.

To mitigate this Zoom fatigue sign, resting your eyes by looking at something else every 20 minutes for about 20 seconds or so can be immensely helpful. It will help your eyes readjust and help combat this issue.

3. Anxiety Before a Meeting

When it comes to working, anxiety can come from various sources. However, if you find yourself feeling overly anxious for no reason for the upcoming Zoom call, you may be in the throes of Zoom fatigue.

This anxiety can manifest in a continuous rescheduling of the call or even avoiding attending the meetings at all costs. If the anxiety overwhelms you, it’s best to talk to a mental health professional.

You might consider making a clear daily plan for your meetings and set a schedule you’ll abide by. One of the reasons people feel Zoom fatigue is because the meetings often go on longer than necessary.

4. Anger About Minor Issues

One of the particularly troubling things about Zoom fatigue is that it sneaks up on you in unexpected ways. You might feel fine while getting ready to hop on a call, but in the next moment, you’re losing your temper because the internet connection is terrible or your headphones aren’t working.

Once you’re on a call, you might feel frustration and irritability towards your coworkers.

The best way to combat this particular problem is to have a complete overhaul on approaching Zoom and work life.

If you have any say in scheduling, make sure you have Zoom meetings only for essential matters. If you’re feeling especially stressed, tapping out of video should be something that’s encouraged.

Using Zoom Only to Your Advantage

We have so many incredible technological innovations as people continuously look for new ways to make our lives easier and more productive. Zoom and similar platforms are a representation of those ideas.

However, there’s always that line that’s too easy to cross when there is no balance. Just because Zoom meetings are quicker to set up than in-person meetings, that doesn’t mean there needs to be pressure to attend everything and never hang up.

This pressure brings about the much-talked-about fatigue. It’s our responsibility to always look for new ways to overcome it.

You must become aware of Zoom fatigue’s early signs so that you can then take a step back and regroup. Remember, your mental health is equally as important as your physical health.