<![CDATA[Happiness Mentor Telle - Blog]]>Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:46:49 +0200Weebly<![CDATA[What to pack for your holiday to avoid dry skin?]]>Mon, 29 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://happinessmentortelle.com/blog/what-to-pack-for-your-holiday-to-avoid-dry-skin
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Holiday is fun no doubt but one thing to be careful about is skin care. These past years we have seen temperatures easily reaching +40 degrees celsius in places like Spain or Greece. That can be a lot of fun especially when you are planning to hit the beach. However spending all day in the sun means you need to be extra careful about skin care during your holiday trip.    

In this article we will list 4 items as a must to have in your backpack to prevent dry skin during your holiday:

  1. Lip balm:  Lip balm can help protect several parts of your body against dry skin, both in the summer and in the winter. Let us take a concrete example: You live in a country such as Canada and it gets really cold during winter and you catch a cold; applying some lip balm to your nose after using a tissue can help reduce irritation and redness. Similarly living in a hot country such as Dubai where the weather can get very humid and hot, it might not help our lips to get the right hydration. In those cases having a good quality lip balm is an absolute necessity but another factor that can help protect against dry skin is: choosing the right lip balm. When trying to choose the right lip balm: try to to find the ones that have elements to moisturize and repair. For example plant based essences like beeswax which help to provide a natural barrier to retain moisture is regularly referenced a must have as an ingredient.
  2. Sunscreen: You have already booked your family trip to Greece and you are planning to spend much of your time laying down in the beach but have you thought of which sunscreen should you take? Having a sunscreen in your bag is a must because sun exposure can do real damage to your skin. The real question is: “which sunscreen should I choose to avoid dry skin”. One advice when buying a sunscreen is to choose some that is a water resistant sunscreen in addition to one which works also as a moisturizer which is excellent for skin hydration purpose.
  3. Bottle of water or a fruity drink: Dehydration can be the worse enemy of your skin. When we are at the beach we often forget to have water and instead we keep having sodas, coffee and alcohol which actually dehydrate the body. How well your body is hydrated is directly affecting your skin therefore try to have more water or a fruity drink by having it in your backpack all the time.
  4. Cream as a moisturizer for dry skinHaving a cream always in your backpack is very important! As a general rule it is good to pick some cream which acts as a moisturizer and absorbs quickly into your skin. It can be a cream for multiple use, daytime or night time. Try some creams that contain aloe vera, vitamin E and jojoba oil: those elements are really good at helping keep your skin in a good condition.

Whether it is for this summer in Mexico or for your next winter holidays in Canada, having the necessary skin care tools in your backpack will only make your travel more comfortable.

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<![CDATA[Benefits of being positive in life]]>Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:46:05 GMThttp://happinessmentortelle.com/blog/benefits-of-being-positive-in-life
Being positive
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Today we will see how positive thinking can help us be more successful in life, at work or in any other environment.
Life in general is full of challenges and is not simple however people that succeed in facing those challenges are persons who keep a positive attitude. Question you probably are asking yourself is: Why should I be positive?
We have listed some of the benefits why should you be positive despite life challenges you face:   
  • Improve your health and wellness: When facing difficulties being positive will help you reduce stress which will have directly an impact on the long-term on your health in general.
  • Happiness: Focusing on positive thing, brings more happiness in your life. There is scientific proof that when you have a positive thought, the positive impulse in your brain triggers the release of serotonin which gives you the feeling of happiness and wellbeing. Happiness will also have a positive impact on your general health.
  • More energy: A person that is positive will have more energy to overcome challenges than a person who is negative. Energy will help you keep going. For example if we take the field of entrepreneurship, about 85% of entrepreneurs fail in being successful because of facing many obstacles. And before succeeding you might have tried multiple businesses and ideas before one becomes successful. In this case, in order to keep going, you need to be positive.
  • More confidence: A person who is positive will have better self-esteem. Having better self-esteem will also help you be more successful in life in general.
  • Improve relations around you: Positiveness spreads very quickly. If you are being negative people will tend to avoid you. Also by being negative it could influence people surrounding you such as family, friends which will eventually lead into having challenges with people around you. By being positive will help energize your environment and surrounding positively.  
  • Achieve your goals: Being more positive will also help achieve your goals quicker and more successfully.  When you think "you can‟, it releases serotonin which acts as a neuroconductor  and creates new braincell connections which forms new ideas or solutions.
  • Help succeed: If you are being positive you will always find a solution to a problem in life no matter what. By finding a solution it will also help you be successful. Everything in life has a solution but key is to find that solution and being positive will keep you going in your path because deep inside you know that the solution is there.

Life is too short to be negative. Being positive and having positive thoughts will help improve your daily life in general. Just like a great song, being positive can lift your spirits and make you believe that anything you set your mind to is possible. Therefore start being positive now in every single aspect of your life!
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<![CDATA[Are diets effective? Which diet is the best? Which diet should I follow?]]>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://happinessmentortelle.com/blog/are-diets-effective-which-diet-is-the-best-which-diet-should-i-follow
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The word “diet” can be defined in two different ways:
  1. the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats, i.e. "a vegetarian diet”
  2. a special course of food to which a person restricts themselves, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.
In this article we will discuss both kinds of diets that we have around the world, the ones that are considered to be healthy and help you find the best diet for you to follow.  

To answer the questions above, there are two factors to consider: first you need to ask yourself what are your end-goals? Are you trying to lose weight? Are you looking to be more healthy? Are you trying to build muscle? Or are you just getting ready for the summer?

Another factor to consider is who you are, i.e. your personality, culture and lifestyle. Some diets include specific meals that might not suit everybody’s lifestyle, personality and culture.    

Let us have a quick overview of some diets and what do those diets consist of:

  • Mediterranean diet: probably considered one of the best diets in terms of being healthy. You can easily buy the ingredients from the store. It consists of having vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts and seeds daily. Also consider adding some olive oil in a reasonable amount.  
    An important element that characterizes this specific diet is socializing. When adopting this diet consider socializing with family, friends when having your meal. Socializing brings you tons of benefits on a mental and physical level.
  • Vegetarian diet: There are several reasons why you would consider adopting a vegetarian diet: it could be for religious reasons, ethical reasons or even environmental. A vegetarian diet can include all kind of vegetables, grains, fruits etc… but meat is obviously not included.
  • Vegan diet: A vegan diet can help you lose weight and has a lot of health benefits. It consists of eating only plants or food that comes from plants. Vegans do not have any food or products that come animals. In addition to health benefits, a vegan diet has positive impact on the environment. Plus these days it is very easy to find restaurants serving vegan food and find  recipes to prepare vegan food at home. You should definitely try it!
  • Ketogenic diet also known as “Keto diet”: The keto diet consists of having an adequate amount of protein, high and healthy fat and low-carbs. The idea behind it is that eating more fats and fewer carbs will lower insulin and start to burn your fat for fuel. The type of keto food that can be included is lean meats, eggs, all kind of cheeses, nuts, seeds, oils and avocado. Things to avoid are more related to high processed foods and sugars. The keto diet can help a lot when it comes to boosting your energy levels and reducing your weight. It is a challenging one as most of the food contains carbs also you need to spend a lot of time weighing your food to ensure you have the appropriate amount of carbs, fat and protein.
  • Atkins diet: The Atkins diet also focuses on eating low-carbs and having more protein and fat which will eventually help you lose weight. There is not limit on the amount of protein you're allowed to eat. It consists of different phases and with each phase increasing the amount of carbs. Some ingredients you could include: meats, seafood, eggs, cheese, oils and butter.
  • Japanese diet: The japanese diet is well-known for its health benefits because it consists of low calories and saturated fats. When following the japanese diet you should have small portions of rice, replace meat with fish, different vegetables and add fermented food from time to time. Some of the Japanese cities have the highest number of centaurs and partly the reason behind it is the diet itself.         

These days there are so many different diets that we will not be able to list them all but those above are some of the more common ones. When it comes to the diets some are easy to follow while others are more challenging. You can choose whichever diet suits you however remember the most important element to take into consideration is that your diet suits you, it includes a variety of healthy foods, it should make you feel good and healthy and of course make you happy!

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<![CDATA[Essential oils in your daily happiness routine]]>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://happinessmentortelle.com/blog/essential-oils-in-your-daily-happiness-routine
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Essential oils have been used for centuries with a goal to improve health and mood. Using essential oils will help you be healthy.They can be applied for different reasons and different purposes in life. What essential oils should I use? That really depends on what you would like to do. Each scent is used for certain benefits you would like to have. For example essential oils with lavender can help you reduce your anxiety especially if you are under stress.
Essential oils can be used during the whole day starting from morning when you wake up to just before sleep. Let us have a look at how you can use different essential oils with a variety of aromas on a typical day.

Essential oils to use when waking up
Have you ever asked yourself how to boost your energy levels in the morning? Starting with essential oils combined with a sports activity can  really help you get more positive energy to tackle your challenging day. Let’s say you wake up in the morning around 6 am heading towards your sports session: it is a perfect time to boost your positive energy with lemon essential oil which together with a carrier oil, you can put directly on your skin. This will definitely help you get more positive energy.  
Essential oils to use at work
Here are some ideas: clean your desk with a towel that you have put a few drops of essential oil with thyme. Thyme in general is used as it has some antibacterial properties. Also at work, to avoid stress, help yourself by using an essential oil with lavender. It will help to be calm and relax.
Essential oils to use when in the gym
Five essential oils to elevate your fitness routine are Orange, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Lemon and Peppermint. As its name implies peppermint essential oil provides the cooling effect that peppermint is known for and in addition it will help give you the boost you need before a gym class. Other essential oils such as eucalyptus and orange can help you relax after a high-intensity activity.
Essential oils to use in bath
Main thing is to avoid essential oils that can irritate your skin and choose specifically those that are related to your bath goals. The goal can be to relax from a stressful day or after a high-intensity gym exercise or maybe help you avoid insomnia. Whatever purpose and oils you choose, it is always important to remember that you just need a few drops in your bath.   
Essential oils to use before sleep
The best essential oils for sleep are lavender and chamomile. You can apply those in multiple ways: it can be for example by mixing it in a lotion or carrier oil or even in a diffuser next to your bed. Essential oils will help you reduce your stress but also improve the quality of your sleep and that means waking-up with more energy to tackle your day efficiently.  
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<![CDATA[How to stay healthy at work?]]>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://happinessmentortelle.com/blog/how-to-stay-healthy-at-work
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Everybody keeps asking themselves: what is considered to be healthy while at work? Is it about having healthy snacks in between your meals? Or is to have a short break before a stressful meeting? Start with small and simple changes and you are already heading towards a healthy workday. Adopting these habits will help you be more productive and efficient at work. Here are 7 habits that can make your life healthier at the office.

  1. Drink more water! Not drinking enough water will make you feel more tired and lower your energy levels. Being hydrated is one key towards a healthy lifestyle at work.
  2. Enjoy and drink coffee! Contrary to what a lot of people say, drinking a certain amount of coffee every day has a lot of benefits. On top of having health benefits, the caffeine will help you be more productive at work. However too much coffee can be harmful so avoid excess.
  3. Take snacks! Having some healthy snacks while at work is important. Between breakfast and lunch time or a few hours after lunch try to have a healthy snack. This could be some dried fruits, a low-fat yoghurt with fruits, all kind of fruits, or a protein bar for example. If we look at healthy fat in nuts for example, it will definitely help keep you satisfied until your next meal. Main thing is to try to avoid all kind of added sugar and consume those in moderation.
  4. Take initiative! Introduce some wellness activities at your workplace such as yoga or meditation. Those activities have almost no cost and can bring huge benefits among the employees like reducing stress and increasing positiveness.
  5. Be positive! A Positive attitude will help you handle difficult and stressful situations at work. In addition, being positive will help you be more successful. Positiveness spreads very quickly so before an important presentation or a board meeting, keep smiling and think positive.
  6. Be social! Spend time and interact with your colleagues. Different studies have shown that being social has a positive impact on both your mental and physical health. So do not hesitate to have a break and a chat with your colleagues. Let’s say things don’t go as planned during a meeting or something else makes you feel like work is challenging and stressful: it will help if you take a break and talk with your colleagues.
  7. Workout! Try to develop a early morning gym habits. If you can develop a habit of going to the gym in the morning before work, it will help maximize the health benefits but also it will help you increase your efficiency at work. Investing in fitness and going to the gym is one of the best investment you can make for yourself. Try it once and see how it goes.         

Remember also: Don’t be too hard on yourself. The key thing is to start step by step and to create each habit while enjoying it. And don’t forget: Rome was not built in a day!

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<![CDATA[How to eat healthy when having a baby?]]>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 06:00:00 GMThttp://happinessmentortelle.com/blog/how-to-eat-healthy-when-having-a-baby
Being a parent can take a lot of your time and energy. One of the first issues you face as a parent is not having appropriate food because of parenting all day long. But probably the biggest challenge for new-moms besides getting enough sleep is how to eat healthy food when taking care of a newborn. How to eat healthy as a parent? For me this was really important because I want to be a fit mom role model for my daughter from the beginning. I will share in this blog some tips for overcoming those challenges you face based on my own experience on my journey of becoming a fit mother.
Online grocery shopping: Convenience is a must after a delivery! Shopping through an online grocery store saves a lot of time especially when you are taking care of a newborn. You have very little time for yourself and online ordering with a home delivery option makes your life much more easier. You combine this with the next tip. Several grocery stores include recipes that you can search for healthy food recipes to lose weight, choose ones you like and add the items directly to the shopping cart (in Finland both K and S markets have this). Very handy for us busy moms.
Preparing food for the week: We all know that planning your meals ahead of time saves money and time but it will also help for eating healthy with a newborn. Simple things such as planning to grocery shopping and deciding what recipes you would like to cook for several meals can be a lifesaver especially 3 weeks after the delivery. You can also prepare a big batch of food that can be partly frozen in portions that you can just easily defrost and re-heat when it’s time to eat.

Having vitamins and supplements: Taking supplements will make sure you have enough nutrients on top of improving your health in general. Usually when you are taking care of a newborn, eating a certain amount of each food group can be challenging. Taking supplements will help you eat healthy. Personally I was taking multivitamins, calsium and omegas already during pregnancy and just kept going. I also added some collagen tablets to help combat the hair loss.

Family members: Ask for help! It is not always easy to ask for help. Family members can help during that challenging time and you can be surprised how much support they can help you with. For us this was a big one and we got a lot of help without asking. My own mother came over a brought food for us almost every day during the first couple of weeks which helped me eating healthy as a mom.

Healthy snacks: It is important to have always some healthy snacks at hand such as protein-bars or mixed-nuts or even a smoothie. Those healthy snacks will keep you going throughout the day even if you don’t have a lot of time. Protein smoothies were a life-saver for me during the first month of two. You can prepare one really quickly by just mixing in blender frozen berries, vanilla protein powder and almond milk (or any kind of milk you like). Easy and quick way of eating healthy with a kid!

Think ahead: Being organized and prepared is one of the main things that helped me to undertake the post-pregnancy. When the baby arrives, you will have a lot of other things to focus on, besides how to be fit with a newborn, so you should plan and get prepared before that. Whatever you choose as your method, make a plan together with your partner on how to be healthy and fit parents. Of course life does not always go according to plan so be kind to yourself - you did just create a person :)
<![CDATA[Should I become an entrepreneur while working in a full-time job?]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMThttp://happinessmentortelle.com/blog/should-i-become-an-entrepreneur-while-working-in-a-full-time-job
I have heard many people saying “I am bored at work”. This is one of the first signs that you probably need a change. Looking for another job is a good starting point to regain motivation at work but it might be a drastic decision. One alternative to this issue could be starting your own business during your free time.  

Here are 6 reasons why you should consider entrepreneurship while having a daily job and how it can be beneficial:
  1. It will help you regain motivation at work. I hear many people complaining they are not motivated anymore because their job has become too much of a routine. One way to solve that issue is begin working on a business you are passionate about. This will help you regain motivation at your work and maybe in life.     
  2. You will build additional connections and network. One of the first steps of starting your own business is building connections and networking. No matter if you fail or succeed in being an entrepreneur, building your network will be helpful for your future career.
  3. You will earn extra income. If successful, starting an entrepreneurship career can help you build an additional income which can help you support your family, buy something extra to make you happy, pay off your debt or even help others etc… And yes, for many, financial stability is a strong component of happiness.
  4. You will be safe in case you lose your job in the future. Losing a job can happen to anyone at anytime as it is sometimes not because of your own fault. So it’s something you cannot necessarily control so having your own business aside with a sufficient income can help you deal with this challenging phase successfully.
  5. You will learn additional skills. By putting the efforts towards starting your business you will need to learn new skills and it will push you to invest in yourself through different ways. On the long run this will be probably the best return on investments you can have.  
  6. You can afford to take a financial risk. The fact that you are working in a full time job means you have a steady monthly income to support your basic needs and pay your household bills. This also means you can afford to be an entrepreneur without income from the business initially. Many people do not not necessarily have this chance therefore make the best out of it!

Starting your own business while working full-time is not an easy task, as entrepreneurship in general comes with a host of challenges and success is not guaranteed but one thing is certain: you will learn a lot along the way and gain valuable experience!

<![CDATA[Why is it so important for you to have clear goals?]]>Sun, 17 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMThttp://happinessmentortelle.com/blog/why-is-it-so-important-for-you-to-have-clear-goals
Many people keep asking themselves why they are failing. Common questions will be: why am I failing in interviews? Why I am I failing at my job?  Or even why I am I failing in life? A solution to make a change starts by having clear and set goals!

First having set goals will help you concretely measure your achievement and success. You can then monitor how close you are to your achievement and track your performance.
In addition setting concrete goals on paper will allow you to better manage your time. Time management is crucial in various areas. For example if you are a CEO, you probably have limited time available and in that case having set-goals will save you time but also reduce your daily stress.
Many people have dreams but what will separate a dream and a project is having set-goals. Having specific goals will help you transform your dream into reality and ultimately achieve success in life or at work.

Finally everyone faces challenging times sometimes: whether you are an entrepreneur looking to succeed in selling your invention or a student aiming at passing your exams, challenging times will always be a step among other steps along your journey. However, if you have concrete goals, motivation will always be present and you will continue working towards achieving your goals no matter what.

Having specific and set-goals is an important step towards achieving success: you need to have a goal-setting plan. This goal-setting plan will help you achieve your dream and succeed in life no matter the field you are focusing on. A goal-setting plan will help you achieve success!
<![CDATA[How can I achieve my goals successfully?]]>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 21:00:00 GMThttp://happinessmentortelle.com/blog/how-can-i-achieve-my-goals-successfully
In this article we will discuss what concrete steps that could help you achieve your goals successfully.
In your personal life or at work, you will always have objectives to achieve. Every person or organisation will have goals to meet in various context whether we are talking about life goals, financial freedom not to forget career goals. 

In the professional field we tend to have specific goals written on paper however when it comes to life goals you will face more challenges as we tend to rely on abstract goals. Similarly many entrepreneurs have difficulties to achieve their goals because of the different distractions that may appear along the way. For that reason in order to achieve your goals in a successful way: they need to be realistic, achievable and measurable. The goals need to be materialised meaning written, drawn or concretised in some way.

Concretely speaking the best way to ensure you meet your goals and achieve success is to focus on the following: 
  • Have a specific plan or steps to follow,
  • Track those goals through time and monitor your progress, 
  • Finally you need the help of mentors surrounding you and supporting along your path.

By following those steps described above you have a higher chance of accomplishing your goals successfully and follow your dreams.

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By creating a Goal Map you can develop a clear plan of what you want, why you want it, when and how you intend to achieve it and who will support you in the process.

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