Transforming 2020 Into A Year For Growth & Self Love

With 2020 heading down a path that no one could ever have envisioned, personal growth and the achievement of goals has been put on hold – new careers, home moves and travel plans have gone out of the window. Such a stunt is likely to have an impact on your ability to be optimistic, as well as your motivation levels too. Luckily, it’s still more than possible to transform 2020 into a year of growth and self love, despite the risks and restrictions that are ever present in society. So, if you would like to find out more about some of the best top tips and tricks that you can implement to expand your horizons whilst becoming your own main priority, then read on!

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Eating A Nutritious Diet 

 

One of the most beneficial changes that you can make to your daily life involves the food that you eat, as opting for a nutritious diet that’s rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, lean protein and complex carbohydrates will provide your mind and body with fuel required to perform at optimum capability. A healthy diet should consist of 3 meals and 2 snacks per day, along with at least 8 glasses of water to ensure you can stay sufficiently hydrated. Keeping sugar to a minimum can also be of real benefit, as sugar provides no health benefits or nutritional value whatsoever and causes mood swings and potentially even diabetes. There are many healthy recipes online that detail exactly how you can start to revamp your diet for the better, so don’t be afraid to get in the kitchen and start experimenting with fresh produce. Aim to consume at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day, as this should provide you with a good boost of vitamins and minerals! 

 

Make Your Voice Heard

 

It can be extremely detrimental for your mental health to keep your thoughts and worries to yourself, as it’s so important that you can make your voice heard. Make those around you aware if you are feeling uncomfortable, and remove yourself from a situation if you no longer feel as though it’s working for you. You must become your own main focus, and achieving a healthy mental state is a huge contributing factor. A great way to uncover productive communication methods and coping mechanisms is to attend counselling therapy, as an experienced, qualified professional can support you through the whole process. Growing and evolving mentally to reach more sustainable levels of calm and positive can change your life completely, but it might take a little hard work and a lot of self reflection to meet your goals. 

 

Transforming 2020 into a year for growth and self love has never been so simple when you are able to utilise the ideas and concepts that have been detailed above. It’s never too late to make a change for the better, so take these tips and tricks on board to make sure this year is one to remember for all of the right reasons.

The Incredible Technology That Goes Into Modern Hearing Aids

If you thought that hearing aids were dull devices not worthy of your consideration, then think again. Thanks to advances in consumer electronics, modern assistive hearing devices are packed with technology like you wouldn’t believe. 

 

Connectivity Improvements

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The first thing you’ll notice about modern hearing aids is how they all now have connectivity options. And we’re not just talking about the telecoils of the past. No – we mean real connectivity that actually works with all your home devices. 

 

Most mid-range models now feature Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity so you can hook them up to your smartphone or tablet and listen to media through them, just as you might wireless earbuds. You can also use this connectivity to adjust their settings through your mobile device. You just open the companion app and select the settings profile you want – job done. 

 

Software Improvements 

 

Once you start wearing hearing aids, you’ll also notice the massive improvements that manufacturers have made to the software. Today, you can buy assistive hearing devices that not only amplify sound but also personalize it to your needs. 

 

Not all people with hearing loss have difficulty hearing the same sounds. Some people struggle with high-pitch noises, while others find it hard to detect low-pitch tones. Today’s assistive hearing aid devices, therefore, come with software that you can calibrate to enhance the volume of specific frequencies while leaving others unchanged. 

 

Engineers have also improved the software in another way – giving it the ability to sense the environment. 

 

Experienced hearing aid users know that the settings that they need in one situation might not be the same as for another. For instance, if you’re sitting in a quiet room, you don’t need the same level of amplification as you might if you were in a noisy pub or bar. 

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Manufacturers now include smart technology in their devices that can sense different noise environments and change settings accordingly. You can walk into a crowded room of people, and the device will shift settings, without you having to provide any manual instructions to do so.

 

Battery Improvements

 

Battery improvements haven’t progressed as fast as those in other areas, but they have been quite significant nonetheless. 

 

The most significant change is the form factors that modern batteries now enable. You can now get hearing aids that are so small that they fit perfectly into the ear canal with no external components whatsoever. Devices like this just wouldn’t have been possible without improvements in battery technology. 

 

Battery improvements are also showing up in hearing aids more widely. Many owners find that they can wear their assistive hearing devices for up to ten days without them running out of charge. 

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Voice Conversation Transcription

When you are hard of hearing, it can sometimes be challenging to listen to what the person on the other end of the phone is saying, particularly if you can’t see their lips. Now a company called Phonaks has come out with a transcribing hearing aid that will record everything that the person on the other end of the line says.