Get Rid Of 5 Unwanted Nuisance Types This Year

Everybody has experienced a cold call. An eager sale rep calls you to try to sell a product or a service that you never asked for in the first place. These nuisance calls are not only annoying, but they are also a waste of your time and energy. Thankfully, there are relatively easy to ignore. Besides, you can register the number as a spam and avoid any further disturbance. However, not every nuisance type is as easy to ignore as cold callers. From the unwanted guests in your home to the toxic colleagues who affect your work performance, nuisances are everywhere and can affect your mental and physical health dramatically. So, here are important questions for you to reflect on at the beginning of the new year: How many nuisances are there in your life, and more importantly, why are you putting up with them? Indeed, it’s time to claim your health back and to build for yourself a nuisance-free environment.

Commit no nuisance, endure no nuisance


#1. Goodbye pests at home

Your home is your sanctuary; it should be the place you feel safe and protected. So, what happens when your sanctuary is violated by what we shall refer to as unwanted guests? By unwanted guests, we mean animal or mineral intrusions that can affect the structure of your home as well as your health and well-being – in other words, this has nothing to do with dealing with friends who refuse to leave long after the party is over. For instance, a common guest who terrorizes the housewife is the mouse. You’ve probably come across countless images of women, perched on top of chairs and screaming in horror at the sight of a rather cute and fluffy little rodent. Don’t smile, though. Spotting a mouse in your home is the threat of an entire rodent family living in your walls, feeding off the wiring system and weakening the inner structure, without mentioning the diseases they carry. In other words, as soon as you’re done jumping on chairs and yelling in fear, it’s time to consider how to get rid of mice in the most effective way: Mouse repellents, traps, and professional exterminator. The other nightmare from every homeowner is the apparition of mold as a result of excess moisture. Mold can cause damage to your structure by weakening walls and ceilings, but it is also a health threat for people with respiratory issues or with a weak immune system such as young children or seniors. Proper ventilation, humidity monitoring and mold-resistant products are the way forward.

Fight the mouse with a cat

#2. Give no chance to the winter flu

You may not think of it as a nuisance, but every year the winter flu affects millions of adults and children. It’s just a bit of sneezing, you think. Wrong! The flu weakens your immune system and makes you more susceptible to threatening illnesses throughout the winter time. As repeated illnesses make it more difficult for your body to recover, you need to be smart about staying healthy. Be proactive by becoming more aware of what you eat and drink to fuel your body. Chaga, for example, is a health mushroom that grows on birch trees in cold climates and that can boost your immune system naturally. However, you need to add healthy habits to make the most of the benefits from Chaga. If you work in a team, keep an alcohol-based sanitiser to sterilize surfaces that may harbour germs. Similarly, make sure to wash your hands and clean your smartphone to prevent the transfer of infections.

#3. Toxic relationships can damage your mantra

Not every relationship is a happy one. If you find yourself stuck in an unhappy relationship with a partner who uses or abuses you, you need to be honest with yourself: A toxic relationship never works. More importantly, it can affect your mental health dramatically, causing depression, anxiety disorder and even self-harming behaviours. You do not deserve to feel that way. You deserve someone who makes you feel loved and takes care of you. It can be difficult to free yourself from such a relationship, but you need to seek help and support. Sometimes, your partner may not be aware of his or her behaviour, so it’s important to give them a chance by talking with them. Ultimately, if they don’t change, you need to decide to protect yourself and end the relationship.

Clear up your mind

#4. Don’t let mental health get the best of you

Mental health is a big topic for a lot of people. Cases of depression, anxiety and panic attacks are becoming more and more frequent. While it is unclear what is the cause behind the wave of psychological malaise, experts suspect that the modern lifestyle may be the reason for additional stress and low self-esteem. As the Romans used to say, Homi homini lupus, aka the (wo)man is a wolf to another (wo)man. Nevertheless, whether mental health is a human-made disease, it doesn’t stop it from affecting millions every year. For many like Amy Straker – head over to this blog to read her candid testimony about battling anxiety – mental health manifests itself as negative thoughts and nausea. Mentally, Amy felt crippled and thrown in the middle of a battlefield with the constant fear of losing. Until, one day, after opening up about her issues, she received a book about mindfulness in the post. She discovered that all she needed to do was to let go of her thoughts instead of trying to block them. Like Amy, you could too decide to take back control of your brain and don’t let mental issues have the last word.

#5. Toxic work environment? No thanks

Finally, as mentioned earlier, toxic relationships exist everywhere, and you might encounter them at work too. Whether you feel unfilled or constantly stressed out, you need to find the courage to quit a job that makes you miserable. Start by evaluating how you will feel if you keep the job versus how much you’ve learned in it. It should help you to weigh the pros and cons rapidly. After all, your professional career is as much about self-development as it is about money.

In the end, there’s only one question that you need to answer honestly: When do you start your nuisance-free life?


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