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Friday, October 28, 2022

Recorded 1,210 Additional Active Of Active Infections To 22,743 In Indonesia

Recorded 1,210 Additional Active Of Active Infections To 22,743 In Indonesia
Recorded 1,210 Additional Active Of Active Infections To 22,743 In Indonesia.
Jakarta - The COVID-19 Handling Task Force recorded 1,210 additional active cases in the country on Friday, taking the total tally of active infections to 22,743.

Meanwhile, the total number of suspected patients examined in the country reached 4,816.

Jakarta contributed the largest number of new cases on Friday at 1,007, followed by West Java (448 cases), East Java (391), Central Java (257), and Banten (222).

With 3,015 fresh infections added per day, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded in the country since March 2020 has reached 6,484,764.

The figure is based on the daily testing of 59,933 specimens at laboratories and medical facilities across Indonesia.

Meanwhile, the number of recoveries also increased by 1,783 on Friday to bring the total count to 6,303,477 nationwide.

The highest recovery rate was recorded in Jakarta at 714, followed by East Java (367), West Java (220), and Central Java (145).

Further, the number of deaths climbed by 22 on Friday, bringing the national death toll from the virus to 158,544.

Of the latest deaths, seven were reported from Central Java; four from East Java; two from East Kalimantan and DI Yogyakarta each; and one from West Java, Bali, Central Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara, Lampung, and Bangka Belitung each.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 8.96 percent, with the number of people using the PCR and antigen method pegged at 26.19 percent.

The Health Ministry reminded that 6,903 sequences of BA.4 subvariants have been reported through GSAID so far. The reports have come from 58 countries, with the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, and Denmark accounting for the most reports.

It also urged people to be cautious of the spread of new variants of COVID-19 by always adhering to health protocols and wearing masks. 

Oleh : Fitra Ashari, Mecca Yumna/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Mental Health Problems Must Be Detected Early To Keep Them From Worsening

Mental Health Problems Must Be Detected Early To Keep Them From Worsening
Mental Health Problems Must Be Detected Early To Keep Them From Worsening.
Jakarta - Mental health problems must be detected early to keep them from worsening, according to an official from the Jakarta Health Office.

"Mental health is often not visible; thus, we need to be active to detect (problems),” acting head of the non-communicable disease, mental health, and substance abuse section of the office, Ngabila Salama, said at a World Mental Health Day commemoration event on Friday.

According to her, collaboration between various stakeholders is needed to raise awareness about the need for early detection of mental health problems, especially in terms of conducting creative and massive promotions.

“So, we have to campaign more often so that when people or children have mild disorders such as getting tired quickly, losing interest, feeling lazy to go to work, lazy to go to school, experiencing palpitations, finding it hard to sleep, these early symptoms can be diagnosed immediately; take them to the experts, treat them immediately," she expounded.

She said that to support early detection, the Jakarta Health Office has integrated the E-Soul and Mental Friend services with the JaKi (Jakarta Kini) application.

Adults can carry out screening using the E-Soul service, she informed. While using the service, people are required to answer questions honestly.

If the results of the screening show that they have mental health problems, they can consult clinical psychologists online through the Mental Friend service.

"Our clinical psychologists at community health centers are ready to help," Salama affirmed.

She informed that currently, there are 23 community health centers in subdistricts that are offering psychological services. She expressed the hope that in the future, all community health centers in Jakarta will offer the services.

"We are currently making a circular for strengthening so that 44 subdistricts have clinical psychologists," she added.

The Health Office is also developing an E-Soul service for children, she said.

Oleh : Suci Nurhaliza, Raka Adji/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Ministry Promotes Active Lifestyle For Preventing Osteoporosis

Ministry Promotes Active Lifestyle For Preventing Osteoporosis
Ministry Promotes Active Lifestyle For Preventing Osteoporosis.
Jakarta - The Ministry of Health has encouraged the community to lead an active lifestyle in order to prevent osteoporosis early on.

"We hope the community would become more aware of bone health. Let us implement a healthy lifestyle together," Head of the Sports Health Work Team of the Ministry of Health, Ari Setyaningrum, stated here on Thursday.

She explained that osteoporosis is one of the noncommunicable diseases that not only burdened the economy but also decreased work productivity since, in general, the treatment of osteoporosis patients took a long time.

Setyaningrum further drew attention to several steps that can be taken to maintain bone health, such as increasing physical activity through proper, measurable, and regular exercise. Exercise can be done at least 30 minutes per day and thrice to five times each week.

"The (forms of) exercise includes aerobics, strength, flexibility, and balance training. These need to be done in order to optimize physical health," she emphasized.

Apart from scaling up physical activity, the community is also urged to continue to follow a healthy, nutritious diet. She called on the community to consume foods containing calcium, protein, vitamins, mineral, and magnesium that are essential for bone health.

In addition, getting vitamin D from adequate sun exposure as well as avoiding cigarettes and alcohol are some of the efforts to prevent osteoporosis.

Individuals already having risk factors, such as age, family history, and long-term medicine consumption, are also urged to be more aware of the disease.

"We must detect it early on for prevention," she pointed out.

Lastly, she advised people to maintain a healthy weight as part of preventive efforts.

Setyaningrum assessed that World Osteoporosis Day, commemorated every October 20, must become a reminder to prevent and control osteoporosis jointly.

"Osteoporosis is a silent disease. Thus, we must make efforts with partners and other stakeholders to prevent and control it," she remarked.

Oleh : Nanien Yuniar, Raka Adji/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Monday, October 17, 2022

4 ways to get down to business when you don't feel like it at all

4 Ways To Get Down To Business When You Don't Feel Like It At All. Do not wait for the right mood or a burst of energy. You can stop procrastination without it.

4 Ways To Get Down To Business When You Don't Feel Like It At All
Cover: frame from the film "Ruby Sparks"

1. Remove emotions from the equation

Procrastination often turns into a cycle. We avoid some tasks, anxiety rises, from this we again postpone things for later.

How consider some psychologists, there are two main causes of procrastination. Some people are focused on advancement and progress and perceive tasks as goals. 

They usually put things off until later due to lack of motivation.

Other people are more focused on maintaining their existing position, income and position. 

They see tasks as duties and procrastinate out of fear: what if something goes wrong and they lose money or time?

Both reasons stem from our emotions. We wait for the moment when we will have enough desire or strength to get down to business.

You can, for example, pre-determine the exact date and time in order to take at least the first steps towards solving the problem. So you will remove emotions from the situation, and this will require only a little self- discipline .

2. Move by inertia

Along with the procrastination cycle, there is also a productivity cycle. Once you start completing a task, it will become easier to return to it each time.

 And after completing it, it will be easier to start the next one, as self-confidence will increase.

If you learn to maintain momentum in this way, you can achieve impressive results. Investor Warren Buffett - one of the richest people in the world - increased his capital more than 12 times between the ages of 32 and 44. 

He maintained this momentum and increased his savings by more than 70 times from the age of 44 to 56. Now his capital is more than 90 billion dollars.

3. Create a winning streak

Another way to overcome procrastination is based on our unwillingness to break the winning streak. Get yourself a calendar and mark each day when you have successfully worked on the necessary tasks.

If you want to postpone work for later again, just take a look at the calendar. 

A visual display of the days when you managed to overpower yourself will give strength and desire to move forward. 

After all, as we know from Newton's first law, moving bodies tend to maintain their speed.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld used this method, for example. At the beginning of his career, when it was difficult for him to force himself to work, he started mark the days in which it turned out to come up with new jokes. Now he is one of the most successful comedians in the world.

4. Generate motivation

It is widely believed that one of the main components of success is motivation . Like, productive people are constantly motivated, so they achieve great results.

But writer Jeff Hayden sure that motivation is a product of work. She appears after a few hours of hard work. 

The desire to achieve goals arises after we take the first steps and see the first results.

This is another reason to stop waiting for the right mood, inspiration or surge of strength. 

Take action - even small victories add up to major achievements and bring you closer to your chosen goal.

How to worry less about money if everything around you is rapidly becoming more expensive

How to worry less about money if everything around you is rapidly becoming more expensive. Panic moods only interfere with making the right decisions.
How to worry less about money if everything around you is rapidly becoming more expensive
How to worry less about money if everything around you is rapidly becoming more expensive. (cover pixabay)
You can consider money as low as you want, with which you cannot buy happiness. But they are an important part of our life. 

Money provides food and security, running water and electricity, and indulging in small and big pleasures. Therefore, it is always alarming when the economic situation changes. 

And she has been doing this all the time in recent years, because many factors influence her.

But panicking is not very productive, especially if there is nothing you can do. 

How to worry less about money if everything around you is rapidly becoming more expensive

This state makes you make rash decisions, exhausts and greatly poisons your life. So it's worth trying to reduce anxiety.

Don't Make Decisions Without Calm Down

Often, anxiety requires you to do something right now because it turns on the fight-or-flight mechanism. 

As a result, a person runs the risk of making a mistake. For example, buy a currency at the peak of the rate, and then lose money. Buy ten televisions in the hope that they can then be sold and save capital. 

And in the end, you have to store these useless boxes in a odnushka. Take a few packages of buckwheat, because everyone takes it, and then remember that you don’t like buckwheat. 

Withdraw money from the deposit and lose all interest.

Moreover, these decisions in some situations may turn out to be correct - except, perhaps, for buying TVs. But it is worth taking them on a sober head, having studied the circumstances and calculated the consequences.

Rationalize problems

Anxiety is a logical response to a threat. The body comes to readiness to be able to quickly respond to the situation. Let's say, if our ancient ancestor saw a predator in the savannah, the body would tense up - so that later it could fight with the beast or run away from it.

But in the current situation, everything is not so simple. If the ruble collapsed, you also want to hide or run away, but where? Clearly there is a threat, but it is completely unclear what to do with it. Accordingly, anxiety will only increase.

However, it is obvious that it is not so much the collapse of the ruble that is scary, but its consequences: imported goods will rise in price, domestic ones, of course, too. 

This means that there is a risk that the salary will not be enough for the most necessary. And if a single person cannot influence the exchange rate , then he can reduce the risks in relation to personal finances.

This is useful not only in money matters. If you are worried, decompose the problem into components, find out what exactly of its consequences scares you. Perhaps they can be influenced.

Minimize Risk Where You Can

When prices increase right before your eyes, there is an impulse to stock up at the current price for the rest of the day. But logic dictates that this will not work. 

Of course, some stew can technically be stored for many years. But will you want to eat it in five years? Buying equipment for life will also not work, gadgets become obsolete pretty quickly.

No one can say for sure what to do with savings when the situation is already developing negatively. Firstly, forecasts are a thankless task, everyone can make mistakes. 

Secondly, if everything is already pretty bad, it is most likely too late to do something drastic. 

The currency has already appreciated. The Russian market has already sunk, while the foreign market has grown.

Inexperienced investors who, only amid worsening economic news, decide to study the issue properly, risk making the wrong decisions . 

For example, in a panic, sell depreciated securities or try to make money on stock price fluctuations. So we were a bit late for this train.

Here's what you can do anyway.

Withdraw some cash

Make a supply of banknotes in the near future to buy what you need. Due to the high load on banking systems, it is likely that not all payments will go through. 

The same danger is fraught with possible interruptions in the work of payment systems. So it's good to have some cash for that.

As for the withdrawal of all money from the accounts, decide for yourself. In crisis situations, experts do not advise doing this, as it negatively affects the banking system. 

But weigh the pros and cons and act according to the scenario that you believe in.

Fill up the fridge

Again, due to the general panic, the load on retail chains has increased. Stores may be empty. So it makes sense to resolve the issue of food for the coming days.

Don't buy for years. By sweeping everything off the shelves, you leave your neighbors without food and fuel panic. But again, it's up to you to decide.

"Shake" the airbag

If you have been saving money for a rainy day at random, it's time to look into the piggy bank and understand what is happening. 

The more money there is, the better. If there is an opportunity to somehow replenish the reserve fund , do it whenever possible.

Cut back on purchases

In turbulent times, saving is what you need. On the one hand, you calm your anxiety because you are doing something. 

On the other hand, savings are always preferable to not very needed goods. Money will help in a difficult situation better than anything else, so you need to stock up on it.

The exception is if you have been postponing for something specific for a long time and are still sure that you need it. Then it makes sense to get what you want before prices jump.

Pay off loans

If you have debts and the ability to close them, do it. Start with the most expensive loans to service. 

If the loan is single and large, so that you cannot pay it off at once, it still makes sense to make early installments. 

And better - with a decrease in the amount of the monthly payment. In this case, if the financial situation gets worse, it will be easier for you to continue paying the loan on schedule.

Do not do this at the expense of the airbag. It is important that in case of problems you have money for several payments.

Relax if nothing can be done

Not all events we are able to influence. But we can easily worry about them. Needless to say, this does not improve well-being. However, something can be done.

Limit Information

In any incomprehensible situation, accusations are poured from social networks on those who are somehow trying to reduce the volume of incoming news. 

Like, you can’t remain indifferent, consider that you are “in the house”. That is, they do it in such a way that people begin to suffer not only from anxiety, but also from shame that they do not experience 24 hours a day.

But the key to success in any business is to keep calm, logical and critical thinking at least by some means.

Doomscrolling , that is, the tendency to view bad news, despite the fact that they upset, is not an assistant in this. 

Let's say you update the page with the exchange rate every hour. What changes from this? Nothing if you don't have a time machine. 

Moreover, if there were, it would make no sense for most Russians to go back and tell themselves to buy thirty dollars. 

Because even then there was nothing to take them. So monitoring the course is only winding yourself up. And this applies to many topics.

Therefore, choose a time when you will go online and fall under an avalanche of bad news. This also applies to social media.


Any adult has a lot of daily routines. In troubled times, there is an impulse to quit: how can you work, comb your hair, wash the floors and children when this happens. But this will still happen, and the work done and clean children are already a lot.


Physical activity is one of the best ways to end the stress cycle . It's all about the same behavior of our ancestor in the savannah, which we have already talked about. 

Both hitting and running are activities that require physical activity. Therefore, in response to stress, the whole body comes into tension: work awaits it.

 Ancient man flees from a predator - and either runs away or dies. We do not take the second option for the development of events. 

And in the first case, a person makes efforts to stop later, and this will be a marker for the body: it is saved, you can to relax.

We are not in the savannah, but the exercises also help us complete the stress response and exhale for a while, creating the illusion that we have been saved.

Learn emergency self-help

Anxiety attacks can be very intense, frightening, with difficulty breathing and numbness in the fingertips. To make it easier, you can try one of the following tricks.
  • Breathe in a square: inhale for four counts, hold your breath for four counts, exhale for four counts, and hold your breath again for four counts. Repeat until it gets easier.
  • Engage your senses: Concentrate on what is happening around you. What smells, what sounds are heard, what your feet feel, what your eyes see.
  • Breathe with your hands: put your hands in front of you so you can see them. Inhaling, turn your palms towards you, exhaling - away from you. Gradually make the movements of the brushes slower and at the same time hold your breath.

Be with loved ones

Money is an important part of life, but not all of your valuable capital. Remind yourself of this to make it easier.

6 Signs You're Suffering From Anxiety And You Don't Even Know It

Inexplicable pain and inability to describe your emotions: let's talk about non-obvious signals that you should pay attention to.

6 Signs You're Suffering From Anxiety And You Don't Even Know It
6 Signs You're Suffering From Anxiety And You Don't Even Know It. Cover: Lifehacker

We always know we feel anxiety, don't we? It would be nice, but, unfortunately, the situation does not always work out that way. 

Many people who suffer from anxiety do not understand what exactly they are facing. They realize that they feel bad, but they cannot describe their feelings.

US research showed 60-80% of complaints during visits to the doctor are related to stress .

At the same time, at the reception, people do not say: “For the last five years, my marriage has been bursting at the seams, and my head and stomach constantly hurt. Can you help me deal with relationships and stress? They come with another request: "Prescribe me something for chronic headaches and stomach problems."

Natural anxiety occurs when we lose control of a situation. For example, when we drive a car on an icy road and the car starts skidding. 

However, anxiety can also occur in the absence of physical danger. Let's say when we imagine how we will deliver an important report at a large conference. 

In addition, with high internal anxiety, some people manage to maintain external calmness and even productivity.

6 Signs You're Suffering From Anxiety And You Don't Even Know It

To understand that your problems are connected precisely with anxiety , there are several signs.

1. You can't name your emotions.

If you don't listen to your feelings throughout the day, don't understand the reasons for your reactions, often can't explain exactly what you're feeling, and rarely cares about the state of mind of others, you may have alexithymia. 

This is the inability to differentiate and express in words not only one's own, but also other people's feelings and emotions.

2. You have chronic health problems

If you go back to the moment when your neck first started to hurt or the first symptoms of chronic fatigue appeared , you will most likely remember that this was a difficult period, which meant stress and changes in life. 

Perhaps your child is in first grade, you have taken on a new job, or you have ended a long romantic relationship. 

In transitional moments, we lose control and begin to feel anxiety, which gradually develops into chronic diseases.

3. You do not share experiences with others

People who freely talk about their lives to others also talk about emotions. 

Those who interact with others primarily through activities such as work, sports, or political debate communicate superficially. 

If you find it difficult to discuss your feelings , perhaps anxiety is holding you back.

4. You don't know your needs

When a person's basic needs for communication, professional competence, and autonomy are not met, they tend to experience negative emotions. 

If you don't understand what you need, you probably don't understand how you feel when your needs go unanswered.

5. You choose unhealthy ways to deal with stress.

You can tell yourself that you are fine, and at the same time start drinking a lot more alcohol, go back to smoking, spend evenings in front of the TV, or take it out on loved ones. These are all attempts to reduce stress.

6. You are experiencing unexplained physical pain.

If you're constantly facing challenges in life, your needs aren't being met, and you can't express emotions, then you're more likely to develop chronic pain. 

The stress we experience at work, the lack of happiness at home, and the pressures that life puts on us turn into emotions. 

It is they who help us understand when something is going wrong, and we need attention. If doctors say that everything is fine with your health, then physical pain is an alternative way that your body tries to declare experiences.

Monday, September 12, 2022

12 Reasons Why You Crave Sweets

12 Reasons Why You Crave Sweets
Cover: Nadiia Aksonova / Shutterstock
BorneoTribun Jakarta - Sometimes cravings for sweets and cakes indicate fatigue, and sometimes health problems.

1. You are hungry

If youdecidedgo on a strict diet and completely abandon carbohydrates, often replace breakfast with a cup of coffee or skip lunch, then the body does not receive the calories it needs to work. 

And the easiest way to replenish energy is to eat cake, chocolate or sweets.

What to do

In order not to overeat and not gain weight due to the abundance of carbohydrates, you need to adhere to the principles of a healthy diet.nutrition:
  • Don't skip breakfast.
  • Drink enough liquid. Men are recommended up to 3 liters, and women up to 2.1 liters per day.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables, grains, lean meats.

2. Have you played sports recently?

During training, the body actively consumes energy, and then looks for ways to restore it. This confirms the Americanstudy. 171 overweight people did exercises to lose weight. 

Scientists noticed that after prolonged exhausting activities, the subjects increased cravings for sweets.

What to do

Perhaps you need to carefully select the physical activity so as not to cause overwork. A special diet for training is also recommended. Here it isprinciples:
  • Don't forget carbs . They need to be eaten at 3–5 g per kilogram of body weight per day if training is of medium intensity, and 6–10 g if heavy. It should be whole grains, pasta, fruits and vegetables.
  • Include proteins in your diet. Eat 1.2–2 grams per kilogram of body weight daily. Poultry and fish are best suited. But you can use legumes, eggs, cheese or yogurt.
  • Don't give up fats . The best sources are avocados, seeds and nuts, vegetable oils.
  • Eat 2-3 hours before exercising. Be sure to have a protein snack or a protein shake within 15 minutes of your workout.

3. You eat a lot of artificial sweeteners.

Researchshow that the attempt to replace sugar with artificial sweeteners often increases the intake of sugary and high-calorie foods. This is due to the fact that aspartame and other surrogates do not give the body as much energy as sugar. The required number of calories is not supplied, and the desire to eat something sweet does not disappear. At the same time, food intake increases.

What to do

If you want to give up sugar, it is better not to switch to its substitutes, but simply try to reduce its amount in the diet. It turns out it's not that hard. Onestudyshowed that cravings for sweets disappear 3-6 days after giving up.

4. You are stressed

After studying a small group of people, researchersnoticedthat cravings for sweets, as well as for foods rich in fat, increase in those who are chronically stressed.Countsthat in this state increases the synthesis of ghrelin . This is a hormone that is produced in the cells of the gastric mucosa and stimulates appetite.

What to do

To avoid overeating, you need to find suitable methods to deal with stress. itcan be:
  • yoga;
  • meditation;
  • favorite hobby;
  • sports;
  • breathing techniques ;
  • any way to express emotions.

5. You don't get enough sleep.

If a personnot getting enough sleep, he, as with stress, increases the level of ghrelin. At the same time, the concentration of leptin decreases, which increases the risk of developing obesity.

What to do

Need to sleep. If it doesn't work, try following theseregulations:
  • Go to bed at the same time. This will solidify the sleep-wake cycle.
  • Don't sleep during the day. Otherwise, it will be more difficult to fall asleep in the evening. If you really want to lie down after dinner, limit yourself to 30 minutes.
  • Exercise regularly. This is how you release energy.
  • Fall asleep in a calm environment. The room should be dark, quiet and slightly cool. Maybe someone will help to relax before going to bed a bath or other way of relaxation.
  • Do not use gadgets in the evening. They make it difficult to relax.
  • Don't go to bed feeling hungry or with a full stomach. This is additional discomfort.

6. You get very tired

Sometimes increased cravings for sweet or salty foods are a signfatigue. The body simply does not have enough energy, and it is looking for a way to get it faster. And carbohydrates are the most affordable option.

What to do

You need to rest periodically. Try to alternate mental and physical work. And, of course, don't forget the food.

7. You quit smoking

When a person triesget rid offrom this bad habit, the synthesis of serotonin, or the hormone of happiness, changes in the brain, the mood becomes unstable, and even signs of depression may appear. And this leads to an increase in cravings for sweets.

What to do

If you want to quit smoking, you need to choose the appropriate method . Perhaps, sports and a balanced diet will help someone, while someone needs replacement therapy and work with a psychotherapist.

8. You have premenstrual syndrome

In women before menstruationdecliningsynthesis of serotonin. Therefore, the mood deteriorates andappearscravings for sweets. And this is fraught with weight gain.

What to do

FordecreaseFor signs of premenstrual syndrome, doctors prescribe medications that maintain normal levels of serotonin, and also advise a diet rich in vegetables and fruits. Some women benefit from massage, psychotherapy, or herbal medicine.

9. You are depressed

In people withdepressioncravings for sweets and high-calorie appear all for the same reason - the production of serotonin is reduced.

What to do

In this case, you needfightwith a nervous breakdown. To do this, they use drugs, psychotherapy, and in a serious condition they put them in the hospital.

10. You have diabetes

This disease accompanieda constant and strong feeling of hunger, and some people seize it with sweets. Sometimes this is a sign of high or low glucose levels.

What to do

If, in addition to sweets, you are constantly thirsty and you urinate a lot, you need to see a therapist. He will order a blood glucose test. When confirming the diagnosis, the doctor will give recommendations on what to eat and what drugs to take.

And for those who have long been diagnosed with diabetes, it is worth discussing the treatment with the endocrinologist and, possibly, changing something in it.

11. You have compulsive overeating

This is the name of an eating disorder in which a person cannot control food intake. He is eatinga lot ofhigh-calorie foods (usually sweet and fatty), even when not hungry. Often does this secretly, as he feels remorse.

What to do

Compulsive overeating should be treated by a psychotherapist. The doctor will prescribe medications that reduce anxiety, eliminate depressive disorder. Various methods of psychotherapy also help.

12. You have a genetic predisposition

Scientistsdiscoveredin humans, a portion of the chromosome associated with increased cravings for sweets. If this gene is inherited, then the desire to eat a chocolate bar or candy will be higher than in people without this chromosome fragment.

What to do

You can't get rid of the problematic gene. But you can follow simple tips to eat less sweets. Herethey:

  • Read labels. Foods such as sauces and yogurts often contain hidden sugar or sugar substitutes such as corn syrup, molasses, and honey.
  • Eat more vegetables and fruits, whole grains.
  • Replace the candy bowl at home with a bowl of fruit.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

10 Tips for Organizing Your Home to Look New to Welcoming Eid Al-Fitr

10 Tips for Organizing Your Home to Look New to Welcoming Eid Al-Fitr
Photo: Getty images/ iStockphoto/ KatarzynaBialasiewicz.
BorneoTribun, Jakarta – Eid al-Fitr or Eid is celebrated as a sign of the end of the month of Ramadan.  In celebration, usually Muslims will go to the homes of relatives and other families to share the happiness of Eid moments, such as eating together or just getting together, Mother.

Well, that's why, it's important for you to organize your home so that the Eid atmosphere is more special.  Arranging the house to welcome Eid will also make your home look more comfortable and neat when your relatives or family visit.

Are you confused about where to start in arranging your home?  No need to worry, Mother, the following has been quoted from the Women's Day page, 10 tips to organize your home so that your house looks new for the Eid moment.

1. Check the rooms one by one

Organizing the house can be a stressful activity for some people.  If you are also included, you can start by checking the rooms one by one in the house.  Then, the layout of the room according to Mother is the most messy.

Mothers can also choose the most important room in advance to arrange, such as the living room, family room or dining room, which is usually a gathering place for relatives and family during Eid.

2. Put similar items or accessories together

One of the things that can make a big difference in arranging your home is putting together similar items or accessories, Mother.  For example, arranging goods or accessories by category.

You can organize the dining room by placing a shelf containing cups on one side, then on the other side you can place a shelf containing plates and other eating utensils.  That way, the room will look more organized and tidy, Mother.

This can also make it easier for your relatives or family when looking for something needed when visiting on Eid day later.

3. Avoid putting things carelessly

Placing things carelessly is one of the things that can make your home feel disorganized, you know.  So, it's important for you to be careful when putting something down.  If you are done using an item, you can put it back in its proper place.

“If something is used in the bedroom but stored in the living room, you never keep it,” says Sharon Lowenheim, MBA, MSE, founder of Organizing Goddess.  "You'll leave it in the bedroom or on the floor, creating a messy look."

4. Avoid piling things up

Mother, reducing the habit of piling things up will save you time and energy when you want to use it.  So, it's best if you don't pile up things in the corners of the house or in any area of ​​the house.

This can also spoil the view of your relatives or family who visit your house during Eid.

5. Arrange the books on the shelves by color

Mother or family members at home like to collect books?  So, so that the house looks neater on Eid day, you can arrange the books on the shelves based on their color.  That way, your bookshelf looks neat and will add aesthetics to the room in your house.

Read on the next page for more tips on how to organize your home, Mom.

Also check out tips for decorating a house according to feng shui so that the positive energy continues to flow, Mother:

6. Replace the shoe cabinet with a hanging shelf

Using a closet to put your shoe collection will take up space at home.  In addition, usually shoes that are placed in the closet will be scattered everywhere because they are closed.  Well, you can consider replacing the shoe cabinet with a hanging shelf.

To arrange it, arrange the shoes by type or color, yes, Mother.  Replacing the shoe cabinet with a hanging shelf will help give your mother's house a new look on Eid.

7. Modernize the kitchen

The kitchen is another important part of the house that can be seen when relatives or family visit the house on Eid day, Mother.  For that, it's good for you to modernize the kitchen.  The trick, Mother can change it by placing cooking utensils on a shelf that hangs on the wall near the stove.

This will make your kitchen much more organized and give an aesthetic touch to your kitchen.  It also helps reduce clutter in your drawers or kitchen cabinets.  In addition, it will also make cooking utensils that you often use easier to access.

8. Get rid of items that are not used

Tips for arranging a house to make it look new on the next Eid day is to get rid of items that are no longer used, Mother.  Mothers can check cupboards, drawers, or room tables to see what items are old and no longer used.

By getting rid of these items, you can make room for the things you usually use, thus avoiding the accumulation of items that will make the room look messy.  It can also add a new impression in the room.

9. Add decorations

Mothers can add room decorations at home to make it look more attractive at the moment of Eid later.  For example, by hanging family photos or you can also hang aesthetic wall paintings.  This will add a new feel to the room, Mother.

10. Observe the room after you finish arranging

After you have finished arranging the rooms at home, you need to observe or re-examine the room.  Is the room really neat or not.  If you see something that still interferes with your view, you can rearrange it.

By observing the room after you have finished arranging, you may also find ideas for decorating the room, you know.  For example, adding open shelves to put decorations or displays.

Those are some tips to make your home look new for Eid.  Hope it helps, Mother.(*)

7 Foods for Pregnant Women That Are Trusted to Make Baby's Skin White and Clean

Illustration of food for pregnant women so that babies have white skin/ Photo: iStock

BorneoTribun, Jakarta – Very prospective parent, maybe even including Mother, certainly hopes to have perfect sons and daughters, both physically and non-physically.  One of the physical aspects of a newborn that is often expected by parents is a baby born with clean skin.

Although skin color completely depends on genetic factors, the color and type of parents' skin, it cannot be denied that there are mothers who will be very happy when they find out that their babies are born white and clean.

Not infrequently, Mother will do several things that can be attempted to produce white and clean baby skin.  However, is it true that there are foods for pregnant women that can be consumed so that babies have white skin?

Food for pregnant women so that babies have white skin

It turns out, there are indeed several types of food that can help you realize this mother's dream.  But are you confused about what types of foods should be consumed to improve baby's skin color during pregnancy?

Research on the best foods that pregnant women can eat for their baby's skin is actually still limited.  However, in general, some foods have attracted special attention to help beautify the skin of both mother and baby's skin.  The following is a complete report from various sources.

Different kinds of cherries and berries

Cherries and berries, such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, are among the fruits that contain the highest antioxidants.  Antioxidants help prevent premature aging by reducing the damaging effects caused by free radicals.

Fatty fish from the deep sea

Deep sea fish such as tuna, salmon and sardines are very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.  These essential fatty acids help repair cell membranes, which in turn helps ensure the elasticity of your baby's skin.


Avocado is a fruit that is known to be very rich in vitamin C and vitamin E. These two vitamins are known for their antioxidant properties.  Vitamin C also helps reduce inflammation and is essential for the production of collagen in the body.  Collagen production will ultimately improve your baby's skin tone to be brighter.

Tomato fruit

Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, especially in the skin of tomatoes, gives the fruit its bright red color.  Studies have found that lycopene can help protect the skin from harmful UV rays from sun exposure.

Grape juice

Consuming grape juice is another fresh intake option for pregnant women which can also help to make the baby white.  Grape juice is full of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which are made up of factors known to lighten baby's skin tone.

Almond nut

Pregnant women can eat almonds soaked or dried.  Almonds are known to improve the brightness of baby's skin tone.  You can also grind some almonds and add them to the milk and consume them.  It also adds nutrients in the milk and increases the properties of almonds for you too.

Orange fruit

All types of citrus fruits generally contribute to producing a bright baby's skin and are considered a good fruit to eat during pregnancy.  This is because citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C which is an important ingredient for the skin of Mother and Little One.  Citrus fruits also help in the growth of the baby, and increase the brightness of the baby's skin tone at the same time.

In general, many of the best foods for healthy skin also promote health.  But nothing plays a more important role than eating a nutritionally balanced diet to achieve healthy and glowing skin.  (*)