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Working from home? Six rules to stay clear from messing up

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Jan 4, 2017

Work from home is a dream situation especially if you have to be with your kid or because you want to avoid traffic mayhem. But those who have experienced this, believe that it is not such a win-win situation afterall. Many complain that it becomes difficult to stay focused and few others feel that it eventually ends up becoming ‘working FOR home and office both’ rather ‘working FROM’ home. Even though working in your pyjamas sounds lucrative, there are few rules, you must follow to derive maximum out of your comfy, work from home job.

Find a perfect nook
When you are home, you are bound to be tempted to laziness and might keep changing your work station. But this will not just waste your time, but will also not be great for your posture. Working for hours lying on the bed or sitting on a couch many not be a healthy proposition. Decide on a proper chair and table and stick to that place.

Get dressed
How many times have you started working from home without even brushing your teeth? Snuggling in your blanket and working will not only affect your physical health but will also have an impact on your mental well-being. You tend to become sluggish and lose your concentration. The reason behind a certain dress code for office is that what you wear has an impact on how you feel. And thus one should dress up to feel charged up and stay focused.

If you work with headphones on
Pick that perfect playlist to pep up your mood. Choose a list of songs that increase your concentration levels. Or the best idea is to avoid them as for some they might interfere with the concentration.

Step away from washing and cleaning
If you are working from home, chances are that you will be tempted to work on few quick jobs. DON’T do that! Remember, you are ‘working FROM home’ and not ‘FOR home’.

Take a proper lunch break
Most of us get casual when we are working from home and tend to grab quick or easy bites than a proper lunch. Many of us also keep working while having lunch. Avoid this! Take a proper lunch break just like you would have while in office. Also, try to take a walk and bring some life back in your limbs.

Stay away from munching
Nibbling on quick snacks is the most unhealthy thing we do while working from home. Hide all those tempting biscuits and munchies. Instead take coffee or tea breaks – take a stroll in your balcony or prepare yourself a healthy fruit salad.

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Health & Fitness

Exhibitionism: A disorder of exposing genitals in public

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Nov 26, 2016

Ever happened to you that someone exposed his genitals to you in public? While you cringe in disgust, the man stands uninhibited, not because he is just another pervert but because he is suffering from a serious psychological disorder called Exhibitionism.

Exhibitionism is something which is discussed every now and then, as a serious psychiatric disorder..

What is it?

Exhibitionism is an act of exposing genitals or sexual organs in public or to a stranger. The practice is either defined as a desire or sometimes a compulsion to expose genitals for amusement or for sexual satisfaction, which shocks the bystander. This psychiatric sexual disorder falls under the category of paraphilias, which is an intense sexually arousing fantasy. However, it should be noted that when a person exposes himself/ herself only to his intimate partner, he is not considered as an exhibitionist.

Features of Exhibitionism

A person might masturbate or even fantasize about masturbating while exposing the genitals. Some of the key features of exhibitionism are:
There is no sexual contact desired
The sexual arousal which surprises or shocks the victim
Person has sexually arousing fantasies
He/ She is involved in behaviours like genital exposure to a stranger
Person who has this psychiatric disorder might cause distress and sometimes interpersonal difficulty for others in everyday life.

The main Contributors

It has been observed that the majority of exhibitionists are men. The studies on behavioural learnings states “a victim child or observer learns to imitate the adult and later receives positive reinforcement for the behaviour. When such children are deprived of normal social sexual contacts, they look for fulfillment through unacceptable means.”

Physiological models also give emphasis on the relationship of different hormones, behaviour and the central nervous system. Focus is given to the aggression in males. A few biological theories also claim that testosterone, the hormone that influences the sexual drive in both men and women, abnormally aggravates their sexual behaviour. The patients are treated with the medication that helps in lowering their testosterone levels.

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