Most of us with full time jobs neglect the necessity of a good morning routine. You can’t deny the fact that we usually wake up last minute, running around our rooms like maniacs and rush to work. We unapologetically commit so many mistakes each morning that is completely unhealthy to us.
Here are 4 things to avoid doing in the morning:
Hit the snooze button over and over:
We know too well the temptations of the snooze button, this invention tricked us into believing that 10 more minutes of sleep is such a good idea. However, snooze button might be doing you more harm than good. You might think that sleeping for extra minutes will make you wake up more refreshed, while reality is you trick your body into a new sleeping cycle that waking up from it after few minutes can make you feel groggy instead of refreshed.
Checking you phone:
We are all guilty of doing this. I don’t exactly know the reason behind this habit specially that probably the last thing we do before going to sleep is checking our phone and scroll through different social media platforms at least twice; so, I don’t get what you could possible miss during sleep. Checking your phone the first thing in the morning can cause stress and sets your day off to a negative start.
Coffee should not be the first thing that enters your body after waking up. What your body actually needs is water; after sleeping for 7 or 8 hours, your body becomes hydrated. Make sure to drink water that has the same temperature as your room; as drinking colder water first thing in the morning shock your system and prevent all the possible benefits.
Let’s just agree that having two cups of coffee in the morning is not considered breakfast. It is true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even if you are one of these of people who aren’t very hungry in the morning, make sure to grab a fruit, yogurt or some oatmeal. Some studies show that having breakfast can prevent diabetes, heart disease, and improve performance and memory.
Saudi Arabia Ends Gender Segregation in Restaurants
Restaurants in Saudi Arabia no longer requires one entrance for single men and another for women and families, as the Kingdom scraps its rules on separating between men and women at restaurants.
It is yet another attempt at easing the social restrictions and it’s a huge step indeed, seeing how sex segregation had been enforced for decades in public spaces.
In a tweet announcing the news on Sunday, the ministry of municipalities and rural affairs stated that it was eliminating several requirements for restaurants, including the need for ‘an entrance for bachelors and a separate entrance for families’.
However, It remains unclear whether a restriction on seating inside the restaurants will also be removed.
Women of Saudi Arabia Can Now Join the Military
The foreign ministry has announced that Saudi women can now join the military and serve as private first class, corporal or sergeant. I mean talk about gender equality!
Just when we though easing regulations on Saudi women can’t get any better, the ministry surprises us all with such shocking yet incredible news.
— Foreign Ministry 🇸🇦 (@KSAmofaEN) October 9, 2019
According to Sky News, roles have been opened in Saudi’s land forces, royal navy, royal air forces, royal Saudi air defense forces and medical services for armed forces.
The ministry stated a number of conditions for applicants who are willing to join the army, these conditions are in regard to age, nationality, in addition to the physical and professional competence.
Heba Al Otaiba, director of strategic communications at the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, took it to Twitter to congratulate the Kingdom on such a brave decision.
“Great news. I look forward to watching Saudi Arabia’s women, lead across many industries, including serving in the country’s military.” The tweet read.
Saudi Arabia Launches A Contest For Aspiring Filmmakers With Prizes Up to SR40 million
The Ministry of Culture just announced the launch of a new competition on Sunday entitled ‘Daw‘ which aims to support Saudi films, and also empower aspiring and rising filmmakers.
The competition will be divided into four tracks that include supporting and developing screenwriting and supporting film production and films of Saudi students majoring in film-making at international institutes and universities.
Entries will be evaluated by specialized juries who have experience in choosing winning films projects, and winners will be announced next year in February.
Prizes are up to SR40 million as it is all part of the ministry’s plan of showing tremendous support to Saudi talents majoring in filmmaking by providing such a huge funding platform.
The competition will support young filmmakers in every possible way by providing the needed assistance in producing the films and also creating a production infrastructure and making their career path clear for those interested in different fields of cinema.
Whether you are a filmmaker or a producer, you can participate in the competition online through this link. It just opened yesterday and will remain open till December 29th to give the chance to more people to apply.