Modern life can be hectic -- you have a million and one things to do and only about 18 hours to do it all in before you have to wake up and start the process over again. With your busy schedule, even the slightest inconvenience can cause a major delay and end with you not getting what you need to get done, done. Fortunately, improving your efficiency can be as simple as choosing the proper accessories for the job. If you're wondering what switches to make to beat the clock, then here's what you need to know.
Footwear is everything
You can't get a lot done if you're constantly pausing to sit down and rub your sore, tired feet -- especially if you've only been out for a half-hour before your toes feel like they're going to break off and the balls of your feet are burning. Luckily, you have more options than either bearing with it or buying a scooter to ride around in: you can get orthopedic shoes. These shoes are specially designed to help distribute stress equally on your foot and supports your arch, effectively reducing most foot pain.
If your feet are 'odd' in any way -- thinner or wider than average, higher or lower arches, or have decreased circulation -- orthopedic shoes can get you back on the street without killing your feet. Check out stores online that advertise orthopedic shoes. For example, Foster's Wide Shoes sells comfort shoes.
Clothes that work for you
With 2.5 million sweat glands on the body, it's a given that everyone will sweat. But sweat marks can be embarrassing, particularly when you're at work or in any other professional setting, and sitting around in sweaty clothes is uncomfortable.
Polyester blends have the unique property of wicking sweat away from the body and to the outer surface of the clothes where it can evaporate quickly. If you don't want to throw out your wardrobe or don't have the time/funds to rebuy it, consider investing in underclothes made from polyester. These will resist sweat stains, which will keep your other clothes pristine.
Get the proper support
Chances are good that your bra is the wrong size -- mostly because most stores don't know how to fit you properly. Wearing the wrong size bra can make your clothing fit oddly and cause unnecessary strain to your shoulders and back, giving you aches and pains that can slow your day to a halt.
To measure, first wrap a flexible measuring tape around your body right under your breasts. The tape should be snug, but not uncomfortably so. The number you get is your band size -- say, 34 inches. To get the other half of your bra size -- the cup measurement -- bend forward slightly without anything covering your breasts, then wrap the tape loosely around them at the fullest part. Subtract the second number from the first to get your cup measurement -- one inch difference is A, two is B, and so on, with some differences -- 5 inches being DD, 8 inches being FF, 10 inches being GG, 12 inches being HH, and 14 inches being JJ (using UK sizing, which is more accurate than US sizing).
Once you have the letter, slap the first number in front of it to get your measurement -- 32 D, 34 GG, etc.
The minute that my doctor told me that I was going to have a little girl, I got so excited. I pictured myself out shopping with my daughter for clothes, shoes, purses and all of the accessories that we need to complete each and every outfit. My daughter has recently turned ten, and we have enjoyed shopping together from the start. Now that she is getting older, we get to have even more fun looking for the perfect outfits for school and some special occasions. If you have a son or daughter that loves to shop, this blog will give you tips for making your shopping adventures fun and productive.