Nominated for the Liebester Award

Hooray, I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award

A huge thank you to Mental Health 360 at mentalhealth360.uk for nominating me for the Liebester Award.!!! She has a blog on mental health and her content is amazing. Her posts are also quite fun and entertaining. She is not only a wonderful blogger but a lovely, supportive, and kind person too. It would really mean a lot to me if you could check her blog by clicking here.


The guidelines for participating in the Liebster Award:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you for the Liebster Award and provide a link to their blog
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you
3. Nominate 11 bloggers
4. Ask your nominees 11 questions
5. Notify your nominees, telling them that you’ve nominated them for the Liebster Award and to look out for your post within the next few days

Questions from Mental health 360:

  1. If you had a once in a lifetime opportunity to interview someone famous, who would it be? Rihanna or maybe Richard mode-Damijo (RMD)
  2. What is your biggest regret? So far I don’t think there is something regrettable. I learn, unlearn and relearn what ever circumstance I may have found myself. I come out stronger and that is perfectly fine.
  3. In which century would you have liked to live? 18th century. Weird right? I guess I love their hair do and dresses.
  4. If your life were a book, what would its title be? Emmm, A DAY WITHOUT.
  5. If you had the power to make any animal talk, which one would you choose and why? I wish I had, Butterflies though, lol. or Praying Mantis
  6. Do you think the United States should have another political party? Maybe, I guess! I’m from Nigeria. Lol
  7. How would you describe yourself in one word? Gracious
  8. If you could invent something, what would it be? Something that can type exactly what goes on in our minds and tell us what is wrong and right at the moment. Crazy, I know right?
  9. If you had to choose a color to describe your life right now would it be blue, yellow, green, red, grey or other? Definitely, colour blue!!!
  10. If you needed a mystery to be solved, whom would you turn to for help –Sherlock Holmes, Jane Marple or Hercule Poirot? I think that would go for Jane Marple.
  11. Which of these artists would you have liked to paint your portrait–Da Vinci, Vermeer or Frida Kahlo? Huh, lol. I don’t have any idea who they are. Randomly I choose Frida Kahlo

My nominees are:
Today, I nominate the following blogs, and I hope you drop by to find out why I love them. There are lots of fantastic bloggers out there, and so many to choose from that I get confused. lol.

Congratulations, you’ve been nominated for The Liebster Award:

1. Emmanuel Eromonsele- Ericotrips
2. Island Traveler- This Man’s Journey
3. Everythingtips- Tips and Beyond
4. Capablechloe1- Chloe’s Thought blog
5. Chasing the maximum life-chasingthemaximumlife
6. Inspire chief- Lessons learnt
7. Sheree- View from the back
8. Kaluarachchige-A discarded plant

9. David- Life and Random Thinking

I know I nominated only nine blogs, partly because I don’t have much followers. Lmao….. I’d really love you all to answer my questions, but there’s no pressure to respond.


My questions are:

  1. What or who inspires you to be your best?
  2. How best would you describe yourself?
  3. If you’re given an opportunity to be the President of Nigeria for a year, what great impact will you make?
  4. If you have an opportunity to stop Covid-19 now, at the expense of your health, would you do so, and why?
  5. Who is or are your role models and why?
  6. If you can turn back the hands of time, to go back to a particular period of your life and make amends, which period would that be and how would you make amends?
  7. If you’re opportuned to be an opposite gender for a year, what difference would you make in favour of that gender?

I really look forward to reading your answer. I love the idea of these blog awards, where bloggers recognise and appreciate other bloggers and introduce them to our particular niche community. The person who nominated me, made me understand that this a fun way of getting to know a bit more about our fellow-bloggers. I’m glad I participating and I hope you do too.
Your turn!!!

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Any questions?

I love reading your comments, and I’m happy to answer any questions and receive any constructive criticism about my posts or my blog in general.

Chelsea Adaora, HOUSE OF UPBEAT

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MALNUTRITION: The sad reality.

Written by Gambo Deborah

It is nearly impossible to walk down a regular street in Nigeria without seeing a child who is malnourished. Despite the giant strides and efforts that have been put in the health and social sector, it is undoubtedly true that a lot still needs to be done.

Definition

However, malnutrition does not only refer to deficiencies, or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy or nutrients as many may seem to think. Excesses in consumption of unhealthy food in diets may lead to obese. It is quite uncommon to find undernourished and overweight within the same community, household or even individual.

Unhealthy  food , malnutrition

According to global nutrition report, the latest assessment shows that just under 50% of countries are in course to meet at least one of nine global nutrition targets. However, no country is on target to meet all of the nine targets that are being tracked, and just five countries are on track to meet four. Sadly, both adults and children are victims of malnutrition around the world in every country. According to Wikipedia, Democratic Republic of Congo has 29%, Eritrea 67%, Burundi 44%, and Haiti 63%. Around 1.9 billion adults world wide are overweight.

An estimated 41 million children under the age of 5 years are overweight, or obese, while some 159 million are stunted and 50 million are wasting. The dangers and effect of malnutrition cannot be underestimated especially in war ravaged areas often afflicted with famine and drought. The steady increase in the rate of poverty has largely contributed to the above figures as families and households are forced to live in abject poverty denying them with the ability to afford and have access to enough nutritious food like fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, meat and milk.

Symptoms

Symptoms of malnutrition may include:

  • Weight loss
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of fat and muscles mass
  • Dry hair
  • Dry skin
  • Sunken eyes
Symptoms  of malnutrition

though the signs/symptoms of malnutrition depends on the type. Being able to recognize the type of malnutrition can help people and health care providers identify and treat issues related to under-or-overnutrition.

Policies have been established in recent times to help checkmate the cumbersome and deadly effects of malnutrition and how to address it.

In April 2016, the United Nations general assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming the UN decade of action on nutrition from 2016 to 2025. It is necessary and important for health and social authorities to ensure several programs and opportunities are created to help raise the standards of livelihood ensuring families have access to and can afford healthy meals.

Malnutrition

The health of children and adults are not to be taken for granted especially on the basis of malnutrition.

Malnutrition  in children
Symptoms of Malnutrition

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ACCEPTING YOU! Cut The Assumptions Off

Written by Onyeukwu Pauline

Accepting  you

A lot of times, we wonder what is wrong with us. We wonder why we are the way we are-failures! Just because we weren’t able to attain the intended objective. At this point, we have to stop and think… is this what we really want..are we letting external factors like the society affect our objectives, dreams and goals.

Until we set out time to reflect on ourselves, our goals, our objectives, we might end up feeling like we are not good enough. Until we figure out the real reason behind why we do what we do, we might end up being wannabes. Are you doing that particular thing because every other person is doing it or because you love it.. Don’t try to be someone else and end up loosing yourself.

You are the best version of yourself. It’s time to stop the comparison. It’s time to accept yourself the way you are. It’s time for you to start complimenting yourself. It’s all about you. You might not create the greatest content, you might not be the brightest, you might not be the best web developer, you might not have that really great marketing skill or business strategy, you might not be all brawns, beauty and brains, but you are you. Don’t let your insecurities stop you from manifesting. The world out there is waiting for you. It’s time to put yourself out there. Don’t give up now.

Remember, it’s all about you!

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GUEST WRITERS INFO

This is brought to you by HOUSE OF UPBEAT.

Your application as a Guest writer allows you to write anything of your choice as far as it doesn’t have political /cultural sentiments.

Your write ups describe your area of interest or niche, be it poetry, an article, motivational work, Health, etc. Express yourself freely and take your time. This is one of the criteria’s used for your screening.

(Find more answers to you questions on Instagram @houseofupbeat_writer)

Disclaimer: As guest writers you are not paid to write, but write out of free will, which is published on our website with your data as d owner of the content. Any other information will be duly passed.

Also to let you know that House of Upbeat is a platform where our views are be aired.

We have a channel/group on Telegram-Houseofupbeathubnews

If you are screened as considered by the admins you maybe given a role as an administrator in the group/ channel

House of Upbeat is basically a platform where people from different places with different ideas come together willingly to discuss various topics and issues.
We have a website where this views are displayed written by admins or guest writers.

As a developing platform, new project are in progress. And the introduction of our magazine and tracts would commence and so raw talented writers are allowed to write freely.

You Stand a Chance to:

Get your work gets published on d website for free.

Get a Guest Writers profile and join the Clan.
To win guest writer of the month.


You stand a chance to get your work published on our magazine as time goes on.

And probably be a host on an upcoming show on our radio show(a new project)

Remember dedication is key. Good luck to you

Chelsea Adaora,

Director of Guest Writers Recruitment at House Of Upbeat

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5 simple ways to master the Art of Self Discovery.

BEGINNING– The dreamy days

I came across a note book that seemed so familiar. Quickly, I went through it and by the time I was at the last pages, I was smiling widely and giggling.

Here is what I saw in that old book of about 4years:

For my school—

Lord, decide the course I would study in the university.

General—

Want to be a model and role model to others.

Want to open my website.

Want to publish my book.

This year—

Get into first year in the university.

Open my website before the year is over.

Completed at least two script.

By the time I was done, I realized that my current happenings is a manifestation of all the thoughts, ideas and dreams I had pen down. Even when I walked through some tough parts of life and I lost myself in such process, the mind collectively organizes them. They build up and store our motives/drives subconsciously. How wonderful our brain and mind can be.

Life is a process and all may not be achieved at the moment but gradually things will fall in place, if we move on more intentionally.

It was just that book, there are similar note books which I unintentionally had every year and I figured out I kept building upon each idea/plan created in the past.

1. Dream, Dream, Dream.

All you need to do is dream. Respect and make use of your quiet time. Evaluate your passion, fear, aspirations. Let all your ideas flow and trust me there will be a lot of crazy ideas, but that is okay.

2. Proceed to pen them down.

Pen those thoughts down. When you do so you tend to accomplish them and have a clearer view. Do a lot of random writing, there is no rule to this, they are your personal thoughts so enjoy it.

3. Organize your thoughts and see how achievable they can be.

Just like you saw in the story above, organize them and connect them. Try to write out how you are going to achieve each of them. Be open to learn new stuffs.

4. Process

Life is a process. Understand that everything takes time and all may not be achieve now but your intentional and consistent act would go a long way. Process every thought and be conscious about your circle and the kind of energy you bring into it. Is that energy right for my personality? Is it of any help to my goals and aspirations?

Ask questions for things you have no idea about. Learn how this work in such field and work on finding a balance.

5. Take action.

Simple. All the above point will remain in your head and book if this last step is ignored. Baby steps, gradual intentional actions, consistency are all part of the game.

Don’t forget that luck happens when opportunity mets preparation.

What way did you master this art? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.

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Basic understanding on the Concept of Budgeting

BUDGETING– Part 1

Budgeting is simply creating a plan to spend money.

This plan allows you to know if you have enough money to do what you like to do or need to do.
It is also balancing your expenses with your incomes.

This is a collection of thoughts from the HOUSE OF UPBEAT HUB on the concept of budgeting. In this article, I am going to make this topic as easy as possible to comprehend.


The basic concept of budgeting is to estimate expected income and expenses, knowing your income sources and expenses. First is knowing your what kind of income you have.Then doing the actual budget which is the planning- more like cutting your coat according to your size. Lol.


Budgeting may depend on your income at first and having a scale of preference.

According to the thoughts from the Hub; By budget, you must list your important needs from the highest priority to the lowest. Income should be splited into 3parts to indicate your scale of preference . Use two parts to take care of these important things.

Also you should know the kind of budget you are drawing up. Is it a personal budget, business budget etc?

Classifications of budget

  • Based on Time.
  • Based on Conditions.
  • Based on Function.
  • Based on Flexibility.

Based on Time

Long term budget– planning for period of 5 to 10years.

Short term budget– usually for a year.

Based on Conditions

Basic budget-this is for unaltered use over a long period.

Current budget-for use over a short period based on current situations.

Based on Function

Master budget-this consist of several separate but interdependent budgets. Usually shows overall plan for the budget period.

Functional budget-this is prepared in respect of various functions performed in a business.

Based on Flexibility

Fixed budget-it is designed to remain unchanged irrespective of level of activity obtained.

Flexible budget-it changes by the level of activity attained.

They are all dependent on if the cost is variable or fixed.

Sometimes it comes like this

A Rough Sketch (List)

My Savings

My Earnings

My Debt (if any, but try stay outta this zone)

My Spendings, splatted further to:

*my wants
*my needs

Part 2 coming soon

Update comes with raw questions/answers that were asked in the Hub. In the meantime, let us know the few tips you know when it comes to budgeting effectively.

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THE HUB ACTIVITY

On the Menu, THE HUB TALK is going to be where all our thought from the HOUSE OF UPBEAT HUB is going to be displayed. It is a combination of peoples thoughts and ideas on a chosen topic.

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THE HIGHLIGHTS This runs through the week. Effulgents share engaging and entertaining posts in form of meme, clips etc. Also juicy questions and topics by the effulgents is chosen, to be discussed on the Sunday of the new coming week.

THE HUB TALK-
The day (Sunday) for the discussion, interactive conversations, sharing of thoughts, ideas, opinions based on a topic that was selected during the previous week

Please always feel free to participate during the meeting in the Hub . Everyone’s topic is welcomed, appreciated and accepted, in as much as it is not sensitive to political and religious sentiments.

We want to remind you, that the platform is for everyone to share their thoughts and ideas.

They could be in form of pictures, audios, or a simple screenshot from your little research on areas of your interest

And you should feel free to drop comments, verified informations that are useful to the platform.

…BECOMING- The birth of the Journey.

Growing up, there was a lively child,

How to develop myself

… shy sometimes, bold at times. More like an introverted-extrovert. Lol. Introvert as a primary temperament and extroverted while around people she was comfortable with.

How do i be a smart kid  @houseofupbeat

My primary temperament made me a deep thinker and at age 2, I could say things that made adults wonder.

By age 6, I was already drafting out life plans and goals. I remembered taking a pen & paper and writing down how I was going to have a less expensive school built for those who couldn’t afford the other. I questioned a lot, literally details & everything and tried as much as I could to seek answers in books and words of adults. Yes! Age 6 was my major starter years (my first story was written; even as childish as it may have been. And, lol, kindly don’t ask me about the book because I very well don’t know where it is and I had no idea about getting a book done).

How do i be focused?

Fast-forward to years later, still a deep thinker, questioning words, actions, circumstances, situations, positions and reaching out to people, sources, opinions and responses to situations.

House of Upbeat has finally come into existence after years of ups and down and intentional actions. It generally means we should be noticeably happy, hopeful and confident about the future. I am so excited and grateful, to have you here and to grow and begin this journey with you.

Who is Chelsea Adaora ?, house of upbeat

All the time, we have to be true to ourselves- from making choices, to being selfless and yet have self-love. Sometimes life don’t go as we assume/plan and we ask various questions and sometimes we run into deep mistakes and regret we knew better.

This house vows to highlight silent issues/ questions that cross our mind everyday. Interactive and confidential sections where opinions, views, ideas, experience and suggestions are aired. Trust me, it gets better everyday. It’s major end goal is to bring self awareness, self peace, and self-love within every lovely person who come across this platform.

Do get inspired, connect and together we build.

From,

Chelsea Adaora.

House of Upbeat.

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