Nootropics, yeses and noes: a quick guide

Nootropics, yeses and noes: a quick guide

Nootropics are most common these days, people are more and more used to acquire them with the hope of ameliorating their lifestyles, improve memory, have more energy, enhance cognitive abilities and so on. The main interrogatives generally are, what type of nootropic should I take? Are nootropics good for sleeping? What kind of nootropic could help me to enhance my training performance? Here we will try to answer some of those questions.

 

What nootropics should I take?

 

Here is a list of the best and most common nootropics:

  • Caffeine: Caffeine is a chemical that increases your alertness and improves your attention.

 

  • L-Theanine: L-theanine is an amino acid found in tea that can increase feelings of calmness and may be linked to increased creativity.

 

  • Creatine: Creatine is an amino acid that can improve short-term memory and reasoning skills. Doses of 5 grams per day have been shown to be safe in the long term.

 

  • Bacopa Monnieri: Bacopa monnieri is an herbal supplement that has been shown to improve memory and information processing.

 

  • Rhodiola Rosea: Rhodiola rosea is a natural herb that may help your body adapt to periods of high stress and reduce associated mental fatigue.

 

  • Ginkgo Biloba: Ginkgo biloba can improve memory and mental processing and may be beneficial in stressful situations.

 

  • Noopept: Noopept is a synthetic nootropic that may improve memory by increasing BDNF levels in your brain.

  • Modafinil: Modafinil is a prescription drug that can reduce drowsiness and improve brain function in healthy adults, particularly those who are sleep deprived.

 

  • Adderall: Adderall is not available without a prescription but does appear to improve brain function in healthy adults and those with ADHD.

 

  • Ritalin: Ritalin is a smart drug that enhances information processing, memory and attention.

 

What nootropics should NOT be mixed?

 

To answer this we have to take in consideration that there are many types of nootropics, the best way is to categorize the nootropics that are not well tolerated when mixed:

 

– Stimulants: There are various stimulants nootropics but the most common include caffeine, adderall and yohimbine. These stimulants increase your dopamine, adrenaline, and other stress hormones and if you mix them, it would lead into side effects such as: anxiety, irritability, nausea, insomnia and jitters.

 

– Racetams: Recetams are not recommended to mix because of the lack of long-term research, and if there is a study, they generally are proved in animals. Because long-term effects aren’t known, we can’t tell how safe these nootropics really are, and mixing them probably won’t be the best decision.

 

– Serotonergic Nootropics: Mixing nootropics that affect serotonin levels aren’t bad in general but there are some exceptions. Don’t mix serotonergic nootropics if you are taking a medication, or at least consult with a doctor. Taking too much of this kind of nootropics can lead into a serotonin syndrome so be careful with the dosage too.

 

– Pre Formulated Nootropic Stacks: If you’re inexperienced with nootropics, the last thing you want to do is try to create your own stack, this is a job for experienced people who want to save time and money. Some of these stacks are selled but you should be careful anyway, try to make a smart decision when choosing the nootropics you will consume.

 

What nootropics increase dopamine?

 

First of all dopamine is a naturally occurring brain chemical that stimulates pleasure, euphoria, motivation, movement and attention, all made by the communication of a system of neurons, this communication takes place in specialized receptor sites. Dopamine is an important chemical in our daily life, it stimulates physical movement, affects how we learn, it also can increase addictive behaviours, influences dietary cravings, etc.

 

A decrease in dopamine may lead to cognitive disability. Some symptoms of dopamine deficiency are: decrease motivation, fatigue, mood swings, poor memory, inability to focus, addictions, impulsive behaviours and procrastination.

 

Nootropics that helps to increase dopamine in our system includes:

 

1- Rhodiola Rosea: it is a popular root commonly used in Asia and Eastern Europe as a medicine, Rhodiola produces many effects on the neuronal system including dopamine stability, helping reduce fatigue and anxiety and boosting ability for handling stress. Rhodiola can enhance the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, allowing for better transport of dopamine.

 

2- L-Theanine: it is an amino acid found mainly in green tea and some mushrooms. L-theanine can cross the blood-brain barrier to boost dopamine levels. It also reduces the symptoms of stress and improves memory and learning. Another benefit of this amino acid is that it promotes the feelings of calm, helping to protect brain cells against the long-term effects of stress and age-related neural damage.

 

3- Citicoline or CDP Choline: It increases dopamine levels by acting as a dopamine agonist. Citicoline may also help to reduce food and drug cravings and reduce the appetite. Studies have shown that Citicoline combined with Uridine promotes the growth of dopamine receptors in the brain.

 

4- N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine: It may help to reduce the effects of high stress, Clinical trials show L-tyrosine biochemically can influence the synthesis of dopamine and norepinephrine in experimental animals and in humans too.

 

What nootropics interact well with wellbutrin?

 

Wellbutrin or Bupropion is an antidepressant, the factor that makes wellbutrin unique among the other antidepressants is that it doesn’t affect your libido and sexual function.

There is no big evidence of what happens when you mix a nootropic with wellbutrin, people who take wellbutrin and a nootropic tell that the side effects of the nootropics may be worse than thought but this also has to be with the dosage they take because the major part of them didn’t even consult with a doctor before mixing wellbutrin and nootropics.

 

Although Wellbutrin should not be mixed with other medicines that also contain bupropion since this may increase your risk of having a seizure. These include other antidepressants, antipsychotics, theophylline, isoniazid, tramadol, stimulants, steroids, hypoglycemic agents (including insulin), certain antibiotics, and abrupt discontinuation of benzodiazepines, but contraindications for nootropics aren’t found.

The most reasonable thing to do is consulate with a doctor before thinking of consuming any type of nootropic if you already take wellbutrin.

 

Remember, we do NOT recommend self-medication and this isn’t a medical article, take a time and consult your head doctor to avoid any problem nootropics could lead to for you.

 

To sum up, there is a large list of nootropics and these are also subdivided into categories, make sure to learn how to take them properly and which nootropics can or cannot be mixed, avoid possible consequences and side effects that can be tricky to control, consult a doctor, you’ll be thankful later.

 

What to use nootropics for?

What to use nootropics for?

We always want to be better, enhance our abilities, stay focused for a longer period of time, improve our short and long term memory, reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and depression but what not everyone knows is that we have the opportunity of improve our lives, here is where nootropics appears, which basically are supplements that can improve cognitive and physical abilities of healthy individuals.

 

How much nootropics should I take?

The frequency of usage and dosage varies from one nootropic to another. In case of Caffeinne the maximum dosage is 400mg, per day, if you take more, it may cause strong side effects. Citicoline for example is safe if you take between 250mg and 2g daily.

You should pay attention to the dosage and the type of nootropic you’re taking, if it produces many side effects the best option is to stop taking it until you learn how to use it properly.

 

This isn’t a medical article, remember to consult with your head doctor. Self-medication isn’t recommended.

 

When to take nootropics?

 

You can use nootropics when you want to be more productive, when you want to support your learning or working, or improve your memory skills. Nootropics are also useful when you want to be motivated to work out for example, they can also reduce social anxiety and improve overall social fluency.

If you want to achieve these goals, you need to work on yourself too:

  • Sleep 8 hours per day, sleep at night. It isn’t the same sleeping 8 hours during the day or 4 hours at night and 4 in the afternoon.
  • Do exercise, go walking or running or do whatever that makes you move.
  • Meditate, find what kind of meditation routine works for you and try to do it everyday.
  • Drink water, at least 8 glasses per day.
  • Eat healthy, go to a nutritionist if it’s possible.
  • Listen to acoustic music when working or studying to keep you focused.

 

There is no specific time to take nootropics, it will depend on what type of nootropic you are going to take and the reasons you are taking it. In the case of Modafinil for example, it is recommended to consume early in the morning because otherwise it could cause insomnia during the night and may be really difficult to sleep.

 

Nootropics for working out

Major part of people consuming nootropics does it for the cognitive enhancement that they can make, by affecting your brain, nootropics also affect your body and can impact on your training too. . It doesn’t matter if your goal is weight loss, muscle gain or strength; If you can get your brain charging at the right levels, your workouts will be much more productive.

 

These are the benefits of consuming nootropics if you work out:

 

1- Increased Focus: Focus is what makes you succeed, at any goal you want to achieve. Nootropics make it easier to focus your mind on your workout. Focus is crucial when training with heavy weights, particularly where the margins for failure are very small.

 

2- Energy: Energy is one of the main reasons, athletes look for nootropics to enhance their performance. Normally fatigue will dictate the effort you put on a work out session, so feeling tired all the time will affect your results.

 

3- Motivation: this is the key, without motivation people won’t even go to the gym or go out for running or even walking. Beginners in the working out world, look for nootropics because it enhances motivation which is the most important thing if you want to follow a regimen and go to the gym anytime you have to.

 

4- Stress Resistance: Too much stress can be damaging for health and produce mental fatigue which leads to bad physical performance either. Some nootropics can help to resist the damaging effect of stress in your body and brain.

 

Here we provide a short list of the best nootropics for working out:

 

  • CDP Choline or Citicoline: This nootropic helps synthesize Phosphatidylcholine (PC) and Acetylcholine (ACh), two of the most important components of neurological function. Citicoline gives a boost of memory, energy, concentration and focus but the main benefit is that it strengthens the mind-muscle connection which is very important for effective training.

 

  • Phosphatidylserine: It is a substance produced in the body that covers and protects every cell in the body, this nootropic promotes healthy sleep, improves memory, and enhances exercise performance. A study has shown that Phosphatidylserine may help decrease muscle soreness and protect against the increase in levels of cortisol, a stress hormone product of over exercise.

 

  • Huperzine A (Oxyshred): Oxyshred’s main ingredient is acetyl L-carnitine, an amino acid that transports fatty acids into muscle tissue to be burned off as energy. This supplement is normally used during the morning to give you a boost of energy, it is used before working out too. Huperzine also increases metabolism and improves insulin sensitivity.

 

  • Vitamin B6: It is a really important substance to keep the brain healthy, Vitamin B6 helps you to produce neurotransmitters, it also helps to maintain your focus during exercise. It is a common ingredient for pre-work out supplements.

 

Nootropics for sleep

 

Studies has shown that many nootropics can help people to sleep, the four most science-backed nootropics for improving sleep in healthy humans taking in consideration 442 people which sleep has been monitored, are:

 

1- Ashwagandha: It is an herb with great qualities like reducing anxiety and depression by reducing cortisol, the stress hormone. Evidence suggests that Ashwaghandha has a big impact on sleep and it is general legal and safe. On the other hand, side effects may include muscle and abdominal pain.

 

2- Bacopa Monnieri: It is an adaptogen that prevents the major effects of stress, it increases resistence to stress. It is another nootropic that could help with sleeping, making it a lot easier. Bacopa Mannieri is generaly safe too but it has some side effects such as nausea and stomach cramps.

 

3- Gamma aminobutyric acid or GABA: It is an amino acid that works as a neurotransitter on your brain. GABA’s natural calming effect may be the reason it helps with sleeping desorders, anxiety and stress. Studies explains that GABA also improves the sleep quality for weeks after the treatments started. Some side effects may be headache and muscle weakness.

 

4- Melatonin: Also known as the sleep hormone, Melatonin is produced on the pineal gland, its job is to tell your body, brain and organs when to be active and when to rest. This hormone supplement is obviously great for improving sleeping quality but you should be careful cause it can affect your mood the day after taking it.

If you’re having trouble with sleep you may want to consider any of these nootropics.

 

To resume, Nootropics can be really healpful in many aspects of life like training and spleeping for example, but you have to be aware of the way you use them, get informed and take into account the possible side effects nootropics could bring and the disorders you may already have. Make sure you made the best decition.

 

Nootropics, the basis: all you need to know

Nootropics, the basis: all you need to know

We always hear a lot about “smart drugs”, also called nootropics. This kind of prescription medication is famous for the belief that it makes us smarter and that it contributes to our life and helps our cognitive functions but, are they legal? How do we use them? Are they really safe? Let’s talk about nootropics.

Are nootropics safe?

This is a particularly difficult question to answer, in general nootropics are safe, they are considered safe when they have a good history in the background and really few adverse events, but determining if nootropics are safe or not is more difficult than it seems.

The major part of Nootropics don’t have to be under clinical trials because they are classified as nutritional supplements so the people taking them have to take some (medidas de precaucion) such as:

– Talk with your doctor before taking any type of nootropic
– Choose the right nootropic: this will depend your health and your necessities
– Take it the right way: use the recommended dosage for you
– Take care of yourself: eat and sleep well, drink water and do some exercise during the week

These tips may sound pretty obvious but it is necessary to understand the importance of having a healthy life for nootropics to work the way they should, this way you will notice all the benefits they bring and as few side effects as possible.

Do nootropics work?

Some nootropics do work and have many benefits, for example:
– In short and long term memory
– Creativity, motivation, anti-stress
– Repair, regeneration and brain cell protection
– Attention, focus and verbal performance
– Raising alpha brain waves
– Healthy blood circulation
– Optimizing energy

Are nootropics legal?

It depends on where you live but in general nootropics are legal. Some countries may have more restrictions than others but nootropics are usually legal. The major part of nootropics are legal because they are classified as supplements and regulated as food. As we already said, nootropics don’t pass for clinical trials and are supposed to be good until something proves the opposite, all remains in history, if the product were good until yesterday it is still good today even if it doesn’t have a scientific proof.

Are nootropics legal in the U.K.?

Nootropics are legal to own, consume and purchase but you have to take into account that every type of nootropic could be different, in case of Modafinil for example, it is legal to own just enough to personal consume, it is less than 100 pills that can last during approximately three months.
It is different if we talk about nootropics like vitamins, amino acids and herbal supplements, those are completely legal and anyone can get them over-the-counter. And others are legal to consume and own but not with the intent of supplying others, if you don’t have a license to do it. So if you’re thinking about consuming nootropics make sure you know all the rules first, because for people who sell Modafinil even to just their friends, could face two years in jail.

Can nootropics make you tired?

The answer is not that simple as a yes or no. Many nootropics prevent daytime sleepiness, here is a list of some:

Phenylpiracetam: it is a potent stimulating nootropic. It increases dopamine, norepinephrine and acetylcholine levels. Phenylpiracetam also provides anxiolytic effects that help to work under pressure and stress.

Modafinil: Modafinil is a wakefulness-enhancing agent with stimulating effects. Its way of working it’s by increasing levels of dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine and reducing the GABA, a inhibitory neurotransmitter.

Noopept: It is a member of the recetam class of nootropics, it is really stronger than piracetam. Noopept is commonly used because it promotes verbal fluency and it is really helpful with short and long term memory and it also increases the blood flow in the brain.

Rhodiola Rosea: also called Arctic Root, this herb is amazingly effective in remedying fatigue, brain fog, as well as sluggishness and poor memory. Rodhiola increases norepinephrine and serotonin which gives a wakeful state, this shrub is effective treating impotence, infertility and depression.

Oxiracetam: this recetam is focused more on wakefulness rather than stimulation, it increases blood flow in the brain and speeds up energy metabolism.

Sulbutiamine: It increases alertness and energy levels, as well as improves mood and reduces anxiety. As the major part of this nootropics, Sulbutiamine increases the production of glutamate and dopamine too.

It is strange to find a nootropic that causes sleepiness or fatigue, a big part of them does the opposite. Some nootropics may cause a feeling of calm and help with stress and anxiety but it is not common for nootropics to make you feel tired.

Can nootropics cause anxiety?

During my research I found many articles talking about nootropics that could make you lead with anxiety, social anxiety and stress, so they are more likely to help than cause anxiety. Anyway there are a couple nootropics that you have to take care with if you suffer from this condition.
Adderall and Ritalin are examples of nootropics that can cause anxiety,stomach pain, nausea, and sleep pain, but they also have the propensity for abuse. Another case is Modafinil that can enhance anxiety if you already have this disorder, it also can cause insomnia and high blood presure.
You have to be careful of what type of nootropics you consume and even more if you also consume other kind of drugs at the same time; combining a nootropic with cannabis for example could lead into sudden psychiatric symptoms.

Remember that this isn’t a medical article, if you are thinking about consuming any type of nootropic, make sure to consult with your head doctor, self-medication isn’t recommended.

To summarise, there is a large number of nootropics of different types and all of them have different restrinctions depending on where do you live and the use you give to them, make sure you have all the information on your hands and see the pros and cons of taking any smart drug, it is your choice but make sure it is one that you won’t regreat after.

Nootropics an allies for our body and brain

Nootropics an allies for our body and brain

It is amazing to think about all the things we have within easy reach to help us in our lives, in this case nootropics or as we are get use to call them, smart drugs can be really exciting whether you are a student, a worker or you just want to learn more about cognitive enhancers.

What are Nootropics?

Nootropic is a term generally used to refer to a natural or synthetic substance that affects positively some cognitive functions such as memory, motivation, attention and creativity. Nootropics are divided in three categories: prescription drugs, dietary supplements and synthetic compounds.

Prescription nootropics

They include:
Modafinil/Provigil (treats sleeping disorders such as narcolepsy or apnea)
– Adderall (treat ADHD)
– Methylphenidate/Ritalin (can treat symptoms of narcolepsy and ADHD)
– Memantine/Axura (treat symptoms of Alzheimer)

Side effects

The most common side effects of these nootropics may be:
– insomnia
– high blood pressure
– fast heart rate
– headaches

Over-the-counter-sales or natural nootropics:

 

Ginkgo Biloba: this is an herbal supplement, we found it in some energetic drinks and it is usually used to treat diverse mental functions and blood circulation among others.

Caffeine: It has stimulant effects, people consume it on coffee, tea and cola drinks. Caffeine may give you a boost of mental focus but it is not recommended to consume big amounts of it, to be more specific you should drink up to 4 cups of coffee per day.

Omega 3 fatty acids: these fats are important for brain cells, they repair and renew them. Omega 3 is found in fatty fish and oil fish supplements. It is recommended to include omega 3 in our diet.

Racetams: This is a type of synthetic nootropic that can affect neurotransmitters in the brain. Some nootropics racetams are: pramiracetam, piracetam, aniracetam and phenylpiracetam. In the case of racetams, more research is needed, evidence isn’t consistent enough to confirm its benefits for dementia.
Creatine: It is an aminoacid popular among athletes, it is a building block of protein, and also helps with short term memory.

L-theanine: is an amino acid (in bllack and green teas), it may also work well when mixed with caffeine. This combination helps boost cognitive performance and alertness. The recommended dosage is 100 up to 400 mg per day.

Pandora: is a natural nootropic, some of its ingredients are: ginkgo biloba, bacopa monnieri, caffeine. It can be used to improve study or just your daily (rendimiento).

Bacopa: It is a plant considered invigorating for the nervous system, also enhancing cognitive functions. It effectively improves memory and concentration, being of great help for people who are studying. It is considered a natural stress reliever, and is of great help in states of depression and anxiety.

Rosemary: Rosemary is a plant with great medicinal power. It is a great ally in processes of memory loss and concentration. It is advised to take to improve cognitive decline as it has neuroprotective properties. Its continued use could be beneficial in the prevention of Alzheimer.

 

Nootropics and anxiety

The cause of anxiety is usually the stress we have daily, this reduces the levels of dopamine, serotonin and acetylcholine from our brain. It is difficult to think that a nootropic could help with anxiety but there are a few that could make that possible.

Theanine or L-theanine: is a non-protein amino acid principally found in green tea. It increases levels of GABA, serotonin and dopamine, it is available as a nutritional supplement that reduces stress, improves mood and feelings of relaxation. Theanine supplements are available as tablets and capsules in doses between 50 and 200 mg.

Gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA: is an amino acid that works as a neurotransmitter in the brain, when GAB attaches to a protein known as GABA receptor, it produces a calming effect that can help with anxiety, stress and fear.

Ashwagandha: is a small shrub, it is commonly used for stress. Ashwagandha contains chemicals that might calm the brain and reduce blood pressure. Research shows that taking a specific ashwagandha root extract 300 mg twice daily after food is possibly effective for reducing stress.

Nootropics for weight loss:

If we talk about weight loss, we have to take in consideration the elements that influence our body and brain: motivation, energy, memory, concentration and a low level of stress. There are some nootropics that can help to achieve our weight loss goals and enhance the sport and physical performance:

Modafinil: A 2008 study revealed that with a dosage of 400mg of Modafinil per day in adults, decreased average daily caloric intake by 38% and led to a significant decrease in perception of hunger. The most interesting discovery was that levels of fats, carbohydrates and proteins consumed don’t change. Modafinil leads to a dramatic decrease in impulsivity among normal body weight adults, therefore, it could have an even greater effect on food addicts, who lack certain types of dopamine.

Alpha GPC: It is a chemical made from a fatty acid found in soy. Alpha GPC is a prescription medication indicated for Alzeimers desease. In the USA, it is available as a dietary supplement to improve memory.
Alpha GPC increases a chemical in the brain called acetylcholine, this chemical is important for memory and learning functions. It can cause side effects in some people including heartburn, headache, insomnia, dizziness, skin rash, and confusion. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for alpha-GPC.

Rhodiola Rosea: Rhodiola is a plant used as a medicine, as an “adaptogen” to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress. It seems like a short-term use of this medicine might improve athletic performance and reduce muscle damage due to exercise. Rhodiola might cause dizziness, dry mouth, or excessive saliva production; although it is safe to take it twice daily.

DMAE or dimethylaminoethanol: it increases production of acetylcholine, so consuming DMAE as a supplement may boost brain health. DMAE has also been looked at to boost athletic performance, elevate mood, and address symptoms of depression. The side effects may include, increased blood pressure, stomach upset, headaches, muscle tension, drowsiness, confusion, and irritability.

This isn’t a medical article. It is important to remember that self-medication isn’t recommended, consult your head doctor and avoid any kind of medical problem you could lead into.

To sum up, there are a large list of benefits that nootropics can bring to our brain and body if we learn to use them properly, there are also some side effects but they are minimal. Nootropics can be used as supplements in our daily life and help us to manage better our lives and activities in general.

Software for Windows to create presentations

Software for Windows to create presentations

The software for Windows to create attractive and professional presentations are varied. Using these tools is very effective to improve the relationship with the audience and also make greater impact with the message you want to convey or make the presentation more didactic.

The benefits of using software for presentations

Presentations that are accompanied by slide software or similar allow you to manage audience attention levels supported by graphics. Photos, videos, music. In addition, in many cases one can rely on these software to increase audience engagement.

They add value to speech. They allow you to emphasize what is said at a certain time. For example, if you explain that they took care of animals and you do it accompanied by a photograph or video of you, working in a zoo, the interest of the audience will increase.
Improves communication of data and content. In many cases it is easier to understand certain information with graphs. For example, in the field of sales it allows you to graph a lot of data.

  • Hook the audience: Many times during seminars or conferences a software-supported presentation makes the message of speech clearer.
  • Greater portability: Creating presentations in Windows software allows for easier, because it is easy to transport and second because in most institutions or offices there is always some Windows PC. It also adds the advantage of easily editing and adding or removing informatiGet to your audience better.

Making presentations allows you to reach your audience in two ways, both visual and auditory. Some people may better understand or assimilate information through visual representations and others by listening to speech.

 

The presentation software today

The software for the presentation was emerging and improving it in recent years. It’s not just PowerPoint that’s the primary anymore. on at the last minute. Today there are several tools that allow you to create dynamic and more personalized presentations. As for the features that are most sought in a software is that they are very intuitive, efficient and that it allows you to customize or edit each part of a slide in a simple way.
Currently, presentation software is used from school, through the university, companies, corporate, among other institutions. Here’s a list of the best alternatives and their description so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. They could be considered an important part of better educating and communicating a speech.

 

Programs to create presentations

Here’s a list of the best alternatives and their description so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

– Google Slides, dynamic and friendly:

It is a free software that is based on the Google cloud. It is part of the tools included in the Google Drive service. And as a main advantage is that it supports files made in PowerPoint.
Its objective is to allow you to create presentations online and if you want you can collaborate with other users in real time. This allows you to have more freedom when it comes to creating presentations. Allowing you to work from PC, mobile and tablet.
It is a simple program compared to PowerPoint and more practical based on the idea that professional presentations should be simple. Little text and a design that communicates what is necessary without overstealing the speech.

 

– Prezi, nonlinear presentations:

It is a presentation program that is based on the cloud and its main feature is that it allows you to build presentations with Zoom. This makes it a more dynamic presentation and breaks with the typical linearity of other software.
The important thing is that presentations can be developed as masses of travel or knowledge. Even adjusting the Zoom to show different parts or group of parts of the presentation or show a particular part.
In this case the tool that requires the internet and the free account is for a limited time.

 

– Canva, simple:

This is software that aims to simplify working with tools for “non-designers”. It is characterized by the drag-and-drop processing format.
It allows you to make presentations with very abundant graphic elements. It contains a very wide gallery of images and designs. It also has a wide range of templates to make presentations quickly.
It also has limited free options, preventing complex presentations.

 

– Impress: Flexible creation and editing:

The LibreOffice Impress program is part of the LibreOffice package and is similar to PowerPoint and most relevant is that it is free software and can be used by multiple platforms, including Windows.
One of the disadvantages is that it does not have templates, but you can find on the internet those made by third parties. It is a very complete program allowing you to add multimedia files, text, drawings, diagrams etc. It also allows you to import and edit PowerPoint presentations. It includes animations, transitions, and other effects that allow you to make very attractive presentations.

 

– PowerPoint: the most popular:

It is the best known presentation program. Created by Microsoft for Windows, it is lately available for other platforms. Being a program made specifically for Windows has the advantage of being highly optimized and is a paid program.
This program is so widely used that in many institutions it is requested to make presentations only with this software.
The advantages it has are many like using everything from text to videos and sounds to create presentations. As a disadvantage it can be considered that it only allows to develop a linear presentation that can cause boredom.

 

Final tips

Apart from knowing how to master these software for Windows to create presentations, I recommend learning with youTube tutorial videos. I’ll give you three tips.
Choose a color palette according to your message or philosophy. You can choose it from the Adobe Color page (link) and create a theme if you allow the program.
Use short videos. This option is very attractive and more if you use extracts related to the currentDiffer with your presentations. This is done by choosing a typography according to your speech, as well as photographs of your own
Less is more. Make sure your presentation is simple, but at the same time impact. Avoid dividing audience attention between your speech and presentation. The presentation should enhance discourse and not overshadow it.

 

 

 

How to have a life and study a college career

How to have a life and study a college career

Having a life and studying a college career seems unattainable, but maybe if you can afford to have it. For that I will share some strategies that are effective to enjoy college and not start disapproving or affecting your studies.

Is there life when studying a university career?

Good to stay in college constantly, progressing, approving. It’s part of the challenge you face when enrolling in a college career. But it is also the responsibility of oneself to take care of your mental health and to be able to have time for leisure and disconnection. Although this involves extra effort, it also ensures that continuity or university life is more bearable and you can be better prepared.

Self-management of your time effectively is like a commandment

Why have a social life and study a college career?
University life is a new stage that is chosen to access new possibilities and thus greater freedoms and responsibilities. But even though college presents you with a better future. The social aspect is important to be a complete and healthy person.

Having a social life helps you discover your most suitable study team. Remember that the study material is very extensive and as a team can be optimally managed and also study in this way allows you to have extra time and takes you a little further away from stress.

Stress is always present in college because it involves a lot of work that will only begin to pay off once you receive your degree. To get to this you are presented with a way to attend classes, study, take notes, write, read a lot of documents. All of this together involves high-performance mental work and becomes stressful. Without the time to rest and share activities are such complex obligations frees up tension. Whenever you can spend some fun and relaxed entertainment it recovers energy and the mood is balanced.

Another aspect is that a circle of friendship is always important, which by the university context will be future professional contacts or romantic interests. College life can be a lonely path but it’s nicer accompanied.

The consequences of having a social life and studying a career

Participating in college and living requires a lot of effort but the reward is very pleasant. This effort will make you an organized, methodical person with a steel willpower. Especially with a double reward. Developing more self-confidence, being able to manage new challenges raises confidence and is reflected in the day-to-day life. It allows you to encourage yourself to face new challenges, as you have more preparation. So growth will come in more constant doses.

Exhaustion will knock on your door more than once. No one can say that focusing on college and social life is easy is lying. It’s possible and not simple. Being able to carry out both aspects involves daily will and discipline.

The value of time and its management

Mentalize that time is the most valuable and is the resource on which strategies will be developed to avoid wasting it and use it in a more productive way.
Keep in mind that in times of high demand in college you will have thoughts of doubts about whether you can continue or that you were thinking when you made this decision. Live them, they are part of this stage and focus on keeping your goals clear and following the path you’re on. In addition, the time you spend with friends or family will be more worthwhile.

 

Strategies for social life and studying

The main one is the organization

The most important step in developing these two possibilities is the organization to sustain being able to study properly and have an active life.
Try to maintain a well-organized agenda and have habits that allow you to make this decision sustainable. Remember that you can review some apps to be more productive or apps to develop habits. In this app you can keep an agenda, the things you have to do during the day, exam dates, study hours, departure times, shopping lists, list of home activities among others.The main thing is to write down everything you have to do during the day so as not to waste time and also take everything up to date.

Avoid not attending classes

This isn’t just a recommendation, it’s an important factor. You may have the feeling that if you sacrifice a day of school nothing happens. But it has an impact on the future. The lessons of how to learn about a topic is the compass to study well and not waste time.
The key is to focus on what the teacher wants to teach will allow you to know when preparing your study material what topics need to be in the first place. So the strategy of attending class is to anticipate several future moves.

Uses an effective and fixed study method

The study method starts from the moment you start collecting relevant information to assimilate a topic. Just like this is about having life the best way is to collect key information on a pc or laptop. Since taking notes on pc offers you the possibility to write faster. You will always be more effective in terms of notes and organization with this tip. Now with regard to studying choose the method that best suits the way you learn. Sometimes it works best to work with other schemes taking notes from books, there are those who read and re-read (this method I do not recommend implies a wear of time and the results are similar to two well-made readings).

Another example is that if you’re a person who can easily build speeches with keywords, mnemotechnics is your best ally.
The review is the closure of the study method and it is very important, I recommend that you look for any minimum space for reviews. To the point of automating reviews, the best program to use reviews is Anki which has version for both pc or mobile.

Always sign the calendar

The best way to stand firm on the calendar or agenda is to reward yourself with social life. For example, if you manage to fulfill what you set out for the week on Friday, you can choose, go out and dance. As long as your college life relates, both will be positively enhanced.