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10 Things You Must Do Everday

While it is not cast on stone, there are certain things we should all do on a daily basis for our general wellbeing. Not only will it improve your health but life as a whole. All it takes is starting with one or a few of them and before you know it a habit is formed. If you already do this you are on your way to a fulfilling life many will desire.

Here are 10 things you should strive to do every day

1. Pray- Never take waking up every morning for granted. Thank God for the gift of life. It is not our will to be alive but God’s will, therefore, we need to express gratitude. Prayer also makes us forget our worries and we’re able to seek guidance.

2. Spend time with loved ones-This is a great source of happiness and being lonely can lead to depression and stress-related illnesses. You need to socialize with friends and engage family for support and to build a healthy relationship with your family.

3. Drink plenty of water-Water is not only good for your health but also it gives you energy and makes us hydrated. It also helps to clear the skin and prevent dehydration.

4. Eating healthy-Watch what you eat and consume on a daily basis. Staying healthy improves one’s metabolism and immune system. This means more vegetables and fruits.

5. Exercise-Other than health benefits and keeping fit, exercising makes you smarter, it improves sleep and it makes you feel active by reducing fatigue and stress.

6. Get enough sleep-Lack of sleep can lead to all manner of stress including sickness. You need to rest enough so that the brain can be able to function well to be able to increase performance and learning.

7. Challenge yourself-Push yourself. You need to make a little effort daily to strengthen and improve your mind. Get out of your comfort zone and try something new.

8. Laugh-They say laughter is the best medicine and it is true! Take life with a light touch and laugh every chance you get. Humor helps one to cope with stress and improve the immune system.

9. Stretch-When you step out of bed it is important to do simple stretches. This will make your limbs not to tighten and be stiff.

10. Treat everyone with kindness-It does not cost a thing to be kind to others and you need to be kind to yourself as well! The effects of this will amaze you.

Food for thought, Life, Motivation

7 Things You Forgot About Life

You know, we are born, go to school, get a job, a spouse, a family, the house, car, etc. Life just happens like that. We carry on throughout life almost in a robotic haze, or so it seems. We follow rules; we do what is expected of us. We grow old and then the end arrives.

Yup, that was life.

That pretty much wraps up life, right?  Well, yes and no. We often forget that there is all the stuff in between birth and death. The actual living stuff. Too many of us are so caught up in work and family that we neglect our own happiness and our own adventures. Life is an adventure that is full of twists and turns, ups and downs.

Many of us live vicariously through others because we don’t think we can do what they do or we don’t have the means or the balls or what have you. How much of that is just excuses?

Here is a small list of some things you forgot about life that just may give you an a-ha moment and seize life like you did when you were young and fearless.

1. Live for you.

This may sound a wee bit selfish but take a minute to think about this. This is your life. It’s up to you to do things that bring you joy. The things that make your heart sing. The things that YOU want to do. It’s ok to do those things. If you’re not happy, what’s the point of all of this?

2. Find joy in them.

The others. The people in your family. As part of a family unit we are often required to do things that we may not like or love so much but our family member does. If it brings them joy, it should bring you joy. Find the joy in their joy. Contrary to #1, it isn’t always about you BUT when you find joy in the happiness of others, that’s a win win.

3. Happiness is an inside job.

Too many of us are still looking for happiness in people, places or things. You may find it in things and places, but that is only temporary. For eternal happiness, you must look deep within. No one can give that to you. Being with a partner may make you happy, but that joy, inevitably comes from in you.

4. Take more risks.

Life isn’t just about work, home, family, kids, and soccer practice, wake up and do it all over again. Step outside of your comfort zone. You know that thing you’ve always wanted to do? Go do it. Yes it’s risky and exciting and maybe even a wee bit dangerous. Do it anyway. Live with no regrets.

5. People are people.

They come in and out of your life, your whole life. Your high school best friend isn’t and won’t be your best friend in your 50’s or 60’s maybe. Or maybe they are. Some people you meet will make you angry, some will love you. We are all here to learn from each other, grow, evolve, help and love. Really, we’re all the same.

6. You make up your own guilt.

If you feel guilty about something, that’s you’re doing. Nobody can make you feel guilty (or any other negative emotion for that matter) without your consent. You own your feelings. No one else. Anything you feel is a result of your thoughts.

7. You create your own life.

I’m not a big believer in luck or coincidences. Everything happens for a reason and some as a result of the things we think. You have the power to create what you want in this life. I know that may sound sort of woo woo but it’s true.

We aren’t here for a long time nor do we know when our time is up. Make the most of the time you have here. If something isn’t working the way you want it to, fix it, change it or dump it. It’s all up to you. Don’t give anyone power over life to do with it as they please.

Food for thought, Life, Motivation, Success

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF 

Believe in yourself 

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with sound self-confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but self-confidence leads to a self-realization and successful achievement. Because of the importance of this mental attitude.

It is appalling to realize the number of pathetic people who are hampered and made miserable by the malady popularly called the inferiority complex. But you need not suffer from this trouble. When proper steps are taken, it can be overcome. You can develop creative faith in yourself – faith that is justified. 

As you walk through life I suggest you repeat certain words. Say them over several times after you get in bed. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). There are many causes of inferiority feelings, and not a few stern from childhood. 

Some emotional violence done to us in childhood, or the consequences of certain circumstances, or something we did to ourselves. The greatest secret to eliminating the inferiority complex, which is another term for profound self doubt, is to fill your mind to overflowing faith. Develop a tremendous faith in God and that will give you a humble yet soundly realistic faith in yourself. 

What can you do to build up your self confidence? 

1. Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. 

2. Deliberate a positive thought to cancel out negative thought concerning your personal powers. 

3. Do not build up obstacles in your imagination 

4. Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be as efficiently as YOU can. 

5. Ten times a day repeat these words, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

6. Get a competent councillor to help you understand why you do what you so. 

7. Ten times a day repeat, “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

8. Make a true estimate of your own ability, then raise it 10 percent. 

9. Put yourself in God’s hands. 

10. Remind yourself that God Is with you and nothing can defeat you.
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MOTIVATION AND THE POWER OF NOT GIVING UP 

Have you ever set a goal for yourself, like getting fit, making honor roll, or being picked for a team? Like lots of people, maybe you started out doing great, but then lost some of that drive and had trouble getting motivated again.

*You’re Not Alone!*


Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. Just look at how many people go on diets, lose weight, and then gain it back again!

The reality is that refocusing, changing, or making a new start on something, no matter how small, is a big deal. But it’s not impossible. With the right approach, you can definitely do it.
*Getting Motivated*


So how do you stay motivated and on track with your goal? It all comes down to good planning, realistic expectations, and a stick-to-it attitude. Here’s what you need to do:
*First, know your goal* Start by writing down your major goal. Your major goal is the ultimate thing you’d like to see happen. For example, “I want to make honor roll,” or “I want to get fit enough to make the cross-country team,” or even, “I want to play in the Olympics” are all major goals because they’re the final thing the goal setter wants to see happen (obviously, some goals take longer and require more work than others). It’s OK to dream big. That’s how people accomplish stuff. You just have to remember that the bigger the goal, the more work it takes to get there.
*Make it specific.* It’s easier to plan for and master a specific goal than a vague one. Let’s say your goal is to get fit. That’s pretty vague. Make it specific by defining what you want to achieve (such as muscle tone and definition or endurance), why you want to get fit, and by when. This helps you make a plan to reach your goal.
*Make it realistic*. People often abandon their goals because their expectations are unreasonable. Maybe they expect to get ripped abs in weeks rather than months, or to quit smoking easily after years of lighting up.

Let’s say you want to run a marathon. If you try to run the entire distance of 26.2 miles tomorrow without any training, you’re unlikely to succeed. It takes the average person 4 months of training to run that far! But the bigger risk is that you’ll get so bummed out that you’ll give up your marathon dreams — and running — altogether.

Part of staying motivated is being realistic about what you can achieve within the timeframe you’ve planned. Competing on the Olympic ski team is a workable goal if you are 15 and already a star skier. But if you’re 18 and only just taking your first lesson, time isn’t exactly on your side.
*Write it down*. Put your specific goal in writing. Then write it down again. And again. Research shows that writing down a goal is part of the mental process of committing to it. Write your goal down every day to keep you focused and remind you how much you want it.
Break it down. Making any change takes self-discipline. You need to pay constant attention so you don’t get sidetracked. One way to make this easier is to break a big goal into small steps. For example, let’s say you want to run a marathon. If it’s February and the marathon is in August, that’s a realistic timeframe to prepare. Start by planning to run 2 miles and work up gradually to the distance you need.

Then set specific daily tasks, like eating five servings of fruit and veggies and running a certain amount a day. Put these on a calendar or planner so you can check them off. Ask a coach to help you set doable mini-goals for additional mile amounts and for tasks to improve your performance, such as exercises to build strength and stamina so you’ll stay motivated to run farther.

Reaching frequent, smaller goals is something to celebrate. It gives you the confidence, courage, and motivation to keep running — or doing whatever it is you’re aiming to do. So reward yourself!
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