Why is it so hard to love one another and create experiences that can last longer? Why do we mostly use the word love with just those we are in a love relationship with and not the ordinary people around us who also take a big part in creating our life experiences? I often ask these questions, but I continuously find it challenging to get answers. I even spoke to family and friends about my experiences, in an attempt trying to find reasons.
But why would it matter so much to use the word love in most of our conversations? How much better our world would be if we think of love before hatred? If we think about the good before the bad? If we reached out to help others before asking for help?
In an attempt to find answers, I’d like to share a model for L.O.V.E which resonates with me all the way. I’d also want to use it more often, and I’d encourage you all to try and do the same. It would be fascinating to see how this might change the way we think, act and support one another.
Learn to be Kind and Vulnerable
Learning to be kind is a great act that is often overlooked while we’re busy chasing our goals and dreams. People find it quite hard to be kind most of the time.
Through varies discussions with friends and people I know, I find some believe that being kind and vulnerable are signs of weakness. I would argue against that 100% of the time. I think becoming more kind, compassionate, and vulnerable help us reach each other’s hearts which can then create moments that last. It could be that simple word you didn’t choose to say, i.e. “Thank You.” Or maybe the discussion on being mistaken which you didn’t want to talk about, so you don’t show your flaws.
On the contrary, saying thank you most of the time creates good vibes and make people want to help and support you more often. Being vulnerable and genuine enough with yourself before with others help create a powerful channel of communication between you and the world.
Observe the Good in Others
Finding the bad is pretty easy cause we would only look at what bothers us and point it out. Besides that, we are so good at it, aren’t we?! However, finding the good can be quite tough as it requires more time and effort to learn about the people around us, but it’s worth it. Even if the bad is more than the good, finding what’s valuable about individuals you interact with every day helps make them open to ideas and new levels of hope. It helps create those experiences that are unforgettable.
People like to be appreciated and saying one good thing about them will keep them remember it forever. You wouldn’t believe how much influence it can have, specially on those that matter the most.
Volunteer to Help Others in Need
Every one of us can always find something they can do to help others around them. It doesn’t have to be a monetary value that you willing to give. It could merely be quality-time to spend to listen to their stories and life experiences. It could be a ride that you willing to give to someone.
Finding those things that we have and can offer to others may change their and our lives entirely. Giving back is a one way to look at it. Simple acts of kindness can be quite influential in changing people’s minds and behaviors.
Enhance Your Life Quality
After all, creating quality in your life can yield the ultimate happiness, but are we taking steps towards that?
We often miss focusing on what matters the most: ourselves. We follow what people want us to believe. We pursue opinions because it’s easier than forming our own. We try and be present at every party or gathering because we think it will help keep us connected with those we like.
Moreover, and as a result, we miss giving enough time to help ourselves heal from inside before the outside. We forget to take enough time to understand our needs and wants, and “who we are and what we represent to the world.” Moments and times like these are quite crucial in helping us reach our optimum potential and live our lives with qualities that produce good memories.
Living healthier and longer can all depend on how we live at the present moment. Are we taking enough time to spread kinds and love to those around us? Are we continually looking for what could be valuable than what could be wrong in others? Are we offering enough help to those we know? And last but not least, are we looking at the inside before the outside?
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. — Carl Jung
Hope you enjoy the read, and I like to know in the comments below your thoughts on creating more love in the world we live in today.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed reading. Much love your way!
Loving yourself sometimes can be hard to achieve. We all got life obligations, and it can get quite demanding. People who got children to take care of and work duties to fulfill. Family to spend time with and support every single day. Living through all this can be tough. Perhaps, some daily practice may help us find some balance. After all, we got only one life.
Living and to enjoy living can sometimes be misinterpreted or interchangeably used, which they shouldn’t. Life has cultures, religions, history, philosophy, and many more things to learn about and engage with. Living every day with no purpose or just to get by isn’t enough and won’t last. We need to find purposeful meaning and more profound understanding of what life is about and how we can live better.
In this blog post, I like to shed light on three main areas where it may help us all find some balance and love to live every day.
Treat Yourself With Care
It’s all about learning new things, eating well, working out, sleeping more often, and surround yourself with people good for your mental health.
Learning new tricks will keep us going. Eating well will help us stay active and healthy. Working out will give us the energy to enjoy our health with those we love the most, and most importantly support them better. Sleeping is vital to stay away from disease and keeps our bodies functioning as they should.
Travel more often and see the world. So many beautiful places that might actually make you appreciate life in many ways. It’s religion in itself. Exchange knowledge and learn about new cultures. We often get so involved into our own that we don’t want to learn about what others do or think.
Last but definitely not the least, be happy. Not because we have the best wealth, or great friends, or been to many places, or learned so much. It’s entirely because we choose to become happy every single day. No matter how hard it gets, remember that other people have more struggles than what we have. Hence, appreciating the little things and celebrating small achievements can become the mantra of our living. Enjoy stuff like waking up every morning sane and healthy. Having family around is a great help. The fact that we’re able to breath good air every day is a blessing on its own.
Love you all! – Let me know what else you think people should consider to live better, healthier, and more importantly appreciative of every single day. Write them all in the comment section below. Much love your way!
Thank you for reading and have a beautiful day! 🙂
You have probably heard that water makes up over 70% of the body, right? Water is part of all body fluids and is vital to the proper function of the body’s organ systems. It should be obvious then that the quality of the water you drink is extremely important. For your body to be at optimal health, you should drink only the purest and cleanest water possible.
Consider these interesting facts about water:
- Over two-thirds population do not drink the recommended 8-10 glasses of water daily.
- Continual loss of water from the body can slow down the metabolic rate by as much as 3%.
- Over one-third population have suppressed their thirst mechanism to the point where it is often misinterpreted as hunger.
- The number one reason for daytime sleepiness and low energy is water loss.
- By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost 1-3% of its total water amount, which can affect memory and the ability to concentrate.
- Water naturally moisturizes skin from the inside out, giving you a fresh looking complexion and a beautiful glow.
- Water naturally carries more substances than any other liquid found on Earth, including vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
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In everyday life, we meet hundreds of people. Some come with common grounds, and others arrive with an entirely different background. We do tend to choose who we stay with and who we leave. It gets harder every time we have a choice. These decisions can make us or break us.
People affect us in every possible way. They can change us both negatively and positively. What is quite evident is that whoever we choose to stay with determining the rest of our life. They can easily shape our future and mold it in whatever way possible to them. It is hard or probably impossible to read the future. We can only judge our past and present which can help us shape our future.
I believe our future is ten times how our present is looking like. Choosing the right future starts with the right present.
I often stumble across people who don’t know what they want from their lives. They seem clueless and helpless. And all of a sudden, you witness them take an entirely different turning point in which they become more aware and conscious of what their future may bring. When I take a closer look, I find them making new friends and connections with those who know clearly what they aspire toward.
Simply put, we can not reach our dreams if we stay close to those who don’t have one. We can not reach great heights if those we know only look down their feet. We can not be sophisticated enough if we only stay with those shallow minded. It is those who we keep their company who influence us the most.
It’s no magic, but the people we tend to stay with determining the way our life and future may bring to us. It’s so important that we carefully take the time to choose who we keep in our circles and who we stay away of.
Many people work hard every day to save money to cover their future expenses, yet, some prefer to use their income to live the present moment with no regard to what the future may have in store for them. I believe both are valid views but always need to be measured and balanced. In fact, I have my own strategy in defining a balanced lifestyle, and it might help you to enjoy the present and plan for the future.
High life demands on families and individuals can prevent them from enjoying life and be much preoccupied about the future. Parents are always striving hard to save more money to help their kids get good education and receive medical treatment when needed. Moreover, single adults work hard every day just so they are able to provide for their future families. For just those reasons, and perhaps many others, people find it hard to enjoy life at the present moment, plan for trips abroad to spend a family vacation or simply have a nice dinner gathering.
I struggle with the same; I have been working for the past ten years so that I can provide for my future family. I know some – if not the majority – share with me the same endeavor. However, in recent years, I started to look into ways of balancing my life so that I can live the present moment, and yet be able to plan for my future. In the following, I lay out some ideas I have come across to help you change the way you look at life and generate more income streams aside from your current job so that you can make the best out of the present and plan for a better future:
- Use Web Marketing to Promote Your Services
Never underestimate the power of the internet and the social media platforms. Use web marketing to sell any product or service by targeting potential customers. Make sure your product or service has something that distinguishes it from what is available in the market, then start taking the right steps towards branding it online and addressing the right audience.
- Enter the Stock Market
The stock market is another hub for those seeking to make money, but have both patience and wit to enjoy good returns on their investment on the long run. Be careful, examine the market thoroughly and start investing small amounts of money before taking big moves. Remember! The stock market may require some financial background so you are able to assess intrinsic value of companies before investing, so it is better to take your time before taking any action.
- Start Your Own Website or Blog:
This has been lately one of the easy and free ways to establish online presence. Choose one of the free online platforms that allow internet users to create a website or a blog, or simply consider creating your own page on the social media. Before that, you need to think carefully about what you want to write about and what would make people interested in what you post. You will then be one step away from making money; such online presence can simply be used to have ads run on your website or page.
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In conclusion, I am only suggesting ways I find useful and thought you as well can look into. This may help you discover what you can do for yourself to generate some passive income streams. It can be a paradigm shift if taken seriously. Furthermore, with life demands, another source of income (if not many) is necessary in today’s world.
All we need every day is to be fresh and ready to carry on. Every one of us has a different goal that they live for achieving. Whether that to run a business, build a family, get more marks on your next test, train for the next Olympic goal, or just maybe to carry on to the next day. We all have goals to meet, and all we need is to be just ready to start the day fresh and bright.
From my humble experience, I’d typically need 7-8 hours of sleep to help me recover for the next day and below is usually what I do to reach there.
Here, I like to share with you some tips I find very useful after researching best ways to get better and faster sleeping time. Thanks to Health.com for sharing their insights in such a beautiful way. You can also watch their one minute video right here!
First and for most, avoid afternoon CAFFEINE. Coffee or tea can mess with your sleep even if we drink them hours before sleep. I like to get my last coffee drink, if ever, right before noon time. That way I make sure to get it off my system by the time I wind down to go to bed to get some rest.
Second, take a HOT BATH. Cooling down your body temperature can dramatically help you to fall asleep so much faster. I like to do that an hour before bedtime so that I can set the mood right before I dive into sleep.
Third, bring the LIGHTS down. It is quite important to bring light down as you set the mood right before bed time. I like just to put off all electronic equipment I have in the house including but not limited to (TV, phones, WiFi system, microwave). I only turn a very dimmed light of my table lamp next to the bed just to help read a little before I get ready to sleep.
Fourth, keep the ROOM temperature cool enough. A lot of people I know including myself sleep much faster when the room temperature is cold enough. I usually keep it between 18-20 Celsius depending on the weather condition.
Fifth, wear SOCKS to bed. It improves the blood circulation in the extremities, which can help you sleep more quickly. I usually try to be fully covered because I know from experience I’d wake up if am not covered well due to getting cold, and that can affect my quiet period on a greater level.
Sixth and last, relax the right way. Make sure to try different progressions until you find your best position and stay there until you completely fall asleep.
Hope you like the content, and please leave comments on how do you get better and faster to sleep.
Pokémon Go game has become so popular in the past few weeks after being launched early this month. According to Recode, technology, and media news website, Pokémon Go has an average of 9.5 million users actively using the game on the daily basis.
With that said in mind and the growing demand on the mobile app, privacy and security of the users have to be considered heavily. Here we’d like to share with you few tips on how to use the game while keeping you safe and secure with the least minimal impact.
Make sure that you’re downloading the app from a trusted source and not a third party to ensure your safety and security i.e. Google Play
With the high demand on the application many third party sources have made the application downloadable from their sites. This could introduce malware and viruses without the users’ knowledge.
Protect your privacy while playing the Pokémon Go
As the application requires access to your GPS location along with your data connection, privacy can be easily invaded. However, below are few things you could adjust while playing to minimize the risk.
- Don’t use your personal Gmail account to log in. This links your personal information on the account including your location and the game activity. Instead, you can use a fake account for that matter.
- Make sure your application is always updated with all the security patches on a regular basis.
Beware of the Pokémon Go-themed Scams
Beware of malicious apps on Google Play store. Researchers from popular firm ESET have spotted at least three fake Pokémon Go apps. One of which titled “Pokémon Go Ultimate” has posed the biggest threat to Android users according to the research.
Beware of Pokécoins phishing scams. Several sites have been available requesting personal information from individuals in return for gaining Pokécoins and other powerups.
Don’t play the game while biking, driving or even walking
Some accidents have been recently reported and all over the Internet due to people getting distracted with the game while driving.
Getting distracted by the game while driving, biking or even walking could put others’ lives in danger.
Note that if you are drawn to an area that is dangerous or restricted, you can report it to the game’s developer who will consider removing it from the game.
Keep others privacy into consideration
Don’t get carried away with your enthusiasm to Pokémon hunt. Such behavior may lead to several consequences such as privacy invasion i.e. consider your time and place while playing the game.
Review access permission while using the app
The application asks for permission to access your location data, photo library, media files on the device, contacts, and camera. Location data is the only thing you need to allow to play this game. This option will let you play without augmented reality. So if you want to have augmented reality, then you will need to allow the camera as well.
In today’s world, while people are constantly glued to their mobile devices, it ‘s hard to believe they communicate like the old days. In the world of technology and social media, people don’t often have face-to-face conversations with each other anymore. They use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, or any other medium that allows them to communicate behind the screen.
Communicating through means of technology doesn’t necessarily affect us negatively, it’s the way we use it. Technology brings a lot of benefits to the users along with some unknown side effects that we perhaps need to be aware of.
In this blog, I’d like to touch base on how technology can lead someone to end his/ her life or the life of others through the “wrong” use of technology. Improper use can take place through different means such as bullying, addiction, gaming, and many more. But I’d like to shed the light in this blog on “mobile addition”.
“Mobile addiction is the constant use of mobiles despite the adverse effect it can have on a person or others around them.”
One of the very harmful effects mobile addiction can have on a person is “texting while driving”. Texting while driving is the act of always looking out and replying to messages you receive on your phone while you’re on the road and behind the wheels. People with this behaviour can lead to many incidents, out of which are the following;
- getting distracted from driving
- moving from one lane to another without noticing
- suddenly finding yourself too close to break
Many of these events can cause harm to you and the life of others. It only takes a few seconds for an accident to happen; like a person crossing the road, another driver who happen to be in the next lane, a huge truck that happened to be parking on the right way, and many more events.
We often need to remember that our lives are more important than the text messages we are replying to or even those we’re communicating with. What also matters are the people behind us who love us the most in their lives. Our families, friends, and relatives.
Technology can always be an advantage, but we need to remind regularly ourselves of how we should use it to keep it on our side and not against us.
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That is right, however, and especially in these two talks what is very evident is that no matter what you come from or what you have to offer, we all do think and believe it’s an added value to come and listen. And this is one thing TED and Toastmasters have in common.
When I think about the differences and similarities of both, I think of both as very similar in nature. Both platforms are for people to think and express their thoughts and ideas freely. You don’t get caught or jailed when you express unusual opinions or views.
From the many talks I’ve watched and listened to, I believe one thing is very uncommon, though. People use TED to share life accomplishments and anticipations of the future while, in Toastmasters, we share life experiences as we face it ( day-to-day ). In Toastmasters, we live the success experience with our audience step by step all the way while, in TED, we come to showcase our light.
Similarly, TED and Toastmasters offer a platform to be persuasive, courageous, funny, ingenious, inspiring, and beautiful.
On the contrary, you never get a proper evaluation in TED, rather you may get harsh criticism as the whole world is evaluating you and maybe that’s one thing that keeps putting them apart.
In conclusion, I think TED and Toastmasters are both there to help the billions bring out their thoughts, ideas, and emotions. They help them get heard.
Your thoughts, please.