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Motivation Tips Part 9

Saturday, April 17, 2010

  • Reclaim your power.
See yourself in your mind’s eye and watch a brilliant white light forming in your midsection. Imagine this speck of light beginning to grow larger and brighter as it fills your entire torso with shimmering brilliance. Watch in amazement as it seems to grow in proportion to this light, and see your image growing larger and larger, more and more confident. Then merge mentally with this inner image of yourself, so that you become him or her, and he or she becomes you also. Feel yourself now filled with this same inner light, and know that it represents your inner power and enables you to act swiftly and confidently on anything you desire.
  • Do something early.
Our first impulse is to hold off that which must be done until the last possible minute. One good way to jolt yourself out of inertia is by completing a task before it needs to be done. Usually you’ll feel so good about being ahead of schedule that you’ll want to keep up the momentum and tackle a few other tasks early too!
  • Share your success story with adoring fans.
Imagine that you’re the keynote speaker at an important event, and the audience is dying to hear how you succeeded against all odds. Share your strategies for success, highlight the challenges you faced and reveal the mind-set that enabled you to overcome them. If you really get into this exercise, you should be giggling with delight by the time you’ve finished your “talk” and eager to make it your reality!
  • Build your accountability.
Share the goals you’re working toward and set a time-line for the completion of certain tasks. Ask them to call on a specific day and confirm that you completed them. Obviously, you want to do this only with people who are supportive of your goals – not those who will put you down if you falter. The other way you can do this is by building accountability with yourself. Start by setting a small objective each day, and make sure you complete it. As each day goes by, set a slightly larger objective than the day before. As you keep attaining the goals you set for yourself, you will be strengthening your internal accountability and proving to yourself that you have what it takes to succeed at any goal.
  • Remember the big picture.
Your bigger goal is important to you, otherwise you wouldn’t have made it. Revisit this dream from time to time and remind yourself that the small stuff doesn’t matter, as long as your overall destination is where you want to end up.
  • It’s all about the timing.
Remember that just because you don’t SEEM to be moving forward, there might be movement happening behind the scenes and you just can’t see it yet. Vow to keep moving forward, even if you’re not yet seeing the results you desire, and affirm that when the time is right your dream will be realized.

summariased from White Dove Book                                                                                                                                     to be continued...

Glass of Milk

Friday, April 16, 2010

got this from a dear friend....wish to share
GLASS OF MILK ...Pls read this...
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry.

He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.

Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water! . She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it so slowly, and then asked, How much do I owe you?"

You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness."

He said ... "Then I thank you from my heart."

As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

Many year's later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.

Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.

Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room.

Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once.

He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case.

After a long struggle, the battle was won.

Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words ...

"Paid in full with one glass of milk"

(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.

Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You,
God, that Your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands."

There's a saying which goes something like this: Bread cast on the water comes back to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place - And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?

Now you have two choices.

1. You can send this page on and spread a positive message.

2. Or ignore it and pretend it never touched your heart.

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which -- To burn .......


Thursday, April 15, 2010

1. Meaning of 'WIFE'
    Husband asks, 'Do you know the meaning of WIFE? It means Without Information Fighting Everyday!'
    Wife replies, 'No, it means With Idiot For Ever!!!'

2. Brother wanted

    A small boy wrote to Santa Claus, 'send me a brother'...
    Santa wrote back, 'SEND ME YOUR MOTHER'...

3. Losing all your friends
    Man comes home, finds his wife with his friend in bed. He shoots his friend and kills him.
    Wife says 'If you continue to behave like this, you're going to lose ALL your friends.'

4. Importance of a Period

    Teacher: 'Do you know the importance of a period?'
    Kid: 'Yeah, once my sister said she has missed one, my mum fainted, dad got a heart attack   & our driver ran away.'

5. Confident vs Confidential

    A young boy asks his Dad, 'What is the difference between confident and confidential?'
    Dad says, 'You are my son, I'm confident about that. Your friend over there, is also my son, that's confidential!'

6. Anger Management

    Husband: 'When I get mad at you, you never fight back. How do you control your anger?'
    Wife: 'I clean the toilet.'
    Husband: 'How does that help?'
    Wife: 'I use your toothbrush.'

Instant Peace of Mind

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stress is serious business. It can break down our bodies just as quickly as it breaks down our minds. These tips an limit its negative effects.

1.It’s the Little Things

It’s important to stay cool and not stumble into a nervous breakdown; major events have a way to bringing out the crazy in us. Small annoyances can actually lead to bigger problems.
For some people, the little stressors we face every day are more damaging to health over the long term than the really big things, like a death in the family or a car accident.
Today, many people live in stress mode all the time, and the constant release of steroids like adrenaline and cortisol can lead directly to diseases like diabetes, heart disease, depression and cancer, and indirectly to bad health habits like undersleeping and overeating.
A messy house or tiff with a friend might seem like a small matter, but it’s not. Take care of these little concerns and you’ll go a long way in cutting down on stress, protecting your health, and ratcheting up your happiness.

2. The Truth About Fog

A dense fog covering seven city blocks, to a depth of 100 feet, is composed of something less than one glass of water.
Can you imagine? Something so big actually fitting into a drinking glass.
It’s a lot like our worries. They seem enormous, but are actually much, much smaller. In fact, studies show that 92% of the thing people worry about: never happen,  30% can’t be changed, 12% are needless health concerns, 10% are trivial worries that don’t actually matter. Just 8% of what you worry about is worth all that worry. A mighty fog has been pushed into a tiny glass.

3. A New Route to Work

Here’s a simple tip you can use later today. Researchers at Ohio State University found that students who viewed a driving video of a scenic pathway through a park showed less signs of stress than students who watched videos of highway driving with strip malls and billboards.
It might take a bit longer, but a scenic drive to and from work may be just the break you need to wash the stress out of your system.

4. Quick Fix

Need to relax in a hurry? Lying on the floor with your hands under your face, breathe deeply and slowly, for five minutes.

5. Ancient Wisdom

Rub the outer edge of your ears with each hand.  It works.

6. The Best Medicine?

Laughter has long been touted as nature’s best medicine. Laughing has been scientifically proven to reduce muscle tension, get the heart, lungs, and diaphragm working (easy exercise!), and increases the production of endorphins (natural painkillers)?
Laughing also “lowers serum cortisol levels, increases the amount of activated T lymphocytes, increases the number and activity of natural immune system killer cells, and increases the number of T cells that have helper / suppresser receptors.” In other words, you boost your immune system when you laugh.
Who would have thought the class clown could make you live longer?
Now, you could wait until something strikes you as funny. Or you could be proactive. With all of the benefits, why not put yourself in a situation that is likely to make you laugh?
Read humorists, page through comics and/or listen to comedy albums.
Watch funny movies, learn new jokes or spend time with a funny friend.
You could also fake it. Just as a forced smile can improve your mood, fake laughter can trigger the same benefits as the real thing.

Motivation Tips Part 8

  • Ask for help.
This might include getting your family more involved in household chores or bartering errands and chores with a neighbor. Don’t feel that you have to do everything yourself, especially if you’re also working toward a big goal. Cut yourself some slack and acknowledge that it takes strength to admit you can’t do it all on your own.
  • Thrill to the challenge.
Learn to love the challenge of facing your fears! Immerse yourself in the joy of pushing your limits and bringing sweat to your brow. Eventually you’ll come to truly love the challenge of doing things you’d never have dreamed of doing before.
  • Make it important.
If you’re faced with less-than-interesting tasks that must be done, raise your motivation level by making them the most important things you will do today! Think about the last time you faced a firm deadline and had to really push yourself to finish the work on time. The only reason you were successful was because you knew you didn’t have a choice. You can apply this same concept to any task, regardless of how insignificant it may seem at first.
  • Explore your resistance.
If you can’t seem to motivate yourself no matter what you do, grab a notebook and pen and take a few minutes to brainstorm WHY you don’t feel like doing what you should be doing. Try not to censor yourself as you write; just let the thoughts flow freely. Based on what appears on the page, you should receive some good ideas about why you’re holding back, and therefore be able to work through any feelings of resistance.
  • Take 5.
Try working steadily for at least an hour and then if you’re not feeling the love, give yourself permission to set the project aside temporarily. Simply relax for awhile and see if it helps. If not, take heart; sometimes we’re just not in the mood no matter how badly we wish we were! Remind yourself that tomorrow is a new day and you’ll try harder to build up your motivation then.
  • Release the “how”.
Write a statement what you’re trying to accomplish, and then make a list of action steps that will bring you closer to the goal. Then let go of the rest! Don’t worry about how this will happen or that will happen. Much of it is probably out of your hands anyway! Simply commit to giving your best and taking one step at a time.
  • Make it about the money.
If your goals relate to money in any way, you create a greater sense of urgency by focusing on the ways your financial situation will be impacted by your success or failure. Few things can get a person moving as quickly and effectively as an empty bank account and overdue bills!
  • Make a new start.
If you feel like you’re at dead ends no matter what you do, consider starting fresh again. However, this time, try a different approach. Cut out activities that have proven to be ineffective, or come up with some daring new ideas to put into action.
  • Give yourself a “present.”
Don't allow your focus to be eroded by distractions, worries about the future or regrets about the past. No matter what task you are working on, give it 100% of your focus. Blot out all other thoughts from your mind and focus ONLY on what you’re doing right NOW.
  • Give your brain a workout.
Buy a book of challenging puzzles and keep it near your work space. When you need to tackle an intimidating task, first do a short puzzle and give your brain time to wake up. The more often you exercise your brain, the better able you’ll be able to focus when it counts!
  • Make a decision.
Pick one thing you feel indecisive about and consult your gut about which is the right choice. Don’t over-analyze it and don’t try to figure it out logically. What FEELS right to you? Don’t even worry about WHY it feels right, just acknowledge that it does and go with that hunch. Unless there are millions of dollars attached to your decision, or people’s lives hang in the balance, you may be making a mountain out of a molehill by allowing indecision to hold you back. Don’t be afraid to make a wrong decision; just make one!
  • Ponder the negative consequences.
Ask yourself what will happen if you DON’T achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself this time around. Are you willing to accept the consequences of not taking action? Be aware that though you may face some challenges on the road ahead, they are nothing compared to the hollow emptiness of defeat and resignation.
  • Believe you can!
If you find yourself questioning your own ability to achieve your goals, begin a daily practice of saying that you can do it. The more you can psyche yourself up to begin moving forward, the more your confidence will grow and the less you’ll feel worry and doubt pulling you back.
  • Make it fun.
Come up with ways to make your tasks fun and enjoyable, or make your environment more conducive to fun and enjoyment. You can do this by hanging up lively cartoons or jokes, bringing a touch of silliness into your activities or simply embracing a lighter attitude while you work.

summariased from White Dove Book                                                                                                                                     to be continued...

Anti Aging Tips that Cost You Nothing

Monday, April 12, 2010

If you can neither afford cosmetic surgery or nutritional supplements, you can still look years younger by simply choosing a healthier lifestyle.
If you could give up 10 unhealthy behaviours, you could really reform the way you look and feel.

  • Stress
Excess stress strains and triggers premature aging of the immune system. Chronic stress lowers immunity, makes us prone to illness, boosts the risk of heart disease and generally makes us feel lousy.
To unwind, the fist thing to realise is that u are under stress - feelings of anxiety, nervousness, feeling that the heart is racing away and sweaty. To reduce stress in the short term, do deep (abdominal) breathing exercises.
Other useful methods are to meditate, singing, aerobic exercises, practice tai chi, yoga, take slow leisurely walks or just get away from the stressful situation. Recognise stress early and take steps to deal with it positively as soon as possible.

  • Alchohol
Alcohol causes mental clouding and judgement often leads to accidents and arguments. Taken in excess, it is injurious to health.. Alcohol istoxic to liver cells and can cause liver cirrhosis and cancer. Women are advised to limit intake to one drink a day, men two as studies have shown that one or two drinks a day can lower the risk of dying from heart disease by a third or so. However please take note of your religious believes on whether its allowed or not.

  • Physical Inactivity
A physically inactive person suffers from poor blood circulation. This results in poor oxygenation of tissues, impaired transportation of nutrients to cells and removal of toxins from cells. This sets the stage for aging and disease to occur faster.
Exercise has many anti-aging benefits. It stimulates HGH release, improves the cardiovascular system, improves muscle strength and strengthens memory and the immune system. Even a little bit of physical activity is helpful to extend life, reduce the chances of being overweight, reduce stress and may ward of Alzheimer's disease. The first step is to make the decision to be more active.

  • Taking Saturated Fats
Saturated fats in meats, poultry, milk and butter can boost 'bad' and total cholesterol. Eating too much saturated fat is bad for cardiovascular health. Switch to unhydrogenated vegetable oils. Train your palate tp prefer monosaturated fats found in canola, olive and peanut oils and polyunsaturated fats found in palm, sunflower, corn and flaxseed oils.Keep saturated fat intake to 10 percent or less of your total calories.

  • Smoking
Cigarette smoke generates a lot of free radicals. These damages the skin giving rise to aged wrinkled skin. More importantly, it is the main cause of lung cancer in men and women who smoke or who are passive smokers. Over the counter nicotine gum may help smokers quit smoking and reduce the risk of cancer and early wrinkling.

  • Breathing Polluted Air
Outdoor air pollution can cause coughing and irritation to eyes and is linked to asthma attacks and respiratory disease. Avoid outdoor activities as much as possible when pollution levels are high and remember to wear face masks.

  • Too Much of Exposure to the Sun
Ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause free radical damage to the skin. This results in accelerated skin aging with wrinkle formation, irregular pigmentation and probable skin cancer changes. Limiting sun exposure and wearing a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 can cut the risk of skin cancer as well as wrinkles.

  • Insufficient Sleep
Upsetting the diurnal rhythm and reducing the hours of sleep is very bad for the health. Sleep deprivation leads to poor secretion of HGH and is related to premature aging, poor immune status, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and memory problems, even in young adults.
The old saying "Early to bed and early to rise, keeps a man healthy and wise" is physiologically good medical advice.

  • Being Overweight
Obesity increases morbidity and decreases life expectancy. It puts extra burden on the heart boosting the chances of heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. Worldwide there is an epidemic of obesity and as astounding 64% of adults are overweight.
Pick a high fiber, low carbohydrate, low fat diest with regular daily exercise. The latest research suggets that the type of diet you choose is less important than your vow to stick with it. The key to success : Pick a diet that fits your lifestyle and you're more likely to stick with it.

  • Consuming Too much Sugar
Too much sugar in the blood is bad for health as sugar in high concentrations is toxic to body cells leading to denaturation of proteins through process of glycosylation. These damaged proteins hamper cellular function. Excess sugar can result in weight gain, diabetes and possibly heart disease.
Nutrition experts advise against 'added sugars' and high glycemic index foods. Read labels to minimise your intake of added sugars. Turn to fruits and sweet vegetables to tame the craving for something sweet.