How to stay young for your entire life.
“When you are done changing, you’re done.” – Benjamin Franklin
One thing that is constant about life, the longer you’re here the older you get. But getting older doesn’t have to mean having to feel older. By staying active and content you can remain young and healthy in body and mind for your entire life.
The following are some simple strategies you can use to stay young and feel amazing: Continue reading
Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet!
“The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.” – Wallace Wattle
Have you committed to doing some things differently in the New Year? Are there some changes you’d like to make?
You can make 2014 your best year ever by using these habits of highly successful people.
Try using these strategies to begin making the changes you desire: Continue reading
Using the Habits of Highly Successful People
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
You probably know that Henry Ford was one of the most highly successful people of his time but did you know that Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he finally succeeded?
He did, but as you know he recovered.
How did he overcome his failures? By using the habits of highly successful people to navigate around the potholes life presented him. These habits created a smoother and straighter road for him to drive on. Continue reading
Negative Hypnosis Blurs Your Future
“It is no exaggeration to say that every human being is hypnotized to some extent, either by ideas he (she) has uncritically accepted from others, or he (she) has repeated to himself or convinced himself (herself) are true.” – Maxwell Maltz
Your thoughts and beliefs about your capabilities, the world around you, and your life in general powerfully affect your everyday existence.
If you hold empowering beliefs your life can be a fabulous adventure but disempowering beliefs can develop into roadblocks that are downright destructive to the process of living a successful, fulfilling life.
These thoughts can drag you down and are sometimes known, as Maxwell Matlz pointed out in his book Psycho Cybernetics, as negative hypnosis.
The good news is that if you can identify those self-sabotaging thoughts, you can then reverse the negative hypnosis and start developing the life you desire. Continue reading
Don’t let energy drinks stress you out
Have you heard the news stories about people being rushed to the hospital as the result of using commercial energy drinks?
A recent study about energy drinks reported that energy-trip related trips to the emergency room have doubled in the past four years from 10,000 to 20,000.
According to an article on Medscape.com, “Caffeine has differing CNS, cardiovascular, and metabolic effects based on the quantity ingested. Average doses of caffeine (85-250 mg, the equivalent of 1-3 cups of coffee) may result in feelings of alertness, decreased fatigue, and eased flow of thought. High doses (250-500 mg) can result in restlessness, nervousness, insomnia, and tremors. In high doses, caffeine can cause a hyperadrenergic syndrome resulting in seizures and cardiovascular instability.” Continue reading
Healthy Eating and Dieting Tips
Have you searched for healthy eating guidelines online?
Do you find that many of the “dieting tips” you find there are just not practical? I mean, who has the time to spend half of Sunday preparing carefully portioned meals for the rest of the week?
Maybe you’re one of those individuals that don’t find it financially feasible to buy prepackaged meals with just the right portions or cringe at the thought of weighing your food so you can calculate your caloric intake.
If you’re fed up with all those impractical dieting tips then take a look at these healthy eating guidelines you can use for healthy weight management. Continue reading
Warning Signs of Clinical Depression
Clinical depression is a serious disorder that affects millions of people all over the world. If the warning signs of clinical depression are left unaddressed it has the potential of completely destroying a person’s life.
If you ask a group of people who’ve have been affected by clinical depression to define it, you’re bound to hear a wide range of answers. That’s because the signs and symptoms of depression aren’t the same for everyone.
Signs and Symptoms of Depression Continue reading
Using Self Help Books to Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude
Over the past 40 years or so I’ve read a lot of self help books. Most of them have been, at least, very inspiring and some of them have changed my life by providing me with motivational insights and self improvement ideas that I could quickly understand and put into action. (see below for that short list).
While some people regard self-help books as something as vaguely useful, used only by people with sad or dysfunctional lives, millions of people, just like you and I buy them to give us a motivational self improvement shot in the arm. It doesn’t matter if they’re displayed predominately on a bookshelf or kept hidden away in a nightstand there are very few households that don’t have at least one self help book. Continue reading
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt had it right, when it comes to making decisions the worst thing you can do is nothing. But I know what it’s like to be unable to unable to make a decision. I think, well I could do this or that and then I decide maybe I’ll just wait and figure it out later. Only later the decision still needs to be made and I find I’ve just wasted a lot of time that could have been used more productively if only…
If only I’d made a decision earlier. I’ve said that quite a few times in my life.
Does this ever happen to you? Have you ever found yourself really struggling to make a decision? Maybe there were so many choices available that you were unable to make the decisions needed to eliminate your undesirable options so you could make your best choice.
Or maybe you had a couple of choices and each had their strengths and weaknesses which caused you to waiver and you simply got stuck, unable to choose either one.
Having difficulty making decisions is frustrating, isn’t it?
Making correct decisions quickly is important if you want to live a quality life.
Why is making decisions quickly so important? Continue reading
How to Change Bad Habits
Do you have any bad habits? If you’re like most people you probably have a habit or two that drives you or the people around you crazy.
It can be hard to change bad habits because they are habits. That makes them difficult to overcome.
What bad habits do you have?
Bad Habits Everyone Wants to Change Continue reading