When Everything Seems to Fall Apart.

Take a deep breath.

When you feel like you can’t make it out of this stress and chaos. When you feel like you have too many things to work on and handle. When you feel overwhelmed with life’s challenges.

Remember that there’s always light at the end of every tunnel.

Everything comes to an end sooner or later. Good and bad times, they all end eventually. All we have to do is take a deep breath and face it with a strong and positive mind.

It’s okay to be scared. It’s okay to be worried. And it’s okay to be angry. We’re all human after all.

But let’s not hate life because of what we’re going through. Because there are others who are in a much worse position than we are.

Take a deep breath and keep on fighting.

Do this to feel Energized (for FREE!).

You know that groggy feeling you get when it’s past noon and you’ve had a great lunch and you just feel like sleeping and you can’t concentrate on anything?

It happens to me all the time. And it’s annoying I won’t lie.

So I figured why not try to hold my breath for as long as I can and see what happens.

So I did that for a few times. Drank some water. Did a few jumping jacks. And apparently all of that worked. I felt just as good as new!

Hold your breath. Drink some water. Jump for a bit.
Breath. Water. Jump.
BWJ.

If that doesn’t work, then I’m willing to bet that you didn’t have enough sleep last night because I’ve tried it out when I had 4 hours of sleep and it didn’t do anything for me.

But it’s interesting. Holding your breath, drinking water and jumping are essentially doing things that we often neglect.

Holding your breath will force our bodies to breathe deeper than we normally do.
Drinking water helps to replenish our often dehydrated bodies.
Jumping helps to get in some exercise that should get more of.

It’s no wonder the body feels good after doing all those.

So the next time you’re working on something in the afternoon and you find yourself constantly nodding off in drowsiness, try some BWJ and see how you feel after that.

Productivity’s Big Secret.

Okay so I’ve getting a lot of emails about being more productive so I just thought that I would post this simply out of popular demand.

Productivity isn’t all about working non-stop for hours on end with no rest. It’s not about being busy all the time either. We can all be busy but still not be productive. I’ve definitely been there and realized I’ve been wasting so much time.

Stop being a busy idiot.

The first thing we all have to do if we want to be more productive is to stop working hard in the wrong places. Our hard work and effort should be put in the right places – the important areas which bring the most results.

Say you have a really huge list of things to do for the day. You’re already feeling overwhelmed because there’s really a lot to do for the day. Where do you start?

Well, all you have to do is prioritize and identify which tasks are the most important ones. Then focus all of your effort and your energy into completing the important ones.

Once you’re done with those, you’ll definitely feel much better about your day and the remaining things you have to do since you’ve already tackled the big stuff.

That’s it!

You can apply this to every other area in your life be it for your business, or work or just about anything which requires doing some form of task.

Focus on finishing the big tasks first, get started and the rest will take care of itself.

Surround Yourself with Awesome People to be Awesome.

Because the people you’re always around with will greatly influence you.

So if you’re surrounded by amazingly hardworking people, you’re going to feed off of their attitudes and work ethics and you’ll find yourself being more hardworking.

But if you’re surrounded by negative people all the time who like to complain, whine and argue, then sadly you’re going to pick up after them as well.

Yes, this actually means leaving behind people who do more harm than good to your life.

People who bring you down, make you constantly feel worthless and make you depressed really need to go. Life seriously can’t get better for you with these people around and it’s a tough thing to deal with when these people happen to be your family members or someone you’re living with.

Be around good people. They don’t necessarily have to be successful or super talented. Just surround yourself with people who add value to your life, not take away from it. People who make you feel good and make you go “I want to be more like him/her” are people you really need in your life.

The right people are going to contribute a great positive deal to your quality of life for sure.

How To Be More Positive Without Even Trying.

It’s really easy. It takes little to no effort. You’ll feel like you’re not doing anything much but do it every day consistently and you’ll feel the effects sooner or later.

All you have to do is be thankful for just one thing that happened today and say it out loud.

That’s it. Just one thing.

You can do this at any time of the day even when you’re driving, sending the kids to school, doing the laundry or even before going to bed but just make sure you do it!

I know it might not seem like much but believe me that there’s power in cultivating small positive habits like this in your life – small habits that will reap bigger results in the future.

And this is a really good start.

Just one. Because one is too easy for your brain and body to procrastinate and lay off. Brain and body will be like, “Just one?! I can do more than that!” and definitely feel free to do more when you really want to.

Our daily actions determine our state of mind and how we feel. Do positive things and be more positive. Do negative things and be more negative.

Being thankful for just one thing that happened today is just one of the many positive things you can incorporate into your daily routine to head in the direction of positivity bliss. Own it.

So what’s one thing that you’re thankful for today?

Walk.

Take a walk right now.

It doesn’t matter if it’s 5 minutes or 30 minutes. What matters most is getting out and moving your body and getting physical (somewhat).

Walking sounds like there’s not much to it but we don’t realize how stagnant we’ve become in this modern age. We sit way more than we should and move around way lesser than we should.

You don’t have to run or jog. Taking a walk is fine because let’s face it, we’re more likely to put something off if it’s too daunting to do.

Start walking and you’ll find yourself energized, in a better more positive state of mind, lowering yout risk of getting diseases and disorders like dementia and type 2 diabetes and you’ll just feel awesome at the end of your walk!

So just walk and feel the benefits for yourself.

Exercise is always good for you. Even a simple tiny walk.

The Reason You Can’t Change.

Do you love yourself?

I realize that question may imply some sort of reference to one of Justin Bieber’s songs but trust me that’s not my aim!

But it’s a very important question to ask.

Can you truly look at yourself in the mirror, recognizing your flaws, strengths, weird quirks, facial features, body, habits, and confidently and lovingly say “I love you”?

Because people always talk about changing themselves (myself included). Be it changing for the better or improving oneself. We say things like:

“I need to change my sleeping patterns”.
“I want to change and stop eating junk food”.
“I really need to change and be more sensitive towards my spouse”.

And that’s good. It’s good to want change that will bring about a better quality of life. That’s the kind of change that transforms lives, saves marriages and inspires hope in others.

But the only way for change to truly happen, is if we accept ourselves.

I know it sounds ironic because if we accept and love ourselves for who we are then we wouldn’t want to change right?

That’s a fair argument but the thing is, when we truly love and accept ourselves, our bad habits become even more obvious.

We become even more aware of them because we can recognize how harmful they are to us and to others around us. This is what makes us want to change for the better and that’s good. Striving for change and progress is always good as long as it’s for the better and it’s done in a healthy way.

That’s what self-acceptance does to you and what loving yourself means.

But if we can’t love and accept ourselves first, trying to change is going to be so much harder. It’s not impossible but it’s harder.

So love yourself, strive for growth, surround yourself with positivity and you’ll be heading in the right direction towards lasting change.