The FUTURE


 

In the past, I saved every good thing for a “future” that I always envisioned as being more colorful and appropriate for the good stuff I bought. I spent a lot on fashion and accessories, which items I packed and stored away for the “future.”

 

Apparently, the authentic essence of living is living in the moment with full appreciation and commitment. No one knows the specific details of what will manifest in the next second, which is the future. Remember, anytime away from the now, is the future. It is unpredictable even for the planning enthusiasts.

Moreover, none knows when he/she will die. Even those set for death sentences with specific timelines and details of when the plug will be pulled, still do not know when they will take their last breathe.

With that in mind, it is only but logical to live your today as if it were your last. This doesn’t mean that you live irresponsible; but suggests that you appreciate and absorb every moment like it were your last. It also means that you do your best in all your endeavors, love limitlessly and unconditionally, laugh like no one is watching, eat well-knowing that the food is yours – by chewing it patiently and slowly; in addition to making daily plans that you follow through with ease and flexibility.

Remember, enjoy today; enjoy the moment. Do not wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow may never come. The most important moment, is NOW.

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The silly things we do when STRESSED:


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If you have ever been stressed, regardless of the intensity, then you have done one of the silly things mentioned here below; or perhaps something else that got you laughing at yourself.

I know stress in itself is something that shouldn’t be ignored. Its effects are brutal, and could lead to life threatening circumstances.

The things I have done when stressed are incredibly stupid. A while back on one of “those days,” I got back to my apartment from work; removed my shoes, put them in a plastic bag, and then tossed them into the refrigerator. On other occasions, I have opened the fridge to look for salt, my cell phone, and even detergent.

On another stressful day, as I spoke to a friend with the ear phones on, and my cell phone tucked away in my shorts’ pocket, I suddenly started searching for the cell-phone. My friend sensed my uneasiness. “Are you okay?” she asked. “I am searching for my cell phone,” I responded. “I thought you are speaking on it right now.” She answered. I was embarrassed.

Recently, a friend went for a “long call.” Upon completion, she upset-mindedly removed her panty and used it as toilet paper, then flashed it. She only realized what she had done when the “lot” didn’t go in a single flash.

Another close friend once carried two plastic bags (one with garbage, and the other with his lunch). His intention was to dispose off the garbage before he drove to work. Stressed out, he disposed off the plastic bag with his lunch in it, and took the bag with the trash to work. I guess you can imagine what happened during his lunch break.

The story that wins the Oscar is one where my friend’s mum woke up one morning to take the goat to the plantation for grazing. On her way, she stopped by the pit latrine (outside toilet) to ease herself. She tied the goat to a small guava tree near the latrine, and proceeded to do her thing. When done, she released the goat and took it to the latrine, locked the door and went back to the house. After a few hours, on her way to the plantation to check on the goat, she heard it mooing in the latrine.

So, what are the silly things you do when you are stressed??

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Take care of yourself:


In this new technological era where the world and everything in it is moving almost faster than time, we all tend to neglect ourselves just to catch up with whatever is going on in our lives. Indeed time seems to be against man.

When I look at my clock at 5.00 a.m. every morning, before I know it, it is already 12.00 p.m. If I don’t begin my day as early as 5.00 a.m., I find myself struggling to complete the tasks on my daily plan as late as 10.00p.m. And this is a problem. By the end of the week, If I don’t create time to take care of myself, I feel warn out, stressed and out of balance. With that in mind, I have included taking care of myself as a prioritized task on my daily plan schedule.

There are so many things that one can do to give him/herself some elite time. This may include; exercise, Yoga, getting massages, taking long bubble of salt baths, getting facial treatments, meditation, pedicures / manicures, taking a walk in the park, going to the beach, taking a nap during day, or just laying down and doing nothing. Whatever you can do to relax, will rejuvenate and prepare you to take on your daily tasks with enthusiasm and focus.

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Do you really Breathe??


 It is without doubt that if oxygen was for sell, the world would be under-populated. 

Ironically, one thing that God foresaw is the fact that we need a lot of air in order to survive; reason as to why he provided it free of charge. However many deprive themselves of this amazing healing gift of oxygen. We simply don’t breath. People tend to breathe correctly only when they are sleeping.

Luckily, economic enthusiasts of the world haven’t figured out a way to invent a mechanism that requires people to pay for their daily intake of oxygen. If they ever figure that out, humanity will be in absolute turmoil.

As a Therapist, one of the most common causes of mental, emotional and physical problems is the lack of enough oxygen in the body. People pull their shoulders upwards, bend their backs inwards, strain their lungs with the lack of oxygen, and yet leave the bodies exhausted with caborndioxide since they don’t exhale properly. The related consequences are poor blood circulation, tight muscles, strained nervous systems and stress. 

Breathing the correct way could seem like a lot of work especially if the body is not used to it. However, it becomes easier to do with repetition and consistency.

The way to reprogram your body to get accustomed to the proper way of breathing, is to wake up every morning and take several deep breathe; in through the nose, and out through the mouth.  Then continue doing this as you drive or walk to work. Repeat the process three times a day and the body will slowly store the memory of the good feeling it gets when you breathe deeply. Eventually it will start reminding your nerves to breathe deeply whenever you forget.

There are times I lay down on the floor and just breathe deeply for about half an hour; and the after feeling is incredible. Breathing relieves stress, rejuvenates the skin, improves vision, aids digestion, promotes clarity and focus, and most importantly, endorses a healthy well-being.  So please BREATHE freely well knowing that the air is complimentary.  

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