Learn to have gratitude

Feel gratitude when you receive help.

Feel gratitude when someone says a lot of positive words to you.

Feel gratitude when life is wonderful to you.

 

We have our down times.

And we have friends that may look down on you thinking you are one of the losers.

We also have series of bad luck happening again and again until you feel like giving up.

 

Are you going to surrender?

 

It is not a bad thing to think that you want to raise your white flag.

You are the end of the world and not knowing what to do next.

At the edge of the road, you are scared because you are the only person there and you may fall anytime soon.

With lots of worries in your mind and keep thinking negativity, there will be no help for you at all.

God may not appear right before you and tell you what to do.

You have to take 1 step backwards to ensure you are safe enough to sit down and think.

 

 

Have you taken a look around?

Did you notice how far are you from the sea since you are the edge of the route?

You started to notice everything.

There are material that you can make a boat and you can sail it off as soon as you make it, feel gratitude.

You also noticed that the sea is just 1 feet below the edge of the route. It is not deep at all.

That is not the end of the world.

Whenever we have a crisis in life, we must learn to take a look around and keep focusing what we are missing out.

Be happy that you think deeply and stay focused.

 

 

It may be hard to notice initially, but if we use our heart and mind as one and use it properly, we can make the impossible to possible.

Lots of trial does not make you lousier, it means you are using all kind of way to make sure it will work.

The only failure in life is those who choose to give up.

No matter how long you are trying, always choose “Do not give up”.

 

 

Feel gratitude when you have friends that do not give up on you.

They tried their best to help you within their means.

Despite so many complaints and they do not walk away are your true friends because they wanted you to succeed in life.

Negative friends are all over, choose them wisely and do not mix wrongly.

Friends that always say you cannot make it are those who do not want you to succeed.

Walk away and be careful of them.

 

 

Remember those who help you.

Learn to have gratitude because there will be karma if you turn against them.

Say thanks, share with them and help them to build up your kindness.

People who do not have gratitude will have ‘bad returns‘ in future.

Do not curse.

It will do you good when you learn to keep quiet.

Life of restart

I heard voices.

“Clean up the whole blog and restart, or you continue”

I had been waiting and thinking, thus the missing in action here.

 

I had decided with a smile on my face now.

Having no shame, I decided to keep it despite some of the content may not be suitable for everyone to read.

 

How many restarts do we have in life?

We can restart a game after dying many times, we can restart building our new life and move forward, but the pain and experience in our heart always remain the same.

Hence the reason I decided to continue this blog.

 

If there is time to make a change, we should do it before is running out.

Time passes very fast. It will not pause for you to make a change. Life still goes on despite how sad you are.

Everyone has to go through it.

 

Why does everyone say health is wealth?

It is not hard to think about it if you see the bigger view.

When a person health is going down hill, you will not get to enjoy it despite how rich you are.

With all the medicine pouring on you, you are drawn with all medical bills unknowingly and payment is painful.

 

Exercising make us look good and stay happy because you know that your fitness is getting a lot better than before.

Not only that, we are eliminating most of the illness by keeping healthy.

Keep smiling and we will be good and keep away from sickness.

Isn’t that health is wealth? We get to enjoy our life, remember that!

 

Complain all we want when we find out that our health is going down because we are lack of discipline.

Regret all we want. There is no way we can get back our health to the original stage.

We cannot restart it by moving our date back.

Instead, we have to move forward and deal with it.

 

Restarting is not a bad choice because this came from experience.

If there is a way to save it, use it wisely.

The alternative choice will be “Looking ahead”.

We can look back and learn from our mistake and not commit again.

We must not brood over it and stay negative as long as we want. This is bad for us.

 

Stay happy and cheerful.

How should I change my eating habit?

How should I change my eating habit?

Food to give energy

We cannot live without food because we need the energy to push ourselves forward. Like many of you, I love to eat food that is fried, sweet, baked steam, etc. Frankly speaking, I cannot resist food that I like a lot, of course, I do have some self-control.

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Asian food is delicious. Anything that is spicy will make me lost my self-control by having 2 servicing of rice! Curry chicken and tom yum are one of the best in my menu.

Knowing that I am putting on weight, I should refrain from eating too much for supper. I always have a sara-lee cake with milk, cereal milk or even chocolate rice cake while watching my TV show at night.

I have my limitation so I will gulp down a lot of water after this sinful and yummy food. Sugar is nice but also a killer. Best yet, I seldom exercise, so I continue to eat as if I am starving for days.

 

No self-discipline and lots of execuses

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I have no self-discipline when I wanted to exercise to lose weight. I find so hard to get the time to go out to jog, cycling or even swimming. I just sit in front of the computer looking at my music production and my forex chart.  I did T25 intensive circuit training or jogging and swimming. I have excuses – once I have an injury or find hard to find the time, I will just stop there and do not do anything.

One of my friends introduced me T25 because it is meant for weight losing and train your cardio. It is a very high intensive workout that helps you to shag off your weight. I did for a month and saw the result! I did slim down and my leg is much stronger than before.

As the training is pretty tough on my leg, I have to stop to rest so that I can recuperate my injury. That goes on for a week and I cannot catch up the rest of the training that last for 2 months. From then on, I stopped. That is one of the excuses. 

 

During my training, I did watch my diet as well and I am really happy. But, after I stopped the training, I almost went back to my glutton stage. And later on, it just goes worst. I was 103kg.

Every food that should not be wasted has gone in my tummy. I began to feel lethargic and felt very sleepy after my 3 in 1 coffee intake.

That was a year ago.

Things do not change, my eating habit goes haywire with no discipline at all.

I am getting lazier and exercise is just in my mind instead.

 

Something changed

I feel very tired and often having giddiness. I know that my body is doing some change and I begins to accept it because I know what is going on.

After seeing the doctor at my worst condition, I still do not feel any better until I gotten my blood test result after a week later.

I was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic.

 

I know this day will come because of my eating habit. I literally ignored the sign last year when it was not so bad. With high sugar contained, it is normal that you feel sleepy after taking a cup of 3 in 1 coffee.

Since the day I was diagnosed, I tend to be very careful of my diet and watch out for those sugar intake.

In short, we have to take in carbo, but with strict amount of intake. Just walk away with those sugary drink.

If you are a 100 plus or any isotonic drink lover like me before, do avoid it when you are not exercising. This is one of the highest sugar contained!

 

Brand new diet start now

It is not the end when I realised that I have to change my diet. It is good, trust me.

I always love how people eat healthily but cannot stand that small amount or those vegetables (salad) because I will never feel full! Now I totally can relate to that.

Eating healthy is costly. So choose the meal carefully as not to let your wallet explode.

Apart from eating healthily, it is very important to get yourself into exercising! There is NO excuses anymore. Say now and not LATER.

 

If you did a web research, there are lots of healthy western food, what about asian food? What is the ok and not?

Fortunately, my wife managed to find out this website which might be able to help most of you out there.

25 Diabetes Friendly Local Foods to Eat in Singapore

We can EAT anything we want, so long as it is portion controlled! We are NOT supposed to over eat! It is the benefit of health.

So, for those out there, please do not blame or take a second look on us by throwing half of the food away. We have to take care of our eating habit.

Let’s be nice to ask the counter to give us lesser portion instead.

 

Stay healthy and start exercising today!

 

Photo credit: annieliciousfood, theconversation, how-to-lose-your-belly-fat

How to keep myself motivated?

Stress is the killer

Do you believe that stress is one of the hidden killers?

When a person is a stress, there are a lot of things that may start to happen. Our lifestyle, interaction and health will be affected.

Therefore, you have to keep yourself motivated by doing things that you like and keep the stress away from you as far as possible.

While this may seem difficult, it is better to learn how to do it in a proper way.

 

We cannot avoid stress because of how the world evolve. Work stress is one of the killers because you are fighting the fire every day in order to get promoted with better pay.

Even when you get promoted, you are faced with lots of challenge because the higher you go, the more pressure you will face. Unless you are the biggest boss who hires all the intelligent to work things out for you.

There is no free lunch in this world. You just dig in more and more.

You are unknowingly getting health issue if you do not start to take care of yourself.

Pressure tension

Every family has their own difficulties – health and financial and also dealing with in-laws etc.

The pressure you faced at work is more than enough to get you a headache, but you get tensed out when family members are giving lots of unnecessary problems.

There is a countless problem that a person can share.

No matter how tough the life is, we have to motivate ourselves to move forward.

 

Everyone is tired when they reach their peak limit. They can no longer hold on and feel like scolding everyone else. It is just like a sergeant major going around pin point your mistake.

No matter how well you are doing, you will never get a compliment at all. Scolding is the only thing you receive.

Things will go on and on without ending if a person is feeling too stress.

Wild imagination flocking in their brain and thought that the world is literally against them.

Give a helping hand

If you notice anyone if facing that. It is important to guide he or her to relax their mind before something real hurt is going to happen.

It may take a long time for a person to listen to you, so umpteen tries is a must.

If they are willing to listen, it is important to engage them for 30min to an hour away from everything and relax.

By relaxing, it is not about sleeping it through, it is relaxing our mind to feel comfortable.

4 better ways to ease your stress

  1. Meditation works effectively if you can calm your inner soul. Think of nothing and keep your mind blank for 15min at the start. Set a soft alarm to keep track of time. If you cannot keep it blank, think of a beautiful sunset by the tree.
  2. Yoga almost the same as mediation because of staying calm and relaxation. You can stretch all your tired muscle and keep your focus by balancing yourself. Relaxing music will help during your yoga exercise.
  3. Walk on the beach.  If you listen to new age music or any soothing music before, you will notice the sound of waves, raindrop and soft waterfall. These sound are proven to help you ease the tension in your mind. You can find them on Youtube or even relax on the beach listening to it. It is great to have sea breeze as well.
  4. Essential Oil. The fragrance of essential oil helps you to feel relax. You can use it as above mentioned. It can be applied anytime of the day. A good essential oil will help to bring benefit for your body. So it is important not to choose cheap or synthetic oil.

We must learn to feel relax and let go of our tension to avoid any harm to our health. Some might be life threatening if we do not take care well.

Eating healthy but with overloaded of stress might cause you to have other problem too. Our mind is one of the most powerful elements in our body. If it cannot overcome the amount of stress you have now, it will be defeated badly.  One led to another.

It is not a fun thing feeling so the stress of work daily. Nobody like it. It is you to pick a choice by moving on. Resign and move to another sector that might bring you happiness. Remember, money does not buy happiness.

You have to motivate yourself to stand up and choose the path of happiness.

 

Why saving up is a gem

This is a good read when one of my friends posted this link on the social feed.

How to save even further despite retired at the age of 28 with million in the bank?

What is the true gem in this article?

We do have friends starting to say things:

“It is impossible to retire in this country”

“Of course she is rich and she can do anything she want”

“Easy saying… doing is so hard!!!”

“I wish she gone through the shit we are in as well”

Well, we cannot deny the fact most of the people are very jealous of the 28-year-old lady.

As written in the article, she has investment and also saved up quite a big percentage because she wants to pursue her dream since school day.

It is not wrong to follow your dream.

 

Get used item isn’t a bad idea

If you have strong discipline, you might be in the same shoe as her.

Let’s not compare how much you and she are earning per year, but how to learn to save and not to buy impulsively.

I cannot deny the fact that we can be materialistic because we really love the first-hand item but I was taken back when there are quite a number of people does not mind 2nd hand items after I had open my Carousell account.

Having 2nd hand stuff is not a bad thing so long as it is still good in condition. You will save a lot more and might be thrilled when the items are near new! Bang for big buck, why not? It is a gem!

If there is a need to buy a new thing, you just have to.

The more you earn, the more you spend

This saying is pretty true.

Earn more, spend more.

Browsing over your Facebook page, you started to notice some of your high earning power friends starting to splurge on luxurious goods, cars, watch, high-class restaurant etc.. This is good for building the economy but one must watch out how they spend.

No matter how much you are earning, it is very important you save up for rainy days and stay humble how you intend to share in your social feed.

We have friends who love luxury items because they feel that they wanted to own it after their years of hard work. It is the sense of belonging when they got it in their arms.

After a few months, this sense of belonging is no longer getting noticed. It is nice to own one, but you have balance the feeling – do you want it or need it?

Worth of your work hourly

I love how Livingston gave an example of buying an iPhone.

Let’s say your cost-per-hour comes out to $20. That means a new $700 iPhone would shake out to 35 hours worth of work. A $100 night out would cost five ours. A $40 blouse would run you two hours worth of work. Ask yourself: Is the purchase worth it?

Unless it is something you really need it, then I would think that I will skip this.

For example, you have your blouse torn and beyond sew, or your phone went dead and you need to contact your client.

While for some, they will just want chase over new technology or fashion – phone, gaming rig, cars, jewellery etc. Just for the sake of being the first and own it, then chuck them one side after feeling bored.

It is a good practice to save and not overspend.

If you have the extra money, always keep a lookout for investment to grow your account. Everyone love that!

Do your homework before you get yourself burnt by the market or conman out there.