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You have to have a Dream March 26, 2013

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“You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.” – Billy Wilder

Are you a morning person or are you one of the below ?

 

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I LOVE mornings ! You could say that I’m a morning person ! If I wake up early, my day goes off pretty well. 🙂 Sure, I do have days where you have to drag me out of bed at 12 PM, but then who doesn’t love sleep, right ? 😛

Here are the top 5 reason I love mornings (and waking up early):

1. I.ME.MYSELF.

In today’s busy and technology infested world, there isn’t a time of day (or night) when people aren’t calling / mailing / texting you (That’s probably why I sleep with my phone on Airplane Mode). I’m pretty sure not too many people would go to the pains of waking up at 6 AM to speak to you !

Basically, it’s a time when I can just be with myself, relax and ponder.

Solitude

 

2. OUTDOORS.FRESH AIR.EXERCISE.

Jogging is my favorite form of exercise. Plug in you headphones, listen to the music you love, and feel the fresh air as you jog / run / walk with the sun rising along with you. Heavenly it is, believe me !

Jogging

 

3. PRAYER. PEACE. SERENITY.

I try my best to pray five times a day, but the peace and serenity I get from my morning prayers is unbeatable. It makes me calm and prepares me for all the challenges I have to face in the day.

Morning Prayer

 

4. LIST. PRIORITIZE. PLAN. 

An extra 5-10 minutes in the morning are ideal to plan the day that lies ahead. I like to think of all that I have to get done, from the most exciting to the most boring tasks of the day. Then, I prioritize them and plan how to go about accomplishing them. Just knowing what you have to get done in the day gives you a head-start and makes it even easier.

to do list

 

5. HEALTHY.YUMMY.BREAKFAST.

Early mornings will automatically make you hungrier at an earlier time, and I love taking out time to fix myself a delicious yet healthy breakfast. Having the time to enjoy your breakfast rather than stuffing it down your throat really makes a difference !

Healthy-Breakfast-Ideas

 

If you’re inspired and want to wake up early now, here are some tips for you ! 🙂

How to Wake up EARLY

 

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And you think you’re really ALIVE ? March 18, 2013

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So, here’s how it goes. I’m 25, happily married a month ago, been working for more than 3 years and just living my life. Perfect, you’d say, right ?

But, the story’s a bit different from nearby. I have a job, YES. I don’t hate my job, YES. I’m grateful I have work to go to everyday and a paycheck that comes around every month, YES. But, is this what I REALLY want ?

I read The Four Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris, and I loved how he said that the opposite of happiness isn’t being sad, it’s being bored. Because, till you’re not really EXCITED about what you do, you can’t be 100% HAPPY !

I think the problem is that I have dreams, but I’m not too sure of them myself. If someone asked me today, what exactly I see myself doing, I’d probably be a bunch of excuses and “ifs” and “buts”. Point being, I don’t really know what I want myself. Whose fault? Mine, of course.

I know that what I’m doing is not what I want to be doing my whole life, and I have a vague idea of I want to be doing, but I’m still not 100% clear of what it is.

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So, five steps I’m taking to work on that(and you can do as well if you’re sailing in the same boat):

1. DREAM

Dreams are free, they don’t cost anything except your imagination. It is only when you have dreams that you can achieve them. They’re the one thing that can keep you alive, no matter how messed up things around you are !

2. VISUALIZE YOUR DREAMS

You have a dream? Great! Visualize what you want, be clear. If you yourself are not sure of what you want, you’ll never get there !

3. BELIEVE

Believe in yourself ! We are at times our worst critics and tend to bring ourselves down. Boost your confidence by being your own support.

4. LISTEN TO EVERYONE, BUT BE THE JUDGE

Socialize with people, especially positive ones! Lend an ear to what others have to say, but at the end of the day, you are the best judge of what works for you.

Listen, filter, and apply !

5. GRATITUDE & JOY

Look around yourself, and be happy for the small and big gifts LIFE has given you !

Express gratitude, feel it in yourself !

Be happy and spread joys to others around you as well ! 🙂

 

THE BEST IN ME ! March 8, 2013

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I PROMISE MYSELF
To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worth while in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
To think only of the BEST, to work only for the BEST
and to expect only the BEST.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of
others as I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the
greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a SMILE
to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improving myself that I
have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud word, but in great deeds.
To LIVE in the faith that the whole world is on my side,
so long as I AM TRUE TO THE BEST THAT IS IN ME !
–Christian D. Larson