Friday, February 19, 2010


A friend sent me these; I thought I'll share it with my extended family of readers from all over the world

Healthy Living Tip 1. Enjoy a pint of water first thing in the morning.

If you haven’t got time for anything else in the morning, make time to drink a big glass of water. We lose a lot of oxygen through the night and to rejuvenate our cells, we need to supply them with water and oxygen. Drink a glass of water and within a week you’ll begin to feel less tired. I like the taste of water, but I know some people do not so if you’re one of them, squeeze some fresh lime into your water to give it taste and drink up.

Healthy Living Tip 2. Grab a few fresh fruits on your way out.

Wherever you are travelling, pick up one or two fruits and eat them. If you leave for work in the morning and return in evening, take a few fruits and eat them throughout the day. Fruits are great for their nutrients, vitamins and sugars that are required in our body.

Healthy Living Tip 3. Avoid going to junk food shops

If your work mates are going and you want to go along, go ahead but don’t order the burger or French fries. Go for a nice salad instead. Or any other healthy meal that takes your fancy. Junk food is full of “empty calories” that do nothing for your body but put on extra unneeded and unhealthy fat. Opt for more organic, whole foods. Ease up on animal fats. And, start reading labels on eatables. You are what you eat!

Healthy Living Tip 4. Exercise on the go.

If you work in an office, get up every 30 minutes and go for a walk. If you have an office with stairs, run up and down the stairs every couple of hours. Get your blood flowing and your muscles moving.

Healthy Living Tip 5. Drink herbal teas.

When at work or home, many people love to get a cup of tea or coffee. Decide that you’ll be healthier and get a warm cup of herbal tea. The selection available today is absolutely massive, so you’re guaranteed to find one you enjoy.

Healthy Living Tip 6. Eat a handful of nuts.

Get your favorite selection of nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc.) and raisins and have a big handful of them at around 3pm. This has been shown to increase afternoon energy and productivity.

Healthy Living Tip 7. Say yes to freshly squeezed juice.

Say “yes” to freshly squeezed juice every morning. Your energy, body, health and vitality will increase ten-fold.

Healthy Living Tip 8. Deep breathing.

When you’ve got time – at your desk, driving the car, cooking food – do some deep breathing. Inhale and count up to 5 seconds, hold it for a few seconds, and release slowly. Exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide is one of the best things we can do for our blood and cells.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Not Letting The Motivation Disappear...

Motivation disappears when we start seeing ourselves as ‘ordinary’. We begin to see every day as a routine, cooking, laundry, cleaning, working – everything starts looking monotonous after a while. Yes, variety is the spice of life and who says we should not live a spicy life? Get inspired to get motivated. Think of ways you can sketch you day in a more colourful way, take a break from what you do continuously and Thank God for not giving you what you never wanted, be a giver rather than taker and if you can’t give anything else, give people motivation, love and peace.

My leadership is giving my best when no one is watching because I know that I want to excel not because people appreciate it but because I am made to do things in the best way.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Words written by a friend...

One of my good friends has written a very thought provoking poem. I wish I had talent to write like this...

There used to be a glacier,
There used to be a lake,
There used to be a sea-shore,
Now its all fake.

We have eaten the treas,
We have melted the ice caps
We have leveled the mountains.
Now the earth shakes.

Read the entire poem here on Life Motivations