Time

Let’s talk about “Time”. This is our forth ingredient in our recipe to happiness…:) or the forth item we should cherish in order to have a happy or blissful life.

How often have we heard people say that they don’t have time to do this or that? and they get frustrated or over-whelmed about things. Why do you think that is? Well…I think it’s because most people get into a habit of using their time unwisely and once time gets away from them, they realized that they hadn’t done what they wanted or needed to get done by certain time in their day, week, month, year or their entire life altogether. And then they sit there in their old age saying that they wished they had done this or that before now. Hm….interesting isn’t it? yet, this is so…common and many if not most people have not learned from it. People continue being in the same situation until it is too late.

You see…people think they can put things off and catch up in getting things done later. Little they know that later never comes and later they have more things they need or want to do. In the end, they have too many things to do or they get older and they have more and more in their list to do.

Time is not like money you know and time is not money at all. Time is actually everything you have, which is much more than money. Once your time is gone, it is simply gone. You cannot get it back. You can waste time easily but you cannot save time like you can with money. Once you waste time you can’t get it back. It’s just gone.

For this reason, please be very mindful and be wise in how you use your time. Don’t let your time go by and later think or say that you could have done this or that, once it is too late. If you waste too much time in your life, before you know it, you will be 70 years of age or older and regretting why you haven’t done certain thing in your life before that.

When I say ‘waste’, it means that you have let your time gets away from you without being used for things you love doing or things you should to do in order to achieve certain things you need or want. If you do things you love, even if it’s not necessarily producing something tangible or obvious to others, it doesn’t mean it’s wasted, as long as you don’t regret it later for not other things in your life.

If you like watching television for hours and hours each week and then later you regret for not reading, exercising, walking or doing gardening or painting for example, than you have wasted your time. If you congruently and truly believe that you have enjoyed every minute of watching television and it doesn’t bother you for not reading, exercising, etc. then you are okay.

The problem is, we human beings often want more things in life and to achieve more things we need to work toward them. So it is usually fair to say that if you spend too much time watching television in your day to day activity, as you only have the same amount of time as everyone else, you probably won’t achieve much of other things. This means that you have wasted your time.

To avoid wasting or spending time on things that do not take you toward your goals, you must set goals regularly, put in place a plan how to achieve those goals and most importantly, take action but do it step by step and achieve one small chunk of your goal at a time. Just keep doing this each day and you will be satisfied that you have done everything you possible can to achieve the best for as long as you live.

All the best and stay motivated to achieve what you want in life. You can do it..!

Take Care, πŸ™‚

Love

In my previous posts, I wrote that this is the third thing to cherish for a blissful life.

Love is in you, don’t look elsewhere. Give some of your love away and you will receive.

How often do we hear or feel it ourselves as if others around us don’t love us enough sometimes? This is a very common feeling people seem to have but in reality, we don’t feel the love we need if we don’t love ourselves first and if we don’t freely give our love to others.

Love simply does not come our way if we feel negative about others or things around us, particularly if we don’t love ourselves first. No matter how much someone tells us they love us, we won’t feel it or accept it unless we feel good, positive and confident about ourselves.

Love is a feeling you own, not a feeling others can give you.

When I say you have to love yourself first, it doesn’t mean that you should praise yourself and look down on other people. What I mean by this is to take care of yourself, to stay fit and healthy, to stay motivated and active, to feel good about life and to think positive about things and others around you. Make effort to feel and look good, smile a lot and be generous with your compliments about others. It doesn’t cost you anything. It’s free and it makes you feel good and you give others compliment. When you have the right attitude about love and life, others will love for who you are and you will be surrounded by loving and caring people. The universe will deliver and you won’t know what hits you. It’s that simple. There is nothing complicated and nothing to be resentful about love. All you need to do is concentrating in being happy and loving toward others. Make sure it’s genuine, sincere and congruent.

Take care, love yourself and love others, your life will be filled with so…much happiness…xx πŸ™‚

Value

I am talking about your value system. It is important to realize and understand what’s important to YOU. Believe in yourself, your potential and what the universe can give you. There is enough resources in this universe for everyone. It is just up to each individual to utilize their capacity and potential to seek and receive your luck gracefully and with gratitude. This kind of thing is easy said than done. Sharing articles like this is very important to help each other win in life. Based on my study, research, personal experiences and observations, I found that mind-mapping your likes and passion helps narrow down your real and true value. If you keep doing certain activities linking to specific niche in your life so far, the chance is that you have passion in that niche. If you like a certain celebrity, experts and person and ask yourself what it you love about that person, the chance is that your value system is around what that person’s expertise is. You can also ask yourself questions what makes you feel happy and motivated and what makes you feel miserable and troubled. What would know the type of people. activities and things around you that create different type of feelings and responses. Once you narrow down your answers or results from those methods, you would know what your value system is. The next thing you can do is placing or surrounding yourself around the people, activities and things that match our value system while at the same time please…be mindful of respecting others that different to you. If you do this regularly and make this into a habit. I can assure you that you will be happier everyday of your life.

Take care, live life now in full capacity, respect others and be mindful of your and other people’s safety.

Love, ICDL x

Health

Remember about the 5 things to cherish? Here is the first one and I think this is the most important thing.

It is your Health.

If you want to have a successful life and career then it is important that you take care of your mind and body. A weak body and a lazy mind will never help you do productive things that can improve your way of life. Your safety and health are two important factors that you must not take for granted. Keeping your mind and body healthy seem to be such a simple thing and it is so…easy to say but guess what? some people find it actually harder that it seems and may need guidance from others. We are so…fortunate today, that there is so..much information on the internet that we can search, read and apply to help ourselves.

I know that these are really basic things but unfortunately, as much as we are well aware consciously, somehow we don’t always do these things. Why..? Because our subconscious mind is not trained to make them as our habits yet. Some of the most basic habits to develop in order to have good health are: drinking 3L of water a day, eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables and legumes, sleep well and long enough, move regularly and….smile..!..:)

There are many other habits that are important to help maintain your health. How about learning and practicing ways to deal with challenges, to manage your time and money well, to maintain healthy relationships and to improve your resilience.

Being healthy is so much more than just applying a few basic physical habits. Mastering how your mind work is also very important. Learning Neuro Linguistic Programming will help you develop new good habits.

For now, just do the basic habits. As for me, I’d better get to sleep. πŸ™‚

Take care and I will talk about time management next.