Winners never quit and quitters never win

Failure and success are two sides of the coin – the will to try

If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. If you are a true entrepreneur you should not know the meaning of the word “Failure”. Real entrepreneurs look at failure as just another obstacle in their path to success. In fact, many people believe that you must fail’ before you can truly achieve monumental success.

A great example is Thomas Edison the great inventor of electric bulb. Thomas tried and failed more than one thousand times before his invention. Henry Ford encountered several failures as a great automobile genius of our time. Albert Einstein failed over one million times in his laboratory experiments.

Treat and pamper yourself in a special way

First of all spend time on getting the spa treatment. Also spend time with people who care about you and your well-being.Form the habit of helping your friends when they are in trouble financially or otherwise.

Celebrate the present

  • Contact someone with whom you have lost touch. Rekindle that friendship and make it a priority to speak with someone you have missed lately.
    • Treat and pamper yourself in a special way.
    • Regular and mild exercise is essential.

GET ORGANIZED NOW!

No matter what business you’re n. keeping things in order is key to your professional – and personal – success.

Time is money. You have probably heard this saying thousands of times. Yet, like most of us, you are most likely still wasting a lot of valuable time 4because you are unorganized. To be successful in today’s business climate you must be as organized as possible. As more and more companies cut workers, there are less and less secretaries, personal assistants and other administrative workers who usually are responsible for keeping you and your company organized. Now, it is up to you to get and stay organized in order to increase your productivity and efficiency.

IS IT TRUE MEN ARE FROM MARS AND WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS?

Know the truth and love your spouse the best way

Too often male-female differences are at the root of marital problems. The friction is not due to the fact that men and women are physically, emotionally, psychologically, and culturally different from one another, but from the fact that we don’t understand those differences or work to accommodate them in our relationship

In contrast, a marriage grows and thrives when a husband and wife understand and accept that God has designed them to be different and complementary.

PHYSICAL DIFFERENCES

The most obvious differences between men and women are physical but that isn’t what causes the most friction in marriage. Nevertheless, understanding that God made men and women different physically is important when two lives are blended into one. Let’s look at some of the physical differences between men and women:

  • Women live an average of 8 years longer than men.
    • Men are usually stronger and able to run faster and lift more weight than women.
    • Men have XY & XX chromosomes; women have XX chromosomes.
    • Men have a greater amount of the hormone testosterone, which increases their tendency toward aggression and physical activity.
    • Men lose weight faster than women due to the lower ratio of muscle and fat.
    • Men have a higher metabolic rate than women.
    • A man’s blood gives off more oxygen than a woman’s.
    • Women have greater endurance than men.
    • A woman’s capacity to exercise is reduced 2% every 10 years, whereas a man’s capacity is reduced 10% over the same period.
    • Men are often physically aroused by visual stimuli; women are usually aroused by touch, caresses, and affection.
    • A man’s skin wrinkles later in life than a woman’s skin.
  • Our brains function differently. The male is more left hemisphere controlled (logical) and the woman is more right hemisphere controlled (intuitive, emotional).
    • Men and women are anatomically different, for instance the man’s pelvis is narrow; the woman’s pelvis is broad for childbearing.

Again, these differences do not usually pose significant challenges to the marriage relationship, but they do underscore the fact that God made us, male and female, quite different from one another.

High blood pressure, prevention and cure

Keep Fit, Stay Fit, Stay Healthy. Always good to relax in a serene environment.

Blood pressure is the force in the arteries occurring when your heart beats (systolic pressure) and when your heart is at rest (diastolic pressure). It’s measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg). High blood pressure, known as hypertension, is defined in an adult as blood pressure greater than 140mmHg systolic pressure or 90mm Hg diastolic pressure, which is shown as a reading of 140 over 90. It’s a problem as it directly increases your risk of coronary heart disease, which leads to heart attacks and strokes. It’s common among people over 35, and is particularly prevalent in the mode-aged and elderly, the middle-aged women on the pill and heavy drinkers. It may run in families, but lots of people with a family history of high blood pressure never have it themselves. Those with diabetes, gout or kidney disease are susceptible, too.

30 minutes walk a day keeps the doctor away

Don’t get left out, exercise yourself into good health.

It is difficult for most of us to be active enough these days. In earlier generations, physical exercise was a part of normal everyday life.

Now for many of us it is all too easy to jump in a car rather than walk or we simply seem to be just too busy to exercise.

Health experts advise that regular exercise such as brisk walk or some sort of mild indoor activities can improve our health and keep the Doctor away.

So what are the benefits of being more active?

  • More energy
  • More stamina
  • More happiness
  • A lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke
  • Reduced risk of cancer of the bowel
  • Greater self confidence
  • Relief from stress and depression
  • A better shape and appearance
  • Stronger muscles
  • A lower risk of osteoporosis (thinning of bones)
  • Lower blood pressure
  • A higher level of the ‘good cholesterol’ (HDL Cholesterol)

In fact, moderate exercise such as tennis, dancing, squash, golf or a brisk walk for 30 minutes, five days a week, can reduce your chances of developing coronary heart disease.

If you are unlucky enough to have a heart attack, if you have kept yourself fit you are twice as likely to survive. Look after your health now to enjoy life longer.

ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT BALANCE IN YOUR FOOD?

ACID AND ALKALINE FORMING FOODS     Do you know if you are in balance? How do we know?

                                                                                    We need 70% alkaline and 30% acid forming foods

ACID FORMINGALKALINE FORMING
CranberriesApples
BlueberriesApricots
PrunesAvocados
PlumsMelons
RhubarbMangoes
OnionsDates
GarlicFigs
HorseradishGrapes
Hot peppersPaw paw
PumpkinsPeaches
Other squashesPears
Most cerealsOlives
Wheat cerealsOranges
White flourGrape fruits
Brown riceLemons
White riceLimes
Basmati riceCurrant
OatsBerries except acid’s ones
RyePineapples
LentilsCherries
Kidney beansKiwis
Broad beansPomegranates
MeatDried fruits
PoultryRipe bananas
FishAlmonds
ACID FORMINGALKALINE FORMING
EggsPecans
Dairy productsChestnuts
All other nutsFresh coconuts
CoffeeCashews
Beer and spiritsPine nuts
Green bananasSunflower
Sesame
Pumpkin seeds
Poppy seeds
Millet
Buckwheat
Quinoa
All Soya products
Molasses
Wine
All natural vegetable oil eg. olive and sunflower oil
Live yogurt
Butter milk
All vegetables
All sprouted foods eg. Barley, beans, alfalfa etc

How to live a great life: START WITH WHAT YOU HAVE “YOURSELF”

To live a great life, you have to start some where.  The most competent person you know now in matters concerning you is yourself, so it makes perfect sense to start with what you have which is your humble self.  This means that you have to look within you and search for the hero inside you.  Start with the talents you have.  We all have capabilities and abilities, it is only that some of us have not realized how to turn what we have into opportunities.  So instead of waiting for that big break, start with the little you have and turn it into something big.

How to enjoy summer amidst the pandemic

Summer has arrived and lot of people are weary of taking holiday abroad due to the pandemic. Well there are still ways t enjoy yourself this summer. You can of course make use of your garden for those who have garden. You can enjoy barbecues and picnic and you can even go camping in your own garden. For those who do not have gardens of their own, don’t feel left out, you can pack up a well thought picnic and visit the nearest pack to you an have a blast time remember to follow the guide lines of your local area.

How to have a good physical and mental health

WHAT IS STRESS?

Just being alive creates stress. It is a natural fact of life for everyone. Anything that happens in your life has the potential for being stressful. Those things are called stressors. It is not the event of the stressor that produces the feelings of distress, but how you react to the stressor. In life 10% is what happens to you and 90% is your reaction to it. How we think determines the way we process stress. Our thinking styles govern the behaviours or strategies we use to cope with stressors. In turn, the resulting levels of stress influence our well-being and our physical and emotional states.

Contrary to popular belief, there are two kinds of stress:

DISTRESS is the kind that results in bad feelings. Distress results in strain and wear and tear on the mind and body.

EUSTRESS is the positive type of stress: enhancement, exhilaration and excitement. Eustress leads to growth and satisfaction.

How we think about an event or a stressor will determine whether we experience eustress or distress.

N/B: In life 10% is what happens to you and 90% is your reaction to it.

WHAT CAUSES DISTRESS?

Consider the experiences you have over the past two years. These life events could have been a child leaving home, transferring to a new area, trouble in a relationship, or a change at work or business or redundancy. The greater the number of life events, the greater the potential that you may experience stress. The frequency of these events, however, may not in themselves produce stress. How you think about the events and what you do as a result of that thought is more important. For example, a redundancy or a transfer from one’s state of origin may bring about an abnormal fear of failure (distress), but for someone else it is viewed as an opportunity to achieve something new (eustress). The thought patterns in our heads have a great deal to do with the kind and level of stress we will experience.

Pinpointing Symptoms of Stress: Do this activity to establish the level of your stress (tick Yes or No)

YES    NO

I used to be good at taking decisions but I am now finding it

rather difficult

I used to be good at taking decisions but I am now

finding it rather difficult

I find it difficult to concentrate

I find it difficult to think straight

I keep forgetting things

I keep getting negative or irrational thoughts

I experience palpitation

I have spells of dizziness I get frequent headaches

I have a ringing tone in my ears

My breathing is shallow

My eyes get tired and sore

I perspire a lot

I feel tired most of the time

I keep bursting into tears

I have lost my self-confidence

I suffer mood swings

I feel drained

My self-esteem is low 1 keep getting angry

I feel apprehensive

I feel unhappy

I feel as if something terrible is going to happen

I feel frightened

I feel helpless I feel hopeless

I feel depressed

I feel nervous

I feel anxious

I find it impossible to relax

I choke on my drink often

My time management is poor

I have lost interest in sex I have become obsessive

I talk non-stop

I loose the thread of what I am saying

Habits, Health & Happiness

Interpreting your scores

Check your YES scores.

The higher your number of YES scores, the more you may be putting yourself at risk of stress related illness. If you have answered YES to all the questions, this indicates a very high level of over stimulation; you need to take immediate action to avoid the risk of over stimulation and burn out syndrome. Look carefully at your YES scores and consider what you can do to achieve a more balanced lifestyle.

Check your No scores

NO scores indicate an easy going personality, if your NO scores are high, you are unlikely to be at risk of stress. However, a high NO score could possibly indicate under stimulation or procrastination, so beware.

Consider carefully both your YES and NO scores in order to achieve a more balanced lifestyle. Follow these tips:

  • Lighten up, you only live once
    • Live, love, let go and be happy
    • Accept that everyone makes mistakes including yourself
    • Listen to other people’s opinion and views
    • Improve yourself esteem by praising other people and yourself too
    • Trust other people and delegate
    • Slow down, give yourself a break before you break down
    • Stop setting yourself rigid and unrealistic goals
    • Nurture yourself, take life as it comes
    • Learn the value of relaxing and having fun instead of always struggling
    • Chill out