ANZAC DAY a tradition that I am so proud to honour every year. The boys who travelled across the world to ensure we have a safe and happy life. Hero’s each and every one. They deserve our respect 365 days a year. Not just on 25th April. Lest We Forget
International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate our amazing female citizens. All of them. Those who are successful, offer a helping hand to help others on their way to success. Become mentors, whether it be in sport, business, education, or motherhood… Those who are just beginning their journey (no matter your age) look for those who are your ‘role models’ and connect with them, follow them, copy them. Stand on the shoulders of those who have achieved (male and female) so you can truly achieve your potential.
Random Acts of Kindness bring joy to both the giver and the receiver. But even those who observe kindness feel better just seeing the kind act. Pay it Forward at every opportunity… you never know whose life you may change. Kindness and smiles create a ripple effect!
The foundation of our identity has been set by the time we are 7 years old. We absorbed everything, good or bad that happens. Everything we hear, see, feel or experience we believe is ‘about us!’ Our beliefs are based on these perceptions. That is scary. Imagine asking a 7 year old to make decision for your future. As we grow, these ‘unconscious beliefs’ determine how we view our world. Most are not true but influence us nonetheless. Its time to change. The key to success is facing the past, updating our beliefs and moving into the future with confidence and a new identity.
Gratitude is easily shown by compliments. Say thank you! You can give a card, a small gift or just simply let the person know you appreciate their contribution. But compliments are more than this. Make a strangers day with a compliment! Look at people when you are out. Notice what they wear, their children, the way they treat people. It is so easy to say: You look great; love that colour on you; what well behaved children you have! It’s easy, try and notice how the smile you receive lights up your day in return!
Anger is wasted energy and is never the answer to a problem. However, bottling up your anger is also not a good idea. When you feel yourself getting angry, try to change your state! What do I mean? It is physically impossible to laugh and be angry! You cannot smile and frown at the same time. So when you start to get angry, do something stupid on purpose. Not dumb, stupid. Something that will make you and others laugh. Break the tension, break the moment. Take the opportunity to get another perspective.
Mental health is so important. During Covid-19 most of us have had to deal with life differently. Whether we have been in lockdown; living in isolation or quarantine, or have suffered financially – 2020 has been a year like no other. Most of us will admit to struggling at some point. Sometimes it’s anger. Or it could be fear – both of the virus or what the future holds. It is so important to stay in contact with friends, family or even reach out to a helpline. Share your worries, your fears. Holding it in is never a good solution. When you ‘suppress’ emotions, you create ‘depression!’ Talk… to anyone. Watch YouTube comedies. Stop watching the news – it is always going to make you feel worse! And know – this will pass. Everything does.
There are a lot of foods to avoid, here is a list of the 7 worst offenders. Avoid low-fat foods – often when the fat is removed, sugar is added. Avoid high sugar and high foods. Carbs are just sugar by another name. Sugar is addictive. In fact, it is the most addictive substance on earth. Eat small portions and stick to natural foods. Avoid these foods and your health and weight will thank you.
It is very common to have problems with your thyroid. Doctors prescribe pills and potions to fix ‘your problem’ when all you really need to do is pay attention to your health.
Loneliness can creep up on the best of us from time to time. 2020 has created a situation that is making loneliness a challenge in many people’s lives. Are you one of these? If so, it is good to know that, with the right mindset and the drive to change, you can combat loneliness in …