We all build self belief by seeing ourselves perform and succeed in the things we attempt to do in life. Sometimes we can fall down lack of confidence and for that you visit www.FlawlessConfidence.com, but so long as we eventually succeed even these failure incidents can in retrospect become the foundations of our success, giving us the conviction to believe we have been hardened enough to take the knocks that the journey to success ultimately requires of us. In delivering personal development workshops and programs we seek to coach people towards expanded horizons and new improved results from decision and actions.Another part of working with building self belief is to help an individual understand how they have made successes in their life happen, no matter how small these successes seem at first. The person should be enabled to see and remember when they came through the test and delivered the goods, whether the memory be of a sporting event, or delivering a successful project in their career.
Then you should go for it. An active lifestyle is very beneficial. It help boost energy levels and can even help to reverse some of the problems of aging. It can improve your energy and strength.It doesn’t matter what your age, or illness, you will improve flexibility and balance by moving more.Endorphins produced by being active will decrease depression and help you feel better. Plus it increases your self-confidence. Exercise will increase heart health, blood pressure, and bone density.
Your whole body will improve with regular exercise. It will reduce the problems of aging and will improve your strength and over-all well being.It will help you lose weight. Exercise increases metabolism and burns calories to help you reach a healthy weight.
Getting active will improve your sleep patterns, by helping you to fall asleep easier and sleep sounder.Your brain will have added benefits by helping to preventing memory loss and dementia.Where to start? Start slow, build up your program a little at a time. Warm up, cool down and have water available all the time.If something hurts, stop doing it. Exercise was not meant to be painful. Try something else.
One of the best and easiest cardio exercises to start with is walking. Make sure you are in a safe area, without a lot of traffic. Be aware of your surroundings. A very popular place is a local mall. I know some malls even open their doors early to accommodate the early walkers. Plus there is safety in numbers. Or find a walking partner. Set a time to meet that’s good for both of you. It doesn’t seem like a chore when someone else is there to talk to.After you have gotten in the habit of walking four to five times a week for at least thirty minutes a day, it’s time to add some variety to your workout.
With all the uncertainty in the world today there seems to be growing interest for improving mental health. Wars, rumors of wars, threats of nuclear activity, financial instability, bankruptcies and foreclosures are just a few of the reasons our mental security is being challenged, which may lead to chronic depression. Trained professionals are the ones who deal with patients with mental illnesses. But there are things you can do to brighten your mental outlook during challenging times.Changing your perception of circumstances to one more optimistic, i.e., the glass-half-full principle, can help improve your mental health. Let’s look at three tips for improvement that many believe are the necessary foundation to be that high-energy, upbeat and positive person everyone loves to be around.First, consider your diet. Not some crash diet to lose weight, rather what nutrients are you giving to your body to function during the day.
The body is designed to function at its best when receiving nutrients from a balanced diet. This means all the food groups, in moderation. Too much of any one group can be detrimental to your health. Foods high in Omega 3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, fruit rich in flavonoids, like blueberries, and green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, is a good place to start. There are books written on nutrition, specifically for the brain, but way too much to cover here. Suffice it to say, proper nutrition is extremely important for brain health.Secondly, expose your mind to positive reinforcement the first thing every day. Instead of turning on a news channel or picking up the morning paper, or both, as you eat breakfast, read or listen to something inspirational. This can be a book of poetry, inspiring verse from a religious book, or even a devotional video. Ideally, do this before exposure to anything else in the morning and it will set a positive tone for the entire day. And then meditate on what you have read or seen. The brain is a wonderfully designed organ that, in essence, reflects who we are. It has the capacity to store everything you experience by your senses. We ultimately become what we allow our senses to experience.
The last tip seems simple but is very important; surround yourself with like people, uplifting and positive, to grow and inspire each other. This one tip alone can make a dramatic change in your mental health. Let me share a personal experience. In our family is a dear lady who is 96 years old and is one of the most positive upbeat persons I’ve ever met. Her advice to me once was, when you’re feeling down and sorry for yourself, go out and find some person in need and help them. Helping someone helps you to understand the true meaning of friendship.When is the best time to try these three tips? Now, and every morning and day for the rest of your life! You’ll improve the mental attitude of those around you, including yourself.
So feed your brain the nutrients it needs to function optimally and let your senses, particularly through your eyes and ears, inspire you every day. And the third tip will happen almost automatically because people will want to be with you and share in your positive outlook.
Your health is your greatest ally. If you eat healthy, you not just add more days to your life, but you also add more life to your days!When one enjoys a fitter and healthier life, then he reaps myriad benefits including the following:
- Higher productivity
- Better stamina
- Sharper mind
- More concentration
- Better looks
- Improved spirits and general state of well-being
Now that it is clear that healthy eating does benefit the body and mind in innumerable ways, here is a quick guide to ways to eat healthy.
How to Eat Healthy: Few Essential Points to Remember
i. Have eggs for breakfast: Eggs are full of proteins and vitamins and make for excellent breakfasts. They feed you with the right nutrients without making your stomach feel heavy. They also help you build muscles in a shorter time.
ii. Avoid junk food: It is true that junk foods are the most tempting and very irresistible, but if you want to get healthier and fitter, then you must resolve to stay away from them. Occasionally, you may dig into them in small amounts, but limit your consumption and do not consume them regularly.
iii. Add more fruits and salads to your life: Fruits and salads can be consumed round the clock and they not just supplement you with all the nutrients but also give you body an enviable shape.
3 Things You Should Know About Healthy Eating Style
To eat healthy is not just to eat the right food, but also to eat it the right way. Here is a synopsis:
i. Shun the TV and socialize: It is always recommended to eat in groups (viz. family dinners) and always away from any TV or computer. Munching food while watching television can lead to overeating which is fatal for health-conscious people.
ii. Chew leisurely: Do not chew as if you need to catch a flight! Chew the food with a sense of leisure and slowness, like a lazy cow! It would promote better digestion and yield more fruitful results.
iii. Do not overeat at night: One of the best fitness tips is to restrain yourself from overindulging after sunset. Since the metabolism process slows down at night, experts suggest not eating in large amounts. Hence, your supper or dinner should be considerably lighter than your breakfast or lunch!
Fitness Tips: Secrets for Getting Fitter
Here are some fitness tips which would help you get leaner, muscular, swifter and faster:
a. Work out daily: It is essential to work out daily (at least for 20-30 minutes) instead of working out once every 2-3 days. Depending on your age, gender and requirement, you can perform varying kinds of exercises.
b. Consult your trainer: If you are working under a fitness trainer, coach or expert, then you should follow his regimen on how to eat healthy. Foods like fruits, oatmeal, nuts and eggs should replace other less healthy foods.
c. Sleep well: Other than eat healthy, you must also use the full quota of your sleep. Sleep-deprived people can suffer from poor health and fitness.
Need something quick and easy to do so that you can just relax a little? And maybe you also need something that you can do in the car or where your computer is not available (or perhaps ‘not wanted’ for that matter!)? Well, here are 3 easy exercises that you can do on your own (or with a friend, if that helps) to enable you the ability to let go of some of the stress weighing you down. Rule #1: these exercises only work if you give them a chance! Rule #2: each of these exercises can be done lying down with your eyes closed in a dark room, or wide awake in your car driving. They’ll have some effect even in the most active of your states.
1. Good Air, Bad Air. One of the harmful effects stress has on us is that it virtually fills us with toxic elements (essentially the residue of our ‘fight or flight’ system going for too long). This exercise will help you rid yourself of that toxicity.First of all, take in a deep breath, imagining that the air you’re inhaling is clean, pure air – the best you could ever find. Let this pristine air fill your whole body, from your feet to your head, and imagine it cleaning out your body’s cells. Hold it in for a few seconds to let it do it’s cleaning, and then slowly exhale. While you’re exhaling, imagine that the air you’re releasing is all the dirty, toxic air that the ‘good’ air has cleaned out from your cells. Repeat two more times.
2. Squeeze and Release. We hold a lot of tension in our muscles when we’re stressed. Much of this tension we’re not even aware of, which is why this exercise is so good. Think of it almost as a self-massage – something to tide you over until you can get the real thing!
Imagine squeezing all of the muscles in your left foot, and hold this for a few seconds. Then slowly release the squeeze, imagining that all the tension you’ve just created is being released. Do this for your right foot as well, and then slowly work your way up your body, squeezing and releasing your calf muscles, your thighs, glutes, back, abdominal muscles, chest, shoulders, neck and even your scalp. Then, if you’re so inclined, work your way back down to your feet. Be careful not to over-squeeze!
3. Energy Cycling. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s believed that your energy runs down your front and up your back. Of course energy runs to and from your arms and legs as well, but for the purposes of this exercise let’s just focus on your torso and head.
Do your best to imagine a warm energy traveling from the top of your head, down your face, and then down the midline of the front of your torso. The energy should feel comfortable, possibly warm and gentle, passing through you without effort. Don’t worry if you only feel it in certain parts of your body – this is normal and may change with practice. As the energy reaches your perineum (the space between your genitals and anus), gently give the muscles here a gentle squeeze, and then imagine the energy shooting up your spine to the top of your head. Repeat this cycle ten times if possible, ensuring that the energy is comfortable and easy down your front, and fast and energetic up your spine.