Hi! I'm DS and this is my Tumblelog where I post updates about life, what inspires me, or things that makes me smile. About Me: Down-to-Earth guy.. :) Who I'd like to meet: Anyone who's not too stupid to be cool.
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1. We make excuses or lie to ourselves.
When we’re alone it’s easy to skip exercise by telling ourselves we’re too tired or we don’t need it. It’s easy to put our heads in the sand about obligations or promises when no one else is looking. How do you make excuses or tell yourself lies when alone?
2. We quit too soon.
Without accountability or deadlines, it’s tempting to give up on a project or task before you are done. What does it matter? Who’s watching? But if we develop a habit of procrastination or lack of follow through at home, it can become a habit in all parts of our lives.
3. We analyze and obsess about appearance.
When you’re alone getting dressed or looking in the mirror, how often to you pick yourself apart, staring at your flaws and feeling bad about your appearance? If there’s something you can do to improve your appearance, take action and do it. But obsessing about it and feeling bad only hurts your self-esteem.
4. We eat or drink too much or too poorly.
When we’re alone, we tend to snack, overeat, make poor food choices, or drink too much. When no one’s watching and we aren’t standing on the scale, what’s one more bag of chips or a few extra cookies? Decide how you want to treat your body and become your own best advocate for healthy nutrition.
5. We watch too much TV.
Watching TV isn’t all bad. It’s a great way to relax. But when it becomes our fallback activity every time we’re tired or bored, we don’t stretch ourselves to pursue more creative or interesting activities. And watching a lot of TV means we are sitting or reclining too much which doesn’t support a healthy, active lifestyle.
6. We indulge in negative thinking.
When we’re alone, it’s easy to get lost in negative thoughts about ourselves, people at work, the driver who cut you off, etc. Negative thinking becomes a habit that fosters anxiety, agitation, and even depression. When you’re alone, you must find a way to catch yourself in a negative thinking loop, interrupt it, and shift your thoughts or actions to something positive.
7. We speak hurtfully to our spouse, partner, or children
It’s so easy to let your stress, anger, or bad feelings impact your closest relationships when you’re in the privacy of your home. We say thoughtless and hurtful things to the people we love the most because feel safe they won’t leave us. But would you say these things to a business partner or a friend? Who do you want to be for your loved ones?
1. Be productive.
Every time I haven’t been as productive as I could have been, Its always been a downer for me. I’m sure you know the feeling. When you’ve got very little done, you feel as If you’ve accomplished nothing. And that feeling of “accomplishing nothing” Isn’t exactly a great one.
Yet when I’m productive, active, creating, and getting things done, I feel happier, more energetic, and more accomplished. So whatever you’ve been slacking off with, get it done today. You’ll be thanking yourself for it later.
2. Stick to what you say.
“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” ― C.G. Jung
And when you stick to what you say you’ll do, you’ll be amazed by the results. People who stick to what they say they’ll do are always happier. But that can only be achieved by being honest with yourself.
Don’t list 10 – 20 different things to do everyday and expect it all to get done. You’ll only set yourself up for disappointment. Be realistic and do what you can, then stick to it.
3. Do at least 1 important thing everyday.
Important things can be defined as.
- Personal development.
- Positive changes.
- Reading a book.
- Creating videos.
- Helping someone.
- Things that help you progress.
Profession doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you do something YOU feel should be done on a daily basis. Choose at least 1 focus, and then be sure to do it everyday.
Important things matter, because doing the things that matter to us makes us happy.
1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.
2. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.
3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.
4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.
5. Always use ‘we’ when referring to your home team or your government.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Don’t underestimate free throws in a game of ‘horse’.
8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
9. Don’t dumb it down.
10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.
11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.
12. Never park in front of a bar.
13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.
14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car, and first boy/girlfriend.
15. Hold your heroes to a high standard.
16. A suntan is earned, not bought.
17. Never lie to your doctor.
18. All guns are loaded.
19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.
20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.
21. Take a vacation of your cell phone, internet, and TV once a year.
22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good.
23. A handshake beats an autograph.
24. Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out.
25. If you choose to go in drag, don’t sell yourself short.
26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.
27. Never get your hair cut the day of a special event.
28. Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes, tires, and sheets.
29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.
30. When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.
31. Eat lunch with the new kids.
32. When traveling, keep your wits about you.
33. It’s never too late for an apology.
34. Don’t pose with booze.
35. If you have the right of way, take it.
36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.
37. When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.
38. Never push someone off a dock.
39. Under no circumstances should you ask a woman if she’s pregnant.
40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry; live up to it.
41. Don’t make a scene.
42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is best.
43. Know when to ignore the camera.
44. Never gloat.
45. Invest in good luggage.
46. Make time for your mom on your birthday. It’s her special day, too.
47. When opening presents, no one likes a good guesser.
48. Sympathy is a crutch, never fake a limp.
49. Give credit. Take blame.
50. Suck it up every now and again.
51. Never be the last one in the pool.
52. Don’t stare.
53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.
54. Stand up to bullies. You’ll only have to do it once.
55. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.
56. Admit it when you’re wrong.
57. If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.
58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.
59. Thank the bus driver.
60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.
61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
62. Know at least one good joke.
63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is somebody’s son.
64. Know how to cook one good meal.
65. Learn to drive a stick shift.
66. Be cool to younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.
67. It’s okay to go to the movies by yourself.
68. Dance with your mother/father.
69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.
70. Always thank the host.
71. If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.
72. Know the size of your boy/girlfriend’s clothes.
73. There is nothing wrong with a plain t-shirt.
74. Be a good listener. Don’t just wait for your turn to talk.
75. Keep your word.
76. In college, always sit in the front. You’ll stand out immediately.
77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for nine months.
78. Be patient with airport security. They’re just doing their jobs.
79. Don’t be the talker in a movie.
80. The opposite sex likes people who shower.
81. You are what you do, not what you say.
82. Learn to change a tire.
83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.
84. An hour with grandparents is time well spent. Ask for advice when you need it.
85. Don’t litter.
86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.
87. You won’t always be the strongest or the fastest. But you can be the toughest.
88. Never call someone before 9am or after 9pm.
89. Buy the orange properties in Monopoly.
90. Make the little things count.
91. Always wear a bra at work.
92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.
93. You’re never too old to need your mom.
94. Ladies, if you make the decision to wear heels on the first date, commit to keeping them on and keeping your trap shut about how much your feet kill.
95. Know the words to your national anthem.
96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise making a fool of yourself is more fun then sitting on the bench alone.
97. Smile at strangers.
98. Make goals.
99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.
100. If you have to fight, punch first and punch hard.
Bernard M. Baruch (via psych-facts)
I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching they are your family.
Please know that there are much better things in life than being lonely or liked or bitter or mean or self conscious. We are all full of shit. Go love someone just because, I know your heart may be badly bruised, or even the victim of numerous knifings but it will always heal even if you don’t want it to, it keeps going. There are the most fantastic, beautiful things and people out there, I promise. It’s up to you to find them.
Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness.
People don’t like love, they like that flittery flirty feeling. They don’t love love – love is sacrificial, love is ferocious, it’s not emotive. Our culture doesn’t love love, it loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without paying anything for it. It’s ridiculous.
-Matt Chandler Parsons
Some people will never ‘get you’. Do not spend eternity asking why. People will see you differently, just cherish those who lift your soul.
-Dodinsky’s Garden of Thoughts
You’ll meet her, she’s very pretty, even though sometimes she’s sad for many days at a time. You’ll see, when she smiles, you’ll love her.
I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.
-Simone de Beauvoir
You are not useless. You are not hopeless. And no matter how scared you are, you will never be alone. And deep down, somewhere, in the part of you that decided the good days and your happiness and your health were all worth fighting for, you know that, too. Hold onto that knowledge. It will see you through the worst.
Affects: Digestive System and Bladder
What to do:
- Drinking water helps to flush out the toxins in your body, so boost your water intake and have a look at the foods you are eating.
- Minimize intake of fizzy drinks and high caffeinated drinks. Also look at switching to herbal teas, especially green tea!
- Consume less chocolate, cakes, lemonade and Coke, drink more mineral water without gas. Eat food that helps eliminate toxins from the body: boiled cabbage, and baked apples.
- Go to bed early (10pm) and wake up early (6am). Even if you can’t fall asleep. it’s good to relax so your liver can rest and be ready for work the next day
- 20-30 minutes of light exercise every day, especially outdoors
- Practice relaxation techniques to worry less
- Better hygiene (washing hair, hats)
- Green Tea, lemon water and berries can also help as these are antioxidant rich foods
Your heart is a massive organ that pumps blood all over your body. If it’s stressed out due to poor diet, inactivity and various mental and physical stresses, then not only are you likely to get pimples on your lower forehead, your entire body will be doomed if you don’t fix the problems. Having a healthy heart means to do regular exercises to strengthen the heart, as well as eat a healthy diet, and keeping stresses low.
What to do:
- Try to exercise regularly
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water
- Eat healthy, preferably low cholesterol, high fiber diet
- Quit smoking
When kidneys are not taken care of, you’ll find these large, painful pimples on your ears that refuses to leave no matter what.
What to do:
- Increase water intake
- Avoiding eating too much salty food, caffeine
- cleanse your kidneys with diuretics like parsley and water
Eyes, orbital area and between the Eyebrows
Oiliness, redness, flakiness and pimples between the eyebrows can indicate that your liver may have been overworking and need a cleansing.
What to do:
- Eat fruits and vegetables with high content of vitamin C (kiwi, sweet pepper, oranges) will help in providing you with a good mood.
- Try to avoid eating late at night; especially right before bedtime as your body will not break down the food as effectively, leading to a toxin build up.
- Cut back on fatty, sugary, greasy and rich foods, alcohol and diary, particularly if you’re lactose intolerant.
- Some of the best foods to cleanse your liver include garlic, grapefruit, green tea, carrots, beets, leafy green vegetables, lemons and lime.
“Someday you’ll find the right person, and you’ll learn to have a lot more confidence in yourself. That’s what I think. So don’t settle for anything less. In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It’s important to combine the two in just the right amount”
— Haruki Murakami
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