Top 10 Meditation Benefits:
• Meditation allows you to improve your level of stress. By reducing stress, you will make better decisions and fully handle problems effectively.
• Increased job satisfaction
• Increased feelings of independence and confidence
• Improvements in listening skills
• Increased ability to forgive others
• Increased sense of self-actualization or wholeness
• Meditation allows you to improve your health including helps to improve heart conditions, cancer risks, high blood pressure and plenty of other conditions. By lowering stress levels on the body, you can heal faster and more effectively from any of these experiences.
• Increased ability to problem-solve
• Increased ability to concentrate
• Improvements in levels of energy
“Thriving. That's fighting... Surviving is barely getting by.” ― Jillian Michaels
“You know when transformation happens? Right now. It’s a present activity. Who is the new you? Show me the new you.” ― Jillian Michaels
“Ask yourself this: How much deprivation, how much self-effacement must you suffer through before you act on your desire for meaning and fulfillment? Before it’s your turn to thrive in your life, instead of barely surviving it? Some people live their dreams. Why not you?” ― Jillian Michaels
“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!” ― Jillian Michaels
Every Christian would agree that a man's spiritual health is exactly proportional to his love for God. — C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)
There are also those who delusively if not enthusiastically surrender their liberty for the mastermind’s false promises of human and societal perfectibility. He hooks them with financial bribes in the form of ‘entitlements.’ And he makes incredible claims about indefectible health, safety, educational, and environmental policies, the success of which is to be measured not in the here and now but in the distant future.For these reasons and more, some become fanatics for the cause. They take to the streets and, ironically, demand their own demise as they protest against their own self-determination and for ever more autocracy and authoritarianism. When they vote, they vote to enchain not only their fellow citizens but, unwittingly, themselves. Paradoxically, as the utopia metastasizes and the society ossifies, elections become less relevant. More and more decisions are made by the masterminds and their experts, who substitute their self-serving and dogmatic judgments — which are proclaimed righteous and compassionate — for the the individual’s self-interests and best interests. — Mark R. Levin (Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America)
Getting fit is all about mind over matter. I don't mind, so it doesn't matter. — Adam Hargreaves (Mr. Lazy's Guide to Fitness (Mr. Men Grown Up Guides))
Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology. — Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)
Why did I not die? More miserable than man ever was before, why did I not sink into forgetfulness and rest? Death snatches away many blooming children, the only hopes of their doting parents: how many brides and youthful lovers have been one day in the bloom of health and hope, and the next a prey for worms and the decay of the tomb! Of what materials was I made, that I could thus resist so many shocks, which, like the turning of the wheel, continually renewed the torture?But I was doomed to live; — Mary Shelley (Frankenstein)
Make your own fruit juice: Drinking a cup of fruit juice that you made from fresh fruits is actually better than drinking powdered or artificial fruit juice products. Fruit juices are filled with vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Aside from that, it can also help you suppress your appetite, since it can make you feel fuller.
Sometimes the food allergens are your favorite foods which could be more difficult for you to get rid of: Try to condition your mind that foods and additives that can trigger your allergies are not edible. In this way, you can gradually avoid temptation of eating or tasting bits.
Lead a simple life: by doing this, you can put more concentration of keeping your body and your lifestyle healthy. The more things you do, the less time you will have to think of things that will make you aware of the harmful toxins and chemicals present in the environment that can give you harm. Making it simple though will also allow you time for yourself.
Get cardiovascular exercises: this type of exercise can easily promote health and is a workout that is great for busting calories. A scheduled routing of cardio exercises can also be good for anger management thereby resulting into a more relaxed body and mind.
Getting started on a diet: Prior to starting on a diet, you need to make sure that you are fully committed about it. In other words, you need to have the discipline and the determination to follow through it, in order to attain your fitness goals. Aside from that, you should also have the right motivation to stay on track.
Eating more spinach: When you are at the grocery store to buy more green leafy vegetables, you should prioritize spinach more than the other ones. This is because it contains more fiber than the other kinds. With more fiber intake, you would be helping your body in burning more fats, as well as in curbing your appetite.
Sniff Rosemary: According to some research catching a whiff of this aromatic herb may increase alertness and improve memory. To stay sharp try smelling fresh rosemary or inhaling the scent of rosemary essential oil before a test or meeting.