COMMUNITY BUZZ THURSDAY
By Denisia Adams
Today I was joined by my co-host who’ll be keeping me company for the next couple of days and he goes by the of Munyaradzi Gova aka Munya. He’s from the wonderful Zimbabwe and he’ll be educating us on his native language Shona as well as giving us a comprehensive sports report and everthing else.
WORD OF THE DAY
means: Brought low in spirit
Kurora (Shona word)
Means: The traditional process before marriage where by the groom has to give money/cattle to the brides family.
SA TRIVIA QUESTION
Belville was originally a resting place and what was it called?
A – Sleepville B – Twelfth Mile C – the statement is false
Answer: B – Twelfth Mile
DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
The chance of being born on Leap Day is about 684 out of a million, or 1 in 1461. Less than 5 million people have their birthday on Leap Day. ALSO DID YOU KNOW Dentophobia is a fear of dental care, by extension, people who provide dental care, such as dentists. This condition is also known as dental fear, or dental anxiety.
TIP OF THE DAY
How to Make Your Life a Little Bit Easier
As someone who gets stressed out rather easily, reducing the stressors might help to make your life just a little bit easier, and maybe a little less stressful. Most of them are basic things that we all over look, but really if we took just a second to do these things, we'd be a lot better off. If you have a job, keep it. The job market is tough. It's hard for everyone to find jobs these days. If you're lucky enough to get a job, even if you don't like the job, stick it out. Try your hardest not to job hop. No matter what age you are, it never looks good. Even if your job isn't all that wonderful, remember that you are getting paid. Even if your paycheck isn't as much as you'd like it to be, some money is better than no money.
1. Save your money. By saving money, you don't have to be cheap or save on every little thing. Little trips to Walgreens or Target add up. Frequenting the vending machines or going into the gas station add up. Eating out twice a week adds up. Buy groceries instead of eating out. Use your debit card to pay for gas so you don't have to go in. Even if you're going clothes shopping, think about things that you really need and that you will really wear.
2. Those weekly errands. Most of us have errands that need to be done at least once a week. You need to go to the bank, get gas, etc. Actually make time for running those errands. Don't wait until your gas light comes on, and don't wait until you have 5 checks to deposit. Try to hit the gas station and the bank the same day every week.
3. Keep your room clean. Some people are just messy, they like things that way but you'd be surprised how much less stressed you feel when your room is clean. Give everything a place. A place for your keys, your shoes, your cell phone, etc. Instead of just plopping stuff down and seeing where it lands, it will make your day easier if you know exactly where your keys are and so on. It should only take about 5 minutes to make your bed, a few seconds to pick up any dirty clothes, a minute or so to put away clean clothes, and just a little bit of time to round up any trash. This also goes for any other room in the house, but pick up after yourself. If everyone does just a little bit, it'll be a lot easier to keep everything together. It's not that hard to put your dirty dishes in the sink or to clean the shower when you're finished. The same goes for your vehicle as well.
4. Assuming you go to school or have a job or both, keep a planner. By keeping track of everything you do, it's one less thing you have to keep up their in your brain. By keeping a planner, try to eliminate procrastination. Easier said then done, but again...it will make your life a little easier if you stay on top of things.
5. Always use your time wisely. If you're at school, don't just sit and stare at the computer or talk to your friends, get something done. If you're at work, don't just stand around and talk, get something done. Even if you only have 15 minutes to work on something, that's 15 minutes you're closer to being finished.
6. Set bed times. Excuse me...but what?! Yea, that's right -- set bed times. Sometimes we all get so wrapped up in our minds that we lack sleep. My best advice is, go to sleep before it's tomorrow. Meaning, going to sleep before 12 am. A lot of people, students especially, get home late from work, kick off their shoes, and head straight for the sack but that doesn't really give your mind time to relax. Even if you're just watching old reruns or listening to music, just take to yourself. Try to avoid "catching up" on sleep. Try to wake up at the same time every day. The more you do it, the more used to it you will get but just make sure you are getting a good amount of sleep. Always set your alarm before you go to sleep.
7. Always remember the motto: "If you're early, you're on time. If you're on time, you're late. If you're late, you're left." Always plan ahead to be early.
8. Give up some commitments. You can't please everyone and you can't do everything. If you have a friend or a neighbor, who every time you talk to them, asks you to do something then stop. Avoid people who make you feel guilty about not being able to help them out. You don't have to be everyone's hero. And these commitments also include things like Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace. You are not obligated to inform the world of your whereabouts 24/7. These sites can be a major waste of time.
9. Find time to do things you like to do, just for yourself. Maybe for you, it's going to the gym. Maybe for you, it's hitting the tanning bed. Maybe it's planning a round of golf. Maybe it's working on a website. Maybe you like to read, or you have a TV series you like. Whatever IT is, make time for it. You may feel too tired to go to the gym or to hang out with your friends, but once you do it, you'll feel better.
10. CELL PHONES. Ah yes, we all have one. In fact, for most of us our lives with probably fall apart without it. Keep the thing cleaned out. Keep your contacts list up to date, keep your inbox from getting full, ect. And for sanity's sake, abandon it sometimes. Even if it's just for a few hours, leave your phone in your car or in your room while you focus on doing other things. The world won't end because you don't respond to a text message. You may not think so, but all those constant alerts to get your attention can get a little stressful.
11. Never be afraid to quit. I whole heartedly agree that "Winners never quit, and quitters never win" but sometimes you just have to. If something in your life isn't making you happy, and is causing you stress, then just quit. If you have 2 jobs and you just can't do it, pick one and quit the other. If there is drama in your life, just choose to walk away from it. You may think, "OH it's not that easy" but really, it is. All higher powers aside, you control your life. 10% is what happens to you, 90% is how you deal with it. Make the decisions that are right for you, even if no one else is behind you.
12. Stay up to date with things. Check the weather, call your family, watch the news, stay in the loop with the real world, not just YOUR world.
13. Keep yourself healthy. We all have bad habits but simple things like washing your hands can make you're life easier and healthier.
Munya’s world of Sport
Today we discussed about the football match Algeria versus Egypt when Algeria won by a goal to nil and qualified to be a part of world cup 2010 in South Africa. We also spoke about the battle between the Irish and the French when the French eventually won the match and seeing them through to the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Your program also talked about the impressive play by Sri Lanka when Jayawardene had scored 263 and Prassana had scored 134. The program also spoke about Rugby how Brian Habana could face a one week ban if he been found guilty for intentionally injuring an opponent.
We also spoke to Thomas Lewis from the Lentegeur Family Health and Fitness Community Organisation. Thomas Lewis has been in the fitness industry for 32years for as long as he could remember he has always been involved in sport etc. He goes on to say that making fitness facilities available to underprivileged communities are important in getting everyone involved in caring about their health-being healthy no longer as be a privileged commodity.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
(me!) Benjamin Franklin
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
(Munya) Desmond Tutu
Do a bit of good because it is these little bits good put together that overwhelm the world.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!