Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Its been a week of inspiration and goal setting. Here's who joined us Wednesday to keep the flame going

Heart risk higher after 2 hours of TV
People who spend more than two hours per day of leisure time watching television or sitting in front of a screen face double the risk of heart disease and higher risk of dying, said a study.
Researchers said the effect was seen regardless of how much people exercised, indicating that how we choose to spend our free time away from work has a huge impact on our overall health.

Today’s Inspiration of the day
A Better Life in 25 Ways
If you don't like the way life is going, its simple, change it! Change your life for the better, starting today, not tomorrow! Here is a list of 25 ways you can improve your life. Please comment or share to help spread the word! We can all do our part in defeating procrastination and getting this world back on track!
1. Accept Your Mistakes.We are all human. It's natural for us to make mistakes. Accept what you have done wrong and commit to doing better next time. Mistakes are not failures. Mistakes only become failures when you don't learn from them and move on!
2. Create A New Habit. We often get so busy in life we forget about what really matters. Are you currently moving in the direction of your dreams? If not, start building effective habits daily that are in line with your dreams and goals. Starting a 30 Day Self Improvement Challenge is a great way to form new effective habits.
3. Get A New Job. One of the best ways to shake things up in life is by getting out of your comfort zone. Are you happy and passionate about where you are working? Is it time to make a change? If so, it doesn't have to be drastic, but it may be time for a career change. Start looking at different possibilities and follow your passion.
4. Keep A Journal. Daily reflection is a huge part of my daily self improvement tasks. Writing a journal can be one of the most enjoyable ways to express yourself freely. Not only is keeping a journal great for daily reflection, but its something you can always look back on and treasure as the road map to your success.
5. Travel Somewhere Far Away. Traveling long distances is extremely rewarding. The last vacation I went on was a cruise to Bermuda, and it was one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating vacations I have ever been on.
6. Start Your Own Business. Be your own boss and work your own hours. One of the most rewarding things I have done is starting my own business. I love being able to hold myself accountable and having no one else looking over my shoulders telling me what to do. Review your passions, is there anything you can turn into a business as well?
7. Clear Up Clutter. Clean up your office. Rearrange your furniture. Do the dishes! Clear up all the clutter in your life and then stay on top of it so it doesn't pile up again.
8. Become An Early Riser. Waking up early comes with many benefits. I love watching the sunrise and having a nice warm cup of coffee. Having a well planned out and slow paced morning helps me start the day right. I am somewhat of a work-a-holic at heart. Waking up early and taking planned steps one step at a time helps me start my day out right!
9. Start A Blog. Blogging can be a great way to make income, but besides that its a great way to release. I love writing on my blog and expressing my opinions. Blogging helps me focus, and the joy of sharing helpful information with others in need is very rewarding.

10. Pay Yourself First. We have to pay ourselves first if we ever plan on getting ahead. Before you pay any bills or spend any type of money each pay period set aside a certain amount for savings. Continue to do this, and reinvest that money in wise investments down the road.
11. Be Grateful. We as humans tend to think about everything we don't have instead of everything we do have. We live in the most technological advanced time in the history of the world. So many of us have things we take for granted. Start your days off right, and be grateful that your alive and taking that first step after you wake up!
12. Commit to Self Improvement Daily. This is the most important thing I have done to change my life. The study of self improvement has created the life I am now living. A simple hour of a good book or blog daily can do wonders for your self confidence, focus, ambition, and the list continues on and on.
13. Write A Passion Statement. What are you on this earth to do? Each and everyone of us are unique, we all have specific goals and dreams. You are special in your own way, and you have skills that can help change the world.
14. Make Today Count. Success in life can be predicted by ones daily agenda. Are you taking the steps necessary every day to accomplish your goals? Make the most out of each and every day!
15. Learn A New Language. Learning a new language is a great tool to put your mind to work. You will forever be enriched by learning a new language and culture. Not only that you will also be more marketable when it comes to jobs and business.
16. Exercise. You don't have to break any world records or anything. Just make sure you exercise consistently. You will feel better and look better. Exercising as always been a great tool for me to release stress as well.
17. Go Have Some Fun. Go out for a night and meet some new people. Spice up your life. Is there anything you've been wanting to do but have been putting off? Go for it and have the time of your life!
18. Make Peace With Old Enemies. Do you have any old friends or family members you've been fighting with over the years. It's time to let that go, don't carry the burden any longer. Be the first to apologize, even if your not in the wrong and move on!
19. Smile More. My first job was at a kiosk in a mall. At that time people always seemed to be upset when coming to purchase things. I found that if it looked like someone was having a hard day that if I gave them a big smile and was polite their emotions could change dramatically. Smile more, it is a great remedy for hard times!
20. Join A New Group. Meet some new people and join a new group. It could be a fitness group, game group, whatever it is. Go out and interact with new people and build new friendships!
21. Meditate Daily. Meditation is one of the best ways to refocus and enlighten your mind.
22. Stop Arguing Win or lose, give up arguing. Life is to short to spend time on all the trivial matters that we often do. Instead let go and compromise, learn to work with people instead of against them.
23. Create Solid Specific Goals. Specific goals are integral to your success. It is a proven fact that people who have written goals on average achieve more than those who do not.
24. Fix Something. Is there something that you've been meaning to fix, but just haven't had the time? Well now its time to make time. It is of my opinion that if you don't fix the small things when they are small they will eventually turn into big things!
25. Take Responsibility. You are the creator of your life. The experiences you have are merely a representation of your perspective. Change your perspective and focus on the good things in bad situations. Become an inverse paranoid. See the world as working to help you instead of against you. You are the only one responsible for the way you are living now, either except it or don't. Either way you decided.

Val Toledo, a teacher, corporate trainer, motivational consultant and transformation coach, and has recently published her first novel, The Upward Spiral. The Upward Spiral is both the story of Val’s journey of transformation and the process she has developed to prevent repetition of mistakes and reaching dead ends in one’s personal growth. Her philosophy merges metaphysics, science, philosophy and spirituality into a simple and compelling read.
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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!!!!!!!!!!


Me a Mama said...

2 great new books on the scene, that being The Upward Spriral and The Aupair, by 2 Cape Town based authors. Both about the women's life journeys. Very touching and insightful!

Me a Mama said...

I've read the book The Upward Spriral and loved it. Lighthearted, but yet informative. Great to read about a real woman's journey and see how far she has come - true inspiration! From one mother to another!