We all have these days in our lives when we lack motivation. And it isn't just me and you, even so called motivational gurus have faced it.
So what do we do?? I was thinking about this for some time and even read all kinds of self-help books. The problem is that even the most inspiring book like “Secret” kept me motivated just for a month. On my quest for finding the answer to everlasting motivation I decided to create a journal.
I would like to share few tips which will help you to be on the right track and highly motivated.
Here are some things I’ve learned that has helped me:
Have A Goal: If you have too much going on in your life you cannot focus. It is important to have that one primary goal, have you found it, Good! Write it down in Capital letters on a piece of paper.
Set a Time Limit: Now that you have your goal in front of you give it some realistic time limit for example: I will start my healthy diet from Monday for a month. This will help you to understand what actually you want out of your goal and how long will it last. Isn’t this so much more realistic?
Find inspiration: Now just to keep you on the right track you need your daily dose of Inspiration so join some groups on the Internet or communities who are interested in the same subject and make sure you visit the community every day. I read other blogs, books, magazines. I Google my goal, and read success stories try this it works for me.
Get excited: Think about the day when you will achieve your goal, how does that make you feel? What if you have been thinking for year to get into size 10 jeans and finally you can see that happening. If your goals don’t excite you then think again!! Is that what you really want to achieve? Choose a goal that inspires you.
Create Visibility: If you think about your goal every day, it is much more likely to work out. Posting the goal on your wall or computer desktop helps a lot. Sending you daily reminders also helps.
Act: If you can commit to doing one small thing to further your goal (even just 5 minutes) every single day, your goal will almost certainly come true.
I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Be Motivated and
don’t forget to leave me your comments. Thank You :)
It is very important to understand the significance of our relationship with the environment that surrounds us as it directly affects our wellbeing. When you look at your relationship with different things, ask yourself if they promote joy, beauty and usefulness, or are they burdensome?
Life is about the energy exchange. Everything and everybody is vibrating at different frequencies. You get to choose the vibration you want to resonate with and how to manifest that choice through your actions.
Clutter invites chaos into your life. It can often cause unnecessary stress or even make you feel depressed. Unfortunately, tackling the clutter often seems as an impossible task, especially if you don’t know where or how to start.
In case you're looking for inspiration, here's my list:
• Start with yourself - eliminate good riddance to decisions that don't support self-care, self-value and self-worth.
• Emotional life - eliminate stagnant patterns that no longer serve you.
• Relationship to others - do the people in your life give you energy and encourage your personal growth, or block that growth with dysfunctional dynamics, If they don't support you as a loving, open, free, and spontaneous being - Say Goodbye!
• Work - not only reducing the "clutter" of paperwork, inefficiency and overcommunication, but also striving to create a balanced workload and make your work invigorating, inspiring, collaborative and empowering to others.
• Nature and Play - seeing these as expressions of love and opportunities to fill your life with truth and joy.
Full of beta-carotene and a good source of fiber, this soup is a yummy and nutritious beginning to a meal or a perfect lunch. The natural sweetness of this low fat carrot and sweet potato soup is complemented by the spiciness of chillies and ginger. Enjoy with whole grain bread or crackers.
- 6 big carrots, sliced
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ginger, crushed chillies and salt to taste
- vegetable or chicken stock
- Sauté garlic in olive oil for 2 minutes.
- Stir in ginger and chillies and cook for 1 minute.
- Add carrots and sweet potatoes and pour over the stock.
- Simmer for 20 minutes or until cooked.
- When cool transfer to a blender and blend until smooth.
Hope you enjoyed the recipe. All your feedback and comments are more than welcome :)
You get up in the morning and rush out of the door without any breakfast. Sounds familiar? We all heard about the importance of having breakfast but what are the options for a healthy nutritious breakfast when you running out of time?
The true meaning of breakfast is breaking your “Fast”. That's why it is the most important meal of the day. If you skip breakfast it means that you start your day with an empty stomach and by the time you are getting into the swing of work, your blood-sugar levels are dangerously low. As a result you need an instant sugar fix, which usually means a donut or pastry or some other unhealthy choice. Another problem is traditional breakfasts don’t usually come in healthy flavours. Here are the options that most people think of as breakfast:
Too sugary or carb-filled: Pancakes, waffles, toast, donuts, pastries, scones, bagels, pies, sugar cereals, breakfast bars, muffins (which, let’s face it, are usually just cake). I’m not anti-carb, but the problem with many breakfasts is that they are low in fat and protein, and nothing but empty carb calories. This starts your day with a high blood-sugar level, which your body will quickly adjust for and drop, and you’ll be on a roller-coaster blood-sugar ride all day.
Too fatty : Fried eggs, sausages, bacon, cream cheese on your bagels, cheesy omelettes, Egg McMuffins, Sausage McMuffins, hash browns, anything English or Scottish.
Actually, there are lot of Healthy options check below for my healthy ideas, but I’m sure you can think of many more. Look for protein without too much saturated fat, whole-grain carbs, low-fat dairy or soy options, fiber and nutrients.
Is finding the time a problem?? You make the time. Get up 15 minutes earlier. Pack something to eat on the road or when you first get to work. Prepare it the night before if necessary. I recommend the first option — waking a little earlier — as it’s nice to be able to have a nice cup of tea or coffee with your breakfast, relaxing before the rush of the day starts.
MY EASY BIG BREAKFAST IDEAS:
Oatmeal, flaxseed, blueberries & almonds: microwave the oatmeal with milk, add ground flaxseed, frozen blueberries, sliced almonds. You can add a little cinnamon and honey (not a lot) if you’re using the non-instant oatmeal. That’s four power foods, full of fiber and nutrients and protein and good fats, with only a couple of minutes of prep time. And very tasty!
Scrambled tofu: Healthier than scrambled eggs. Add some onions, green peppers or other veggies, some light soy sauce or tamari, maybe some garlic powder, and black pepper, stir-fry with a little olive oil. Eat with a toast. Delicious!
Fresh berries, yogurt, and granola: Get low-fat yogurt (not non-fat, as it often has too much sugar) or soy yogurt, cut up some berries or other fruits and add some granola.
Start your day with a healthy thought and don’t forget to leave a comment :)
We have previously spoke to you about the health benefits of eating fish. This time let me introduce you to one of the most nutritious fish on the planet - Salmon!
Salmon is a tricky fish because it can often be referred to as “fishy” in a bad way, which is the criticism most people have for it. But personally I don’t like to miss out on my omega-3 so salmon is cooked at least 3 times a week in my house.
We need to have a good intake of omega-3. Some conditions or symptoms indicate a need for more high-omega-3 foods. The symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, dry and/or itchy skin, brittle hair and nails, constipation, frequent colds, depression, poor concentration, lack of physical endurance, and/or joint pain.
What health conditions require special emphasis on omega-3 fatty acids?
Omega-3 fatty acids may play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of the following health conditions:
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
High blood pressure
What foods provide omega-3 fatty acids?
Sardines, salmon, flax seeds and walnuts are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Very good sources of these healthy fats include cloves,halibut, shrimp, cod, tuna, soybeans, tofu, kale, collard greens and winter squash.
You should try to eat two or three servings of omega-3 rich foods per week. Make sure you go “wild” and avoid farm-raised fish. Farmed salmon is notoriously low in omega-3’s and contains unhealthy chemicals such as polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) is frequently genetically-engineered.
How about a fusion recipe straight from my kitchen?
1 packet organic baby spinach leaves
2 pod garlic
2 tomatoes chopped
½ teaspoon turmeric power optional (I use it for all the medicinal properties)
3 tablespoon oil for shallow fry
1 tablespoon oil for making the sauce.
4 table spoon Low-fat yogurt.
2 teaspoon salt.
3 to 4 piece of Wild Alaskan salmon depends on number of serve.
Sauté baby spinach on a pan with 1 tablespoon oil finely chopped garlic after a minute add chopped tomatoes and 1 ½ teaspoon salt cook it for 4 minutes and leave it to cool down.
Mix turmeric powder ½ teaspoon salt and fish together and keep aside.
Heat a pan with 3 tablespoon of oil and fry the fish for 3 minutes on medium flame and turn the sides for the salmon to be cooked properly but remember not to overcook it.
Blend the spinach with garlic and tomatoes using a hand blender making a thick sauce.
Once the fish is cooked put them on a plate heat the sauce and just before serving add yogurt.
Enjoy freshly cooked salmon in less then 10 minutes! Don’t forget to leave me your feedback :)