Today is a bitter and sweet day; it is the 11th of September and it brings chills to my spine. It has been 16years since the tragic 9/11. On this day the tragic events led to the death of several people both physically, emotionally and mentally. This is the bitter truth concerning this particular day. It is during this time that many have lost property, loved ones and also those that have lost their lovely and caring pets due to the Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. This is heart breaking.
However, there is a sweet thing that emanates from this incident. Instead of crying and moaning of the befallen, let us celebrate the heroes. Those who lost their lives on this fateful day are living as heroes and heroines in our hearts. Let’s come together and honor heroes. Let’s talk about heroes in all of us. Let’s love and be kind to one another.
The bonding as a nation and the entire world after the tragic events of 9/11. This bonding has become the basis of kindness and love for one another. It is not about how hard you fall, but how smart you get up and remain standing. 9/11 is not all about the events that happened in the US but we all have experienced those down moments that may or may not have been similar to this (9/11). let us dust off ourselves and triumph and remain standing. Let us uplift, love and be kind to one another.
Since I can remember, I have had tea for breakfast with either buttered or toasted bread or muffins or scones (For recipe).
I can say it is a family thing more so a Kenyan thing. In my country, Kenya, tea is more than just a beverage. Despite the season or weather, you will also find someone having a cup of tea at home or a coffee house. Tea, hot tea is ENERGISING after a long day at work. Tea people together; tea party. Catching up with friends, going out on a date, it’s all about the tea.
Quick Fact: Did you know that the 4 O’ Clock tea was originally by Queen Alexandra. This has also been a ritual in my family. It is a break between lunch and dinner to catch up, mainly over the weekend, and also refuel the body.
Daily Prompt: tea!
It is important for us to take in water, however, we forget to do so or just do not like doing it. Drink water regular may be boring especially since it is tasteless or just tiresome because of the numerous bathroom trips. Also, inadequate water intake is hazardous to our health since we get dehydrated which could result in headaches, confusion, and dizziness. To avoid these symptoms and bad moments, here are top tips on how to drink water more regularly and not forgetting to do so.
Make it accessible.
The first rule of turning something into a habit – make it easy to do. In order to drink more water, have some. In this case, you may have your water in a bottle or a glass or a mason jar on your desk always at hand and you’ll drink more naturally.
The easiest way to get yourself to drink more water is to make it taste good. It especially helps if you are trying to transition from sweet soft drinks into drinking something that has no taste whatsoever making it all that harder to get used to. You can use any flavor you like, make cucumber or lemon water. Try as much as possible to keep away from any sweet additives.
Add a straw
Do not love milkshakes? I do. Other than the taste, I love milkshakes since the have straws which makes them easier to sip. I tried adding a straw to my water glass and I found that I sipped more water than before. You too, can it this technique and see the change. Be sure to share your different experience with others.
Tracking your water intake will help you be accountable for how much water you take and more that you need to take. This can be through daily or frequent reminders on your phone through alarms or computer reminders. You may also consider mobile based applications, I use the Water Drinking Reminder for the Android users and Daily Water Free for the IOS users.
Get your eight glasses of water and enjoy the benefits.
Have you considered the laughter and its benefits?
It has been said laughter is the best medicine. As years pass by the human being laughs less often. Research shows that kids laugh up to 500 times a day while an adult laughs 12-15 times a day. This is a wide margin, don’t you think?
As we grow older, we have so much to think about and be responsible such as bills, work, and many other stresses. These leads us to accumulate so much tension which could lead to depression.
Did you know that laughter can promote a healthy lifestyle? here are some of the benefits to take note of:
- Improve sleep
- Promote relaxation
- Boost the immune system.
- Protect your heart
- Relieve pain
- Reduce blood pressure
A dose of laughter a day could be prolonging your life.
As we get older, we become more prone to chronic illness such as heart diseases. Doctors recommend physical activities to older adults to ensure that they reduce heart disease symptoms. They also further explain that regular physical activity is medicine to older adults with heart diseases symptoms.
Physical exercise such as walking improves the quality of life for older adults especially those that have undergone cardiac events such as heart attack or stroke. Walking is a beneficial form of exercise for older people. Here are the various ways in which walking can help.
- With a walking partner, walking improves social life as they have
- Strengthen your muscles through improving balance and joint flexibility
- Help keep your weight steady
- Lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and diabetes
- With flexible joint, it reduces the risk of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
- Reduces the likelihood of falls.
- It helps boost confidence and energy levels
- Help reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension
Encourage grandma or and grandpa on a short walk and socialize.
This is the first blog post this month, so happy New Year everyone
It is a new year and I bet most people have resolutions to live up to this year. One of the most common New Year’s resolution is to keep fit or lose weight. Gyms and recreation centers have many subscriptions this month, which is definitely good for both the subscribers and trainers.
Here is a guide to get you started.
Do not wait for Monday or the weekend or for something to happen. Start now.
2.)Have a plan
Bring your plan with you. What are you doing at what time?
3.)Write your plan down
Make sure you have your focus right by putting your plan on most of your visible points. For example; your phone, fridge
4.)Take baby steps
Start slow and as you proceed put in more effort day after day. You do not expect to lose over 20 kilos in a day. Keep the ball rolling and do not give up.
Once you start, you have some withdrawal symptoms from the healthy foods and exercise. Keep moving forward and don’t give up.
On eating foods, does eating less really make your stomach shrink?
Yes, your stomach can shrink. The stomach muscular is rubber-like and is able to stretch as Dr. Nitin Kumar.
However, this does not mean that you should skip meals but eat the right portions. Skipping meals will lead to weight gain rather than weight loss.
I wish you well.
In many occasions, things happen against what we expected. Our attitude towards these situation may vary.
Research shows that majority of humans view the negative perspective. this perspective blocks the possibility of us seeing the positive side of the situation. And that is where the problems begin.
Turning the perspective all around is not the easiest. But with patience and focus on the positive perspective, it is possible.
The positive thought will change your perspective of life.
It has been a year and a couple of months into blogging. Being sort of a ‘newbie’, I have had to learn lots of stuff here and there. It has been a journey of ups and downs. And in this journey I am glad that my posts have touched many and many have also enjoyed. I would also like to appreciate all people who have taken time to advise me on some stuff: both on blogging and living life.
My eyes are on the journey; to enjoy and learn. I am Unfinished I am work in progress.I am glad that my voice matters. Before I say goodbye, here is a quote:
“I’m inspired by so many blogs and the people behind them. I now have a voice.” — Annette’s Place
Image Credits: Ebay
I hope you had a great weekend. The weekend was great and before I knew it, back to Monday, work and the real world.
It is a new week and as I sit at my desk working on the new week, how about some motivation for the new week.
As you enjoy Monday you can share your Monday motivations.