Saturday, February 1, 2014

Build up that mind muscle!

The past two years, I had no idea I actually am building up the muscles on my brain. I have a great hold of my thoughts and I have been being blessed because of it. :) Thanks be to God.

We have to take care of our thoughts. It is what makes our lives. Here are some of the things I do to keep my mind healthy and pretty! 

1. G.I. G.O. Garbage in, garbage out. 
We have to be careful about what we intake. I recommend we stop watching the news, start reading books that will inspire us and keep us imagining. It's a healthy exercise. Keep listening to happy songs!! This is an easy way to leave the negative world and go to that wonderful happy alternate universe! God bless the people who invented eBooks and YouTube! So, replace garbage in garbage out, with greatness in greatness out.

2. Be grateful with everything. 
Saying thanks will make God feel appreciated (yes, he does haha). That way he wants to give more. Gratitude attracts more blessings also. Everything happens for a reason. Everything, even pain and suffering, is a good thing. 
"From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher. To transcend pain, you must first experience it. Or to put it another way, how can you really know the joy of the summit unless you have first visited the lowest valley? To savor the good, one must know the bad." - The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Robin Sharma

3. Exercise! 
This is the easiest thing to help you shift your mind to good. It's good to jog to a beautiful park, but you can also download videos that is fun and feels just like play. I recommend only the gym if you are with a friend, so it would motivate you to go everytime. 

4. Pray. Make God your best friend.
Thank Him for every blessing, even the small ones, and keep asking for wishes. He'd grant it! God is a genie. Say your daily affirmations upon waking up and before going to bed. Download MyThoughts from app store, where they create great positive daily reminders.

5. Stay away from negative people as long as possible. 
If they're everywhere, keep your earphones on. LOL haha. Or it's a better practice if you influence them to be positive :)

6. Be with happy people and people who share the same interests. 
It's just fun!

7. Meditate. 
Download Headspace at the app store to guide you in your daily meditation. This is my favorite! I like getting high you know! LOL. 

8. Always think of the bright side. 
Everything that is happening always have a good side to it. ALL. THE. TIME. It's hard at first but soon it will be automatic. Exercise your brain to do it. Build up the muscle so it will be easier to do it. Make the habit!

9. Keep writing.
I don't really care if you're not a writer. Just write. Write about the what you are feeling, so you don't have to express it to some other people. Don't be a burden. It's okay to release stress to your closest friends but it's better to write it down, and just leave it to God, and be happy

10. Don't blame, don't complain, don't justify. 
Do it and see the magic it would do. :) 

Last but not least...

11. Be patient. It's not overnight to build up a muscle, hey. Just keep doing it, persevere and you'll see results in at least within a month. 

These are just some of the things I do. :) I am just so happy right now. I hope you are too!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I was left hanging.

I have been reading this book entitled "This is Where I Leave You" by Jonathan Tropper, and they left me hanging at the end!! It's bitin! I know in some way it's supposed to be bitin, like how they say that when you experience such incident in your life, and you have options, the end-result is always unpredictable. But still, I'd be happier to know the ending!

The story is about Judd, who caught his wife having sex with his boss, in their own bedroom during her birthday. He was supposed to surprise her that's why he came home early, but apparenly, he was the one surprised. The story also revolved around the family of Judd, who had a reconnection when their father died. They were asked to Sit Shiva for 7 days (a jewish tradition) so they have to deal with each other for 7 days in their own house. It's a story about how Judd's life is so fucked up. 

I am really pissed!! The ending did not state what Judd did to his life afterward. Jonathan really kept me wondering, "what if Judd get back together with Jen? Will they still be happy? I really think they wouldn't be, because Jen will always be the cheating bitch, and the picture of her and Wade on Judd's bed will never leave his mind, ever. And why won't he push the relationship with Penny? I mean what's up with that? Well, maybe the point here is to not get a rebound especially if the rebound is someone special and worthy of a real relationship (which penny is)." I am so curious and anxious right now. I hope he ended up with penny, doing their pact at the end. Or maybe he should stay alone, figure out his life and just meet someone new. I really hope he makes the right decision. 

I don't know. This book made me hate relationships. It will tell you about how messy relationships can get. But it really is a good book!! Too many life lessons. Too blunt, too real but sometimes too negative, but it will make your mind open.

I love how detailed and funny and sarcastic this book is. I also love Jonathan's abundant vocabulary. :) read it!!! Love this!