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22 Habits To Make Your Life More Peaceful

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1. Throw out, sell or donate everything you don’t need. Use this guide to minimalism to help you decide what you’re keeping in excess. If there’s anything that will immediately release your anxiety and put you at ease, it’s making the choice only to keep the physical things that either serve a purpose or hold a positive meaning for you.

2. Organize everything you do. And I mean everything. Your paperwork should be filed and your bills should be organized as soon as they come in the door. Your clothes should be kept in an easily accessible fashion, and your day-to-day necessities should always be placed somewhere you can easily find them. It will take so much of the guesswork and fumbling out of searching for that one random thing you only use once every two weeks (but desperately need, when you do).

3. Don’t consume what you don’t need. This is the other half, the more difficult half, of releasing everything you don’t use: you can’t buy more crap to replace it. Only buy the food you’re going to eat, and be very mindful and selective of what clothing and other products you buy. Will you actually use them? Do you even really want them, or do you want to just feel better in the moment? Trust me: A bolstered bank balance and the confidence of having a little more self-control will feel much better (and so will keeping a simple space you can actually maintain).

4. Put your self before your work life, as often as you can. Sure, there are some exceptions — like when you have to take care of your responsibilities and forego a few more minutes of sleep for an important email — and that’s fine, as long as you’re in the mindset that you are not your work. You are more than just what you do and earn.

5. Do something that makes you meditative. If sitting cross-legged and breathing isn’t your jam, find something that is. Do whatever it is that makes you really grounded and present and in the moment. If that’s going for a long drive with the windows down and music blaring, do that. If it’s dancing, do it in your room each day. If it’s painting, schedule time to do that, too.

6. Learn to turn daily chores into therapeutic practices… for example, bathing. You have to do it regardless, and the combination of hot water, the physical act of “cleansing” and how relaxing a hot shower or long bath is at the end of a long day makes it an ideal daily practice to reduce your nerves. Light a candle and listen to music and use salts to cleanse yourself. Be meditative about your rituals, and focus on the act of releasing and clearing.

7. Start to build a commonplace book. It’s a collection of quotes, ideas and passages that particularly inspire you or make you think, compiled and organized and filed neatly, so you can access whatever information you feel you need. Keep sections for “inspiration” or “healing” or “relationships” or “work,” and keep track of all the little things you come across that inspire you.

8. Incohesively journal. And don’t worry about storybooking your life… similar to the commonplace book, just jot down the ideas and epiphanies and observations you have in your day-to-day life. Look back and reflect on the things that most compel you to express them, and they’ll give you an idea of what it is you need to change/do more or less of in your life.

9. Burn candles at night. The flame itself is mesmerizing and calming; it will make your space smell better, and will overall give you a beautiful ambiance.

10. Replace your daily coffee/tea intake with hot water with lemon and honey. It’s relaxing and yields incredible health benefits. It’s cheaper and more natural than your usual latté alternative. There’s nothing not to love.

11. Only pay in cash. It’s difficult until it becomes a habit, and then you won’t be able to imagine how you ever did anything else. It keeps you conscious of what you’re spending (makes you realize how much the little things add up), keeps you on your budget and completely removes the “will this purchase dip into my bill money” fear (which should never be an issue).

12. Recite mantras. Even if it seems a little too new-agey for you at first, I promise, it’s so extraordinarily powerful that you’ll actually start to consider what it is you repeat to yourself once you see how impactful this practice becomes. Whatever you feel you’re lacking, or you want more of, say you “are” that thing. For example: “I am safe.” “I am in financial abundance.” “I am always taken care of.” “I am successful.” You lay the foundation to enact a self-fulfilling prophecy. “I am” is the most powerful “prayer” you can say.

13. Stop interacting with people who aren’t positive influences in your life, and don’t apologize for doing so. If they want to call you rude or unkind, so be it. You are under no obligation to make other people comfortable at the expense of your own sanity.

14. Cook your own dinner. There’s something very grounding about combining ingredients and working with foods and making your own meals. It makes you feel connected, responsible and empowered, in the simplest, most human way.

15. Observe what you unconsciously consume. Food, music, reading, TV. These things affect how you feel throughout your days. Don’t underestimate the power of the things you don’t even realize you’re letting into your life.

16. Ask yourself what kind of life you’d like to live, and base your other goals off of that idea. If what you think you want, for example, is to “start a business,” ask yourself if doing the dirty work of it, day in and day out, is your passion — or if you’re just in it to say you did it and seem successful. This, more than anything else, is how to determine the path best suited to you.

17. Make much more realistic goals than you normally do. You won’t actually be accomplishing any more or less than usual, but you will remove the guilt from believing you should have done more.

18. Find your ultimate joy in the simplicity of everyday life. Show yourself that you don’t need extravagance to have a truly incredible internal experience. You don’t need expensive foods to have a great meal. You don’t need anything other than what you currently have to start living the life you want. Why? Because the life you want is ultimately rooted in a feeling — a feeling that you can induce simply by shifting your perception.

19. Pay attention to what you seek. You will find it, no matter what. If what you subconsciously want is to see all the things that are wrong with your life, so as to force yourself to change it, that’s exactly what you’ll get. If what you seek is knowing all the ways you’re as unworthy as you fear you are, that’s what you’ll get, too. (So of course, you can make the opposite true.)

20. Develop a personal philosophy, and let it guide you through your daily life and decisions. If you don’t have any personal belief about why we’re here, what you’re ultimately doing, what your purpose is, etc., you’re going to live a highly unfulfilled life, riddled with worry, anxiety and unrest. You don’t have to adopt the beliefs of a certain religion or a particular group of people, but you do have to subscribe to what feels absolutely right to you. Not because somebody else told you so… but because it’s aligned with who you inherently are, and how you inherently think.

21. Stop trying to police yourself. Contrary to your instinct, much of the effort you exert to “hold yourself together” is useless. The more you integrate every aspect of who you are, the less you will unknowingly exert energy toward suppressing feelings, therefore compounding your stress and putting yourself on the road to implosion at any given moment. It’s more dangerous to suppress and ignore the “negative” aspects of who we are than it is to accept them. (In psychology, this is sometimes referred to as the “shadow selves” or Gestalt therapy.)

22. Stop believing that the way you perceive things is the way they actually are. Leave yourself room to be surprised. Remember that when you’re in a place of fear, you’re not seeing things clearly, or the way they really are. Remember that you can’t predict what will make you happy, but you can choose to seek gratitude, and peace, in the present moment.

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“Why do we Ignore pain until it can no longer be Ignored”

Pain is the opposite of relief, people tend to pacify it with simple ineffective solutions that subsequently compound the problem. it is our human nature to shine it off, unconcerned with the potential ramifications of allowing it to remain untreated, slowly progressing in its intensity pain forces you to take action at this point your nerve endings are on fire, your discomfort can no longer be ignored. your mobility is compromised, eclipsed is your effectiveness, and your ability to complete day-to day simple tasks…

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 Why ignore pain until it can no longer be ignored?

Pain is the opposite of relief, people  tend to pacify it with simple ineffective solutions that subsequently compound the problem. it is our human nature to shine it off, unconcerned with the potential ramifications of allowing it to remain untreated, slowly progressing in its intensity pain forces you to take action at this point your nerve endings are on fire, your discomfort can no longer be ignored. your mobility is compromised,   eclipsed is your effectiveness, and your ability to complete day-to day simple tasks. you are not your normal self. we must evaluate our life choices big and small.this is a very humbling experience in the midst of my pain i cried out to God, he formed me with his own hands, he knows me best.

He has the power to heal us, he sent me several warnings to make changes in my life.out of stubbornness and ignorance I ignored his voice. God often uses different rods to discipline his wayward children, circumstances, pain, people, God wants the very best for us, he wants to guide and protect us from dangers seen and unseen, discipline is one of his means to accomplish his purposes in our lives. we often ignore his voice until  we feel discomfort, pain is a mega-phone, it captures our attention instantly our full undivided  attention. Pain exposes our deepest vulnerabilities, we can no longer hide, we must face the facts motivated by our suffering we would not attain otherwise, this broadens the scope of our understanding and the realization of the actual reality of the physical conditions of our bodies, and are bodies limitations. In the process we are taught through our sufferings respect, consideration, and care. I know in my heart I have to make some improvements today.

 

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The phenomena of Radical Millennial

This radical generation of millennials, are controlled by the spirit of rebellion.

naturally they rebel against humanity, authority, discipline.many are products

of a single parent household, suffer from strained parental relationships…

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The phenomena of Radical Millennial

Why The blatant disrespect?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This radical generation of millennials, are controlled by the spirit of rebellion.

naturally they rebel against humanity, authority, discipline.many are products

of a single parent household, suffer from strained parental relationships. they

harbor emotional bag, from enduring and experiencing physical and psychological

abuse.

 today’s youth lack restraint in their actions and behaviors. Growing up as an

 awkward teen, my personality often shifted, between introvert and extrovert.

I was a wall flower, my parents were working middle class people. they could not afford

to provide us with hefty allowances, fancy clothes. they made an investment in our

future by giving us their wisdom, and sharing their life experiences.

 wisdom has empowered me to consult God, consider my ways, and

with God’s help make better choices, this protects us from the consequences of

bad choices. Sadly today’s millennials, lack respect for themselves and wisdom.

they are conformed to this world participating in outrageous behaviors, promoted

on social media sites,spiritually leading billions in to bondage, hindering growth

and potential. the world may never

 the untapped potential of our youth, the world may never

see our future doctors, teachers, professors, and lawyers. unrealized potential remains

dormant. we are all given unique gifts and talents to serve the world, wisdom is worth

more than rubies and choice gold. discipline is a defense,  that protects you from danger,

knowledge, and wisdom guides the choices you make, and determines the out come of

your life experiences, the more we educate, nuture, train our youth the better equipped

they will be to thrive in adversity, to over come unimaginable circumstances, to persevere

to grow, and mature to realize and reach their full potential, would send a wave of change

that would make a positive impact in the world, that would alter society by epic proportions.

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Using Handheld Devices May Cause Young Children’s Speech Delay, new study claims

While technology offers convenience on one’s life, it could also impose negativity on its users especially on children.

A new study presents the possible speech delay in children upon usage of handheld devices last May 6 during 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting…

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Using Handheld Devices Cause Young Children’s Speech Delay, new study claims

While technology offers convenience on one’s life, it could also impose negativity on its users especially on children.

A new study presents the possible speech delay in children upon usage of handheld devices last May 6 during 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting.

The study was presented as an abstract entitled, “Is handheld screen time use associated with language delay in infants?” which claims that a thirty-minute daily usage of such devices increases the risk of a child’s speech delay by 49 percent.

“Handheld devices are everywhere these days,” said Dr. Catherine Birken, MD, MSc, FRCPC, the study’s principal investigator and a staff pediatrician and scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

A total of 894 children from ages six to twenty-four months participated in the study, conducted from 2011 to 2015.

Dr. Birken, says in a news release, the research findings could reinforce the policy recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to limit any type of screen media in children primarily on the younger ones, 18 months and below.

However, she also added that more research is required to have a clearer understanding of how screen devices affect a child’s speech delay – like knowing what type of content children indulge with.

Lead by the author Julia Ma, HBSc, an MPH student at the University of Toronto, the study is the first to probe the correlation between handheld screen time and risk of expressive language delay.

AAP Policy

Last year, November 2016, AAP issued their three policy statements, which detailed how children should use media and avoid unnecessary repercussions: “Media and Young Minds,” “Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents,” and “Children, Adolescents and Digital Media.”

In these policy statements, AAP encourages parents to be vigilant as they play an integral role if technology would benefit their children or not.

“Families should proactively think about their children’s media use and talk with children about it, because too much media use can mean that children don’t have enough time during the day to play, study, talk, or sleep,” said Jenny Radesky, MD, FAAP, lead author of the policy statement, “Media and Young Minds.”

AAP policy statements elaborated the effects of media on children, prominently on health issues.

With different age group as subjects, the “Media and Young Minds” included infants, toddlers and pre-school children while “Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents” focused from ages 5 to 18.

In addition, AAP released a Family Media Plan Tool on October 2016, which can be used to help parents in guiding their children for using media.

AAP Recommendations

AAP have also laid several recommendations for avoiding overexposure of children on media. These are divided into three subgroups: pediatricians, families, and industries.

See: Media and Young Minds

Source: PAS (news release), AAP (news release)

 

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