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Beautiful message: The poor boy: The rich boy

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You were born in a first class hospital, I was delivered at home, we both survived.

You went to a private primary school and I went to a public school, we both ended in the same high school.

You woke up from the bed and I woke from the floor, we both had a peaceful night rest.

Your outfits are all expensive, mine are all simple and cheap, we both still cover our nakedness.

You ate fried rice and roasted chicken, I ate local made food but we both still ate to our satisfaction.

You ride on Lexus jeep, Range Rover, G Wagon, Hummer Jeep and I use public transport but we still got to our various destination.

You may be reading this post from your Sony xperia, BB Z10, Q10, Samsung Galaxy 6edge, IPhone6+ and I typed it with my Touch one broken screen, we still see the message.

Lifestyle is not a competition and there are different ways to get a lot of things done, different lanes all leading to the same destination. Just because your neighbour is doing things faster does not mean you are failing.

Happiness doesn’t come from having everything, but making the best out of what you have, it’s all about how you see yourself.

Happiness is not having what you like. Happiness is liking what you have and being content…
Courtesy says
You must never ask a woman her age and a man his salary.
Do you know why, Have you ever thought about it..
Well here is a beautiful insight…
It is wrong to ask a woman her age because she hardly ever lives for herself!
And it is wrong to ask a man his salary because he hardly ever spends on himself!.

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Daily Exercises That Improve Your Flexibility

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I just miss my childhood. Well, no I do not miss my studies exactly. That was not what I intended! I miss the reckless running around, jumping on the beds, hopping up and down the stairs, climbing the trees and dancing around to whichever tune catches my fancy. Hell! I actually miss it. It is not until you have reached the stage of aching bones and cramped up joints that you realize that mindless running around was so good for you.

“Life is a movement, stay alive. Flexibility exercises that develop your full range of movement will help you on the slopes as well as in your daily life” – Adrian Crook

  1. Warm up and Stretching

Warm up exercises get the blood circulating gently in your body. It increases the heart rate and prepares you to handle the exercises. It is a good way to start up the engine on your cold muscles.  Stretching your muscles group increases the blood flow to the muscles. When you stretch, it lengthens your muscle fibers or tendons. The flexible muscles, in turn help your overall flexibility. Practice with caution and be aware of your body.

  1. Yoga

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise which not only provides body flexibility but rejuvenates the body and soul. One has to practice it to really experience the benefits. It not only strengthens the body muscles but also increases the capacity of oxygen inhaled through the lungs, thereby bringing an overall well being to your skin and body.

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape “– Michael McGriffy, M.D

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  1. Target specific areas

Flexible muscles provides and elasticity in your body. As one starts to age, we notice discomfort in our backs, neck, knee and ankle joints. We find it hard to climb the stairs, take that short sprint to the bus. These are vital hints which our body throws us, signs that we need to take care of our body. Out of the 206 bones in an adult human body, more than half are in the hands and feet. It is therefore vital that they are strong and flexible. Similarly our backbone, which we so frequently ignore, is an important part of our body. The backbone is a like a tube, through which run the nerve cells of our body, which are responsible for relaying messages from the brain to the rest of our body. Be aware of your body, because through awareness lies action.

  1. Walking

Walk is not just any four letter word. It is the basic philosophy on which life rests. Life is void without movement and walk is the most basic form of movement. It warms up all the muscle and joints of our body, stretches your hamstrings and increases blood circulation to all our body parts. A morning jog is equally fulfilling to your body. Movement is the core of life, do not abstain from it. Walk for life.

  1. Dance

Exercise need not be about sweating it out in the gymnasium. Each person has their own comfort level. Any form of exercise which refreshes your body and makes you flexible is great for your body. Most of us are assigned to desk jobs, which make it even more difficult to shake a leg! So what are you waiting, exercise isn’t boring after all! There are so many dance forms all around the world. Dance your way to fitness.

  1. Sports

Each one of us has pursued a sport in their childhood days. We no longer find the time and inclination to catch on those days. Train your mind to start. Your muscles will follow you to the finishing line. All the sports be it cycling, swimming, tennis, martial arts; each and every one of them makes your body flexible in the long run.

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo survives by bending with the wind “– Bruce Lee

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Sheeba Lekhak

Author- SuccessYeti

How To Practice Mindful Eating

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Greed is worse than hunger when it comes to eating. The one reason why we human beings fall short of good health is because of what we consume and digest within. Love for food and greed are absolutely two different aspects, and the latter is the worst enemy of your eating habits. It dissuades you from your diet goals and increases your desire to devour more and more…These negative consequences necessitate you to eat mindfully.

Elaborately speaking, mindful eating is similar to practising mindfulness in your daily actions. It involves consuming food consciously, governed by the following attributes:

How much you are eating

This is the trickiest part. Determining how much you actually need is first step to mindful eating. If you are confused on whether you are eating the right portion then consult a nutritionist. Or else follow this thumb rule: Leave your table before you start feeling overly full.

Secondly, eat slowly; do not rush while eating and stuff your system in one go. So instead of consuming 2-3 heavy meals; snack in healthy food more frequently.

What you are eating

This is the stage where you need to control your greed, precisely the cravings for unhealthy food items like pastries, sweet drinks, fast food items, etc. The fact is, they are immensely tempting to our eyes and when you cannot control your greed for those food items, you end up consuming them on daily basis. No one else but it’s you who is welcoming illnesses to reside in your beautiful body.

Easier said than done, cultivating healthy eating habits is not an overnight affair, it’s a ritual and a habit. Begin by realizing the benefits of natural foods like fruits, green vegetables, nuts, etc. and the harmful effects of bad food. The more you eat the latter varieties, the worse you are doing to your health. The outcome would be evident later if not immediately.

Read more about: 10 wonder foods to stay fit and healthy

Why you are eating

What is the purpose of the diet you are following? Our goals for eating food vary; no matter what your purpose is – avoid eating voraciously to satiate your greed, rather eat to quench your hunger. When you make right choices on food, not only do you meet your fitness goals but you are also building a stronger and healthier version of yourself.

So focus on the purpose and outcome. Make right choices for yourself to balance your system and live long and above all healthily.

8 Tips To Feel Calm & Focused

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It easy to get agitated than staying calm, it’s easy to lose focus than keeping it intact…And we human beings are choosers of easy things. Aren’t we? But what would it lead to ultimately? Think…Anger, disturbance, lack of sense and at the end you won’t be able to keep a track of where your life is going…You will lose control of it.

So before you meet with these disastrous consequences, let’s make some effort to be good human beings, with a calm and composed demeanor and immense focus in whatever we are doing.

Spend enough time with self    

Often we lose our mental peace because we do not give enough time to self. By self, we mean you, and only you. At times you need to draw a boundary and not allow anyone infringe upon your personal space. This will help you think better and remain calm and poised even under difficult situations.

More insights on: Spend time with yourself. It’s important

Flip your mind from the present

If your present is bothering you, making you agitated and restless, then take time off temporarily. Distract yourself and indulge in something delighting…Go on a short vacation, make plans with your friends or family to rejuvenate your spirit once again.

Control your anger quickly

Anger is one of your biggest enemy, yes it’s a fact. It further fumes harmful feelings like hatred, jealousy and ego. Where would your mental peace reside when you are angry? Give up on anger; read this article for self help – 7 ways to cool down instantly when you are angry

Collect your thoughts to improve your focus

We have explained in the very first point that it’s essential to spend time with self…You would be able to collect your thoughts, think rationally and gain a better perspective of your actions and life altogether. When your thoughts are sane, you can focus and concentrate better.

Find solutions

Do not keep on complaining and whining about your problems. Be a solution oriented person, who knows how to manage and get out of tricky situations. And this is possible only when you have a cool and composed temperament. So, you know what you should do— manage your emotions, do not lose your calm, instead think and act smart.

Enjoy, laugh more

Laughter is a wonderful medicine for all woes. Simply put, be a happy soul. Do not depend on others for your personal happiness. Find it within you. Be easy on self and enjoy life.

Invest time in good things

What do you love doing? Painting, reading, singing, travelling, cooking, playing instruments, exercising, meditating, etc. etc.? Never let go of your passion. Dedicate sometime to those leisurely activities no matter how busy you are. It would offer you immense satisfaction.

Be optimistic

Last but not the least; a positive mind is a reservoir of peace and happiness. You remain calm when you foresee good things and have an affirmative approach towards life. Your concentration improves and you are able to perform better in every walk of life.

4 Ways Laziness Robs Years Out Of Your Life

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If there is a tomorrow, I would want to work then
So I will have something to do
If there is no tomorrow, why bother at all
For I will not be there too…

Such an inspiring thought it is! But my friends, do not the lines wrong. Work is not the biggest enemy of inertia, though some find it immensely painful to move from the place they are seated in. And they are the lazy clan of people. Well, we all love to this beautiful feeling of being lazy, but then there’s a limit to this lethargy.  The more you stay inactive and immobile the more you are cutting down the precious years from your lives.

Laziness can affect you in the following ways:

Creativity gets rusted

People believe that creativity is the fruit of relentless brainwork. And the opposite happens when you are lazy…You will sense a strong pull away from getting that creative mode on. Your innate qualities get rusted. Yes, people who do nothing lead a dull life.

Thus, it is not at all good to be lazy and dull.

Destructs your motivation

There is a set of people who want to do and achieve things. Just to live upto the saying “Do it now, sometimes ‘later’ becomes ‘never’”. And when they achieve things, they add glory to their lives. But by being immensely lazy, you will lack that self motivation. The inertia in you will pull you away from any great achievements.

Your ambition remains a distant dream

When you are active, you love achieving things and keep adding feathers to your caps. You love going higher and higher till you touch your goal. On the contrary, if you are lazy, no matter how ambitious you are, laziness would simply yawn at the achievements. You would gradually find things simply boring to work and achieve…All you would be doing is to just sitting around thinking and doing nothing.

Wake up!

Physical Stagnation

Physical activities simply mean laboriously moving your body around to remain fit. Physically active people are more agile and faster in achieving things. This also leads to positive brain development.

Your body would still breathe if you do not move but eventually your brain and heart will slow down. Did you know that life threatening diseases like diabetes, obesity and heart attacks happen mostly to people who are sloth and never exercise? Yes, doctors say that.

They say that, “Laziness fuels more laziness and activity fuels more activity.” So what would you choose? You want to live long and healthy or perish early?

So do not allow yourself to get rusted by doing nothing at all. Instead, add quality years to your beautiful life by being fit and active. Get going!

Read more about: Stopped exercising? This is what can happen to you…

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Sandhya Parameshwaran

Author – SuccessYeti

6 Things To Do Daily To Look Forever Fresh And Young

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We come across different types of people in our everyday walk of life. While some brim with energy and freshness, the kind that we all vie for, others merely fall short of it, thereby wearing a strange gloominess and lack lustre face, apparently for no reason. Well, let’s not get into the second variant, for we all should know the secrets to look fresh and radiant and retain our youth forever…

Here’s 6 awesome tips for you.

Sweat out

Sweating burns calories, and you must sweat out daily with exercise. Indulge in cardio workouts at least for half an hour daily to restore your youthful glow. Meditation and breathing exercises are also wonderful options for internal purification of your mind and body which further gets manifested in your external appearance.

Rehydrate yourself

Only sweating out is not enough…You need to replace the lost water in your body. So drink ample water and fresh fruit juices. Water detoxifies your system and renders a natural sheen to your skin. To know details, you can check this article: Drink 3 liters of water daily to experience these 7 wonders.

Include antioxidants in your diet

Antioxidants are present in wide range of natural ingredients and you got to eat daily to experience the difference in your health and looks. Fresh fruits like oranges, apples, blueberries, etc. and colourful vegetables including, spinach, carrots, bell peppers, kale and broccoli are wonderful sources of antioxidants. They are essential for proper functioning of your heart and immune system.

Have ample good sleep

Heard of beauty sleep? Imagine if 15 minutes of nap can make you look so fresh and active, then 7-9 hours of good sound sleep can create so many wonders. Here’s some tips to have a great sleep- 5 bedtime habits that will help you sleep deeply

Be stress free

No matter how much you tell people that you have no stress, if you are really stressed out, it will show up on your behaviour and face. And it would eventually make you weak and fragile. So, time to reform your lifestyle and cut down your stress levels with this article – 7 natural ways to beat stress

Be merry and laugh…

And lastly, never fail to miss an opportunity to laugh. That’s why Charlie Chaplin has spoken these beautiful words, “A day without laughter is a day wasted”. Be happy and smile, it will naturally add some quality years to your life.

Not tough? Take these 6 steps everyday and set an example for others.

Drink 3 Litres Of Water Daily To Experience These 7 Wonders

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We all know that drinking sufficient water has tremendous health benefits. But how much water should you drink daily? Well, doctors say, ideally not less than 3 litres, if you truly want to experience the wonders. And believe me, you would…

Research has shown that people who drank ample water daily are less prone to falling sick. In fact, they stay fit and agile till the old age. So let’s check out the wonders of drinking 3 litres of water daily.

Activates your organs

The first thing you must do after waking up from bed is – drink 2 glasses of water. It would help all your vital organs to function properly. Your entire system gets detoxified with this simple morning ritual.

Boosts your metabolism

Unable to lose weight despite sweating out and eating a balanced diet? Check out your water intake. If it’s less, it means your metabolism is not happening the right way. So count the litres! You would burn the calories faster.

Keeps you energetic

When your body receives ample water throughout the day, your metabolism is optimized. As a result, your energy level increases. You feel active, hydrated and stay rejuvenated throughout the day.

In fact, if you are into intensive sports and workout regimen then you have to drink more than 3 litres to make up for the sweat and prevent dehydration.

Gives relief from constipation

One of the most evident benefits of drinking 3 litres of water daily is – smooth bowel movements. You don’t have to strain. So make a conscious effort right from today to get over constipation.

No gallstones or kidney stones

One of the reasons why people suffer from gallstones, kidney stones, metabolic problems, high uric acid, is that they barely consume water…They become aware after the symptoms show up. So, take precaution, because it’s always better than cure.

Regulates your appetite

Water is essential for proper digestion. Gas, acidity, reduced appetite, bloating, etc. often result from insufficient water intake. Once your digestion is normal, your appetite would also be regularized. And to achieve good health, you know what to do…

Your skin stays supple and glowing

And lastly coming to your looks! Yes, drink 3 litres daily and see the difference. Your skin will stay tight, supple and radiant till old age. Your youth would be retained…

That’s why water is the elixir of life.

6 Ways To Have A Fit, Strong And Attractive Body

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How many times have you wished you could be like “him” or like “her”? Let’s accept it, we all admire somebody or other and keep wishing for that perfect body. So how do you define a perfect body? Are good looks enough? No.

Fitness experts strongly believe that perfection is an amalgamation of fitness, flexibility, and strength, which get manifested in your external looks, thereby multiplying your attractiveness by several times. And folks, it’s not easy…If you want to have it, you got to make it!

Here are 6 ways to have a fit, strong and an attractive body.

Begin with internal purification

Internal purification begins with refining your eating habits. What you eat gets exhibited in your physical appearance. To be fit and healthy, you need to indulge in a balanced diet and give up on fad and unhealthy food. You may take help from a nutritionist to get a customized diet chart.

This might help you to healthy eating- 10 wonder foods to stay fit and healthy 

Discipline yourself

Fitness is a ritual and for that you need to discipline yourself. You got to have that will power to take care of your body. Be it the fittest celeb of Bollywood, i.e. Akshay Kumar or the sexy and curvaceous Scarlett Johansson, everyone believes in discipline. Once you have started something, you have to continue it without fail in order to get the much desired results. There’s no place for laziness!

Indulge in functional activities

We are talking about being fit, flexible and strong; so how is that possible? Well, doing one type of workout is not enough! You should mix your gym training or yoga with a varied range of functional activities that would strengthen your bones and muscles holistically.

Incorporate Pilates, rope and resistance band workouts, dumbbells and barbell workouts to make your muscles strong and robust.

Read here- How fitness can revolutionize your life

Enjoy outdoor exercises

By outdoor exercises, we precisely intend cardio workout, which have an immense impact on our health. Cardiovascular activities improve your blood circulation, help you to burn extra fat and boost your energy levels. Be it badminton, cycling, swimming, running, power walking or football, it’s strongly suggested to take up one outdoor sport and practise it regularly.

Outdoor exercises keep you lean, agile and above all youthful.

Cultivate positive energy

Remember attaining the fittest, strongest and the most attractive body ever is not an overnight affair. It would take months and years for the wonderful thing to happen, depending upon your effort and dedication. Thus, you cannot afford to lose hope in order to achieve what you deserve. Be positive and patient, maintain disciple and make sure your focus is intact throughout.

Have ample sleep

Sleep is the healer. Sleep can overcome any form of stress and exhaustion. No matter what, you must sleep deeply for at least 7 hours at night. And most importantly, get sufficient rest post workout. Your body is not a machine; you need to pamper it with ample sleep so that it functions smoothly forever…

Read more about – 3 awesome ways to make exercise a habit

Begin from today, push yourself as much. Once you taste the fruit of your hard work, you will be addicted to it! Swear to fitness to have a strong and attractive body. Good luck!

Stopped Exercising? This Is What Can Happen To You…

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Not everyone is fond of exercising, but somehow they have made up their mind to move their body at least thrice a week for the sake of their health! That’s a commendable effort and do not think of discontinuing it. The reason being, if you stop exercising all of a sudden then you are deliberately imposing some major risks on your health.

You may not experience the impact immediately but eventually for sure. This is what happens to you when you take a permanent break from workout.

Fatigue would overpower you

Exercise boosts your energy levels. And when you are no longer in that regimen, your body loses power and strength to function. As a result you feel tired and exhausted even under slightest of pressure.

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Pains and aches become a daily thing

Any form of exercise is tremendously beneficial for improving the flexibility of your body. Your joints, muscles and bones are mobilized. And the opposite happens when you stop moving your body. Sooner or later you will experience different forms of pains of which backache, muscle stiffness, leg pain are the most common.

Your blood pressure might spike up

Stopped exercising? Well then, probably you are risking your health the most by increasing the chance of heart attack in the future. Your blood pressure can rise up due disturbance in blood circulation. Thus, you need to think seriously! Before it’s too late get back to your schedule.

You gain weight randomly

Quite obvious! Your clothes would once again not fit because now you would gain weight faster than before as you have stopped burning the calories out of the blue. Your choice whether you want to stay slim or be the fat one! I would never prefer the second.

Your confidence subsides

Didn’t you feel a surge in your confidence level when you used to gym or went for those kickboxing sessions or performed those yoga moves with perfection? You are bound to experience a drop in self confidence and self esteem once you stop working out because your body image would degrade.

Your mood swings too often

Exercise has an impact on our mood hormones, especially the endorphins. The more you stagnate your body; the more you would get irritated with little things for no good reason.

Read more about: 3 awesome ways to make exercise a habit

That youth is lost! You age fast

A study by the University of St. Andrews reports a lack of exercise exacerbates the visible signs of aging, making people’s faces look older and fatter (source: livestrong.com). Do I need to explain more? I am sure you have come across many such people who look older than their age and the reason is either they have never exercised or they have stopped it long back.

You lose sex drive

The more your move your body the better is your blood circulation, which is turn gives you that much needed impulse and mood to have sex. On the contrary, inactive systems are more vulnerable to experience low sex drive and the side effect is more common among men.

So, you know the answer, isn’t it? Do not break your schedule completely.  If you get bored, then take short breaks, skip a day or two and restart again. You must continue exercising to restore your health, fitness, youth and vitality.

7 Ways To Wake Up Feeling Super Happy And Energetic

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Some feel that the mornings are just not for them! Why? The reasons could be many, either they were over exhausted the previous night or went to sleep very late or are just too lazy to get up in the morning, thereby feeling grumpy and frenzied the whole morning! They take up pace gradually as the day passes…

So why do you need to be happy and energetic in the morning? The answer is simple, morning is the beginning of a day and if you cultivate these two positive energies right from the start then not only your mood is stabilized but you also experience a heightened level of physical energy, which is further essential for increasing your confidence and productivity.

Here we go…Follow these hacks to wake up all happy and energetic in the morning.

Flip your mood, change your thoughts

Remember it’s all in the mind. “Oh! I am not a morning person” is a mere thought that you generate in your mind. So end that thought today! Feel happy about the new day that is waiting for you. For a better insight read this article – tips and tricks to wake up early in the morning

Listen to soothing songs

Turn on some soulful music in the morning. You can also listen to affirmations, prayers, and spiritual songs to refresh your mind as soon as you wake up.

Make peace with yourself after waking up

A peaceful mind is the abode of happiness, positive thoughts and good health and spirit. So charge up your inner energies with a prayer of gratitude, meditate for a while and express your love for your family.

Stop seeing negative news in  TV

Rarely would you find any news these days that would make you feel happy. So avoid media in any form in the morning. The world is suffering enough and you don’t need to feel sad right after waking up from bed. So stop doing this.  

Read more on: 6 steps to start your day right

Enjoy a refreshing ritual

Find out a reason to feel happy in the morning, could be enjoying a cup of tea while reading a book in the balcony, doing a bit of gardening, taking your pet for a walk, etc. would  transform the grumpy you to a happy and energetic you.

Pump your energy levels

Drink two glasses of water right after waking up. This water therapy would detox your body and refresh your mind. Take up a sport activity that you love or get into an exercise regimen in the morning hours to fuel your body. Outdoor sports like swimming, football, badminton or any indoor games or gym are just the ideal energy boosters.

Cook a tasty breakfast and enjoy it!

Bored of eating cereals everyday? Well, get up 15 minutes early to cook up a scrumptious breakfast or some days just go out for a brunch. Treat yourself at the dining table and be happy!

Get enough sleep the previous night

One of the most obvious reasons behind feeling frazzled and irritated in the morning is insufficient sleep. Thus, you have to ensure that you are getting at least 7 hours of sound sleep.

This article will help you here- 5 bedtime habits that will help you sleep deeply

So, incorporate these changes in your morning routine and feel the difference.

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