Your Favorite Activities Are Clues About Your Dreams

What Do You Do For Fun?

One of the best ways to learn about your dreams is to consider what you love doing. It’s amazing the kind of information you can discover about yourself when you take a few minutes to list your favorite activities and how often you do them . If you want to have some fun and learn more about yourself, take ten minutes now to do  complete the list called “My Favorite Activities.”

Make a list from 1-5 . On the left put down your favorite activities and on the right put down how long it's been since you did it, the cost of it.

Ex:
1. go to beach                          yesterday                 free
2. comedy club                       2 months                 $20
3. girlfriend time                   2 weeks                    free 

Most people discover that what they love to do is free, and can be scheduled at the last minute.  Good to know, hum?

People who are the happiest and most at peace in their lives regularly schedule what they enjoy doing. They spend more of their time being “Fired Up!” and that joy shines through all areas of their lives. They have acknowledged their goals and dreams and are doing whatever it takes to accomplish them.

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Eat Walnuts and Eggs to Prevent Depression

Stop Depression Naturally Through The Right Foods

Walnuts from Stress ExpressThe World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, depression will be second only to heart disease as a worldwide health issue. 38% of women who experience depression have low folic acid. Eggs “contain the highest-quality food protein known to mankind....egg protein is often the standard by which all other proteins are judged,” says dietitian Carolyn Snyder of the Cleveland Clinic.

Harvard Science Review published a study by McClean Behavioral Genetics Laboratory citing that walnuts are powerful antidepressants. (Molasses and beets also work.)  So increase your intake of both eggs and walnuts to boost your mood and improve your stress. (Always consult your doctor first.)

 

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Two Things That Shorten Your Life

Stop Sitting So Much & Cut Down on TV 

 According to an article in US Today, if you spent less than 3 hours a day sitting, it would add 2 years to your life.  And if you reduced your TV watching to less than to 2 hours a day, you could add another 1.4 years to your life.  Sitting is linked to diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  About half of the US reports sitting for 6 or more hours a day and 65% spend more than 2 hours a day watching TV.

 

New research presented at the American Institute for Cancer Research Conference reported that sedentary behavior is linked to breast and colon cancer.  Being sedentary (sitting) for long periods of time without moving increases inflammation (a leading cause of disease.)

The solution: set a timer for every hour.  Get up, move, walk around, look at nature, drink 8 ounces of clean water and connect with another human being. It could make a huge difference to your health.

 

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Improve Your Communication by Not Interrupting

Listening handshakeAmericans frequently interrupt others in their conversations. It's a bad habit for many of us, and it has to do with one
simple thing. We interrupt because we are afraid that we will not get a chance to say what we want to say.

In most cases, you can establish groundrules with your co-workers, loved ones and customers. You might consider saying something like "I want to give you my complete attention because what you're saying is important. So I'm going to let you talk and I'll listen, and when you're done, I'll give you my thoughts. Is that OK with you?"

Most people are delighted you want to give them your undivided attention! I've spoken to thousands of people and I often do active listening exercises in my speeches and trainings. Invariably, people say it is a huge relief to be heard.  And some realize that they really have
not been good listeners before. So now is the time to start.
Set the guidelines, listen, don't interrupt, and watch the quality of your communication improve dramatically!

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