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How gratitude improves your life

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Life goes so fast and if we don´t take time to be grateful for what we have and what we experienced we will never be happy, we will never value the smallest things in life which are the ones that gives us more joy.

If you want to improve your life take a couple of minutes every day and write about the things you are grateful for, think about all the big and small things that are going on right in your day and your life. The smallest things are the ones the gives us more happiness, the ones that makes us feel great, things that we don´t value anymore or we don´t give them the attention they deserve, we take so many things for granted and we forget that in just a blink of an eye we can lose them, when we lose them we realize that we had a lot.

Being grateful is a great tool to start developing optimism and perspective, most of us tend to focus on the negative, everything that is going on wrong in our days and life, we´ve been loaded with negative our entire lives that is really easy for us to focus on everything that is wrong but, when we focus on negative stuff we attract more negativity to our life, if you want to live a more positive life and attract positive stuff you need to change your perspective and develop an optimistic attitude.

Gratitude is about focusing on the positive and good things that happen to you during the day, the things you are grateful, this changes your mind and brain from looking for all the negative and everything that went wrong to looking for the positive and everything that went right. When you do this daily you start training your mind to see every situation in a positive way. This does not mean that you try to ignore everything that is going wrong in certain situations like right now with the pandemic, this means that you accept that you are going through a hard situation but you are able to see a positive and brighter future which gives you hope and keeps you in an optimistic mindset.

What you think about determines how you feel, if you focus on negativity you´re feelings and emotions will be negative, low frequencies and this attracts more negativity so that you have more things to complain about and you can keep thinking and feeling negative. If you focus on positivity by thinking and being grateful for all the good things that happened today and you feel grateful for all those things then those feelings are higher frequencies and you start attracting more positive things to your life, you attract more things to be grateful for and to feel grateful.

We all see the world in different ways, if you are grateful and optimistic you´ll see the world in a more brighter light, if you are negative and spend more time complaining then you´ll see the world as a more darker place.

Gratitude improves all areas of your life from your relationships because you become more happier and positive, people like to spend more time with other people who are positive and happy and it´s easier for you to enjoy and support the success of others which make people stay closer to you, you are more sociable and people trust you more. If you practice gratitude before going to sleep your quality and quality of sleep improves, if you have trouble with sleep because of worries, anxiety, stress then by practicing gratitude thinking about things you are grateful for and feeling grateful for them you reduce stress and calm your mind and body helping you get better sleep.

Gratitude also improves your health physical and mental, you feel better, you have more energy which increases the chances of you doing what you need to do and achieve your goals.

Let me know by leaving a comment on Facebook and Twitter if you practice gratitude and how it has improved your life or if you will start being grateful.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

Motivation

How to develop optimism

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So many people talk about being more positive, “be more positive!” it´s their best advice as if this was so simple for all of us and of course, it´s even harder when we´re going through a difficult situation but, if positivity doesn´t seem to be working for you then you can try being more optimistic.

Positivity is all about seeing the positive stuff in all situations, see the positive in everyone and everything even when the world is falling apart, when the world is on fire. When we´re living situations like the one right now with coronavirus positivity is about finding the positive aspects but, this can be difficult to you.

With positivity you train your mind to see and look for the positive things in every situation and everyone. Some people find it hard to be more positive and to make positivity part of their life because in a certain way they´re ignoring all the negative stuff going on and there are some situations that it´s impossible to ignore everything that is going wrong and when you try to do it you feel worse.

Optimism is about accepting reality but looking forward to a better future, to a positive outcome. You accept that what you are going through right now is hard and tough but you now you can get through it and you are hopeful that something better is coming.

With optimism you accept the reality and train your mind to see pass that challenge to a brighter future.

For some people is easier to develop an optimistic mindset because you are accepting the reality, you are accepting all the negative, and wrong things going on, even all the sad things going on but you know that this won´t last forever and there are great things coming in the future. Optimism is that strong hope and belief that something better is coming.

Even when positivity and optimism have some differences, they still have at list one thing in common which is the way you choose to see every situation, the way you choose to see the world. We can´t deny that negativity is the worst you can do because the more you choose to see the world and every situation from a negative outlook the more negative situations will come to you and you keep living an unhealthy lifestyle full of unnecessary stress, fear and anxiety. When you choose to see every situation from a positive or optimistic outlook you are training your mind to stop looking for all the negative stuff going on and instead you work on looking for the positive things going on or the positive results or outcome, you can think about a better future after you overcome this challenge.

Some steps you can take to start developing optimism are:

1.- Make the decision and commitment to change your mindset.

2.- If it´s hard for you to be positive when you´re going through a tough situation just accept that what you are living right now is hard, but it´s not the end

3.- Think about positive outcomes and positive results once that situation is over

4.- Stay open to possibilities that can help you improve the situation

5.- See that situation as a challenge that will help you learn and get stronger.

Your perspective, the way you choose to see each situation and your life in general is a choice, you can choose whether you wan to stay seeing everything from a negative perspective or you can choose to start being more optimistic. Accept what´s happening right now but realize that it´s not forever and you can get though it and remain hopeful for the better future that is coming.

Let me know by leaving a comment on Facebook and Twitter if you have tried to be more positive and optimistic and if it was easy for you or if you struggle with it.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

Motivation

The consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle

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Do you focus on living a healthy lifestyle? having healthy habits that help you perform as best as possible every day?

Most of us don´t prioritize our health until something happens, we get sick and I don´t mean having a cold or the flu, here I´m referring to something worse that we don´t know exactly what it is until we go to the doctor get some test and find out that´s something really bad and we start following our doctors advice, take some pills and make some changes to our lifestyle.

We all know that our lifestyles are killing us, the high levels of chronic stress, poor sleep, unhealthy foods this are the reasons why we´re dealing with so many chronic diseases nowadays and even when we can take charge of our health and prevent some of this diseases we don´t seem to care until it´s too late.

We can´t wait until something happen to prioritize health, the reason why we do not give too much importance to our lifestyle is because we do not get short term negative impacts, the negative impact of living and unhealthy lifestyle comes in the long run. Even when we get some negative effects in the short term like not being able to concentrate during the day after a night of poor sleep or feeling bloated, sleepy and tired after eating a huge unhealthy meal we don´t consider them as highly damaging or something to worry about.

We won´t get chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, Alzheimer´s with just a couple of days or eating unhealthy foods or poor sleep, we get them after years of living with chronic stress, eating unhealthy foods, lack or poor quality sleep and when things go bad we want to make so many changes at once and we end burning out.

It´s not only that we lack energy and concentration after a poor night sleep, it´s not only that we can´t fall asleep because our mind keeps worrying about paying bills and how our boss don´t like our work. The problem is that all this becomes part of our daily life, we´ve been living like this for years that we think it´s normal, we think that´s how we´re supposed to live and this is not right. The daily stress, poor quality sleep, unhealthy foods create a negative and unhealthy cycle that keeps building up leading to an unhealthy lifestyle based on poor habits and we get to a time where our body can´t handle it so we develop health problems and is in this point where we realize that we need to make a change and prioritize our health.

In many cases health problems are one of the reasons why we don´t achieve our goals and we don´t live to our full potential. I listen so many people saying how they can´t achieve their goal and most of their reasons are I don´t have the energy, I´m not capable, I have some disease so I need to take a step back and relax. If we want to be successful we need to prioritize our health and I´m talking about physical and mental health because they´re both important.

If we don´t feel great, if we don´t have energy, if we feel bad or sick, if a health problem is taking a lot of our time and energy we won´t be able to put the time and hard work needed to achieve any goal. We need to be able to concentrate on what we´re doing, have incredible amounts of energy to perform at peak to take massive action.

Living a successful life requires incredible amounts of work, time and effort so we need to prioritize our health to be able to go through the hard and long amounts of work without burning out, this is why it´s important to develop good healthy habits that include time for meditation and breathing that help us lower stress and take time to rest and recover, also high quality sleep that helps our body and brain clean and recover to get ready for the next day and healthy foods that nourish our body and brain so that our brain and body can function at peak. This is important if we want to be able to increase productivity and not burn out but it also help us feel great every single day so that we can take massive action and we can even prevent diseases.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

Motivation

The power of perspective

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There are different perspectives from which we can view life, and those perspectives are different for each of us, you and I won´t see life the same way, we won´t have the same perspective but our perspective is what makes the difference on whether we get a positive or a negative outcome.

How we perceive life is a result of our values, believes, and all the experiences we´ve been through, if we´re surrounded by people who has a very negative perspective of life in general we will get use to seeing every situation from a very negative perspective, the bad things of everything that happen and we will block all positive outcomes.

We´re all going through hard times right now, it doesn´t matter where country you live in, most of us need to stay home to fight this virus and just the idea of staying home and isolation creates negativity for some people. If we see all this situation from a negative perspective, we´re only making it harder on ourselves. We think about all the people infected, the people who didn´t make it, all the people who has lost their jobs, the economy, etc.

It´s easier to focus on negativity and think about all the possible negative outcomes this is what help us survive and that´s the job of our brain, to keep us alive but, in most cases we our brain start creating negative scenarios and we stop seeing reality, we stop seeing what really is happening.

It´s in times like this one that we need to change the perspective, see the situation from another angle, find all the positive points and remain optimistic. There´s always a positive outcome, something good comes from all challenges and the harder the challenge the greater the outcome. But if we want a positive outcome, we need to have the right perspective. When we see any situation from a negative angle we close and block our mind to find solutions, instead we see it as challenges and problems without solutions.

When you see every situation from a negative perspective you block your mind from finding solutions so you get stuck and the results will be negative, the chances of all the negative results that your mind created becoming a reality increases.

If you train your mind to see every situation from a positive perspective, being more optimistic or at least at the beginning making the effort of seeing the situation from another angle, understanding and being open to others´ points of views your setting yourself to a positive result. You are being opened and this gives your mind the job to focus on finding solutions.

With this comes respect, knowing that we all see the world, life and all situations from a different perspective we need to respect each other’s point of view, try to understand them and even learn from them.

Our perspective is how we see our life, our own version of the life we´re living or the situation we´re living but that version can have an impact on our future. Our perspective, our values and beliefs, our thoughts, and our behaviors are ultimately what create our life, if we don´t like the life we´re living then we need to make some changes and one of those changes include being open to different ideas and find different solutions, learning from every situation and becoming a little better every day.

This is up to you, you can train your mind to be more optimistic by finding the positive and really believing that everything will turn out ok or you can stay closed to negative thoughts that just keep you stuck.

Let me know by leaving a comment on my Facebook and Twitter account if you have think about the impact that your perspective have on your life.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

Stress

Reduce stress by focusing on what you can control

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We all get stressed, actually must of us live with high levels of chronic stress that have a negative impact on our health but, have you stopped for a moment and think how many times that stress comes from things or situations that are out of our hands? Things we cannot control?

We all want to have a sense of control or at least make possible scenarios of what could possibly happen on a certain situation, for some reason we think that if we have control over every single person and situation then we can avoid bad things to happen or we think that by worrying and thinking about the worst result and think about the negative outcomes we can be prepared and know how to respond or we can be safe.

The truth is that we´ll never have total control over everything that is going on and every person and wanting to have everything under control only increases stress.

Even simple things like what other people think and say of you can increase stress and you don´t have control over that. This example keeps so many of us worried and lead to stress especially if we want to please everyone which I impossible, one of the reasons this increases stress is because we´re hiding who we really are so that we can fit in.

Also simple situations like raining or getting stuck on traffic because of an accident are situations we cannot control, we cannot decide when we want to rain and when not and we do not have control over accidents so what we can do is be prepared or sometimes the best things we can do is remain calm and accept there´s nothing we can do and the worst we see the situation the worst everything we´ll get.

There are some steps we can take to make sure that we do not get stressed with things that are out of our hands, here are those steps:

1.- Identify what you can control and what you cannot

2.- Accept that there are some things that are out of your hand and there´s nothing you can do

3.- Identify the real reason why certain things or situations keep you worried, sometimes our mind creates different negative scenarios or results which are not true

4.- Focus on the things you can control, make sure that you don´t waste mental energy and time on the situations and people you cannot control and focus all that energy and time on the things you do have control.

When we focus on the things we can control we usually get great results and we also stop our mind from creating negative scenarios. Since we can only focus on one activity at a time and hold one thought at a time we only need to focus all our attention and concentrate completely on the activity we can control to reduce stress and make sure that we get the best outcome possible.

If you´re going to be in a situation where you know there are some things you cannot control try to have a plan that helps you respond the best way possible, especially if you tend to focus on the stuff you cannot control, have a plan or strategy that helps you stay focus on the things you can control.

Also when you accept that there will always be things out of your hands you can concentrate on working as hard as you can and giving your best, knowing that you did everything you can on what you can control makes you feel satisfied with the result and stop blaming yourself for something that didn´t end as planned especially if that something was out your hands.

We all tend to live with high levels of chronic stress so finding ways and strategies we can reduce help us improve our health and our life. One way to reduce stress by being aware of things we cannot control, that are out of our hands, accepting that there´s nothing we can do and stop focusing on them, instead focus and work on the ones we do have control and make sure we do our best.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

Motivation

Be more positive! How you can do it!

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We´ve heard so many times that we need to be more positive, that positivity will improves our life, if we think positively we will attract good stuff but if you´ve been trying this for some time you may be thinking that it actually doesn´t work, being positive doesn´t improve your life. The problem is we can´t be positive in just some situations, we can´t just practice positivity a couple of minutes a day, it needs to be something we practice every single moment of our day, it needs to be a lifestyle.

Positivity doesn´t mean being positive every now and then we need to practice it every day until it becomes part of us.

Positivity has many benefits for our life and health like being more productive, reducing stress, improves relationships, helps us increase confidence, increase our chances of success, when we practice positivity on a daily basis we live more happier and we enjoy more every moment.

Everything is energy including our thoughts and emotions this is why when something bad happens to us, we keep thinking about that situation and we feel anxious, angry, frustrated and more negative situations keep happening to us, we just keep attracting negativity to our lives.

When something great happens to us we feel excited and we´re happy and more positive things happen, we keep attracting positive situations to our lives.

When we´re born we´re full of positivity we don´t have any worries, stress, anger but as we grow older life gets in the way and this means that we get bombarded with negative information from the news, to Tv shows, we compare ourselves with pictures and posts full of filters on social media, we get stressed out by the rules of society and trying to fit in, we may be bullied or make fun of, etc; all this negative information gets inside of us and we become negative persons we starts thinking negatively about ourselves, we spend most of our entire day entertaining negative thoughts and in negative self-talk and this is how we live. Surrounded by negativity all around us and being negative inside.

Negativity carries a very low vibration or frequency and positivity carries a high vibration or frequency, the moment we start being positive we raise our vibration or energy and if we are able to maintain this high frequency and vibrations long enough it just take some time until positive situations start happening to us, all of a sudden life starts to be better.

What we need to do is eliminate all the negativity inside of us, we need to realize that we will be bombarded with negativity every single day, but we can´t let that negativity get inside of us. To do this we need to practice positivity but not just once or twice a day, we need to do it every single moment of our day and every single day until it becomes part of us. If we practice positive thinking in the morning when we wake up or before going to bed it´s so little that it won´t help us get rid of all the negativity inside of us, the only way to get rid of all the negativity inside us that is running our thoughts and life we need to think positive the entire day and make it a lifestyle.   

Here are some steps you can start doing today to add positivity to your life:

1. Practice gratitude.- Gratitude is one of the highest emotions that can change our mood and state quickly, every morning right after you wake up and every night right before you fall asleep think about 3 to 5 things that you are grateful for and try to maintain that gratitude state for the rest of the day.

2. Think of the positive outcome in any situation.- Our brain loves to focus on the negative side of things and it will come with all the negative outcomes. It doesn´t matter what you´re doing today or what situation you are in focus on the positive outcome.

The hardest part of making positivity a lifestyle is that in the beginning it takes conscious effort, we´re so use to watching, hearing and sharing negative information and we let that negativity enter our brain that we need to be aware every single moment of what we let into our life. We need to be conscious and start focusing and finding the positive outcomes and results in all situations, it´s about creating a positive life for yourself and this includes not letting any negativity into your mind and looking for the positive in everything and everyone around you.

It takes time to see results because of all the negativity we need to get rid of, but this is one of the best practices we can do to improve our life.

Positivity not only helps us live a happier life and keeps us healthy, it also improves our brain and our ability to stay focus, get things done and increase our chances of success, the reason why is because positivity opens our mind to more opportunities, when we think that something is possible or we´re thinking on the positive outcomes on any situation we´re giving directions to our brain to find ways in which we can get the results we want contrary to negative thoughts. Positivity makes us more creative and we can find different solutions to get a desired outcome.

Positivity is contagious have you met someone who is positive, happy and is always having fun? we all get amazed by their attitude and positivity that we want to spend more time around them, positivity attracts people to us but we don´t need anyone to be happy, we need to start by having fun alone being positive alone and then we can share that same attitude with the people around us.

Start today, be more positive at everything you do and wherever you are and let us know on our Twitter or Facebook account if you´ve seen any difference in your life.

It would so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

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My thoughts on fat Thor

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Avengers: Endgame came out on April 26 and for the past week I´ve been reading and hearing comments about Thor. Most of those comments are negative, some stay at how bad he look but others go deeper by claiming that the other characters make fun of him and how disrespectful that is for obese and overweight people.

In the film we can see Thor with long hair and beard and he´s gained weight, he spend the time playing video games and drinking beer. We can see how other characters make jokes at Thor´s expense but it doesn´t bother him.

My thoughts on this are that Thor went through a lot of pain, physical, mental and emotional; he lost family, friends and people he cared about, and he blame himself for not being able to stop Thanos which makes him feel like failure, he lose confidence so when he return to Asgard he´s dealing with too much stuff and he stops taking care of himself. Then some scenes later he talks with his mom and she sees the pain, that scene when their talking and his moms tells him that everyone fails and then Thor´s line of still being worthy are highly emotional. At the end we see Thor regaining confidence and feeling worthy.

Watching many Marvel movies, especially the ones from Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame we can see that humor is part of all movies. The jokes making fun of Thor from my point of view are not making fun of him being fat which is what most people are saying, it is more to the complete situation, how Thor lose confidence, feel like a failure and stopped taking care of himself which lead to poor habits and how he let himself become this new version which is relatable to many of us.

For me what they did in the movie was an amazing representation of how some situations can lead to depression and alter our lifestyle in a negative way by making wrong choices every day, eating unhealthy foods, lack of exercise, a negative mindset with thoughts that keep us stuck in the past and all this leads to obesity and overweight and that´s just the beginning. This creates a cycle of unhealthy habits which is so hard to stop, we get attached to those experiences and until we let them go we won´t be able to make any change.

We´ve all lived that, we´ve all been through difficult situations and while for some of us it´s easier to let them go and get on the right track faster, for others is very hard and complicated. We all need someone to help us get through those times, also changing the environment is helpful to break our unhealthy habits and routines and start making better choices.

It´s so hard to stop that negative cycle and start making a change, we need to be conscious and aware of every choice we make and if it´s an unhealthy choice we need to change it for a better one, we can´t let our subconscious make decisions because if we do we´ll end making the same unhealthy choices over and over.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam