The present moment to be healthy and happy  

I guess we all want to be healthy and happy. This is why I created Pret-a-Train, to help people to be. At first, we’ve started personal training to help people doing sport because sport can bring a great physical and mental state. Then we started to create a lot of articles to help them to be healthy and happy because taking care of your mind and body by doing sport is a great thing. Nonetheless, it’s not the only way to be totally healthy. 

To reach that state of healthiness, you have to feel good in your mind and your body. You have to feel good energy inside you. You have to accept life on how it is, and flowing with it. 

That is why I want to talk to you about how it is important to live in the present moment to be healthy and happy. 

Our mind is a great thing, a great tool. It helps us to create, to work, to help people, to learn new things.. on the contrary, if our mind is too much working at the end of the day it can make you drain of energy. And at the end of the day, it can make it hard to find sleep. It is unfortunate that many people have problems sleeping despite working out well and eating healthy

To appease the mind it’s good to meditate or use breathing techniques. Studies have shown how it is beneficial

The fact is you can be fit and not so healthy. If you look good in front of people and the mirror but then in your mind or body you feel sluggish or not so happy. Then it’s unfortunate that you haven’t reached a state of healthiness. 

So breathing is important to be healthy and to live happily. Many people don’t know how to breathe. Even when they do sport by the way. I see that in many of you guys when coaching you. 

 

Now, why do I want to talk about the present moment to be healthy and happy? 

Cause I feel like that our world is always distracted by what happened out of our sight. Out of ourselves. And that we don’t really live in us, we are losing touch on what is. 

Our mind as we know has the tendency to dwell on what is bad. That’s why I say that it’s a great tool but sometimes we need to just turn it off, breathe, do sport, cook, see our friend, but most importantly, be there now. 

Be there in everything you do. Stop dwelling on the past and future if you want to be healthy and happy. Things past are gone, things coming in are not here yet. What you have now is what there is. Accept this to be healthy and happy. 

With this, it’s good to be positive. But when things are sad, you can cry. You know I love the power of positive thinking, but we cannot always be positive. As we know there are tough times in life and we have to accept our emotions without denying them. Self-development is also this, we need to understand our emotions and let them go. 

 

Just do not dwell on the past and future. To be happy and healthy, be there totally. 

It’s hard to reach that state often. But with some activity like practicing sport or going for a walk, you can be into what is a good life: what you have in front of you, yourself connected to the moment. Not connected somewhere else with your phone, tv, or other machines that, don’t get me wrong, are great tools. 

However, the problem is that we are too addicted to them. Yes, the mind loves to be out of ourselves, controlled by dopamine, the hormone that craves for always more. 

Can you just walk and see the beauty of the tree, the sky, and the bird when you go for a walk without thinking too much? Can you have a discussion with someone without thinking about something else? 

As I recommend to many of the clients we have, go for a digital detox. Try to do not to use your phone or any screen after 8 pm. You’ll improve your sleep and your relationship with yourself and the ones around you. 

Try to go for one afternoon or one day a week without your phone. 

That’s a great way to be present now. Be in the present moment to be healthy and happy. 

Keep practicing sport, keep creating, keep doing what makes you happy. 

And be there, connect yourself with the present moment. Do some activity when you are there totally. That will make you healthy and happy.

Thank you.

 

Books to read that I recommend:

The power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Check the article I create for it —> Books I love and why

 

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4 easy steps to sleep better at night

For many of us, it can be difficult to sleep peacefully at night. It can affect your energy and therefore your life. If you want to become healthy and feel good sleeping well is an important thing that you need to do.

So, if you have trouble sleeping at night, it may be because your mind is too agitated. The “monkey mind”, as the Buddhists call it, going to be in all directions and so annoy you terribly at a time of the day when only one thing counts: to sleep well. So just calm down this “monkey mind” so you can sleep more peacefully. Try these steps below and feel free to tell me if it has helped you joining Morpheus’s arms.

1.No more screen at least half an hour before going to bed

I know it can be really hard for some. This can often prove to be the key to this sleep deficit problem. Be sure to avoid any contact with the screens at least half an hour before bedtime. Prefer to read a magazine or a book instead. However, avoid reading things that will make you think too much.

Are you addicted to your phone? Here’s a good article from Newairz to stop that and hopefully sleep better at night. That’s the first rule.

2.The little herbal tea afterward

You no longer have a screen to watch. Damn, what can you do then?

It’s high time to make a little herbal tea that will help you soothe you to sleep well afterward. I recommend chamomile or verbena that can have very good virtues.

3. Journal before sleep better

If you are someone like me who thinks often. Do not hesitate to write what goes through your head. This will help remove what you have in your powerful brain. For example, write what you will do tomorrow to make a success of your day. Write down your goals, thoughts, or take advantage to reflect on the day that just happened by putting the right things that happened to you. It will also help you to be more positive.

More about being positive: 5 tips to develop your positivity on Pret-a-Train

4. Finally lie back and relax

It’s time to go to bed after all this. The last step is the best. Lie down peacefully and relax. If you can not relax, do not hesitate to put music on your phone, but be careful that it is in airplane mode in pain of seeing the notifications and wake up your mind again. If you need internet to put music on, put your phone on silent and do not dwell on your notifications. Know that even putting your phone on vibrator can alert the dopamine in your mind and thus make you think again. Do not worry. The people who contact you can wait until tomorrow that you answer them. In addition, you can tell them that you have slept well and if they too have trouble doing this you can explain how you did it!

Find here one of the many chill music, to sleep better at night, you can find on youtube. Feel free to download it so you do not need the internet and therefore not to be disturbed.

Conclusion:

So I hope you got it right. To find a peaceful sleep and sleep better at night, you just have to empty your head and relax a lot. I personally think that if many people have trouble sleeping, the phone is not for nothing. Stay away from this one. Put your notes on the paper if the mind is restless and sleep well. These were 4 easy steps to sleep better at night than anybody can do.

Have a peaceful sleep guys.

 

Photo by Gregory Pappas on Unsplash

 

Past Year review 2020

I know 2020 hasn’t been a great year for many of us. Maybe for the planet in some sort. Not sure. I don’t know. So it was hard for me to decide to do this past year review as, to be honest, my year, luckily and gratefully, has been good. Not easy, but good. Of course, many people have endured a tough year, some people have lost loved one. My kindest regards to you. It was my case in 2019 actually. So I know what it is, I didn’t lose a love one from covid but from cancer. I guess it’s something that we all experience at least once in a lifetime and the more we age the more we need to be prepared for this. Anyway, as I like to keep optimistic and positive I will make a past year review which will reflect this, and as hard as it is there is always a bright side on everything, I believe, I think.

 

Lessons I’ve learned in 2020

 

I don’t know anything

I and you don’t know anything. Everybody talk and talk without knowing. How can you really state what you say? Surrounded by media telling things that we are not sure happening. I’m even not sure we are 8 billions of people in this world anymore. So there are many voices around myself, friend and family, the government etc… And it feels like nobody knows what is really happening, and everybody talks. The only thing I know is that the world is always changing. Impermanence is the truth. That’s the only things we can say is the truth. Without us, no belief can happen, but without us, the world we’ll still be changing, evolving.

 

Love is the biggest force

There is one other thing I learned this year is that love is the biggest force of all.

We’ve been in a year surrounded by fear, anxiety and all the bad forces around us. The fear of losing people, the fear of put in danger others, the fear of losing jobs, finance, etc…

However, love is the strongest, love kills fear. That’s why I was really surprised to see that member of the family can’t kiss each other anymore because of “Covid”. Remove love, and fear wins over us. Never remove love as love is the strongest and can kill all disease.

Read –> The conscious and unconscious forms and how we can be more conscious

 

 

Live the moment

This is tattooed on my chest so I could never forget as I see it in the mirror when I’m facing it topless. The present is the only thing we have and that we can enjoy. The truth is we don’t know if we’ll be there tomorrow, and we don’t need “covid” or any other names to tell us this. But this year, I think we all understand that we can’t predict the future. We see that we adapt to any situation. The human being is pure love and can adapt. But many of us live too much in future and past, even me with my tattoo on my chest. This moment where I write needs to be my only focus, not what I’m going to eat later on or how the world we’ll be in 2021. My only thing is to do my best now when I’m writing to you know. Please let’s stop to plan everything ahead as we can’t. Let’s share the love with what we do, who we are, with who we share our lives.

 

Thought for you

I think it’s important during this time of the year to come back to yourself and to ask yourself what is the biggest lessons you have learned this year. I believe in introspection to know better yourself and to have a better life. So take a moment and ask yourself what are the biggest lessons you learned this year.

 

 

Best Things I did in 2020

 

Biking in Vietnam

In February 2020 I travelled again. I went to Vietnam and met someone special. I was lucky enough to travel before the “covid” stops us to do so. Maybe it has been my last trip with everything tv and people said. Not sure… We’ll see.

With Pret-a-Train and as a CEO, I didn’t make the step to go and travel away as I love doing that but as I was held by my business, my clients, and my “duty”. Duties and responsibilities are good but living life is more important.

So, I needed to travel, to discover again, and to play. Plays allow me to help people better so travelling was great, I bike around Vietnam and I love it. With everything I was lucky to do before, biking in Vietnam was one of the best things I never did, and I was sharing it.

 

Finished my 1st book

In terms of professional level, I finally finished my first book. I wrote many parts of it in Vietnam actually. I was in a good atmosphere to write the 4 elements that I will soon share with you. Writing a book was one of my big dreams and I did it. When I finished it, I cried, I cried from joy to finish something so meaningful for me. Hopefully, it will help many people to be healthy. Being healthy can save us and the environment.

 

Start an online personal training service

In Pret a Train because of “covid”, we started giving online session, keeping the business up during this tough time was important and also keep making people working out. So we’ve been working on giving great session online via video live. I’m so grateful that Pret-a-train can still run during these times. I have a think of all people who been disturbed in their business and professional life. Nonetheless, I believe that they will strike back by doing something maybe more meaningful for them. A touch of hope. Hope and faith are strong forces as well. If I lose Pret a Train he won’t be the end of the world, I will do something else and help differently. Anyway, I’m grateful to have opened a new service. Thanks.

 

Thank you

I’d like to finish by saying thank you. Thank you for all the human kindness. Despite what the media shows, there is a lot of kindness in this world. The human being is kind. Let’s remove the history focus on the present. Let’s see how people stay at home to protect others. Let’s see how we react when we can’t see our family. Feel the love. Always see the beauty. Let’s share the love and always being positive. Flowers always blossom, sun rise and set every day. Life is good. It’s all love.

 

What I’ve you learned yourself and what are you grateful for?

How you can be fit and healthy

As you might know, being fit and being healthy is not quite the same. Actually, you can be fit but not healthy. Right, you can perform an activity quite well and have a toned physical apparance, but at the same time, you can eat badly and feel tired quite often. 

Many people actually look fit, like you can find many on Instagram, but are not healthy. 

Cause being healthy is more difficult to reach. To be healthy you need to be in good physical and mental health

So I’d like to share with you my way of being fit and being healthy in the meantime. 

 

Take care of the 4 elements

So as the book that I’m on my way to publish, for me being fit and healthy is about respecting 4 Elements: eating, moving, resting and your environment. 

Let me explain.

 

Eating

First, you have to take care of the way you eat. Of course, to be healthy, you need to pay attention to the food you are putting into your machine, into your body. If you want your body functioning well, you need to put the right food in. 

Food as veggies, lean protein, good fat and carbs,  and vitamins and minerals. 

In other words, you need to eat consciously. Even if you are a hard worker, take time to check what you ingest, and take time to eat your food. 

Moving

Second, you need to move. As simple as that, we are like animals, so we have the need to move this body that we have. If you consume food is to spend it. So you don’t necessarily need to do a sport regularly or something. But don’t get me wrong if you practice a physical activity it’s better for you. However, you can find ways of moving without doing sport.. like climbing steps, walking often, working in a job that asks you to move and not just being at your desk. If you are seated all day, of course, the best will be going to the gym, running, or practicing a sport to make you move. 

Rest

Third, to be fit and healthy, you need to rest. Yes, it seems obvious, but unfortunately, as I can see with my client in personal training or life coaching in Pret-a-Train, many don’t sleep enough, or sleep badly, surrounded by thoughts. 

That is why first, you need to sleep enough, go to bed early to make sure you have between 6 and 9 hours of sleep. It depends on your personal need. And a bit of advice that I can give to you before going to bed, it’s trying to avoid the phone, or tv before. Put your mood into a relaxed state, and if you have running thoughts, just write it down on a journal. 

Oh, by the way, peaceful music, or the app calm, can help you to find your way to Morpheus if you need. 

Massage and stretching are a good addition to make you more relax and to respect that important element to be fit and healthy. 

Environment

Finally, your environment plays a fundamental role for you to be at your top level of healthiness. 

The environment is what you do in your daily life. Yes, right, does your job make you happy? Does it make your mind healthy? By being happy and positive about how you spend your day, then you can feel more healthy, physically, and obviously mentally. 

If it doesn’t I warn you to think about changing. Even if that makes you fear, cause being healthy and happy, is a basis in life for everything. So recheck your value, and do not focus on a life that doesn’t rely on who you are. I believe everybody needs to be healthy. Cause if we are as an individual level, then we can be as a collective level. Help yourself before helping others. 

So check your environment, meaning also, the people you spend time with. Again check if those make you happy and healthy. The thing is that our time is limited so don’t waste it with people who don’t make you feel good. 

I advise you to check all of your environment and see what and who makes you happy and healthy. 

 

Being fit and being healthy

So to put it simply the first 2 points (eating and moving), if you make them right, can make you very fit. As if you do a lot of gym or sport, and if you take care of what you eat, you can have amazing physics and do a good performance. But if you consider the 2 others (rest and your environment), you can reach greater performance, and being healthy. 

That can seem a lot, but don’t worry take your time, one element after the other, you can be healthy step by step. The way to lead a good healthy lifestyle takes time and tries, perseverance like everything in life.

Being healthy is like top-level for a human being. But as we have seen in the fourth element, it asks being honest, being honest with yourself and others, and choose the right things and people for you. 

Being healthy can be respecting your life as well. Being healthy can be also seeing a therapist remove the problem or barrier that you might have in your mind, which obstruct you to be happy, or making the right moves for you. 

You can use a personal trainer, or a life coach to help you in that way for instance. Or you can talk to friends, or other therapists to help you be fit and healthy. 

 

Last note

I really encourage you to take care of these 4 elements. You have to believe in yourself, no matter where you are, no matter where you come from. Cause I believe that if you believe in yourself, that you can believe in the world. It can sound funny, but it can depend on you to change yourself, and change the world around you.

Be fit and healthy. Thank you.  

 

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The conscious and unconscious forms and how we can be more conscious

In this article, let’s talk about our conscious and unconscious forms and how we can be more conscious. 

There are a lot of different types and faces of human nature. When we are unconscious we can turn love into fear or rejection. Also, we can turn creativity into laziness or frustration. 

However, when we start to be conscious a new world is opening to us. Love can be found in everything. Beauty is everywhere, and our limiting beliefs become unlimited. This is how being conscious is so much important to share all the types and faces with our world, friends, family, and community. That can change just an individual as it can also change a whole country. 

Remember that we are all energy, all vibration. So let’s get deep into the different forms between conscious and unconscious. In the end, let’s see how we can be more conscious and share this love, this kindness, and this beauty. 

 

Conscious

 

Love

When you are fully conscious, you can see love in everything, in all these forms. Nature, sky, trees, smiles and all human beings. You can find love even in some tough situations. Love is always here. When you’re fully conscious you can appreciate everything more deeply. Go for a walk into nature, or even through a city, look at what has been created, nature created things with love, humans too. Look at that. Look in the eyes of people you like, look at yourself into the mirror. You can perceive love everywhere and in everything. 

 

Creativity

Once you’re conscious, you can easily let the flow of creativity go into you. When you are conscious means that you let more yourself go, you are not locked into frustration or laziness. You open to everything good which can come to your mind. Sometimes letting go of resistance and surrender to things can make you more creative. It’s actually well known that the best inventors in this world had their brilliant ideas during leisure time. When you try too hard, you can put yourself into resistance and lock the flow which is coming to you. And when you let go, the flow can come back.

 

Kindness

When you’re conscious, you can let the proper human being and the wise child you’ve been to take over to your adult seriousness. Then you can show your kindness to the world. Sometimes we are too serious, and again we resist what we are. We give orders, we stand strong and tall and can put pressure on ourselves and others. Again when you’re conscious and let the self that you are, you can spread your kindness, and be good with all your fellows. And especially be good to yourself. Being conscious helps you to be your best friend. You don’t beat yourself up anymore which is a big problem that we can’t find in many people who practice unconscious behaviour. So be conscious, be kind. 

 

Beauty

Beauty is a friend of love. It has been into our field from the beginning. Of course, by watching the news, some try to show you the face of the world which is hostile and can be ugly. But actually, beauty is again everywhere, even when on the screen they show you a hostile world, after that you can find people helping each other, like after any catastrophe for instance. Beauty is part of our conscious, look at a kid, no kid can be ugly, every kid is a beauty, every flower too. As we grow we become unconscious and we start judging everything, but even when a person grows older, or when a plant is fading, beauty is there. 

 

Expansion

A tree, a plant, a human being, is always expanding. Expansion is part of our universe. Many unconscious people are limited and think not much can be extended anymore. But actually, everything has been always expanding and even when we grow older. We are expanding ourselves. 

 

Unlimited

When you’re conscious, expansion is there, then the limits are removed and you become unlimited. You do not need to take any pills or get crazy. So, it’s actually not a movie, even if life can have some similitude at some point but we are always unlimited. Being unlimited it’s part of human nature. We’ve been here for very long, that science tries to find for how, but actually, nobody can say it exactly. It’s been millions of years that energy is given, that heart is beaten, things being created. Things are always changing, evolving and once you’re fully conscious you can really become unlimited. 

 

Receptivity

As an energy field, when you’re conscious, you become more receptive to this field. More receptive to people who come at the right time to your world. You get into this situation that you were waiting for. Once you are conscious you open yourself to be more receptive, you don’t put any resistance, and you are receptive to the flow, to the vibe, to what you need. 

 

Unconscious

Reject all these unconsciousness forms to your life. To live in harmony with it. Here are all forms of unconsciousness that you can notice in yourself and others. Once you notice it, try to not dwell on it. If you notice a friend or anyone doing it. Try to be as much conscious as you can to avoid giving too much energy to the unconsciousness field. Change it to consciousness. 

Let’s see how to avoid the traps of unconsciousness as well and how we can be more conscious:

 

Fear

Fear is a well-known form and face of unconsciousness. This is also the most spread in the world. From history class, transmit to our grandparents coming from WW. TV showing the same face as unconsciousness always. 

As I believe many of us are born into unconsciousness, many of us got to fear from the previous generation. As we can see as a baby or a kid we are just consciousness and seemed to love everything. But when we grow older the fear has been transmitting to us. I can see my little bro and sis watching the news and see the face of unconsciousness each day and night. That’s why we need to be strong and bring consciousness for ourselves, cause if we don’t we can fear everything. Some people are attached to this form without noticing and they are always in the state of fear. Thinking that the world it’s an awful and hostile place.

How can we be more conscious then?

An easy thing to do to break that fear is to be conscious and focus our insight on kindness and love. Go to a forest, a park, with some trees, with some kids, look at pictures of you on your holiday with your family and friends. The world is yours. Choose to be conscious, choose to be love. 

 

Anger 

Did you feel angry and say to yourself after what happened? What am I so mad for? This is when you get off unconscious mode and become conscious. 

You see like fear, anger has been transmitted to us from a very young age, and we realize sometimes that we are out of our head when we get mad at some big or tiny thing. This is just an automated response that we learn from our parents or other situations. It actually comes from our youth most of the time. Sometimes we just copy people that we like. But can you feel this heaviness in your body when you get angry? Can you feel this draining energy or this guiltiness coming after? 

Why being angry where nothing can be resolved with angriness. Being angry it’s just transmitting again the bad method to other people, then you make others unconscious too. 

How can we be more conscious then?

So come back to being conscious, and if you feel very angry, calm down and talk about it. Life is not so damn serious and everything will be sorted out if you accept things or if you resolve what you can by being mindful. 

 

Rejection

Rejection is another form of unconsciousness. As an unconscious person, we can feel rejected, we can see the rejection of everything. We can reject ourselves. For instance, we can beat ourselves up and always say that we are not good enough. We just started learning a new language and because we don’t accept the process we can reject ourselves and say that we are not good and we should not bother. That can be a tough syndrome which can lead to a huge shyness to talk to people and especially a group of people cause we will think we are going to be rejected. Of course, if you reject yourself and not being indulgent with yourself you’ll have difficulties to make friends or accept people as well. You’ll have this poison in you.

Accept things as there are – Love yourself – Get back to consciousness

The key is to get back to consciousness, accept you and things as they are, and look always at the bright side of you, things and people. Be conscious, be creative, love yourself. Love the world, that’s the key. 

 

Limited

So we talk about the unlimited possibilities when we are conscious, as this is the world where we grow. This world shows unlimited form. However, when we are unconscious we can have some limited belief, again we can think that we are not good enough. We see things limited, we have limited judgement onto things. However, we need to be conscious of this unlimitedness around ourselves. All these people before us, this art, this nature which is always growing. Can you see that nothing is limited?  

Be conscious to be more conscious. Don’t be limited. Look at nature and life.

You can do whatever you want, put some cement, be unconscious, get into fear, the world will always be by itself in motion, still growing, always changing. Things are always moving, some people conscious are always creating new things. Be conscious and be part of it, you can do anything. Expand your belief. Read books from people you like. Get interested in our world, on our earth, and look at things in a good perspective. 

 

Frustration

Here’s a big form of unconsciousness, which can be similar to rejection. Here’s frustration, and this is also transmitted to others when we are. Frustrated by us, by people around us. Not believing in yourself in our talent. Frustration can come from other forms like fear. For instance, we fear things and then we are frustrated to not do the things we want to do because of our limited belief. Can you see the loop of this vicious cycle? 

How to be more conscious then?

Break it, become conscious, believe in yourself, the world and people. Don’t be frustrated if you fail at something, be like this pure consciousness as we were when we were baby, fail, cry and get back up again with a smile. 

 

Worry 

Worry, worry, worry, that’s the best form of unconsciousness. Worries are spread into cultures, into countries, worries can come from fear again. This unconscious form and fear are the top forms of unconsciousness. These two can make people sick and make some business grow and become unlimited. Many companies like tv channels play with these two forms to make us buy more food or more medicine. In the end, if we worry too much we send resistance and poison to our body, then we can fall into depression, seeing our world hostile, being suicidal, or having another form of sickness, and then we die. Worry can be a serious disease which has to be taken seriously, and this is why we need to remove worry and this unconsciousness to our life. 

How can we be more conscious then?

Focus on positive things, be conscious, be involved in any activity that you like, be that kid do a puzzle, relax your mind, and you will see how worry can dissipate your mind to your life. 

 

Jealousy 

Jealousy is a form of unconsciousness which can be the brother of worry or greed. When we are unconscious we can have this form of jealousy which can get into any situation. When we see someone succeeding when our ego takes the top on us then we can be jealous of others doing more than ourselves. We can be jealous of our family, friends, for having better conditions, or situations. We can be jealous of our girlfriend, sending poison to her because she is too close to people, this comes from worry. 

How can you be more conscious then?

The best will be to be conscious again, cause anyway putting resistance, as you know, it’s not good for yourself. Believe in you, believe in others. Don’t be jealous, appreciate that some people can succeed because you can too. You are the same so be conscious. 

 

Other forms

There are plenty of other forms that you can find into unconsciousness. Listen to your emotion and your body and when you feel not good, ask yourself: “am I conscious enough right now or am I just being unconscious? 

 

Best tips to be more conscious?

 

Meditate 

When you meditate, you can put everything into perspective. You can let go of things. Being fully conscious, and note all things that make life. Concentrate on your breathing. Here you are alive. Just focus on your breath and your feeling. Turn your mind off or let it go but don’t be plunged into thoughts. And you’ll see that you feel good and there is nothing to dread. You’re fully conscious you are here into the present moment. The more you do, the more you’ll be here and now. Be conscious of your everyday life. 

 

Open-mindedness

Be open to receiving what comes to you. Don’t resist a new encounter, don’t judge, just take what life gives to you. You are consciousness, and everything happens for a reason. 

Learn to open your mind, to open your heart. There you’ll be into your soul, more conscious. 

Look at the situation even though one, by saying what that happens, it might be for a good reason. Life is good. Make sure you know. See the beauty be open to beauty. Be receptive to things coming through your eyes, use your senses. Look at buildings, nature, forests, others, and animals. Be open to life, you’ll get more and more conscious. 

 

No resistance 

This is easy to say but not easy to do. Offer no resistance to nothing. Especially not into you. Our bodies are chemical as you know. If you offer resistance to it, you’ll have poison come into you. That’s not good and it’s a form of unconsciousness. See yourself reacting to the situation with resistance. You are not you, you are unconscious. Be conscious enough to notice this. 

If you do the first two things that I’ve recommended to you, you’ll be conscious enough to see how you can drain on people, yourself, and the situation. Once you notice it, break it by being aware and conscious. 

There are things in life that we can’t predict, and that we can’t do anything about it. So let it go. And focus on having no resistance thoughts. It’s all good. Life has been like that for millions of years and everything is alright. 

 

Practice love 

We are love. Deep into ourselves, we are consciousness. Nobody has no love. People that tend to “show” no love are just unconscious. 

Love is consciousness. Practice love is for instance walking and seeing the beauty around in everything. Plant, trees, road, people, building. If you focus on love. You would see it everywhere. See when a newborn is coming around your life, how love is good. Go to a wedding and see love around. Love is everywhere, we just need to be conscious to see it. 

 

Be focus on any activity

By being focused on any activity that makes you happy and that we like we can be more conscious. We can do gardening, make a puzzle, watch family pictures,  draw, play tennis or football, go for a run. Even working when doing with grace can be a sort of activity which makes you more mindful. 

You see many like me talk about meditation but I actually believe that there are many forms of meditation and everyone can have a sort of meditation which works for him or her. Reading for instance for me can be a form of meditation (depends what topic I read), running too. 

Find your activities which appease you and can make you more conscious. 

 

Be grateful 

Being grateful is an important part of being conscious. The more you are grateful and the more you realize what you already have, and especially what you already are, the more you are conscious. It’s an easy thing to do to feel more connected and to have a form of love and beauty. It’s getting very easy when you set it at a habit to have a gratitude journal and to take a moment a day to say what you are grateful for. You can also talk about it when you’re having dinner with your family or partner, everybody can say one thing they are grateful for. 

It’s a great thing to do, cause sometimes you think there is nothing to be grateful for but actually, there is always something. So, you can be connected to that, to your health, to the people around you, to the sky above your head, to the bed you go at night, or to do food you have the chance to savour every day. Find something to be grateful for every day and I promise you that you’ll feel more conscious and more fulfilled. 

 

Last note

The more conscious you are, the less it will be hard. As hard can become soft, the more you practice, the more you’ll notice. 

Resistance would come in many forms but the more you are conscious the more you’ll be able to notice it and stop all these unconscious forms from coming back to consciousness. Let enter love and all these other forms to make your life and yourself richer. 

Hope that has been helping you to be more conscious.

 

Image by Bianca Mentil from Pixabay

Believe in yourself – A simple tip to change the world

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Gandhi

 

Here we are in 2020, here we are after Trump and the COVID. Here we are after a summer where we can fill what is really “global warming”. It was 37 degrés one week ago in London. 

So we are in a world where many catastrophes have happened even if less and less happened nowadays. Yes, here’s a touch of hope and belief.

With all the “good” information we got nowadays, we as human are able to do better choice. We consume majorly different for a few years now. As we have understood that we need to take better care of ourselves and the planet. We think a lot, maybe sometimes too much, about making the right decisions. 

I see a new great generation, I see the beauty in kids and new modern parents. And I believe, as a whole, will make great decisions in our present days for the future. 

So if you read that post I know you’re already participating in changing the world for the better, cause as long as you have the thoughts to do, you do. Thoughts are important. As the book of Dr Wayne Dyer said: “Change your thoughts, change your life”. 

 

Passe le relais

So here I’d like to say: believe in yourself, believe in the world. I know that we can still have some doubts about our future. And I want you to let go all of these doubts. Cause as long as you believe in yourself, you believe in the world. We are particles in this all universe. But every particle connected for the good, change the world, for the best. 

Then we just need to “pass the relais”, which means gets inspired and inspire others to believe in themselves, believe they can do good. Believe that they are a good friend, a good parent, a good consumer, a good worker. We all work for ourselves, and for others. For our family, parents, wife, husband, community. 

Here’s a simple thing: we send vibrations to the world, good vibrations, and doubts are barriers to these vibrations. Remove the doubts, believe in yourself, believe in others and believe in our world. Focus on good things, and don’t let the doubts come in. Look at all the good things you did, focus on all the good things happening and be part of it. Keep it up. 

 

I hope you got something from this post, and I very much hope that you are going to believe in you.

 

Read –> Why Being Healthy Is The Base Of Everything

Image par Gerd Altmann de Pixabay  

How to become healthier step by step

As we have seen in a previous article, being healthy is fundamental for having a better life. It will put the stepping stones to succeed in everything you need.

So, this article is for the ones who wish to become healthier by taking some simple steps.

 

Become healthier: Step one

The first step for you to become healthier is to do all the study you need to understand how important is to be healthy.

Why that?

You have to understand clearly why you do what you do. It will make the process easier. You see if you understand how smoking can be bad, and how many people and families have problems because of smoking you will be more willing to stop doing it. You will link smoking to pain.

On the opposite side, if you do the research about how being healthy can help you in life, you will link that to pleasure. Brainstorming is the first and the fundamental step to get to the others step.

We all looking to avoid pain the most as we can in life. And we are also all looking to get pleasure. Do the study!

Related –> What does being healthy really mean

 

Become healthier: Step two

Avoid what is not healthy. A simple step to take to become healthier is by restricting what is not healthy and what can stress your body, your physical and mental condition. Cigarettes and alcohol are one of them. Do the first step and do the research about how it is bad.

Anyway, it seems obvious but by reducing the amount of bad stuff you inflict to your body you will take a tremendous step toward better health. Avoid as much as you can products with more than 19g/100g of sugar. Start by checking the label, just because of that I’m sure you will become healthier. Take in mind that an average person should not taking more than 3Og of sugar per day.

Related –> How to eat healthy and avoid sugar by Pret-a-Train

–> How to stop an addiction by Newairz

 

Become healthier: Step three

Go to bed early. Again do the research about why is good to go to bed early.

In concise words retreat to your bed early will allow you to make sure that you have enough sleep and by doing that you will be able to wake up early and do not hit the snooze button 20 times before you do.

A simple trick to relax your mind and prepare you to sleep is by taking the habit of putting your phone on the air plane mode.  Because of that simple thing, you won’t be disturbed by anyone from the exterior world. If you are using your phone a lot, at the beginning it will be hard, but at some point, it will be some much beneficial. Trust me, think about your well-being and go to bed early.

 

Become healthier: Step four

Now that you went to sleep early, I hope you will have a bit of time to make a healthy breakfast for yourself. It will give you the stepping stone for a healthy day. If you can, avoid any product transformed and choose fruits instead of sugar. My personal favourite option is the omelette or just eating veggies but I know it can be hard for some of you. Fruit and porridge can be a great option if your breakfast needs to be a bit sweet.

Related –> Best easy healthy lifestyle tips

 

4 simple steps to become healthier

1 – Study why to be healthy
2 – Avoid toxic products
3 – Go to bed early
4 – Wake up early, eat a healthy breakfast

These are just 4 simple and small steps to start to become healthier. If you are still not too sure why it’s important to become healthy, go back to the first step and do the study. The first step is the most important one. You have to understand why being healthy.

After having reached that 4 steps you can increase the level to become even healthier if you feel that it can be good for you. I invite you to read this guide on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

 

Are these steps to become healthier seem very hard?

I personally think you can do it. Don’t say that is too hard. Time after time you will get better habits, and make your healthy life easier. Trust yourself is time for you to become… wait for it… HEALTHIER.

I just want to share to you the synonym of healthy that I’ve found: active, athletic, fresh, healthful, hearty, lively, normal, robust, strong, tough, vigorous…

I think all of these can help in life. Take the steps. Become healthier.

Stay happy, stay healthy, keep eating broccoli.

 

The importance of breathing 

It’s important to take the time to do nothing. It’s important to just breathe at times. Yes simply take time in moments during the day to close your eyes and breathe deeply. 

 

You see many people still do not know how to breathe. They arrive at a time in their lives where they have so much the bad habit of not breathing that this bad habit repeats itself, keeps itself and last. Then they can suffer from chronic headache or migraine.  

 

And so why am I talking to you about the importance of breathing? Because I remain convinced that breathing, first of all, brings relaxation. This seems obvious, and yet many forget it. Even myself, too busy in my work I do not pay attention to relax and breathe enough. Luckily I keep telling myself this and at some point I get back into the habit of taking my time, closing my eyes and breathing deeply. 

 

I have the impression that the breathing is getting lost, it’s funny to say – or not – because we are in a world of overconsumption and what is free as air, well… we forget it. 

 

Breathing well helps to relax and often takes away worries, especially trivial ones. 

 

We put things into perspective. 

 

The importance of breathing is also, to avoid headaches created very often by a lack of oxygen. 

 

It is also necessary to take the time during the weekend to go to a park or in nature to really breathe good air. 

 

That’s why the famous expression “the mountain that wins you over” is so popular. It often comes back because the air is rather good. 

 

Breathing well takes away the worries, the headaches. It’s free and it can even help you fight some chronic pain and simply help you to live your life better. 

 

So come on, take the time to close your eyes and breathe often, breathe deeply…

If you like this article, you can read that one: This is why we need a digital detox

This is why we need a digital detox

I think as I said in why we need massage and relaxation, its kind of the same. We always use too much tech around ourselves, all the time, and I don’t think we realize. Nope, I think we actually do not realize how much we are into screens always. Into digital. So why we need a digital detox? So why do we need to get off from tech one day a week at least? Why do we need to pay attention to how we use all these technologies?

It’s simply because we need to get off from that. It will make our mind more relax. And we’ll be able to make real connections. Human connections that everybody needs. Smile to someone. Or maybe even met the partner of your dream. Cause if you always have your head down on the screen how can you smile and say hello to the world in front of you? 

My personal thinking is: Technologies are a great tool. But we don’t need to get trapped by it. Or we’ll be lost. We do need a digital detox, especially in 2020. We need to get away from the phone and computer at least one day a week. What is one day a week? On 7 days? 

It is simply 15% of your time. 

 

Sunday can be used for better things

And this time can be used to be reconnected to the essential. Spending time with your partner, your family, your kid. A great book, some great food. A spa, a walk in the park. A treck. A day where you care about yourself or the ones you love. Whatever which make us happy. Anyway, get off one day a week. Disconnect and enjoy. 

We all wanna be happy at the end of the day, at the end of the week. I believe by doing that it can help and this is why we need to cut from technologies from time to time. This is why we need a digital detox. That s all. 

 

Note in Vietnam about detox and relaxation.

 

Related and tips: Simple tips to stop phone addiction by Newairz

Why do we need massages and relaxation nowadays? Bio part in Vietnam Jan20

Like Charlie Chaplin used to say, in one of the best speech ever: “we think too much, we feel too little.” 

I just left from a massage place. And this was so relaxing, so good, so peaceful… and as I was talking about in the book the 4 elements to be healthy (which will come soon enough), we need to get massages, we need more relaxation. 

As my mind was running a lot until 30 mins of getting a massage and then finally start relaxing for the other half. Thanks god… I was thinking afterwards that in the past we don’t actually need to get massages and as much relaxation, as our mind was better still.

But since we are all the time plunged in this new modernity with all these technologies around us. So, we need it. So why do we need massages and relaxation?

It is simply because we all the time need to be reconnected to the essential. 

“More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness or we’ll be lost”. These words came from a man, a great one, a humanist who know what he was talking about. 

The essential comes from having a pure mind and see what truly is the beauty of life and human kindness. Cause you can have some doubts as everyone. So you need being healthy in all his meaning. Healthy mind, healthy body. It can come from doing a sporty activity, but that’s not all, unfortunately. You need relaxation. Some use yoga some use meditation some use seeing good friends and family regularly. It can be everything which makes you feel relax. 

The phone is needed. Nowadays our computers are needed. As they are tools to work and make money. So yes, if you wanna make money you need to get into tech, but still, you need always to reconnect. Reconnect to a pure mind, a healthy one. 

That is why you need to relax, having a massage or meditate. 

Unless you throw all these technologies away… 

We think too much, we feel too little… 

 

Note in Vietnam 31st of January 2020

 

To read if you like to –> Why meditation is good for your health by Newairz