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Hello My Good People,

How are we all doing on this fine day. Summer is now officially here and the BBQ’s have started, the tops are coming off and the music is pumping out of those car stereos.

Welcome Back Summer 🙂

I hope you are all doing extremely well, sticking to your goals, enjoying life and trying to live stress free.

I know this can be difficult at times though as we do live in a negative world – But surround yourselves with good people, stop watching the media (it show’s nothing but negativity – would you agree) And do activities which brings you both joy and happiness. I would say this is a great start to cutting of some of the negativity in our lives.

My energy as of late has been towards writing my book/e-book that I am putting a lot of effort into at the moment. Also, I have invested in a microphone and I’m working on creating program packs for you guys to listen to as MP3 files – Great for listening to first thing in the morning, whilst driving to work, at the gym, whilst relaxing or before bed.

Some of the topics I look to cover will include: Motivation, Goal setting, Wealth, Health and Happiness – The basics for any human being to be happy, successful and to live a life with true value.

Today is just a quick post though about “Worrying, Stress, and Clearing Your Mind”

As a people, we tend to worry and over think and this naturally leads us to stress. And as we all know, stress can lead to a number of things:

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1) Anxiety

2) Depression

3) Lack of Sleep – Lack of sleep within itself causes health issues

4) Physical Illness

5) Poor Mood/State of Mind

So it makes sense that we do all we can do to try and not worry and over think right?

We need to be honest with ourselves and ask the Important question:

“What actually causes us stress”

Only you can ask this question to yourself…

Set aside some time and with a pen and some paper if necessary and write down that which is bothering you…It makes it so much easier and at least you can go back to what you have written down for reflection at a later date…

Once you find the root cause of what is bothering you, then and only then can you slowly start to work through the issue(s) – These exercises don’t work over night. Be patient with yourself and take your time.

“Stress could come from anything in life – Your 9-5 JOB (Just Over Broke), Family Life, Relationship Issues, Low Income or the Simple Act of Over Thinking”

Since I started practising Meditation, my thoughts have been a lot more calm and I am able to deal with day to day situations a lot easier. Meditation isn’t necessarily what you see in the movies though…

You know what I’m on about – Leg’s crossed, Aummm chanting sounds in the background and people dressed as a Buddhist or Monks… Don’t believe the hype my people LOL.

Meditation can simply be closing your eyes for 10-15 minutes a day, either sitting or lying down and just focusing on your breathing. There is scientific studies showing how Meditation works on the Human Anatomy, and I will share this with y’all if interested. You’d be surprised how many benefits there actually are once you do some research on the subject. Some key points on the benefits of Meditation to get you started are:

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1) NEUROSCIENTISTS have found that, after just 11 HOURS of meditation, practitioners had structural changes in the part of the brain involved in monitoring our FOCUS and SELF CONTROL.

2) Research has found meditation to promote ‘DIVERGENT THINKING’ a type of thinking that allows many new ideas to be generated – Talk About Ultimate Creativity.

3) Mindfulness also affects awareness and the FILTERING out of other mental processes during creative tasks.

Check out the link below for more information if you’re interested or do a Google search on:

“The Benefits of Meditation”

Source: https://www.headspace.com/science

Worrying is Like Walking Around With An Umbrella On A Sunny Day 

I kid you not, the woman on the TV just said the above quote to her friend on an Australian cooking show that I’ve got running in the background and I just had to post it in here – What a coincidence or was that meant to happen? Hmmmmm.

Without deviating though, worrying can be avoided and this is something I tell my Mum all the time. If you knew me a few years back, you would know that I used to worry…

“A LOT”

But life wasn’t productive for me back then and I wasn’t enjoying my life like we all should be…

So I researched, bought books about stress and anxiety, watched videos, went to seminars and years later, here I am helping others with what once use to be my enemy…The beautiful cycle of life eh 😀

But listen to the irony which just came to me – We all want to be happy and worry free, yet we are the ones creating worry for ourselves…Meditate on that for a moment…

In reality, no one can create worry for you but yourself…Have you ever looked at it like that?

I have a program that I’m creating to help people stop worrying which I’m saving for my book/e-book, but here’s a step by step guide below which I think is genius to help with this issue:

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Learning to Postpone Worrying:

  1. Create a “worry period.” Choose a set time and place for worrying. It should be the same every day (e.g. in the living room from 5:00 to 5:20 p.m.) and early enough that it won’t make you anxious right before bedtime. During your worry period, you’re allowed to worry about whatever’s on your mind. The rest of the day, however, is a worry-free zone.
  2. Postpone your worry. If an anxious thought or worry comes into your head during the day, make a brief note of it on paper and postpone it to your worry period. Remind yourself that you’ll have time to think about it later, so there’s no need to worry about it right now. Save it for later and continue to go about your day.
  3. Go over your “worry list” during the worry period. Reflect on the worries you wrote down during the day. If the thoughts are still bothering you, allow yourself to worry about them, but only for the amount of time you’ve specified for your worry period. If the worries don’t seem important any more, cut your worry period short and enjoy the rest of your day.

Source: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/how-to-stop-worrying.htm

I could keep going, but this was only supposed to be a short post LOL – I just can’t help myself sometimes hehehe

I hope you have learned lot’s today, and have found both the video and blog post insightful.

Share with your friends, family and loved ones and let’s all make this world a better place day by day 🙂

Peace, Blessings, and Much Love To You All

NAMASTE

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS – Author, Bodybuilder, Life Coach, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Advisor, Counsellor, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur 

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Wassup guys,

How are you all doing my wonderful people?

It’s been a little while since I posted an update and a crazy few weeks for me.

As some of you may already know if you follow me on Facebook, I fell into Cardiac arrest around 2 weeks ago and was out cold…

I’m quite lucky to be alive!

For reasons unknown, I can honestly say that what happened was rather random and not only a shock to me, but my family, friends and everyone around me…

I felt it necessary to let everyone know that I’m OK and still loving life 🙂

Today isn’t about a specific topic – I just feel the need to type and flow…

Thoughts

The recent event has thrown me into a state of deep reflection ever since…

I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that is the philosophy I live by…

I also believe that whatever the reason for something happening may not be seen/clear to us at the time.

Therefore, I let it be and continue on with life holding onto the gratitude and appreciation that I am  still able to breathe, continue experiencing happiness and making my dreams a reality.

When you face death and accept that it is a normal part of life, the fear of death disappears and you appreciate it for what it is…

A natural part of life…

I think as humans we view death in the wrong light and for a number of valid reasons (We won’t go to much into this subject today though)

Rather than mourn over the loss of someones life, I believe we should celebrate it. I know that if I did past away 2 weeks ago, I would of wanted everyone to celebrate…Not cry and be sad.

I was blacked out most of the time so mentally trying to recover at the moment isn’t as bad for me as it is for others.

New Reality

It’s really been an eye opener as to how much people care about me and brought into light a question for me to ask you guys:

Do you really know how much people love you?

Maybe you don’t as people tend to show appreciation “after” someone has passed away rather than whilst they are alive. Something to think about…

However, I feel exploring this question may help to change the way you see yourself as it has done for me.

I now ask myself:

“Why do people love you so much David and how did you not see it before”

We as a people do so much good in our lives but never see it the way others do. It’s as if we have a hard time appreciating our true value.

I feel this is down to the self image we have created for ourselves based of painful experiences (search for self image on this site as I have written an article about the topic)

For some reason, humans have a hard time embracing their greatness and all the wonderful things they have done for themselves and others – I’m thinking about my Mum as I type this…

Greatness vs Ego

I’ve also come to learn that people don’t give themselves the props they deserve as we live in  a society where embracing how good or great we are at something is seen as being “Egotistic” or “Big Headed” – There is a big problem here…

If you are great at making music for example, then you should be able to share this with people that you are GREAT at making music without feeling that you’ll come across as big headed or egotistic… Sadly that’s not the case.

For us to limit sharing our greatness due to the fear of what others think is quite absurd…Don’t you think?

At the young age of 25, I “know” what I am great at…

I am now focusing my energy on those areas of greatness to not only improve them but to continue sharing them with the rest of the world…

I share this with you in hope that you have found your greatness and if you haven’t then no need to worry – Just try to live in the present moment being grateful for what you DO have and flow with life rather than flowing against it.

The Flow of Life

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To flow against life is to flow against what it is (The Present Moment)

Meaning: If something happens, you CANNOT change the fact that it has happened.

You have a choice as to how you react to what has happened, but you CANNOT change it.

For example – If you loose your phone on a night out, you can’t change the fact that the phone is now missing – It is what it is, whether you chose to accept it or not…

Most of the time in a given situation as such, people throw tantrums and hissy fits causing themselves much unnecessary pain.

Rather than making peace with what is, they think about what “could have been” had they done things differently…

ANY past situation you’ve faced, it’s irrelevant what you think you:

“SHOULD” have done

“COULD” have done OR

“WOULD” have done…It’s the past and cannot be changed I’m afraid…

Instead of focusing about that which cannot be changed, focus on how you can/will do things differently if ever faced with the same or similar situation…

Logically on all levels this makes sense!

Once people fully understand the above concept and start applying it, stress levels will decrease dramatically and the quality of your life WILL improve – I am confident of that.

Life vs Life

The term “Life is Short” couldn’t be any truer for me at this present moment.

I see life for what it is…lessons and experiences…

This is one of the  many reasons why I don’t waste time on negativity or things that are of no benefit/value to me.

This is why I practice forgiveness towards those who have hurt me in the past. Not for there benefit, but for me to be able to live in peace without harboring negative feelings/emotions.

My message is the same as before:

Enjoy life, question everything, be happy and try to do what it is that brings you ultimate joy.

Closing

I don’t know what path my life will take, none of us do. All we can do is our best and if our best doesn’t bring to us what we desire, we can keep trying or may choose to accept that it’s not within our destiny to have that which we dream of…Only you can make that decision!

Speaking of dreams though, I have started writing a book that I would like to release next year. One of my major life goals/dreams is to release a book along the lines of self development, motivation and positivity. I feel I have gone through my fair share of experiences and learning to be adept at creative writing.

Plus…

What do I have to loose 🙂

Pray for me that I release a best seller and I will pray for you that your dreams come through…

Love as always

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

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~Stop listening to what others tell you, you can and cannot do~

Recognise that the only limitations that exist are the ones in which you place upon yourself!

The moment you create your reality based on the ideologies of other’s, you lose track track of your true self!

~There is an abundance of wealth out there for all of us to create~

To think that we cannot become millionaire’s because there is too many out there already is a “small” and “old” way of thinking.

People can live the life’s they truly wish to live but aren’t willing to put in the amount of work and sacrifice that comes with it.

So what is the result of this…We conform to the norm!

What does this mean exactly…

It means that we just follow what everyone else does and don’t question anything. We follow without questioning because:

“Society say’s that’s the way it works”

Well, if you take a look at the world we live in now, it’s quite clear that society is messed up, so I will continue to question and try my hardest not to conform to the norm.

I mean, let’s take a real quick look:

– The economy is f*cked up (pardon my french)

-The school and education systems aren’t working.

Why pay £9,000 for 1 year of study when university used to be free. YES, do your research, it used to be free.

-The political system…Don’t get me started!

And I could continue ranting but I’ll hold fire here.

Sorry for the rant, but I’ve got a lot on my mind.

Back to blogging after the show…I got lot’s to share 😀

Dave

 

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Hey guys,

How is everybody this week? I hope you’re all doing well. I’ve had a few emails from some of you asking me about goal setting and the difficulty you’re having in achieving your goals due to a lack of motivation and the feeling of giving up and going down the lazy route.

I can assure you, you don’t want to go down this road!

I find that nine times outta ten people are ambitious and strive to do well but the feeling of being demotivated all the time and the failure to prepare holds them back greatly. This brings me to today’s quote:

“The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare”

It’s all good wanting to do well in life and striving for success but in order to reach that success we must first learn and appreciate “The Law of Preparation” 

Let’s first look at a few definitions of the word “Preparation“:

1) A proceeding, measure, or provision by which one prepares forsomething: preparations for a journey

2) Any proceeding, experience, or the like considered as a mode of preparing for the future.

3) An act of preparing.

4) The state of being prepared.

5) Something prepared, manufactured, or compounded: a special preparation for sunbathers.

The famous quote comes to mind by Benjamin Franklin:

“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail” – A quote I have used many times

Failing to prepare from the start is likely to end with the exact same ending….failure. You lack direction when you fail to prepare and a lack of direction will soon see you on the road to “no where”.

Picture a pilot with a plane full of passengers scheduled to travel to Miami. If air control fail to plan a route for the pilot, it’s trouble for all the passengers and all the staff onboard.

The same can be said for those of us travelling in life with no direction. Although many of us work 9-5s, study or are self employed and are deemed as “doing well”, we still collectively as individuals feel lost and question “what is life all about”.

It’s not uncommon to hear more people questioning life these days and questioning what their purpose is for being here. People what to know why they exist and this leads them to start questioning their future and the unknown.

It’s the not knowing which leaves us in fear as we fear the unknown. It’s easy to create anxiety by not knowing because we try to think of all the possible outcomes of what “could” happen in any given situation and what we would do “if” that situation manifested. Creating scenarios in our heads which may never  occur and then worrying about those scenarios is “madness” and will leave us exactly that…”mad”. That’s what crazy people do right…Create scenarios in their head which don’t exist…A false reality!

That’s why I always suggest people live in the present (the right now). By living in the present moment you deal with situations as of when they occur. You acknowledge the future but you don’t live in it. The past is “behind us”. If we are aiming to move forward in life we have no need to “look back” at the past as it is “behind us” and are aim isn’t to move back but forwards in life.

Once we learn how to live in the present moment we can really start setting goals that shape our future. We learn how to control our thoughts and become aware that we are not our thoughts or emotions. Once you acknowledge this your purpose for being here becomes clearer as you identify with your feelings and learn how to follow your heart and intuition.

Your future goals will be based on what your heart truly desires thus giving you motivation to achieve them rather than striving for a goal based around material wealth (the mind’s goal).

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Material wealth can only keep a man happy for so long before his soul becomes empty. Money and designer brands are an illusion to keep the ego happy. You are not your ego so essentially the money and designer brands aren’t making “you” happy at heart. A Gucci bag, LV purse, new BMW, pay rise, new TV or any material isn’t going to keep you happy long term. Look at how much millionaire celebs turn to drugs and are unhappy in life trying to fill emptiness…

Saying that though, in some situations money can buy happiness. I beleive using materialistic wealth as a motivator in helping you achieve your goals is OK as long as you don’t make materialistic wealth your ONLY goal in life and the reason you wake up everyday.

It’s up to us as individuals what route we decide to take in life. You can be organised, sufficient and always true to your word OR you can be un-organised, turn up late and unreliable.

What’s it gonna be?

Quote by: Bobby Knight/David Richards