Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Do You S.E.E. Every Day?

S.E.E.


 Yes, you can see things every day. but do you Sleep, Eat and Exercise every day? I bet you eat every day and perhaps you sleep 4, though insufficient, to eight hours a night but do you exercise at all every day?

Do you want to be healthy physically mentally and spiritually? You need to eat, sleep and exercise daily. But what is the smart way to do these three important things beneficially every day?

Sleep

Can you sleep soundly at night? Do you get around eight hours of sleep at night? Do you have a sleep routine? You need these healthy sleep habits:

  • Go to bed and get up at the same time every day
  • Establish a sleep-inducing routine like reading 
  • Is your bedroom cool, quiet, and comfortable?
  • It helps when you exercise regularly and enjoy a healthy diet.
  • Keep the bedroom dark when you are sleeping.

Sleep Well - 10 Good Habits

Eat

The simple rule is to avoid or consumed less processed items in attractive packages such as biscuits, cookies, chips, ham, sausages, and the like. Processed foods are full of artificial ingredients, loaded with too much sugar, sodium, and fat, and also associated with higher risks of getting cancer.

Eat more  fresh goods like fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, eggs fat-free or low-fat milk, poultry, seeds nuts, and whole grains

10 Healthy Eating Habits

12 Tips to Take Care of Your Digestive System

Excercise

It is not enough to exercise physically but you need to stimulate your brainpower and get peace of mind as well. 

I walk every morning for 30 minutes. I do Tai Chi and I meditate for 15 minutes daily. I stretch my body and I do a push-up.

I read books magazines and newspapers daily and I like to play sudoku.

Every day my thoughts are about things that I have and enjoyed. I focus on the moment and do not dwell too much on the past or ruminate about the future. I journal every evening about things that I am grateful for before going to bed.

In this way, I get peace of mind. I am cheerful and happy.

20 Delightful Ways to Boost Your Well-Being

Start SEEing today to transform your life


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Saturday, February 13, 2021

人生之乐

人生之乐


 要做工

 有工做

 能够做


要有吃

有得吃

吃得下


要有钱

来源

能用钱


要能睡

有得睡

睡得甜


要能动

可以动

有走动


要感恩

有感恩

能感恩


要交流

能交流

有交流


要亲情

有亲情

能亲情


要快乐

有快乐

能快乐


Image source: https://www.positivityblog.com/yes-happy-life/

Thursday, February 11, 2021

How many languages are you proficient in?

How many languages are you proficient in?


There is a saying: Luck is what happens when opportunity meets preparation. First of all, school is the place where you start building a strong foundation. With a good grounding, you prepare yourself for the next step by studying for the subject that you are interested in. 

While you are doing that the crucial thing is to polish your language skills. It is not enough to be good at one language, especially in Malaysia. Look at the politicians, they speak fluently in English, Mandarin, and Bahasa Malaysia. If you want to be competitive you have to master three languages. When you are prepared you are ready to grab any opportunity that comes your way. You will have no regret.

Image source:https://www.sciencefocus.com/science/what-is-the-record-for-the-most-languages-spoken-by-one-person/

Friday, September 25, 2020

How I spend my retirement and Stay Healthy during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Happy & Healthy Retirement

“Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick


I stopped my part-time work and call it a day in March during the COVID-19 pandemic. I was 72 and I decided not to continue working and avoid being infected with the coronavirus.

I still spend time productively even though I have retired.

I usually get up at around 6.00 am. while I am still in bed awaken I perform several stretching exercises such as knee hug, child's pose,  knee raise, and kegel. The first thing I do when I get up is to have a cup of warm water. After that, I tapped the lymphatic points of my body, swing my arms up and down 100 times, and walk on the spot for 100 steps.  The next set of stretching and breathing exercises is done at the car porch. This is to warm up my body before I perform tai chi. The taichi movements take about  15 minutes to perform. I feel calm and fresh upon completion. I wash up and brush my teeth. Next, I go for a walk and jog for 2km for about 30 minutes around the Kemunting field in front of the Indian temple.  I feel good breathing in the fresh air and basking in the morning sun

 Upon reaching home I prepare my own breakfast, I have mee hoon soup with broccoli and minced pork meat and one tomato or Maaggi curry mee mixed with broccoli, one tomato, and minced pork. Sometimes I have poa in the morning. My morning beverage is black coffee without milk or sugar. I love to eat breakfast at one of the hawker centers or coffee shops, However, during this critical period, I eat at home.


 At around 8 am I am ready to start work in front of my PC. I check emails and look for surveys to participate. If there are more surveys to answer it can take up to one or two hours. Answering surveys is a productive way to spend my time and make some pocket money at home. The next task is to review and check my previously written articles using Grammarly It is a fantastic tool to check spelling, grammar, and punctuation. After checking I upload the articles to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Scoopit

I have a good nap for about an hour in the afternoon from one to two o'clock.  Teatime is around 3 o'clock  I have a pao (a Chinese steamed bun). or wholewheat bread spread with peanut butter. I check emails for more surveys and upload more articles in the late afternoon.

At around 4pmm I do another set of stretching exercises and also push-up to strengthen my body. 

Dinner time is around 6pm. I help in the washing-up after eating

 In the evening this is the only time I watch TV. It is from 8-9 pm watching TV8 news. It is also a time to relax and ready to end a day peacefully. I have a cup of  Oat drink after the news. Reading a chapter or two is my routine before going to bed. I read until my eyes are tied and so it is easy for me to fall asleep.

I try not to go out and I connect with friends and relatives by WhatsApp and  Facetime. The only time to go out is to purchase household items and fresh goods.

I am happy with my life:

It is a healthy lifestyle and a simple life.
I am active daily to keep my body and  brain healthy and fit
I eat nutritiously with more vegetables and fruits and less meat
I sleep well and under no stress
I occupy my time fully and productively by blogging, reading, and answering surveys
I contribute to the world by sharing my articles about life, happiness, and money that are beneficial to everyone on the Net 
I have a pet dog Peanut the Poodle to share my life

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Ringworm and Treatment


Ringworm

Ten years ago in 2009, I was infected with ringworm. I wrote an article about the effective treatment of fungal infections (https://allaboutlivingwithlife.blogspot.com/2009/05/ringworm-calamine-and-clotrimazole.html). Initially, I used calamine and found the cream infective because it was not the right medication. I then switched to clotrimazole and treated the diseased area of my sole successfully.

Recently I was infected with ringworm again. Immediately, I applied clotrimazole. This time the result was not as good as expected after a few weeks. In desperation, I consulted my family doctor and he prescribed Travocort Cream for me. This medicine contains two active substances, isoconazole nitrate and diflucortolone valerate.

According to information provided this medicine is used to treat fungal infections of the skin where inflammation (redness, swelling, soreness) is also a problem.

Upon my first application, the itch stopped right away. After a few days, it was completely healed.  

Ringworm initially starts out as red or pink skin patches (or spots) that may be either flat or slightly raised. In this initial stage, the sores may be moist, but more often they're dry, scaly, and itchy. If you scratch the rash you may break the skin, which could lead to a bacterial infection.

Have you ever infected with ringworm? How did you deal with it?

Saturday, October 12, 2019

How to Live a Secure and Meaningful Retirement

A secure and meaningful retirement


Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money. Jonathan Clements



I am 71, I am a husband and a father to one son and one daughter. I have a part-time office job in the morning for six days a week. My son is working in Singapore and my daughter in at UTAR studying Economics. The purpose of this article is to share my thinking and the way I live my retirement now.

Retirement should bring happiness and contentment. You should be able to look forward to every new day with excitement. The following vital factors are crucial not only for a secure but meaningful life.

Health is Your Responsibility
Health is wealth. With good health, you enjoy the freedom and live life to the fullest. To maintain a healthy body is not only for your own good but is also a responsibility. Just imagine when you are suffering from a serious illness such as a stroke, who is going to take care of you daily? Your family members of course.  They may not have the time and resources to look after you. When they don’t, you blame them for not being filial. So the point I want to bring out is that life is already stressful for each and every one of us. Do not be a burden to those around you.as they have their life to take care of. You can look after yourself when you are healthy and fit.  

Daily Rituals
Every morning I wake up around six and after drinking a glass of water I do stretching TaiChi and breathing exercise at the car porch. This is my morning rituals. For about twice a week I do weight lifting ( I have a home gym) at home and jog around the field just opposite the Indian temple at Sri Kemuning. The only time I watch TV is the 8TV News at 8pm. in the evening. To get a good night sleep I read a few pages of a book. Reading stimulates your mind and promotes mental health. I borrow books from the nearby state library. In the afternoon, I enjoy a nap from time to time. To occupy my free time I do online surveys (https://creditcardlighthouse.blogspot.com/2016/03/top-10-survey-sites-in-malaysia.html) and earn some pocket money.

In the evening I pen a few lines in my diary to express my gratefulness and appreciation for a great day. On a regular basis, I invite a good friend of mine to a movie and tea. I live life with energy, serenity, peace of mind and focus.

Your house is your castle
Your son’s house is not your house and on;y your house is truly your own. Do not be so naive to sell your house and stay with your son upon request. Your daughter-in-law may not like the idea and if you are unfortunate to get chase out of the house you will be homeless. Your personal home means security, freedom and peace of mind. There again it is assumed that you are in good health and able to take care of your own self.

My part-time job  
A part-time job suits me well. I earn and I keep myself busy for half a day and get connected with the business world It gives me a sense of purpose and usefulness. I used to write one article for one day Now I do it only when I have important messages to share like this article. that you are reading now.

Money
I am not rich but I am debt-free. I hope, God willing, my savings and investment are able to outlive my life and not the other way round. I do keep a sum for emergency purposes because life is full of unexpected happenings and you need to spend money immediately.

Continuous Learning
The world is moving at a rapid pace with technology advancement. I read and learn continuous to update myself. I implement useful technologies such as e-wallet to keep up with the time. It is the best way to stimulate your brain.

Peanut the Poodle
A pet at home is a great companion. Peanut is the greatest source of inspiration, happiness and serenity. He is the best security guard in the world. He will bark loudly at the slightest noise or movement at the gate otherwise he is quiet and peaceful. He greets you warmly every time you come home. My pet has an Instagram account. Please follow Peanut the Poodle at https://www.instagram.com/peanut_thepoodle/. It's good to know that keeping a pet is good for my health too.

A quiet and simple life

Seeking excitement is for the youngsters. As for me, it is a fond memory of the younger days. Now a quiet and simple life suits me fine.

Happiness

The formula for Happiness:
Health + gratitude+ mindfulness+financial freedom+lifelong learning= Happiness
where Health =1 and the rest are zeros.
When you are not in good health the rest of the things are meaningless to you.

In his book Man’s Search for Meaning, Frankl wrote, “Happiness cannot be pursued, it must ensue. One must have a reason to be happy.”


Summary
  • Be healthy and fit
  • Thank gratitude always
  • You may have retired from work but do not retire from living an active and meaningful life.
  • A house of your own
  • Sufficient fund to live and enjoy your retirement






Friday, January 1, 2016

20 Quotes to Usher in The New Year

New Year Fresh Start


1. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.- Napoleon Hill 

2. Problems are the guiding lights along the way of life. - Debasish Mridha

 3. The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle. - Jack Kornfield 

4. Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. -Marcus Aurelius 

5. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. -Steve Jobs 

6. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.-Thomas A. Edison 

7. Some days are just bad days, that's all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that's just the way it is! -Dita Von Teese 

8. The only way to have a friend is to be one. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 9. You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.-Walter Hagen 

10. One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. -William Feather 

11. The best way to predict the future is to create it. -Peter Drucker 

12. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. -Wayne Dyer

13. Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear. --Dale Carnegie  

14. The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 

15. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. -Napoleon Hill 

16. Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. -Booker T. Washington 

17. Giving opens the way for receiving.-Florence Scovel Shinn 

18. I feel like life is really short, and it's important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it's a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms. No matter who you are, you can't escape challenges; they are part of life. -Miranda Kerr

19. The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one's day and every night to examine the results obtained.-Alexis Carrel 

20. The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.-Barbara Sher

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