Insomnia is a very harmful illness that is becoming very common these days.
Recent studies are reaffirming what Chinese medicine said centuries ago: Sleeping after midnight is not as beneficial as going to bed earlier. The human body has an internal natural clock that regulates different functions of our organism.
Going to sleep around nine or ten pm will give us a better rest and definitely will help your body to recover faster, according to these studies.
But when your mind is awake in the middle of the night and for some reason you cannot go back to sleep immediately, your mind begins to wander, your problems begin to look bigger and scarier than they really are.
And you know very well, what happens when you begin to think about your problems at the wee hours of the night. Continue reading
After a long time of living a routine that has almost become a part of our nature, one of the hardest things is admitting that we need to take a new road.
We have got different options:
- To continue as we have done so far, although in some cases, It might be impossible since the circumstances have changed.
- Take a deep breath and take the first step into the unknown so we can explore new paths.
- Do nothing whatsoever.
They say you cannot be in two places at the same time. That is a law of physics.
But nowadays most people are in several places at the same time, everywhere, but in the place they are supposed to be.
Have you ever talk to a person who seems to be listen to you very attentively, just to realise few minutes later that they were thinking something else and their attention was somewhere else? Aha! But you have done the same to others as well so you are not off the hook!
Sometimes I wonder where did the time go when a day ends and it takes me for surprise.
Actually, I do not think it is fair! Continue reading
They say that one of the main causes of unhappiness nowadays is when people begin to judge the life of those around them and compare it with their own.
They begin to compare their life, possessions, “successes and failures”, health and so on and so forth, and immediately gloom installs in their inner system.
A friend of mine who used to be a very well-known actor told me once that he was surprised with the opinion of other people about what his life was. They thought he lived a very glamorous and enviable life. Continue reading
Probably you have not realised how many people are observing you now.
What you are doing or not doing, what you say, what you do not say, what you are supposed to accomplish and what they are still waiting for you to achieve.
They have formed their concept about you, with what they see from the outside.
But how do things look from the inside?
Probably you feel there are too many incomplete things in your life right now. You know all those things you have been wanting to start, but for “some external reasons” you have not found the “right moment” to begin. Right? Continue reading
Thank you for those bad Mondays, because they gave me the opportunity to start a better week.
Thank you for those rude people who crossed my path, because thanks to them I can appreciate the kindness of other strangers.
Thank you for those mistakes in my youth, because now I can understand my children better.
Thank you for that scolding I received on time, because now I can tell right from wrong.
Thank you for taking the time to let me know I was wrong, because now I can see the difference.
Thank you for mistreating me, because now I have learnt to respect all people regardless of their appearance, race or beliefs. Continue reading
We react too fast to external events nowadays. I am talking about the way we take other people’s words.
You are walking quietly dowd the stree, minding your own business and suddenly someone pops up at the corner and bumps into you. That person began screaming at you as if it was your fault for being in their way and began saying awful things about you. People look at the scene without giving it importance and following their way, but for you it was a very traumatic event.
You cannot understand why that person is in such a rage when you did not even crash against them in purpose.
But you had to listen a whole list of adverbs and probably you even learnt some new ones, without understanding the real reason for it. Continue reading
You do not need to “share” all your experiences with the rest of the world.
Most of the things we really enjoy are things we cannot punt into words.
I know nowadays it is more important for many people to upload photos of their last trip to their social networks than taking the time to enjoy the moment for themselves.
The other day I was talking with a friend who told me that he had not taken any videos or photographs of his trip because I felt he lost a lot of time taking the photo instead of filling his mind and soul with that moment. Continue reading
We are living very interesting times.
It seems evident that the easiest thing in this life should be, being ourselves.
If you have born with a particular set of characteristics, gifts, things to learnt and to share with others. Being yourself should come easy and without any effort whatsoever.
But as amazing as it sounds, nowadays it has become one of the hardest things to achieve.
This society is teaching us that being who we are is not enough. We need to have certain requirements in order to fit into today’s perfect model.
Of course, nobody can accomplish such a task, but everybody is doing their best to show others that they can. Continue reading
The truth is that I was not paying attention to what she was saying. My mind was “connected” to my own personal network, and thoughts on different subjects were floating around like a bank of fish in the sea. Not even the traffic noise could interfere with my self-centred thoughts.
My friend was talking about trivial topics and I “assumed” I already knew where her conversation was leading to. I was wrong. But my focus was on my own interests and talking about frivolous things was not part of my plans for the day.
I had no time to waste on unimportant talking and after all, I already knew everything she had to say. Or at least, that was what I thought.
She suddenly stopped, looked at me and said. “I think that would be a good solution, don´t you agree?”
I stood there feeling a cold shiver running down my spine, since she seemed to be waiting for an answer. Continue reading