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Are you living the life you desire?

We are fortunate to live in the information age and as much as it can be overwhelming sometimes….we have all the information we want on our door step….on the click of our fingers…but yet I feel most of us keep doing what we know…what it is easy….what it is comfortable.

When we look at someone who is eating healthy, exercising daily, looking after their health, we automatically think: this is impossible, I can’t fit all of these healthy habits in my day, I am too busy…

What we forget is “Life is easy if you live it the hard way, and hard if you live it the easy way”

What I mean is, it is easy to wake up in rush,

grab a coffee and a donut,

listen to the news (which fills you up with negativity) on your way to work,

work through another day in a job that you don’t love but pay the bills,

grab a burger and chips for lunch (after all you got an ice cream for free at your favorite fast food restaurant),

survive through the afternoon feeling tired and over it,

flick through social media (and everybody’s post advertising their perfect life) on the way back home,

get a take way for dinner,

drink a couple of glasses of wine while watching rubbish TV and go to bed.

What it is hard is wake up early enough to do 45 minutes exercise every day,

prepare yourself a healthy shake for breakfast or anything that is healthy,

listen to some positive youtube videos or an ebook on the way to work,

find joy and excitement in your job or keep working on a side project that excites you during your break,

eat the salad you prepared the night before for lunch,

listened to an ebook on your way back home,

prepare a healthy dinner for you and your family,

spend some time talking to your partner/friend or anyone that lives with you about their day,

go to bed early so you can get up early tomorrow.

The easy route will take you on a path of putting on the weight you don’t want,

feeling ailments that you didn’t plan to have,

feeling stressed about everything,

feeling unfulfilled with life,

feeling unhealthy physically and mentally.

The hard route will take you on a path of feeling fit, healthy and strong.

You will be able to find joy and purpose in your daily job and if not, you will have the mental and physical strength to seek for another solution.

You will feel you are constantly growing as a person.

You will feel you are constantly working on yourself, or creating a better version of yourself, a better life.

I want to share with you a video that really motivated me to become someone who fits more the scenario 2 person rather than the scenario 1 person.

I have been listened to Dean Graziosi for quite a while now. He is a multiple New York Best Selling Author, creator of multiple 9 figure companies and one of the best real estate and marketers in the world today.

I love his passion, his humbleness and genuine manner, his values…but you are probably asking yourself why Dean?

I came across Dean in my search to listen to inspiring people, positive talks, people that challenge my thinking, people that encourage me to be a better version of myself and I thought he was just the best out there….

In one of Dean’s videos, I learned that experts say we spend our life in 3 different scenarios:

1.  You are either doing things in your life that irritates you: relationships, people, projects, routines – they don’t make you feel good, they drain your energy.

2.  Or you do things you are ok at, you feel ok about it because you are used to doing them.

3.   And lastly you also spend time doing things that you want to do all the time in your life, things that fascinate you, they fill you up with energy. They excited you, they light you up.

If you have to put a % next to each scenario in your life right now, what percentage of your time do you spend in number 1,2,3?

I would love for you to watch the whole video:

Watch until the end because that is where the best bit is.

We need to stop living an average life – All we need is a mindset shift…Change your mindset…change your life…

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What will your health be like in 10 years time?

This is a question that we normally don’t ask ourselves because our health is not often a priority for us (I know we say it is but truth is, is it really?)…

We first put our efforts on our kids, then on our jobs, then on our appearance, then on our friends and the list goes on…

But when it comes to our health, it all becomes too hard…too difficult…so we often choose to drag our tired bodies to the threadmill we are running on a daily basis.

When I tell people I don’t eat sugar, don’t drink alcohol, processed food, eat little dairy and no meat…they look at me with eyes wide open as if I am completely over the top…then I tell them I exercise daily and try to meditate as often as I can too…that is when they ask me:

“Do you have a life?”

“Do you ever feel you need to be a little less rigid?”

My honest answer is NO…

I worked hard on creating healthy habits in the last year…

I am now more connected to my body than I have ever been.

I have now had more moments of truly happiness than I have ever had…

I feel good, very good and pretty healthy physically and mentally.

But if it wasn’t for cancer, I wouldn’t be here today.

I would have carried on running on that same threadmill…I would have treated my health as a given…as something that I took for granted.

Therefore I am truly grateful for my cancer diagnosis…

What we are doing to our bodies now, it will be what we see and experience in our future.

I am not sure why it is so hard for us to see this as a priority in the same way as we see saving up for our retirement…in the same way as we treat a “future promotion” in our jobs or having more “material things” (as if we haven’t got enough already)…

Because reality is if we saw it as a priority, we would all treat it as a priority and we would take time each day to look after our health…we would be selective of what we put inside our bodies, we would be selective what we let in in our minds too.

If this resonates with you, don’t let the pressures of day to day life get in the way of your willingness to work on your health, to treat your health as a priority.

Treat it as that “promotion” you are working towards, treat it as your next “material purchase” that you are saving up for… work on it, little by little, make conscious decisions that will add to your health…make the time for it.

Treat it with the same care and importance as everything else in your life that you are working towards and have worked for.

Our health is not a given, our health needs our care, love and attention like everything else in our life.