Healthy Tips For December 2016

cropped-cropped-Fog_Ice_Abstract_Art_Photo_2009_3_soul-amp.jpgIndeed its going to be winter soon, soon and the holidays are coming up fast, so here are a few tips to help you feel balance and happy, happy is a state of mind and enjoy it.

1 – Make a list of three reasons why it is important for you to maintain great health and post your list where you can see it every day. This is your motivation to stay on track with your goals, I do a daily list everyday, just to keep on the ball in life.

2 – Once a week, plan a fun workout, something that you actually look forward to. Take a dance class, join a sports team, or go on an active date with your partner. You are way more likely to exercise if it is something you enjoy, make it fun for sure.

3 – Adding 15 to 20 minutes of walking can be as easy as walking to work or taking a lunch time walk. Eventually, you should work your way up for longer 30 to 60 minute walks. Brisk walking can burn 250 to 300 calories per hour, I love walking…

3 – Rest. This is where we actually make gains and get stronger from our workouts. Everyone is different but when your head is telling you that you need a break, take it. Don’t do back to back hard efforts. If you really go hard one day, pull back a little the next or take a complete rest.” rest is natures way of saying, chill out dude and enjoy it.

Happy Happy December 2016 to you all.

Thank you for reading.

George Durocher

 

 

Tips For A Happy Life

Snapshot_20111224_108Indeed November 2016 is about grounding yourself and getting all cozy for the fall/winter months, I have a few tips for a happy life as we all can have a good happy life, its about time we enjoy it.

1. Slow down.

2. Be mindful. Life happens now. This moment is all you’ve got.

3. Exercise. Every day. Walk. Run. Skip. Swim. Play four square. Whatever.

4. Challenge yourself. Growth comes when you push your limits.

5. Keep an open mind. Open minds are happy minds

6. Sleep well. Make a good night’s sleep a daily priority.

7. Smile. A lot.

These are just a few of many great tips I have to get your started, so enjoy the coming months of life and make it happy, its a daily practice and I believe you can do it

Thank you for reading

George Durocher

4 Ways to Become More Grateful & Happy

cropped-cropped-il_fullxfull_309020771h.jpgIndeed its that time of year to be grateful and happy as events will come and go, I have a few tips to help you get started and grounded in feeling happy and grateful, it can change your life if you are open and practice it.

Keep a Gratitude Journal. Establish a daily practice in which you remind yourself of the gifts, grace, benefits, and good things you enjoy. Setting aside time on a daily basis to recall moments of gratitude associated with ordinary events, your personal attributes, or valued people in your life gives you the potential to interweave a sustainable life theme of gratefulness,

Learn Prayers of Gratitude. In many spiritual traditions, prayers of gratitude are considered to be the most powerful form of prayer, because through these prayers people recognize the ultimate source of all they are and all they will ever be.

Go Through the Motions. If you go through grateful motions, the emotion of gratitude should be triggered. Grateful motions include smiling, saying thank you, and writing letters of gratitude

Think Outside the Box. If you want to make the most out of opportunities to flex your gratitude muscles, you must creatively look for new situations and circumstances in which to feel grateful.

we all have a life to be for grateful for and we must learn ways to enjoy it and really be in the moment as its a muscle we all can work on together to be grateful and happy in life, home, work and ourselves.

Thank you for reading

George Durocher

Tips For 2016/17 Students

legobridge.pngOk, its back to school time for students these up coming months and everyone who is taking a course or training in 2016/17, I just wanted to share some tips for not getting stress out if you can try or have something more positive to keep you on your track in your life, home, work and inner balance, Create a routine. If you get yourself in the habit of studying, working out, and sleeping at certain hours, it will be easier to fit in all the things you need to do in a day without feeling too stressed out, so take baby steps and move yourself forward if you can and study with ease and grace.

  1. Put limits on work hours. You can’t work all the time-fun and relaxation have to be part of your routine as well. Limit the times when you will work to give yourself time to sleep and rest up so you won’t get sick.
  2. Give yourself a break. If you’ve been working steadily for hours, give your eyes and mind a chance for a rest by taking a break. You can come back feeling more refreshed and ready to go.
  3. Be realistic. Sometimes there’s just no way you’re going to get done everything you’d like to in one day. Be realistic about your goals and understand that you can only do so much.
  4. Understand you can’t do everything. While you might want to go to class, work, play a sport, and participate in clubs and social activities, the reality is that sooner or later you’re going to get run down by trying to do so much. Focus on doing the things you truly love and forget about the rest.
  5. Get help. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, reach out and ask for help from professors and friends. They may be able to give you more time or help you to complete projects and studying more quickly.
  6. Take advantage of campus meditation and yoga programs. Many campuses are equipped with programs that can help students get a release from their stresses through a relaxing session of meditation.
  7. Cut back if needed. Sometimes students overwhelm themselves with everything they have going on. If you’re feeling like you’ve got too much on your plate, cut back work hours, drop a class or cut out some extracurricular activities to make your schedule more manageable.
  8. Relax with hobbies. Whether you like to paint or to destroy aliens with your friends in video games, making time for the things you love is an important part of keeping yourself from getting too stressed out.
  9. Give yourself plenty of time. It’s easy to put off starting on a big project or studying for a test until the last minute. You’ll be much less stressed out, however, and will likely do better if you give yourself more time to work on it.
  10. Spend time with friends. There are few things that can cheer you up like being around the people you like most. Eat dinner with friends or just hang out and watch tv or take a walk to get away from the stress of homework.
  11. Don’t let yourself get run down. With so much to do, it’s easy to get run down. If you feel yourself getting stretched too thin, take a step back and evaluate everything you’ve got going on to determine what’s really important.
  12. Learn time management skills. Time management skills will make everything from getting assignments done to managing work a lot easier. Read a book or check out advice on the internet, to help you better manage the hours of your day.

A lot of college students are in a high risk group for depression, so make sure you keep yourself happy and healthy with these simple tips and enjoy your learning style and remember its a life time goal being a student and learner and we all can pass if you enjoy your studying flow.

Thank you for reading

George Durocher

 

Simple Happy Tips.

Snapshot_20111031_3Here are some new tips to help you feel great in your life, home, and work, I hope these tips help you feel better and more balance in your world and you succeed in your daily goals.

Enjoy nature.

Find the nature that surrounds you—really see it. Observe yourself as you witness nature and appreciate its growth and timing.

If you feel like things are going too slow, too fast, or you aren’t really sure of where you are going, remember there is a natural timing for everything, and all the roads are taking you to the right place at the right time.

Ask yourself, “How can I compare nature’s experience to my life? How am I just like the wild flower that is growing on the path?”

Create.

Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist there are so many ways to express creatively. Cook with a loved one, dance in your living room, sing in the car, journal without editing or crossing out, learn a new joke.Be happy, wild, and free as you express yourself more creatively!

Get moving.

Maybe you like the openness and relaxation you feel after a YOGA CLASS or the sweat and wild release of spinning. You may enjoy seeing your dog run happily in circles as you throw balls at the park.

Whatever movement inspires you, do it and observe the happiness and freedom it brings. Also, take a short walk after having a meal. This not only helps with digestion, but also instantly relieves any heavy feelings.

Thank you for reading and great luck with the tips.

George Durocher

Stress Helpful Tips

cropped-cropped-il_fullxfull_309020771h.jpgIndeed July is a busy month for everyone as it is summer time and we all can use a few simple tips for not stressing out or coping with new ways to deal with stress in life, home, work, and self, so here are five healthy techniques that psychological research has shown to help reduce stress in the short- and long-term.

Take a break from the stressor. It may seem difficult to get away from a big work project, a crying baby or a growing credit card bill. But when you give yourself permission to step away from it, you let yourself have time to do something else, which can help you have a new perspective or practice techniques to feel less overwhelmed. It’s important to not avoid your stress (those bills have to be paid sometime), but even just 20-minutes to take care of yourself is helpful.

Exercise. The research keeps growing — exercise benefits your mind just as well as your body. We keep hearing about the long-term benefits of a regular exercise routine. But even a 20-minute walk, run, swim or dance session in the midst of a stressful time can give an immediate effect that can last for several hours.

Smile and laugh. Our brains are interconnected with our emotions and facial expressions. When people are stressed, they often hold a lot of the stress in their face. So laughs or smiles can help relieve some of that tension and improve the situation.

Get social support. Call a friend, send an email. When you share your concerns or feelings with another person, it does help relieve stress. But it’s important that the person whom you talk to is someone whom you trust and whom you feel can understand and validate you. If your family is a stressor, for example, it may not alleviate your stress if you share your works woes with one of them.

Meditate. Meditation and mindful prayer help the mind and body to relax and focus. Mindfulness can help people see new perspectives, develop self-compassion and forgiveness. When practicing a form of mindfulness, people can release emotions that may have been causing the body physical stress. Much like exercise, research has shown that even meditating briefly can reap immediate benefits.

I hope you find healthy new fun ways to deal with your stress and to enjoy the summer time flow, remember that you are not your stress, but you can cope with it and keep on keeping on in life, home, work and yourself.

Thank you

George Durocher

Self Care Tips For June 2016

cropped-cropped-cropped-IMG_6492.jpgWOW, almost June 2016 or by the time you read this, its June 2016 already, I just wanted to share a few tips on self care and how its very good for you to practice daily, if we don’t take care of our needs and wants, how will we know what others want in life, home, work and ourselves, so practice, practice, practise your self care to manage your world.

I like to share a few tips of what I do in my life and what I enjoy most, if you like, you can fine what works best for you or try some of my tips and feel the stress leave, life is about being here and now and how we take care of us/ourselves does matter to the people around us and mostly to ourselves, I hope everyone has a fun summer 2016 and enjoy it and remember to take care of yourself.

Go offline. Reduce mental clutter by going off the internet for a day or even a week, after you read my blog, LOL

Journal. Writing your thoughts and feelings in your diary or on a blog is self-help therapy that does not cost you a single cent, I enjoy it.

Do yoga. Yoga is a mind-body-spirit practice that helps you feel centered. Through appropriate yoga postures, you get to balance your chakras, stretch for exercise and experience a sense of connection with the universe and it’s so good for you, please give it a try.

Remove physical clutter. Having excessive physical clutter around can weigh you down. Clear your desk to make some space. Throw away things that can no longer be used. And most certainly, give away your old clothes to the needy, make a cleaning list and follow it, in no time you will have a whole new you.

Paint. Painting is therapeutic self-care that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. The last time you painted may have been years ago, when you were little. You awaken the creative streak in you that has long been forgotten, we all can draw a stick man.

Thank you for reading

George Durocher

Have a good relationship with yourself

man-flower.jpgAs we move into May 2016 and the flow of spring time is in the air, lets not forget to have a great time with yourself or with your partner or who ever you are with, the best is yet to come and spring is about going forward and spring cleaning up your life, home, and work.

The relationship you have with yourself is arguably the foundation on which your other relationships are built, and studies are supporting this notion. High self-esteem predicts better relationship satisfaction, and high self-esteem of both partners is an even better predictor of strong relationship satisfaction. Moreover, people with high self-esteem appear to respond more constructively and positively during conflict when they think their partner is committed to the relationship, whereas people with low self-esteem don’t do this even when they believe their partner is committed and the self-esteem with yourself is just as important and needed in your life,

Put it into practice: Like most things, increasing the quality of your relationship can take time. Begin from a place that you can believe. It’s okay if right now you have a hard time believing that you’re a worthwhile person. You don’t have to tell yourself that yet if you don’t believe it. Start by identifying at least one thing you like about yourself or one thing you’re good at doing. Then, look for other things from that starting point. Remember, more of what you look for tends to pop out, so look for not only what your partner does right, but what you do right, have fun with yourself and with other with this practice and really connect.

so indeed treat yourself with care and everyone you are with as your relationships are part of your life balance and how you connect with yourself is how you connect with other in life, home and work.

Thank you.

George Durocher

Tips For Grief & Loss

Grief is a personal experience, unique to each mourner and unique to each loss. Grief comes in waves, as times of peace and calm are suddenly shattered by overpowering emotion. The following few suggestions tips are to help you ride out the waves as you cope with your grief and loss, everyday we can grow and learn ways to cope to feel again in life, grief & loss is never easy for anyone and it take time and balance to move ahead again to heal and have a healthy life.

  1. Take time out. In many ways, the experience of grief is similar to recovery from a serious illness; some days will be darker, and some will be brighter. Recognize your limits, and separate the things that must be done from those that can wait. Don’t worry about keeping up with your usual schedule. If you have to cancel or reschedule commitments, people will understand.

 

  1. Talk. Painful feelings held inside are like an infection festering in a wound – they need to come out in order for you to heal. When friends ask how they can help, ask them to just be with you and listen. Tell them how important it is for you to be able to express what you’re thinking and feeling. If you think you need more than the support of your friends, consider talking with a professional counselor

 

  1. Express yourself creatively. Writing is another excellent way to express yourself. Try keeping a journal or writing letters, whether you send them or not. When words won’t come, artistic outlets like painting or sculpting can help you to communicate what’s in your heart and soul. Creative expression can bring clarity to the turmoil you feel and insight into feelings you weren’t aware of.

 

  1. Take care of your physical health. Grief takes a physical toll as well as an emotional toll. Rest, exercise, and proper nutrition are essential to healing. Counteract a poor appetite by eating small amounts of healthy foods rather than large meals. If you have difficulty sleeping, try taking brief naps or just putting your feet up and relaxing whenever you can. And while you may not be motivated to exercise, just taking a brief walk now and then can lift your spirits and help you to sleep at night.

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Please remember that you are not alone and if you are in need of any counseling & coaching, please fill free to contact me and I’ll be glad to help.

Thank you.

George Durocher

 

3 Happy Steps

Snapshot_20111224_108Happiness is as simple as I, 2, 3, lets face it, we all want happiness and joy, so follow your passions and it will be there for you, but first you need to take one big step forward and risk it all or you will alway be one step backwards and never gaining anything, so keep moving forward and your happiness will be there for you waiting with open arms, be excited, get excited, feel excited.

1- Get 10 minutes of sun a day.

With sunscreen, there are benefits to getting sun. Well-documented research shows there is a relationship between low vitamin D levels and poor health, such as frail bones, multiple sclerosis, and prostate cancer. We need vitamin D!

Also, light hitting your skin, not just your eyes, helps reverse seasonal affective disorder. Here comes the sun! Let the sunshine in!

2- Turn off the TV, Internet, and everything, Can you do it?

Rather than watch TV, use your time more mindfully. Read, walk, meet friends, or join an evening group or class. Use your time to connect to others and yourself. Or jump in and do something different, spontaneous, and wild!

3- Create

Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist there are so many ways to express creatively. Cook with a loved one, dance in your living room, sing in the car, journal without editing or crossing out, learn a new joke.

Be happy, wild, and free as you express yourself more creatively!

Happiness is for everyone and if you don’t practice it, you won’t be happy, so get your happiness on and enjoy the flow of it.

Thank you for reading

George Durocher

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