I love technology

Have you thought about how much time we spend using all these devices each day? I have to admit I feel somewhat embarrassed when people ask the question “how many hours a day do you spend on your computer or mobile device?”. The answer is too much! Now don’t get me wrong I have nothing against technology, in fact I’m a big supporter of it. My concern is that we are starting to become digital dummies. In other words, we are losing focus on what life is all about. electronics-001

When was the last time you had a face to face conversation or walked outside to appreciate the beauty of this Earth? Sometimes I find myself scrolling through my news feed on Facebook, and I say to myself “just a few more minutes”.  Five minutes, 10 minutes, and soon I look at the time and it’s already been a half hour. I feel like I need a straight jacket for my hands or maybe even a blindfold. The majority of my time is spent gaming online, not very productive. I know that I could be doing other stuff, but sometimes I just don’t have any motivation.

What I’m trying to say is that we could all use a break every now and then. Go do something social or active. Be creative, make very moment count!

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Being fit feels good!

As I walked to my usual spot to warm up, I took a good look around. Some confident and some not so much. Why do I even work out? Is it to look good for the ladies or am I doing it because I actually want to be physically fit, and have high self-esteem?

When I first started working out it was because I was taking a health and wellness class at university. I wasn’t planning on lifting, but since we were required to spend 120 minutes each week exercising I decided to start jogging on a daily basis instead. I was hesitant about lifting at the gym because I was this skinny 5’ 11 Asian guy, and going to the gym by myself would be super intimidating. I felt like people would make fun of me and look down upon me. Luckily I had a good roommate who wanted to get back into shape and was already pretty strong, so I felt somewhat comfortable tagging along. I was still pretty scared at first because I felt like everyone was watching my every move. After a while I started to see some results and started going by myself because my roommate and I had different schedules. gym-pic

After learning more about health and weight lifting, I realized that there are some pretty unproportionate individuals at the gym, mostly guys. Big chests and biceps, which to me looked pretty funny. That was when I realized that I didn’t want to look that way. After 3 months of continuous lifting and learning, I finally understood that I don’t need to work out to look good for anyone else. I don’t need to worry about how others view me. All that really matters is how I feel about myself. For the longest time society was telling me that I need to have this perfect body for people to like me. Sure, people are attracted to individuals who are physically fit, but if that’s all we’re looking for in a person than we have missed the point of developing healthy relationships.

I workout almost everyday now, but the reason I do is because I want to feel good and have a working body. Some of you might be thinking “I don’t have time or I can’t lose weight!”. I’m here to tell you that there’s always time if you prioritize and set realistic goals. The only exception would be if you actually have a medical condition that restricts or prevents you from doing so, that to me is acceptable and understandable.

Exercise is one of the best kind of medicine there is out there! Find what works for you and make it a daily habit. It’s easy to develop good habits as it is to develop bad ones!

Are we really depressed?

There are so many of us today who face depression. In fact, if not most or all of us have had to face it at some point in our lives. So why is this becoming a problem in the world today? Well we are so caught up in what society tells us is acceptable that we are losing our own unique identity. To be accepted we need to dress, act, and look a certain way. Why? People have the need to feel apart of something and when we feel like we don’t belong we isolate ourselves and push others aside because we don’t want to feel hurt anymore. img_0289

I’m here to tell you that everyone single individual has worth and that we are all equals. Many of us think that just because someone is wealthy and successful they are better than us, but I would argue that social status does not necessarily build character. True heroes are the ones who go into society to try and make this world a better place. There is nothing wrong with materialistic things or being wealthy, it’s what you do with all that money that reveals your character.

When you feel alone, just realize you’re not the only one who faces this issue. Often times we become so consumed in how we feel we start to forget about reality and focus solely on past experiences, and neglect our own welfare. I myself have faced this issue too, but I realize now that when I talk openly about this issue there are so many individuals that I can relate to. Why don’t we open up about our experiences? Well from my experience I felt like people wouldn’t care if I told them what I was going through, and if I did they would judge. There’s not anything I can do for you, but one thing that I can tell you is that if don’t believe in yourself then nobody well. No matter how hard you try, if you don’t have confidence in life you will never move forward. Don’t live in the past, but live for the future and hope for the better.  I hope for a better world and believe that everyone on Earth plays a role in contributing to a better future.

 

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The influence of decor

Have you ever walked into a room and just had a stone cold feeling? I know for myself that I have been a victim of experiencing emotionless, dead rooms. The environment that we surround ourselves in affects how we function on a day-to-day basis. That’s why we need to ensure that we create a living environment that will help us to reach our optimal mood.

img_20160928_132331004Sometimes people say that they are too busy to decorate their homes, but honestly that’s just a lie that we tell ourselves because we are too lazy to spend those few extra minutes in our day trying to figure out how we want to decorate. I can always remember come homing from a long day of work and walking through the front door of my home and thinking “Hmmm, it looks really cluttered in here, and the wall is plain”. I can remember times when I walked into someone else’s home and thought to myself “It feels nice in here. I could live here”. Now you might be thinking to yourself “maybe one of the homes were more expensive, had bigger rooms, or even had nice furniture, but that isn’t the case”. The decor of a room can change how one feels in just one instant. Think about how you feel when you walk into a white room that’s spacious and organized or
how about when you walk into a room that’s all dark, cluttered, beat up couches, and a shady lamp?  You feel calm in a room that’s bright and spacious, and when you walk into a dark cluttered room you might experience anxiety or claustrophobia.

The more decor you add to a room the more emotions you experience.  Decor adds life and feeling to an environment. Everyone has different tastes and styles, but the effect of adding décor to a room will always remain the same, to give life and feeling to an environment and ultimately help us reach our optimal mood.

First blog post

There was a time in life where I felt alone. Many in this word today are against religion and strongly oppose it because they believe it condemns them for committing crimes that are illegal and inhuman. I am a Christian and I will tell you that Christ is the one who helped me in my in difficult journey in trying to find purpose in life again. The purpose of my blog is not to argue with others. I’m writing because I want to help others to see the good in the world and look past differences. The goal of my blog is to help others think positive, and create new perspectives.