London Terror Attacks

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So as all of you know there was a terrorist attack that occurred a few days ago in London again. This attack was bloody and terrible, as it aimed to inflict senseless damage and death to innocent lives. People should not have to live in fear of being attacked or caught up in such atrocities and it is saddening and sickening to see this becoming a more frequent and day to day thing.

The attacks are used by these extremists and terrorists to send fear and terror across the world. These acts of terror aim to try take away the freedom and way of life of western culture. The affects that these attackers are wanting to create though are being made obsolete and is creating an opposite effect as each and everyone of these attacks occur. The first thing people do when an attack occur is they rally together to support and help one another through it. In the wake of this happening, it unites the world against these awful and devilish people, bring everyone world wide closer together and uniting country’s as one to fight and protect. It shows the strength of the people and that they will not be bullied and terrorised into fear, but will stand strong and continue to carry and stop this from happening again. These terrorists will not win this fight and the world will continue to stand together and continue to eradicate this evil. My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone affected by this tragedy.

Pray for London

-A

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Fake it till you make it!

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Adam here!

So I have been pondering life a lot these past few days with what I want to do and achieve in life and I find this motivational quote keep coming into the back of my mind ‘Fake it till you make it!’. I have personally used this motivation myself to get through hard times.

This motivation is essentially saying that you should fake, either how you feel, what you are doing, who you want to be or where you want to be until you make what you are faking become a reality. Now many people may think this is a dumb way of trying to get somewhere, but by faking how we feel or who you want to be, it tricks our mind and body into becoming that exact thing without us realising. An example of this was after a break up I had. It made me miserable and I struggle to feel happy and cheerful for sometime. By using this motivation and faking being happy, I noticed myself quite quickly not actually having to fake it anymore and I made myself feel a lot better without realising. It’s hard to understand how a small piece of motivational words can have such a big and positive affect on your life, but honestly if you aren’t where you want to be or how you want to feel, act the way you are striving to become and see how quickly things can turn around for the better.

I would love to hear anyone else’s story’s of how they used this piece of motivation to help themselves get through difficult parts in their life or get them to where they wanted to be.

-A

Things i do in the morning to help me WAKE UP.

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Adam here.

Now we all know how hard it is in the morning to leave that warm, cosy bed, especially in the winter time when the outside world seems like you are in the arctic circle. I have struggled for a while with getting out of bed on time, but have been working hard on a few simple things that help me to wake up, get straight out of bed and start the day. So without further a do here they are.

1.  Motivation

A great way to help with the morning blues is to organise your day so that you have a lot to look forward to and are excited for the day to start. Even if this is a small thing, such as seeing a friend or getting your favourite treat, let your energy and motivation to do these little fun things, brighten the rest of your day. Excitement keeps that adrenaline pumping, which is more than enough to wake you up and get you ready for a action packed day. So plan exciting things or let exciting things happen, you will be a lot more motivated to start a day knowing so.

2. Coffee

Now i know this is a huge cliché, but getting caffeine in you is the oldest trick in the book. It gets you up and about and ready to tackle whatever the day has to throw at you. It can help with subsiding hunger as well for those people on the go that do not have much time for breakfast. People can go from walking zombies to running marathons off this nectar of the gods, so if you are someone who hasn’t added or tried this in your morning wake up ritual I certainly suggest giving it a go. I never use to like coffee, but now i struggle to function in the morning without it.

3. Exercise

Another awesome way to perk you up in the morning is to do some exercise. Whether this is going for a run, walk, bike ride or going to the gym, i guarantee getting that heart rate up and working up a sweat will have you wide awake in no time. You also feel very accomplished after doing so, knowing you were out working hard, whilst everyone else was asleep.

4. Showering

It is a no brainer that getting some water on your face, whether you do it in the shower or not, helps to get you alert and wake you up. Most people love a long hot shower, especially when its cold. The best way to wake up is to have a little time under the cold water or by splashing the cold water on your face. It is a horrible sensation to start with, but trust me when i say it will wake you up and have you bouncing around the shower. Try having 30 second intervals about five times, changing back from cold to hot and see how well it works for you.

5. Stretching

When you get out of bed in the morning, try doing a few little stretches to loosen the body up after being still and stiff all night. Do a couple sets of toe touches, side bends and back twists to loosen up the main muscles in your body and get that spring back in your step.

6. Organisation

Having your clothes laid out, bag packed, breakfast prepared and a clear lay out of your schedule can help by taking your mind off the mundane tasks in the morning and have you focusing on the important things like waking up and preparing yourself mentally for the day ahead. I find the main thing for me, as soon as i wake up and get out of bed in the morning, i like to make my bed. Now many people would disagree, but as a bit of a perfectionist, i like the fact that you have already accomplished something in the day by doing this and when you get home from a long hard day, your bed is ready and waiting. It also helps to switch your mind on in the morning and take it off the tired sensation in your head.
Again, thank you for reading and i hope some of these things help you to wake up and enjoy the day. Comment anything that helps you in the morning.

– A

Stop looking for the “right” career?


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Adam here. I saw this post on Facebook today and it got me thinking, is this a correct way of looking at your career, potential career or life? For someone who has struggled for a long time now with working out what I am wanting to do with my life and what it is that truly makes me happy, this post went both ways for me until i thought about it a little more.

On one hand I agree that getting a job and focussing on it and trying to be the best at that, is a great thing to strive towards. You have a career and you should be happy that you are earning enough to survive and carry on in this world. It may not be what you want to do, but it is something. As it says in the post, you can always quit and be no worse off than you are. As you get older in life it becomes a big and more prevalent option to take than that of pursuing your dream job or sometimes happiness.

But what happens when you get stuck doing this job day in, day out with no way of escaping. It is easy to become entrapped and snared in job, that it becomes comfortable, easy and like clock work. You become so tangled in this job that you don’t even realise the time passing by. Days turn to Months and Months turn to years. I myself have been in this position and i was miserable. People would say “Yes the job is terrible, but at least you have a job and are earning money” These people were partially true, but as i found the longer i stayed at the job, the quicker my happiness left and the worse my outlook on life became. This is why i think that there is such thing as the “right” career, but the “right” career for you at that point in your life. If that career is right for you for the rest of your life than you are lucky, if not then i believe you need to change before it damages you. The values you learn and your beliefs will make up you as a person but i do not believe it can sway your happiness as much as the right career or job can.

I am a firm believer in following my dreams and that i have the potential to be whatever i want to be, this is the way i was brought up. That is why i find myself on the fence with this post. I am constantly looking at bettering myself and looking for that next chapter in my life that will bring me happiness and make me feel complete. The photo says to stop worrying about happiness, and i think that is wrong. In life you should always do what makes you happy no matter the circumstance. Happiness is a career. It is part of your life that makes up a huge portion and dictates the way in which you live. If you are unhappy with your career, you and your life will reflect this.  As Jim Carrey said in one of his speeches “you can fail at what you don’t want to do, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love” I believe this can be translated into this argument and makes me side more against the message of this post.

 

Thanks for reading and i would love to know what you think and what your opinions are on this.