Whoopsy I gave you the wrong link to my new site…

And here it is! 🙂 The real link. Check it out whyilovelife.ca.

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Day 195 – Today I am grateful for the alarm clock that improves your sleep!

Sleep Cycle App, improve your sleep, alarm

Holy moly. This app is cray! If you have an iPhone download the Sleep Cycle App. It wakes you up gently at a time when you are in your lightest sleep phase. This way you feel better rested, jump out of bed like Mary Poppins, and are ready to take on the day.

I thought it was a major gimmick at first, but I have to say, it really works! And at $1.99 it’s a major bargain.

Day 194 – Today I am grateful for tools to reach world domination like Justin Beiber

Justin beiber's to do list

I assumed Justin Bieber’s To Do list looked something like this: I then realized if you want to reach world domination you need to break your goal into smaller chunks. So his To Do list probably looked more like this: … Continue reading

Day 188 – Today I am grateful for the faces people make when they run

When I used to run I would smile and make a face like this:

Mr Bean

When a three year old on a tricycle passed me, I realized I am able to do this because I run very slowly.

I then looked at other runners and realized you are supposed to make a face like this if you are running at a decent speed:

Will ferrell running

I now like to switch between the two.

 

Day 186 – Today I am grateful for ALWAYS having problems

I'm Free

I was listening to a podcast about how we think that once we achieve something, we will be free of all problems and exonerated. For example once we gain that new job, meet the perfect partner, move house, get a flat stomach, listen to that perfect self-help tape, we will be free and will never have to worry about anything again.

Have you ever felt like that?

But try this, imagine accepting that you will always have problems (challenges) in life no matter what. Although that sounds depressing at first, think about how freeing that actually is. Once you accept it, you won’t feel overwhelmed when something goes wrong, or upset that you haven’t reached a state of meditative bliss where nothing can affect you. Because that isn’t possible if you are human.

They did studies with patients who I think were suffering from depression, and found that once these patients accepted that there will always be challenges in life, they felt a huge sense of relief because they were no longer striving to gain something that is impossible.

I feel like we are constantly being bombarded with messages that we will reach exoneration when we fall in love (think Twilight), or when we buy a product (think car commercials with 2.1 children in the back), or when we learn new info. (think about every self-help guide out there). But I think when you are well and truly permanently free from worries, you are most likely dead, or a living buddah.

I now feel challenges will always be a part of life, and they will change with every new step I take, but the quality of challenges will change. Eg. Existing challenge: I don’t have enough money to go on a vacation. New challenge: My rap entourage is so big right now that I don’t have enough room on my island for all my friends. BAM a quality challenge.

Dunno if I am crazy here but ever since I figured this out, shit dun changed son. I feel horrendously calm and internally happy and not scared of the future. Well that’s until I meet my next challenge…. :p