Inspire Yourself for Action

You find yourself falling short of your desire or you don't even come one step closer to what you tried to achieve. You lose any inspirational thoughts you once had and sink back to where you came from. You will learn how to use fear to create action on any goal you want. courtesy:wikihow

Choose what goal you want. What do you want to achieve?

Ask yourself, what will happen if you don't achieve this. Are you sick of arguing with your partner or friends and you want to have more intimate relationships? Is it that you're tired of worrying about being able to put food on the table, provide clothing, and shelter? Are you embarrassed by how those additional pounds make you look?

Understand that reaching your goal is entirely dependent on your internal emotions. Reading self improvement information temporarily effects these emotions and puts you in the same situation after a short period of time.

Retrieve that internal fear and make it strong whenever you do not take action on your goal to fuel action. Using the financial example: you are struggling to create and provide the necessities. Use your fear that one day you will be unable to provide, or that for once in your life you want to give without worrying about the financial burden. This is the fear you use when you don't take action.


Every time you feel you don't want to do something, think of what bad results may happen if you don't take action.

Try getting a friend or relative to punish you in a way if you don't get your goal.

Prepare Disaster Emergency Supplies

Have your family prepared for an emergency that may last for a few days or up to 2 weeks. The electricity may go out due to a weather event (snow storm, tsunami, flood, tornado, hurricane, earthquake), or a health emergency such as pandemic flu may affect your community. As the Boy and Girl Scouts motto says: Be Prepared!


> Assemble the supplies in a box or bag in a convenient location in your home. Notify all family members of its location.

> Keep a 2-week supply of items.

> Keep your supply up to date (remove outdated items).

> Prepare a similar supply for relatives or neighbors living alone.

Things You'll Need:

> Extra supply of prescription drugs.

> Extra medical devices and supplies.

> Pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines.

> Read-to-eat canned meats, fish, fruits, vegetables and soups.

> Protein or fruit bars.

> Dry cereal or granola.

> Dried fruits such as raisins, dates, apricots and plums.

> Bottled water.

> Canned juices.

> Canned or jarred baby food and formula.

> Pet food.

> Soap and water or alcohol-based hand wash.

> Vitamins.

> Batteries.

> Flashlight.

> Candles and matches.

> Portable radio.

> Garbage bags.

> Tissues, toilet paper, diapers, tampons.

> Manual can opener.

Survive a Tsunami

After a devastating earthquake and tsunami strike Japan, thought of working a little on tsunami.
Firstly warm condolence to the people of Japan and surrounding countries. Pray for there well being.

What is Tsunami?

tsunami is a series of huge waves that come from something happening under the sea that disturbs the water, such as an earthquake or an underwater volcano erupting. The waves travel like ripples on a pond after you have thrown a rock and they can travel very quickly to hit the shore. Anybody who is in the path of a tsunami is in great danger. Here you will learn how to recognize the signs of a tsunami and protect yourself, your family and friends.

Steps to follow:

> Be tsunami aware. Did you know that a ten year old girl, [ Tilly Smith], was able to save her family and other people from a tsunami in Thailand because she learned the signs of a tsunami in her geography class? It is important to know what a tsunami is and what it can do so that you can protect yourself and your family and friends. Here are some important things to know about tsunamis:
  • Waves in a tsunami travel very quickly; much faster than your car can! They can travel up to 800 km / 500 miles an hour from the depths of the ocean.
  • Waves from a tsunami can be as high as 30 metres or 100 feet. They grow bigger as they get to the shore. This means that they can start off as just a ripple of water in the middle of the ocean and become bigger and bigger until they become a gigantic wave when they hit the land.
  • Tsunamis are not "tidal waves"; this is a mistake many people make. Tsunamis are seismic sea waves and have nothing to do with tides.
> Learn the warning signs nature provides. If you live next to the sea, how will you know when a tsunami might happen? Nature gives us some very clear warning signs:
  • There is an earthquake or the ground rumbles a lot.
  • The sea suddenly pulls back and leaves bare sand, making the beach seem a lot larger.
  • Animals may behave strangely - they may suddenly leave, gather in groups, or try to get into places they normally would not go.
  • Warnings from the media if a tsunami warning system is in place in your country.
> Leave the beach or low-lying areas. Whether you are at home, school or playing on the beach, if you see or hear these warning signs, immediately leave and go to higher ground. Sometimes you may also get warnings from your local emergency services - listen to what they have to say and follow their advice. Do not wait for emergency services to give warnings though - tsunamis can hit within minutes of the warning signs, so you should already be leaving. Here are things to do:
  • Keep away from the beach. Do not go anywhere near the beach or into buildings near the beach. Even if you see just a small tsunami, leave immediately. Tsunami waves grow bigger and continue to hit, so the next giant wave may be on the way. Generally, if you can see a giant wave, you are too close and it is too late to escape. (However, try to escape anyways if you see one.)
  • Go to higher ground. Go up a hill or to a higher area of your town or city. If you are trapped, find a high and strong building and climb to the top of it. You may even have to sit on its roof.
  • Leave your things. Your life is more important than toys, books, school supplies, and other things. Leave them behind and get to safety.
  • Check for younger children. Help your younger siblings and other younger children to reach higher ground. Even if they are not younger, you can still help them.
  • Stay away for several hours. A tsunami can continue to hit the shore for many hours, so the danger may not be over for a while. Do not return to the area until you get an "all clear" message from emergency services. If you do not get this message, wait patiently.
  • Find a radio. If somebody has a radio where you are sheltering, listen to it for updates.
> Prepare for a tsunami. If you live in an area that is at risk for a tsunami, it is important to be prepared. If your school does not already have a tsunami emergency plan, ask for one. You can make it a class project. Your school or home emergency plan should cover:
  • Where it is safe to go - somewhere that is no more than 15 minutes on foot.
  • Making a safety pack with supplies to help you survive.
  • Practicing a tsunami evacuation regularly (a practice drill).
  • Learning the warning signals and systems that your emergency services use.
  • Learning basic First Aid and knowing who in your community is a doctor, nurse or health care professional.
Basics of Tsunami:

> You pronounce tsunami - "soo-nahm-ee". It is a Japanese word that means "harbour wave".

> If your local community doesn't know what to do during a tsunami, start an awareness campaign to teach the community about the dangers of tsunamis in your area and what to do when one strikes.

> If your local emergency services doesn't have a plan in place for tsunami evacuation, write to the people responsible for running them and ask for one to be made. Offer the help of your school class!

> Aware the people near you.

> listen in your history and geography classes it could save your life.

> Always have a evacuation plan with you.

> Always have emergency food and water.

> Don't try to take everything with you.

> Pray god!

Be Fearless

Everyone wants to live without fear, but the task is more psychologically challenging than physically. Fears can be overcome through interaction with them in a safe environment. Fear is what you make of it, it is learned, like speaking, and can be unlearned.

Steps to follow:

> Acknowledge your fear and realize that fears are natural and different for each person

> Talk with friends and loved ones about your fear and walk through the pros and cons of living with this fear.

> Acknowledge that it may take a while to overcome your fears. Mental health is more intricate, and sometimes people take months, if not years, or a lifetime to realize the invalidity of such a fear.

> Obtain comfort with the fear. The best way to overcome it is to confront the fear in a safe controlled environment being overseen by trained professionals and loved ones.

> Recognize fears are psychologically based upon our life's history. We need rewrite our history and confront the fear head on to become fearless.

> Acknowledge life is too short to live in fear, recognize, act, and live your life. Fears are internal, life is external, and it stops for no one.

> Most Important, keep a connection with the master!

Quickly Calm Your Nerves

There's little argument that to stay healthy and happy, you must eliminate undue stress and calm your nerves. Those who are "on edge" rarely have positive relationships, as stress almost always has a negative effect on our interactions with each other. Instead of accepting stress and actually becoming accustomed to living life this way, begin the promise to calm your nerves as soon as you realize you need it. For some people, a warm bath in a candlelit room is enough to bring down their stress levels. But for many, a more intensive regimen is necessary. It's not in your head. It is a medically acknowledged

Some of the most familiar techniques incorporate one or more of the following into your life:

> Yoga

> Tai Chi

> Music

> Exercise

> Meditation

> Hypnosis

> Massage

The prestigious Mayo Clinic has noted how essential it is to calm nerves, noting that relaxation isn't just about peace of mind or enjoying a hobby. Relaxation is a process that decreases the wear and tear of life's challenges on your mind and body.

Practicing relaxation techniques can improve how you physically respond to stress by:

* Slowing your heart rate

* Lowering blood pressure

* Slowing your breathing rate

* Reducing the need for oxygen

* Increasing blood flow to major muscles

* Reducing muscle tension

Here is what the Mayo Clinic recommends for calming nerves, based on their latest findings:

> Autogenic relaxation. Autogenic means something that comes from within you. In this technique, you use both visual imagery and body awareness to reduce stress. You repeat words or suggestions in your mind to help you relax and reduce muscle tension. You may imagine a peaceful place and then focus on controlled, relaxing breathing, slowing your heart rate, or different physical sensations, such as relaxing each arm or leg one by one.

> Progressive muscle relaxation. In this technique, you focus on slowly tensing and then relaxing each muscle group. This helps you focus on the difference between muscle tension and relaxation, and you become more aware of physical sensations. You may choose to start by tensing and relaxing the muscles in your toes and progressively working your way up to your neck and head. Tense your muscles for at least five seconds and then relax for 30 seconds, and repeat.

> Visualization. In this technique, you form mental images to take a visual journey to a peaceful, calming place or situation. Try to use as many senses as you can, including smells, sights, sounds and textures. If you imagine relaxing at the ocean, for instance, think about the warmth of the sun, the sound of crashing waves, the feel of the grains of sand and the smell of salt water. You may want to close your eyes, sit in a quiet spot and loosen any tight clothing.

Cope with Life Altering Changes

If you are dealing with a major life change, whether it's a new job, a bad boss, a break up or divorce, being diagnosed with a disorder or disease, moving across country--you can cope! Here's how:

Keep in close contact with friends and family. If need be, clean the numbers of those "fair-weather" friends out of your cell phone. Only true friends will stick around and help you get through life altering changes, everyone else will just take up your valuable time or add more stress to your already crazy life. Talk with your close friends and family. You may be surprised of their wisdom.

Make quiet time for yourself. Taking the time to recharge your batteries will help you be better prepared in times of crisis. Listen to soft, relaxing music. Turn off the computer, TV and phone. Learn to meditate. Meditation helps clear the constant "chatter" in your head.

If you have been diagnosed with a disease or disorder such as depression or ADHD, learn as much as you can about it. It is helpful to find a doctor who specializes in that area who can prescribe you the right kinds of treatments. Look in to medications that could help you and take on a holistic approach to your condition. Look at the way you live your life, what kinds of habits have you formed? What could you do to change these habits or acquire healthier ones? This is rough at first, but will get easier as time passes.

Join an interest group or church. This can help you connect with people who share a similar interest and maybe provide a wider network of support. There are many churches that sponsor support groups for coping with life changes. You can also research support/interest groups on the internet.

Think positively. Live life one day at a time. Set small goals for yourself and reward yourself when you reach them. Sometimes looking too much at a long term goal can be overwhelming. Break up the larger goal into smaller goals.

Do something fun! This can take your mind off stressful events. Visit a friend you haven't seen in a long time. Go see that movie you've been dying to see. Take a trip to the zoo or go to a museum. Learn something new.

Learn how to say no. If you are already stretched thin, learn how to recognize this and assertively say no when someone asks you for another favor. You don't have to give them reasons why.

Volunteer. Helping those who are in worse situations than you can really put things into perspective. Help out at a local nursing home or hospital. Join a mentoring program. Help out a friend in need or a family member. Donate money to your favorite charity.

Find your own personal Higher Power. I'm not saying you have to go join a church or become a devout religious person. Picture a divine higher power that you can give your problems to and take over when you are worn out. You can't control every aspect of your life. This is impossible, so simply hand it to your personal Higher Power.

Get in Shape at Home

Some people are just born with a perfect figure, super-speedy metabolism, and a lean, muscular build. Unfortunately, if you are not one of those people, you have to work to have the body you desire. The good news is that you do not have to empty your piggy bank and sign up for an out-of-your-budget gym membership. If you know what to do and how to do it, you can get the same results without leaving the comfort of your home.
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Few steps to follow:

Use what is around you. Bottles of laundry detergent, empty water bottles filled with sand, or other heavy objects make great weights. Or use your own body. Crunches, push-ups and calisthenic exercises are simple, straightfoward yet effective ways to get in shape.

Step outside your front door. If you are looking to shed some pounds, cardio is imperative. Lace up some comfortable shoes, put your pooch on his leash and move those legs.

Find an online support group or journaling program. Accountability is a key factor in weight loss and toning for many people. If you know others will be cheering you on and waiting to hear from you, you are more likely to stick with your program. Journaling helps you see how far you have come, and notice any changes you might need to make.

Learn new exercises. Rent a video (or borrow one from the library for free) and follow along with an instructor. Pick up a book or visit a website that can teach you some new toning or fat-burning moves. Many cable channels offer "on-demand" programs that include exercise videos you can watch on your time, and at no extra cost.

Purchase gently used equipment. If you decide you want to invest in a home gym, check out your local classifieds, Craigslist and used sporting goods stores. People often invest in exercise machines and then don't use them, which means you can find a like-new item for a fraction of the price.