With the WOWe event just round the corner, we celebrate excellence, something that seems so elusive to so many. Having an excellent life is not anything like you ever thought it was before. You may be disappointed to find out that it is not money, beauty, jewellery, fame, or being a philanthropist. Although there is nothing wrong with having these things in your life, and sure it does make life pretty exciting, having these things is simply what we see in the movies or TV shows.
There is but one simple attribute you can muster up in this very moment that will bring you into alignment. The many masters that have walked the earth did so with peace and contentment in their hearts because they knew this secret. Something that is so ridiculously obvious to some, but not so apparent to others. Keep reading and you will get the clearer meaning of what we are referring to.
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” Audrey Hepburn
The Here and Now
It’s about being present and living in the moment. Too many times in life we let things get in the way of us truly enjoying each and every moment, not being present in the moment is one of the biggest mistakes people make, and they do so unknowingly.
Being in the moment is what lets you enjoy life and be fully in tune with it, bringing happiness to your life. When you are not present in the moment, your body is present, but your mind is not. You are only thinking or worrying about other things instead. What you’re doing is wasting your time and the time of others. Snap out of it.
Be present in each and every moment that you are blessed with. Enjoy those around you and the experiences that you are currently having. This very moment will never happen again exactly the same way, so you might as well be present and enjoy it to its fullest potential as well as make it enjoyable to those around you, all by being present in the moment.
You can have all the things we described above, from the beautiful homes to luxury items, but if and only if you are present mentally; otherwise these moments won’t stay with you long enough to matter.
Sometimes we get caught up in our 21st century problems and complain when our Internet isn’t working fast enough, or if our phone dies too fast. Yes, it is pretty evident that we as a generation and a population have become a bit spoiled in just about every aspect of life. We have lost the hustle and expect to be babied, having everything handed to us for the rest of our lives, expecting things to always fall into place for us. What we all need to do is stop being babies and appreciate what we have been blessed with in this world.
There are many out there that don’t even have half of what you have and only dream of your life or the opportunities that you have in front of you. Like that famous quote goes, ‘your present condition is another person’s prayer request’. We as a generation have managed to take all of this for granted and have forgotten that it takes hard work to truly get what we want out of life. Before you try to get more out of life, try being grateful for what you already have. If you can’t be grateful now, what makes you think that you will appreciate anything else that you acquire along the way?
Respecting Yourself and Others
Next we come to love for yourself and the love for your purpose in life. Once you have those two things you will be able to propel your passion in life and allow yourself to wake up every morning and start the day running rather than being miserable, wanting to go back to sleep. Once you attain the love, then that is when you attain the respect for others and receive their respect back. Passion is what drives us.
“Respect yourself and other will respect you.” Confucius
Everything on this planet has a presence, from the rocks, plants and animals, to the soil, worms, and the very core of the earth itself. If you cannot see or feel this to be true, this article will not resonate with you.
Some of us forget the folk tale saying that your wealth means nothing without your health. What are you going to do? Be the richest person in the cemetery? No, to truly enjoy life you need to stay healthy and keep a balance in your mind and in your body. This means going for regular check-ups, after all you check your bank balance regularly, how important is your health to you? We’ll be offering health tests and consultations throughout the WOWe event, so come along and see how you’re doing!
One of the most important screenings a woman can do is for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the most common cause of death from a gynaecologic cancer, however this death rate in the developed world has declined by 75% since the routine cervical screening was introduced. These are available here in Nigeria too but the sad truth is a lot of women don’t go for screenings until it’s too late; it should happen every 3-4 years.
Life is made for your enjoyment, not for you to just throw away and take your body for granted. Eat healthily, exercise and be in shape, because that is something that comes with success and is a part of being a WOWe woman. One of the biggest challenges some women face is weight loss.
There are so many diets, different weight loss fads, new tricks, pills and much more, for losing weight. All promise to be revolutionary and all promise to create a new you. Who are we to judge? Some work and some don’t. Years ago trans-fat, a dangerous, man-made lipid found in margarine, was thought to be healthier than regular fats. By the mid-90s, public health journals revealed the opposite to be true. If the scientists sometimes get it wrong, it is safe to say that understanding the nuances of nutrition can be tricky and hard to follow.
Sometimes the best way to lose weight is to ignore trends and fly-by-night advice, and instead focus on healthy eating strategies. Develop healthy habits like taking the stairs and not eating late, stick to them, and no matter what small nutrition blunders you might make, you’ll still keep yourself on the road to a slim and sexy physique. We’ll be serving delicious healthy breakfasts at WOWe next month to illustrate just how easy it is to eat well and enjoyably when you just concentrate on the basics.
Living an excellent life is a lot simpler than you have ever thought. Stop complicating your life and begin a change by starting with yourself, everything else will follow. Once you have created the perfect balance, created the perfect connection between your mind and your body, which is when you live an excellent life, a life full of true peace.
Eden Lifestyle will be providing health tests, health consultations and delicious, nutritious breakfasts at WOWe, 20-22 June in Lagos. To join us at this much-anticipated inspirational event, please visit www.wowenigeria.com and for more information on how Eden Lifestyle can help you achieve an excellent life please visit www.edenlifenigeria.com.