This weekend laying quietly after waking my mind was very active. A couple of things that I often ponder were being tackled by my mind from a different angle, revealing some new insights... these are some of my thoughts around relationships.
Relationships always consist of giving and receiving and although no physical set of scales there can be a constant mental weighing up of whether the giving exceeds the receiving... and herein lies many of the challenges in relationships (and in business) as these scales are rarely in balance which oftentimes leads to rows and arguments...
If we choose not to worry about the scales and just keep giving (a bit of self sacrifice, or I just want an easy life, it's too hard to do battle, resignation) ... in time we can feel a bit of a doormat. Just being used without really any thanks. This can lead to being resentful and bitter in the fullness of time.
The opposite is where there is virtually no regard or recognition for the other and just a focus…
A long time ago an idea was created to control the masses.
They called this democracy. A great idea at the time.
Provide people with a 'pseudo' element of being able to influence how they were governed. Fabulous idea.... and so a predecessor of our modern day democracy was born.
The reality however is that this isn't democracy at all. I have often heard people say. You must vote... people died to provide you with the ability to vote. To be a part of deciding who will govern our country.
Why must I vote?
I am sorry to break this to you... the people who govern our country have not been the people who sit in parliament, nor have they been the prime ministers of old... this election will be no different. We see in this election for the first time in a while, two more polarised candidates (Conservative / Labour) than we have for many a year... however in the Ted Heath / Michael Foot days this was normal. We have just forgotten (or we weren't born).
For a good few years I have been a fan of really focusing on looking after what I put into my body. I'm not fanatical about it and I live by the moto "everything in moderation", and "My body is a temple".
Below are things that I have tried and have worked into my daily routine :- Always shop at local markets and look for fresh food (not used supermarkets since 30th Sept 2013)Cook all my own food... but I still go out and sometimes just eat whatever I fancy (once or twice a month type of frequency)I don't bash myself over the head for having a piece of cake or a cookie or something. I eat it and I enjoy it.I exercise regularly, Yoga, at home body workouts, Cycling and my first love Table Tennis... will be doing much more of that again this year comingI now rarely drink alcohol... and if I do... it is with great company and only in small quantitiesI am aware of my body and how it works. If you are not interested in your body and how it is functioning, then who…