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At some point in everyone’s life, we get stressed and feel overwhelmed. I find several ways to unwind when I have had a long day or I am stressed about something. Owning two companies, having a pet, and dealing with several different clients can be very challenging. The best part about creating my own schedule is I get to choose what I want to do when I want to do it, but these few tips can help those who work a nine to five also.
I am an avid reader. So, I find a good book in my library, one of my favorite websites, or a good magazine, and I read with a cup of coffee.
Running and exercising is one of the best ways to relieve stress and stay healthy. I run twice a day, at least three to four times a week.
Cleaning has always been a good stress reliever for me. From cleaning, redecorating, and even doing laundry helps me unwind and relax.
Go for a walk.
I live in a downtown area where there are many coffee shops, shopping centers, and much more for me to explore. I try to leave my apartment once a day to view a different environment.
Binge watching is the new relationship for singles. Go on Netflix or Hulu and watch your favorite TV show or movie. Include your favorite snack and wine. Enjoy!
Talk to someone who makes you feel good.
Talking to a friend and family member is always helpful whether you are stressed or just need someone to talk to.
Our next book for month five of 2017 is “9 Things a Leader Must Do.” by Dr. Henry Cloud
Genre: Career/Business/ Leadership
Are you struggling with how to be the perfect leader. Maybe, you need a little guidance on how to be a better leader. “9 Things a Leader Must Do” helps identify errors most leaders make that compartmentalize them into bad leaders. Every leader is different because we add value to a company in ways that fill in the blanks needed. This book will give you tips on how to become the leader you always wanted to become and how that will help those who are depending on you to make them better employees. To purchase “9 Things a Leader Must Do,” click on links below.
Book Review: The Lost City of Z
Author: David Grann
The Lost City of Z tells the story of a sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that lead to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. Fawcett did not find that treasure, but was hooked by the notion of treasure hunting in general. The rest of his life was one long quest. His mishaps and triumphs were followed by would-be adventurers around the world. The tale of a deadly obsession.
In 1925, Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humans. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions inspired Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions round the globe, Fawcett embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization–which he dubbed Z–existed. Then his expedition vanished. Fawcett’s fate, & the tantalizing clues he left behind about Z, became an obsession for hundreds who followed him into the uncharted wilderness.
The Lost City of Z tells two stories: of the explorer chasing his mirage, and of the reporter chasing the explorer chasing his mirage — twin obsessions spun together like strands on a helix.
To purchase The Lost City of Z, click on a link below.
Our next book in Myeka’s Book Club for the month of April is The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom.
Movie date: May 2009
Dor, the central character, invents the first clock. Punished for trying to measure time, Dor is banished to a cave for thousands of years. Dor becomes Father Time and has to listen to every person who laments about not having enough time. Eventually, Dor has a chance to redeem himself and regain his freedom. He must help two diametrically different people understand the value of time management.
To purchase The Time Keeper, click on links below:
Barnes and Noble
My body transformation process includes a few different exercises. I’ve been focused on squats and push ups for almost two weeks.
50 squats nightly
50 push ups nightly
Do not include weekends. Allow your muscles to relax.
Movie date: April 21st, 2017
Hello readers! Our next book of the year for the month of March is The Lost City of Z by author David Grann. David Grann is an author from New York City, whose first book was The Lost City of Z published in 2009. This book tells the story a British explorer who disappeared with his son in the Amazon while looking for an ancient lost city. For decades, explorers and scientist tried finding evidence of his party, along with as many as 100 people who perished or disappeared searching for Fawcett. Purchase your copy now by clicking on the links below.
Barnes and Noble
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Great news! I’ve made progress so far this year. My routines are working. The process to gain lean muscle is paying off. I’ve gain three pounds of muscle and based on my workouts, I been able to cut those pounds very well. As you see in the photo above, the definition in my weight gain has improved. Below are the routines I have completed in the last seven days.
Sunday: Full court basketball
Tuesday: 3 mile run
Thursday: 3 mile run; weight lifting: back 3 x 12 (70 lbs), triceps 3×10 (55 lbs), biceps (3×10 55 lbs)
Sunday: 3 mile run; full court basketball
Book Review: The Shack
Author: W.M. Paul Young
Tragedy can strike at any moment. Mack understood that more than anything. After a family trip, everyone comes back home accepts his daughter. While on a camping trip, Mack’s daughter is abducted by a stranger who is a familiar face at the camping grounds. Prior to Mack’s daughter’s disappearance, similar stories had been reported with the same abductor at the suspect. Mack is going through a parent’s worst nightmare. Returning home, Mack and his wife are at a disbelief about the disappearance of their daughter. They don’t know why it’s happening to them, but God does. Throughout The Shack, God is guiding Mack to seek higher guidance to understand the reason behind why his daughter has left him. He is lead to a place where the answer to all his questions are revealed.
When we go through things, we want to know why it is happening to us. The thought of it possible being our fault runs through our minds. We reminisce on past arguments that were unsettled, past events that changed our lives that were unforgiving. The lifestyle that we are living is now in question. Should we change? Forgive? The Shack teaches us about forgiveness and how to deal with those who have forsaken us. God has a way of changing our perspective, but are we prepared? Do we want to know the truth?
Purchase The Shack:
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Books A Million
When I decided that fitness would be my new year resolution, I knew that the journey would be interesting and fun. I’ve been trying new things to stay in shape and to gain lean muscle. For the past two weeks, I’ve been working out three to four days a week. The workouts consist of playing basketball for 30-45 minutes, running 1 1/2-3 miles, and/or bike riding for 1-2 hours (depending on weather and destination). My weight goes up and down between 135-141, but I’m still gaining muscle definition. I’m becoming more curvy; slim curvy.