Good habits and good foods and healthy living
If you want to live a long life with Good Health, it is best for you to begin at the school level to learn and follow Good Habits, Good Foods and Good Health. To make your life smooth, productive, effective, lovable and enjoyable, childhood is the best phase to acquire good habits, good foods, good health. This will help you to achieve your goals of life. Also, your parents will be happier than many.
We dedicate this section to school and college students- both boys and girls. It equally applies to people above 25 years of age depending upon their needs. Because this is the time when your future path of life is determined. If you are on the right track, success will search you, you don’t have to run for success. But if you are in the wrong course of life during this phase, you will never be able to do justice to this birth here. Even good parents can’t reschedule your course of life. The largest majority of students from South East Asia including India, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America fall in the bad trap. My foreign trainees have honestly confessed that their children waste majority of time on Mobile Phone and have become drug-addicted. They are feeling helpless now.
Keep in mind that when you cross the school, you can’t go back and undo the errors. Similarly, when you cross-college, you can’t go back to change your subject. Those are past now. So, live every moment at present. This is the Law of Nature. Time and tide wait for none.
I must mention here that the greatest people on Earth were almost thrown out of school, such as Thomas Alva Edison, Albert Einstein. Still, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs could not complete their degree. So, what is most important is to inculcate your inner creative skills.
What should be the best course in life from childhood?
First of all, parents should be extremely serious regarding good habits, good foods and good health of their children from very Primary School.
How to give the children the best childhood?
You have to get up early from bed, drink honey or lemon with warm water. Then practice selective Yoga for just 15 to 30 minutes, depending on availability of time. During examinations, you may reduce it to just Pranayama only which takes a couple of minutes. The most important point is that if you continue to do this as a lifetime habit, there is no harm if you skip for a week or two, or three. In addition, you need to have sound sleep at night except during examinations. We have discussed in detail about Yoga combination in another section.
What are the benefits?
Your concentration power, the capacity of the brain, and body-mind-soul will be synchronized. Your immunity, that is, the ability to resist tropical diseases will be strengthened. It will also help you to learn how to employ your positive energy to study and other works, avoid wastage of time, ignore bad companions. Concentration is the hallmark of success in life.
What are good foods?
Most people are misguided about good foods. In any developing country with the bulk of the people having low levels of living, there is no need to go for costly food. Whatever is available at home with some vegetables, lemon, garlic, onion, green chili, black pepper, egg, pulses, nuts, handmade bread, rice, milk, sour card are enough for your nutrition and good health. In addition, you must eat any seasonal fruit available in your region. But never take fast foods, which will eventually damage your Liver and other organs. If you are living in a tropical region, you have to drink at least 3 liters of water daily; drink water in an empty stomach, never in after food; the majority of people make the blunder on this count. Be careful, in all developing countries, drinking water is either contaminated or contains germs and bacteria. Mind it, the Liver is the organ that generates cells for our body. Of course, try to take less oil. These are cheap items by any standard. You consult a real Doctor, he/she willfully agree. Americans are fast becoming vegetarian.
What about Leisure?
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This is another most important aspect to shape your life. Let us clarify. How you allocate or employ your precious pastime time? Successful students and people have always used their leisure time on hobbies and such supplements that strengthen their overall knowledge and maturity. For example, if you want to be a good footballer, you have to spend your pastime in making a strong body. If you want to be a scientist, you have to spend your pastime in studying books of science in addition to your classroom texts. If you want to be an artist, you have to know the life and times of the greatest artists ever born on Earth. If you want to be a historian, you have to spend time learning the evolutionary history of various countries. If you want to be a computer professional, you have to go beyond your syllabus and learn the fundamentals of the subject. But in any of the pursuit, if you develop a habit of listening to classical music, or doing Pranayama, or angling, it helps you enormously by taking you away from the nasty surroundings so that you can concentrate more on your professional works: Far from the madding crowds. Sadly enough, our school, college and university courses never guide you on how to be a perfect professional. We are essentially living in an utterly mediocre surrounding. So, rather than blaming others, create your own world where you can deliver the best within yourself and live a successful life.
You have to keep in mind that there are huge variations in the levels of living of billions of students in developing countries. So, depending upon your particular need, you should pick up the best combinations of foods, Yoga, Leisure.
Here is a classic conversation by Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. Learn and enjoy such a guru.
These 14 Short Stories Shared by no other person than Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
"Success can cause people to unlearn the habits that made them successful in the first place."
1. Fall and Rise
Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheelchair caught me before I slammed my head on the ground. He said, “Believe it or not, that’s almost exactly how I injured my back 3 years ago”.
2. A father’s advice
Today, my father told me, “Just go for it and give it a try! You don’t have to be a professional to build a successful product. Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the Titanic”.
3. The power of uniqueness
Today, I asked my mentor – a very successful businessman in his 70’s – what his top 3 tips are for success. He smiled and said, “Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing”.
4. Looking Back
Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said, “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile”.
5. Try and U shall know
I am blind by birth. When I was 8 years old, I wanted to play baseball. I asked my father- “Dad, can I play baseball?” He said, “You’ll never know until you try.” When I was a teenager, I asked him, – “Dad Can I become a surgeon?”. He replied, “Son, you’ll never know until you try.” Today I am a Surgeon, just because I tried!
6. Goodness & Gratitude
Today, after a 72-hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.”
7. Love Conquers Pain
Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.
8. A door closes to open another
Today at 7 AM, I woke up feeling ill but decided I needed the money, so I went into work. At 3 PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow.
9. Looking Back
Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often.”
Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.
Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, “Why?” She replied, “So you can help me save the planet.” I chuckled again and asked, “And why do you want to save the planet?” “Because that’s where I keep all my stuff,” she said.
Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter’s antics, I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.
Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, “I hope you feel better soon”.
Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, “We can share it.”