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Saturday, February 07, 2015

Good Advice Project: Danica Blanche Fernandez #12




Good Advice Project: Danica Blanche Fernandez #12
We have a Good advice from Danica Blanche Fernandez #12; Cafe-Hopper, Local Food & Products Advocate, and Youth PathFinder.

Thank you sharing your Good advice! :)

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"Learn to Pause."
I actually have a bunch of advice to give like we should learn to appreciate what we have around us, find and eat local (shops/cafes), drink more than 8 glasses a day for health is wealth, sleep 8 hours a day, whew..that's a lot! But I also want to add that we also need to focus on the now as well as living in the moment because there are so many things happening around us yet, most of us are almost always in a hurry!

"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
- Guillaume Apollinaire

Living in a fast paced world, with the internet and social media at our disposal, we have somewhat become disconnected from the physical world as well as with each other. For some of us who are aware of this, we are having a hard time letting go of technology.

If we can't even do that, what more if you try to do all those things I told you earlier about (1st paragraph above)? Technology, the millennial culture, and perhaps our environment today takes or demands a lot of time from us, which leaves us with limited time to enjoy the little-awesome things in life, like eating slowly, taking time to meet, spend time with friends, and talk to REAL people with all the awkwardness of physical contact and misinterpretations of body language.

We keep doing stuff without thinking, give-in to cravings or urges, even peer pressure or worse get in trouble! But how do we not do that?

One way you, me and we can actually do this is by "learning to pause".
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Yes, we deserve a break from all this haste. Pause and pay attention. Savor the joys of existence, of what is real in front of you, or even around you and of what life can show or unfold to you.

When we pause... the urge, pressures, the fast paced world would no longer control us; this gives us freedom to act on our hopes, goals and perhaps even our dreams (and the other advices I mentioned too!).

"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." - Albert Einstein

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In our lives, we are so busy and easily get caught up in what we’re doing or what's happening to us that we have no space for thinking.

I unconsciously have used pauses like meditation, a change of pace by walking alone to have time to reflect on what happened and what can be done next. Cool!

“Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness. (p. 100)” ― Rollo May, The Courage to Create 






What do you think of this good advice?

About this 365 Good Advice project:
-My own version of a 365 project;
-reconnecting with the willing 1,400+ friends of mine (based from facebook)

-"Good" I mean the exact opposite of selfish. How can we give people good advice in order for them to care about others and not just of themselves.
-my friends share their "Good advice” – one every day or every other day or every after coffee talk.

For more information, do read the main blogpost on 365 Good Advice Project: Coffee Talks/Dates
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