5 daily habits of highly successful people

c360_2016-10-29-09-20-13-529Habits can either help or  hurt your  success in life. If you take a look at the life of successful people , you would see that they spend each day doing the things hat help them accomplish their biggest goals this isn’t to say that they are perfect because no one is -but despite he things that are not perfect in their lives they continue to make moves that have a positive impact and it starts with their daily habits. Here are 5 ally habits of highly successful people

1.Read everyday                                                                                                                                reading is an essential element in success, successful people  read to improve themselves.this seperates them from the competition.  By increasing their knowledge, they are able to see more opportunities , which translates into more money

2.Make your health a priority                                                                                                         Health is wealth and successful people know that the have stay healthy and make smart food choices that will give them the energy they need to accomplish everything on their to do list

3.Live within your means                                                                                                             Successful people avoid overspending and living beyond what they can afford. They made savings and investing a part of their budget and plan for the future.

4.Plan your day the night before                                                                                                   Without planning what your day will look like you wake up not knowing what you want to do or accomplish. It’s wise to spend a little time the night before and plan your activities and goals for the next day.life doesn’t seem always work as planned but with a plan, you can adjust what loosing momentum

5. Avoid procrastination                                                                                                             Successful people understand that  procrastination impairs quality,creates dissatisfied employers,customers or clients and damages other non – business relationships

When you feel like God is giving you the silent treatment,you should read this.

C360_2016-10-28-18-09-26-927.pngHave you ever been in a season of life where doubt, fear, and anxiety seem to loom over you like an ever-present dark cloud? Have you ever felt so alone, so down, so hurt that you couldn’t seem to remember life ever being good? Have you ever wrestled with the big questions of life and faith and found yourself more confused than you started?

I’ve been there. We all have.

Even though I’m a follower of Christ, even though I’ve given my heart to him, even though I’m at church every Sunday and small group on Tuesdays, even though from the outside I look like a “good Christian,” I struggle. I doubt. I worry. I wonder sometimes if God is even there, if he even hears my prayers or cares at all. Sometimes, God just feels silent, distant, and uninterested in my life.

It’s in those times of doubt that I find myself desperately searching for reminders of what is true. In my head, I know that the Bible says the Lord is faithful, but my heart often feels so far from him. I often feel like he isn’t saying anything to me even when I’m pouring my heart out to him in prayer and worship. In the times when God seems silent, I need to be reminded that he is still near to me and still at work in my life.

Even in our wandering and wondering, God is faithful. Even when we question him, even when we run away from him, even when we think he has abandoned us, he is still faithful. Even when he is silent, he is still faithful to us.

Karina Allen, a writer for (in)courage, recently shared about the floods in Baton Rouge that have affected every part of her life and left her “one huge ball of nerves.” It’s often natural disasters that prompt us to ask the hard questions and tempt us to despair, but Allen shares a great word of truth: “It’s okay with Him. He can handle my questions. He can handle my doubts. He can handle my worries and fears. Because He is God.”

No matter what season of life you are in, let these seven verses and thoughts remind you of the faithfulness and presence of our good God:

1. “Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.” (Psalm 54:4)

2. “God is the same yesterday, today and forever,” Allen says. “He never changes. He is unmoved by any circumstance and nothing comes as a surprise to Him.”

3. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

4. “His love for us lasts for an eternity,” writes Allen. “He is always good. Every morning there is a new opportunity for Him to move on our behalf. He is a provider for every need. He holds us.”

5. “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)

6. “As I poured out my fears for the future,” iBelieve writer Lori Schumaker shares, “God revealed: ‘I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.’ (>Isaiah 45:2-3)

7. “These powerful words of an old hymn are filled with such truth, grace, and relevance still for this day… The Truth remains through all eternity. Jesus is the Rock that won’t move. He’s the Rock that won’t budge.”

“My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;

I dare not trust the sweetest frame,

But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.

All other ground is sinking sand.”

Even as believers, we aren’t always in mountaintop seasons of life. Sometimes, we are in the middle of valleys that seem dark or in the middle of storms that seem relentless. Sometimes, we can’t seem to hear the voice of God over the noise of this world or the static in our own hearts. “Sometimes we are the Moses who obeys God and sees the supernatural occur,” Allen says. “But sometimes we are the Moses who needs an Aaron and a Hur to hold up our arms during a battle when we are too weary.” It’s okay with him. He is always with us, even when we can’t hear him.

May God remind you of the truth of who he is today– a faithful, ever-present, loving Father who will never leave you nor forsake you!

 

By Rachel Dawson

 

 

4 positive affirmations for a better life

C360_2016-10-16-12-14-13-543.pngGooooood morning sunshine!  It’s a beautiful day and am extremely happy and energised.first I want to appreciate you for taking time to read my blog. Juggling work and blogging is not easy but I can’t complain am most grateful for this platform to connect with wonderful people.

As the saying goes “guard your thoughts for they become your words and your words become your actions” Every human being has an inner dialogue that is constantly reflecting on different types of thoughts – positive and negative. It’s very important that  we learn to control these dialogues don’t entertain the negative thoughts, focus more on the positives and channel them towards a greater good.and how can we do this? By using positive affirmations and making it a part of us .here are 4 that you could say to yourself everyday. Saying these to yourself everyday you are already on the road to becoming a better you

  1. “Today I am grateful for who I am,what I have ,where I’ ve been and where I’m going”

 The importance of gratitude in our everyday life cannot be over emphasized. it is the key to feeling truly fulfilled on a daily basis.make it a habit to express gratitude for circumstances of your life everyday by repeating this affirmation. It’s a mentality that will make you happier,more successful,more resilient through pain and more attractive to other people.

2.”Today I promise to do whatever it takes for my happiness,success and future”

” It begins with you”.The only person who can make you happy the only one who truly knows what your life is missing and can make your happiness a reality is you.You are unique. There is only one you. So if you want to make your dreams come true, it’s on you to put in the hard work, discipline, man-hours, and dedication to accomplish your goals.No other human being has the ability to take the necessary steps to create that fantastic life that you’re envisioning in the back of your mind.

That’s why every single day when you wake up and look in the mirror, you should say yourself: “today i promise to do whatever it takes for my happiness, success, and future”.No one can make your greatness real except you. That’s why you have to make a lifelong promise to yourself that you will do whatever it takes to make that happy, successful, and extraordinary future that you deserve a reality.Remind yourself of that promise every single day.

3″.The opinions of others will not sway me. I will live my dreams “

We live on a planet populated by over seven billion human beings: seven billion opinions, seven billion beliefs, seven billion ideas, seven billion mindsets, and seven billion agendas. So no matter how strong-willed, opinionated, or independent you are, it is impossible to live out your life or make progress on your dreams without being affected in some way by the opinions of others. There will be people who will doubt your ability, who will question whether your goals are achievable, some of them friends and family.Set goals for yourself, put in the necessary work to make your visions real. You may hit blocks  but don’t stop pushing. Convince yourself that living your dream is a must and not an option.it will give you the conviction to stay true to your path to greatness.

 

4.Today I will not be a victim. I am in control of my destiny

Circumstance that we enter this life with like the parents that give life to us, the locations where they raise us, the financial circumstances we grow up with, and the God-given abilities that the universe endows us with are out of our control. With so much out of our control it’s easy to feel like a “victim” But this is a loosing approach and not a good reason for not living up to expectations.Am greatly inspired by Nick  Vujicic. He was born with phocomelia (no limbs) perfect excuse to depend on others right? Wrong! He  didnt let that define him ,he has accomplished so much that his name will never be forgotten in years to come all over the world.No matter how terrible or unfortunate the circumstances around you are, you  always have control over how your life turns out. Because it’s not the circumstances that we come into the world with that end up defining us. It’s the way we respond to life’s situations that defines us.C360_2016-10-16-12-13-45-071.png

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Please leave a comment I love to know what you think

 

 

 

Should a pregnant woman take “zobo”drink?

C360_2016-10-05-17-19-04-111.pngThere is nothing more refreshing after a stressful day than a chilled glass of zobo drink.! I have always loved this drink forever, I don’t joke with it at all . I grew up in the north so I had lots and lots of this. It’s  tasty,all natural,the ingredients are locally available and affordable, and very easy to make. The drink is made from hibiscus flower.The health enemies are immeasurable  although it depends on what you use to prepare it. I recommend natural flavour like pineapple and ginger and not artificial flavours.and also be careful with the amount of sugar you add. The health benefits amongst others include:

  1. its packed with  vitamin  C  which helps to fight cold and other infections by strengthning the immune system.

2. When taken with honey it helps to reduce stress.

3. studies have shown that hibiscus has a diuretic properties, that is the ability to open arteries, and helps  the body slow the release of hormones that constrict blood vessels,this effect reduces the pressure exerted  on the walls of blood vessels  by the action of the heart to pump blood to other body parts,which consequently leads to a lowering of blood pressure in hypertensive people. But this should not take the place of proper check up or replacement of recommended anti hypertensives

However the hibiscus leaves used in zobo drink is not recommended for pregnant women in their first trimester or those undergoing fertility treatments this is because it can lower the estrogen level in the body and can prompt menstruation which could lead to a miscarriage. 

 

 

Spotlight on Ginika Okolie Temple

C360_2016-10-04-07-19-48-923.png Hello yummies! Am a huge fan of appreciation. I  believe the best way to get the most out  of people who they a doing well  is to encourage them (shout out to Dr Obi my community  health lecturer) hence I decided to add a segment called  “spotlight”it will centre around celebrating and promoting  enterprising  young Nigerians who are doing great things and making us proud.  To encourage those who do so much in their fields, the movers and shakers,the next forbes list contenders in the making.

Today’s focus is a gorgeous lady  with a heart of gold who turned a hobby into an empire and is taking the beauty world by storm

GINIKA OKOLIE  TEMPLE is  the CEO and creative director of RTM beauty and makeup studio. The last child in a family of six, hails from uli ihiala local government area of Anambra state. She holds a B.Sc in Geography from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. This pretty lady has done well for herself from juggling her makeup business and school work to opening her own make up studio at the age of 22 years. She is a hard worker, talented and excellent at what she does.

Her advice to young people she said “advice to young people is that ever9yone has been blessed by God with a very special gift and everyone should try and use that gift he or she has to develop their life and help those around them. Many people today are stuck where they are because of the company they keep, until you disassociate yourself from people who directly or indirectly pull you back, you might never progress. Associate with people who have something positive to offer you and who will help you achieve your dreams and then, above all, always put God first in everything and watch him lead you through.” Below are some of her work c360_2016-10-04-07-05-37-981C360_2016-10-04-07-18-28-173.pngC360_2016-10-04-07-18-51-747.pngC360_2016-10-04-07-20-31-829.png

RTM beauty and makeup studio is located at 5 Emina crescent off to yin street ikeji lagos state. For enquiries you can call 09053516970 you can follow her on instagram @rtmbeautyandmakeupstudio.

have a lovely week!

 

 

 

To be featured here send am email to drcynthia2016@gmail.com

 

Women’s new method of hypnotising men

c360_2016-10-03-20-07-34-490Hey guys! I hope you had a good rest after a well deserved 4 days break  and pumped up for another week of work! Work! Work! Work! Work! Work! ( in rihanna’s voice). So i watched a video on you tube about “kayan mata” and i went ahead to find out more and my findings?….. shocking! Am still trying to wrap my head around it.

Well i don’t want to go into all the details but for those of us who don’t know what it is, kayan mata is a northern aphrodisiac, a sex charm  that ladies use to  get a man to love them and do their bidding. It’s sold locally and also comes neatly and properly packaged, many of them imported from countries such as Saudi Arabia, China, Indonesia and India, come with lots of promises of making a woman the sole attraction of her man, as well as limitless favours from the man.they say it isn’t at all diabolic. No voodoos or “Juju”but it’s efficacy is beyond legendary.A bit of it rubbed in the right places will ensure a usually philandering lover stays put.. And is “happy”. Sex is better, No questions asked.. Feelings akin to Love are strewn all over the place.C360_2016-10-03-20-08-14-035.png

My question is ow is this not diabolical?What happens when such a person is under the influence? Are all other areas of His Life fully  functional?what do you think about this? Let us know in the comment section.

 

 

Cervical cancer warning signs and prevention

C360_2016-10-03-09-43-45-299.pngCervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide. Almost all cases are caused by a virus called human papilloma to virus ( HPV). Sexually active women of all age groups are at risk of developing this cancer.one of the scariest things about this can er is that it does not Show any symptoms in it’s early stages, but after the disease has spread to various organs like the liver,bladder,lungs e.t.c symptoms become more prominent. Below are 10 warning signs of cervical cancer you should not ignore,some of them can be caused by other pathologies aside cancer like Sexually transmitted infection,pelvic inflammatory disease e..t.c but  as an adult woman if you notice any of these symptoms do well to consult your  gynecologist for proper check up.

1. Abnormal vaginal bleeding                                                                                                                                      an untimely bout of vaginal bleeding that occurs regularly could be an indicator of cervical cancer. This is because  as cancer spreads  to nearby tissues, it creates new, abnormal capillaries  that break easily and causes bleeding. Such bleeding may happen between menstrual periods, after sexual intercourse, after menopause and even after a pelvic exam. It could also be due to other medical conditions like hormonal imbalance,pelvic inflammatory disease or infection in the pelvic organs

          2 .Unusual vaginal discharge                                                                                                        

   its normal to have a little bit of  colourless,odourless,discharge but if this              discharge increases in quantity,smells foul or has an irregular appearance it could be a sign of infection or cervical or endometrial cancer. If you experience this please consult a gynecologist immediately.

3. painful intercourse                                                                                                                                

This is another warning sign of cervical cancer that is seen in the advanced stage when the cancer has spread throughout the tissues and reproductive organs. 

4. painful urination                                                                                                                                  

This is one of the most obvious and prevalent symptoms of this deadly disease  

5.loss of bladder control

Loss of control is a primary issue when suffering from cervical cancer. It typically indicates tat the cancer has spread beyond a localised area and is affecting the bladder or other parts of the urinary tract.so they tend to have urinary incontinence coupled with blood in urine

6.heavier and longer menstrual period

 irritation of the cervix possibly due to spread of cervical cancer can cause this problem.Heavy bleeding can be due to hormonal imbalance fibroid, polyps,pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, or thyroid, liver or kidney disease. It can even happen due to certain medication  

7. Leg pain 

women diagnosed of cervical cancer often complain of swelling on their legs.whenthe cancer spreads it obstructs blood flow which causes swelling in the legs.This often creates a sore,painful sensation making it hard to carry out day to day activities. The pain tens to be constant and increases in Intensity over time.at times there also may e back pain. 

8.pelvic pain

this usually does not occur unless the cancer is in a very advanced stage.it occurs at unusual times an may start suddenly without any trigger and last for a longer period of time.

 

9.unexplained weight loss

as seen in other types of cancer,unexplained weight loss can indicate cervical cancer.when suffering from cancer the immune system  works hard to fight it.he body produces small proteins called cytokines which beaks down fat at a much higher rate than normal.this leads to weight loss irrespective of your diet.

10.constant fatigue

if you are feeling low or lack of energy despite resting it could be a cause for concern when suffering from cancer, healthy red blood cells are replace with white blood cells to fight off the disease. This causes anaemia leading to fatigue,lack of nerdy and loss of appetite.in addition there is decreased oxygen supply to the body. 

preventive tips

1.women between 20 and 30 years old should get a screening every 3 years those 30 to 65 years old should be screened every 3 to 5 years.

2. Get a HPV  vaccination be fore your early twenties if possible

3. quit smoking and avoid second hand smoke

4.take the right steps to prevent STDs

Am thankful! Are you?

C360_2016-10-01-08-44-08-070.pngHi guys! Happy new month! And happy independence day to my country Nigeria. I started this blog with the hope of putting up at least one post each day but due to some circumstances beyond my control I have been” missing in action” but am back now and  i promise to put out more posts as often as work permits me because I love you guys . So I woke up this morning at about 4 : 38am ( yup! First thing I do when I wake up most times is check the time ). My laptop was by my side and open, I must have slept off while Watching jenifa’s diary the night before. I was angry because my battery was down to 25 % and with the current light situation every % is precious. In between thinking about where I can charge my laptop and planning my day in my head, and preparing to put up a post the next thing that popped up in my head was ” be thankful “. I thought about it for a while and  it kept on ringing in  my head “be thankful ” so I asked myself what is there to be thankful for? is it the hike in fuel price? or the fact that everything is so expensive ?or the burden of looking for how to charge my laptop for work?

It’s not easy even for  the best of us ( especially  in this recession)  to be thankful  when things are not going in our favour . It’s not easy for a graduate who has been job hunting with no success for years to wake up each day and be thankful just like it’s not easy for someone who has been suffering from a debilitating illness to be thankful.but truthfully whenever you give thanks to God even in the midst of difficulty the enemy looses a battle in your life.because thankfulness in the midst of difficulty is a sacrifice pleasing to God.

It’s not a “rich people thing”, its not a race thing, neither is it a thing for those who have it all. It’s an attitude that can and should be  cultivated and practiced at all times . You get more when you are appreciative,  so also with nature.When you dwell on what you want that you haven’t gotten,you loose count of what you have now that other people wish they had.Be thankful for life ( even money can’t bring back the dead) be thankful for air you breathe (some people are paying dearly for the oxygen you enjoy freely )  be thankful for your family,and friends, family, the food and water

choose today to be content and grateful this does not mean you should not aspire for better but while in the running for a better life and greater feats don’t overlook the little reasons you have to be happy,be thankful if it helps you an write them down and read them to yourself daily ( especially those days when life hands you more flames the than you can carry) . Don’t compare yourself to others, you are unique and so is your purpose on earth. Don’t  be in the habit of always complaining about things instead look at the bright side.whatever situation that disturbs your peace always bear in mind that it could have been worse,instead of sulking and letting it rob you of your happiness thank God far the valuable lessons it has taught you,what you have learnt from it and move on with a grateful heart. thankful person is a positive person and attracts good things to his/her self.

As for me, I am

I am thankful for my life,family and friends,

I am thankful for the love of my life

I am thankful for the opportunity to share my thoughts with awesome people all over the world

I am thankful for Every grace and blessings that I have received both big and small

I am thankful for this wonderful world and the nature around me

I am happy for a new month of greater achievements and awesome testimonies

I am thankful for my country Nigeria and the grace of being alive to celebrate 56 years of Nigeria’s independenceC360_2016-10-01-08-44-42-362.png

Are you thankful,What are you thankful for? I love to read your feedbacks in the comment section.

Love you all!

Cynthia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy birthday to Beverly osu

Nollywood actress and model  Beverly osu  is 24 years old today and she posted this thought provoking pictures to mark it.C360_2016-09-27-12-34-09-430.pngC360_2016-09-27-12-32-54-013.png                     c360_2016-09-27-12-26-54-030c360_2016-09-27-12-32-25-425

I love how well she played the role of “mercy” in jenifa’s diary even though it portrayed her in a bad light.she was hilarious and annoying too.happy birthday bev