1. Drink plenty of water
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
3. Live with the three E’s: Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
4. Spend more time outdoors.
5. Read more books than you did last year.
6. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Reflect. Meditate.
7. Sleep for 7 hours.
8. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
9. The things you are passion about are not random, they are your calling.
10. Your attitude belongs to you and it’s your choice if you want to have a good one.
11. Your priorities are your character.
12. Make peace with your past. Be present.
13. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
14. Use your smile to change this world but don’t let this world change your smile.
15. Call your family often.
16. Each day give something good to others.
17. Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
18. Spend time with people over the age of seventy & under the age of six.
19. Keep an open mind. By changing your mind, you change everything.
20. What other people think of you is none of your business.
21. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
22. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
23. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
24. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
25. The best is yet to come.
26. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
27. The less you have, the more you see.
28. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Had the chance to shoot with David Yeow last week while he visited his hometown in Seremban. We’ve known each other since 2009 and I’ve always enjoyed working with him. He’s an excellent photographer and gives great direction. He’s moving from Melbourne to Singapore next month which means we’ll have plenty more opportunities to shoot more photos like this 😉
hat tip: (adidas and Stella McCartney for the outfit and YesStyle.com for the shoes)
(image source: tumblr)
I hope everyone’s had a great start to the new year. 2013. Wow. We made it. This blog has been running for 5 years now and I’m proud to say that a lot has been accomplished both personally and career-wise. I’m grateful to have such a great support team – you, Charles, my family, friends, people I work with, and all those who follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Your Likes, Comments, Retweets and letters continuously encourage me to pursue my goals and stay committed.
What you talk about, you bring about; and for me, it’s health and fitness. I started my blog because I wanted to share my fitness journey – the struggles, the slip-ups and the rewards. Being healthy and staying fit is a choice I’ve made because it makes me feel empowered and strong. That’s the kind of positive energy I’d like for myself to wake up with everyday and humbly influence on others.
Whatever your goals were in 2012, I hope you’ve achieved it and have set bigger ones this year.
Discipline comes hand in hand with willpower and determination. It’s important re-evaluate your goals every so often to make sure you’re still challenging yourself and taking note of any improvement or deficiency in your performance. There is no room for complacency in terms of goal setting – when you achieve one, it’s time to make another if you hadn’t already. However, nothing great is achieved without enthusiasm! Sometimes you gotta cut lose and, not put too much pressure on yourself so that you’ll enjoy it. It’s just as important to set small, achievable goals especially during the beginning of your fitness journey, as it is to set big ambitious long term goals.
Have a healthy and happy 2013.
With Love, Fay
A look back at 2012…