Using Google Fit, Day 1

So yesterday, 30-th of July 2019, I started using an app called Google Fit. Basically, this is an app to track your exercise activities.

This is my result for day 1:

Day 1 Activity : Walking

Why using the app?

I am simply curious about the distance I can reach by walking around 30 minutes. It’s that simple.

The app gives more information like the amount of calories burned after the exercise, the steps, etc.

So I think it’s quite good to know more about your exercise, but the main thing here is, definitely, your will and consistency of doing it. After all, it’s for your fitness.

So, would you like to give it a try? 😉

“Rescue” by Lauren Daigle

Lauren Daigle – Rescue

According to this site, “Rescue” envelopes the aspect of God’s willingness to go to great lengths to rescue Lauren, even when no one else can hear her. Rescue is supposed to be sung from God’s perspective.

Just a little bit of update, the video for the song was shot at Alaska’s Knik glacier… A stunning place!

“Rescue” Behind the Scenes

The line that I particularly love from the behind-the-scenes-video above is, and I’m paraphrasing here, that ‘hope‘ is seen by Lauren as firm as the mountains, meaning that she’s is so optimistic, so hopeful, even in the darkest night. Such a strong and beautiful statement! 🙂

I wish the same for you: Be convinced that God will rescue you, no matter what. Be faithful.

Gratitude Expressed

How can we be happy?

That is a profound question all of us ask deep down in our hearts. And good news is, gratitude has been found as a base for gratitude: to be happy, be grateful.

That seems to be the formula.

But how does it really work? The best way is to see it practiced. Gratitude expressed.

Following is a video from Soul Pancake on which some participants are asked to express their gratitude to the important person in their lives by making a phone call.

Experiment in Gratitude

The message is clear: gratitude definitely makes us happy.

Being honest and open to the blessings given to us every single day, being thankful to the kindness of others, and being humble to give back kind words and appreciation is the way to go.

Happiness… is in your gratitude. 🙂

On Creating Happiness

Here is a TED talk by Katarina Blom about creating happiness instead of finding it.

See what the whole idea is and listen just how it sounds to you personally on the following video:

Katarina Blom on TEDx

Having seen the video, following are some important things I’ve got:

  • Positive thinking alone is not enough when it comes to well-being. It takes positive action instead, repetitive positive action, to be more precise. For example, texting kind words to people at work, done repeatedly, would benefit you in the long term. Just as Nike’s slogan, “Just Do It!.”

  • A study by Daniel Gilbert and Matthew Killingsworth found that, on average, our mind is wandering 47% of the time we are awake. It is really hard to focus on the task at hand, so relying upon the mind power alone to think positively is definitely so hard, if not impossible.

  • We are also biased almost all the time, and this is reflected in how we do make priorities. We tend to put first one complaint from a coworker instead of some compliments from the same person. One complaint leaves a stronger emotional mark than some compliments, and this emotional asymmetry is strongly related to the very design of how our brain evolved: to survive. Survival mode is the default mode of our brain at work.

Here is the TED talk video of the longest happiness study done by Harvard researchers; a research that finally reveals that quality relationship is the key to happiness.

Robert Waldinger on TED

Well, those are some big things that I would argue to be the essence of the talk given by Katarina Blom.

And today, just how happy you are? 😉

The Other Blogs

The one thing you need to do, even must do, as a blogger is to read other blogs. 😉

It is so great to experience just how beautifully other people express themselves and things of their interests using words, images, sounds, even videos.

And below are some other blogs I found interesting to read:

I will update the list continually, and if you guys know some worth-reading blogs out there, please let me know on the comments.

Have a great time! 🙂