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Hello World 2020!

2019 is quite an interesting year, and it is about to end soon. At this point in my life, I have gone through plenty of experiences. As many people say, things happen for a reason (or reasons). These experiences taught me a plethora of new ideas. Before we move forward in 2020, here are some but not all of the lessons in life I learned over the past years.

Babies' Brain

Did you know that a baby's brain consumes lots of food: their brains use about 44% of the calories they eat; meanwhile, adults consume about 25% of the food we eat. Additionally, I have learned from friends who are new parents that they touch their baby's head to determine if their baby is hungry or not. They said that if it is soft, the baby needs to eat soon or right away. For them, it is one of many ways to determine if the baby is hungry.

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Wisely choose who you are spending your time with.

You are the refection of the people that you surround yourself with. As the year ends, this might be an excellent time to assess who are the people in your social circle. Who are the people you see on an everyday basis? Are they smiling or grumpy? You have the power to choose how you feel, why not spend more time with people who you like.

Financial education is a solution to financial problems.

If you are reading this post and you are still broke, do not worry. Everything is just temporary; even being wealthy is not permanent. You won't be broke again forever as long as you choose to. It takes determination to stay educated. Financial education can help a person who is struggling with money. Unfortunately, not many people have the opportunity to remain educated. Many people have financial problems, but they can not see the solution. Sometimes, people think it's too late for them to fix things, so they lose hope. Do not lose hope, there are many problems in the world, but money should be the least. If you want to start, start reading books about personality development and financial education.

Spend less time on social media.

Technology is impressive, but we have to be careful with its power. It can drain us. If you think about this, time is scarce or limited resource, no matter how much time alive you are, it will eventually end. That's the circle of life. Why would you invest your time on social media while there is a world out there for you to see in person? According to World Health Organization, depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. There are also studies claiming that spending plenty of time in social media contributes to depression. Meanwhile, many of us know that outdoor activities can help us have a boosted mood.

Speaking of mood, your mood has something to do with your posture.

When you are on your cellphone, your head is facing the ground. This position is the same posture as a sad person. Looking down can make you feel depressed. Try this, look up the ceiling or sky for at least 10 seconds. Then, tell me, what do you think. By doing this, your mood should get an uplift. Now try to have a healthy posture - chest up, stomach in, straight back and importantly, relaxed muscles. Does that feel good? And yes, I said relaxed muscles. In my experience as a personal trainer, many of my clients get tensed muscles when I help them correct their postures. Then once they learned how to relax the muscles, they finally understand how to fix their image. The best posture to learn is called: "confidence".

To be continued...

"Hello, Winter in Canada!" Although it has already been freezing the past few months, winter has officially started only a couple days ago. Soon, we will be getting the deep freeze or the polar vortex, which makes Canada colder than the north pole every year.

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