25 ‘Get to Know Me’ Questions

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As many of you know, I do not write much and share posts instead to help motivate you.

This post is so you can all get an inside look at myself and what I am about, please read and hopefully we have something in common…

  1. What is your middle name? Anthony, I know initials are SAD!!! Ha
  1. What was favourite subject at school? I loved History and P.E – Still have a passion or history and I often workout to keep myself as fit as I can be.
  1. What is your favourite drink? I LOVE tea and drink so much mineral water it gets out of hand. Occasional Red Wine always helps!
  1. What is your favourite song at the moment? Love all things Ed Sheeran at the moment like so many others! And most teenage girls…ha!
  1. What is your favourite food? Steak and Rice is a fave for me. I also love experimenting with Italian dishes.
  1. What is the last thing you bought? Wireless Earphones
  1. Favourite Colour? Green- Love country scenes and green landscapes
  1. Do you have any pets? 2 dogs – So cute and will be sharing images soon.
  1. Favourite animal? Lion – I love the strength and survival instincts of a Lion
  1. Favourite Holiday? Cape Verde in July coming… ha!
  1. Are you married? Nope! Never been and no kiddies…yet!!
  1. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times? Lots of times to many places. Please ask?
  1. Do you speak any other language? I do yes. Spanish and Hungarian and learning mandarin – Trying mind! So, tough…
  1. How many siblings do you have? I am the oldest of 5.
  1. What is your favourite shop? Zara.
  1. Favourite restaurant? Simpsons – Birmingham!
  1. When was the last time you cried? Can’t remember although I am emotional at times…
  1. Favourite Movie? Wall Street, Law Abiding Citizen, Shawshank Redemption, Boiler Room, Glengarry Glenross, The Pursuit of Happyness and so many more…
  1. Favourite TV shows? Big Bang Theory, Only Fools and Horses, The Office, Suits, Pretty Little Liars haha!
  1. PC or Mac? PC
  1. What phone do you have? IPhone 6 Plus S
  1. How tall are you? 5; 11
  1. Can you cook? YES – want to try some?

This was fun and I hope it helped you get an insight into me, please let me know if we have anything in common?

A’ TO ‘Z’ OF STRESS MANAGEMENT

De Stress

Always take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes per day.

Be aware of your own stress meter: Know when to step back and cool down.

Concentrate on controlling your own situation, without controlling everybody else.

Daily exercise will burn off the stress chemicals.

Eat lots of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and water, give your body the best for it to perform at its best.

Forgive others, don’t hold grudges and be tolerant — not everyone is as capable as you..

Gain perspective on things, how important is the issue?

Hugs, kisses and laughter: Have fun and don’t be afraid to share your feelings with others.

Identify stressors and plan to deal with them better next time..

Judge your own performance realistically; don’t set goals out of your own reach.

Keep a positive attitude, your outlook will influence outcomes and the way others treat you.

Limit alcohol, drugs and other stimulants, they affect your perception and behaviour…

Manage money well, seek advice and save at least 10 per cent of what you earn.

No is a word you need to learn to use without feeling guilty.

Outdoor activities by yourself, or with friends and family, can be a great way to relax….

Play your favourite music rather than watching television.

Quit smoking: It is stressing your body daily, not to mention killing you too.

Relationships: Nurture and enjoy them, learn to listen more and talk less…..

Sleep well, with a firm mattress and a supportive pillow; don’t overheat yourself and allow plenty of ventilation.

Treat yourself once a week with a massage, dinner out, the movies: Moderation is the key.

Understand things from the other person’s point of view……

Verify information from the source before exploding.

Worry less, it really does not get things completed better or quicker.

Xpress: Make a regular retreat to your favourite space, make holidays part of your yearly plan and budget…….

Yearly goal setting: Plan what you want to achieve based on your priorities in your career, relationships, etc.

Zest for life: Each day is a gift, smile and be thankful that you are a part of the bigger picture……..

– Unknown

DO YOU BUILD A BRIDGE OR FENCE?

Once upon a time two brothers, who lived on adjoining farms, fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labor and goods as needed without a conflict.

Then the long collaboration fell apart. It began with a small misunderstanding and it grew into a major difference, and finally it exploded into an exchange of bitter words followed by weeks of silence.

One morning there was a knock on the older brother’s door. He opened it to find a man with a carpenter’s tool box.

“I’m looking for a few days’ work.” – he said. “Perhaps you would have a few small jobs here and there I could help with?”

“Yes.” – said the older brother. “I do have a job for you. Look across the creek at that farm. That’s my neighbor; in fact, it’s my younger brother. Last week there was a meadow between us and he took his bulldozer to the river levee and now there is a creek between us. Well, he may have done this to spite me, but I’ll do him one better.”

“See that pile of lumber by the barn? I want you to build me a fence –an 8-foot fence — so I won’t need to see his place or his face anymore.”

The carpenter said, “I think I understand the situation. Show me the nails and the post-hole digger and I’ll be able to do a job that pleases you.”

The older brother had to go to town, so he helped the carpenter get the materials ready and then he was off for the day.

The carpenter worked hard all that day measuring, sawing, nailing. About sunset when the farmer returned, the carpenter had Bridge Fencejust finished his job.

The farmer’s eyes opened wide, his jaw dropped. There was no fence there at all. It was a bridge — a bridge stretching from one side of the creek to the other! A fine piece of work, handrails and all — and the neighbor, his younger brother, was coming toward them, his arms outstretched — “You are quite a fellow to build this bridge after all I’ve said and done.”

The two brothers stood at each end of the bridge, and then they met in the middle, taking each other’s hand.

They turned to see the carpenter hoist his toolbox onto his shoulder.

“No, wait! Stay a few days. I’ve a lot of other projects for you,” said the older brother.

“I’d love to stay on,” the carpenter said, “but I have many more bridges to build.”

Author – Unknown

NEVER FORGET THAT EVERYONE IS EQUAL

Hello everyone.

I want to share with you a powerful thought I had today in this short post. In previous entries I have talked about how people in our society deal with life with less than we do, whether it be money, family, limbs or senses. It is very inspiring to read the journeys of these people.

This image I come across today made me think about this in more detail. In just a few seconds this image puts everything into perspective and gives you more reason not to judge others! Let me know if this makes you stop for a moment and think?

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Thank You Followers (New Domain)

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I want to say thank you to all of my followers.

It has now been 1 month since I started my blog and I have got nearly 400 followers and over 2,000 views. I am VERY happy with the feedback you have all been giving me, which has encouraged me to upgrade and own my own domain inspirationalsteve.com

If you have anything you want to share on my blog, please let me know?

I am VERY grateful to you all and thank you again.

Keep reading. Keep winning.

Steve