You dream of something, make a plan then work for it. When you achieve it, comes the unexpected emptiness… have you experienced such state? Oh, you are not alone…
There was a time that I was so happy after my dream come true but the feeling fades quickly. I felt sad and purposeless afterward. I feel low and disappointed after getting what I want, was it normal? Therapists say that it is just normal and this is a phenomenon. They admit that this has become more common nowadays.
There is an explanation for this. Eva Kantor, Ph.D., a New York psychotherapist says that “As long as you’ve got a dream, you can shape it in fantasy just as you want it to be. However once something becomes reality, you can see the flaws.”
Carol Saturasky, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, verified: “Many people are looking for an internal change, but that cannot be brought about by an outside experience.”
While the rest of the kids love to play outside, go strolling at the mall, playing at the park, or play musical instruments, going to the arcade, or play online and console games, Rob is different.
My little cousin is so into digital music mixing, mastering and all that sort of music stuff. He is really into creating different mixes from different songs and he’s pretty good at it. At a young age, you can say that he is pretty skilled. You can find him almost all day in front of his computer doing mixes on his Izotope Ozone mastering software, or other music manipulation software he has installed in his laptop.
He often share his work with friends and family, but nowadays even people from his school and outside are getting his services in making them good mixes for their events, concerts, dance music, etc. I think this kid will go a long way in this hobby. I just hope he won’t neglect his studies over his passion for digital music creation.
My friends and I love feasting on bakes potatoes and porterhouse steak Oh well, who doesn’t love that beefy t-bone goodie? I think everybody does. It’s a perfect mouth-watering treat for me. It is such a great comfort food that helps you in forgetting about stressful stuff.
I bet just like me, many of you out there love their steaks juicy, tender and hot off-the-grill. Before I love to eat my steak medium rare. But now, I love it well-done. Combined with a great tasting gravy and red whine, what more is there to ask for?
If you love to pamper yourself and your family once in awhile. Going to a carnival, watching movies and dropping by a spa for a massage would be a perfect idea to bond and relax. Eating out would be a great thing to do right after. Don’t forget to order steak. Your kids would surely love it just as much as you do.
Aside from the way we dress or how our homes are well kept, our car reflects our own personality. Because of this, we should clean our car regularly so that it won’t look untidy. Otherwise, people will say that we’re sloven. And this first impression always lasts in people’s mind. Caring for your car is also an investment. The more you take care of your car, the less you have to spend for the maintenance.
So, let’s take good care of our cars. Let’s clean its interior and exterior regularly. Let’s upgrade it with new car accessories and car parts for comfort and convenience, and also give our cars a pleasant appearance. Have quality tire changers, install the latest rims for a better look, functionality, and it also makes your car a head turner. Let’s make our car conducive for pleasant and safe driving. Let’s make it comfortable for us and our family.
Carpets are beautiful for our home, and our children play on them. But carpets are hiding places of dust mites, ticks, and fleas that can bite our children or cause allergies to home occupants. It is therefore very important that we clean our home everyday to avoid allergies and other diseases.
One of these is the carpet that we usually use to decorate various rooms in our home. Keep your carpets clean all the time, because they accumulate a lot of dusts and other allergens. If you can’t do the job, hire people or professional cleaners to do it for you. The most important thing is keeping your home and things clean, for better health.
I always prefer minimalist style, and if given a chance to get rid of the couch and bed, I will replace it with a daybed instead. I could use it as a bed and a couch at the same time. Relax and just spend my lazy days on, reading books, or doing whatever. I’ll have more space for other stuff, or simply just to have a bigger and wider space to breathe.
I’ve been eyeing some daybed designs. I found a few designs that caught my interest. I like those that uses wicking materials, so it would easily dry up in case I accidentally pour water into it. But unlike most people, I prefer the mattress of my daybed, solid and firm, rather than soft. For me aside from the fact that it’s healthier for my back, I’ve also gotten pretty used to it, that I feel like drowning whenever I lie on soft mattresses. I don’t know… perhaps I’m just a little weird.
I am also thinking of getting stackable chairs for less, they save a lot of space and can be kept in just one corner of the place. I think I need them so people who come over occasionally will have something to sit on, and then I could just stack them when they’re not in use. Pretty practical and space saving.
What’s with the craze about people raving about compression garments? Actually, I’m one of them. In fact, recently I just bought a pair of compression suit. The compression garments are indeed awesome and works perfectly in supporting one’s body, especially the muscles, which prevents one from having cramps.
I also love the idea of having a next to skin feel that gives you a freedom of movement in anything you do, most especially when it comes to sporting activities. Aside from being a great and superbly functional when it comes to sports, it also has a lot of medical benefits that’s why many prefer using compression stockings and socks. If you noticed, even famous ballers and athletes are using them, because they really work wonders.
Caring for a bike does not stop at cleaning or de-rusting it but also in keeping it in perfect condition and dent-less. Bike racks are really useful when it comes to keeping your bike in place most especially when transporting your bmx, road, mountain, all terrain, folding bikes or what have you, in a car or truck. Rather than just folding or hanging it randomly, you can place it on top of your car or truck’s rack where it’s locked tight and safe.
Bike racks also help keep your bike in good shape and the wheels plus the spokes in good alignment. I saw some nice and durable thule bike rack and plan to get one for my brother’s bike in the future.
As I was sitting by the fountain at the park, I unintentionally observed people passing by. Some are dressed finely, and there are even some working guys carrying briefcase and wearing coat and tie. Now, I don’t know if they are corporate people, or those other types of merchants. I can hardly differentiate these days.
There are also those who look problematic, and some who are dressed poorly. Some are walking like they’re just walking around for the sake of it, without any direction. Some have different dialects and some just came from their respective provinces to try their luck in the big city.
I always wonder why most people flock to the city. What is it that attracts them to the city? When they can live better and more convenient lives in the provinces where they came from.
We are surrounded by music, yet most of us do not realize its influence on our everyday lives. Why we react to music? Have you realized that you are rhythmic being, with rhythm in heartbeat, respiration, brain waves, speech and on manner of moving especially on walking? Have you ever noticed how your body and mind reacts to the sound of the cool double bass? Researchers believed that the influence of music appears to be in the way musical sounds reach and affects the brain.
Through the thalamus, music enters the human body. Thalamus is part of the brain that is the main relay station for all emotions, sensations, and feelings. Thus, music affects moods, creates changes in metabolism, circulation, blood volume, pulse, blood pressure, and hormones related to stress. Music makes us to laugh, to cry, or to worship God. It can calm or make someone wild. Indeed, music has power.