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Laugh away to Feel Good, Cope, Recover and Stay Healthy

With great power, comes great electricity bill.
This witty line’s been doing the rounds on WhatsApp for quite a while now. Now you may or may not have found this funny, but it sure did make a lot of people laugh.

As author Dr. Seuss once said, “funny things are everywhere.” Because humour is around us, it’s our job to find it and revel in it. Humour and laughter can help you feel good, cope with unfortunate incidents, recover from a sad phase and even stay healthy.

Now if humour can do so many things, isn’t it a great idea to find it and keep it? Through every dark phase in my own life, I have turned to humour for that uplifting feeling. I lost my granny and mom in my early teens and within a year of each other. It was a traumatic phase for me. But finding humour in the little things and keeping myself entertained helped me cope in many ways.

Here’s why humour is good for you
Physically, humour brings a smile or laughter, which can help you release endorphins, which in turn lowers chronic pain. A good belly laugh can burn considerable calories, lower stress hormones, boost your immunity, relax your muscles and prevent heart disease. Now you understand why people join laughter clubs!

Mentally, humour just makes you feel good about yourself and everything around you, you feel no anxiety, makes you less high-strung and more resilient. It helps you see things on a lighter note and that takes away the fear of failure. So no surprises then that happy people are also successful!

Socially, because of your sense of humour, you don’t look like a killjoy anymore. It makes you someone great to hang around with, which in turn means your relationships are stronger, you make more friends, you bond better with people, you are never the centre or off-centre of any conflict and you work well in a team. So you now understand how a team that laughs together works better.

Here are a few ways to find some laughs along life’s way:

  1. Laugh at yourself. When you goof up, it’s a good reason to share a few laughs with others.
  2. Find humor in things around you – life isn’t so serious as people act upon.
  3. Read a funny book, or watch funny movies and shows from time to time. Catch your favorite comedians on TV or at a club or stage near you with friends.
  4. Share some joke with those around you. Bring some humour into your environment- may it be at your workplace or also at your coffee shop chitchats.
  5. Smile about it instead of feeling angry about it. Regardless what “it” is.
  6. Become a child every once in a while – spin around till you drop, play hopscotch, or skip, or hang upside down in the park jungle gym, jump in the puddle. It might make others laugh at you, but you will get a few laughs for yourself, too, anyway.
  7. Spend some time with children to laugh and play with them.
  8. Join a laughter club.

What other ways can you think, or experienced of to laugh a little more every day? Share your views.
 
Jasmin Waldmann

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Jasmin Waldmann is a well renowned international Life Coach. She guides people of any age, occupations, gender or nationality to work on their charisma, inner balance, guide how to become more successful and boost mental and physical health – and this counts for business and private life. Jasmin helps in a team-character way to a life full of joy and satisfaction.

Share your feedback, questions, experiences and suggestions to office@jasminwaldmann.com and read more articles here: www.jasminwaldmann.com/blog


Do I really need a burger?

There is enough in the world for everyone’s need; there is not enough for everyone’s greed.
Gandhi

Recently, I was watching a movie about a famous burger chain. I was fascinated by the chain’s marketing decisions. I am interested in business, but not burgers. I eat (vegetarian) burgers once in a year, at best! So even though, a movie about burgers should not really get to me but this one did. I must tell you, however, that I am usually somehow never tempted by any TV food commercials. They just never click with me. Perhaps because I don’t really like all that products they want to sell me.

But this movie I watched had the characters ordering and eating ordinary burgers and raving about the delicious taste. The movie was shot attractively enough for someone like me, who rarely eats meat, to feel tempted to bite into a sumptuous, fresh, juicy meat patty (chicken or any other kind of meat) between a bun along with some pickled cucumber, lettuce leaves and mayonnaise.

Although commercials don’t work on me, this movie did! I did not eaten that burger, but it came into my mind for several time for at least four days! I stay off meat (and fish) for a few reasons, and these reasons have helped me stay off that burger that I “wanted”, but definitely didn’t really need.

One, because I believe in animal welfare and protection, second I am against eating meat every single day because of over consumption. Besides, third, the conditions in slaughterhouses are brutal and cruel to animals. Animals in slaughterhouses create stress-hormones during their stay and of course, right before they get killed.Those stress hormones affects the quality of meat/ people also eaten this meat then means one eats also that stress hormones since they get not released from the dead animal anymore. Latter one is a concern of your own health!

Fourth, hygiene and safety are big concerns. The hygiene in slaughterhouses is not always good and also the transportation can lack e.g. in the cooling system during the entire transportation. Fifth, I meditate daily, and eating meat interferes with meditation. It may not be so for everyone, though.

Coming back to the burger movie and the burger craving I had, let me tell you I was curious how it kept me for a few days “trapped” with the thought and thus the question, “Do I really ‘need’ or ‘want’ a burger?” I do not really ‘need’ it. But isn’t it amazing how a well-made movie with excellent marketing pitches made even someone who rarely eats meat and dislike burgers want to eat that burger?

Isn’t it astounding how a well-marketed product can actually make people crave or want to buy a product? This just proves that good marketing makes people want what the sellers want them to want. Not just burgers, this applies to everything around us. When something is marketed well, it helps viewers identify better with the main character and her/his experience.

Although the aim of marketing is to create a win-win situation for the sellers and the buyers, often the buyers end up buying more than they actually need. Advertisers feed on the limitless emotional need of humans to find happiness in material things and the false belief that the more they have, the happier they will be. Only because all the ads and commercials around you manipulate you into believing that you must buy the product in order to feel better, happier and satisfied, doesn’t really mean you need to buy it.

There are so many marketing gimmicks and commercials around you. Sit in a car and the radio has a commercial after every song, go to the airports, railway stations, stores, and even at home, and you have so many attractive ads for so many different products. Throughout every waking moment of your life, someone or the other is marketing something to you. So it becomes very easy to end up consuming something you feel like you want but don’t really need. You end up buying these products believing that you actually need them.And before you know, you fall prey to over-consumption, overuse and overspending!

I believe only if all of us learn to differentiate between what we need and what we want will there be balance in our lives.

So before you buy or consume something, it is wiser to ask “Do I want this or do I need this?” You will be surprised how often, we humans end up buying or using things just because we want them and not because we need them. So stop to think before you overuse, over consume and overspend, because it’s best for you and the world.

Let me finish my article with a philosophical question:

What do we, as human beings, actually really need in life?

My answer is: ridiculous less. And that what we need apart from food and shelder is: love, appreciation and sense for this life we live.

Jasmin Waldmann is a well renowned international Life Coach. She guides people of any age, occupations, gender or nationality to work on their charisma, inner balance, guide how to become more successful and boost mental and physical health – and this counts for business and private life. Jasmin helps in a team-character way to a life full of joy and satisfaction.

Share your feedback, questions, experiences and suggestions to office@jasminwaldmann.com and read more articles here: www.jasminwaldmann.com/blog


Give Up Smoking

Many times one comes across situations in which one feel helpless in front of the habit of smoking. Many times you may have tried to give up the habit but it may not have worked out in your favor. You may not believe me, but it is very easy to give up the habit of smoking. Even a highly intense and addicted smoker can give up smoking. I have done it once, so can you it too.

Let me break it down and make it easier for you to understand.
First, you need to figure out what’s going on with you when you have the highest urge to smoke. What physical or mental situation are you caught up with when you want to smoke the most? Once you’re able to detect that, let yourself know that this is the exact situation and level of urge that you’ll have to deal with in the future.

Second, after you analyzed that, smoke a cigarette. Feel how the smoke is going into your system, nerve by nerve, cell by cell. Smells the cigarette, the smoke, taste it well. Feel the cigarette in your hand, on your mouth. Use all your senses and take an imprint of that cigarette on you.

Third step is to make a plan of the time or day when you want to have your last cigarette. It can be in two days from now or even four days if you want to strengthen your resolution. But make a proper resolution and stick to it. You can even write it down on a piece of paper or your personal diary if it helps in making a mental note of it.

Fourth step is to bring yourself to facts. You need to know that there is no healthy or really needed replacement to cigarettes / smoking – in case you want to search for it in food products or beverages. The smoke that you use to inhale is a poison in the rawest form possible. And your mind, your brain understands it all. All you have to do is to be aware of what you do or crave or “want”. Instead of smoking in the future, you can take a walk at a park and inhale some fresh air instead of the smoke.

I want to tell you that your body has a mechanism which molds according to your comfort. Habits turn pretty soon into a routine and the mind and body will ask for it.

As a matter of fact you give your body toxins in the form of smoke which your body got used to. Due to this, it asks for more if it doesn’t get it for a while.

But nothing to worry about so much, your body will take from the moment you left smoking around 14 days to detox. I need you to allow your body that much time.

To detoxification and help your body to recover have massages, sauna/steam, moderate cardio training, weight lifting, Pilates, Pilardio, a lot of good sleep and healthy food. It’ll help you in cleaning your system.

If you feel a craving for smoking, don’t worry about it. It is not a problem and is normal, instead. The feeling will keep on coming again and again for a few days. Simply be aware of it and allow it to be. Such craving is meant to be resisted and not followed! Once you accept it as it is there at this time, you’ll be able to tolerate it easily.

And believe me, after 14 days you’ll be fine. Do not go for replacements like chewing gum, extra sweet food, nicotine plasters or gums or the pipes which are a cigarette replacement. They all are not really beneficial but just new products in the market to misguide you.

So, no artificial products who claim to relieve you of your smoking habit. It just won’t work and you actually know it.

Just help your body to deal with it and your body will help you multi folds. Your body is a temple. Let’s keep the temple clean.

I will be with you for the action you will take soon. Make your decision today what your tomorrow should looks like.

Send me your questions and feedback; my best wishes are with you! Jasmin Waldmann

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Jasmin Waldmann is a well renowned international Life Coach. She guides people of any age, occupations, gender or nationality to work on their charisma, inner balance, guide how to become more successful and boost mental and physical health – and this counts for business and private life. Jasmin helps in a team-character way to a life full of joy and satisfaction.

Share your feedback, questions, experiences and suggestions to office@jasminwaldmann.com and read more articles here: www.jasminwaldmann.com/blog


Talk To Your Baby

I hope we all are aware of the fact that we need to talk to our children constantly at regular intervals of time. We need to listen to them, share our thoughts and try to spend a good quality time with them.

But majority of us are not aware that this process should start as soon as you come to know about the pregnancy!

The matter of fact remains that as soon as we discover that a little child is ‘on its way’; it is an equal responsibility of the mother and father that they should start talking to the baby in the womb right then. It helps to form a strong bond between the baby and the parents.

Though the young mother goes through various hormonal imbalances and mood swings during the pregnancy but she should try to keep her emotions and attitude balanced. It is the duty of other family members also to do everything to make her cheerful and positive as it directly impacts the fetus. The fetus in the womb gets to know each and every emotion and feeling of the mother as well as the people with whom she remains surrounded majority of the time.

If the mother has positive feelings inside her, she will unknowingly impart them to the fetus who will imbibe them as its nature. But, in case the mother is going through any stress, it will also affect the fetus in the similar way. Thus, it becomes the duty of the parents to create a positive environment for their baby even before it opens its eyes in this world.

Internationally renowned Life Coach Jasmin Waldmann says that the fetus is very aware of all happenings inside and in the outer world as well and thus the parents should try their best to let the unborn baby experience peace, love, and care. It is a responsibility of both young parents to ensure that their baby starts its journey of life in the best possible way and in the most delightful environment.

This also means talking to the unborn. The more the better. In that way it transfers the feeling of love, a secure place with the mother and thus the joy and trust will be built. (Latter one is the most important part for further trust-ability!).

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Jasmin Waldmann is a well renowned international Life Coach. She guides people of any age, occupations, gender or nationality to work on their charisma, inner balance, guide how to become more successful and boost mental and physical health – and this counts for business and private life. Jasmin helps in a team-character way to a life full of joy and satisfaction.

Share your feedback, questions, experiences and suggestions to office@jasminwaldmann.com and read more articles here: www.jasminwaldmann.com/blog


The Need of Excitement in Life

You are always busy with daily routines in your lives. But, as you keep on doing the same work daily, your life becomes monotonous and repetitive. To counter this dullness, you want to acquire some excitement which makes it possible for you to appreciate what is admirable in this beautiful world.

An excitement is a basic need which you fail to catch. You need to have it if you want to live your life without any regrets. Now, it varies from person to person how she/he satisfies these needs. It depends upon the interests of each individual and usually a person feels happy and contended once he does whatever excites her/him.

Some people get satisfied by watching action-movies or sports where as there are some who are not contended until they climb the Mount Everest! And the rest of people find his doses somewhere in between this two extremes.

As the renowned international Life Coach Jasmin Waldmann says, this all is related to the interests and the intensity of excitement level of each individual. Some people needless excitement in them which can easily be satisfied by small things like watching movies, playing sports, going for parties, shopping etc. And some people have this urge to a far greater extent and they need to climb up mountains, or to go to some other really adventurous endeavors in order to satisfy their excitement.

But, majority of the people have moderate levels of excitement and do something in between of these two extremes to make them happy. It may include swimming, horse riding, traveling to different places, going to parties, making new friends, painting etc. But, everyone does one or the other thing towards his passion.

If you keep on living life as a sheer repetitive of the old daily routine, it won’t be long that you get bored of the monotony and you will start feeling low and dejected. So, you actually want to break your monotonous routines and follow your passions intermittently. It sparks an excitement in your lives and gives a reason to smile despite your several difficulties and problems. Jasmin Waldmann says that you can fill your lives with lots of happy moments if you manage to keep up some excitement in it.

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Jasmin Waldmann is a well renowned international Life Coach. She guides people of any age, occupations, gender or nationality to work on their charisma, inner balance, guide how to become more successful and boost mental and physical health – and this counts for business and private life. Jasmin helps in a team-character way to a life full of joy and satisfaction.

Share your feedback, questions, experiences and suggestions to office@jasminwaldmann.com and read more articles here: www.jasminwaldmann.com/blog


Benefits in Eating Slow

We all are very aware that eating healthy, “clean” and “good” food is very essential for the health and probably you take care of that as far as possible. But what I want you to know is how to eat your food so that it actually gives the required benefits to your body. This is one of the most ignored arenas as people are not really bothered about that.

You might live in very a busy, hectic world with no time to spend on yourself and gobble whatever comes to your table. But this gulping down is harmful for you, even if you have healthy, clean food on the plate. Eating hastily causes poor digestion, weight gain and poor or no satisfaction. Eventually, it results in stress and poor health.

But you can actually take enough care to eat slowly and thus get out the maximum of it. There are many benefits of eating slow:

  1. Enjoying your food: We eat that food which we like. Usually, we deny eating the things that we don’t like. Then why eating in hurry? Eat instead joyful every bite of it. Suppose you eat what you love to eat- then why gobble them down your throat? Eat slowly and taste all of it, do it with full attention, totally and enjoy completely. In this way, at times, you usually eat even smaller portions plus you find out what you eventually thought you like but realize that it is not true anymore.
  2. Better digestion: The process of digestion starts in the mouth only. So it is good to chew your food well there for (bite 30 times before swallow it down). If you swallow well digested food, your stomach and intestines need to work less upon it and you will get undoubtedly a better digestion. And as you would probably know, a good digestion is the key to good health. In this way, you can ensure good health for yourself by changing your eating style.
  3. Weight management: A better digestion paves the way for good weight management. For reducing or managing weight, it is always better that you eat healthy food but eating slowly also helps you in your mission. Our brain takes around 20 minutes to register that we are full. If you keep on eating at a fast/faster pace, without giving any time to the brain to understand, you will end up consuming more calories than required. According to studies, one can lose up to 20 lbs. a year without changing the type of food he/she eats just by eating on a slow pace.
  4. Stress management: Eating slowly and only eating is a mindful exercise to your brain and can help you to relieve stress. When you eat fast and think about various other things like what to do next, you don’t concentrate on eating. Your mind is somewhere else, actually everywhere and nowhere. When you eat, you should only eat. This mindfulness, while eating will help in reducing stress and can lead to a healthier and happier life.
  5. More satisfaction: Eating is one of the very few essential things human beings do and need. Eating food leads into deep satisfaction and happiness.

I want you to eat your food slowly and experience it as intense as possible. It will result in a healthy lifestyle. Give it a try and share your feedback with me and my team.

Wish you all success, Jasmin Waldmann

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Jasmin Waldmann is a well renowned international Life Coach. She guides people of any age, occupations, gender or nationality to work on their charisma, inner balance, guide how to become more successful and boost mental and physical health – and these counts for business and private life. Jasmin helps in a team-character way to a life full of joy and satisfaction.


Am I more intelligent than an average person? – How to get a fit Brain?

We all talk about physical exercise for a fitter body. But exercising the brain, the top-boss of oneself, is equally essential. For instance, learning a different language keeps the executive function of our brain in good shape.

Additionally Sylvain Moreno´s studies indicate that musical chords and scales work like a language as well. His exhaustive research conducted over a decade offered a definitive link between playing music and enhanced brain function.

He knew that seniors who had been professional musicians showed better mental function or acuity than those who had never played any instrument, including singing. Researchers have confirmed that by playing a musical instrument, seniors can reap significant improvements in brain function especially in terms improved self-control and longer attention spans. Researchers, amongst others, from the “Baycrest Sciences Rotman Research Institute” in Toronto found out that the constant practice of inhibiting one language while enabling the other keeps the executive function busier and more efficient.

There are many more methods of enhancing your brain activity and thus keeping neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia at bay. And such methods or exercises become fun especially if you involve your friends, irrespective of their age, culture or gender.

Additionally studies on strengthening your brain show that working in short 25-30 minute bursts followed by a 5-minute break, boosts brain productivity by improving focus and reducing distractions.

This can be taken to every work you want to do: after a task move around for 5 minutes, relax, have some water, and then go back to work.

Also an effective way to learn something new is to teach it to someone else. Even the attempt to translate the material in your own words helps to gain new knowledge. Another method is to create a quiz after reading a book chapter or listening to a lecture.

Testing yourself or your friends creates and strengthens new neural pathways in the brain and subsequently aids memory. Teaching others improve brain activity.

To improve long-term recall, wait 1-2 days between study sessions. Researchers call this cognitive trick “the spacing effect”. In this way you will remember things for a long time.

About your body
Doing new body movements or exercises also increases your brain activity. For example, learning new dance steps or trying out a new set of hand leg coordinated movements stimulates the brain and also elevates your mood by boosting the production of endorphins.

Last but not least, you can keep struggling to remember a detail or a date, but you don´t have to. That brain training which I just explained to you will lead you to the right and needed info and will help you hang on to the information.

To summarize, train the brain is fun and even more when you involve others. Keep your curiosity alive & stay aware! This is probably the best formula for a long and healthy life with a clear mind.
Jasmin Waldmann

Jasmin Waldmann is a well renowned international Life Coach. She guides people of any age, occupations, stress management, gender or nationality to find their inner happiness & balance, strengthen the inner self and guide how to become more successful and healthy – in business and private life. Jasmin helps in a team-character way to a life full of joy and satisfaction.

Share your feedback, questions, experiences and suggestions to office@jasminwaldmann.com and read more articles here: www.jasminwaldmann.com/blog


ALL ABOUT JAWA DIET

When we are talking about guidance nutrition, there are a number of diets, which need to be strictly followed. May it be the Paelo diet, Hollywood diet, Atkins diet or Dukan diet? Once one stops following them, they are back to square one.

I discovered that there is reallya type of diet required which supports in re-learning what the very own body really needs and enable people to give them the freedom to choose according to their own body’s needs.

As I Coach hundreds of clients over the years, I found that food and diets are (mis)used very often to compensate mental imbalances. May it be stress related feelings of loneliness or just to pamper one self? Thus a mental solution was also required.

My team and I researched for 3 years to find something different plus learning about all ways of eating.

We learned about all diets, the understanding of Yoga Science regarding eating, Ayurveda, Vegan diet, vegetarian way in the West, food combining ways. I also learned a lot about diet including the connection to health and also diseases.

All this was done in order to find a diet style, which takes care of the needs of each person, because what suits one may not suit the other. It is a fact that each person needs different food and also often different times of eating than others.

In the end, I did not find one single such way and the only smart solution was to create one. Step by step, JaWa Diet was created. It started in 2010 in Germany under the name “Pilardio Nutrition” and changed in July 2015 to what it is now called “JaWa Diet”.

The diet: The JaWa Diet is a style of diet management. It teaches a healthy way to eat and helps to understand what our body really needs.

Step by step, it brings you back to your own ability to understand what you actually need.

The point is not to follow a diet forever, but to follow your own instincts and understand the actual needs of your own body. And this will last forever.

The program is convinced that everybody knows what their body and mind really needs better than anybody else (no doctor, blood test results or nutritionists will know). People have just forgotten about it over the years.

The individual needs to undergo this 3-month program to fully trust his own body signals again and to be able to eat what she/he really needs.

It is also to sharpen the mind, because only with the right food ones brain functions in an amazing way!

After the JaWa diet program the participant can clearly divide what the body, mind and brain need- since there are big differences. After the 3-month program the follower is able to choose the meals and nutrients on its own again. That lasts a lifetime.

The benefits for followers

  • It helps to bring the body in a great shape,
  • Become fast and sharp in thinking,
  • Reduces cellulite, get an amazing skin,
  • Reduces extra body weight,
  • Detoxes the whole system – body and mind,
  • Brings the body into great balance again – which is seen in regular bowel movements can reduce/ heal from allergies.

The most important part is that it helps to get one back to the understanding of one’s own needs – bodily as well as physically and thus bring back the self –confidence.

And on top of all that they also get to know how to follow it for a lifetime.

The inventor is Jasmin Waldmann is a well renowned international Life Coach. She helps people of any age to find their path in life, strengthen the inner self and guide how to become better in business, more successful, happy and healthy as well as in private life. Jasmin helps in a team-character way to a life full of joy and satisfaction.

Share your feedback, questions, experiences and suggestions to office@jasminwaldmann.com and read more articles here: www.jasminwaldmann.com/blog