22 September 2009

Mandatory Insurance Scheme for Filipino Expatriates

Yesterday night I watched the City 7 Channel news a tv channel from U.A.E. I was astonished about the news on the mandatory insurance scheme for Filipino Expatriates in United Arab Emirates.

I guess this news could make a leap of security to all Filipinos working overseas. If the Department of Foreign Affairs and the rest of the Philippine Consular Offices around the globe make this in effect to all the OFW’s regardless of the length of stay in a particular country then we will worry no more.

Financial freedom is what all OFW’s were aiming for; we worked so hard to the point that some works 12 hrs a day and some 18 hours more. Basically we are not robots; our physical body will one day get tired and eventually gave up. If that time comes then we are ready, we are protected by this OFW insurance scheme!

Back in the Philippines, Phil Health, Social Security System and other Pre need plans were all program necessary for all OFW. It’s like saving for the rainy season. We can’t afford to get sick, but if ever that happens we should be ready to shoulder whatever expenses incurred. This is not hoping of getting sick or being morbid. It is having heath security and gaining financial freedom.

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04 September 2009

Your Emotions Affect Your Health

I was reading some relevant information on health and wellness. Most people were worried about their wellbeing. Trying to keep themselves healthy, they took a lot of food supplements, rigid exercises and some on strict diet.

Being emotionally conscious and to the extent of being worried of whatever you think bothers you is not that healthy. Emotions do affect your health. Your body responds to what you think, feel and act. During my college years, I remember my psychology professor said that it is called the power of suggestion they called the mind and body connection

When you are extremely stressed, sad or even happy your body reacts immediately. Your body will tell you that something is not right by developing some physical symptoms such as stomach upset, headache, feeling dizzy, heart beats faster, urgency to urinate, extreme tiredness , trouble sleeping and a lot more.

People who are emotionally healthy are aware of their feelings, thoughts and behaviours. They can control their feeling and balance in order to prevent emotional disruption. However, people with poor emotional health can easily get sick since since their body's defense (immune system) weakens.

How to maintain good emotional health:

Think positive, take life as the way it has full of positive challenges.
Be aware of your feelings and learn how to control them.
Develop positive coping mechanism like deep breathing when in deep stress, and positive relaxation techniques.
Depression is a big emotional and a medical issue, you need to visit your Doctor for counselling and further treatment.
Try to balance your routine with leisure as a punishment and reward system.
Get more strength from family support system.
Live a balanced life- it is important to deal with the negative feelings and try to focus on the positive things in life. A positive outlook can improve your way of life and even boost your health.

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01 September 2009

Phillipine Blog Awards - Mindanao Regional Awards

I would like to support this event for giving merit to Mindanao bloggers specialy the CDO bloggers.

I am hoping I could join the said event when I get home.I don't exactly know the date of the event. I do hope I could be invited as well. I am not sure if I will be recognized as a Mindanao Blogger since I am an OFW per se and always been out of the country for I could only spend my 35 days in CDO every after 2 months of hard work here in the Middle East.

On this page, I will congeratulate in advance the CDO bloggers who will win the award. I am happy to know that we have such a recognition like this for those bloggers in the city.
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