Coping With the Loss of a Loved One

Coping With the Loss of a Loved One 

Whether the loss of a loved one is expected or sudden, it remains one of the most difficult challenges to overcome in life. It’s hard to cope with the inevitable flood of emotions.

The truth is that your loved one wouldn’t want you to grieve forever. The best honor and dedication would be to lead the rest of your life in a happy and healthy manner. This is why it’s a good idea to cope with your loss after an appropriate amount of grieving time.

Consider the following tips for coping with loss:

1. Be open. Your first reaction to loss may be to close up. You may need time alone to let your emotions out or be tempted to keep your emotions bottled inside. During the initial shock of the loss, follow your instincts toward whichever way helps you cope the best.

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After the initial grieving, however, it helps to talk about your loss. Talk with others who are coping with the same loss to help you both. It may also help to discuss your feelings with people who are outside of the situation.

 2. Don’t be afraid to cry. Some people keep these emotions inside until it hurts. Men are also more likely to resist the urge to cry. While you might have trouble crying in front of others, if you need a good cry, it’s important to give yourself the chance to do so. The release is likely to make you feel better.

3. Focus on the good. It’s so easy to allow your mind to think about what you didn’t get a chance to say or do. These thoughts make you feel worse and keep you in a somber mood. Instead, think about the good times you shared with your loved one. Think about the times you’ve laughed together. You can even get together with others and discuss the good times.

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4. Accept yourself. There’s no right way to grieve the loss of a loved one. You can read many articles and books on the subject, but eventually you’ll have to get through it the best way you know how. Familiarize yourself with the stages of grief; it may help you come to terms with your current feelings and to see where you are in the grieving process.

5. Get help. If you’re barely getting through your day-to-day life, perhaps it’s time to seek some help from others. Look into local support groups for people who are going through a similar type of loss. You can even look for help from specially trained therapists or grief counselors.

6. Remember your physical health. When you go through any type of psychological trauma, your physical health often suffers. Ensure you to take the time to look after yourself and your physical health. Exercising and feeding your body nutritious foods will help you stay healthy during this time.

The loss of a loved one is unlike anything else. Don’t be afraid to feel your emotions. Remember: take life one step at a time. These tips can help you get back on the road to healing so you can find your way back on your feet.

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10 No Cost Winter Activities to Enjoy with Your Partner

10 No Cost Winter Activities to Enjoy with Your Partner 

Sometimes it’s tough to come up with new and creative ideas to get you through the winter. Your best bet is to get together with your partner and make lists of things that you both enjoy. Then compare lists and see where you two meet up.

If you’d like to keep expenses to a minimum, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to have an excellent time without spending a dime.

Consider the following ideas as you build your list:

1. Cuddle. Sometimes when you’re both busy, you may forget how good it feels to cuddle up to each other and relax. It’s a great activity to enjoy when things have been stressful and you just need a calm break.

2. Go to the mall. You don’t have to spend money when you go to the mall, although it may be tempting. Walking the mall can be a great way to get out of the house without having to worry about the cold weather.

3. Listen to music. If you and your partner happen to share some musical tastes, you can always enjoy listening to music together. Chances are you can even find some live music at public winter festivals with no entry fee. 

4. Play video games. Video games are a popular choice for people of all tastes and ages. The variety is astounding! You can play a slow paced puzzle game against each other or get involved in more active games. Some of them can really draw you into the action. Plus, there are several free video game sites online.

5. Go to a friend’s house. Gathering with friends is always a good indoor activity you can enjoy together. Invite your friends over to your house for a mini winter party. Have a potluck dinner for a change of pace. This way, you share the cost of entertaining and everyone has fun.

6. Watch a movie. Agree on a genre and then find a good movie to watch together. You may be able to find one on TV or you can rent one for a day for a dollar or two. Afterward, compare your opinions on the movie or watch the DVD bonuses.

7. Go out in the snow. Take some time to play in the snow. After all, it’s not something that you can do anytime. Put on your winter gear and go for a walk. You can even bring out your inner child and make snow angels, build a funny snowman, or have a snowball fight.

8. Make a meal together. You can still have a romantic dinner even if you aren’t going out. Choose a nice meal that you can cook together. You’re probably used to either you or your partner cooking. It’ll be a nice change to have the two of you in the kitchen together.

9. Share memories. Spend some time reflecting on your past. It’s always fun to recall the beginnings of your relationship. It doesn’t matter if it was months or decades ago. It’s a great way to pass the time with your partner.

10. Play an indoor sport. Find a sport to play with your partner. Your local community center may provide access to courts as long as you’re a member of the community. Enjoying a sport together can bring you closer together in other areas as well. 

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that you need to sit around and be bored. Try some of these activities together and take advantage of the winter to create some new memories!

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7 Ways to Discover Your Life Purpose

7 Ways to Discover Your Life Purpose

There are many avenues to explore when it comes to discovering your life purpose. Unfortunately, though, nobody else can find it for you. Since your life purpose is unique from anyone else’s, it’s a mission that you – and only you – can complete.

In your quest for passion, concentrate on enjoying the journey itself. Sometimes when you stop stressing about your life’s purpose, it falls into your lap!

Here are some ways you can discover your life purpose:

1. Write about how you feel. Try journaling with a pen and paper, or grab your laptop and just start writing. Write about how you truly feel and what you want out of life. Remember that no one is going to read this other than you, so don’t be afraid to express your thoughts.

* Go back and reread your entries every so often. Many times this process can bring you new realizations that you didn’t think of when you were writing it in the first place.

2. Pursue your passions. If you’re passionate about a certain subject, maybe you can make a career or hobby out of it so that you can engage in activities that are personally meaningful to you. This way, each day of your life will feel like it matters and you will have a life purpose.

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3. Consider your talents. Think about the areas in which you naturally excel and see if you can turn these skills into something meaningful for you.

* Many people are drawn to a life purpose that makes them feel like they’re making a true difference in the lives of other people. You may find it fulfilling to be using something you’re good at to help others that are in need.

* For example, if you find that you’re good at comforting people, perhaps you can consider a career as a counselor.

  4. Converse with inspiring people. Strike up a conversation with someone who inspires you. While you might not be interested in the same things, you can talk about how they discovered their life purpose. Their triumphs and struggles will make good lessons for you in your journey to your purpose.

5. What brings you joy? Reflect on the moments in your life when you’re most happy. What are you doing at these times? You can start the quest for your life purpose by using what already makes you happy.

* Maybe you’re most happy when you’re just sitting at home with your family. That’s a wonderful gift!

* Remember that you’re not necessarily searching for something exotic! After all, your life purpose may already be under your nose.

6. Embrace change. Sometimes the thing that holds you back from self-discovery is a fear of change. There’s comfort and safety in not taking risks, but you also may never discover your life’s true purpose. Learn to embrace change because life is constantly changing around you.

7. Uphold your values. Everyone has a set of values that they tend to adhere to in life. You can use your values as a starting point to discovering you life purpose. Make a list of your values with your most important ones at the top. Think about what you can do to honor those values in life every day and you may find your purpose.  

 

Finding your purpose in life may not be as hard as you think. Use these strategies on your journey and one day soon you’ll realize that you’ve found the one feature of your life that makes everything worthwhile.

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6 Ways to Overcome Panic

6 Ways to Overcome Panic

Panic is an emotion that everyone has felt at one time or another. Feeling panic is normal, but if panic is taking over your daily life, it’s time to take action to reduce it. Understanding what it is and what you can do about it can help immensely.

Panic serves a clear purpose in life. It gets your adrenaline pumping and allows you to act quickly to save yourself when you’re faced with danger. Humans are complex creatures, however, and your mind may create panic in situations where it wouldn’t help you.

Also, if these situations continue to arise, you may be dealing with a serious panic disorder, so please consult with your physician.

Here are some strategies that can help you overcome panic:

1. Breathe deeply. Deep breathing techniques can bring you a certain level of calm during any situation. When you start to feel panicked, you tense up and your breathing becomes quick or heavy.

* Take a moment to find your breath and take deep breaths in and out. The deep breathing will relax you and help you focus on taking in oxygen, instead of the stressful situation.

2. Watch your health. Your mental and physical health are all part of the same system. When you take care of yourself, many of your problems tend to right themselves. If you have a poor diet, lack exercise, or don’t sleep well, take action to correct these core problems. Doing this will often address your panic directly or indirectly.

 3. Seek professional help. Discuss treatment options with your physician and naturopath. There are natural treatments available as well as several well-studied prescription medications that can help with your anxiety and panic concerns. Your doctor will know best if you’re a good candidate for these medications.

* Remember that you must always take a holistic approach that addresses the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of your health.

Here is a video of a national News anchor having a Panic Attack on air.

It can happen to anyone.

4. Address the problem. Try to locate the source of your panic. Are you only panicking in certain situations, or do you feel anxious at all times? If you can figure out the source of your panic, you can address the problem by facing your fear directly.

* Exercises to reduce your fears enable you to become more comfortable in situations that could set off a panic attack.

5. Deal with your stress. Panic is more likely to arise in a stressed mind. If you study certain relaxation methods, you can keep your stress level down and make it less likely for you to experience a panic attack. 

* There are many relaxation methods for you to choose from that can keep you healthy and happy. Practicing yoga, daily meditation, prayer, and listening to soothing music are just a few ideas.

* One of the best stress relievers is to make time for yourself each and every day. This time gives you a chance to relax, rejuvenate, and continue your day with renewed positive energy.

6. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine can increase the frequency of panic attacks. To be on the safe side, avoid or limit their use. While this tip may not cure your symptoms, it can be an important factor for getting you back into a healthy mental state.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a panic attack can include:

  • Heightened vigilance for danger and physical symptoms

  • Anxious and irrational thinking

  • A strong feeling of dread, danger or foreboding

  • Fear of going mad, losing control or dying

  • Feeling lightheaded and dizzy

  • Tingling and chills, particularly in the arms and hands

  • Trembling or shaking, sweating

  • Hot flushes

  • Accelerated heart rate

  • A feeling of constriction in the chest

  • Breathing difficulties, including shortness of breath

  • Nausea or abdominal distress

  • Tense muscles

  • Dry mouth

  • Feelings of unreality and detachment from the environment.

Getting Help

Panic and anxiety fears are quite common and there is no shame in getting help. Recognize the triggers and early signs of panic and start fighting it. When you do, you’ll feel free once again!

 

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My Success Is My Responsibility

My success is my responsibility.

I know that I hold the key to success in my heart, mind and soul. 

I embrace my inner drive and determination, and it is this drive that converts my efforts into achievements.

I view obstacles as only temporary pauses in obtaining the success I am destined for.

When I am confronted with a challenge, I stare it square in the eye.

I wield my power over the challenge so it is unable to conquer me.

The bravery with which I approach challenges is the tool which helps to erase any fears I may have at the onset.

Winning is inevitable once I overcome those fears. 

I embrace my responsibility to ensure that each project I embark on yields positive results.

I relish my role as the master of my efforts. I believe in my ability to persevere because I often experience successful outcomes after consistent effort.

Today, my success is the focal point of my day-to-day exploits.

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Each situation I encounter reminds me of my part in reaching my goals.

I happily go after every goal with the mindset that I deserve only the best and have what it takes to get it.

Self-Reflection Questions: 

1. How do I empower others to rely on their own abilities to turn situations around?

2. Do I remain positive if I am unable to achieve success with something?

3. When challenges seem difficult to bear, how can I allow others to help?

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Keeping Calm in the Face of Confrontation

I Keep Calm in the Face of Confrontation.

My mindset is one of inner peace and calmness. 

I achieve more when my inner state of being is at ease, and that ease is aided by keeping calm when others confront me.

I honestly dislike confrontation because it makes me feel unsettled and uncomfortable. But I also know that I alone am responsible for the attitude I display in a particular situation.

I realize that it is unproductive to fight fire with fire.

If I react to a confrontational person in an aggressive manner, the outcome can only be negative. So I refrain from escalating the heat in a situation by maintaining a calm demeanor.

I am confident that my peaceful behavior helps to resolve conflict. 

Keeping my composure always results in a more amicable settlement.

I feel more powerful when I am able to keep my emotions under control.

I make an effort each day to respond positively to others, even if I am met with a negative attitude.

Today, my focus is on keeping calm in the face of confrontation. I realize that I have the responsibility to be a positive example to others so disagreements and differences can be settled peacefully.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Is it sometimes better for me to walk away from confrontation?

2. How do I handle a situation if the other person starts to get physical?

3. Do I have what it takes to defend myself without being aggressive?

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Does Having Less Turn into Having More?

Having less means more opportunity to improve my circumstances.

I am a positive thinker. 

I look at even the most intimidating circumstances as opportunities to come out on top.

I am unlimited in my self-confidence and the knowledge that I am worthy of winning. I embrace challenging circumstances.

Sometimes, I would like to be more capable than I am, but I also know that I have what it takes to open other doors to help me achieve my goals.

I am creative with my talents and can convert any circumstances to opportunities for indescribable success.

Even if I lose out on one opportunity, I can certainly prepare myself for the next. 

I give thanks for what I have and what I continue to receive. I know I am better off than many others, and for that I am continually grateful.

I avoid taking anything that is given to me for granted.

I treasure it and also share what I have with those around me.

Today, my life is all about making the most of what I have. I am happy with what has been given to me because I know I have the drive and determination to use my talents and abilities to go for more.

I see what I want and am committed to go after it with gusto.

Self-Reflection Questions: 

1. Is it difficult for me to teach my children to be satisfied with what they have?

2. Do I share my talents and possessions with others?

3. Are there times when I am saddened because I lack sufficient resources?

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Are you Enthusiastic ?

Enthusiasm permeates whatever I do.

Each day, I take part in situations, events, and tasks.

Some of these occurrences involve only me. But no matter what I am doing, I make every effort to do it with zeal, gusto, and spirit. 

I feel that whatever it is I am doing is worth my time. Therefore, I do it with enthusiasm.

Because I am enthusiastic about most tasks, I am rarely bored.

Life is full of fascinating people, places, and things. I want to experience all the best of what life has to offer.

I embrace every situation with zest. I make a conscious decision to jump in with both feet and develop a keen interest in whatever I am doing.

I find the day goes by faster when I stay enthused and consciously connected to what is going on around me.

My enthusiasm flows, regardless of whether I am washing the car, talking to a neighbor, or working on a favored project at the office.

I live life in living color because of my enthusiasm.

I put my all into each job and because I do, my life is better. 

My enthusiasm paves the way for many good things to happen to me. Today, I know I can bring enthusiasm to whatever I am doing.

I plan to take notice of each time I am enthusiastic this week.

I want to learn from those episodes about how to bring a vital interest and spirit to my world more often.

Self-Reflection Questions: 

1. Do I consider myself enthusiastic? How important is it to me to show enthusiasm?

2. Which person around me is enthusiastic and full of zeal? Would I like to emulate that enthusiasm?

3. How do I react when someone near me is excited about what they are doing?

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Is Determination Important to you?

Determination is important to me.

One quality I am glad I possess is determination.  

Determination, to me, is the ability to go forward with a fixed idea of what I can accomplish.

My determination pushes me to get things done, plow through unsavory situations, and eventually achieve my goals.

When I am confronted with a challenge, I tell myself, “I know I can do this” and then I do.

Determination carries me through trials and tribulations. 

When I begin to struggle, I feel something inside of me “shift gears.” Then, I am in determination mode.

I put my emotional strength and brain power into the situation and push forward to reach the finish line for the goal at hand.

Each time I achieve a goal, no matter how small, my capacity for determination increases.

If it were not for determination, I am not sure where I would be now.

I can say without hesitation that my sense of purpose in life is largely fueled by my level of determination.

In any given day, I am presented with people, issues, and situations that test me in some way.

Resolving things in everyday life can be achieved, as long as I recognize the importance of my determination.

Today, my determination surrounds me. 

I am thankful that determination guides me to the results I desire in life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How determined am I to accomplish things in my everyday life?

2.What prevents me, if anything, from having the determination to reach my goals?

3. What can I do each day to strengthen my determination?

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Is it Hard to Be Yourself?

Developing the Courage to Cultivate Originality

Having the courage to be original really means being brave enough to be yourself. Certainly this can seem daunting and frightening, because to really live as you are means opening yourself up to the judgement of others. Usually, we shield ourselves from others to some extent. Each of us is uniquely valuable. So why hide the truth of who you are? Imagine what it might be like if everyone truly knew you, inside and out, what wonderful things you’re capable of, and how fully human you are, just like them. There can be a great, false comfort in conforming and keeping your head down. But you sacrifice ever knowing your true potential. And you risk boredom; when the path is fully laid out for you, there’s no adventure. Living with originality takes some courage for sure, but the rewards far outweigh the penalties of hiding your inner self.

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Being original has a lot of perks:

1. Greater fulfilment and personal satisfaction. Life has more meaning when it’s 100% authentic.

2. Increased charisma. People will find you more interesting and pay attention to you more. Authentic people are attractive to pretty much everyone.

3. Greater ability to take risks and be creative. Your life will have more depth and you’ll experience more success in every part of your life.

4. Opportunity. By being original, you stand a chance to change the world. And regardless of what you do, you’ll surely be remembered. Only unique people do great things. Average people do average things.  

Try these ideas to cultivate your originality:

1. Be aware of who you are inside. This may take some thought, especially if you spend all day working and all night watching television. Regularly spend quiet time with yourself. Contemplate who you are and what you stand for.

2. Express yourself freely. Give your opinions without judging yourself, especially when you’re asked for them. Let people know what you think without being unkind. Allow yourself to have your own style, whether it’s your taste in music, your profession, or just what to wear today.

3. Avoid worrying about others’ opinions. The big secret is that they’re probably worried about what you think of them. Chances are good that nobody is spending much time thinking about any of us. And there’s nothing more attractive to others than someone that moves through the world confidently and without apology. * Just be yourself and let the chips fall where they may. You’ll be surprised how easy it is once you try it. It’s analogous to being afraid of the dark; there’s simply nothing there to fear.

Consider famous people like Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and others. Do you know of another person who is anything like any of them? They’re originals. People who conform can never really stand out unless they’re in extraordinary circumstances. Maybe you’re not the next Albert Einstein, but how will you ever know if you decide to continue selling shoes all your life even though you want to quit and study physics? Being original is about having the courage to be yourself and letting the world know who you are. This isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary to truly experience the depth of your life. Have the courage to be unique! You’ll live in an intensely fulfilled way and you’ll be remembered long after you’re gone.

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What is Your Vision for Your Life?

Create a Vision for Your Life Today

You’ve probably heard that you can only get where you want to be if you know where you’re going. This pithy statement is as true now as the first time it was said. So how do you come to know where you’re going, so you can get where you want to be?

To start with, goals are crucial. When we set goals, what we’re really trying to do is to bring each piece of our lives in line with our overall vision for ourselves. Using a powerful vision-setting process can help you set more effective goals, since you can chart a course that will take you toward and support your vision. Do you have a vision for each segment of your life? Do you know where you’re headed spiritually, socially, relationally, physically, financially, and more?

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Use this process to help you create a vision that works for you:

1. Write down your vision for a particular aspect of your life. Write a couple of paragraphs describing what you’d like to have or be. There’s no right or wrong. In fact, you probably won’t precisely articulate your dreams the very first time you try the exercise. A reasonable guess is a good place to start. * In writing your vision, avoid focusing on what you don’t want, because this will only bring about more of that. Turn your back on negativity and focus on what you do want to bring about. * For example, if you want more money: Avoid wording your statement like: “I don’t want to be poor anymore.” Instead, envision what it would be like to be rich, which is what you want, and write about what that would be like for you. * Although you may feel challenged when first learning to focus on what you want, it gets easier. Plus, the rewards are spectacular when you can do it consistently. You’ll start to notice that your life seems as if you can change it at will, which you can.

2. Visualize. Read your vision statement 2-3 times a day and imagine that aspect of your life matches your vision perfectly. How does your vision make you feel? Are you really excited and enthusiastic? Is it appealing to you on all levels? This shouldn’t take more than 60 seconds to do each time.

3. Refine. If you feel really good about your vision, that’s great. If not, now is the time to make some alterations. Continue refining the image of your dream life until doing your visualization feels spectacular. Re-write each new version. * At this point, you may be wondering when this process ever ends. Fortunately, it never ends. Your vision will forever be changing slightly throughout your life, which is good, since your desires will also change over time.

4. Review your vision daily and ensure that it continues to attract you. This will rapidly usher change into your life. In turn, these changes will demonstrate that you’re actually moving towards that vision.

5. Create separate vision statements for all the areas of your life. Consider your finances, relationships, adventure, health, social life, and spirituality. If you can get all these visions to look just the way you want, imagine what your life will look like! Why Spend Time On This Process? Consider all the things you do every day. Everything you do is either helping you reach your vision or helping someone else reach theirs. Wouldn’t you rather help yourself reach yours? Creating a vision is the first step to creating the life you desire. Tweak your visions a couple of times a day and really focus on the experience of living that vision. This gets easier all the time, because imagining something enjoyable is pleasurable in itself. Don’t hesitate; create your visions today. Then, start reviewing and improving them immediately. Your life will change rapidly for the better. You’ll then be spending your time making your own visions a reality instead of making someone else’s dream come true.

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Is a Stronger Ego Necessary?

Build a Stronger Ego

 

In self-help literature, we often read about the benefits of diminishing or eliminating the ego. Many write as though the ideal existence involves giving away all their stuff and doing away with attachment to anything. If that’s truly your calling, then go for it! But what if you want to just be a regular person and feel good about yourself? What if you want to have a rich and exciting life, whether or not you have material abundance? Is there a way?

Instead of associating ego with detrimental personal traits, you could associate a strong ego with strong character. With a developed ego, you learn to have a healthy sense of self. And a healthy sense of self helps you be a person of character. You can also work this in reverse: act like a person of character and you’ll learn to have a healthy sense of self. In other words, you’ll develop your ego.

What Is Character?

How do you act like a person of character? Here are some attributes to start with. Maybe you can think of some more that you’d like to demonstrate in your everyday life.

* Courage: The ability to move forward when uncertain or fearful. This gives you a lot more options than you have when you feel too timid or fearful to take action.

* Charity: When you help others, you help yourself even more in the end.

* Discipline: Asserting control over yourself and your daily habits will strengthen your ego.

* Adventure: Explore the world and its abundance of offerings. By having a better understanding of the world, you’ll understand yourself and others better.

* Honesty: People who act or speak dishonestly often do so because they’re trying to hide the truth about themselves. Be honest and upfront in all your dealings. Expanding Your Mind Strengthens Your Ego In addition to practicing good character, expanding your mind contributes to a happy and full life, strengthens your ego, and gives you more opportunities to demonstrate your character.

Consider these ways to use your mind for your benefit:

1. Evaluate your model of the world. How do you act in response to your model of the world? Can you reshape your actions to bring about more desired results?

2. Create a social support system that best serves you. Humans are social animals. Our interpersonal interactions and our environment have a significant impact on us. Fortunately, to some extent we all get to choose those around us. Include people in your life that support your highest vision of yourself.

3. Become more capable. The mind can take us all sorts of places, whether we want to go there or not. Ultimately, though, we can choose where we want to direct our mind. Use your innate intelligence to tell your mind where to direct attention. Choose your focus wisely and you can strengthen your character and lessen your fears. Eliminating the ego can involve withdrawing from and rejecting life as a whole. But growing your ego will result in engaging more with life. By building your character and your intellect, you’ll be able to bravely push forward and create the life you and your loved ones deserve.

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Has the Absence of Delayed Gratification, Hurt Us in Any Way?

Become Happier and More Successful Through Delayed Gratification

Learning to delay gratification can make you happier and more successful in both your personal and professional life. 

Psychological studies confirm what many traditions have long taught about the power of mental training: a little self-discipline can yield great results! Here are some of the benefits of waiting for what you want, as well as techniques for becoming more patient.

Benefits of Delaying Gratification:

1. Improve your academic and job performance. Studies show that kids who learn to delay gratification get better grades and higher SAT scores. These gains usually continue throughout life, making them more satisfied and successful in their careers as well.

Kids Marshmallow Experiment Video

2. Enhance your relationships. As our patience increases, we become less vulnerable to anger and its tendency to drive others away from us. We learn to look at the big picture and take other’s feelings into account.

3. Become more physically fit. Studies also show that those less practiced at delayed gratification, or “low delayers,” tend to have higher body fat. If you appreciate the long term benefits of nutritious food and regular exercise, you’re less likely to overindulge in junk food.

4. Lower your risk of substance abuse. Drug addiction can be one of the most painful consequences of seeking immediate pleasure. Even legal activities like shopping or watching TV can be destructive if we take them to extremes and allow them to crowd out more meaningful endeavors.

5. Enjoy more contentment. Self control enables us to set goals and focus our energies on reaching them. We can make better choices, accomplish more and handle setbacks better.

Techniques for Delaying Gratification

1. Recognize the complexity of your mind. Many mental health experts now speak in terms of interactions rather than fixed personality traits. Try to identify the circumstances where you have trouble resisting temptation rather than labeling yourself as being weak. This can be helpful in making constructive changes in your life.

2. Divert your attention. Just turning your attention away from the cheesecake or the remark you find annoying will instantly make you a little happier and better behaved. The more you learn to control your thinking, the wiser you will become.

3. Take a pause. Pausing for a second can help you avoid reflexive responses that run against your best interests. Decide if it’s more important to see your kids or spend another hour at the office. Take that morning run rather than sleeping for another half hour if the exercise gives you more energy and keeps you healthier.

4. Think ahead. You can live in the moment and still be responsible about planning for the future. Find the balance that works for you.

5. Experiment with visualisation  When you’ve fallen in love with a pair of shoes that are too much for your budget, picture them as just a picture lacking any real substance. They’ll be easier to forget.

6. Contemplate impermanence. If such visualizations sound artificial, think about impermanence. Those $400 shoes could get scuffed the first time you wear them, but setting that money aside for retirement could give you a much better future.

7. Seek out good role models. Child psychologists find peer modeling to be a highly effective tool for character education. Whatever your age, pick up some valuable lessons by observing someone whose patience you admire.

8. Reinforce your new habits. Self control grows stronger the more we practice. Have fun finding the strategies that work best for you. Look for daily opportunities to delay gratification, whether it’s a monthly savings plan or transforming those late night snacks into a more nutritious breakfast. Throughout your life, you’re likely to spend a lot of your time waiting, so you might as well become good at it. Being able to delay gratification is one of the most important qualities you need to reach your goals. Fortunately, this is a skill that improves with practice!

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12 Rules to Increase Your Productivity

Here are 12 Rules to Increase Your Productivity

Does your productivity ever get hampered by your desire to find the best possible solution? As you seek the easiest or fastest route to your goal, you may find yourself stopped entirely. Sometimes you may even do this on purpose, to keep from having to make a decision.  

However, there’s a work-around. Maybe you’ve heard of the term, “heuristic.” Heuristics are rules that allow a solution to be found more quickly. With a heuristic, a resolution can be found even when the entire path isn’t clear from the onset.

For example, if there were no roads, but you lived in New York and wanted to make your way to California, a heuristic might be:

1. Walk west as far as you can.
2. Walk around any obstacle, if possible.
3. If faced with a mountain range, walk toward the space between 2 small peaks.
4. Repeat until reaching California.

Does this heuristic give you the most efficient solution? No; however, it will get you where you want to go, and you won’t waste a lot of time trying to make up your mind.

Try these behavioural heuristics to increase your productivity:

1. Choose the right time. Nearly everyone has times of the day when they are most effective and times when they tend to drag. It’s smart to schedule the most critical tasks for your most effective time of the day.

2. Toss it. If a task doesn’t really need to be done, just get rid of it altogether.

3. Get the bad stuff out of the way. Do the unpleasant items quickly and as early in the day as possible.

4. Set a goal each day (or night). In the morning, decide what you want to accomplish that day. This can be even more effective when planned the night before. Once you have a sense of direction, you can spend all your time getting things done!

5. Eliminate all communication. While you’re working, turn off the phone / cell phone, and don’t check your email. Hang a sign that says, “Do not disturb,” if necessary. You don’t have to do this for all your tasks, but at least do it during the more difficult items.

6. Batch similar tasks together. Do all your emailing at one time. Make all your phone calls at another. Open your snail mail during a set block of time. You’ll waste less time by doing your work in this fashion.

7. Set a timer. Even if a task might take hours, starting will seem easier if you simply give yourself 30 minutes to get as much done as you can. A time limit seems to help many people concentrate and work better, too.

8. Set targets. For example, if you have to make cold-calls for your sales job, tell yourself that you’re not getting up for any reason until you’ve made at least 100 calls. Regardless of what happens, refuse to stop until you hit your target.

9. Use the Pareto Principle. This principle states that 20% of the actions you could take will provide you with 80% of the benefits. So focus on the tasks that will accomplish the most. Unfortunately, these are frequently the tasks that are not enjoyable. You might be surprised how little you really have to do if you focus on the critical 20%.  

10. Delegate some of your work. Is there anyone else who can help you? The people around you are resources. When appropriate, use their time and talents wisely to get things done more quickly.

11. Set a deadline. Having a specific endpoint will really help to focus your time and energy. If a task doesn’t feel necessary, chances are that it won’t get done.

12. Increase your speed. It sounds silly, but this can really help. Try doing everything a little faster. Walk faster, talk faster, type faster, and read faster.

Implement these heuristics into your life and you’ll find yourself getting more done in less time. The ultimate secret is to stay on task and not waste any time. These rules will help you do just that.

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Discover Your Strengths to Find the Right Career for You

Discover Your Strengths to Find the Right Career for You

Time to Take My Life to Another Level

To have a career that really fits you, you must first understand your strengths. We’re not talking about knowledge or skills; those are things you’ve learned and developed. Think of strengths as natural attributes that give you a significant advantage over the average person. Your immediate response might be, “I’m not particularly good at anything.” Nothing could be further from the truth! But as in most things, you do attract what you expect. If you expect to find your strengths, they’ll make themselves known. Everyone has natural abilities, including you! Assess Your Strengths Take a few minutes now and think about the things you can do better than at least 90% of the population. These may be mental things like mathematical skills or processing large amounts of information quickly. Maybe you have a talent for organization. Or perhaps you have an unusual ability to make friends, deal with children, influence people, or lead others. Keep an open mind. You are better at something, even if just one thing, than nearly anyone you know. Starting today, allow yourself about a week to list the attributes that pop into your mind. It might take a little time to get a complete accounting of your abilities, so start as soon as possible, and have patience. If you’re feeling stumped, check the internet. There are websites with assessments geared toward finding your career-related strengths. Or scope out your local library; they undoubtedly have at least a few of the many books available on this topic. Get Practical Now you’ve taken a week or so to assess your strengths. You have a clear picture of what they are, but how can you use them in your career? Looking at jobs you’ve had in the last five to ten years, ask yourself what tasks you’re naturally good at. Also consider what tasks cause you to struggle. Do you have a sense that you were able to mostly take on projects that you were good at? Or did you feel relegated to tasks that didn’t use your strengths? Naturally, you’ll feel a much greater sense of fulfillment if your career allows you to utilize your strengths on a daily basis. And you’ll probably struggle and feel unhappy in a job that requires a lot of time to be spent on your weaknesses. Now that you know what your strengths are, though, you can start your search for a career that will allow you to use them.

You’ll know that you’re in a job that uses your strengths when you begin to see the following:

1. A great increase in productivity. When you’re doing something that you’re naturally good at, you’ll accomplish a lot.

2. Much better results. The results you see at work can be spectacular when you’re doing something that plays into your strengths.

3. A better income. How could you not get paid more when you’re doing something at which you excel?

4. Much more enjoyment. All the above help to make life more pleasant. Plus, you may find that using your strengths is enjoyable in itself.

5. A greater sense of fulfillment. We all feel better when we’re providing more value to the world and experiencing success every day. With all of these rewards waiting for you in the right job, you won’t want to let another day pass without looking for it! Find a career that allows you to use your strengths daily, and you’ll be on your way to the rich and fulfilling life you’ve been dreaming about.

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The Importance of Playing Outdoors with Your Children

The Importance of Playing Outdoors with Your Children

Computers and other gadgets have become pivotal in the lives of most people under 50. Technology is infused into the everyday lives of your children in ways most of us never imagined. Whatever happened to playing outside? Most technology involves a lot of sitting still, which doesn’t use our children’s natural abundance of energy. However, if you’ve ever tried to get your kids to unplug from these devices, you know what a chore that can be! You’ve most likely set limits on how long your kids can fiddle with their gadgets. However, they’ll probably need help finding things to do when they’re not allowed to plug in. Why not play outside as a family?   

Take advantage of these benefits of old-fashioned fun outdoors:

1. Demonstrate the importance of outdoor activities. If your kids see you take the time to stop what you’re doing inside and go outside to do something completely different, they’ll assume it must be the thing to do. Play outdoors consistently with them from an early age, and they’ll adopt your active lifestyle.

2. Offer quality time. Spending time outside with your kids provides wonderful opportunities to see what they like to do. You can also offer them activities from your own life. Teach them how to play freeze tag and all those other “old-fashioned” games you used to play outdoors.

3. Get physical. When outside, most people are moving around physically. Riding bikes, going for a jog, walking, throwing around the football, or playing kick ball are healthy outdoor activities. You’ll get a good workout and so will your kids.

4. Develop your children’s coordination. Whether you’re tossing a ball, walking around the block, or riding bikes, your child’s dexterity and coordination will grow when you regularly play outdoors together.

5. Grow their passions. Being consistently active outdoors with your kids introduces them to various activities. They just may find some that bring joy and fascination to their lives. * There’s no reason this has to mean sports or competitive games if your kids aren’t into those. You may have a budding naturopath on your hands, or a marine biologist. But if you didn’t go outside together as a family, you’d never know, and neither would they

6. Unwind. There’s no better way to teach your children how to discharge stress than to go outside and connect with nature every day. You’ll feel better, calmer and more relaxed, and so will your kids.

7. Make memories and traditions. Being outside together is a family activity you can practice all your lives. Whether your kids are 5, 15 or 25 years old, if they grew up playing outdoors with you, you’ve got an easy family tradition you can do anywhere. Although letting your kids play endlessly with their computers or video games may seem easier than a battle of the wills, physical activity is still crucial, especially for growing bodies. Make an effort to squeeze outdoor time into the schedule, even for 30 minutes a day. You’ll feel better, connect more, and discover all kinds of wonderful things about yourselves and each other!

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The Power of Mastering the Basics!

The Power of Mastering the Basics

Mastering the basics is critical to success. Whether you’re talking about playing chess, playing golf, or investing in real estate, a good foundation is crucial to accomplishment. While getting lost in the details can seem easy, stick to the basics and you’ll win big. Of course, the real experts in any field can do some incredible things that the beginner cannot. But the real difference between a pro and a novice is simply that the expert is much better and more effective at the basic tasks that are fundamental to that skill.

Wax On, Wax Off

Let’s look at three simple ideas about how to master the basics in your field of choice. Real success will be sure to follow.

1. Expect mastery. You’ll rarely exceed your own objectives, so expect a lot from yourself. If you’re taking up golf, tell yourself that you’re going to someday be one of the world’s greatest golfers. While this may or may not be true, by adopting this approach, you remove any self-imposed psychological ceiling on your ultimate level of achievement. * Another approach is to imagine that you’re eventually going to have to teach this skill to someone else. You’ll need to know what you’re doing so thoroughly that you can explain it to anyone.

2. Think about the long-term. Many people want to rush through the basics to get to the more interesting information. Or perhaps they believe that the more advanced work is where real power lies. But even with just a mastery of the basics, you can have huge successes. And to excel at the advanced work, you must first know where to start. * For example, if you don’t understand the basics of chess, you’re never going to have the foundation to support understanding the finer nuances of the game. If you don’t master algebra, how will you ever be able to master calculus? * Professional golfers spend the majority of their off-season doing nothing but perfecting the basics. They have a coach who works with them on their golf swing. That’s largely all they do. How many times have they already swung a club in their lives? * Also, remember that the guy instructing the professional golfer can’t play golf as well as the professional he’s teaching! He just knows how the swing works, which is the foundation of all of the advanced skills.

3. Avoid getting fancy. Always question the assumption that the solution to your current challenge is complicated. Ask yourself if the problem is really the result of a shortcoming in one or more basic skills. Rarely is some fancy technique going to be the answer. * If you can’t boil an egg well, a space-age pot isn’t going to help you become a better chef. If you can’t strike a golf ball well, a $2,000 set of new golf clubs isn’t going to do much to improve your golf game. Thoroughly mastering the basics will take time, but it’s time that’s well spent. There are no shortcuts to real success. Adding a new skill to your repertoire is much easier if you have the expectation of first getting a good handle on the foundational skills. Time devoted to the basics is the key to long-lasting progress and success.

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Why Would You Want to be Kind?

Why Would You Want to Be Kind?

When you keep the idea of kindness in the forefront of your mind, you’ll reap incredible peace and satisfaction. Plus, you’ll bring joy and serenity to the lives of others.

Take a look at the following suggestions of how to go about thinking, living and breathing kindness. You’ll find yourself loving life more and more when you carry out these simple  acts of kindness each day.                                                                                        

1. Focus on kindness. In the morning when you brush your teeth, think about how you’ll be good to others today. * Maybe you’ll call your grandmother to let her know you’re thinking about her. Perhaps you’ll help your neighbor carry in her groceries. You might even choose to refrain from arguing with your spouse when he’s in a challenging mood.

2. Avoid office gossip. Side-stepping whenever people “invite” you to join their negative talk is a true demonstration of kindness. Keep yourself from listening to unpleasant statements about others and refrain from adding anything to the conversation. Now that’s covert kindness at its best.

3. Give recognition and validation. Everyone wants to be recognized for something. They want people to understand them and let them know they’re important in some way. Whenever you see people working is a great time to practice this essential skill. Try it at your workplace.

4. Contemplate new ways to be kind. As you see a co-worker walking toward you, quickly consider ways you can radiate kindness right now. Can you genuinely compliment her in some way, say how happy you are to see her, or comment on her hard work on a project?

5. Consider friends who may be struggling. If you know someone who’s experiencing a particular life challenge, ask yourself, “If I was in her position, what type of help would I want from others? A social evening out with friends to unwind? A quiet listener?” Then, provide this for the person as an act of kindness.

6. Use technology to be kind. Think of how wonderful it is to get a text from someone who tells you how much you helped her or how much you matter to her. Texting is quick and easy, yet it can be used to send a powerful and kind message to someone. The same goes for e-mail. * These acts of kindness take only seconds to type but can have a huge positive impact on people you care about.

7. Think of yourself as an instrument of kindness. When you believe you can greatly affect the feelings of others through simple acts of kindness, you’ll be compelled to act in this manner. * Have you considered that maybe you were put on this earth to be kind to others? If you believe it’s your job, role or destiny to be good to others, you’ll begin to behave with kindness all the time. Being kind to others will bring you serenity and comfort like nothing else will. Sure, making a habit of this will take some effort, but you’ll be surprised at how little. As you consistently remind yourself to be good to others, practicing kindness will become second nature for you.

Just practicing these simple steps with be a game changer in your life. Try it, you’ll see. 😉

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Use Your Feelings to YourAdvantage

Use Your Feelings to Your Advantage

Are you ruled by intense feelings that seem out of your control?

Although emotions may seem to arise out of nowhere, they’re really just feedback in response to our thoughts. They’re like road signs pointing us toward what we want in life. Emotional feedback can either be positive or negative, depending on several factors. Everyone loves positive feelings, so there’s little need to work with those. Instead, we’re going to focus on negative feelings in this article.

When you know how to use negative feelings to your advantage, a whole new world of happiness and success will appear to you. What’s the Source? If you’re currently experiencing a negative emotion, ask yourself what the cause is. What were you just thinking about? Now ask yourself why that thought is creating a negative emotion. Your negative emotion is merely telling you that something is wrong. It’s analogous to putting your hand on a hot stove. Your hand hurts to prompt you to move it. This protects you from suffering further harm. That negative sensation tells you that something needs to be remedied so you can feel better again. Frequently, when you encounter negative emotions, you’ll find that you’re doing something that’s out of alignment with your values or goals. Alternatively, you may be experiencing fear that you’ll soon need to act in this way.

A Call to Action:

Now that you have some idea what’s causing your negative emotion, what do you do with it? The best possible use of feedback is to take action. Do you feel lonely? Then make some plans to get out and spend some time with friends. Are you experiencing stress about money? Make a budget, reduce your bills, or devise a plan to earn more. If you’re not sure how to remedy your negative emotions, just imagine taking a particular action and see how your feelings change. As you imagine various actions, pick the one that feels most thoroughly good to you.

Achieving Your Goals:

Want a great tool for predicting if you’ll reach a goal? Imagine achieving the goal. Then think about everything it would likely take to get there. How does it feel? The thought of making $50,000 next month sounds great, but how do you feel when you really think about it? Are the emotions and thoughts all positive? If so, you’ll probably do it. This thought probably causes you some discomfort, though, or you’d be on your way to the 50k already. See if some of these thoughts are preceding your uncomfortable emotions: * How would I ever do it? * What would I do with the money? * I’ll probably have to do something illegal or immoral. * I’ll definitely have to do something I don’t want to do. * What will my friends think? If you’re not filled with a sense of enthusiasm, you’re probably thinking something negative about the idea of making 50k next month. And with thoughts like this, you’re very unlikely to be successful. On the other hand, if you can eliminate these thoughts and feelings with appropriate action, you’re much more likely to accomplish whatever you put your mind to. Unpleasant though our negative emotions may be, they’re truly a gift. They let us know when we’re getting off track, and provide constant feedback from our subconscious. Learn to utilize your feelings effectively, and you’ll have a huge advantage at anything you do.

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Turn Your Mistakes into Opportunities

Turn Your Mistakes Into Opportunities

This is a great thing to focus on. How many times have you gotten down on yourself for making a mistake, or even bringing up past mistakes?

Mistakes in your life, business, relationships……. How long are you going to carry that around with you?

Is carrying it around helping you or hurting you?

According to a growing body of clinical research, mistakes enrich learning if you adopt a positive mindset about your mistakes. Best of all, there are practical steps you can take to turn your errors into opportunities.

Guiding Principles for Learning From Mistakes:

1. Recognise that you can improve. People who understand that intelligence and skills are malleable rather than fixed are more likely to persevere. Your performance improves with practice and effort.

2. Accept your imperfections. Anxiety can interfere with your ability to do your best. Assure yourself that it’s okay to make some mistakes. For example, maybe you excel at managing logistics but need to go slower when you attempt financial analysis.

3. Hold yourself accountable. At the same time, you’ll benefit from taking responsibility for your actions. Analyze situations with a view as to what you can do better instead of worrying about external conditions beyond your control.

4. Set realistic goals. Ensure your expectations are reasonable. Progress often comes gradually. If you keep your first knitting project simple, you’ll be able to see that the stitches are lining up instead of wasting hours on a sweater you’ll have to take apart.

5. Limit your risks. It’s easier to learn from mistakes if your health or life savings are not at stake. For instance, hold onto your day job while you research ideas for starting a business. 6. Engage in positive self talk. If you’ve been conditioned to feel uncomfortable about errors, give yourself a pep talk. Remember past experiences where your efforts paid off. Give yourself credit for striving to do your best.

7. See the humor in your mistakes. Humor is another powerful antidote. Laughing at setbacks will reduce stress and help you recover faster. You can have a good time eating spaghetti if you forget to defrost your first Thanksgiving turkey.

8. Give praise strategically. Whether you’re talking with yourself or with your children, praise effort rather than intelligence. It encourages you to focus on improving rather than trying to prove you’re smart.

9. Seek advice from others. If you’re starting to see a pattern in your mistakes, it may help to get some outside assistance and feedback. For example, a personal trainer or a more experienced running buddy may be able to show you how to avoid recurring injuries by changing your gait.

10. Appreciate the value of a sincere apology. The most painful mistakes we make are often those that affect other people. The willingness to offer a heartfelt apology and make appropriate restitution helps both parties to heal and move on with their lives.

Specific Exercises for Learning From Mistakes:

1. Take on tough challenges. Venturing into new areas gives us more opportunities to learn. Stretch beyond your usual boundaries. If your day job is in accounting, volunteer as a tour guide at a local attraction.

2. Make educated guesses. Studies show that students acquire more knowledge and retain it longer when they guess at the answers before looking them up. Brainstorm how you would approach a home repair job before consulting a guidebook.

3. Test yourself. It also helps to test yourself on what you know in order to improve your recall. When you’re learning a new language, drill yourself on vocabulary and grammar. Pick out the questions you get wrong so you can study and test yourself again. We all make mistakes, so seize the opportunity to make them work for you. By focusing on getting better at any task, you’ll stay motivated, experience less anxiety and learn more.

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5 Suggestions for Following Through

5 Suggestions for Following Through

Improving Follow-Through on Your New Year’s Resolution By the time we reach a certain age, we understand the real point behind our New Year’s resolutions. It’s admirable to make real efforts to improve yourself. Yet, for many, making it past February 1st with your resolution intact just doesn’t happen. What can you do to ensure you follow through with your New Year’s resolution and ultimately achieve the results you seek?

Consider these suggestions:

1. Is your resolution realistic, specific and achievable? What about your strategy for achieving it? For example, if losing a certain amount of weight is your goal for the year, it may not be realistic for you to plan on doing it by eating only 1,200 calories per day. * However, what if your resolution was something like, “Decrease my calorie intake by 10% each week?” Or “Eat 3 fruits daily, one before each meal.” These goals, as you can see, are more realistic, very specific in their plan and frankly, more do-able than simply saying, “Lose 50 pounds” or “Eat 1,200 calories a day.” * If your resolution or method of achieving it isn’t realistic, change it today for better success.

2. Think about ways to keep your resolution in mind. Write down your resolution in your journal, jot it on a note, and place it on your refrigerator. Record it in your calendar. You can even keep your resolution written down on a paper on the front seat of your car. When your resolution is in your thoughts every day, you’re more likely to follow through with it.

3. Ask your spouse or friends to bring up your goal frequently. After all, people close to you want you to be successful in your goals. It can be as non-threatening as, “So, how are you doing on working toward your New Year’s resolution today?” * Discuss your struggles, plans and daily successes with people who love you. There’s no way you can just forget about your New Year’s resolution when you discuss it often with those who matter.

4. Start early each day. Set up a resolution so you can do something related to the goal first thing in the morning. Since most people are at their freshest and most energetic in the morning, it’s good to be able to achieve something related to your resolution right after you get out of bed. * If your resolution has something to do with your nutritional intake, eating a balanced breakfast will get your day off to a great start. * In the event you’ve resolved to get more exercise, getting in 20 or 30 minutes of exercise would be a great start to your day and respect your resolution. * Resolutions to delve more into a subject or learn a new language can be achieved by studying for a half-hour first thing in the morning. * Plan to take a step toward your resolution in the mornings. This way, you’ll start the day off with your resolution in mind and feel positive and successful all day.

5. Be flexible about your New Year’s resolution. Give yourself permission to tweak your resolution as time goes by. Maybe you’re unable to drop calorie intake from 2,500 calories in a day down to 1,500. So, don’t beat yourself up if you consume 2,200 calories a day. In a few weeks, you can cut another 100 calories. * Allow yourself to make desired changes related to your resolution gradually. The more flexible you are, the more likely you’ll achieve your resolution sometime during the year. Staying with your New Year’s resolution as long as it takes to be successful is possible. Just apply the above strategies: make it realistic and specific, keep your resolution in mind, ask friends and family to talk to you about your goal, start first thing in the morning, and be flexible about your resolution to achieve your goal. Stick to your New Year’s resolution to experience one of your most inspiring years ever!

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Exciting Opportunities

Exciting opportunities abundantly appear in my life.

New opportunities surround me every day. All I need to do is recognize them and take the leap of faith. I have an abundance mindset that keeps my mind open to these new opportunities.

Each morning I greet the new day with excitement and anticipation. I give thanks for my blessings and wonder what good this day will bring. When I search for the good in my day, I often find beautiful, hidden gems.

Living in the moment helps me recognize new opportunities. When I focus on the present, regrets of the past and worries of the future simply cannot exist. I explore all options of the moment in my mind and take decisive action to seize those opportunities that can benefit me.

My abundance mindset includes a healthy optimism that brings me confidence and helps me get over any hurdles in my path. When challenges arise, I expect that there is a solution and I seek it out. I inevitably find it and continue happily toward my goal.

Today, “Seize the day!” is my mantra. My plan is to keep an eye out for those opportunities that I know, without a doubt, will appear and then go for them with all the gusto I’ve got!

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I expect that good things will happen to me each day?
2. How can I make my mind more open to new possibilities?
3. How can I encourage myself to take swift action on the opportunities I find?

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Delegating Authority

 

Delegating Authority is important to my success and well-being.

In order to be successful at what I do, I have to accept help from others. Collaboration and teamwork are the springboard where new ideas bounce off. Therefore, the quality of my work improves when I receive input from others.

In order to accept help from others, I must let go of pride, recognizing that others can have ideas just as good or better than my own. As long as we work toward the same goal, I benefit from the expertise of my colleagues.

I work hard to perfect the skill of identifying talent in those around me. I listen to others and watch out for their strengths so I can delegate appropriately. When I delegate, I am free from worry because I trust those with whom I work.

I delegate because I cannot do everything efficiently on my own without wearing myself out. I preserve my health and renew my strength when I maintain a manageable workload.

I need others to help me achieve my goals. Delegating the small stuff allows me to focus on the big picture.

Success is sweeter when shared with others. When I get to the top of the mountain I want to have someone with whom to share the view. The relationships formed along the way are as worthy of celebration as the success itself!

Today, I relinquish control of my affairs and accept the help of others. I enjoy time to rest and play when the workload is shared amongst a team of capable people.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I accept help from others?
2. What task am I holding on to that I need to delegate?
3. How will my life improve once I allow others to help?

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9 Strategies to Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle

9 Mind Strategies to Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle.

Although you must follow through with certain behaviors when you’re seeking to live a healthier life style, many experts believe that healthy behaviors have their roots in your mind. What you think and believe will determine how well you’ll follow through and apply the paradigm of a healthy lifestyle in your daily existence.

Consider these mind strategies to galvanize your efforts for a healthy lifestyle:

1. Recognize your prior life successes. Take some time to reflect on what you’ve been successful at in the past. Then, use those prior life successes to ignite your passion to live healthy. * Maybe you’re proud of the fact you worked yourself through college. * Perhaps you’re known as the co-worker to go to when seeking work knowledge. * Maybe you took care of your ailing mother and nursed her back to health. * You can use these past successes to your advantage in the present!

2. Consider what’s good and positive about your life right now. Perhaps you live in a lovely apartment located just where you want to be. Maybe you’re in a great relationship and you’re optimistic about how it’s progressing. * When you embrace the enrichment of your life, you’ll be more motivated to strive for good health.

3. Think about the connections between a healthy lifestyle and a happy life. For example, reflect on how great you feel physically and emotionally when you eat a good breakfast. Also, take notice of how well you can relax and sleep when you skip that heavy snack in the evening. * When you recognize the intimate relationship between your daily lifestyle choices and your emotions, you’ll be more focused on taking steps to live well.

4. Renew your commitment to your own health each day. Determine what you really want for yourself and your future. * What kind of lifestyle do you desire? A life where you sit in front of the television all evening and most weekends or one where you’re active, trying new physical activities all the time, and discovering adventure?

5. Make it a personal goal to become physically and emotionally stronger. When you have physical strength, emotional strength isn’t far behind. * Vow to strengthen your core and get it into tip-top shape. * Tap into your courage to follow your path to a healthy lifestyle.

6. Realize that you can eat the flavors and foods you want in moderation. Use positive, optimistic thinking regarding nutrition. Avoid taking the approach that you must deny yourself of the tastes you love. * Instead, say that there’s nothing you can’t have as long as you limit the portions. And then remind yourself of all the healthy good food you can have like juicy fruits, savory vegetables, and high protein snacks.

7. Take it one day at a time. Living your life one day at a time keeps things simple. Say to yourself, “Just for today, I will eat fresh and healthy foods and I will exercise.” Recognize that although tomorrow is another day, for now, you’ll stay on the path you’ve chosen for increased vigor and vitality.

8. Remain emotionally connected with yourself-live life consciously. When you live life consciously, you recognize the power you hold in every decision. Pull from your energy to make positive choices from that power. * You’ll likely experience feelings of exhilaration and conscientiousness in your efforts!

9. Have faith and confidence in yourself. Get in touch with your self-confidence to take a clearer path toward vitality and longevity. Ponder these aspects of you. Re-discover your fearlessness. When you apply these strategies, you’ll experience the sweet joy that comes with demonstrating a healthy lifestyle. Go ahead – you know you can do it!

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Boost Your Happiness with these 8 Simple Strategies

Boost Your Happiness With These 8 Strategies.

What actions do you take to increase your happiness? Pondering these questions will help you live your best life. Research shows that when you increase your level of happiness, you’ll make more money and have better health. In addition, you’ll start to feel wonderful and experience an overall sense of peacefulness. Happiness permeates everything you say, do, think, and choose in life. Infuse these strategies into your busy life to boost your happiness factor:

1. Engage in activities you enjoy. Although this seems obvious, it’s helpful to remind yourself that the things you love to do can bring you real happiness. Make time for activities that you enjoy each week.

2. Push your boundaries. Studies have shown that individuals who aren’t afraid to try new things or partake in experiences outside their comfort zone tend to feel happier. * The joys of discovery and curiosity make you feel more alive.

3. Create a living space you love. When you construct the perfect living space, you’ll feel at home as soon as you step in the door. With a small amount of money, you can infuse colors you love and things that bring contentment into your surroundings. * Start with one room and decorate it to your liking. Clip pictures from magazines for inspiration. Feeling at home in your own space brings deep feelings of connectedness, safety, and security. These are all necessary for happiness.

4. Spend less time focusing on the details. Those who take a positive approach to life, without getting hung up on the details, live the happiest lives. * When you spend time worrying about a remark someone said, a look a friend gave you, or an unsavory incident from your day, you’re subtracting from your happiness factor. * Rather than analyzing every segment of an exchange you had with your spouse or a colleague, focus on the positive aspects instead.

5. Bask in the success of your co-workers and loved ones. When someone close to you accomplishes something, ensure you’re there to celebrate with them. Share joy with one another.

6. Volunteer and give to others. When you step up to help someone, you’ll feel happy and fulfilled. It’s also true that we’re happier when we buy gifts for others instead of ourselves.

7. Live in the type of community you prefer. For many, the ideal community is a place where you can get outside and walk until your heart is content. Living near your friends, walking to the grocery store or coffee shop, and gathering at the local park for an evening of camaraderie will all bring you joy. * Many communities are classified as walking communities, such as New York City, Boston, Savannah, South Beach, Milwaukee, and Santa Fe.

8. Be flexible when you experience negative feelings. Although you might feel uncomfortable telling your best friend that she hurt your feelings, you might feel okay about sharing your disappointment with your sister instead. * Allowing yourself to feel the negative feelings can help you adjust to tough situations.

When you’re well-adjusted with good coping skills, you’ll find that life is easier and more stress-free. Boosting your happiness will enrich your life in a multitude of ways. You’ll enjoy greater mental and physical health and achieve more success in your professional endeavors. Put these happiness strategies into action today.

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7 Top Tips to Banish Procrastination

Banish Procrastination Forever With These 7 Top Tips.

We’ve all procrastinated in one situation or another. You might find yourself putting off doing something that you regard as unimportant, only to be confronted with your lack of effort later on. The good news is that you can banish procrastination from your life forever! Rally your efforts now to get things done effectively and efficiently.

Banish procrastination for good by adopting these strategies:

1. Admit that you look for diversions. The vast majority of those who procrastinate do it by finding something else to focus on, rather than paying attention to the task at hand. * For example, your lawn needs to be mowed, but you see your neighbour and decide to go chat with him instead. * If you can acknowledge that you purposely look for distractions to avoid what needs to be done, you’ll be on your way to curbing your procrastination.

2. Think about how you’ll feel when you complete the task. What will be different when you’ve completed the thing you’ve been avoiding? If nothing else, won’t you feel relieved when the task is finally done? These thoughts can motivate you to take action.

3. Consider how you’ll feel when the job isn’t finished. If you continue to procrastinate, how will you feel about it? Use those negative feelings as motivation to get the job done now.

4. Stop making excuses. Maybe you think you’ll do a poor job or you convince yourself you’ll do a better job when you’re down to the wire. You might even say to yourself, “I’d really like to get that done, but I’m in a time crunch now.” * Recognise that these are empty excuses that just contribute to your procrastination.

5. Just do it. Nike made the saying famous and it applies here. Rather than spend time avoiding a task or wishing it was already done, just start it now.

6. Set goals and make a list of what needs to be done. Jot down a list of things you’ve been procrastinating about. Then, next to each task, write down your completion date. * Use your calendar to ensure you have enough time. Divide larger tasks into a series of smaller tasks and list each of those tasks on your calendar too. That will make it easier to see at a glance which tasks you intend to do each day so that you don’t overwhelm yourself and can schedule a reasonable time in which to complete each task.

7. Celebrate your successes. When you complete a task you’ve been putting off, reward yourself. It might be a dinner out with a friend, a trip to see that new museum, or a relaxing pedicure. Be proud of yourself for stopping the cycle of procrastination.

Procrastination is the bane of existence for many of us. But you have the power to change from procrastination to action. Make a list of the things that need to be done and complete those tasks immediately. You’ll feel less weighed-down by your life if you learn to get things done in a timely fashion.

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Balance Your Blood Sugar

Balance Your Blood Sugar and Enjoy a Multitude of Health Benefits.

It’s important to control your blood sugar, even if you aren’t diabetic. Balancing blood sugar and insulin levels lowers the risk of many serious health conditions, like heart disease and cancer. Blood sugar is glucose that your body absorbs every time you eat. It’s essential fuel for your body and brain. These levels fluctuate all the time depending on how you eat, exercise, and manage stress. Your doctor can perform simple tests to help you track your blood sugar. You can lose weight more easily, increase your energy levels, boost your mood, sleep better, strengthen your memory, and even see more clearly by keeping your blood sugar in balance. Try these tips to keep your blood sugar at beneficial levels.

Diet Solutions for Managing Blood Sugar:

1. Drink more water. Your body flushes out excess glucose through urination. By drinking more water, you make the whole process more efficient.

2. Pick the right carbohydrates. All foods stimulate your blood sugar, but simple carbohydrates like white bread or cookies cause the most extreme spikes. Opt for brown rice and vegetables instead.

3. Indulge in healthy fats. Getting about 30 percent of your daily calories from fat is a good rule of thumb. Choose olive oil, nuts, and fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

4. Use vinegar. Acidic substances help to stabilise your blood sugar. Dress your salads with vinegar. You can even use it as a dip with French fries. Citrus juices, like lemon and lime, have similar effects.

Exercise Solutions for Managing Blood Sugar:

1. Aim for 30 minutes a day. A half hour of exercise several days a week will help keep you in shape and lower your blood sugar. Try a full hour if you’re trying to lose weight.

2. Pick activities you enjoy. You’re more likely to stick to a routine if you can have fun doing it. Sign up for a dance class with a friend. Go biking with your children.

3. Diversify your workouts. Develop a variety of activities to choose from. Then you’ll have some type of exercise to do regardless of the weather. Alternating between tennis and basketball also challenges your body more by targeting different muscles.

Stress Management Solutions for Managing Blood Sugar:

1. Get adequate sleep. Stick to a consistent sleep schedule even on weekends. Invent your own rituals that will make you feel drowsy, such as drinking a cup of chamomile tea or taking a warm bath. Try napping if you need to supplement your overnight hours.

2. Practice relaxation methods. Stress raises blood sugar. Find techniques that put you at ease and help you cope with events at home and work. Follow a daily meditation practice, get a massage, or listen to instrumental music.

3. Think positive. Lift your spirits and become more resilient through positive self-talk. Remind yourself of your accomplishments and your talents. Make a list of all the things you are grateful for.

4. See your doctor. The only way to know your blood sugar levels is to get tested. Protect your peace of mind, as well as your health, by visiting your doctor and finding out for sure. Normal ranges for blood sugar are about 60 to 90 milligrams of glucose per 100 millilitres of blood. For accuracy, it’s important to get tested in the morning and after fasting. Experts believe that more than 15 million Americans have high blood sugar. Get tested and follow your doctor’s recommendations to prevent diabetes, feel healthier, and live better.

Keeping your blood sugar in check is a BIG 1st step to keep your life in balance.

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Do You Want To Avoid Losing Control?

Do You Want To Avoid Losing Control?

Avoid Losing Control in Tough Situations. The market is down, business is floundering, and your spouse seems to disagree with you at every turn. You want to stay calm, but you find yourself feeling irritated, angry, and anxious. You feel like you’re losing control. Does this sound familiar? Keep your cool by employing these techniques:

7 Tips to help you maintain your control

1. Avoid reacting automatically. We’ve all been there. The conversation goes to a ridiculous place that lacks credibility. You might automatically say something like, “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!” * If you can stay in tune with your feelings, you’ll identify when you’re “heating up” and can avoid damaging reactions.

2. Develop canned responses to controversial subjects. For example, if you hang out with certain friends who consistently bring up political views opposite of yours, avoid getting involved in the conversation. * Decide in advance what you’ll say if someone brings up a contentious subject. For example, you could say something like, “I prefer to discuss something other than politics today.”

3. Use diversion to avoid emotionally-loaded topics. If someone mentions a delicate topic, change the subject. “Hey, did you see the NFL game last night?” or “Have you guys tried the new Mexican restaurant downtown?” Your friends will notice your lack of interest in the topic at hand.

4. Make an exit. If you’re fairly certain you’re about to lash out in anger, immediately exit the situation. When you’re in a group, you can quietly leave. If it’s just you and one other person, you can excuse yourself to use the restroom or make a phone call.

5. Share brief, honest feelings. Depending on the setting and situation, you could state something like, “I’m too upset to discuss this now.” This tells the other person how you feel, so hopefully they will refrain from pushing the issue.

6. Use history to your advantage. If you and a particular co-worker have had negative interactions during previous projects, chances are that the same thing will happen again. * Recognise that history often repeats itself and avoid unnecessary debates. Minimise contact and maintain your positivity in any necessary exchanges with that co-worker.

7. Accept others for who they are. Of all these suggestions, this point may be the toughest to accomplish. Realise that each individual is unique and they’re entitled to their own opinion, which may be different from yours.

* Sometimes, it best keeps the peace when you agree that it’s all right to disagree. Each person has their own opinion based on their own life experiences and point of view. Each one is “right” in his own way.

* Another way to look at some situations: you may view your brother-in-law as stubborn, but there’s little you can do to change that. You lack the power to change his mind, but you can control your own temper and reaction. The power to keep your cool, regardless of the situation, lies within you.

If you put these steps into practice, you’ll be able to control your temper in most circumstances. Difficult situations are a part of life and they’ll continue to happen. But now you’re armed and ready to maintain your cool.

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I am captivated by my life.

Because I recognize that life is fleeting, I focus on making each minute count. I work hard to create the most fascinating, fun, and educational life I can make for myself. I look for ways to be enthralled with my daily activities. I am captivated by my life.

Living an entrancing life means I am never bored. Even when I rest, I engage in activities that bring me joy. Simple pleasures such as reading the news (The jury is still out on this one), or watching an old episode of a beloved comedy show brings quiet satisfaction.

Listening to music captures and holds my attention. I am interested in the stories behind the songs. Everything I do enriches my life. Each of my activities delights me.

When I get to spend time with my family members or friends, I am entranced by the whole experience.

Being surrounded by people I love, who also love me, is fulfilling and brings feelings of deep satisfaction. In these situations, I am once again captivated by my own life.

A continuing goal for me is to experience contentment, delight and sheer pleasure each day. I embrace everything positive that comes my way as I release everything else. Doing this helps me to love my life.

Today, I reflect on my life and appreciate how it continually brings me joy and delight, captivating me with its thrills.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Am I enamored of my life?
2. What parts of my life bring joy, fascination and delight? What aspects of my life bring me down?
3. How can I ensure I consistently live a captivating life?

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Am I Appreciated at Work?

I am appreciated at work.

Many days, I find myself feeling over-worked and frustrated. But I avoid allowing these issues to negatively affect me. I am sure that others notice my contributions.

Regardless of how tough work can be, I believe my co-workers and supervisor appreciate me. Others compliment me on my work projects. I am fulfilled by how my associates treat me. I see that they appreciate my work.

Work helps me in other ways, too. I learn to do something new. I get to spend time with some great co-workers. And as I draw attention to the gratitude I feel for my job, my contributions at my job increase. Consequently, others value me and the work I do.

I strive to complete all duties required of me to the best of my ability. I know that my co-workers see my efforts and appreciate them, whether I am completing my work by the assigned deadlines, stepping up to take a job no one else wants to do, or jumping in to help others complete their tasks.

I notice the look of thanks in my supervisor’s eyes when I agree to take on a project no one else wants. I am receptive when my colleagues tell me how much I helped them to finish a job on time. When I excel at work, others see and appreciate my contributions.

Today, I feel grateful that I am appreciated at work. Knowing that my efforts are appreciated motivates me to always try my best.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I believe I am valued at work?
2. What do I do when people show appreciation toward me?
3. How can I open my eyes to the positive reception I get from others?

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How Well Do You Handle Constructive Criticism?

I accept constructive criticism.

One of my goals in life is to be the best person I can. Although I used to have to ask myself what I could do to better myself, I now know how. I feel confident and proud that I take a positive approach to life and endeavor to learn all that I can about myself.

One important way to take in new information about myself is to pay attention to others’ comments about me. When people make an effort to provide me with constructive criticism, I listen with an open mind. In order to know how well I am navigating my life, I know that I need feedback from those I know and trust.

When my supervisor at work provides me with constructive criticism, I am ready with pen and paper in hand. I am eager to take in their suggestions and apply them to improve myself. Accepting feedback at the office provides me with priceless opportunities to grow in my work.

It is important to me to welcome constructive criticism. After all, how else can I learn about how others see me? I appreciate the time and thought that other people offer me when providing me with their feedback.

Today, I am open to constructive criticism. I welcome all feedback that others are gracious enough to offer to me and apply the information so I can become a better person.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How do I feel about receiving constructive criticism?
2. If I struggle with accepting feedback from others, why is that?
3. What can I do to more readily accept constructive criticism?

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Do You Visualise Your Goals?

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Each day I visualise my goals.

Although my plans can change from month to month or year to year, at any given time I have several goals I want to accomplish. Because my intentions are important to me, I keep them on my mind. I do many things to help me focus on my goals each day.

I might place a picture on my cell phone of a new car I’m saving for. Or I may use a photo of somewhere I want to visit as my wallpaper on my computer.

I place a book about a goal on the coffee table in my living room. As I drop my leftover change into my money jar at the end of the day, I think about the vacation I am saving for.

These small and seemingly insignificant actions are really quite important. They remind me of my goals. I want to think about my intentions at some point each day.

Placing reminders around me helps me to visualize my goals. Because I am constantly reminded of my aspirations, I work more diligently every day to achieve them.

Sometimes I close my eyes and imagine having achieved each of my goals. I think of my next vacation or test-driving the car I plan to buy. Visualizing my goals and dreams helps me live a fulfilled life.

Today, I renew my efforts to contemplate and visualize each of my goals every day. I ponder more ways that can help me maintain my focus on bringing my dreams to life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How important are my goals to me? Are they worth a little bit of my time each day?
2. Do I think about my aspirations every day?
3. What can I do to set up my daily routine so I will be constantly reminded of my goals.

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Do You Believe in Yourself?

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Believing in myself is a daily goal.

In my everyday life, I experience occasional challenges. Meeting these head-on takes self-confidence and tenacity. I remind myself that I can make it through any issue and be a stronger person for it. I can learn something valuable from facing challenges.

My life improves based on how I rise to the occasion of a difficult event. Therefore, believing in myself is important. Belief in myself means that I trust myself to face challenging situations, regardless of how troublesome they may seem.

As long as I believe in myself, my life continues to move forward in positive ways. When I have confidence in myself, I am free. There’s no need to depend on or cling to others because I know I am successful. I trust that I have the power to do whatever is necessary to have a good life.

When I am at work, I confront sticky situations with assurance. My co-workers know I can handle whatever occurs on any given day. My trust in myself is obvious. I believe in myself every single day. I can do anything I put my mind to.

At home, I step up to show that everything is under control. Because I believe in myself, I am there emotionally for my loved ones. I understand the power of being a role model in my family. If I show self-confidence at home, my children and extended family members also learn to believe in themselves.

Today, I am sure I can handle any challenges that may arise. I am confident about my future success. Truly, I believe in myself.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I believe in myself? If not, why not?
2. Am I confident at work and at home? Do others seem to be aware of my self-confidence?
3. What can I do to increase my self-confidence?

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How to Banish Negative Thoughts Now

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Negative Thoughts Getting the Best of You?

Who doesn’t have negative thoughts now and then? But what if you had a negative thought which was pervasive and constant? Would you know how to get rid of it? Fortunately, there are many methods available to get rid of incessant negative chatter in our heads. Here is an effective step-by-step process that will work if you use it regularly. As our ongoing example in this process, we’ll use the negative thought, “I’m too dumb to do anything right.”

1. Turn the thought into a mental image. Imagine looking and acting completely silly. Create the most exaggerated image of yourself you can. Start by envisioning yourself in ridiculous clothes that don’t match. * Maybe you’re also banging your head against the wall or doing other foolish things. You could also be shouting silly phrases that don’t make any sense. The image should be clearly visible on your mental screen. Include sounds, smells, and physical sensations as well. Keep at this until the original thought brings up this new image.

2. Choose an alternative thought. For our example, a good replacement thought would be, “I’m so intelligent I can do anything.” Choose something that is the opposite of the original negative thought. Select a phrase that feels right to you, through your whole body.

3. Turn the new, positive thought into a mental image. You might imagine yourself dressed like Albert Einstein, shouting, “I’m brilliant. I can do anything.” Again, make the image outrageous. Keep at it until the positive thought automatically brings up that image.

4. Link the two images together. Now, imagine a way to get from your negative image to your positive image. This is almost like you’re the director of a movie; you want to find a way to connect the opening and the closing scenes. * Perhaps in the first scene, you could imagine the image of the “dumb” version of yourself being struck by lightning and catching on fire. Then the new, Albert Einstein version of you rises from the ashes and goes into his “I’m brilliant. I can do anything” routine. * Keep practicing until you run the entire scene in your mind quickly, with no hitches. This should take fewer than 2 seconds from start to finish.

5. Test out your new mental connections. When you think the original negative thought, the entire scene should flash through your mind. Your mental process should end with the moment where you’re thinking, “I’m so brilliant. I can do anything.” If you’re not there yet, repeat Step 4 until you are. Although this may seem silly to you, this is a common mnemonic technique. The imagery must be outrageous. This makes your memory’s work much easier. Also, play around with the perspective. Most people find it helpful to view everything in the third person, as if they were spectators watching themselves in a movie. But you may prefer imagining things from a first-person perspective, in which everything happens to you, as it would in everyday life. Try both perspectives to determine which works better for you. If you systematically deal with all your negative thoughts, you’ll eventually find that you have very few left. Imagine how your life could change! What might you do that you’ve always been too afraid to try? Now you’ll have the courage to do just that.

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Developing a Vision for Your Life

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 Do you struggle to design and carry out a vision for your life?

Do you find yourself living day to day without a plan and feeling like you’ve lost your focus?

Read on to discover some inspiring tips on how to develop a vision for your future:

1. Allow some time in your schedule to do nothing but reflect on your life. Having time to ponder how far you’ve come and where you’re headed is integral to proceeding to develop your life vision.

2. Open your mind. Surveying your life so far might be a rather daunting process. You have to acknowledge fully what’s happened to you and determine whether you’re on the track you want to be on at this time. * This process might be a challenge, but the end result could produce one amazing life that’s tailor-made for you.

3. Feel free to jot down some notes. Think about what you’ve accomplished thus far in your journey. What goals have you established? Write them out. Doing so will cultivate more thoughts of what you’ve experienced in life and why. Are you still working toward those goals? Why or why not?

4. Be honest with yourself about any choices you’ve made that were diversions. When did you make a choice that prevented you from continuing with your plans at the time? * Looking back now, what do you see as your biggest mistakes? * Did some of those choices turn out to be wise? Why? Did they lead you down a path that you now see as more in tune with what you really want?

5. Set goals now. Make a new list of your current goals and wishes for the future. * Maybe you want a promotion at work. What has to happen in order for it to occur? Create the mini-goals necessary to help you meet your main goal of getting that promotion. Leave nothing out. For example, if you need to complete two college classes, include those as goals. * Check off each smaller goal you accomplish as you work toward the larger, overall goal. It will feel great when you do.

6. Post your life aspirations where you can see them. Put them on your mirror, refrigerator, Smartphone, electronic pad, and bulletin board. Put a copy by your favorite chair in the living room where you can re-read them often. In short, ensure your vision is right in front of you much of the time.

7. Create a vision board. Use photos from magazines and write inspiring words related to the photos you choose to place on your board. Your vision board is a graphic reminder of what you’re working toward every day.

8. Decide whether you’re living in “the right place.” Does your current home location meet your employment, personal, and financial needs? Is it possible to achieve your goals there? If not, consider your options. * Are you willing to move away? If so, include on your goal list everything you must do to get ready to move.

9. Make your life vision a priority. In order to live out the vision you’ve developed, you must keep your vision at the top of your priorities. When making decisions in the future, consider options that will support your life vision.

Developing your life vision will take time, reflection, and work, but the rewards will be great. Your life will be filled with passion and optimism once you develop your vision. Why wait? Start creating your vision today!

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