It's such a waste of time and energy to focus on what is going wrong and what you don't have. Remember: if you pay attention to something, it grows. You need to send your attention to where you want it to go and starve your negative thoughts until they die.
In order to live a life full of possibilities you need to learn how to recognize opportunities that come in your way. Very often a possibility conceals itself as problem and difficulty and in the end it could be the most unique opportunity showing your true vocation.
Like lots of people I had a dream to travel the world. Not in bite size two week trips. I wanted to really travel and have the luxury of getting to know a country inside and out, to do yoga in India, stay with tribes in Vietnam and generally be a bit of a hippy with an income that required little work.
So apparently, sending out invites for Play Dates is a thing now. A card would save me the cringe-fest of saying the phrase out loud, I suppose, which totally makes my teeth itch. So twee! And it smacks of a type of hyper-scheduled, Alpha-parenting I'll never achieve.
In my 20s, I'd tried endless self-help books in an effort to become someone else. I hated that I always felt anxious and lacking confidence. I was determined to rid myself of these defects so that I could finally be happy.
It's too easy to judge prematurely. Often we don't bother to find out why others do what they do. Judge them unfavorably and we get irritated, angry, annoyed; judge them favorably and we distort the reality to fit with our preference.
It all starts with changing your mindset - healthy people think positively about healthy, tasty food, knowing that it nourishes every cell in their bodies. They don't think of exercise as a negative thing - they find a way of moving that they enjoy.
You have probably imagined what would be possible if you did not feel fear, anger, stress, anxiety, or cravings. You have probably thought about the things you could achieve, the peace and energy you could have, and all the ways you could connect and contribute.
Like anything in life there is a right and wrong way to do things. People are on different journeys this year, some are losing weight, some are getting fit, some are trying to get lean, some are looking for that six pack and some are trying to do it all.
If you feel inspired and grateful for your own past and present experience after watching the video, I'd just invite you to get in touch with those that have impacted your life and you simply want to appreciate them for that.
It's that time again - the time of the NEW YEAR RESOLUTION! In other words, lots of people with great intentions to give up chocolate or smoking, or to get fit. But why shouldn't the New Year Resolution be more than that?
Start the day by declaring words that affirm and empower you. I am loved. I am wealthy. I am beautiful. I am smart. I am prosperous. I am healthy. Feeding yourself positive affirmations aligns your mind with your desires and sets you up for the day.
The more I practice being accepting of my own anxiety and discomfort, the less frequently and intensely it occurs. While this is a pleasant side effect, this is not the point. As soon as we use acceptance as a strategy to get rid of something, then it is no longer acceptance
Since then all the phoney resolutions I used to make have all happened naturally. I eat more healthily because I have a family to care for and wonderful markets on my doorstep. I sleep more because I am at peace.
The New Year is moments away and we always have great resolutions for it, but so quickly once we are in that fresh New Year, we let go of them. Why is it so hard to stick to conquering our addictions and changing our ways?
I haven't thought about my resolutions for the coming year yet, but I'm sure they'll be deliciously cliched and sickening. I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and happy new year...