Thursday, August 29, 2013

How to Love Yourself More

Are you your own worst enemy?

Do you constantly criticize yourself and take on negative beliefs that do not support you?

Feeling dissatisfied with your life because you simply don't feel you deserve better?

Maybe you really need to start loving yourself more. Here's how...

# Why are you so hard on yourself? Be totally honest. Work out why you feel the way you do and then realize that there is a healthier and more nurturing alternative. From today, ditch the self-critical stuff and choose to compliment yourself. Change your self-talk. Look for all your positive points (you have plenty!) and recognize the amazing individual that you are.

# Stop comparing yourself with others. This is one of the main reasons that people become so discontented. Know that You are more than good enough. Realize that you are wonderful and unique and worthy of a happy and fulfilling life.

# Raise your self-esteem. The negative thoughts you hold about yourself are often generated from conditioning that has been inherited or picked up along your travels in life. Replace negative feelings with positive ones.

# Give more consideration to how you treat yourself on a daily basis in the way of your thoughts and actions. Be gentle and kind to your mind, body, and spirit. Notice how much better you feel when you do!

When you love yourself more, you live with greater happiness and freedom. When you love yourself more, you are also able to love others with genuine feeling.

So, are you feeling the love?

Today's quote:

"Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness." - Louise Hart
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

7 Ways to Spice Up Your Life

Tired of doing the same old thing?

Are your days becoming far too predictable?

Perhaps you need to add a little sparkle and adventure to your day?

Here are seven easy ways to invigorate and spice up your life...

1. Get out of your comfort zone. Throw away the 'I can'ts' and try something daring and adventurous. You'll probably enjoy it!

2. Take a day out of routine and do something you haven't ever done before. Visit somewhere new. Take a route you haven't been on. Go some place different to eat. Immerse yourself into a new situation. Now, how does that feel?

3. Create a list of crazy things you'd really like to do before you get too old. Excited? Make sure you plan to do something on your list today!

4. Do something creative, just because you can. Have you ever wanted to learn to dance, play guitar, sing, or take amazing photographs? Now's the time! Commit to the journey. Discover your creative talents!

5. Make a new friend today. Go on! Don't be shy.

6. Give yourself a fresh new look! How about a different hair style or snazzy outfit? Choose to wear colours you haven't worn before. Paint your toenails purple. Why not?

7. Indulge yourself. Treat yourself to one of life's luxuries. How about champagne lunch at the best restaurant or first-class travel to some place you love? Add a bit more spice by inviting someone you love!

Go through the list and make a commitment to spicing up your life today.

After all, what's life about if you can't enjoy it?

Need a bit of help stepping out of old habits? Try this.


Today's quote:

'Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.' -Helen Keller
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Power of Your Words

When you speak, are the words positive or negative?

Are you using your words in a considerate and constructive way or are you wasting your words on gossip?

What you think and what you say not only affects the people around you, but it has a major impact on your own health and well-being. Here's a quick guide on how to empower your words...

# Think before you speak! It's simple advice, but it's so easy to get caught up in negative energy and then say something negative. When you take a moment to think about what you're saying, your words will have greater impact... and hopefully in a positive way!

# If there is nothing worth saying, then be content with silence. Don't waste your words or your energy.

# Choose your words with love and good intentions. Notice how the energy changes when you are genuinely loving and offer positive words.

# Be constantly mindful of your thoughts and words as you go about your day. How do your words make you feel?

# Remember, you can change your world by changing your words. Practice words of gratitude, kindness, and praise each day, and notice what happens.

Your words are a powerful tool for positive communication. Although it is said that action speaks louder than words, all good and great change comes from those first sparks of intention and those words that precede action. So, choose your words with care.

Need some help with your thoughts and words? Take a look at Self-Talk, and take notice of your words from moment to moment.

Have an inspiring day!

Today's quote:

"Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another." - Napoleon Hill
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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Shake Off Your Fear and Live!

So, you have a vision of how you'd like your life to be. You can picture the adventure, the travel, the wonderful experiences. So, what's stopping you from living the dream?

Most people will blame circumstances but, in many cases, it's fear that holds people back.

Be honest with yourself. Is fear stopping you from living your dream? If so, here's what to do...

Take a good long look at your fears. Start by asking yourself what you're really afraid of. What is causing your fear? Why do you feel this way?

Some fear is intuitive and healthy, like the fear that tells you not to walk alone down a dark alleyway at night. That kind of intuitive fear is a survival reflex.

In many cases, however, it's fear of the unknown, fear of change, or fear of failure that stops people from really living. Such fears exist because of set beliefs and rigid thinking. Start releasing those self-sabotaging thoughts and beliefs, and you'll release your fears.

Imagine your fear as ties that are holding you down. Now start to shake those ties loose. See your fear dropping away from you. Feel how free and alive you now feel. Whenever you feel a sense of fear, just focus on this visualization.

Once you move beyond fear to start living your life with passion, you realize just how significant your thoughts and beliefs are to living a life of your choosing.

Need some help? Try NLP Secrets to change your way of seeing the world.

Be careful with your thoughts. Shake off those crazy fears. Enjoy living!

Today's quote:

'Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.' - Audrey Hepburn
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Thursday, August 01, 2013

How to Light Up Your Life

Feeling dull and gloomy?

Do you wish your life was more fun, joyful and exciting?

Maybe it's time you let the light in! Here's how...

Recognize that your thoughts actually create your experience of life. If you focus on dull and gloomy, you tend to attract dull and gloomy. But if you start focusing on happy, positive, fun-filled thoughts, you start attracting more of that into your life. Try it!

To really light up your light, you have to open all the doors and shutters that have, until now, remained tightly closed. What have you been denying yourself? What are you frightened of? Sometimes, we deny ourselves light and joyful experiences because we are afraid of stepping out into the unknown. We are afraid of change or doing something different. Be more daring! Don't stand in your own way. Throw those doors and windows open and let the light in.

Expect joy, fun, and excitement. Attract the wonderful experiences you want in your life. When you focus on the fun and happiness, you manifest it with ease.

Untether from the doom and gloom. Stop watching trash TV. Stop listening to the negativity. Release yourself from the fear that keeps you grounded. Instead, start each day as you wish it to be. Practice positive affirmations. Be around people and places where you feel good. Be light in heart and spirit. Play and have more fun.

Need some help to change your thoughts and outlook on life? Take a look at Self Help Street for the support you need!

Life really is what you make of it.


Today's Quote:

'We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.' - Buddha
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