Thursday, November 28, 2013

Seven Ways to Beat Stress

Are you overwhelmed and tense?

Do you feel weighed down by everyday demands and challenges?

If life feels heavy and a struggle right now, try these tried and tested ways to beat stress...

#1 Make time for yourself. This is essential for your health and well-being. Devote at least an hour each day doing something that you love. It will counteract the stress and help you achieve a better life balance.

#2 Whenever it feels too much, just take a deep breath and breathe out the tension. Repeat this several times, whenever needed. When you breathe right, you reduce stress and increase vitality levels. Try it!

#3 How can you make your life more stress-free? Spend time today discovering how to release or reduce contact with the things that are causing you to feel stressed. When you identify your stress factors, you can do something positive about it.

#4 Create a daily routine that takes care of your well-being. Choose a healthy diet. Take regular exercise. Spend time relaxing. Adopt a good sleep routine. Make it a focus to look after your mind and body.

#5 Accept that life always has its challenges and it's how you decide to face these challenges that matters when it comes to your well-being. Keep your attitude positive and release any thoughts or feelings that don't support you.

#6 Meditate on a regular basis! It's proven that meditation, when practiced often, can considerably reduce tension and stress. Learn how to meditate properly for life-enhancing results.

#7 Stress is easily beaten when you bring more fun and laughter into your life. Smile more. Enjoy a bit of nonsense. Do a silly walk. Make other people laugh. When you have fun, you relax. It's a natural tonic!

Enduring prolonged and heightened levels of stress will impact your health in the medium to long term so do something about it today! Choose to create an easier life for yourself. You deserve it!

Today's Thought:

'We live as though there aren't enough hours in the day, but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.' -Viggo Mortensen
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

How to Be Positive - Even When Life is Tough!

If things aren't going too well, you're probably finding it a challenge to stay in a positive frame of mind.

Understandably, if you're experiencing set-backs or your world appears to be falling apart, it's difficult to keep smiling.

Yet, the ability to stay positive will enable you to move through any challenges quickly and smoothly. Here are a few essential tips on how to be positive even when life feels tough...

* Realize that what you're experiencing right now is temporary. If you allow it to, the experience will pass.

* See whatever is happening in your life as an opportunity to grow, change, expand, and live more fully. Be grateful for what life is revealing.

* Whenever you feel any negative emotions take hold, apply humor. Find something insanely funny to shake off your mood. Laugh until your sides hurt. It might not change the situation, but it will change your perspective - and that's the starting point for creating solutions!

* Focus on the sunshine on the horizon rather than the clouds. What you think and feel is your choice. What are you focusing on?

* Make your positive mindset your default setting. If you need to change the programs running through your mind and release negative self-talk, take a look at this course.

* Accept where you are, and give your attention to finding solutions rather than focusing on all the things that are wrong or unfair. Where your attention goes, the energy flows!

* Remember that even super-positive people experience challenges and upsets in their life. They've just learned how to navigate these obstacles quickly and with greater ease.

When you see life from a positive viewpoint, you're in a better position to work through the tough times with ease and grace.

So, are you ready to embrace the positive? It's your choice.

Today's quote:

'People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?'- Nhat Hanh
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Secrets of Your Dreams

When you wake each day, do you remember your dreams?

Do you recall the adventures and insights playing out while you sleep?

When you tap into your dream-time, you have the ability to enrich your life in the most amazing way. Here's why...

Dreams reveal insights and secrets about life's journey. When you're able to experience lucid dreaming, and consciously control and recall the events in your dreams, you are able to return with wisdom that can prove beneficial in multiple ways.

People who master lucid dreaming often become more imaginative, more abundant, more successful, and more at ease with life's journey. Lucid dreaming gives you access to a life of fulfilment.

Wonderful, right? But how do you learn to control your dreams? How do you go about remembering the adventures that play-out in dream-scape?

First, you need to be more conscious about your sleeping patterns. It takes practice and focus to become mindful of your dreams in order to achieve the awareness needed to experience lucid dreaming.

This involves creating a new sleep routine - one where you still experience a restorative sleep, but are able to tune into your dream-time with complete awareness. By consistently preparing yourself each time you sleep, with the expectation of dreaming lucidly, you re-wire your mind to tune into your dreams.

Need guidance? If so, you'll find The Lucid Dreaming Kit invaluable. It will show you how to become the true architect of your dreams so that you can experience the most incredible adventures in all areas of your life - while sleeping and awake!

So, where are your dreams taking you or, more appropriately, where are you taking your dreams?

Today's Quote:

'You have to dream before your dreams can come true.' -Abdul Kalam
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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Slow Down and Live More!

Feel like time is passing by far too quickly?

Are you racing around trying to fit everything into your busy life?

Do you feel like you're doing too much but seem to have little to show for it?

If you feel like you're spinning out of control on a hamster wheel, maybe it's time to slow things down. Here's how...

* Take a day off. Your world won't collapse if you do.

* Do a life audit. Perhaps you're carrying too much responsibility or trying to achieve too many things at once. Clear away what is weighing you down.

* Sit on a park bench for a while and watch the world go by. It's okay to be still. Embrace the stillness within you. Enjoy bringing in more still moments into your day.

* Remember, you are a human 'being' and not a human 'doing'. Make time to just be, and be satisfied with that.

* Connect with nature on a regular basis. When you take a walk in the woods or trek along the hills or go barefoot on a sandy beach or sit by a lake, you'll feel more expansive and more alive. Be there - often!

* Whenever your thoughts start racing, just breathe. Focus on your breathing and with each breath, slow your thoughts.

* Switch on a Relaxation CD. Be mindful of where you are moment by moment by moment.

* Make time to disconnect from your phone, computer, or anything that keeps you plugged-in and wired.

* Do less and remove the clutter from your life. Slowing down and enjoying life is a conscious choice. It's up to you!

Live is for living and you'll experience the joys of life more when you slow down.

Embrace slow living. Start right now. You'll love it!

Today's Quote:

'The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.' - Moliere
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