"Changing Thoughts....Changes Feelings...Changes Your Life!"
We have all said it, "I am going to get back on track next week." Next week comes and we have an excuse why it needs to wait ONE MORE day. The excuse trap becomes our best friend and we end up on the endless road of excuses keeping us stuck in the comfortable zone.
The trick to stopping this viscous cycle is to create awareness about your comfortable zone and BE HONEST...no more lies!! This is usually the most difficult step because it's easier to just keep doing things the way we have always done things without any rhyme or reason. This is true even if what we are doing doesn't get us the results we want but simply because it's easy. This is normal behavior for ALL humans. We try to take the path of least resistance and in this case it means what is comfortable NOT the uncomfortable road (new habits).
By going to the uncomfortable zone and doing something different we have a chance to see results! After all the uncomfortable zone is where all the growth happens! It starts...
So many us have been affected by the Covid-19. There are many reasons why fear sets in: the possibility of the vulnerable loved ones getting sick like: children, elderly or those with weakened immune system, who will be quarantined and if so, for how long, how will this affect the economy or my pocket book, how will this impact us globally. Yes no one wants to get sick but the illness is not what will affect us the most this year, its the financial stress this will put on everyone. Most people will recover but the hit this will have on the entire world is hard to wrap our brains around. When we start to think about how this POTENTIALLY could affect us, we have a choice to allow fear or love guide us. Your choice! These thoughts have power! Fear is normal to have and actually is there as a checks and balance to ensure you take the time to think about our choices. Fear also can be crippling. Fear only becomes...
Laughter is the best medicine!
Last week was a rough week as my father in law went into the hospital with brain injury and is in serious condition. I went over to a friends house Saturday eve and I laughed until my face and stomach hurt. I didn't want to go because I was exhausted but I did and it was well worth the energy it took to get out the door.
When was the last time you sat down and uncontrollably laughed? We all need this medicine for many reasons and below I have listed a few but I want to relate laughter to getting you unstuck! We have all experienced times where we felt stuck in an area of our life. The stuck feeling usually can make us feel stressed.
Stress shows up different for everyone like:
Where? poor sleeping, debt, difficult relationships and/or work pressures. How we choose to respond will make the difference in getting ourselves unstuck in life. And our response to stress is directly linked to how happy we are.
How we describe...
How Do We Lose The Weight Forever?
This statistic is alarming. Most of us at some point in our life have been on a mission to lose weight or become healthier in our choices so we have more energy, have a world wide health scare or have some event where we want to look our best. The facts are 80% of people who lose at least 10% of their body weight gain the weight back if not more. What is the missing link in this? I believe most people do not consider the power of our thoughts keeping us stuck in destructive patterns with our health. This essential piece of the puzzle is important because it helps you understand why you are choosing the fast food instead of the fruits and veggies or sitting on the couch instead of exercising.
First, really think about it and ask yourself the most important health question: Why do you want to be healthy? Next, ask yourself: What happens once you achieve your why?
Lets give an example: You decide to lose 30 pounds for a...
So much of our life we are in auto pilot mode. Just doing without really thinking about why we do things. People who are successful become consciously aware and see the opportunities in this world. They look for the solution or look for another perspective to get a solution. Followers think, see and talk about the problems. Life is here to support you....look for the support and/or solution!
In order to stay into this mindset we need to define a few words like: behavior modification and auto pilot. These are modes we all fall into on a daily basis and keep us stuck in destructive patterns. The key to making lasting changes is AWARENESS! When we make conscious choices we get in the flow because we decide on where we are going instead of life happening to us! When you feel like life is just happening to you this becomes stressful and frustrating. Let's start with defining these terms.
What is behavior modification?
Behavior modification is closely related to...
The Simple Solution To Stopping Yourself From Repeatedly Making The Same Mistakes
We all have experienced times when we keep repeating destructive habits even after we came up with the “perfect” plan to stop doing “it”. Most of us don't even know we are constantly talking to ourselves influencing our every move and how we feel. In fact, everyone has approximately 60,000 thoughts every day. Paying attention to these conversations is the first step to making a lasting healthy change with our destructive habits. They are very influential and most of us do not even know these private conversations are leaving us vulnerable to life just happening to us and disabling us!
Why I Know This?
I first started this road of REALLY understanding my destructive talk when my husband and I were ready for divorce. My husband’s business was ready to file for bankruptcy after failing to recover from the 2008 economy crash and we were at an all time low. I felt like...
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