I got a long, hard view at all the important things I ‘d been engaging in vs. the important things I desired to take on; the quality of life I had already been living and the one I knew I could have if I only had the fortitude. I must change my life. This is where I began:
Self-esteem/self-acceptance – I needed to affirm myself. My self-worth needed to emerge from my aptitude to like myself first. I took a look at the things I wanted to accept about myself and wisely let go of tendencies which no longer profited me. I alone hold the capability to change my life. No concoction, pill or guru will be able to do the task that is mine to undertake.
Meditation – Serenity. There is virtually nothing that compares to being in a serene place (inside or outdoors) and merely breathing. You don’t have to have a professional instruct you on what to do. Quiet meditation together with thanksgiving have worked miracles for me.
Day-to-day physical exercise – I walk around my neighborhood daily. Each day, I build on what I did the day before. I stretch before I exercise and drink water afterwards.
Journaling – I began journaling late in life. I never took to the notion of maintaining a diary as a youth, but now I wish I had. Picture the pencil marks on the door way your mother and father may have ticked for you while you grew up. A journal is a sentimental timeline of your life. It’s certainly not too late. Begin writing right now.
Giving back – I volunteer my time and talent where I feel I can make an impact. I love to cook, therefore I make healthy meals for my Church congregants when they are under the weather. I also prepare snacks for the Church kitchen, so there is a reserve. What natural talents do you have? How can you display your love to another person who is in need of it?
There are seriously hundreds of ways to serve; great and small. From Animal Shelters to Retirement Centers there are people who need you. Human connection, networks and conversation are practical needs for everybody.
I really needed to change my life. If you are trying to make a change, maybe these techniques will help you also.
Change Your Thoughts to Live Your Dreams
Your ideas are magnetic, offering you the reality you presume, sense and communicate. I realize it sounds silly, and yet it is bona fide. We have loads of images running through our heads every day. The predominant ones, the ones we think about regularly and with fervor – good OR bad, are the ones that commonly are visible somehow.
If you seriously desire a better experience than the one you are possessing; Change your thoughts, improve your life.
Change your words
As a youngster we are instructed that “words do not impair you” Well, clearly words can inflict tremendous psychological abuse. Specifically negative self-talk which is recited over and over. Ponder on it, much of the things we point out to ourselves we would NEVER say to an associate or even out loud, for that matter. Use the proverb, “Think before you speak” to your personal dialogue. I challenge you to change your thoughts, transform your life with this one technique.
Forgiveness needs to be demonstrated as a college program. I think so many physical afflictions would be eliminated and prescription drug companies would fail in business if we could just forgive others and OURSELVES! You will never make anyone as much as you suffer by not forgiving.
No “element” can offer you bliss
The principle that getting more stuff will make you better-off is the deception that everybody knows is a myth but we elect to discount it. We purchase what we don’t need and hurl it out to help make room for more stuff we don’t need.
Occupy the here and now
Regardless of whether it is disappointment for the mistakes of your days gone by or worrying about what lies ahead; it is beyond your control. Forgive your past and enable the future, or five minutes from now, come as it will. Be the most amazing individual you can be and you will be great.
Your thoughts are incredibly commanding. Think about it, your assessments have carried you where you are today! If you really don’t dig where you are now, change your thoughts; restyle your life!