How are you doing today? I hope the Universe is bringing you everything you want in the most satisfying ways possible.
Sometimes, it just isn’t though, and if you’re into the Law of Attraction, you’ll know that you’re supposed to focus on what you want, not what you don’t want. Well that’s easy to say isn’t it? But not so easy to do in practice.
During a recent session with one of my clients, I noticed some of the words she was using were quite disempowering. I hadn’t realised that not everybody knows how language can be perceived and how important it is; the language we use not only when we’re talking to other people but also to ourselves. So I thought I’d put together a little guide for you on the importance of the words we use and what a difference they can make.
One morning, I was getting ready to go to a training day in the next town over. I was feeling really pleased with myself because I was going to be on time, maybe even a little early for the start of the training.
Then it happened.
Can I tell you something? It’s not easy for me to say but I feel like you’ll give me a fair hearing, so here goes…
I’ve been putting off writing this month’s blog post for at least 2 weeks because I needed to make it perfect.
There, I’ve said it.
I feel like I should know better, be able to ‘fix’ myself somehow so that I don’t procrastinate like this. But guess what – I’m a perfectly imperfect human and I can talk myself out of all sorts of things if I try hard enough (and I can be very persistent – ask my husband!)
So this is me, telling you what I’ve been doing. A sort of ‘Confessions Of A Life Coach’ if you will.
I decided to write this blog on the back of the Easter break. I know lots of us enjoyed some chocolate over the weekend (weeks!) surrounding Easter and I for one revelled in it! But I am aware that some of you might be beating yourself up for eating too much and ‘ruining’ your healthy eating goals/diet/eating plan.
Guilt can be a very destructive emotion if we let it take hold and it can lead to our sometimes fragile self-esteem getting even more battered and bruised. Read on to learn my 3 Steps to ditching guilt, or any other ‘negative’ emotion quickly, easily and healthily (By the way, you’ll see why I keep putting ‘’ around the word negative in just a minute).
Who else feels guilty sometimes?
Lots of things in our daily lives appear to make us feel guilty, like going out to work when we feel we should be home with the kids, spending time with the kids when we feel we should be thinking about a business or work project, accidentally saying something a little thoughtless and hurting someone’s feelings or breaking mum’s favourite vase.
But there’s something you really need to know…
If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I started a series of posts about an amazing day I took part in back in October. It was an event designed to help people overcome fears and challenges and take a giant leap forward in just one day. You can read my first post here, which was about how not taking part in one of the activities actually taught me something about myself. Part 2 was about being first in line to break an arrow with my throat! Find it here. This 3rd and final part is about walking on hot coals and how it made me challenge my fears.
Just a quick post about happiness. You get more of what you focus on, so stop worrying about what might happen and focus on solutions instead. Think about it – when did worrying about something actually make it any better?
“If you are depressed, you are living in the Past. If you are anxious, living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the moment.” ~ Lao Tsu
Did you know that in dream symbology, an arrow can mean messages, a messenger, writings, or victory over one’s enemy?
This is the second in a series of 3 blogs about the transformational day I took part in back in October 2014. The first blog post was about how missing out on one of the challenges was actually a really good thing, and caused me to vow to be first in line for the very next challenge. You can read it here.
You’re going to break an arrow with your throat!
So you’re joining me just as the trainer Steve was about to announce the next exercise. We were waiting with baited breath as he said “You’re all going to break an arrow with your throat!” What?
With my throat.
Nope, not happening.