Fill your heart with #love.
With a fresh year ahead, this is usually the time where we make resolutions to change bad habits and make better, healthier choices. This relates to all different aspects of our health including mind, body and spirit. Often we hear people resolving to eliminate bad habits by focusing on the negative of the habit to be changed, for example:
- Quit smoking
- Quit drinking
- Lose weight
- Stop eating junk
- No more beating yourself up for past decisions
- Exercise, no excuses
Now, I’m sure this “NO MORE” negative perspective works for some people, but I’m all about finding the positive. When I focus on bringing in the good, I do not feel like I am depriving myself of something that I want or am craving, but am focused on making good choices. How does the positive look?
- Quit smoking - Breathe fresh, clean air. Everyday. Smell and taste everything.
- Quit drinking - Drink 8 glasses of water a day
- Lose weight - Love making healthy choices to eat nutritious food and move your body.
- Stop eating junk - Eat 8 servings of vegetables a day! (You’ll be too full to binge on junk!)
- No more beating yourself up for past decisions - Love yourself, fully.
- Exercise, no excuses - Love how your body feels when you move it!
When our mind is focused on the negative we feel deprived, we are never aloud that thing we have taken away. By concentrating on the positive, we are inviting the good in without our mind being one-tracked on the word “NO”. For example, we see how delicious a fruit salad is and how good it makes the body feel. How strong our body feels and with more energy by committing to moving it everyday.
Take the time to find your positive resolution as you kick off the new year - Good luck with making healthy choices in the year to come!
It is that time of year again, where we reflect on the year that has past and welcome the new year to come. As you prepare to celebrate the new year, take a moment to reflect on the year that has past.
Celebrate and be thankful for all the highlights, those wonderful moments from the previous year. A great vacation? Time spent with family? A business venture? Find your personal highlights and celebrate!
In your reflection of the previous year, it is important to find a place of gratitude for the struggles and challenges. The difficult experiences are those that teach us how to persevere and move forward even if we cannot see the end. It is in these moments of challenge that we learn and grow by working through the difficulties.
As you prepare to celebrate the new year to come, reflect and find gratitude for all those wonderful experiences from the year that past.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year!
|—||Sakyong Mipham, Ruling Your World|
Learning to be happy, healthy and creative. A great perspective on schooling from a 13 year old. Enjoy!
What would you do if, while riding the subway during your usual commute, the tired guy next to you began to doze off on your shoulder?
Now is your moment. Bring out the best in others.
Many religions teach about interconnectedness, the subtle effect each person and each movement in the universe has on all the others. Take time to remember how connected you are. You are connected not just to the people you’ve met and know, but to all who live, past and present, in this world. You are part of a dance, the magical dance of the universe taking place each moment in time.
Even if you live alone, you’re part of a large family. Even if you work alone, you’re really part of a team. Take time to honour your connections, and the impact of each person you’ve met. See how people have helped shape you; see how you’ve touched and shaped them. Each interaction creates a ripple affect; each encounter helps shape destiny.
|—||Melody Beattie, Journey To The Heart|