We all live in two worlds, the external and the internal. Although we can influence the external world, it is within our internal world where we will make the most difference in ourselves and with those around us.
By changing our own negative core beliefs into a positive energy exchange between head and heart, we transform and so do the things that surround us.
Are you ready to get out of your own way?
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Consider this scenario:
It’s a Monday morning and your car won’t start when you are ready to leave for work. You have to call your spouse, who is already 2/3 of the way to his/her place of employment, to pick you up and take you in to work. This is pretty inconvenient, because money is tight! You cannot afford the extra gas necessary for this morning’s unusual commute. Additionally, you might not be able to afford to pay your utilities bill this month if your spouse misses work (even if it’s only for a few hours).
How does it make you feel? Most likely, your answer is, “Stressed”. With today’s society placing such a high value on staying busy and being as efficient as possible around the clock, even the smallest variation of your schedule can throw seemingly everything out
“I don’t have time for that.” “There just aren’t enough hours in the day.” “It would be selfish to spend some time on myself.” “I’m way too busy…”
All of the above are things that people tend to say when someone suggests they take a break or some time to themselves. We all know that it can be challenging to carve out time alone to do what we love, but it’s important to realize that doing so is far from selfish; it’s a necessity for staying healthy, happy, and balanced! If you don’t believe that, just take a moment to read through these five benefits of taking “Me Time” on a regular basis. Whether you’ve got five minutes or five hours, they all still apply!
It will allow you to recharge. It’s important to ‘recharge your batteries’, because the stressors
It sounds a bit cruel, but you are the only person that you’ll be able to count on for your entire adult life. Lovers may leave; parents may pass away. And friendships? Well, they may flop. What’s more, if you’re like much of the population, your siblings may be scattered across the nation, making flying out to see them every time you have a crisis simply unfathomable! Therefore, you should really be investing more in your relationship with yourself! This includes breaking bad habits and taking sound care of both your mind and body (you only get one!). You can improve your ability to all of these things effectively by engaging in more positive self-talk!
Studies show that individuals who make an effort to be understanding and compassionate toward themselves tend to be more successful in meeting their goals than
Have you ever ‘had to’ bail on a family get together or date because your boss needed someone to cover a shift and you thought, “If I don’t do this, nobody else will…”?
Ever been kept up all night by a neighbor’s barking dog, but chose to complain about it vaguely on social media rather than speak to your neighbor directly?
Perhaps you have told the waiter at an expensive restaurant that your food was “good”, “delicious”, or “fine” when it was really over-cooked because you did not want to inconvenience anyone?
Maybe your friend suggests the same (awful) restaurant every time you get together and you always appease him/her just to be ‘nice’…
These are all scenarios where just a little bit of assertiveness would go an incredibly long way. Many people do not take the initiative
Do you find yourself scrolling aimlessly through e-mails and social media at the very thought of having to accomplish something productive on your laptop? Maybe you frequently decide that minor tasks at work can wait until after lunch, and then ‘forget’ about them until they all pile up. Perhaps you do your procrastination ‘productively’ by filling your time with another task that also needs to be completed. There are endless ways to procrastinate! You may even be procrastinating this very moment by reading this article.
Unfortunately, there are even more reasons people engage in procrastination than there are ways to do it! People often blame procrastination on laziness, but the habit typically stems from a deeper root cause. You may procrastinate because you are unsure of how to complete the task at hand. You may also procrastinate because you have