We are all unique human being, and we all have talents and personality traits that help us learn and apply new skills and habits in our lives. Yet, we somehow expect generic self-help resources and systems to work for us, as if they are created for us specifically. Over time, we may find that one size doesn't always fit. Are you ready to learn how to tailor your off-the-rack self help?
We are constantly applying duct-tape solutions to our lives, but guess what? Your soul doesn’t stop bleeding just because you taped it up. We need time, space, love, understanding and compassion to rebuild the parts of ourselves that were damaged.
So, how do we create that space within our fast-paced, go-getting, 24/7, high-performance, perfect efficiency type world?
I realised that I was trying to bully myself into becoming a happier version of myself. That was never going to work, and it had to change! So, I started learning a new language. A language of self-love, compassion, and optimism.
Are you ready to transform your own inner-voice, but not sure how to get started? I've got you covered. I will get you started with just 5 minutes a day.
We often talk about motivation in the context of what drives us to get started, but how about what keeps us going? Motivation is what keeps us focused on long-term goals. We have to deal with willpower, though, too. And our willpower relates to our ability to resist short-term gains in order to serve the long-term goal.
So often, as soon as we wake up our mind floods with everything that we should be doing that day. All the chores and tasks that are on our mental to-do list. From the moment we wake up, we find ourselves in a state of overwhelm, because (if you are anything like me) we usually add too much to that mental list.
Our lives are regrettably driven by productivity, by tasks and to-do lists. But when we focus on these things, we lose touch with the big picture.
In our modern world, we are constantly bombarded with marketing messages telling us that we are missing out. Missing out on fun, perfection, love and acceptance. If only we buy this, attend that or participate in such… then our lives will be complete. But, guess what… we simply can't do it all, have it all and be it all. So how do you let go of FOMO?
It's so easy to fall into the trap, where all you do is complain about all the challenging things that happened in our lives. And yes, we have to talk about all those things. Because we have to embrace our truth, and go through our story to make sense of it. But, if you get stuck in that place, you can get bitter. So, how do you move past that and create a better life from what you experienced?
You know what a line is, right? When I say 'a line', you have an image in your mind. It may vary in length or thickness, direction or colour, but the basic concept of a line is firmly planted in your brain. Or is it?
What happens when we challenge ideas that we held to be undeniable truths about the world, and ourselves?
When we look at our stories, our lives, our pasts, we have a default way of interpreting it. We think we know what happened and how it shaped us… but what if we take a step back, or left, or right? What if we look at thing just a LITTLE differently? Does our story change?