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One carry-on please! Is life uplifting and energetic for you or is it a struggle? Something you put up with one day from the next?
Do you feel filled with gratitude that you get to wake up another day so you can contribute to the world or get another chance to create a better life for you and your loved ones?
If you answered life is anything but uplifting and energetic and you feel a little bit deflated each day, don’t worry you are not alone. Your Life can change.
If you were to take a poll at work and ask your co-workers the aforementioned questions you might get a few laughs, smart comments and you might even get a few honest and candid responses. What you might also find is that you and your co-workers have something in common and that is you have developed a high tolerance for getting by and settling for less then you truly deserve.
If you look deeper, you might even find that you are carrying a lot of baggage that is no longer serving you, your partner or your job. Why is this and how did it happen?
However, in spite of this inherent optimism, we also carry with us certain biases that can lead to patterns of negative thinking. For example, because are wired for survival, our brains are predisposed towards looking for threats to our well-being.
Get your mind to consider the positive result and basically, with time, this would begin to take place naturally. Have confidence in yourself and keep in mind the most essential lesson of all… a positive frame-of-mind is really a choice.
If it's of importance to you and you could control the end result plus positively help the problem then great, if you are not then release it (how to relax). Those who look for the positive are more unlikely to suffer from depression, be more productive in the workplace, and typically healthier than their doom-and-gloom rivals.
Perhaps, somewhere along your journey you started making trade-offs. We all do it. It goes something like this, “Well, I will only do this job for a little while until something better comes along, or the money is good so I’ll do it for now, or my parents really want me to have something to fall back on, or I don’t want to rock the boat.”
If we are being honest with ourselves we will find that these trade-offs turn into something bigger – broken promises to ourselves that begin affecting our energy levels and sapping our zest for life.
For every broken promise you make with yourself and others, you begin to accumulate guilt, resentment and then presto dreaded, life thieving “Baggage” which leads to depression.
If you look around at these broken promises what do you see as the results? A less than fulfilling job, a draining relationship, assets and things you have accumulated and are paying for that you use 20% of the time?
In effect, things that don’t bring you joy. All this baggage takes a toll on you. It saps your energy, health, emotional levels and enthusiasm for life (how to motivate yourself). So how do you reclaim your life? How do you find that lost spark for the things that are really important for you whether it is your life purpose, relationship or career?
The thing that ignites you and provides you with a comfortable peace of mind when you awake each morning, setting your feet on the ground and breathing in another fresh and new day for creating a life you love!
Believe it or not you have already taken one step towards a better future because you have raised Awareness. You are aware that you are not quite happy in one or more areas in your life – physical, mental, spiritual, financial, career, or relationships.
The next step is simple and one to look at from an observer point of view. Assess the baggage which is the most draining to you that if you could change it, what is one small step you can take to begin lightening your load?
The symptoms of a heart attack and a panic attack can feel very similar, especially if a person has not experienced either condition before. While panic attacks can be frightening, they are not life-threatening.
Maybe it is cleaning out the closet, house, or garage and donating those things and clothes to charity. Honestly, when is the last time you used it and really when did that “Just in case I need it, really happen?”
You can only wear one pair of pants and one shirt a day. Maybe it is taking a walk around the block to contemplate what nutrition habits you can trade for ones that help you feel better.
Maybe it is sitting down and sharing with your spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend where you are at in life and the price it is costing you and the relationship to just get by and that you want true happiness for you and your relationship; or you want to put your minds together and solve the challenge for mutual benefits (finding happiness).
This is simply not in relation to huge impressive gestures, it's about personal, thoughtful acts which let your family and friends know just how awesome they really are. As another ongoing pleasure, spend some money on investments such as a dinner together with friends or maybe a hard earned vacation.
When you begin experiencing something new, destinations as well as activities, you'll likely be meeting new people and also make a few new friends.
Lightening your load and losing the life draining baggage begins with Simplifying. What can I do right now to simplify my life? It could be as easy as adopting a new attitude. Look at your baggage and ask this question, my life is not as joyful as I’d like it to be, what is one thing I can do right now to bring more happiness into my life?
Take the first thing that comes to mind and then act on. Action has magic in it! It stirs the physical and mental senses to action. It is part of the mind and body connection; where one goes the other will follow. You have a fantastic mind eager to work for you.
Irrespective of where they may be or what they're doing, happy people know that they will always have something that they are thankful for. Those who do fresh things―learn some form of recreation, journey to undiscovered places―are happier than folks who continue with familiar actions that these already do best.
If you remember one thing remember this: What is the one thing I can do today to make me feel good? Then do it. If you keep this up, you’ll be honouring more and more commitments with yourself and others. You might even be surprised how good you feel from one day to the next.
Your self-esteem and confidence to handle life will increase giving you more energy and joy to create the life you truly desire!