We take these in from our parents, siblings, friends, teachers, even our environment and at that age we have no way of sifting truth from fiction.
Listen, your parents did the best for you with the best possible intentions but there could be all sorts of beliefs you now hold that no longer serve you. However, if you were told not to talk to strangers that makes perfect sense for a 7-year-old — but as an adult, it could lead you to being shy so all sorts of relationships could be difficult for you. Of course you have to know what they are first and the best way of doing that is write down all the things you heard as a child about money, health, people. You might not even be fully aware of them and that is why I say write them down because awareness is the first step.
And the best way of getting rid of them is first naming them. When you love yourself everything in your life works out. Think about it.
We have a thing in our brain like a thermostat. You know how a thermostat works, right? However, if someone comes into the room and opens the window and its cold outside, the temperature will fall and the thermostat will work really hard to bring the temperature of the room back up to 70 degrees. Well, the job of the thermostat in your brain is to keep you in the comfort zone.
The thermostat will keep bringing you back to your comfort zone.
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The way to change that is really very simple. You have to override the thermostat. You can start slowly. Choosing to have a good day and not just a good day but a glorious one. From the moment you get up, you have to set yourself up for a great day. Now that really is powerful. When you love yourself everything in your life will work out. Eat right. The food we put into our bodies becomes the fuel on which it runs. We are wise to make sure it is the right kind of fuel at every meal. Just be sure to include some protein in your breakfast, your mind will be sharper and clearer because of it.
According to recent studies , people who exercise regularly report to be happier, calmer, and better equipped to handle whatever the day decides to throw at them. Interestingly enough, the study seemed to indicate these benefits were experienced on a day-to-day basis, which means you can begin to experience them today by choosing to exercise just 20 minutes. Accomplish one big task. We all have projects, work, and requirements for our time — things that we need to accomplish. Likely, your to-do list is longer than you can accomplish in one day.
But to make the most of this day, choose one big thing on your list and do it first. If you finish, move on to the next. Do one thing that you love. Apart from the day-to-day requirements of living life, you have dreams, goals, and hopes. You have hobbies that you love and activities that breathe life into who you are. Embrace these life-giving opportunities. And do one thing every day that you love. Rest effectively. Rest is as essential to our bodies as food and water and air. Our bodies need to be refreshed on a daily basis and a weekly basis. Be present with others. Put away distractions.
Engage in conversation. Ask questions. Give time for answers. And look people in the eye when you do. Their eyes reveal far more than their words. Give to someone else. Your fullest joy in life will not be found living it selfishly for yourself. Rather, the periods of greatest joy and fulfillment are found in the moments and motivations when we are choosing to give to others.
Invest your life in someone else everyday. Mentor a child. Help a co-worker. Fund a local charity. Or just make that phone call to a friend who needs to hear from you. Our lives are more than flesh and blood. They are also mind and heart and soul. Find time each day to feed your soul by embracing gratitude, laughter, hope, and faith. Tomorrow is another day with great potential and opportunity. Take 10 minutes each evening to clear the clutter and refresh your home for the next day.
Today is among the greatest gifts we have ever been given. Follow on Twitter Like on Facebook. Thank-you for this simple list this week Joshua , we need these simple reminders to keep our eyes open to the traps and routines we can fall into. I have had two recent deaths at far too young of ages in my family this last month and I am done with trying to do too much in too little of time.
Additionally a lot of what I do involves social media and the constant engagement is taxing me. I need to find a way to manage it and not let it control me. Lastly, thank-you for your part in the Minimalist film, I watched it two nights ago and enjoyed it. Thank you for such a good article. I looked and read so many articles but not impressed so much. I like step number 1 and 2 but rest of the steps are fine to kick start a productive yet happy life. God bless you Joshua!
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An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who was doing a little homework on this. And he actually bought me dinner due to the fact that I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this issue here on your web page. Thanks to my father who informed me concerning this webpage, this website is truly remarkable.
Going thru the hard work now of tossing all that doesnt matter. MY urge to purge is even stronger now. Decorating for Christmas with only things I love. Only keeping what i love also. Time to let go…in sooo many ways. I am having trouble dealing with people who are stuck in old ways of spend and shop regardless of how much they already have and how far in debt they are. They have no interest in this, just not ready I guess.
Imagine if everyone followed these 10 steps daily…. We would live in a much happier world. Thank you for your wisdom. For me going to the gym and doing a bit of cardio and a bit of serious weight lifting works miricles for stress, anxiety and depression.
It kind of resets the brain chemistry, which is very much affected by stress. Number 1 , rising early, is something I introduced into my life some years ago and it is no exaggeration to say it transformed my life in so many ways and on so many different levels. Habits are such an important contributor to a fulfilling life.
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Very well written post, thanks for sharing this. I will definitely follow this from today onwards. God has sent us for a specific purpose, but I think I delay the things by procrastinating. If we take each day as it comes with a definitive routine, life will be much more simpler and organised. I especially liked point no.
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