Musings + Affirmations: I win even in the midst of a loss

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Failure is the foundation of success;

success is the lurking place of failure. 

Laozi

 

Affirmation: I win even in the midst of a loss.

Disappointments are a normal part of life and some losses are inevitable. But, negative experiences help make the positive ones even more worthwhile. I work to turn every loss into a win. I may win something other than what I expected, but it is a win nonetheless.

I know what it feels like to lose. I admit to feeling down and disappointed when something I work hard to achieve slips out of my reach. But I also know what it feels like to win.  So I gain knowledge and new perspective from every disappointment that can help me win more often.

Whenever something works out unfavorably, I analyze the sequence of events carefully and look for likely causes of the disappointing result.

I can usually find the culprit in a weakness here or questionable or poor choice there. What I learn from doing this is both enlightening and rewarding!

Experiencing a loss makes future victories and successes all the sweeter to me. I feel more pleased when I win something after suffering a setback. I honestly believe that my losses have helped equip me to succeed, remain humble and look forward in anticipation to future victories.

 

Today, I vow to make the time to enjoy my rewards, even if they are something other than the hoped-for victory.

 

I know that there is another shining moment out there for me. And I commit to making myself ready to seize that moment when it comes.

 

Homework/ Journal Prompts/ Self-Reflective Questions:

1. How can I help teach others how to learn the lessons their experiences bring, even after a disappointing loss?

2. What positive attributes have I gained as a result of experiencing disappointments?

3. In what ways am I better equipped for future battles?

 

Have an awesome week!

– article source : martinamcgowan.com/2013/06/musings-and-affirmations-i-win-even-in-the-midst-of-a-loss

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Need To Improve Your Life Then You Should Follow These Guidelines

downloadThere are quite a lot of people out there that can help you learn more about yourself. There are teachers, therapists, and teachers that can help you understand your thoughts and discuss your feelings.

Use your work time efficiently so you can get more done in a shorter amount of time. This trick involves taking frequent breaks from work. This might sound counterproductive, but the truth is that more breaks give you a chance to relax and recharge yourself; when you return the work at hand, you can be more focused and get many things accomplished.

Always be ready to write down thoughts you may have. Carry paper with you at all times.

You can then focus your self improvement once you accept that you still have a lot to learn and development.

Weight loss should not be the only one reason to exercise. There are countless physical benefits from regular exercise.

Ask other people about their achievements instead of boasting about your own.

Therapy is indicated if you feel you cannot deal with your problems are severe. While self-help books can be helpful, a therapist can propose targeted, targeted interaction with a therapist.Simply talking can assist you in finding motivation. A book simply cannot provide the human interaction afforded by a therapist or counselor.

You should always treat everyone with respect, regardless of their relationship to you or your goals. The way you behave around others is highly indicative of your character.

images (2)Do you consume alcohol? Do you make a habit of smoking or engaging in other activities that may be harmful to your health? Your body should be a priority. Eliminating bad habits can be a very essential if you want to improve your life. Take a hard look at your life to see where you can make improvements.

Whatever you might think you need in life, make sure you have one thing. You need to chose to actively engage in your life instead of being a spectator.If you just observe your life as it passes you by, you are not really alive.

If you are never able to meet the goals you set, do not be afraid to stop and make a frank assessment of the problem. Find out how others have similar expectations. You may find the proper information you need to succeed.

Good health simply makes anyone feel happier. Make a goal to make healthy choices.

Taking a few small risks can help you should start on your path towards happiness. Many people do not like to take chances because they don’t want to feel like a failure, or feeling rejected, which often leads to an unfulfilled life. Taking chances shows courage, which will bring you the most happiness.

Decide what you want to do with your life and do it. You need to step up and implement a plan of action in order to realize your goals to make them really happen.

It is important that you understand who you are. Treat yourself kindly and be honest with yourself as the years pass, and enjoy knowing the one person who knows you best.

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Is Yoga The Perfect Exercise?

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Is Yoga the perfect form of exercise and relaxation? Let’s make a list of what our ideal type of exercise would do. Firstly it would be simple enough that anyone could do it, but have enough variations and different methods that it would maintain the interest of someone who had been practicing it for years. It would need to be easy to learn so that people could pick up the basics quickly and stat seeing the benefits as soon as possible. To be a perfect form of exercise it would need to be capable of keep our body in good shape all by itself. It would help with weight loss, circulation and increasing the strength of the muscles. It would stimulate the lymphatic system as well as the blood flow and help the body dispose of waste products, improving the overall immune response system. It would also have benefits that went beyond health – the sharpening of the mind and an increased sense of well being and contentment. Ideally it would be an exercise form that required no expensive equipment and that could be practiced practically anywhere, alone or in a group.

This is quite a demanding set of prerequisites for a perfect form of exercise. Let’s see if Yoga measures up to these standards.

Yoga is a discipline that has it’s routes in India. The documents that modern Yoga is based on are hundreds of years old, and the principles behind these documents were practiced long before that. It is a low impact form of exercise that has been tweaked and customized by literally thousands of different teachers and enthusiasts. The are numerous resulting ‘styles’ of Yoga, but they all have the same core background and beliefs. What we refer to as Yoga in the West is usually the physical component of an entire life philosophy that has it’s own beliefs and code of ethics built in.

The physical focus of Yoga is on poses and slow movements that are low impact and usually use nothing more than our own body. Sometimes props and supports are used to assist the body in achieving and holding a particular pose. The poses can vary greatly in their degree of difficulty and even the same pose can have many different stages or levels. The perfect example is a simple forward stretch. One person may be able to stretch out past their knees, another may be able to reach their ankles and somebody else may be able to touch the floor. This level of progression allows us to see a physical difference in our flexibility level as we practice Yoga more regularly. And because Yoga does not require any special equipment we are not refined to set class times and can practice Yoga anywhere and any time the fancy takes us. We can even do breathing exercises to clear the mind while sitting at a work desk.

Yoga has some incredible health benefits which stem from controlled breathing and increased blood flow. Our bodies organs simply do not operate at peak efficiency unless they are receiving the oxygen and nutrients that they need. The waste products from our muscles and organs are carried away by the lymphatic system. Both systems can develop chokepoints and blockages that different Yoga poses will address and correct. The result is a better more regular blood pressure, a more efficient immunity system and a optimal digestive process.

Because Yoga movements are slow and simple, the focus on correct breathing has a pronounced mental affect on the body. It provides us with an enhanced ability to focus, and to un-clutter our thoughts. This is a valuable edge in modern life and its importance should not be under estimated.

Finally many regular Yoga enthusiasts will tell you that there is a spiritual side to Yoga, how far this affects an individual will probably depend on their beliefs before they begin practicing Yoga, but it can perhaps be thought of most accurately with a greater comfort and connection with your own body. The increased acceptance of yourself, and comfort with your own being results directly in more happy people.

So, it looks like Yoga does indeed check all the boxes and can be thought of as a perfect exercise form.

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Motivation to be happier, healthier and live a better life!

Motivation to be happier, healthier and live a better life!

Below are some powerful reminders of how to live a happier, healthier and more satisfying life.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!  YES!  Many of these have been complied from other sources I have read.

Healthier:

1.Drink plenty of water

2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar

3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants

4.  Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy

5.  Make time to relax

6.  Play more games

reading7.  Read more books than you did last month

8.  Sit in silence for at least 15 minutes each day

9.  Sleep for at least 7 hours a night

10.  Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Happier:

11. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

13. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.

14. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip or people who gossip.

16. Dream more while you are awake

17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.

20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

smile23. Smile and laugh more.

24. You don’t have to win every argument.. Agree to disagree…

Relationships:

25. Call your family often not just on holidays.

26. Each day give something good to others.

27. Forgive everyone for everything.

28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6..

29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

30. What other people think of you is none of your business.  This is SO important.

31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

32. Do the right thing!

33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

34. Time heals everything

35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..

36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

37. The best is yet to come.. …

38. When you awake alive in the morning, be thankful for the day!

39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Have an incredible first day of summer today and I want to give a special shout out to my dear friends Josh & Jenna Kosnick and wish them a happy 3rd anniversary today!!

Motivational quote of the week:  “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” (John Wooden)

 

Article source : http://thejoesweeney.com/2011/06/21/motivation-to-be-happier-healthier-and-live-a-better-life/

10 Powerful Affirmations

10 Powerful Affirmations

Personal Development Tips That Everyone Should Know

images (3)When trying to figure out who you are and develop yourself as a person, you need to be positive that you have all of the helpful information available. Liking yourself comes first. If you use the following advice to better yourself, then the rest of your life will get better too.

Stress is the foe of happiness. When we have to deal with stress, it takes its toll on the body in a physical and mental sense. All of us need to have clear, relaxed thinking to enable us to plan and execute our life’s purpose, and this only happens when we let go of stressful thoughts. Allow yourself a set time during each day that you can relax and empty your mind. This time can help you improve your overall life.

Have a clear understanding of the obstacles between you and your success. Sometimes, this can be a difficult job for you to see on your own. Think of identifying your weakness as the first step in getting rid of them. If you are successful in moving obstacles out of your way, you may find that your life’s path is easier to navigate.

Use your core principals to your advantage. Each person has a set of beliefs that determine who they are. If you have good reason to have these beliefs, you will feel more confident and grow your self esteem by adhering to these beliefs and principles. Maintaining your core foundation allows for consistency in life and builds good character.

In order to properly advance in matters of personal development, it is very important that you declare lowliness. When you realize how insignificant you really are, you will begin to understand you have more to learn. Once this concept is ingrained in your brain, you will be eager to learn new skills and expand your knowledge in order to improve yourself.

Make others feel good by offering them compliments. You can reverse the process, though. Being kind and positive to other people puts you in a good mindset and encourages you to treat yourself right.

Instead of endlessly gloating about your own achievements, why not ask another person to share a story of personal victory? This will enable you to learn about others and to develop a great deal of respect for the people around you.

Consider talking with a counselor or a religious figurehead as it can achieve wonders. These professionals are equipped to discuss very deep, emotional issues and often have many years of experience. They can lend a sympathetic ear and help guide you on the right path. When you can talk out your issues with a licensed professional, you will find your life will be much happier.

If you have paid close attention to the preceding tips, you should know what you need to do next to further your personal development. Be sure to keep an eye out for any new information you can add to these tips so that you can continue to grow as a person.

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Personal Development Tips And Techniques For A More Fulfilling Life Journey

images (14)Personal development allows individuals to grow through improving oneself. Personal development is not just about self help, but it also includes the helping of others, as a teacher or mentor would. The tips provided in the following article will help you begin personal development to improve yourself and others.

Personal development also means integrity to many people. This means that you consciously choose the evolve and life within your own truth. Find what makes you whole and right for you and life by those rules every day. This will create a fullness that makes for your well-being.

Understand what it means to really be a human. You are so small in the scale of the universe. Once you can realize this, you can begin to grow. You will be able to accept that you have a lot to learn, a lot to understand, and a lot that you can improve on.

For complete personal development, don’t overlook your body. Many people see personal development as a mind journey, but overlook the fact that our bodies and minds are deeply connected. Build exercise into your personal development plan. You’ll find that your overall personal growth will be sped up when you approach it with both systems in mind.

Volunteer for that job no one else wants to do. Volunteering can open up your relationships with others. It can help you acquire knowledge and skills that might one day prove invaluable. Just because your co-workers don’t want to take on a job doesn’t mean you should automatically rule it out!

To help deal with your depression, try going into a support group for depression. When getting into a group with other people affected by the same condition you are, it can help reduce your sense of isolation. You can also use these groups to provide support for others and give them your own advice with how to cope, along with sharing your own experiences.

Take time out of your busy day to listen to what your mind and your body are trying to tell you. If you stop for a little while each day, you are going to find that there are many things that your body is telling you that you were not hearing before, and you can make changes to improve the situation.

A great tip for personal development is to always put in the proper amount of effort when choosing what is best. You can’t be lazy when making decisions because one mistake can be disastrous. You must make sure that you do the best you can in order for you to choose the best.

Stand up for your belief systems. Your convictions make your personal character, so be sure to defend what you think is right. There are times when we’re tempted to step down and follow the herd. However, standing up and being counted can encourage bravery in others and stop injustice before it starts.

Furthermore, personal development involves self improvement. It also goes beyond self help and helps others as a teacher would. If you carefully remember the tips that were provided in the article, then you can practice personal development and improve yourself as well as others that you personally mentor.

 

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