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Making Life Better

 

If I had a magic wand, I’d love to make life better for everyone who desires improvement. Unfortunately there isn’t an easy button that makes our desired transformation instantaneous.  It can take some time and effort, a willingness to change and some self awareness because it truly is an inside job.

Change in and of itself is instantaneous, but the build up to get us to the point where we are ready to receive it.  Circumstances can change but it is our inner world and how we perceive the world and our experiences that has the greatest impact.

If you’d like to transform your life, here are 3 tips to start you on your way.

 

 

1. Take some time for yourself.

These are busy times we live in, every moment filled to the brim. A few moments to sit within the space of your own consciousness – not filled with anything but being – can do wonders to keep you grounded and centered within yourself. It doesn’t have to be fancy, filled with ritual or objectives.

This is about creating space – not pressure to do more or do perfectly. Silence can help but so can sitting quietly at a busy coffee shop and being mindful of how you are experiencing the moment. You can create space anywhere. Taking these kinds of timeouts help you honor yourself, handle those hairy times better, and in general, foster a greater level of inner peace.

 

 

2. Feel your feelings, in the moment.

Emotions have been described as Energy in Motion. And it’s true, there is motion to emotion. They can come and go at the drop of a hat, intense and overwhelming or calming and peaceful. And everything in between. Feeling your feelings is part of your experience of living fully.

Denying how you feel only suppresses the energy that’s trying to bring you awareness and experience.  Eventually it will resurface. Maybe in the form of an intense emotional reaction, or on the body level as pain or dis-ease. What about all those feelings you’ve already suppressed? They’ll awaken from time to time, giving you the opportunity to heal.

 

 

3. Your thoughts matter.

Your mind is a powerful tool and impacts the quality and direction of your life dramatically. It can solve problems or create them. It can solidify limiting beliefs or create expansive possibilities.

Science tells us that 90% of thoughts are the same thoughts you have every day, creating habitual loops in the neuro pathways of your brain. If you get stuck on a negative loop, it can take some effort to switch things. But that’s exactly what you need to do to create a new habit of optimism and positive thinking. Remember you can make anything better or worse by how you think about it.

 

There are a number of ways you can work with thoughts, emotions and beliefs to bring healing, self awareness and resilience.  If you’d like to learn more about what is possible, reach out.  Contact me here.

 

4 Comments

  1. Dominika says:

    Yes, creating space for yourself is very important and sometimes we spend too much time in the negative thinking.

    • Linda says:

      I agree! Researchers tell us that 90% of our thoughts are repetitive, day after day… that can be a heavy weight when it is a negative slant. Space can help shift it.

  2. Cai GRAHAM says:

    We all need to be reminded of this.
    It’s a busy world we live in.
    Thank you

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