How to develop self discipline.
There are so many important life-changing habits - with which habits should you start? #HabitsThatStick
If you could choose only one or two new (beneficial) habits to create in the next couple of weeks — what would they be? If we want to progress to our goals, we need to develop good habits.
Realizing that every person is different, this is not an easy question to answer. But for all of us, the following is true - we all are held back by bad habits, and we all are propelled forward by good habits. With that in mind, check out the suggestions below, and decide which one or two habits would you start with? (There are many more! Let your mind flow)
Attempt to think positive. The most important thing you can do is to improve your thoughts. Do not allow negative thoughts to point your life's direction. Teach your brain to think positive ones instead, and you will succeed. Become more aware of your negative self-talk by writing them down throughout the day. Soon you will be more attentive, and able to change your thoughts without even noticing!
Much of our daily stress stems from finances. Keep a journal of your expenses. Track every cent spent and see where your money is going. Make the adjustments to work towards your financial goals.
Be attentive not to multi-task. You will be much more productive, have less stress, and you will get more done. Focus on one task or one goal at a time.
Live with gratitude. This simple but effective habit will shift your focus to all good around you and prevent you to be frustrated about what you don't have. This shift in perspective will allow you to replace dissatisfaction with happiness. Cultivating the habit of gratitude helps you to (re-) discover the beauty that can be found in your life. Being grateful will allow you to develop a deep appreciation even for the little things in life. More important, gratefulness will make you spend much less time in the pursuit of more.
Define your priorities. Concentrate your time and energy on the things in your life that matters most to you. Get rid of everything else. This will free space to concentrate on the important stuff to get things done. If you have too much on your plate, you will not get things done. Set specific goals and then break it up in smaller pieces where you can. Be specific and make sure that the goals are realistic and achievable
To exercise every day is one of the most important daily habits. You need not go to the gym, a brisk walk would be fine to! It will contribute to your overall health and happiness.
Read more. Reading more will increase your creativity and decision making skills, and that is not all - it will also improve your memory. Try reading 15 minutes every day, on topics you enjoy.
Plan your next day before you go to sleep at night. This way your time will be optimized and your day will be less stressed. Make a to-do list for the next day before you go to bed.
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Begin today to eliminate the habits that are standing between you and a healthier life.
Do you feel that you are existing rather than living? We get so caught up in our daily routines, that we forget how miraculous living is. It’s easy to lose hope, and just give up.
Life is full of hope, and possibility. God wants you to live up to your full potential as being made in his image. Living a joyful life is a choice – choose wisely. When you embrace your God-given humanity, all the ordinary moments of your life will take on extraordinary significance.
Embrace your life with HOPE
Embrace the beating of your heart after a hard workout.
Seek out ways to help others.
Embrace the freedom that comes from being able to make mistakes and choices
Embrace the promising new day when the sunrise.
Embrace the aroma of coffee beans and cinnamon.
Embrace the love your pet shows when you come home
Do you know the difference between an extraordinary life and an average life?
When you live a curious life, you do not live a life that is irresponsible, but you provoke originality in your everyday live. You will think more insightfully and live a life less ordinary. Your mind will be open to suggestions, different options, as well as new ways of viewing a situation.
"I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done"
Personal values are a central part of who you are and who you want to be. By becoming more aware of these important factors in your life, and how to utilize them, they would guide you to make the best choice in any situation. Personal values can be defined as Important and lasting beliefs about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable. Thus your values represent what is important to you, they are the driving force behind the choices you make and the behavior you display every day.
To understand your values as a fundamental building block of life, there are many important decisions about determining what you value most. Values have a major influence on a person's behavior and attitude and serve as broad guidelines in all situations. Your values directly affect your lifestyle and your social experiences. Your decisions, choices you make and your emotions are also directly affected by your values. You will gain tremendous clarity around your life and the decisions you make by understanding exactly which values are important to you, This way you have the perfect starting point for understanding yourself, your motivators and actions. You will be able to prioritize effectively in the way that leads you to a successful and happy life - by taking consistent correct decisions.
When your choices are driven by your values, you will live in alignment with your values, and you then will experience balance in your life – you will be satisfied and happy. When you make choices, which are not aligned with your values, you will experience conflicting feelings, which may lead to frustration, guilt, and unhappiness. The clearer your values are, the more rapidly you can identify why you are experiencing conflicting feelings and realign yourself to be happy and contend again.
# SuccessRevamp helping you find your values and look into how to best utilize them for goal-setting and decision-making.
Our values have a direct effect on the emotions that we experience each day which then affects the goals we have set to achieve in life.
Forgive yourself and Forget about Past Mistakes.
(PART THREE in a 5 part Series)
Are you desperately looking for peace and harmony in your life - to live a life that is deep and meaningful? Do you want to make a difference during the time you are on the earth? Do you want more love and less fear in your life?
All the above are possible, but only if you are prepared to forgive - yourself and those around you - forgive without ceasing. Anyone who had to forgive someone who has hurt him or her will agree, it's probably one of the hardest things in the world to do.
Why is it so hard to forgive?
Forgiveness always starts first with yourself. Forgiveness has more to do with yourself than about the person you forgive. To be able to forgive others, you should be able to forgive yourself first. In other words, you can forgive someone else only to the same extent to which you can forgive yourself. So if you are struggling to forgive yourself, how can you forgive someone else anything?
Ask yourself the question - What can I not forgive myself? If you have the answer, you will know who or what is keeping you captive in a prison of hatred and fear, where you are the one who can not let go of the past. Therefore, it is necessary to forgive yourself to free you from the destructive power of hatred, anger, and revenge.
If you understand the above, you will also understand that forgiveness is more to do with you than with another. And if you understand this, you can not do otherwise than to forgive yourself and others and be free!
Read Part Four..
Get to know the real you. (PART TWO in s 5 Part Series)
One the most powerful ways to get to know yourself is through writing in a journal. Journaling has no rules - set a timer for ten minutes and start writing, and do not stop until the timer rings.
Know what makes you happy. Take some time to figure out what makes you happy and regularly add to your list. - write down anything that comes to your mind, that makes you smile, the small and the big, the cheap and the pricey stuff, as well as the priceless – like family outings and candles in the bathroom.
What is the one movie you will be watching over and over if you have to? (or the one book you will read many times?) The story that touches you the most can tell you a lot about yourself? What is the theme of the story? See if you can find some of your positive qualities in the story or maybe some things that you are dreaming about having. Write it in your journal.
Know what things you don't like. Write it down. Add to your list every day. At some point in your life, you might have a choice to stop doing some things you don’t like. Evaluate these situations and see if you have a choice to get yourself out or not. Some situations you can not just get out of, like going to school, paying your rent and so on.
Some Self-discovery questions
As you ask yourself these questions, your journey on self-inquiry will pick up speed. It may be a bit unfamiliar at first but will become easier as you get used to it. This list of questions will help you to realize what you think about yourself. There are no right or wrong answers.
- What have you done so far in your live that you are proud of?
- How would you like other people to perceive you? How do you think they do perceive you?
- What is true for you no matter what?
- Do you want it less or more of something that he s for forbidden?
- In which area of your life do you feel out of control?
What matters the most.
Stop thinking that everyone is better than you; they are not. Remember no one is perfect. We are all different - think of the variety of sizes, shapes, and colors that people have. Learn to love who you are. Each of us has its own purpose in life. Find out what is yours. Discover your strengths and concentrate on to fulfill your calling. Remember you are a unique child of God. Think and always say good things about yourself - even if it does not go well. What we think and say is our reality. Be positive! See part three on forgiving yourself and how to forget about past mistakes...
Spending time with those who are wise reaps great benefits. In a similar way, hanging around with fools will bring harm. Read here what the famous Solomon had to say about this truth.
"He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm." Proverbs 13:20
Like it or not, peer pressure is a reality for all of us, at any age. The people we hang with ultimately influence who we become. It is easy to think that as we mature, we move beyond all the silly influence of others, like it was when we were in school.
A closer look at humanity reveals something quite different: no matter the age, the social status, the location... people are drawn to be like one another, to follow each other, and to think as others think.
The writer of Proverbs knew this well. He pleaded with his sons to spend time with wise men, those of high moral character and lifestyle, because he wanted the best for them.
His use of the term "walks" in this verse is not by accident. Walking is a choice word; in this context it has the idea of a manner of life. It is a consistent, daily, step by step, progression through life.
In another sense, theHebrew term walks is used of going on a journey. So when one walks, it is the method he applies to get to his destination. That destination finds its finality at the end of life.
As in most of the Proverbs, Solomon uses a two-part comparison, wherein he takes a principle, illustrates it with a concrete image, and then gives the opposite. This principle of two teaching method emphasizes simplicity - the writer doesn't go on for pages saying the same thing over again or stating it in different ways. His brilliance is evident in his simplicity, his clarity. Here, in stating "the companion of fools will suffer harm" he assures the reader of what happens if you don't walk with the wise. Spending our lives with foolish people will eventually bring damaging results into our lives. And the application to us is clear: it is vital to choose companions who we want to be like.
I once knew a younger businessman who avoided people from his generation. He only spent time with older, successful businessmen. He would golf with them, have drinks with them, take them to lunch. Why? He wanted to be like them. He wanted to develop their mannerisms, habits, and schedules, because those men had made lots of the mistakes the younger guys were inevitably going to make, but had proven their skill in business by their ultimate success. He was walking with the wise men, instead of hanging with the fools.
In a vastly more important sense, we are to do the same with our spiritual comrades. If we want to live with wisdom, it's not going to happen by chillin' with idiots. It happens by spending time - walking - with those who have gone before, experienced the losses and victories life, and come through with genuine wisdom.
There's a journey ahead of us. Let's start now...
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"Everyone has had a dream at some point in his or her lives. Whether it's a couple dreaming about their first house, a science student dreaming of being an astronaut or a office worker dreaming of one day becoming a coffee shop owner - we all have dreams" 7 Dream killers & How to Overcome Them.
You had a dream in your heart. You believe God put it there, and you made the commitment to yourself that you would work hard and keep your eye on the goal... until a dream killer entered. You told your dream to someone you trust, hoping to hear encouraging thoughts, but instead you find your dream shattered to pieces.
It might not be the same today as it was when you were young, but do you remember yours?
What are dream killers?
Objects, your own negative thoughts, unsupportive people and situations are referred to as dream killers. Most people don’t know how to recognize them before they start to prevent you from achieving your full potential. There are many dream killers to be on the look out for, in this book we will in detail discuss seven of them.
Cut all the things out of your life, which are not doing anything positive for you, they are a weight pulling you back, preventing you from reaching your ultimate goal. Without all these negativities you will be able to relax a bit more, stress less, and reach your dreams a little sooner. Don’t let others steal your dream, giving them control over your life. Don’t’ allow all kinds of fear, self-doubt, negativity, and laziness to prevent you from the fulfillment of your dream.
Have faith and believe in yourself, even when others don’t.
Do not allow anyone to tell you that you can’t do something. Remember that hard work pays off. Hard work and commitment should lead you to endless possibilities. Tomorrow is coming whether you try anything new today or not. Do something with today; don’t just let it pass you by.
Remember, the only person’s approval you need is your own. Avoid allowing other people’s negative opinions to affect your desire to fulfill your dream. When you have a dream, it’s up to you to pursue it.
If you truly believe that you can do something don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way! Nothing worth having comes easy.
To have true happiness is the greatest desire most people have. The ability to be at peace, a deep sense of well being, the capability to enjoy every moment of life, the here and the now.
Unfortunately for most of us, happiness seems to be difficult to find. Instead of living an uncomplicated straight forward life, we are unconsciously feeding unhappiness with negative habits resulting in disappointing outcomes in our lives.
8 happiness truths:
- Happiness is sustaiable. While living in the moment, make an effort to experience more joy by your actions like playing with our pets, help someone or show forgiveness and gratitude. keep in mind that in order to have an experience of real happiness and wellbeing that is enduring, you must expand to other people and the world around you
- You need to seek happiness with your whole heart. Happiness takes a great willingness to be aware of the habits that you do that needs to be changed. Commit to yourself to keep happiness in every moment of your day. Do your best to keep it alive.
“Life is a journey and if you fall in love with the journey you will be in love forever.” —Peter Hagerty
- Do not rely on other people or objects for your happiness. Happiness need to come forth out of your own inner beign. Not from objects out of your control. (persons, possessions, money, status etc) Do not give away your power by putting weight on negative opinions from other people or bad situations in your life. Circumstances and the opinions of others has only a hold on you if you allow them to. If you allow other people to control how happy you are, you’ll get hurt in the long run.
- What does you do or think that makes you unhappy? Or is it emotional reactions that makes you unhappy? Remember you always have a choice over your thoughts. Choose not to feed the negative. say “No” to the negative thoughts, and say “Yes!” to happiness every time they came into your mind. Embrace your your flaws and have high standards - but never try to be perfect as perfectionism is a man made illusion.
- Positivity attracts happiness. When you decide to focus your thoughts, feelings, and actions toward positivity - happiness will follow. Be grateful for all you have and appreciate every moment of your life. Your positive vibes will attract even more things which you would be grateful for.
- Happiness is a choice. There are many things we don’t have control over, but we have a choice about where we place our attention. Now is the moment - The past is just a memory - The future is a vision. Only now exists. Live n the present and be very carefull about your self talk. This is a mighty tool that if used adequately may have very good outcomes. according to a study done by Harvard Univercity, Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and taking care of yourself physically, financially and emotionally.
- Happiness does not need to be a permanent state of excitement but can be a feel of contentment too. Just to give up controll and be content with what's happening right now and being OK with it.
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