I think it makes more sense to focus on the change in behavior, rather than the result (as a goal), because the result will occur with the accomplishment of the behavioral goal. (Do I sound like I'm on the Big Bang Theory?)
Kaizen: Small, continuous improvements.
I'M BRINGING SEXY BACK! I don't know where it went. Where do those lost pounds go? Is it the same place as the socks missing from the drier?
989 Days since: Starting 10+ minutes a day of exercise SparkStreak! : )
1. Learn to air your feelings. Don't keep them bottled up inside you. Share your sorrows and disappointments with someone you trust. Remember, expressed feelings are changed feelings.
2. Avoid comparing yourself with others by admiring their gifts and ignoring your gifts. This kind of envy causes self-disgust. Put no one's head higher than your own.
3. Form a small group of people you can call on for emotional support. Agree to "be there" for each other. Offer advice only when it is asked for. Listen without interrupting. Take turns talking and listening.
4. Take time to play. Remember that play is any activity that you do just because it feels good. Remind yourself that you deserve to take time to play.
5. Don't forget to laugh, especially at yourself. Look for the humor in things around you. Let your hair down more often. Do something silly and totally unexpected from time to time.
6. Learn to relax. You can find books, tapes, programs, classes, instructors and other materials to teach you how to relax. Relaxation improves the mind, helps the body heal, and feels so much better than stress and tension.
7. Protect your right to be human. Don't let others put you on a pedestal. When people put you on a pedestal, they expect you to be perfect and feel angry when you let them down.
8. Learn to say no. As you become comfortable saying no to the unreasonable expectations, requests or demands of others you will discover that you have more compassion. When you do say yes to others, you will feel better about yourself and the people you're responding to.
9. Change jobs if you are miserable at work. First, try to figure out if the job is wrong for you or if certain people are causing you to feel miserable at work. Try paying more attention to the things you enjoy about your job and less attention to the things that annoy you. Remember that all jobs have some unpleasant aspects.
10. Stretch your muscles. Break a sweat. Go for a walk. Ride a bike. Park farther from the door. Take the stairs. You don't need fancy clothes, club memberships or expensive equipment to add exercise to your daily life.
11. Practice being a positive, encouraging person. Each time you give others a word of encouragement you not only feel better, but you build up your best self.
12. Pay attention to your spiritual life. Slow down. Practice sitting quietly. Listen to your inner voice. Spend time thinking about the things which bring peace, beauty and serenity to your life. Find the courage to follow your own spiritual path if a traditional religion has not been helpful for you.
This is from my Cheryl Richardson newsletter. I had to wait and get permission to reprint this before I could post it. Blessings, Jetta
Well, last week Mercury sure was retrograde! Our bridge line didn't work, causing us to spend a much shorter time with Geneen Roth than I wanted (using her bridge). Not only that but the recording of the call was cut off three quarters of the way through. So, we're in the process of getting it edited and up on our site. I apologize for the mishap and will let you know via Facebook as soon as the audio file is available.
I'm live on HayHouseRadio.com this Monday (5/10), at 5pm ET. You can call me here, (866) 254-1579.
Have a wonderful week...
p.s. - Need a little Divine Direction? Use the "Touch of Grace" button on our homepage.
I've just arrived home from Omega where I taught a Mother's Day weekend retreat about developing the qualities and habits of an extraordinary mother. We had a terrific group of women and this week I'd like to share ten pieces of wisdom from our time together. Here we go...
1. The healthy habit that feels most like a luxury needs to become a daily necessity.
2. Never check email first thing in the morning.
3. Don't beat around the bush. Be brave enough to ask for what you want directly.
4. Resting may be the most productive thing you do.
5. Never underestimate the power of getting a full night of sleep - every night.
6. "Every thought you think and every word you say is an affirmation for your future."
This quote is from Louise Hay, the master of affirmations. She launches a new book this week called "Experience Your Good Now!" We used it during the retreat and it's a must read for every person who is wise enough to use affirmations.
7. Embrace your resistance to change while remaining open to new possibilities.
8. "Puttering" is a valid act of extreme self-care.
9. Stop robbing others of their responsibilities.
10. Be a creator not a responder.
Happy Mother's Day to all those who share their time, energy, love, and nurturing care with all living beings!
Life Makeover for the Year 2010(sm) is written and produced by
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.