A positive affirmation: "Today I choose to see my life for the wonderful gift that it is. I love and accept myself exactly as I am. I make choices that are right for me and healthy for my body. I forgive everyone, including myself, I easily release the past and I am free".
Exert as much force as possible for at least 10 seconds. Repeat as many times throughout the day as you wish.
Palm Press Press your palms together as hard as you comfortably can. Hold for at least 10 seconds, and repeat if desired.
Core Engagement While sitting in a chair, deliberately tighten your stomach muscles, and hold your feet an inch or two above the floor. To increase the resistance, push your knees down toward the floor with your hands while trying to keep your feet from touching the floor.
Neck Strengthener From a seated or standing position, clasp your hands behind your head pulling your elbows but wide. Then try to push your head back using your neck muscles, while simultaneously trying to push your head forward with your clasped hands. This exercise works your upper back as well as your neck muscles.
Foot Flex While seated: Holding the front of your feet and pushing your feet forward while using your hands to resist the forward motion. Placing your hands against the back of your feet and pulling your feet backwards against the pressure of your hands.
Leg Lift In a standing position, lift your left leg while keeping your knee bent so that your thigh is perpendicular with the ground. Then, use one or both hands to push your thigh down while continuing to lift it upward. Switch legs and repeat the exercise on the opposite side.
Each isometric contraction only increases muscular strength in the exact position that you're practicing, not through a whole range of motion. It is therefore best to think about isometrics as a complement to your weight training, not a substitute for it.
I got this yesterday and wanted to share it. It's been around, but SURELY bears another round for reading!
HUGS ladies. We're AWESOME!
Stress Management for Women! This is absolutely wonderful!
A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'... She fooled them all .... "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile. Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. To 20 oz.
She replied , "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."
"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced. So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... Pick them up tomorrow.
1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!
2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
4 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.
5 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
6 * If you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
8 * Never buy a car you can't push.
9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
11 * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.
13 * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
19 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.
20 *Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate!*
Today someone asked me if I liked you. I laughed, and I said, "Ha! That's funny!! I absolutely LOVE that woman!! She's funny, caring, crazy as heck, sweet, beautiful, she's reading this email right now & I love her!!" Send this to ten ladies you love!! & I better be one!!!! Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says~~ "Oh Crap, She's up!"
Lost your mojo? List the main things that drain your energy .. these things are stopping you from achieving your goal. Why are you tolerating 'drainers'? Unpack your guilts and ask yourself what you 'really' want.
Plan your week ahead. Carefully planned work will motivate you to do more and worry less. You will feel in control. The week will feel like 'your' week. The work will feel like 'your' work. Your life will feel like 'your' life!
It has come to my notice that a fair number of Team members do not participate in Sparkmail, and hence have missed my Team Boosts and Motivation Tips so far - so reposting here and will put all the new ones up here as time passes as well as doing a Team sparkmail, just to keep everyone's mind on the job at hand, yeah?
Team Sparkmail sent on 8 August 2013:
Your Willpower Boost!
If your 'will' roars but your 'power' only whispers, connect the two and you will always have self-control.
Team Sparkmail sent on 10 August 2013:
"Fake it till you make it! The lie will become the truth."
Team Sparkmail sent on 16 August 2013:
Make it a personal commitment to notice everything that pushes your buttons. Make a note of everything that inspires you. That's your control panel. Those buttons operate your whole system of personal motivation.
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