Your Worst Enemy Could Be You!

"Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours."
Richard Bach

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-business-woman-cubicle-overworked-stressed-image5934154

75-85% of those most of our daily thoughts are negative. We judge ourselves severely, we think we should do it better, we compare ourselves to others and find fault with ourselves. Oprah said, "Comparison is violence against oneself." Powerful!
In her book, Your Body Believes Every Word You Say, Barbara Levine shows that a simple statement like "so and so is a pain in the neck" can create shoulder and neck pain quickly. Pay attention to your self-talk and make it positive.

How to Handle Negative  Self-Talk

• Awareness is key Ask this question and write down all the answers that show up: "I can't be totally successful right now because..." Don't censor yourself. Write down everything that shows up, no matter how silly. Now go back and examine each one of those reasons. Most of them have no basis in reality. None of your reasons are good enough to stop you. Now
draw an X through them right now. Say to yourself "These are not true."
And when you find yourself thinking them, say "STOP" and put in a positive statement in place instead. You can retrain your brain. Do it.

Make a strengths inventory. Several great books help you discover your strengths, including Strengths Finder. (And several free surveys on the Internet.) Find out what your unique talents and gifts are and work on developing those. Gallup's research on millions of professionals shows that those people who develop their strengths and not their weaknesses become the most successful.

Feed your mind with positive nutrition. Read uplifting books, magazines like Success Magazine, listen to audios, watch inspiring videos on youtube. Ignore the negativity out there; good things happen every day. Change the channel when something disturbs you. Focus on what you want, not on what you don't want.

You are far more powerful, talented and wise than you think you are.

Kindly share this post if you liked it.

Sign up for free tips on success, happiness and stress relief. http://www.firedupnow.com/kindlings

©2015 Snowden McFall All Rights Reserved. You may share this post and reprint with author reference and copyright.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Give the Gift of Your Presence

Me and Cinderella
Me and Cinderella

Be Here Now

In the US, we celebrated Mother's Day yesterday.  My own mother died when I was 21, after a long terminal illness.  I still miss her delectible meals, artistic talent and haunting beauty.  While she ill, I was cared for by an incredible woman named Cinderella. I was so blessed to have her in my life. She gave me my love, my hugs, my values and my unconditional support.  Sadly, she died a few years ago of Alzheimers. I am so grateful I got to see her before she died, and she knew who I was.  Those moments meant everything.

We're in the season of so many celebrations, weddings, graduations, birthdays.
Be sure you give a meaningful gift, one of your physical presence.  Without distractions, your presence can meet more to someone than any store-bought gift.

How to Make Your Visit More Memorable

• Turn off your cell phone, beeper, and any electronics when you are with your loved one. No TV's either.

• Make eye contact most all the time you are there.  Lean in and let the person know you are truly listening.  Feed back what they have said and ask them questions about it.

• Spend some meaningful time.  10 minutes is not enough.  You know what is.

• Do things for this person that they can't do themselves.  Help them out with grace and dignity.

After this kind of visit, both of you will feel the love.

 

 

Kindly share this post if you liked it.

Sign up for free tips on success, marketing, happiness and stress relief. http://www.firedupnow.com/kindlings

©2015 Snowden McFall All Rights Reserved. You may share this post and reprint with author reference and copyright.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin