Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gratitude is The Antidepressant

You know that you can change the way you are feeling in just minutes! Even better not only is it fast, it's free!

All too often we give way too much attention to the things in life that aren't good.  Whether it's debt or a relationship problem with a friend, family or even a coworker.  Think about that?  Why? Why would we allow ourselves to waste our precious time on this planet to think about things or people that we don't feel good about. Those things and people will always be a part of our lives but we don't have to give them our time and energy.

You can change your life right now, right this minute by choosing to give less of your time and energy those negative situations and/or people by beginning to focus on the good and wonderful things you have in your life.  What are you truly grateful for?  Be honest with yourself! Feel the feeling of how blessed you really are.  Start thinking of all the wonderful people and things in your life.  No Eeyores allowed! It doesn't work if you moan out, I'm grateful for my family.  No!  You have to feel it and know in your heart how precious life is how wonderful the things you have are.  

There are opportunities to be grateful at every turn.

Make a list start with loved ones, mentors, then move onto things.  They don't have to be things that are big. Yes, I'm thankful for my home and I feel so blessed but there are those little things in life to be grateful for also. Things that we overlook when we are too consumed with the negative.  I start my day with being oh so grateful for the hot shower I'm taking.  Thank God for the people that came before me that invented and built the means by which I enjoy that warm soothing moment every morning! Ahhh!

Start now making the list and you will be amazed how quickly you will feel uplifted!  This comes with lasting benefits as well because the more you are thankful, the more you will have to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Living on Purpose – Three Simple Steps to Change Your Life Path

Feeling you aren’t in the right place in your life? The choices you have made on a day-to-day basis have lead you to where you are today. The fact that we can rarely change our lives overnight discourages most of us. And at times, we get down about past decisions. Start today living on purpose! Just as a farmer plants his seeds and waits for the harvest, you too will reap your rewards in the future for the choices you make today.

1. Decide what you want!

Make a list of goals; things you’d like to do, to have, to learn.

2. Purposely make choices every day to obtain your goals.

Keep it simple. Remember that things don’t always happen overnight. Focus your energy on your goals. Each and every day make a conscious effort to bring you closer to obtaining your desires. We all know with age that time has a way of sneaking up on us. Don’t put your life on cruise control! Take time for yourself, even if it’s only a few minutes a day, to bring you closer to your goals because, you are important.

3. Affirm!

Create your affirmations for your goals and repeat them daily. This will assist your subconscious mind attract what you long for and will serve as a constant reminder that you are living on purpose, making each thought, each choice, each day count. Don’t let another day go by without direction. Start today to change your life’s path!


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