Archive for the month “June, 2012”

What Made You Happy Today?

It is a great idea to do this everyday, get into the habit of writing at least 10 things that you are grateful for at the end of the day, or when you’re feeling stressed. This allows you to focus on the positive, it also trains your brain to look for the nice things that are happening to you everyday all around you, instead of focusing on the things that aren’t going too well for you at the moment.

Here are a couple of examples from my journal.

Have a Mojo Day

Peace Out 🙂

 

 

 

Quick Tip For Happiness

This is something I do religiously, everyday. It’s really easy, it’s essential and I’m amazed at the amount of people that don’t do this. What is it?

Have a shower! Twice a day, once in the morning and again at night. You shower in the morning, taking time out for yourself, before you start the day, getting back into the physical world after you have been asleep. At night you have a shower and wash any stress and tension you may have down the drain. Let it all go.

This isn’t just a physical thing to keep clean but it is a ritual. A cleansing process. In the shower I visualise that I am under a waterfall and I focus on the feeling of the water on my skin, I visualise the water going through my whole body, through the top of my head, down through the body and the legs, and out through my feet down the river and out into the ocean, any negativity being dissipated in the ocean. Close your eyes and let the warm water wash away the stress and tension. Just focus on the water, how it feels on your body. Visualise your mind and body being cleansed and relaxed.

This is something really easy, enjoyable and such a nice thing to do for yourself. Make this part of your daily routine.

Have a Mojo Day

Peace Out 🙂

 

Awareness

Awareness is the first step in change. Awareness is stopping and acknowledging that you aren’t happy. Being aware that you ‘just don’t feel right’, being aware of the feeling in your gut that is telling you somethings’ not quite right. Trusting your intuition, that niggling thought or feeling that this isn’t who you are, this isn’t who you want to be, this isn’t what you want to be doing, this lifestyle, job, relationship isn’t what you want.

People disregard their feelings, they keep ‘busy’, always doing ‘things, being busy at work, busy with other ‘things’ to try and avoid looking at themselves and their lives. It takes a lot of courage to sit down and take stock of your life. If you do this, if you sit, quietly and look at your life, the work you’re doing, the relationship you are in, the sort of person you are, the lifestyle you’re living then you may in fact uncover that things aren’t the way you’d like them to be.

Once you are aware that there is something in your life that you are not happy with what do you do then? Some people just continue on doing something, even though it is making them unhappy, or if it is not fulfilling them.

The philosophical question “Why are we here?” comes to mind as I write this and I strongly believe that we are here to enjoy life, to be happy, to be fulfilled, to be successful (whatever success means to you personally). I really believe this. Though you can’t be happy, fulfilled and successful if you aren’t aware of what it is you want, specifically.

I see a lot of people consciously avoiding self awareness. They feel something is wrong with their lives but they don’t want to look at it. The phrase ignorance is bliss comes to mind, meaning if you don’t know; you don’t have to worry, or you don’t have to do anything about it. People are also scared of change. If they become aware of an area in their lives that they are not happy with then what do they do? They have two choices really, one is to ignore it and just get on with it which many people do, feeling that is their ‘lot in life’ or continuously complaining and blaming others for their unhappiness, or,  you do something about it. This involves change, action, a plan to get you from A to B, to get you from that horrible soul destroying job to the job you’ve always dreamed of. To leave that unhealthy relationship, that is becoming more toxic each day, to move away from the hustle and bustle of the city to the quiet countryside (if that’s you’re dream).

Becoming more aware, having self awareness, knowing what you want is sometimes scary, but to go about your life unconsciously is dreadful. Instead of looking at it in a negative way, look at it in a positive way. Look at all the possibilities and choices you have! Look at all the things that you could be doing! Play with this new found awareness, have fun with it!

OK, so you’re not happy with your career? What do you want to do instead? Don’t worry at this stage about the how, the how comes later and is pretty easy to plan, the what is the vital question at the moment. Get out a large sheet of paper and write down all the different jobs that come to mind. That show you were watching last night, where the lady was an author, did that excite you? Write it down, what hobbies do you do? What do you LOVE doing? What books do you read? What people do you respect and admire, why? and what do they do?

This is just an example, you can do the same thing in any area of your life that you don’t feel fulfilled with.

Live consciously, design the life you want to live. It takes time, it takes planning and it takes hard work but the alternative is to remain stagnant and unhappy and wondering what could have been.

Have a Mojo Day

Peace Out

P.S

My book ’52 Ways To Get Your Mojo Back’ is underway as it my personal development training ‘My Mojo’ which will be available as an online video training program. This training goes into much detail about firstly gaining the awareness and then putting an action plan together to achieve that goal. There is a full module on career choice, so you can do what you love and love what you do. I will keep you updated as to when it is available. 

 

 

Take care of your health.

I’ve had a really busy week, like most other people. I have also had a bit of a cold and sore throat. I noticed that it was affecting me emotionally, I was feeling irritable and frustrated, which is usual when you don’t feel well. I couldn’t concentrate on the work I wanted to do. I felt like I was going around and around in circles and I wasn’t actually achieving anything which was making me feel even more annoyed, I could feel that I was starting to struggle both physically and emotionally, I was getting exhausted. I kept going on. After a couple of days the cold and sore throat became worse. I wasn’t able to complete anything at my work, I was confused and overwhelmed with the tasks at hand.

I happened to notice an ad on TV about a cold and flu product that basically said, ‘Take this drug so you can soldier on’. Even though I hadn’t been taking anything for my cold, I had been ‘soldiering on’. I realised that when I wasn’t feeling well, but kept on struggling on that nothing worked, my work was suffering and so was my emotional and physical health.

When you have a niggling physical ailment, even as small as the common cold, it’s your bodies way of telling you that you need to rest. I had kept on going on even though I could see that I was not actually achieving anything and was getting more frustrated and was feeling even worse.

We are in a society where going to work is valued above all. It’s valued above actual productivity at work and is certainly valued more that your own health. Hence the ad, “just take this drug and get on with it” as opposed to getting in contact with your body and having the common sense to relax so that your body can naturally repair itself. The body is naturally able to restore equilibrium as long as we trust in the process and give it time to reestablish perfect health. The sooner we rest, the sooner we will return to health. The longer we ‘soldier on’, taking drugs to suppress our bodies symptoms the sicker we get.

Once I became consciously aware of what I had been doing I decided that I was going to spend the day in bed. I don’t watch a lot of TV and decided I’d watch a few movies, drink lots of water and hot drinks and doze off to sleep when I felt like it, all the things you do when you’ve got a cold. The next day I felt better. I was well rested and woke up the next day with enthusiasm. I woke up with the solution to the problem I had been trying to solve for the past week. I worked out a plan and was able to achieve in half a day what I had been trying to achieve all week!

If I had stayed in bed the first day I had woken up with a cold and sore throat my week would have been much more productive. I would have achieved more and I wouldn’t have been stressed out. I would now be further ahead with my work.

I run my own business so I am able to take the day off when I need to, but on the other hand I do everything myself so if I’m not working it doesn’t get done. Though you can see from the example that when I was feeling physically ‘off’ it affected me emotionally and my mind couldn’t think properly and nothing got done anyway! Most people these days are aware of the mind-body connection and what happened to me personally this week just highlights the point.

I’ve been studying the mind-body connection for years. I’ve done ‘healing’ courses and read a great deal of books on the subject, though when it came to putting it into practice I was that caught up in my work and what I needed to do that I wasn’t consciously aware of the mistake I was making until 5 days later!

Just wanted to share this story with you so that we can learn to become more consciously aware of what our bodies are telling us and the importance of resting.

Sleep, water, rest, downtime is absolutely essential to our health. If we aren’t feeling well it’s our bodies way of telling us that we haven’t been taking care of ourselves and we need to do something about it.

How have you been feeling lately? Have you been taking care of yourself? What do you do to rest?

Have a Mojo week

Peace out.

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