Monday, December 30, 2019

Don't Move On To A Brand New Year With An Old Mindset

                   "By leaving behind your old self and taking a leap of faith into the unknown,
                                    you find out what you are truly capable of becoming."

Do not move on to 2020 without letting go of something significant from 2019.

As I am sitting here today writing this blog I want to share with you a great exercise that I am in the process of completing, myself.
I want to share it with you today because I think this exercise is very powerful and very freeing.

It's simple to do and it won't take very long time to do.
It will definitely help you in this brand new year and this brand new decade that will be here in less than two days.


Get pen a piece of paper.

Draw a line down the middle.

Left Column
Things that will remain in the past year and in the past decade.

Things that are weighing you down.
Bad and destructive habits.
Old ideas that are no longer working.
Outdated mindsets that won't help you where you are planning on going in 2020.
People who are negative and won't be supportive of you and what you are wanting to accomplish with your life.

Right Column 
Things you are taking with and that are good for you and will help you in 2020 and this coming decade.

New habits that you must develop.
New skills you must learn to be able to take your life to the next level.
People that are supportive, loving, encouraging. People that will assist you on your path to where you want to go in the future.

Write it all down. Yes it will take a little time but it will be so empowering to do this exercise.
The list is for you. You don't have to share it with the world. Post it on FB or even tell the people closest to you.
The list is for you and it will help you stay on keep you on track in 2020.

The benefit of doing and completing this exercise is that it will allow you to let go of things in your life that are no longer serving you and create space for something new and much better to enter in 2020.

                                              Today is a good time to begin a new; 
                                    throwing away old habits as you would old clothes 
                                                    and never putting them on again.

So what and who will you let go of in order to free up some space in 2020?


Sunday, December 15, 2019

How To Feel Happier And Healthier Quickly

                                                     "I have decided to be happy 
                                                   because it's good for my health."

We all want to feel happy and healthy....but how to we accomplish this on a regular basis?

Here are a few simple tips on how to go about bringing some more happiness and health into your life daily.

1. Move More

Let's face it....not moving our bodies on a regular basis doesn't make anyone, happy or healthy. I am not saying that you have to go to the gym all the time. NO....actually a 30-minute walk several times per week will do the trick. Most of us can do this simple exercise of walking. If you haven't tried this simple tip I suggest you start it right now. You will be surprised how much better you feel just by moving your body more often.

2. Sleep More

When we don't get enough sleep we get tired, sluggish and cranky. Being sleep deprived doesn't make anyone happy or healthy. Moving our bodies is very important but sleeping enough hours is also part of a healthy and happy lifestyle. Make sure you get your ZZZzzzz's. About 8 hours per night is what most of us need on a regular basis to feel great and energized about ourselves and our lives.

3. Meet Face To Face

We are super connected online but in reality we are unfortunately getting more and more disconnected. Connecting via email, phone and social media is okay but in the long run if that is the only way that you are connecting the majority of the time you are setting yourself up for being very unhappy, unhealthy and disconnected and lonely down the road. Face time on social media cannot be replace by real in person face to face time.

                                            "Happiness is the highest for of health."
                                                               - Dalai Lama 


Monday, December 2, 2019

Year In Review

                                            "Good times become good memories;
                                                 Bad times become good lessons."

I think we all know that we must reflect upon our life in order to learn, grow and expand.

I like to always to do a end of year inventory.
I take some time to myself to review the ups but also the downs.

Many people do not desire to do this "year in review inventory" for the fear of what they might discover with such a reflection.

It requires us of course to be totally honest with ourselves. We have to take a good look at ourselves and what we did and didn't do during the year that just went by.
We must review what went wrong during this past year. What we must improve on in the coming year and also we mustn't forget what went right and celebrate our victories too.

A lot of times we have a tendency to only focus on the negative and also exaggerate our losses and failures and we downplay all the great things that we did and the things that worked out in our favor.

A year in review shouldn't be something that you beat yourself over the head with. It's something that you simply must look at in order to discover where you need to improve, change so that you can grow and expand into the person that you are actually striving to become.

It's simply a way of just opening our eyes. To face the truth and also to celebrate.

                     "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
                                                             but in having new eyes."
                                                                    - Mancel Proust

Year In Review Inventory
Here are just a few questions for you.

1 Did you attain your goals(s)?
2 How did you do financially?
3 What kind of experience did you have in your marriage, partners, family, friends and co-workers?
4 What kind of health/fitness did you experience?
5 Are you feeling harmony and are you feeling engaged with others and the world in a positive way?
6 ___________________________________ Add your own question(s)

                                             "Life can only be understood backwards;
                                                      but it must be lived forwards."
                                                               - Soren Kieregaard

Finish of the 2019 on a beautiful high note and then set yourself up for the best 2020 possible.

                                                                    Karin Glannstam