Living Life Today – 5 Thoughts for a better Life

The Living Life Today series provides a platform to think about your Life as it is Now, enjoy what you have, review and create an even better future for tomorrow….. Short, sharp & easily digestible. 

It’s been a while since I posted here however, it’s great to be back. Thinking comes natural to you, however what you think will determine how well your life functions.

Often you go into auto pilot. I know that I do. Now that’s fine if your thoughts are “on track” and are delivering you a tremendous day, week, month. When it all becomes ‘same old, same old’ … you know, as boring as last night’s re-heated dinner … then your thoughts need a shake up.

Here’s a few thought ideas that may help:

Think Fresh … You will get stale from time to time. Stre-e-e-tch the box that you are Thoughts13currently in and explore different thoughts in fresh pastures.

Think Positive … we receive what we think. When you continually think of the ‘poor stuff’ and all things negative, that’s what you will mainly get. Flip to the other side and look on the brighter/richer side of life … and you will receive more brighter/richer kinds of things and people into your Life.

Think “Outrageous” … dull and boring is just that. Break the cycle and go a little crazy … legal crazy that is. A good shake up from time to time does wonders.

Think Imaginatively … again, stretch that mind of yours. Burst the bubble and go for broke. Look what’s been created in this world with a heavy dose of imagination.

Think without fear … if you worry that your thoughts are breaking some kind of ‘taboo’ then you will retreat to safety … which is likely to be thinking what you have always thought. You know that comfy, I won’t take a risk type of thinking. If you want the same results day in , day out then be comfortable. If you want different, better results then forget the fear and let your thoughts take you to new places, new adventures.

Be good to yourself

David

Life Coach. Listener. Solution Finder.

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Is there a Lunatic inside your Head?

This is a post I wrote near on 2 years agoI believe that it is still relevant today.

“I’ve gone a little crazy for this post. It”s a somewhat different take on things, a different angle or perspective if you like……..

#What’s that you say?…..I thought I heard a voice. # Nah, can’t be?

You know, that nagging “voice” which is trying to interrupt your concentration. You are  focussing but there is something else lurking in your subconscious, trying to get to the surface………it appears some lunatic is attempting to sabotage your thoughts OR is that same “lunatic” just trying to get your attention?

Which “lunatic” is it…..Good Lunatic or Bad Lunatic?

The Good Lunatic may at first seem a little crazy, a little different, make a lot of noise but hey, isn’t that the world that we live in? full of noise, distraction. Maybe that’s why he/she is making so much noise……to get your attention in the first instance.

Unnecessary distraction & noise take us away from our Main Game. There are (numerous) times when I have  needed a “good lunatic” to get me back on track. A Voice prepared to give me a good “kicking” when required. A Voice to rise above the noise of everyday Life and at the same time, respect my need for quietness when the time to pause for some deep thought & introspection is required

However, there is also the “bad lunatic” voice, which can be much more subtle(at first). Quietly whispering in your ear. The soothing sounds of self destruction. He/she sneeks up on you, becomes your “friend”, gently offering support & encouragement……..only to eventually get you derailed!

Then the  “bad” becomes “real bad”. He/she ups the volume. The gentle soothing whispers become noisier, more persistent. You have difficulty hearing anything else, this “lunatic” is gaining control & is blocking out the voice of reason, commonsense, practicality and the quiet of deep personal thought.

Which “lunatic” do you want or have inside your head?

Sadly, many are unaware of the voice within - the inner guiding light, intuition, cosmic power source, universal thought line or whatever tag you would like to apply. So for many, there is a lunatic running loose in the asylum. A distracting noise aimed at your self destruction.

The Key, I believe is knowing your inner voice, it’s vulnerabilities and it’s power (when it’s good & when it’s bad). Knowing your inner voice & it’s behaviour, will give you more self control and the ability to be your true self, rather than have a “lunatic” in charge of your life.”

I’d love to hear your thoughts …..

Be good to yourselves

David

Life Coach. Listener. Life Lover.

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Living Life Today – a clearer perspective

The Living Life Today series provides a platform to think about your Life as it is Now, enjoy what you have, review and create an even better future for tomorrow….. Short, sharp & easily digestible.

I recently had a moment of extreme clarity. The funny thing about it was that it came at 4 a.m . I was woken by the rain then bang! it hit me. Crystal clear thoughts…..a breakthrough. Something that I had been working on/thinking about for, I don’t know, seems like eons.

And then it was “there”. And then it snowballed. Further pieces of clarity came cascading thru. I wrote them down. Random scribbles of thoughts that were coming to me.

Later in the morning I returned to my scribbling and pieced it all together.

And now I can move forward again…..with a clearer perspective.

Moral of this story…..don’t force, simply allow.

We chase answers. We try to force outcomes.

Often the answers (or fresh questions which lead to the answers) come at a time not of our choosing.

Never give up. If you plant the seed then growth will occur.

be good to yourselves

David

Life Coach. Listener. Life Lover.

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Living Life Today – Sweet or Sour – what will Your day be like?

“The Living Life Today series provides a platform to think about your Life as it is Now, enjoy what you have, review and create an even better future for tomorrow….. Short, sharp & easily digestible.

Starting your day on the right footing will greatly improve the chances of your entire day being in flow.

Being excited about each day has it’s upside…and it’s a Huge one!…because there are no downsides.

Being excited and having a positive attitude at your side is the sweet side of Life.

Do you look forward to each day?

Do you enjoy what you do?

If you answered “Yes” then you are living the sweet Life.

I view my Life as one to be lived not one to just exist in. Simply being Alive is justification to be excited!…..it’s not something to take for granted…and it’s definitely sweet. Living the sweet life allows the opportunity to learn, grow, love, share & explore. What’s not to be excited about that!

…..and that’s sweet!

If things have soured for you and you don’t look forward to your day, try to see the other side of the coin. I know it’s difficult because I have been there.

Flip your day upside down. Picture how you want your day to be like and then find some leverage to start on the improvement process. Now this is not a ‘quick fix’ by any means. However, by altering  or shaking up your present thought processes, may just open up a crack wide enough to allow some sweet light to find it’s way through.

This will be the start of your recovery to the sweeter side of Life.

Be good to yourselves

David

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Living Life Today – how “old” are your thoughts?…are they as old as you?

“The Living Life Today series provides a platform to think about your Life as it is Now, enjoy what you have, review and create an even better future for tomorrow….. Short, sharp & easily digestible.

As we get older, it seems that many of our thoughts age at the same rate. At least that’s my observation of others, from my years on this planet.

Many simply accept that they must think in a certain way “because that’s the way that it is”…..”that’s the way we are supposed to think (because we are older)”. They carry the same thoughts that they carried in their earlier years…they cling on to them. My goodness, it’s hard to let go.

Here’s some different thinking…..

Young thoughts lead to ongoing enthusiasm & age-long vitality. Young thoughts are fresh…..and that’s the key here. I am using the term “young”. My point here is freshness.

Stale thoughts, old thoughts, worn out thoughts, out of date thoughts…..these don’t serve you. Using these types of thoughts will have you in the same old, same old vacuum.

Fresh, young thoughts will give you the opportunity to explore outside your current limits. Fresh thinking seeks out opportunities that aren’t available to ‘stale’ thinkers. The opportunities to achieve much more than you may be achieving right now.

If this is you then Freshen up, for your own sake. You are getting older, however you have the choice to keep your thoughts “young” & vibrant.

be good to yourselves

David

I help men & women aged 40 & over, make their goals, dreams & longer term Visions for their Life, come true. I want You to be excited about your Life.

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Living Life Today – Don’t sit back, just make a Start

The Living Life Today series provides a platform to think about your Life as it is Now, enjoy what you have, review and create an even better future for tomorrow”….. Short, sharp & easily digestible.

You are sitting around wondering what to do (next). There’s a lot that you know that you probably should do and a lot that you want to do… but where to start?

And that’s the thing…making a start.

What type of excuse can I come up with not to start?

Now you are probably not thinking that directly. However your thoughts will most likely be hijacked without your permission and you will not start what you (perhaps) intentioned to do.

Distractions, procrastination, poor prioritisation all contribute to “non starting” a project, task or commencing action toward a goal…or even creating a goal.

It could be fear of failure (we’ve heard that little phrase often) or one of many other “fears” that dwell inside of us.

The Bigger picture of Life demands your involvement. It beckons you to join in and contribute in whatever way that you can…..it is waiting for you to just make a start.

Anything, any action no matter how small or seemingly insignificant will get you moving. We’ve all no doubt heard about “baby steps”. I’m suggesting even to think about the baby steps is making a start…

It all starts with a thought…don’t let it slip away.

Don’t worry about what comes next, just begin. And you know what, when the thoughts start to percolate, momentum begins to build and before you know it, you are on your way.

So, when you commit your thought processes to taking action, whether that be say, writing down the first words of a plan or perhaps making a call for some advice or guidance, then you are making a start.

What to do next? Well, I’ll cover that in the next instalment of “Living Life Today”.

Today, I just want you to make a start…get excited…you Can do it!

Be good to yourselves

David

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Humanity, the Beach & a million Thoughts…

Changed spaces this morning and spent 2 hours walking the beachfront esplanade a few minutes drive from my home.

And what a cracker of a morning it was! Delightfully clear skies, no breeze & pleasantly mild for this time of year (early winter). The weather has calmed from the past few days when an east coast “low” had created some (previously) nasty weather…but not today.

Today the surf was boiling and many boardriders were taking advantage of the swell. World famous Snapper Rocks(home to The Billabong Pro each Feb/March) was a little too dangerous this morn though & consequently “action” there was quiet.

There was much more action on the boardwalk.

Here were people of different nationalities (holiday makers mostly), different shapes and sizes, some smiling, some frowning (what on earth for?), some expressionless, some animated, some talking, some just lost in thought….. all mixing in a patchwork quilt of Humanity and with seeming Harmony.

I love to observe people, read their faces, peer into their thoughts or at least what I imagine that they are thinking. You can tell so much from people’s facial expression, at least I feel that I can…..and that’s really helpful as a Life Coach.

And mostly I have been correct.

Tuning in on another’s ‘wavelength’ when communicating with them makes for generous and valuable conversation…nothing wasted.

Getting into fresh space is great for my soul. Thoughts flow freely and often (need to have a notebook handy)…..it’s like a complete renewal of my system. Co incidentally my “computer guy” was giving my computer a ‘renewal’ at home at the same time as I was at the beachfront. It now has more space….. of the hardrive kind.

Needless to say, I had more thoughts than I could handle this morning however made a ‘mental note’ of the ones that most caught my attention. These will come in very handy for a new “Coaching philosophy” that I am working on currently.

My best thoughts come to me when they are allowed to.

Being in a fresh space, uninhibited by deadlines, phone calls, email alerts allowed better communication with my higher self (woops, a little woo woo there)…..must be the Sun & fresh salt air getting to me.

I am extremely grateful to have the power of Choice…..to choose my space and change when necessary, to be able to choose the thoughts that give me the most value…..and to be part of this patchwork quilt of Humanity.

* Bonus Reads: When Gratitude Bites…..The Bridgemaker

The Present that becomes the Gift…..Victor Schueller

Be good to yourselves

David

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