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:5 thoughts for a better life WP Blog post (1)

Think Fresh

You will get stale from time to time.

Stre-e-e-tch the box that you are
currently 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 begin to 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 has already 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 [as You always have].

If you want different, better results then forget the fear and let your thoughts take you to new places, new adventures.

** This post was refreshed September 23 2015

 

Be good to yourself [and adventurous]

David

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3 Power packed ways to take positive action (when you haven’t a clue what to do)

This is a re-post of mine from last year with some additions/alterations. Hope you (still) enjoy…..

Warning! This is a Coaching post. It’s brief, there’s no mucking around, it’s straight to the point…(which is my intent  with most of my posts).

Further warning! Some of this language may offend or even worse, for my International friends, be too Australian (if that’s possible). There is some attempted humour but mostly it’s serious…….

Metaphorically speaking, if you are swimming against the tide, treading water, spinning your wheels, up sh*t creek without a paddle…you obviously need to take some action to get going forward & get out of this predicament.

Before you can start…….

You first need to Gain Traction

then ‘step by step’

build Momentum…..

Let’s identify what these steps really mean…..

“Traction” = stop the slide, gain some grip, shore up your defences, plug the gaps, review your ‘battle plan’, build a base, initiate thought processes

Often when I am coaching clients who have found themselves “on the slide”, I ask them to visualise the last time they tasted success, anchor themselves to that point…then commence the building process.

“Step by Step” = one foot in front of the other, constant movement, thought supported by action, never give up, keep punching, “motion with motivation”

It’s often the small steps which count the most. Especially in the stages of recovery from sliding or being frozen stuck. Just making those steps, with persistence is critical to you making any longer term gains.

“Momentum” = success thoughts colliding with action, on a roll, unbeatable, it’s all downhill from here, effortless motion, well oiled machine

Having “momentum” is where it’s at Life Lovers. When we build and maintain Momentum then there is No holding us back.

These three “steps” may seem simple, in fact they are. I’ve found (and you may have too) that often the simple things, the blindingly obvious, are the ones oft overlooked or not even sighted……they elude our personal radar.

When you find yourself on the slide & you will at some stage, step back & look for some traction. Something that will give you some grip & leverage from which to move forward.

Once again, using the details above…….

When you put your traction in place, you can then start moving step by step, continually motivating yourself to keep going.

This will in turn, build your momentum…….

You are on your way (again).

Does this make any sense to You? I’d love to hear your comments.

Before you do, please check out the latest posts from these 2 blogging friends of mine. I had FUN reading them, you may as well.

Fran Sorin @Awake Create         Vidya Sury @ Going A-Musing

be good to yourselves

David

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Does your Life need Renewing? Trade in your Old Life Today with these 3 quick Tips

Are you running around like a “headless chook”?

Your mind is racing, you are darting in different directions, seemingly all at the same time – Life is a blur……

OR are you sitting in the corner with a puzzled look on your face?… not knowing what to do or where to turn.

No direction, no motivation, no goals…..no answers

Whether you are darting in different directions or have no direction at all, you need to get your head in to a better space.

Pause & Reflect… One do-able action that can get you started is to spend just 5 minutes alone. Alone with your thoughts. Think about where you are currently at with your Life and where you want to be in the future. Be that tomorrow, next week, next month, next year or years down the track.

Start with just 5 minutes. Concentrate on now. Then gradually step it up to 10 or 15 minutes…no need for any more.

 You will need however, to build upon this in due time.  Look within & start to look ahead once you have the “now” sorted. Seek Motivation, seek inspiration. Do you want a better deal out of life? …….just start thinking differently.

Gratitude, is my main motivator when I feel stale, uninspired and stuck in a RUT.

Gratitude for the things that I have, the people that I love and for the great things that have occurred in my Life. Thinking thoughts of gratitude can only produce positive actions for you, it does for me. The good news is…….it’s easy to do! ….just make the time to be grateful.Start a journal or revisit the one that you had (and have left neglected)

Amazing things start to happen when different thoughts & gratitude are allowed in. Better thoughts begin to manifest. ‘Breakthrough moments’ occur. Perceptions change, even “the busyness” seems calmer. Positive results occur. You have better control of your actions, you have the time to do things effectively.

Get Excited and take Action… there’s plenty to be excited about. Simply open your eyes, ears and most importantly…your Heart.

I always find a trigger point to get me into excitement mode. It could be anything however it always starts with a thought & I see the key to excitement is “thinking excitement”, with the emphasis on the “thinking” part. It’s easy to do once you get the hang of it.

When you are in ‘thinking mode’, nice & relaxed you will be amazed at what ‘comes to you’. Write down the best thoughts and then make a note to action them. It is of little use to have the power of thought without follow up action.

Taking that action will make all the difference between your “old life” and your “new Life”.

So, are these tips worthwhile for you? Are you caught in one of Life’s ruts? I’d love you to share your comments below.

Be good to yourselves

David

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Living Life Today – The “What If” perplexity…

 

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.

“What if”…….two words often thought in abstract moments and sometimes uttered in moments of despair and angst.

These two words are also conjured up in moments of exhilaration, imagination and breakthrough...

So uttering or thinking “what if” can be looked at from two different angles.

The positive “what if” when normal convention is thrust aside and a challenge is issued, for example…”what if I did it this way…”  “What if we thru the rule book out and…”  “What if I ignore the nay sayers and went ahead regardless”

The negative “what if”, for example…”what if I had only done it this way, what if I had only listened, what if I hadn’t gotten lazy, what if I had said yes instead of not deciding at all”

These latter ”what if’s” are of opportunities missed.

The positive “what if’s” are of opportunities to be explored and to be conquered.

Don’t just accept what is, consider what if and open up the possibilities…..just Imagine that

The following are simple everyday situations when “what if” can make all the difference. I challenge you to add as many as you can to your list.

What if…I chose to say “yes” instead of “No”

What if I decided to say “Hi” to my neighbour across the road instead of ignoring him/her

What if I took a different route to work today

What if I tried it this way instead of the normal way

What if I did more exercise and started to get healthy

So, do you want to open up the possibilities? Explore the “what if’s” in your Life. Challenge the situations you face and maybe are in right now…It can be as simple as asking “what if”

Be good to yourselves

David

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Living Life Today – Are You Moving or Standing Still?

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.

Feeling a bit sluggish, a bit flat? Thoughts in dissaray?

This happens to all of us at various times.

However care is to be had here as this temporary phase can become a permanent lockdown.

How do we do avoid this happening to you on a regular basis?

With a clear view of where you are going/what you want to do…this will make all the difference.

Clarity is the key here. Yes for sure the waters get muddied from time to time. However being able to draw upon your ‘own clear message’ will get you back on track…and moving.

Having a sense of direction and an end goal is ‘message’ enough to keep you moving.

When you are not clear then you will come to a standstill.

The longer you remain unclear, the longer you stand still.

With each clear thought a step in the right direction follows and tomorrow will welcome you with open arms…..keep stepping.

If you are unsure of your current thoughts and direction, contact me via email or the social media avenues below and I’ll help you get moving.

Be good to yourselves

David

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# Bonus posts for your reading pleasure from a selection of fabulous bloggers

Betsy Henry @ Zen Mama…..Become a Possibilitarian

Jodi Chapman @ Soul Speak…..Shared Wisdom- Creating Time

 

 

Be your own Champion

I wrote a similar post earlier this year called Love what you do Become your own Guru.

And on this theme, I would like to introduce you to your own ”Champion self”.

Inside of you is a Champion, your own champion.

A Champion urging you on to greater things…..greater thoughts, greater actions, greater outcomes.

Tap into your inner Champion and bring out the best in yourself.

When you are in “Champion mode”, Life is a breeze.

So, how do you summon your Champion? How do you bring your Champion out (of hiding)?……read on please.

A Champion goes to the edge & is comfortable being out on the edge. A Champion has belief that the ‘edge’ has plenty of space. Space enough to do what needs to be created, needs to be be done.

You see, our Champion is in our thought system. Being aware that we all have Champion qualities is our key to bringing our Champion in to the open. Simply believe this & have faith that your champion will be there for you when you need him/her the most.

Our Champion probably doesn’t wear a cape, our Champion may seem unassuming. However don’t be fooled for when our Champion gets into stride, Champion things begin to occur, our thoughts become actionable without question, without delay.

Have you felt this at some time? You take immediate action, you are in control, you make things happen. These ‘things’ may seem insignificant to others maybe even to yourself, however your Champion mode is now in full throttle and you are cruising, creating & getting stuff done.

Think it, Believe it, Act upon it.

So when you feel a little flat, a little down…start thinking ‘champion thoughts’ because champions get stuff done that others don’t dare do…and you have that champion inside of you.

Be good to yourselves

David

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When I close my eyes…….

Now for something a little different.

This is a “live” blog post, or nearly(I couldn’t type with my eyes closed). I am recording what I saw & heard, entirely unedited.

The story unfolded this morning…..

Sometimes when I close my eyes I just see a mish mash of images, voices and thoughts…….a random collection it seems.

However there are other times, like today when I set myself up for a positive visual tour of my mind. This was my experience this morning when I closed my eyes for two minutes…….

I saw and heard:

  • Waves crashing on the shore,
  • a shaft of sunsine glimmering on the ocean
  • a train arriving at the platform…..(what the?)
  • a crisp golf shot landing on the green at my local course followed by a shout from one of my playing partners…”you lucky bugger”
  • Children with their parents dancing in the park,
  • Friends shaking me by the hand, patting me on the back and saying “well done, I new you could do it”
  • Three elderly ladies chatting & laughing at the local shopping mall
  • Walking and talking with my wife and (younger) daughters on a walking trail in the Gold Coast Hinterland @ Springbrook
  • the riverfront and tree lined street @ Noosaville, Sunshine Coast
  • I was walking betwen tables and speaking to (my clients) in a group session on a large timber deck in the sunshine by a river
  • I am by the beach talking with four others about my 58th* birthday, the faces are not familiar

This “exercise” is not directly related to any specfic visualisation technique where one may attempt to visualise ‘things’ that they want or want to happen, which is powerful in it’s own right.

I wanted this exercise  to be an ‘open book’ examination of (positive) images & thoughts that have happened to me/will happen? and see how this would play out.

It is letting the mind meander with direction, in this case positive, picking up the vibe (of positive enjoyment)and creating a mental picture/video of the result…….maybe it’s unique to me?…..No, I think we can all do it.

Normally, I will close my eyes for a couple of minutes, 1-2 times per day which helps shut out any existing distractions around me. I will give thanks for the many positives in my Life and thanks in advance for the things that I want to happen. This commences my visualisation intent.

However, today I thought I would again experiment as I’ve outlined above. No particular focus other than on positive thoughts. My mind then played out a “movie” of particular positive/happy incidents that have occured(I’m sure) and others that I am guessing will be part of my future…..interesting. Can I predict my future? Am I seeing beyond the veil?…..I don’t know for sure……* I am still 56

However I do know that the mind is a powerful beast and there’s much about it that I still have to learn. I am now more of the belief  that I can train my mind to focus on the positive and remove the negative “at my command”…..and predict or project poitive images of my future?…..this is indeed good.

How about you?

Do you want more control over the selection of your thoughts? OR am I talking gibberish here?

be good to yourselves

David

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