For a lot of people, New Years Resolutions mean frustration, guilt and a cycle that they are very familiar with. Statistics reveal that 40 to 45% of adults make one or more resolutions or goals for themselves, and only 75% of them make it past the first week and 46% make it past 6 months! Making a New Years resolution is always a good step because you’re 10 times more likely to attain your goal than people who don’t explicitly make goals Do New Year’s Resolutions really work? Absolutely, anything can work if you resolve to do it and you stick to your commitment. The trouble is that if a part of you doesn’t want to give something up or start [...]
A friend of mine sent me this great piece of writing the other day. I want to share it with you because I think it really sums up the impact habits have on our experience of life. See what you think ..... Who Am I? You may know me. I'm your greatest helper; I'm your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am at your command. Half the task you do might as well be turned over to me. I am able to do them quickly, and I am able to do them the same every time, if that's what you want. I am easily managed. All you've got to do is be firm with me. Show me exactly [...]
NLP, Hypnosis, EFT, Coaching ....there are so many techniques available to help us change our habits, and attract the things we want, that we can feel 'spoilt for choice'. Commitment is key to change. Terry Elston, from NLP World, talks about the importance of conscious choices, commitment and 'completion'. The interview last about 12 mins. Click here for the interview >> Speak soon.....
If you are searching for happiness, you may well find that happiness eludes you. Happiness is not something that we find outside of ourselves. If you are expecting something or someone to 'make you happy' you are going to be disappointed. Being happy is a choice that we all have, whatever our circumstances, in any given moment. Back in 2005 there was an experiment in Slough in the UK, which was filmed by the BBC. It was called 'Making Slough Happy'. Below is the Happiness Manifesto, which is taken from the project. The 10 simple steps outlined in the manifesto, can make a big difference. Why not follow the manifesto and see for yourself how powerful these actions are? Before you [...]
What do I mean by acceptance equals freedom? Let me start by giving you an example of not accepting something... Kim and Tom have been married for over ten years. Kim complains that Tom is incredibly untidy, actually she thinks their study looks like a 'pig sty'. Any time Kim walks past the study, and catches sight of the 'mess', she feels irritated. If Kim is having a 'good day', her irritation is relatively minor, but if she's having a' bad day', oh boy! does she feel disgusted and judgemental! Deep down Kim thinks that Tom is inconsiderate, and interprets his behavior to mean that he doesn't really love her; after all if he did, he would be willing to change [...]
Although it's not really possible to live in any moment, other than the present moment, our thoughts and emotions can get in the way of us experiencing what's really going on in the 'here and now'. If you miss out on 'right now', life can get to feel a bit like 'groundhog day'; the same old thing, day in day out. Live your life focasing on the past, or waiting for the future, and before you know it the years will have passed by, and you'll be too old to do the things you always dreamed of doing, when you were young! Sometimes it takes a traumatic event to happen; like illness or loss; before individuals wake up to their life. [...]