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Motivate the Mind – The Body Will Follow

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Every moment is precious.

The last few weeks I’ve been reading a lot about the power of the mind and the need to control one’s thoughts in order to grow mentally and spiritually.

By “control” I mean resisting the urge to let my mind wander to foolish, time-wasting activities that distract me from true growth (Facebook, anyone?)

So…what to do, what to do?

This week I’m eliminating as many irrelevant, trivial distractions and use that gained time to focus on things that matter.

Leo Babauta at Zen Habits recently offered some thoughts on inspiration and becoming a better person that you might enjoy (link below).

Here’s a sample –

“If you take a positive step, like going for a walk, you feel pretty good about it. That gives you the inspiration to eat a healthy meal. Now you’re cranking out emails and important tasks. You’re motivated to take care of yourself and turn your life around, so you start paying attention to sleep. You start flossing. You try some meditation. You feel great!” – Leo Babauta

The Downward & Upward Spiral of Health & Productivity – Zen Habits

 

 

Remember This While On Your Path

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We’ve all been there.

While on our path to self-improvement it seems like we’re stuck, or maybe not making a dent in those long-range goals.

Well, that’s when we must remember wellness is a lifelong journey and if it seems like we’re not doing anything substantial – it’s still okay.

Remember, every positive action, thought or intention is important – and it matters.

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Here are the small things I’ve done recently that I think matter –

I drink more water throughout the day.

I read spiritual teachings or philosophy of the great masters for a few minutes each day.

I walk every day.

I’ve developed a brief yoga practice that I try to deepen each day.

I meditate at least ten minutes every day.

I don’t envy others (or at least catch my thinking when I do).

I remind myself to breathe consciously.

I bought an adult / mindfulness coloring book and work in it a few minutes each day.

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What small, positive things have you done that you’d like to share?

Image created with Pablo.

 

Wellness Tips: 21 Affirmations In 21 Days

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Happy weekend everyone!

I spent part of this morning perusing the articles on Daily Cup of Yoga and found the one below to be especially thought-provoking.

Being honest, until very recently I never bought into the notion of affirmations as a legitimate tool for self-improvement.

However, now I’m gradually coming around to see how we can harness the power of our intentions to lead happier lives.

In the article linked below, Silvia Mordini offers her favorite daily affirmations to help us think positively about our situation, whatever it may be.

Looking for a quick, two-minute read loaded with good advice? If so, check out Silvia’s article and hit me up with your thoughts 🙂

“In Yogic philosophy, you become what you think, you create your own reality from the inside. That’s why we can upset ourselves just by entertaining demoralizing thoughts or catastrophizing what can go wrong.” – Silvia Mordini

Source: 21 Affirmations to Transform Your Life | Daily Cup of Yoga

Can One Minute of Meditation Change Your Life?

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Do something good for yourself today. Take one minute to close your eyes, focus on your breathing and cultivate calm.

David Whitaker (writing for Huffington Post) offers his insight into some of the ways just one minute of meditation can benefit us. Check out David’s article via the link below.

“When you meditate, you might be more attuned to your intuition which can guide you in unexpected ways and in new directions.” – David Whitaker

Source: 5 Ways That One Minute of Meditation Could Change Your Life

50 Ways To Be Happier Today

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Here’s a fun and helpful post I spotted this morning and wanted to pass along.

Stacy Tornio, at Mother Nature Network, has collected a bunch of ways to add a dash of happiness to your life.

The list includes  a few suggestions that might seem a tad silly, such as “eating a whole candy bar” or “buying a new pair of shoes”. However the list offers several great reminders about happiness-inducing activities, like meditating and volunteering.

Overall, the message of the post is that small things can make a big difference in our happiness.

Check out Stacy’s suggestions via the link below.

“We searched high and low, looking at both scientific research and advice from the general public, about what makes someone happy. Here are 50 things you can do to add a little cheer into your life.” – Stacy Tornio

Source: 50 ways to live your life happy | MNN – Mother Nature Network