Sometimes life challenges me, making me question my value in the world. These trials provide me with opportunities to reflect on my true worth.
In these reflections I think, what does being “worthy” really mean?
Research shows me that being worthy means that I am “good,” “deserving,” and “right.” Since I believe that all of us are basically good, then I too, am good and worthy of the life I’m living.
As I think about my value, I understand that as a human being I am “equal” to all others in our other humans. I understand that even though I am flawed I still am worthy.
Sometimes there are people who send me negative messages about my value. When this happens I reflect on these situations as they occur. Then, I choose how to respond with care as I protect my value tactfully.
Why am I worthy? It’s simply because everyone “matters.”
Regardless of my shortcomings I still have value. The reality is I am worthy because I am alive.
Today, I list all my positive characteristics. I do this to identify my value, all the good things about me. After I write them out I celebrate who I am.
- Do I recognize my value?
- How can I remind myself each day of how valuable I am?
- How can I earn the respect of others by recognizing my own value?
Stop procrastinating and get more done!
Do you find yourself continually procrastinating? In other words is the only thing you know you’ll get done is putting things off that you should be doing?
People who constantly procrastinate feel out of control, stuck where they are at. There is a simple solution to this; all they need to do is bolster their self discipline.
As a Master NLP practitioner and certified hypnotherapist I see people who lack of self discipline every day. They tell me they feel like they’re on a never ending treadmill, always striving but getting no where.
In reality, a little self discipline can change your world and everything in it. A little self discipline can make the difference between finishing that new project, starting on that college degree or sticking to your new diet. Continue reading
Tips to Lose Weight
Are you overweight? If you are it’s because of your habits, the way you regularly approach eating and exercise.
If you reach for a candy bar when you’re stressed it’s because you have developed a habit of reaching for a candy bar when you have a stress trigger. If you go home and sit in front of the TV and eat junk food instead of exercising it’s because you have made a habit of sitting in front of the TV and eating junk food.
Because you’re doing these habits automatically they can feel like they are out of your control but, if you really want to lose weight, there are some things you can do to instill better, healthier habits and shed those extra pounds.
Here’s how to structure your eating habits to get back on track: Continue reading
8 Minutes Can Make a Big Difference
Be honest, do you hate working out? Maybe you don’t hate it but you find that after all those hours you put in at work you just want to just kick back, watch a little TV, or enjoy a movie and relax! You’re tired after all.
It doesn’t matter how much your doctor bugs you about exercising more so you’ll be a little lighter and feel a little healthier, right now it doesn’t matter, especially after the day you had, right?
If this is you don’t despair, it’s not your fault but there is a solution. It’s called the 8-minute workout.
Eight minutes is not a long period of time. You can hardly eat a real breakfast, check your email or get the kids out of bed in that period of time.
When you think about it, an 8-minute workout can easily be squeezed into you day, no matter how busy you are. And, once you get started you’ll find it easy to keep your commitment. In fact, once you’ve determined to follow through, you’ll start looking forward to your daily workouts.
Here’s how you can motivate yourself to work out every day: Continue reading
Use These Food to Reduce Stress
“There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.” – Kenneth H. Cooper
Have you thought about what you eat? With the hustle and bustle of modern life anyone can forget about the importance of the foods we put into our bodies.
Since you’re busy you probably find it difficult to eat a completely balanced diet all the time. That’s understandable, but by adding a few stress reducers to your diet you can reduce your stress levels.
Some of these stress reducers might work for you while others may not. In order to figure out what works best try them all and then start eating the ones that work for you regularly.
Here are 10 foods that you can use to reduce your stress: Continue reading
Would you like to be happier?
Do you consider yourself a pessimist? How would you like to change the image of your world crashing down around you into a one of high expectations?
It’s easy to fall under the spell of negative thinking but there are some easy things you can do to be happier and more optimistic. Using the following techniques you can leave that negative mindset of yours behind in two weeks or less. Continue reading
You can Do these Easy Exercises Anywhere
One of the biggest reasons people have for not exercising is they “don’t have time.” When you consider getting the kids ready for school, getting yourself ready for work, the travel time involved, exercise can be, and often is, the last thing you want to do.
The problem is your body needs exercise. Not only is exercise a necessity for healthy weight management, it makes you feel good too.
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Are you being affected by workplace stress?
In today’s working environment there is no escaping workplace stress. If you’re not careful, working can burn you out.
The problem many people run into is that they concentrate so much on work that they don’t allow for any time to plan, review and decompress. As a result they end up getting less done.
Learning to relax and review can not only reduce your workplace stress, it can make you feel healthier and happier. Here’s a 20 minute program that you can use to help you reduce your workplace stress and make your work time more productive: Continue reading
How to develop Self Discipline
At the end of the day do you ask yourself, “Why didn’t I get my project done?” When you step on the scale to you ask, “Why can’t I lose weight?” Do you think, “I’ll just put off writing that e-mail later” as you’re lying on the couch in front of the TV?
It doesn’t matter if your goal is big or small, unless it’s something that you really enjoy it can be difficult to get yourself to get off the couch and do what it takes. In order to do what needs to be done it takes self discipline.
Building Your Self Discipline Continue reading
Thank you CVS
I want to thank CVS for announcing that it will no longer sell tobacco products in its 7,600 pharmacies throughout the United States. This is great news for the health of young people who are not currently smoking but might be persuaded to try by the availability of cigarettes at CVS.
Cigarettes are Getting Worse!
A recent report found that cigarettes are now better designed to deliver nicotine to a smoker’s lungs. This can result in smokers finding it harder to quit. This report, found in the journal “Nicotine and Tobacco Research”, noted that the amount of that nicotine measured by the machines used by researchers to measure the content of the cigarette smoke has been rising. Continue reading