Stop Being Busy and Start Being Intentional to Get What You Want
"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."
--H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Do you find that you're always busy? Sometimes people confuse being busy with being productive. Unfortunately, these two things aren't the same, and being busy for the sake of being busy usually leads to feeling unfulfilled. If you think you may be addicted to needlessly overscheduling yourself, read on to discover how to stop being busy and start being intentional in order to live your best life.
'Busyness' is a term that has become popular recently because so many people these days have found themselves constantly overscheduled and busy all the time. There is a difference between living a full, satisfying life and being busy for the sake of being busy. When you're...
Worrying is a Waste of Time and Energy
Worrying is a vicious cycle. It feeds on itself, and you can easily get trapped in your anxiety and excuses. This is known as rumination, and it definitely keeps you from living your best life. Fortunately, there are ways to break free from this trap. Worrying is a waste of time and energy.
Follow these tips from A Pilgrimage to Self Lifestyle Coaching Membership to put an end to the cycle.
Consider Past Worries
We can often take a lesson from our past, as noted in yesterday's post. In this case, it has to do with your past worries. Think about some of the things that once worried you the most. How many of those things actually came to be? Chances are, they never actually happened at all. You only worried that they would. Knowing this should help to relieve some of your current anxiety.
Reflect on the Worst-Case Scenario
Our old friend, the worst-case scenario, definitely comes into play again where worry is concerned. As with our past worries,...
Tomorrow is Another Day
Most of us have past regrets. There are things we wish we'd done differently or hurts we can't seem to get past. Unfortunately, if you're holding onto those things, you can't move forward. Living in the past prevents you from living your best life now. When you spend time dwelling on something that happened or on what could have been, you aren't focusing your energies on the here and now.
Try these steps from A Pilgrimage to Self Lifestyle Coaching Membership to let go of the past and start living now.
Let Yourself Feel
Sometimes we can't get over the past because we haven't let ourselves completely feel the emotions we associate with it. Try to get in touch with what you're feeling in association with these meaningful events. Take notes or journal if it helps. Then allow the emotions to flow. Be angry if that's what is appropriate. Cry if you need to let it out. Allowing yourself to feel pent-up emotions is cathartic and opens the way for new...
What's Holding You Back from Living the Life You Want?
In addition to knowing your purpose and aligning that with your values, it's also important that you understand the internal obstacles that are holding you back from living your best life. Sometimes, there are external factors at play. However, the overwhelming majority of what tends to keep us stuck is ourselves. Our own fears and beliefs are what prevent us from taking risks, trying new things, and moving forward. Before you can hope to live your best life, you need to understand what's holding you back. These questions will help you get to the root of what's keeping you in place so that you can start taking action.
What Are You Afraid Of?
More often than not, as we've already seen, it's fear and insecurity that keeps us from taking the actions we need in order to be happy. Now is the time to get brutally honest with yourself and to identify what it is that you're specifically afraid of. Fear can control our decision making...
Don't Settle in Your Professional Life Just for the Paycheck
We spend a lot of time at work, at least I certainly do. So, it makes sense that our jobs would play a big role in our life satisfaction. If you're not happy in your career, you're probably not living your best life. It's easy to feel there's nothing you can do about a job you dislike, especially in an uncertain economy. However, small adjustments and some preparation can allow you to make a change for the better. You don't have to settle. These steps can help you transition into a new career.
Assess Your Skills
First, you'll want to take an inventory of your skills, both in your career and those that are transferrable, in order to get an idea of your current qualifications. This assessment also gives you a clearer picture of your interests and where you want to go. Get as detailed as possible so that you can be prepared to undertake the next phase of career exploration, which is researching your options. Knowing what type...
You're Never Too Old to Try Something New
One of the most powerful skills you have is the ability to learn, and A House With Four Rooms states you should visit your Mental Room daily to "air" it out. Having a learning mindset is something you'll want to cultivate in order to live your best life. No matter how old you are or what stage of life you're in, you'll reap numerous benefits when you take on new learning experiences. These can be formal education in the classroom, researching on your own, or life lessons taught organically. What's most important is that you are open to receiving new information.
Read on to discover the many benefits of trying something new and continuing to learn each and every day as stated by the Indian Proverb, A House With Four Rooms.
When you "air" out your Mental Room, you learn new skills and information regularly, you're demonstrating that you're capable and smart. Each new bit of knowledge contributes to what you've learned...
Take a Look at Your Relationships & Discover if There's Room for Improvements
They say your friends are a reflection of who you are. That's because we tend to pick up characteristics and mannerisms of those that we spend time with. Mary Kay Ash, the founder of the cosmetic company known for their pink Cadillacs, used to suggest that you look at the five people you spend the most time with to get a good look at who you are.
If a number of our inner circle are negative and complain a lot, that's bound to seep into our personality as well. That's why it's important to take stock of your relationships when you're striving to live your best life. Some of your connections may be holding you back from your goals. While it's difficult to consider letting go, sometimes it's for the best.
Take a look at some tips for ways to cultivate the most beneficial relationships that will enhance your life, not bring you down; after all, don't you want to live an Intentional Life?
How Do You...
Tweaking Your Lifestyle to Reach Your Health and Wellness Goals
As we saw in yesterday's post, there are some ways to set smarter and more achievable health and fitness goals for yourself. Strong goal setting is the foundation of changing your lifestyle for the better and making those changes last. Another way to make your new habits stick is to ease your way into them. Making small adjustments following the Kaizen strategy to your current lifestyle is the best way to get used to your new lifestyle choices.
Follow these tips for tweaking your lifestyle to reach your health and wellness goals.
Just Move Every Day
This first tip is especially relevant if you currently live a sedentary lifestyle. You can ease your way into exercise by simply committing to some movement each and every day. Rather than trying to take on an extensive gym routine that can be overwhelming, why not consider smaller steps that are more initially achievable such as taking your dog for a walk or parking far...
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Set Health & Fitness Goals for Yourself
In yesterday's blog post, I shared with you the importance of staying healthy and how it can aid in your quality of life. I've begun working with a health coach to help me attain my personal health goals of continuing my physical therapy for a broken ankle and breathing exercises for my lung health.
The connection between health and happiness is strong. Therefore, I'd like to continue on that topic today and teach you to set attainable fitness goals that will motivate and sustain you.
Follow these health and fitness goals tips to increase your chances of success.
Personalize Your Goals
Health and fitness goals should be personalized to your specific needs, interests, preferences, and lifestyle. If you try to add foods or exercises that don't appeal to you, you're setting yourself up for failure. Instead, choose activities and meal choices that are more up your alley. Sure, it's still going to take hard work and dedication. But at...
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