This is mandatory for your success and hapiness, Let's compare your personal plan with a family disaster plan. Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.
Apply the same principle to your personal and business planning and keep it current. What if............happened. Use you long term/short term plan.
Be very aware - Have a Plan of Action.
Nothing lasts forever.
Happiness is a choice that takes a lot of work.
15 LESSONS People Learn Too Late In Life
Listen with your heart NOT your mind. Love! Love everything, not just the good things, love the bad things too. They are just experiences. Love your depression for example and you will find it much easier to manage. Dont fear anything, nothing good comes from fear. Ground yourself by sitting under a tree, feel the wind in your face, swim in the ocean not a swimming pool. Walk barefoot on the grass etc... Watch less TV. Speak good things about your body, your body hears and feels you. So be kind to it and you will never get sick. Laugh so much as you can about everything. Money help but its not everything. Simple is best. Grow and eat your own food. Just be kind and happy all the time. This video reminds us to live life everyday with a PLAN:
Check out many ideas about possible present and furure world events......
Consider what distinguishes a process
from a outcome:
As you probably know - when we set out to manifest our desires, we typically focus on a particular outcome:
[+] A lucrative career...
[+] A fulfilling relationship...
[+] An influx of a certain amount of money...
[+] A physical or emotional healing...
That's why you always hear you need to "visualize what you want" and "allow it to happen."
But when for some reason it doesn't happen, we wonder:
"What's wrong?" ... "I'm doing everything I'm supposed to do!"
It's often our own relentless focus on our desired "outcome" that keeps us out of the mind state that would actually facilitate its manifesting process!
Let me explain...
** The Mind State You Need To
Effectively Manifest Your Visions: **
The instructions we usually get can sometimes feel a little contradictory:
[+] One the one hand, we're told to "let go," "not interfere with the self-organizing power of the universe," and "allow our envisioned outcome to manifest"...
[+] On the other hand, we're told that it doesn't happen by itself, and we do need to "take inspired action" towards it...
So which is it?
"Take action" or "let go?"
The answer is a paradoxical combination between the two - a state that's best described as "active intention without striving."
And to embody it, we need to prioritize 'process' over 'outcome'…
** ‘Process’ vs. ‘Outcome’ **
Consider what distinguishes a process from a outcome:
[+] An outcome reflects a static state that doesn’t exist yet.
[+] A process reflects a dynamic state that’s currently taking place.
Now consider the difference on your energy when you let your overall disposition be determined by either of these:
[+] When you hang up your focus solely on a specific outcome or accomplishment, your overall mindset will be shaped by the notion of "I’ll be happy when"…
... which is another way of saying "I'm not happy as long as"… In other words:
-- You're shaping your current state in the 'now' as being in pursuit of an outcome that doesn't exist yet... probably hoping it will relieve you of some current problem or discomfort.
-- As life reflects the energy you bring to the table, this risks the emergence of a reality that not only emphasizes your discontent... but also puts you "forever in pursuit" - i.e. you never manifest your desired outcome.
While larger outcomes have their place in setting our overall direction and measuring our progress...
... much more effective for shaping your energy on a more continuous basis is to embody a 'process'-orientation…
[+] When you hang up your focus primarily on specific kinds of process, your overall mindset will be shaped by the energy you choose to actively bring to the table:
-- You continuously, deliberately and actively engage in the attitudes and behaviors that are likely to bring about the kinds of outcomes you seek to manifest as a by-product.
-- And as life reflects the energy you bring to the table, this allows for your desired outcomes to naturally emerge as a matter of course.
It's important to see that...
** "Process" Is The More NATURAL Way: **
As the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus already realized:
"All things flow."
Everything in life is constantly in motion and changes all the time:
[+] No situation is ever truly solid or fixed - not even you or your problems.
[+] Life is constantly in flux, and its energy field constantly morphing.
[+] Living is moving.
In alignment with that understanding:
Whereas a relentless outcome-focus often feels like 'swimming up against the stream'... surrendering to a process-focus quickly goes on to feel more like 'going with the flow.'
That's why in the "pursuit" of your desires, it's best to primarily take on a process orientation that's focused on being, experiencing and activating a particular state in the ever-evolving moment of 'now'...
(... instead of letting it be defined by a pursuit of something that's still by definition out of reach...)
As a result:
[+] You "let go," while actively investing yourself in the process...
[+] You're doing it without forcing it...
[+] And your "doing" will shape your "being," while your "being" will shape your "doing"...
That's what consistently forges an "active intention"... "without striving."
And you'll see your external world adjust itself naturally and accordingly to match your new, ongoing energy broadcast.
Hope that helps!
P.S. Your brain and mind can have a hard time coping with this notion... because for them, the paradoxical concepts of "process vs. outcome" and "taking action vs. letting go" can't go hand in hand.
To your brain and mind, things are either "black" or "white:"
[+] When you're in a productive flow, the mind states:
"There you go - life is energy, and I'm in motion. This is great!"
[+] Then when things seem to come to a halt and a problem inevitably comes up, it thinks it must readjust its definition:
"See - life is solid, and I'm a fixed and finite individual after all. This sucks!"
[+] And only when things start moving again, it feels pressured to change the definition back to "flow."
Your mind is stubborn in its habit of doing this - it wants you and life to be just one way... and not broaden itself enough to experience the whole dualistic nature of life and yourself:
Whenever things stall, it says: "Something is wrong... I'm wrong... I have a problem... I don't like this... I must control this change."
It then generates fear and anxiety, and needless disturbance ensues.
That's why in the process of manifesting your desires, it's much more natural and effective to not rely on your mind so much... but more on your heart:
"The Spice that Supports Your Body's Astonishing Immune System*"
This antioxidant may also maintain cholesterol levels already in the normal range, and slow down the signs of normal aging.*
You may already know I place a strong emphasis on eating as much unprocessed, organically grown food as possible for optimal health.
One frequently overlooked way to enhance and optimize health with organically grown food is the use of herbs and spices – unprocessed and organic, of course.
One amazing benefit of these herbs is that they’re very low in calories, while being dense in vitamins and minerals.
In the same vein, they’re thermogenic, meaning they naturally support your metabolism to help you burn calories.* You feel satisfied more easily, so you eat less.* Studies show that consuming certain herbs and spices before each meal can potentially reduce your caloric intake.*
Due to their nutrient-dense status, they promote your overall well-being with antioxidants more potent than many fruits and veggies.*
Herbs and spices promote health and well-being in your entire body, not just in a particular area.
This "whole person" approach is why I believe these spices and herbs can benefit you so greatly.
But I consider one particular spice the “granddaddy” of them all, because its benefits are so amazing and far-reaching.
Don't Waste Your Time and Health with Synthetically Processed Herbs and Spices
Just as it's important to select and consume wholesome, unprocessed organic foods, you should do the same with herbs and spices.
Avoid breezing down the spice aisle of your local grocery store to pick up any old herb or spice.
It is important to be very selective.
If the herb or spice you're looking for is processed or not organically grown, you risk missing out on their most potent active ingredients, which provide you with optimal benefits.
If the herb or spice isn't cultivated, harvested, produced, and packaged using certified organic processes, you could be robbed of its healthful active ingredients.
Routines are meant to make life easier. Mostly, they do. But what about some routines that destroy your productivity, stress you out, make you irritable and potentially ruin your day?
And more importantly, can you a) recognize these routines and b) change them?
You might think you’re perfectly aware of all of your routines, but like any other habit, they can be hard to spot.
So how does your morning typically go? Hit the snooze button 2-3 times… stumble out of bed, turn on the coffee maker, hit the shower, go through at least 2 changes of clothes (okay, I do, anyway) before settling on the right one, slam a quick breakfast (if you’re lucky)… if you have kids, there’s the added fun of “Did you remember your homework? Do you have your gym clothes? Remember I can’t pick you up today so don’t forget to get on the bus! Do you have lunch money?” and other morning delights – usually accompanied by stress on both the parents’ and the kids’ ends. Rush out the door, pray you haven’t forgotten anything, battle traffic and get to work juuuuuuust in time, okay 5 minutes late, frazzled and already on edge, and then instead of tackling your inbox because your mind is scattered in a hundred directions, you answer emails for 30 minutes until you calm down.
Sound familiar? That’s a routine – not exactly a productive, peaceful routine, it’s more like a routine that was developed because of LACK of an established routine
The question is, does it make you happy? Does it set a positive tone for the day? Do you feel confident that everything has been attended to? Do you feel like you’re in control, or that you’re just along for this crazy ride?
Many of us drive with one foot on the brake and the other on the accelerator, not because that’s the most efficient, but because we’re used to it.
The good news is, because of the brain’s neuroplasticity (or ability to change), it is possible to let go of routines that make you crazy and establish routines that help you enjoy the day.
Here’s how. For this exercise, let’s just focus on ONE routine, and that’s the ever-important morning routine:
1. Think about your day-to-day life. Over 40% of your everyday activities are done a certain way – habitually – and therefore they have become part of your routine. Ask yourself, “Do I start the day off in a positive mood? Do I feel happy, confident and enthusiastic? When I get to work, do I feel like I can handle what today brings, or do I feel anxious and tense? When I deal with my family, are our interactions calm and happy, or rushed and tense?
2. Think about some elements of your morning routine that don’t work. Examples:
- hitting the snooze button
rummaging through your closet for just the right outfit (half of which is in the laundry pile)
rushing through breakfast (if you eat breakfast at all); choosing convenience foods instead of taking the time to prepare a healthy breakfast
snapping and yelling at your kids and/or spouse, or your partner
feeling rushed and anxious about getting to work on time
driving aggressively to make up for lost time, trying to get to work on time
arriving at work tense and on-edge
3. What are your thoughts when you’re in this routine? How is your body responding (stress response, or with relaxation?)
4. Set the intention to change every element of your routine that causes stress. Write these down. Examples:
get up when the alarm rings; if you have kids, make them get up immediately too
lay out clothes the night before (in fact, prepare as much as you can the night before)
eat well – it takes very little time to prepare a healthy meal, you just have to decide to do it
be kind, happy, cordial and helpful with your family; diffuse whatever stress is present with a cheerful attitude
5. Now implement the new routine. It will take about 2 months for it to become normal, so start with just one thing: for example, get up when the alarm rings, no matter what. That little bit of extra time will go a long way in making the morning less stressful. Once that habit is firmly in place, add another habit like preparing the night before.
6. If you notice that there is resistance to the new routine – as there probably will be before it’s a habit – just make yourself stick to it. You can say “cancel!” when an old thought or impulse threatens to take you back to your old ways, and remind yourself that this new habit feels much better
7. Finally, use meditation as a tool to help you destress. It may not be realistic to meditate in the morning, but how about just before bed, to help you sleep more soundly so you’re fresher in the morning? Just 15-30 minutes before you lie down to sleep will help set the tone for the next day.