Have you achieved your goals in 2018?
We are now less than one month away from the new year and it is time to review what you have achieved in 2018 no matter how big or small. In order to support this article and to measure your progress and successes I am going to review the article I wrote at the beginning of this year entitled: “New Year, New You…!”
In “New Year, New You…!” I invited you to start the new year afresh. There is something very positive and exciting about beginning the year as if it was an entirely new start.
Let us review the questions and tips I outlined in “New Year, New You…!” so that you can measure your progress now that we are nearly reaching the end of 2018.
What are your successes in 2018?
Review of tip #1: What life are you designing...
According to the statistics around 90% of single parents in the UK are women.
It takes a lot of courage, hard work and resilience to bring up a child or children single handily. I know how it feels, this was my mum’s story. From the late 60s, my mum brought up three children single handily. I was so aware of her suffering, her sense of guilt, shame, failure and her feelings of doubt and worry. Yet she managed and my sister, brother and I are her greatest pride and achievement to this day.
As a Transformational Change Agent, my life’s purpose is to support, empower and inspire women to regain their zest for life through love and joy in the context of understanding and compassion. If you are a single mum reading this article I know what you are going through and I would like to share with you the 3 mistakes single mums should avoid so that they can feel good about themselves, rebuild their life and regain their zest for life.
Mistake #1: they let themselves go
Do you struggle with implementing change in your life?
There is tremendous power in letting go because it allows you to move forward in your life, to grow personally, to forgive, to forget and to stop resisting change. I understand that your resistance to change is normal because it is a big step to come out of your comfort zone so that you can transform yourself and your life for the better.
However, how can you best stop resisting change?
I want you to remember a time in your life when you stopped resisting and said YES! to change and the outcome was very positive and worthwhile.
If you are stuck right now and you are struggling with letting go despite the fact that you desire change in your life I am going to share with you in this blog article 4 powerful ways to let go of suffering so that you can regain your zest for life.
Take a leap of faith and trust that any change in your life is part of your growth process. I know it might be difficult to accept. However, it is...
Do you feel that you are at a turning point in your life however you are unsure and you do not know what step to take next?
In this blog article I share with you 3 signs that you are at a turning point in your life and 3 things you can do to move forward toward the new life you wish to create.
Let us begin with...
You cannot make sense of your life any more. You know that something is not quite right, you want to improve your life however you do not know where to start and how to go about it.
Your lack of clarity creates more confusion.
What can you do to move forward?
It is time to get clear about what you want.
A very simple step is to get clear and identify in what area of your life you are most dissatisfied. Once you have identified what area of your life you wish to improve you must set clear objectives in order to move forward. If you identify that all the areas of your life need improvement you must prioritize and...
When you look at your life as a workbook you understand that your life’s challenges and tribulations are lessons to be learnt.
Indeed, when you understand and believe that your life is a workbook of problems to be solved you realise that every problem and challenge in your life serves a purpose.
The sole purpose of your workbook of problems to be solved is to help you grow spiritually as a human being.
From this perspective onwards, it is therefore easier to consider your life’s challenges as allies i.e. as something happening for you and not to you or against you.
When you approach your life from this perspective you give yourself permission to experience life as a gift.
My intention in this blog article is to share with you 5 ways you can lighten up your workbook of life:
The magic of life always starts with gratefulness. It is from this place of gratefulness that you can count your blessings. The more grateful you are the more you live your life...
As shown by the statistics at least 45% of people want to create change in their life since they make resolutions at the beginning of every year. However, only 8% actually accomplish their dream.
Albert Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again whilst expecting a different result.
It is clear that you cannot change your results or create change whilst adopting the same habits, which created the imbalances in the first place.
What is the solution?
Indeed, if you are not getting the results that you want there is something that you do, which gets in the way of your new resolution and you must change it.
What habits are you to change?
It is possible that your thoughts are not supportive of the change you desire.
It is possible that your beliefs are not supportive of the change you desire.
It is possible that you actions are not supportive of the change you desire.
We are now more than half way through the year and you probably made some new year's resolutions last January such as: eat better, exercise more, spend less money, self-care, read more books, learn a new skill, get a new job, make new friends, get a new hobby, focus more on appearance etc. (according to YouGov poll these are the most popular new-year's resolutions for 2018).
Before I share with you the 3 Steps to Stay on track and Keep Your Resolution let us first look at what might be getting in the way.
1. You made a resolution but you do not really believe you can accomplish it
2. You are not sure that the grass is greener on the other side.
3. You are too busy doing other things and you have lost track.
These obstacles are very common and the statistics show that only 8% of people actually keep their resolutions.
Are you among the 8%? If not, below are 3 steps to stay on track and keep your resolution:
Step #1: Implement 'The...
Dr Wayne Dyer said that too many people die with their music still in them. What Dr Dyer meant was that many people have dreams but alas they never manage to accomplish them. Let this not be you...
I understand that sometimes you might not see the light at the end of the tunnel and you might feel like giving up on your dreams, however I would like to sheer you on by saying keep persevering!
In this blog article I share with you the 3 secrets to perseverance when you want to be on purpose:
Secret #1: Perseverance = Progress
Should you be disciplined, focused and consistent you are most certainly moving forward in the direction of your dream faster than you think. You might have the tendency to be hard on yourself because things do not seem to be moving ahead as quickly as you would like them to. However, trust:
I am doing something totally different this week. This blog article is more like a poem or a meditation for self-reflection.
The fundamental principle to live your life authentically is to TRUST. When you trust your heart is wide open and you surrender fully.
Here is the meditative process to live your life authentically:
Please sit comfortably in a quiet place and take a few deep breaths in through your nose and slowly out through your mouth or nose.
Become aware of your body and let go of any sensation that feels uncomfortable by saying, for example: “I let go of the sensation I feel in my arms and I smile…” Keep doing this until your body really feels lighter and you feel at ease.
Now begin the 3-step meditation for self-reflection keeping your eyes closed:
Step 1: “I trust myself” – meditate on the following:
“As I look at myself in the mirror, I love what I see and all that I am.
I trust my inner voice, my intuition and my gut feeling...
When you want to live a life of love self-awareness is your ability to increasingly get to know yourself. By that I mean becoming aware of what you really want as well as your thinking, feelings, behaviour, beliefs and actions.
The magic of self-awareness is that it is part of life’s mystery and mastery. In this blog article I share with you 6 reasons why growing in self-awareness is so important.
1. When you embark on a journey of self-discovery, increasing self-awareness transforms your life forever and creates greater happiness from the inside out.
2. You become aware that you have all of the answers that you seek within you. However, in order to find the answers that you seek you must be aware of who you are: a soul living in a physical body having a human experience.
3. I believe that human beings exist for the purpose of growth therefore without self-awareness there is no growth and the possibility...