If you’ve ever researched how or if affirmations work, you’ll find a variety of opinions, both positive and negative. I’ve read countless posts and comments from people stating that they didn’t get the desired result from affirmations, even after using them for an extended period of time.
I’ve heard and seen statements like:
“I tried saying affirmations and they did nothing for me.”
“I really wanted to believe that affirmations would work, and while they may work for others, they didn’t work for me.”
“Saying the same thing over and over again, every day isn’t going to change my life.”
We’re all familiar with crazy days. The type of day where you can barely get yourself together; when your alone time consists of the moments between meetings, calls, and errands, or the few hours left in your day when you arrive home… (usually) late and exhausted. Too often guilt can set in because you’ve taken care of everything and everyone – except you!
Busy days, life’s stress and even overwhelming circumstances are all a natural part of life, but we often fail to acknowledge the toll that they can have on us. We normally react out of desperation, grabbing the latest personal development book or scheduling a much-needed massage; in an attempt to bring balance to our lives. In order to truly recalibrate our lives, we need to create actionable steps we can implement. Without a reasonable, but flexible, structure crazy days can become out of control weeks and eventually the line between living an active life and juggling an unbalanced existence can quickly become blurred.
It’s time to take control of your life and to start implementing habits that put you on a path towards living a balanced life.
Let’s explore 5 steps to reduce the crazy and bring back sanity, calm and control!
I am deeply passionate about the power of words.
I believe that words have the ability to usher in greatness or confound with chaos. How we choose to use our words often determines what manifests in our lives. Our thoughts follow the words that we speak and our actions propelled by thoughts – so when you think negatively or with a lack of confidence, you begin thinking the same way and eventually, your actions will mirror those thoughts. However, when you speak with positivity, confidence, and faith, think of the possibilities?
We all have memories of something someone once said to us that sparked a fire in us, to do something different.
How many times have you mentally returned to that conversation for reassurance, validation or motivation? I want to help you free yourself from the need for someone else to speak something profound into your life, but encourage you to speak life into your own heart, into your business, and into your future… with affirmations.
Meaningful words stay with us and show us why it’s so critically important to speak with intention and resolve; knowing that even if it’s not immediate, your words will ultimately have a profound effect on your life, present, and future. Speaking affirmations is not just an exercise in repetition. It’s more than the reciting words or phrases day in and day out… It’s an intimate process, where your words and what you believe align to manifest your hopes and desires.
I have a confession to make. I was future-focused for far too long. It took some serious introspection to realize that I was draining all of the fun, happiness, and peace of mind out of my own life. I knew from a young age that my purpose in life was to help others discover, embrace and live in complete freedom. And I operated on the same principles, always working towards spiritual, financial and time freedom. I had a clear picture of my ideal life and I was laser focused on it.
There is often a negative opinion of both money and relationships. This is probably due to the countless reports of money being a leading cause of divorce. But there’s a flip side. If you’re willing to have an open line of communication and are able to make financial decisions together, then money doesn’t have to be a negative topic of discussion. In fact, it could actually bring you and your significant other closer together.
If you’re new to your relationship or you’ve had a bad experience, with discussing money issues, in the past, you may be wondering when is the right time to have the dreaded money talk. Don’t stress about this and don’t rush it! Every relationship is different and there is no right or wrong time. Just be sure that you are in a serious committed relationship, where sharing finances and resources, is something that you’re starting to engage in – there’s no need to expose your most personal information, if it’s not warranted.
No couple moves at the same pace as another. But when the time is right for you, it is important that you are able to have an honest and respectful dialogue. Keep reading, for my top tips on how to have a great conversation on money; one that brings you closer together.
The first month of 2017 is almost over, and the signs of a new year are all around us. Lattes are replaced with green smoothies, early morning exercise classes are full to capacity and the comfort food of the holidays, has been replaced with fish, salad and fruit-infused water.
But let’s address new year’s resolutions. Although, I now lean more towards ongoing goal setting over that jolt that most get, to make change at the first of the year. My reasoning? I prefer ongoing progress to temporary optimism and hard-to-maintain resolve.
If you’re consistently making progress, there’s no need to succumb to the thinking that January is magical and that anything you start at the first of the year, will surely be a success. You’re not going to lose the weight any differently or pay off debt any quicker, because you waited for the new year.