Stress creates chaos in your mind and emotions and can very well cause you to disconnect from the present moment and give up control of yourself. Which is why it’s important to have a plan that will allow you to INSTANTLY cultivate calm and inner balance at times when outside forces suddenly throws you a curve-ball.
Winnie the Pooh is a kind bear. He cares greatly about his friends. And he has always seemed like a pretty happy bear to me. He’s also a favorite of mine so today I’d like to simply share 5 of my favorite happiness tips from that honey loving bear.
Emotional freedom means learning how to stay centered in a stressful, highly emotionally charged world. Since emotions such as fear, anger, and frustration are energies, you can potentially “catch” them from people without realizing it. If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it’s vital to know how to avoid taking on an individual’s negative emotions or the free-floating kind in crowds. Here are some strategies from Emotional Freedom to practice. They will help you to stop absorbing other people’s emotions.
If I ask you, “What do you want out of life?” and you say something like, “I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything. A more interesting question, a question that perhaps you’ve never considered before, is what pain do you want in your life? What are you willing to struggle for? Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out.
We have all suffered from anxiety, depression, anger, and stress at some points in our life. Sometimes, these sufferings contribute to our evolution and help squeeze us into more mature states of being. Suffering can be a catalyst for personal transformation, but it can also be…well…useless, redundant, and unnecessary. If suffering doesn’t serve a purpose in your life any longer, it doesn’t need to be in your reality.
We all have our ups and downs. We all experience emotional pain from time to time. But that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with us. It doesn’t mean we’re ‘broken’ or ‘defective’. On the contrary. It only shows that we are human. That we have feelings and emotions. Today I would like to share with you 12 tips for recovering from emotional pain. So that you can continue living your life in peace and harmony and do the things you so much enjoy doing.
A while back I was completely overwhelmed. I was drowning in conflicting work commitments, our son’s crazy end of term schedule, over-commitment to a volunteer role, and a pounding headache I just couldn’t shift. Everything was about to go seriously pear-shaped if I didn’t do something stat!
By Omar Cherif When I left Toronto in December I went back to Egypt for a visit. I had not seen my family and friends for more than three years and it was amazing reconnecting with them. Afterwards, I decided to roam around the U.S for some while as I work on finalizing my first […]
The Joy of Moving, Not! “Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” — Hans Selye I’ve just recently moved 300km from the outskirts of the Mother City to the rolling hills of the Karoo countryside. Yes, it was a stressy move (especially as we had a cat who sulked at […]
We all do our best to stay positive, but occasionally we can slip into negative thinking patterns that can wreak havoc on our lives. We might worry about our past mistakes or current stresses, and how these could lead to negative outcomes in the future. We might obsess about or over-analyze regular experiences and interactions, reading into them things that aren’t actually there. We might find that as soon as one bad thing happens, we associate it with all the other bad things that have happened in our lives and begin to feel miserable. We might feel anxious in the present, having a hard time getting out of our own heads as we worry and obsess about the things that could go wrong.
If you ask me, there are certain qualities each and every human being should have. Qualities that have the power to help each and every one of us to connect with our own selves and the world around us at a deeper level. Crafting better lives for ourselves and those around us and making the world a happier and a lot brighter place to be in.
When was the last time you stopped to acknowledge the world around you? When was the last time you stopped to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you? To express your gratitude for the many wonderful and loving people that are present in your life and to express your gratitude for being alive? When was the last time you stopped to give thanks to life, to God, to those you love, to those you don’t, for many of the valuable lessons they taught you, for many of the gifts they offered you and for many of the precious moments they shared with you?
Do you feel good every morning? Does each morning bring with it another ray of hope, a reason to fight for your dreams and keep your spirit alive? Well it should and here are a few absolute ‘musts’ to tell yourself every day, first thing in the morning, for a better, happier, more successful day, every day.
What does it look like to eliminate stress in your life? No, it doesn’t look like a made-for-television movie. No, it doesn’t look like something only people with extra time and money can do. It looks like your life — but without any self-created stress triggers. To live stress-free consider saying no to the following…
Taking charge is a mindset of positivity. It means that you believe in yourself and your vision and you are committed to taking the steps that will make your vision a reality. This is leadership in its purest sense. Leadership is essentially the ability to inspire yourself and others to create success. How do you develop the positive attitude that enables you to take charge?