I have been a strong believe of ‘POSITIVE THINKING’ and ‘CREATING OUR OWN DESTINY’ stuff, infact i support it with full of my heart !!
So one more inspirational article……
(That really helps to be positive on one of the ‘HOT’ proceeding day to ‘monthend’ 😉———————————————————————————————
We are creating our lives with every breath, in every moment, and through every one of our thoughts, words and deeds. We have a choice every day when we wake up, and we make hundreds more choices throughout the day.
For many years I was one of those people who perceived the glass as half empty. I’d complain and whine to anyone who would listen. I hated getting up in the morning and was never satisfied with anything. If someone asked me how I was, the answer was usually something like, “hanging in there,” “ok, I guess,” or a litany of complaints about how crappy life was. I was always angry and frustrated. I didn’t realize my attitude was dragging me deeper and deeper into a dark hole of negativity.
A few years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. That turned out to be the wake up call I needed. After going through painful treatment and surgery and being confronted by my own mortality and the fragility of physical existence, I decided it was time to take control of whatever time I had left on this earth and make the best of it.
I started to meditate every morning. I began to make a list of all the things that I am grateful for before going to sleep at night. I implemented some subtle shifts that have made a huge difference in my life.
I’m still not a morning person. I will sleep in when I have the chance, and some of my most creative time is in the afternoon and evening. However, I’ve learned to change my perspective, which makes waking up a much more pleasant and joyful experience.
When the alarm goes off, I take a few deep breaths, then get up and sit on my mediation cushion in the corner of the room by the window. I do just five minutes of deep breathing while visualizing the awesome day I’m going to have, then I do a short yoga sun salutation routine. (I usually skip the laying on the floor part when I do it outside.)
I shower, dress, then prepare a quick and nutritious breakfast – usually a fruit and protein smoothie, a bowl of oatmeal or a veggie omelet. I prepare my lunch and snacks for the work day: a salad, a pita or wrap sandwich, a small bag of nuts or trail mix, a piece of fruit and some string cheese or a cup of yogurt.
At this point it’s time to face the commute. I hate traffic, but fortunately I have a collection of great CDs, uplifting music and audio books. I’m not going to say I meditate in the car, as that would be dangerous, but I do deep breathing exercises and try to be aware of the little things around me.
I’ve also begun pasting sticky notes with affirmations on the dashboard. I spend over an hour a day in the car, and driving is such an automated process. What better way to help positive thoughts sink in to my consciousness:
- Wonderful things are happening today.
- I am always moving forward.
- I am exactly where I need to be right now.
- Expect a miracle.
From that point on, the rest of the day becomes much easier. As the ancient Chinese saying goes, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step…”
How have you redesigned your life? Please share any tips or ideas that you have worked for you.
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Suzanne Ledo lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., with her Tibetan Spaniel, Taz. After a bout with cervical cancer, she escaped from Corporate America and is now determined to help women of all ages, races, and physical conditions to become the powerful, strong, beautiful beings they were born to be through her work as a life coach. Learn more about Suzanne at Magical Possibilities