One of the greatest of all principles is that men can do what they think they can do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Hello, My friends,
First up, I want to thank all those people who are providing essential services. “Thank You, without you the food and health services would be a complete shambles.”
My husband and I are in lock down, We can go outside to work, play in the garden. We can go for a walk, just the two of us within our neighbourhood, and we can purchase groceries. All other services are closed to us.
Our kitchen renovation has come to a standstill.
We have wallpapered and painted the adjoining laundry, installed the kitchen wall and bench units temporarily while we wait for the vinyl. Hubby rigged up the laundry tub in the kitchen so we have running water.
A lot of people are feeling lost, like they’re stuck in limbo.
Fear of the future gripping their hearts tightly.
Maybe that’s where you are, facing the uncertainty of not having work to return to, living each week payday to payday. Unsure of how the bills are going to be paid.
How does that make you feel? What if you decided for a few minutes that you want to feel better? What would you rather be feeling?
Peace? Hope? Love? Abundance?
These emotions are only a thought away.
Think of something that makes you laugh, what makes it funny to you? Can you hold that feel good emotion for a minute. Repeat this small action over and over, every time you feel like the situation is going to overwhelm you, go to that funny clip on Utube. Focus on the feeling you get from it.
Our mind is marvellous it can create whatever we want it to. Choose to create something you will be proud of. Did you know the brain cannot hold two thoughts at the same time. Therefore you cannot feel two emotions at the same time. By choosing to feel and focus on an emotion that feels better, you will be attracting to you more feel better emotions. By choosing better thoughts, you break the cycle of despair and give yourself time to tap into your creativity, which could come up with a positive solution to the situation you are in.
I have found when I follow the inner voice who guides me, I move in a direction that leads me to the things I really want in my life. Action strengthens my belief, which creates trust that I can change the path I am on, and that my inner voice is trustworthy.
Have you noticed how often you have conversations with yourself, the ones no-one else knows about. That voice that talks you into or out of doing something you want to, or don’t want to do.
By tuning in and listening to what conversation is going on, you can reveal whether you are feeding the negative thoughts, feelings and emotions or whether you are feeding the the positive thoughts, feelings and actions. The choice is yours, the thoughts you feed the most will be strongest. What thoughts have you been feeding? Are you happy with the results they are giving you.
This time in history is a great time to decide if the life you have been living up to this point has got you the results you want. If it has, keep doing what you’re doing. If it hasn’t now would be as good a time as any to have a look at the thoughts you think that keep you in the rut you’re in. Are you thinking on purpose, or Are you parroting what those around you are saying? Do you think for yourself? or Are you letting the news of the day think for you?
Personally, I am using this time to re-evaluate my beliefs about myself and the society I live in. I am challenging my beliefs, Asking my self questions like. Does this belief serve me? What are the fruits of this belief? Are the results leading me to the life of my dreams or are they leading me away from my dream life? If I continue to think the way I am now will I be better off in a years time?
Food for thought.
What we think creates what we feel, and everything we do, we do for a feeling. Is this thought creating the feeling that we want in our lives today.
If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t.
Use this time of uncertainty to evaluate where you are in your life and where you want to be.
Add more fun and laughter into your every day.
Add more movement into your life.
Create space for creativity in your daily activities.
Become the person, people want to be around.
Share your enthusiasm with others.
Remember, you are enough.
You have everything you need right now to start on a new path.
Add a touch of elegance to your life, pick some fresh flowers.
Remove some of the excess in your life, it could be clothes, ornaments, kitchen gadgets, old make-up, books, anything weighing you down.
Get rid of what you don’t want to make room for what you do want.
Choose some music that lifts your spirit and inspires you and dance like no-one can see you.
I believe: What I think creates how I feel, How I feel creates what I do, What I do creates my habits My habits create how well I live my life.
Sow the seeds of hope, love, and trust in some-one else’s life this week.
Live well; Until next time. Be your best authentic self.