Monday Mantra:: A change is as good as a holiday

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This saying holds true:

“A change is as good as a holiday.”

Much like a spring clean, a change can indeed create radical shifts in your world on an energetic level as well as an emotional level. When we change one thing, it changes how we feel and even how we interact.

Consider a change in hair style for example. It make you feel more confident and therefore, the way in which you interact with the world can change.

What about changing your living room around. Shifting the stagnant energy of furniture that has been sitting in the same place for years, can have a big impact on how you feel in the space as well as how you move within the space.

Much like after a holiday, you feel refreshed, having had that stagnant energy moved and new, relaxed energy infused.

Have a think about what subtle changes you can make today that might have the ability to change how you feel for the better. Perhaps your desk at work could do with some re-arranging, perhaps a new quilt cover set or maybe a new hair style or colour is in order?

 

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

 

Monday Mantra:: It’s safe for me to say no

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I’ll be honest here – I tend to be someone who says yes to a lot of invitations and requests. I consider everyone else’s opinion of me and everyone else’s feelings before my own. Then I resent them for making me do something I didn’t really want to do. The key here is of course that I chose to do it but that fact gets hidden under everyone else’s priorities because I hide it there.

Did you know that a lot of people actually appreciate you saying “no” from the get go rather than cancelling at the last minute?

Be clear about what you want. Make a list of all the things you want to achieve, all your short-term gaols, your long term goals and even your day to day stuff you just want to do.  Then, look at each invitation or request and if it doesn’t match up with what you want or if what you want can’t be rescheduled to fit in some spontaneous invitation, then it’s okay to say no. And be honest with your answer too. It’s okay to say “look, to be honest, I really had my heart set on doing ABC today so I’ll have to say thank you for thinking of me, but no thank you”.

This habit of saying yes for everyone else’s sake is not an easy one to change but it can be done. I am still working on this one myself.

 

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

 

Monday Mantra:: A perceived small change can make a big impact

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Known as a divine paradox. What looks big is small, what looks small is big. Just because something appears to be a mountain, it is very likely a molehill. What appears to be a small gesture can very well mean the world to someone. Never underestimate the power of small things.

One of my favourite quotes is:

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, then you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito.”

Adding what seems to be a small “one 20 minute walk per week” into your routine may well be paving the way for a big shift in your weight.
A small change in the way you talk about money can pave the way for a big energetic shift in your finances.
A small smile to a stranger has the ability to change their perception on their whole day.

The same goes when you’re on the receiving end. A small gift has the potential to change your life for the better, even if you can’t see it in that moment. A perceived small pay rise has the ability over time to change your perceptions on how you’re valued and have a flow on effect to those around you and possibly to a bigger pay rise next year.

The other week, I bought myself a bunch of flowers for completing a big transformative study week and everyday for  a week afterwards, I felt great walking into my kitchen to see a beautiful bunch of flowers on the kitchen table. It shifted my whole week into beginning each day with a positive thought.

What small thing can you do for yourself or for someone else today that has the potential to make a big difference in yours or someone else’s life?

 

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

Monday Mantra:: It’s Safe for Me To Be Human

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Children have this knack of being themselves. When they’re happy, they are outwardly happy and joyous. When they’re sad, they cry. Somewhere between childhood and adulthood though, we’re taught to pretend that we’re okay, even if we’re not. We’re taught to be calm even when we’re happy.

Often as adults, we find ourselves in not so great circumstances and we push through, pretending that we’re fine when we’re not and thinking that we have to hold ourselves together that we can’t be unwell or we can’t be upset because people will think less of us. We go to work when we’re sick even though we know it’s important to look after ourselves, we get it in our mind that a business is more important, that something or someone outside ourselves is more important than us and our own wellbeing?!

The fact is that being vulnerable is actually okay. News flash: we’re all human. We’re not perfect because it’s in our nature to always be striving for more, so why deny ourselves of who we really are, our authentic selves? We’re all human. We laugh, we cry and sometimes we get sick and you know what, we don’t need to pretend we’re okay if we’re not, we can cry if we feel so inclined and we can certainly ask for help.

I hear this so often from clients:

“Is it silly that I feel scared to speak up?”
“Is it vain to want to look good?”
“Is it weird that I’m worried about what other people think?”

The lists go on but my answer is always the same – “No it’s not – you’re human, just like every other person on the planet so you’re not alone in this.”

Today, I want you to acknowledge your humanity and the humanity of those around you. Keep an eye out for those who seem to be keeping themselves, their true self at bay and encourage them to be themselves – lead by example.

 

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

 

 

 

Monday Mantra:: I Choose to Use Positive Language

Today’s Monday Mantra is a pretty important one. It seems simple and it seems like it wouldn’t really be life changing but I can guarantee you that it is in fact life changing.

Here’s the thing. Your body remembers the last word you use. So imagine that all day, every day when someone asks you how you are, you say “Not bad”. Your body remembers the “bad” and each time you say it, you reinforce that word into your body’s cellular system. The same goes for when someone says “thank you” – a lot of people tend to use the term “No worries” or “no problem”. Your body remembers “Problem” or “Worries”. Be aware too that the people you say these phrases to also hear these words and it can be energy draining for them too.

Personally, as a practitioner, I hear these terms all day every day from clients and I am constantly rephrasing them for my clients  so that it helps them to build their energy up and reminds them to use more positive language and it helps me to not be drained by the words they use.

Consider phrases that get thrown around these days like:

– Fully sick
– That’s so depressing
– Does my head in
– Such a pain in the neck
– etc etc etc

Consider how these literally might effect your energy and your body. Lots of people use affirmations to boost their energy and manifest their desires. The phrases above, when used often become just like affirmations. So choose your phrases wisely.

So here’s a little fun exercise to do this week to start training yourself (and those around you) into some positive language habits.

– Instead of saying “Not bad” when someone asks you how you are, try “good” or “less than great”

– Instead of saying “No worries” or “No problems”, try “It’s a pleasure” (my personal favourite) or “you’re welcome”.

Then, take notice of how you feel at the end of the day after using these new terms and see if you can further enhance it by finding some new phrases for other common sayings you use that might be less than fabulous.

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

Monday Mantra:: I breathe in Allowing and I breathe out Resistance

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I came across an Abraham Hicks Youtube video this morning that mentioned that resistance shows up in the form or emotions (your emotional guidance system) and when we don’t change the way we feel or change our thoughts, then eventually the body begins to show us physical symptoms of our thoughts as a physical prompting for us to look at the emotional thought components. It’s like escalating a problem through a help line. Eventually you get to the big boss who is able to sort it out for you but by then, you’re so worked up about the issue that it takes so long for the problem to be fixed. Really, what we want to do is have it looked at sooner so that the person you get through to on the help line is the only person you nee to talk to and then issue is corrected almost immediately, no escalation required.

In the video, it also mentions a way of bringing yourself into the present moment through breathing, it’s a way of focussing all your attention onto the present moment to release and resistance to the life you’re trying to create (i.e.; the Law of Attraction).

Try these ways of using breath to release resistance:

1. When you go for a walk, concentrate on your breathing and use today’s mantra as you do.

2. When you go for a run, either get yourself into the “zone” or as you run, use today’s mantra.

3. As you sit at your desk, take a few minutes just to notice your breathing. Count your in breath and out breath to a total of 10 and then start again. (this technique is taken from the Take Ten Series of Headspace – http://www.getsomeheadspace.com).

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

Monday Mantra:: I Ask Myself, HOW?

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How can I improve this situation? How can I afford to go to that event? How can get to where I want to go?

It seems pretty straight forward, doesn’t it? Ask yourself, how?. But I find this one challenging at the moment. Instead of asking myself this simple question, I get worked up over the most insignificant things. Instead of getting annoyed at a messy house, I could ask myself why the kitchen table is the dumping ground for shopping, books, keys etc. Instead of getting frustrated at the perceived lack of freedom I feel in my own home, I could ask myself “How can I feel more free in my own home?”. It’s a simple shift and while it doesn’t immediately solve the issue at hand, it does open the mind to the fact that there are possible ways of getting around certain situations.

Here’s my current form of processing: Instead of saying something about a situation that annoys me, I’ll mull over it, and let it fester until breaking point (because surely everyone is psychic and should know what’s wrong, right?!). For someone who considers themselves quite well equipped in the communication department, It would appear that this expertise hasn’t quite made it to my own realm yet.

So, given that the universe has aligned some amazing opportunities to learn more about communicating along these lines by way of some in house training at one of my work locations, I plan on investing a lot of interest in the content so I can reap the benefits moving forward. And I certainly plan on asking myself how I can apply the knowledge (both present and future) in my personal life as well as my professional life.

Where could you ask yourself “How…?”

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

Monday Mantra:: To Teach is To Learn

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Today is a special day. Today, I embark on some faculty training so that I can teach Kinesiology next year. It is both exciting and nerve wracking. I teach my clients tools of the trade all the time. I teach them tools I’ve picked up along the way and I teach them new tools I’ve developed myself. So teaching is nothing new for me. The most amazing part of teaching people these things is perhaps the benefit I get from it too. Not only do I really have to know what i’m talking about (learning) but I need to understand it from a “hey, I use this technique myself” perspective.

You see, I tend to forget that I know a lot about health, wellbeing and spirituality and I forget that there are people out there who are just opening up to these things. So when I teach, I teach myself that everyone is learning (including myself) and that what I teach on a day to day basis is what I need to learn on any given day.

For example, If i find myself referring clients to a particular meditation, It’s often a good sign that I too need to delve back into that meditation. If I hear myself recommending a way of communicating, then that’s usually my tell tale sign that I too need to consider how I am communicating in my life.

There is a lot we can learn from teaching others so it’s a win-win. They get the benefit and you get to learn something too. Next time you find yourself giving advice to others, consider how you too might use that same advice. You might be surprised at how spot on and appropriate your own advice really is.

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

Monday Mantra:: I Value Myself


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Now this little sucker crept back in. The whole running around, looking after everyone else thing snuck back into my life while I wasn’t looking. I, Dana, the practitioner who is always telling clients that it’s okay to put yourself first was not putting herself first!

So, today’s Monday Mantra is as much for me as it is for you.

Where in your life to value others over yourself?

Do you put other people’s needs first?
Do you value their opinion over your own?
Do you value their time more than you do your own?
Do you value your loved ones health more than your own?

What better way to teach your children how to value themselves than by setting a great example.

This one has a tendency to creep in where you least expect it. And it’s not to say that you should only ever do what you want, when you want and not listen to other people’s opinions but there is a balance that can be sought.

I value myself.

Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

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Monday Mantra:: I Choose To See The Bigger Picture

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I choose to see the bigger picture.

I choose to see the bigger picture because it gives me a chance to choose a happier thought. It gives me the option to look at all of the elements involved before getting upset or angry about something.

I chose this mantra today because I realised this morning that not everyone sees the bigger picture. Some people only see the details of the ‘right then and there’. There is of course no right or wrong way, it’s entirely up to the individual’s perspective but the difference it can make in how you feel and the thoughts you choose is pretty amazing.

What brought this up this morning was a minor thing. A simple “hey, you forgot to get this from the supermarket” kind of remark. But I found myself thinking “but wait, I did the groceries, chopped vegetables and cooked for 3 hours yesterday so you have dinners for the week while I’m working late and all you can see is that I forgot one thing from the supermarket?”.

Where in life are you prone to seeing only the one detail in front of you? Where could you benefit from taking note of the bigger picture? Ask yourself:

1. Am I looking at this as an individual comment, event, incident? or
2. Am I looking at this in its entire context or bigger picture?

Choosing to see things in their context can often result in less stress for both yourself and any other people involved.

I choose to see the bigger picture.

As always, download and save the image to your phone, desktop or print and pin it somewhere and when you see it, say it and If you think someone else you know might benefit from this mantra, share it.

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