How To Appreciate YOUR Life Today
By Dean Coulson on February 16, 2016
How to Appreciate your life TODAY!
Stress is huge in peoples lives, constantly getting caught up in trivial things and making HUGE deals out of them.
I know, I have been there myself, many, many times!
So I wanted to share something with you today, that will make a massive difference to how you think and feel today…
At your earliest opportunity, take yourself off the grid. go for a 45-60 minute walk, somewhere away from roads and the usual hustle and bustle.
Find a woodland, go to the beach, some patch of country side, somewhere you can simply switch off.
We are creatures of Nature, so reconnect with who you are and where you are from. Listen to the birds, the rustle of the leaves in the trees, the waves crashing onto the sand or the wind.
Feel the breeze – How does it feel to you?
What can you smell? – what subtle smells are in the air that you recognise?
What can you see? – look beyond what you expect to see and look for things hidden in plain sight. What trees do you see?
birds? what detail can you focus on that you just accept day to day?
what can you hear? – what are you tuned out of? the every day wonders that you no longer hear?
Remove your sight, close your eyes and listen, how much different does it feel using your other senses?
Free your Mind From the Rat Race! stop all the stressful thoughts coming in by focusing on the very moment you are in, BE in the moment.
So why should do this?
Because you are taking YOUR life for granted, it is passing by at an incredible rate and you are simply not living it to its fullest. It is bogged down with the excesses of life that you simply do not need, but are terrified to let go of.
Too busy worrying and stressing, getting the kids to school, getting to work, living up to others, pleasing others and constantly worrying about your “what if” future.
Your life is in fast forward and you don’t even know it!
Don’t dismiss this out of hand.
Bringing yourself back into balance, improving your health (Exercise, Nutrition, Mindset) is the most important thing you could ever do.
Just as you train physically to look after muscles and joints, just as you eat correctly to nourish your very being, You must also nourish and exercise your mind.
Our minds are polluted daily with mindless reality shows, gossip magazines, the misery on the news on tv, papers and radio. Training our minds is vital for our health.
Picture a mind garden, you can plant roses (positive thoughts, positive, information) or you can plant weeds (Misery and negative thoughts as mentioned above). Both grow equally.
Which do you think is best for you?
To have a healthy mind you have to look after it. Remove the A.N.T.S (automatic negative thoughts). Catch them when they go in, be aware of them and refuse them entry. Take the positive situation from everything, see how you can FLIP any situation to your advantage.
If you dwell on what you don’t want, you will get more of that. So focus on what you do want, make it your purpose.
So start today to reconnect with your inner self, take yourself out of the rat race and simply slow down. Remove the excess that you don’t need and find your essence. Then have the courage to face up to yourself and challenge your very purpose.
when was the last time you did? when was the last time you just stopped?
When was the last time you appreciated what you have? your health? your family? your loved ones? your friends?
How about doing this today and seeing how you feel?
Let me know your thoughts below…
Truth, Courage & Happiness