Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Connecting MIND, BODY, SPIRIT & SOUL: Visualize Your Desires

Connecting MIND, BODY, SPIRIT & SOUL: Visualize Your Desires: We've talked about selecting SMART goals that will help you achieve the life you want and the future you desire. Now it's time to vi...

Visualize Your Desires

We've talked about selecting SMART goals that will help you achieve the life you want and the future you desire. Now it's time to visualize. And what better way to do it than with actual images of the things you want? You even get to be creative!

A vision board is a tangible expression of your goals, your dreams, your wants, your desires. All you need is a list of the things you want and a platform of some kind to display them.

 

The List:

Sit down for a couple of minutes and think about all of the things you want in your life and in your future. You can go with whatever comes to you or break it up into categories (relationships, career, health, fitness, education, travel, etc.). Write it all down. Now, go through old magizines, photos, internet images, anything you find that inspires you and reflects or depicts the items on your list. Look for images, but also look for words/concepts (like "Love", "Family", "Happiness"). There are no limits. This is your vision board. It's all about you.

The Board:

After you've collected all of your images and clippings, get a large piece of poster board (cardboard or a corkboard can also be used) and start gluing. Keep going until the board is as full as you'd like. After you're finished, display the board somewhere you will see it everyday (bedroom, computer room, office). When you pass by, pause a moment to take it all in and think of a positive affirmation, like "Yes I can have everything my heart desires."

You have your goals. Now, you have your board. The next step is all action!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Connecting MIND, BODY, SPIRIT & SOUL: Love Every Inch

Connecting MIND, BODY, SPIRIT & SOUL: Love Every Inch: Has someone ever told you that you have beautiful eyes? Or arms? Or legs? Odds are you've received a compliment about your appearanc...

Love Every Inch

Has someone ever told you that you have beautiful eyes? Or arms? Or legs?

Odds are you've received a compliment about your appearance at least once in your life. Maybe you laughed and said, "I know!" Or maybe you just smiled in thanks.

But did you believe it?

My man compliments my appearance all the time. Usually my response is a thank you. But my attitude is more or less: You're a little crazy, Sweetie. Plus you're supposed to say that.

I have trouble believing it, so I find an excuse instead of accepting the fact that someone thinks my body is absolutely perfect.

If I don't believe I'm perfect, if I'm not grateful for the body I have, it will never matter how many compliments I get. I will just keep making excuses.

We all have 'flaws', areas we want to change. And sometimes it's necessary to change them if they are unhealthy to your body and life.

But instead of focusing or obsessing over those flaws, try the opposite approach. Find one thing about your body that you are grateful for. Just one thing. For example, I like the patch of skin on the outside of either eye - its soft and smooth.

Once you find your already perfected body part, write it down. And then tomorrow, do the same thing.

If you find new things every day, great! If you keep repeating yourself for days on end, don't worry about it. Just continue to be grateful.

It's not easy, so take baby steps and focus on the little things. Give gratitude a chance to grow. And in time, perhaps you'll be loving every inch of the skin you're in!

What aspect of your body are you grateful for?
Caszie Schoeber