"What I think and feel and what I get are always a match. And so, if I want something different than what I've been getting, I have to, somehow, generate different feelings."
Monday, 30 April 2012
Are you suffering from "Burnout"?
You could be and not even be aware that you have the problem. Ask yourself these questions:
· Are you more cynical, critical and sarcastic at work?
· Have you lost your ability to experience joy?
· Do you have to drag yourself to work and have trouble getting started once you arrive.
· Have you become more irritable and less patient with co-workers, customers or clients?
If you answered yes to these questions, you are probably suffering from "burnout". So what can you do about it?
Here are a few suggestions:
1. Start your day with some high energy music. That might not sound like it will help, but it does.
Research has shown that people who use high energy music to start their day and before they face challenging situations have increased productivity by as much as 200%!
2. The past is over... drop it. If you can’t get over something that went wrong in your life, remember this quote: "Do not blame yourself for past errors."
You are no longer the same person who made them and you cannot blame a person who does not exist.
3. Put a humour board in your office. Laughter helps ease stress and bring mountains back down to mole hills where they belong.
Learn to see humour in difficult situations. A good, hearty laugh is the best stress releaser of all.
4. Take a break of just slow down: Take inventory of your business, personal life, accomplishments and goals.
5. Include 10 to 15 minutes of meditation each day. It doesn't need to be any more than that to have a profound effect on how you feel within a short space of time.
Take the time to reflect and think. This revitalizes the mind and refreshes the spirit.
Monday, 23 April 2012
"The motions and patterns and connections of things become apparent on a gut level." - Robyn Davidson
Have you ever had a moment in time when you were amazed at how connected things and people are? Sometimes it comes from finding out that a current friend went to college with someone you both know or your colleague in a foreign country is reading the very same book you are at the time. As our world has shrunk and we are able to communicate so quickly, we now can validate what many have been saying throughout the ages; we are all connected.
When we are having a difficult time it is easy to forget that we are connected. It isn't that our connection is ever broken, most of the time it is because we have closed down our extensions of connection and forgotten we are not alone.
Have you ever had a bad day lightened up by an interaction with a stranger? Have you ever had difficulty understanding something and then received an answer simply by observing nature or animals?
Try this when you are seeking an answer to a question. Go for a walk in nature, or even just in your neighbourhood. As you walk, suspend thinking about either the question or the answer and pay attention to your environment. Feel the temperature of the air on your skin, notice the sound your feet make as you walk, let your eyes move and see whatever they want to, smell the air and touch the textures that you pass as you walk. As much as possible, just be in the moment with the changing scenery as you walk.
Notice any pattern you see along the way, the way the flowers are growing, the way the dogs fight for a bone or the stillness of the evening, as examples. When you come home ask yourself if you have any answers to your question. Allow whatever is there to emerge.
On a deep gut level, you always know more than you think you do.
Dr. Robert Anthony
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Trusting yourself is a major sign of surrendering to the Flow. As in the above quote, the geese don't seem to argue over when it is time to fly south, they just seem to know. The less victimized you feel by your background, your work history, your relationship history, your health, age or anything else, the easier it is for you to hear that voice within.
As you move higher up the Levels of Awareness, you will find that voice gets louder in every stage. This is partly due to the reduction of your drama and partly due to your willingness to hear your own wisdom. The next step after hearing your inner voice is to trust what it says and dare to act on it. That takes practice and you will find you do a lot of that in the Learning and Experiencing Level of Awareness.
Don't be alarmed if you act on something that you thought was your inner voice communicating and it proves to be in accurate or not in your best interest. Sometimes our egos want to get into the game and will play tricks on us. How do you know the difference? That will vary for each of you, but here are a few tips. The more your inner voice is concerned with being right, the more likely it is ego, not internal wisdom. If you waffle back and forth a lot regarding taking action, that is still your ego trying to be safe. In that case ask yourself, "If I knew I couldn't do it wrong, what would I do?" That will give you an answer that is not coming from fear or ego. Begin to notice how you hear or sense your inner voice when it has led you in the right direction.
Pay special attention to the fact that it is often not logical. Your inner voice has its own non-linear way of knowing and communicating. It is your job to discover your own patterns and trust that no matter what it looks like on the surface, there are good reasons to honor your internal wisdom.
How many times have you noticed after something you feared has happened, looking back on it, you realize it was the best thing for you after all? "The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.""What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."- Richard Bach
Monday, 16 April 2012
How easy is it for you to really feel satisfied? Look around you right now and notice your surroundings. Do you like what you see or do you see what you don't like? How do you feel about yourself right now? Can you truly appreciate yourself today, still knowing there may be aspects you would liketo improve?
The higher you live on the Levels of Awareness, the more likely you are to feel satisfied. That's true because the more aware and capable of making good choices you are, the less you are caught in struggle. The higher on the Levels of Awareness you live, the richer you are likely to feel, not only in terms of finances, but also in terms of personal satisfaction.
Being satisfied is an inside job. No amount of money or material good can give you the inner feeling of satisfaction. We are not taught to be satisfied. We are taught and trained by the media to want more. Today don't chase satisfaction. Sit still for a moment and let it bubble up from inside you, like an underground stream.
Truly Caring for Your Success!
Dr. Robert Anthony