We go through life assuming that those we love know that we love them. We think that our words and deeds prove our love. And they do. But how often do we sit down and look a friend or family member in the eye and say with sincerity, “I love you”. Not as often as we should.
So today, pick a friend or a family member (or a complete stranger if you’re so inclined) and with complete presence and genuineness tell them you love them. Tell them why if you choose or simply tell them and leave it at that.
Do it in person if you can or through a video chat, but make a person to person connection.
Don’t require a response back and don’t be upset if they don’t respond the way you think they should. Your purpose in this exercise is to share your feelings with your loved one and the Universe. Your words of love with do a great deal to positively impact both.
Compliments, we love to get them. But all too often we fail to give them to others.
This week resolve to give at least 2 compliments every day. You can compliment a family member, a friend, an employee, a coworker, or a stranger. The who doesn’t matter. As far as the what, make it honest and heartfelt, don’t just toss out a half-ass compliment because I told you to, do it to show kindness and appreciation. Your kind words will make someone’s day just a bit brighter.
Don’t forget to make some notes in your journal about how this activity made YOU feel.
Last Monday, I suggested you spend a few minutes of your day doing something that makes you happy ( Do Something…). Don’t worry if you missed it, because this week you are going to have the opportunity to do it again AND even more!
This week I encourage you to:
Here are some tips:
Try playing with your dog, going for a run, taking a nature walk, playing a game with your kids, reading a book, doing tai chi, meditating, baking cookies, or even sitting on your back porch listening to the birds sing.
Feel free to do the same activity every day or change it up from day-to-day, whatever feels good to you.
Don’t stress out! Do your best to get 15 minutes in each day. If you have a day where you simply cannot spend the full 15 minutes, try for 5-6 minutes instead.
Take notice of how you feel and how your week progresses.
Ask a child what they want to be when they “grow up” and they are likely to give you a pretty detailed description of what career they want, what they want to have, and things they want to do. Children are blessed with the knowledge of who they are truly meant to be in this life. Children are in touch with their “True Self”.
I can remember, as a child, having a very specific dream/plan for what my adult life was going to be like. While it is a little too much to go into here, suffice it to say most of my plans have yet to come to fruition. Sadly, as I grew up I began to listen to the voices that told me:
“You’re not smart enough to be…”
You’re not pretty enough.”
You’re too short.”
“Why would you want to go there?”
“That’s a silly dream. You need to give it up.”
“That is NOT what adults do!”
Blah, blah, blah……
Unfortunately, that is how it goes for many of us. We give up the dreams of childhood for the logic and responsibility of adulthood. <insert sad face here>
But what if you could get back in touch with some of those dreams and find a path to get back to your “True Self”?
Today’s guided meditation, is intended to help you reconnect with your true self and your best life. This mediation can help guide you down the path to a more fulfilling career, improved relationships, better health, more happiness, and possibly even that unicorn you always wanted. Ok, maybe not the unicorn…
As with any meditation, this is a tool to help you focus your thoughts on the positive. It is in no way intended to be the sole method you use to improve your current situation (that’s a fancy way of saying, if you’re sick seek medical attention and if you need money keep going to work, etc.)
So, find a safe comfy place to sit back, relax and take some time for yourself:
No matter what your goals are this year: financial, career, relationships, or physical, good nutrition is a key step in achieving your goals. After all, how can you take action toward your goals if you are feeling sick, tired, and stressed out?
Good nutrition provides the nutrients you need fuel your brain, give you energy, and keep you alert and focused on the the steps you need to take to reach your goal.
Nutritional coaching can teach you how to eat to perform at your best mentally and physically. The better you perform, the faster and easier you will reach your goal.
In nutritional coaching, you meet with your coach to assess your current nutritional and dietary situation and determine the next step in becoming a little bit better by introducing small achievable changes that, over time yield measurable results. With nutritional coaching you can stop dieting, learn to eat better, and be more focused and energetic.
At Achieve Wellness, our clients meet with their coach via video conference or messenger once a month to discuss progress, identify challenges, and collaborate on what steps to take next. In addition, clients receive daily lessons and tips to help them stay on track. Coaches monitor progress and provide feedback as necessary throughout the process.
Because I want you to achieve all of your goals this year, I am offering a special new year rate for the month of January!
I am offering our 1-on-1 nutritional coaching program for $150/month (reg. $175/month) AND I am throwing in the initial consultation free of charge, that’s a $50 savings!
Space in the program is limited to 10 people and at this price spaces will fill quickly, so don’t wait!
Take a few minutes right now to fill out our new client survey and get on the path to reaching your goals in 2019!