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The Power of “IS/ARE” statements

A few months ago, I wrote about the power of, “I AM” statements.  In that post, I suggested you use “I AM…” statements to help you powerfully manifest the life of your dreams.  In the eyes of The Universe, “I am” statements are statements of fact.  Whatever you say you are is what you are, as far as The Universe is concerned.  As a result, consciously making empowering, “I AM” statements can help shape and define your life.

The great thing about “I am” statements is you can use them to help improve your relationships with the people around you.  When you say things like, “We are…” or “They are…” you also call into existence more of the corresponding qualities.

For example, if you are talking about your coworkers and you say, “WE ARE a terrific team!”  You create an even better and more cohesive team.  Or in relation to your spouse, “He/She IS loving and supportive”, you are guaranteed to create even more love and support.

Remember, these types of statements do not need to be true NOW, they simply need to be positive beliefs you choose to manifest,

To be clear, “They are”, “He/she is”, or “We are” statements are not about changing other people.  We have no power to manifest or force change on others nor should we try.  Instead, these types of statements reframe our views or beliefs about the relationship with these individuals.  As you begin to react differently and more positively to the relationship the other person/people may also begin to react in a more positive way.  Or they may not.  Either way you will be in a better frame of mind and your inner peace and positivity are all that matter when it comes to achieving your dreams.

“Is/Are” statements are not an end all cure all.  If your boss acts like a jerk or your spouse is abusive, using “Is/Are” statements most likely will not miraculously make the situation better, but they may help you manifest a space for yourself that makes your life tolerable until you can create a plan to move on.

Now that you are aware of the power of, “IS/ARE” statements, think about some of the relationships your would like to reinforce or improve and then write down a few statements to support what you want to create.

Feel free to share your statements below to help inspire and motivate other readers.

Until next time:


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Thank You Thursday

When we think of saying, “Thank you”, we are generally expressing gratitude for something another person has done for us.  We thank our spouse for taking out the garbage, we thank our friend for taking the time to listen to our problems, we thank the grocery clerk for ringing up our groceries, and we may even thank “God” or some other higher power for blessing us in some way.

How often do you take the time to thank yourself?

Most of us give our attitude of gratitude to others on a daily basis, however we do not give ourselves the gift of gratitude nearly enough.

According to  the Law of Attraction, what you focus on you get more of, so if you want better health, more patience, more creativity, or even more money you need to spend some time thanking yourself for those things you have already done for yourself.

For example, if you want your health to be better, thank yourself for: getting up early to exercise, choosing the apple over the donut at breakfast, taking time to relax and meditate, getting a good night’s sleep, etc.  Thank your body for building a strong immune system, for its work to keep your cholesterol in check, or for keeping your joints lubricated and mobile.

The more time you spend being grateful for YOU, the more things you will have to be grateful for and the more people around you will be grateful you are in their lives.

Now it’s time for you to put this exercise into practice!  Every day for the next week, write down 10 things for which you are thankful to yourself or your body.  Try to think of 10 new things each day.

Your list may look something like this:

  • Thank you, EYES, for allowing me to see the beautiful sunrise this morning.
  • Thank you, LEGS, for a terrific run today.
  • Thank you, SELF, for staying patient with my children.
  • Thank you, MIND, for the terrific idea you gave me for a work project.
  • Thank you, ME, for eating a healthy nutritious diet.
  • Thank you, IMMUNE SYSTEM, for keeping me illness free.
  • Thank you, RACHEL, for studying and increasing your knowledge

As you do this exercise, take note of how you feel emotionally, spiritually, as well as physically.  Also, pay attention to how other people respond to you.  Keeping a journal of your experiences can help make you aware of positive results and provide you with a  motivational reference for times when your life hits the skids a little.

ENJOY and feel free to thank yourself in the comment section below!!!!!


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Thank You Thursday 


What and who are you grateful for in your relationships?  Take some time today to write out your list.

 

 

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Thank You Thursday 

Make a list of 10 things you a grateful for in your career!

 

 

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Thank You Thursday


Welcome to “Thank You Thursday”, a new feature here at Achieve Wellness.

This is the day I encourage you to make a list of the things for which you are grateful.

We know that expressing feelings of gratitude provides a variety of benefits including:

  • Increasing happiness
  • Improving mental health
  • Reducing stress and anxiety 
  • Magnifying positive thinking
  • Promoting better sleep
  • Enhancing mental focus and creativity
  • Boosting physical health, especially the immune system
  • Improving relationships and making us feel more connected to others
  • Raising self-esteem

In addition, expressing gratitude draws more things to be thankful for into our lives through the Law of Attraction.

Having an “Attitude of Gratitude” can transform our lives in amazing and unexpected ways.  But, we must practice it on a daily basis.  “Thank You Thursday” is my way of helping you make a habit of saying, “Thank You” to God, the Universe, and anyone/anything else you choose.  Remember to give “thanks” for the good and not so good experiences in your life.  Sometimes the icky stuff helps us grow and learn the most.

So today, write out your list, post it on Facebook, tweet it to the heavens, or tell everyone you meet “Thank you for being in my life”.  Even better, share your list in the comment section below so other people can be inspired by your gratitude.

THANK YOU for reading!

PS-  Here are a few things from my list:

  • I am grateful I woke to see the sun rise this morning.
  • I am grateful for my dog, Jake, and the way he makes me smile and laugh every day.
  • I am grateful for my amazing clients.
  • I am grateful for my car.  She is dependable, fuel-efficient, and comfortable.
  • I am grateful I have the opportunity to learn and grow each day.
  • I am grateful for the clothes in my closet.
  • I am grateful for the money in my bank account.
  • I am grateful to my utility companies for my power, water, and internet.
  • I am grateful for my home.
  • I am grateful for my furniture, electronics, dishes, and other material possessions.
  • I am grateful for all of the people in my life that helped me become the person I am today.

 


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4 Tips to Become More Present

Are you here?  I asked you that in a post a few weeks ago.  In that post, I explained the importance of living in the present moment.   Being present allows us to be worry-free, calm, and focused.  This leads to feelings of gratitude and joy.  Fretting about the past or the future causes us to feel disconnected, stressed, fearful, and angry.  These negative feelings can block our journey to success.

Being present in the moment is important in all aspects of our lives, from relationships, to work, to personal safety.  So, what are some things you can do to start living in the present?

  1. Breath – Breathing through the nose activates a relaxation response in the body.  This results in feelings of calm and focus.  Bringing attention to your breathing when you find yourself living in the past or future guides you back to the present moment.  You can only breath in the here and now.  Refer to my post, Just Breathe, for a useful diaphragmatic breathing technique.
  2. Become a witness to the moment – Whenever you notice yourself wandering away from the present, stop and take a few moments to observe your current situation.  Just observe, do not react.  Take note of the sounds, smells, colors, and activity around you.  Note what you are doing and how you feel.  Give everything a label.   Becoming a casual witness to what is happening around you rapidly draws you back into the moment.
  3. Remind yourself to be present – Between running from meeting to meeting, checking a never-ending barrage of emails, Facebook notifications, and text messages, not to mention managing a social life, it is easy to begin to focus on the next thing we need to do, rather than where we are.  When life gets hectic it can be helpful to set some reminders for yourself to help bring you back into the moment.  Try setting a few reminders on your phone throughout the day or put a note on your computer or a picture on your mirror, anything  that will remind you to stop thinking ahead (or behind) and be in the now.
  4. Meditation – Meditation is a technique that brings focus and stillness to the mind.  In meditation, you focus your mind on a single point.  This can be your breath, a mantra (a word or phrase), or even an object, like a candle flame.  As the mind wanders from your point of attention (and it will, especially at first) you gently bring it back around to the object of your attention.  Start small by spending 15-20 minutes each day meditating then slowly work up to 30-40 minutes several days a week to get the greatest benefit.  Be patient with yourself and go with the flow.

 

These are just a few of the ways you can learn to live in the present moment.  My hope is that these tips get you started down the road to living a mindful life and that you develop your own techniques to bring you all of the benefits of being present.  Good luck and have fun!

 

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