Just Do It!

Sometimes making the decision to start is the most difficult part.

Even if you only take a baby step towards your goals each day, at least it’s a step forward.

Your future self with thank you. Now get going!

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Hypnosis in No Time

Time management hasn’t always been a strength of mine. Especially when it comes to things I really need to do for myself. For years I had five kids in the house, which took all reserves of energy, patience and time. So even when I’d promise myself to do just DO IT (hypnosis, exercise, reading for relaxation)—I’d usually end up bumping “me time” for everyone else in the family. This choice often hurt more than it helped because I hadn’t given myself the same consideration and priority which left me drained.

Part of my problem was seeing everything in chunks of time that were much too large. Exercise takes one hour. Self hypnosis, thirty minutes. Reading for relaxation? Forget about it. So it would get postponed. And so would my peace of mind.

It wasn’t until I decided that something was better than nothing. Five minutes of exercise a few times a day was a start. And once you become accustomed to inducing hypnosis, you can get relaxed in mere seconds (maybe a minute or two on a really rough day). If people could learn to hypnotize themselves and program positive suggestions in just minutes—I knew that had to become part of my daily routine. Sometimes I do it first thing in the morning, sometimes at night, and sometimes right in the middle of the kids having an argument—which helps!

Self hypnosis is by far one of the best tools I use for peace of mind, stress reduction and personal change. Somehow, it just makes everything better.

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Stress!

Somehow life always manages to sneak in little tests, to see how well I can handle stressful situations. Things I thought were long past and resolved, recently popped their ugly heads out of the sand. The surprise of it all always has me staring at the offending event wordlessly. Like if I stare long and hard enough—it will vanish. Becoming invisible. But, alas—this is life. And while my first response to stress is to feel—-well, stress, I now counter that pretty quickly and get myself back in the game. I choose not to let it control me anymore.

Things happen. Some things we can change or fix or talk about. Some things we can’t. Stress is feeling helpless to do anything. And even if it’s something we can actually fix—feeling stress about it only makes it worse.

Here’s a few ways I manage stress (beside my beloved hypnosis!) 🙂

1. Spend some time with kind, positive people

2. Get a full night’s sleep

3. Exercise

4. Try to learn something. Do better in the future

5. Cry or Laugh. Or both.

6. Breathe.

What do you do to manage stress naturally?

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Forgiveness

I’d thought I’d follow up a post about guilt with one about forgiveness. Forgiveness is the key to releasing you from the past—and that includes guilt. I personally have a personality type that struggles with forgiveness, so I have to work extra hard sometimes to move past difficult events (and difficult people!). But, once I realized lack of forgiveness only hurts ME, I knew I couldn’t allow myself to hold onto past hurt anymore.

Forgiveness—of yourself and others—is a way to access the super highway of personal freedom. It’s a gift you give yourself. A gift that literally changes your perception and transforms how you experience life.

Acceptance and gratitude turn life lessons into wisdom.

Once we stop fighting with the fact the “something happened” and accept our inability to time-travel into the past and change it—we can embrace ourselves in the present moment, which allows us to experience life from a better and higher place. It doesn’t make us better than anyone else. It just means we refuse to allow others to have such power over us. Seriously think about it. Those we hold in resentment and anger, have a tremendous power in our life. They hold us down. And control our ability to live better and keep us from a higher expression of ourselves. WE are the only ones who can choose to cut the cords to the past and embrace a new future.

Now, I know forgiveness can be extremely hard sometimes. Especially if what happened is a violation of human rights or personal privacy. So, if you find yourself truly trapped and unable to move forward—no matter how hard you try—consider trying hypnotherapy. Hypnosis can connect you with your higher self and empower you to step into your greatness, free of pain, hurt, resentment and unforgiveness. Hypnosis can make the process much less difficult and speed up the transition to freedom.

Think about it. How much lighter you’ll be without the weight of others on your shoulders. Free to be you. Free to be.

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Good Health, Plain and Simple

The first time I ever read that my mind could influence my health—I’ll admit it—I sorta balked. Sure, maybe it was possible for some people, but not me. I kept reading, intrigued really, at the connection of my mind and body. And the connection my emotions had to—well, everything. 

By the time my brain was done absorbing the information, I was a believer. I knew I could positively affect my health. And I did.

I decided I was done being sick 3-4 times per year, like pretty much everyone else I knew. During one of my early self-hypnosis sessions, I gave myself post hypnotic suggestions: I am healthy. No illness can enter my body. I am well. My immune system is strong. Stuff like that.

I bought this belief heart and soul. It became a part of me, and I expected nothing less than good health. Well, fall came that year and my kids went back to school, I waited optimistically. School always started the cycle. One of the kids would bring home a bug and it would cycle through the family for weeks. Except this time, I stayed well. For the first time ever, I didn’t get sick in the fall. Or that winter. Or the next fall or winter. In fact, I went over 4 years without so much as a sniffle. FOUR YEARS.

It took a near divorce to sidetrack my belief in wellness and my body’s ability to maintain it. I started to question myself and whether it was me and my belief system or if it was just a fluke. Of course, I’d never gone over 6 months without getting sick before, but even still—the stress of a relationship breakdown had me questioning everything. And the more I questioned it—the closer I came to illness. Because I allowed a belief that I had successful held for over 4 years to begin to crack. The moment I began saying, “I don’t know if I can stay well this fall when the kids return to school” —was it. The strong foundation I’d built, now was faltering, and I was solely responsible for it. And yes, I finally got sick.

The great thing about all of this is—-I learned more about myself, my power, my mind and how truly influential I can be on my own life and health. I realize that many illnesses start in our brain, or at the very least fester and grow there. If we can use the magnificent power in our minds to keep our immune system strong and healthy—there’s not much we can’t do.

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Finding Your Truth

Every day is an opportunity to discover new ideas and learn more about who you are and who you’d like to become. Other people (especially those who ruffle our feathers) can be a gauge for our life experiences. Each situation can teach you what works, and what doesn’t. What you like and don’t, and what boundaries you still haven’t set in stone.

If you have teenagers (like me), you have abundant opportunities to self-adjust, if you choose to use those moments for awareness and improvement. For example, we can’t change people, but we can change how WE react to those people. Each moment can be expressed through conscious action, instead of unconscious reaction.

Unconscious reaction is our subconscious programming at work. It’s the messages and beliefs we were brought up with. If you were lucky enough to have a majority of positive messages absorbed by your brain—count your blessings. However, everyone can find false beliefs lingering in their mind, beliefs that are standing directly between an okay life and a great life.

Inside all of this—-resides your truth. The core of who you are. And the blueprint of the best you can become. By simply being aware—you can begin to shift everything in life to align with your truth. If anything is particularly difficult to admit or change, hypnosis can provide a springboard for you.

The more you stand in your truth, the more fulfilling life can be. A small step in the right direction each day can make a difference. After a year, you’ll be standing in a whole new place. Baby steps eventually become giant shifts in awareness.

All it takes to start—is this moment.

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