A New Beginning: Faith, Setting Priorities, Happiness Project and the Morning Miracle's Life SaversTuesday, January 13, 2015
Why is it difficult to break a bad habit?
How do you say "yes" to a dream?
We've heard it plenty of times.
The answer? Make a list, and then prioritize.
There are a lot of things on my list: family, health, faith, personal and career development. 2014 ended with a lot of challenges and opportunities that merely writing what I want to accomplish this year gives me anxiety -- but I believe that's a normal initial reaction.
It was like a combination of serendipity and synchronicity.
Hal Elrod wrote the book, The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) . What's interesting is that these obvious pointers that he put together are reminders we've heard in the past. However, what I like about what he did was he gave us the acronyms that we can remember: Life SAVERS!
A - Affirmation. Won't our day be splendid if we wake up telling ourselves how wonderful today is and that there is no limit to what we can do? I started my kids with this morning ritual "Speaking our goals to existence. "
V - Visualization. This is what I got wrong before. I was only visualizing the end result, the prize, that I thought that's how I manifest things to happen. What I learned was that we also have to visualize the process - and in doing so, we commit to do the extra ordinary effort in making our goals possible. We do what needs to be done, no matter what.
E - Exercise. I love what exercise do to my mind, body and soul. I gained delicious 6 pounds during the holidays which only meant starting today (well, actually yesterday) I am back to training with P90x3.
R - Read. With social media and the bad habit of skimming, reading every word in a sentence, in a paragraph can be difficult. Re-training our minds to focus and to fully read have multitude of benefits for our brain.
Let's be role models for our children. There are so much violence, so much sadness - maybe if we can all learn how to love, forgive, be gentle and be understanding to others, maybe -- just maybe - the news can turn positive and happy for a change.
Let's be thankful.
Let's be silly.
Let's be gentle to others and kind to ourselves.
Let's try to live a happy, simple life.
AND if some things don't work out for today, don't fret because there's always tomorrow.