BODY – New Habits, New Life! 30 Days – Change Your Habits, Change Your Life by Marc Reklau
It takes about 21 days to implement a new habit. About 2500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Aristotle said that you change your life by changing your habits. The coaching process is, in its essence, a process of changing the client’s habits over time by introducing new ways of doing things and substituting old behaviors. The most important step in the process of changing your habits is to become aware of them! Did you hear the saying, “if you keep doing what you are doing, you will keep getting the results you are getting?” Einstein himself defined the purest form of insanity as “doing the same things over and over, expecting a different result.”
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle
Is this you? Don’t worry and keep reading! If you want different results in your life then start doing things differently. You can change and it’s relatively easy if you put in some work and discipline. Develop habits that steer you towards your goals. If you do that – success in your life is guaranteed. Some examples of “bad” habits that might be good to get rid of include being constantly late, working late, eating junk food, procrastinating, interrupting while somebody else is talking or being a slave to your phone. Our goal is to introduce 10 new healthy daily habits into your life within the next three months. I don’t want you to be overwhelmed, so why not introduce three habits each month? With time these habits will improve your life considerably and they will substitute ineffective habits which until now have drained your energy.
Action Step: What 10 habits are you going to introduce? It’s not necessary to introduce BIG changes. The usual habits my clients introduce are:
- Exercise 3 times a week
- Focus on the positive
- Work on your goals
- Walk by the beach or in the woods
- Spend more time with your family
- East more vegetables
- Meet with friends
- Read 30 minutes a day
- Spend 15 min on “alone time” a day
It helps to have a visual display! And don’t forget to reward yourself for your successes!
Start right now by making a list of 10 daily habits you will introduce into your life starting today.
MIND – Change as a Choice, Instead of a Reaction – Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza
It seems that human nature is such that we balk at changing until things get really bad and we’re so uncomfortable that we can no longer go on with business as usual. This is as true for an individual as it is for a society. We wait for a crisis, trauma, loss, disease, and tragedy before we get down to looking at who we are, what we are doing, how we are living, what we are feeling, and what we believe or know, in order to embrace true change. Often it takes a worst-case scenario for us to begin making changes that support our health, relationships, career, family, and future. My message is: Why wait?
We can learn and change in a state of pain and suffering, or we can evolve in a state of joy and inspiration. Most embrace the former. To go with the latter, we have to make up our minds that change will probably entail a bit of discomfort, some inconvenience, a break from a predictable routine, and a period of not knowing.
Overcoming time examines how we either live in the anticipation of future events or repeatedly revisit part memories (or both) until the body begins to believe it is living in a time other than the present moment. The latest research supports the notion that we have a natural ability to change the brain and body by thought alone so that it looks biologically like some future event has already happened. Because you can make thought more real than anything else, you can change who you are from brain cell to a gene, given the right understanding. When you learn how to use your attention and access the present, you will enter through the door to the quantum field, where all potentials exist.
Survival versus creation illustrates the distinction between living in survival and living in creation. Living in survival entails living in stress and functioning as a materialist, believing that the outer world is more real than the inner world. When you are under the gun of the fight-or-flight nervous system being run by its cocktail of intoxicating chemicals, you are programmed to be concerned only about your body, the things or people in your environment, and your obsession with time. Your brain and body are out of balance. You are living a predictable life. However, when you are truly in the elegant state of creation you are no body, no thing, no time – you forget about yourself. You become pure consciousness, free from the chains of the identity that needs the outer reality to remember who it thinks it is.
Three Brains: Thinking to Doing to Being, you will embrace the concept that you have three “brains” that allow you to move from thinking to doing to being. Even better, when you focus your attention to the exclusion of your environment, your body and time, you can easily move from thinking to being without having to do anything. In that state of mind, your brain does not distinguish between what is happening in the outer world of reality and what is happening in the inner world of your mind. Thus if you can mentally rehearse the desired experience via thought alone, you will experience the emotions of that event before it has physically manifested. Now you are moving into a new state of being because your mind and body are working as one. When you begin to feel like some potential future reality is happening to you in the moment that you are focusing on it, you are rewriting your automatic habits, attitudes, and other unwanted subconscious programs.
SPIRIT – Seeing Crisis as Danger or as an Opportunity – Living Magically by Gill Edwards
The Chinese word for crisis – Wei-Chi – has two meanings: danger and opportunity. For those who cling to the mundane world, the coming crisis does indeed mean danger; all our former certainty about the world “out there” is under threat. But for those who are willing to let go to break free from their chains, to develop alternative visions, the road ahead is one of unimaginable opportunity and experience.
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
As we approach this quantum leap in consciousness, I believe we are shifting from a physical to a metaphysical vision of reality – from matter to energy, from materialism to mentalism, from an inert universe to an evolving, conscious universe. We are beginning to move beyond the limitations of the rational mind, beyond the five senses, beyond space and time, to explore the inner realms, to stretch the boundaries of our consciousness. We are reaching beyond our human potential towards our spiritual potential.
For those who have spiritual beliefs of any kind – who are used to taking a leap of faith – embracing this “crazy possibility might come quite easily. After all, we are moving towards a mystical world view: a vision in which consciousness is the primary reality, we are all ultimately one, and reality is an illusion that we create. These are aspects of the perennial philosophy – the ancient wisdom that transcends cultural, scientific and religious dogma – which has been spread by prophets, mystics, and visionaries for thousands of years.
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road does not mean they are lost.” — Dalai Lama XIV
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” — Dalai Lama XIV
“If your compassion does not include your Self, it is incomplete.” — Buddha
“Our own life has to be our message.” — Thich Nhat Hahn
Heather Young, owner of Time for Self
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) / Yuen Method™/ Holistic Practitioner
Certified Personal Transformation Coach / Alternative and Energetic Medicines
403-358-2362 — Red Deer, Alberta, Canada