The 5 clues on how to shortcut your way to a better life

Where are your actions not creating what you want? Continuing to do them without any connection to how silly and outdated they’ve become.

How can you create a better tomorrow, if all your old baggage bogs you down?

I remember an ahh hah moment, in my mid-20’s when I sat in front of a corporate executive. Thankfully, he was also a friend. When, he offered me a fireball candy. Tossing it in my mouth until the heat was too much. Quickly, I plucked it out of my mouth to blow on it as I had always done. This time however I was met with a crazy glare and a “What are you doing?” which took me by surprise. He snapped me back into reality as I explained, justifying my sanity or lack there of at the time. You see, when I was 4 we used to go to the candy store and this was mom’s advice. Made sense at the time, so I just kept doing it. That was until someone pointed out differently.

Where have you turned up your heat, just going through the motions, reacting or worse creating an unnecessary crisis as you go about the day?

  • Dieting.. Lulling you into a false sense of health as you wage war on your body.
  • Resolutions.. Short bursts of progress until every-day life gets in the way.
  • Time Management.. Focus on doing more today instead of supporting growth & future ideals.
  • Health.. Fading resource you painfully earn the right to keep instead of a birthright that supports you.
  • Responsibility.. Enabling others to slack off or drop the ball and a distraction of living the live you’re meant for.

I was no longer connected to the process of what I was doing and blindly went on as I had always done until someone pointed out how what I was doing made absolutely no sense.

What daily habits and personal care routines are you wasting your time without even questioning if it’s the right thing to do for you, or if there’s an easier or updated solution? Wonder how much time, effort and energy you put into things that can be achieved in a much simpler fashion.

You’d be surprised at how much opportunity you have to improve as well as eliminate steps in your day freeing up time to go after your dreams. Think of how enjoyable life would be.

How well are you doing? Think of how many times you mindlessly go through the day on autopilot, or pushing to get through.

Ready to allow your Best Life to simply unfold?

Take a moment for a fresh look at You … what You want and examine the actions You are taking to Achieve or Resist creating that brighter tomorrow.

Discover how changing the way you think opens the door to your Amazing Life simply and easily!

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Take A Break From Technology

“Just turn off your phone!”

“Why can’t you just switch it off?”

“Can’t we just talk to each other?”

You’ve probably received many warnings to turn off your phone and other devices. You may have even rolled your eyes when you heard them. I mean, can you imagine living without technology? It opens up possibilities for communication previously past generations would have deemed impossible.

Is it really that dangerous to stay connected to our devices?

The answer is a resounding YES.

The Effects Of Always Being On

Electronics make our lives better in many ways, including keeping us in touch with friends and family around the world. But being connected to others constantly can wear on our well-being. It can cut into our long-term happiness and lower our overall satisfaction with life.

The benefits of taking a digital detox (or even small steps toward one) are far-reaching. People who have taken a break from technology report a sense of feeling more closely connected to those around them. When we’re tied to our technological devices, our priorities shift from spending time with our loved ones in person and can easily disrupt our well-being. Stress can easily increase. We may feel more depressed and more alone in general when we spend an excessive amount of time using electronics to communicate with others, rather than communicating face to face.

How To Do A Digital Detox (Without Going Crazy)

A digital detox doesn’t have to mean you cut out technology altogether. You can take gentle steps toward using your devices less and listening to your body and mind more.

Here are a few guidelines to create your own digital detox. Use as many or as few as you desire:

  1. Purge yourself of unnecessary electronic equipment. This approach can apply to entire devices all the way down to the apps on your phone. Take time to be critical about which electronics you use with regularity. Even eliminating half the apps on your phone narrows down your electronic clutter. It can lighten your mental load, even if you don’t stop using your phone altogether.
  2. Schedule your social media posts. Taking just a little extra time to schedule social media posts ahead of time frees you up to post on social media at your leisure. There’s no need to update the world (or your pages) every day if you already have content scheduled.
  3. Write in a journal. Give yourself a break from structuring every sentence to be perfect for Facebook. Some free writing in a journal can ease your mind and ease your desire to record yourself.
  4. Reach out to friends in person or through a phone call. One easy break you can take from technology is to reach out to your friends personally whenever you need support. Most of us will just text when we want to communicate, but taking some time to call or meet in person can create welcome break from electronic communication.
  5. Give yourself “breaks” for 1-2 days. You don’t have to give up your electronics for a very long time if you’re not ready to do so. Just take the weekend off, or stop at a certain time after work. Over time, you may even find these breaks to be addictive!

Have you ever attempted a digital detox? How did it go? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

 

Are Your Relationships Harming Your Health?

Good health goes beyond just nutrition and exercise. It comes from achieving balance in every area in our lives. That includes the emotional and social parts of our lives, too!

If there’s someone in your life who’s draining your energy or causing you stress, you could be dealing with a toxic relationship.

What is a toxic relationship?

Toxic relationships can take many forms, including draining energy, causing drama, or even violating the boundaries of other people in order to get the emotional benefits they need.

Toxic people often don’t realize the destruction they cause. Interactions with these types of people can lower our self-esteem and captivate our energy in a negative way. Many people see a toxic person and feel the need to take care of them, often leading to the depletion of their own wellness. This is just as destructive as the pain of confronting or withdrawing from the behavior of a toxic person.

So, how do you…

Navigate a relationship with a toxic person

Ideally, we would cut off contact with anyone who doesn’t benefit our emotional wellbeing. We would simply never talk to the people who drag us down. However, there are some people that we just can’t avoid, such as parents, siblings, and bosses.

Thankfully, there are middle grounds between engaging with destructive people and completely cutting them off. You can learn and practice different communication techniques, such as Nonviolent Communication or Conscious Communication. If you must interact with a person on a personal level, you can look up support groups in your area for support and love from other people. Lots of online support options also exist.

Take care of yourself first

For some people, this is the hardest lesson they ever have to learn. Download my guide GetYourBalanceBack to gain insight and perspective on evaluating your relationships to help you with this process. In order to serve others and be of service, you have to take care of yourself first, otherwise you won’t have the resources to share of your time and energy with others.

If avoiding a toxic person entirely is what’s necessary for you to take care of yourself, do what you need to do for your own stress levels. Stress wears upon your body, from your sleep all the way to your blood pressure.

How have you managed to deal with toxic people in your life? What relationships stress you out most in your life? Share your story in the comments!