How self reflection can help all of us in 2017!

Well its coming up to that time of the year again, resolutions at the ready everyone….

I absolutely love New Year resolutions, however they are only worth while if we can try to keep to them for at least longer than a few days!!!

My son has a saying for the January gym goers, probably better I didn’t repeat it!!!

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                     Reflection……

It doesn’t have to be exercise, it can be anything that helps shape you and your future.
Self reflection is a fantastic tool to help with a number of things, its perhaps something we do too little, probably because we are afraid of facing things…….

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Let’s first just think about “Reflection” it can be produced from light, sound and water waves.
Its a wondrush, astonishing, fascinating form of Physics.

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Nature itself produces beautiful examples, the light and water droplet reflect the flowers with extradinary results.
Other magnificent reflections with a wave reflector the mirror, and water waves, each one leaving us in utter disbelief of their beauty…….

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“Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle was real, and you’re just a reflection of him”
Bill Watterson

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“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your last misfortunes, of which all men have some”
Charles Dickens

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     Self reflection has positive results!

Self reflection has to be done with ~

1. Knowing what you are reflecting on :-
i.e ~ to change a habit or lifestyle
     ~ to help change a relationship.

2. Being honest to yourself why you want to change…….

3. Find somewhere quiet, be alone and maybe put on some calming music to help you relax and think more clearly.

4. Write down your thoughts, read them however painful. Clearing the mind by written word, I find incredibly powerful. We are all different though remember, but give it a try!

5. Now you have reflected on what you want to change and honestly….

6. Its time to write down aims, with a time scale for each.
That way you can refer to them and don’t get too hung up if you are a little behind time. As long as you don’t lie to yourself……

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       Reflection produces amazement!

The kind of transformation that self reflection can produce is worth a try, I’d say.
Our thoughts and feelings playing their roles again, thoughts positive, results feeling amazing……
Always remember each and everyone of us is special!

So now with all these tools let’s go and think about what resolutions we want to try this New Year.

Let’s make 2017 a year to remember…

What are your New Year resolutions?

Mandy.x

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Ways to help you stay motivated!

Its mid January how are you doing with your goals, hopefully sticking to them….
Read my blog from early January to help keep you motivated.

Some of you will probably say, “There’s no real point in New Year’s resolutions, waste of time” but it doesn’t have to be January to change something in your life, its just tradition I suppose.
We can start on a new journey at anytime!

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The only person really stopping or holding you back is yourself…..

You are only lying unto yourself! Deceitful, denial,deception dress it up however you like, the only person to lose out is you…..
           
            Motivation defined!

We need motivation, we hear people expressing that they need more motivation, a lack of it inevitably leads to some form of failure!

Motivation is basically our conscious or unconscious stimulation of our energy resulting in our behaviour to achieve or not, depending on own personal levels. To put it simply our desire to do something………

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     Three factors define our motivation.

1. Literally our hunger, desire to want to succeed, our need.

2. The reward in achieving our goal!

3. Our own expectations of our goal!

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We are all driven by different hungers, different needs, some say its the reward of money, the reward of success, reaching your full potential.
Others say its the reward of making a difference……..
Whichever way we will always have to have a need to be motivated to ultimately succeed!!!

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         Ideas on keeping motivated!

1. Write down your reasons for your goal. This is your need, your desire and once its written in front of you and is available for future reference when your motivation may have fallen it can spark you to keep going.

2. Visualise your goal, imagine the end result, feel it, touch it ,smell it, engage your sense’s. Again this method can help keep motivation high, it enables you to see your reward.

3. Only we know what we think is achievable but sometimes we have to push the boundaries, be realistic but without pain there is no gain…….

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These are only a few of the factors affecting motivation, there is social, power, control, growth just to name a few, the link below to “life hack” explains in more detail the different factors…..

>>>> > > http://bit.ly/1xBRhEx < <

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It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
William Shakespeare

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare

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Let’s keep motivated this January, or anytime you decide to make a change within your life, for the better.

You are worth it, you can succeed, we all can.
Keep checking those thoughts and then your feelings will follow suit.

Mandy.x

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Those New Year traditions…..

Those feelings we all had last night, the dramatic build up,the suspense.
Whatever or however you celebrated the coming in of the new year, we will all have different memories stored from the year gone before us.
Some wonderful, some dreadfully painful or sad……
Either way we can not hold back time, on we go!!

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I personally have fantastic fond memories of many a  New Years Eve celebrating with my family when I was young at the working men’s club so to speak.
Back in the day of pork scratchings, snowballs and babycham……
The beer mats with my lemonade and salt and vinegar crisps spring to mind.

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The long dresses that all the women wore, men with their flares, large knotted ties and collars, not forgetting the hair and moustaches……
“Those were the days…..”

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                       Old traditions

We had a tradition in our household of putting money outside on New Years Eve, usually a few coins each next to the back door and bringing it in on New Years Day.

Coal was something else that friends put outside to then bring in, in the New Year.

These traditions have died out for me but their origins do go back many years.
The link below is all about British traditions from  “learn england” in the New year have a read its really interesting :-
>  >  >  http://bit.ly/1xwOlfM < <

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Happy New Year everyone.

I’d like to wish each one of you a wonderful New Year 2017, peace. love and light to you all.
Remember we are all special………..

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What New Year memories or traditions do you have?

Mandy.x

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