Challenges

We all go through challenges in our journey of life. We have to go through them, overcoming them makes us stronger and more capable – in all aspects of life, health, career, relationships and beliefs.

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We sometimes, believe as if we have to qualify for happiness, meaning we wait for things to improve before we can be happy. The journey will be difficult if you’re seeking for more, it’s part and parcel of life.

If you’re currently dealing with a challenging time, below are some tips that have helped me:

1. Re-assess your goals – what do you exactly want for yourself? Dream big and set out to achieve whatever it is you desire. Have short term, realistic goals. Create a to do list in the morning and do all that you can in 24 hrs.

2. Be grateful! I have a rock that I keep with me every day. Whenever I hold it, I remind myself for the things I am grateful for. We have so many things in our lives to appreciate and give love for. First thing in the morning, be grateful to be alive for another day. Each day is a gift.

3. Give yourself a break – do the things that you love and use the time that you have well. Do whatever you need to bring clarity to your mind.

4. Make today better than yesterday. The past is gone, be present and strive to be a better version of yourself each day. We all stumble, but believe that everything will work out as long as you continue to learn & act. You already have all that you need.

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

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Staying Positive 

We are our thoughts. We all have that negative inner voice that stops us from being positive. Notice how much our negative thoughts consume our mind.



Staying positive is so important! Positivity attracts more positive energy into your life but staying positive can be a constant battle in today’s world, even for me.

The things you think most about are the things that you will become and receive in your life. We can rewire our brain the more we repeat something – so make positivity a habit.

Here are a few tips I’ve started to follow:

1. Stay in the present moment – We often find ourselves caught up in endless thoughts and emotions from the past. We forget to appreciate the moment. Staying present helps you connect with life. This alone attracts positive energy to you

2. Start your day in a positive way – we wake up in the morning to a new day with new opportunities. So why not wake up a bit earlier, take a longer shower, eat breakfast and do something positive such as reading a book, listening to music or exercising!

3. Exercise! One of the best ways to stay positive. When you exercise, the body releases endorphins which lead to feelings of positivity that help you focus. It is also a great stress reliever

4. Associate yourself with positive people –  People can either uplift your energy or drain it. The power of being around positive people will make you feel good. Notice how whenever you’re in a bad mood, positive people can bring you back up even the slightest bit

Technology

There’s no doubt that technology is amazing. I mean we wouldn’t be on here if it were not!

Technology recently has had such a huge presence in our lives, we find it so difficult to detach from it. I’ve found that it can decrease our productivity, being constantly plugged in can affect sleep patterns & the mind.

Think about how much more you could accomplish in the time you spend refreshing Instagram or Snapchat. It allows us to tap into ourselves more and exceed our potential. Sometimes we need to disconnect from technology and be present.

I admit, sometimes I am an addict of my phone, simply because it is that good. We regularly need a detox from technology. Our lives can become so hectic surrounded by our devices, our minds get distracted and stress levels increase.

A few things I’ve found beneficial:

1. Have a code word or a reminder that means “disconnect from technology and be present” to return to the precious moment of life

2. Don’t start and end your day with technology. We find ourselves aimlessly scrolling through Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat in the morning and at night which drains our energy. Start the day with a walk, meditation or yoga. End your day with a book

3. Next time you’re out with family/friends for dinner – have everyone put their phones in the middle of the table. Whoever grabs their phone first pays for the bill!

4. Be 100% present whoever you’re with. Don’t let technology distract you from appreciating the moment

Overall, disconnecting can help you to reconnect, it’ll help you find focus and live in the moment!

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