As this very moment that I am typing this very sentence it is 8:15 on March 30th 2016 and I just checked my number of views of this blog. My goal was to reach 20,000 views by tomorrow. I believe with every fiber of my being in the amazing powers of all that is good and right now I have 19,539 views.
I believe in the Law of Attraction and that means I believe like energy is drawn to like energy. The way that I’ve been feeling lately, so “in the groove”, right on the mark and totally aligned. I have every reason to believe that this blog will reach 20,000 views by midnight tomorrow!!!
To all of my subscribers, you could be a huge part of getting me to my goal, by taking a moment to find your favorite blog and sharing it with your friends!!! You could send it in an e-mail or you could share it to your Facebook wall. You could simply tell someone about Apozitude and how it has made you smile from time to time. We could infuse our world with Apozitude.
Wouldn’t it be cool to reach this goal in the next 12 or so hours??? It would be so cool, but you know what??? I would be totally happy just to have touched your lives in a positive way. Even if I don’t reach that goal by the end of tomorrow, I WILL reach that goal eventually and I’m so happy and excited to be part of making each one of you feel a little bit of hope or positivity in your day. In that I am a complete success.
Keri and I went to New Season’s this weekend to do a little grocery shopping and as we were headed to the check out from the produce department I spied a magazine I thought would be interesting. I paused for a moment and looked at the cover and then just kept walking. As we were unloading our groceries from our basket onto the conveyer belt, I thought to myself i want to go check out that magazine a little better. I told Keri I’d be right back. When I got to the magazine and was checking out the cover, it became clear to me that I wanted this magazine.
I carried it back to our check out line. I told Keri I wanted to buy this magazine and she gave me a little bit of a hard time. Granted, it was warranted, because I do have very little time to read and on more than one occasion I’ve purchased books that I’ve never read. I’ve often thought, it’s too bad simply owning a book doesn’t somehow upload the information up into your head. Believe me, I’ve tried several times and it just doesn’t work that way.
I really wanted this magazine and I promised to read it. Guess what. I’ve already read a couple articles. The title of the magazine is, Mindful taking time for what matters. The first article I read was written by Elisha and Stephanie Goldstein entitled, How to live a mindful life. 11 ways to take time for what matters. Here are the ways:
- Start your day out right. The way we start our day makes a big difference in how we feel the rest of the day. Take a moment to pause, check in with how you’re feeling, relax your body, think about what you’re grateful for, and bring a sense of presence to your morning routine.
- Check your body posture. Science shows that how we hold our bodies directly impacts our confidence. Try slumping over and saying, “I feel confident today!” It doesn’t even compute. Throughout the day, try relaxing the body, rolling your shoulders back and standing straight. Go ahead and fake it till you make it – your brain will soon get the message.
- Take time for your confidence team. Make a list of the people who nourish and encourage you. Make an extra effort to have more regular contact with them and less contact with people who are depleting to you. Ideally, you can do this in person, but a simple text will also help.
- Do something you’re good at. One of the best motivators to continue a behavior is when we feel like we are “good” at something. Whether it’s drawing, running, being s good friend – do more of what makes you feel good about yourself.
- Invite your fears to tea. We each carry around deep-seated fears about ourselves, from “I’m not good enough” to “When will they see that I’m a phony.” What if instead of running away from your fears, you invited them in with curiosity. Ask yourself, “What am I believing right no, and is it absolutely true?” You may be surprised by the answer and how much that can take the intensity out of fear.
- Set small achievable goals. We often make big goals without even thinking through what’s actually achievable. going from never exercising to making a goal to exercise five times a week is likely setting yourself up for failure. A more achievable goal would be to walk for 20 minutes twice a day and schedule it into your calendar.
- Keep track of your accomplishments. Because our brain is wired to focus on what we haven’t done, it’s easy to lose sight of what we’ve done in a day. Crossing something off your to-do list, even the smallest of tasks, can go a long way in keeping your momentum going.
- Self compassion it. Sometimes life is just hard. The ability to recognize a difficult moment and apply a caring attitude toward ourselves shuts down the inner-critic, creates stability and awareness, and helps to redirect attention back towards what matters.
- Remember: You, along with everyone else, deserve love too. Feeling “less than” can eat away at your confidence. But if you sent out a search party, you would not find anyone more serving of love than you. Stop, breathe, and let that message touch you for a few moments.
- Embrace difficult people. Say what? Sometimes there are difficult people in our lives that we have to spend time with. See if you can recognize that underneath their irritating behavior is a person. Often when someone is “being difficult” it’s because they are having a difficult time themselves. They want to feel cared about and understood. Seeing this truth helps bring us back into balance.
- Most importantly, adopt a learning mindset. If there’s one thing that kills confidence it’s our limiting beliefs of what we “can” and “can’t” do. Obstacles to your confidence are inevitable, but instead of allowing them to shut you down, learn from them, and boost your drive to achieve your goals – including becoming more confident.
I’m so glad I purchased that magazine and that I achieved my goal of reading the magazine otherwise I wouldn’t be sharing this article here in Apoztide with you. Have a wonderful day and feel free to share your positivity.