Monday, October 24, 2011

Flood Yourself with Good Things

Take a moment and think about your average day. How often are you faced with obstacles, fears and negativity? You may think you can handle it, but how do you truly feel? Now think about what it would be like if you showered your day with good things. This may sound corny and maybe even impossible to you. Just give it a try. What have you got to lose?

1.  A Flood of Forgiveness
Forgive. Some people need to be forgiven on a daily basis. While you are at it, forgive yourself.

"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." ~ L. Smedes
"Holding resentment is like eating poison and waiting for the other person to keel over."~ Unknown

2. Put Good Things in Your Brain
Read an inspirational book, blog, devotional, listen uplifting music or watch an empowering movie or TV show. Surround yourself with friends that bring out the best in you. Take time to mediate and think. (You might want to even take a break from your high drama friends, violent/crime TV shows and the news.) 

What you find in your mind is what you put there.  Put good things in there.” ~Ron Rathbun
3. Put Good Things in Your Body
Eat nutritious, healthy and clean food. Ditch the sugar, processed foods and artificial sweeteners. After a period of detoxification, you will be thinking clearer, have more energy and actually crave healthy foods. Unbelievable! Yes - but it's true, just try it! 
hot dog anyone? :)
This is is supposed to be a joke...not the way we really are. :)

4. Move Your Body
Breathe...get outside and get some fresh air. We all know this - we just need to do it! Go for a walk, run, stretch, do yoga, play with your kids, swim, lift weights, Just Dance on your Wii or Zumba - you know you'll feel better.

And remember...

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5. Have an Attitude of Gratitude
Just try this little experiment for 1 week: Each day write down 5 things you are grateful for. It could be your comfy bed, your children or that you survived another day. See how you feel at the end of that week. Let me know what happens to your attitude and your life.
"The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. And the more grateful you are, the more you get." ~Oprah

Great reminder!

I can't wait to hear how you feel after you begin to shower your life with good things. If you want any recommendations on books or other inspirational materials, I'd be happy to share what brings good to my life.

May you be showered with whimsy and good things!
~ Lisa

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