I sometimes come across people who are so negative and pessimistic that it seems as if a rain cloud follows them wherever they go. If I ask them why they are so cynical, they typically respond that they are not … Continue reading →
Simply reframe your exercises so they become fun exercises to increase your motivation to exercise.
Because it is fun exercise, it increases your motivation to work out and exercise becomes something you miss if I do not do it.
What is it about your type of exercises or workouts that you truly enjoy? Find those things and exaggerate them in your mind using your imagination.
Create a longing for the exercise experience, not because you should or have to do it, but because you want to do it.Continue reading →
There is a fundamental psychological difference between asking, “What did I do wrong and how can I prevent doing it in the future?” versus, “What did I do right and how can I do more of it in the future?”
It is by inquiry we make meaning of our world.Continue reading →
Sleep as close as possible to complete darkness.
Keep the temperature in the bedroom of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
Avoid the flashing lights and images of the TV prior to going to bed.
It is important to be mindful of your mental states at all times.
During times of high stress get out of bed and make notes in a journal.Continue reading →
Ceasing conceptual thoughts is an advanced meditation practice which many experienced mediators find difficult.
Keep your focus on your breath as you count your exhalations.
Simply count your exhalations, starting with one and continuing up to 21.
When you reach 21 simply start over at one.
If you lose count just start counting again starting with one.Continue reading →
Mindfulness teaches us to focus attention on our breath and to observe our sensations, emotions, and thoughts.
Mindfulness therapy is effective for relieving anxiety and improving mood.
When a negative thought pops in your head, say to yourself, ‘There’s a thought. And feelings aren’t facts.
Thoughts have a less intense grip when you are an observer.Continue reading →