One of the main things that people look at when considering whether a person is healthy or not is their weight and the way they look. If a person is overweight, they will generally look overweight, by having excess fat on parts of their bodies. It’s more common for people to look like they are a healthy weight when in actual fact they fall into the overweight category on the BMI scale. (more…)
You know strength training is good for you. It increases your lean muscle mass which in turn helps you burn more calories. It’s also an effective way to make sure your bones stay dense and strong well into old age. And that will keep you from breaking a hip or shoulder many years down the road. The good news is that you can do some very effective strength training with nothing more than a couple of chairs and a couple of fruit or vege cans. Here’s how. (more…)
No matter how much the hardest among us deny this – we all have a desire to be loved. Often, it’s a romantic love that we crave. We are caught up in our loneliness and it’s normal to have a want for companionship. Though, romance isn’t everyone’s struggle or want – it may be a familial want or a platonic friendship. While, for some it may be a combination of all of these. (more…)
“From fat to fitness fanatic in four weeks – lorry driver Pete Smith describes how a short course of hypnotherapy six years ago has changed his life in ‘miraculous’ ways (more…)
Keeping an open mind gives me power to face daily challenges. I increase my resilience. I am more productive and feel less pressured. When I am willing to adapt to new conditions, I continue to make progress even when unexpected situations come my way.
My relationships with others strengthen when I am less rigid. When I abandon the desire to have everything my own way, I can see things from the perspective of others more clearly.
This willingness to experiment is very helpful in forming new and better habits. I examine the way I have always done things and look for different options.
I am free to enrich my future rather than being stuck on old routines.
I love the feelings that accompany my mental suppleness. A great sense of ease comes over me when I accept situations as they are and work to make them better. My energies are devoted to producing positive solutions.
I can do this in any context so I know I can be happy and productive anywhere. This builds my confidence.
Today, I go forth with the resolution to keep an open mind. I view my daily routine from a fresh perspective and look forward to experimenting with alternative ways of managing my personal life.
- In what situations have I come out ahead because of my willingness to be flexible?
- What circumstances make it easier (or more challenging) for me to use flexible thinking?
- Who are the individuals in my life that are good role models of flexible thinking and what can I learn from them?