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Oct 16, 2013

Christmas Planning – Christmas Cards

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The next few weeks will be tips to help you be organised this Christmas. This week, our focus is on Christmas Cards. Will you be sending cards this Christmas? If so, now is the time to think about what type of cards – handmade, shop-purchased, charity. Make a list of everyone you will be sending cards to Get their addresses Break the task down and just write a few cards a day  
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Oct 9, 2013

Christmas Planning – Gifts

Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The next few weeks will be tips to help you be organised this Christmas. It is time to think about the gifts you are giving at Christmas. Gifts to make Present box Budget Gift ideas planning Stocking stuffers
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Oct 2, 2013

Christmas Planning – Get Organised for Christmas

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The next few weeks will be tips to help you be organised this Christmas. Start with the end in mind – develop your vision for Christmas this year. Think about your holiday plans after Christmas. Book hair and nails appointments Book any house appointments – carpets and curtains cleaned
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Sep 25, 2013

Eagle’s Story

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Sep 18, 2013

Implementing Strategies to Clear My Mind

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These are just some of the strategies to combat mental fatigue. You may have some other methods that help you relax and find peace in your life. Once you begin integrating these simple exercises into your day, you will begin to feel the weight lifted off your shoulders and before you know it, you'll feel like a brand new person! “You must weed your mind as you would weed your garden.” — Astrid Alauda I know how to quiet my thoughts I deserve rest and quiet when I need it, and I create a space in my Life where I can go to get what I need. I am at peace with my solitude. LIFE! Reflections on your journey - Louise L. Hay Simulate the Mind Once your mind is calm, it becomes a powerful receptacle for new ideas. Stimulating your mind can help you see things in a new light. “Letting go isn’t the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new life.” Author unknown
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Sep 11, 2013

Strategies to Clear My Mind – Stillness Meditation

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Is a medically based form of mediation Developed in 1950’s by Dr Ainslie Meares Meares taught people to relieve and manage anxiety by experiencing mental rest When correctly practised – anxiety levels and reduced and distressing symptoms gradually disappear – bringing about a more peaceful, balanced life Without learning how to rest the mind, the level of stress and anxiety generally does NOT go away instead it compounds The more stress you experience the more you get stressed What is stillness meditation? It is sitting still, options include: Sitting in a chair letting your thoughts run wild Quiet music Chant Sitting at the park, breathing deeply, being lost in your thoughts
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Sep 4, 2013

Strategies to Clear My Mind – Breathing Exercises

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Try breathing exercises When things get rough, take deep breaths in through your nose; hold it for 10 seconds, then release. You'll notice that this will relieve tension. Controlled Breathing Technique: This rapid relaxation technique involves breathing in and out nine times in three series of three breaths. In the first series of three breaths, inhale deeply and, as you exhale slowly, say quietly or think to yourself, "Calm body." Repeat three times. In the second series of three breaths, inhale deeply and, as you exhale, say quietly or think to yourself, "Calm mind." In the final series of three breaths, inhale deeply and, as you exhale, say (and do) "Smile." - info@keytostressfreeliving.com Sound Sound is a traditional healing tool in many cultures in the world. Drumming, chanting or singing, bells, gongs - all produce vibrations and an internal resonance that promote beneficial changes in your brain. This will help you reach more relaxed and harmonious states. You can experiment with this by listening to chanting, or by chanting Om. What other sounds are soothing? Sounds of nature (try putting on a nature sounds CD) and mediation music. //
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Aug 28, 2013

Strategies to Clear My Mind – Being Grateful is the Key

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Be grateful Just appreciate all the little things and little moments. Talk to people in a really nice voice, always compliment someone, and try not to be negative, see the good in everything. What is Gratitude? (Also thankfulness, gratefulness or appreciation) is a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgement of a benefit that one has received or will receive. Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. William Faulkner The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several world religions, but the systematic study of gratitude within psychology only began around the year 2000. Psychology has been more focused on understanding distress; however, with the advent of the positive psychology movement, gratitude has become a mainstream focus of psychological research. Gratitude is an emotion that occurs after people receive help, depending on how they interpret the situation. Specifically, gratitude is experienced if people perceive the help they receive as valuable to them, costly to their benefactor, and given by the benefactor with benevolent intentions. If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. Robert Quillen Gratitude Journal Writing a gratitude journal can be a great way of learning a more positive way of thinking. It helps you to really appreciate the small pleasures in life and to appreciate the things you do have instead of the things you don't. Each day, at the end of the day, get together as a family and take few minutes to reflect on the past day. Let each family member find at least five things that happened that day that he/she appreciates and is grateful for. “If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.” Oprah Winfrey
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Aug 21, 2013

Strategies to Clear My Mind – The Power of Solitude

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How much sleep are you getting? Sleep is actually a very important function of and for the brain. We need to generate enough sleep to feel rested, to have energy, to assist with mood, and to even help us think more clearly. Go to sleep the same time each day and wake up the same time each morning. Sleep helps our energy levels and helps us think more clearly.   Planning Quiet Moments The Power of Solitude When was the last time you sat and stared off into space? Did you get into trouble for that as a child, for daydreaming in class? For being absent of mind, even though present in body? Maybe that’s why we resist it now… Take a moment (not while driving!) and just let your mind drift. Watch the clouds move in the sky. Watch people walk past you on the street. Let your mind wander. Don’t tell your thoughts where to go. It’s amazing where we can go if we let go … even if only for a minute.   The brain benefits from quiet moments during the day: A quiet moment does not involve any goal, task completion, or endpoint. It is about process and about being in the here and now. Allow your brain to shut down and to turn inward. Allow your brain to freely roam and to explore ideas and feelings that get shut out with structure and task driven behaviour. Your most creative moments will come from such experiences. It might mean a walk, sitting on a bench or under a tree, or playing an instrument. //
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Aug 14, 2013

Strategies to Clear My Mind – The Cycle of Completion is a Method to Clear the Clutter Mentally

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The Cycle of Completion The cycle of completion is a method to clear clutter mentally Answer this question if you will. How many objectives, projects and tasks do you have sitting on your plate right now? How many uncompleted past projects do you have lingering around in your head? 15 completed projects have more power than 45 partially completed ones. Let’s begin going through the cycle of completion. Begin to clear clutter by listing all of your uncompleted tasks, personal commitments, objectives and projects on a sheet of paper You are now ready to begin making decisions about these items Jack Canfield, author of the Success Principles Journey (this is where this idea comes from) suggests deciding in one of the following manners: Ditch – the project gets tossed Delegate – outsource the project Action – complete it File – file it away for future date Listing and deciding which uncompleted projects is the first step to clear clutter from your mind. //
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