We all fall off the Band Waggon at times. Maybe there’s illness. A vacation. An emotional and motivational slump. It happens.
And the only thing that we need to do is to simply get back up and back to our good habits and productivity.
Except there might be emotions in the way.
Disappointment. Shame. Anger.
They are natural. We have learned to feel them. And it’s good to feel them because they alert us to circumstances we need to change. However, if those emotions linger, they keep us stuck and off the band waggon.
So, what to do? Continue reading
Sometimes, we make really bad mistakes. And the results cannot be undone. Results we have to live with in the future. These bad things happen.
And they cause massive bad feelings. Deep remorse, anger at oneself, enormous guilt. Which is normal in such cases. Many people experience this.
Yet, regardless of what happened and how bad the results were, we need to process these feelings. Getting stuck in them – and that happens quite often – will lead to a deeply unhappy life. Continue reading
Listen to your body.
I’m experiencing this right now, and maybe you’re familiar with it, as well: As soon as you leave your comfort zone (which I’m doing fairly often at this moment in my life), your body responds with warning signals. For me, that signal is a headache in the right side of my head. And it comes and goes within minutes. When I do something stressful, it’s instant headache time.
So I listen to my body, I acknowledge the headache and the stress, and then I tap and consciously de-stress. Which usually leads to the headache dissipating in a few minutes.
Are you familiar with this? Is your body talking to you through pain? Continue reading
It’s familiar to all of us who use some form or shape of technology. Just this morning, for example, I tried to log onto a certain social media platform and was utterly frustrated by their security system.
There are few things that can make us blow our fuse faster than computer trouble. We want to be efficient, write our blog post quickly, dash off an email – and then we run into a tech snag that just derails us. Continue reading
Ships in Kiel Harbor
It is a brand new year that lies ahead of us. And I’m sure you’re already tired of hearing New Year Resolutions or the Word of the Year stuff. (Yes, I do love the Word of the Year, and I have one, but there’s plenty on that out there.)
Today, I want to talk about something else.
This year is like a brand new journal. Imagine that it has 365 pages that you can fill. And you can fill them exactly with what you want to put in there.
Really? Continue reading
Most of us know how to worry. We allow our thoughts to bring up images of destruction, failure and loss. We spend time and time again with scenarios that just might be. Worry even prevents much needed sleep, keeping us awake. All in all, worry robs us of precious energy.
It doesn’t make sense. And yet, we keep doing it. Why?
Because worrying solves problems.
I firmly believe that all behaviour makes sense on some level or other. And so I believe that even worrying makes sense. It is a problem solver that can become a problem by itself. That’s all it is, no more, no less.
So what does worrying do for us? Continue reading
That Other Shoe
What is that?
Well, for many of us, life is like having a pair of shoes, one of good luck and one of bad luck. You have to have both in your life, right? And you take an equal number of steps in each of them, don’t you? Good and bad balance each other, compliment each other, and only the sum of both gives a whole.
And if you have a lucky streak, you worry about when that other shoe is going to drop.
I’m very familiar with that kind of thinking. And as kid, I tried not to be too happy, because I was afraid that other shoe would drop even faster and harder if I were. I wonder how many people do this in our world. And it makes me sad.
Because it’s a lie. Continue reading
At the moment, I can study the importance of mindset for healing close up. Four weeks ago, I ended up in the ER and later in surgery, after smashing my collar bone when a horse bucked me off.
From the first moment, I worked on staying positive. I tapped a lot. I listened to my body and what it told me it needed. That was a lot of sleep, mostly. And yet, my body also motivated me to move my arm as soon as possible, even if it just meant to take the hand out of the sling and stretching my ellbow a little. And I stayed positive and cheerful.
The result: The physiotherapists are happy. They delight in my fast progress with restoring mobility of my arm (I had no idea how quickly joints freeze when they are immobile – two weeks will already do it). Another x-ray next week will tell whether my bones has healed as fast as I hope. It’s been quite an adventure, to be honest. Continue reading
As entrepreneurs, we know fear. It’s the steady companion of leaving our comfort zone. And you probably know the phrase: Do it scared. And I have done it scared, and I have done it inspired. But most people I know do it scared and face that same old fear every time, over and over again.
The good news is that you don’t have to.
Because fear can be released from the body. This has several advantages:
- You don’t spend so much energy keeping fear at bay
- Procrastination doesn’t have to rear its ugly head.
- You have much more energy to be creative.
- Chances are, you’ll actually get into the flow with your task.
And here’s how you do it: Continue reading
Here’s another one of those concepts that may make people frown. Value myself? Well, maybe I’m an okay person, but value?
I believe this is probably another left-over from our days as children or teenagers. How many times did we hear “No!” or “Don’t!”? Probably a whole lot more than getting praise or attention.
Depending on the interaction of others with us, we created our sense of personal value. Did people seek our company? Did they want to sit with us in school? Or did they keep a distance? How was it for you? Continue reading