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Personal development is a key factor into becoming a better you. Don't know where to start? Well look no further; below are some helpful tips and videos that can help you find that "aha!" moment in your life.
THE MOST IMPORTANT WORD EVER
"Adapt what is useful, reject what s useless, and add what is specifically your own."
Become More Positive With These 5 Tips
1. Express Gratitude
One of the easiest ways to increase your positivity is to express gratitude. Being thankful for what you currently have immediately releases any negativity that you might be holding onto. Gratitude instantly puts you in touch with the feeling of love. Where love resides, fear and all other negative emotions cannot.
The best and most effective way to implement gratitude in your life is to express it every morning. Upon waking up, express 10 things you are grateful for. This list can either be spoken out loud or within the confines of your mind, but they must be detailed and come from your heart. Closing your eyes can further help you feel gratitude.
2. Be A Giver
Many times, negative feelings can be caused by focusing on the perceived negative aspects of your life. You can instantly shift this feeling by giving unconditionally to others.
Share your skills with the people around you. If someone is looking for advice, help them out. Do not hesitate or doubt your value. Even the smallest of gestures or thoughts shared can cause a massive shift in another individual's perspective.
3. Control Your Breath
It has been said that those who have the ability to control their breath have the ability to control their life. In many aspects, this statement is very true. Look back to a time when you lost control. What happened to your breathing pattern? In anger, your breath became short and quick. If you control your breath, you can understand and change your negative emotions.
Either in a quiet space or during meditation, practice following your breathing. As you take a breath in (through your nose), feel the air enter your body and go deep into your lungs. As it hits the deepest part of your lungs, feel it slowly leave your body (through your mouth) and release any and all tension.
4. Visualize Success
Tapping into your ability to visualize or imagine can be used as a powerful tool to become more positive. Many of the world's greatest minds, including Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Tiger Woods and Arnold Schwarzenegger, have been known to use the power of visualization to attract what they desire throughout life, so why aren't you?
Begin by closing your eyes. Think of a positive event that occurred in your past. In your mind's eye, see the event exactly as it happened. Place yourself within the event and feel the positive emotions as they occurred. When you open your eyes, allow yourself to stay in this positive state. The effects of visualization can be multiplied if meditation is practiced beforehand.
5. Be Active
The people that I know that have the hardest time keeping it together, emotionally, are the ones who don't work out. The people I know who do workout, especially if they work out hard, expel huge amounts of energy, where your body is almost dying. Your barely able to lift that metal...you're barely able to catch your breath, you're barely able to jump on that box again. When you endure that, it makes regular life more peaceful.
Our body has a certain number of requirements, and staying active is one of them. The idea here is to keep moving. Appreciate the movement of your body because this is how you will stay healthy and be clear minded. Go sweat and gasp for air, it means you pushed your limits!
Life is much more enjoyable when you're able to do the impossible with your body.
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Current Read: "How to win friends & Influence people. -Dale Carnegie
I'm a couple chapters away from finishing the book and WOW! Hands down a great read for anyone who's in sales, customer service, parenting, barbering, or anyone who works with PEOPLE! You will be surprised how easy the concepts that are taught can be applied in YOUR daily interactions.
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