Self Improvement Is Easy When You Follow This Advice

Self improvement as an experience can be energizing and make you feel like you’re in more control. If you want to reach your goals, you need to find ways to keep yourself motivated. This article will present some highly effective tips that you will be able to put into use immediately.

One way to make progress in your life is be humble. Understand that you are one part of the bigger picture. If you understand that there is a lot you can learn and that you have room to grow, you can gain proper perspective. Once you have fully accepted this realization, you’ll seek to better yourself by learning and understanding as much as you can about the vast world in which you live.

If you take proper care of your physical needs, you will get the maximum benefit from your self improvement approach. Not getting enough sleep, getting a lot of exercise, and eating well can help you stay on top of your game, and help you win at self improvement. This sounds like obvious advice, but it’s sometimes hard to put into practice.

Emergency Fund

Always have an emergency fund. For many people any unexpected expense results in more charges on their credit card. If you save just a little each week, you will have built up your emergency fund in no time. This fund can take the stress out of unexpected situations and can likewise help you to avoid piling up any more credit card debt.

Each day should be an opportunity to top the previous day’s accomplishments. Always look for things to improve. Whatever you did yesterday, do it that much better today.

Instead of endlessly gloating about your own achievements, why not ask another person to share a story of personal victory? This gives you an opportunity to find out the talents and achievements of the people around you, and it might help you gain more respect for others as you learn more about their character.

Do you drink too often? Are you a smoker, or do you regularly engage in something that is bad for you? Your body is certainly a temple, yet these types of behaviors disregard its sanctity. One way to improve your life is by getting rid of any bad habits that you have. Look at how you are living your life, and check if you are participating in any negative habits that should be eliminated.

When trying to handle depression, focus on your diet and increase your complex carbohydrates. If you don’t get enough complex carbs, you will be low on serotonin. Aside from snacking on nuts, rice and legumes, exercising and getting enough sleep also help boost serotonin levels.

If you suffer from anxiety, try going to see a movie with a friend. Doing so will force you to venture to a public place, though one in which you will not necessarily have to interact with others. In addition, it enables you to accustom yourself to being in an environment with many other people.

Ultimate happiness may lie in assuming a manageable amount of risk. Most people avoid risks because they don’t want to fail or feel bad about their capabilities. This means that they become stuck in a rut where they do the same things over and over, and do not find fulfillment. It takes courage to take risks, but doing so can help make you happier for the future.

Pick out what you wish to do in life and go do it. You won’t get anywhere if you only think about what you want to do. Make your dreams reality by taking decisive action.

Your body’s health influences the well-being of your mind. Eat right, avoiding high fat foods and sugar, and get plenty of exercise. If you wish to have a body and mind that are healthy, you need to know that they depend on each other.

Decide what you value most in life and stick with it. Make an effort to have your priorities straight and strive for the best.

Growing as a person requires improving your health. A healthy lifestyle includes working out and watching what kind of food you eat, and you must be able to acquire the characteristic of being able to remain motivated to do it. If you feel healthy, then you will always be at the top of your game, which makes it easier to meet your other self improvement goals.

Strengthening your faith and expressing love are two great personal development goals. Without love, you can’t have faith. Never let faith take a back burner in your life. Do good for others and show that you love yourself through your love for others.

Be sure you’re humble. Humans are just a very small bit of the universe. People with different experiences and different perspectives are filled with knowledge you may not have. Open yourself to new ideas and other ways of thinking! When you approach situations with an open mind, you will see how much you can learn from others.

Regardless of how many of these tips you start using, you will be energized to continue your journey of personal development. Having a wealth of information and knowledge backing you up there is no way you can fail if you just put forth a good amount of effort.

Ottawa Reiki Healing

In today’s world, there are many different factors that can make your life more stressful. Your mind and body can suffer from the fast pace of modern life, and it can be difficult to find a way to deal with this stress. With Ottawa Reiki healing, you can start to overcome your problems and find a way to a more balanced life.

If you are unfamiliar with Reiki, a brief overview may be useful. In Reiki healing, the emphasis is on restoring balance to your mind, body, and spirit. It is all too easy to become imbalanced. When you are out of balance, this gives physical, mental, and spiritual ailments a foothold into your life.

Reiki is a word that means “universal life force.” Reiki healing focuses on letting your life force flow smoothly and easily throughout your body and mind. When you are out of balance, this creates energy blocks that prevents your life force from moving properly.

During an Ottawa Reiki healing session, these blocks will be broken down and removed so that your life energy can once again move freely throughout your body. Your natural vibrations will be realigned so that you can achieve your full potential.

A Reiki healer will use a hands-on approach to put your energy back into balance. They may rest their hands on your body, or place them near it. As the session proceeds, you will feel energy flowing from their hands into your body to break down the barriers that are holding you back.

There are multiple degrees to Reiki. It may take you several sessions to complete each degree. As you move through the levels, you will become more attuned to your body’s natural energies and be more able to heal yourself and others. Even a single session will give you the tools that you need to live a more peaceful and balanced life.

No matter who you are, you can take advantage of the many benefits of Reiki healing. There are different classes that are aimed at different people. For example, you may be able to find a class that lets you work with animals.

Animals, like people, also have a life energy that can become out of balance. By learning how to use Reiki to heal them, you can bring them back into balance so that the animals in your life will be happier and healthier.

Many Reiki teachers also make use of crystals in their work. By combining the life energy of Reiki to the innate healing powers of crystals, you can create a powerful synergy that will help you attune yourself to the natural vibrations of the Earth. This will let you awaken yourself to the powerful healing energies of the planet.

With Ottawa Reiki healing, you can start to bring yourself back into balance so that you can begin to achieve your full potential. If your life seems to be out of join, start looking into Reiki right away.

Gratitude Personal Development Tool

Gratitude: The Personal Development Tool

If you are serious about improving yourself, what you need to know is that there are a few different ways you can accomplish that. Of course, what you need to know is that it is imperative that you start somewhere. A lot of the time, people get overwhelmed by all the personal development tools that are out there. That leads to no improvement whatsoever.

A great tool for you, if you’re serious about improving your personal development, is to think of the concept of gratitude. Gratitude is something that can be exceedingly helpful to you in your quest to better yourself, and here are some ways you can put gratitude to work for you.

Think about what you are grateful for every morning. For most people, waking up early is a chore. They wish they could sleep more often, and they don’t cherish the idea of waking up and going to work. That’s why you should make a real effort to get up in the morning giving thanks instead of complaining. Then, you start your day on a high note and you start seeing good things to happen.

Now, it doesn’t matter who you give thanks to. If you are religious, you may wish to thank God, but if you are not, it is as acceptable to just feel the gratitude in your heart.

Another way gratitude can help you is if you keep a journal about things you are thankful for. Keep the journal with you at all times so you can jot down notes if you need to. That way, whenever you are feeling down, or as if you don’t have anything, you can open your gratitude journal and see all the things you like about your life. It doesn’t have to be huge things you are thankful for, either. Even if you are thankful for a protein shake, that counts!

Express your gratitude for those around you who make your life a better place. We all spend a lot of time complaining about the people who make us miserable, why not take that time and talk about people who make us happy!

Look for ways to show your gratitude to people. You may not have much money, but you can write them a kind note. You can do them a favor, or babysit, or cook them a meal. Showing your gratefulness helps other people do to the same. Everyone has a tough time in life, so it is a good thing when you can alleviate someone else’s suffering.

Finally, before you go to bed at night, think of times during the day where you were not grateful, but could have been. This teaches you how to act in the future.

As you can see now, gratitude can be a really important part of your life. Even if you start with just a little gratitude, it can grow into something that is beautiful in your life. If you want to see your life blossom, become someone who is more grateful.

So, what do I know about energy healing ?

handsI had a vision one morning about a past experience that started my path to Reiki and physical self-healing through energy.  Back in 1986, about 30 years ago, there was a visitor from Italy, who was going door to door performing energy work in the Italian community close to Preston st. in Ottawa.  He was an old Italian man, and stopped at our door. He introduced himself and entertained us with his abilities.  In one of his many demonstrations, he stood 12 feet behind me, facing my back and pulled me toward him, without any touch. I lost my balance and almost fell backwards.   Wow!  It made me believe.  I had no idea he may have had some many many years of Qi Gong training.  At that time, I had no idea what Qi Gong was.

I also received my first Reiki session at that time.  It was specifically for my loss of vision, he had me put my palms to my eyes.   Later,  in realization that this was actually doing work on my brow or third eye chakra, which is the 6th Chakra point on the body.

chakrass.Sixth chakra is holistic in nature. When this chakra is fully activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in synchronicity. The right hemisphere’s creativity and synthetic thinking is integrated and balanced with left hemisphere’s logical and analytical thinking.

pestudioPhoto: Barbara Molyneaux and Rob Lagana, Team Powerful Existence Inc.

My third eye fully opened with an amazing gift.  If you’ve read the above, it makes perfect sense that from my teenage years to the present,  I have a creative passion for many things such as martial arts, competitive bodybuilding,  website development, and music but also computers, technical support help desk, analytical thinking, troubleshooting systems etc…. and of course coaching people using both motivational, passionate coaching and proven science based approaches that work with many individuals.

cardsPhoto of traditional Italian Cards

Back to my younger years, I remember the popular Italian card games that we played as a family and in school on lunch break like Scopa and Briscola,  using a really cool deck of cards that later I find out are actually Italian Tarot cards using cup, wand, pentacle and swords, tools of Stregheria

timelifePhoto: Time Life – Unexplained Mysteries

At 14 I bought, the book collection from Time Life called Unexplained Mysteries. What an awesome collection!  I was hooked ! The books came with different types of crystals too!!  I read every book over and over and carried the crystals everyday.

usuiPhoto: Dr. Usui – Founder Usui Reiki

From this young age,  my path toward the power of Reiki and crystals grew rapidly.   At the age of 30, (12 years ago), I suffered from anxiety and panic attacks.  I decided to become certified in Reiki and received my attunements and Masters.  I practiced everyday.  My anxiety and panic attacks went away. I was able to sleep better and felt like a new person.   Reiki keeps me balanced and helps reduce stress.  So, what do I know about energy healing ?  At an early age, I grew up learning about energy and used self-practice and now, being a practitioner, help others.

The Power Beyond Your Thoughts – Part 2 (The Newbie)


The Power Beyond Your Thoughts – Part 2 (The Newbie)

I touched vaguely on the primary thought pattern of a new client or beginner in Part 1.  Today I’d like to shed some more light on common behavior that I witness in the vast majority of people just entering the beautiful world of change.  First of all, what is change?  In as much as there are many meanings to this English word such as monetarily  (I need change for the parking meter) or perhaps with a inanimate object (I changed my oil) they all come down to this: the act or instance of making or becoming different.  Whether it be changing a diaper, changing your clothes, or changing your behavior, it all requires effort.  The difference between them though is that the first two are temporary and the latter can last a lifetime and, better still, for the better.

So, now that we have an understanding of what exactly change means, let’s discuss what may need to be altered in order for said change to occur.  I find one of the hurdles for so many comes down to habits.  Habit of opting out of doing what’s necessary, whether it be something along the line of chores or, ugh, exercising, in order to watch your favorite program on Netflix and eating bonbons.  After all, you feel good eating treats and relaxing.  It’s a necessity, right?  It’s part of your routine, your ‘you’ time.  You can do chores or exercise tomorrow.   Sure you can,… but will you?  Probably not because chances are it’ll be Saturday and your friends are going out.   Wouldn’t want to miss that!  Friends are important and fun is what living is all about.  Right again??  Sunday, you can do it all Sunday. .. or will you?  Again, chances are, no.  You have a project due or family visiting or, or, or… See the pattern?  The bad habit comes down to the word ‘procrastination’.  Tomorrow may never come so use today wisely.

I’ll now bring attention to another dreaded word.  Blame.  It’s easy to point the finger at someone else for your bad habits.  ‘I was picked on in school’, ‘My coach never let me play in a game’, ‘The judges don’t like me’, etc, etc.  Wtf?  Seriously?!?  Answer me this: Where are the bullies now?  Does your coach not let you play now?  Are you sure this is about the judges?  Common denominator, my friend, is you.  Take ownership of you now!  If you didn’t like being picked on, help someone out.  If you were never allowed to play in a game, start your own team.  If the judges don’t like you maybe it’s about that scowl on your face when you lose.  Either way, no one is standing over you saying this is why your failing to you.  Believe it or not, your fabricating what happened in your yesterdays as an excuse for your inaction today.  Wise up.  Quit playing victim and take control of yourself and get rid of the ‘why nots’ and turn them into something way more productive… the ‘why can’t I?’  Because, my dear, you most certainly can!!

Another one, and this I find to be one of the most debilitating of all, is your thinking.  By far and large this is the biggest habit of all that I bring light to with my clients.  When I ask them why they are not looking in the mirror when they are executing an exercise, more than half reply with ‘because I can’t stand the way I look.’  Ouch!  That reflection staring back at you is you!!  How can you say that about your own self??  This is definitely a problem.  A very big problem.  I see day in and day people spending good money on clothes, cars, groceries, make up, hair, nails, you name it.  Yet they don’t feel or invest in their own self worth.  Most things are replaceable. .. the true reality of it is that you are not!  You are your home, your vehicle, your beauty.  Why do we search for temporary solutions when this temple that houses you will follow you everywhere… even if you choose not to look at it.  I’ll say again, take ownership of you!  You’re beautiful in so many ways.  Why is it that you can’t see it?  It’s largely because of your thoughts.  You’re so used to calling yourself down that you have no time to pick yourself up!  You are a miracle!  You are life!  You are mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers to more that just your immediate family.  Your someone’s best friend, someone’s example, someone’s love, someone’s idol.  Why do you shirk away from looking at something others see as beautiful?  If you don’t like what you see, change the way you see it.   Simple solution?  Yes!  Easy to execute, not necessarily.

Your task for today… take one example of your bad habits, your blame and your negative self talk and write them down.  Ask yourself how you got there and what you can do to start that cycle of change.   No matter how big or small you make the task, it’s  a start.  You are worth the effort.   Until next time…