Friday, 2 August 2013

How This 1 Tip Can Help You With Meditation

Do you ever find it difficult to clear your mind of all thoughts when you meditate?

Do your thoughts start to wander?

Do you get sick of counting your breaths, or listening to the clock ticking?

It happens to me, so I'm gonna guess that this happens to others as well.  It's not that easy to clear your mind of all thoughts, especially if we've got a busy day ahead of us, things to do, places to go, people to meet.

And trying to "release" all thought can end in frustration, which is counter-productive to meditating!  You end up getting mad at yourself for not being able to meditate.

I've recently discovered a little trick which helps me immensely with be honest with you,  I can't believe it took me this long.

Now, admittedly this trick works best in the warm weather, but here it is.

Meditate outside, or with a window open.  While you're doing this, pay attention to all the little sounds you hear outside.  Try and keep track of everything.

This morning, while meditating with my bedroom windows open I heard the sound of traffic, people chit-chatting, children laughing, someone knocking on a door, another person walking by, pulling either a suitcase or a trolley of some sort, birds, a fly buzzing, and general banging and clanging of nearby construction.

Afterwards, I felt completely blissed out.

Why did this work?  Because I was focused on something outside of myself, and something that didn't hold any real meaning or emotions for me.  They were just sounds of people and nature going about their own business.  I had no internal intrusive thoughts ruin my bliss.  

I just felt light, and easy.  I was excited to get up and start my day.

Try it next time you meditate and see if it works for you.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

30 Day Law of Attraction Daily Affirmation Challenge: My Results

Introduction     Day 8          Day 16        Day 24
Day 1              Day 9          Day 17        Day 25
Day 2              Day 10        Day 18        Day 26
Day 3              Day 11        Day 19        Day 27
Day 4              Day 12        Day 20        Day 28
Day 5              Day 13        Day 21        Day 29
Day 6              Day 14        Day 22        Day 30
Day 7              Day 15        Day 23

I hope you enjoyed doing the 30 Day Law of Attraction Daily Affirmation Challenge, and if you're only just joining us, please check out the above links if you're interested in doing it yourself.

In 30 days I have noticed some positive changes in my life.  Here are some of the things I've noticed:

Sleep:  Ah, sleep has come much more easily.  I've slept like a log every night this month, even during the recent heatwave.  In the morning, I've woken up without my alarm clock, alert and ready to go.
With the extra energy I gladly changed into my work-out clothes and popped in an exercise dvd....something I usually do anyway, but with much, much less enthusiasm!

Food: This one I didn't anticipate.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner have filled me up and I've cut down on my snacking significantly.  Maybe it's just a general feeling of satisfaction with not only food, but my life in general.  I tend to be a boredom snacker, and local sales in junk food have decreased in the last 30 days, I'm sure of it.  I've lost a few pounds too!

Having said that, I was treated to dinner 3 times this month and was even given a bottle of champagne!

Money:  The typically slow summer months for book sales have seen the highest sales of my books in any July to date.  Thanks very much!  I appreciate all my readers so much!

It's been a wonderful July with lots of highs and hardly any lows.  Andy Murray even won Wimbledon.  Not that  I'm responsible for that, but it has been the first time I've done affirmations like these during Wimbledon.....coincidence?  Just sayin' that's all. :-)

I hope those of you who have followed along with me have seen an exceptional July as well.  Feel free to comment and let me know your results!

If you have any suggestions for further affirmations, feel free to let me know!

If you missed the series or want to try it again, you can now buy the book here.