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Appreciate to Energise

As we draw to the end of summer-time, many magical summer memories may be flooding your mind. So draw on these memories to keep your inner-smile alive, immerse yourself in the beautiful photos, from your iphone, to your inner-eye. Print off photos and have them around you to surround yourself with images that reflect lightness, warmth and happiness. Like the butterflies warming their wings in the sun, appreciate the first rays of each day. Whilst work and home-life may require more attention indoors, keep taking time to prioritise walking in nature, to appreciate space, greenery, flowers, peace.

Where attention goes energy flows – everything is energy,

Here are 5 simple steps to keep your attention flowing positively at regular intervals, amidst the day-to-day routine:

(1) Begin your day by breathing deeply into your belly, long and slow and deep, appreciate the intricate workings of your body as a whole human organism, unconditionally living and breathing.

(2) Before you get out of bed, visualise your day ahead, unfolding perfectly… appreciate the people around you, from train and bus drivers to colleagues and life-partners, friends and children, who support your rhythm flowing easily

(3) Drink a hot water with lemon – for a sensory uplift that also gives the liver a recharge, appreciate the scent of the fresh lemon and notice how the smell and the flavour energise and clarify

(4) Whilst in the shower consciously cleanse and appreciate preparing yourself for the day – caring for your body consciously, your hair, you face, all the physical gifts you have been given

(5) Look in the mirror and appreciate yourself – at least 3 x different qualities – go on, give it a go! Notice how, as you focus on your positive traits, your inner power elevates

And lastly…. make it a practice to exercise your appreciation daily, even in the most challenging situations, appreciating something – even small, helps shift the energy into a brighter, warmer vibration.

Verbal Vitamin D – Nutrition for the mind.

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How often do you find yourself listening to your inner-critic? That voice inside your mind that says things like: You are not good enough!. It’s all your fault!. That was really stupid stupid stupid!. You are too fat, too this, too that.

How does listening to all of these harsh, negative thoughts make you feel? Does it bring you down? Or pump you full of good-feeling energy?

So how would you LIKE to feel instead?

The words that we speak out loud, just like the words we choose to listen to that scamper around in our minds, are the starting point for our emotional and physical feelings. Thoughts become things. In NLP we have the TEA model that explains this really well:

T houghts create E motions which create our A ctions or behaviour. Our thoughts, literally charge us up with better or worse feelings and better or worse energy, all depending on what they are! Instead, why not create a super-smoothie for your mind that is full of Verbal Vitamin D? That helps you feel full of sunshine, happiness and positive, light, energy?

What thoughts can you think to yourself every morning this week to enable you to want to seize the day? How about:

I am always doing the best I can given the circumstances.

I am a loving and giving person.

I deserve to be happy.

The more full of good feeling thoughts you are, the easier it is to see possibilities and opportunities! To enjoy life in the moment, to live a lighter, brighter, life.

Set yourself up and prepare your recipe, get the ingredients written down. Create a healthy happy week ahead and write down YOUR super smoothie recipe that nourishes your body and soul by beginning with the words that you choose to think in your mind!

Larah Davis is a holistic life coach and nlp master practitioner offering 1:1 sessions and workshops in Ibiza and via skype internationally.  Contact Larah on larah@ibizaretreats.com