5 Steps for Getting What You Want Out of Life

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Many of us complain that our lives aren’t where we want them to be, yet we don’t take any action to change things. A lot live by the saying “Good comes to those who wait” I disagree with this, good comes to those who go out and get it!

Everyone has goals, and a solid plan of action is the only thing between you and your goals. Follow these five steps to get more of what you want out of life.

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If You’re a “Yes” Person, You Need to Read This!

Do you put everyone before yourself? Is saying yes a habit, more than a true intention? If more people helped others, the world would be a better place. This may be true to a certain extent, but it could also be detrimental for yourself.

This behaviour can lead to you not taking care of your personal obligations, developing resentment for those around you, and eventually feeling under-appreciated and taken advantage of.

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Panic Away – Manage Your Anxiety

This post does contain affiliate links. Thanks for reading and an even bigger thanks if you choose to click on these links. 🙂 

3 weeks ago I wrote a post about Effective Ways to Manage Anxiety The feedback was great and I was happy to read that some viewers found the tips to be helpful.. Those tips aren’t for everyone, sometimes a little more help is needed to be able to manage anxiety. I, for one, know this to be true.

I was put onto a site called Panic Away and found that this contained the help that I needed the most in being able to conquer my anxiety issues.  Barry McDonagh created Panic Away and to date has helped over 150,000 worldwide, including me! He has three best sellers on panic attacks and breaking free from the hold it has on so many of us.

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Feel Good Friday!

 

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Today I thought instead of just punching in a whole heap of words and trying to inspire others, I thought I’d add some inspirational quotes for you to enjoy. Besides that, it’s Friday! After a long working week, (by that I don’t just mean a job you get up and head off to everyday, I mean anything that involves effort!) who the fuck wants to sit and read, me personally, I don’t. My eyes hurt too much by the end of the week and on Friday morning, all I’m hanging for is Friday night!

So in saying that big spiel, here’s my favourite quotes.

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Life-Mapping

When you take a holiday, you sit down and plan it out. You work out what destination you liked to see, what vehicle, or mode of travel you’ll use, what to pack in your bag that will be useful, and which route you’ll take. When you map it out, your journey will be a lot more likely to end up where you want, instead of a spur of the moment trip. I’ve done a few of the spur of the moment types, and some have worked out to be the best adventures I’ve had and then others have been complete…let’s just say, lessons.

The concept of mapping can be used in regards to life, and help you to reach your desired goal or destination.

Let me explain….

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When Life Sux…

Life hits us hard when we least expect it. Things could be going great, then BOOM! Out of nowhere, something happens and it can turn your life into an absolute ball of fucked up chaos!

It happens to any one of us, at any given time. Some people will be more open about it, and yell and scream about how unfair life is and some can manage to hide it and carry on as if everything is OK. Everybody deals with the downfalls of life differently.

Here are some ways that may be able to help lift your spirits.

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Dear Reader,

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I started this blog 11 days ago, and most of the feedback has been positive (which I thank you all so much for!) but there has also been some negative comments directed at me. Most of them have come via my Facebook group page, Inspiring Diaries, and have included the following statements.

“How can you tell me to be positive when you have no idea what my situation is…”

“You’ve obviously got no idea how hard it to be positive all the time when shit goes wrong…”

“You mustn’t have been in the real world before, coz life is fucked up, life sux!”

That last statement prompted me to write this post….

Mustn’t have been in the real world? Let me tell you a bit about a bit…

Come for a trip back to around May 2015. Everything was going pretty great, I had a beautiful 4brm home with my teenagers. I had 2 gorgeous dogs, and had taken back up my passion of writing, after finally regaining my full vision – Life was pretty cruisy. Now let’s fast forward to 5 months ago, my world went to shit! I made mistakes, I lost custody of 2 out of 3 of my teenagers, I lost my house – my safe zone, my haven, my peace, I had to rehome my 4 legged boys, whom mind you, were my best friends. I was too proud (throw in some stubborn with that) to ask for help, and I nearly kissed it all Goodbye. I spent several nights sleeping in my car, in the minus degree temperatures, family dinners with the 3rd teen became dinners in the car under a streetlight and that so-called light at the end of the tunnel only appeared to get further away. So, the real world, when shit goes wrong, I had well and truly had a taste of.

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But! I didn’t kiss it all goodbye, I soldiered on, I got over the negative outlook that had taken over me, and I believed in myself and in the power of thinking positively. I told myself every morning that today was going to be a good day, I reassured myself that I was worth it, and I was good enough. I’m not saying it was as easy as that, occasionally the negative thoughts tried to creep back in, but I didn’t let them win this time, nor was I going to. Instead of waiting for that light to start shining in the tunnel, I became the light.

I’ve now secured another home, dinners are enjoyed at home with my son, and progress has been made with my other 2 teenagers. Finding solid employment is still a work in process, but in the meantime, I put my spare time and effort into writing. I find inspiring things to write about, I create inspirational pictures to share with others and maybe, just maybe, I’ll help others to begin to think positively about life. In all honesty, even if I only inspire just one person, then that’s another positive mission I can say I achieved.

This wasn’t written to gain any sort of brownie points with you, nor was it written to say that I know what your situation is, everyone’s journey is different. This was written to say I DO know that at times, life can suck, I DO know how fucked up it can get, and to also say that with a more positive outlook on life, it CAN become a lot more positive.

Tis all.

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Til next time,

Stay safe, stay smiling!

Self-Mastery. Regain Control of Your Life

When you get mad, what do you do, blow up right? Most of us do, this is normal, although not the ideal way to deal with it, it still happens to the best of us. Another way to deal with it is through Self-Mastery, self-control.

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What Is Self-Mastery?

Self-mastery is a series of processes that help you to take control of their life. In some ways, self-mastery is a perceived personality, which includes how others see that you. Working through self-mastery, you can help you to build a personality that you recognise as being your own. It gives you a sense of ease and a peace of mind. When it comes to self-mastering skills, it may seem hard to find them. One of the biggest reasons for this is that most people don’t even have a clue on what they are.

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Quit Smoking Today!

 

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I had originally posted this on my previous blog, The Journey Begins, but since closing that down, I felt that this post should be one of the main ones that got transferred over to here.

How many of you, like me, have made the resolution of quitting smoking and then still been a smoker in the months that follow? So many times I have tried to quit, I’ve tried the nicotine replacement products and even tried the cold turkey method….not only did I not successfully quit, but I also ended up further out of pocket!

Quitting is hard, and is one of the hardest things that many people ever do in their life. The reasons that it is so difficult typically vary. The habit of smoking itself is one of the biggest reasons I’ve heard from others.

Most people can readily agree that the idea to quit smoking is rather terrifying. Giving up the comfort that smoking can provide is not easy, nor can it be done instantly. So the first task then becomes trying to break the habit.

Temptation will always be there.

There is simply no other way to put it. Everywhere you look you’ll see cigarettes, and more cigarettes. The number of people who smoke is astonishing, and when you are trying to stop smoking it seems like the number is quadrupling around you. While it is nothing more than your mind playing tricks on you, it can still be rather difficult to overlook all of the temptation and still stick to your plan to quit smoking.

Anytime you find yourself overwhelmed by temptation you need to walk away.  If you’re at your job and can’t simply walk away, you need to develop a stress-relieving strategy to fall back on which can help you to ignore the cigarettes that you see. Always be on the lookout because they are around, and if you slip up they will be there to lure you back into smoking rather quickly.

Bury the habit before it buries you!

Breaking the addiction

Breaking away from nicotine is not easy, nor is it something that can always be done in a single attempt. If you are prone to trying to quit entirely on your own with no help you will often find that your chances of success are much lower. It is almost always necessary to obtain some form of help when you are trying to quit smoking in order to be successful. This is the primary reason why it typically takes a minimum of two tries to quit smoking. No matter how many attempts you may try, it is best to plan to quit for good anytime you attempt to quit.

Quit Smoking Magic

written by Mike Avery, is something that has helped me take those first steps to quitting. It’s taught me to quit smoking super fast (I’m only on my first week still, but for me, that’s a week longer than I’ve ever lasted!!) and has taught me ways to beat those nasty withdrawal symptoms and mood swings. This powerful concept isn’t just based on textbook theories, this is based on REAL LIFE experiences.

Benefits of Quitting

What are you actually going to get out of the process? For many people there are some benefits that are immediately obvious. Of course, your clothes will smell a lot better, and if you’ve been a car smoker, your car will start to smell better as well. However, if you dive beyond these shallow reasons, what can you really expect to gain by quitting? Extra money and your health are far greater than any minor smells that cigarettes can give off, wouldn’t you agree?

Saving Money.

Let’s start with finance side of things…. Add up how much a packet of cigarettes costs you, then multiply that by how many you buy in a week…multiply that again by 52. What total did you come to? That’s how much you could save in a year and spend on other things such as a holiday, perhaps towards a new car.

It is important to be really honest with yourself about how much your cigarettes are costing you, if you are attempting to slash your budget, quitting smoking can go a very long way towards freeing up a lot of money. Stop burning your money today and start spending it.

Health Benefits

While the money is obviously nice to save, there are huge benefits to your health as well. Research tells us that as little as 20 minutes after you stop smoking you will be able to see a difference in your health. If you consider that quitting smoking can help you reduce your risk of heart problems, stroke, high blood pressure, lung cancer, and even breathing complications you have just located a plethora of reasons why smoking really is good to avoid. Quitting is able to reverse many of the harmful effects that cigarettes have caused, no matter how long you have been a smoker.

Quit Smoking Magic also includes 3 bonuses.

Bonus #1 helps with ways of whitening your teeth without having to do to the dentist and yet again, forking out money….that’s a win-win for me as dentists absolutely pertrify me (am I the only one?)

Bonus #2 shows us ways to get rid of bad breath that smoking has caused. Chewing on all those mints and gums can be left behind.

Bonus #3 helps you to be able to clean out your lungs and start feeling that breath easy way of life.

Here in Australia, it currently costs about $30 for a pack of smokes, (I know!!!) when I did my calculations, the yearly figure was ASTRONOMICAL!! Instead of driving around in my beat up 20yr old Holden, I could’ve been travelling around in a much more reliable car. That’s now my goal.

Sale time!!

At first, I thought I couldn’t afford the $37 that’s required to purchase Mike Avery’s product, then I thought I just about pay that for a packet of smokes and if this will save me that huge figure, then it’ll be more than worth it. And then I found that I could test it out for only $4.95 for 14days. That’s a saving of a pack of smokes just there!

Check out Quit Smoking Magic if you really want to quit and need help to do it. Try It For Only $4.95! you won’t regret buying this. For the cost of a packet of smokes, you can gain the ability to quitting that habit for good.

I’d love to hear how you go with it, and I’ll be keeping you updated. Or I may just post up the photos of my new car when I’m behind the wheel…POSITIVE THINKING AT IT’S FINEST!

Til next time,

Stay safe, stay smiling.

Perfection vs Imperfection

Perfection is NOT a worthwhile goal.

Isn’t it time you started telling yourself that? Or stop thinking it’s a necessary commodity of life? Realistically, you can be the best you can be but perfect is subjective as well and often unattainable in most situations. Even if it is attainable in some areas of life, it isn’t always “maintainable”.

Perfection is driven by fear! Don’t shake your head at this one coz it’s true. It could be fear of being unloved or fear of rejection if you don’t maintain a certain look or attitude. We’ve all been there. Some of us when we were teenagers and thinking we had to have the perfect look to get that one we’d longed for. Some of as adults, we strive for perfection thinking that’s how we’re expected to be, to be that “perfect” role model. At some point ask yourself, is it worth it? Does this drive for perfection elevate or diminish you as a person? Personally, I think it diminishes people.

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