Friday, July 1, 2011

21-B Perception

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Happy 4th of July!  Check back next week for a new post.  I am taking this week off because my youngest child starts kindergarten next week and this is the only week both of my kids have off until our next track-out.  For my perfect balance, I feel I need to spend some time with them this week.  What do you need for your perfect balance this week?  Enjoy your holiday!

Change how you view the world and yourself one thought at a time.  Do you normally dwell on everything going wrong or do you see the things going right in your life?  Shift your focus and perception and change the overall impression of  your life.  Shift from seeing the negative and begin to view things in a more positive light.  I know sometimes this is easier said than done, but by first noticing how you view things and by then making small changes, you really can change your life.

Make a choice to view the bumps and obstacles as just that.  They are happening for a reason.  What can you learn from them?  I believe we invite into our lives what we are ready for, and when things show up, they are there to teach us a lesson we are ready to learn.  Give yourself credit for being ready to learn something new every time a challenge comes your way.  Without the challenges, you may not be able to  move onto the next phase or step in your life.  Begin to see that things are perfect just the way they are.  Our lives are all unfolding at the perfect time and in the perfect way for each of us.  By just changing your perception about this, you can begin to appreciate your life in a more fulfilling way.

Either journal about the following questions or spend some time thinking about each of  your answers.
- What is going on in your life right now?
- What lesson could it be there to teach you?
- What lessons are you ready to learn?
- How can you change your perception of things showing up in your life?
- How can you begin to see things in a more positive way?
-What do you need to work on the most?
- Why does this seem so hard to do?
- What do you need to give yourself credit for accomplishing?

Each time you think something negative about yourself, another person or your circumstances, begin to reshape your thoughts.  Find a more positive spin to put on everything that comes your way.  Really focus on changing your perception of you and notice how that impacts everything else.

Topic 21 Bonus Challenge:
Think about the way you view others. If you see the negative in others then this is what they give you. Make a choice to change your perception and really work on finding something positive in everyone you see. If it is your boss, the grocery store clerk or the neighbor down the street, bring the positive out in them and allow the positive to come into your life

Enjoy the journey!
Coach Gaye

Monday, June 27, 2011

21-A Perception

So much of how we think about life comes down to our perception.  What we perceive to be true and how we interpret this can make an impact on everything that comes our way.  If you think about how you see things on a daily basis, you can get a pretty good idea about how you think your life is and how you see yourself.  Are you usually optimistic or do you usually react in a negative way?  When you meet new people, do you get jealous and think bad thoughts or do you find the good they offer?  At work are you competitive and frustrated or happy and a team player.  If you answered these questions in a negative way, chances are you feel that way about yourself.  If you answered them in a positive way, chances are you like yourself and your life.  You make the choice in the life you create.   

If you often tell yourself how rough life is then this is what your life becomes.  If you tell yourself how wonderful things are then this becomes your life.  You have a choice in how you interpret things every time you are faced with any new experience.  If the line at the grocery store is extra long, how do you react?  Do you get frustrated and say to yourself how life is conspiring against you?  Can you change what you tell yourself and make a situation like this not seem so bad.  What if you said I am not in a rush and the line is a way to allow me to slow down and take a moment when I normally would not?  Can you find the silver lining in your own situations?

I hope you will notice your perceptions this week and begin to make positive changes in the way you see things and in how you react.  What we put out there is what we get back.  How do you want your life to be?

Notice how you view the world, yourself and your life.  Overall, are you negative or positive?  Are you happy with those views?  If not, what needs to happen to change your perception?  Begin making small shifts in your thinking to become more positive.

Either journal about these questions or spend some time thinking about your answers.
- How do you perceive the world?
- How do you perceive your own life?
- How do you view the things going on around you?
- How do you view your friends, family and co-workers?
- Is the glass half full or half empty?
- How can you make sure you see things as half full?
- What steps do you need to take to enhance your perceptions?

Quote: Camille Pissarro- Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.

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Enjoy the journey!
Coach Gaye