Monday, January 4, 2010

Empower For Yourself

Living Longer??

Did you know that finding deeper meaning in the everyday, could help us live longer!! It was found that in a study of those that had a higher purpose in life were about half as likely to die than those who had little sense of purpose!!! SOO!!!

Ask yourself what you most want from life right now.... whether it's a change in career or more connection with others. We need to decide what will bring us joy and do something about it within the next 5 years! Make that our goal!

Make a list.. of 3 or 4 actions we can take now to work toward our goals, such as VOLUNTEERING!!, take a class, go back to work, learn a new exercise, get involved in the community!

Commit to atleast 1 thing on our list for atleast 1 month!  "The key is to take active steps toward achieving that vision we have set for ourself" and then STICK TO IT!

Secrets To Giving

*Start with Gratitude-Write down what you're most thankful for and make a point to share aleast one item on your list!

*Keep it Simple-Small gestures often make the biggest impact.  Smile at a stranger, offer a coworker a sincere compliment, or buy someone lunch for no reason.

*Give up expectations-Let go of judgments about how your gift will be put to use.  Once you've given it, your gift will take care of itself!

*Receive graciously-Giving without receiving will deplete your energy.  Remember to be receptive to what others are eager to share!

*Wing it- Resist the urge to plan all  gifts in one sitting.  Stay open to the gift gifting opportunities that occur naturally throughout any given day!  Start Now for next year!

*Challenge Yourself-What are you hestitant to give?  Your Time?  Unconditonal love?  Ask yourself.  Why? and try to let those hang up go!

Do you like to be by yourself?

I found this and thought it was very interesting, is this you??
If more than one of the following statements makes you say "that's totally me!" you may very well be an introvert-or at least have strong evolving tendencies toward orientation.  Make it your top priority to honor your own personality.

#feel perfectly comfortable with periods of silence in a conversation; idle chatter irritates you.
#feel more lonely in a crown than at home by yourself.
#become overwhelmed by too much information at once.
#perfer to think first and talk last rather than blurt out ideas just to keep a dialogue flowing.
#rarely feel bored when you've got a few hours alone.
#often feel drained and exhausted after a big party or social event
#get grouchy without "me" time.
#have a rich and active inner life-so much so that external stimulation can overwhelm you.
#often fell secretly thrilled plans get canceled and you have the evening to yourself. 

There's nothing wrong with an introvert-Introverts simply looks at the world from the inside out!!  Introverts tap into  their greatest strengths.  Naturally and reflective and sensitive, they have qualities that manifest in vast contributions to the world!  Introverts tend to fare better later in life.  So Honor Who you are and Relax~~~

Fend off Fatigue

1. See Red or Orange!! View a vibrant hue first thing in the morning-try using a pillow, it will help jumpstart your energy~!

2. Fuel up with a Mulit-it is nearly impossible not to drag if you're low on certain nutrients, such as zinc, which helps more than 200 enzymes in the body function properly.  A daily women's multi is the best way to avoid shortfalls.

3. Shed Energy Sappy Stress with Timeouts-Just taking a quick break-say 3 minutes to breath slowly, close your eyes and visualize something relaxing-is proven to deliver a stress-reducing effect!

4. Guarantee Restful Sleep with a Snack-Blood sugar swings and hunger pangs during the night can disturb your slumber and even cause you to awaken frequently without you even knowing it.  Solution: Eat a high protein snack, such as hard boiled egg or a chunk of cheese, to help keep your blood sugar levels steady and tummy tamed till morning.

Positive Thought

The mind is easily distracted; it loses its focus and becomes restless. If it is not directed positively, its power will be diffused.

Bible Verse For Today

"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence." ~I Timothy 2:1-2


Marlene said...

Another great post, thank you. I tried a new "drink" this past weekend that was delicious:
put a couple of ice cubes in the bottom of a glass, put in a scoop of frozen Mixed berries apx. 1/4 cup for 12 oz glass, fill with diet 7 up or diet sprite. Let the berries mingle (they act as ice cubes and give off a beautiful color and flavor. This is best served in a clear glass so that you can enjoy it's beauty.

Lori said...

hee hee, i think i said yes to just about everything on the introvert list...but i already knew that was true...i own it...thanks for stopping over to visit with me today!!!

lisa's blog said...

Marlene that sounds yummy, I will sure try that as soon as I get me some berries, thanks for sharing!
Lori it has been me for many! Years but I want to be more out going if that is possible for me thanks for coming by!