Are you stuck in orbit? A series of bad decisions may have got you here, but you’ve only stayed here because you chose to. Want to know the secret to breaking an infinite loop? The first step to getting out of a destructive cycle is to recognize you have the strength to do so- once you begin to acknowledge that you are stronger than you think you are the healing process can begin. Summon up the courage to say enough is enough and change your life today! You are smarter, faster and better than what you give yourself credit for. And if you still don’t believe in yourself- just do something and trust me the courage will follow. Now it really doesn’t matter what it is you are trying to move on from- maybe you’ve had a tough year, somebody you loved is no longer a friend, maybe you’ve lost some confidence for whatever reason- the steps to moving on are the same, only from a different perspective.
Remember you can begin at any time
The main reason people never stray from the regular is because they are afraid. One of the main reasons people don’t embark on an adventure of change is because they think it may be too late. First lesson you need to learn to move on is that it is never too late. You want to chase that career you’ve always dreamed about? There are pensioners out there who start anew, there are divorcees who find new love, there are middle aged people who move to the other side of the world. Pursue your passion and ambition, and also remember it is never too early too start.
Work on your confidence. Daily.
This one is simple. You need to give yourself more credit. There is no need to be shy in life because an embarrassing moment is over so quickly it means nothing from one second to the next. Life passes by so fast and you’re just going to sit there and put yourself down? Tell yourself you can do anything and that you are good at everything and you will soon begin to believe it.
Throw yourself in at the deep end. It is often said that when we are out of our comfort zone that we have the most amazing experiences. If there is something you’ve always wanted to do but you felt nervous about doing- now is the time to say YES and just do it. You may be pleasantly surprised at how much you gain from a previously scary experience.
Forgive and Forget easily.
It’s once been said that holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Try to see the bigger picture- a feud with your mother in law is not the be all and end all of life’s problems- hate, resentment, holding a grudge- this is all negative energy you are simply reflecting back on yourself. Work on letting things go mentally.
Trust that things will simply work themselves out. Look to the future with positivity and excitement. Always remember that what goes up must come down- so although things may seem chaotic right now, life has a way of restoring the balance.
Don’t live in the past 🙂 Look towards a big, bright BEAUTIFUL future!
“Give yourself a hug, and while you are embracing yourself, use that time to hold yourself together.” – Jarod Kintz
Today were talking about hugs. Yes, you heard it right, were discussing hugging and why we should hug more. There is a significant amount of scientific evidence that supports the health benefits of hugging- not least of all physical benefits but also mental welfare. Here are 3 reasons we should just start hugging a bit more.
1. Hugging feels good
Plain and simple, it makes us feel fabulous! This act of affection releases Oxytocin- the hormone which stimulates the brain’s emotional center and is responsible for certain psychological feelings of relaxation and stress relief. This hormone is also released during childbirth- as a way to help facilitate the natural bond between mother and newborn after the excruciating pain of childbirth. Oxytocin is widely referenced in the biology of Love, and it is also found that partners in the early stages of falling in Love have high levels of Oxytocin in their systems.
2. Hugging tackles despair
When were scared or alone one of the best things to rid ourselves of these negative feelings is a hug. The body language that a hug represents is a sign of welcoming and acceptance. A hug can help alleviate negative thoughts and ease burdens as we feel we are sharing our pain.
3. Hugging makes us happier
Not only will a hug combat feelings of negativity, it actually raises happiness levels. A hug helps release endorphin’s and serotonin into the blood stream which is responsible for feelings of pleasure.
Here at BWC we are pro-hug! So what are you waiting for? Go and hug someone you love today!