How can you align with your inner self? Meditation, yoga, a gentle stroll, writing in your journal, reflecting on your day and your goals for the next day, reminding yourself of your purpose/mission, noting the mistakes you made recently and how you learned from them, reading an old diary, looking at old pictures, the list … Continue reading Align with your Inner Self Every Morning and Night- DPF #538
Give yourself a Penalty – DPF #454
This doesn't sound like a "positive focus", right? Wait for it. If you are trying to build or maintain a beneficial habit/routine, and you happen to slip, giving yourself a self-prescribed penalty can motivate you to right the ship before you lose the habit completely (as is known to happen!). I have a goal of … Continue reading Give yourself a Penalty – DPF #454
Start Something New – DPF #451
Some use the New Year as a trigger, others- retirement. You can start something new any time you want. I recommend starting something new that will give added meaning to your life, or will raise the quality of it in some way. Here are some ideas, but brainstorming on your own or others can lead … Continue reading Start Something New – DPF #451
Habits Consistently Make one’s Mind/Body Stronger or Weaker- DPF #369- February 26
You are constantly in a state of creation- creating your own future. Your habits now, today, are shaping who you will be tomorrow, next month, next year, and your conscious mind can be the architect of this future version of you. Your habits will either make you stronger, healthier, wiser, smarter, safer, with more potential, … Continue reading Habits Consistently Make one’s Mind/Body Stronger or Weaker- DPF #369- February 26
DPF #341- January 29- Some Daily Habits for your Consideration
If you have these in your day, then you know their benefit. I am in the process of trying to brainstorm and add some valuable daily habits to my arsenal of beneficial routines. Here are some that I am considering or already doing: Meditation (ideally with a recording, two 1-hour stints per day)Study (whatever your … Continue reading DPF #341- January 29- Some Daily Habits for your Consideration
DPF #324- January 12- Create Balance in Your Life
Forget about finding balance- you must create it in order to acquire it. Social, societal, vocational, nutritional, physical, cognitive, emotional, financial, spiritual, psychological, sexual, and familial factors among others are all in a free for all in the quest for your focus, for your attention. It is up to you to juggle them, or perhaps … Continue reading DPF #324- January 12- Create Balance in Your Life
DPF #317- January 5- Use it or Lose it!
A fact exists about aerobic exercise that I was unaware of for many years of jogging- when you achieve aerobic activity for more than a certain time (45 mins plus, I believe), then the brain creates new neurons- capable of restructuring the brain, and healing damaged areas. That I knew, but what I didn't know … Continue reading DPF #317- January 5- Use it or Lose it!
DPF #316- January 4- Add Art, Music, Exercise, Meditation, and Study to your Daily Routine
By itself, any one of these would strengthen your day and improve the quality as you travel through the challenges that each day brings, internally and externally. Here are some potential ways to insert one or all of these into your day: Art- coloring, drawing, viewing others' art, crafts, building projects with fine detail, designs … Continue reading DPF #316- January 4- Add Art, Music, Exercise, Meditation, and Study to your Daily Routine
DPF #296- December 14- What One Activity would Improve your Daily Life the Most?
Think of all the things you have considered making apart of your morning, commute, or evening routine. Things like exercise, reading, studying, meditating, gathering information from experts, starting a project, writing a book, creating a business, or spending some extra time with yourself, your family, or your (fill in the blank here). Which of those … Continue reading DPF #296- December 14- What One Activity would Improve your Daily Life the Most?
DPF #291- December 9- Organize your Mind
Organize your mind by creating order and organizing your day, your routines, and your surroundings. Let's start with your day- your MIT (most important task) of the day, your tasks that inherently precede (preparation, planning, mental practice or training etc.) or follow (clean up. recording, etc) said MIT, your choice of nutrition for the day, … Continue reading DPF #291- December 9- Organize your Mind