Our focus and mindset affect much of our lives and in all aspects, having a can-do mind can make all the difference.
So what exactly is a can-do mind..
and how can we make sure we have this Mindset..?
To have a can do mind is to have a positive and open mindset for what is possible to do and to achieve.
The alternative is to live within limits, often set within a negative frame.
A negative framing allows for only seeing negative possibilities or outcomes and sometimes none at all, setting this as a limit and therefore restricting potential.
With a can-do mind things look very different, the world is seen as one full of potential and possibility and we are open to just going with it and seeing where it takes us.. sounds far more fun doesn’t it 🙂
This can be done by simply taking a step towards something, even when it feels unfamiliar or scary and not allowing others limited perceptions to restrict you either.
Always stay open to the possibilities, they exist in abundance and can all be within your reach. Take that first step and just see where it takes you. Most of all enjoy it 😊
The many challenges in life can either knock us or help us to become stronger.
So how can we be sure to be maintaining our inner strength?
The following five ways are perspectives that can help you do just that;
Maintain a positive approach- always seek the positive in any situation. Look for it and you will find it.
See the opportunity – in every challenge there is an opportunity. Find it and allow it to work for you.
Stay empowered – always stay focused on what is within your power to do and what you can make happen from any single circumstance.
Give yourself time to transform any situation- the magic is in the space to both wait and create.
Be open to all possibility as we never know what may come from any situation and this will help you to see and create much more.
Enjoy the possibilities and get creating, things are never simply black or white, they are always a blend of both. Every time you overcome and transform a situation it helps to build and maintain your inner strength.
To your health and happiness in all of life’s possibilities 🙏💛💫
One of the most fundamental benefits of a movement practice, is the ability for it to be an avenue for self expression.
Although our movement practices may be similar once we have our foundational movement patterns we can begin to express ourselves individually from the most deepest level.
So often when doing so, we can then also discover new movement patterns that we may not have done or even thought to have done previously.
This way of expression in movement can bring the most beautiful sense of freedom just as in any form of art. You can combine it with music and bring all your creativity and passion forward into it. If you haven’t already done so, give it a try. It’s a great way to play and experiment also.
Change is a natural part of life, in every moment things are always changing. Yet we can often try to keep things the same.
What if instead we were to work with change, allowing it it to happen and going with it instead.
For example when we listen to our bodies, what may have felt good a year ago may not do so now. What If instead of resisting this we work with our bodies and do what feels right in the now, working with it instead.
This is not to say that our work or efforts should not be challenging in some way but that we work with our nature and natural changes, just as nature does itself.
As a tree grows it has to work with the ground it’s in and the changing weather that appears naturally.
Just like this, we too have to work with the way we are and the environment we are in. As a result we will adapt and grow naturally with it.
Finding balance in our lives is a constant re-adjustment. As we are always changing and life is always changing, how much we need to give or recieve in certain areas is always adjusting.
With this, our mindset has to readjust also and sometimes we may experience a lag. We may perceive that we need more than we do based on past experiences or give more than we need to for the same reason, or to strive for something that is not necessary for our lives.
In finding balance our bodies and minds are the best signal, if we are out of balance and giving too much in a certain area we will be certain to feel the symptoms, such as fatigue or stress and if left too long this can worsen.
The first step to finding or refinding our balance then is to listen to ourselves and the feedback our body is giving and then make the adjustments accordingly.
We may need to either reduce or increase certain activities to find our balance again.
Another helpful practice can be to sit down and reevaluate our goals and see what still fits with where we are now and where we want to be. As we grow and change our goals will naturally change and/or we can find a different path.
Lastly trust your inner self, your intuition above all, it will always guide you to what is right for you and the correct balance in your life.
Through discipline in practice we cultivate inner virtues, attaining the higher benefits of long sustained practice such as inner strength and peace of mind.
It’s only through daily persistent efforts of our training and meditation that we can attain these benefits, yet once attained they become a part of you as a person and continue to endure.
The particular practice you do does not matter so much, it is more that it fits with you and your purpose, and this may change over time. Having strong values at your core and the ability to persist on your path will allow you to develop these indestructible skills that enable you to have a better way of life. Enabling you to live in a that is more peaceful and filled with insight and onward growth.
Meditation has become more popular in recent years but it can initially prove a difficult practice to take up.
Like any new practice it takes patience and discipline to start to experience the benefits, but just what are these benefits we can experience from a regular meditation practice?
To help you get started and motivated for your practice I’ve outlined the top 5 benefits below that you can gain from a regular meditation practice.
Stress relief; with a regular daily meditation practice, stress levels reduce and with this many health benefits come from reducing the cortisol levels in your body.
Clearer mind; with regular meditation you will start to notice that your mind becomes far clearer as you develop the ability to observe and detach from your thoughts.
Better control of your mind; As through mediation you learn to observe and detatch from your thoughts this leads you to becoming more in control of your mind and actions as you are able to respond rather than react.
More efficient use of time; Through regular meditation you will also become more present and less easily distracted. This leads you to being far more productive and efficient with your time.
Happiness; By becoming more present, efficient, clear, in control of your mind and having less stress you will naturally become happier. This is our innate state when we are more present, it just gets covered by all the old thoughts and habits that have accumulated in the mind. Through regular meditation this all drops off and you’re left with your natural true happy state 🙂
For more information on how to start a regular mediation practice please get in touch via the form below.
With it being announced just last week that knife attacks are at their highest in London. It has become even more important to learn self defence.
It can be easy to think something may never happen to us personally, yet isn’t it far more important to feel prepared in what ever situation may occur and more importantly to do your best to be able to prevent any situation from happening at all.
By helping yourself in this area you are also helping those around you that you care for by making sure you are aware of these things and what you can do to help yourself get out of it and by doing so encouraging others to help themselves too.
This is most important for those of us with children as they can be the most vulnerable and will follow our example in what action we take to prevent such situations.
For the above reasons I have an upcoming self defence course for ladies only (this time:). The course will start at the end of the month. If you are interested in learning these life saving skills, please get in touch.
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Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information and to start learning the important skill of self-defence.
Understanding self defence is something important for every one of us today living in the unpredictability of modern society and the increasing likelihood of unfortunate attacks.
For this reason I have put together the following 3 fundamentals, so that it may be helpful to some in this respect.
Stance – Having a good stance is important for emitting a strength and confidence in yourself. Your positioning projects out a type of energy where attackers may be much less likely to attack when you emit a strong sense of self confidence.
2. Guard – Having a guard is a sense of readiness, where you have a ready and prepared mindset for whatever may occur.
3. Observance– This is a state where you are observant of all the small things around you and what action to take and not to take. It is not wise for example to walk under a dark underpass at night by yourself or be glued to your phone whilst walking along. These small things can make a big difference to the potential of an attack.
Stay on track of these small things and they can make a big difference to your life and safety. Don’t put yourself in difficult situations or allow yourself to stay in those that are harmful in the long term.
Self defence is not just about street attacks it is also about what you allow in your day to day life and communications. Therefore take the best care of your self and put yourself first where you have to.
For more info and training in this area please get in touch.