The pros and cons of framing

Just what is framing and how is it used?

It is essentially having a pre-set idea of how something is, or will be and how this can work either for or against us.

Framing is something we can do often and also have done to us, yet often without realising it.

It is something that marketers often use to sell or to convince us of an idea.

So what can we do about this, and how to make it work for instead of against us?

These are some of the pros and cons of framing;

Pros;

Can be used as a motivational tool to achieve results.

Can be used to focus more specifically and cut out the things that distract you.

Cons;

Can be used against you to form certain beliefs that you would not otherwise have or chosen.

Can cause you to lose sight of true reality and what is in front of you.

I have unfortunately witnessed and experienced the use of this first hand and can say for sure its not a nice thing to have used on you, however unfortunately this happens, so awareness is key. If you notice your thoughts and focus are being directed in a certain way that takes you away from your truth, turn the other direction. 🙂

However once you are aware of its use and if you choose to, using preframing or reframing can certainly help you when its in your hands. For example before you go to the gym if you set the intention of it being an awesome session then you will be far more likely to have one.

Just ensure this skill is in your hands, preferably not the salesmans 🙂

Enjoy trying it out and stay aware always.

Miranda 💗

3 steps to finding a way that works for you

In a world that offers so much choice in ways of training and keeping fit, how can you truly know what works best for you as an individual.

Follow these 3 steps to finding a way that works for you;

1.) Experiment; try new things even if its one class or one month, you can’t really know without trying for yourself. Once you have tried you can truly say whether it works for you or not.

2.) Trust your inner feeling; do you feel good whilst practising? What does your body, mind and soul tell you, does it really resonate with you and the person you want to be and become.

3.) What are the results; for this you will need to attend for some time to see if you achieve what it is you wish to achieve in the class or exercise. You can also check in with other attendees in the class and see what their results are and if it is what you are looking for.

The above are my top 3 ways in finding a way that works for you and to do so as quickly as possible. Sometimes it can take a little longer, however you will always gain and learn lessons from whatever you do.

Most often, it is trial and error and of course all important is that you have fun in what you are doing, as well as getting the results you wish to achieve.

Enjoy the discovery, enjoy the journey 💛

Miranda

Doing what you love

When it comes to fitness training as with many things, it is always best to do what you love. Why force yourself to do some form of exercise that you do not ove or even enjoy when there are so many forms of exercise to choose from that you can find and fall in love with. If you haven’t found yours yet, then simply experiment.

Try different ways and methods; get creative and enjoy yourself whilst also getting results. When you really start doing what you love you may then find yourself finding flow; a state of immersion in what you’re doing. This can happen fairly easily in exercise when we get in to rhythmic patterns and become absorbed in the movement.

This is something I’m working on at the moment and it is a continual process of discovery.

https://youtu.be/58CwOihltrQ

Find what works for you and most importantly enjoy.

For more information on discovering flow states please get in touch.

All the best in health and happiness.

Miranda ♡

Dancing with Life

Life by its nature is always changing and sometimes unpredictable. Yet so often we may want things to stay the same.

What if instead we decided to dance with the change, and go with whatever comes our way. It can for sure make things easier and less painful.

It may be uncertain and we may not know where it will lead, but what if just for a while we decide to let life take the lead.

It may just lead us to some exciting adventures and discoveries we may not otherwise have.

Sure we may have to let go of some things or even a lot of things but just imagine what else it may bring.

I invite you today, maybe for even just one day;

Let life lead the way,

Dance with life,

Discover your unique way to play

M. L Adams