I admit, I am not now, nor I have ever been, a morning person. My brain just doesn’t work well in the early part of the morning. I can function, but that’s about it. Now this article explains why that is. Morning people and night owls are born that way. It’s time we accepted that.
There are two types of people. There are those who are stuck or satisfied with the status quo, and don’t do anything about it. And then there are those who set goals and take action to achieve more in their life. The difference between them comes down to motivation. To get into a motivation flow to improve your life, use the 3 parts of it described in this article.
Everyone deals with negative thoughts, anxiety, or worry at some point. It’s only a problem when they stick around. But there are tactics you can use to take back control and overcome those wayward thoughts. Neuroscientists have identified some very effective ways to forget unwanted thoughts and get back on track.
Stress can build up to overwhelm you, or create worry or anxiety. When you’re in the middle of it, it’s hard to know what to do and which way to turn. Learn a 4-step process to take control of what’s stressing you and find solutions.
you for joining me. Is stress overwhelming you, or causing you to worry or be
anxious? Right now, there’s a lot of reason for this, isn’t there? But what can
you do about it? I’m Linda-Ann Stewart of Heartvision Consulting, and I’d like
to share a simple tip to help you get a bit of control over what’s causing your
lot of the overwhelm you’re experiencing is because there’s so much change
happening in your life. This happens when you move, change jobs, get married,
have a child, or anything else that causes massive adjustment in your life.
Right now, the upset is coming from outside forces. But there are still things
you can do to manage your stress.
like to share a 4 step process that can help you take control.
Make a list of all the things that are stressing you out, no matter how small.
Include the items that you want to avoid, because they cause you worry and
anxiety, too, don’t they?
you get them out of your head and onto paper, it helps your mind to process
them differently. It’s like you’re emptying out a very full jar of water to
create space for something better. When you’re able to see them all, you can
get a better perspective.
Once you have the list, eliminate the items that aren’t causing you much
stress. They’re just the minor details that might annoy you, but you can easily
handle. This is a step that helps you to gain better perspective.
Next, eliminate the items that you can’t do anything about. This could be
things other people are doing, or not doing, or other things you have no
control over. They don’t merit your attention, because you can’t impact them
What’s left are the big items that are concerning you. Take each one, and ask
yourself, “What can I do about this?” There will probably be some
small actions you can take with each item. Then start taking some of those
taking charge with this list and deciding on some actions to take, even a small
ones, you’ve shifted your focus from feeling powerless to seeking possible
solutions. Instead of shutting down your creative mind from stress, you’re
inviting other options to surface. You created the empty jar. This will free
you to start taking actions that will begin to reduce your list, and your stress.
Also, when you do, more solutions will start to present themselves.
If you’d to achieve a 90-day goal more easily, download my free comprehensive Strategic Vision guide at www.Linda-AnnStewart.com/setyourcourse.html. You’ll receive the guide, as well as a training video of that walks you through it with tips and directions to support you in accomplishing your goal.
Thank you for watching. I suggest you take the time to create your list, and notice how you’re able to get a handle on your stress. Take care.
In our pressured, hectic lives, it seems like we don’t have enough time to get everything done. Crossing an item off your to-do list gives you a feeling of accomplishment, but then you add three more items. Self-care is important for your wellbeing, but doesn’t make you productive. However, being altruistic gives you a sense that you have more time to get things done.
To accomplish your goals, you have to stay motivated, even for the tasks you don’t like. Here are 5 simple, yet effective, ways on how to get motivated and stay on course to your goal. You don’t have to use all of them to be effective. Mix and match the ones that work for you.
Sometimes it seems like there’s nothing you can do about your stress. You may feel overwhelmed and powerless over it. But you have more control than you think. You can take charge of how you manage your thoughts, actions and how you handle your problems. Explore the 6 strategies in this article to manage your stress and discover a more balanced life.
You already have the best tool within you to achieve your goals. It’s your brain. It’s wired to help you succeed, but you have to know how to use it. When you learn how to activate it properly, not only will you be more successful, but you’ll feel less stressed and more in control.
By understanding the neurochemistry of your brain, you’ll discover how to motivate yourself and stay focused. This book is fill with exercises to lead you step-by-step to get started on a new pathway to getting the life you want. In addition, you’ll learn how to adjust your moods and become more positive.
This book is a delightful, easy to read manual to help you take small, steady steps to change your behavior and improve your results. The author’s mantra throughout the book is “start small, start now.” All those tiny steps will propel you to wonderful shifts in your life. Although the book is directed towards businesspeople, it can help anyone who wants to maximize their potential.
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Resistance to moving forward is part of the human condition. Any goal worth having is going to stir up a reluctance to change. But resistance can teach you a lot, about why you’re reluctant and what you need to do to take action. Use the questions in this meditation to uncover what’s behind your resistance and what you can do to overcome it.
you for joining me. Are you resisting taking an action or decision that you
know would allow you to reach your goal? If so, welcome to the human race.
Whenever you want to make a significant change in your life, you’re going to
meet with some inner resistance to moving forward, right? Sometimes, there’s a
good reason for the resistance, like you don’t have everything you need yet.
Other times, it’s just a fear of change or fear of failure.
Linda-Ann Stewart, a vision strategist, and I’ve worked with hundreds of
clients over the years to overcome their resistance to achieving their goals.
Resistance has a lot to teach you, but you have to be willing to listen to what
it’s trying to tell you. Asking the right questions is a way to discover what’s
holding you back and how you can move forward.
I’d like to lead you through a very short meditation to help you ask some of
those questions and gain answers to help you.
you’re okay doing so, close your eyes. If not, just get comfortable.
some area where you’re resisting change. It could be personal, like changing a
habit or dealing with an ongoing issue, or it could be professional, like
opening up to a new opportunity. Just choose one place where you’re resisting.
Examine the issue and how you feel about it.
we’re going to ask some questions. Don’t worry if you don’t get any immediate
answers. Those answers may come in a few minutes or hours, when you’re doing
something else entirely. Right now, it’s just important to ask the questions,
exactly are you resisting?
are you resisting moving forward? Is it fear, or some other emotion? Do you
need some other piece to be in place? Why are you resisting moving forward?
would happen if you didn’t resist? If you just let go and moved forward? How
would that affect your life?
are you trying to preserve/hang onto by resisting? Is it worth it?
are you giving up by deciding to move forward? Is it something you still want,
or have you outgrown it?
might you receive from moving forward? Is it better than what you have now?
can you make this change less threatening? How can you let go of your
resistance and make it easier to move forward?
answers to these questions may not come right away. The answers may surface
over the hours to come. Just keep your mind open to recognize the answers, and
know that you can choose to act on them or not. Open your eyes.
I said, it doesn’t matter if you got any answers right away. The important
thing is to ask and be open to the information. Your subconscious will deliver
what you can accept and work with, maybe today, tonight, or tomorrow. You can
take what your subconscious tells you and make decisions that are best for you.
If you’d to achieve a 90-day goal more easily, download my free comprehensive Strategic Vision blueprint at www.Linda-AnnStewart.com/setyourcourse.html. You’ll receive the blueprint, as well as a video of that walks you through it with tips and directions to support you in you in accomplishing your goal.
Thank you for watching. I hope that the answers you get are valuable and help you resolve any resistance you might be encountering with your goal. Take care.
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Focus in one of the most important skills to develop if you want to be successful, whether personally or professionally. But because of our current crisis and disruption of our routines, focus is hard to grab onto and maintain. Here’s a couple of strategies to help you to broaden your mental bandwidth and feel more in control.
you for joining me. I’m Linda-Ann
Stewart, a vision strategist. I wanted
to talk about how to find focus in times that seem unsettled, chaotic, or
uncertain, like now.
in one of the most important skills to have if you want to be successful,
whether personally or professionally.
But because of our current crisis and disruption of our routines, focus
is hard to grab onto and maintain, isn’t it?
Your attention is taken up with the immediate and the urgent, right? And
there’s so much that’s out of your control right now, which splinters your
focus even more, doesn’t it?
for right now, just focus on what you can control. You can control what you do,
your decisions, and your response to immediate situations. Just paying
attention to what you can control lowers your stress level and you have more
focus on one thing at a time. Just one thing. The brain can focus only on a
single task at a time. When you’re thinking about or doing too many things at
one time, you’re “task switching” and that exhausts your ability to
function. So when you’re doing something, focus completely on it, if only for
these two strategies, pretty soon, you’ll feel on more stable ground. And
you’ll be able to pay attention to more than just what’s right in front of you.
And then, amazingly, you’ll be able to start to plan for the future.
If you’d to achieve a 90-day goal more easily, download my free comprehensive Strategic Vision Blueprint. You’ll receive the blueprint, as well as a video of that walks you through it with tips and directions to support you in accomplishing your goal.
Thank you for watching. What one thing are you going to focus on today? Take care.
There are a myriad of benefits to being more positive, from improved health to being more attractive to employers. Positive people aren’t born, they choose to be that way. They’re trained over a lifetime. And you can train your brain to be more positive by using these techniques.
By focusing on the things you’re truly sold on, you’ll move closer towards to achieving your vision. This 3-minute, animated video will help you identify the things that you really want to do so you’ll take action.
Motivation is one of the keys that allows you to accomplish your goals. But it’s hard to stay inspired to follow through, especially when you have to perform tasks you don’t like. Here are 5 simple yet effective ways on how to be motivated and get what you want.
Worry can rob you of sleep, ability to think clearly, and peace of mind. When you’re able to let go of worry, you’re more resilient, make better decisions and have a greater sense of well being. Use the three strategies in this article to take charge and let go of worry.
Working more hours doesn’t necessarily mean that you get more done or are more productive. The mind can only focus for so long before becoming fatigued. And once your focus is gone, your productivity fades with it. Follow these three ways to take breaks and your focus will be renewed.
When you’re tired and discouraged, it’s hard to find the energy to do anything. But you can find the motivation to get moving again with a change of perspective. Using the Princess Bride movie as her inspiration, the author shows you how you can once again find your motivation. She shares four solid ways you can dig yourself out of your hole and back to feeling yourself again.
The mind is an excuse-making machine that frequently tries to convince us not to take actions we know are good for us. The mind wants to stay in the familiar or a comfort zone. When you overcome its excuses, you’re empowered to make the changes you want in your life.
Meditation is one of the most valuable practices that someone interested in personal development can utilize. But as with so many things, meditation is very easy to learn, but difficult to master. This article will explain the many benefits of meditation, answer some common objections to it, teach some meditative techniques, and how to make meditation a part of your life.
Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting. We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done. This article addresses some of the misconceptions about how you can be more productive and gives specific strategies to help you get more done.
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During this crisis, people are feeling stuck, stressed and off balance. It’s hard to think clearly or to know what you can do that’s productive and positive. So most people just remain immobilized. Here’s a simple strategy you get you back in control, reduce your stress, and allow you to regain your balance.
you for joining me. I’m Linda-Ann Stewart, a vision strategist. Today, I’d like
to talk a little bit about how you can reduce some of the stress you may be
feeling as a result of our current crisis. We’re in unknown territory.
is feeling out of their depth and off balance. They’re worried about their
health and that of their loved ones, worried about finances, and uncertain
about how long this crisis will last. All of this worry and uncertainty causes
stress. And with stress, it’s hard to make rational decisions. We react, and
can’t think clearly of how to respond in a productive way.
it’s human nature to either fight, freeze or try to flee from the danger. We
either feel angry, immobilized or fearful. It’s nature’s way of helping us deal
with a threat, right? Well, we can’t fight a virus. I mean hand-to-hand combat.
And we certainly can’t flee from it while we’re quarantined, can we? However, people have complained the most to me about feeling
frozen, stuck or helpless.
way out of feeling stuck is to move, to actively do something positive. There
are a lot of things you can’t control or do anything about right now. But what
can you control? You can control your actions and attention. So focus on what
you can do, just one thing you can do.
one positive thing can you do today that will make you feel like you
accomplished something? It could be as simple as taking a shower, changing out
of your pajamas or changing a light bulb. That’s your first step. When you get
one thing done, no matter how small, it will give you encouragement to do
something else. You could reach out to a loved one or friend. Send a greeting card.
Try out a new recipe. Do something creative.
you take action, it becomes easier to do it again. Feeling in control reduces
the feelings of stress, which means you’ll be able to think more clearly. You
may be able to plan for what’s next. Who knows? You might even end up cleaning
out the garage. Maybe. No pressure. But even if you don’t achieve that massive
task, you will still have been able to regain your sense of balance, by just
doing one thing at a time.
If you’d to achieve a 90-day goal more easily, download my free comprehensive Strategic Vision blueprint at www. Linda-AnnStewart.com/setyourcourse.html. You’ll receive the blueprint, as well as a video of that walks you through it with tips and directions to support you in you in accomplishing your goal.
Thank you for watching. My wish for you is to stay well, physically, mentally and emotionally.