Personal experiences, or what we know
to be true, are at the core of our existence. They are derived from our own perceptions of life, and they are important to us because without them we can never really understand ourselves well enough to form our visions for playing out life’s drama that is ours to embrace.
Trust me, the perils of everyday life will pale in comparison to the path you have set for yourself to obtain your vision. Remember, it’s the enjoyment of the process we need to pay attention to, not the outcome. The end result will take care of itself.
SOLUTIONS PROVIDED IS PROUD TO OFFER A NEW SERIES! MAINTAINING YOUR SPINrequires a knowledge of self and a willingness to shift to your higher purpose. It requires that you align your stated intention with your daily actions and thoughts. Simplicity is not
for the faint at heart! It requires courage in spite of the fear of letting go. Letting go of
old habits, situations, relationships and beliefs. It is an emotional purging of your being
and of the fear that you will somehow have less or be less of who you are in this moment. The truth is Simplicity allows you to have and be more and is only limited by
your thoughts and imagination.
Excerpts from our last workshop series:
Maintaining Your Spin
People tend to work longer hours, have their kids involved in more activities, and generally maintain a busier style of lifestyle. While exciting and enriching, it can also lead to a feeling of constant stress and chaos. Women live highly compressed lives and can feel out of control, unrivaled and start to lose passion and purpose. Ways you can reduce the stress of a life that’s packed to the hilt while still maintaining your spin and the activities that are important to you.
Many stressed people live in cluttered homes. House clutter is both an effect and a cause of stress. Clutter can bring a general feeling of uneasiness, and can literally drain your energy, but getting rid of it is difficult for stressed people with busy schedules. Simplify life by clearing clutter! Take 15 or 30 minutes each night to tackle one pile at a time, de-clutter your house space by space. Or take several hours one weekend and just be done with it. Either way, you'll remove a subtle but significant energy drain from your life, and replace it with the feelings of relaxation that come from having your home be a haven from stress.
You may already be aware of the value of solid, supportive relationships in your life --
the friend who picks you up when you're down, celebrates with you when you're happy, and shares events in your life as they happen. You may not be as aware of the effects of conflicted relationships -- the critical, unpredictable, or uber-competitive friend. It turns out that these "toxic friendships" actually drain us more than purely negative relationships. This is because we don't always have strong defenses against the people who are sometimes nice to us, so we can get taken off-guard. If you're wondering how to simplify life, save yourself grief, frustration and drama if you take an honest look at the relationships in your life and decide which are worth maintaining and which should be
Automate What You Can
Getting some of the daily, weekly and monthly work of your life into an automated system can help simplify life and relieve stress in two ways: You don't have to take time to do the work, and you don't have to clutter your mind by remembering to do the work. Making little changes that take steps out of your daily routine like setting up automatic timers to water your plants or turn off your lights, signing up for automatic bill pay options, or getting off junk mail lists can be an easy way to simplify life. By putting in a little initial work, you can then forget about it.
Live Within Your Means
To say that money can't buy happiness is cliche. We all pretty much know this, and research has supported it as well. The truth, in fact, is that money can't even buy you out of financial stress if you don't spend less than you make. Many people who make large amounts of money simply spend more, and carry large amounts of debt, leading to feelings of stress rather than abundance. The key to avoiding this type of financial stress is simple, but not always easy: Live within your means. This can be a difficult change at first, but one that will bring great rewards, and can significantly lower your stress levels if you're not living within your means already.
Learn to Say NO
While many people spend as much money as they possibly can, leaving themselves feeling stretched to the limit, too many of us also budget our time this way. With demands from work, school and life in general, it’s easy to become over scheduled these days. However, if you're always rushing from one place to another, you may find yourself exhausted, but with no time left to relax. While most of us have busy schedules these days, it’s important to schedule in time for exercise, hobbies and other stress relievers, as well as time for our relationships. One way to find this time is to get better at saying no to time demands that aren't serving you. After you trade some of your more taxing obligations with some more self-nurturing ones, you should see a lasting change in your stress level, and find yourself living a more simplified life.