How To Form & Commit To A New Habit

Find it hard to form a new habit, which results in you finding it difficult to commit to it. A new inspiration post that enables you to breakthrough these challenges!



Inspiration Advice

 Inspiration of the week

A habit is a regular routine of something that was once hard to do and has become easier through practice. We have formed many habits in life good and bad. Sometimes we haven’t formed habits on the things we want to experience out of fear, procrastination or laziness. Today’s inspiration is to grab those experiences you want to explore and find a positive emotional response that makes you want to do it again and commit to this desire. In able for you to commit to this new experience, you need to find ways that keep you motivated to achieve it.

Why not add music to this experience or journal on how you feel or perhaps doing it with a support unit where they encourage you. It takes 30 days to form a habit, start on your experience and see how second nature it becomes after 30 days.

Quote of the week: ” You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of success is found in your daily routine.”- John C. Maxwell

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3 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

The winter season has arrived and it’s time we fight back the winter blues with these 3 techniques.

How to beat the winter blues

December is that month where a lot of change is happening, the weather starts to get colder, it gets dark earlier and we are all preparing for the festive period, we know and love called Christmas. It’s a strange time because although we should be happy, it can also be a time where we isolate ourselves. The weather plays a big impact on the way we feel, the lack of sunlight really plays a big role in our mood and how we feel on a daily basis. As the days get darker, we tend to retreat to our safe space which is usually our homes and we find it hard to interact with others. It’s typical to have winter blues where we feel tired, gloomy and annoyed, however when it becomes a permanent mood and affects all aspects of your life, you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

For me, when it comes to winter season I used to become distance because all I wanted to do is stay at home. Even if friends or family reached out to me, I would make excuses not to go. The weather really did affect my mood. However, this year around I don’t know what has happened but I enjoy spending time out with my loved ones and seeing the Christmas lights when its dark uplifts my mood in a way.

In order to overcome your winter blues and find ways to not isolate yourself, I have a few tips that have helped me and will help you.

  1. Go outdoors
    Spend as much time as you can outside in the daylight, even if it’s for 20 minutes. The serotonin  is a chemical that is released in your brain to reduce anxiety and stress. Spending the right amount of time in the daylight will improve your mood

2. Reach out to your friends/family
No-one knows what is going on inside your head and if you don’t speak up about your anxieties, others won’t know. Letting your loved ones know what you are going through will relieve some stress on your part and make your loved ones aware of how you’re feeling.

3. Change the voice in your head
All the negative talk you tell yourself, as a result, affects how you feel. To change that frequency, you need to find ways of speaking positive affirmations into your life. Changing your language and your thought pattern will enable you to step out of your comfort zone and bring more joy when you let go and say yes.

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Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

 

Inspiration Advice

 

Inspiration of the week

 

Stop comparing your path to anyone else. We are all on a unique path that teaches us different lessons at different times in our lives. All we see are the achievements of people desires, we don’t know what happens in the background. Just because you have the same desire as one person and they got there quicker than you, doesn’t make you any less than them. No one on this earth is perfectly formed like you and that is your gift. Flaunt it! Own it! Show it! You are in the right place at the right time and your path is unfolding beautifully.

 

Quote of the week: ”The only person you should try to be better than is who you were yesterday.”- Unknown

 

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The Ultimate Way To Show Gratitude

 

Inspiration Advice

*Disclaimer* Before we get into it, I know I missed last weeks inspiration station. Life got a bit too busy and before I knew it, a week flew by.

Inspiration of the week

Receiving unexpected things from loved ones always brings a smile to our face. A sense of love and gratitude elevates our mood when we receive something out of the blue. Imagine if we could share those feelings we feel, by returning the favour to someone else.

This weeks inspiration is to send a thank you message to someone or more than one person who has helped you in your life. This can be a family member, a friend, a mentor or even a teacher. Perhaps they encouraged you to step out your comfort zone and now you are totally killing it or maybe they send you funny memes when you’re not feeling great; whatever the case maybe be, you are grateful for them.

I sent a thank you message to one of my closest friend who I haven’t spoken to in a while ( it was probably a week ago but felt like ages). Before I even sent the message I sat and reflected on how grateful I am for this person in my life and after receiving their reply, the appreciation grew by 1000%.
You never know what kind of day that person is having and just a simple message can brighten up their day

Quote of the week: “Find the good and praise it.” -Alex Haley

To see last weeks inspiration of the week click here

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The Inspiration Station

Inspiration station

 

Inspiration of the week

It time to celebrate your wins in life. Everything you have overcome and achieved deserves a celebration because, once upon a time you might have thought you couldn’t reach that goal and here you are, not only achieving that goal but you have learned a lesson from it. You are braver and stronger than you tell yourself.  There’s this social awkwardness that we aren’t supposed to share the things we have achieved in fear we appear selfish or that we are better than the next person but, in order to acknowledge where we come from, we have to celebrate our success and truly feel proud of ourselves.

So this week, I want all of us (including myself) to celebrate everything we have achieved so far, no matter if it’s just getting out of bed or something as moving to another country. The things that you are most proud of deserves a celebration.

Why not dance it out to your favourite song?

Quote of the week: ”Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.”- Robin Sharma

 

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The Inspiration Station

 

Inspiration station

A new feature has been added to the grounded tree and that is the Inspiration Station. This will be where I’ll share short advice to inspire you to be the best you can be. Think of me as that friend or family member who gives you a nudge in the right direction.
As this is a new feature within the blog let’s centre today’s theme around new beginnings.

This is the station where you get all your inspiration😉

Inspiration 101

Do something new every day that challenges you.
The initial thought of doing something new is frightening. You don’t know what you’re doing, you don’t know how it will turn out but, as long as you know that everything you do within your life, teaches you a lesson and enables you to grow from beyond your current level. This should give you more motivation to change the way you live for the better.

 

Quote of the day: Success comes in cans, not cant’s. Do something today that will reward your future self.

 

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