Gratitude and Intentions

I got more than what I asked for…

When we add intentions to the gratitude practice, we expand from being grateful for what we already have to being grateful for what we want to attract: experiences, people, circumstances, things and situations. We anticipate and thank in advance for what we are attracting.

On that day, I went for a walk with our son in the park and then we went for grocery shopping. It was unusually warm for a winter day and we met two young cheerful people, a girl and a boy who smiled to us, and I smiled back.

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Learn To Forgive

Forgiveness often doesn’t come to us naturally. Most often the instinctive reaction is to hold grudge or to get even.

Even when we want to forgive, it can be difficult because we forgive with our words but we still feel grudge inside.

This can cause damages to our Self in the long run. So it is important for us that we learn to forgive if we want to live a truly fulfilled life.

In this blog post, I will present some simple principles that will help us learn to forgive.

Find out the positives that have emerged from that experience and be grateful for it. You know that you have forgiven when you can be grateful for the experience.

Be grateful for the fact that you have grown from the hurt and the wrong that the experience has caused into your life. Be grateful for the people who helped you in the process of overcoming that situation.

Realize that since you are still here, alive, it didn’t destroy you. The lessons you have learned from it will make you stronger, wiser and you will be valuable to other people. Keep Reading

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5 Tips To Create Balance in Your Life

Have you ever examined your life and felt that it was out of balance? May be you have many projects that you follow at the same time?
It happens to me more that I would like to admit. In fact, that is what has inspired me to write this blog post.
In the following, I will present five tips that have helped me in my attempt to get a fair degree of balance back in life.

1 – Set Priorities

Determine what is important to you in life and prioritize. Act according to your priorities, and delegate whenever possible.

Plan to finish what you start and limit the number of projects that you tackle at the same time. Since people have different capabilities, find your own threshold and keep it in mind when you plan.

Maybe 2 or 3 big projects weekly is a good start. It does not have to be the same weekly projects throughout the month or the year. You can alternate your focus on various projects on a weekly basis.Keep Reading

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Learn To Forgive – Part 3

In today’s post, we will cover the last part – part 3 – of the series Learn To Forgive.

We can learn, a lot from children when it comes to forgiveness. They don’t beat themselves up for their past mistakes, even if they have hurt someone, they show that they regret, and then they move on with their happy life.

Forgive yourself. Allow yourself to heal from the critical situation and give yourself time. There will be time when the hurtful memories come to send you on the old path of revenge and grudge again.  

Be compassionate with yourself and reapply the above principles in order to heal. Taking care of yourself by eating well, exercising, getting enough rest will help you heal faster as well.

To forgive a person doesn’t means that you have to become best friends.Keep Reading

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Learn To Forgive – Part 2

In Learn To Forgive – Part 1, we shared some simple principles from which we can learn to forgive. For example being able to express gratitude about a past hurtful situation and to bless the people involved will help us forgive, not only with our words, but from the heart.

It can be really difficult to forgive a particular person at times. If there is a quote:

“Those who are hardest to love needs it the most”.

Then we can say that

“Those who are the hardest to forgive need it the most”,

since forgiveness is one of the faces that love can take. Keep Reading

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Learn To Forgive – Part 1

Forgiveness often doesn’t come to us naturally. Most often the instinctive reaction is to hold grudge or to get even.

Even when we want to forgive, it can be difficult because we forgive with our words but we still feel grudge inside. This can cause damages to our Self in the long run. So it is important for us that we learn to forgive if we want to live a truly fulfilled life.

In this blog post, I will present some simple principles that will help us learn to forgive.

Find out the positives that have emerged from that experience and be grateful for it. You know that you have forgiven when you can be grateful for the experience.

Be grateful for the fact that you have grown from the hurt and the wrong that the experience has caused into your life. Be grateful for the people who helped you in the process of overcoming that situation.

Realize that since you are still here, alive, it didn’t destroy you. The lessons you have learned from it will make you stronger, wiser and you will be valuable to other people.Keep Reading

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Transform Your Goals into Achievements

photo by Scott Maxwell CC BY-SA 2.0

photo by Scott Maxwell CC BY-SA 2.0

Who doesn’t love a fresh start.  As the new year begins, we set some goals, the new year resolutions. We are enthusiastic about them. This year will be different. This year is THE YEAR.

Then the enthusiasm of the New Year fades away as time goes by. And at the end of the year, many of our goals haven’t been achieved, and the cycle starts once again.

How to break that cycle for good and finally transform those goals into achievements?Keep Reading

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Five Secrets to Unlock Your Creativity

1. Commit to Take Action

Creative potential is in every of us and can help us to accomplish wonderful things when we tap into it. We will never discover how creative we can really be, unless we take action.

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh

For Van Gogh it is painting, but it doesn’t matter what the object of your creativity is, or whether you do it for a living or just for fun,  the first secret is to commit to do it. Keep Reading

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Actions To Finish What You Start

photo by Gabriel Saldana CC BY-SA 2.0

photo by Gabriel Saldana CC BY-SA 2.0

Make sure you read Planing to finish what you start first, before we dive into the actions that will make you finish what you start. You read it already, cool! Let’s go with action then.

Divide the project into small enough milestones, I like to call them babysteps, and put them on your to do list. Then work on it and cross off what is done from the list. This will hell you stop procrastination.

Enjoy the process. Make sure that you are fully present and that you have fun in the process – whenever possible. The process is what makes Life, not only the result.

Manage your time and energy wisely. What time in the day are you the most energetic and productive? That is the time when you should do your most important tasks.

Eliminate barriers and distractions. When you work, work. You might consider doing your most important tasks before 11:00 a.m. Keep Reading

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Plan To Finish What You Start

photo by Tambako The Jaguar CC BY-ND 2.0

photo by Tambako The Jaguar CC BY-ND 2.0

There are many projects that I’ve started and haven’t finished. It doesn’t keep me from starting other projects. But somewhere behind my mind, there is that little vague feeling of guilt for not finishing what I have started.

Do you sometimes feel that way too? Guilty about the projects that you have started and haven’t completed?

What is the key elements to finally complete the projects that we started. There must be a trick right? Indeed there is. And that trick is: start only the projects that you will finish.

The projects that we start must be aligned with our highest values. With that kind of projects, we will start as gracefully as a bird starts its flight and we will manage to finish them despite difficulties and challenges.Keep Reading

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