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Standing in Our Own Way …and a Way To Help Us Achieve


Lately I have been thinking alot about the things I feel I ‘should’ be doing, but don’t. I love to meditate alone, but also using CDs but often it just seems like work to clear a space, get my computer moved so I can listen, unplug the phone…etc…I should exercise more but I don’t know how to use the DVD player, I can’t find the DVD I want etc. I want to easily create healthy meals but it is ‘easier’ to just throw in some pre packaged stuff. 

Why don’t we do these things? What makes them so hard? Some might say that we ( and I ) are just being self-defeating. Our self talk is all wrong…and would be right about that…. but also…what if…what IF we took some time to set up our life, not to force ourselves to do things…but to make it EASIER to do them? Create SYSTEMS to give ourselves less reason to hold back? 

This weekend I located a CD player, plugged it in, piled the meditation CD’s next to it. Cleared a perfect space in my bedroom. Made it clean and comfortable and pulled my beloved meditation cushion into it. Now it is EASY to take the few minutes I need to meditate. 

What I am saying is find those ways…create those systems…pre-pack that gym bag and throw it into the trunk of your car. Take the logistical excuses away. It will only take a few minutes and I bet it will change your life.  

Please let me know some of the Systems that YOU have created to live your best life. I really want to know…maybe they can help me or others!  

Author: joliessmiling

Constantly on the run, Jolie works hard to wear all the hats in her life. She has 3 kids in activities, one in post secondary, volunteers in the school and community, works for a communication company and sits on the executive of several committees. She is married to a great guy who travels constantly. She is a city girl who lives on 20 acres. She owns Angelfish Consulting and is a certified facilitator of the FISH!™Philosophy, providing fun and motivational workshops to businesses. She is also a Certified Life Coach. She is an advocate of doing your best to live a balanced life. Sometimes, if she is lucky, she gets a workout in or time to weed her garden. If there is a little dust on the knickknacks… will have to wait.

2 thoughts on “Standing in Our Own Way …and a Way To Help Us Achieve

  1. Sometimes the “should dos” also create more stress in our lives – I have started more of the list of: “I want to” instead of ” I should” This has allowed me the freedom to choose what I want. I also set some targets for my “want to” activities. No guilt attached, and I also set up the systems to allow me to be successful. Gym bag packed in the office, dog leash is where I can find it, yoga DVD is in the bedroom with a DVD player and my mat is beside my dresser. I have also taken the attitude that when I can do those things, it is once more than the last time.

    Thanks Jolie

    Best always


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