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U is for Understand

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Last week we talked about Tranquility. Some people may struggle with being tranquil if they do not truly understand themselves.

It can be a really unsettling place if you’re unsure of who you are!

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But as this quote from Debbie Ford expresses …

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Sometimes in life we go along a path that’s easy or it’s where we feel our journey takes us. But life is about choices, the decisions we make take us through different paths in our lives. But do you feel you haven’t chosen the right path? Do you feel like you’d like to move to a different route? Searching within yourself to find what you truly want will help you have a bigger understanding of yourself.

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There are personality tests you can take to try and get a better understanding of yourself, or seek help from a therapist or life-coach, all are great avenues if you really want to go deeper into understanding what you want from life. But for now here’s a few questions to help brainstorm!

1/ What do you feel are your strengths?

2/ What do you feel are your weaknesses?

3/ What makes you feel alive?

4/ What would make you want to get out of bed on a morning?

5/ What is one of the most crucial life events that has happened to you? How has this changed you?

6/ Is there anything else in your past that has changed you?

7/ What do you not like to see in others?

8/ List your priorities in life, i.e: love, family, money, relationships, work, hobbies etc.

9/ What are you scared of?

10/ What would you hate not to live without? When it comes to answering this last question, we need to think beyond family, relationships etc. It is a given that any such devastation is not something any of us wants to think about. This question relates to things you do in your own life, hobbies, work, time-out etc. Think of your life on a day-to-day basis, and if you feel you can’t answer this question, ask yourself: what is missing?

These are 10 simple questions to get you thinking about yourself and what your understanding of you is! As mentioned earlier there are other avenues you can take to understand yourself more, but hopefully the above has helped you think about it in a bit more detail.

One last quote for you

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T is for Tranquil

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Ask yourself, this one question: Is your mind tranquil?

There are many people who will probably struggle to answer yes to this question.

In today’s society, we lead busy lives and being tranquil with ourselves seems to be a last priority or not a priority at all.

But to lead a happy life, we must try to be tranquil within ourselves. No-one can help us find this tranquility it can only come within.

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You may feel there’s a lot of external circumstances that you feel are stopping you from being tranquil.

But let’s concentrate on that word: feel.

Your feelings, your judgement, your choices are making you feel this way. You will find that if you were tranquil within your heart and mind you could deal with whatever life decides to throw at you. I know, easier said than done?

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Look at the following quote by Harry Vardon. You can adapt this quote to any part of your life.

Think of life with everything to gain and nothing to lose. If you had this mindset about your life … everything to gain! 

How amazing would that feel? A thought that could easily bring tranquility into your life.

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Maybe you focus on the small negatives in life!!! Does this quote sound like you?

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So it’s okay giving you a few quotes to mull over, but really how can you start having more tranquility in your life?

Here’s 5 TOP TIPS that should hopefully help you start!

1/ Meditate: Meditation is not only good for relieving stress but it has a range of other health benefits: especially when it comes to happiness. You can read more about mediation on the M is for Meditation blog.

2/ Be thankful: Many people suffer with unbalance in their lives when they focus too much on what they don’t have rather than what they do have! It is good to strive for more, have inspiration, goals and dreams etc. But it is so important to be grateful for what you already have in your life. You can read more about being thankful on the G is for Gratitude blog.

3/ Live in the present: You’ve heard the saying, ‘Live today. Life is a gift, that’s why it’s called the ‘Present’!’ Well this is true. Think about it … you can’t change the past, you can work towards your future but still, whatever happens, happens! Enjoy the journey and ensure you savour each day.

4/ Don’t worry about what others think of you: Ask yourself does it really matter? If it does matter, ask yourself why it matters? You are an unique individual who should embrace your individuality, just as you should let others be their own person. If you offer love and understanding to others, then don’t be worrying about what others think of you, as in the great scheme of life, it doesn’t matter.

5/ Do something you enjoy: When it comes down to it, many people don’t feel tranquil because they get tangled in the web of life: things that need to be done, things that have to be done, things they feel should be done etc. But making time to enjoy a hobby or working towards a goal, or something that really makes you tick can have a profound impact on your life. If you can take time out a week, or more, you will soon find tranquility entering your life.

So go on … go and find some tranquility … you deserve it!

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Thank you as always for visiting, wishing you lots of love.

Victoria

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S is for Smile

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Smiling is one of the easiest and most uplifting things to do!

It doesn’t cost anything to smile, you don’t have to say anything, you don’t even have to move … you just need to smile.

Simple!

If you’re reading this thinking, ‘it’s really not that simple, I have nothing to smile about, I’m angry, I’m upset etc.’

Well this gives you more of a reason to smile!

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The researchers say their findings suggest smiling during brief periods of stress may help reduce the body’s stress response, regardless of whether the person actually feels happy or not. Pressman said this could be useful to know, for instance if you find yourself stuck in a traffic jam, try to hold your face in a smile for a few moments: it may do more than just help you “grin and bear it”, it may actually help your heart health too.

(taken from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248433.php)

Here’s a few more lovely quotes to hopefully make you smile 🙂

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Thank you as always for visiting, wishing you lots of love.

Victoria

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R is for Risk-Taking

This probably accounts for why there are so many people who don’t actually achieve their dreams;

they are scared to take any risks.

But if you don’t take the risks how will you ever know how close you came to achieving your dream.

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This doesn’t necessarily mean giving up your day job to follow your heart, or doing anything extreme that involves uplifting you and your family. It could be taking small risks that move you towards your goal.

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Think about what scares you in reaching your goal? There maybe more than one thing that makes your stomach churn when it comes to taking risks or following your dream. What is stopping you?

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A little task for this week is to write down all the things that you think are stopping you from achieving your goal. Once you have done this, go through the list and ask yourself, ‘Is this really stopping me?’ ‘What can I do about moving these barriers?’ Address each point and on another list write down, how you can overcome these fears. Start putting plans in place to eliminate those fears, or at least work your way through them.

Ask yourself this question: Not taking these risks, means you will stay where you are, how do you feel about that?

Here’s a few quotes to get you thinking!

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Don’t regret the risks you didn’t take!

If you’d like more inspirational quotes, please click here www.victoria-brown.com and receive a free copy of the 2015 Daily Inspirational Quotes and Weekly Tasks Book.

Thank you as always for visiting, wishing you lots of love.

Victoria

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