Yes, three words this week, but three of the most important words you’ll ever need to hear … there are others such as,

‘I love you …’  however, Never Give Up, is right up there on the top of my list.

I’m keeping this blog post, short and sweet, because there’s only so many times you can say …

In the words of Winston Churchill,

‘NEVER, NEVER, NEVER  GIVE UP!’

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There are times when you feel your dream is too far away, or your goals feel like they are at such a stretch it’s never going to happen. But once you give up, you’ll never know how close you were. There’s so much hard work goes into achieving our goals that sometimes we feel the need to stop … now stopping for a while can be a good thing. To reassess, reevaluate where you are … but you must start back up again, don’t just give up!

You’re on your journey for a reason, if you want it bad enough then keep going until you have it.

The alternative to never giving up, is living a life of , ‘what ifs’.

Why would anyone want to live with that?

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Victoria

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M is for Meditation

I have such a busy and active mind, to a point where unless I have my to-do list, shopping list and random other lists it doesn’t get done.

So when the idea of meditation came up I really loved the thought of this relaxing technique, but really didn’t think I could quieten my mind. I really thought there is no way in this world, I can think about nothing!

How wrong could I be?

If you’ve not tried meditating, if you’re one of those people, like me, who would swear blind it’s just not going to happen. Think again!

Because it’s not about thinking about ‘nothing’, it’s about looking within and finding your inner peace.

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I first experienced meditation in a class environment, it was lovely and I felt so refreshed and renewed for days after. However, I then discovered meditation apps; Headspace and Calm. Both are amazing for really chilling the mind.

By focusing on your breathing, it’s amazing how even those with busy minds can actually distract away from the active overload of thinking about too much. The best part is, the usual busy mind becomes more focused.

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It’s the strangest but most loveliest feeling to feel at one with your body.

I love this article by Zen Habits, which tells us,

‘Beginners must understand that meditation is an ACTIVE process.

The art of focusing your attention to a single point is hard work, and you have to be purposefully engaged!’

So for those who like hard work and a challenge, meditation is definitely for you …

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So whether you’re too busy or too skeptical, mediation is a must for you all.

And as a final thought of the week …

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Victoria

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Why do I believe in the Law of Attraction (LOA)?

Because it works for me!

But what is the LOA?

“The law of attraction is the name given to the term that “like attracts like”

and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts,

one can bring about positive or negative results” wiki

For many years, I had a very ‘woe is me’ attitude. I wasn’t happy in my job, I didn’t have enough money, there were problems with family relationships. I kind of, like many people, grew up wanting more! Always wanting more, never happy with what I had, always focusing on what I didn’t have in my life rather than what I did have!

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Because of this reason, I was unhappy, felt trapped and felt my life wasn’t the way I’d planned. It wasn’t all I dreamed, because, as the above says, ‘What you imagine, you become.’ I was creating a miserable life for myself.

I obviously didn’t realise this, as I knew nothing about the LOA, but when I discovered it, everything changed. I mean instantly, like magic overnight. I suddenly understood why bad things kept happening, and trust me they did! From healthy worries, money worries to relationship worries … they just kept getting worse. Until a point in my life, where I gave up. I felt as if nothing more could happen that could make me more unhappy.

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It was around this time a friend recommended, ‘The Secret’. To be honest I had heard of it before, but ignored it. Little did I realise it was coming into my life for a reason. Little did I realise if I’d watched it sooner I would have lifted my energy sooner and the bad things wouldn’t have spiralled out of control!

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 My husband and I watched the DVD and I remember feeling so down, like my life was not going to be solved by a DVD! Little did I realise how much we were both on self-destruct! We watched it a few times, taking in all that the secret had to reveal. It was so powerful! We kept looking at each other and nodding, it totally fitted our life.

Now, don’t get me wrong, we weren’t totally convinced, but what did we have to lose by looking at what we did have? What did we have to lose by looking for the positives in our life? What did we have to lose by seeking out gratitude and love? What did we have to lose by choosing to think about life a bit differently? This was simple: NOTHING! There was nothing to lose by following this very simple rule!

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I knew we had to change things, dramatically. We couldn’t keep thinking the way we did, expecting these bad things to happen to us. I couldn’t sleep with worry, I felt sick at the thought of living through the day and our future. Once the secret had entered our life. That’s when I started my collection of inspirational quotes – 1000’s upon 1000’s of them on a spreadsheet. Truly believing in every single one.

I can honestly say, we’ve never looked back. We have successful businesses, we have a happy family life and we don’t dwell on the negative influences that may enter into our life, which isn’t very often. Well, we don’t see bad things as negative, we see them as opportunities, for us to deal with in the best way we can. If it does occur, we look at our level of thinking and within seconds we can turn it around, if we need to. Often it’s the universe telling us that’s not the right track for us.

I swear it’s that simple, once you know how!

You may not be able to work towards your highest energy straight away, and it can take time, however, it truly works. Once you start this way of thinking, you’ll start watching others around you. You’ll notice how people think, their reactions, the way little things keep happening to them, good and bad depending on their attitude to life.

It really is like magic.

One of my favourite laws is showing and feeling love! If you can adapt love into your life, you’ll ease away those negative thoughts like the poison that they are. Feeling love for your life, yourself and others is a great way to ensure you have a happy life.

If you’d like to know more about the LOA, I would definitely recommend, ‘The Secret’ as your starting point. I’ve read many more LOA books, and constantly read any spiritual or positive guides that fall my way, but if you’re wanting to get started on the LOA, this is a great book.

Wishing you all the love in the world when it comes to finding the truth about happiness.

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Victoria

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K is for Knowing

There’s so much force behind ‘knowing’ how to think. If you’ve learnt anything from this blog, it’s hopefully about choosing your thoughts, choosing to lift yourself up and not focus on the negatives.

Now even if you’re struggling to do this, BUT you know that you need to do this, you’re one step further. Knowing that this could be the answer is a step forward than not knowing where to start.

Think of it this way … What have you got to lose by thinking more positively?

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Use these blog posts as your knowledge, re-read them if it helps, and know that this could be the answer to having a wonderful life.

Life is knowing that YOU have the answer!

Knowing that only YOU can change your thoughts!

Knowing that YOU hold such much power to living the life of your dreams!

Once you’ve grasp this knowledge, the journey is such an enjoyable experience!

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Victoria

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J is for Joy

I have a friend whose personal car registration reads ‘JOY’. It describes her positive, influential thinking in so many ways. Every time I see her and I see her number plate, I have a little light that goes on inside. I absolutely love it.

Whereas one of my favourite inspiring words is ‘Love’ her favourite is Joy. She totally believes that once you feel your joy, life is just one happy playing field. And since meeting her, on our MA in Creative Writing, I totally agree.

But joy doesn’t come from material things or possessions, it doesn’t come from wanting a better life, or wanting more. It comes from within. Joy comes from finding that inner quality that makes you see the world through different eyes. It doesn’t look at what you don’t have … it comes from looking at what you do have and being grateful for simply being.

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 To find your joy, you need to look deep within yourself and understand that whatever is happening there’s a happiness waiting for you to take hold and grasp it with all you have.

Depending what energy level you’re on at the moment, you may find this an easy task, however, if you’re not quite there, if you’re struggling to find your joy, this will be a very good task for you.

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If you read the above quote, truly grasp it, truly think about it. It’s your response to your world that makes you joyful. It’s your response to your world that can make you miserable!

This week write down all the things in your life that make you smile. List them daily. Study them daily. Sometimes we have to force ourselves to think outside of our surroundings, look at the opportunities we have in life and be grateful for what we have. Seeking the next best thing, under the laws of attraction will only move them further away. Feeling gratitude and experiencing joy will bring you more joy!

It’s truly amazing what you can find within you once you find your joy! It’s truly amazing how life can be turned around by experiencing your joy and turning away from the negative.

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 As always, here’s a few more quotes for you to think about …

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So it’s as simple … and as difficult … as that! Choose for it to be simple. Choose to simply feel your joy. Choose to be grateful. As the more unhappy you are, the more unhappiness comes your way. Simply be!

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Victoria

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I is for Influence

 

Influence … when you think of this word, what comes to mind?

There are many good influences and bad influences in our lives that we have to decide which to ignore and which to look up to.

But one of today’s focuses is not to look at negative influences (as that’s not what these blog posts are about) but to focus on who has influenced you and how you can influence others.

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Are you a person that people want to be around? Do you radiate energy and enthusiasm for life? Or do you dwell upon every tiny thing in your life that is not right and send these vibes like a ripple swarming those around you?

If you’re the latter, don’t worry, all is not lost. And in one blog post it may be hard to change your perspective on life, but we can still work on getting you there. Firstly, have a think about this quote:

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So whoever you are, whatever you do, whatever mood you are in … you could be influencing others with your actions, in a positive or negative way!

This could be a positive outlook for you, you maybe a spritely character who automatically influences people with your presence, or you maybe someone who needs to work a bit on being that influential person that people are drawn to. However, if you can think about one positive thing in your life every day, you will see how this can influence your own mind into becoming more positive. The more positive you are, the more you can influence others in an energetic way.

Here’s a little task for you:

Firstly think of a person who has influenced you, this could be a parent, a family member, a teacher, a friend … anyone! Now write down 5 things as to why you believe this person has influenced you. Once you’ve written these 5 write another 5.

Study this list … now write down how you could influence others in a good way. Look at the list and think about how this person influenced you and how you can actually pass this on. It’s possible … you just need to have the courage to believe in yourself.

Here’s a few quotes to think about …

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Struggling with this week’s blog post? Think about the person who you want to be, the person you want others to see you as and work towards that. Influence and encourage those around you. If you find the company you keep is a bad influence, it’s time to think about some life changes. Because whatever is happening in your life right now, you’re influencing others, maybe without even realising it.

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

Victoria

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H is for Hello

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Once again, there were so many words to choose from when it came to H: Happiness, Hope, Help … but today I’m going with Hello.

Now we could talk about saying, ‘Hello’ to new chapters in your life … here’s a few quotes for you! But keep reading, I’m talking today about physically saying hello!

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 I love all these quotes, if something isn’t right in your life or you feel the need to make a change, saying hello to something new could be exactly what you need.

However, today I’m talking about those simple words … saying, ‘Hello’.

I go walking with a friend who says hello to every single person we pass. I don’t mean a smile and a nod, she physically says, ‘morning,’ ‘afternoon,’ or ‘hello,’ to every single person. Her cheery voice lights up their faces, some reply with a cheery response, some smile and nod. When she started this, I said, ‘you’re in a good mood this morning!’ Because although we’re not rude, we smile and nod at people, but most of the time we’re in deep conversation. She told me she’d been reading an article and you never know what people are going through, and her cheery hello could actually make their day.

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So now, no matter what is on my mind, when I’m out walking, even on my own with Daisy, our little cocker spaniel, I say hello to every single person I pass. I’ve always smiled at people, if I’m in shops or interacted with shop assistants, I’ve always thought that was enough, however, now I don’t just talk quietly and smile politely, I really make an effort to project my voice and ensure my warmness is reaching them. You can actually see people’s faces brighten. Why not give it a try. Even if you’re not in the mood to talk to anyone, in fact this is the best time to do it, as it’ll make you feel brighter. The more expressed hellos you give the better you’ll feel.

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We also have a lovely dad at my girls school who is so jovially it’s infectious! A few times he’s turned up with a mega phone, shouting, ‘Good morning, everyone!’ And although this may be a bit extreme for you, his whole attitude on a morning, especially when parents are rushing to get their kids to school on time, any kind of drama could have happened before school, he instantly brightens up the morning.

So don’t wait for someone to say, ‘hello’ to you, be the person who makes their day!

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Victoria

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G is for Gratitude

I absolutely love this word.

I love the feeling of being grateful for all I have.

When I first discovered the Law of Attraction, gratitude was one of the things I enjoyed learning about the most. Being grateful for all I had. Being thankful for the smallest of things and watching how they grew into big things. How my life began changing without much effort.

So many people are constantly wanting. Wanting more, and not being happy with what they have. But the LOA teaches us to be grateful for all that we have but don’t stop striving and visualising for more.

Not sure where to start when it comes to feeling grateful?

Start by writing a list of all the things in your life that you love. It’s so easy to focus on the negative and what is bringing us unhappiness, when we need to focus on the good we have in our life. So start by writing down all the things you are grateful for … from food, shelter to the people in your life.

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If you feel like you’re being challenged, that lots of things don’t go your way, start to focus on what is going your way … look at the little joys in life. Focus on the basics. Focus on the things you could be taking for granted. Once you put this into perspective, you’ll be surprised at how your higher energy shifts, how you suddenly have good things come to you.

I truly believe that gratitude brings to you more things to be grateful for!

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Victoria

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F is for Fun

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Today’s blog post was inspired by my 8 year old daughter. She was watching me last week, as I put together E is for Enjoy and decided she wanted to help. So she started to think of words beginning with F … the first thing that came out of her mouth was fun!

Perfect! I told her. She was beaming.

It is the most perfect word for F. As a child that was the first thing she thought of, but as adults we forget that life is about having fun. Yes, we have our bills to pay, chores to do, ‘life stuff’ that just gets in the way of us having fun. And that’s the problem, we often feel like we’re stuck in a whirlwind of ‘stuff to do!’

I love the saying by Thomas Edison:

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There’s few people who can live by this quote, and if you’re not one of them, is there anything you can do to change this?

If not, what can you integrate into your life to make sure you’re having fun. Maybe you need a new hobby, to socialise more with friends or to simply relax.

It’s so important to have that time-out. My girls have gone back to school today after the Easter Holidays, I love having them at home. Don’t get me wrong, I was looking forward to getting my head back into work, as I’m lucky enough to enjoy what I do, but I love having fun with them. Not sticking to a schedule, not stressing about what needs to be done and allowing myself to take a break. Yes, I’ve had to do bits daily, but that doesn’t matter so much because I enjoy what I do. It’s just as important to me that I’m having fun with my family as well as deadlines being met.

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 So, what makes you laugh? What’s your idea of having fun? What makes you happy?

Think of all these questions and ask yourself more to find out how you can bring more fun into your life. Do you need to make any changes to make sure you can bring more joy and laughter to you?

Research has shown that, ‘laughter and humour can have a positive effect on health and longevity.’

So come on, think of all those things that make you smile, things that relax you … you may feel you don’t have time, or you simply can’t fit fun into your life … if that’s that case …

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As always sending you lots of love and happiness

Victoria

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E is for Enjoy

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It’s easy to say, ‘Enjoy life while you’re here,’ but when you have 101 things going around in your head, your every day life is busy with all the stuff you have going on in your life, that simply saying, ‘Enjoy it,’ seems fragile and often nonsense!

This is where you need to take stock and think about things you do enjoy and think about if you need to integrate them into your life more. Is there anything in your life that you feel is dragging you down, is there a way of turning this around to ensure you get some kind of enjoyment out of it.

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Maybe at the moment you feel that you can’t change things, and circumstances may make you feel trapped, however, you can change the way you feel! You can choose to ignore those negative emotions and choose to enjoy each day as it comes.

Step outside, whatever the weather, feel the heat upon your body or the rain upon your face or even the snow upon your lips, then feel the warmth of your soul. The magically elements of choosing to enjoy what life has to offer you.

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So have a think about what you are letting bring you down, then choose to enjoy the things you love in your life. Don’t take for granted those things that bring positivity to your life. Be thankful for all that you have and enjoy those precious things, rather than worrying about what you don’t have.

I thought this following quote was great to tie-in with this post and our Dream post last week.

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Go on, get out there and just enjoy! Simply enjoy! One last quote to really think about:

As always sending you lots of love and happiness

Victoria

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