Monday’s Inspirational Blog

Life has been passing me by … in a good way!

My girls have just gone back to school today; my eldest into YR5 and my youngest into YR3!

All I’ve heard, including from myself is …

‘Where on earth is time going?’

Do you feel like this? If the answer is yes, this could be a good thing or a bad thing! I know my life is going ever so quickly because I’m having fun. I was lucky enough to enjoy the summer holidays with my girls, working around them as much as I could, but I did lessen my workload. This isn’t a bad thing, because like today I’m rested, I’m fresh and ready to take the world by storm.

So I thought it would be a perfect time to have an overall inspirational blog 🙂

Last year I put together an A to Z of inspirational blog posts, so I thought this would be the perfect time to bring those together into one.

 If you see anything within this A to Z you’d like to read more about, simply click on the link.

Happy thoughts 🙂

A is for Aspiration 

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B is for Belief

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C is for Courage

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D is for Dreams

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E is for Enjoy

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F is for Fun

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G is for Gratitude

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H is for Hello

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I is for Influence

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J is for Joy

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K is for Knowing

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L is for Law of Attraction

M is for Meditation

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N is for Never Give Up

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O is for Open

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P is for Passion

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R is for Risk-Taking

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S is for Smile

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T is for Tranquil

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U is for Understand

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V is for Value Yourself

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W is for Wealth

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X is for Xenodochial

 

Y is for Yesterday

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Z is for Zest

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 Hopefully some of these will help you through the day, week or month.

Just remember:

STAY FOCUSED

STAY POSITIVE

EVERY STEP COUNTS

BECAUSE THE TIME IS PASSING ANYWAY

DO SOMETHING WITH IT!

Z is for Zest

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Do you have a zest for life?

If so, that’s wonderful.

Well done! Just keep that zest going … your task is to pass your joy for life onto others.

Not really feeling the zest at the moment?

Ask yourself this question …

What is holding me back?

What was your answer to the above question?

Did it correspond with this answer?

YOU!

You are holding yourself back.

This is life … this is your life … you must take it with all you have and find that zest!

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If you feel there are certain things in your life that are stopping you from feeling joyful and enthusiastic, if you feel you can’t eliminate these things from your life then concentrate on the good things in your life.

Be grateful, be thankful and you’ll suddenly feel the zest entering your life.

Concentrate on the positive, create new positives and live your life focused on the positive!

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Finding your love for life, the things that makes you tick can give you a whole new world to explore.

You should enjoy finding your love, your passion and enjoy travelling along the road towards your dreams.

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Let’s face it Walt Disney couldn’t have said it better …

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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

xx

Y is for Yesterday

It may be easier said than done when it comes to forgetting yesterday.

But unfortunately, unless you have some kind of miraculous time-machine hanging about, there’s not much you can do about yesterday, except work on today and change your tomorrow.

If there’s something you want to change – you can do that today!

If there’s something that is upsetting you – think about how you can make it right! If you can’t make it right, then work on something you can make right and try and move forward.

Worrying about what happened yesterday is only going to damage your ability to move forward today.

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If you feel you are holding onto deep-rooted emotions, feelings, angst, hurt or anything else that could be holding you back, it’s time to deal with it.

Do you want to still have these upsetting emotions in a year’s time? Don’t you want to embrace every day with joy, happiness and fulfillment?

Unless you let go of yesterday you can’t move forward into tomorrow!

You’ll be on an endless cycle of what ifs … your key to happiness is moving into tomorrow with all your experiences, all your heart and knowing you will make a difference to your life.

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Your story is your own … don’t make it someone else’s by giving too much of your worry on yesterday!

I love this final quote!

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

Victoria

xx

X is for Xenodochial

Well, this is a big word!

Heard of it?

No neither had I until I was searching for the right X-inspirational word, and then I came across this and loved its meaning.

Xenodochial is an adjective describing something – such as a person, place or software application — that is friendly to strangers. “Xenos” is a Greek word for “strangers;” according to the Oxford English Dictionary, xenodochial means “hospitable.

(taken from WhatIs.com)

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The quote below is one of my favourites.

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You never know what the person who stands next to you at the bus stop, the person who passes you in the street or the person who serves you in the shop, is going through. If you could send them some love, through a kind word or even a tiny smile, it could make all the difference to their day.

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Have you heard of the FREE HUGS MONTH?

Yes, it exist!

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Juan Mann (his pseudonym) was going through some dire personal complications, and then one night when he was out, a stranger gave him a hug.

This hug changed his world. And his mission became to change the world …

In 2004 he set out to give free hugs to strangers. By 2006 the campaign was recognised worldwide!

You can read more about the Free Hugs campagin on wikipedia here

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And always remember this …

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

Victoria

xx

 

W is for Wealth

When you think about the word wealth,

what automatically comes to mind?

This?

or this?

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 So, did you think about the first 2 explanations taken from the Oxford Dictionary ?
1. An abundance of valuable possessions or money:he used his considerable wealth to bribe officials
 1.1 The state of being rich; material prosperity:some people buy boats and cars to display their wealth
1.2 Plentiful supplies of a particular resource:the country’s mineral wealth
2[IN SINGULAR] A plentiful supply of a particular desirable thing:the tables and maps contain a wealth of information
Or, did you think of the 3rd meaning? The traditional meaning?
3. archaic: Well-being.
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You could have the biggest bank balance in the world but is that real wealth if something else such as love, completeness or fulfillment is missing?

You could be the richest person, but you could also be the saddest, would you feel wealthy?

I’m loving the traditional meaning of wealth.

Have a think about these quotes and consider whether you feel wealthy.

Appreciating your wealth will bring you more wealth.

Think about the following quotes and understand what wealth means to you!

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

Victoria

xx

The last few inspirational blogs have been about looking at yourself and understanding yourself within.

Valuing yourself fits great with this theme. If you don’t value yourself, you can’t expect others too either.

If others don’t appreciate your value, then you need to look at why they are in your life!

This week I’ve looked for many quotes that will hopefully get you thinking about your own self-worth & value!

I also found a great exercise to do on the Habits for Wellbeing website, I’m sure you’ll find it useful.

Remember, you are a unique and beautiful individual, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

 

 

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Daily Inspirational Messages 2015 - Hardback 3DIf 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

xx

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!

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

Victoria

xx

 

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

xx

 

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?

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

xx

 

 

Q is for Quotes

I thought ‘Quotes’ was the perfect word for this week’s blog. If you’ve been reading my blog posts, or you follow me on twitter, you’ll know that I absolutely love inspirational quotes. I could sit and read them all day long, in fact, I’ve done just that when I’ve been putting together my annual inspirational books and making sure the quotes fit for that given theme.

But today I thought I’d let loose a little and give you some of my favourites … the first three quotes I have situated on the walls in my home.

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And here’s a few more of my favourites, hopefully you’ll find them helpful and be able to relate to them.

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I love so many more but I thought these few would help you have a think about how they can relate to you!

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

xx