The Power Of Not Giving A F***!

It all begins and ends  in your mind. What you give power to will end up having power over you. If you allow it.

How many minutes a day are you spending just worrying? Worrying about the future or even past? How many minutes or even hours have gone by without you even noticing the present moment? It is probably more than you think. And because you have clicked on this post I hope that you are willing to change that.

Once I came across a great quote which said: If it does not matter anymore in 5 years don’t spend more than 5 minutes worrying about it!

This made me think about how much we actually need to worry. The answer is simple, we don’t need to worry at all. We don’t function better if we worry and nothing is changing by us worrying about it. There is no need to worry. Your worry is not going to change anything!

The same goes for frustration, anxiety, anger and shame. And all those other emotions that don’t change a thing but make us feel very bad.

Ask yourself. Is it really necessary to get angry or frustrated if your partner forgets to take the garbage out or empty the dishwasher? Is your frustration changing anything or doing the work? No! The only thing that changes is your mood  and probably the rest of your day.  For the worse.

Is it really necessary to be afraid of your boss and to stress out about work? No! It is very unlikely your boss is going to kill you. The only reason all the animals on this planet, including us humans are meant to be stressed is in a life or death situation or a fight or flight situation. So there is no need for you to have sweaty hands, a racing heart or even constipation unless you are chased by a bear. How many times do you feel stressed and how many times are you chased by a bear?

Start to think about the things that really deserve your energy. What are the things that are really important in your life? The unwashed dishes or your health? The job you hate or your friends and family? You only have a limited amount of fu**s to give in your day. Chose wisely. The things in which you are investing your energy will grow. So if you spend most of your day worrying about your job you will end up even more worrying about your job tomorrow. It’s like planting seeds. Stop planting seeds for things that make you unhappy and start growing the things that make you happy. It’s your life. You can decide what is important in it. So if you don’t want to go and meet with people you don’t like. That’s okay. No need to worry about it. You have the right to spend every minute in your life exactly the way you want to. Free yourself from worry and start living.

Love,

Lori

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Why you should meditate

No you don’t need to be a Buddhist or a spiritual guru to enjoy all the benefits of meditation. Meditation is for everybody. Already 5 minutes a day is a great start. If you cannot handle complete silence at the beginning, try out some guided meditations with background music.

Our mind is full of thoughts all the time even when we are sleeping. Don’t you think it would be happy about a break from time to time?

Some benefits of meditation:

  1. Being calmer
  2. Being more focused
  3. Improvement of sleep
  4. Having better social interactions
  5. Getting to know yourself better
  6. Having more energy

 

Love,

Lori

25 Life Lessons – Lesson 10

Lesson 10

Allow yourself to dream!

Life is full of possibilities and nobody knows what you are capable of and what is possible. Thoughts and dreams can change into reality very fast. There are no stupid ideas or dreams. Everything can change into something amazing.

Love,

Lori

Books That Have Changed My Life

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Perfect Health – Deepak Chopra

This book describes how essential it is for our health that our body and mind are in total balance. To be perfectly healthy means to be in total balance. Illness occurs due to imbalance in our body.

The Power Of Now – Eckhart Tolle

This book shows how important it is to live in the now. What we are thinking is far away from reality. The only thing that is real is what is happening in the present moment.

Way Of The Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman

Inspiring story about the importance of mindfulness.  Shows the importance to never let other people tell you what you can or cannot do.

The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

A quick read that guides us to get rid of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering.

The Secret- Rhonda Byrne

Book based on the law of attraction. Explains the power of our thoughts and feelings. Shows the importance of visualization and gratitude.

Love,

Lori

25 Life Lessons- Lesson 7

Lesson 7

It is okay to be lazy!

In our society nowadays we see it as a big achievement to be super busy. However, being busy does not increase our quality of life. Humans, as every other animal, need time to relax and just do nothing. Look at cats or dogs, they sleep almost all the time. It is okay to not be super busy, nothing to be ashamed of.

Love,

Lori