Motivation Monday: Feel Happier!

Meditate

I must admit that when I first heard of the concept of ‘meditating’, I use to think it was a lot of mumbo jumbo. But I gave it a chance and after continuing to try to meditate, I think this is a great habit to get into. It has helped me to be calm, focused and centered. I can always tell when I need to rewind and refresh myself with meditation. Once I do, I find myself back to feeling happy and my priorities aligned with a renewed energy.
So this week, my Monday Motivation tip is to encourage you to try out meditation. Begin you week by relieving some of your stress and focusing your energy on the right priorities, using meditation.
Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra periodically have FREE 21 day mediations focused on a specific topic. Today a new series begins and you can receive a free meditation every day for 21 days, free of charge. After the 21 days end, you can pay and continue if you like or begin practicing on your own. The title of this mediation is called “Making Every Moment Matter” and with Deepak’s soothing voice as the moderator, it is bound to help you with your issues.

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.” ― Deepak Chopra

If you’ve never tried meditation before, it does take some practice to get the hang of it, so don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s hard to not think about things and keep your mind still. Once you start thinking about something or get distracted, the trick it to channel your focus onto your breathing again and concentrate on taking in deep breaths.
You can register for the free 21 day meditation series here: https://chopracentermeditation.com/login
Try it and let me know what you think about it.

Be grateful

It’s true and proven. Practicing gratefulness will improve your life and amazing things will happen. For example:
– You sleep better
– You will be less stressed out
– You will have more energy
– Your health will improve
– You will have better relationships
– You will improve your leadership skills
Keep a gratitude journal. Write down 3-5 things everyday that you are grateful for in your life. Continue to do this and watch what happens.

Dress to Impress for the Holidays

The holidays are here!! It’s time to start thinking about all the events and holiday parties you’ll be attending and of course, what you’re going to wear to them. Don’t wait until the last minute to plan it and end up disappointed with your outfits.
Once you figure out the basics, it will be easy to find the perfect outfit. Start by defining your style, body shape and what you want your personal brand to exhibit. Download my FREE Stand out from the Crowd Self-Assessment Workbook and find out how your wardrobe can impact your professional success.
Download it here www.FirstImpressionsMatter.com for FREE! (Scroll to the bottom and you’ll see it on the bottom left).
Do you have a gratitude journal or will you start one this week? What will you do this week to feel happier? Share your thoughts with me! Maybe one of your ideas will inspire me!