Ah, January - the perfect month to make a fresh start to your life! When New Year's resolutions are adding zest to the very air we breathe you can choose to go that extra mile. But how? What? Here is a suggestion: You could simply opt for a change of attitude to a more positive one that serves you better. This switch is a great way to grow - to develop your whole being.
"Developing the self is the most fun thing you can do in life. It's a spontaneous experience of joy."
Dr Deepak Chopra
Personal growth is a choice. Actually, if you think about it, our life is made up of the sum of all our choices up to this moment. Hmm. That may set your mind on the path of: Well, when I made one choice such and such happened and it's working well / but when I made another choice I didn't like what happened and it seems like I'm stuck with it now. The great thing is that if we are not happy with some of our choices... we may well be able to choose again!
"You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice."
Steven D Woodhull
Admittedly, change is not always an easy thing. However, choosing to change, to grow, is the first and most crucial step towards making it happen.
"That definite decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lesson in avoiding criticism
Okay, let's get specific by looking at one very common problem: Criticism. Being on the receiving end of criticism can be a very painful experience.
Do you attract a lot of criticism? If you do, using the following Blossom Tool could change that.
Stop criticising... yourself!
When you stop criticising yourself and start choosing more supportive thoughts you will stop attracting criticism from others. (Wow! What a lot of heartache and aggravation that will save.) This is because people's behaviour towards us tends to mirror our own.
Choosing to put aside criticism will take you a giant step towards your best self. Choose to: (c) Be the Best You Can Be!
PS Don't forget to take a look at my other blog: https://creativelivingforthebestyou.blogspot.com/
Also, for further inspiration check out my website: http://www.teresaodriscoll.co.uk
PPS Don't forget to check out my book: 9 Days to Heaven, How to make everlasting meaning of your life - which is a practical guide to joyful living! You can see the book trailer by clicking on this link: http://youtu.be/154luv8KMns