365 Days to a Better You – Day 25

Master your distractions

I have them. You have them. We all have them. I’m referring to distractions and they’ve never been so many nor so tempting. Still, if you are to become a better you this year, dream big, and achieve big goals, you have to find ways to master your distractions.

I don’t know about you, but I have no desire to live under a tyrant – even if it’s me. Zero-tolerance distraction-busting probably won’t work. It’s the equivalent going on a diet that consists of rice cakes and waters. You might lose some weight in the short-term, but it’s not the way you want to live the rest of your life.

Besides, many of today’s distractions are pleasant, even rewarding. There’s no reason to completely deprive yourself. Checking your Facebook, Instagram, watching YouTube or your  favorite TV show is not going to prevent you from reaching your dreams. I’m skeptical of gurus who say they ignore TV or social media, while they make their living by other people finding them and their products there.

The key is awareness and degree. I love what  Rachel Hollis says, “You have to decide between what you want now and what you want most.”

Most of your distractions are immediate and easy to access. Your goals and dreams are distant and far away.

Do you remember that analogy as about taking a penny and doubling it each day? The question was how much would you have at the end of 30 days? The surprising answer is over $5 million.

Our distractions add up to knocking us way of course. It may seem like just a few minutes (that often turns into an hour). In a month’s time, you’re way of the course that leads to your a better you.

Here are some practical tips for mastering your distractions. Trust me, guys, this is a constant battle for me as well.

  1. Name the challenge – you know what your distractions and time-stealers are. Call them out. Make a list of the big ones.
  2. Size up the challenge – no judgement here. Track for a couple of days how much time you spend on the distractions on your list versus how much time you spend doing something productive that’s helping you reach your goals.
  3. Devise a plan – now you know what the time drains are and how big they are. Devise a plan for mitigating each them. Be sure to include your plan what might get in the way of your distraction mitigation plan and mitigate them too. Keep in mind, depending on what your distractions are, there may be tech solutions to help. There are apps for writers, for instance, block access to the Internet for a set period of time so they can write.
  4. Track your progress – the goal is to spend less time on distractions (including busy work) and more time on productive work aligned with your goals. You should begin to see a shift where productive work dominates distractions.
  5. Celebrate success – always reward yourself for success. Maybe you write for two hours and then you get to watch the latest video from your favorite YouTube channel.
  6. Be strong-minded – I’ll be doing a whole post on this in the near future. For now, please accept that distractions don’t just happen. Short of a literal emergency, most distractions can wait. An email isn’t urgent just because it arrives. If you want to help prioritize tasks, The Covey Four Quadrants are a time-tested way to help you.

Finally, you can listen to this video. I’ve created an audio affirmation that is three affirmations. This is one you can listen to passively and allow it to fill your consciousness a little bit at a time. I’ll be listening along with you!

Download a free MP3 of this affirmation for your playlist.

In no time, you’ll be the master of your distractions!

Ray

Affirmation Tips: Listening to Your Affirmations

Hey, guys!

IMG_1475I’ve been writing, recording, and using affirmations for many years. I’ve found that listening to affirmations in an audio format is the most effective way for me to add them to my busy schedule and get maximum benefit from them.

Affirmations are still among the most powerful ways to shift your mindset in positive ways. Yes! Action is required, but empowered thinking is still the fuel for the action.

Here are my tips using affirmations.

  • Listen passively – have you ever had that experience where you didn’t think you were listening to the words of a song or a commercial and you suddenly know them? That’s how listening passively to audio affirmations works. You listen while you’re living your life. You may not think you’re listening, but your subconscious is. With enough repetition they become conscious.
  • Listen meditatively – audio affirmations are great when used as a guided meditation. Listen consciously and with intent. Absorb and embody the words. Soon they become part of who you are.
  • Add them to your workout playlist – workout time or running time can be personal development time. Sure, you like listening to your favorite music, but mix the affirmations in with the songs. Physical exertion is an amazing way to help the affirmation impact your consciousness.
  • Listen in the morning – affirmations are an amazing way to start your day withe positive energy and vision. Listen to affirmations that inspire rather than talk radio that demotivates.
  • When you need them – play your affirmations on the way to a sales call, an interview, while you work in the garden, or in the locker room before the big game. Power words right before you face a situation can power up your game!
  • While you sleep – if your spouse or partner will allow you, listen to affirmations while you sleep. This is the unconscious working at its best. No conscious rejection. You’re simply letting better thoughts fill your mind.

I’ve been doing this for more than 25 years. I’ve seen these techniques work over and over again. If you need some affirmations to listen download MP3 from my growing library or listen to them on my YouTube Channel.

I’d love to hear your experiences and how this works for you!

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

 


Focus on Your Dreams Affirmation

Whew! That felt good! This is the first new affirmation I’ve recorded in more than three years. I’ve mentioned a couple of places that I’m in the process of revitalizing and expanding The Affirmation Spot platform. You’re going to be seeing new content in new venues. One of my areas of focus will be video affirmations.

The video that accompanies the affirmation has a powerful message in its own right. I’d love to hear your comments below.

I hope you will find this affirmation recording useful and empowering when you’re facing the voices and forces of negativity in your life. The affirmation is set to a spacey track that gains power as it progresses. That’s offset by relaxing theta waves. The affirmation is read in the first and second-person for maximum effect.

The Affirmation reads:

  • I am immune to the negative voices and forces in my environment. I stay focused on my dreams.
  • You are immune to the negative forces in your environment. You stay focused on your dreams.

 

If you’d like to download a copy of the MP3, you can do so here.

Stay inspired, my friends!

Ray

Ray Davis is the Founder of The Affirmation Spot and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. He’s been writing, recording, and using affirmations for 30 years. He’s also the author of Anunnaki Awakening. He advocates for the potential of the human race. He’s life-long history buff and holds a B.S. in History Education.

#Affirmation for Thursday July 21, 2016

 

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Whatever I need always comes my way. Whoever I need to meet always comes my way. Whatever I need to know always comes my way. My world is one positive synchronicity after another!

Stay inspired!

Ray

MP3 Affirmations
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Confidence Affirmation: Conquer Yourself

This is a video affirmation meant to instill confidence. It’s set to a video of roaring fireplace.

Affirmation: It is not mountain I conquer, but myself! I am reaching for the top of the mountain and my day in the sun is here!

Download the MP3 of this affirmation.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

Ray Davis is the author of Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com – founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race. He’s life-long history buff and holds a B.S. in History Education. He’s always been fascinated by alternative views of history.

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Radiant Light and Energy MP3 Affirmation

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This affirmation, set to peaceful and powerful music, reminds  you that, at your core, you are a being of light.

It is most powerful when you are in a quiet place, with your eyes closed, and able to visualize the light and energy filling your being.

Sit back, close your eyes, and absorb the light and energy. This affirmation is perfect for playing while relaxing or meditating.

Title: Radiant Light and Energy Affirmation

Length: 1:32

Format: MP3

Affirmations:

  • “I am full of radiant light and energy.”
    (repeats 7 times)
  • “You are full of radiant light and energy.”
    (repeats 7 times)

 

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race.  He’s the author of the breakthrough novel Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leaders seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!