Breathe and Reflect – Day 63 of 365 Days to a Better You

Breathe and Reflect

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Søren Kierkegaard

Reflection is critical to happiness and success. Go, go, go may be necessary sometimes to get things done. Without reflection and adjustment, you’ll just go in circles.

We are now into the third month of the year. Take some time to look back at your goals from the beginning of the year. What have you achieved and what have you not even started? Has something changed that makes your New Year’s goals no longer applicable? We talked about staying fluid yesterday. Is it time to do some rework on your goals? That is allowed, you know.

Most importantly, take some time today to look at the road you’ve traveled these past two months. Be proud of how far you’ve come on some things. Be gentle on those things that still need work or you haven’t focused on yet. Be determined to give the time and attention to those things that are important!

Power hack: Conduct a start, stop, continue analysis on where you are. Identify one thing you’re committed to start doing. Identify one thing you’re committed to stop doing. Identify one thing that’s working well and you want to continue doing.

Take a breath, adjust, and keep on going. There’s a lot of year left. Big things await you!

Ray

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The Two-Minute Vacation – Day 9 of 365 Days to a Better You

Take a Two-Minute Vacation

Good morning, my friends

Welcome to the ninth day of 2019. April and I are headed on the road this evening. We’ll be spending a few days in L.A. and then traveling on to Kauai. I’m super pumped. It’s been a couple years since we’ve been to our favorite place on Earth!

It’s interesting how the energy of certain places just resonates with us. We feel like we’ve temporarily stepped out of time and space. We get a moment to breathe again. Where is that for you?

If you know where that is for you, I want you to stop what you’re doing, sit back, and close your eyes.

I want you to think about your favorite place in the world. It might be somewhere close to you or some dream vacation destination. Make sure it’s that one place in the world where you feel your absolute best.

OK. Got it? Close your eyes and take a deep breath. For the next 30 seconds, I want to you to completely experience that place. Visualize the sites, hear the sounds, smell the smells…be there. Be there for 60 seconds.

Open your eyes. I bet you FEEL a lot better than you did 60 seconds ago. Drink in that feeling. Try to maintain that energy as you go through the rest of your day.

Finally, do me a favor. Make plans, as soon as you are able, to return to that place. There’s a reason you feel so good there. You need to spend more time. Whatever it takes, make it happen! You’re worth it!

I believe in your dreams! Meet me halfway and believe in them too.

Ray

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