Take A Day To Make A Better You
self improvement is the catalyst for greater happiness and success
Do you ever feel like you need a kick in the seat-of-the-pants? A push in the right direction? Perhaps you need a boost in morale or need some attitude adjustment. Try giving yourself a self-development day.
Benefits of a self-development day
- You almost program yourself for optimism
- You feel better, refreshed and ready to seize the rest of the week
- Side-advantage: You knock out some minor tasks you’ve been procrastinating
- You’ll be more organized for the days and weeks to come.
The way I’ve done this in the past is I’ve picked one or two self-development/motivational audio programs that I would listen to nonstop for a whole day. I put on some headphones and do some long-delayed cleaning and filing. At the end of a day like this, I am feeling much more positive, more organized and a lot more energized about how I am going to deal the rest of the week.
So why does this work so well? The simple reason is constant exposure. If you have ever attended an all-day program sponsored by Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy or similar speaker, you probably felt pretty good about yourself and your future after the day was complete. Constant exposure to new motivational ideas prevent the little negative thoughts (gremlins) from taking hold so easily. For lack of a better word, it’s healthy brainwashing.
Best of all, this method is simple to do. Just pick a day, and choose a few self-development audio programs. Prepare some repetitive or routine work and get to listening. Don’t stop until the end of the day!
Here are some tips:
- Pick audio programs where you feel you’ll learn something or reinforce behaviors you want to preserve.
- Make sure the day you choose is one where you can either be alone or where you can listen without people interrupting.
- Choose titles that can get you moving in new and better directions.
- Mentally approach your self-development day listening time with a sense that you will learn something.
- Set aside a full day, where you can do stuff like clear your desk, your office closet, dust, file…choose simple tasks such as organizing so you can focus on the audio messages.
- Also, keep the computer and radio OFF. This is self-development day, not surf day.
- It’s also not audio-book day, so don’t choose novels.
- If you find yourself bored with the message, keep the tapes or CDs rolling. If your mind drifts, let it drift. Just keep it rolling. It’s likely the next chapter will snag you. If not, you are still getting something.
Some ideas for what to do while you listen can include filing and tossing out old papers. Remove all the books from your bookcase, dust them and put them back. Clean and arrange your desk drawers. If you typically take a break, this time take a break and go for a walk.
A self-development day is an Investment in you.
This is self indulgent YOU time, this is for your health and mental well-being. You will surely get many ideas during this day and will probably feel a great sense of motivation and drive when the day is over.
Have a sensational week!
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All successful people became successful, because they gave some talent or ability in the service of others. You can contribute in some way to others, no matter how small your talent. You too, can become successful.
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Heal Your Gut with Glutamine
three reasons why it is great
One of the most abundant amino acids in the human body, glutamine is the most used building block in metabolic processes. It naturally occurs in protein rich food such as beans, fish, and meat. If your body is beyond the basic nutritional needs and requires some healing, know that glutamine plays a pivotal role in paving the road to good health, via being “a source of fuel for cells lining the intestines. Without it these cells waste away.” 
You've been told you are what you eat, but did you know you more of what you absorb! Absorption is the process of digesting food properly so that the nutrients are extracted from the food and utilized by the body to perform the biochemistry needed to function. Your gut is home to 80% of your immune system, known as GALT, or Gut-Associated Lymphatic Tissue. Not only that, but your gut is like a second brain, says Dr. Alejandro Junger, where more serotonin is used there than in your head, to the tune of another 80-90%.
Do you think you to need to heal your gut now? Glutamine is great for your body because it :
1. Increases Immune Function: Glutamine is used by white blood cells which are your primary protection against infection!
2. Makes more Glutathione: In addition to N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), glutamine helps make our bodies most potent anti-oxidant which is every cell in our body!
3. Helps with Cancer care during chemotherapy: To lessen the side effects such as diarrhea, swelling in the mouth, and pain, glutamine is used according to WebMD.
In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Dr. Alisha N.D.
 The Natural Pharmacy, HealthNotes
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Choose Your Words
by Madisyn Taylor
All you have to do is speak or read the word failure and see how it makes you feel.
The word failure puts forward a very simplistic way of thinking that allows for only two possibilities: failure or success. Few things in the universe are black and white, yet much of our language reads as if they are. The word failure signifies a paradigm in which all subtlety is lost. When we regard something we have done, or ourselves, as a failure, we lose our ability to see the truth, which is no doubt considerably more complex. In addition, we hurt ourselves. All you have to do is speak or read the word failure and see how it makes you feel.
At some point, the word may not have been so loaded with the weight of negativity, and it simply referred to something that did not go according to plan. Unfortunately, in our culture it is often used very negatively, such as when a person is labeled a failure, even though it is impossible for something as vast and subtle as a human being to be reduced in such a way. It also acts as a deterrent, scaring us from taking risks for fear of failure. It has somehow come to represent the worst possible outcome. Failure is a word so burdened with fearful and unconscious energy that we can all benefit from consciously examining our use of it, because the language we use influences the way we think and feel.
Next time you feel like a failure or fear failure, know that you are under the influence of an outmoded way of perceiving the world. When the world failure comes up, it’s a call for us to apply a more enlightened consciousness to the matter at hand. When you are consciously aware of the word and its baggage you will not fall victim to its darkness. In your own use of language, you may choose to stop using the word failure altogether. This might encourage you to articulate more clearly the truth of the situation, opening your mind to subtleties and possibilities the word failure would never have allowed.
Low Glycemic No Added Sugar Strawberry Jam
(makes 96 servings)
Carbs Per Serving: .8 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
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4 cups sliced strawberries
1/4 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a dash Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 envelopes (1 1/2 tb sp.) unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
In medium saucepan, combine berries, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a dash Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder and lemon juice. Heat 5 minutes, crushing berries. Bring to boil; boil rapidly, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.
In a small bowl, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over cold water. Let stand 1 minute. Add to berry mixture and heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 3 minutes.
Let jam stand 5 minutes, skimming off any foam. Ladle into jars. Cover with top of paraffin and cool slightly before refrigerating and it will keep a month in the refrigerator or a year in the freezer.
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