Hopefully the first entry didn't bore you too much and you're back for more :)
I wanted to share an insight from a book I've been reading, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker. I do have to say - I'm not a millionaire yet but only half way through it so fingers crossed!
What I actually wanted to share wasn't about the money aspect of the book - well, not directly. One of the things Eker talks about is mindsets. As you might (or might not) already know, thoughts lead to feelings, feelings lead to action, action leads to results. This is known as TFAR - you can find out more about it here if you're interested: https://renewyourmind.co.nz/power-of-thoughts/
So Eker goes into detail about how the kind of thoughts you have, in the case of this book about money, will affect how you feel about money, your actions (spending, saving etc.) and therefore the end results - hopefully after reading this book being closer to a millionaire!
While this goes for a lot of things and not just money, one of the challenges Eker puts in his book is for the reader to not complain, at all, out loud or in your head for one whole week. I am more of a glass half full person and really try to see the positive in everything and thought this challenge would be easy.
It was not!
Well, to be fair it wasn't as easy as I thought but it also wasn't the most difficult thing I've ever done. That was abseiling off the top of the Europa hotel for charity when I'm afraid of heights so nowhere near that bad! What I found hard was complaining about things with others. You know how it goes, you're in work or having coffee with friends and someone start complaining about something or someone you all dislike and the next thing you know...you've been complaining right along with them.
However...I really made a conscious effort to stick with it and I found it so rewarding. In fact, I've kept it up since. In many ways I feel my life has completely changed! It is astounding to think that something so small can have such a large impact but it has absolutely changed me for the better!
I felt SO much more positive, more willing to see the good in everything, less likely to gossip, more willing to take responsibility for things instead of complaining about why I couldn't do something.
So...are you up for the challenge? I dare you all to try it, just for a week to start with. I hope you all have the same positive benefits from this small challenge that I did :)
I'm a yoga fanatic who been practising yoga for 22 years and teaching for almost 4. I'm quite spiritual, a bit of a hippy to be honest, and love discussing theoretical aspects of yoga as well as the practical elements. You'll find articles on how yoga benefits my life on both a physical, mental and emotional level, as well as how it can help you - as well as some non-yoga related articles just to keep you on your toes!