Change Problems to Challenges and Lighten Up

Problem – something difficult to deal with

Challenge – a call to test your skill or strength

Changing your outlook can make all the difference. This is a problem sounds ominousness. This is a challenge sounds exciting. Our mind flip flops from oh no to I can figure this out. Example I’m out of chocolate, do I think oh no or how can I get some.

People talk about the reality of their life as if it is important. And we want you to understand, it’s only the temporary indicator. -your gas gauge is on empty-do you go to the gas station and look at your gas gauge in horror? “How did this happen? Why, why, why did this happen to me?” Do you lay your head on the steering wheel and just sob? “Oh, look what it’s come to. I’m finished. I’ve lived all of this life, and look where I am.” Or do you just fill up?”– Esther Abraham-Hicks,

Maybe we all need a little laughing yoga

It’s contagious

Here’s a Ted talk on the science of laughter

Rest and Digest

Rest – stop working in order to recover strength, also place for support

Digest – absorb into the mind

We tend to face challenges in our life by pushing and bulldozing, but some times the best solution is to sit down, rest and digest.

We have become accustomed to instant everything, from soup to success.  If we don’t see results instantly we feel  a failure. You don’t plant flower seeds on Tuesday and expect flowers on Wednesday.  A bad haircut can seem to last forever, but without noticing, one day its grown out.

When exhausted from all the pushing and getting nowhere, sometimes we need to stop, breathe, and do a little dance.

Trust

Life is working in your favour.

“Our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction”
Francis Picabia 

 

As my favourite person Sark says “Restore and explore,fill yourself with laughter,take a different route. Re- energize yourself, Recover and discover.

Here’s a fun video to help re-energize yourself and fly around the room with.

Are We Just Being Drama Queens ? Difficult vs Devastating

Are you having a difficult time?  That’s something that passes and will most likely be forgotten.  If you are going through a devastating time, it doesn’t go away and you don’t forget it.  An example – you lose your job, it is difficult.  You lose a loved one, that is devastating.

 

Dictionary definitions –

Difficult –  needing much effort or skill to deal with or understand.

Devastating – very destructive, shocking and distressing.

 

Being creative can be difficult at times, but it is not devastating.

Difficult we can repair.  Devastating we need to completely rebuild.

When things get hard and demanding, we have to pull up our bootstraps, put on our hard-hats and conquer it.   When we are destroyed and flattened, we have to put on blankets and warm slippers until we have the strength to reassemble.

Put life and creativity in prospective.

Have You Checked Out of Your Dream?

We all want our problems to be solved, but solved our way and always the outcome we wanted. When you are in creative mode, it doesn’t work like that. Pushing and shoving our solution and not letting our subconscious play, can get ugly.  When things don’t go as planned, we check out, sayonara, hasta la vista.  Not happy, must find happy, hummm where is that?

Remember all things have a purpose and a meaning. We can navigate through our lifestorms if we keep that in mind.When you think nothing you do matters, slap your forehead and know that everything matters. You have had experiences no one else has had. You have noticed small details no one else witnessed the way you did.

When we decide to check out of our dreams, we need to ask ourselves –

Why do I fear the unfamiliar?  Am I unable to make my inner and outer life congruent?  Did I choose something today that took me in the wrong direction? Did it help? Did I do what I told myself to do? Did I rebel? Why? Was it a throwback to childhood? Does fear make me want to be in constant control?

You are special, your problems are special, only you know what they are and only the inner spirit of you know how to solve them.  Checking out of a dream is never the answer, its only fear.

All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last –   Marcel Proust

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