There are no obstacles if you can jump high enough!

There are no obstacles if you can jump high enough!
In life we often create our own obstacles. We look at what we want to achieve or do and then start creating obstacles as to why we cannot do it. Such as 'there is not enough time’..... ‘it didn't work last time I tried'....., 'I am not good enough'....... 'I can’t'.
When we start creating these obstacles we stay stuck behind the obstacle and keep making it higher and higher until we reach a point where we can justify not jumping it and say; 'now look, this obstacle (I have created!) is so high I can’t possibly jump over it'. 
Imagine a runner in a hurdle race, starting off, building momentum then getting to the hurdle and stopping right in front of it, looking at it and saying 'I can’t jump this it’s too high', well of course it’s too high because the momentum is gone. The only way to jump that hurdle is to start the race, see the hurdle coming, keep running at it and jump. 
We can jump those obstacle in life if we just keep the momentum and belief going and stop any doubt and reasons creeping in that make us stop and observe too much the problem we have created in front of us.

Belief system exercise

Belief system exercise
Write down as many things as you can that begin with the word ‘I’, such as 
I am......
I should .....
I think the world is......
I think I should always......
I believe.......
I want.........
I need.........
I think other people ........
Anything that is part of your general belief system about yourself, the world, others, how you should behave etc. 
When you have done as many as you can think of, look at each one and write down next to it where that belief came from such as parents, peers, society, partners, the internet? Any that do not say "me" next it, change it, write a new one and make it yours. 

We can go though life for many years with belief systems that are not ours. When we are growing up so many people influence our beliefs with their own. We sometimes wonder why we do not know who we are.
This exercise will help you to find the parts of you that are truly you and change the ones that are not helping you to complete the jigsaw puzzle that is YOU :)

Busy, Busy, Busy? Press PAUSE!

.  and......
  1. Take a deep breath
  2. Smile
  3. Call a loved one
  4. Laugh
  5. Think of something positive
  6. Remind yourself or your dreams
  7. Express gratitude
  8. Look around you and notice something beautiful
  9. Look inside yourself and notice something beautiful
  10. Put your phone away/turn off your computer
  11. Take another deep breath

Notice the moment you are in, live it, enjoy it or learn from it, for it will never come again ...........

Smiling makes you happier!

Smiling makes you happier so smile first, be happy later!
Here are 3 reasons to smile today:
1. Smiling helps to reduce all our stress hormones like cortisol, adrenalin and dopamine whilst increasing the happy endorphin hormones as well as reducing blood pressure.
2. A smile is contagious. As children we learn to smile by mimicking people smiling at us. This habit is still within us. A little like the contagion of a yawn! So not only can you make yourself feel better you can pass it on to someone else. Smile at someone today :)
3. Smiling connects us with other people and is worth so much more than you can imagine. So often we forget the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear and small acts of kindness. 
These are small things which have huge effects. So share this smile with someone else today and spread the happiness.