THE ART OF AN UN-COMPLICATED LIFE !

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Do you realize how we program the lives of our children with the same frenetic style as our own, everything we do we do in a rush, obligations activities and the little time we do spend with our children, we just pass on the stress, it’s like contagious, the first thing we should do is slam that brake on and start to treat them like children with simple methods that we have at hand. 

A thousand activities a thousand toys, our children inherit are excess of everything and we forget that they have a right to live a life as a child….It is so unfair that we impose that we are with them and into their life. 

We should lead by example, our children are usually are reflection, so we need to start with ourselves, taking on how we are and are necessities, we should relax and park are feelings of guilt away for a while, and start to see on a daily basis what is urgent and what is important when you do this, you give yourself the strength to remove excess things from our life, it is far better when we are in tune with are funny side, our sense of humor and laughter, resources we understand and love. 

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When we separate our adult world from that of a child………………It is not right or fair to weigh a child down with adult worries and it is of no good to them either, in fact, it can damage a child in a big way, we should not speak to them about things they do not fully understand, they should not be involved with work or family problems, they cannot help to resolve these problems, so they should not be used to relieve you, and we should not pass on to them our fears or ambitions, it will wear them down and is totally unnecessary, they should not witness things they are not prepared for, they are not watching the news………….

Children understand how to enjoy life much more than we do, we really should allow it to be contagious.

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Starting the day well………….to start a day well we need to get out of the routine of rushing from the pillow to the door, it is much better for children to go to bed earlier and to waken them with time, it is so important that children awake with and see smiles in the morning, if it is not possible to be there in the morning, make an effort and try to eat together once a day, give the day a little more balance, give them the opportunity to express themselves and any little day-to-day problems they may be facing.

Limit the activities………at times we want so much for them to be involved in things, it can turn around and bite you.. you try to occupy the children while you work, the best schools and a list of extra activities after school, however, this should not be abused, two days a week is more than sufficient, it is better for them that they become a little bored than worn out with these activities.

The value of daily things….. this will teach us to value daily essential things and not only the material side of things, but we also find it helpful to pass time with them and helps us to become better adults, happier adults, we have a lot to learn and them from us. It is said that a child smiles 300 times a day….a teenager 80 times a day and an adult between 10 and 20………..what does that tell you!  Parents and children can both learn to love life and to get the most out of it, both parties can win here, by doing things together that you both enjoy, knowing you have their attention and love and vice versa……a lot in life is free, and your and their life should be full of cuddles, kisses, smiles, and love, never forget to tell each other “I love you”

As our children grow, we move away from happy feelings and more into looking for perfection, totally moved by tension and stress we spend more time correcting them than enjoying them. don’t spend all your time shouting or being angry with them, break the silence with a hug, a funny comment, transform that difficult moment into a moment of love. This is a great way to overcome stress with them, sometimes they just don’t understand you not being happy with them! 

When you are happy it is beneficial to both parties, and also to the people around us, it can be contagious our attitude in our circle is very important, especially for our children, running around like headless chicken is not a good example to anyone.

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IT’S RAINING KINDNESS………………………………………………………………………

What a wonderful thought, If only we could sprinkle our kindness around in the world, however in our minds we can sprinkle kindness wherever we wish, its magic and can give us beautiful moments in our life, remember what you give out, you will get back…..its the Law of the Universe……….

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GRATITUDE AND ACCEPTANCE…………………………………………………………………………

I would like to know how we are going to get back into the swing, after this forced upon  break, This is going to be very hard for some people, our  routines have changed the days are shorter or longer depending where you are and the evenings are cooler or warmer, but with all that said, we must also see the positive side of these times,we start to do things that we enjoy, we start to look at the new fashion trends for the next season, we start to plan our holiday breaks (which might include a little beach or snow) and we start to get motivated in a different way,these are things we can think about and start to prepare in our minds, the simple things in life which we had taken away for a period of time,  we can enjoy walks and even the gym more due to the drop in regulations and conditions.

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We are generally more comfortable doing our everyday activities,(where possible) for some it’s the perfect time of year,the days still bring sunshine which always feels good,but the mornings are more fresh and the smell of “get out here” is in the air,the nights are cooler which always allows a better night’s sleep, these are many things that are positive and we see it is not all gloom of being back at the office or our workplace. Do we feel grateful for this change ? there are many things where are gratitude can  be shown and thanks can be given,many do not realise how important gratitude is, we all have things and circumstances to be grateful for, we see, we feel, we think, we breath, we eat, we move these are all things we should be grateful for, our families our friends, you could make a list a mile long or even more, it is part of our everyday life,but, many do not see it or worse still never give thanks for it, the more gratitude you give and feel the more gratitude you will be given back, in many different ways, we should always be aware of giving thanks,and we should always see the gratitude we can give in a negative situation, we can learn something or see things we did not see before and we should be grateful for that.

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Acceptance is also linked in a way to gratitude, when we see gratitude in a difficult situation we should also accept, this is always beneficial to ourselves, when we accept we can move forward, until then we are trapped and stuck, totally blocked and unable to progress and succeed, I have said before that this does not mean you agree with what you are accepting but you take it and accept it, freeing yourself to move forward, when we loose a loved one, we do not agree with the situation, but if we accept the loss, we are helping ourselves through a difficult time,and time heals and we have helped this by acceptance, in other circumstances if we give acceptance to ourselves you will then not have to look as much from other people, when people have to look to others for acceptance, you will find that they will have a problem of some kind, people with addiction and rejection related problems will very often look for approval and acceptance.

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Enjoy your time ahead, and remember to be grateful for everything and everyone you have around you, keep the motivation going…………….

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KINDNESS DAILY………………………………………………………….

Always be kind, wherever you go, it will cost you nothing, but could mean more than a pot of gold to those who receive it…………….. one act a day, would mean we could fill the world with positivity …………

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TEST TIME……………………………………………………………………..

We are all being put to the test in these recent weeks, confined to our homes, some of us alone and others with our families around us, which is the best, I really do not know, they both have pro’s and con’s……..

The first week, was great news, time for us to catch up on all those things that are labelled ” I will see to that later” all of a sudden “later” has arrived, and we look forward to tackling the job at hand, the feeling of satisfaction when it is done, is so great we move on to the next project, that was put on hold………

As this time goes on, we move from being happy to be able to do things, to worry about how long this will go on, and what is actually going on around us, the feeling of seeking in an extra little holiday is giving way to the actual disaster that is taking place around us, this disease that is spreading quicker than maybe anything we have ever seen, this is an experience we are not going to forget in a hurry, it makes us realise how fragile we can be to something we can’t even see, that has expanded around the whole world……….

We are being tested to the limit in all areas, boredom, anxiety ,fear we are open to so many emotions and experiences, but we are strong, so strong much more than we had ever thought……we can deal with this and much more, you know if you follow my blog that one of the universal laws that I mention the most is the Law of Acceptance, and this is no different, when we accept this new situation that has been forced upon us, not by choice, the better we will handle it, to be angry about being confined, or not enough supplies in the supermarket, or being unable to socialize, a drop in your income etc., whatever it is, accept it in your mind, let it in and find a space for it, this is a temporary situation and slowly things will become nearer to normal as possible, when we hold an internal fight with the situation, we have double the work, one to accumulate all the fear and anxiety that goes with it, and secondly to unravel it all and keep going day to day, acceptance brings you to a place of calm, acceptance allows you to focus on what is at hand, acceptance helps you help your family and loved one’s to find the strength they need and most important to be happy during this time, life is all about obstacles and hurdles, and it is your job to return the balance you need, we are all going to get through this, and the more focused we are on positive things within our life the better we will be, accept what is happening and then start to feel all the positivity that can unfold from this situation, if you are alone, don’t get bored, start to really get to know yourself, work on yourself, you will be amazed on what you can learn and if you are in company of friends or family, the same principle stands, we all have so much to learn about ourselves, discovering who we are and who we share our life with can be quite exciting and will give us a better understanding of one another……in these times it is important to show love that you have inside, sometimes just feeling it,can not be communicated to others……….share,always share what you have in your life, your heart your thoughts…………

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ONE DAY LESS…………………………………………………………………………

Good morning everyone, one day less, or one day nearer to the lockdown finish line, although we strongly suspect it could be prolonged here in Spain, we are hoping, however health first and wishing you all well, enjoy your time at home……………time is always precious, no matter what the circumstances

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CAN’T SWITCH OFF !!!…………………………………………………………….

It’s the end of the day, you are in your castle and hopefully will relax,or at least you will start to relax, for most people the problem comes along when it’s time to go to bed, really ready for a good night’s sleep, it is amazing the amount of people that can not obtain a good night’s sleep, this is so important, without good sleep, your body does not function 100%, and if you have busy day’s whether that be mentally or physically your output will not have the desired results. So, how do we achieve that perfect sleep, when we can wake with all the benefits of sleeping like a baby, ready to face our busy life style.

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This simple exercise with a little practice has had great success with my clients, from young to older,from broken hearts to everyday life and family problems, you first have to feel comfortable where you are, you may have read a blog i did a while ago on decorating your space for very little money and to love your surroundings,if this is not the case,you will have to use your imagination,but at least feel comfortable in your bed,get the pillow right and settle down, close your eyes and slowly count back from 10 to 0, with each number you will feel your body relaxing more and more, when you reach your point 0, this is where you have to take yourself through your imagination to your favourite place, people surrounding, transport yourself, wherever it may be, I have had clients on motorbikes, taking there favourite ride,skiing down slopes,soaking up the sun,a tropical island,a walk in the forest,a romantic dinner, whatever makes you feel at perfect peace, what is important here is the detail you give your image,the more detail you can incorporate the more you will feel the moment and your relaxation point will be that of total freedom to drift into your perfect sleeping state.

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The reason for this exercise to obtain perfect sleep, is to take control of your thoughts, most people find that sleep escapes them because there mind will not stop, your body is tired but the mind keeps going, there is nothing worse than that feeling of watching the clock, and going through your break up,problem or whatever it is that keeps your mind going 24/7, this can work the first time for some it takes a little bit of work, but work that is worth the effort. Take yourself to your favourite place maybe with your favourite person and sleep, sleep sleep……………………………………………….

 

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CAN YOU DO THIS ?…………………………………………………………………

The importance of loving what matters to you is essential, always hold that in an important place, it should be a priority in your life, for you and those that surround you………….

Keep the love flowing………………………………

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PALM SUNDAY

Today is Palm Sunday, it is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels.images Palm sunday

This day is a celebration in most countries across the world. Sadly this year due to the Coronavirus the Easter walk through the streets and hanging of the decorated artistic Palms will not be displayed, however I hope that this cannot be removed from within your hearts……..and that we celebrate this Palm Sunday with special thoughts for ourselves.

In Spain (my part of the world)

In Elche Spain, the location of “Palmeral of Elche” (the biggest palm grove in Europe) there is a tradition of tying and covering palm leaves to whiten them away from sunlight, and then drying and braided them in elaborate shapes.

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I hope that where ever you may be across the world, you have a pleasant Palm Sunday.

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REFLECTION SUNDAY……………………………………………………….

Never hold on to what is of no use to you anymore, Sunday is a great day to sit relax and listen to what you want in your life and what you don’t, then be strong enough to let go……………

Letting go, will give you a wonderful sense of freedom

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