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It’s 2016 it’s the year to change your life…..some great new habits 

So today not just because it’s Jan 1st I’m thinking and writing down my plans, goals, affirmations, and new habits.

I have been given this ‘daily greatness journal’ it’s the best Christmas present ever. As I’ve been on this journey now for a while and what I’ve learned is that changing your life begins with you…..yes YOU! You have to start to work from with in yourself.

Here are 5 great habits to change your life.

1 . Meditate daily. Start with just 5 minutes of contemplation every morning and build on     it.

  1. Have an ‘attitude’ of ‘gratitude’. Every evening write down 5 things that you are great full for now and 5 things you’re intentionally grateful for. Don’t forget to write those in present tense. Watch more things appear to be grateful for.
  2. Forgive your past and those who have hurt you. You don’t have to do this in person, you can write a letter expressing your feelings and you don’t need to send it, writing is good enough. Let go this will really empower you. If there’s something bothering you and you can’t stop thinking about you could write that down then simply through it away. It works for me!
  3. Say personal affirmations everyday. What is an affirmation? It’s a thought or something you say out loud. It’s what you focus on all the time. Many people repeat negative affirmations all day everyday and they create more of the same. What do they say? They say things like…..”I don’t have enough time” or “there’s never enough money” change these thoughts to ” I have always enough time to achieve everything I set out to do” or ” money always comes along when I need it most” or ” I always have enough money for my outgoings and more to spare”. It feels weird at first but with much repetition it becomes a habit and you will see life changes. Try it for a week or three.
  4. Visualization. Everyday after you meditate imagine for a few minutes how you want your life to be. Feel it, smell it get excited about it and have gratitude for it as though you have it already.

These a great habits to get into on a daily basis. Try introducing a new habit everyday, then try doing them for more that 21 days in a row. Make that a goal. Why 21 days? Well it’s believed that habits are formed once done every day for this length of time. It then becomes a lifetime habit.

Love, peace, health and happiness.

Toni xx