May 1, 2017

MAY’SNOTE

Julie Furlong

Most of the time we worry about things that have not even happened yet and most likely never will. This month’s Note #13 is all about managing your worries. In a world where our thoughts control how we feel, often, we need to sit back and remind ourselves, we do not need unnecessary worrying in our lives. Unnecessary worrying is an unproductive habit that will never amount to anything positive. We should be having a good look at the big picture — how bad is it really? Working on a few of the pointers and tips in this blog for May will help you manage your worries away. Please don’t forget if you have any feedback, I would love to hear from you. Also, if you have not already done so, please hook up via your preferred social media platform to receive free reminders during your working week. Have fun this May!

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May 1, 2017

#13WHAT’SYOURWORRY

What’s your worry

What’s your worry?
While I would not call myself a constant worrier, I do worry at times. Little concerns sometimes buzz around in my head, and mostly I am worrying about things that have not even happened. When I am in my worry phase, ‘what if’ questions start entering my mind, which realistically only exist among the pixies in my head. And if you are anything like me, very few worries are as painful or terrible as imagined, and are often just nonsense made up in our own minds.

Feeling that I must worry about a small or big problem will do nothing for me, and in a world where our thoughts control how we feel, this is when it’s time to sit back and remind myself, I do not need the unnecessary worrying in life. Unnecessary worrying is an unproductive habit that will never amount to anything positive. I intentionally train and remind my mind to not worry. (Self Talk) Then I tell myself to look at the big picture — how bad is it really?

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March 31, 2017

#12MOTIVATEME

Stay motivated and inspired… break the cycle of apathy

Motivate Me
It’s easy to get into the apathetic spiral, to procrastinate and make up excuses. You fail at something a couple of times; a new project is not working; your career becomes boring; you begin to avoid difficult tasks in your life; you feel overwhelmed and slowly lose interest. All of a sudden, your motivation and inner drive disappears and it begins to feel impossible to get going again. It happens to all of us.

Normally, I just do whatever has to be done to get through the day, with little or no interest. Every project or task set upon me is met with a ‘yeah, whatever’. It can be so, so easy to fall into the trap of feeling deflated when things have not gone my way.

Feeling low or dwelling on the problem solves nothing — we all know that. You just feel worse and ultimately even less motivated. I find that the more aware, mindful and in the moment I am, the faster I am able to steer my actions and regain motivation and control over my routine. (Good Life Habits)

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