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Five simple steps to help your life FLOW everyday……

How would you feel if you ‘threw caution to the wind?’If you stopped doing and started being and just let life flow?

I tell you how you’d feel….pretty bloody AWESOME!

You see for many (myself included) what stops us from creating  flow in our lives and living the lives that we dream of and deserve sits between our ears…yep that little bit of grey matter…OUR MINDSNow don’t get me wrong our minds are incredible, but we simply don’t use them to their potential.We get so caught up in the ‘noise’ of everyday and we fill our minds with ‘stuff’…

We torture ourselves by replaying the same old negative thought patterns…(yes you know the one….I’m not smart, pretty, successful, skinny enough….) and so we miss the magic of the present, what is happening to us right here and right now….because we’re too busy listening to the chatter, chatter, chatter of our minds.

We get in our OWN WAY and stop the flow!
For me getting out of my head (or at least turning the volume down on my self talk) and letting life flow is quite a scary proposition…I’ve programmed myself to have the same thought patterns for over 20 years…These ‘negative records’ are now classics…I know them off by heart.
But in order to FLOW….we must first change our thought patterns..we have to start creating new ones and….TRUST that the universe has our back!
Five steps to help your life FLOW everyday……

1. Take time to connect….
Listen to what your body is telling you. How are you feeling, what are the clues you need to tune in to?
Your body is always giving you signs of what is really needs….take the time to check in with yourself

2. Set your intention….
Something that I am starting to learn more and more each day, is the power of intention! By setting your intention, and declaring it to the universe it can have a profound impact on how your day and your life unfolds.Nothing in your external environment needs to change, but if you set your mind and your intention to how you want to feel you’ll begin to attract this into your life
3. Get out of your head….
Begin to catch yourself when you are ‘in your head’ and replaying the old thought patterns…Ask yourself, ‘Is this even true?’ or am I just telling myself the same story? If it’s not true then brush it off and create the thought pattern that you want…We can only focus on one conscious thought at a time….make it a positive one!

4. Breathe…
Our breath brings us instantly back to the present moment…out of our heads and back to flow….Ask anyone who practises yoga or meditates frequently and they’ll tell you how amazing they feel after they have practiced. It’s because they are fully aware and in the present moment. Set your phone or your work computer to take a few minutes each day to just sit quietly and focus on your breath

5. Practice living in the NOW….
Starting now become conscious of what takes you away from the present moment…is it your mind or is it something else (I know for me my phone or social media does this a lot!). Just like the negative self talk start catching yourself and bringing yourself back into the present moment at every opportunity….

As a health and wellbeing coach Penny works with busy time-poor working women who are struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Through her work, Penny helps women make simple choices around healthy food, providing ‘fuss-free’ recipes, wellness tips and simple everyday practices; to increase their energy, lower their stress levels and fall in love with real food so they lead healthier, happier lives.

If you’re ready to start living a healthier and happier life, contact Penny through the contact page for your free 30-minute consultation.

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3 Comments
  • Katherine - The Beauty Of Life

    April 29, 2015 at 1:45 am Reply

    Love this advice, Penny! I am a huge fan of mindfulness and I think that we can fall out of the flow when we get caught up in the minutiae of life and get dragged along instead of intentionally taking each moment as it comes.

    • Penny Demetriou

      April 29, 2015 at 9:42 pm Reply

      I completely agree Katherine. It’s incredible how our minds can get so caught up with things, and yet when we come back to our breath and the present moment we gain so much clarity. I am running a Mindful Moment collaboration in May which highlights the power of mindfulness via my social media channels. I think you’ll love it. Penny xx

  • orenkomp.ru

    January 23, 2016 at 6:54 pm Reply

    Mindfulness is the energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives. You don’t have to wait ten years to experience this happiness. It is present in every moment of your daily life. There are those of us who are alive but don’t know it. But when you breathe in, and you are aware of your in-breath, you touch the miracle of being alive. That is why mindfulness is a source of happiness and joy.

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