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Monday, 22 November 2010

22nd November 2010 - facebook email

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. Brother Angelus

Well I’m rested and ready for another week of ProPoints – are you? I hope you had a great weekend and have recharged your batteries.

I’d been starting to put together a Bev’s Bites over the last few weeks, a bit here and a bit there but yesterday I spent about 8 hours solid on it – I got a little engrossed! At least it stopped me eating ;-) So it’s done and will be available as soon as I can get some printed, all proceeds to charity of course. There’s over a month of menu plans and recipes (104 meal ideas). Hopefully it’ll help you all get into the plan even quicker and easier.

Just a quick reminder of the weekends emails, if you read them and took on board what they said, you should now know that the most powerful and influential person in your life is you. You are the thinker of your thoughts. You have the ultimate responsibility, the final say in defining who you are and how your life is. In particular, you have sole responsibility for choosing your response to any and every situation in your life, past, present and future.

So today’s all about taking responsibility for yourself, taking ownership of your attitude and approach to life. You may not always be in control of what happens in your life but you can be in control of your response.

It’s so easy to blame others, I know so many who are still blaming there parents for the way they are! Once you’re over 16 you gotta stop blaming the parents! It’s so easy to blame others, friends, partners etc, the truth is people can hurt each other no matter how much love they share. There is not perfect partner or parent who will never hurt or disappoint. But if you can come to terms with the concept of forgiveness, you can make allowances for human weakness and start making amends.

For some there will always be someone to blame for something, in this country we have a reputation for moaning and blaming, 52% of us say we’re not happy and we want to change but according to a survey conducted by American Express our main excuse for not changing is “Who can’t find the time”!

So if you’d like to change, first work out how you’d like to change and then the steps towards that change, then identify your excuses and take responsibility.

The reason most people moan is because they think they are powerless and don’t have a choice, they see themselves as victims. Never believe that thought, you always have choices, they may not be easy ones but remember staying stuck and complaining is a choice in itself.

I’m not saying you have to look on the bright side, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea. Instead of dwelling on negative images from the past, reliving things that went wrong, decide from today to look at the good stuff instead. Count your blessings, rather than your burdens and this will improve your mood, it’s been proven.

According to medical findings – laughter really is the best medicine! So start to enjoy life, laugh at the stuff you can’t change, learn to be happy with your lot or change it!

If you’re holding onto a grudge or something negative that happened to you – let it go, don’t let it eat you up. Remember what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger – The choice is yours.

Remember life starts now?

Are you living yet?

You’re not alive unless you’re living!

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