Just do it is probably one of the most recognisable slogans there is. It is a direct command. Sometimes that is what we need. Someone to say, just do it.
I can only speak for myself, but I often think about doing something for weeks or even months before I start.
We all have things that we would like to do, things that would improve our mental and physical health, but we talk ourselves out of it with excuses.
Starting is the hardest part. Attending that first meeting or making that first phone call, or puting them running shoes on for the first time. Once that is out of the way though, it’s so much easier to follow through.
So, whatever you have been putting off for weeks, months, or even years. Take the first step today. Send the email, make the call. Invest in some running gear. it could be as simple as getting some information.
What holds most people back is they get a burst of faith and decide to climb a mountain before they have walked a mile.
I will use weight as a relatable example.
If you want to lose 10 pounds, eating nothing but salads and milkshakes is not a good starting point. You might keep it up for a week, but chances are you will crash and end up upset which will lead to binge eating and ending up heavier than before.
Instead, start by replacing the slice of cake with a handful of nuts and an orange. Park the car 10 minutes away from work; a few small changes like this will get better results.
Then, when you see the improvement, it will give you the faith that you can do better. So, you slowly cut out unhealthy foods and replace them with healthier options.
Most challenges that we face can be broken down into a series of steps. And when you do this, the challenge seems more manageable; fearful thoughts change to thoughts of faith, which in turn shift to feelings of accomplishment when you start completing each step.
Now, instead of a vicious circle of fear leading to worry and doubt, you have a circle of faith, expanded awareness, and peace of mind.
Whatever is the main thing that is holding you back take the first step today, just do it. And remember that one small step forward is better than staying where you are.
Enjoy your week.
No matter how bad things get there is always a silver lining. It can be hard to see sometimes but if you look hard enough, eventually you will see it.
Chances are you have one or more devices within arm’s reach.
Don’t worry you’re not alone!
71% of Americans sleep with, or next to their smartphone according to Bank America research.
We live in a 4+ screen world. We’ve got smartphones, tablets, computers, televisions and e-readers.
Depending on your age, location or lifestyle, the number of screens you view in a day can increase, especially in cities. Other displays include gaming devices, car-related devices or out-of-home screens.
In case we’re unable to stop and look, we’ve also got Siri and Alexa our virtual assistants ready to answer our voice commands.
What’s now possible with technology is impressive.” With resources like YouTube, you can learn how to do almost anything for free.
We live in a world where we can do anything, yet over 90% of people are working jobs they dislike and are unhappy.
2019 is possibly the best time in history yet stress, depression and anxiety are at an all-time high.
The solution? The solution is action.
We must take action.
A few years ago I had terrible anxiety, that got so bad at one point that I thought I would lose my mind. My body was in constant panic mode; several times throughout the day I had mild panic attacks.
My doctor told me, to exercise as much as I could, as it released chemicals that would calm the body. Not to drink caffeine; so I would have a better sleep. And, to read; as it would help focus my mind on something else.
Did I follow his advice?
For a couple of days, yes, but I stopped as I didn’t see instant results.
Looking back now it makes perfect sense that what the doctor suggested would have helped, but at that moment I wanted an instant fix.
I prayed for a solution, the solution came, but I didn’t listen. I kept looking for other ways online and in books.
Then I came across ETF tapping.
Tapping for anyone that has never heard about it before is a combination of ancient Chinese acupressure and Modern Psychology that works to physically alter your brain, energy system and body all at once.
It seemed to cure a lot of people.
But again, when I didn’t see instant results, my search continued. Then one day a friend suggested the great results they had obtained from tapping. So I decided to give it another go.
The moment that I focused 100% on tapping is the moment that things started to change. The first few days I did not see much difference, but within a couple of weeks, I frequently went many days without feeling anxious at all.
Then it was gone.
Not until I took action did I see results.
Your Destiny Awaits
Having so much information at our fingertips can be as much a hindrance as a blessing if we don’t take action.
With me, it was overcoming anxiety. With you, it could be something more positive like setting up a website for your business, or doing a course on photography or graphic design.
There are countless things that we can learn and do online to improve our lives, Udemy is an excellent resource, but we need to be aware of the content that we consume.
Over 80% of people spend 4-6 hours a day scrolling through apps.
Don’t get me wrong, connecting with friends and family is fantastic but if you are not happy with your life, then all that time scrolling is wasted.
We all have 24 hours a day, its what you do with it that counts.
Almost every piece of information ever created is on Google. There is no longer any excuse for working jobs you don’t enjoy for 40 years.
Its time to stand up and decide how you can add value to others.
Whatever you want to do, no matter how big the dream now with the internet everything is available to make your dream a reality. Forums tutorials and support is just a few clicks away.
But you must take action.
Take a step of faith today. I believe in you. You have great value to add to this world.
If you have been affected by this story in any way below are a couple of numbers that you can call and speak in confidence. During my worst times, I used these services many times so I know they can help with recovery.
In the U.S., for support, Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. For a prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, call 1-800-273-8255 or go to https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
In the UK, for confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see http://www.samaritans.org