the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." ~ Napoleon Hill
Wise words from a very wise man
Right now, many people are feeling VERY scattered...distracted...unfocused. It seems there is SO much to do (much of it not at all fun or fulfilling), and that there are so many "fires
to put out", that finding time to create the life you want seems nearly impossible.

You may have looked into things like the Law of Attraction, hoping to use these principles to make
significant changes in your life, but all this other STUFF in life has kept you from realizing any real
results.
Let me shed some light on this...
The way we were brought up – to do well at school, maybe go on to University, get a good job, a partner, house, mortgage, children – That life has changed so much.
The world is in financial turmoil, the world’s weather is changing and we’re like boats stuck out at sea in a storm wondering where the next sight of dry land will be.
We don’t know where to turn.
We can’t rely on the ‘security’ of a job to be there until we retire
When I was growing up people were expected to be in a job for 40 years, their furniture was bought to ‘last for their lifetime, as were their cars, a ‘holiday’ was usually a week in Margate which they saved for all year.
You got presents only on your birthday and Christmas, you had ‘good clothes’ which you only wore on ‘high days and holidays’!!
We now live in a ‘microwave’ society; everybody wants everything and they want it NOW
And often when they don’t get it they become disgruntled, unhappy, dissatisfied with what they do have.
We forget how truly lucky we are and what we really do have.

A lot of people are trying to make HUGE leaps from where they are to where they want to be and it's just
too overwhelming. There are so many "Yes, but..." scenarios ("Yes, but I don't have the time....Yes, but
I don't know how"...you get the idea) that people are all but paralyzed from taking action.
They have goals and ambitions but end up in total fear that they cannot accomplish what they set out to do.
We’re full of ‘stuff’ (thoughts, beliefs) that we got when we were children that don’t serve us anymore but are hampering us to move on with our lives.
What we need to do is get rid of those limiting beliefs and put in place ones that resonate with who we are now.
If we’re in business it’s all too easy to be so blinkered with what we’re doing we lose sight of the real goal.
I liken it to having an appointment somewhere you’ve never been before and sitting in your car in your drive and setting the Satnav. You set off, but you decide you know better and totally ignore the directions. You end up lost, frustrated, probably late or maybe even missing the meeting altogether.
Perhaps if we took things more slowly, focused on one thing at a time, listened to our intuition (the Satnav) we’d reach our destination a whole lot more smoothly, easily, quickly and we might even enjoy the scenery along the way.
Well easy for me to say, you think, but how do we stop using the scattergun approach. We get so much ‘stuff’; emails, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, a plethora of information we feel we ‘have to’ read, pressure to buy more stuff, things we think we ‘have’ to deal with that sometimes we find half a day has gone and what have we really accomplished? Hmmmmmm.
What we need to do is simplify things. Internally and externally.- You will be surprised how this can free up space and time for you and can lead to more joy and more Flow. There are many ways to simplify your life.
Here are just a few:
-Write down in list form what is important to you – (before I start sessions with clients and after our initial conversation I always send them a questionnaire which lists things like health, relationships work, career, money, and I ask them where on a scale of 1 – 10 they see that particular aspect and do they want to improve that or are they satisfied with where that is at the moment. You’ll be surprised how it focuses the mind. It makes you see what is important. From that list you can decide what you want to work on ; next write down another list – what aspect; how will you get there? What actions are you prepared to take to achieve those ‘goals’. Again it’s all focus. You might want to improve your business, get more clients/customers, - but what are you currently doing to get them? Are you making a list of who you want to speak to? Are you actually picking up a phone and doing it?
Do you want to get healthier? Give up smoking, lose some weight – what are you goals? What are you doing about it?
I find writing down clears the mind enormously.
Other things you can do are:
-Limit stuff to what you need and cherish. – stop buying because it’s the latest must-have gadget, pair of shoes, bag, (the current one you have is more than good and besides you’ll never accumulate wealth if all you do is spend what you have)
-Spend time in nature instead of shopping or watching mindless TV. The fresh air will be much better for you than playing on the Wii. Get the kids to join in! it will be better for them as well
-Clear out clutter (internally and externally). Clearing clutter is a wonderful way of ‘detoxing’ your environment – cluttered places usually means dust and dirt; And you can’t think clearly when you reside in a mess whether it’s the office, your home, or a wardrobe or cupboard. Go with the idea if you’ve not worn or used it for 6 months, get rid of it – sell it, give it charity BUT GET RID. De-cluttering brings more energy into your environment, home, office, - you will notice the difference. You’ll also have more space for good to come in.
-Be willing to say "no". That’s an interesting one ; how often do you say ‘yes’ to someone when really you don’t want to? So you end up resenting that you’re doing it and not from a ‘good place’ When you say ‘no’ it’s a very free-ing thing; it means that when you do say ‘yes’ you truly mean it and your endeavour is so much better and more appreciated.
-Eat simply and healthy. The healthier you eat the better you will feel, the less likely you are to be ill and the more energy you will have. It’s a Fact.
-Release complicated, unhealthy relationships. Like limiting beliefs unhealthy relationships don’t serve us. (or the other people in it) It’s not easy and sometimes it can be very painful but in the long run you will benefit as will the other person/people. Life is too short to make yourself or other people unhappy. We were not put on this earth to ‘put up with things’ yet so often we do.
-Let go of worrying about the future and "be here now". That’s not easy either. Especially if you’re a ‘worry wart’; Louise Hay said ; “the point of power is in the present moment”. What that means is yesterday has gone (we can’t do anything about that) tomorrow isn’t here yet; all we have is today. If we plant the right ‘seeds’; ideas, aspirations, take appropriate actions, then we’ll reap the rewards. But there is no point worrying – sometimes life throws us a curve ball and we have to deal with it and get on. But lying awake at 3 in the morning and going over and over something doesn’t help. It will be what it will be. If you know you’ve done your best, let it go – so often we find that our greatest fears are not realised at all and what a waste of energy and time (and sleep!!)
Be Grateful – being truly grateful for what you have – the attitude of gratitude is such a powerful manifestor. When you look round and see what you do have in your life, what you’ve accomplished so far – don’t take it for granted; tell those you love that you love them; play with your children before they grow up and away from you; teach them to appreciate what they have not just in material possessions so that they can teach others. Write a list of 5 things you're grateful for each day - getting that parking space, having someone say 'thank you'; seeing your child do well at school, getting through to someone you've been trying for 6 months; whatever it is - being appreciative and grateful makes us feel good and so we give out a better vibration and more good stuff starts happening.
And finally – ENJOY – we spend so much time fretting, worrying, that we forget to just – RELAX AND ENJOY – enjoy what we have, our families, friends, the sun (when it shines) the possibilities that are out there for us if we can just see them – and we will if we take the time

If you want any more ideas, a speaker for your group or help on any of the topics mentioned, or just a chat email me on admin@theawarenesszone.co.uk;
I’d love to hear from you and get your comments

Author's Bio: 

It’s always difficult writing these sorts of things; not that I don't have anything to say but sometimes I feel that people will see it as hype or 'precious'. I hope by reading my articles and looking at my website you'll see more of what/who I am- the truth (if you will) behind the name and qualifications.
I've been on my own personal development journey for many years, discovering, learning and studying with some of the very best experts in their fields.
I’ve always worked in a people environment; firstly in face to face sales and telesales (both business and consumer) and then as an HR Manager and Office Manager. So it seemed a natural progression for me to move from training sales teams and advising executives to becoming a personal development coach.
I believe very much that unless you re-programme your negative beliefs and thoughts you'll never 'move on' and that could be with relationships, weight loss, health, career, money.
Using the very powerful and effective processes of NLP, Hypnosis, Theta Healing and EFT I motivate and steer people toward living the lives they want rather than what they 'should' or been told to. This gives them the opportunity to truly live the life they deserve.
I believe that what we put out there we get back and the only way to improve our lives is by ‘reprogramming’ our mindset.
The 3 greatest internal blocks people have are fear, self doubt and procrastination. When we release those we can be, do, have whatever it is we truly desire.
Like a computer when the 'hardware' isn't congruent with the 'software' no advancement can be made when we are out of sync; and it's the same with our brains. If we say one thing – and believe in our subconscious something totally, different we’ll never make the changes we think we want. Our thoughts and beliefs are what makes us tick so whatever the issue whether it’s relationships, work/career, money, self esteem, confidence; I help people look at what is holding them back and help them release those ties enabling them to go forward with whatever it is they desire. . But it can be a very painful process, the letting go, and people have to be ready and willing to make the changes. Affirmations are wonderful tools but useless without that one major ingredient – Action!
So Action, consistency and commitment - make it happen -
Persistence + Consistency = Success
My greatest joy is seeing the transformation when someone releases their blocks and moves forward.