April 27, 2022

Do you have days when you feel that your life is out of control and you are barely surviving? Like a plane spiralling out of control to the ground at high speed. The more you fight it, the faster you fall. You become more tired as you fight. You can no longer serve your loved ones like you once could. The more out of control you feel, the more your mind starts to play tricks on you. 

Your mind is no longer being directed by you, it is now your number one enemy which has the power to accelerate you to the darkest of dark places. Take a moment, take a breath and know that life doesn’t have to be lived like this. There is another way of living. You can learn about your body and your mind and you can learn to control both of them in a way that aligns you to a life that you want to live. 

I’m not saying it’s easy, but it is simple. And, you can do this with a bit of practice and a touch of a “never give up attitude.” Promise yourself now… no matter how many times you may fall, you’ll never give up on yourself. Your life is worth fighting for, you do matter, you are of value and you do deserve to live a great life.

Let’s Do This
Before you start an activity which requires your best focus, take a couple of minutes to optimise your state by following the 5 step process below. Taking the time to stabilise and direct the mind and body will help you get more out of all that you choose to do with your time.

  1. Move your body, stretch your spine, have a little water, sMiLe. Raise your energy, freshen up.
    Target: Body control and increased energy.
  2. Move your mind… create the experience in your mind by answering the following.
    – a. What’s it look like?
    – b. What’s it feel like?
    For me personally, I like to write the answers down or talk to someone about my plans as it helps me control my thoughts and bring me into the moment more easily.
    Target: Mind control. Create and direct your thoughts.
  3.  “How am I turning up?” Are you bringing your “A” game? Are you choosing to make this moment (activity) something amazing right now?
    Target: Decide how you need to turn up to bring your best to the task at hand and give it your best shot. Live in this moment, intentionally.
  4. Take Action. Don’t wait for motivation or for all the stars to align before starting. Just get started. From action comes things like confidence, momentum, motivation, opportunities, clarity and so much more. Dig your heels in and go for it. Yes, you’ll probably make a few mistakes. It will probably feel as though you need a whole lot of effort and then some to get yourself moving and to keep focus. “Keep taking action”. Know that you will move through this stage at the perfect time. Life is seasonal, flow with it and make the most of each season, make the most of today. After all, today is all you really have. Your efforts of today will shape a better tomorrow.
    Target: Make today better than yesterday.

About the author 

Sandra Phillips

Sandra Phillips
Chito-Ryu Karate-Do: 5th Dan, Renshi (Master Instructor) & Kobujutsu 3rd Dan

Sandra is passionate about living her best life and helping people like you live their best lives. No matter what you may be going through, know that your best days are ahead of you. Choose to challenge yourself to do something today that is important to you (no matter how small it may seem) and create ‘practices’ that help you live your best life.

Be Great, Be YOU! Let’s Grow!!

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