Self-Esteem Coach Laure Redmond joined us with some tips to help clean up our attitudes for Spring!
We know things have to change; yet we don’t know exactly how to do it. It’s possible that big things can be accomplished by small acts, even if we might not see the immediate result. Each one of these everyday small acts is both a reminder of the complex problems and a gateway to changing them:
- Stop criticizing your circumstances. Your thoughts, feelings, and words are constantly creating your future. Accept who you are and where you are right now. Criticism and guilt keep you locked in old patterns.
- And so does – FEAR – recognize how often you feel tense, anxious, sleep-deprived … these are signs that your life is being directed by fear. Commit to one relaxation exercise for ten minutes a day …
- Let go of: What ifs ... I should ... Why didn't I? And any other words that disempower you.
- Notice what you do easily. What do others ask you to do? Turn this talent into something – a healthy hobby, a small business, a consulting firm.
- "Let go of the old to make way for the new!" – say this out loud once a day.
- Recycle -- Go through old magazines, books, or catalogs and just get rid of them. Bring the magazines to a doctor's office, hair salon, or health club. Donate books to your local library or church for an upcoming sale. There are plenty of organizations that take used books.
- Release Old Energy -- Go through the files in your office or your contact list and let go of outdated resources, information, or old ideas that didn't go anywhere. Release the old energy tied to plans that fell through, goals that lost steam, or dreams that fizzled out because they needed to. Make the space for new business, great opportunities, or more creative ideas that make sense for who you are today.
- Try to bear difficulty without complaint.
For more information, visit Laure's website.