Friday, 17 January 2014

so, what is 'you are unique' about?

In a nutshell, it's about unfolding one's inner potential. And there are so many ways, so many levels, to do this. As a clairvoyant (www.doneneclairvoyant.com - I keep this and the yoga separate) & as a spiritual yoga teacher (www.swamiratnamurti.com) I have always approached any form of change from a yogic point of view, which is managing the mind & emotions. But this is not all that is needed.

We need to look at our bodies - diet, exercise; our lifestyles - habits, time available; our personal needs....the list can be quite big. If you're a working mother, your priorities & your time demands are quite different from someone whose children have 'left the nest'. As a student, at any age...again time & priorities are different. And then there's money....at different times of our life, we have different financial needs & outlays. This needs to be taken into account too. However I truly believe that we can do small disciplines, routines, habits, which can be easily incorporated into our life, that don't cost a lot of money, & that help transform our life.

It has been found that just a 5% change will give a 20% increase in whatever area you're applying it. A simple example would be to make a 5% change.......without calculating anything...let's just use 5% as a metaphor, not as an actual percentage, in these examples: what about cutting down your fat intake if that's an area that you need to work on.... you could look at 5% calculation, but easier still would be to perhaps see what a fat serving looks like. We're talking butter, oil, etc, here. So it's added fats, not the existing fats in food. If you look at your index finger or thumb (2 different measurements) from tip to the 1st knuckle from the top, & use 1 of these measurements as your added fat serve, immediately you'll be cutting down on fatty food intake. We're assuming here that's your problem, for the sake of this exercise.

Keep going till it's a habit. Of course, that applies to any habit changes. It will take you about 3 weeks for each one, to become a way of life. So, getting back to the added fat thing.....for about 3 weeks you'll need to consistently keep it in mind. And your weight will go down, you will have inadvertently triggered off your 20% increase....or, decrease of fat, but 20% improvement of health. You'll look & feel good.

So, you are unique is about looking & feeling good, having a better life, making small changes 1 at a time, as in the 5% rule, allowing about 3 weeks to settle the change into your life. Doing positive changes that fit easily into your life, that don't cost a lot of money.

Putting these wee changes into place will give you increased energy & improve your health & life. As time goes on, you will 1 day wonder where the 'old' you went. The you who got tired, sick, overwhelmed....you will look & feel better, younger, more vital, have more energy. Your uniqueness will be showing, shining.


Travelling Chic

                                        I wrote this in 2016 , and forgot to post it. So, here goes: I have just had 3 days away with 3 ...