Tired of the same old, same old? What can you dive into right now that will give you the power to turn things around? Read on; relief is just ahead:

You know that “voice” in your head? Yeah, that’s not the one you should be listening to.  Well, don’t listen to the one that brings you down, anyway.

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when you are trying to get rid of stress, worry or fear about the future, is to tell yourself that something is wrong with you and then go out desperately looking for something to fix it, without first looking “within” at ways to make new connections that will automatically bring smiles instead of tears.

All the latest brain research is pointing to neuroplasticity.  The brain’s ability to morph itself both functionally and physically as a life-changing solution, but you want to make sure you are making changes for the better.  Functional magnetic resonance imaging has substantiated this astonishing ability of the brain to change itself.  And the good news?  With certain activities, you can encourage your brain do this for you…and make your life more enjoyable!  If you could direct this process, what would you choose to create “more of” in your life?

Consider these words from the famous artist, Michelangelo: 

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”

What if you already have within you, your own natural success strategies for creating the life you desire, and all you have to do is tap away like a sculptor to “reveal” your talents, rather than frantically trying to find something outside of you to fix what’s “wrong” with you?  Really.  What if nothing is “wrong” with you?  What if you just need to “reveal” what’s already there, waiting to be acknowledged?  By whom?  By you, of course.  You are the only one who can truly sanction your own unique gifts, and bring them to life in the world.  How much could you benefit if you did this?

Have you ever felt the feeling of “missing” in your life?  Would you be interested in feeling fulfilled if you knew you could give your mind different things to think about?  Would you choose to make changes if this would encourage desirable, uplifting feelings spontaneously?

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free”

Michelangelo

4 Actionable Steps for Making Changes NOW:

  1. 1. Change up your routines.  Do something new or different.  You don’t have to spend money to do this!  Here are some super easy ways to give your mind something new to focus on: go for a walk in a place you have never been before, move things around in your closet or drawers – this will change your pathway while getting ready in the morning.  Bonus – this will also cause you to reorganize your “things” while you are reorganizing your thinking.
  2. 2. Start filling your mind with new, desirable information, whether it’s an uplifting book, personal development seminar, talking to experts or listening to empowering audios.
  3. 3. Focus on your desired outcome while in a state of relaxed contemplation.  If you struggle with this one because worried thoughts interfere with your envisioning process, guided meditations or positive audio suggestions can make a big difference and help you keep your thoughts on track.
  4. 4. The more engaged, focused and energized you are while giving your brain new thoughts, the easier it is to make new connections.  Neurochemicals are produced that enable the brain to make changes.  Music, for example, can have a powerful effect on your emotions.  This effect can go both ways.  Sad songs that remind you of past hurts can bring you down, but the right music, coupled with uplifting thoughts can be a powerful motivator to make life changes that will impact your future in positive ways.

The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed.

Michelangelo