The Magic of Thinking Big

Thinking big brings into your life bigger ideas, bigger plans and bigger success. It is said that thoughts create the circumstances and situations of life. This means that if you think big, you will achieve big success, but if you think small, you will not reach far and high. If you are able to think … Continue Reading…

Take Time To Do Things You Enjoy Doing

Make a list of things you enjoy doing. This can be any simple activity, which you love doing, and that can be done in your daily life. Put in the list at least ten items, and then do something from this list every day. From time to time, as you discover more things that you like doing, add them to this list.

Some examples could be:

  • Taking a walk
  • Conversing with a friend that you like
  • Preparing a special dish
  • Eating a special meal
  • Reading a book
  • Taking a short nap at noon
  • Going to the movies
  • Meditation
  • Going to a lecture about a subject that you like
  • Eating out
  • Shopping
  • Painting
  • Playing with your kids
  • Walking on the beach
  • Swimming

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The News Diet

– How many times a day, do you watch the news on TV?

– How many times a day, do you listen to the news on the radio?

– How much time do you spend reading the newspapers everyday?

– Are you a news addict?

– Do you really need to stuff your mind with so many details every day?

– Do you need all the strain, stress and fears caused by watching the news?

– Will you be able to change events and the world by listening to the news?

There are many people who feel the need to watch, listen, read and discuss the news, important matters and also trivial matters. This habit makes it difficult to control the mind and weakens the ability to concentrate. This habit also prevents you from experiencing inner peace, since your mind constantly buzzes with details of the news, and because the news makes you stressed strained, anxious and often unhappy.

I am not suggesting that you stop being interested in what is going in the world. I am not suggesting that you close your eyes and your mind. Living in the world, you need to know what is going on in the world, but you can limit the time you spend watching, listening or reading the news, by exercising a “news diet”.

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What are Worries and How to Overcome Them

What are Worries?

  • Expectation of failure and problems.
  • Fears.
  • Thoughts about what might happen if…
  • A useless mental activity that wastes your time and energy.
  • Negative thoughts.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Negative affirmations.

Why do you worry?

  • It is a habit of the mind.
  • Your mind is programmed to worry.
  • You assume that certain problems cannot be solved.
  • Fear of failure.
  • Going through negative experiences in the past.
  • Inability to reject unwanted thoughts.
  • Lack of mental discipline.
  • Lack of self confidence.
  • Lack of self esteem.
  • Lack of ambition and motivation.

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