What Seeds Are You Planting?

What Seeds Are You Planting?

What Seeds Are You Planting?

When I think of nature, I’m amazed at all the beauty around us. The trees, flowers and all manner of plant life.  How does the world get so populated with such beauty? Well, as we know, the winds pick up seeds from these plants, blow them around and then they get replanted in another spot on our earth.

As I think about this cycle and process, I’m reminded of how this is true with all of us.  We are out there spreading the seeds of our deeds, thoughts and actions. What seeds are you planting? Are your deeds helpful, loving and kind or are they destructive, disruptive and selfish? Are your thoughts pure and helpful or are they self-centered and self-righteous?

No matter what, we are always planting seeds, good or bad. What kinds of seeds are people taking away when they are near you?  Do they get depressed, angry and hurt or do they get inspired, motivated and feel loved?  If you just take a little time to think about how others see you and your behavior, it can really shed light on who you truly want to be.  Sometimes we may not even know what we are planting. We don’t have the intent to harm anyone.  You may need to do some real soul-searching to find out what you are spreading around.  If you find that you are being destructive, mean, selfish or just plain nasty to those you come in contact with, there are things you can do to change your behavior.

  1. You must recognize the behavior which is prohibiting you from being the person you want to be.

 

  1. You must then be determined to change the behavior and make the commitment to do what it takes to change.

 

  1. You must take action to change the behavior. You could read self-help books, join a group for your undesired behavior, talk with someone who understands and do some real soul searching. This is very hard and requires real commitment and determination. Replace the negative behaviors with something more desirable. For instance, if you call people names all the time, next time you get the urge, say something kind to the person instead.

 

  1. You must stay away from temptations which will keep you from changing the behavior. If you don’t, you won’t be able to maintain your improved and better self.

 

  1. Forgive yourself for the negative behavior. Yes, we all have slip ups. It doesn’t mean that we can’t continue to strive for what we truly want. Forgive yourself and then get back on track.

 

You can do anything you set your mind to. Don’t ever forget that! Remember that others are watching you. Your children, co-workers, family and your friends see what you do.   What seeds are you wanting to plant?  How do you want them to see you? Do you want to make this world a more beautiful place by being the person you truly want to be?

Ask yourself, what are you doing to plant seeds that will make this world a more beautiful place for humanity?

 

 

 

The Most Important Appointment You’ll Ever Make

The Most Important Appointment You’ll Ever Make

The Most Important Appointment You’ll Ever Make

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can get exhausting and drain all the energy right out of us! Sometimes it can be downright debilitating! We have so many responsibilities pulling us in every direction.  From our family life, social life, work, home repairs, doctor’s appointments, vet appointments, school and sporting activities, (do you catch my drift yet?) we feel like we just don’t have enough time to do it all!

There may be one appointment that you are forgetting to add to your schedule. It’s the most important of them all!  Make an appointment with YOURSELF! This may sound a bit silly, but it is the most important appointment you’ll ever make! Remember, you are just as important as everyone else in your life. Don’t feel guilty about taking the time you need to bring yourself more peace.

Studies have shown that people who take the time to do something they enjoy, (exercising, meditation, reading, hobbies, ect) experience less stress, worry, anxiety and fatigue.   Why do you think this is?

When you are able to rest your mind from all these stresses in your daily life, you are able to recharge your mind, body and spirit.  Once you recharge yourself, just like batteries, you’ll be able to have new clarity for your tasks and goals and you’ll be able to refocus your energy where it is needed the most.

 Clarity and calmness are both very important to keep stress down. A lot of times, stress comes when we feel overwhelmed and then we may get confused about things in our lives.  By making an appointment everyday with yourself, you can gain this calmness and clarity.

Make a goal today to add YOU to your schedule! Don’t cancel your appointment!  Even if it can only be ten minutes, that’s ten minutes you didn’t spend for yourself before. You will start looking forward to your most important appointment of the day!