Tine Mind Body Connection

Your body follows what your mind tells it to do. How many of your everyday thoughts are new, and how many are old ones you have been carrying around for as long as you can remember Each time you repeat a thought, you reinforce its power the circuit or pathway along which you think it gets stronger, leaving less room for new and empowering, creative ideas. Now think about what you take in during an average day. If you mix with people who are depressed or talk constantly about their problems,...

Think About What You Want

Instead of thinking about what they would like to happen, most people think about what they do not want to happen by picturing things going wrong. You say you want to change, and have read this far. Maybe you do want change. Are you ready to use your imagination now you know that it is possible Write down what you want to achieve. If in the space above you have written 'to stop smoking', 'to stop procrastinating' or 'to stop being stressed', what immediately comes to mind In order not to think...

Now Change Is Possible

We have seen people do it. We have watched 60-a-day smokers stop for good. We have seen people lose more weight than they ever dreamed possible. We have seen people become more positive about themselves and build up their self-esteem, and generally enjoy life more. We won't give up on you, because we believe in you. We love people who put up their hands and say 'Hey, I have got a problem and I want to change it,' because what you are saying is you want your life to...

Building a Powerful Belief

If you truly believe you can break your habit, you act in ways that support the belief. The next exercise is designed to help you build the belief that you can change. You might find doing the second part of this exercise easier with your eyes closed and with someone else reading it out to you, or you could tape-record it for yourself. 1 Get your notebook and, giving yourself plenty of time with perhaps some music playing in the background, write down as many instances as you can of times in...

You Are What You Think

What do you think the basic quality of your life comes down to We believe it is defined by how well or how badly we communicate with ourselves. We are always asking ourselves questions, talking to ourselves and giving ourselves messages. The conclusions and answers we draw from these conversations help us to reach decisions about the way we live our lives. The problem is, most people ask themselves the wrong questions, such as 'Why didn't it work ', 'Why can't I do that ', 'Why don't they like...

What Is the Difference between a Good and a Bad Habit

We do not have to label habits good or bad. Just accept them for what they are. Most people are well aware what any particular habit does to them or for them. In many cases we can become good at habits, but can eventually feel bad about them. They make us feel either better or worse than the person we want to be. Perhaps the difference between a good and a bad habit for each person is whether they want to go on doing it. A 'bad' habit, such as feeling stressed, might not in itself necessarily...

How Our Brains Work

The good news is that because of the way the brain works, big changes can happen fast. We can spend months and months trying to make small changes, but they will occur only very slowly. If we make a big, dramatic gesture, change happens instantly. A psychiatrist called Ramashandra once worked with some people who, despite having lost limbs, still experienced what is known as 'phantom pain' in the part of the body they had lost. The pain was in many cases excruciating, and every other type of...

Just Try It

The first time we try to change a habit by behaving differently, it can feel odd, uncomfortable and strange because we have stopped being, if only for a moment, the only person we know as ourselves. What we have to learn is how to come out of being what we perceive to be most comfortable, and be open to change. After all, change is really the When confronting change, many people react in extremes. They either dig in their heels or lie down and roll over. The ability to be flexible will help you...