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This week’s positive word is OPEN

This week’s positive word is

OPEN

Again, another word that you may be thinking isn’t really that positive, it’s just a word, but if we were to talk about how open you are, what would that mean to you?

How open is your mind at this moment in time?

How open is your heart? How open is your spirit? How open are your eyes?

How open are you to change? How open are you to opportunities?

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It’s so easy to become stuck in a routine with every day passing us by, in essence, life passing us by. Even if we want to change we don’t know how, or we’re so used to the comfortable routine we’ve created that we’re scared of changing it.

But the only way to make changes in our lives is to have an open mind. Be open to new opportunities. Don’t dismiss ideas or changes because you feel it doesn’t fit with your current way of thinking.

The only way we can move forward in life is to open our eyes, open our minds and open our hearts. Once your mind is open, the world is full of possibilities and life becomes much more exciting.

This may not happen overnight, but once you’ve decided to have an open mind, you’re already more than halfway there.

Just remember life is too short to have a closed mind.

This blog post is made by Victoria J. Brown from victoria-brown.com

This week’s positive word is NOTICE

This week’s positive word is

NOTICE

By Victoria J.Brown

www.victoria-brown.com

You may be thinking that this isn’t really a positive word … it’s just a word!

Well it depends how you look at the world, and if you were one of those people who did think, ‘Notice, is just a word,’ then please have a read of this post and really think about what you actually notice about you and the world around you.

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When you start noticing the world around you, you’ll notice how a word such as ‘notice’ can be very positive. How noticing life can be one of the most positive things you can do for yourself.

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The world is a beautiful and wonderful place if you just stop for a second and notice it, you will see it too. We are often so focused on our ‘to-do list’ that we take for granted all the good that surrounds us, we become to expect rather than noticing.

The world is full of busy … busy people, busy lives … busy, busy, busy – especially at this time of the year! People don’t have time to stop and notice the world around them. There’s so much to do … but there is actually so much to see.

If you feel this sounds like you … have you noticed? Have you noticed how stressed you feel? Take 5 or 10 minutes out to just breathe! 5 or 10 minutes of your time will not damage you as much as not taking that time to breathe.

Breathe. Look around you. Listen. Use all your senses to notice your world. It’s wonderful to be here and alive, we must not take these days for granted.

Be thankful always and take notice.

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This week’s positive word is MAGIC

This week’s positive word is

MAGIC

Do you remember being a child and believing in magic?

Do you remember your imagination being stretched so far that anything was possible?

Do you remember that feeling?

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As we become adults we are filled with norms and expectations of society that we feel we should adhere to. Unfortunately magic isn’t one of the norms. In adulthood, we describe events as coincidences. But what if you were to look deeper into these coincidences?

You know I like to give you little exercises, well take ten minutes (or longer if you can) to think about any ‘coincidences’ that have happened to you in previous years, incidents that have sent you down a particular route. Have a think about the reasons these incidents may have happened … did they lead to another event? Did they send you down a different path?

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Now think about the people you’ve met on your life journey. Have you ever thought about the people who have entered into your life? Some may have passed through for a sort while, while others have stayed by your side through thick and thin. Just because someone doesn’t stay in your life for a long period of time it doesn’t mean they weren’t meant to be there … totally the opposite, they were there for a reason. A magical reason to help you on your life journey.

Now take another ten minutes out to think about the people who have entered into your life. Think initially about those who have passed through, write down their names if you have time, then write a reason as to what you gained from that relationship, what lessons have been learned?

Now look at the people in your life, and write down those that are closest to you and think about the magic that surrounds your relationship with them. Write a paragraph on each person. Think about your magical relationships. How did you meet? What have you experienced together? How have you both supported each other? It’s a wonderful feeling to value the magic in a relationship. Was it a coincidence that you met?

Some people believe in logic, but those who believe in magic will experience are more fulfilling life, a life of limitless possibilities and opportunities. Once you believe in the magic, you carry that around inside of you, projecting it like a sparkling trail. An amazing feeling that you are being protected and there is a higher purpose. Our time here is magical, it should be our job to spread that magic wherever we go.

In the words of Roald Dahl …

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So start believing in magic and watch miracles happen. It’s actually very exciting when you realise that magic does exist, and by believing you can make it happen.

Believe in the magic and watch the magic happen

By Victoria J.Brown

www.victoria-brown.com

This week’s positive word is JOURNEY

This week’s positive word is

JOURNEY

“It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey!’

This is one of the most popular quotes relating to enjoying your journey towards your goal. However, if you’re in a frustrated place at the moment you made find it hard to look at your journey as enjoyable. One of the best things to do if you’re feeling like you’re on a never-ending treadmill is to STOP!

YES … STOP! STOP THINKING! STOP DOING!

JUST STOP … AND BREATHE

Take five minutes to sit in silence. Listen to your breathing and then think about all that you have that you are grateful for. Don’t think about the obstacles, don’t think about the challenges, with this exercise there are no buts’, maybes’ or cannot’.

There are lessons to be learned on this life journey, you just need to understand what they are. There is a reason you have ventured on this path and one way to understand and appreciate that path is to be grateful for where you are now.

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Imagine if all that was happening was happening for a reason, imagine the struggles were designed to enable us to move forward stronger than we were before. To believe that we have the power to push ourselves to another level. If you sit for a second and imagine how it would feel to get through these struggles … imagine all that has happened is to help you become stronger.

Journey

Sometimes we have to take a different route to help us move forward, but don’t ever lose sight of your goal, don’t ever believe you’re not capable of doing this. If your heart is telling you to follow a passion then it’s your mission to follow and accomplish whatever goals you feel you need to achieve. Your life is made up of different puzzles that sometimes really do feel like hard work to figure out. You MUST continue on this journey, even if it’s one small step at a time.

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Believe in yourself, believe you can do this. Start writing down daily what you have achieved and you will soon become grateful that you are moving forward. Don’t look at the setbacks, the obstacles, the challenges, don’t focus on the negative, focus on the things that are carrying you forward, because if you believe you are here for this reason, you will continue to push through those barriers.

Things to remember on your journey:

If it was easy, everyone would be doing it

You will only regret the things you didn’t do, not the things you did

Every step counts no matter how small

Ask yourself … what can I learn from these challenges?

Be grateful daily

DO NOT STOP!

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This week’s positive word is INSPIRE

This week’s positive word is

INSPIRE

Inspire is a word that glows with positivity. Just like the people who inspire!

People who inspire others live their lives to the best of their ability. They continue to educate themselves on becoming the best they can be.

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Most people who inspire others have achieved a success in their lives that motivates others to do the same. This doesn’t mean financial success, but a goal they have attained, for example, ‘losing weight and getting fit’ – a common theme throughout our society.

But on a deeper personal level, many people are inspired by those who have faced adversity, fought a battle or experienced a life-changing phenomenon. Maybe you have gone through something in your life and came out the other end … could you inspire others? Below is an exercise that will help you think more about your ability and power to inspire others.

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Firstly, in this week’s exercise write down the names of people who inspire you?

This could be people who are close to you; family members or friends. It could be someone you’ve come across over the internet or through social media (for example, maybe someone who runs a blog or business or a celebrity who you feel gives you a drive to push yourself.

Once you have this list, pick one of these people and write a paragraph about why they inspire you.

Now write a sentence or two about how you relate to them, what similarities do you have to this person?

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Whatever you’re going through, or whatever you’ve been through, you’ll be surprised how many people have been through the same or similar. Nobody should wish bad times on others, but knowing that someone has faced something in their life, like you, it truly helps to see how they have dealt with their situation and been able to move forward with their life. It makes them an inspiration to you! You being inspired by them can help you inspire others!

If it makes you feel it’s possible for you … this is because it is possible for you!

This week’s positive word is GENEROUS

This week’s positive word is

GENEROUS

Generous

Some people think if they only have little to give, they can’t give at all.

You don’t have to have a lot to be generous, you just need to be willing to give. You could be the person who is in need of help, how amazing does it feel when someone helps you? A better feeling is being the person doing the helping. Giving and being generous is a warmth in the heart and soul, even more so when you don’t expect anything back.

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Here are 5 ways that will help you live a more generous life

  • Spend time with generous people – If you understand the law of attraction, you will understand that the more people you spend time with who are generous, you too will become as generous. You will soon learn how to be generous and how amazing it feels.
  • Be grateful – Gratefulness leads to happiness, which naturally leads to wanting to show and give to others what you appreciate in your life. Being grateful in your own world is a sure way of helping you become more generous.
  • Read stories about generosity – Read about generous people and see how they give. This could be rich people or poor people, remember giving isn’t always about money.
  • Do something for charity – If you haven’t got the funds to give to a good cause, then arrange an event or something similar (for example the Macmillan Coffee mornings are very popular). You could do this with a charity that you care about. There will be a charity out there that you can relate to, see how you can help them.
  • Give your time – Time is one of the most precious things in our lives. If someone is giving you their time, it’s important to appreciate it. What can you give your time to? Spending it with people in need is one of the most rewarding things you can do with your time. Being generous with your time is never a waste of time J

Generous * This wonderful post is part of the which is published at Positive Words Research by Victoria Brown from victoria-brown.com.

This Week’s Positive Word is EMBRACE

This week’s positive word is

EMBRACE

By Victoria J.Brown

www.victoria-brown.com

Embrace yourself. Embrace life.

Do you embrace yourself enough?

Unfortunately, not many people do embrace themselves enough. But it’s important to love yourself and embrace all that you are and embrace your life. By embracing yourself and your life you can learn to accept situations, other people, and all that life throws at you.

This article from www.tapping.com gives a great overview as to why loving yourself first is so important.

We all have something about ourselves that we don’t like, but embracing your uniqueness will enable you to shine and give out love to others.

Ask yourself when trying to embrace yourself: Would you treat someone else as mean as you treat yourself? Would you criticise someone else as much as you criticise yourself? Once you accept yourself and all your flaws, you’ll find it easier to embrace others and your life.

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Maybe you are finding it hard to move on from a past event, an event in your life that you feel is affecting your future. Embracing these past events and learning from them will help you move forward.

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Are you unsure how to do this? Do you feel this is easier said than done?

Here’s a little exercise to get you started on learning how to embrace yourself:

1/ Write down the situation that you feel is holding you back: what has happened and what you feel is holding you back.

2/ Write down what has upset you about this situation: why are you upset? What are you feeling, what are your emotions?

3/ The most important part of this exercise and this part MUST be done: Write answers to the following questions:

* What you have learned from the situation?

* What could you have done differently? If anything …

* What can you do about it now?

* What positive things (there will be plenty) can you take from the situation, experience and how can you use these positives in your future. This last part of the exercise is the most important. Embracing an upsetting event is crucial in moving forward with your future.

Believe that everything happens for a reason. So accepting your past and the reasons why certain events have occurred will help you embrace the future.

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