Time Wasters-Day 19

Reset Your Thinking – Day 19 Time Wasters

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” –William Shakespeare

ResetDo you have a “time-waster,” of which you are guilty?  Mine is being on the Internet too long. I find that if I go online at the end of my workday or at least until I finish the most important tasks of the day, I am more productive and less likely to “wander” around in cyberspace.

Time is a very precious resource. The fact is that regardless of how well you manage time, at the end of a day, you will still only have had 24 hours. In one year there are still only 8,760 hours. The key is using your time efficiently and eliminating time wasters from your day. Your attitudes and behaviors affect how you use your time. Below are some examples of ineffective use of time. By substituting what’s not working for you with a more effective behavior and/or attitude you’re on the road to managing your time. You can start with..

  1. Less Interruptions/Distractions
  2. Organizing and planning your dayIm
  3. Implementing.. stop putting off things to do-procrastinator
  4. Being easy on yourself lighten up perfectionist
  5. Stop trying to do everything yourself
  6. Evaluating the task – take on as much as you can handle
  7. Having a crisis management plan in place
  8. Limiting your socializing (have a time frame)
  9. Retooling yourself if you’re lacking in skills

Time is of the essence, this is the time to be more productive, more efficient. Stop wasting time. Take the time to reflect, access and document how and where you’re wasting your time. #ResetYourThinking #StopWastingTime

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So, You Need Approval? Day 18

Reset Your Thinking Day 18 – So You Need Approval?

“Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval.” –Thomas S. Monson

AResetpproval is like a killer drug (it induce stupor or insensibility to your identity). You seeking approval becomes addictive and you quickly develop a need for more. When you have a need for approval you value the beliefs, opinions and needs of others above your own. Their opinion of you is far more important to you than your own view of yourself.

Receiving disapproval becomes a painful (heartbreaking) experience. Your entire decision-making processes are eventually taken over by your need for the approval of others. You cannot take any decisive action without their approval. You’ll sacrifice your own dreams and ambitions in order to have their approval, Why?  You may argue that you do not engage in approval seeking behaviour. However, there are common behaviors which you may fail to recognise as approval seeking. Do you?

  1. Change your position because someone appears to disapprove
  2. Paying insincere compliments to gain approval
  3. Feeling upset, worried, or insulted when someone disagrees with you
  4. Expressing agreement (verbally or non-verbally) when you do not agree
  5. Doing something which you do not want to do because you are afraid to say ‘No’Any

Behavior which is contrary to your identity and purpose, or conflicts with your core beliefs, is generally done to gain the approval of someone else.  One of  the easiest ways to avoid approval seeking is to live a life that is true to your own values and true to yourself. #ResetYourThinking

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Old Pains Reopen Wounds – Day 17

Reset Your Thinking Day 17 – Old Pain Reopen Wounds

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ― Oprah Winfrey

ResetThat horrible pain that you are feeling right now will go away since time heals everything. Just keep that in mind and don’t beat yourself up if you still haven’t managed to get past your former relationship, even if you broke up with your partner quite some time ago or there was a disagreement between you and your closest friend, time still heals all wounds.

Sometimes it’s not so easy to walk away when that unfortunate event leaves some pretty nasty scars on your emotional well-being. Sometimes, love fades and there’s nothing you can do to change that. There’s no point in wondering obsessively about what happened, what you did wrong or what you could have done to prevent that because most of the time it’s nobody’s fault if you have outgrown your partner or that friend and these things just happen. It’s time to move on and leave the past behind. #ItsClosureTime

  1. Give yourself time will heal –give yourself enough time to heal
  2. Learn to forgive –him/her for what was said/done
  3. Write a letter –say everything you wanted to say to end the madness
  4. Have a symbolic ceremony –get rid of clothing, pics, delete texts SAY GOODBYE!
  5. Empty Chair –say what you wanted to say get it off your chest #unleash
  6. Don’t forget yourself –time to build self again #appreciationself #worthiness
  7. Apologize – for your wrong doing, then forgive yourself 

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Have An Open Mind – Day 14

Reset Your Thinking Day 14 – Have An Open Mind

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” – Terry Pratchett

ResetBeing open-minded can be really tough sometimes. Most of us are brought up with a set of beliefs and values and, throughout our lives, tend to surround ourselves with people who share the same values and beliefs. Therefore, it can be difficult when we’re faced with ideas that challenge our own and though we may wish to be open-minded, we may struggle with the act of it from time to time.

One of the scariest (and greatest) things about seeing the world through an open mind is making yourself vulnerable. In agreeing to have an open-minded view of the world, you’re admitting you don’t know everything and that there are possibilities you may not have considered. This is the perfect time to consider RETOOLING (equipping) YOURSELF. Be spontaneous, have new experiences challenge your beliefs to do something out of your norm. It can be very liberating to look at the world through an open mind. #ResetYourThinking #HaveAnOpenMind

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Wherever You Are, Be There – Day 11

Reset Your Thinking Day 11 – Wherever You Are, Be There 

“Perhaps the most “spiritual” thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness.” –  Jon Kabat-Zinn

ResetReset Your Thinking! As we go through the day we find ourselves focusing on past experiences or future possibilities. We are so involved in yesterday and tomorrow that we never notice today in slipping by. We go through the day rather than getting something from the day. We are everywhere at any given moment in time except living in that moment in time.

Wherever you are, be there.. stop living in the past. Stop bringing your past into your future. “Just be where you are when you’re there”.  Maybe you are not there yet, getting over your pass. Instead, look at where you are and where you’ve come from.  Not only are you closer to your goal than when you started, but there are many things to be grateful for around you that you do not want to miss.

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Focus – Day 3

Reset Your Thinking Day 3- Focus

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley

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Self-awareness means you are in touch with yourself — with your feelings, your actions, your desires. Having a clear perception of WHO YOUR ARE, your strengths and weaknesses and your beliefs, allows you to understand how others perceive you and helps you understand others’ reactions, as well.

The more you develop your self-awareness, the better you are able to direct your own path and adjust your thoughts and actions to align with your goals. Resetting your thoughts is one of your 2016 achievements. This is a great time to focus on something you’ve been putting off, now you can create a detailed plan on how you will finish it.

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Self Improvement – Day 2

Rest Your Thinking Day 2 – Self Improvement
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
― George Bernard Shaw
ResetReset your thinking, read something inspirational, such as a devotional, self-improvement or self-help book for 30 minutes. Write each positive affirmation you choose on a whiteboard, or a notebook throughout the day.
Assignment:  Write your affirmations, comments on the event page as well. ‪#‎ResetYourThinking‬
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