Tuesday Tip Of the Day- Letting Go.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Simple Steps for overall Happiness... 
This will be a three part post :) 

We are all on the same boat in one way or another. Well... sort of. A Boat that will take us to the same destination... Happiness. However you may be on a sail boat, coasting along the shore line, easy breezy. While someone else may be on a fishing boat, in rough, uncharted waters. Both boats will eventually get back to port, but how will each one get there? They certainly will not take the same corse, that is for sure. They will not encounter the same obstacles, and they most likely they will arrive at port at different times. 
You being the captain of this boat, map out your route. Carefully trying to avoid these obstacles. You can not always see everything that is ahead, but, you can prepare yourself. Your ship carries the tools to tackle these situations, to make your voyage less stressful. They are there for you, you just have to use them.

1. Sometimes listening too your First Mae*t is essential.

We all want to be right all the time, it is how we are wired. We would rather jump at the chance to argue with someone over who is right or wrong. Half the time it ends up being more about that, than the actual problem. We need to just sit back, and think " would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind." What happiness is being " right " really bringing you?

2. The Sails during a storm.

Have you ever tried to hold down a ship, in a storm? Or better yet tried doing it by yourself? yeah me either. There are things in life that we have ZERO control over and that is OK! It makes me think of the  Parable in the Bible where Jesus Slept through the storm at sea. Now I know we all have different beliefs but regardless the Bible is beautiful Literature and I think you can take something from it no matter what you believe. Sometimes we just have to sleep through the storm. Just wait in the situation and allow things to be as is. Trust me you will feel better

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” Lao Tzu
3. Your Boat is bigger than my Boat...

Do not blame others for what you don't have. You are the Captain no matter what type of boat you have. Do not give the power away just because you feel inferior. Take responsibility for you life. You too can have a bigger boat.

4. Give up your self-defeating self talk.

  “The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.” Eckhart Tolle
Like I said your ship is equipped with tools, too help you on your voyage. Use them wrongly and you can very easily get off track. That is how our mind works. Your mind can feed you negative, polluted, self defeating thoughts, but you ARE better than that.

5. Give up on Limited Beliefs 

Why is your anchor still down. Yes you. You know what I mean. You have not even left Port! You do not think you can handle the journey, I get it. It is ok, but do not worry about what you can and can not do. From now on you are not going to let your fears keep you stuck in the wrong place. Pull up your anchor and sail.

It is a lot to take in. So just think about it. What are some things that are keeping you from overall happiness? Write them down, keep them somewhere you will see, like your planner, on your bathroom mirror. Start thinking about ways you can overcome your old self-talk. The next Five Tips in the series will be up next Tuesday. 

Haley and DEE

P.S Have you Seen Our Destination Bracelets, " Castaway", "Voyage" , and "Stowaway" ? If Not check Them out on the Mae Movement website.

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