What’s the Story?

Morning glory?

What is your story? What do you tell other and yourself every day about you? What do you say you can do? You can’t do? What do you say you hate? Who do you say you hate? What are your most repetitive thoughts about your faults, your limitations, your imperfections?

Write them all down. Then look at them.

Are any of them actually true? Or are they just stories?

I have always told the story that I am not a morning person. Always. Hate the mornings. Only time I don’t mind is when camping, and that’s only usually because the sunrises are amazing, and it’s too hot in the tent, and I need air.

Other than that – NOT a morning person. AT ALL.

I always feel fuzzy headed if I get up early. I feel more tired. I never get things done early in the morning.

All just stories. All lies too.

I started working in a normal job this week, needs must and all. And on the first day, I was sat in traffic for 30 mins. It was so boring! I thought to myself – if I left earlier, I would miss the traffic, and get to work in plenty of time to do something I want to do before I start.

So for the last two days, I have been getting up at 6am. Leaving the house at 7am, missing all the traffic, seeing the most beautiful sunrises, and then getting to work with and hour and a half to do what I want. In that time, I have edited a chapter and a half of audio book. Then I have been working, getting home by 5, eating, watching TV to chill out, then watching my awesome friend, George Hardwick on FB live, writing a blog post, catching up with friends, making my lunch for the next day, and getting into bed by 10.30pm.

I have never felt more awake and productive and energetic.

I have changed my story. I am a morning person. I am more productive when I get up early. I can get my own stuff done and work 9 to 5.

Being a morning person is not genetic, it’s a story. It’s a programmed, conditioned thought. And I have changed it. I am reprogramming myself. I am really enjoying my early mornings, my tea in my travel mug. and getting the audio editing done (creating the audio book is another thing I thought I would hate doing, and resisted for ages. I’m really enjoying it!)

So what are your stories? What would you like to change? Think about it. Write it down. Then rip it up and write a new story.

Tea & Editing at 7.30am

Tea & Editing at 7.30am

Going with the Synchronicitous Flow…

Yes I did just make up the word ‘synchronicitous’ I liked the way it sounded!

During my weekly skype meeting with my mastermind group, I said that instead of trying to implement a routine or structure to the week, and beat ourselves up if we don’t manage to achieve all of our weekly goals, we should go with the flow. That if anything unexpected or unplanned came up, we should just go with it, and see what happens, rather than trying to fight it or be irritated by it.

Well, I have certainly had to go with the flow this week!!

On Monday, I was steaming through my goal list, really getting things done, when bam! I knocked my glass of water onto my keyboard. Cue swear words, masses of tissues and the hair dryer coming out! I thought I may have gotten away with it, but then my keys started to do funny things, and I started to freak out!

Thoughts that ran through my head – I haven’t got time for this… I can’t afford to buy a new laptop or have it repaired… I don’t want to lose any of my work on the laptop… etc.

Basically, all my thoughts were based on fear and lack. To counteract those thoughts, I kept saying to myself – It’ll be fine, there is a reason for everything, go with the flow etc. I also asked the angels for help.

After taking the internal keyboard out and drying underneath, the laptop wouldn’t start at all, so I called a local computer repair centre and asked if they would have a look. I went there immediately, and he looked at it straight away. By now I had calmed myself a little, and he quickly deduced that I had killed the keyboard. He went online to see about ordering a new one, and it was actually very inexpensive to replace. Cue sigh of relief. He leant me a plug-in keyboard while I waited for the new one to be delivered and then I went into town to see my friend in Peace of Stone.

We chatted for a while, then I suddenly realised how hungry I was. I thought about going to the chippy, but for some weird reason, got back to the car having forgotten to go in there. So I decided to stop by the village shop on the way back and get some eggs to make courgette pancakes instead.

When I got to the village shop, I paused to read the notices on the board, which I don’t normally do, and I saw an ad looking for someone to create videos and presentations. I took down the number, called it up, and ended up meeting the guy on Tuesday and getting the work.

So the moral of this long tale of seemingly mundane incidents and decisions?

By going with the flow, and staying as positive as possible, a seemingly ‘bad’ incident, led to a great opportunity. It also made me take some time out from working to clear out my office, as one of the reasons I knocked my water over was due to the cluttered desk and sheer amount of stuff everywhere. So I now have a lovely tidy office, and I even rearranged it so the room looks twice as big, and I now have a wonderful view (see photo) It also reminded me to back things up more often, just in case.

My new view!

My new view!

And as an extra bonus, I now have a super clean keyboard with no dust or bits of food stuck between the keys!!

 

 

PS. I do have pictorial evidence of my cluttered office, and of what it looks like now, but to be honest the before photos are just too embarrassing to post, which is why I have posted the deer picture instead!

The Tapping Solution Movie

Just this evening I watched The Tapping Solution. It’s being shown free on the net until the 20th of December. It’s really a must-watch. Even if you know all about EFT, or Meridian Tapping, it’s still worth watching. Why? Because unless you actually use these tools, they’re pretty useless! Which is something that’s really been hitting home with me just recently. I have read so many books, watched so many videos, spoken to so many people. I know what tools to use to improve different parts of my life, I know how to be healthy, I know what is good for me and what isn’t. So why do I still remain stuck in the past at times? Why do I keep thinking the same thoughts? Keep running the same patterns?

Because it’s easier than implementing the processes and tools and actually changing. That’s why.

It’s easier to be broke and miserable than it is to be abundantly wealthy and happy. Because to be those things, it takes work. It doesn’t just happen. You actually have to use the methods that you know work consistently to get results. And therein lies my sticking point. Consistency. I have no routine to my life, no real structure. I work from home, I am my own boss (though I do have clients that at time set deadlines I need to stick to). I don’t have to be up at a certain time, I don’t have to worry about feeding anyone except myself and my partner (and he will testify to the fact that when I’m in the middle of something, I don’t notice it’s past lunchtime until it’s 2 or 3pm).

So how to implement a routine when you don’t need to?

Haven’t figured that out yet! But I have found a way to remind myself to use the tapping –

tapping

 

Yup, I have written it on the wall above the sink where I brush my teeth. So at least twice a day, I will tap about anything that is bothering me. I already did that this evening and ended up with a big grin on my face! So watch the movie, the link is here – http://thetappingsolution.com/screening/ts-film.html then write on your walls and release all of the beliefs and the pain and anything else that is holding you back.

By the way, I am no expert, but I have seen the benefits first-hand from tapping. In fact, I blogged back last year about how I used EFT to rid myself of my fear of public speaking. If you try it and see some benefits yourself, comment below, if you tried it and it didn’t work, still comment! Happy Tapping 🙂