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Thank you so much this it has come at just the right time for me! I started following you on Facebook in May last year and it was you who kickstarted my mindful journey. Since then I’ve been trying to read up on it all over the place! I have just finished your book and have started to read it over as I know I have not put into action everything that you advise. It is so hard to maintain the focus when caught up in a busy day! But I am working on it. I have downloaded the Headspace app (I expect you’ve heard of it) and so that is helping too. I believe good things seem to be coming my way too, chance meetings with people who can help me on my spiritual journey, for example! I am both amazed and encouraged by this. I have also found I am not getting nearly as stressed out over silly little things as I used to. Road rage, what’s that?!
Tips like the ones below really help keep me on track so please keep them coming. And thank you so much! You are doing a truly wonderful thing sharing your wisdom this way and I along with many many others will be eternally grateful.
With the very best wishes,
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> On 24 Mar 2015, Mindfulness Coach <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Gooday Rachel
> Things don’t get better by chance, they get better by change! How do we overcome resistance to change? Does it seem that no matter how many courses we do or how many books we read, actually making changes in our daily life seems such a big challenge? What is it that prevents us from taking the necessary steps that would make a huge difference in our life? Most of us have many beliefs that we created as teenagers to help cope with a busy and confusing world. Many of these beliefs are now the very reason that we blame ourselves and see ourselves as unworthy. One way to clear these beliefs is to create new ones that are more empowering.
> When you notice an unhelpful or negative thought; be mindful (pause your mind with awareness) and replace it with an action thought that is based on your values. Instead of worrying about your perceived short-comings, focus on your strengths and gifts in such a way that it benefits others. Change will become automatic and old beliefs will lose their power over you. Another way to clear old beliefs is to pretend your mind is a computer; simply reset to original settings by turning it off each night. Start every morning with a clear cache and an open mind. Be Mindful!
> Mindfully Yours with Love & Peace of Mind Always! – John Shearer
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