Ep063: 3 Tips to Change “I Should” into “I Will”

You know you SHOULD be taking certain steps to improve your health and happiness. But yet you don’t.

These 3 tips will help you begin the transition to living a healthier and happier lifestyle… even when you don’t want to. 🙂



Show notes:

Although I didn’t mention “Episode 48: All or Nothing or How About Something In-between” in this podcast episode, as I was mentioning that doing something is better than doing nothing, I knew it was a familiar concept. 🙂

If you’d like to learn a bit more about the impact our brain’s chemicals may have on our food choices, check out this information. I thought it was pretty enlightening ==> How do brain chemicals affect emotional eating?

And here’s the video on the “I should” or “I should not” game I created. 🙂


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Healthier Lifestyle tips for beginners


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Ep062: Are you missing opportunities?

Have you ever said, “I always wanted to do that” when a friend shared some experience with you? Perhaps they showed you a purchase from a trendy store you’d always wanted to visit, or raved about a popular restaurant you never seemed to get to.

I consider all of these things that show up on your radar as opportunities to enrich your life. For whatever reason, you are attracted to them.

In this week’s episode, I offer 4 key reasons why you may be putting off these experiences that could enrich your life (even in the smallest ways).

Isn’t it time for you to do those things?



Occasionally while editing an episode of Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling, I realize I skipped a point I had wanted to make, needed to clarify something I said, or wished I had said something I overlooked. So I started recording videos of those missed opportunities. Here are some additional thoughts about this week’s episode: Missed opportunities podcast


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Missed-opportunities


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Ep061: The Power of a Pause

If you occasionally feel like you are spinning your wheels and getting nowhere, learn how pausing can help you focus in on what is MOST important to you.

In this episode, I share six occasions when pausing can be a useful way to get yourself moving again.

Enjoy!



Show Notes:

In today’s show I mentioned another podcast episode, Episode 015: Do You Focus on Important or Not Important Activities?

I also mentioned a video I recorded minutes BEFORE sitting down to record this podcast episode.


And because I had additional thoughts on this subject, here’s an After-the-Podcast video to finish things up. 🙂


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mindfulness-pause-reflect


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
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Ep060: A New Approach to Looking at Life

Accept the challenge to look at your life from a different perspective. If you are a logical, rational person, try basing decisions on your feelings or intuition. If you make emotion-based decisions, tap into your logical side. See what you discover about yourself.



The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
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My latest adventure…

“Into each life, some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.”http://donnadoyon.com/?p=1877&preview=true

Unlike Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, I am not feeling the despair of dark and dreary days… but the line of his poem did strike me as a starting point for this post. Instead, I would phrase it as…

“Into each life, some adventure must come,
Some days must be bright and airy.”

Today’s adventure is not about climbing mountains or setting goals… instead it’s about venturing into the realm of the less logical.

Are you open to less logical perspectives and approaches to living? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Hugs,

–Donna