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You Can Overcome Any Obstacle

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

the one you feedI motivate businesses and individuals for a living, and like everyone else, I too can grow weary from the demands of life.

Everyday you face difficulties that will discourage you. From normal stress to actual tragedies, life can be hard to handle. The secret to overcoming these obstacles is based on perspective. If you focus on what’s wrong rather than what is good in your life, you’ll fail to overcome your challenges.

Sometimes you must simply take a break and put things into perspective. Right now, some of you may feel ready to give up, but if you can change your attitude, you will see that things aren’t as hopeless as they seem.No matter how bad things might seem, if you persevere with a positive perspective you will find that things eventually change and you develop a happier lifestyle.

As a motivational speaker, my advice is to live a life of gratitude. This means consciously being thankful everyday. I’m not being trite- research actually shows that verbalizing what you’re thankful for, making a list, or even capturing the moment through photography, will help to transform your long term perspective .

I once was challenged to say something I was grateful for every time I turned on the faucet. When I started this, it felt almost comical, but as I continued with the challenge, it started to become habit and my life, by default, improved.

When you start this activity, you may not feel the immediate change, but just like dieting, if you continue to be thankful on a daily, or even hourly basis, you’ll start to feel better. You’re literally putting your perspective through a workout.

There are going to be harsh times as you progress through life, but also know that they won’t last. When you make it through and obstacle that is difficult, you will appreciate the good times and the achievements you worked hard for so much more.

What activities can you do that bring you joy? Dancing in the mirror, playing with your pet, singing out loud to a fun song? All of these are way to build up your positive perspective. Your attitude needs to be fed just like your body. Make sure what you’re putting into it is healthy and helpful.

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Breaking the Habits That Hold You Back

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Our daily lives are filled with habits, some good and some bad. Fortunately, bad habits can be broken and be replaced with good habits that work for your benefit instead of to your detriment.

The best way to break a bad habit, or form a good one, is to change your mindset. The secret to changing your habits is to making the active decision to change an believing that it will work.

Each habit takes the daily choice to believe that you will keep succeeding as well as the stubborn quality to withstand temptation. If you have a doubt that you will fail, you need to work to defeating that thought. Believe that you can do what you’ve set out to do, truly believing it, means that you are half way there.

Want to run a marathon? Believe that you can. Want to stop smoking? Believe that you can. Want to write a book? Believe that you can.

After you’ve determined your success, make the next move towards this goal, and take the first step to making it happen. Want to run a marathon? Walk more today then you did yesterday. Want to stop smoking? Don’t buy any cigarettes. Want to write a book? Decide on a topic and write the first page.

Making a habit of lounging in front of the TV every night will negatively affect your physical health. You should try going to the gym after work and once you make a habit of it, it will be easy. When your physical health improves, your mental health will also benefit.

If you have a habit of letting your stress from your work life overflow into your home life, your home life will begin to suffer. You need to find ways to de-stress after work and enjoy your home life. Workplace wellness programs can help you in this area.

If you have any bad dependency habits such as smoking, it may be very difficult to break the habit. With the right help you can eventually break the habit and enjoy a life that is dependency free. For more tips on breaking and forming habits, read this.

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