Day #6 from stress to success: Write and read your affirmations

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Welcome to day #6 of the 31-day challenge: from stress to success. Today’s secret to success is:

Write and read your affirmations

Our lives are reflecting our self-talk. We attract what we constantly say to ourselves. It becomes a reality. If we keep saying to ourselves that we don’t get that particular thing…guess what, we won’t get it because we focus on not getting it. What happens when we shift our focus to: “I am going to achieve xyz… I don’t know how and when but I am going to get it.” we suddenly focus on the positive outcome and can see opportunities coming in. We are more aware and pick up everything that could help us in achieving our goal.

As an example of how self-talk can create reality, let’s look at my story:

I realised some years ago that I am very intuitive but didn’t trust it in the beginning. My inner voice was telling me that this is just wishful thinking. So I usually made different decisions in my life based on what other people advised or what my logical mind came up with. Mostly it didn’t work out and was not the right decision. So I started to keep saying to myself: “I fully trust my intuition; I know the answer already, it is right inside me.”

Looking back at my last 2 years, I more and more stepped into my intuition. Others could tell me all sorts of logical reasons, but I made decisions based on my inner knowing. That’s how I became a Health and Life Coach, it was my inner guidance screaming at me to follow this path. It was my intuition which told me to go to the Health coaching conference in Miami last year even though I did not have the money to do so. I remembered my affirmation to fully trust my intuition. Well, money came my way out of the blue. I received two emails about a request for a photo shooting, even though I never considered or advertised my photography services for portraits. I am a landscape photographer, but in this case, I said: yes. It turned out to be so much fun, and my clients were happy with the results, and I could use the money towards my costs for Miami. This Live event was precisely the place where I was meant to be. I met some fantastic people and a special person called Hilary who is still my coach and accountability partner for my business right now. If I hadn’t gone, I would not be where I am today.

This taught me two things: first to trust my intuition but then also how powerful affirmations are. Now I don’t need this particular affirmation any longer, it became second nature to me. However, there are new affirmations I am currently using. We are always evolving and on a journey.

Because of affirmations, I started to listen and trust myself. One important thing to mention is that we have to feel the affirmation deeply in our heart. Keep saying it until you believe it. Say it over and over again, every day.

Practical action steps:

1. Take your list of goals and high priority action steps and transform these into affirmation statements. If for example, your goal is to be a successful entrepreneur and make $1m revenues, then convert this goal into the following affirmation. Make sure you start with ‘I am…” this gives you the feeling that you have it already. “I am a successful entrepreneur who generates $1m revenue this year.”

2. Each day, reread and rewrite your highest priority affirmations.

3. Say your affirmation with feelings, as if they were already true.

Affirmation:

My affirmations are true, and I say them form my heart every day.

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Comment below if you had some life changing experience with affirmations.

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Stay tuned for day 7 action steps.

Alex

Day #5 From Stress to Success: Visualise your success

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Welcome to tip #5 of the 31 days from stress to success challenge:

Visualise your success.

I am sure you are all aware of the law of attraction. It always starts with visualising your success. If we are unclear of our vision, it creates stress, whereas focusing on our vision leads to success. Seeing the details in our mind is very important.

You might come across the situation where you cannot see clearly, or our vision lacks focus. I suggest to write down more details in your action steps.

Do you suffer from fatigue, depression and stress? This is mostly due to a lack of clarity. If you can’t see your success, or what you need to do to create it, how can we expect to live it?

There is a proven technique called mental rehearsal which athletes are using. They visualise their success before any upcoming performance. Our brains and bodies tend to work most efficiently when they have a planned detailed picture to work on.  Your body and life’s direction follows your inner vision. People who have the most precise image tend to lead those whose vision is cloudy. They are the ones who are more successful and experience less stress. Others start to look up to them for guidance. If you want to lead a successful, meaningful life, visualise clearly.

Action steps for today:

  1. Now you’ve written down your seven top action steps. Take at least 5-10 minutes, sit in a comfortable position where you cannot be disturbed and take three deep breaths and close your eyes. Visualise stress-free completion of each step.
  2. While you keep breathing, focus on the details. Be specific. The more detailed you are, the easier it will be to follow through your action steps.
  3. Now, keep breathing and visualising your outcome as well as the journey. See how you achieve each of these 7 steps successfully until you feel this deep satisfaction. Enjoy this feeling. The mind creates a virtual reality that will manifest into reality.

Affirmation:

I can see myself succeeding; it is done. Wow, what a feeling!

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Visualise your success.

 

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Stay tuned for day 6 action steps.

Alex

From Stress to Success Day #4 – act on top priorities

Welcome to tip #4 of the 31 days from stress to success challenge:

Act on top priorities.

Now in day #1 to 3 we’ve set our goals, cleared away the obstacles, planned and written down our seven highest priorities that you can you to help you bring more fulfilling success into your life.

You can watch the video about this post here.

Fantastic, now I invite you to turn your top priorities into action steps. Without acting on it, nothing is getting accomplished.

I invite you to ask yourself every morning:

What are the highest priority action steps I can do today that will help me fulfil my life’s work?

I encourage you to develop a habit and discipline of following through on them. Yes, you can form it into a pattern as every other routine you do on a daily basis. You might want to consider to check on yourself every hour if you are still working on a high priority task. If you realise you are dealing with distractions and noise, dump it and go back to your top priority action steps.

Practical action steps for today:

Act on your seven highest priority action steps every day. Write them down each morning. Create a daily routine and plant the seeds for success.

Keep yourself on track and have the list right in front of you, so you get reminded continuously throughout the day. If you are at home, place it on your table, mirror or fridge. If you have the list right in front of you, the more likely, you are to follow your action steps.

Ask a friend, your partner or a family member to remind you until it becomes second nature to you.

Affirmation:

I am disciplined, and I focus on my top priorities; therefore, I am successful.

Act on your top activities, jump right into it and get it done.

 

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Stay tuned for day 5 action steps.

Alex

From stress to success Day #3 – Prioritise

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Hi everyone. How are you going with your actions steps so far? Comment on how you go and if you have any questions. In case you missed day #1 and day #2, don’t worry, you are still good to join in. So, now you set your goals and cleared the blocks. Next step is to prioritise your goals. This is today’s challenge.

You can also watch the video here.

What has prioritising to do with success?

Prioritising means organising, and to organise is to transform stress into success. So that basically means that you will be rewarded in life to the degree that you can master the ability to organise any chaos.

Successful people plan and prioritise their lives. Stressful people live in an unplanned, unorganised life and work on things which are not important.
To fail to plan is to plan to fail. Oh, juicy right? Did I trigger one of you already? Stay tuned, that’s what we are going to address right here.

You might have observed people in your environment and noticed that people who live their lives without prioritising tasks feel as if they always run out of time each day, accomplishing nearly nothing. They are busy and working all day but are not productive. They get lost in their day and end up draining other people’s energy because they need urgent help. 
Then, on the other hand, you have people who plan their day ahead, prioritise their tasks accordingly to what is essential, don’t waste time on the noise and get stuff done. They are the high achievers and have more spare time in the end. Those who plan ahead stay ahead.

Don’t be confused by busyness with productivity. You may have been busy all day but not productive. This happens when we fill our day with low priority tasks or are in the “put the fire out” mode. Those add up to our stress level.

Remember, if you don’t fill your day with high-priority tasks, the low priority actions will sneak into your day, and you will be busy all day doing nothing. So, it’s up to you to prioritise your day. Successful people determine what is truly important in their lives and make those things a top priority.

This photo helps you to prioritise your tasks. Get the important stuff done and entirely ditch the noise. Otherwise, the tasks become urgent, and you end up putting out fires and exhausted from stress.

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Practical action steps:

  1. Each morning, before starting your day, decide what the seven highest priorities are that you can do on that day to help you bring more fulfilling success into your life.
  2. Write down those 7 action steps on a to-do list and have it with you all day. Do this every day.
  3. Think about the top priority actions right now.

Affirmation:

I plan my day, I prioritise my plan, and I am productive because of this priority.

Write down your own affirmation to make it more useful.

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If you feel stuck with chronic fatigue because of consistent high stress levels or you feel just drained and unmotivated to go to work every morning, don’t wait and book in your free discovery call with me now. Click here.

Stay tuned for day 3 action steps.

Alex

From Stress to Success – Day #2 Clear away the obstacles

Hi everyone:) How was day #1 for you? You set your goals and are ready to go? Oh, you missed the first day? No problem, you can still jump in.  Oh, hang on, yes you have set a goal but obstacles are in the way? Great. Now, let’s work on that: Clear away your goal’s obstacles, you can watch the video instead here . Hmm, that sounds juicy.

Obstacle number 1 – Overwhelm and how to overcome it:

We all might remember a time, where you set a goal which sounded fantastic and got you pumped but then you looked at it going: holy moly, how am I going to achieve this? Where do I start? Overwhelm gets in the way. I have this all the time. My goals are big, and if I don’t break it down, nothing is going to happen as I find all sorts of excuses why something else is suddenly more important. A big goal is most likely to cause you even more stress.

So, what do I do then?

Easy, break your big goal into little chunks and set a timeframe next to it, so you know when you want to have the small goals accomplished by. It is so easy but yet does wonders. You will feel great once you can tick off all your little goals. It boosts your energy.

Obstacle number 2 – fear and how to clear it:

Then there are other obstacles like limiting beliefs. Oh yes, now it is getting juicy here. Remember a part of our brain called: critter brain wants you always to be safe. So it keeps reminding you of what you always did, even though it did not do any good to you. The minute you are trying to change for the better, your critter brain comes up, knocking on your door and saying: “Hey, what are you doing? Stay where you are, I don’t know what you are doing, but it doesn’t feel safe because I don’t know it.” Remember, this is just your inner voice trying to convince you to stay where you are. Now, do you want to stay where you are or do you want to achieve great things for yourself? I bet the latter is your truth.

So, next time this inner voice comes up which might be saying to you: “Really, you? You are going to fail anyway. What do you mean, you can reach this goal, are you joking?” This kind of voice needs to shut up! Give that voice a name and tell it to go away. Now envision you achieving your goal and having it already. Stay at that moment and take a small action step towards your goal.

That’s what it is, a ‘limiting’ beliefs. You are the one limiting it. Ask yourself where does this belief come from and what is the real message underneath? Now ask yourself if this is the truth….most likely you will find that it is not. Then turn this negative belief into a positive power statement, have it with you and read it numerous times during the day, especially in the morning before you go to work and in the evening before you go to bed.

Now let’s get into the action steps for day #2:

1. Write down one of your goals that you’d love to accomplish but feel overwhelmed by.

Next, list seven or fewer of the highest priority action steps that you could do that would allow you to accomplish this goal.

2. If any of these smaller action steps still feel overwhelming, chunk each one down even further into smaller actions. Keep chunking your activities until you feel that you have a clear road ahead to the accomplishment of your goal.

3. After you’ve chunked this overwhelming and stressful goal down into easy action – steps, then decide the priority that you would love to do them in.

Affirmation:

I accomplish my big goals one simple step at a time.

Now write your affirmation in your journal or on a separate piece of paper.

Overcome the obstacles and reach the top of your goal.

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Stay tuned for day 3 action steps.

Alex

 

31 days from stress to success

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I am excited to announce the 31-day challenge: From stress to success. I invite you to participate and follow the action steps.

Is this challenge for you?

If you feel stressed with your current work and life situation and tried to overcome your stress already but didn’t get the results you wanted, then you are right where you are meant to be.

Are you ready to apply powerful and practical action steps to your daily routines, which will help you transform your perceived stresses into achieved successes? This upcoming challenge is for those who are sure they are ready to live more fulfilling and inspired lives!

You know that stress is impacting your health and life. What if you could turn that stress into success? What kind of life could you then live? Could you save energy instead of feeling drained all the time, or direct your life instead of being a slave to it, build self-worth instead of destroying it or love your relationships instead of sabotaging them? You could heal your body instead of disordering it; sleep peacefully instead of tossing and turning every night and just have a more fabulous life.

Yes, you can! Stress impacts all areas of your life: health, finance, relationships and family, spirituality, career, social and mental life.

Everyone wants to be successful, whatever that means for you. Everyone wants to perform as well as possible in their careers, nobody wants to be a failure.

So what is the impact on all areas of our life?

  • Health/ relationships/ social life: Stress makes us sick, many diseases nowadays are caused by stress. And if we are ill and tired all the time, it can override any other areas of your life too. You might be too tired to do anything with your family or partner or friends.
  • Career: When we get sick too often because of stress, our career life suffers. We are not performing the way we were used to. We lose motivation. When not performing at work, we may experience even performance management at work which is not fun to have. In worst case scenarios we might lose our job which then has an impact on our finances.
  • Finance: If you are too stressed and sick, you will need to spend money on your doctor’s appointments or medication. You will have less money to spend on things you always dreamed of. A lack of money is causing more stress and can cause other health issues.
  • Mental: All of the above has an impact on our mental health: we might suffer from depression or start experiencing anxiety attacks which then is impacting all of our life areas again to another new level.

But now let’s stop being negative. I have some excellent news for you. You can transform your life for the better right now.

2018 will be different – I am starting a 31-day challenge today, which will transform your life and helps you to reduce your stress, overcome burnout and turn your stress into success.

Ready?

Let’s start with action step #1: Write and read your goals

We all have goals in different areas of our life. Goals can be long- or short-term. Others have dreams and desires but actually, don’t believe in them, so they start sabotaging themselves.

That’s the important thing about your goal. What is it your heart desires? Make sure it is your goal and not a goal of others or other’s people expectations.

When setting goals, make sure they are smart. What does smart goal mean? Great question: s stands for – specific, m – measurable, a – achievable, r – realistic and t – time-based.  Once you know what your goals are, distinguish if it is a long-term or a short-term goal. Ensure your goal is not a fantasy. Otherwise, you will see yourself punishing yourself up for not achieving it.

Setting goals are compelling. You know the feeling of accomplishing one of your short-term goals. It feels great and gives you an energy hump. But also long-term intentions are very powerful. To be successful, we have to focus on the end result and be disciplined day to day or year to year. An important fact to mention is that your goal is indeed coming from your inner self and aligns with what you value most. As soon as you say: I should, I need, or I have to….it is not your goal but from other persons or social idealism. The minute you notice you say: I want to…. I’d love to…you know it is you:)

When focussing on a long-term goal, it makes us feel enthusiastic to get things done in the here and now. Imagine your goal is to improve your running for half an hour. By the time you ran half an hour, you will be tired. But if your goal is to train for a marathon, you probably won’t even notice that you already run for half an hour.

Long-term goals, however, can’t be accomplished without first succeeding in short-term goals. We have to chunk down the big goal into smaller achievable goals. Otherwise, we can get easily frustrated and end up punishing ourselves or give up altogether.

Now, I invite you to do the following action steps:

  1. Each morning before you get up, meditate on your personal dreams or goals. Visualise your end result. Feel it, see it, taste it and smell it. Use all of your senses.
  2. Ask for guidance from the highest and most inspired part of yourself. Trust your intuition. You know best what is right for you and what you want to achieve in your life.
  3. Write and read these goals daily.

Affirmation:

My goals are clear. They are written from my heart. I can see my light upon the horizon.

I encourage you to write your own affirmation using your own words. This is way more powerful.

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If you enjoy this upcoming challenge and want more juicy information, please join my closed facebook group for more valuable free content and future challenges: join here.

If you feel stuck with chronic fatigue because of consistent high stress levels or you feel just drained and unmotivated to go to work every morning, don’t wait and book in your free discovery call with me now. Click here.

Stay tuned for day 2 action steps.

Alex

 

 

 

 

 

10 healthy on-the-go snacks inside…

Alex here to tell you that there are really healthy snacks out there that you can eat on-the-go and guilt-free!

But first, why am I talking about healthy on-the-go snacks?

I’m talking about healthy snacks today because our modern lives get so busy, and that makes it hard to find time to suss out a healthy snack.

But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise your health by settling for Twinkies!

So, what’s important about healthy snacking?

Healthy snacks are important for those in-between meal moments because they:

  • Sustain your energy from meal to meal
  • Stabilize your blood sugar
  • Keep your mood steady and focus sharp

So how do I know what to look out for in healthy, on-the-go snacks? 

  • Nuts—an excellent source of high protein:

Look for raw or dry roasted and stay away from nuts with additives like vegetable oil and salt as these can turn rancid if they sit in a bag in a store.

  • Fruit—packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants:

Look for organic fruit like bananas packed with potassium and oranges loaded with Vitamin C

  • Yogurt—high in protein and good source of healthy fats:

Look for full-fat, organic yogurt or ones that do not contain artificial flavors or sweeteners like corn syrup.

  • Hard boiled eggs—high source of protein and will keep your blood sugars level:

Boil them the night before and throw a couple in your bag.

  • Peanut butter sandwich—also high in protein and stabilizes blood sugar:

Look for a brand that is organic or free of additives.

  • Energy bars—a much healthier and nutritious alternative to chocolate bars:

Avoid brands with soy protein isolate and look for brands that contain over 10 grams of whey protein, hemp protein or pea protein.

  • Dark chocolate—high in natural caffeine that can give you that energy boost:

Look for brands that list cacao as the first ingredient not sugar.

  • Trail Mix—packed with a combo of proteins and sugars to increase your energy:

Look for a mix that doesn’t contain added vegetable oil and salt or buy a variety of nuts, seeds, raisins and cranberries at the health store to mix yourself.

  • Raw veggies—slices of raw veggies are loaded with vitamins and minerals:

Choose organic veggies where possible and cut the morning of to maintain their maximum nutrients instead of buying pre-cut slices in a bag.

  • Seeds—pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are high in sources of vegetable protein:

Look for raw seeds wherever possible. You can find them in the bulk food section.

What do I do now?

If you want to make sure that you’re eating healthy all the time, then click here now to schedule a time to talk with me 1-on-1. I can help you shortlist the best foods for your body, so you can feel great and look great now!

 

To your health!

Alex

Want to hear my secret to losing weight and reducing stress?

Alex here to let you in on a little weight loss secret that is rarely talked about… because it’s totally free and the single most natural thing in the world.

Get ready… take a deep breath and here it is…my secret is… breathing!

What?! Why is your weight loss secret something our bodies do naturally already?

Exactly! I’m talking about something our bodies do without even thinking about it, so that you can think about it!

A lot of people don’t know that oxygen is actually a key nutrient to speeding up your metabolism. Yet, oxygen is almost completely ignored in most nutrition books.

What’s important about oxygen when it comes to weight loss and reducing stress?

Most experts focus on carbs, proteins and fats but ignore the one key nutrient—OXYGEN—that helps to burn all of these nutrients in the body better.

The bottom line on oxygen is that when you breathe, you burn more energy.

Think of the analogy of building a fire.

When you build a fire you need two things: wood for fuel and good air circulation.

The same is true in your gut. You need food for fuel and oxygen to stoke your metabolic fire.

This is one of the reasons why physical exercise is so powerful—it increases the body’s oxygen intake and teaches the body to use that oxygen to burn fat even more efficiently.

How can I start breathing while eating? 

Try this simple trick—put your utensils down 3 times in your meal. Each time you put your utensils down, take a breath. The good thing about it is that it also reduces your stress level significantly.

You can even do this when you’re at a work dinner or out with friends—it can be your little secret!

What do I do now?

In my health coaching practice, I help my clients completely transform HOW they eat, so they can lose weight and gain energy easily and naturally.

If you’re ready for a radical new approach to weight loss and health, then click here now to schedule a time to talk with me today about simple changes that will give you BIG results.

 

To your health!

Alex

Do this when you just wanna be “bad”….

Alex here to tell you that sometimes you’ve just gotta let your rebellious inner child run wild and do some “naughty” things that would make your ancestors turn in their graves.

Wait – why am I talking about being naughty?

We put so much pressure on ourselves to behave well, do the right thing, eat right, look good— all that pressure can become crazy making.

Eventually, we’ve got to let off steam… but usually that takes place in the form of self-sabotaging our health, when what we REALLY want to do is be “bad” in some way.

I call this “Rebellious Inner Child Syndrome.”

What’s important about “Rebellious Inner Child Syndrome”?

It’s a way of rebelling against outside authority. A way of being bad for the sake of it. Most people don’t like being told what to do so we have our own mechanisms in place to help us rebel.

Some of these mechanisms may be outdated, dysfunctional or self­-destructive so we want to stay away from those.

As health-conscious adults, we can revise our strategy for being “bad” while still getting the pleasure experience of being naughty.

Here are 10 healthy ways to be naughty….

1. Cut the “DO NOT REMOVE” tag from your mattress.

2. Have sex outside.

3. Give your kid a Mohawk without telling your spouse.

4. Draw a mustache on a poster.

5. Wear a short skirt with no panties.

6. Go through the express lane at the grocery store with more than 10 items.

7. Invent a character, dress up like him or her and talk to strangers in character.

8. Try washing something that says “dry-clean only”. (Be careful with this one)

9. Go to the movies an hour early and sneak in to watch the end of the other movies.

10. Make a prank call on your mom.

Add your own “naughty” items… The sky’s the limit… Set your rebellious inner child free!

What do I do now?

In my health coaching practice, I work with clients to spot how they are engaging in outdated, self­-destructive behavior in a failed attempt to feel more free and alive.

Together we come up with new ways to feel free, alive and even wild!

Click here now to schedule a time to talk with me today about letting your rebellious inner child run wild and free!

Playing in the snow:

To your health!

Alex

7 tips for deep, blissed-out sleep…

Alex here offering you sweet pillow talk about dreamland where we spend about one third of every day of our lives…

But first, why am I even talking about sleep when it’s something our bodies do naturally?

Actually, the truth is that sleep is not something that just happens… unless you are a teenager! Even babies need to learn to fall asleep and sleep well.

What’s important about getting good sleep?

Good sleep is vital for good health. Sleep deprivation can lead to a multitude of health issues:

  • It escalates the hunger hormone called ghrelin, which increases food cravings
  • It escalates the stress hormone called cortisol, which can cause weight gain, diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis and depressed immunity
  • It causes elevated blood pressure in people with hypertension, which can lead to cardiovascular disease and stroke

Learning how to improve your sleep is not just a luxury—it’s a necessity!

How do I get better sleep? 

Follow these 7 tips and rest assured (excuse the pun) that you will feel more rejuvenated and energized than you even knew was possible:

  1. Practice regular sleep rhythms by going to bed and waking up around the same time each day.
  1. Create total quiet and darkness in your bedroom.
  1. Avoid caffeine or reduce your intake after noon as it affects your sleep dramatically.
  1. Get regular exposure to daylight for at least 20 minutes a day because the sunlight triggers your brain to release melatonin, which is vital for healthy sleep.
  1. Eat no later than two hours before you go to bed because eating a heavy meal before bedtime will impede your body’s natural overnight detoxification process.
  1. Write down your worried thoughts before bedtime so you can free your mind and drop into a deep and restful sleep.
  1. Take a hot salt or aromatherapy bath because raising your body temperature before bed helps to induce sleep.

What do I do now?

In my health coaching practice, I help my clients implement these 7 tips and more so they can make the most of their sleep—and their health.

Click here now to schedule a time to talk with me today if you need the support and accountability to help you follow through like never before!

 

To your health!

Alex