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Use Christmas to Make a Change.

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Hiya,

We each have a slightly different idea of Christmas, what it means, how it makes us feel etc. But there is one thing that is the same for all of us…

A number of factors will lead us to the feeling of Christmas. I mean, if you went to sleep on November 15th and woke up on Christmas Day I’m betting you wouldn’t feel very Christmassy (apart from the obvious discombobulation!). A set series of experiences will lead you to the eventual feeling.

For some it’s the buying of gifts that makes them ‘feel‘ Christmassy. For others it’s the weather, carol singers, Christmas movies, Christmas songs on the radio or even festive food. For me it’s a combination of all these things. They each add to each other to create a nostalgic, excited state of mind.

So why do I mention this, it’s obvious right?

The point is that ‘any‘ state of mind works the same way. Happy, sad, excited, miserable, disappointed, exhilarated, etc. They all require a set of catalysts: sounds, smells, words, memories, visual cues, physical experiences and so on.

The trick then is to be aware of ‘what‘ cues are creating the feelings you are having. If they are pleasurable feelings then you can actually create them at will by seeking out the cues deliberately. If they are uncomfortable feelings that crop up you can learn to avoid the catalysts that cause them.

Go in to 2017 with a determination to be aware of what is creating the feelings you are having – then decide whether you want more or less of them.

Live more deliberately.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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How to heal that relationship.

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

If you’re part of my ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ group you will already have seen this today, but I really wanted to share it with my subscribers too – especially with Thanks Giving just gone and Christmas around the corner.

This is a time of year where good relationships get stronger and not so good ones can become even more tense and stressed.

So this was today’s Ponder:

“If you’re struggling with a relationship in your life, rather than look at what’s going wrong, find something really right about it.

Now see if there’s an opportunity to do more of that.

Ask yourself: ‘What little thing would I notice first if things were great between us?

Think about what comes up.”

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Enjoy

Stu

:)

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How to improve your shopping choices this Christmas.

This is November 18th of my book:  ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At ATime‘.

Take the opportunity today to shop in a local store.

I’m sure that it’s not only in the UK where our high streets are being stripped of independent shops and boutiques. Everywhere in the western world huge conglomerate companies are mopping up the consumer pound, dollar and euro by creating megastores where you can buy anything and everything.

Whilst this is very convenient, the knock on effect is that local shops can’t compete and go out of business. This leads to a homogenisation of the shopping experience. Everywhere is the same. The same big names selling the same big brands.

Our choice is diminishing rather than increasing. Also, entrepreneurs find it harder and harder to enter the market profitably.

Do yourself and your community a favour, especially at this time of year as we run up to the Christmas season – shop locally at those independent stores that are still in business. Maybe that way they’ll still be around in the New Year!

Enjoy

Stu

:)

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