The stress and strains of our always-connected lives can sometimes take us off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.
GPS Guides are our way of showing you what works for others in the hopes that you can find out what works for yourself. Whether it's photos that relax you or make you smile, songs that bring you back to your heart, quotes or poems that balance you or meditative exercises that help de-stress you, we all have tricks that we use when we get bent out of shape. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and harmony.
Darren Hardy's Relaxation/Meditation Routine:
The problem for most people is they are worried about everything all at once, all the time. I break what I'm concerned about into time chunks. If I have an important presentation on Tuesday, I schedule time to begin thinking about it on Monday at noon. This way I don't "stress" about it all weekend long.
Nancy (Reagan, that is) was right: Just say, "NO!" Today we have more time-saving technologies to make our lives more convenient, yet we are the busiest (and most stressed-out) society in history! Studies show that life for families a hundred years ago was a lot less stressful, when we didn't have 90 percent of the so-called conveniences we have today. Yes, today we get more stuff done and we collect more things in our garages, closets and attics, but we are not any happier. We are over-obligated and over-scheduled. Take back control of your life by learning to say "NO!"... or at least, "No thank you."
Most everyone spends the majority of their time trying to avoid painful emotions. Here is the irony of that: What you try to avoid expands in its power. Or put another way, what you resist, persists. "Whatever you avoid will come back. The more you avoid, the stronger it will return." -Deepak Chopra
You love the pain of your emotions. How do we know? You keep creating them. You are a creative being. There is nothing in your life you have not created. You are the cause of every effect you are experiencing right now. Frightening, but true. You have either attracted the circumstances that have caused you pain or you have just decided to CALL them painful. Nothing is painful in and of itself. Pain is a result of your thoughts about it. What one calls painful another calls enjoyable. Pain results from a judgment you have made about something. Remove the judgment and the pain disappears. You could decide to have what you call painful to be joyful if you wanted, simply by deciding it to be. You could also stop attracting circumstances in your life that cause you pain, but you don't. Why? Because you love the feeling!
That's right. Exercise the stress out of you. You know the mind-body connection to your health! Just as a cut on your finger will aggravate your mental concentration, so will collecting mental battle wounds and pressures all day drag your body down. You store your mental stress in your body. The only way to get the stress out of your mind is to get it out of your body. Not only does exercise keep you looking good in that skimpy swimsuit - and from dropping dead of coronary artery disease - but it also is the key to maintaining your energy, and to staying in psychological and mental balance.
"It is not what happens to you that makes the difference in how your life works out. What happens to you happens to all of us. It's how you respond to what happens to you that determines the major outcome of your life." -Jim Rohn
Darren Hardy has been a leader in the personal development industry for seventeen years, having led two personal development based television networks–The People’s Network (TPN), and The Success Training Network (TSTN)—producing and launching more than 1,000 TV shows, live events, and products and programs with many of the world’s top experts.
Darren is a product and embodiment of the personal achievement principles he reveals in his bestselling books The Compound Effect and Living Your Best Year Ever. As an entrepreneur, Darren was earning a six-figure income by age 18, over a million dollars a year by age 24, and owned a company producing $50 million a year in revenue by age 27. He has mentored thousands of entrepreneurs, advised many large corporations, and sits on the board of several companies and non-profit organizations.
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