Our thought patterns are intricately intertwined with our experiences and our actions. They all feed in to one another. Our thought processes shape our actions which then influence the experiences that we have, these experiences then feed back into our thought processes, either reinforcing them, or allowing us to alter them in line with the experience.
Our thoughts influence our actions, which lead us to experiences, which then alter our thinking. It’s a cycle that we aren’t going to change, and it’s a cycle that we don’t want to change. It allows us to evolve as people and as societies. The problem occurs when we get stuck in a cycle for too long without change, we stick with what we are doing because it seems like what we’ve always done, and what we’ve been told we should always do. Our thought patterns have been reinforced to keep us taking the same actions, which lead to the same experiences, which reinforce our thoughts. I’ve been there before and I didn’t like it. However it’s only with hindsight that I realise that I was stuck in this loop, and that I really didn’t like it. At the time it felt normal to me, much like what I do now feels normal to me.
For most people, these evolutions occur much more gradually. It slowly dawned on me that I was stuck in this cycle, but to start with I couldn’t do anything about it. My actions and experiences were the same, which kept my thought processes the same. Thankfully I managed to keep up uncomfortable questions about who I was. This slight shift in the questions I was asking myself shifted my thinking slightly. From this I was able to take a slightly different action from the one I took last time. This led me to a slightly different experience that then fed back into my slightly altered thought patterns. It’s a process that slowly shifted things to the point where I was able to change my thought patterns enough to allow me to take bigger different actions which have led to some pretty awesome different experiences
Happy #internationaldayofyoga ! 🧘🏽♀️ Yoga has been a huge part of my life for the last 16.5 years. If it wasn’t for the regular practice and study of it, I wouldn’t have gotten through the hardest times in my life. I’ve met some of my best friends through yoga, and when I’m not sure what to do about something, I usually head to class to clear my mind, and the answer comes to me. Isn’t that cool?! I’m so thankful people in India thousands of years ago wanted to be more comfortable sitting for hours at a time, and that these teachings eventually made their way to a college campus in Michigan. 💖
Opening my mind to learning about something completely “foreign” to me, that started on the other side of the world, makes my life better every single day. I highly encourage you to try it! 🙏🏽 #namaste#onehumanfamily#yoga
Infinite love and gratitude. Its a mantra i have used for years to end and begin a class. It has a unique way of changing your #vibration and shifting the way you feel. Repeat it out loud a few times and let me know how you feel. #positivechange#shiftyourpractice#happyfriday
✨Thoughts don’t define us, behaviors do. It’s human to get too caught up to be objective, have unrealistic expectations of ourselves and others, or take control of things we shouldn’t. These stories build in our minds and spiral. Reaction forms when the stories in our head take over; Response forms when reality surfaces through shifting perspective and looking through a new lens. Take a step back to breathe, write the story down, does it even make sense? Go into the other persons shoes, surrender to the bigger picture and then find happiness and laughter in the situation. It’s contagious.❤️ #igniteYOURlife#shiftyourperspective#shiftyourvision
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I would never....
-----the words you put after the ..... become your reality.
If you say it, you become it!
If you don't want to become it, stop saying that 💩 to yourself.
Let's start making that mindset shift now and start putting some positive words in your life.
You too, eyerollers of America! 🙄
I am one, so I can see it a mile away. 😂
Just curious... do you wake up before your kids? Or let your kids wake you? I'm not naturally a morning person. I've never been one to wake up before my alarm clock ⏰. In fact, I'm the girl who hits snooze twice before getting out of bed. But I will tell you that mornings are my favorite time (once I'm out of bed 😉). I'm refreshed, my mind is clear, I enjoy quiet time with my cup of coffee before the craziness of the day starts. I like having at least 45 minutes to an hour of peace and quietness before my little minions wake! What about you??? #mommyneedscoffee#mommymetime#morningroutine
#TBT ! In just a few days I will be doing #yoga on this exact beach and I cannot wait!! I have been going to #KeyWest since I was a kid (I don't remeber how old I was, but I remeber REM's Stand was a new song just out, so that gives you some reference of how long ago it was!), and a few years ago my parents decided to officially make it our second home and bought a house there. 🏡🌴 I feel very blessed that I have this island getaway, and for the first time ever, I will be there alone. I am a huge fan and advocate of solo travel, there's just something so special about it. Have you ever taken a solo trip? What was your favorite part about it? I would love to hear great solo travel stories!
My first alone trip was in the summer of 2000, when I moved to Paris for the summer to study French. I met so many people, traveled all over Europe, and vowed to go back again as soon as I finished school (which I did! I moved back to Paris for a year a few months after graduating). Ever since then, I've pushed myself to do my own thing and not to miss an adventure or, in this case, some much needed down time, just because no one could go with me. In fact, in some cases I prefer it and don't even ask anyone! Haha. It has made me a much stronger person and I'm greatful for that. 💖
In the spirit of #adventure , I'm going to do a couple things I've never done or haven't done in a long time on this trip. It should be fun, but most of all, relaxing. Bikinis and beaches, here I come! 😎👙🌞 (📷 from family Christmas in the Keys 2014). #travel#traveler#solotravel#thekeys#fortzacharytaylor#beachyoga#yoga#vegantraveller#vegantravel#whatveganslooklike#veganfit#plantpower#nomeatathlete#yogaeverydamnday#shiftyourpractice#armbalances#floridakeys#wanderlust#yogisofinstagram
While preparing the program for the upcoming MoveLab Pro preseason surf training, I wanted to take an unorthodox, inquisitive and exploratory approach. To go there in training, I arrived at a new perspective on my 35 years of surfing. Surfing has been described in many ways, from past time to lifestyle to art and sport. I believe it's all of that and then some. However from here on out, I'm choosing to see it as a personal practice. Through that lens, my lifetime of surf has been my teacher and companion. My performance level has fluctuated throughout the years due to a host of factors, but the sum total of practice has paid off. Hence, every session, even the shitty ones, was time well spent. This my friends is what I want you to remember when you come to train this fall and at some point you say to yourself , "what the hell am I doing?...this is weird...I suck at this...I'm not going to admit it, but I'm kinda' scared...this is fun!" For this is what a lifetime of the personal practice of surfing sounds like, and now this is what 8 weeks of preseason training sounds like.🤘🤙😎📸by @thesaltylenz .
In this upcoming challenge, you get to take your mind on a limitless journey to anywhere you choose. You might start finding solace in stop lights. You may see your soles in an entirely new way. (No, that wasn't a misspell! I'm talkin' feet!) You'll definitely see a certain exercise in a whole new light. AND. You'll never see a window the same again. Come join me on a 5-day journey of discovering not-so-obvious yet AHA-mazing ways to soak into the moment and connect with YOUR world. You'll feel a boost in your energy, joy and productivity, I tell ya! AND you get to do this with a group of great peeps! Win. Win. Win. Sign up via my profile! #thebreakchanger#recharge#rest#rejuvenate#takeabreak#restisbest#bestill#move#connect#play#reflect#yougotthis#shiftyourpractice#shiftyourmindset#shiftyourlife
STOP ✋ your scroll!!! 5 days FREE to see what all this SHIFT-talk is about from a TEST GROUP GRAD!!! WHAT WHAT!!??
Those of you who missed the kickoff to our Launch Group Challenge, LISTEN UP!!!
Next week we're hosting a FREE 5 day challenge for those of you who want to see what all this "SHIFT" is all about. Together we'll work in an online community similar to that of our official Challenge where you'll gain access to the meal plan, workouts, our coach team and guidance, and you can try Making the SHIFT for FREE without any commitment to the full challenge. Those of you who are SERIOUS about your goals and aren't just talking SHIFT after 5 days will have the choice to move forward with us and join our full Launch Challenge.
Our launch Challenge right now is over 100 active members strong and it's UNDENIABLE the shift that's already happening. I'll take a few shares from our group and upload them in my events page so you can feel the energy and see what being part of a community is all about. Bottom line. If you want a different result, you have to be willing to do something different. I know this might just be that game-changer for you too!! It's only been a week for me and I'm already feeling and seeing the changes not just physically but mentally. Must just be something special in the kool-aide we are drinking ;) .
Don't miss out on this FREE group, shoot me a message, drop an emoji below, drop your email do what ever you have to do but DO IT you got nothing to lose and so much to gain if you allow it!!
When there's too much going on, change your perspective. 🙃Failing that, request a little push from your friends. Thank you for the lift and the fun, @graeme_salter.
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As a sensitive person sometimes my thinking can be all or nothing ~ if I don't have it or see it now, I fail to see the possibilities of it occurring down the line
What is your "it"? Can you open to the idea that it is coming, or maybe even something better, down the line at the perfect time for you?
I find that faith and detachment are the key and a knowing that you are worthy to receive.
Today, I practice patience, opening to what is, and taking it one step at a time. For me this looks like taking it slow, putting in the work, but letting it be at my own pace..
What do you need to shift today in order to open to the possibilities?
Working from home sounds amazing, but when you are trying to make breakfast and answer emails at the same time your boundaries can be blurred and your energy can quickly be drained.
I used to be a burnt out mess, wanting to help everyone at all hours of the day. There were no boundaries between work and home life.
One strategy I've found helpful is taking time to preform little rituals between work and home activities.
In the morning, my activity of choice is walking. I walk to clear my head and shift from morning home routines to work ideas and actions.
On my walks I wear minimal shoes (or sometimes no shoes) so I can connect with the earth. Each stone gives my foot a reflexology session. Feeling the earth helps to ground me and gets me out of my head. It also feels amazing on my feet!
Rather than have each day be an endless array of tasks, try small rituals between activities to center and shift your energy.
Do you have any rituals you practice through your day?