The Introvert Myth

imagesThe world wants us to believe that there are two kinds of people: introverts and extroverts. Introverts prefer alone time and extroverts thrive on social contact. But the truth is that humans are social creatures. We all need social contact. And as spiritual beings, we need quiet time, or time to connect with our higher selves.

Every individual is unique and each has different preferences. If you label yourself an introvert as an excuse not to connect with people, you may want to re-examine your thinking. Distancing can thrust you into periods of loneliness and deprive you of human contact that aids personal growth. Similarly, if you label yourself an extrovert and are never alone, you deprive yourself of the opportunity to get to know yourself.

Balance is key to any successful life. Some alone time. Some time with others.  But never feel pressured to shift the balance based on the advice of others or based on what you think you are supposed to do. Get in touch with your inner self, which provides all the guidance you will ever need.

Three Diet Rules You Should Break Now

free_2525952Diet Rule One: Weigh Yourself Daily

Many people weigh themselves every day when dieting so they can see the downward trend. It is motivating, at least at first, but eventually weight loss will slow down. That’s natural. And you don’t want to derail your plans because you gain a pound or two of water weight. We recommend weighing yourself just once each month. This way, you are free from the scale most of the time, but you will still be able to monitor your progress.

Diet Rule Two: Exclude Bad Foods from Your Diet

There are no bad foods. Some are healthier than others and we do recommend that you move toward a healthy normal, but deprivation is not the answer to a sustained weight loss. To keep losing weight while not depriving yourself of the foods you love, eat your favorites in moderation. Some of you might say we don’t understand. If you could eat in moderation, you would. You always eat the whole bag of chips or you feel you need the Supersized meal. But we say, we get it. We do understand. We know that once you change your mind, your thinking will be totally different! And the weight will just melt off while you are enjoying the foods you love.

Diet Rule Three: Start Your Diet on Monday

Why wait? Wait–why diet? Dieting doesn’t work. So implement a healthy lifestyle and do it right away! You may need to do a bit of planning before actually starting a program, but changing your thinking can start now! Some of our readers have reported that they started to lose weight by just reading the book, and before implementing any of our recommendations.

In our book, we provide an anecdote where we dispel the myth that you need to change your outside circumstances to accommodate an eating plan. Rather, you can just adapt your food choices to your current lifestyle. No worries about going to that party and feeling deprived. You can enjoy your life while losing weight! If you would like more information about our holistic approach to weight loss, visit changeyourmindloseweight.com

Connecting With Your Inner Self

You meditate or do yoga. You may have a daily spiritual practice. Or maybe you do nothing to connect with your higher self, but have been meaning to do so. Here are some great ways to do just that!

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Pay attention to thoughts and belief patterns

Do you think about the same things over and over again? Do you find yourself thinking that your thoughts are re-runs and they only make you angry or sad? These thoughts are attached to beliefs you learned somewhere along the way. Question every thought that goes through your head. Is it accurate? If not, lose that thought and replace it with an affirmation that will make you feel better.

Learn to be and create space

We are often busy and feel we must be doing something or we are wasting time. Well, meditation can help you create space. When you sit and become quiet, you get in touch with your higher self, and this helps to open your mind so you can let go of the angst and the chaos. Doing this clears the slate so you can begin to think more creatively and solve problems rather than letting them fester.

Ask why a situation presents itself

 Many life lessons are not easy experiences, but they can be rewarding when we get to the other side of them. People going through difficult experiences with loss or disappointment may become sad and do not look for the redeeming factors. So the next time something bad happens to you, ask what you are learning about yourself from the situation. How can you grow from the situation?

Go Inside

Connecting with your inner self, or becoming more spiritual, is about self knowledge. It is about questioning your life. It is about looking within and not looking back, because the answers to all of your problems are inside of you.

What will you manifest in 2015?

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Life happens, but looking more closely, we do participate in the direction our lives take us. It may be that certain things are fated, and there are world events that are beyond our control. But we create our lives.

 

We can manifest our desires if we really believe hard enough, so what do you want for the coming year?

Think about your life right now. What works? What doesn’t? What improvements do you want to make?

Go ahead. Make a list. Then take five minutes to do the following exercise.

Experience the Feeling

 Remember a time when you were really happy.

Remember that time, and experience the feeling now.

Do you know what we are talking about? It is the feeling that gives us wings, that feeling that anything is possible, that feeling that nothing can be better than what is happening right now. It is the ultimate high. Sit until you remember such a time.

Next, start reaching for the experiences that make you feel that way. What experiences do you think will bring joy to your life? Write them down.

Set intentions now, and believe with unwearied faith that it is happening. Then let go of the “how” it will manifest and be open to opportunities. Expect the best of what the universe has for you and you will surely achieve your dreams.

Revel in the possibilities.

Follow With Action

While syncing yourself with the universe will help attract the very things you need into your life, your acceptance as well as your actions will of course make a tremendous difference as to whether the things you want materialize.

You need not—nor would you want to—muster discipline or significantly change your environment without the proper inspiration. Think about the things you desire. That desire will take you far as it will not only change your vibration, it will put your goals at the forefront of your conscious mind.

Whether you dream your desires into existence, or get something better, or simply lose your desire for a coveted thing, growth will take place. No matter what happens, you win!

You can help co-create your reality through various forms of meditation, visualization, making a vision board, chanting or using a mantra, surrendering, reaching for better feeling thoughts, or through lucid dreaming and other methods of self-exploration.  Want to know more about these kinds of topics?

Throughout 2015 we will be posting resources on Facebook: book lists, links to articles and more information on how to get started. And feel free to post here, on Facebook, on Twitter or on Goodreads, and ask us ANYTHING! We mean it!

Set your goals for 2015

So set your intentions now.  The new year is a great time to do that! You don’t have to know how your desires will materialize, only that you want them to, and then ensure that your feelings match your desires. That’s all it takes! And remember, whatever materializes or doesn’t, it is really about the journey, how much you grow, and how much you learn about yourself.

If you want to lose weight, DO NOT make it your New Year’s resolution!

bookAccording to Forbes.com, just 8% of people will achieve their New Year’s resolutions.  And we believe that one of the reasons behind this—at least as far as dieting is concerned– is that losing weight is a process, and not an event. So if you have been stocking up on celery and carrot sticks and determined to lose X amount of pounds by a certain date in 2015, stop now.  Did you really think this through?

Why Past Attempts Failed

Think of all the weight loss attempts you made in the past. Did those sudden, frenzied tries result in permanent weight loss? Obviously not, or you wouldn’t be contemplating it again.  In our book Change Your Mind : Lose Weight, we explain the importance of your beliefs and thought patterns. If you did not change your thinking in the past, it is not surprising that your weight loss results were temporary.

It’s All About Changing Your Mind

It is important to get your mind ready for weight loss.  In our book, we explain how your thoughts enter the picture and how you can control your Monkey Mind so it does not influence your eating. We also show you how to conquer emotional eating through emotional intelligence. And really, that is just the tip of the iceberg.

What Our Program Will Do For You

Our program is different. Some of our readers reported that the change in mindset occurred simply by reading the first chapters, even before they began to take action. The book also provides the tools needed to eat healthfully and to exercise in a way that is enjoyable. Most important, there is no deprivation. No foods are bad foods! So on January 1st there is no need to clear the cupboards. And with a multitude of coaching exercises, owning this book is almost like having your own personal life coach in your pocket.

40% OFF Offer Expires January 31, 2015

When you buy it at our website, we are discounting the book for the entire month of January!

There has never been a better time to lose that weight for good. Just don’t do it without the proper planning such a life-changing experience deserves.

Instead of making half-hearted attempts at weight loss for which you are unprepared, make a commitment to read Change Your Mind: Lose Weight in 2015 and apply its painless principles until you achieve your weight loss goal.