The only thing that stays the same is change. When we begin to see our lives as being routine, then any deviation from the way it's always been done can cause panic. Take New Year's Resolutions for example. If you have not consistently followed through on achieving your resolutions from previous years, then why start now? Many people make the mistake of creating resolutions with no idea how or what skills they'll need to achieve their results.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Western culture views independence as a virtue. We’ve been taught that a truly strong person doesn’t need anybody to survive and thrive. But being attached to your partner is actually a good thing.
It's as if something takes over. When jealousy gets triggered, it can quickly build and seem to take control of you. It can even feel like you weren't the one saying or doing what you did. The spying, relentless questioning, accusations and more can all come from jealousy. And it can all be unwarranted. Maybe your spouse has proven to you over and over again that you actually CAN trust him or her. Maybe you've tried to convince yourself of this too...but you always seem to forget.
In "The Zone", a self-hypnotic, meditative state, bring up your POWER IMAGE, a dynamic see-feel-hear-smell-taste representation of you exactly the way you want to be. See him or her first from a distance, then zoom in close, floating all around, above, and below your POWER IMAGE, then for a few moments, STEP INTO and BE that person, looking out on the world through his/her eyes, moving with his/her arms and legs, feeling with her/his heart and spirit. Experience what it's like to have ALREADY RESOLVED some of the issues you USED TO struggle with.
Presented here as a hypnotic induction, "Finding the Zone" blends self-hypnosis and meditation. I have elaborated on the original version by Michael Ellner and Alan Barsky, in ebooks IBS and HOW TO GET UNSTUCK. I teach this to all of my clients. Practice "Finding the Zone" 3 to 7 times per day and you will find yourself changing in positive, sometimes unexpected ways.
By SMF Marcus Osborne for GalTime.com One of the cornerstones of any relationship is trust. That, of course, begins with forthright and open communication. We all want it. We all expect it form our partners. Rightfully so. Years of trust can be shredded by one breach of a couple's virtual relationship contract.
Today on New Years millions of people are making their resolutions. Few will succeed, and the rest will be disappointed with themselves. Not a great way to start the year.
There is nothing like the first day of a new year. This is the time to begin a clean slate with which to create something new. It is the perfect occasion to take some time for reflection and introspection. It's time to let go of the past year and make a vision for the year ahead.
We all learned many way of avoiding our pain when we were growing up, because we could not manage feeling it when we were little. Now, as adults, most people continue to protect in the ways they learned, not knowing that they are now capable of managing their pain and moving back into their joy. There are two kinds of painful feelings: