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This weeks Podcast is number 112. Today we are going to talk about healthy way to program yourself to success. You know we literally need to take time to relax and it is good to do in 5 minute segments.

If you have the art of writing then perhaps the best thing for you to do is to journal. Journaling is so wonderful, because it allows his to put our thoughts down in writing.It allows us to make lists, to doodle, and to get our minds activated. it also allows us to center in and clarify what we are doing in our lives. So it doesn’t hurt to sit down and jot down a few thoughts.

Get that pencil out and begin journaling!

I like to have it in a book that I can carry around with me, because then it is there at my fingertips. The other thing is perhaps you have a dog or a cat, you know there is nothing more comforting then to sit down and pet that animal. Just to take the time to s-l-o-w down and relax. Also we fuel ourselves with things we shouldn’t. A lot of people start their day off with a cup of coffee and that isn’t all bad. I think we all need to have a routine and know what works well for us, but if its to it down and have a cold glass of water then that’s good too. We need to stay fluid and keep our systems. Because our systems are designed to work well when we have fluids in us.

One of the things I have been guilty of for many years is multi-tasking. I think it began when my kids were little. I would have the kitchen sink full of dishes soaking, I would run downstairs and have the washing machine on. Or I’d be helping the kids with something and the phone would ring and I’d be talking to my mother. It just seemed that I would so many things at one time and kinda stayed with me for many years. I have to tell you that it’s not the best way to operate.

In the last few years I have been very conscious of what I have been doing and focusing on one thing at a time, like doing this podcast. When I focus on doing one thing at a time it gets down well and completely and I know that everything I’ve done is the best I can do. That is true with so many things. I have my Christmas cards in the next room here. I have wanted to write notes and send them out. And I haven’t had time to focus on them. I did about ten of them and then got distracted so I put them aside. I know there is plenty of time between now and Christmas to get them out to people, but I want to take time —even if it’s 10 at a time or 5 at a time to get them down well. I am going to feel good not multitasking. I will feel that they are done well.

To program yourself for success, you also have to have good habits. Is it important that you walk every day? Is it important that you get a good nights rest? Absolutely! All the above.

We need to know what we are doing and how to take care of ourselves. As I get older I think, oh my gosh all the times I didn’t take care of myself,– mea culpa, mea culpa, I am really guilty about that.

Another way to program yourself for success is to realize there is help around you. For years I did not take that help as much as I do now. I have someone in the office, Barb who comes in the office each week who gets things filed and organized. I have a virtual assistant Jenny who now helps me on a regular basis, and best of all I have a couple of good friends that I can bounce things off of and that too is so very important. So my little team here is growing, my helpers are growing. I look around and see that I have support in ways that I didn’t recognize that I had support.

Magic chimes lead us into the next section.

Did you know that there are 6 rules to changing your life? First of all put things on a Calendar.  Calendars are so wonderful for us. They take care of our memories and keep things in front of us -acting as memory. The 2nd thing is not to schedule two things at the same time. I know that sounds silly, but it is easy to do; to think we can double up and get more done in less time. It doesn’t work that way. Multi tasking has never worked well for any of us. 3rdly, use blocks of time for yourself. Make sure you have blocks of time to do the things you want to do for your own individual benefit. set a reminder for everything. It’s important to set time limits.We can get so consumed in a project and forget everything else. this happened to us last night. My husband and I were working a jigsaw puzzle- and we get so invested in these puzzles that 2 hours have passed and its “oh my gosh we should get to bed”.It’s so important that we set reminders for everything in our lives. Another thing that helps is if you are a computer user, a phone user and other technology yes of advises, make sure that you sync them together. It’ll help you keep life easier.At the end of each week, take time to review and see all that you have accomplished. What you have accomplished and what you need to do the coming weeks. This is simple; sometimes the simplest things go right past us. BUT it is easy to do these things to change your life.

What trail do you set for yourself when it comes to being successful? My goal is to be successful and creative in the meantime and help people learn things that are going to make their lives easier. For example today I was watching Rosy. Yesterday I was outside in the snow and I had made a trail to the garden house at the back of our property.

As I was doing that,, my husband asked me why I was bothering to do that and I said I wanted to have access to the Delightful Den any time of the year and this is the time of year I need to make a trail. We all need to set trails for ourselves. Trails for success for achieving anything we want to succeed in. A few days ago I had set in a path; the snow blew over it. I was back at shoveling it again; clearing the path. Today I noticed that Rosy, was following the trail to the back of our yard. Funny Rosy followed that path as if it was a trail made for her. she went to the back to take care of business and then I noticed that she followed the trail back again.

Your presence in life and your performance in life also follows a trail. For some people its successfully dressing. They are always classy, neat and clean and present a profile that is just spectacular. They are neat and clean; they have a touch of styling to them. They dress appropriate for everything they attend and they fit the occasion just superbly.

I think that is how we have to be with our lives too. We have to be available to help one another. When the time happens that we have to be at a hospitable to help somebody or suddenly someone needs our help because they have a flat tire. any of the little things that happen in our lives . We have to be available to help each other at any point in life.

Your presence and performance and the example you set speaks volumes. So my question to you today is what trail are you following to get to the point you want to be at? What do you need to do to be successful? Decide and then just do it. Show up and say what you need to say. Do what you need to do and you’re available for everybody. think again, what is the trail you are setting for yourself. Where do you want to end tip?

Magic chimes.

In concluding today’s podcast, I wanted to share a few things as we enter into the month of December. Yes, I know we will be meeting here again next Friday as well, but I wanted to tell you that celebrating the holidays can be very stressful. We want everyone to stress less. Set your vision on specific traditions and celebrate those. Simplify your decorations, maybe it is better to have less, than to be stressed and putting out so much. Also we are all going to be driving places and the weather is not always the best, so drive safely, set enough time aside for all scheduling and for all the thing s you need to do; for the things that are important and relevant for you. Be selective in what you decide to attend. Most of all be prayerful at this time of the year and connect with those you find are very special to be with. Enjoy the times with your families and have a really good month. I will see you next week at the same time. Remember putting your best foot forward may put you on the escalator of success. Until next time this is Linda and have a good week.

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