You’ll Think Twice to watch the News again…

I am currently listening to Cheryl Richardson’s audio book, Experience the Power or Grace, and she mentions the fact that there is scientific evidence that disturbing images have a negative impact on the viewer’s body’s immune system. For example, the movie the Omen, which is only a little scary, was played and a group of viewers were studied. The results were amazing, 30 days after watching the movie their immune system was suppressed. What do you think the impact of the nightly news is to the mass public?

It has always been an ongoing question in my mind how we as a society can tune in to the nightly news on a daily basis like an addiction. I often wonder how that impacts our daily lives. From my perspective, people gather in a room with other people to watch a box (aka TV) with tons of information about issues and challenges that the majority of viewers do not have directly impact their lives. However, by watching the news or other “disturbing” material on television, we make what we see a reality in our own lives.

Last November, I noticed that in my own mind I was becoming very non-motivated and I was bummed everyday (which is unlike me) coincidentally, I realized, I was watching a lot of news which I attribute to all that was going on in our economy, the financial markets and real estate industry. I felt compelled to watch the nightly news to stay “updated” on current events. After realizing this, I made the choice in my own life to no longer watch the news. Instead, I will check on going events through Internet sites or subscribe to RSS feeds of sites that I feel bring a valuable positive information that are relevant to topics of concern in my own life that way I can filter the information and images I expose myself to. It may sound silly but since I stopped watching the news, I feel much more energetic, say much more positive throughout the day, and have found that if something really important is happening in the world around me I can find out through other people instead of plugging in to the nightly news.

I challenge you in your own life to observe in your life if watching certain things on TV – especially the news helps you or hurts you. Start noticing how you feel and adjust accordingly to make sure you are watching things on TV that make you feel good. Also, on a more positive note, if you listen to classical music it can reduce stress and anxiety (along with numerous other benefits).

The Best Thing You Can Do for You

I just came across a tool offered on Tony Robbins website that is free “personality” report (also known as DISC). If you have every done any DISC testing before, you know that it is amazing the information you can find out about you by answering a few questions. The best thing you can do for you is learn more about YOU – one of the easiest ways to do that is take tests like DISC to learn more about your natural gifts and talents.

To take the test now, visit Robbins has set up this test for you to take for FREE (the last time I took this test 5 years ago, it cost me $50 so I think this is a stellar deal!). At the end of the questions, you will be given two separate reports based off the answers you provided.

The first report will help you learn things about yourself like what your natural behavior is (how you really are), what your adaptive behavior is (how you act when others are around), what some of your natural strengths are, what your ideal work environment is, what areas you can improve in to maximize your potential, and how best to communicate with others based off your personality.

The second report will help you understand the things that motivate you and what values are most important to you. Some of the things you will learn will be how your values rank in each of the following categories -

  • Aesthetic (form, harmony, beauty and balance)
  • Economic (money, practical results, return)
  • Individualistic (independence, uniqueness)
  • Political (control, power, influence)
  • Altruistic (altruism, service, helping others)
  • Regulatory (structure, order, routine)
  • Theoretical (knowledge, understanding)

With each of these categories, you will also be provided your general traits, key strengths, motivational insights, training/learning insights and areas for improvement.

After taking this DISC test and learning more about YOU which is the BEST thing you can do for yourself. You will have insight on how to maximize your potential, communicate better with others and the best environments for you to be in that will naturally support your personality. You can also forward this test along to others in your life to learn more about them and how you can build better relationships.

To get started on this FREE test now and learn more about YOU, click here.

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.” —Lao Tzu

I’m Resigning

So I am “resigning” from the “real world” – I guess first I should explain what the “real world” represents to me. The “real world” is the way I was told I need to live my life by people while I was growing up.

Things like:

“You need to work hard to make a lot of money”
“Who cares if you don’t like what you do for work, that’s why they call it work because you have to work at it.”
“You need a steady job with a good retirement”
“Life isn’t easy”
“Money doesn’t grow on trees”
“Rich people aren’t good people”

The list goes on and on really… Throughout my life, I followed all those rules and guidelines that people told me and what I found was those rules and guidelines are bullshit. I had a “good” steady job with a planned retirement, I made work and life much more harder than it needed to be, and I was miserable! Within four years into my profession (which I was 26 years old), I found myself in and out of the hospital, very sick and on bed rest. After two months of feeling horrible, I chose to broaden my horizons to find a cure for my illness. Guess what, I found more than a cure, I found a new way of thinking, a new way of seeing the world and new hope.

Long story short, I cured myself of the sickness I had with alternative medicine and started chaining my life for the better. I started making choices for myself that would make me happy. I changed my job, I changed how I thought of myself, my time and my self worth. I realized that most people that were passing along that stinkin thinkin were not (and are still not) very happy in their lives. I choose to focus on the good in people and their potential (not their faults), I choose to see my world as never ending opportunity and adventure, I choose to believe that anything is possible as long as I believe it will add to the amount of happiness I have in my life.

So back to me “resigning”, I’m “resigning” from the old conventional thoughts that life and work has to be hard and things don’t come easy. I’m moving past all that nonsense to believe that life is easy, fun and a constant adventure filled with amazing experiences.

I challenge you to take a look at some of the stinkin thinkin you were told throughout your life journey and choose to resign too! Follow your heart and your dreams because that is when life truly begins!

Thanks for visiting!

For those of you that know me and familiar with my beliefs, I  work to have a life without dualism and believe that we, as human beings,  should be holistic in our approach to life. Meaning rather than keeping our professional life, personal life and all factors of our inner and outer world separate, we should integrate them all as one (financial, relational, mental, physical, and spiritual)  – one approach because we are all one person and I believe sectoring each or any part of my life out is an unjustified way to live life.

Because of this, I have created a blog that includes my beliefs and thoughts on a professional and personal level. My intention for blogging is to share my thoughts and knowledge that I have learned (and continue to learn) to help enhance the lives of others.

I hope you get value out of the information I provide and please enjoy and feel free to interact when you feel necessary. I look forward to interacting with each of you and if there is anything I can assist you with on a professional or personal level, please do not hesitate to call me.

To those of you visiting my website that I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting, I encourage you to browse through my blog entries search for items you may find useful for your health and wellness needs and everyday life.

Sharing your Goals of Happiness, Love and Health – Kristine