Flow Into The New Year Winter 2007-2008

In This Issue
  • The Power of Rituals

  • Goals That Work
  • Greetings,

    Well it's that time of year again. Tis the season for most of us to eat, party and think of what we'd like to accomplish in the coming year. In this newsletter you will learn tips and tools and ways to create some healthy daily rituals and attainable goals so that you will flow into the coming year prepared and feeling good.


    Inga Chamberlain

  • The Power of Rituals
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    Inga Chamberlain, M.H., CCHT, is a hypnotherapist and NLP coach with over 15 years experience.
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    The holiday's are full of rituals. Some religious, some based on family traditions. Many of them have no real purpose, they have simply happened over the years and been reinforced by sheer repetition. Some rituals are wonderful and worth repeating. Rituals that work create a feeling of comfort and continuity in our lives. You may already have some that don't work very well. Like getting up in the morning watching the news, running out the door without breakfast and feeling generally stressed by the time you hit the office door.

    It is a fact that negativity and stressed thinking erodes our positive feelings and creates an unhealthy lifestyle. It is also a fact that unhealthy thoughts and behaviors shorten our life spans and worse, it makes the years we have, become a nightmare of disease and pain.

    Following are some of my positive daily rituals. Feel free to use them or create new ones that work for you.

    Positive AM Rituals:

    • Meditation, prayer or self-hypnosis and positive affirmations.
    • Visualize your perfect day.
    • Imagine everyone you care about being healthy, happy and safe.
    • Inspirational reading.
    • Walking or yoga or any other exercise you choose.
    • Healthy natural foods for breakfast.
    • Connecting with family for 5 minutes

    Positive PM Rituals:

    • Plan your day.
    • Create a gratitude journal.
    • Meditation, prayer or self-hypnosis and positive affirmations.
    • Inspirational reading.
    • Connecting with family/children.
    • Quiet time to connect with God and your higher self.

  • Goals That Work
  • Yikes!! Its time to make all those "New Years Resolutions" again. Unfortunately most people that create these kind of goals do not succeed. By the middle of January they are forgotten.

    Most of you have probably learned how to write an effective goal. S.M.A.R.T goals are well known in the corporate environment. The acronym stands for:

    • Why do you want this goal?
    • Why is it important to you?
    • What will having it give you?
    • What kind of feelings will that create in you?

    Then create a way to be reminded of your goals...

    • Post them on your computer, refrigerator, mirror.
    • Record an mp3 or CD of your goals and listen to them while driving.
    • Read them to yourself every morning and evening.
    • about the way you will feel when you have them.
    • See yourself living the goal.

    By adding emotions to the goal setting process you increase your probability of succeeding by over 80%.