Thoughts

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote, “Very little is needed to make a happy life it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

Many people complicate happiness when it is actually quite simple. If you think you are happy, you are.

We cannot declare ourselves tall and be tall. We cannot declare ourselves short and short. But we can declare ourselves happy and we are, indeed, happy because happiness is best defined as “subjective well-being” and our subjective declaration that we are happy makes us a happy person.

There is nothing…NOTHING more important than to learn to control our thinking. Most people have adopted the thinking patterns of their parents and of their social groups and don’t, in reality, think at all. Rather, their minds follow habitual patterns that are not really thinking, they are replaying.

Just as it takes time to train a dog or a horse, it takes time to train our minds but training our minds is the first and most important step to happiness.

Spiritual Teacher Eckhart Tolle has written, “Most people don’t think their thoughts. Rather, their thoughts think them.” As usual, Tolle packs a mountain of wisdom into a simple sentence. We are not conscious of our thinking, we don’t realize it is a process; we think it is automatic and unchangeable and so we simply let it run like a wild horse.

A person who goes to the gym once a month, isn’t going to get in shape. A person who holds a positive, happy thought once in a while isn’t going to be happy. You must do something consistently to succeed. This means to force yourself over and over to hold a happy thought in your mind. It means that whenever you feel your happiness slipping you ask, “What’s a better feeling thought?” And you search for such a thought—every time!

Then, you do it for a long enough period of time until it becomes automatic. Consistency over time creates a powerful habit, which will lead to a happier life.

Master your thoughts and you master your life. You can become happy with consistent effort applied over time to think in a way that makes you feel happy.

Here is two workouts to help you on your path to happiness, enjoy!

Beginner Workout

http://youtu.be/p0UZbkfyREc

Do not allow your wounds to turn you into the person you are not

Either complete as a 2 minute challenge or do 2 to 5 rounds to make it a workout.

30 seconds 3 pulse squat one full squat

10 seconds pause

30 seconds Staggered hand knee push up

10 seconds pause

30 seconds 3 pulse squat one full squat

10 seconds pause

30 seconds Staggered hand knee push up

Swiss Ball Workout

http://youtu.be/7LszKsU_bNo

2 Minute Ball Challenge

Live every moment, love every day because before you know it, precious time slips away.

30 seconds Ball Rolls

10 seconds rest

30 seconds push ups (cheest to ground)

10 seconds rest

30 seconds Hamstring Curls

10 seconds rest

30 seconds Ball Weighted Sit ups

For people without a Ball:

30 seconds Plank In Outs

10 seconds rest

30 seconds Push ups

10 seconds rest

30 seconds Squats (bottom as low as possible)

10 seconds rest

30 seconds Sit ups with or without weight

 

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