If you would like to stop going round in constant circles in life, you are not alone. So many people spend their entire lives without clarity. Aussie lifestyle coach Andrew Matthews says he finds it amazing that people make a list to go shopping, but not for their life. Sometimes life throws us big curveballs, but it’s good to figure out what your life purpose is, instead of just drifting mindlessly to the graveyard. Why do some people drift more? It could be your personality or just the way the cookie crumbles.
- Microshifts is a wonderful book by a Catholic author (don’t confuse the religion with the goings-on of the Catholic church: remember St Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of simple living, ecology and animal welfare: he and Jesus would both be appalled by the abuse and greed). Gary Jansen suggests simple changes from how we greet others & sleep, to dealing with chatter in our heads. The results are life-changing. Try his 15-Minute Prayer Solution for busy bees.
- Can’t See the Wood for the Trees? is a guide to landscaping your life, to get back on track. Alison Smith explains that your subconscious already knows the answers you seek. So rather than ‘trying to find the answer’ to problems, go the other way and just let go of habits that no longer serve, until the solutions present themselves naturally. It’s like when Columbo could not figure out the crime; he always cracked the case when he was eating chilli at his favourite restaurant.
- Tiny Habits is a book to build small changes into your life, for big solutions. Just try any tiny habit change, and go from there. If you find they fit in naturally with life, this will improve your daily life immediately. It’s not about willpower. It’s about building new daily routines, that focus on what works for you.
- Big Dreams, Daily Joys is a guide for anyone feeling overwhelmed by to-do lists, instead it’s an empowering guide brimming with simple techniques to accomplish small things, that lead to bigger goals. Learn how to organise your day and to make space for a healthy life-work balance and creativity.
An eagle needs two wings to fly. If an eagle were to try to fly with just one wing he would only spin around in circles on the ground. The same is true with many people going around in circles, getting more and more frustrated and kicking up a lot of dust. Rick Joyner