With the treasure information made available on this site it can be a challenge to know exactly where to begin when all you want to do is understand something 'right now' or to 'feel better fast', so I've outlined the steps I use myself that will lead you quickly to your answers and remedies.
First, take my Aura Energy Self-Test to discover your true color and review your personal Aura Color Personality Report for natural remedies just for you, Your true color also reveals your constitutional temperament.
Take a peek at Remedies by Temperament for foods and herbs to use whenever you feel a negative shift in your energy to boost your immune system (and your mood) whenever you are feel under the weather.
Once you know the color of your aura, you may also correct energy imbalances with Sense-Based Activities, which relate to your senses of SIght, Sound, Taste, Touch, Smell and Spirit. You may choose these activities even without knowing your aura color.
For natural remedies for any uncomfortable emotional or physical symptoms you might be experiencing, see When Being Highly Sensitive Hurts for specific natural remedy suggestions for symptoms of stress and stress syndromes.
Visit the TCL E-Book E-Library for HSPs for e-books containing natural remedy suggestions for special conditions, such as HSV, BV, Tinnitus/Meniere's, Menopause and Anxiety (including panic attacks, agoraphobia and depression).
To learn how to make natural remedies right at home just like the experts do, take a look at all of the natural remedies listed under the tab, Natural Remedies for HSPs, in the menu bar.
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Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals
S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R – Realistic/Relevant
T – Timely
Specific – What, Why, Where, Who and When
Determine what your goal is. Then, consider the specifics of your goal. Let’s say, your goal is to lose 20 pounds by starting a walking program. Now, consider who you might want to walk with (if anyone), where you want to walk, and when you want to walk, and how long you want to walk. Your answers to these questions create a very specific goal for you to achieve, such as walking for 30 minutes at 6PM (when) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (when). Mondays and Fridays (when) at the beach (where). Wednesdays at 7 PM (when) you will walk Terry (who) at the park (where).
A benefit to setting specific goals is the satisfaction you will feel when you accomplish exactly what you set out to do. Randomly waiting for an opportunity to walk and checking it off your list as ‘Done’ just doesn’t feel as great. What if the opportunity never arises? You have to create the opportunity, which is only possible when you set a specific goal.
Going with the example above (losing 20 pounds by starting a walking program) an average, healthy weight loss is a loss of approximately 2-3 pounds per week. So, at the end of each week, you will step on the scale to track how well your walking program is supporting you. You will also measure your success in terms of how you feel emotionally, mentally and physically.
Is your goal within your reach? Again, using the goal of losing 20 pounds by starting a walking program, how able are you to actually walk for 30 minutes at a time? Perhaps, a 15 minute walk three times per week with a weight loss of 1-2 pounds would be more ideal until you are more fit. Smaller goals are smarter goals. Aiming to achieve too much at once is a sure fire way of sabotaging your goals and setting yourself up for low self-esteem.
How realistic is your goal? If it is not something you can or will do, get rid of it, at least for now. Choose another goal. It must be something you can physically, mentally and financially achieve.
If you have a goal of walking 3 times per week to lose 20 pounds, you might also set a sub goal of buying walking shoes tomorrow, which would be relevant.
Let’s say, you may want to lose 20 pounds in the next 2 weeks. This may not be possible. What’s more, it’s just not healthy. On the other hand, losing 20 pounds in the next 8-10 weeks is a much better time frame that will allow you to meet with success. Write your goal date on your calendar or goal map.
Once you determine your S.M.A.R.T. goal, write it out in summary.
My goal is to lose 20 pounds by walking 3 times per week over the next 8-10 weeks. I’m going to buy new walking shoes tomorrow and I am going to walk 30 minutes each time I walk. I am going to walk on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6PM on the beach. Wednesdays at 7 PM I am walking with Terry at the park. I am going to weigh myself every Saturday morning. I plan to have lost 20 pounds by August 15th.
Look over your summary. Is it S.M.A.R.T.? Is anything missing? Would you like to add or change something? Once you are satisfied with your goal, go for it. You can always make adjustments along the way. Just a make sure they are S.M.A.R.T. adjustments and you will succeed every time!
"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to it - even if I do not have it in the beginning."
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