Thursday, October 30, 2008
- help us see life from different perspectives.
- often create an atmosphere where others want to be around.
- get the most out of every day.
- focus on the positive and lessons learned.
- are resilient, especially when the “tough stuff of life” appears.
- respect the unique experience and expression of enthusiasm in themselves and others.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Enthusiasm! Comes From...Reminder
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Enthusiasm, Joy and Creativity
Enthusiasm, Joy and Creativity
(Enthusiasm! Weekly Spark Sample)
Enthusiasm is the state of joy
through which creativity flows.
Awareness is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves.
Be aware of what brings you joy. Find ways
to bring these things in to your everyday life.
Unleash the flow of your creativity.
© 2005, 2008 Antoinette S. Webster. All rights reserved.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
5 Quick Ways to Recharge Your Enthusiasm
The cycles of change are increasing. The unkown lurks at every corner. Events all around us can zap our energy, increase stress, hinder our work and relationships. That is if we let them. If you are wondering what to do, here are five quick ways to recharge, renew and rekindle your enthusiasm.
1. Check your posture. Our posture tends to shift during times of stress and uncertainty causing us to hunch over or slouch. This is a contracted state which interfers with our breathing, flow of energy and vitality. Pull your shoulders back. Make sure they are lowered instead of being up by your ears. You will begin to notice tension releasing from your neck and shoulders. Your breathing will also improve providing more oxygen to your blood and brain.
2. Move! Now is not the time to become or remain a couch potato. Movement ~ whether shifting your position, standing and stretching, or taking a walk ~ and exercise are simple ways to keep your energy flowing. Whatever type of movement, stretching and exercise you choose, do it daily. Otherwise we can become stiff and stagnant physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically.
3. Smile. That's right, smile. I've said this many times, smiling is one of the easiest ways for us to draw from our well of enthusiasm.
4. Watch your words. Remember your words are powerful. Pay attention to what you say and how you say it. Are your words falling in line with what is on the news and in the media...doom and gloom, fear and lack? Or are your words positive, encouraging, optimistic and from a prosperity consciousness? What we say and how we say it directly affects our outcomes. Consider having a short statement to keep your attention and intentions focusing on what you want, that serves you in positive, powerful ways. Two that I have been using frequently include: "I choose to be present with the present." And, "I am grateful for all the good flowing to me now."
5. Unplug. Yes, I know I have written about this before, yet it bears repeating. We are bombarded with so much information. On top of this are all of the roles, activities and commitments of our personal, family and work lives. It doesn't take long for us to become overloaded, overburdened and overwhelmed. We must take responsibility for our lives, sanity and choices. Choosing to turn off the computer, tv, telephones (yes cell phones and text messaging), commitments, etc. restores our energy; allows us to relax physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. The world will not come to an end. You won't really miss much in the process. Also, this is one of the quickest ways to reclaim our personal power while restoring balance to your life.
Bonus: Reconnect with what causes you to be enthusiastic. Find ways to bring this into your daily activities.
There you have it. Begin today to recharge, renew and rekindle your enthusiasm!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Enthusiasm! Your Life As A Canvas
Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.
~ Vincent van Gogh
Think of your life as a blank canvas.
What are some ways you can “paint” your life in order to open fully to the gifts of enthusiasm?
© 2005, 2008 Antoinette S. Webster. All rights reserved.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Many people have experienced the power of words, both words spoken by others and by him or herself. The more we pay attention to what we say to ourselves out loud and mentally, the easier it is to gain clarity on our focus. This includes how our words may influence what is showing up in our lives.
Following are statements and affirmations you may want to experiment with.
I express and experience Enthusiasm in my own unique ways.
Enthusiasm is contagious...spread it around.
I ignite the spark of Enthusiasm!
Enthusiasm is a present moment experience.
Enthusiasm spurs me on to great accomplishments.
Zap the zappers before they zap your energy and enthusiasm.
One way you can work with these statements is to either start with the first statement or select one that sounds good to you. Write it down at least three times. Next say your chosen statement aloud three times, taking in a deep breath after you say each statement. Then commit to saying the statement aloud several times throughout the day ~ perhaps 10 times each morning, afternoon and evening before you go to bed.
There are six statements listed above. Consider selecting a different statement each day or work with one statement per week for the next six weeks. Notice how you feel as you go about your day/week.
Drop me an e-mail if you would like to discover additional ways to work with these positive statements and affirmations in order to deepen your experience.
Here’s to the power of words.
© 2008 All rights reserved.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Enthusiasm! Points to Ponder
"We need enthusiasm to accomplish anything. Rightly understood and wisely channeled, our enthusiasm brings zest for living, joy, exuberance, and the ability to convert good desires into successful outcomes that make a positive contribution to the world."
Follow your impulse. Honor the deep desires residing in your heart as you immerse yourself in life, regardless of outer circumstances.
In Prosperity & Joy,
Monday, October 06, 2008
Enthusiasm! Where's Your Focus?
Enthusiasm is a present-moment experience.
To begin harnessing the power of enthusiasm, consider
on what is?
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Enthusiasm & Simple Pleasures
Each person has at least one or two things that cause him or her to be enthusiastic. Reminding yourself of what causes you to be enthusiastic helps to continue to draw from you well of enthusiasm, especially with all that is going on personally, with our families, at work, in our communities and around the world.
Following is an excerpt from Enthusiasm! How To Draw It To Yourself & Keep It that may help you find a bit of calm and serenity.
Ah, the simple things in life can be the most satisfying. Simple pleasures are just that, pleasure gained from the simple, everyday things or experiences life brings us. Yes, even in a world of high-tech, fast pace, information overload, major multi-tasking, and instant everything it is the simple pleasures that can get you through these things and more. What’s even better is that simple pleasures usually are no or low cost.
Congratulations are in order if this is one of the things that cause you to be enthusiastic. You haven’t bought into what the various forms of media keep telling us we can’t live without. Your formula for getting in touch with and keeping the flow of enthusiasm in you life involves the simple things that bring you pleasure, satisfaction and enjoyment.
For those who find the thought of simple pleasures appealing, slow down. Fully engage in the moments and experiences that you may have overlooked in the past. Take the full amount of time you have for lunch. Sip and savor your coffee/tea/ favorite beverage instead of gulping it down. Go to a park to sit and watch what is going on around you. Have an ice cream cone where you really feel the textures and taste flavors as you slowly lick it. Play with children. Remember your favorite things from childhood and do them when you can. Allow free time where you do nothing. Take a break from media (yes all media) for a day.
Create a list of simple pleasures with your family. Write them down on slips of paper. Keep them in a special container where you can pull one out and enjoy. These can be anything from doing puzzles to playing leapfrog, finger painting to exploring a creek, to…also preparing meals and baking together is a great family treat. Note: Often families who enjoy simple pleasures do so without the television or computer as the focus of their connection with each other.
What causes you to be enthusiastic?
“Something that captures my attention—problem solving, looking for clues, art, writing, beauty, meditation, faith.”
“My family and their well-being is the true source of my happiness and enthusiasm toward life.”
“Life in general and the fact I have been blessed with so many wonderful, caring family and friends.”
“My wife’s smile, my children breathing.”
Here’s to the simple, calm flow of enthusiasm in all areas of your life.
© 2008 Antoinette S. Webster. All rights reserved. www.ASystemthatWorks.com.To find out more about Enthusiasm! How To Draw It To Yourself & Keep It (SM), contact Antoinette today to at Info (at) ASystemthatWorks.com.
Antoinette is also available for speaking engagements, keynotes and spouse programs along with training programs, retreats and workshops. And she works with a limited number of individuals and groups for ongoing coaching. Contact her at 513.887.0600 or Info (at) ASystemthatWorks.com to schedule a program for your organization—in person or by teleseminar—or an appointment for a private session.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Month of Enthusiasm! 2008
- Breast Cancer Awareness
- Shameless Self-Promotion
- Customer Service
This year I am honored to once again create awareness about Enthusiasm, especially during these ever-changing, uncertain times. In addition to my articles on this blog, you will find quotes, tips, tools, processes and exercises, related resources and a few guest articles.
© 2008 Antoinette S. Webster. All rights reserved. www.ASystemthatWorks.com
To find out more about how to
Harness the Power of Enthusiasm!,
contact Antoinette today to at Info (at) ASystemthatWorks.com.