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Tips to Better Controlling Your Future

Reality check: The future is not ours to control. Things happen. These tips offer better control, not control.

Quotes about the future

Emotional Fitness Training Tips

Emotional Fitness Training Tip One: Learn from the past, live now, and plan with hope for tomorrow. 

Emotional Fitness Training Tip Two: Practice Emotional Fitness Training’s 12 Easy Exercises. Each strengthen you to meet whatever your future brings.

Emotional Fitness Training Tip Three: Know your mission.  Your mission is about who you want to be, how you want to live your life and how you want to be remembered.  Despite the push to get things, to be a perfect, to go for the gold, in the end the best lives are lived by following the Golden Rule as this Poster Coach reminds us.

What matters? Kindness to all.

This Poster Coach is available as a free download at the EFTI Store

Emotional Fitness Training Tip Four: Set SMART goals that align with your mission. 

How to set SMART Goals

For more details on knowing you mission and setting smart goals think about buying my eBook. Yes, a bit of an ad. 

Ebook about missions and goals

Costs less than a latte and with Amazon’s Kindle App can be read on most devices. A good gift for graduates and the college bound.

Emotional Fitness Training Tip Five: Practice imperfection.  As noted in this previoius blog post,  pursuing perfection nurtures dissatisfaction with self and others.  Not useful.

This  post was prompted by this WordPress Daily Prompt:  Advantage of Foresight You’ve been granted the power to predict the future! The catch — each time you use your power, it costs you one day (as in, you’ll live one day less). How would you use this power, it at all? (Thanks, sarsidoo, for suggesting a similar prompt!)

I don’t try to predict the future. As the above shows, I try to learn, live, and take what comes gratefully.

A question for you. I do find the WordPress’s Daily Prompts make me think more critically and often spark a post. What I wonder is do you think they distract from the posts or add to them. If the only good is my pleasure I can drop them, but would like your opinions.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO

Remember to share all you find of value on the internet.  All here crave recognition. A like says “Thank You.” Comments say you have read and thought about the post. Sharing is a gift to three people: the blogger, the people you share with, and you for your kindness bless you.

Katherine

LINKS OF INTEREST

These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.

 

 

Six Rules to Get You To July 5th

Lots of partying means lots of drinking. Besides following these Safe Drinking Rules, I plan not to be on the road much this weekend. What are your plans?

Emotional Fitness Training Poster

Download this poster from the EFTI store.

And I thought this little joke by internet and cartoonist  friend Carl D’Agostino related, well just a bit if you read my caption. TY Carl for letting me use your cartoons. Stay strong.

Start safe drinking now, so your July 4th and 5th will be.

Start safe drinking now, so your July 4th and 5th will be.

Another warning: Fireworks trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder flashbacksks in some veterans.  The booms take them back to the battle fields.  So restrain the impulse to shoot off around houses.

And yet another warning. July 4th is also the time more dogs are lost than any other time of the year. The noise doesn’t drive them to drink, but to run away. So keep pooch in the house on a leash. When in the house have the TV on so the noise is deadened.

This  post was not prompted by this WordPress Daily Prompt: by Ben Huberman — Going Obsolete: Of all the technologies that have gone extinct in your lifetime, which one do you miss the most?

I really miss the guys who used to pump my gas . When I was a teen, I loved flirting with them; moreover, they were the ones who had to get out in the cold and rain.

Sadly, more and more people are being replaced by machines. At most of my local stores five or six people jobs have been replaced by self-check out machines. Hate that as I am a people person.

But I must also say if my computer no long worked or the internet collapses, I would be deeply bereft.  Would survive by burying  my aging eyes in more books.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO

Remember to share and care all you find of value on the internet.  All here crave recognition. A like says “Thank You.” Comments say you have read and thought about the post. Sharing is a gift to three people: the blogger, the people you share with, and you for your kindness bless you

Katherine

LINKS OF INTEREST

These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.

 

Of all the technologies that have gone extinct in your lifetime, which one do you miss the most?

6 and More Ways to Bring Kindness To Your World

Kindness is the strongest proof of Karma as every bit act of kindness enriches you. Why it is a major Emotional Fitness  Training Exercise.

Ways to practice kindness

Emotional Fitness Training Tips

Emotional Fitness Training Tip One:  While I admire Random Acts of Kindness,  deliberate acts strengthen you moreDr Anders Ericsson said in the early 1990 that it takes 10,000 hours (20 hours for 50 weeks a year for ten years = 10,000)  what he called  deliberate practice to become an expert in almost anything.  While many have since disputed his claim, it is clear mega stars in almost every field prove his point.

Some good news: EFTI promotes starring in your life, not on the stage or the athletic playing field.  Good enough gets you there when it comes to everyday life. However, go here to learn how to be more deliberate in your practice of anything.  Here are ideas for practicing kindness deliberately.

 

Emotional Fitness Training Tip Two: Teach practicing kindness to all the children you know; I do not mean just chronological children.

Teaching kindness to children

Emotional Fitness Training Tip Three: Complain for others. Here’s an example. Sometimes I need to use the motorized shopping carts most large stores provide. I knew I needed on a very hot day even though I was only picking up a few items. The store had three such carts, not one of them worked. Although I just wanted to beat it out of there, I complained to the manager.

Sad to say I was told, the company they hired to provide the chairs gave lousy service. Not a helpful answer, so when I got home I wrote a letter of complaint to the company. Not a big act of kindness and partly for me, but what I mean by complaining for others.  You may have noticed I do some of that on Social Media.

A final poster coach  that should be in every classroom and  public forum. Well at least in my not-so-humble opinion.

Emotional Fitness Poster reminding you to Practice Kindness

As all the sages across all the ages and as today’s researchers know practicing kindness is the express lane to the good life.

This  post was prompted by this WordPress Daily Prompt: The Kindness of Strangers by Ben Huberman.  When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you? Tell us what happened!

When I was trying  to make the mobilized shopping cart work as described above, a lovely man and his teenage daughter stopped to help. Didn’t get the cart working, but prompted me to complain as a way of passing the kindness forward.

tHANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO

Remember to share and care all you find of value on the internet.  All here crave recognition. A like says “Thank You.” Comments say you have read and thought about the post. Sharing is a gift to three people: the blogger, the people you share with, and you for your kindness bless you.

Katherine

LINKS OF INTEREST

These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.

 

How To Weather the Storms -3 Tips

All seasons bring storms. All lives suffer hurts and hurt creates personal storms . Emotional Intelligence means life’s storms wisely.

How to weather storms

When you can say “Thank you” for all what has been given and what has been escaped, you are the master or mistress of gratitude. Here are three tips for mastering gratitude even when hit by violent storms. 

Emotional Fitness Training Tip One: Look for the lesson. Life brings pain, pain is unavoidable. Think of pain, not as a punishment, but  as an opportunity to learn.

Emotional Fitness Training Tip Two: Be grateful you have survived the storms.  Proof you have survived? You are here now, able to read this.

Emotional Fitness Training Tip Three: Develop an attitude of gratitude.   An attitude of gratitude when bad things happen involves practicing acceptance.  Easily done when good is visiting you; more difficult when bad things are happening to you; not always possible in the midst of some storms.  Marsha Linehan, psychological guru. She speaks and preaches radical acceptance as key for surviving violent storms.

Another useful resource is this Emotional Fitness Poster Coach which details some of the things we can be thankful for.

Emotional Fitness Training poster coach about gratitude #emotional

To use  as a  poster coach post  get it free from the EFTIstore; download it, print it up and post it where you will see it often throughout the day. It reminds you of all you have to be grateful for and what matters most. Practicing gratitude daily strengthens its helpfulness in stormy weather.

For more instructions about how to practice any of the Twelve Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises visit this web page.

A WORD PRESS’ DAILY PROMPT INSPIRED THIS POST:  In the Summertime by Krista —  If it’s autumn or winter where you live, what are you most looking forward to doing next summer? If it’s spring or summer where you are, what has been the highlight of the season so far for you?

The highlight of spring for me is always renewal; of summer, Nature’s Bounty; of autumn, the Harvesting of all that is good; of winter, the longer nights with time to think more about what matters.

Thank you for all you do

Remember to share and care all you find of value on the internet.  All here crave recognition. A like says “Thank You.” Comments say you have read and thought about the post. Sharing is a gift to three people: the blogger, the people you share with, and you for your kindness bless you.

Katherine

LINKS OF INTEREST

These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.