Practise Makes Perfect – NOT!

Inspired by P is for Practice Makes Perfect – DALAI LAMA -LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT A MASTERPIECE

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First off, it’s NOT about being perfect. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying you don’t need perfectiondestroysto practise. Even the pros continue to practise, because as it is said, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” But perfection is an ideal, and an ideal is not only for the most part, unreasonable, but it is also static. As things are always changing, to survive, we must also adapt to those changes. Ideals don’t allow for this. Instead, we need to look at it as a model and be prepared to make changes, if and when necessary. We set ourselves up for failure when we aim for perfection. We need to practise to get better, not perfect. We need to strive for excellence. We need to do the best we can do – NOT perfection.

If you strive for perfection, you can caught up in a whirl wind of thinking that you are not good enough. Give yourself a chance and realize that PerfectNothingit’s not meant to be perfect the first time you attempt something (or any other time). Don’t let yourself get paralyzed with the fear of not being good enough before you even begin! No matter how slow the progress is, you are still moving forward (“One step forward, two steps back” may be slow, but it’s better than being stuck and not moving at all.)

You are your worst enemy, if you believe in perfection. If you do make a mistake, no – correction – when you make a mistake – own up to it. After all, you are human. At that time, I’m sure you did what you thought was best, considering the circumstances. Perhaps the time in question wasn’t picture perfect (as it often isn’t). All you can do is make the best out of your current situation. Don’t keep replaying the event – “Why did I do that? I should have…I wish I had…” Don’t beat yourself up. Hindsight really is 20/20. And you can’t go back and redo it now, anyways.

If you did the best you can do, you need to let it go and move on. Let yourself be satisfied, and let yourself move on. And don’t let this discourage you. Nobody likes to make striveforprogressmistakes, but you set yourself up for failure when you expect perfection on your first attempt (or any attempt). Ease up – it’s okay to make mistakes. It’s not only part of the process, it’s a progression. That’s right – you’re making progress even when you make a mistake! The important part is what follows: stick with it, learn from it, and try again!

worthitYou will need to have many practice runs before you’re excellent at something. But stay focused. And remember, it’s okay to seek guidance. You’re not expected to be an expert when you’re new at something. It may take longer than expected, and that’s okay (But, again, don’t overthink things – know when to let it go and move on.) You may also have doubts when you find it really challenging, also expected (Nothing worth having, comes easy). But in the end, you will come to realize that it was worth the struggle.

Rather than focusing on perfection, just be your true authentic self. Be in the moment, feel it, and it will fall into place. It will feel right. There may be certain steps you have bepresentnotperfectstudied, but at some point you need to let go of that because it’s already part of who you are. You know what you’re doing now. Trying to remember that text book example exactly step by step is counterproductive now. Get over it! Not only that, there’s theory and then there’s application. That’s right – sometimes a curve ball is thrown at you and you need to deal with it – just follow your instincts and do the best you can. Remember, everything is in a state of flux and things are always evolving. We, too, always need to adjust and rise to a new level of excellence.

Thought of the Day

TODAY’S MEDITATION | THE HEALING HAND

Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!

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Listen to Your Intuition

TODAY’S MEDITATION | THE HEALING HAND

Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!

Inspired by K is for Keep Trying No Matter How Hard it Seems – DALAI LAMA -LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT A MASTERPIECE

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I am not a huge roller coaster fan, but I feel that life is like a roller coaster sometimes. The length of a second or a minute is the same in either, however, the perception of it varies depending on your personality or the particular situation. The highs are often fast paced while the lows are long lived. If you like it, you can’t get enough of it and long for more, but if it’s not your cup of tea, you can’t wait for it to be over and don’t want to go through it again. If you are orange, you thrive on the thrills and risks. But some people aren’t built for the ups and downs (yet), and end up “throwing up”.

Mindset is your power. To maneuver through the ups and downs you need to develop “Grit” (Angela Duckworth). When you fail, you may need some time to regroup – take the time if you need it, and if the situation allows for it. You may need to re-evaluate. What does this setback mean? Are you ready to continue on this path, or do you need to redirect? Don’t feel bad. There is value in each situation. Learn from it and grow. Build your resilience for the next challenge you face on the path of your life.

Be open-minded and open up all of your senses. You may need to work on this; practice mindfulness – it helps. Listen to your intuition – sometimes you feel it is or isn’t right, and sometimes you just know. Be open to the signs that are there all around you; sometimes we’re too busy to notice. If the signs are ignored, the price can be steep.

There will be hard times, but if you know this to be your truth, trust in it. Keep the faith, and don’t stop trying.

Focus. Persevere. Triumph.

Nurse Your Way Back to Health with a Plant

Taking care of plants can be very therapeutic. I can personally verify this. After my miscarriage, I was drawn to plants. Taking care of plants helped to redirect my focus during a difficult time. Appreciating the simple beauty of these unique floral arrangements then allowed me to experience gratitude in other areas of my life. Because they helped me to relax and bring me peace of mind, I started to feel better. That is why I have assembled these unique and beautiful plant terrariums. My hope is that they will help bring relaxation and peace of mind to anyone who needs this. Or maybe you know someone who could benefit from a gift like this?

I’m not the only one who feels that plants can benefit your health. Take a look at what is being said about the health benefits of plants:

“Researchers…found that plants in the office significantly increased workplace satisfaction, self-reported levels of concentration, and perceived air quality.”…“A study by Ulrich and Simons found that being exposed to natural settings and plants can reduce stress levels within a five-minute period.” http://www.urbanplanters.co.uk/benefits-of-plants-article/increase-workplace-productivity/

Plants in offices increase happiness and productivity – What was important was that everybody could see a plant from their desk. If you are working in an environment where there’s something to get you psychologically engaged you are happier and you work better,” Knight said. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/31/plants-offices-workers-productive-minimalist-employees

The Healing Hand designs both Air Plant Terrariums and Tropical Plant Terrariums. Scroll down to learn more.

Air Plant Terrarium

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Air Plant Terrarium with Cool Beach Theme

No time for a vacation to the beach, no problem!  Just stare into this terrarium and IMG_0489daydream about it!  It’s a unique item that’s sure to please.

So what is an air plant?  Well, its a special plant that can be placed just about anywhere.

This glass terrarium is about 8 1/2 inches tall by 5 inches, and it comes with everything you see.

To care for it, you need to either spray it or soak it once or a twice a week.  See how here.

Here is another variation of this cool beach theme!  

If you’re interested in one of these unique gift ideas – please email me.

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Tropical Plants Terrarium

Terrariums were popular during the Victorian Age and are making a comeback.  Gazing IMG_0567into a terrarium can have a very calming effect and be a good source of relaxation.

It could be a unique gift for that hard to buy for person, (or, better yet, treat yourself!)

This is a special and unique floral arrangement that is pretty easy to take care of.  Because a terrarium is somewhat enclosed, it helps to keep in moisture that tropical plants need.  A few sprays of room temperature water a couple of times a week should do the trick.  See how here.

And just so you’re all set, I’m including a spray bottle with the terrarium.

To give you an idea of the size – this terrarium is about 11 inches in height and the diameter is approximately 4 ¾ inches.

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Here is another variation of a tropical plants terrarium.  This terrarium is about 8 inches in height and the diameter is approximately 7 ½ inches.  To make a purchase, please email The Healing Hand.

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How Not to Fail

TODAY’S MEDITATION | THE HEALING HAND

Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!

Inspired by D is for Don’t Give Up and Don’t Give In – DALAI LAMA -LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT A MASTERPIECE

D is for Don’t Give Up and Don’t Give In – You only fail when you stop trying.  It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.  There are 3 choices: give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got!

How to Find Inner Peace

TODAY’S MEDITATION | THE HEALING HAND

Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!

Inspired by A is for Avoid negative sources, people, places, and habits. Dalai Lama-Live One Day at a Time and Make it a Masterpiece

Avoiding negative sources, people, places, and habits is so important to preserve our own mental health. Amid the chaos of life, be kind to yourself. Choose to avoid the distractions, when you can. Focus on your inner peace. There will always be drama, but sometimes it’s okay to walk away from it.

How to be Mentally Strong

TODAY’S MEDITATION | THE HEALING HAND

Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!

Inspired by The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong-Amy Morin-watch it on this post.

Click on the above image and then watch the clip The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong by Amy Morin. It is so touching-It brought tears to my eyes. Please put aside 15 minutes and watch this video.