Habit Your way to Success and Happiness

Habit Your way to Success and Happiness

How many of you have set New Years resolutions, Goals or made To-Do lists while you were excited to achieve something, only to realize a few days later that motivation has left the building and you start to skip a day or 2.  Before you know it you are depressed, because of your lack of willpower to complete the tasks needed to achieve what you set out to do. I'm sure 99% of you will be nodding .. it happens to all of us and there is a REASON it does.  We tend…Read more …
11 Easy Steps to Crush Procrastination

11 Easy Steps to Crush Procrastination

It's Monday morning and a whole lot of people will wake up this morning says "Why was the weekend so short", "If only I can have one more day", "Maybe I should take a Benilyn day" ... It's called the Monday morning blues and most people living their lives from day to day suffer from this. I've been going through "The Happiness Effect" by Shawn Achor and he addresses the issue of procrastination from a psychological point of view ... it is fascinating, so I decided to start the week with a post…Read more …
Your Life in Jelly Beans

Your Life in Jelly Beans

How much time do you REALLY have in this life? I was sent the video below this week and it had a profound effect on me.  It explains our average life of 28 000 days in the form of JellyBeans and how we spend it in our daily lives.  Time spent eating, sleeping, commuting, watching TV, working and all the daily activities that we do without putting too much thought into it.  What you are left with after all these activities is your real life. Watch the video ... it will shake you…Read more …
How to beat the Monday Morning Blues

How to beat the Monday Morning Blues

As the alarm goes off you roll over and press snooze, lie down for 10 more minutes and the alarm starts screaming again ... You wish the weekend was just one day longer ... why do you HAVE to get up? .... Does this sound familiar? Do you struggle to get out of bed on a Monday morning? Don't worry, you are not alone.  Most people in the daily grind feel like this every single Monday morning, BUT you  do not have to.  It's a simple case of the Monday Blues and you…Read more …
Does Meditation Work?

Does Meditation Work?

Anyone that has followed this blog or the Gigantic Action Facebook Page will know that I believe you cannot truly achieve you full potential in life without a daily practice of meditation. This could be the simple act of taking out 5 - 10 minutes in the morning, closing your eyes and just concentrating on your breathing OR it could be a deep TM meditation lasting for hours.  To me it does not matter, as long as you have a daily practice of switching off from the chaos and just becoming present and mindful of your body,…Read more …