Tips For The Holidays.

photo 123 (2) hhWell its that time of year again to manage the stress with work,home, life, during the holidays, the reality is many of us are racking up more credit card debt on expensive gifts, over indulging in calorie-packed holiday foods and investing more money in the latest looks for a slew of holiday parties, which is ok, if you can do it, nothing wrong with treating yourself well, but do make your holidays less stressful this year with a few small changes, and change is good for the body/mind.

 

When it comes to managing holiday stress, my four tips below can take you far and in control of your holidays to enjoy and be present in the now. You don’t need stress to feel ok, Find ways to that will help you feel balance and healthy and happy.

 

  1. Start by setting expectations for you and your family. If everyone is on the same page in terms of finances, gift giving, and extras you’ll have a better outcome. Be transparent with your children, there is no shame in doing what’s right for your family.
  2. Stay positive, and allow yourself to appreciate the small things like spending quality time with family and friends, indulging in your favorite dessert or watching a classic holiday film.
  3. Focus on what is important in life. It’s not necessarily about the gifts but rather making memories with the ones you love.
  4. Try not to neglect your health over the holidays, or you could start the New Year with regret and unhappiness. Plus, a good workout will help de-stress you during a stressful time of the year. If you’re not a fan of working out but you want to get in shape, Find a coach or counselor for help.

 

Thank you for reading.

Happy Holidays & New Year 2015.

George Durocher

Work Tips

mn.jpgIndeed fall/winter 2014 is here and we spend most of our days within our offices working hard from nine to five or maybe you work around the clock.

Here are a few tips to help you get grounded  within your working space.

  • Supportive culture and values: Creating and maintaining a healthy workplace requires a supportive culture that clearly values employees and is trust-based. Ideally, the process of creating a healthy workplace should be designed to strengthen trust.

 

  • Leadership: Commitment from top management is critical and must take the form of visible leadership on health issues. Employees judge commitment by the actions of senior management. Leadership must also be exercised throughout the organization, especially by line managers.

 

  • Use a broad definition of health: Good mental and physical health means more than the absence of illness, injury, and disease. It also means leading a balanced life, developing one’s potential, making a meaningful contribution to the organization, and having a say in workplace decisions.

 

  • Participative team approach: Implementing a healthy workplace strategy requires an integrated approach, guided by teams that include representatives from management, health and safety, human resources, employees, and unions. This is not just a health issue. Direct employee involvement in all stages is especially critical to success.

 

  • Customized plan: Collaboratively develop a workplace health policy and action plan with clear goals. The policy and plan must be tailored to the business context, workforce characteristics, and documented gaps in the work environment. Learn from each change introduced and refine the plan accordingly.

 

  • Link to strategic goals: Clearly link health issues and outcomes to the organization’s strategic goals. Integrate health and well-being objectives into the organization’s business planning process, so that over time, all management decisions take health into account.

 

  • Ongoing support: Allocate resources that ensure continuity to healthy workplace actions. Provide training, especially to managers at all levels, to sustain the initiative and embed health into how the organization operates.

 

  • Evaluate and communicate: Open and continuous communication is a key success factor in any organizational change initiative, and health is no different. Consistently evaluate outcomes and keep top management informed about the impact of healthy workplace issues on business results

 

Take the time to enjoy your work and really enjoy it, you know, people spend most of their life at work if you really have a passion for it, find that balance that is right for you only and go for it, be happy, be yourself, and be great at what you do.

Thank you for reading.

George Durocher

 

Fitness Tips For Fall 2014

WakLockMaleSmIndeed it’s that time of year again for fitness and health, too be jolly and happy and inshape.  We all want and need some balance in our lives, home and work, fall time is a perfect time to set that habit up, so here are a few tip’s to help you get started.

1. Set Goals

Set short simple goals, such as exercising for 20 minutes as soon as you wake up on Mondays. This makes achieving them realistic and allows you to progress to longer-term goals, let your friends, family and coworkers know, your not alone in it.

2. Make a Motivation Board

Grab a bulletin board, or go digital using Pinterest, and attach a list of your goals, progress photos, inspirational sayings, updates with your accomplishments and more. Place your motivation somewhere prominent – like your bathroom mirror or your office at work — so you’ll see it regularly. I enjoy this one and it really works.

3. Adopt the 3 “C’s”

Commitment, Convenience and Consistency: Adopt these three strategies into your lifestyle to help you stay active and eat right for good and yourself, each person is different, so just be you.

So don’t feel blah, when you can feel ha..LOL, you will reach your goals with a positive additude and vision in mind, keep at it and keep smiling, it works.

Thank you for reading.

George Durocher

Don’t Lose Your Mind

photoIndeed we all can use a few tips here and there as I enjoy writing and posting my ideas. I am thinking already about the future holidays and thought here are some tips to get you grounded and solid, don’t lose your mind.

Turn off autopilot

Sometimes when you’re racing to finish your to-do list, it’s easy to go into autopilot mode until you complete your work. Taking a few breaks will actually help you work more efficiently and effectively. Once you’ve completed a big task, get up from your desk to stretch, grab something to drink, and just refresh your brain before moving onto the next thing.

Learn the power of saying “no”

You have a busy day ahead of you, and yet you still accepted that conference-call invitation. Sometimes we forget how important it is to say “no” when we’re busy. While it isn’t always possible to turn down every meeting invitation, try your best to make a case when you’re especially busy. For example, you can ask to leave early or have someone share meeting notes with you.

Perspective

Don’t sweat the small stuff and end up turning your to-do list into far more than it really is. Simply focus on meeting the deadlines. If you find yourself anxious about your schedule for the next day or week ahead of you — which may be a reason why you work late — lay out your schedule to take a better look at what needs to be accomplished so you can establish a timeframe

Remember to plan, plan, plan to feel present and happy in life, home, and work.

You can do it and the future will be fun.

Thank you for reading.

George Durocher

Tips About Life

A new month ahead for August 2014, I think a few  new tips would help you get grounded & started for the rest of 2014 summer time to enjoy your home & work balance in life.

So never take anything personal, it takes practice, but you can do, if your goal is to have peace of mind, not lose your mind.

1. Go to lots of conferences if you can, meet new people and get feedback on how you show up in the world.

2. Buy some art, or make your own art, we are creative beings, art is very personal when we expose our self with art or any art form.

3. Apologize when than you need to, not that you have too, don’t be sorry for who you really are.

4.Don’t take anything personally ever from grumpy people, you do have choice and own your actions.

We are strong powerful beings and everyday is a new day when you don’t take it personal. Have fun and enjoy summer time, be the sunshine in your world. images.jpg

Thank you for reading.

George Durocher

RPC/Wellness Counselor/Life Coach

GET HAPPY HERE & NOW.

cropped-011.jpgSummer is HERE & NOW, let’s get happy.

Be Grateful

Gratitude is a sign of appreciation and you ought to show appreciation for life. Always wake up every morning in acknowledgement that someone died the previous night but you didn’t, someone did not wake up but you did. Let me give you a little exercise, next time you feel as if everything is working against you and there is nothing to be thankful for, pick up a pen and a piece of paper and make a list of things you should be thankful for, for example, I woke up this morning, I have food on my table, I have clothes to wear, I have a good paying job, the skies are beautiful and the atmosphere is great. By the time you finish this little exercise, I can assure you that you will feel better already, SO START MAKING THAT LIST OF GRATITUDE.

Exercise regularly

Unhappiness can result from stressing our bodies and minds. Scientists believe that 30-60 minutes of exercise can make you happy regardless of how sad you may be. Exercise raises your heart rate and triggers a surge of hormonal changes. As your heart begins to pound, certain hormones are released which create a sense of total well being and you begin to feel well again, the mind stress is gone and everything is under control. Another thing you can do is take a walk, this works for me all the time. When you take a walk, you are able to think over matters that are bothering you and come up with solutions to them, SO GET YOUR RUNNERS ON AND START WALKING.

Make somebody happy

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up.” Be optimistic, IT WORKS AND IT FEELS GOOD INSIDE.

Act as if you are happy

Smile always, even when you are feeling blue. When the body acts, emotions follow. A smile costs nothing but it creates much, it enriches those who receive it without impoverishing those who give. Learn to smile at all times, it won’t only make you happy, it will also win you happy friends, YOU ARE WHAT YOU CREATE.

Change is inevitable and no situation is permanent. Whenever you are feeling sad or depressed, always remember that it’s temporary and that tomorrow will be better, tough times don’t last but tough people do. Develop a positive attitude, be optimistic, IT’S TIME TO GET HAPPY,

“ENJOY YOUR SUMMER TIME.”

THANK YOU FOR READING.

GEORGE DUROCHER

Use All Of Your Mind.

Time to use all your senses, life is full of endless memory and mind power.

The more senses you use in learning something, the more of your brain will be involved in retaining the memory. In one study, adults were shown a series of emotionally neutral images, each presented along with a smell. They were not asked to remember what they saw. Later, they were shown a set of images, this time without odors, and asked to indicate which they’d seen before. They had excellent recall for all odor-paired pictures, and especially for those associated with pleasant smells. Brain imaging indicated that the piriform cortex, the main odor-processing region of the brain, became active when people saw objects originally paired with odors, even though the smells were no longer present and the subjects hadn’t tried to remember them. So challenge all your senses as you venture into the unfamiliar.

So for today and everyday of your life, don’t live in fear to use your mind and allow yourself to grow within work, home, life and self. The mind never stops going. I hope you use your senses and enjoy the life you have or make changes if your not happy. Snapshot_20111029_56

Thank you for reading

George Durocher

Keeping Balance

10172738_10152418506221133_7737306647789773244_nIt’s time to spring forward, as the sun is shinning, may flowers are blooming and the sky is blue.

Here are a few tips to get you feeling balance and flowing forward in your life, home, work and self.

1.  Stop worrying.  Realize there are many things in life that we have no control over.  Let them go and focus on what you can change.

2.  Say No!  Learn to say “no” to other people and don’t take on more than you can handle.

3.  Take breaks.  When you become frustrated doing an activity or task, it can be helpful to take a break.  Step back from what you are doing for a while and then get back to it when your frustration level has subsided.

4.  Take care of yourself first.  This may sound selfish, but it is necessary.  If you get “burned out” you have nothing left to give to others.

5.  Set priorities and focus.  This will help you accomplish your tasks and goals in a less stressful manner because you have taken time to plan.

Remember we need to stop, relax, rest, and smell the flowers in life.

Thank you for reading.

George Durocher

Make Time To Manifest

 Untitled 86961We need to manifest in our lives daily to be healthy and feel whole, too know we made it and reach our goals, we manifest without even knowing it. Spring time is here now, so make a list of change in your life, work or home and bring forth your manifesting powers for a better self and happiness. We all have this gift and must learn to use it daily in our own inner worlds. Here are some tips to get you going and manifesting.

1. Follow your star! Know where you are going.

Set the intention for what you are building for the long-term. Who will you become, what will you build? Where will your star come to rest in the manifestation of pure joy?

 2. Pay attention to your intention.

Maintain your attention – that is, focus – on your long-term intention. Be aware of the road you traverse – of the roadblocks, the u-turns, and the highways that you consciously choose to keep following your star.

 3. Put your gifts in service.

To love and respect yourself, what you are building. Share them widely as you do more of what you love. Because that’s the way to manifest what you are meant to do in life.

 4. Choose thoughts that drive decisive action.

If there is an emotional rut along your road, decide now to get out of it. Learn how to put what happened in the past behind you. Let the learnings meet you in the present now to shape your future. Choose thoughts aligned with forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, empathy, non-judgement to kickstart you and fuel your journey to pure joy.

 5. Take small and considered steps – Like a camel

Camels aren’t the fastest of animals, I’ve heard! Small and considered progress lets you live the growing excitement and joy as you move closer to your intention. It allows you to adjust and align as you traverse ‘moor and mountain‘ that your star leads you over.

 6. Be accountable.

Create an accountability practice that will keep you on track. Share what you are building – in writing – or better with someone you trust, who will honor your intention without judgement (your coach maybe!). Tell them your small-step goals, share your successes, your slip ups. Ask for their support.

 7. Celebrate your progress.

It’s so easy to pay attention to what still needs to be done or what you fail at doing. Don’t! Plan now on celebrating your incremental progress and successes. Make a regular time to give thanks for all you have and each step forward you have made. Giving thanks for what you have is the ultimate celebration – energy attracts like energy. Appreciative thoughts generate energy that attracts more to appreciate. Abundance.

On a personal note – I love to manifest daily in my own life and don’t like feeling stuck. I know the energy that comes with it very well and use it with care. Dreams do come true.

If you need any help in your life, work or inner world, let me know, i’ll be glad to help you manifest the best life you always wanted and the dream you desire.

Thank you for reading.

George Durocher

 1. Follow your star! Know where you are going.

Set the intention for what you are building for the long-term. Who will you become, what will you build? Where will your star come to rest in the manifestation of pure joy?

 2. Pay attention to your intention.

Maintain your attention – that is, focus – on your long-term intention. Be aware of the road you traverse – of the roadblocks, the u-turns, and the highways that you consciously choose to keep following your star.

 3. Put your gifts in service.

To love and respect yourself, what you are building. Share them widely as you do more of what you love. Because that’s the way to manifest what you are meant to do in life.

 4. Choose thoughts that drive decisive action.

If there is an emotional rut along your road, decide now to get out of it. Learn how to put what happened in the past behind you. Let the learnings meet you in the present now to shape your future. Choose thoughts aligned with forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, empathy, non-judgement to kickstart you and fuel your journey to pure joy.

 5. Take small and considered steps – the magi took camels!

Camels aren’t the fastest of animals, I’ve heard! Small and considered progress lets you live the growing excitement and joy as you move closer to your intention. It allows you to adjust and align as you traverse ‘moor and mountain‘ that your star leads you over.

 6. Be accountable.

Create an accountability practice that will keep you on track. Share what you are building – in writing – or better with someone you trust, who will honor your intention without judgement (your coach maybe!). Tell them your small-step goals, share your successes, your slip ups. Ask for their support.

 7. Celebrate your progress.

It’s so easy to pay attention to what still needs to be done or what you fail at doing. Don’t! Plan now on celebrating your incremental progress and successes. Make a regular time to give thanks for all you have and each step forward you have made. Giving thanks for what you have is the ultimate celebration – energy attracts like energy. Appreciative thoughts generate energy that attracts more to appreciate. Abundance.

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Spring Cleaning Time

hy.bmpSpring cleaning is the ultimate act of renewal and clutter removal, which sets a positive tone for you and your family for the year ahead, its a time to enjoy and be present in the now and too let go of the old and bring in the new. I always start my spring cleaning every March 1st as I feel spring comes fast in a few weeks. Better to start now, then later. hy.bmp

 Here are some smart ideas and tips to get you started. hy.bmp

 

• Schedule cleaning tasks onto a calendar, creating a written commitment.

 

• Spread out your spring cleaning over several weeks – a single weekend is never enough.

 

• Include preparation time when planning larger tasks, such as painting.

 

• Schedule together activities that allow multi-tasking (e.g. doing laundry while cleaning blinds)

 

• Save valuable cleaning time by planning certain activities that should precede others, like dusting before vacuuming

 

• Discuss expectations with your family helpers (e.g. “garage cleaned so cars can park inside”); it will improve your results

 

• Write down your activities in a plan that can be a blueprint for next year

 

• Better yet, start a spring cleaning notebook or binder where you can keep ideas, coupons, and schedules

 

• Avoid the temptation to wander into doing new unplanned tasks

 

• Keep a notebook on-hand, and write down and schedule new task ideas for another time

Remember not to get scared of dusting or cleaning out your closet, bedroom, den or whatever you like to clean out. It’s about being present today and staying in your now, it feels good to clean up the old and it feels even better to bring in the new. Its all about the energy and spring time. Its all new,new, new.

Thank you for reading.

George Durocher