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My Lifetential

By Marie Louise Devitt
Welcome to the Lifetential podcast where we talk about all things wellbeing, personal growth and transformation. We will also offer tips and advice to support you along your own transformational life journey. You can do this.
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How to step out of Overwhelm with these 5 steps
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Have you ever paused and looked at your week ahead on a Sunday or Monday and thought “OMG”? Our mind has a wonderful capacity if unchecked to take us down the road of overwhelm, when it starts its glorious dance of overthinking, overanalysis and forward planning that at times can take us into a right old tailspin. We then begin the week in an exhausted state just by thinking about our week ahead. So, what do we do to manage this overthinking, overanalysis and overplanning? Here are a few thoughts on some strategies and techniques that might help you.  Remember why you step back from overwhelm… If you are not in a state of overwhelm, you are more able to cope with situations in a more considered way and you will have more clarity and focus. By making the choice to step back from overwhelm you have been proactive and taken ownership of supporting yourself, and that creates a positive response within you. It supports your sense of autonomy and your capacity to support and take care of yourself. All these things create more positive ripple effects as you progress through your week. So, what first step would you take to step back from overwhelm? If you wish, for advice or support about your next best steps – email me directly at marie@lifetential.com or check my personal growth and transformation Membership Community here. My song pick for this week is Into the Mystic.. A great song to get you out of overwhelm. Have a listen and enjoy. 
14:55
March 22, 2021
Creating Empowering and Supportive Self-Talk
We can become victims of our own negative thinking patterns, in very subtle and unconscious ways. And yet the research suggests that these negative thinking patterns that are stored in our brain can be rephrased and adapted to create more compassion-based and empowering thinking patterns. And that these thinking patterns help build you up, rather than knock you down. So, where do we start to create that more compassionate and empowered self-talk? Offer yourself Compassion and Understanding Daily Begin to recognize when you are giving yourself a hard time or pushing yourself too much. Take a moment and reconsider what you can offer yourself in that moment - some compassion and kindness, alongside some self-understanding. This can go a long way and take the pressure off you day-to-day. None of us are perfect, we are all works-in-progress. When we know more, we can grow and evolve as we were meant to. Wash, rinse and repeat So, remember - you are in control, negative talk can be a reaction to a trigger event, you can work to create a filter, to let the good talk in, check the negative and rephrase it, all of which helps create a new thinking pattern in your brain. Practice will help embed this way of processing your thoughts. And alongside this. remember to be compassionate and understanding of yourself daily. Keep implementing these techniques until they become second nature for you. And as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Allow yourself time and space to consistently apply these techniques until you get to the point of it feeling like second nature, and something that you automatically do. It’s a bit like learning to drive a car, initially, you must really think and concentrate, and yet eventually it becomes instinctive, and you automatically know what to do. If you wish, for advice or support about your next best steps – email me directly at marie@lifetential.com or check my personal growth and transformation Membership Community here. If you would prefer to listen to my podcast you can get the latest episodes here.
10:05
March 15, 2021
Create Your Wellbeing Routine With These 5 Steps
When we get caught up in our daily lives and all the things we need to do next, we can easily find ourselves slipping to the end of our to-do list. This can occur sometimes without us even realizing that it has happened. So how do we keep ourselves in...
10:25
March 8, 2021
5 Ways To Let Go Of Those “Shoulds” And Learn To “Just Be”
Do you ever notice that you get caught up in the “to do’s” and the “shoulds” and “need to’s” and end up in a constant tailspin as you try to catch up with yourself around all these things? These can take over our day-to-day routines, to the point that...
10:47
March 1, 2021
4 Easy Steps Personal Growth Plan
The concept of personal growth can feel nebulous at times. Finding ways to look at our own personal growth journey in a concrete way can be a challenge. And yet the beauty of ongoing personal growth is that it significantly supports our levels of...
08:34
February 25, 2021
Creating Positive Shifts in your Life with these 5 Key Steps
At times it can be hard to recognize that we are the creators of our own destiny. It can be hard to realize that everything we need to make significant and positive shifts in our lives is within us. Each of us has the capacity to achieve the life we...
10:18
February 16, 2021
Begin to Achieve your Potential with these 3 Steps
Your potential is not just about what you can do well, it is about tapping into that capacity for self-expression through the things we do and the things we get genuine enjoyment out of. For me potential is not about excelling at something, it is about...
15:04
February 8, 2021
Embracing Possibilities
It is so easy sometimes to live our lives in a very set way, conditioning our daily habits and behaviours based on rules we put on ourselves. But what if every so often you were to come out from under that umbrella of rules and norms? What if you...
07:27
February 1, 2021
Your 10 Steps to Positivity
How to build a pattern of positive thinking – Your 10 steps to Positivity. Do you recognise that your thinking can be negatively focused sometimes? Do you recognise that this negative thinking cycle can then have an impact on your mood? Do you Feel...
09:24
January 24, 2021
Why choose meditation and 3 simple steps to get started
The benefits of a regular meditation routine over time are far reaching. Meditation benefits you not just while you mediate, but also as you go through your day. Keeping you more grounded, more present and less in your thoughts. It slows you down...
07:39
January 19, 2021