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Good Deed A Day

One of my personal missions in life is to empower a more consciousness world. So I have been pondering, how can I make a 10 degree shift in my life to start living this more incrementally each and every day?

Ta da! I have challenged myself to do a good deed every day. It doesn't need to be massive and I am not doing it for any recognition or thanks, I just genuinely know that the more I put good deeds out in the world, the more I will raise my own frequency and may even create a pay it forward good deed ripple effect.

Studies have shown that doing just one good deed a day not only flood your body with serotonin which helps you relax and makes you feel good and oxytocin, the love drug will help you feel good.

Research also shows that not only do good deeds have a positive impact and feel good factor for the person doing the good action, but for those receiving or even just witnessing a good deed are filled with good, happy hormones too. The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people! Jamil Zaki, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University for Scientific American, July 26, 2016

On a call with a fellow high performance coach Alessandra Edwards she asked me, "Have you always been such a positive, up person?" It got me thinking. While I have had my share of challenges and ups and downs in life I have always been a pretty positive person and I've definitely always had a bit of a thing for spreading joy and happiness. I like to walk in the land of freedom and possibility and I love the research of David Hawkins that shows the frequency of different states of being, so I guess I'm living into my name Ms. Joy. Just four years ago via my YouTube channel UQTV I was encouraging people to start a happy virus at work - check out how you could make an impact on your company culture here.

Tonight I did my first conscious good deed of the day while I was on my evening walk, I came across a car parked with the interior light left on, so I went and knocked on the house it was outside of and a lovely lady answered and was very grateful to be told she left her light on so she doesn't wake up to a flat battery in the morning.

Maybe you'd like to join me? Or perhaps you have your own 10 degree shift you'd like to make to live and breathe your goals more? Just like compound interest making small shifts every day add up and grow exponentially over time.

What 10 degree shift will you make in your life?

Annual Gratitude Letter - 2019 Intentions

By the time I review this letter it will be 31 December 2019 and a full year since I last sat down to review my life, the universe and everything in between. For the past 15 years I have penned a letter to my future self to create a space of possibility to grow into. This year was certainly no exception.

It began with me reflecting on the year that was 2018 while I sat just outside the city of Varanasi, India near the temple devoted to the Buddha where he sat down after attaining enlightenment and preached his first sermon to his five erstwhile companions. It seemed appropriate to be envisaging my future self and receiving blessings in this sacred space.

To read my full and very personal letter to myself for 2019 visit https://www.uqpower.com.au/annual-gratitude-2019

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