THE iKiFit BLOG

Join iKiFit founder, Kim Macrae for inspirational and thought provoking topics around all things, education, life choices, self empowerment and assessment - set to challenge us all to be the best version of ourselves - Every Single Day in lots of little ways!
(Click below to hear iKi Crews Every Single Day excerpt, full version for sale on iTunes).

Qualified Life Coach and Fulltime working mother of 3 - Amy takes you on a journey of how iKi SRL has empowered her through the most challenging times of raising 3 children and remaining a model of what it means to be happy, healthy, strong.

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Happy Holiday Season

Thursday, December 21, 2017

 

The final run up to Christmas is just what we’ve come to expect: Summer has arrived with a furnace blast, we’re in a mad rush to get everything finished in time for the big day and if things can go wrong they have. If we’re lucky enough to get time to reflect it can be easy to wonder: Does Christmas herald a time of fellowship, good cheer, love and family – or is it a commercial orgy of anxiety, consumption and manic stress?

It’s like most things in life – it all depends on how we look at it. What we choose to focus on. Yes, this time of year can be a “crazy busy’ rush to get everything done. Stress, struggle strain. Or it can be a satisfying time of putting a full stop on the year, tidying up loose ends, being grateful for the good things that have happened and the people who have enriched our lives.

I must admit, there were times in years past when the greenie, pinko whinger in me ranted about the “capitalist excess” the fake “peace on earth” and the silly stress. But I’ve learned to get over myself and focus on the wonderful elements of Christmas: the commencement of Summer break, celebrations with family and friends, time to spend on gratitude, catching up and rest. I know of many friends and acquaintances who are going through awful health and life challenges at the moment. My heart goes out to you and I wish you all the very best – luck, health and love.
Also, a huge thank you to the many people who have supported, worked with and encouraged myself and iKi.
There are so many wonderful people in my world. Thank you.

Best wishes to everyone for the New Year - the time to celebrate that most fantastic of all human abilities – HOPE.



Next year will bring endings, as well as beginnings. No doubt 2018 will have its’ challenges and some bad things will happen. That’s life and always has been, but opportunities will arise, and great things will happen as well. Things will happen that are beyond our control - but our attitude and actions will determine what comes next.

I’ve learned to regularly remind myself how very fortunate we are to live in this place and time. Even 20 years ago, many health conditions were untreatable that are now routinely beaten. Opportunities are endless and most of us live in safety and comfort. We can find much to complain about if we try but our system works, most of the time. We live in a crazy world and some Aussies have it tough, but speaking for myself, I think most of us are SO lucky.

And we have hope.

I’m taking a break and will return in mid January. See you next year.

Happy hopeful holiday,
Kim.

 


Learn to Relate

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

For those of you who have just tuned in, this series of weekly blogs are inspired by the lyrics of the song Every Single Day.

Click here to have a listen, and if you like, you can grab it on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/iki-crew/id1260100883

 

4. Learn to relate.

Human kind is made up of myriad colours, national, ethnic and cultural groups, not to mention different body shapes, genders, religions, fashions, fetishes, etc, etc, etc. But we are SO the same. We all want to feel safe, respected, valued, loved and secure.

Learning to relate to others can be one of the most life affirming things we can do, for lots of reasons.

The Dali Lama teaches many things to help us live more productive, satisfying lives. His key lesson is to: “Exchange a self-centred attitude for one of thinking more about others. It is much easier to handle our problems when we realise everyone else has their own. A problem shared is a problem halved”.

It’s easier to get along with each other when we focus on the things we share in common. Our likes, needs and dreams are similar, and even our differences are less than we think they are. All it takes is the effort to look past the “packaging”. And not only does relating to others add to our feelings of happiness, it can impact on our health and safety.

Creating positive relationships in our personal and professional life can bring enormous benefits. How we speak and what we choose to say can either make people feel valued and understood, or disrespected and marginalised. And let’s not forget that the way we treat others tends to come back to us.

Our behaviour really matters.

We humans share 99.9% of our DNA. We are (MUCH) more closely related than surface appearances may suggest. Think of others as like ourselves and it builds better relationships. After all they are our relations!

“Treat others the way you want to be treated” Not for nothing is this called the ‘Golden Rule’ or the ‘Rule of Life’

Or in the words of the iKi Rulz song,

“Treat each other nice today – you will earn respect that way”

 

Have an awesome week everyone,

Kim.