I attempted to revisit my childhood love of drawing and art because I remember how inspiring, relaxing, and fulfilling I felt to me. It was a disaster. It has been at least 10+ years since I have purposely put a pencil to paper to create a mental image and the results were just that- lost skill and decreased focus. It was frustrating and maddening, but I forced myself to sit with it and push through. Putting images down. Allowing my imagination to create. Regardless that I was still frustrated with the outcome, I was pleased with the fact that I accomplished a task that now felt foreign to me. I stepped outside the box. I realized from this experience that this was like any other task that may be foreign and fearful for people. When I first stepped into a gym and started creating my life’s path, I was an empty palette and needed to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to push on and motivate me to continue. I ultimately knew that what I was doing was a healthy and rewarding venture. In small intervals, I exposed myself to the “uncomfortable” task and allowed myself to be fearful, open, and raw. Unbeknownst to me, that was exactly what I needed for motivation. I needed to allow myself to FEEL how good it felt and EXPERIENCE a new task. Click the title link above to read the article!
You are limitless.
That simple phrase can evoke a slew of emotions and how you react can vary from person to person depending on your conscious and subconscious beliefs, how you grew up, what your current environment supports, and how you feel about yourself. That phrase can create massive success or keep you poor and always on the search for more. What is it that makes us as human beings doubt ourselves so much that we place these limitations on our potential that, ultimately, stunts our personal growth and squashes our dreams? What allows us to truly believe in our hearts that we are destined to live in lack and accomplishing our deepest goals are merely a dream? What makes us feel powerless? Click the title link above to read more!
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“Everything that has ever been discovered or created or accomplished has been done so with the mind- You are limitless!” ~ Tansy N. RodgersRead More
Work stress. Just those two words make my shoulders tense up, my jaw clench, and gives me knots in my stomach. Stress sucks no matter how you put a positive spin on it, but work stress is even worse. For most people, work consumes their average day and we engage most of our energy during the time that we spend at work. Some days can be unpredictable, political, negative, and just down right confrontational. Let’s face it, some days, the shit hits the proverbial fan and our stress levels can rocket to new heights. Maybe your immediate reaction is to shut down, put your head down, and push through whatever you have to do until you can punch that time clock and hit the road. Maybe you stand tall, puff up your peacock chest, and verbally “fight” your way through it. Maybe- just maybe- you begin to turn on the Niagara Falls water works and you run for the nearest bathroom, or the hills, depending on how fast you can escape. I totally get it and I know how challenging it can be. Here’s the truth bomb— When you REACT, you fail to RESPOND and when you fail to respond, you pull away from your rational mind and you begin to detach from your core needs. When you detach from your core needs, you begin to become unbalanced mentally, emotionally, and physically. Mood swings, chronic negativity, irrational thinking, physical ailments, a lack of purpose, decreased self-esteem and self-worth- all of these are effects from detaching from your core needs. Yikes! So, what do you do? What are some healthy tips that can help you stay connected to yourself, help you to respond rather than react, keep your stress at bay, and decrease the chances that you may tell your boss exactly what is on your mind? To read more, click the title link above!
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