Sharing a little of my own personal journey

There are a few people who I admire for their character and style as they progress on their journeys, and whose blogs I follow regularly.  They inspire me to become a better version of myself, to have more confidence in myself, and to trust my intuition more.

I believe our lives are a journey, and the goal is to always grow and develop, to become more, each day.

Part of that journey is knowing who we are, knowing ourselves.

But back to the people whose posts I enjoy reading.

When they share something personal about their journey, a glimpse into their lives (not just teaching or sharing what they know), it helps me to understand better, and to relate better. 

I see the learning in action.

So I thought I’d share a bit of my personal journey with you, in the hopes that maybe you’ll relate or maybe be inspired.

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How would you describe you?

A while back I was at a meeting and the conversation around the table was about how we handle ourselves in times of stress.

I remember a few people saying that they wished they could handle some situations better than they do, and that they were constantly trying to be better at it.  And a few people spoke of how they have learned over time the best ways that work for them.

I spoke about how I have this picture in my head of who I am and what I’m like, but the me in reality is often quite different.  I want to react in a certain way (calm, mature, fair), but often that’s not the way it happens.  But I strive to be like the person I am in my mind.

That resonated with some of the people there, and I wonder if it resonates with any of you?

Do you have a mental picture of who you are, and what your personality is, that is perhaps a little, if not quite a bit, different than who you are in reality?

I think it’s something we all do, and likely without even realizing it!

So, I have a soul-searching, deep assignment for you.

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4 Ways to practice gratitude so that it changes your life

We’ve all heard over and over how, if we practice gratitude on a daily basis, our lives will change. But it’s not always easy to do when you’re in a crappy place and can’t see beyond the struggles!

Regardless of where you’re at in life, when things just don’t seem to be working out the way you want them to, and there seems to be struggle after struggle, it’s hard to feel grateful.

But it can be done.

And it honestly can change your life.

How?

Because it changes your mindset.  Your thinking.

And when that changes, your life changes.

Honestly! I can’t stress that enough!

If you don’t believe me, then try what I’m about to share with you and see for yourself just how changing your thinking and your thought patterns will change your life.

Ready?

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Do you need a February restart?

February is often the month when people lose their motivation when it comes to making those changes they wanted to make, when the hype of the holidays, the new year and new beginnings, and vacation days in the sunny south (if you live in the freezing cold north like I do!!) seem like a distant memory.

What changes did you want to make?

How are they coming along?

This post is in no way meant to guilt you if you’re not on track with your goals, but rather to let you know that if you’re slipping on them or if they’ve fizzled out, it’s completely normal – and it’s possible to get back on track!

Are you interested in knowing how?

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