What to do when dark days arrive – a personal sharing

man curled up in corner

The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a struggle, with some days requiring more self-care than others.

I’m prone to depression and sometimes it hits unexpectedly, or like this last time, it creeps up slowly, almost stealthily. It will start off with a day of feeling a bit glum for no real reason, then stretch into a few days, and then suddenly it’s full blown on.

Maybe that’s why this past week my daily posts (Instagram / Facebook) have been all about self-care. Continue reading “What to do when dark days arrive – a personal sharing”

One sure-fire way to simplify an overwhelming issue

overwhelmed man

When you’re dealing with an overwhelming issue, you know how the stress builds and you feel like you have to deal with too many parts all at once, or too many people, and it just seems impossible?

The input from others is coming in non-stop and you have no idea what to do.

There is too much input, and too many choices. To make any decision is bound to cause more stress.

The core issue is lost in all of the drama around it, or at best it’s become distorted.

There’s a simple and sure-fire way to resolve this. Continue reading “One sure-fire way to simplify an overwhelming issue”

Are you making time for what matters?

urgent important matrix

It’s so easy to get caught up in the demands of the moment, and before we know it, our time has been filled with tasks that are urgent but nowhere near all that important, especially to our life goals.

Think about the things that you really want to do, the things that would enrich your life exponentially, but you don’t have the time for.

Dwight D. Eisenhower invented the famous Eisenhower principle, which Steven Covey re-introduced as the Urgent/Important Matrix that most people are now familiar with.

Basically, we spend a great deal of time on urgent tasks, not leaving time for the important tasks. But it’s the important tasks that will help us develop, help us grow, and contribute to our happiness.

If you’re not familiar with this principle and exercise, or maybe you are but haven’t applied it, give it a go now and see if it helps.

Take a sheet of paper and section it into four. Continue reading “Are you making time for what matters?”

Do your peeps rock?!?

Who do you love hanging out with the most?

I mean outside of your significant other and your kids, if this is your answer 😊 

(I LOVE hanging out with my family too, especially now that my kids have grown and moved out on their own!)

Outside of them, who do you love hanging out with?

What is it about them, that makes you love hanging out with them?

How do they make you feel?

I’m betting that if you love hanging out with them, they make you feel pretty special.  Right?  They make you feel smart, funny, entertaining, attractive, just naturally good!

Are there people in your life who drain you?  A friend you love dearly but you almost dread getting together with them? 

Continue reading “Do your peeps rock?!?”

Do you want more time for what matters?

How often do you wish you had time to do something that you know would help your future self tremendously, but you just don’t have the time nor the energy for it?

Something that would advance your career, or perhaps enable you to change careers.

Something that would help you be in better shape, be stronger, and be healthier.

Something that would nourish your soul, and improve your emotional health.

We all have things we can do, and want to do, to improve these areas.

But we’re busy!  So damn busy all the time!

I hear you!  I struggle with this off and on. 

Continue reading “Do you want more time for what matters?”