F.E.A.R.

‘It will be scary. It will be fine’.

Today’s inspiration via my Day-At-A-Time desk calendar. In case you missed the post about my calendar and its quotes, you can read it here.

So many times, I have let fear rule my actions, and my decisions. And no doubt it has changed the course of my life.

Can you relate? Can you recall any times you’ve passed up on an opportunity or avoided a situation because of the fear you felt?

I don’t mean the type of fear you feel when you’re walking alone at night, or you’re in a dangerous situation.

This type of fear is the one you feel when you’re in a situation that’s unfamiliar, outside of your comfort zone. Or there’s an opportunity to step up and play bigger, be more, a chance to grow as a person.

Yeah, that kind of fear!! Continue reading “F.E.A.R.”

How to prioritize the steps needed to reach your goal

How many times have you decided to do something and set yourself a goal, then got overwhelmed with the things you needed to do, not knowing what to do first, second, third, and so on…. then just gave up on the whole idea altogether?

If you’ve done that, then this is for you!

I’m going to show you a very simple, very easy-to-use tool to use every time you set a goal for yourself. Continue reading “How to prioritize the steps needed to reach your goal”

I’m waiting for….

As soon as my life gets normal.

How many times have you said these words? If you’re anything at all like me, it’s likely been many times!

Or it’s some variation of the same thing. As soon as I finish school and get my degree. As soon as I lose 15 pounds. As soon as I get a new job. As soon as I find another place to live. As soon as the kids leave home.

What are we waiting for??

Why not love the moment we’re in now? Why not love ourselves the way we are now? Why not love our lives right in this moment? Continue reading “I’m waiting for….”

Feel good quotes

Sitting on my desk is this little calendar, each page is a day with an inspirational quote, saying, or feel-good message, along with some pretty artwork. It’s a Page-A-Day calendar, a stocking stuffer Christmas gift I received last year from one of my beautiful elves.

It got me thinking….how many people use feel-good, or inspirational quotes to improve their mood, help them get back up when life knocks them to the ground, or for motivation?

I’m curious. Do any of you read them? Do you use them? If you use them for any other reason, what are they?

Just recently, I started doing something Continue reading “Feel good quotes”

They said what?

You’re out with a group of your friends and you’re having a really good time. There’s laughter, good conversation and you’re feeling pretty good.

Then the conversation shifts and another of your close friends, who couldn’t make it, becomes the topic of discussion.   But not in a good way. She’s being dissed and ridiculed – she’s lousy at her job, she’s overweight and should be ashamed of how she looks, she always makes the wrong choices in anything, and she sucks at relationships.

She is a really close friend, actually one of your best friends. Continue reading “They said what?”

I’m grateful for….

When we’re caught up in all the things we’re trying to do, all the demands on our time, and all the pulls in different directions, it can be hard to take a moment to realize how blessed our lives are. I’ve been there many times.

Working 50+ hours a week, taking care of a home, being an attentive partner, taking care of the kids and their activities, and trying to help out in other areas, like helping out friends or working in committees…. instead of being in a state of gratitude, all we can think about is how stretched, stressed and exhausted we are. Continue reading “I’m grateful for….”