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.”

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….”

Making a plan that works

The first step to creating change is knowing what you want. Knowing exactly what you want. This is key…knowing exactly what you want. We get tied up in knowing what we don’t want, but that isn’t going to help create the change we seek.

It’s like this. If you decide to take a trip but haven’t picked a destination, then you’re wandering aimlessly. Without direction. And while you’ll end up somewhere, it may not be where you want to be!

The same applies to your life, your goals, your lifestyle…. your everything.

Without knowing what you’re working towards, moving towards, you’re going through life aimlessly. And that’s very likely resulting in an unfulfilling life. In your career, your relationships, your home, your social life, in you.

So, the first step – know what you want. Read here for more on how to do that.

Now that you know what you want, it’s time to Plan. How are you going to make it happen? Continue reading “Making a plan that works”