CHOOSING JOY (EVEN WHEN LIFE IS HARD)

CHOOSING JOY (EVEN WHEN LIFE IS HARD)

You and I are faced with thousands of choices every single day. While it might sound strange to think of intentionally making the chose for JOY a priority, in some moments and circumstances, that can make all the difference. 

In this morning's Mondays with Meg live video, Rosemary Radford of Garden Key Co. and I chat very honestly about what joy is, where it comes from, how to fight for it and how to make it a priority in your life daily to choose it.

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JUST BREATHE: FINDING FREEDOM THROUGH FEAR

JUST BREATHE: FINDING FREEDOM THROUGH FEAR

Fear traps us: It prevents us from growing. It prevents us from contributing to other people. It prevents us from living happy, satisfied, fulfilled, free lives.

Fear is the antithesis of freedom: it is, by definition, constricting. We often hold on to things because we are afraid to get rid of them: we fear losing those things we think we might need. We don’t just fear the loss of these things, though—we fear the loss of what these things might mean to us in some distant, hypothetical future.

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JUST BREATHE: REFLECTION BEFORE ACTION

JUST BREATHE: REFLECTION BEFORE ACTION

The first step in any journey toward major, lasting life change is often the most difficult.,. am I right?

As I begin this journey into minimalism and intentionally simple living, I realize that this journey is no different than any other I embark on in my life, and all of my life coaching principles need to come into play in order to have lasting change and walk this out really well.

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MAKE GRATITUDE YOUR ATTITUDE

MAKE GRATITUDE YOUR ATTITUDE

Your attitude influences your perspective in any situation or relationship. Your perspective impacts your self-talk, which influences your beliefs. Your self-talk and beliefs are influenced by your intentional or unintentional incorporating of other people’s influences, beliefs, convictions, and insights. Strive to influence your own perspective rather than follow someone else’s. Make sure that your perspective feeds your positive attitude and creates more energy for you. Judgmental perspectives foster negative attitudes that drain your energy. 

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TIME WARPS WORK

TIME WARPS WORK

In life coaching, we typically stay in the present as much as possible to avoid the anxiety and fear that can be associated with staying too much in the past or future. However, when looking at the importance of being positive and the perspective of time warps work, it is necessary that we look to the future a little bit in order to have a proper perspective on our current choices.

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CHANGING YOUR PERSPECTIVE

CHANGING YOUR PERSPECTIVE

It’s often hard to keep a sense of perspective in our lives. We’re constantly bombarded with urgent-seeming stimuli like texts, phone calls, instant messages, tweets and emails. We live each day in a rush, fighting our way through an endless to-do list.

We often grumble and complain about our problems, while ignoring all the good things we have. All of it can be so overwhelming and all-to-quickly our blinders go up and we fall into the trap of having tunnel vision and filtering everything through our feelings in the moment. It can set in motion a horrible downward spiral that can be challenging to stop, let alone reverse. But it IS possible and sometimes all we need is a change of perspective to get us back on track!

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