Motivational Monday!

imageWhat messages are you telling yourself throughout the day?

We’ve all had those moments and experiences where “today is just a bad day.”  Sometimes these experiences can begin to spiral out of control, and before you know it you’re stuck in a rut.  <–The absolute worst right?!

There  is no instant cure that will fix whatever is going on in your life.  But, changing your thinking can give you a new pair of eyes.  This happened to me when someone close to me challenged me to approach my “problem” with a new perspective.  I had two options.  1) stay upset about what I couldn’t change and complain about this, or 2) promise myself not to stay “stuck” and plan for positive change.  Really taking the time to understand what messages I’ve been using to create the dark cloud that I couldn’t escape from.  It WAS me!

Take a few seconds to become upset and vent about what just happened to you.  But don’t keep yourself in the drama.  Choose positive messages that will help you begin to see positive results, and help to instantly change your mood.

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When I knew that I couldn’t keep making EXCUSES.

As I sit here writing this blog, it has prompted me to consider how many times I have kept myself from acting on changing how I feel about myself.  Specifically, I am shocked that I have not done more to place myself closer to getting where I’d like to be.  Especially when I am 100 % guilty of complaining about, “not having this”, or “too busy to do that”.  Many of you may share similar experiences such as my own.  You have so many ideas and goals for yourself, but there has always been “something” keeping you from making those same plans come to life.

Creating this blog has been just an idea that I have bounced around in my head for quite some time.  I enjoy writing, and hope to one day publish books that will allow me to share my creativity with the world.  See, there I go again not speaking my dreams into reality.  I WILL have the opportunity of authoring books, speaking of Life, Love & Relationships where I create a place where I remember escaping to from childhood to my present years.  I WILL one day build a place where I am able to help families overcome their pain, and begin to improve their relationships, through treating both mental and behavioral concerns.

Recently, I wrote down every dream that I have for myself and paired them with the steps I would need to take to get there.  This is one of the reasons why I have developed this space for me to share my passion with the rest of the world…but mainly for me.  I needed to prove to myself that I wouldn’t get in my own way anymore.  I’m not going to lie, I have worried about the criticism that I will more than likely get from others.  If others won’t be able to understand the purpose of my plans, or maybe even point out a few typos.  But, what I keep hearing more than anything, is that none of that matters.  What do I honestly have to lose?  I’m proud to have placed myself in an uncomfortable, yet positive situation.  My sister has let me know constantly how proud she is of me for backing up my dreams with some real action.  “You did it”, she said, and of course this made me smile :-).