Today’s Challenge: Imagine everybody you meet is a family member.
I know some people aren’t close with their family, but I’m one of the lucky ones who LOVES my relatives like crazy. I’m not perfect, they’re not perfect, but around these people, I can be myself and they can be who they are. I feel the same way about my friends, they are family, too.
Sometimes I get caught up in my own world, in my own busy life, and I don’t want to connect with others; I don’t want to put in the effort. 😦 So I decided to imagine that these strangers are my family, no need for awkward small talk. I already know these people and they already know me.
For an introvert, this is not always easy, but this little trick of the mind has opened up my world and I’m loving it! And truthfully, aren’t we all family… aren’t we all so very much connected anyway… 🙂
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND… AND HAVE FUN WITH YOUR HUGE FAMILY!
Today’s Challenge: When you complete a task, CELEBRATE!
Finally, after several rewrites, I finished my manuscript. Yay! Yesterday, after handing the book over to my publisher, I felt a little off–not happy, not sad, just different. So I’ve decided that I should celebrate. Typically, I’d run errands, catch up on neglected projects or start my next book, but today I’m going to do something good for me. Maybe a massage… Maybe an outing with friends… Maybe a trip to an art gallery… All I know for sure is that I’m going to get out of my office! I’m excited! 🙂
How do you celebrate after you achieve a goal?
Today’s Challenge: Smile.
Today’s Challenge: There is always somebody worse off than you are, so if you’re feeling down about your life, reach out and help somebody else.
Today’s Challenge: Forgive others but especially forgive yourself.
Today’s Challenge: Try not to worry. Worrying takes away all the good in your life right now.
I had to learn this lesson while I was trying to save my Pug from cancer. (She’s still doing great!) I’ve also had to learn this over the years while going through major life changes. Easier said than done. I’m going through another life transition… they just keep coming… I don’t like change… 🙂 But this time, I’m using exercise to help me get through it. I figure worry is nothing but pent-up nervousness, frustration and fear of the unknown–basically, worry is nervous energy that needs to be released. A walk helps, lifting weights even better, but today I’m going to try to go for a run… This should be interesting! LOL I’m not much of a jogger, but I have the need to run off some of this sad, negative energy. I’m hoping I can do a half mile to start. Wish me luck! 🙂
Today’s Challenge: Make eye contact, don’t be afraid to engage.
Today’s Challenge: Focus on your good qualities.
Change your negative self-talk into positive self-talk. If you’re tempted to put yourself down, turn it around and pick yourself up instead. This will help you see the good in other people, too. 🙂 We all win when we stay positive… and it starts with how we feel about ourselves.
Today’s Challenge: Stand for something, or you’ll fall for everything.
Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe in. Don’t let others sway you into being them. Stand tall and be proud of who you are and how you feel. It takes strength to be different and disagree. The more we know ourselves and the better our self-worth, the easier it is to stand up for our truth.
Today’s Challenge: Let that special person know how much they mean to you. ❤ ❤ ❤