Remove obstacles so you can reconnect with yourself.
About the Author/Books:
I’ve been feeling a little disconnected from what I want out of life.
I googled “how to reconnect with yourself” and found that most sites want you to ADD things to your already crazy life. What?!
Meditate. Exercise. Find time for _______. Eat Healthier. Go for Walks. Journal. Etc.
Sounds stressful. 😉
A better approach might be to remove a few things… Less TV. Saying “No” more. Limiting time with certain people. Avoiding Social Media. Putting your phone on silent. Etc.
I’ll test it. 🙂
About the Art:
This Week’s Challenge:
I randomly opened The Woman’s Handbook…, for this week’s challenge.
Looking back over the past couple years, it’s clear that I’ve searched out distractions to avoid my life, future…
And. It. Has. Been. AWESOME! 🙂
Fortunately, I’ve been focused lately and what a difference that makes—not as fun, but much more fulfilling.
While home with my sick dog, I’ve completed old, lingering tasks from my to-do list, some more than two years old. Yikes! And I’m only 1/3 of the way…
I will stay focused on my list, but I am a little nervous… What will happen when this list is complete? What will I focus on next?
Have a great week!
This Weeks Challenge:
Organize the clutter.
One of my favorite things to do! I love the end result! 😀
From my Novels:
Christy from Touchable Love found a wonderful way to organize her apartment and her life. While trying to find a way out of deep sadness, she discovered that organizing her home was key to a better life.
Today’s Challenge: Make a list of 3 things you will not do this week.
Daily Challenges Will Be Back Next Week. Yay!
Today’s Challenge: In moments of stress, write down your feelings… wait 20 minutes, then read what you wrote as if you are an objective friend who has the solution. 🙂
Click link for a free book… http://www.becky-due.com/Becky-Dues-Giveaway.html
Today’s Challenge: If you can take a break from something you love, do it!
I had such a wonderful week! I missed blogging and some of the social media, but taking a week break was very good for me. I spring-cleaned my house. I caught up on home repairs and maintenance. I started reading a fascinating book. I solved the Rubik’s Cube. I took longer walks with my now cancer-free dog. I ran errands that I had neglected. I tied up loose ends on a couple personal issues. I watched a couple of movies. I started daily stretching and tried meditating–the breathing part. I worked on my new manuscript…
Because of this week, I’ve decided to make a few changes with my social media. I’m going to turn my two Facebook accounts into one… that will take some time, but I think it will be good for me. I’ve also decided to change the way I tweet. Instead of the mainly random tweets, I will work on finding a clearer direction–I have some ideas, so I’ll test a few. My Blog, Facebook posts and Pinterest will all posts as tweets, too. I’m not making any major changes with my blog. 🙂
If you have any pointers on how you improved your relationship with social media, I’d love love love to hear about it.
So nice to be back. I’ve missed everybody’s comments and blogs. 🙂
Today’s Challenge: Bring back memories with a childhood toy.
I was at Wal-Mart yesterday and ended up in the toy department searching for the Rubik’s Cube. I’m not sure why… I didn’t know if the Rubik’s Cube was still around or easily available. I assumed I’d have to order it online, but to my surprise, there it was, updated and hanging on a hook at Wal-Mart. I decided to buy it.
This toy brought up so many memories and I’ve discovered the Rubik’s Cube is a great conversation piece.
What are your memories of the Rubik’s Cube? Were you able to solve the cube?
What is your favorite childhood game or toy? Is it still available? Or do you have it hidden in the attic or garage?
Today’s Challenge: Listen to people you trust.
My editor told me my novel wasn’t finished, there was no ending…
Frustrated, I took a break. When I reread the book, I discovered she was right.
A couple of days ago, I woke up crying (happy tears) because the ending came to me…
Now I’m back to rewriting.
It’s funny how I can be so stubborn and stuck on one line… only later to discover that the one line wasn’t that good after all… LOL 🙂
Today’s Challenge: Listen to your body.
I know I’m going through something serious when my body tells me… When I have DEEP feelings of fear, confusion, and rejection, my body reacts. My stomach does flips and refuses all food. When I can’t eat, I start to drop weight. Sleeping through the night is impossible because my mind won’t, can’t relax. I get headaches and sometimes have tightness in my chest–my heart might even decide to beat at a faster pace than needed.
Clearly, when this happens, I’m in a state of fight or flight. In other words, I need to either fight for my rights, needs, life… or I need to run like crazy and get the He** away from the problem.
The decision causes more havoc on me and my body. What should I do? Should I stay and fight or should I run? That fear of the unknown sets in… Scary!
But what is even scarier, is to do nothing. To let your body stay in that fight or flight mode for weeks, months, years…
… causing illness, depression, addiction, rage…
Sometimes our body is screaming at us to be brave and stand up to our fears… but usually our body is simply saying, “Please listen to me.”