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You Don’t Have To Wait Any Longer For What You Want: It’s Time

Seasonsofwaitingare61“Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that’s coming next.” -Mandy Hale

Have you been waiting on something to show up in your life for awhile? Maybe you’ve been working to accomplish something and you’re so ready for things to fall into place. Or, maybe you’ve been working through problem after problem and you really want things to finally work out.

Many of us (myself definitely included) have been managing through a “season of waiting”. Do you feel like it’s been a long road? I know I do. Of course it’s been worthwhile and an important part of our journey. I get that and I definitely appreciate the fact that everything really does happen for a reason.

But, my oh my! … it’s been a wild ride hasn’t it?

There have been the “highs” – those times when you felt really good and confident. You thought you were doing the right things and it was only a matter of time before things fell into place. But then things didn’t exactly work out as you planned. So, then came the “not so highs” – those times when everything felt hard. Your doubts surfaced continually trying to overshadow your faith that everything would work out.

Here’s the good news. It’s time for this “season of waiting” to be over. It’s time. It’s finally time.

You’ve gotten stronger. You’ve learned so much about yourself and what you’re truly capable of. Your faith has been stretched. Your belief in what is possible has expanded. You’ve made it through so much and every single thing that happened has led you to this point.

And, Now It’s Time.

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3 Simple Things You Can Do To Have A Great Thanksgiving

Everymoment.jpg“Every moment you get is a gift. Why waste it by dwelling on things that make you unhappy. Spend it doing the things you love and be with the people you enjoy.”

Have you always had great Thanksgiving days? I was thinking about some of my past Thanksgivings and I realized I didn’t always do Thanksgiving “the right way”. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the day and feel grateful for all my family and friends.

But, there were so many years I wasn’t taking full advantage of enjoying and experiencing the day because I was distracted by many of the thoughts running through my mind.

Sometimes I would be thinking about why people did or said certain things …

“Why did she say that to me? Did I do something wrong?”

“Why does he always do that? It is so rude.”

Other times I would be thinking or worrying about things that had nothing to do with Thanksgiving day.

“What if things keep getting worse at work?”

“I don’t know if things are ever going to work out.”

Have you ever noticed all the thoughts that can recycle through your mind over and over again and take your attention away from enjoying and experiencing the moment in front of you? A lot of times you may not even realize how much your mind is wandering and how all your worrying, thinking, and mental complaining is affecting how you feel. That was the trap I was falling into and not even really realizing it.

But, I finally figured out there is a better way to move through the day … a much much better way.

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One Simple Daily Ritual To Feel Good & Create The Future You Want

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“Just because we’re in a stressful situation doesn’t mean that we have to get stressed out. You may be in the storm. The key is, don’t let the storm get in you.” -Osteen

It really is easy to fall into the trap of worrying and getting all worked up when it feels like things are going wrong. I know I have fallen into that trap far too many times.

It can be so hard when something you’re hoping for doesn’t happen or when it feels like things are never going to fall into place. The backside of the Possibility Spiral can push and test our limits.

But, do you want to know one of the most important things I realized?

No matter what’s going on around you or how challenging things seem at times, if you can just settle your mind and live from your Extraordinary Side  for as many moments of the day as possible, you can maintain the ideal mindset, feel good, and continually take the right steps forward. As time passes, you work through your challenges one by one and things slowly but surely smooth out.

So, whatever you’re working through Today or waiting on to fall into place…Remind yourself of this Truth. The day is coming when you will look back on all that you’ve gone through and let out a sigh of relief because you did it. You made it and finally got to where you wanted to be. Life rearranged perfectly.

But, in order for more and more things to fall into place, it is important to not waste your minutes during the day worrying, getting upset or focusing on the wrong things. [Read more…]

One Simple Thing To Do Today To Relax And Help Things Fall Into Place

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What a year it has been!

Is it just me, or has this year been jam packed with challenges? I know I’ve said this before but I have to say it again because this year has been crazy. It’s felt like there has been one problem after another and so much to deal with. Has it been the same for you?

Well, if it has, then you’ll probably appreciate hearing something I reminded myself of the other day. It’s a simple reminder, but a really important one …

Remember How Far You’ve Come

When you’ve been pushing forward for a long time, it’s important to have “reality checks” with yourself. You’ve got to take time to remember how far you’ve come because the Chief Negativity Officer in our mind is notorious for overlooking progress.

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5 Simple But Powerful Thoughts To Have Today

Everythingyouneed.025Have you ever noticed that the perfect messages come at the perfect time … as long as you are listening?

Someone will say something that hits home and an instant feeling of comfort washes over you. Or, maybe you come across a sign or read something that strikes a chord. You’re reminded everything will work out and that you’ve got to keep believing and taking steps forward.

In the past, I definitely didn’t listen enough. I was overlooking so many messages and important reassurances that would have helped relieve a lot of unnecessary worrying and stress.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of letting your Chief Negativity Officer dominate what is going on in your mind. You end up continually worrying and focusing on the wrong thoughts. [Read more…]

3 Steps You Can Take Right Now To Feel Good And Make It A Great Day

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“It’s not the load that breaks you down … It’s the way you carry it.” Lena Horne

I think some of the toughest days are those when you’ve been going and going day after day. You’ve been working really hard and handling a lot for a very long time. You’ve been managing problems, searching for answers, and digging deep. You’ve been doing your best to stay positive, but you’re feeling a little run down.

And, despite all you’ve been doing and all you’ve been through … you’re still not where you want to be.

So, what do you do?

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2 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve Your Mood And Feel Good

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“False: When things change, I will be happy. True: When I am happy, things will change.”

Who hasn’t had a “bad” day ?

Those days where you feel drained and tired because you’ve been working and doing your best to handle it all. Those days where you are stressed out because you’re worried and wondering when things will finally smooth out and be okay. Or, those days when someone does something that bothers you and so you’re not in a good mood all day.

Have you noticed how “bad days” can build up momentum as the day goes on? If you’re not careful, you end up riding the spiral downward all day. By the end of the day, you’re exhausted and whatever was bothering you may feel even worse.

I know I definitely have had my fair share of “bad days”. I have also taken the ride on plenty downward spirals. However, I can say one thing for sure: I am so much better now at catching and managing through these days the right way. They no longer throw off the entire day. And, I have even figured out how to stay mostly centered and feeling good no matter how crazy things are. [Read more…]

How You Can Best Handle Challenging Days

Yourdecisiontowalk“Your decision to walk will create the path ahead.” Paulo Coelho

I am sitting outside at a coffee shop with my headphones on putting together my “to do” list for the day. It’s going to be a busy day. I’ve got a list of things I need to handle today.

I am working up the energy to call my health insurance company … again. I have been trying to resolve the same issue for months. I’ve been on the phone with them at least a half dozen times going back and forth over a claim they should have covered (a total test of my patience and tolerance). I am behind on several work projects. I recently found out there is yet more work to do on a book I have been writing. And, there is just the everyday stuff and the list of things I need to handle for my kids.

There are so many reasons I could be overwhelmed and stressed out right now.

But, after 30 plus years of doing that, I finally learned there is a better way – a much better way- to manage through today. It’s days like these, where that quote by Paulo Coelho really helps you remember the truth. If you keep taking steps forward and take it day by day, eventually things will smooth out and fall into place. [Read more…]

5 Simple But Powerful Thoughts To Focus On Today (#15)

Andsuddenlyyoujustknow2“And suddenly you just know … It’s time to find the way to Something More.”

What a year it has been. Wouldn’t you agree? So many challenges and so many things to work through. I know I’ve said it before, but I just have to say it again. It’s hard not to notice all the challenges that continually keep happening. Just when you think you’ve finally gotten things under control, something else comes up.

But, that’s the way life goes.

There are going to be those times when we have to deal with challenges. Even though these times require that we dig deep emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, there is so much we gain every time we push through another challenge.

I was talking the other day to one of my friends from the Possibility of Today community and she said one of the funniest and best sayings I have ever heard to describe challenging times.

Every time that yet another challenge or problem comes up, she says to herself … “Here I grow again.” That saying just makes me smile because it is so perfect and so true.

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2 Essential Things To Do Every Day While You’re Pushing Through Challenging Times

Sometimesit'sthe.jpg“Sometimes it’s the most challenging path that leads you to the most beautiful destination.”

Wouldn’t you say that this year has been filled with a lot of challenges? And, I am not just talking about regular everyday challenges, I am talking about those big challenges that can be really, really hard to work through. It seems like every time I work through one thing, something else comes up and then something else. Has it been the same for you?

Well, if you can relate, you will probably appreciate being reminded of two very important things I recently reminded myself of:

(1) There is relief in sight…thank goodness. And, there are so many more good things waiting for you on the other side of whatever it is you’re working through. Although it may get challenging at times, you’re learning even more about who you really are and what you’re truly capable of.

Things don’t just happen to us. They also happen for us so that we can learn, grow, and be strengthened while life rearranges perfectly to give us everything we truly need. 

And, the second thing to remember is that …

(2) You don’t have to wait to reach the proverbial “finish line” before you start feeling really good. Even though it may not always seem possible, you’re actually meant to feel centered and maintain your peace of mind no matter what is going on or what you’re still working through. It’s like one of my favorite quotes explains …

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“Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.” Spirit says, “Find your peace and then everything will fall into place.”  ~Marianne Williamson [Read more…]