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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 break 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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