For my birthday this year a sister-friend gave me an amazing gift of StoryWorth. Each week, for 54 weeks, I answer a question that shows up in my email about family, childhood and more. Responses can be short or long and if I have a picture, I send one along. At the end of the year I’ll receive a book with all my stories in it.
This continues to be an enjoyable walk down memory lane.
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Do you notice feeling uneasy about what’s instore for 2021? I noticed I felt like I was walking on egg shells in the beginning of January due to so much change and loss in my life during 2020.
2021 is a fresh year, full of possibilities. Some ways to enjoy 2021 and its wonders are:
Create an amazing 2021 year!
A good hearty laugh feels good and releases stress.
Here’s me, caught on video laughing out loud.
When irritating or disappointing events happen, ask yourself:
What was optimistic about this event happening?
When my finances changed, I needed to find an affordable way to entertain myself and I was introduced to streaming. It fit the bill of affordability and I love it!
Having choices to do something you want to do in your week adds joy into life. Here are some ideas:
What would you choose, I’d choose number 1?
Around the beginning of the year, I like to decide what are my 3 focus words. Think about what you want more of in your life. Here are some ideas; enthusiasm, joy, knowledge, thankfulness, curiosity, fun or other in your life. What are your 3 focus words for 2021.
Post them in comments, I'd love to know your words. I chose to be open to more; love, kindness and wonder in 2021.
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When clutter accumulates, I've noticed with myself and others, it feels stressful.
Look around your space (home, office, car) and toss or donate at least one thing today. If you feel like doing more, go for it!
It’s funny when I’m listening to others about an issue in their lives, many questions come to mind to ask to get them thinking. This is the life coach coming out in me. Although when it’s my issue, they can fade to the back at times. One question that has been helpful is:
If this was a friend’s issue and they were open to a question to get them thinking, what would it be?
This often movies me forward.
On the weekend my Honey and I went to window visit with my Mom at her care place. She’s in her late 80’s and her time here on earth is short, I believe. I remember the robust, full of energy woman she was and it’s sad to see her dwindling and know she’s not going to be here for very much longer. Often, I want to push the sadness away but it’s okay to acknowledge and allow it flow through me in a natural way, like a stream flowing in, through and out of me in a peaceful way. When visualizing the creak flowing sadness through me, it made it easier to spend time with the feeling instead of pushing it away.
Holding point creates this visualization into a super tool! This is a way to spend time with uncomfortable feelings and to release them.
Finishing up the course went a lot quicker then I thought it would. The course is now live!
Title: Divorce Care: Effective Practices To Feel Better course
Subtitle: Reduce Fear, Anger, Betrayal and Stress, Unravel Overwhelm, Release Guilt, Find Hope and Start Moving Forward
It's so exciting to see it live on Udemy!
Update on Udemy course Creation:
It feels great to see the course coming together.
Tap along with this tapping script on, I am low on the happy in my life. Tap gently on the karate chop point and say out loud 3 times
Even though I am low on the happy in my life, I love and accept myself
Tap gently on round & other points while saying out loud:
Top of the head: This low happy in my life
Collar bone point: This low happy in my life
Thumb: This low happy in my life
Index: This low happy in my life
Middle: This low happy in my life
Pinkie: This low happy in my life
Take a few deep breaths in and out, drink some water and tap on round & other points gently while saying out loud:
Top of the head: Maybe I can release these feelings and create room for more happy in my life
Collar bone point: I'd like to create room for more happy in my life
Thumb: I can create more room for the happy in my life
Index: I choose to release the feelings holding me back from more happy in my life
Middle: I am releasing the feelings holding me back from more happy in my life
Pinkie, repeat this 3 times: I am creating room for more happy in my life
Take a few deep breaths in and out, drink some water and repeat if needed.
When I was going through my divorce, I felt stressed out, devastated, scared and many other feelings. I needed to process some of these to clear space for happiness to start showing up more in my life. There are many ways to start doing this. Here are a few tips:
Make room for more happy, focus on it and let it grow.
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