A virus isn't the only thing that's contagious. So is joy! Help me spread it far and wide and let's leave a lasting mark on the world.
What gives you a boost of courage and bravery?
Watching the music video Brave has given me a boost in the brave and courageous department.
What’s one thing you could choose to do differently this week?
Sometimes life gets set in a routine and sometimes this is great and other times it’s an opportunity to shake things up a bit. It doesn’t need to be huge, just something small and see what happens. Who knows, this could open a new path, reconnect more with the now or feel freer, to name a few.
Shake up your routine a bit and see what it does in your life.
Feeling free and having freedom adds joy in life.
Jot down some ways you feel freedom. When in need of some choose one and go do it. If you need to fit it in, put it on your calendar or schedule and just do it when it pops up.
Freedom is a beautiful sensation to feel and it great way to add joy in life.
To have freedom and to feel free is great! I often feel this when I’m driving alone in my car and I’m reminded of freedom around the 4th of July.
What are some experiences when you feel free or something that represents freedom for yourself?
Recently the sun has been out more. It felt and sounded like spring outside with flowers starting to bloom and birds chirping.
Take a moment to notice and enjoy the beauty around you.
Stress busting Tip 3 – find a quiet place to spend time in. It can be a comfy couch enjoying a relaxing cup of tea, take a walk to a special place and enjoy some beauty and quiet in nature.
Spending some time in a quiet place is a great way to reduce stress.
Have you ever noticed a situation when you left feeling unfulfilled or demotivated. These are times when some of your values aren’t being acknowledged or honored and this doesn’t fit who you truly are.
Getting to know your values and living your values, leads to aligning with who you are and living as your true self in the real world.
My hubby was doing jury duty for a few days and I missed him. I had this wave of thankfulness for him being able to work from home at this time.
Have you felt a wave of thankfulness for something recently?
Feeling thankful brings more joy and appreciation into life.
Remember self-care, especially during the holidays. This can be:
If the bucket is empty during the holidays, some of the wonder and joy is lost. Be kind to yourself with self-care!
Perception is a very powerful thing, and how you feel about your life affects how you respond. So, think about what you want to happen and you’ll give yourself a much better chance of manifesting it in your life. This won’t happen overnight but just start practicing it with one thought and go from there.
What is one recurring fearful thought you have about something you crave to have in your life? Start reversing this one thought and overtime, this will become a habit.
I used to see the glass half empty often but I'm glad I often see it half full, or more, these days.
Friends are a beautiful thing to have in life. They can be like a sibling you've never had.
I find my friendships are beautiful and different, each one brings joy in different ways. Some are here for the long haul and others are shorter friendships where are paths meet for a while and continue on in different directions.
Friendships are an opportunity to grow in some way or learn about things you'd never think you would and loving it. Others it's having someone who get's you and knows where you're at or it's another who might call you on your "beep" from time to time. Many can inspire you on your life journey, giving hugs and cheering you on in life!
Friendships are beautiful to experience and enjoy.
Having a simple jar to write down the joys, success and more on a small pieces of paper is a great visual to have out. Add to it when something brings a smile to your face, joy in your heart or a feeling of success. Just jot it down and toss it in and enjoy the visual of the jar filling up. I've been using fun colors of paper that are cat shaped.
Delight in the moments of joy, smiles and success in your life.
People can give their power away unintentionally and it’s important to maintain it. Here are three Empowerment tips:
Be empowered by maintaining it with compassion, truth and kindness!
Oh, it sucks when I open my mouth and put my foot in it. Yes, it's happened more than once in my life and it's a good reminder to myself that I am human, just like everyone else. LOL
Have you ever noticed this burning unrest when there's some word exchange that happened and it didn't feel good? Someone makes a comment that hits the wrong way and a snarky comment fly's out.
Unpack what happened. Let the person know hey this was what happened, possibly apologizing for the snark. Then figuring out how to move forward from there will hopefully bring forgiveness for both people involved.
When things go sideways and it's left to fester it isn't good for the soul. Forgive yourself and others and bring more peace to your part of the world.
When forgiveness happens, it brings peace to your soul.
Even though I know exciting life events can still be stressful, it still surprises me at times when stress shows up around it. Have you noticed this and what do you do to handle the stress?
Some ways I've dealt with it are:
I'd love to hear some ways you address stress like this.
When friends or family are going through difficult times. You want to do something and it doesn't seem like there is anything specific to do:
It could be just taking a short pause in your day and thinking of them having some peaceful moments in their day.
Have you ever noticed others filters are different than your own?
If someone says something that is uncomfortable, take a few moments while taking some deep breaths. Think about what to ask or say next and go from there. This can clarify what they said and what the meaning was for them and this gives an opportunity for a more informed response.
Reducing some of those rubs with the people we love and care about adds more peace and joy to life.
Recently, I noticed I was looking at many things in one bag and it felt stressful and overwhelming.
When separating out the specific things to do and focusing on what's needed in this moment, it makes life feel more calm and peaceful.
Stay in the moment and focus on what's needed to do at this time and feel less stress and more calm and peace.
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