“You don’t climb mountains without a team, you don’t climb mountains without being fit, you don’t climb mountains without being prepared, and you don’t climb mountains without balancing the risks and rewards. And you never climb a mountain by accident- it has to be intentional.”
We all have the perfect intentions in our minds for goals we want to achieve- but does that really get us to our goals?? Sometimes we have some negative thoughts way under the surface of our mind that may misdirect us from actually reaching these goals… Psychologists call these counterproductive feelings, limiting beliefs (thoughts we have in our heads that subtly hold us back from our dreams).
Here are three ways to help these feelings from overpowering our real intentions:
1) Examine yourself
2) Stop using the words don’t or can’t
3) override bad stuff
Try this exercise daily…
Set an intention that means a great deal to you.. Write these intentions down.. Put these intentions somewhere you can see them. Spend five minutes everyday reciting these intentions.. This should help keep your focus on your intentions and hopefully help you reach your goals!!
“We either live with intention or exist be default.” Kristin Armstrong
“Often we allow negative emotions to shape our thoughts and priorities. But to be successful in every aspect of life, we’ve got to take control of the negativity, make conscious, healthy choices, and guide the course of our lives- in our careers, finances, health, and relationships- in the direction of our dreams.” Christmas Abbott
Here are great ways to reshape our lives:
* Be grateful
* Act, don’t react
* Use negative emotions for positive change
* Stay aware of how your feeling
Let’s get these 👆🏼in motion for the coming New Year! I’m ready to reshape my life to a more positive and successful journey, how about you!!!
In conclusion from last night’s post…
“Today is life- the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Love today with gusto.”
Another great end to a fun weekend! I hope everyone enjoyed theirs!! Now it’s time to prepare for the coming week ahead! And let’s not forget that it’s a holiday week! So, it’s probably going to take just a little bit more energy for some of us! 🙋🏼♀️
This next segment I just finished reading was about developing healthy obsessions.
“If you have a bad habit to overcome, focus on creating a new behavior in that situation- When you replace a bad habit with a good one, it’s almost starting your life all over again.”
When you have a healthy obsession, you will:
– Experience more good moods.
– Have a more positive outlook on life.
-Overcome some bad habits and replace them with healthy ones.
-Love yourself more.
-Feel more energized.
-Be proud of yourself
-Feel confident in your abilities.
-Discover a way to turn your hobby into a business or second career.
-Feel within reach of your dreams and goals.
I’m going to give this a try! Who’s with me?!? 👍🏼
The weekend has settled in and it’s time to utilize our free time wisely!! Work on your goals- catch up on your “to do” list- do something nice for someone without looking for anything in exchange and most importantly, make sure you do something that makes you happy! You deserve it! Have a great weekend!!
Happy Thursday! It was another cold, snowy day in New Jersey! Kids had delayed opening which made the entire day delayed!! And we move on….
Just finished reading my next segment in this amazing book (The Badass Life). Christmas Abbott explains how failure is okay! How we learn from failures!!
“Failure is only true when you quit. I know what you’re thinking: I didn’t hit my goal, so I failed. But that isn’t true. If you attempt something only one time, it’s likely you won’t succeed. Success is built in the knowledge created from failures. We need failed attempts to show us the way to success! If you go forward and try something, without quite hitting your mark or goal, I consider that a successful failure.”
Here are great tips on how to look at failure::
– Learn from failure
– Grow from failure
– Get over the fear of failure
Below is also an exercise that I am going to attempt in helping me deal with failures–
Sit down, think about a few times you failed, then think everything positive you leaned from those failures. Now, turn those lessons into action steps towards your goals!
Have a great night!
Wellness Wednesday tip of the day….
“The brain can influence the body and the mind through the power of thoughts, help you change habits, and inspire you to new heights of success. It is a use-it-or lose-it organ. To really use it, you should engage in physical and mental workouts.”
-Your brian on exercise: “Physical activity stimulates the growth of new brain cells and helps produce a crucial protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor. This protein is responsible for forming new connections between brain cells and protects them from degeneration. So when you’re building your muscles, you’re also building your brian.”
-Build your brain power with positivity
-Find more learning and mental challenges
-Travel and explore
-Develop and maintain stimulating friendships
-Laugh often: “Laughter boosts your memory.”
-Play brian games
Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone’s week is off to a positive start! Here’s another note to bring with you into the New Year…
Setbacks can be really hard on us and can change our focus when we are working towards our goals.. But I found some great ways to use our setbacks as comebacks!!
“The ability to rebound from setbacks is called resilience. Resilient people realize that a setback is not the end of the road but merely a bend in the road.” Christmas Abbott
So, how do we become more resilient??
* Become healthier
* Build confidence
* Make lemonade- Make the best out of your situation
* Don’t get bitter, get better
* Look on the bright side
* Take action
“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” Gever Tulley
Here’s a yummy and healthy dish to try this week! Enjoy & have a amazing week!