We recently started reading a book called You are a Badass which has tons of great insights! In it, the author, Jen Sincero, writes, "Life is an illusion created by your perception and it can change the moment you choose to change it."
The universe is full of energy, alive and vibrant, we just have to tap into that on a daily basis! How? Anything you put out comes back to you. So if you put out positivity, encouragement, confidence into the world, it will come back to you in ways you never expected. At least, that's what we're trying to do as we go forward every day, remind ourselves that positive energy = a positive future.
We often let the cancers of the mind grow and grow. What are these cancers? Comparing, Complaining, Criticizing. When left unchecked, they can consume us and take all our energy leaving us drained and depressed.
So take a moment this week, pause, and see what your mind was doing. Change the narrative it's telling you, and maybe you might just change the story of your life!
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"It's amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday."
"I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know, machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type of parts they need. So I figure if the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too."
Love, now a Virginia-based doctor, knows that weddings create a lot of leftover flowers — and that means more opportunities for her to collect after-wedding bouquets and centerpieces and give them to her lonely hospital patients, many of whom don’t often get visitors, let alone expensive flowers.
When longtime coworkers Tia Wimbush and Susan Ellis passed by each other at work, they would smile politely and say hello, oblivious to the fact that they'd one day team up to save their husbands' lives.
Some Joyful Reminders —
"Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." ~Louise L. Hay
"You Wouldn’t Plant A Seed. You wouldn’t plant a seed and then dig it up every few minutes to see if it has grown. So why do you keep questioning yourself, your hard work and your decisions? Have patience, stop overthinking and keep watering your seeds." ~Steven Bartlett
Joyful Resources —
“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment." ~Rita Mae Brow
“Pretend you’re in court and need to provide proof for and against your worried thought,” suggests Gray. If you’re worried that everyone at your job is secretly judging you, say, identify colleagues who have consistently had your back. Then reframe the worry so it reflects the facts.”
Bore Yourself With Worry
If you’re caught in the spin cycle with a single worried thought and can’t break free, take away its power by repeating it over and over…and over. “Say it in your mind 200 or 300 times,” says Leahy. “When you face your fear, it eventually loses its power to scare you.”
“If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you are willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy."
~T. Harv Eker
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~Mandy & Jonathan Chew