I’ve been on vacation this past week. Celebrating my son and my birthday’s. Just relaxing and taking time to be creative and recharge.
These words below I wanted to re-share today as I’m about to head back to work and the usual grind. I find for me my long work days can hinder my creativity. Can leave me too exhausted to do much of anything at the end of the day.
But I’ve big dreams and goals of creating a life of time freedom. Living where I desire, traveling when we want. To create this kind of life, I will have to make changes in this current stage to prepare for the next one.
These just stand out to me today. Enjoy. I hope you are living your best life or at least heading towards it.
To everyone out there who turn another year older today; here’s a few quotes to share in celebrating you!
Love Dr. Seuss! I hope you celebrate YOU today!
And I hope the next 365 for you and me are all about creating the life we love.
Happy day to me and you! Now gotta go get some cake! 🎂
I have this quote below on my wall page as it’s a favorite of mine. We so often let fear dictate our choices; often without realizing that it is a driving force.
I made a decision a few years ago that I would not let fear guide me. Sometimes it’s a daily commitment; depending on the topic or the decision I might be facing. Other times it’s just a quiet voice I don’t really hear but it’s still there.
I am possibly a bit of a control freak. By that I mean I am usually the one in charge and have all my ducks in a row. But the downside to that is there is no risk. There is no courage.
If I’m always in charge, avoiding conflict or making mistakes, I’m not actually moving forward. It’s like sitting in the boat anchored to the same spot again and again.
Being afraid to never make a mistake. Or have your feelings hurt. Or admitting you’re wrong or need assistance; all keeps you stuck.
This quote has a new meaning for me today as I’m looking at it through eyes of relationship conflicts. Whether it be with your partner or children or coworkers. If you’re afraid to have difficult conversations; fearful to speak your mind, don’t want to rock the boat; you might not get to see the beauty that you could be heading towards. You could miss out on whatever is right behind the next bend.
I’ve often only thought of this quote in terms of adventures. Travels. New job ventures. But re-framing this to apply to the context of relationships; it’s also very true. We have to be willing to risk, to push fear aside with those we love. We must get vulnerable and honest. When we do, when we let go of control, lose sight of the shore; we open ourselves up to an ocean of beauty. To Joy.
I hope you find your courage today to take risks. Push past fear. Have a difficult conversation. Try something new. Let this quote speak to you. Whatever your “shore” is; may you be willing to go beyond it.
Thinking about these quotes this morning. I have been letting myself get derailed from my dreams and goals and today as I was doing my daily reading I was reminded that the life I get, the life I live, is a direct result of my choices. I may not be responsible for every single thing in my life, but I am the one in charge of who I spend time with, what I spend my time doing and how I behave, feel, react, etc.
And I was reminded that I am not making the choices that are taking me in the direction I desire to go. Oh, I have the right partner to take this life journey with and I love many parts of my life but I also have some major personal goals that I have not been staying committed to very well.
So these quotes are here to remind myself and to offer thought and encouragement to anyone that may read them as well. If you find yourself in a great place but wanting more and better, than I hope you find a way to get back on track. That you feel that you can keep moving forward toward those goals and dreams of what you want this life to be. Only you can make your best life!
LOVE Love love this! Have I been doing this?! If so I must stop! Keep that dream elevated!
This! This is what I am lacking. Discipline!
This too! Time to get out of my own way and work at it!
Do not limit your dreams! Set them high and then work hard to reach them. Will you join me in a reset? Let’s help encourage one another. Lift each other up. May you feel energized today to restart if you have stalled. I am.
This has been a crazy couple of weeks with getting back into the grove of school and sports for all our children. Truth; I am exhausted most days. The weather is changing and I am ready to curl up and head to bed much earlier these days.
In light of that; I thought I would post some encouraging words for those that may be in the same boat. I hope this is how your day has been today and is everyday. Even in the midst of chaos, exhaustion, kids fighting or ANY thing that may come your way, I hope you find pockets of joy.
And this too as I think this is an important reminder; make these days count. They pass too quickly.
“Don’t count the days. Make the days count” –Muhammed Ali
This morning my thoughts are consumed with future plans and prospects. Up late dreaming, creating, planning. When you get inspired, you’ve got to grab a hold of it and run fast.
Here’s a few quotes I’m thinking on this morning; so excited for what’s to come.
It’s another Sunday here. I’m back online this weekend; woohoo. I’ve been battling a bad cold all week, still not fully myself. Being overly tired and drained keeps me from being my best self. I’m easily annoyed and short tempered. And not very productive which frustrates me. I’m not very good at resting. My mind nor my body.
Thinking about what to write today, I decided that perhaps I need to focus on Rest. How an important part of living your best life is learning how to relax, rest and recharge. How vital learning to quiet your mind is to your overall health. It’s all right to take a nap occasionally. It’s ok to read for pleasure. Yoga and meditation are great practices to implement in your daily life.
I have not been doing the activities that I know keep me feeling my best. That help me feel mentally recharged. Whenever I get sick I’m reminded how much I needed that downtime. Think it’s nature’s way of forcing us to rest.
So today I’m taking that time. I’m going to read a bit. Maybe take a nap. Definitely take a walk in the sunshine. Sit outside and breathe the fresh air.
It’s ok to take moments; daily I recommend, for just yourself to learn to rest. It’s important to claim alone time for rejuvenating. When we get these moments, when we lean into rest, we learn how to work through our emotions quicker I believe. We have more patience, become less annoyed when things go sideways. Because we know how to practice quieting our minds. Learning how to rest isn’t only for moments of exhaustion, rest is important for becoming our best selves.
Have a great restful day!