Whether you are having a challenging day, month or year the quickest and most effective way to feel more lightness in your life is to focus on gratitude. Being grateful isn’t hard, when you allow yourself to be filled with joy over even the smallest of things. I find it helpful to make two lists big and small. And no matter how small it is, it still counts!
My Gratitude List
My husband, my dog Aspen, family and friends.
All of my clients and readers of my blog.
Morning walks with the dog.
Slipping into bed with a good book.
I was walking around downtown Asheville, NC last week and noticed a bookstore with a sign that said, “Eat, Sleep, Read”. On the other side of the window there was a sign for the children’s section that said, “Snack, Sleep, Read”. I found myself immediately attracted to both of these ideas. It got me thinking about how a lot of us adults live a life of tight schedules and don’t create the time for such a simple thing.
It’s funny when you think about it, because as a young child that is really what your life consisted of. Don’t you [...]
Not having the time is the number one excuse we all use when we aren’t getting the results we want. I won’t argue with the fact that our lives are jammed packed with activity. For many of my clients it’s work, kids, house chores, and bed.
The difference between my clients who get what they want and the ones who don’t is time management. You can’t delete your job or time with your kids, but you can manage it differently.
Many of my clients are creative types: they write, paint, dance, and sing. They enjoy doing what they love. So they [...]
I hate to say it but my husband was right. We were choosing a movie last Saturday night and I off course wanted to watch something deep. I choose the “Conspirator”, a film about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. My husband’s first response was “I want to watch something fun, why do all of your movies have to be so serious?” Though my “I was in a film major in college” wanted to jump and defend my excellent choice in films, on a very simple level I knew he was right.
When I was in a job I disliked I [...]
In Part 1 of this blog, I was discussing Daniel Pink’s book “A Whole New Mind”. His book focuses on the change in the American workforce in which left brain linear thinking jobs are being automated via technology and shipped overseas where labor is cheaper. As I mentioned in the last blog, the intention is not to scare professionals like lawyers, engineers, and programmers, is to alert them to the fact that the new way to excel is these fields is to tap into their more creative right brain thinking. This will allow these professionals to create new [...]