"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, & have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, & an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." Elisabeth Kubler Ross
Living an authentic, vibrant and meaningful life is more than fun, it can be thrilling! My life coaching mission & work is all about helping you smoothly create & take your own courageous path! If you would like help finding this new direction, please feel free to join me in my office or on the phone for a coaching conversation. (918) 391-2540 All my best, Melissa
When I was a student at the university, a professor repeated many times, "what you focus on grows." As years have passed, it has become a powerful awareness! Truth is, wherever your focus is, growth follows!
Many current studies prove that gratitude makes us happier & healthier! Like any emotion, gratitude can't be forced but we CAN cultivate our thoughts so that gratitude is more likely to arise. Practicing gratitude each day helps create a HABIT and once it is a habit, it will become a positive part of who we are!
Challenge: Take one minute each day to write down three things you are grateful for and watch how this HABIT impacts your life in a positive way!
First identify the “most” important action.
Then notice: What gets in the way, is our “feeling”
We choose to do the things we “feel” like doing – this gets us in trouble!!
Good News! We can train ourselves to do what we need to do vs. what we feel like doing.
1st – Notice, and then shift from what we feel like doing, to noticing what we need to do
2nd – Lead with the body – our body is more controllable than our mind
Ex. “just show up” exercise – the first step to exercise is to just dress up, “show up” and then do what you want. Show up and take the very smallest steps that offer very little resistance.
*You are building momentum that will lead to creating a Habit.
I love to think about the power of people! Who supports, encourages & energizes you?
Who is on your team?
There are usually about 20 people that we spend most of our time with & the vast majority of our time is spent with just 5. Are the people you spend time with successful, supportive, fun inspirational, energizing?
My Progresses & Successes Today
3 things you have had successes or made progress with.
It's always great to celebrate daily wins!
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." Maya Angelou
"We are too often tired, not from 'the loss of muscular power' but from the effort not to be ourselves. We are actors trying to impress other people or ourselves and it's hard work. By contrast, the authentic person does not dissipate energy in contradictions. His self-honesty reduces internal conflicts, and he feels alive, exhilarated. His energy is turned on by doing what matters to him. He does not dissipate energy on conflicts or deceits... It is the greatest power in the world the power to be ourselves." Readers Digest US edition, Jan 1983, p79
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