Where are you working? Is it the “place” where you want and are meant to be? With the year ending, take some time to answer these questions. If the place you are in now is not working for you, make some intentions to change that. You do your best when you are happy and fulfilled.
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With 2018 on its way out, are you experiencing any other endings? As things end in your life or work, it helps to acknowledge them and honor the presence they had in your life. That way, you can be free of them and start anew with other things. Endings are best not ignored.
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Avoidance is an energy drain and usually does not make something go away. Best to face, rather than avoid, something you would rather not deal with.
Is there anything you are avoiding now? If yes, claim it. You have what you need to face it and determine what you want to do.
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To get something done, your intent must be strong. How about a strong intention to find joy during the holiday season? By doing this, chances are good you will succeed.
We can all create joy without losing anything. Your joy is contagious, as well, bringing joy to others. This holiday season find joy. It is yours for the asking.
What joy can you find today?
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This month is a great time to focus on what may be holding you back from what you want to accomplish. Doing this allows you to eliminate obstacles and start the new year at your best.
What do you think is stopping you? Identify it and address it. Find a way to make it disappear.
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Are you getting ready for the holidays? Which do you prefer – slower holidays to relax and savor or holidays packed with activity and fun? You have the choice to make them what you want them to be.
Be deliberate in your thinking and decide how you want to experience the holidays. That way, you create an experience that fills, instead of drains, you.
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What are you doing today? Working? Relaxing? On a holiday? Staying busy? Whatever it is, could you stop now and find some quiet if you wanted to? Silence is essential to balance and calm. Each day, make sure you know where and how you can find some quiet and re-center when you want to.
Quiet keeps you whole.
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The way you describe the work you do can offer valuable insights. Work can be described in many ways: the nature of your work (specifics of what you “do”), the emotions you have about your work (love, hate, tolerate) or your goals for your work and career.
Take a moment now and describe your work. See what it reveals and proceed from there.
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In my last blog post, I wrote about the power of curiosity. Here are ten ways to get your curiosity in motion.
1. Make an intention to develop a new skill in the next six months.
2. Do something you have never done before.
3. Do something backwards.
4. Go into nature and find five things you have never seen before.
5. Prepare to do something that you have resisted doing in the past.
6. Study an animal – its characteristics and way of being in the world.
7. Develop the least used of your five senses.
8. Read a book about something unknown to you.
9. Create a “stretch” goal that brings you further than you have ever thought of going.
10. Spend an hour on youtube exploring a subject of interest to you.
Curiosity can do a lot more than kill the cat. Curiosity is often underestimated in the power it has to positively influence your life and work. Curiosity involves seeking. Seeking leads to growth, new experiences and expanding your horizons.
How curious are you?
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