Lighten Your Load

How is your week going? Are you carrying a lot? How about this coming week you let go of three tasks, responsibilities or burdens so that you can lighten your load.

Your mind can convince you that you must do everything and that you have no choice. In most cases, there are things you can let go of, without dire consequences.

Go ahead, tell yourself that yes, you can walk a little lighter in your life!

 

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Do You Seek Inspiration?

Inspiration can occur randomly; however, most of the time it must be sought and cultivated. Think of people in history whom you see as inspired and brilliant in their work. When inspiration came, they were ready to employ it.

Want to cultivate inspiration? Seek it. Develop you inner intuition as inspiration comes both loudly and quietly, from within and without. Look for situations and people that may inspire you. Recognize the power of inspiration to move your life and work forward to mastery. Be ready to receive it by developing focus and by reducing over-thinking, distraction and “noise” in your life. Inspiration is just around the corner waiting for you.

 

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Rushing

Rushing is not always the fastest way to reach where you want to go. Rushing is full of potential pitfalls – losing your focus, tripping, bumping into others, forgetting something important or exhausting yourself. Instead of rushing, try focusing and steady intention. You’ll most likely get to your destination faster and in much better shape.

 

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Openings

Openings are opportunities for change. They can come in a variety of ways and forms. Are you alert to openings when they present themselves in your life? An opening may come as a forced change, such as being let go from a job. An opening can be an opportunity that you decide to take advantage of. An opening can be created by a loss of some kind or a decision to let something go.

Take a look at your life and work and the openings that have presented themselves to you. How did you handle them? Stay aware and you’ll recognize openings when they appear. They are invitations for you to move forward and create the life you want to live.

 

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Do You Love Your Work?

The question, “Do you love your work?” can be intimidating. Love is not always associated with working. Often, work is looked at as a necessity and not as something to be enjoyed. Here are some factors you can consider regarding loving your work.

• Does the work you do each day interest you? Are you learning and growing from it?

• Are you generally compatible with the people you work most closely with?

• Are you optimistic about your future?

• Do you feel you have the ability to set a positive direction for your career?

• Are you making the kind of difference you want to make? Are your contributions acknowledged?

You deserve to be happy in , and even love, your work. It is up to you to make it so.

 

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Don’t Have Time To Deal With Your Stress?

Yeah right, add dealing with stress to your “to do” list! That’s a great way to create more stress than you already are experiencing. Wait – rethink that for a minute. If you pause every once in a while, you will start reducing your stress. If you shift your perspective and improve your relationship with time, you will reduce your stress. And these things do not take much time at all.

Reducing your stress is mainly an inside job. “Doing” things – say taking a meditation class or using the Calm App  do take time. Start first with inner shifts and time will become available for you to do a lot more to reduce the stress you are experiencing today.

 

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You Have Options

Do you ever get to a place where you feel boxed in and that you have no options? It’s not a pleasant place to be nor is it a place you have to be. You always have options, if you keep your mind open in challenging situations. Yes, they may not be the greatest set of choices; however you can always find a way out of a challenge.

If you are feeling boxed in, take a step back and assess the situation. Give yourself space to identify your options and choose the one that is best for you!

 

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Staying Present To Mistakes

A recent NY Times article, So You’ve Made a Huge Mistake. What Now? by Tim Herrera looks at recovering from a mistake or blunder.

Mistakes can stop you in your tracks and even send you backwards, if you let them. Staying present to a mistake you have made brings all your skill and talent to rectifying any damage done. Next time you make “a big one”, accept it and move on towards a better place than you were before. Mistakes help you grow and learn. They are not worthless or unfixable.

 

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Flip!

Life is calm when it is steady. However, sometimes you have to flip – when circumstances change, you rethink a situation or you see something that was previously hidden. While it may be hard to flip, sometimes it is necessary to avoid worse outcomes.

Can you think of a time when you had to “flip”? What was the cause? How did it work out? The ability to discern when to change serves you well.

 

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Being Seen

I recently came across this statement: We want to be seen so that we know we exist. It caught me. Some like the spotlight. Others avoid it. The statement may go deeper. What does being seen mean to you? Is it recognition of your talents, attention from others, receiving the respect you are due or something else? Whatever your desire, validate your feelings and declare them a value that you can honor.

How do you want to be seen in the world? It is up to you to make it so.

 

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