How Can You Make Your New Year Bright?

Yes, a bright 2019 is possible. You can make it so. How? By starting on the inside and shining your unique light in the world. What is unique about you? Something special and totally you. Is it a skill, an attitude, a talent, a personality trait? Take that uniqueness and bring it to the world, in any way you can. Then, see how it brightens your year.

What kind of light do you intend you shine?

 

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Purposefully Seeking Joy During The Holidays

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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Are You Gearing Up Or Gearing Down For The Holidays?

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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All Viewpoints Welcome

In this time of polarity, sides are drawn and listening is not always an honored skill. How would our workplace interactions be different, if all viewpoints were welcomed and valued?

For one, we’d have access to a variety and diversity of ideas. We would be more sensitive to and, possibly, understanding of each other. We could synthesize ideas and come up with more creative and sustainable approaches.

With all viewpoints welcome, perhaps we could change our world. ☺

 

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Finding Quiet

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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Letting Yourself Be “Placed”

 

Are you looking  for a sense of security and knowing in the world? If you are, you can sometimes rush things by letting society tell you who you should be. Society certainly has life mapped out, if you want to take that path.

Letting someone or something else “place” you in the world doesn’t always work out. It can appear to be safe and certain, that’s true. However, your journey is meant to be walked by you; not someone else. When you walk your journey and make your own choices, there may be challenges, but you have a greater chance of reaching fulfillment in your life.

Chart your own path. Being true to yourself increases your chances of being “placed” in just the right place for you.

 

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Are You Comfortable Being Uncomfortable?

Oh, if life was a smooth ride without discomfort. Not! Your level of comfort with discomfort is a factor in your ability to cope and thrive in life and work. There are numerous reactions you can have to being uncomfortable – anxiety, fear and avoidance are a few.

There are benefits to developing a response to discomfort that serves you, rather than only reacting. This starts with facing your emotion of discomfort. Look it in the eye and acknowledge it. Then, break it down in pieces – what is going on? Decide what its cause is and what you can do about it. As you do this over time, being uncomfortable will start to lose its power. You may even get comfortable with being uncomfortable! ☺

 

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