Part 4 in our conversation: Grant Yourself A "Do Over" In 2015
TOOLS to help keep you motivated.
Begin a vision board. What's a vision board? It is an ACTION board and
keeps you in focus on a daily basis. Keeping your eye on the prize! A
vision board is your life story even though you are still in the
building phase. Seeing it in your mind's eye first is crucial and the
action propels your dream into reality. It sets the tone of your
day-the frequency of determination that "I can do this" no matter what!
Keep the vision board in your room so you can see it upon waking up,
walking in and out, and as you retire for the evening. Constantly
viewing it and reaffirming your plans to create your new life story. Be
realistic in the pictures that you place on your vision board. Remember
to think big and outside of your comfort zone but make it that it is
actually attainable. Place your favorite quotes on your board. I love
reading quotes because it ignites me and keeps me motivated. Don't
share your dreams or goals with anyone! Keep them private for the time
being. It's interesting but i have found when you share your goals
with others negativity can sometimes pop its' ugly head. Careful well
meaning family and friends can really bring you down if they don't agree
with your new plans. If you don't want anyone to squash your dreams
then be quiet about them.
b. Read motivational books and listen
to lectures that ignite you into action. You are in training and to be
the artist in your life takes practice and consistency. You are carving
out a new life-your masterpiece so learn all that you can from others
who have walked the same road. Create a library for yourself of books
pertaining to your craft and of motivational writers. This will keep
you in an elevated mental space.
c. Finish What you Start so
keep a planner handy with you always. Keep a schedule book or place an
app on your smart phone whatever works for you is fine. Learning how to
manage your time is important in RE-creating your life. Some of us run
around the day doing a million things and accomplishing nothing. Plan
your day the night before-make it a routine. Set weekly goals. Have a
master sheet of your goals for the year and then divide them into the
twelve months. For example: January- Return to College.
February- Minimize Expenses
d. Keep a journal. So important to document your thoughts and many times problems are solved through the act of writing.
Join workshops or a networking group. Create a master mind group.
Join other "like" personalities because it will keep you energized,
motivated and focused. You exchange great ideas that can empower one
4. Remove Toxicity from your life. Clean house-internal and external
a. De-clutter your space. Organize your surroundings. Your space is your sanctuary.
b. De-clutter your mind
Remove negative people from your life. Distance yourself from people
who bring you down. Negative friends are like swimming against to the
ocean's currents. You will drown in a sea of negativity so clean your
d. Keep a clean diet. This is the hardest for
most because we all find comfort in what's considered "unhealthy" food
like flour products, meat, sugar and fast food. A clean diet helps us
feel better and we will all drop the ball in this area what seems a
million times but don't quit. You will make changes but they need to be
small. We all see the bigger picture but we need baby steps to
accomplish most of our goals.
e. Learn a new skill.
e. Exercise is really important because it supplies oxygen all over your body to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
These are only a few and basic steps to get you started in creating a
new life. It all takes time but it will never happen if you don't take
the first step. You are the engine! God is our creator but we are in
partnership with him. You are the co-creator of your life because God
gave you free will. You either choose to remain stuck in your present
condition or you choose to move forward. God will supply all you need in
your journey so pay attention to the people that come into your life.
Be mindful of the situations that present themselves as opportunities.
Be prepared to meet those opportunities with open arms.
Tomorrow: Our Meditation
Smiles and hugs
Your rosary maker