Blogging allows me the opportunity to relax and take a break from my normal routine. It is very stress relieving when I’m able to write about my journey. The beautiful thing about reflection is you have time to evaluate yourself and relationships. When I get stuck in a thought, a feeling, or a relationship, and I am confused about how to get unstuck, I start to evaluate myself. I take the time to observe myself without judgment or reproach. This can be a powerful tool for change. I pay attention to what I say, what I think, how I’m feeling, how I act, and how I’m reacting. It is important not to judge but observe. Recently, I started to reflect on a few relationships that mean a lot to me. I can remember at one point I was really close to certain individuals, and I am not sure what caused the division. One relationship, in particular, I have been praying about for some time. After several years, I decided to express my feelings about a multitude of feelings I have had over the years. I wanted to reach out to mend things. After discussing things in great detail, we were able to apologize and agree to work on our relationship going forward. Self-evaluation is important because we need to evaluate… Read More »Stop holding onto people that have you on hold…..
Knowing we desire growth and improvement is one thing. Always driving ourselves is another. Maybe the answer isn’t that we need to do better, try harder, push more. Maybe the answer is recognizing how well things are going with our career and personal life. Pushing ourselves can become habitual that we deny ourselves any feelings of satisfaction. No matters how well or how much we do better, do more keeps pushing us on. It doesn’t let us rest. We still feel it isn’t quite good enough. I had been pushing myself that hard, and I needed a real break. I had to give myself permission to put that drive aside. I had to quiet that part of me that wants to do more, be more, and accomplish more. I am learning how well I do things professionally, and personally, even if no one else appreciates my efforts. I am learning that our world abounds with quiet, free sources of revitalization. My favorite activity is spending the day at the beach. I love reading books and falling asleep on the beach. And, when I leave the beach, I feel like I’ve been touched by the sun and changed. Cherish your favorite spaces, and open yourself to discovering new places. I am learning to be happy now. I am enjoying the process… Read More »Enjoy the journey