One of the first sounds of my day today was an excited screaming voice memo from a client who is now credit card debt free. I was as excited as she was and it made me pause and think... Paying off debt isn't fun for most people. Yes. Paying off debt isn't fun. Most people … Continue reading Make it fun!
Many of us are trying to cure things from the outside in rather than the inside out. We're trying to change what we eat. Outside in. We're trying to change what we spend money on. Outside in. Practice gratitude, feel content, no need for binge spending. Inside out. Do things that bring you joy, less desire to find it in food. Filled with joy, not with sugar. Inside out.
Energy at night is restorative. So, we definitely need to do something relaxing and restoring. Interestingly enough, most of our evening activities don't fit that bill (we are just checking out most of the time). While we need the relaxing time at night, I find the morning time to be better for my soul and my overall mood. Morning energy is productive. That goes for you "non-morning-people" too.
Getting up early and doing what you want to do is being productive, intentional and owning your day. That's opposed to being cranky, late and reactive. It's like a present to yourself. The soft, quiet, still time in the morning is so amazing and contrasts our busy, hectic world beautifully.
Becoming debt free is more about your behavior than your knowledge. It's kind of like how you already know that you need to stop eating so much Chick Fil A. It's kind of like you already know you should be exercising. It's not about what you know, it's about what you're doing.
We're also going to practice the idea of curiosity over criticism. If you're constantly criticizing yourself and asking bad questions, you're keeping yourself in a negative loop that will not allow you to get the results you seek. You cannot get a positive result from a negative method. If your method is negative, you will continue to produce negative results in your life. If instead, you choose to be kind, curious and compassionate with yourself, you will give yourself the space you need to answer your questions and solve your problems. So, let's look at a few more examples of questions.
My clients have major issues with laundry. My friends have major issues with laundry. Almost everyone I know except myself and my mom suffers from lingering laundry syndrome. What is lingering laundry syndrome? LLS is a condition of perpetual laundry. It's where laundry always lingers around. There is always some form of laundry task beckoning you. … Continue reading Lingering Laundry Syndrome (LLS)
I bet you read that headline like Eeyore: Yeah, it's Monday. Again. But I wrote it like Yay! It's Monday again!!! You see, I love Mondays. They're a chance to reset. They're a chance to get it right! The weekends can sometimes mean doing things that weren't on the plan we have to become the … Continue reading It’s Monday Again
I am so pumped! Today I purchased a ticket for a business conference I've been wanting to go to for some time now. I was so excited! It made me think back to the other times I've invested in ME. Every. Single. Time. I've. Invested. In. Myself. It's. Been. Worth. It. Examples are a really … Continue reading Which way are you heading?
This post will be a testimony. I want to share with you some stories about my God and my faith. First thing's first. I read Circle Maker by Mark Batterson in 2017. It prompted me to really level-up my prayer life. The situation was that we were moving in December. We'd moved before in December … Continue reading House of Faith
Anxiety pops up into our lives like little weeds. It starts off small. Just a little nagging feeling. You might not even sense it. However, if you do not take care of it right away, it will grow. And it will get more and more out of control. Eventually, it will take over entirely. Weeding the garden simply means being intentional about noticing those small, nagging feelings and taking action against them. Quickly.