We all have moments where we fall into perfectionism. For some of us, this might happen kind of often. For others, it’s reserved for those special occasions where we have a project where we can’t rest until we get it right. While occasional super-attention-to-detail is okay, it’s when we make perfectionism a way of life […]
It often seems that confidence is elusive, like a smoky mirage. Sometimes, it feels magical and wonderful; other times it can be frustrating. Something I have learned and continue to work on: you can build up your self-confidence without having to resort to any crystal ball. ‘How?’ I am so glad you asked. It’s really
Every day I see more proof that I can handle the challenges in my life. I understand my strengths and skills. Remembering my accomplishments helps me to see myself in a positive and realistic light. I select projects that are suited to my unique talents. I manage my emotions. I take responsibility for my life.
Psychiatrist Neel Burton M.D. has many tips on how to alleviate and manage stress. Among them is a simplification. Burton feels making lifestyle changes such as simplifying our daily lives can be very beneficial. Decreasing our to-do list or choosing just one battle at a time are certainly good ways to de-stress and simplify our
How to Reverse Negative Thinking Patterns If you want to make a change to your life, the number one way to do so is by reversing your negative thinking patterns. However, thought patterns which are deeply engrained in your mind can be difficult to reverse. Below are some tips to help you reverse negative thinking patterns
Has anyone ever told you that you have a bad attitude? Or maybe you think you have a bad attitude? Would you be surprised to find out that your attitude is created largely in part because of your thoughts? It’s true. The way that you think can be directly attributed to the way you act. Thought
Who am I write a blog? What makes me think I have anything someone else wants to hear? Write a book? People will look at my name on the author line and say ‘who does she think she is writing a book?’ What if I go to that networking meeting and people find out I
Yesterday on Conversations with Sheri and TerryAnn we talked about mindset. This morning I was reminded of this empowering short story: “As my friend was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no
I love this quote. I can so relate.I often look at something I want and play the ‘what if’ game. “What if I fall”“What if I fail”“What if I don’t like it”“What if……..” Then a new perspective asks“What if I fly”“What if I succeed”“What if I do like it”“What if……..” Perspective makes such a difference.
Do you journal? There are many articles and reports declaring the benefits of journaling. Some benefits include: Clarify thoughts and feelings Problem solving Emotional release Focus Gratitude Perspective I have dozens of notebook laying around. I pull one out and start writing. I find it becomes my way of “letting it go” as Elsa would
I have been working to allow myself to become a ‘recovering’ people pleaser. It takes a lot of self-reflection and looking within, but I am now becoming more aware and able to address many people pleasing issues when they arise. Feeling I had moved ahead, I was very surprised recently to notice a situation that
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