I hope you guys and gals have been enjoying the Quick to Listen & Slow To Speak Series. If you are visiting my blog for the first time you can go here and here for the first two installments. Today I will be sharing 12 more practical tips to help master our thoughts to ensure a great quality of life for us and those around us.
Where has the time gone?! It’s that time of the year where the temperature drops, the crock-pots come out, and the fall aroma is ever present among us. It’s November! The beginning of a season where we stop for a moment to realize that there is much to be grateful for. This November, I hope to be intentional and slow down for a bit by participating in 2 fun and intentional challenges: Read more
Happy Friday! So, here is what’s new in my world: I have decided to participate in the Day Zero Project where I set out to complete 101 things in 1001 days.
cue Rocky Theme song* This colossal challenge will end on my 33rd birthday 😀 hopefully with many remarkable stories to tell along the way. This gives me < 3 years to accomplish the goals I have identified. I will date and strike-through each item as it is completed. My hope is to take lots of pictures, learn many lessons, celebrate the everyday victories, and love my neighbors in the process. So, Ladies & Gentlemen… I present to you
STARTS: Oct 24, 2014
ENDS: Jul 21, 2017
I stood in my trainer’s kitchen as she outlined our workout routine for the evening. I heard hills and I heard running and my heart started racing. You see, my version of exercise does not consist of running unless I am being chased by something or someone. The idea of bated breaths and quick exertion in no way entices me. I am a neophyte to this form of exercise and had very little desire to be experienced in this particular craft. I could think of 1,000 excuses why I should not be doing this. My reality: I had to literally take this workout one stride at a time.
So I started. With high knees, one foot in front of the other and a slow yet regulated pace. My goal was simply to make it to the end. My calculated thoughts was even breathing and forward movement. A little bit of self-talk said, ‘You will make it there eventually. Just keep going!’” Before I knew it, I became winded and my heart started racing begging for there to be an immediate end in sight. I wanted it to be OVER! Read more