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Monday, February 24, 2014

Will the Real ME Please Stand Up?

Will the Real ME Please Stand Up?
(Adapted from When Work Isn’t Working by Amy Frost)
Who IS the real me?
Take 3-5 minutes and complete the sentences:
I am…
I am…
I am…
Keep your pen moving continuously until the time is over.
What did you discover?
How will the real you deal with what is happening now?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Find The Humor

Find The Humor

Humor can lighten the way you’re managing the events of your life.
It allows you to free yourself to see alternative solutions.

If you can’t easily find the humor in your current situation:

1.      Call a friend who makes you laugh. Or

2.      Watch a funny movie. Or

3.      Imagine the events as a cartoon. What would the captions be?

 Now, revisit the situation with a new attitude
and notice how you’re responding differently.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Return to Your Own “Big Picture”

Return to Your Own “Big Picture”
Returning to your personal vision, mission or life purpose
can bring clarity of thought to most situations. 
These bring a “big picture” perspective that is sometimes helpful
when we’re facing challenges.

Vision: What qualities or attributes do you have that are immediately recognized by others? Who are you here to BE as your highest and best self?

Mission: What are you here to DO? What are you here in this life to accomplish?

Purpose: Why are you here? Why are you here? Why are you here?
(If you don’t already have a vision, mission or purpose statement for yourself, spend some time in quiet meditation posing the questions to yourself and jotting notes about the answers that come to you.)

With your vision, mission or purpose statement as a reference point,
what steps will you take now?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Just the Next Step

Take Just the Next Step

Sometimes life gives us overwhelming tasks. It's overwhelming for many reasons, but often it's because we -- on some level -- see the WHOLE picture and have a hard time breaking it down into smaller parts. 

For this tool, take a minute to center yourself and know that you only need to take the next step. It may not even be the "right" step or even the perfect one, but the movement and commitment to DOING something will carry you forward.

As you pause, allow yourself to think of what your next step might be. One thing WILL lead to another, then another. Pretty soon, you'll be out of where you are NOW and into where you're lead or intended to be.

Just take the next step and notice how this affects you.