All posts tagged: motivation

Use this mantra to replace negativity with faith

It will please some of you tonight that I almost titled this. “What I learned from my year as a Debbie-downer,” it will please the rest of you to know that I learned the consequences of having a negative outlook. After losing my job I spent an entire year wallowing and complaining to anyone who had ears. I felt ashamed by my failure. The lack of income and security made me feel like I was losing control over my life. If only I knew how wrong I was in that moment. When something happens to us that forces us to transition it can seem uncomfortable and unfair. As much as my past brings me pain it also brings me joy because it made me who I am. The only regret I have is losing 365 chances to change things. I become consumed by my grief and pain that I ignored the small miracles that can be found in our daily lives. Today is a new day and you should treat it like one. Take this mantra with …

Happiness is a choice

  “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama Life may not be going your way Happiness is not a place, person, or thing. Happiness is accepting your imperfections and quirkiness. Also accepting where you are but keeping faith and believing that you will get to be to where you want to be. Happiness is an emotion. It can not be found it must be felt. If you think that changing something in your life will make you feel happier, then do it. My mother is 50 years old going back to college because she finally found her passion and it’s making her happy. Never give up. You have to constantly, boldly, and deliberately take hold of your thoughts and feelings. Redirect your thoughts from negativity to prosperity and success. It is up to you to dare to choose and radiate outward with your thinking what you really wish to experience. Don’t let life just happen to you, you happen to life. Happiness plays a major role in success …

How to stay ahead while unemployed

Here are three tips to help you keep your life on track while unemployed: Tip #1) Write out your plan for recovery. If your goal is to become a chef, you should write all the steps necessary to complete it. For example: Step 1: Go to culinary school. Step 2: Upon graduation get employment as a sous chef. Writing the action steps down on paper makes your dream more tangible and creates a clear path for you to follow. Each time you have completed a step mark it out. This physical cue if marking out a step will make you feel closer to your goals. By doing this you can reward yourself and see that you are still making progress towards your dream even when life has made it seem impossible. Tip #2) Don’t let your pride get in the way. Reaching out for help will not make you weak or your friends and family feel that you’re no longer dependable. If someone close to you chooses to not be there for you, don’t be angry. …

3 things you can do to feel more happiness right now | Q&A

Q&A Friday is here, as a part of the ongoing series this month. Today’s question comes from Maddie in Dallas, TX and it completely fit my mood. Lately I have been going through a lot and having been feeling hopeless. For a few days I feared that nothing would improve. Read Maddies’s question and my response below. I provide her and you 3 things you can do today to feel happiness. So, let’s jump right in: Q: Im having a hard time feeling happy. After losing my job and my relationship with my fiancé my life changed, but not for the better. I was able to find a new job but I hate it and it’s less pay which has deepened my financial hole. I feel like giving up and nothing I do will help. How can I feel happy with all of this going on and move on?  A: Maddie, you do have a lot going on and thank you sharing. It’s a brave thing to tell someone how hard you have it right …