Have you ever considered that the blessings you receive are also meant you shape you and grow you in an incredible way? I say this because, sometimes we pray for a thing and it comes sooner than we expect. Maybe if we are honest, we didn’t expect it to come at all. It could be a job, or love, or any other new opportunity. When it comes, how do we respond?
A lot of us have a hard time believing we deserve the things we pray for, and as a result we can end up forfeiting our blessings because we refuse them or simply cannot even see them at all.
In this episode, I explore a way to reframe the story so that we are can get unstuck and begin to enjoy the good things that come into our lives. I hope you enjoy!
We at times can find ourselves in a negative cycle, negative thought process, or just generally do not feel a sense of hope.
The beliefs that lead us to a sense of hopelessness are a part of the things we carry, metaphorically. Like a well-worn backpack filled with items that are personal to us, we often travel through life with beliefs, ideas, and convictions which weigh us down. Our belief system is meant to guide our actions and ideas– but at times, our beliefs can grab us and keep us unmoving, stuck, paralyzed, even by a narrative that may not even be based on truth.
So while we may not be able to accelerate our time of transition, in what ways can we change our perspective to give us a sense of stability or to have a grounding effect? We’ll discuss this in my latest episode, “The Things We Carry“.
This episode includes a visualization exercise that may help you see yourself setting aside anything that does not help you move forward on your journey in life.
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Graduation season is a reminder for me that life has important times of great shift and transition. These times are meant to mature us, but they are difficult and uncomfortable.
I share 6 tips for shifting your mindset and easing your transition.
Keep things in perspective. We often fear one move or one choice will make or break our future, and it causes a dangerous paralysis. In reality, we are all who we are, and where we are due to a series of choices. We have the ability to change course, correct, and move in a new direction. So, we must move. Move knowing, that we don’t know all there is to know, till we are motion.
Be okay with making mistakes. The reason we sometimes feel full of promise in college, but terrified when we finish is because we stand to lose something or to make a mistake. What I need you to understand, is mistakes actually raise your potential. That is, if you learn from them. I find a person who has gone out and taken risks in life far more interesting than someone who has only done things they’re familiar with or what was expected of them. What you learn when you fail can sometimes teach you more than any theoretical knowledge you may have.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when we have done nothing to renew our way of thinking. So often we go to the same places, eat the same foods, and hang with the same people. How can we find new solutions in life and gain a fresh perspective unless we surround ourselves with people who don’t just think the same way we do?
As we face transitions in life or difficult times, it becomes obvious how imperative a fresh mindset is. If we can examine our mindset, the people we spend time with, the places we go, and even the things we eat, we can likely find a relationship between our habits and are lack or abundance of progress.
In this episode, I explore some of the ways I keep a fresh perspective.
Sometimes it goes beyond a simple moment of writer’s block. Sometimes we are feeling totally and completely uninspired. What can we do in times like this? I share a few tips of how to work in and through this process in my latest episode of the Wonderfully Made podcast.
When you do take a moment to step away and gain clarity, make a mental note of what worked. Was it getting out in nature, hanging with family, taking the dog for a walk, or listening to one of your favorite songs?
Remember: it may not be convenient, but these things happen, but they cannot last forever. Inspiration will return to you and you will be able to create!
I hope you enjoy this episode! You can listen below or via Apple podcast. Wonderfully Made is also available on Stitcher, Spotify, and all other podcast platforms.
Isn’t it crazy how much technology has advanced over the past few years? When I think about how far different platforms I use have come, I am amazed. A lot of platforms and technology have really helped to make life easier as well as make business easier.
One thing that is common, is the auto play feature. Whether you’re watching Hulu, YouTube, or some other media outlet, you don’t have to think. All you have to do is sit there and keep watching. In fact, autopilot features extend beyond what’s available on the internet. Even your car will drive for you.
As convenient as all of this is. shutting our brains off is not good. If things are being done for us, we don’t have to think about why we are doing what we are doing, and that can be dangerous.
In my latest podcast episode, I discuss this very subject and share some tips on how we can live more intentionally.