While listening to a coaching call by Sheri Kay Hoff a few weeks ago, I realized I have neglected to take care of myself. I know this, but when you have two jobs, teenagers, and all the daily and life responsibilities, I run out of time.
While trying to unwind the large ball of yarn that are my thoughts, I realized that Sheri gave some tips that I can implement each morning as I start my day. Over the last few months, I have gone from turning off my alarm and immediately moving into negative thoughts about work, being to busy, to tired, I want to write more, etc. To turning my alarm off, placing my feet on the floor, stretching and saying “I am so grateful and so joyous that you, God, are in my life. I’m so grateful and so joyous that I have a family to love (we had a lot of drama last night, so it felt wonderful to say that this morning). I go through a list every morning, and it’s working. I’m waking up more refreshed and happier. Now let me say, that although I’ve known the power of your words and thoughts are important, I couldn’t seem to get things to work. After a few months, I would give up due to fighting depression and anxiety. I thought the affirmations were a lot of poo, and anyone who walked around “chanting” “I am a successful business owner” or whatever was on their heart was a bit goofy.
I believe that Sheri’s book “Keys to Living Joyfully” (on Amazon) brings something refreshing to the table that I haven’t read or heard before. She explains things!! AND, she doesn’t ramble. She’s not selling you anything, “Oh you can be happy for $500 if you work with me”. No, not at all. She is explaining and giving steps, a map, to grow into a productive and happy place in your life. I’ve battled depression and anxiety for 29 years, and I’m feeling better. Is it over night? Nope, but that’s okay. Sometimes, what I really need is someone who cares, and will take a little time to show me the map and steps to change things and reach my goals.
I’m not telling you to run out and purchase her book or her products, but I do like to share tools that I can stand behind and that I believe in. I believe in Sheri and her program.
You can subscribe to Sheri’s website free, and check out her book if you like. She has lots of information. http://www.lifeisjoyful.org/
So, take a moment, take a deep breath, listen to music that makes your heart soar, light your favorite candle and give yourself ten minutes to just be.
Here’s a thought for your day:
Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.
Until Next Time…