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It’s a New Year! Time for Reflection, Gratitude and Letting Go

It is a New Year!

Time for reflection, gratitude, and letting go (forgiveness).  As a Life Coach, I discuss a variety of topics that many people push under the carpet.  Sometimes these subjects are uncomfortable.  They are even awkward to me at times, but awareness and having strategies to cope is important to move on, let go and live a happy life.

Journaling and reflecting on the past year gets us geared up for whatever 2019 brings our way.

Here are some journaling and reflections prompts to get you started.

Reflection: Looking back at 2018

  • How was 2018?
  • What were some of the changes that occurred in your life?
  • What is a major lesson that you learned from your job in 2018?
  • What will you do differently in 2019?

Having gratitude reduces the feelings of envy, produces happy memories, lets us experience good feelings and helps with reducing stress.

Gratitude: Looking back at 2018

  • What was your biggest accomplishment in your personal life in 2018?
  • What was your biggest accomplishment in your work life in 2018?
  • What was one thing you’ve learned in 2018 that you’re thankful for?
  • What was one aspect about your health that you’re more grateful for?

Letting Go and Forgiveness: Looking back on 2018

One of my latest blog post I discussed Damaged Relationships and suggestions on how to halt unkind words.  Forgiveness is also part of the healing process.

In the past year, I have been seeing, reading and hearing about the Hawaiian Forgiveness Prayer called Ho’oponopono.  From what I have read the forgiveness prayer can be said in any order.  Repeating the prayer assist with moving forward toward forgiveness.

Ho’oponopono – Hawaiian Prayer of Forgiveness – Asking for forgiveness!

I’m sorry

Please forgive me

I love you

Thank you

 

Ho’oponopono – Hawaiian Prayer of Forgiveness – Forgiving Someone!

I’m sorry

I forgive you

I thank you

I love you

 

What am I grateful for?  I am truly thankful for my family, friends, and followers who support me with my coaching business. 🙂 I hope the journaling prompts and the Forgiveness Prayer help you in your life’s journey in 2019. ~ Patti

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Day 2 of 5 Day Power of Positivity Challenge

Welcome to Day 2 of the 5 Day

Power of Positivity Challenge.

 

The Practice of Gratitude Activities for Day 2 ~ Power of Positivity Challenge

Today’s challenge is about discovering gratitude.  When we are grateful for what we have, we display positivity.  Feelings of gratefulness radiates outwardly and creates more positivity within us.  It is like an echo. What we shout out comes right back.

When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful! ~ Roy T Bennett

What do you appreciate in your life?

Gratitude is powerful.  People who are thankful have more positivity in life.  They feel happy, joyful and are much more compassionate towards others. The more you see your blessings. The more blessings you find.

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.  I am thankful that thorns have roses. ~ Alphonse Karr.

Some people could be given an entire field of roses and only see the thorns in it.  Others could be given a single weed and only see the wildflower in it.  Perception is a key component to gratitude.  And gratitude is a key component to joy. ~ Amy Weatherly

Which person are you?

What is your inner-voice saying to you?  Identify and recognize those feelings.  When negative thoughts or emotions enter your mind.  You have a choice to let them in or redirect those thoughts.  Are those whispers good for the soul?

Having a grateful perspective will become a beautiful reflection of you.  An expression of  joy, happiness and love.  Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too. Life is good; when you open your eyes and actually see it.

What do you see?

Day 2 challenge is to make a gratitude journal (notebook), and write at least one sentence each day of what you appreciate in your life.

 

Today’s Positive Affirmation:
Gratitude creates positivity!

 

Share your gratitude experiences in the “leave a reply” below. I would love to see your expressions of gratitude and maybe it will inspire others as well! ❤️

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The Power of Positivity in Negative Surroundings!

The Power of Positivity in Negative Surroundings:

How do we reflect positivity when surrounded by negativity?  Negative thoughts are hazardous to our body, mind and spirit.  Constant negativity can drag us down into depression, illness and so much more.  We all go through times having a poor attitude.  Bad things happen, disappointment occurs, betrayal takes place, and life sometimes plain sucks.  How do we overcome the turmoil all around us, so we don’t get caught up in this vicious cycle?  Well, we have to identify the unpleasant behavior and know when it is happening.

How do you know when you are in a negative environment?

  1.  You feel uncomfortable, unappreciated or disrespected.
  2.  Conversations tend to make you feel upset, angry, sad, aggressive or mentally exhausted.
  3.  No motivation of wanting to get up in the morning to go to work.
  4.  Feeling sick more and more often.

Here are a few tips to halt negativity:

  1. Remove yourself from conversations which make you feel upset and mentally exhausted.  If possible, change the subject to something else.
  2. Limit contact with people who are passive/aggressive, critical, harsh, rude or sarcastic.
  3. Replace complaining and negative self-talk with something you are grateful for in life.
  4. Make deliberate choices to say no to things you don’t want to participate in.

What are the benefits of positivity:

  1. Positive thinking attracts good things in life.
  2. Having a positive outlook creates meaningful relationships.
  3. Being positive decreases depression.
  4. Positive thoughts increase motivation, inspiration and creativity.
  5. Being positive improves the immune system.

Takeaway:

Having a positive outlook increases motivation, creativity, better health, and improves relationships.  Negative thinkers tend to have more health issues than an optimist.

Reflection Question:

How can you have more positivity at work and at home?

Call to Action:

Take your answer to this question and continue to work on strategies to combat negativity in your life.

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Tips for Letting Go and Moving On

letting-go

 

We all experience times of sadness, emptiness, anger, hurt, disappointment, negative thinking or a bad relationship.  Learn from those experiences and challenge yourself to embrace the present not the past.

What did you learn?

What kept you going?

Tips for Letting Go and Moving On

  • Start focusing on want you want in life.
  • Be aware of your emotions and feelings.
  • Quit complaining, worrying and obsessing over it.
  • Spend time with positive, happy, funny and motivated people.
  • Create a gratitude journal and write something positive in it everyday.
  • Do things you really enjoy at least once a week.

Quote: You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. ~ Jan Glidewell

Let go and release what is holding you back then move forward to create the happy life you deserve.

Call to Action:
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Look up and see LIFE!

Look up

What is around YOU?

Two weeks ago I wrote about life changing subjects to consider incorporating into ourselves this year in the blog post It is a New Year.  One of the key action steps was putting gratitude into our life and actions.

The other day I read a post from actor Keanu Reeves.  It was absolutely beautiful about seeing life around you.  Here is what he said about a photo of him and the background of a busy city and everyone rushing around:

You see these people behind me? They are rushing to work and not paying attention to anything. Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget to take the time out to enjoy the beauty in life. It’s like we’re zombies. Look up and take your head phones out. Say Hi to someone you see and maybe give a hug to someone who looks like they’re hurting. Help out someone. You have to live every day like it’s your last. What people don’t know about me is that I had depression a couple of years back. I never told anyone about it. I had to fight my way out of depression. The person who was holding me back from my happiness was ME. Every day is precious so let’s treat it like that. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, so live today! I hope you share this post to spread love this holiday.” ~ Keanu Reeves

So many people are lonely and/or depressed.  Reaching out with a hello, a smile or hug could really change their day for the better.  We make ourselves so busy we lose sight of what is really important in life.  Look up, enjoy life and others.

I also read this wonderful story a few days ago and I don’t know who wrote it but I thought I would share:

“One day a very wealthy father took his son on a trip to the country for the sole purpose of showing his son how it was to be poor. They spent a few days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

After their return from the trip, the father asked his son how he liked the trip. “It was great, Dad,” the son replied. “Did you see how poor people can be?” the father asked. “Oh Yeah,” said the son.

“So what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father. The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.

We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.” The boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “It showed me just how poor we really are.”

What a great perspective.  Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don’t have. What is one person’s worthless object is another’s prize possession. It is all based on one’s perspective.  Sometimes it takes the perspective of a child to remind us what’s important.” ~ Unknown

Some people are not thankful for what they have and are wanting what others have.  They are not grateful for the love ones they have in their life and are too busy wanting more instead of enjoying what they have.

The moral of these two stories is to be grateful, enjoy what you have and what is around you.  Be kind and love others.  Quit comparing yourself to others and appreciate what you have because what someone else has may not be right for you.  Enjoy life to the fullest. ~ Patti 🙂

Self-reflection questions:

  • What are you grateful for in your life?
  • How are you going to show kindness towards others?
  • How are you going to stop comparing yourself to others?
  • What steps are you going to take to enjoy life?

Feel free to share your answers to the questions or your thoughts about the blog post in the leave a reply box below .

 

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It is a New Year!

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Welcome to another new year.  How is this year going to be different from last year and the year’s before?  What changes, challenges, struggles and acknowledgments are you going to face?  Well, we can’t see into the future however we can strive to make things better in our lives.

Here are some life changing subjects to consider incorporating this year:

Putting gratitude into our life and actions

Acknowledging and thanking others

Using daily affirmations

Developing an achievable budget and change spending habits to relieve stress and overwhelm

Work on daily forgiveness practices – Forgiving yourself and others

Practice journaling

Connect with others and build friendships

Remove gossip, negative thoughts and self-doubt from daily life

Enhance personal development: update resume, take a class, join an association in your field, develop a retirement plan, and take up a hobby

Self-Care to improve health and wellness

Questions for self-reflection and action:

Which of these topics above would change your life for the better?

Are you willing to incorporate it?

Are you willing to stick with it and stay focused?  Even if it is hard and you have to make sacrifices?

How would your life change for the better by incorporating this into your life?

How are you going to make this happen?

When are you going to start?

What obstacles may you face and how will you succeed to overcome them?

What would your life look like when you have incorporated this action into your daily life?

Life is full of challenges, obstacles and unknowns however if we have something to strive for daily it gives us purpose.  With purpose we have something to look forward to even when those challenges can be overwhelming.  Feel free to share what you will be incorporating in your life to make this year memorable. ~ Patti 🙂

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