Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Being Grateful & Embracing Positive Changes will Transform your Life!

The snow is blowing outside as I type this at my desk. It's not very cold but there are a few centimeters of snow forecasted over the next few days. The snowflakes are big and fluffy, they are beautiful!

I'm reflecting on the thoughts of being grateful and thankful for the everyday blessings in my life. From new and uplifting acquaintances and friends, to new business and work opportunities, to the personal changes I am making, I am incredibly grateful to have hit a turning point in my life so I can make the transition into a better life that I love.

It really is a blessing to be able to change. We so often sit in such negativity, thinking that we can't change our lives, but we CAN. Change is possible any time you make a choice. From going to McDonald's versus making a healthy meal at home, to picking up a coffee at Starbucks versus making it at home or not having one at all, we are constantly in the mode of making choices - every day, all day. If you find yourself complaining about your life, or being unhappy with it, perhaps it's time for a change? After all, your life will stay the same until you make changes.

I have been meeting some amazing new people, and being presented with wonderful opportunities and advice that will help me move forward and create a better life - because I'm drawing it to me and accepting it wholeheartedly. I want to change my life for the better so much that it consumes my thoughts - in a good way. I've been told many times that the changes you want have to consume you if you want to bring your dreams and desires to full fruition.

I have personally experienced this and can attest to the truth in this advice. I have been changing my life for the last 7 months, and it has brought me much happiness. I'm currently going to be planning out a success and financial plan to help me create goals and tasks that will get me closer to my dreams.

I am loving becoming a better person, for myself and those around me. The lives we want to have are possible, if we are willing to make the right choices!

Have a great day and let me know how you have changed your life for the better :)

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Turning self defeat into SUCESS

"The only place a self-defeating attitude will get you is a back row seat to watching others live the life you want to live, but don't have the courage for." 

I often hear people complaining about how 'life is too hard', or 'I don't have enough of this or that', or 'I'm just miserable'.  How can we ever get ahead if all we do is complain? Personally I've found it much more beneficial to try to maintain a positive and upbeat attitude. After all, feeling unhappy about things isn't going to make things better, is it? Not in my experience. A frown never cleaned my house or made me extra money. A smile on the other hand shows people that you are inviting and pleasant, and will be more likely to bring you positive experiences than a frown will.

I never received a new client for work by scowling at them, but I have by smiling and being kind. I dislike the way negative emotions make me feel, and I much prefer to stay positive. I constantly have positive experiences when I'm happy. Just the other day I got a referral from a friend who needed some help with work. I was really grateful and honored that she thought of me. I have always been very kind to her and I'm sure she wouldn't have sent a client my way if I was miserable to her.

Each day I try my best to be positive and happy. It really has made a huge difference in the last 6 months of my life. People ask me, 'how can you be so happy when you have debt to pay off?' My response is simple. Feeling miserable and angry about my circumstances won't help me fix it any faster. In fact, it's going to ruin my day feeling like that. Rather, I try to be as happy as possible because the sooner I can change things around, the sooner I'll have a better life. :)

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Today is the best day of my Life

I love waking up and feeling inspired.............Today is a great day! : )

It is Monday today, and usually I can say I have 'A Case of the Monday's', but today, I feel empowered. Today is the only day there is, and I want to enjoy it the best I can. I know what it's like to live with Anxiety and Depression, so one of my goals in life is to find ways to make happiness a habit, and love every day that I live.

I'm feeling inspired from this great song by American Authors - Best Day of my Life

Some of you may be thinking my goal is unrealistic, but working towards it truly is amazing, and has changed my life in so many positive ways. I'm more grateful, less annoyed and stressed, much much happier, and way more positive and hopeful. Grumpy people are affecting me less and less because I don't allow their anger into my life anymore. I get to choose who I spend my time with, and surrounding myself with positive and like-minded people has been an absolute blessing. I want to enjoy every single day I can because it's all I have. Each new day is 'today', and will be the best day of my life : )

Join me on this lovely Monday and tell me what you do that makes you happy : )

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bringing Dreams to Life

Good Morning!

It is a beautiful day today. A little bit of fresh snow fell over night but it will warm up enough to hopefully melt that soon.

I woke up this morning feeling slightly refreshed. I stayed home last night to go to bed at a decent time as I have a lot of work to do this weekend. I like being able to 'sleep in', which for me is usually around 8am. Normally I wake up around 6am or 6:30am to get ready for work, so sleeping in until 8am is a luxury.

Today I'm considering the concept of Bringing Dreams to Life. I am trying to take better care of myself so that I can achieve more during the day. Part of this is going to bed early and getting a good sleep. After all, who is productive when they are half asleep? I can't personally work efficiently like that. I am eating better and spending my time on the things that matter to me, and the things that need to be done.

Focusing my attention on the positive changes I want to achieve in life has brought me to a new level of Happiness. Every day I feel grateful for the chance to be able to make my life the way I want it, and change it into something I am glad to wake up to every day. It's an amazing work in progress, and I'm glad to have you share my journey with me. :)

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Things I Love

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

Why am I writing about things I love? Because the things we love feed our souls with happiness and joy. They make our lives a lot better, and give us something to look forward to. A life without joy is not one I want to live. Here are some things that bring me joy:

Dancing & Music - I love dancing and good music. Partner dances such as latin, swing, country and ballroom bring me such joy. I love being able to master steps and follow a lead without knowing what move will come next. I love feeling the music and having it move my body and soul. It transforms me

Animals - I love animals!! These creatures are pure and innocent, and give us a glimpse of a different way of living. I love the unconditional love that my pets give me. They are a constant source of love and comfort and I love giving them a great life. We have a lot to learn from their true nature

Reading - Something I have loved my whole life is reading novels. I love to escape into a good story line, and to be taken away to another world for a few minutes or hours. Reading is a great chance to let everyday stresses go and relax :)

Pinterest - I love pinterest because it's a place i can categorize and store my favorite pages for easy reading

Cotton Candy - I love cotton candy for the taste, texture, and lovely colors. I love the way I can peel it apart while it's fluffy and then it melts in my mouth. Mmmm

Lavender - I love lavender. I love the smell, the beautiful purple colors it blooms in, and the way a bouquet looks in a nice vase. One of my most favorite flowers

Tropical Beaches - I love tropical beaches!!! I love sitting on the sand in the warm sun, listening to the waves caress the shore. I love seeing shells and pebbles on the shore, and watching the fish swim in crystal clear water. What an experience

Flowing water - I love the sound of flowing water, it is very soothing and calming! Water is a source of life, and constantly flowing and accepting change as it comes. It simply forms around everything that comes it's way. We could learn a lot by embracing this kind of lifestyle

Walking in the forest - I love walking in a peaceful and quiet forest. I love to see the wild animals existing in nature, and listening to the rivers and streams flowing. Being in Nature is being close to one of the most pure things that still exists, it's a beautiful experience we are blessed to have

Cooking - I love cooking and creating meals. It's soothing and satisfying to create my own meal from scratch, rather than cook something from a box or can that most likely has a lot of preservatives. I love knowing what goes into my food, and where it comes from. I strive to eat well and am working towards a vegan diet which will benefit not only me, but animals and the earth as well.

Cleaning - I love cleaning my house. Living in a clean, minimalist home is a beautiful thing. I want to live only with what I need, and this will make it much easier to look after my home. Cleaning is soothing, and it's very satisfying to make my home look nicer. I strive to keep it clean all the time. It's better for my health too :)

Being Alive -  I saved the best for last. :) Every day I wake up I am grateful to be alive. What a blessing!

What things bring you joy and happiness? 
I would love to hear about the things you love :)

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