I refuse to allow pressure to steal my peace. When we redirect the demands for our attention and money which are so prevalent during this time of year to what really matters, we experience incredible freedom! It's time to take ownership of our joy, our gratitude, our reflection, instead of leaving it in the hands of the department stores and promotional sales. Let's take a deep breath and plan to release the pressure.
Growing up, I was focused, but the older I became the more procrastination set in. My mother helped me type a 20 page thesis while I was writing it the night before it was due. Once I began attending college, I thought that I could focus more with a glass of wine in my hand until the glass became a bottle and the only interest I had was in going out. Procrastination had officially hit an all time high as I banged papers out on the keyboard at 4:00AM because I'd officially put it off as long as I possibly could. I've got six tips to help you enjoy more productivity over longer periods of time so click the link to read about them.
It's been one year since I officially went into business, and it's been mind boggling. Seriously. I don't know that I've ever cried more in one year than I did this year. I've wored harded than I ever have before in my life and it's difficult to process because I don't know how much I have to show for it when I look back...if you're measuring value in the traditional sense by the things you can see.
I was terrible at writing thank you notes when I was high school. I think I have a few thank you notes and phone calls to follow up on from my high school graduation even now because I didn't understand the importance of it. Now that I understand it, I've been running from place to place to deliver these little notes and it has become my favorite hobby! At a time where I could have easily gotten caught up in resentment, I found myself doing one thing: saying thank you and it brought amazing results. Want to live your best life? Dare to focus on all the good parts and ignore the rest! I've got three tips to get you started so keep reading!
Last week was rough! I pray about everything I do...or at least the big stuff, because I'm in such new and self employed unchartered territory, but it didn't ease the blow I felt last week.