Balance

Inspire Moment #116: Re-Create a Memory

How can you “get out of town” this week, without leaving your neighborhood?  Inspire Moment #116 offers encouragemet for you to take some time to think about how you can re-create the feeling that “getting out of town” gives you, without having to travel far at all.  Here are some steps on how to start –

1-Take five minutes and jog your memory to think about a time when you travelled that made you feel wonderful, peaceful, excited, relaxed, etc.

2-What is it about that memory that excites you?  Give that memory a name.

3-Think about a place in the neighborhood or nearby within driving distance that can help re-create that memory.  Where is it?

4-Ask yourself – when can I go?  Then schedule it!

5-Take an action step and go to that destination and bring the things you need to re-create the memory.  Maybe it’s a journal, a backpack, camera, whatever it is, bring it with you!

6-Smile and let the moment happen naturally and see and feel how it brings you a sense of joy.

Remember, life is a journey, not a destination.  Go at your own pace and enjoy the ride!


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Inspire Moment #98: Permission Slip

Remember when you were a kid you had to get a permission slip to go on a school field trip?  Maybe sometimes you would get one from your mom or dad to take a different bus home with a friend or to have another friend’s parent pick you up after school?  Remember those days…when you got the approval to take some time and do something fun, something different, something you needed to do?

Inspire Moment #98 is about your Permission Slip in life now.  It’s often hard to give ourselves the permission to take a break from the busy life most of us lead.  The approval to know that it’s ok to go out and have some fun during the week or to stay in and rest, to take time off from work for a vacation, or go out to lunch instead of staying in having a working lunch in the office or simply  just taking time to eat lunch!  Why are we so hard on ourselves?

We had to get a Permission Slip when we were younger and so it gets your Coach thinking that maybe some of us still need a Permission Slip to do things in our life today.  If you struggle with that then it’s time to “Flip the Switch™” in your mind and create your Permission Slip.  Please keep reading for a suggested action step on where you can start.

Could your Permission Slip be a reminder on your phone?  If so, what does it say?  How often do you see it?  Could is be something you write out on an index card that says “Permission Slip?”  Is it a check mark you put in your calendar that allows you permission twice a week to do “those things” to bring you back in balance?  If so, how do you remember to check it off?  Take an Inspire Moment now to think about what action step you will take today or next week to remember to give yourself a Permission Slip

Because allowing yourself to do what you need to do in order to feel truly in balance with who you are on the inside is the most important authorization you can give yourself in life.

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Inspire Moment #96: Temperature Control

Since I have been “under the weather” the past couple days it made me think about the weather conditions in one’s personal life and how to control and balance that thermostat when circumstances and conditions change.  Welcome to Inspire Moment #96: Temperature Control.

Since you aren’t able to control the circumstances and weather that you live in, what about trying to have a better handle on the temperature of the person, yes you, living in the conditions?  Let’s think of your temperature thermometer as your heart and your mind.  How are they doing?  Are they balanced?  Do you have the right mindset?  Are they overwhelmed or is it stifling hot?  Is it just too cold or dreary to even deal with current the circumstances outside?  Stop and think about those answers for a minute! 

The conditions you live in will always change.  Thank God for that because change is good!  One day it could be gorgeous, blue skies, and the sun is shining in your life.  You feel happy as can be!  The next day it could be hot and humid with afternoon thunderstorms.  Your thoughts change and you get down and out because it’s a downpour outside and the lights just went out.  All that changed was the weather…and your mood!  The motivation here is to inspire you not to let your current circumstances take control over the Temperature Control in your heart and head!  If you begin to feel loss of control and your inner temperature begins to rise or drop drastically, take a minute and re-balance.  Re-set the temperature!

Take an Inspire Moment now to think about your Temperature Control!  Are you letting the conditions of your circumstance and the world you live in to control the climate of your heart and head?

Remember, if you can change your thoughts you can change your mood!  Set your Temperature Control today!