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Inspire Moment #115: Sit Still

Could you be the type of person going through daily life working on achieving success and getting tasks accomplished, only to really feel empty on the inside because you aren’t truly fulfilled?

If so, take an Inspire Moment and apply #115, and Sit Still.  Be alone, turn off the phone, eliminate any noise surrounding you, and take several deep breathes in and out and just Sit Still.  Welcome every emotion that comes to your mind and body and let it cleanse itself in whatever way it needs.  Crying, laughing, shouting, whatever.  Feel it invade you and let it happen.  Take that well deserved time to understand why you feel a lack of fulfillment and try to determine what you could “test out” and try to change in your daily routine to feel a new sense of fulfillment.

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Inspire Moment #114: Puzzle Peace

You don’t force the pieces together when you’re putting together a puzzle, do you? So why try and force pieces of your life together to happen if it doesn’t feel like a fit?  Often times we force things to happen in our life when we want them to, not when they are supposed to.  It takes time and patience to look through that box of 1,000 puzzle pieces to find the right one.  The same is true in life, it takes time and patience.  We all know the waiting game isn’t easy, so below are a couple “Coach Angie” ways to encourage you until the perfect Puzzle Peace comes your way…

  1. Practice speaking out loud what you (and those you care about) desire to improve, remove, or change in life while you wait. I call it praying to God, but you may have a different exercise or different Attendant you leave your thoughts with (Inspire Moment #112).  Ask for more patience, ask for help, or ask for clarity on where to find that “next piece” while you wait.  Ask and you shall receive!
  2. Give thanks for what you have in your life right now and say it out loud. It could be thanks for the sunshine, thanks for the roof over your head, thanks for the two dollars you found in your wallet this morning, thanks for safe travels, thanks for a family that lives close, whatever it is, give thanks, and practice doing it every day. A verse I love to read about thanksgiving and joy is Phillipians 4:6-7…

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

So, whether you feel anxious, scared, confident, or content today, your time will come when the pieces fit together. You might just have to Surrender it all and let go of trying to figure out why and when and forcing things to happen in your life, and instead just patiently wait because the perfect Puzzle Peace will surely come.

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Inspire Moment #108: Twenty-Second Time Out

They have them in NBA and NCAA basketball games, the Twenty-Second Time Out.  It is a halt in the game that is called at a strategically important point.  Inspire Moment #108 is about the Twenty-Second Time Out in your game, Your Life.  The questions I want you to ask yourself today is this…

1) When do you take a halt in the game (of life) your playing in to think strategy? 

If you’re in it to win it, what’s going to be different about today?  Dwell upon having a more peaceful and joyful strategy.  Because, you know what?  It’s not just another day! (that’s the way I think at least)…It’s a NEW DAY to try a NEW strategy of doing, of acting, of serving, and all you need is a Twenty Second Time Out to start thinking that way.  

2) When is the best time(s) for you to take your Twenty Second Time Out(s)? 

Find the time.  The worst time of the day could very well be the best time of day for you to take twenty seconds.  If you don’t have a stop watch handy, I have a suggestion!  Put your hand on your heart for twenty beats and rest in YOU and your strategy for today because before you know it you will be back to the game of life…and life can change in Twenty Seconds!

So let’s take some action!  Why not take a Twenty Second Time Out right now?  Start by taking a big deep breath in, and then release.  You have plenty of time and when you are done, return for more Inspire Moments.

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