Get Unstuck! – Day 20

Reset Your Thinking Day 20 – Get Unstuck!

“I need to find creative diversity because if I get stuck, I get unhappy.” –Jill Scott
ResetThe year has just begun do you feel you hit a plateau in life? Do you feel like you’re going through a phase that lacks significant progress? Are you still trying to figure out what to do with your life?

Some people refer to this as being “stuck in a rut.” I just call it stuck. And once identified, sometimes it’s a mystery how to get unstuck. Your lackluster outlook might have you encountering a sense of “blah” not happy or depressed just not content and craving something different. You might also feel exhausted, off-track, unmotivated or worried. All of those are normal experiences that you may not give much thought to when you’re at your best, but every once in a while these unwelcome little obstacles catch up and it’s a struggle to move forward. So what do you do to get unstuck?

My number one job as a Leader is supporting people as they move forward, primarily because they’re stuck, stuck in jobs, relationships, health and more.  So here are some ways to help you get out of a rut:

  1. Face your fears-  What exactly is stopping you from moving forward? 
  2. Define your goals – run a vision board workshop at the change of every season because one vision board per lifetime (or year, even) is never enough.
  3. Set a reward for breakthroughs –Determine short-term milestones and rewards. What are your turning points?

Once you apply these steps above you will have a sense of direction. Your will break significant barriers and become unstuck making new achievements. Take one step at a time.. to come out of the rut you’re in.  #StartByResettingYourThinking

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Time Wasters-Day 19

Reset Your Thinking – Day 19 Time Wasters

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” –William Shakespeare

ResetDo you have a “time-waster,” of which you are guilty?  Mine is being on the Internet too long. I find that if I go online at the end of my workday or at least until I finish the most important tasks of the day, I am more productive and less likely to “wander” around in cyberspace.

Time is a very precious resource. The fact is that regardless of how well you manage time, at the end of a day, you will still only have had 24 hours. In one year there are still only 8,760 hours. The key is using your time efficiently and eliminating time wasters from your day. Your attitudes and behaviors affect how you use your time. Below are some examples of ineffective use of time. By substituting what’s not working for you with a more effective behavior and/or attitude you’re on the road to managing your time. You can start with..

  1. Less Interruptions/Distractions
  2. Organizing and planning your dayIm
  3. Implementing.. stop putting off things to do-procrastinator
  4. Being easy on yourself lighten up perfectionist
  5. Stop trying to do everything yourself
  6. Evaluating the task – take on as much as you can handle
  7. Having a crisis management plan in place
  8. Limiting your socializing (have a time frame)
  9. Retooling yourself if you’re lacking in skills

Time is of the essence, this is the time to be more productive, more efficient. Stop wasting time. Take the time to reflect, access and document how and where you’re wasting your time. #ResetYourThinking #StopWastingTime

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Old Pains Reopen Wounds – Day 17

Reset Your Thinking Day 17 – Old Pain Reopen Wounds

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ― Oprah Winfrey

ResetThat horrible pain that you are feeling right now will go away since time heals everything. Just keep that in mind and don’t beat yourself up if you still haven’t managed to get past your former relationship, even if you broke up with your partner quite some time ago or there was a disagreement between you and your closest friend, time still heals all wounds.

Sometimes it’s not so easy to walk away when that unfortunate event leaves some pretty nasty scars on your emotional well-being. Sometimes, love fades and there’s nothing you can do to change that. There’s no point in wondering obsessively about what happened, what you did wrong or what you could have done to prevent that because most of the time it’s nobody’s fault if you have outgrown your partner or that friend and these things just happen. It’s time to move on and leave the past behind. #ItsClosureTime

  1. Give yourself time will heal –give yourself enough time to heal
  2. Learn to forgive –him/her for what was said/done
  3. Write a letter –say everything you wanted to say to end the madness
  4. Have a symbolic ceremony –get rid of clothing, pics, delete texts SAY GOODBYE!
  5. Empty Chair –say what you wanted to say get it off your chest #unleash
  6. Don’t forget yourself –time to build self again #appreciationself #worthiness
  7. Apologize – for your wrong doing, then forgive yourself 

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Have An Open Mind – Day 14

Reset Your Thinking Day 14 – Have An Open Mind

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” – Terry Pratchett

ResetBeing open-minded can be really tough sometimes. Most of us are brought up with a set of beliefs and values and, throughout our lives, tend to surround ourselves with people who share the same values and beliefs. Therefore, it can be difficult when we’re faced with ideas that challenge our own and though we may wish to be open-minded, we may struggle with the act of it from time to time.

One of the scariest (and greatest) things about seeing the world through an open mind is making yourself vulnerable. In agreeing to have an open-minded view of the world, you’re admitting you don’t know everything and that there are possibilities you may not have considered. This is the perfect time to consider RETOOLING (equipping) YOURSELF. Be spontaneous, have new experiences challenge your beliefs to do something out of your norm. It can be very liberating to look at the world through an open mind. #ResetYourThinking #HaveAnOpenMind

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Perception – Day 12

Reset Your Thinking Day 12 – Perception

“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.” – Virginia Satir

ResetReset Your Thinking!  The way that you interpret your life experience creates your identity. So, what does it take to become the best version of yourself possible? Why are you so hard on yourself? From the time you were born, you’ve received both positive and negative messages from your surroundings.

All those messages indelibly programmed into your subconscious to create your belief system. They become the filters through which we create our realityour self-image, acting on them as if they’re true. While they don’t change the world around us, they filter our life experience until we believe them to be true.

You become the person you think you are. If you think you’re someone who will never amount to anything… guess what? You’re right. These beliefs and how we respond to them become your “head space!”  What exactly is head space? Head space is that place in your mind where your thoughts, (both positive and negative) and judgments about yourself and your environment, combine to create your reality.

So, are we doomed by our perceptions of the past? Can we never get out of our negative head space? Of course, we can! But it takes work. You can improve your head space and improve the quality of your life. If you believe you are a person who cannot succeed, then success will evade you. You will subconsciously create failure as a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you believe you are a person who can succeed, then you will act accordingly! Again, this becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy! #ChangeYourPerception. #ResetYourThinking

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Focus – Day 3

Reset Your Thinking Day 3- Focus

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley

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Self-awareness means you are in touch with yourself — with your feelings, your actions, your desires. Having a clear perception of WHO YOUR ARE, your strengths and weaknesses and your beliefs, allows you to understand how others perceive you and helps you understand others’ reactions, as well.

The more you develop your self-awareness, the better you are able to direct your own path and adjust your thoughts and actions to align with your goals. Resetting your thoughts is one of your 2016 achievements. This is a great time to focus on something you’ve been putting off, now you can create a detailed plan on how you will finish it.

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Change Your Thinking – Day 1

Reset Your Thining Day 1 – Change Your Thinking
“There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking.” —William James
ResetYou will soon become exactly as you have been THINKING. Hmmm, what have you been thinking about you? Delete negative words from your vocabulary (e.g., “never,” “can’t” and “try”). Identify when you tend to use negative words. If you say something negative, follow up that statement with a positive one. For example: “I just can’t run.” Follow up: “I can walk on the treadmill.”
Assignment:  Write each positive affirmation you choose on a notebook or whiteboard throughout the day.
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