Transitions Create Opportunities

Transitions Create Opportunities

Change can be exhilarating. It lifts me out of a rut. I break out of my comfort zone and try new things. Change also enables progress. I know that I need to be flexible if I want to be successful.

Change makes me more resilient. I discover my strengths and build my confidence. I realize that I am capable of more than I thought.

I advance in my career. If I get laid off, I have more time to search for my next position. I may change fields or take on more responsibility. I may start my own business or go back to school.

I develop strong and supportive relationships. Marriages and friendships sometimes end. I am still capable of loving and being loved. I make new connections based on who I am now instead of who I used to be.

I age gracefully. I adapt my diet and workouts to suit my current condition. I style my hair to show off my gray strands. I appreciate gaining wisdom and patience rather than fretting about a few wrinkles.

I pursue my goals. When I complete one project, I plan my next adventure.

I turn fear into excitement. I remember that moving forward is more productive than trying to protect the status quo. I choose words that help me to think positive. I focus on what I can do instead of worrying about events beyond my control.

Today, I embrace transitions as a natural and beneficial part of life. I accept losses and gains. I cope with changes big and small.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  How can humor help to me to deal with change?

2.  Why is it unrealistic to expect stability?

3.  What is one important opportunity that change has created for me?

 

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I live consciously.

I live consciously.

I give my full attention to what I am doing now. I am aware and alert.

I let go of expectations. I accept reality. I deal with current conditions instead of resisting them. I love myself just as I am. I appreciate others without judging them or wishing that they were different.

I welcome change and tolerate discomfort. I know that living consciously requires effort. I examine my thoughts and feelings. I take worthwhile risks. I grow wiser and more skillful.

I treat myself and others with compassion. I am kind and forgiving. I free myself from anger and resentment.

I overcome challenges. Conscious living gives me greater strength and energy. I enjoy a sense of purpose. I believe in my ability to create the results I want.

I simplify my life. I limit my consumption and distractions. I am content with what I have.

I savor my food. I plan healthy meals for my family and me. We sit down together to share nourishment and conversation.

I play with my children. They teach me how to use my imagination and have fun.

I meditate daily. I still my mind and sharpen my concentration. I gain insights about myself. I feel more connected and secure.

Today, I make conscious choices rather than automatically repeating old habits. I feel fully awake. I appreciate the beauty and peace that surrounds me.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  How does mindfulness help me to relieve stress?

2.  What is the difference between awareness and judgement?

3.  How can I design my schedule to reflect my priorities?

 

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Walking around in fear limits my potential.

Walking around in fear limits my potential.

Walking around in fear limits my potential.

When I look in the mirror, I see someone who is destined for greatness. I breathe confidence into myself to go after goals.

Excessive internalization puts doubts in my mind, so I act quickly when I make a decision. This keeps me from building up fear and shirking any commitments.

The world sometimes looks scary, but in reality, there is hardly anything to be afraid of. The possible outcomes of each situation are limited. I am willing to accept whichever one that comes because they are all outside of my control.

Doubting myself on the job prevents me from accessing great opportunities. Sales calls are intimidating, but the worst scenario is that I hear, “No.”

When I consider how insignificant that response is to my existence, I regain confidence. The person on the other end of the line has little significance to my life. Confidently calling one after the other eventually leads to success.

It is great to be liked by others, but that falls very low on my priority list. I act according to my own standards and beliefs. How another person views that is irrelevant.

I place very little focus on pleasing others. I present myself as I sincerely am. It is okay when only some people accept that. What matters is how I feel about myself.

Today, each step is guided by the belief that fear is a figment of my imagination. I challenge my mind to think positively and take courageous steps. My potential is immeasurable when I do that.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.   What are the things that I tend to be fearful about?

2.  How do I encourage myself to put aside feelings of nervousness?

3.  How does it feel to overcome a fear?

 

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I face everything and rise

I face everything and rise

I face everything and rise

Fleeing is the last resort when I face difficulty. Running away does little to eliminate the issue but facing it is a testament to my strength.

Even the most trying difficulties are manageable when I face them bravely. The emotional ache that I feel slowly dissipates with time. I work with the belief that clouds eventually pass.

It is important for me to trust my ability to handle anything. I am responsible for my own well-being.

My commitment to myself is that I avoid the temptation of crumbling in fear. Maintaining my quality of life is a priority for me. That means being the best version of myself. My loved ones rely on me to be present for them.

Facing rejection is tough but I put on a brave face. Being able to rise above my emotions in that moment shows my strength.

I know that there is a time and place for everything. In each moment of difficulty, I do what is required to keep myself up. I use my quiet time to process the emotions of a past situation. It is easier to gain healing when I retreat to my quiet place.

With each challenge that I overcome, I become hardier. Fear of disappointment and hurt slowly fades when I consistently put on a brave face.

Today, I run towards my challenges instead of away from them. My bravery makes my experiences instructive for future issues that I face. With each situation, I build my repertoire of techniques to handle things.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  What are some of the most difficult situations to face?

2.  What have I learned from past experiences that is useful in any type of challenge?

3.  What role does my support team play in getting me over obstacles?

 

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My Heart And Mind Are In Sync

My Heart And Mind Are In Sync

My heart and mind are in sync.

Feeling and thinking are two important actions that I utilize each day. At times, I am tempted to follow either my heart or my mind, but I act wisely. I rely on both of them to guide me through life.

Synchronizing my heart and mind means reconciling the things that I desire with logical priorities in my life.

It is my dream to travel extensively. But it is unwise to follow my heart at the expense of my financial stability. Instead of fully giving in to my desires, I put a financial plan in place to achieve them in due course.

That means allocating a small portion of my earnings to my travel goals while taking care of my monthly commitments.

It is possible to have what my heart seeks without disrupting the practical flow and balance of my life. I commit to the discipline it takes to put priorities first and enjoy the fruits of my labor later.

I am realistic about what my body is able to handle. Although I like to challenge myself with workouts, I am wise about what I choose to do.

It is pointless to overextend myself and lose the ability to do anything at all. Smart decisions take me further in life than impulsive ones. I use that fact to remind myself to take it easy at the gym.

Today, I continue to work on balancing the desires of my heart with practical decision-making. It is this ability that allows me to achieve greater things in life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  When is it okay to indulge a little?

2.  How do I reward myself for achieving major milestones?

3.  What is the thought process that I undergo when making a decision?

 

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Being myself is liberating.

Being myself is liberating.

Being myself is liberating.

At a time when there is so much pressure to conform to norms, I am happy about my individuality.

I feel free when I focus on the version of myself that I am happy with. It is pointless to listen to the opinions of others regarding my choices. Whatever feels good in my soul forms the truth that I live.

It takes away any obligation to watch what I say or how I act. As long as I maintain honorable values, I am at peace with the things that I say and do. It feels good to maintain consistency and honor my integrity.

I feel comfortable being myself because sincerity is easy.

I am honest about who I am and what I believe in. Betraying my morals goes against my character, regardless of the potential benefits.

Regularly testing my limits allows me to see what I am comfortable with. Whenever a particular approach feels uncomfortable, I stay away from it.

I know that I am loved just the way I am. The special people in my life deserve to feel sure about me. Their loyalty to me dictates that I am always honest with them.

Today, the only person that I am committed to being is myself. My mantra each morning is to put the best version of myself forward and make a positive impact on the world.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  • What do I consider my most admirable trait?
  • How often do I commit to expressing myself freely?
  • When is it okay to consider another person’s advice about my approach to things?

 

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I am a Board Certified Life Coach, a Board Certified Health Coach,  and a teacher of Mindfulness Living who helps people unlock their potential and live life on Purpose

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