Dare to start: take action!

Fun, easy actions get done, don’t they? I dare to do small stuff. That way I keep moving forward. What fun, easy action can you do today that is small enough to do right now? For real; start to finish. Give yourself a treat! Dare to start. Finish. Then stop! Action matters. Doing one thing…

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How to avoid self-pity (important to building a better future for yourself!)

Trust helps me avoid self-pity. I’m facing daunting challenges. Sure don’t need to add self-pity to the list! Trust gives me a way to think about the future. I dare to trust that I will find a way. Or build one! That’s right. I choose to be willing to create a way to build the…

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You got through this week! Good job.

What progress have you made that’s positive? You may have 100+ challenges. Noticing what you’ve done recently helps you handle each one a wee bit better. You can inspire yourself. People see you moving forward. Your effort lifts up others. Gives hope! Look at the good of this week. Even if you feel that requires…

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Acceptance, today’s situation and gratitude

I have to start where I am. I miss my father. He’s gone now. What situation are you in today? What are you facing? Acceptance begins with starting where you are. There’s stuff to be grateful for everywhere. Even in death of loved ones! For example, I have good memories. With what you’re facing, where…

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Steps to dare to take care of yourself

Progress comes from the small stuff. Doing the tiny things matters. What are the possibilities for you today? What itsy-bitsy item can you do? There are days when allowing yourself to choose one thing (and doing only that!) is sufficient. Dare to Begin. Dare to Stop! Even if it’s a 5-minute task. How can you…

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Goals

When new challenges rear, I focus on the smallest possible goals. Might be that for a week or two you have to step out. After that? Maybe the five minute task you do that keeps you on track is all you need for one day. Perhaps two five minute tasks the next. Because some phases…

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Patience with yourself during new challenges

Whenever a new challenge occurs, I need to be patient with myself. My dad’s death is a new challenge. I miss talking to him every day on the phone. Part of purpose and meaning in life includes taking in what’s happening. You can grow through anything. It’s not easy, is it? How can you be…

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Nurturing yourself while mourning

Mourning is hard work. I’m finding that nurturing myself is helping. How can you nurture yourself today? How about doing a small part of that right now? Here are three ways that helped today: Talk to loved ones. Eat treats. Rest. Get enough sleep.

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Grateful in my sadness

Dad died. That’s a scary new thing. It’s hard. I’m daring to remember good times. That helps me be grateful in my sadness. What are you sad about today? How can remembering your good times guide you to gratitude? That’s where happiness is found today. Gratitude.

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Acceptance helps me

I miss my father. Accepting his loss helps me remember the good times together. What do you miss? How might accepting that loss guide you?

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