It’s OK To Hit Pause Sometimes

Here are nine of her tips for a full life.  What is part of your meaningful life? Let us know in the comments!

 

1. FIND YOUR INNER STRENGTH

This is  “intestinal fortitude.” Use it when talking to people who are calm in a storm and have a strong stable energy that others want to be around. Be that person.

2. EMBRACE THE ABILITY TO SHIFT GEARS.

Life doesn’t always go to plan, as we all know. It’s OK to step into the unknown. Take on the challenge to create a new life, priorities and identity for yourself.

3. MAKE YOUR HOME A PLACE OF PEACE.

We all need a place to unwind and feel safe. Focus on good values in your home: acceptance, honesty, joy, laughter and community.

4. PRACTICE GRATITUDE.

Research has found that practicing gratitude on a daily basis makes us happier, healthier and more hopeful. Start each day by thanking God for the gifts you have and  by surrounding yourself with people who also practice gratitude.

If you’re not sure how to bring this practice into your life, start a  daily gratitude practice: Write down what you’re grateful for, reflect on what you wrote and carry that gratitude into your day.

5. HIT PAUSE SOMETIMES.

We are all busy, busy, busy! Most people rarely take breaks or vacations, but it’s important to hit  pause. Schedule time with your loved ones and give back to your community and those less fortunate to you. Consider hitting pause in your day-to-day decisions, too.

Think before you react, spread rumors or pass judgment.

6. FORGIVE.

It takes time: Be patient and kind with yourself. The power of forgiveness comes when you let go of feeling like a victim.

7. WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU A CURVE BALL, SWING THE BAT.

In other words, address the crisis head on. Don’t avoid it.

 

8. STOP COMPLAINING.

We all complain, let’s stop complaining !Instead focus on the good stuff.

9. FOCUS ON YOUR BRAIN INSTEAD OF YOUR BODY.

We are a nation obsessed with appearances. Take care of your brain first, read, read, read!

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