1. Having a wonderful friend who has offered to help transcribe my lengthy book interviews. This has been holding me back and I feel supported and reinvigorated about the project.
2. Finding a bunch of resources that I’d created which will make my classes much easier tomorrow.
3. No, I didn’t know him but I did adore him – Robin Williams. We were all blessed by the presence of Robin Williams in the world. I’ve adored him my whole life and his passing was devastating. He was a complex and multi-faceted man, who brought more than just zany, quirky comedy characters to the screen. His depth and insight into the human condition coloured his approach to the many roles that he portrayed.
I watched a documentary tonight about his final days and the findings of his autopsy. It was painfully sad to hear of the health concerns and there was some explanation as to why he may have decided to end his life. For someone who brought such joy and inspiration to die so young and in such tragic circumstances is heartbreaking. For his life I am truly thankful.
WILL YOU JOIN ME IN THE 21 DAY CHALLENGE?
On the surface I seem fine but I am just like you, dealing with the challenges that come my way.
Life can be one struggle after another and you can begin to wonder why you bother.
Do you ever feel that you invest too much time and energy in people and activities where your efforts are unrecognised and, perhaps worse, taken for granted?
I don’t seek praise or validation but I do need to learn where best to focus my efforts.
In a bid to maximise my time and bring more positivity, I have been searching for inspiration online.
TED talks are consistently life affirming and there’s nothing better than pouring a glass of wine and settling down to catch a few of these talks on Netflix or YouTube.
One of the talks recently was about changing your perspective and refocusing by finding and acknowledging the positives, whilst letting go and not dwelling on the negatives.
So, in a bid to reprogram my mind, I will take the 21 Day Challenge. Apparantly, after 21 Days, this thinking will become automatic.
This is not to say that I’m a negative person, far from it, but I am like anyone else; when faced with a solid, constant barrage of challenges, I get exhausted and feel my motivation begin to drop.
So, here is what I will do:
Acknowledge and write down 3 reasons to be grateful – 21 Days
1 email or message of gratitude – 21Days
In addition, I will continue to watch TED Talks, spend time with people who Uplift me, focus on what is needed to move forward by assessing what it is I really need and prioritise positive thought over negative contemplation.
The great thing about this initiative is that even before writing down my first reason to be grateful, I am buzzing as I mentally begin to consider all the many wonderful people in my life.
Damn it, I have so much to be grateful for!
WILL YOU JOIN ME?
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