Here is a tribute to all of the Thanksgiving leftovers you will hopefully be consuming this weekend and into next week. I'm thankful my friend Dave allowed this on the internet. Hope everyone had a happy holiday and may this be the beginning of a safe and cheerful season for all!
I planted this tree when I was 8 years old. I remember the day received the little sapling, I think it was for Arbor Day from my Sunday School teacher. 20 years later it is still growing tall and strong!
I light of the holiday season, while traditions in my family have changed quite a bit over the past few years, I am thankful for these waves of change. The fact that we can grow and adjust while still getting along (for the most part) is pretty cool to watch. It’s inspiring to keep allowing this change to happen and go with it instead of fight against it.
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for growing up. What are you thankful for?
I've never been one to fall for superstitions and the idea that luck determines ones outcome. But I find that I entertain these thoughts on the regular, out of curiosity of the unknown. Because, really, you can't always explain why things work out the way they do. And also, why can't things turn out better than you expect?
So, my your day be filled with happy coincidences, serendipity and may you have 7 years good luck!
Happy Friday the 13th everyone!
Starting a new job, relationship, hobby, school semester or program? Feeling out of sorts and awkward with every interaction you make? Haven't found your rhythm yet? Sounds like you're suffering from the "new blues."
I will acknowledge the thrilling sense that exists when beginning a new adventure. However, more times than not I have found myself worried and anxious about what to expect. Because I am someone who likes to have even the slightest idea of what will happen next, I have found that beginnings bring with them tons of crippling anxiety and worry that make you want to run away and hide from the world forever. Along with a lot of good and happy surprises, of course. It's not all doom and gloom. Until the situation has been fully assessed and found to be working out, the following questions are usually on repeat in my mind:
I can be hard to find balance and composure when you're faced with things you are not used to. But, the easiest way to make those questions quiet down and go away is to continue showing up every day. This way you can gain the routine structure needed from these new situations. This begins to help you to really experience what is right in front of you and eventually you may find yourself enjoying the moment. Instead of cringing at every turn.
"How do you do this?" You ask. Well, Some simple and fail-proof habits need to be practiced in order to make it through the new phase. Here is a list of good and healthy habits that can help you to find some peace of mind while you're adjusting to your new life:
There are lots of other ways to make the most of what can be viewed as a difficult situation. Baby steps can help you to break down a bigger situation into smaller components in a way that is actually manageable. Try changing your perspective to see what you can gain from this new and somewhat scary time. Chances are you'll come out of it much more well adjusted and feel lucky for sticking it out!
What are some ways you've dealt with being the new person? Or if you feel the opposite about these types of situations, what makes you feel out of balance and how do you deal?