Ep023: Obsessing Over Things That Don’t Matter

There are times when I spend too many hours obsessing over things that I know are silly. Things like should I cut my hair short or keep it long? Does it matter? Does anyone care? Do YOU care? Probably not.

In this week’s episode I share my dilemma AND my interpretation of what’s really going on in my brain.

If you find your mental energy consumed with making a decision on something that you know really isn’t important, then perhaps this week’s episode will give you a new perspective on how to deal with it.

Show Notes:

Would you like to have more time in your day to explore and achieve your goals? Would you like to have time to relax or hang out with friends or family members? If you have always thought there just aren’t enough hours in a day, I challenge you to reclaim your time!

My brand new 5-Day “Reclaim Your Time” Challenge is waiting to show you the hidden traps that are stealing your valuable time each time. If you are ready to reclaim an hour or more each day, take the few seconds required to sign up below!

The Two Categories of Goals

While out hiking last weekend, I had a goal-setting epiphany.

I do love that word! Epiphany!

One of the definitions listed on dictionary.com is this:

a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.

So this lifelong goal setting and goal achieving woman had a light bulb moment while out on the trails in eastern New Hampshire.

What did you think?

Have you ever thought about whether your habits were project or habit based? Each type of goal will require a different approach and a different mindset.

I’m excited to explore more about these two categories of topics in the coming weeks!

I would love to learn about your project based goals in the comments below. Care to share? 🙂

Ep022: Words Used to Describe Yourself

Quick. Give me three words to describe yourself.

No, don’t think about it too much. Just tell me what words pop into your head.

Got them? Three words? Good.

Now take a little time to think about them. Think about why they are your first thoughts. Then dig a little deeper to come up with a dozen or more other words to describe you.

In this week’s episode, I share some thoughts on the words we use to describe ourselves and how limiting they can be. I also offer a few tips on how to expand our vocabulary when it comes to choosing those adjectives and nouns that convey to the ourselves (and the world) who we are and what we have to offer.

Show Notes:

The 5-Day “Reclaim Your Time” Challenge – a free audio challenge to help you identify the routines and patterns in your day that are taking up precious time and keeping you from achieving your dreams. Fill in the boxes below to get started.

You might also benefit from my Start Today and Continue Tomorrow Facebook group. It’s a place for goal-getters to receive support and encouragement when life gets in the way of achieving our greatest dreams. I’d love to have you join us!

Slow Fat Triathlete: Live Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You Have Now by Jayne Williams and Tim Anderson

I would love to know what three words you’d use to describe yourself. Share them in the comments below. What other words did you come up with?

Celebrate Your Friendships

OOPS! I recorded the video below, uploaded it to YouTube, and then forgot to post it to my website. Yikes! It happens, right? I know, for me it happens frequently. HA HAHA I’m okay with that. I’m still getting things done. How about you? 🙂

Anyway… on with the show…

Last week I talked about the challenge we can have with talking to our friends. Sometimes they unintentionally hurt our feelings or we hurt theirs. It can be tough to address the issue head on. I hope that if you’ve experienced these types of conflicts, you’ve found a way to talk it out with your friend.

This week I talk about celebrating friendships. I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with a good friend recently, and I had forgotten what a blessing she is in my life.

I would love to know how you celebrate your friendships! Please share in the comments below.

Celebrate Your Friendships

Friendships… some people know how powerful they are. Other people have never connected with another human being on a deep personal level. For some of us, a few friends we see every year or so is enough. Other people need to be constantly surrounded by the energy and love of their friends.

There is no right or wrong way to build or manage your friendships. This week, I just encourage you to celebrate them.

This quote about friendship pretty much sums up my view on the topic:

Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said, “I’m here for you” and proved it.

My hope is that you have at least one friend who fits that category.

I would love to hear about that one special friend who was there for you during a tough time in your life. Please share it in the comments.