Happy Monday to you. I pray that this past Father’s Day weekend was some sort of enjoyable for you. My male friends always joke about the amount of love shown to them on Father’s Day versus what is shown on Mother’s Day. In some aspects it is true. I have observed it to be so myself. Therefore; I make it my mission to celebrate them because they are great Fathers and they too deserve (at least) some of the love us Mothers are shown on Mother’s Day. LOL
Although it was Father’s Day and the newly signed Federal Holiday (Juneteenth), I took some much needed time to just relax. I have come to learn and dually practice taking time for (my) self. I must confess that it has taken my mind some time to adjust and to adapt into belief that this is neither selfish, nor is it a waste of time. Why because relaxation tends to rejuvenate the mind for what is next to come. Something else that is never a waste of time, is telling someone that you love them… Whether it is your parents, your spouse, your children, your best friend, those words help to not only confirm your bond but it also helps to form the future and confirm the present.
Words are so significant in the scheme of things. These are words that go unsaid and are usually the ones that should have been spoken instead of those uttered to tear down. Those uttered to tear down for which you cannot take back. Let me repeat; words are used to form our future and to confirm our present. I strongly believe this. As some sort of encouragement to you, as you go along your journey this week, this month and the remainder of this year – take some time to tell your loved ones in the form of words (practice makes perfect) – how much you love them, it is never a waste of time. #Peace #Prosperity #Provisions #janenotdoe
Resource: What Is Juneteenth? – HISTORY
As you progress, this week over and through the Monday Matters, Tasty Tuesday, Winning Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, etc. etc., try a bit of E-valuating. Stopping to evaluate life’s trials and triumphs is important especially because it helps to give a better perspective on where you are and where it is you’re needing to go. The art of E-valuating is both simple and important for the sake of progress and yes, purpose. My challenge to you this week involves one of my favorite topics “Visualizing” (E-valuating=Envision & Envisage) …
Today you might envision a distant goal that you have not begun to work toward. In the future, as you plan out the details on how to reach your goals, you might envisage how you’re going to do it with the time and resources you have available. Both Envision and Envisage mean to visualize, but they differ slightly in connotation. To envisage is to contemplate or consider something, usually something real, in a certain way, or to predict a particular set of circumstances based on evidence or strong belief. Envisaging often relates to planning real-world projects.
When you Envision something, it’s usually more hypothetical, imaginary, or removed from reality. The difference is subtle, but think of it this way: Envisaging usually involves something real, while envisioning involves mostly imaginary things. So, whether your current goal(s) is at the stage of Envisioning or Envisaging, take time to jot down your thought process. Remember to pin your thoughts (in writing/image) to your vision board. Take that mental picture (thoughts) daily and inject Envisioning or Envisaging (whatever stage you’re currently) and watch them manifest over time. I am excited to see/hear from you on some of your visualization techniques, be sure to share them in the comments or send me a personal message. Let’s Talk #janenotdoe Proverbs 23:7: “ As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Additional Resource: https://youtu.be/2Z_mcq8mzqg (Power of Visualization – Bob Proctor)
On a daily basis life happens to us. Within the process of life, there are certain things in certain orders, for certain reasons, that happens for which we find ourselves reacting. Many of those reactions are split second reactions. I am reminded of the quote by Charles R. Swindoll that says, “life becomes 10% what happens and 90% how you react”. Therefore; the responsibility of how our life events manifest and what is manifested is up to us. That’s right, we are where we are today because of our own reactions.
Our reactions to life, our reactions to others, our reactions to words, what we say or do seemingly without thought, gets us into trouble. Whether its an emotional response, quick judgements and/or assumptions we are headed for trouble. How do we avoid the trouble of reactions? I have included, questions that’ll assist in better handling split second reactions. Think of the last time you had a split second reaction that obviously went wrong and apply the following questions to that situation.
By working through past situations, we are better prepared for future manifestations. In the practical practice above, we train the mind to think (process the emotion) – before our mouth speaks. This practice builds our self awareness, and helps us to identify our feelings, manage distressing moods and control our impulses.
As the days approach, stay motivated when it comes to your life’s goals, while remaining hopeful and optimistic when you face setbacks in life. Surely, those days will come but with a made up mind and armed with self awareness – YOU & I WILL WIN THE FIGHT….