Feel Good Fridays!

Motorcycle overloaded with plastic bags and unknown items

*whew* it’s Friday!  The first week of 2017 is drawing to a close!  Here’s to hoping you all had a safe and happy holiday.

Today’s words of inspiration are from retired football coach and sportscaster, Lou Holtz,

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”

Too many News Year’s resolutions on your plate?  Shuffle them around and spread them out over 2017.

Feel like Life is just TOO much to bear?  Prioritize where you truly need to focus your attention, tackle the small things first, make some progress…even if it’s just ONE thing.  And if it’s an emotional package rather than a physical one, take deep breaths, write it all out, and acknowledge all of the muckity-muck that you’re feeling. Embrace it.  And…then try to begin to release it from your life.  Nothing beats a good cry in the shower…

Feel like you don’t have any control over anything?  Let life take you where it must, but control the things only you can: Yourself.  How you treat yourself. How you think about yourself.  How you treat others.  Manage day by day until the quagmire on No-Control subsides.

Got hit with a side of bad news? Make time in your life to mourn, to grieve, to be upset – but don’t harbor those feelings.  It’s healthy to let them take their natural course, but let them go.  Don’t battle the bad news alone; bring in a trust friend or loved one.  And move passed it.

Whatever it is you’re going through right now, you CAN handle it.  A change of perspective, a slight altering of priorities, a lot of deep breaths and self-love…all of these things will help.

May 2017 prove to be a great year for you – and may you remain fluid, roll with the punches, shift those loads, and stand tall.


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