It's easy to start overthinking things when we're faced with an important decision to make. Even with seemingly minor decisions, we can sometimes find ourselves going back and forth endlessly as we debate the pros and cons of each possible option.
Much of this overthinking happens when we're committed to making the “perfect” decision. The thing is, we're not perfect, and life is filled with surprises and unexpected twists and turns. A few imperfect decisions along the way are inevitable, and they're a fundamental part of our life experience. Through those imperfect decisions, we learn and grow.
We've all been there at one time or another. You want to move forward with your plans, but something is holding you back. You might be struggling to identify exactly what it is and where it's coming from. But it's there, that nagging feeling of being unsettled that's keeping you from going full steam ahead.
What you're encountering is resistance. It may be frustrating and confusing while you're experiencing it, but it's actually a really good thing! It's an important safety mechanism; you're being alerted that things aren't quite lining up the way they need to. The next step? Taking a closer look to determine why things aren't lining up.
There are an infinite number of reasons why you may be encountering resistance; here are 3 of the most common ones.
We all know that it feels good to do good. When we give of ourselves, it tends to benefit us just as much as it does the person on the receiving end. On top of that, you never know what ripple effect your actions will have. Sometimes, the smallest and simplest action can wind up having far-reaching impact that you never could have been foreseen or anticipated.
Here are 5 simple ways you can give of yourself to uplift others.
Contrary to what many people think, there's nothing wrong with acknowledging the obstacles that you're facing on the way to achieving your goals. Acknowledging what's in front of you doesn't make you a "Negative Ned" or "Debbie Downer" in any way. Quite the opposite, recognizing what you're up against is crucial if you're to plan and strategize effectively. The secret to achieving your goals lies in how you respond to those obstacles once you've acknowledged them.
A positive attitude will certainly help. However, in most situations, simply striving to stay positive isn't enough. This approach can even backfire when it fails to produce tangible results, leaving you feeling disheartened, deflated, and frustrated.
With so much emphasis on performance, achievement, and results, it's easy for our lives to get out of balance. On the outside, we may present the perfect picture of success. Meanwhile, on the inside, we may be feeling spiritually drained, unfocused, perhaps even spiritually starved.
True wellness isn't just about looking good or achieving success in one area. True wellness is total wellness. Your spiritual well-being, however you define that, is just as important as everything else in your life.
Here are some ways to nurture your spiritual side in 2019.
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