The last thing I felt like I needed in my life was another journal. I'm normally the biggest advocate of journaling and Julia Cameron's Morning Pages from The Artist's Way have changed my life. I write everyday, and because I write every day I was really skeptical that I needed another journal.
That aside when a trusted friend like Holli Ilderton says, "Alisha, have you seen this journal? It literally takes 5 minutes or less and I think it would be a great tool for your client's" if you're smart you pay attention.
Turns out Holli is right as ussual,and this little book takes less than 5 minutes total to reflect in the morning and before bed at night. It helps me focus on the positive, maintain an attitude of gratitude and look for ways to live my purpose and passion through out the day. I loved it so much I actually ran a contest and gave a few away through my Facebook and instagram account. Like the book's daily exercises, I'm going to keep this post short and sweet and say this is a great tool to incorporate in your day.
My bare feet and legs itched uncomfortably as the tall grass scrapped my legs and I tried to keep my mind off what bugs might be crawling on me. Have you ever noticed how sometimes discomfort is the best part of an adventure?
What is your process each month for noting wins and setting goals for the month ahead? In this Vlog post I share my process. What do you think? Do you do anything different?
One of the biggest blocks to my ability to be creative and productive is anxiety and fear. Personally speaking, anxiety and fear can cripple my ability to be productive in my work. Employing a gratitude practice has been a HUGE antidote to disrupting fear and anxiety.
"To me travelers are open, free, unburdened by tasks and routines of ordinary life, and I find that good travelers are more willing to live in the present moment and go with the flow especially when challenges or unexpected events happen. After all, that's where the good stories come from."
It's normally in moments of walking that I feel the joy that is always present in my life. It's on walks that I realize joy is always right there if I stop and pay attention. Joy is always present and available to me.
An investment in learning (of any kind), an investment in educating yourself in what you're interested in is more wealth in the bank than cash because no-one can ever take this knowledge away from me.
What would you put in a happiness box for yourself or for others?
"An honest to goodness handwritten letter in my mailbox feels almost as good as a hug. A handwritten piece of mail feels like a physical extension of the person who sent it"
"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you; If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you." -Gnostic Gospel of Thomas
Robert Ingersoll said, "we rise by lifting others". My favorite thing in the whole wide world is getting to connect badass women with other bad ass women. Tomorrow is your chance to talk to some of the wisest women I know.