Saturday, April 19, 2014

Weekend Words of Wisdom for 4.19.14

“We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly. . .
spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.” 
Susan Taylor

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rut-Busting Tip of the Week for 4.13.14

Stop and think before starting and doing!

Sometimes, when we have resolved to make a change, improve our lives, do something—anything!—to shift from where we are to where we want to be, we dive right in without evaluating how best the alteration needs to be done. 

While procrastination is definitely a hindrance to making changes, leaping before looking can be equally non-productive, especially when we haven't taken the time to know where we are going to land.

Or to use another analogy (rather appropriate, given the literal construction going on at my house), we go into destructo-mode, taking a figurative sledgehammer to our lives without first having something to
put in place. The result: a big empty space and nothing ready to fill it.

As yesterday’s quote points out, we need to sit and think first, to give ourselves time to figure out what is or isn’t working. Then, we can use our energy wisely to implement plans and strategies for renovation and renewal.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weekend Words of Wisdom for 4.12.14

“Life lived amidst tension and busyness needs leisure.
Leisure that recreates and renews.
Leisure should be a time to think new thoughts, not ponder old ills.” 
C. Neil Strait

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rut-Busting Tip of the Week for 3.30.14

Who’s in charge here? You or some mysterious force, some bottle-bound genie, some little leprechaun from the Emerald Isle?