I’ve been tagged again! As my regular readers know, I only participate in these games if they are worthwhile and fun, and this is something I’ve written about before so it should be easy. My most compelling reason to participate, is that it’s been started by one of my favorite bloggers, Cardin.
- Reading. First, I read last year’s post from my own career journal. It is, after all, The Motivational Trick that Works Every Time! I read for as long as necessary. If that doesn’t do it, I’ll pull out something from my resource library. This post would be very long if I listed everything, but my top three faves are Abraham-Hicks, Steve Chandler, and Brian Tracy.
- Writing. If something is bothering me, thinking about it just lowers my vibration. So I put all those thoughts down on paper. What usually happens is that I trigger a solution to the problem. At the very least, I get it off my mind. Several years ago when I was having trouble with insomnia, I learned that I simply could not go to sleep at night until I’d written in my journal. Now I journal the instant something starts bothering me and get over it rather quickly. I no longer lay awake at night worrying or replaying conversations in my mind.
- Appreciating. This can be written or just mentally composed, but finding things to appreciate really does work. In my post, On a Rampage, I discuss this process in detail, but the bottom line is find something to appreciate right now. It doesn’t have to be something related to what’s bothering you, although if you can, that will help. Appreciation of anything, though, will raise your vibes.
- De-cluttering. I know I write about this a lot, but there have been so many times when clearing my head required nothing more than clearing my desk. Even just putting all paper items in a stack and taking them one by one puts my emotions higher up on the scale. But getting up in the morning to a clean house, coming home to a clean house, going to bed in a clean house, ahhhhhhhhh, high vibes!
- Chilling. When it seems like I have too much to do and too little time to get it all done, I stop doing everything. It’s very counter-intuitive for my Type A personality, which just might be exactly why it works! After one hour of solitude, I am clear about what is important, and ready to move at a much faster pace. Focus and speed work well together, especially when your vibes are soaring.
Now, for my five favorite up-lifting posts (the authors of which I am now tagging):
Creating Your Life: Part I – Making Choices is my favorite post to date at Three Sticks – MosesEdwardMilesIII.com Moses writes about similar topics that I do, but brings a different perspective to the topic, which is what we all need when we’re stuck by doing it our own way. Read his blog long enough and I know you’ll find something that inspires you and gets you going again.
I can’t say that I have a favorite article at Today is that Day, I just flip over there when I want something new, or want to find out more about a book or system on motivation – it’s a great resource. Aaron Potts is proof that you can build your dream, one day, one post at a time.
I love Christine Kane’s writing style, both for her blog and her music! I’m constantly teasing my husband with, “Four legs good; two legs bad.” (He doesn’t find it as funny as I do for some reason.) But if her blog doesn’t improve your vibrational level, her music definitely will – so you get a double-whammy with Christine. As for my favorite post, I think her writing just keeps getting better and better, so I’m linking you to today’s post (as of this writing), which is Immunity from Gas Prices: One Girl’s Ultimate Guide.
I love Kammie Kobyleski’s “Passionate Theme for the Day.” My favorite post: Gorgeous is an Inside Job. To which I said, “Amen, sista!” This is a new blog for me and I must admit that Kammie has the best site design of all of us. Absolutely beautiful – and great content. (That applies to the blog and the woman!)
I’ve mentioned before that Optimist Lab is one of my favorite blogs and resources, but since it wouldn’t be productive to tag the person who tagged you, I’ll just mention here that Cardin regularly hosts the Carnival of Deliberate Creation, which is how I became exposed to her writing, and which I find amazingly inspiring.
Just in writing this article and putting all these links together I feel like I’m soaring with the wind. That’s what I love most about these games – they are so much fun and if you take just a few minutes to read through these posts I feel certain you’ll start to feel the same way.
We are so fortunate to live during a time when there is so much uplifting material readily available, when many wonderful people are willing to share their expertise, and at no charge. This is an event that causes me to start my journal with, “I am the luckiest person alive!” And so are you.
Have a joyful day!
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This post was written by Debra Moorhead, Motivation, Education, Inspiration on May 30, 2007