Daily Gratitude

Daily Gratitude: I have found this too although I must admit my life still is ruled way too much by fear. But i now know what I need to do and what will happen when I do it. I’ve written before about my dislike for the phone, whether it’s taking a call or worse yet having to initiate one. I worn many bore you with the reasons- just know I will do anything to keep from making a call even when I know it will be beneficial for me. What is so puzzling to me is that once i do finally make the call, the relief I feel is palpable and I feel so much better. I tell myself how much anxiety I could have avoided had I just faced the fear and picked up the dumb phone. Yet, next time the same thing happens. Once I decide “ok on Friday I will call to make that appointment” and even put it on my calendar, when Friday comes it gets done regardless of how I feel. Are there any things you avoid doing like this? How do you handle them?

Daily Gratitude

Daily Gratitude: This is pretty self-explanatory but it’s important to remind yourself of this each and every day and especially when things seem tough. Don’t give up (unless as we’ve discussed there is a better direction in which to go), don’t stop but don’t overextend yourself. Back off, take a deep breath and relax a bit. Ask yourself if you’re doing your best. If the answer is yes, then just keep going and don’t sweat it. No need to panic. Just put one foot after the other and once more has become clear as to the proper course of action, implement that new action. Keep repeating and you’ll eventually get where you’re headed.

Daily Gratitude

Daily Gratitude: What are your dreams? Are they within reach? Sure you may have developed them when you had your eyes closed but once you have them as part of your plan, keep your eyes open and watch everything that happens around you. The realization that good things do occur out of your primary vision may help you discover the very thing that will make your goals materialize. Keep your eyes open and glance to the periphery frequently to see what might be there that might be of use. After doing these journey runs I find myself looking for churches and cemeteries (good places to rest) and water spigots. I don’t need them now (only when on the runs) but my mind is looking for useful things. As you have listed useful items or ideas or people for you to accomplish your goals, your mind will look for them. Make it a game and you’ll be training your mind to pick up all that’s available to you.