Accept and Empower Yourself with Mindful Strategies for Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
Accept and Empower Yourself with Mindful Strategies for Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
Bliss Mission: Focus on What’s Important

Bliss Mission: Focus on What’s Important

Today’s Affirmations

I know when to focus on what’s important to me.

I live a complete life. A great portion of my daily exploits focuses on the needs of others. I recognize that I am called to be a helping hand, but I also know when to step back and focus on what is important to me.

In my family life, I cater to the needs of my children. They are dependent on me to provide, guide, and support. I take that role seriously and I know that I am loved for it.

I also recognize that time for myself is essential.

I acknowledge the importance of satisfying my needs. When I feel like my life is off balance, I know it is time to pull away from current concerns and find my center.

When I feel a desire for renewal, I let my loved ones know that I need a time out. I am happy to have a family that understands the need for balance and glad that they’re willing and able to let me take some time for myself.

Today, I commit to having a balanced life, focusing equally on those I love and myself. I make time to strengthen my own well-being and renewal, knowing that taking care of myself enables me to be all I can be – for myself and those I love.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I ever allow myself to get burned out and exhausted?
2. Have I spent time teaching my children how to bring balance into their lives?
3. How can I make more time for myself?

Bliss Mission: Focus on What’s Important

Finding Bliss: Identifying Negative Habits to Create Positive Change

“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.” ~Tyron Edwards

Some habits serve us well, while others may be counter-intuitive to the lives we want to lead. As we pursue our fulfillment and move toward becoming our best selves, inspired action often directs us to create new habits in our lives and discard those which no longer serve us. You can create the life you want–and one important step is to create positive habits.

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Creating new habits can feel like a major challenge, but  you already know that it’s worth it. The first step to creating new habits is to clear out the ones that aren’t helping you to reach your goals. Your habits are developed over time, and they’re the direct result of repeated thoughts, actions and even emotions that have become implanted in your subconscious mind.

So, your habits, negative or positive, are what you do when you’re on “autopilot.” For example, if you create a habit of sitting down with a bag of chips while you watch the evening news, you may not even be consciously making the decision to eat the chips anymore. You automatically pick up the chips and head to the couch–and before you know it, half the bag is gone and the news is over. And you’re probably ready for dinner.  In a few weeks or months, you might notice that your jeans don’t fit as well as they once did–and you might not even realize why.

As you prepare to choose new, more positive habits, you must first determine which habits are not aiding you in your path to ultimate fulfillment. Now here’s the hard part–you have to be completely honest with yourself. We don’t always recognize our habits and the effects they can have on us. You probably already know the answers subconsciously, but sometimes they’re hard to admit. What habits aren’t serving you well? Which ones are taking you away from your desires?

Identifying Negative Habits

Try this quick and simple exercise to help you identify the negative habits that are slowing you down.

1. Make a short list of life goals. For example: I want to be physically fit, a successful career person and an amazing parent.

2. Look at each life goal and consider your habits. Which habits aren’t helping you reach those goals? For example: If you eat something sweet every day at work around 2:00 PM, that isn’t conducive to trying to become physically fit. If you show up ten minutes late every day for work, that’s probably not helping you to become more successful. And if you’re in the habit of yelling at your kids all the time, that’s not helping you to be the parent you want to be.

3. Write down the habits you’ve identified and want to change, and begin to take notice of them. Taking notice of the things you want to change is the next step toward creating the life you want.

My challenge for you today is to identify the habits that aren’t helping you to reach your highest potential. Tomorrow, we’ll talk about how to choose and implement new, more positive habits that will lead you to becoming the best possible version of you.

Which habits aren’t serving you well? Share your thoughts in the comments section, below, and don’t forget to update your Bliss Book!

 

Affirmations & Reflections: The Best Version of Yourself

Affirmations & Reflections: The Best Version of Yourself

Women from the Mbini Self-Help Group showing o...Today, and every day, I am dedicated to self-development.

Each day, my life is filled with opportunity. I can choose to learn and grow in so many ways.

What motivates me most, however, are opportunities to live my highest vision of myself. Therefore, today and every day, I am dedicated to self-development.

My life is a path of endless growth. Because of this, I am forgiving of times when I may say or do something that I later wish I had done differently.

I seize every opportunity to make positive change in my life. Lucky for me, this includes each of my mistakes! So instead of seeing them as negative situations, I am thankful for them.

Each night before bed, I reflect on my day. In addition to assessing opportunities for change, I also give myself praise for the things I do well.

If I feel fatigued by the pressures of life, I remind myself of the many benefits I gain from my diligent pursuit of self-development. One of these benefits is inner peace instead of caving in under pressure. This contemplation always motivates me to renew my efforts, and I do so, invigorated.

Today, I am dedicated to self-development. I am thankful for every opportunity to re-create myself anew. And I recommit to growing toward my highest vision of myself, each and every day.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What are some of the self-development “projects” I have been working on lately?
2. Which projects challenge me most right now? Why? How can I overcome these challenges?
3. In what ways have I changed intentionally, for the better, over the past year or two?

seize every opportunity

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