Self improvement

When Your Dreams Don’t Live Up To Your Expectations

“Success is a meaningful lifestyle, not just a business.”

How many people do you know that have aggressively achieved their dreams yet they never feel complete?

What happened?

They have sacrificed their health, relationships and personal needs for success, without knowing what’s most important to them. There’s a lesson here for every one of us. Before you can be truly successful, your core values and beliefs must be aligned with your efforts.

In other words, your heart must lead your labors. Without this, true fulfillment will never come your way.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: My core values and efforts are in sync with my daily efforts.

 

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Self improvement

Are you hiding behind a mask?

“Let the world know the real you.”

Have you ever noticed how children love to dress up? They love the thrill of pretending to be a princess or a butterfly. What about you? Do you still play make-believe? Do people see you for who you are, or do they see something different?

Often, we make the choice, allowing only a select few (family or friends) to see the “real” us. With everyone else, we put on a mask so they see what we want them to see (especially if our self-confidence is low). They may see a happy face that actually hides a ton of pain or insecurities.

I want you to be your best. A good place to start is to acknowledge and embrace the real you. And proudly display it to the world. Yes, for many it’s hard because we don’t want to get hurt, it’s just easier to put up a front. But living this way, you bury the woman you’ve always wanted to be.

You owe it to yourself, your friends, and you family to not keep yourself under wraps. Today, ditch your old self-imposed costume for a new, better version…the real you!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I proudly display the real me to the world.

 

Self improvement

Get Rid of Low Spirits – Feel Good Again

“Low spirits will stay by your side if you let them.”

If you’ve been feeling depressed, discouraged or bummed out for a while, you may just be making a comfortable bed for your unhappy feelings.  Who wants to leave a comfortable bed? Not me!

Low spirits are kept alive and well when you rehearse depressing thoughts in your mind over and over again. Guess what? It’s time for you to make an intelligent decision, and that decision is for change.

Start thinking in terms of possibilities and opportunities instead of things that bring you down. It’s hard at first and you may have to force yourself, but with a little practice, your spirits will improve and the blue funk will subside.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am focused on the possibilities and opportunities my life has to offer.

 

Self improvement

What’s Holding You Back from Reaching Your Goals?

“A vote of confidence.”

Are you someone who quietly sets out to reach her goals or are you someone who tells the world exactly what you’re up to, loud and clear?

Either way, it’s great. You’re focusing on a new life ahead. But if you tend toward being the quieter type, why not take some time today to tell at least one person how proud you are of yourself for making this commitment to reach a valued goal?

There’s got to be one person with whom you could share your journey. A coworker? A neighbor? A friend?

So, speak up! Tell someone about it. Make your effort even more real by hearing yourself talk about it out loud. It will solidify your commitment that much more, and could just be the vote of confidence you need!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I share my goals with others.

 

Self improvement

What Women with High Self-Esteem Do

“Bye-Bye Critic!”

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just turn off your negative self-talk once and for all? You would be so much happier. The truth is you can’t. But, you can control it. It is so important that you do this before negative self-talk depletes your self-esteem.

When you’re constantly telling yourself things like, “I’m not good at anything,” “I can’t get that job,” or  “I’ll never lose weight,” it doesn’t take long before you start to believe it. And, when you believe it, you act in ways to support it.

Remember that all women have negative thoughts. Women with high self-esteem are the ones that have exchanged negative self-talk for positive inner dialogue. They successfully tune out the negative chatter and replace it with an “I can” and “I will” attitude.

Guess what? So can you.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I replaced negative thoughts with positive ones.