Why You Need to be Creative

“Unleash your creative power.”

Many of us do not see ourselves as naturally creative. We fail to recognize and appreciate our innate abilities. That’s because we hold limiting concepts of ourselves, and what it means to be creative. The thesaurus says that creativity is also originality, inspiration and imagination. That describes you, doesn’t it?

Whatever your calling is in life you have the ability to express creativity through it. Whether you want to improve your personal relationships, plant a garden, furnish a home, or cook a gourmet meal – all these avenues offer opportunities for inspired self-expression.

So, see yourself as original, inspired and imaginative. Then, unleash the creativity within and watch your attitude and accomplishments reach new heights you never thought imaginable.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I see myself as original, imaginative and inspired.

Take Control of Your Career

“Who do you work for?”

No matter what you do or who you work with, the work you do must be for you.

If you’re an employee in a business, think of yourself as a consultant. Start managing your career as you would your own company.

Through this you place much greater value on your time and skills. You take control! And, when you’re in the driver’s seat, you can’t be shaken by the toughest manager, ruffled by office politics, offended by rumors, or frightened by business dips and organizational changes.

No matter what happens, you’ll be okay – because you are your own boss!

Today’s Affirmation: I am my own boss.

Find Calm in Chaos

“Take care of you!”

If you live inside an out-of-control schedule, like trying to cram three days of work into one, the personal toll is high. Undoubtedly, your stress levels are high and you feel overwhelmed.

It’s okay to slow down and pace yourself. The truth is you’ll accomplish more if you set a reasonable pace; one that you can maintain for the long run.

Don’t forget to schedule time to relax and refresh your body, soul, and spirit. Dinner with friends, a long walk or even a relaxing bubble bath will do wonders in letting go and grounding yourself.

You deserve balance in your life.  It’s up to you to make it happen.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I live a balanced life.

Where Happiness REALLY Comes From

“Happiness is abundant in the joy of achievement.”

Happiness doesn’t come from successfully completing simple or mundane tasks, it comes from completing a task that demands your best efforts.

When you pour your heart and soul into something and you accomplish that something, the afterglow of satisfaction you feel is happiness. It is the thrill of all your efforts and hard work.

Each and every one of us needs to accomplish, achieve and triumph to be happy. Our human spirit requires it. Remember that happiness thrives in activity and accomplishment.

Go for it!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: 
I am completing tasks that require my best efforts.

Breeding Ground for Your Attitude

“Every woman sees the world in a different way.”

Every woman sees her world with a different vision. In other words, someone else may assign a completely different meaning than you to the same thing. This is a blessing! Why? Because it means you have the ability to create whatever kind of world you want, just by assigning meaning to things in your life in whatever way you choose.

What do you see in this picture? An old barn falling apart that should be torn down, or a beautiful golden, green sweeping meadow in the background?

You assign meanings to all the people and things in your life. Ultimately, this is the breeding ground for your attitude. If you don’t like what you see, change your vision.  It’s easy when you think and choose. Try it!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am aware of the things I assign meaning to in my life.

Where Fun is Most Abundant

“Enthusiasm is where the fun is.”

When enthusiasm strikes, you know because you want to jump up and down and scream with happiness. It’s a moment where your heart soars because you have just felt or done something that inspires you deep within.

Enthusiasm is where your body screams with excitement and you hear that “Yes!!!” from deep inside. It’s one of the best feelings in the world.

Today, no matter what your rational mind says look and listen for the places, events, ideas, people and activities that make your heart shout a loud “Yes!!!”  Next,  spend some time deciding how to bring more of those things into your life.

Make a commitment to yourself to do the things you need to do to live a more enthusiastic life. When you’re enthusiastic you look forward to each and every day. And, that’s what makes life so fun!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I’m enthusiastic and I’m having fun!

Having a bad day?

“It’s just one of those days.”

There will be days when you’ll end up having a melt down, freaking out, and going into an emotional tailspin. It’s completely normal. The key is to let it happen.

What’s important is, once it’s over, you need to pick up the pieces and regain your composure. This is your responsibility. It’s crucial not to beat yourself up because you lost control. Remember a fall out doesn’t mean failure.

Expect bad days every once in a while. These days may scare and upset you, but realize they are all part of life.

A great day is just around the corner!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: A great day is just around the corner.