Greetings, I am so excited about connecting. I was out of town for a while and life is finally getting back to normal. Unfortunately my house has not recovered; it is a mess, but such is life…
Enough of that, let’s talk about progress.
Let’s be honest, I enjoy yoga, but I would rather be outside. So yoga has been placed on the back burner for a while. I enjoy being outside so I follow my bliss and venture outdoors. It is chilly in the Northeast however, being outside is most important for my current state of mind and walking / jogging is my therapy. Of course I know I can do yoga outdoors but I am not interested in yoga right now.
Can we talk about food? While on vacation I ate a waffle everyday: delicious waffles! But now I am home and I am suffering due to poor decision-making. Certain foods cause me discomfort and yet I can be lured into temptation, disregarding all repercussions. I am so glad to be home. I enjoy eating healthy and my body responds best when I observe healthy habits, but sometimes I fall short, like when I am on vacation.
With that being said, there was a time when I internalized my failures, but not anymore. Everyday is a new day and I know I’ll only get better.
So onto my other areas of interests:
Savings: I decided to follow a 52-week plan but I am choosing to be more aggressive when possible. Additionally, my husband and I are increasing our yearly saving goals as well. If improving your personal saving is a goal of yours, do not worry about obstacles or getting derailed. It’s all a part of the process. Keeping moving forward and everything will work out as you planned.
Spiritual: I know I am fortunate to have a husband that prays over me every morning but I can be petty and refuse to pray at all especially if I am angry. To combat this, I do not let myself go to bed angry, even when he really deserves it!!!! In fact, meditation and prayer has given me the ability to better handle my anger and frustration. I would encourage anyone to spend time in mediation and prayer and when all else fails, just breathe…
Family: Oh My Goodness!!! It is difficult to find time, where there is no time. Our solution is not to force the issue. If I am cooking and the girls want to join in, I allow it. It is better than trying to manipulate the day to allow for an extra 60–90 minutes together. Recently, we all went to the gym together. I prefer outdoor activities, but if the hubby and girls want gym time together, it is a go! Allow family time to happen organically otherwise it is forced and everyone suffers.
ACCESS: I just submitted all of my paperwork for becoming a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise!!! I am super excited about the possibilities!
Are your Ready to move Onward, Upward, and Beyond! Here are 10 steps to start you on your journey
1. Banish Fear — Fear has no place on this journey.
2. Decide — Make the decision to do something different.
3. Believe — Believe that you deserve more.
4. Identify — Identify your areas of interest that may need adjustment.
5. Dream — Envision your life before responsibility.
6. Write — Write about your dreams, goals and plans.
7. Vision — Create a vision board to clarify, concentrate and maintain focus.
8. Start — Choose to take the next right step.
9. Patience — Be kind to yourself when you stumble.
10. Support — Create a support circle of love.
Dr. Shanelle R. Benson Reid, President and CEO of ACCESS Global, LLC. is a Consultant, Coach, Author and Professional Speaker. Her expertise is in Education, Cultural Competency, Social Awareness, Entrepreneurship and Community / Individual Empowerment.
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Originally published at medium.com