It’s a lot easier than learning lessons the hard way, isn’t it? Try bringing love to any difficult, scary situation. You can plan ahead, think it through, make accommodations, be an adult about it. You can, at the same time, be loving, kind, patient, and still. The final outcome will be better for you and everyone you love.
Love is the glue that holds everything together. If there is a problem, bring love into the equation. Ask God to sit in your heart to bring loving kindness to the situation. Do this and allow miracles to occur.
Mantra: I embody love and kindness today.
Day Seven of work.
An affirmation for work:
“In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete. My unique creative talents and abilities flow through me and are expressed in deeply satisfying ways. There are people out there who are always looking for services. I am always in demand and can pick and choose what I want to do. I earn good money doing what satisfies me. My work is a joy and a pleasure. All is well in my world.”
– Louise Hay, You Can Heal Your Life
Thank you for reading this series about work. Please let me know if it helped change how you think about your job.
The Work Series:
Day Five of work.
If you want to be deeply fulfilled by all that you do, know you worth. If you like your job, yet feel that you are not getting paid enough, then bless your current salary with love. Gratitude amplifies everything.
As Louise Hay says, ” Affirm that you are now opening your consciousness to a greater prosperity and that part of that prosperity is an increased salary. You deserve a raise because you are a great asset to the company.”
Part six up next.
The Work Series:
I’m going to talk about work for the next few days. This is based on Louise Hay’s concepts in You Can Heal Your Life.
Wouldn’t you love to be deeply fulfilled by all that you do? The joy and meaning that would bring to your life would be spectacular.
The first thing to do is to check your negative thinking about your current job:
- I hate this place.
- My boss is an ass.
- These people get on my last good nerve.
- I don’t make enough money.
- I am so tired of y’all I could just spit.
- My co-workers suck.
- Who hired these people?
- This is way more work than I expected.
- I am so tired of this s@%!
- I work here? How did I end up here? WTF?
- This is where I spend eight hours a day? Is this my life? Again…WTF?
- (Feel free to add to this list in the comments because y’all know you’ve said the same things! And if you haven’t, I’d like to hear that too!)
We’ve all been there. I know I have. I have said variations of those sentences myself. Negative, defensive, angry thoughts about your job aren’t going to help. Even if you get a new job, you’ll have the same problems because you’ll bring the same thinking to the new job.
Change the way you think about the job you have now. Check your thoughts about it. What do you say when you complain to your partner or friends about your job? Awareness is the first step to change. No matter how crappy your job is, and it very well could be, you must make the internal change first.
Second step coming up tomorrow. Let me know what you’ve been saying about your current job. Anonymous replies are fine. I’m not trying to get anyone in trouble! (((hugs)))
The Work Series:
When major changes in your life occur, such as birth of children, marriage, divorce, or death of someone you love, it is okay to mourn the loss of your old life. It is important to grieve for what was.
When you are ready, celebrate your new life. Feel gratitude for all the blessings received as you create a new life for yourself.
Mantra: I am grateful for my new life today.
If you love them, show them how you feel. Have a great weekend.
And try those milkshakes that are going live in two minutes.😊
“……my therapist taught me, “Everything in moderation, except joy.” As I looked back over my life, I began to understand that my joy, indeed my very existence, depends on me inhaling goodness unapologetically.” – “Sharing ‘Good Vibes’ Only Can Save Your Life” by Danielle Young (link to full article below.)
I read that quote in the December 2019 issue of Essence magazine. I was reading the magazine at Firestone Auto Care while waiting for my car to be repaired after an unexpected breakdown. The column struck me so much that I took a picture of the above paragraph.
So how to inhale more goodness, more joy when the “dailyness” of life is wearing you down? Reading Mocha Angels 365 is always good! That Ms. Mocha Angel is on point! (HA HA!)
Doing things that bring you joy is key.
Enter ellieejay from the Pointless Overthinking blog. She wrote a post called “How to Love the Repetition of Life.” (link to full post below) Simple pleasures, with minimum effort and minimum cost, are the key the enjoying the repetition of life, says ellieejay. I’m down like four flat tires with her line of thinking.
The simplest of all my pleasures is singing. I sing all.the.time. Everywhere. Anywhere. Ask my kids. I dance too. I can’t dance worth snot, but I don’t care. Song and dance bring me joy. I can’t do either one of them too much.
How do you inhale goodness? What are your simple pleasures?
Sharing ‘Good Vibes’ Only Can Save Your Life by Danielle Young: https://www.essence.com/videos/watch-the-overexplainer-good-vibes-only/
How to Love the Repetition of Life by elliejay: https://pointlessoverthinking.com/2020/01/10/how-to-love-the-repetition-of-life/
A follow-up to yesterday’s Day 31 “I change my mind today” post.
As Louise Hay says in her book You Can Heal Your Life, “I’m willing to change.” Willingness is the key. Being willing to go out of your comfort zone, willing to do and try new things, willing to feel uncomfortable, willing to look foolish…all those things are new and feel weird right?
It’s okay to be scared to try new things. Forming new thought patterns is difficult, yet not impossible. I know some of my readers in real life, and I know what their struggles are. Just keep saying “I’m willing to change” a million times until it feels true. Dip your baby toe in the water of new experiences and thoughts. You are breaking old thoughts and habits when you say you are willing to change. Y’all know what old patterns no longer serve you. Start with something small, not attached to a big emotion.
Be gentle with yourself. Take your time. Create small changes one thought at a time.