Divorce the Divorce: a 52 Step Journey to Unlimited Happiness
Next week I will be offering a FREE download on Amazon for a few days. Look back for the details.
My eBook, “Divorce the Divorce; a 52 Step Journey to Unlimited Happiness will be released on Amazon on Sunday, May 17.
Below is an excerpt from the book.
Confidence is something we all struggle with at some points in our lives. Transitions in life can rattle our confidence. Change from the loss of friendships, job insecurity, financial struggles, and divorce can all undermine our confidence. You may experience feelings of self-doubt. One day you may wake up and think, “What happened to that former gutsy, courageous me?” Don’t worry, we can get her back. You can work through this fear and build your confidence. By concentrating on just one area in your life, it will carry over into other areas.
On my birthday several years ago. I decided to take a mountain climbing course. My son climbed, and I admired the beautiful vistas in his photos. I wanted to experience that beauty first hand. At this time, my confidence was at an all-time low; I lived in fear most of the time. Because I have a fear of heights, I thought this would be a fantastic confidence booster, and it was. It was a very long day. I was scared; I froze on the granite mountain slab, and started crying. But I did not give up and completed the class, ending the day with a repel off the mountain. I had a shift that day and realized that I did have the inner strength to conquer my fears and move forward bravely. This requires stepping out of your comfort zone as I did, but with small steps you can move toward having the courage to create the life you want.
Pick at least one of these activities to do this week. Challenge yourself.
1. Take a risk – It can be something small to start with. You do not have to climb a mountain or jump out of a plane to take a risk. I had one client that wanted to start dating and was not sure how to begin. For one of his assignments, I had him ask someone out for coffee. Very simple. I told him to go with no expectations other than to enjoy meeting someone new. That is it! This week, pick one small risk to take.
2.Do not seek approval from others – You do not have to have everyone “like” you or “approve” of your behavior. We are all unique human beings. How boring our world would be if we were all similar. If you are uncomfortable with this, spend some time sitting quietly to access your inner wisdom. Light a candle, sit in your favorite chair, and breathe deeply to access your inner knowing. Try to make one decision this week without asking anyone’s opinion; make the decision all on your own.
3.Learn something new – Challenge yourself to learn something new or improve a current skill you have already developed. Maybe it is to take tennis or golf lessons? Learn to knit or sew. You Tube has many videos that can help you enhance these skills.
4. Exercise - This is so important to do at least several days a week. During really stressful times, exercising on a daily basis is almost vital. Of course, check with your Doctor to find an exercise program that is appropriate for you. Exercise will help you look better and feel better. Wedmd.com says that exercise helps the body release the chemicals called endorphins. They trigger a positive feeling in the body. Exercise has proven to reduce stress, ward off anxiety, boast self-esteem, and improve sleep. At the very least, go for a short walk.
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