#MindfulMonday | Your Driving Purpose

#MindfulMonday | Your Driving Purpose

 

#MindfulMonday | Your Driving Purpose 

 

The source of energy for reaching your ultimate outcomes in life are your “whys”; the myriad payoffs you can perceive for meeting these goals.

You have identified what it is that you really, really want by articulating these outcomes; now it is imperative that you look at your reasons for achieving them.

No matter how big or how small, your “whys” fuel your will, so whenever you engage with what you really want, be sure to tap into exactly why this goal matters.

Because when your resolve falters on the way to your goal, what you set out for won’t inspire you to continue nearly as powerfully as why you choose to pursue the goal in the first place.

 

 

from
Head to Heart

copyright 2014 Jenifer Madson

#MindfulMonday | Your Ultimate Outcome

#MindfulMonday | Your Ultimate Outcome

 

#MindfulMonday | Your Ultimate Outcome

 

The difference between being alive and truly living lies in our ability to articulate and carry out our ultimate outcome for any particular facet of our being.

Take a careful look at the main categories of your life—your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial aspects—and ask yourself, “Am I living on purpose, or just poking around the edges of what’s possible?”

Chances are, you want to live more deliberately in at least some of these areas; you simply need to better define exactly what that means to you.

So do this: write out your ultimate outcome for one or more of these categories, knowing that this is your definition alone, unfettered by the pressures of others.

It is sacred, one you’ll refer to repeatedly, your guiding light; an intentional expression of your full potential.

 

 

from
Head to Heart

copyright 2014 Jenifer Madson

#MindfulMonday | The Path to Peace

#MindfulMonday | The Path to Peace

 

#MindfulMonday | The Path to Peace 

 

The quickest route to peace, serenity, and acceptance is through your mind; you begin by inviting these qualities into your life, and then make room for them to manifest by being willing to embody them in the face of whatever life brings you.

From that willingness you can then progress to using any number of tools to employ them.

Breathing, smiling, generating compassion, and expressing empathy are just a few of the tools that will transform peace, serenity, and acceptance from a way of thinking to an ingrained way of being.

 

 

from
Head to Heart

copyright 2014 Jenifer Madson

#MindfulMonday | On Agitation

#MindfulMonday | On Agitation

 

#MindfulMonday | On Agitation 

When you are emotionally and mentally frustrated, it is a great practice to take a beat before reacting.

That could mean:

taking a breath (short or long),

tapping out a favorite rhythm against your leg,

clasping your hands loosely (as though in prayer), or

closing your eyes for a brief moment.

A small physical act such as these will create a pause and give you time to gather your thoughts and direct them toward a more useful end.

 

from
Head to Heart

copyright 2014 Jenifer Madson

#MindfulMonday | Managing Expectations

#MindfulMonday | Managing Expectations

 

#MindfulMonday | Managing Expectations

 

Learn to manage your expectations so you’re not a hostage to your disappointment if things don’t work out the way you think they should.

Nothing has to cause you grief if you don’t want it to so long as you are responding to what is, as opposed to reacting to what isn’t.

It’s not about giving up or giving in when taking a stand is the right thing to do.

It’s about taking on what’s in front of you with an open mind, a level head, and a compassionate heart.

We are each responsible for how we feel on any given day, in any given situation, under any given stress or joy.

When you fully accept this notion, you can stop trying to control some future outcome for your own relief and instead work to influence the present for the good of all.

 

from
Head to Heart

copyright 2014 Jenifer Madson

#MindfulMonday | Being “Enough”

#MindfulMonday | Being “Enough”

 

#MindfulMonday | Being “Enough”

There are times in everyone’s life when they question whether they are “enough.”

In particular, when you undertake any significant personal development challenge, you may find yourself questioning whether you’re worthy of the benefits of that undertaking.

You may be a little afraid of what you hear about the promises of how you’ll change, of the new dimensions of awareness you might achieve.

You don’t have to just trust what you hear is possible in stretching beyond your comfort zone; it is just as important to look for hard evidence of the benefits others have experienced by challenging themselves in the same way.

Trudge along, and do the work anyway in case you’re wrong about whether you’re worthy of those blessings.

Better yet, prove yourself wrong.

 

from
Head to Heart

copyright 2014 Jenifer Madson