Taking on 2013 and hoping to revitalize my life

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Retrain Your Brain

focusDid you know that you can refocus your thoughts?

I know that lots of people say that you have a choice when you react to things and lots of others reply that it’s too hard or takes too much effort or that they feel like they just can’t. But I have discovered (not so long ago) that it is easier than you might think.

First of all, I have a bad habit on dwelling on things that may not be so healthy to dwell on, ok, they are definitely not healthy to dwell on which is why I am happy to have found a method that works for me. Of course, I’m still not in the habit of using it all the time but I try to when I get stuck on some of the key negative things for me.

So how do I do it you ask? I talk to my brain. Yep, I do. And it listens, lol. So when my brain takes off in some obsessive, unhealthy way, I acknowledge it. I say stuff like “brain, I understand that that person used to be a big part of my life but they aren’t any more and it doesn’t help to think about them, so let’s think about this other thing” or “brain, I understand that the reason why we are thinking like this is that it is a type of protective reaction, but the likelihood is that that is not what will really happen” or how about something really specific… “brain, I know that I’ve gained some weight recently but I am strong enough and smart enough to work on this issue”. Seriously, it has been working for me.

Try it yourself. I dare you! And please let me know if it worked for you or not. I’d love to hear your results.

Feel the Strength

There are some fantastic girl power songs out there!

I’ve found several lists already and I’m loving listening to songs about strong women doing it on their own. The first list I’m perusing has a few older tracks on it but they are still just as pertinent today as they were in their own time. If you want to check out my playlist on youtube you really should, it will make you feel like you can do anything. It’s pretty short at the moment but it will grow so check back often when you feel the need for some inspiration. I suspect I will be listening to it many times over 2013. It’s an eclectic mix of artists, but women are unique and fabulous and multi-faceted so it’s a good representation. I’m also including a few that are just empowering songs about being perfect the way you are. We could all use some self-love so they go into the list as well.

Here’s a sample if you are feeling down today:

 

Quick Edit: I’m also adding songs about getting back up after being knocked down and some are even sung by men, eep. What can I do? I like a variety of music and apparently men need to be inspired too 🙂

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