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Everyday Optimism

June 1, 2022 “When you are sad, find the water, it absorbs tears better than any tissue ever could.” It’s […]
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Wendy Jones
June 1, 2022

June 1, 2022


“When you are sad, find the water, it absorbs tears better than any tissue ever could.”

It’s hard to believe there was a day not too long ago when my entire goal for the day was to do three simple things.  In my mind, these were the one foot in front of the other days. When my traditional family came apart (I still hate the word divorce), I set three goals for myself…

  1. To go to church every Sunday.
  2. To go to yoga five times a week.
  3. To get in the ocean every day. 

The quiet connection at church and the breath to movement that calmed my, beyond anxious, nervous system were both game changers, but the water brought me back to the peace I have always felt there from my first swimming lesson. Most kids scream and cry when you put them into the pool for the lesson, I was the only one screaming on the way out. The point is, when a challenge hits and we meet our dark night of the soul, even the smallest goals can feel like giant mountains to climb.  In this stage, no win is too small, we have to start somewhere and small victories build our confidence one little piece at a time. What three things can you do today for those small victories? Moments add up to hours that turn into days and we just keep going from there.  I don’t even recognize myself or my outlook from those days just a few short years ago. In this life, change is the only constant, so we may as well get good at it. 

Daily Action:  Name three small and clearly defined things you will do daily for the next three weeks. 

Daily Reframe: Our actions and mindset are the only thing standing between us and a great day. 

With Optimism,

Wendy

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About the author:
Wendy Jones is a mother of four, lifelong athlete, writer, and optimism & resilience coach and speaker. Through 20 years of parenting and relationship struggles, she believes that vulnerability and our willingness to share our stories is a way to heal ourselves

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