Sunday, February 28, 2016

Fear Into Faith

Several months ago there was a talk given at church that was so amazing I just had to take some notes.  I was writing fast, so some of the notes might not be completely understandable so I apologize for that, but maybe some of these notes might be helpful to you.

Fear is a thought, it is doubt, change yourself, fear sometimes turn into anger, figure out your fear and the anger will go away.
Pay attention to your thoughts
Singing a song
Mantras - a thought that is yours ie I am safe, say it over and over. Until it becomes you
Quotes - positive thoughts
Pictures - all over the house
Service - lose yourself in service
Exercise and eating healthy
Find something that you like to do
Learning to accept ourselves you have to know who you are
Read Pat blessing
Learn about personal revelation, how do you receive answers to prayers 
Forgiveness letting go of all that is in us 
Read your scriptures
Pray talk to Heavenly Father
Write in your journal 
The Lord wants to help us internally
Josiah 24 
Most of the worlds problems are externally
Be of good comfort
Give the Lord access to your heart, you will feel his peace internally

Thank you TS for such a wonderful talk, I loved it.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Back To A Paper Planner

I've mentioned in the past that I love organization and and planners.  At the beginning of this year I got the new Everday Life Planner from Close To My Heart and started using it.

I'm a huge proponent for if something isn't working, try something different.  For the past several years I have been trying to do my planner all digitally, but as I have been using my new paper planner I have been realizing how much of my life has been slipping by the wayside and how much the digital planner wasn't working for me.  I don't know if it is my love of paper or the visual aspect of the paper planner, or probably both, that is helping me do better with my life organization.  

One of the best things that I have been doing, is focusing more on my goals.  Shortly after Taylor got home from her mission she shared with us how missionaries make and review their goals.  So using her guidance I also added weekly and monthly goals to my planner and that is making a huge difference in getting things done, but most importantly, making sure I do my Breathe strategies daily to stay on top of my depression.  The best part about all of this, besides the really cute planner, is that I feel better emotionally!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Key Is To Keep Moving

I just loved this article, Navigating the Currents of Life By Mindy Anne Selu, especially this part:

If you find yourself among those who feel trapped ..., remember that you don’t have to be doing something extraordinary to have an extraordinary life, but you do have to be doing something.

The key is to keep moving. Elder Keith K. Hilbig, an emeritus member of the Seventy, said: “The path to eternal life is not on a plateau. Rather, it is an incline, ever onward and upward.” In order to move forward in life ... we need to take a step toward improving ourselves. Complacency is surprisingly powerful, though, especially when the ins and outs of daily life can seem all-consuming. Elder John H. Vandenberg (1904–92) of the Seventy commented, “The sad part of humanity seems to be the utter lack of desire, in the lives of many, to really do something about enlarging the vistas of their existence.” That lack of desire doesn’t have to be the sad part of your existence, though. Overcoming complacency and finding the motivation to progress are the first steps to improving the course of your life.

I've always loved lazy rivers, but in life you can't really live your life like a lazy river.  You aren't moving casually forward, life is forwards, backwards and sometimes it feels like it is upside down.  Whichever direction you find yourself going, it is your desire to make your life more than what it is that will improve your life.