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Stepping Out of THE COMFORT ZONE

I follow Jeff Moore on Facebook and today he posted a great picture about getting out of “The Comfort Zone”.  It really made me take a look at myself and realize that lately I have been joining the 2% of people who are living outside of their comfort zone.  It’s a rewarding place to step into.

Taking risks isn’t easy and often we stay in familiar territory out of fear.  Fear of failure, rejection, judgement are all things that make us uncomfortable.  Funny thing is when we take the risk the reward greatly outweighs the fear once we get through it.  The hardest part sometimes is thinking that we are taking that risk alone.  Funny thing happens when you get out there…YOU ARE NOT ALONE there is always someone who will take your hand and walk with you.  

Five years ago I stepped out of my comfort zone to pursue a dream.  People didn’t understand why I wanted to become a Massage Therapist when I had a “great” job that paid me extremely well and provided benefits.  I didn’t really have an answer but I knew that I wasn’t happy and needed to make a change.  That risk paid off and allowed me to keep moving further out of that comfort zone.  

I am now seeing that taking the risk to fail or be rejected makes me a stronger person and that most of the time that step becomes a success.  I am beginning to live my life on my own terms more and more.  This is an incredible place to be!

I have a long way to go but am determined to keep STEPPING OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE.  I encourage you to take that journey with me and make that 2% become those who are staying comfortable.  See yourself living the life you always dreamed of rather than the one society boxed you into. 

You ARE amazing…always remember that!


Have a beautiful “out of the zone” day!  ~Pamela


 

 

Daily Gratitude

 As I sit in my backyard enjoying the breeze today, I am thinking about all the things in my life that I am grateful for.  

Today I am grateful to have a backyard.  This space that I have created where all things are good and calm.  A space where I can sit quietly and reflect, work stress free, and entertain friends and family. 

I am grateful to have good friends and family.  Yesterday was my Annual Gathering to celebrate the Fourth of July.  It is a small gathering but a celebration just the same. Spending time with those who are important in my life and seeing them enjoy eachothers company is such a rewarding experience.  Being able to spend time with my Dad always makes this gathering special and this year it was extra special to me to have this time.  This year I had a surprise visit from Miss Delores, my dearest friends Mom.  It was such a joy to sit and spend time with this beautiful lady.  

I am grateful for my good health which allows me to enjoy all the good things this life has to offer.  Having the ability to sit here and write, to work in the garden, to be social and active are things that make my world so beautiful and inspire me to share these thoughts with you.  I have faith, that by sharing, it will inspire someone to take a look at all the beauty there is in thier life and be grateful to have it.

Each day we are given the opportunity to make our life a happy one if we choose to do so.  Take that opportunity and make your life the beautiful place you want it to be.  Have faith in yourself and those you surround yourself with.  Most important:  ALWAYS Believe in the Power of Positive!

Have a beautiful day ~Pamela

Progress: A New Approach to Wellness

As a follow up to my blog “A New Approach to Wellness” I want to share my progress with you so far.  I will update every few days for two reasons:  

1.  If I write AND publish my progress then I am holding myself accountable.

2.  By sharing my progress I may inspire one person to take the journey too.

 

Day One was PRIORITIES and it allowed me to identify the things in my life that are most important to me.  This exercise not only allowed me to identify the important people, places and things in my life, but also made me realize how very grateful I am for all of the amazing gifts I have in my life.  This exercise resulted in developing a TOP PRIORITY CLARITY STATEMENT which took time and thought to develop.  Here it is:

     “My number one priority is my own health and wellness; I will practice what I teach others and set a good example of healthy living for those around me, especially my niece and nephew; I will limit activities which put my health at risk; I will weigh all decisions against what would be helpful, harmful or indifferent to my overall health and wellness.”

This statement will be printed out and placed on my refridgerator, on my vision board, near the front door, in my wallet, and in my car so that I can memorize it and see it throughout the day.

Day Two was GOAL SETTING and this was a little more difficult.  The idea is to set SMART goals that take you out of your comfort zone and can be measured.  After coming up with 10 goals (and realizing that this is done every 7 days – WOW) I felt like I had really dug deep and accomplished a solid list. 

Day Three was setting the PUSH goal.  This was a little more challenging because it made me take a good look at all the goals I had written down and choose the one that would catapult enough change to make the others fall into place.  I managed to decide on one goal which was not easy!

This is as far as I have gotten, but I am very grateful to Chalene Johnson for putting this new perspective on getting fit.  It really is so much more than saying “Today I’m going to start….or in my case tomorrow I will start.”  

If anyone has decided to get the book and start the 30 day journey please share you opinion, progress, and anything else.  Sometimes it’s nice to know you are not doing this alone.  If there is enough response then I will create a FB group to share our progress on.

Happy July 4th Weekend!

Be brave, be strong, be happy! ~ Pamela

A New Approach to Wellness

I am always looking for ways to get fit and healthy.  I found this book while browsing Barnes & Noble.  What caught my eye was “30 Days to Turbocharged Habits…the Life You Deserve”.   Creating heathy habits can be a real challenge because let’s face it, Life Happens! 

The book follows a process of goal setting, not just diet and exercise goals, but life goals.  It all makes sense when you begin to wrap your head around the concept.  Wellness isn’t just about being in great physical shape, it’s about addressing yourself as a whole person.  It’s figuring out what is important to you and making those things priorities.

Day One is about identifying priorites.  It contains “Homework” that makes you take a good honest look at yourself and the things that are most important to you.  This can be a challenge  at first but once you begin writing things down it just flows and you begin to focus on what’s most important to you.

The next 29 days are set up in a similar way and address all the things that make you YOU.  I am very excited to see where this leads and how these “exercises” will help me to get to the place I want to be.

Give it a try for yourself, and stay tuned for more updates as I work through the process.

Have a beautiful day!!  ~Pamela

 

Patience, Passion, Turn it Over

Do you sometimes find that believing in yourself isn’t as easy as it sounds? The past couple of weeks have challenged my belief in myself and the power of positive.  The other day I had an “ah-ha” moment and these are the things that made me realize that I can achieve anything I set my positive mind to.

PATIENCE is the key to everything.  All great things take time to happen.  It’s very easy to loose faith when we are trying so hard to reach a goal that doesn’t  seem to be happening fast enough.  When that uneasy feeling comes along as a result of things not happening quickly, take a deep breath (or two or three) and refocus on the outcome you wish to see. 

PASSION is the driving force behind your success.  Let your passion fuel your day and power your belief in yourself and your dreams.

TURN IT OVER to the Universe (or whatever your belief) and let things go.  Stop worrying about how long it may be taking to see an outcome and start living as if you have already achieved your goal.

My passions are Massage Therapy and helping others to believe in themselves.  Starting out is never an easy thing to do and it makes you question yourself sometimes.  A friend invited me to join her for a guided meditation recently and the invitation couldn’t have come at a better time.  I made the time to go and this week the ah-ha moment happened.  I realized that I was allowing an old recording to sabotage my success.  Through this meditation I was able to re-center and ground myself so that I could let go of the old “stuff” that plays in my head sometimes.  The result was amazing!!!  I woke up this morning to a phone call from a client looking to book an appointment.  About 20 minutes later I received another call for an appointment.  My client today had such good things to say about her last session and was open to trying Gemstone Therapy today.  I could see through her body language that she truly believes in her choice to make Massage Therapy part of her wellness plan. This reinforced my passions, belief in myself, and validation of choices I have made.

Patience, Passion, and Turning it Over works every time. Change the frequency of the recording to a positive and bring the change you need to live your dreams.

Have a beautiful weekend!  ~Pamela

Fill Your Well

We don’t always notice how much we internalize over the course of a year.  All those little things that we experience and never realize that they are trapped somewhere inside our mind and impacting our physical and spiritual being.  Over the course of three years I have chosen to “Fill the Well” by going to Costa Rica and becoming submersed in nature and a simpler lifestyle.  While I realize that this may not be an option for everyone, the point of my story is to find time to be with yourself in nature.

Three years ago I hesitantly booked a trip to Costa Rica last minute with friends.  I thought that it would be a once in a lifetime trip and decided to go enjoy ten days in a beautiful country.  Much to my surprise I fell in love with the Nicoya Peninsula the moment my feet hit the ground at the little airport in Tambor.  The energy of this place embraced me in a way that I had never experienced and made me feel so alive and even more positive than usual.  I call this overwhelming positive energy a “Life Grab”.  A Life Grab is something that sticks with you in such a positive way that you can’t turn it off ~ kind of like getting a song stuck in your head.

I make this journey with myself every year now and use the time to recharge my battery and ground.  For me, spending time on quiet beaches, hiking in the jungle, or just relaxing in a hammock are amazing tools to let go of the things that hold you down and provide clear focus for the coming year.  I find that journaling becomes much more fluid and positive in this environment which is very healing to the mind and soul.

I encourage you to find that place which allows you to recharge and in essence “Fill Your Well” with positive energy.  This is the most rewarding thing you can do for yourself and those around you.  It doesn’t have to be an exotic location, it can easily be found in the peace of your own backyard or a nature trail in your area.  Take the time to be with yourself and nature…you’ll be happy you did 🙂

Have a beautiful day!  ~Pamela

A SMILE can make your day better

Have you ever noticed someone smiling and wondered why?  Was it a thought or memory, or maybe a familiar scent?  Could it be that they are just happy with life at that very moment?

Take a moment and jot down three things that make you smile.  They can be simple, silly or complex but think of three things and write them down.  Fold that piece of paper up and tuck it in your wallet.

Three things that make me smile are:

1.  Seeing my Gram’s face light up when I walk through the door.

2.  The sunshine on my face.

3.  Receiving a random message from a friend just because they were thinking of me.

We all have things and people in our life that make us smile.  Seeking these things out can make us happier AND healthier.  Smiling forces the negative out and makes room for positive.  By relaxing the mind and body, smiling can help boost the immune system.  Smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin which all make us feel good.

That piece of paper that you folded and put in your wallet…when you are having a difficult day take out that piece of paper and give yourself a smile.

The most important thing about smiles:  They are good contagious and should be shared with the world often.     Have a beautiful day and SMILE!!