Put Up Some Stop SignsWritten by Arleen M. Kaptur
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can’t even put up your “stop signs.” You’re definitely it. Only you can halt super activity cycle and enjoy quiet moments and refreshing mini-vacations from world and all its splendor. You say you can’t find a moment’s peace, and that there are responsibilities. Then learn response-ability. There’s a big difference here. Response-ability is you being able to handle day to day traffic of family, friends, work and play. It is capacity to control flow of traffic because you are in control. Constructing stop signs in your life, and enabling cool waters of stepping back and stepping out of frenzy to ease your fevered brow and calm tumultuous waters of your heart. It, in essence, means taking back control of your life. It is giving yourself permission to stop, look around, enjoy scenery, listen to sound of nothing, and return to highway of existence a better person and one who has developed innate ability to know when enough is enough. It is mastering response-ability.
So gather up your tools, and supplies and begin constructing those stop signs where and when you need them. You’re manager, superintendent of road of your life. Use your authority to become aware and to stop before life pushes just a little too hard. Take your responsibilities and handle them with response-ability. You would be surprised how much easier traffic flows and those annoying minor mishaps just don’t happen as often and they don’t turn into major traffic jams. ENJOY! ©Arleen M. Kaptur 2002 July
Arleen M. Kaptur has written numerous articles, books (fiction/non-fiction) http://www.Arleens-RusticLiving.com www.arleenssite.com www.webspawner.com/users/rusticliving www.topica.com/lists/simpleliving
PUT YOURSELF ON YOUR LISTWritten by Rhoberta Shaler
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If your friend wanted to accomplish something and s/he asked you for support, would you say, "You don't deserve to have it anyway!", "You'll never do it." or "Who are you kidding?"? Probably not, however, you may say things like that to yourself. What would it take to become your own best friend? What habits of thought would you have to replace? What self-talk would you have to change? I remind myself of this important phrase often: Never say anything about yourself--out loud or in your head--that you do not want to be true about you. Would you consider adopting that one for yourself? You'll find that it quickly improves your self-respect and your self-image.
ALWAYS REMEMBER----WHAT YOU PAY ATTENTION TO EXPANDS!
Rhoberta Shaler, PhD Keynotes, Seminars & Coaching for entrepreneurs & professionals who want the motivation & strategies to achieve, to lead and to live richly. Creator of the Living Richly™ Program Host of Living Richly™ on www.wsRadio.ws. Author of OPTIMIZE Your Day! Practical Wisdom for Optimal Living Optimize Life Now! San Diego, CA www.OptimizeLifeNow.com