Are You a Perfectionist?

Almost everyone, at one time or another, pursues perfection — doing the best job you can, setting goals, working hard to reach them and maintaining high standards.  However, perfectionism isn’t about any of this. Perfectionism is a long, maddening drive down a never-ending road for flawlessness; it provides no rest stops for mistakes, personal limitations or the changing of minds. Continue reading

Overwhelm-Busting Strategies

How do you know if you are dealing with overwhelm?  What are the symptoms?  The definition of overwhelm is to upset or overthrow.  Symptoms of overwhelm can be physical (nail biting, clumsiness, neck ache); psychological (forgetfulness, rudeness, defensiveness); social (poor hygiene, inadequate boundaries); or spiritual (loss of sense of purpose, unsure of what’s important). Its triggers are just as individual: a deadline, a certain tone of voice, change. Continue reading

How Well Do You Handle Stress?

The impact of stress accumulates, and, beyond the ongoing, regular stress that comes from living in our high-impact culture, specific life events can really knock us for a loop. Even happy changes can cause bumps in the road, which we register both physically and emotionally. While we can’t eliminate stress from our lives, we can learn where our hot spots are and how to best reduce and manage the stress we do experience. Continue reading

5 Things You Need to Know about Change and Transition

Change can be daunting or exciting.  It doesn’t matter what the change.  It can be a change in your relationships, your career, where you live or a decision to change something about yourself, for example, to lose weight.

However, it’s important to know the correct way to handle the change that has happened if you want to make an easy transition.

I often get asked “how do you handle change that happens in your life” and I wanted to help you know the best way to prepare and maneuver life’s transitions, no matter what is, by sharing these 5 tips. Continue reading

When Your World Changes (Tips on How to Deal with the Unexpected)

Guest blogger Kimberly Poteat shares her story and tips she has personally used when she came face to face with unexpected change!

Do you remember that feeling you got the moment you saw that plus sign, blue line, or smiley face?  In that exact moment you were happy, scared, even excited! Your whole world is about to change; in that exact second you have entered Motherhood!  Then, after the initial excitement, reality sets in. Continue reading

Dealing with the Negative Emotions of Change Pt. 4

When there is an unexpected change, we normally react in one or more of the following ways: anxiety, fear, sadness and anger.  The change can be either negative or positive. The final negative emotion we will focus on is fear.

Many questions come with change.  I lost my job. Will I be able to pay my bills?  I’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness. What will be the outcome?  What about my family?   Continue reading