One of my earliest childhood memories is traumatic, at least what would seem traumatic to a three-and-a-half-year-old little boy. Though it didn’t turn out to be the end of the world, it sure seemed like a living hell when it happened. I still carry the memory with me a half-century later, so it damaged me on some level.
I used to smoke a long time ago. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it is part of who I am. These are a few memories tied to a nasty habit I was able to break.
Have you ever found yourself stuck in a cycle of excuses, constantly putting off something you’ve been meaning to do? I know I have. As I reflect on my nearly 14 years of blogging, I can’t help but feel disappointed with only 11 posts to show for it. It’s been over a year since my last post, and I’ve realized that I’ve been holding myself back.
Writing used to be a joy for me. I loved the process of putting words together and creating something meaningful. But somewhere along the way, I lost my voice. I started comparing my work to others and doubting its worthiness. This led to a crippling case of writer’s block that lasted for years.
It’s time to stop procrastinating and just write. It doesn’t have to be flawless or profound. I’ve decided to begin anew, right here and now. It’s time to let go of excuses and fear of imperfection. After all, the best time to begin is always now.
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the never-ending stream of digital distractions. From social media apps to constant email notifications, our phones and gadgets can easily consume our attention and hinder our productivity. However, one person has had enough and decided to take control. By removing useless apps, setting limits on app notifications, and establishing boundaries on device use, they have found a way to break free from the constant pull of their phone and be more present in the moment. If you’re looking to reduce your own digital distractions, these simple steps could help you feel less tethered to your phone and more connected to the world around you.
Learning to say no is a powerful tool that can transform our lives. It’s not about weakness, but about strength and prioritization. When we have the courage to say no, we create space for what truly matters in our lives. We can say no to overcommitment, unhealthy habits, distractions, negative influences, and procrastination. It’s not easy, but the positive impact of saying no far outweighs the challenges. Saying no empowers us to make conscious choices and live a more intentional and fulfilling life.