The Importance of Goals in Managing Stress and Anxiety

All humans are goal-oriented. It’s how we are wired.  Not having a goal or having too many goals is a recipe for increased mental stress and anxiety in my opinion. Lack of a goal leads to the lazy river approach to life which can make us feel that we are powerless in what happens toContinue reading “The Importance of Goals in Managing Stress and Anxiety”

Susceptibility to Stress

Why are some people more susceptible to stress than others?  I’m going to focus on stress and burnout this month and really dive into the factors on which I believe we need to focus in order to be more resilient. Stress is a somewhat catch all term these days, but for my purposes we willContinue reading “Susceptibility to Stress”

Self-care Before Service

I think it’s safe to say that most of us that either grew up in a veteran-based family or who actually joined the service were taught to have a heart for service. I know I was taught as a child to be of service by the examples of my veteran father and nurse mother. IContinue reading “Self-care Before Service”

Quality Compelling Reasons

Let’s talk about the C in the CAM method of Goal Setting that I have previously discussed. Why is it important to know the compelling reasons why you want to achieve a certain result? For one thing, they will help you to keep going when the going gets hard. Writing them down and displaying themContinue reading “Quality Compelling Reasons”

Obstacles are the Path to Goal Getting

I heard the Zen Proverb “Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path” on my daily guided meditation today. A light bulb totally went on for me as to why I’m a Master Goal Getter. Writing down the obstacles and coming up with a game plan of how to get around them isContinue reading “Obstacles are the Path to Goal Getting”

On Purpose, with a Purpose

Are you floating through life hoping for the best? I can honestly say that I was doing that for the past 5 years or so. I had some work goals that I was managing intentionally, but personally, not so much. Last fall, I decided I needed to do something different. I wanted to lose weightContinue reading “On Purpose, with a Purpose”

Embracing your Unique Creativity

Did you know that all humans are creative? “Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected” as stated by William Plomer is the definition of creativity that makes the most sense to me . The brain is hardwired to make predictions based on experiences and patterns. It doesn’t care if the prediction is correctContinue reading “Embracing your Unique Creativity”

Hope is a Strategy

You’ve probably heard people say that hope is not a strategy. I’ve actually said this myself. I think what we actually meant to say is that wishing is not a strategy. The definition of hope according to a quick search is “expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen”. This definition implies an actionContinue reading “Hope is a Strategy”