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52 Weeks To Be The Best You

Week 14


Live in the moment. One way to be in the moment is to be aware of everything around you. However if your surroundings are cluttered it's hard to focus. It may be tie to clean and de-clutter.

By sorting through your possessions and getting rid of unnecessary stuff it opens your mind to a more breathable space. Holding onto things that you haven't used in a while - or even knew you had - will help you de-clutter.

Sometimes a roadblock to de-cluttering is the fear of getting rid of things that are of sentimental value. This is where you'll need to dig deep into your emotions and find out the why behind your things. For example, perhaps you have a keychain that your grandmother gave you as a gift. You admired your grandmother, so, you feel that if you got rid of the key chain you'll forget about your grandmother. Deep down inside, you know this isn't true. But, whenever you see the keychain it makes you smile - and you think of her and all the wonderful memories you had. Then, that's okay to hag onto the keychain. But when it comes to getting rid of stuff, really look at the value it brings you. If it's just there, taking up space and there's really no meaning behind it, perhaps it's time to donate it.

Donating is a wonderful way to de-clutter. This way you don't feel like you're actually getting rid of stuff, more so, your stuff is helping someone else. There are mental health benefits to having a clean space. It helps reduce anxiety, it increased your productivity, it helps your self-esteem and it'll spark creativity. All things you need to be the best you, you know how.

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Week 15


When opportunity knocks it’s easy to give it a try. But, what if opportunity isn’t knocking. You keep waiting for it to happen. Sometimes we ask the Universe for a sign or an opportunity, but we don’t see it, hear it or feel it.

What if your opportunity comes from you creating it. You may or may not have heard of the term carpe diem. It’s a Latin phrase that means seize the day. The saying is used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future.

For a moment, be in the present and create your own opportunity and enhance the opportunity. When you move the opportunity forward you are increasing the probability of the opportunity to come to fruition. But how do you do this? How do you create your own opportunity? You may need to take a step back, be in the moment and analyze where you are now and where you want to be. If you know what steps you need to take to be where you want to be, see the opportunity. Once you can identify the opportunity you can work your way to it. But, an opportunity is just that if you don’t take steps to making it happen. If you only look at the opportunity from afar, it may turn into a missed opportunity. The only way opportunities will work in your favor is if you have the drive to make them happen. Drive may just be your opportunity. If you have the will to make it happen, it’s an opportunity that won’t have the chance to slip away.

Do the work, see the opportunity, follow through and be come the best you know how.

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Week 16


Will power isn't always easy to apply. It's more complicated than just trying your best. The power to have will power comes from your drive and determination. It's one thing to want something and to try our best to succeed. But, it's another to have the drive to keep it going.

Your drive will keep you moving forward. There's a determination to be the best you know how. However, our drive can sometimes be brought down by negative thoughts and energy. This is why, from the beginning, you've been focusing on how to quiet the negative nuisances that creep into your daily life.

Your drive is what keeps you focused on your goal. They sometimes say that your dive is what overcomes failure. If you're tired of starting over, then stop quitting.

But, how do you find your drive? How do you find your force to be determined to succeed?

Start with a plan. Make a list. Know your end goal. Be realistic with your expectations to get there. Understand the consequences of starting over. Ask yourself, how many times to I want to start over? or, do you want to reach your goal the first time? Understand the feeling of failure. Know that if you fail, you CAN start over again.

Your drive will come from the feelings of how bad you want it. Most importantly, know that your drive will be driven by hard work. You can't have drive and determination unless you put in the time and energy. If you don't do any of the work, it's not your destiny or your determination.

Put in the work to be the best you, you know how.

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Week 17

Live in the NOW

You know the saying, the past is behind you and the future is tomorrow, so live in the now! It’s easier said and done. As the past is what makes us who we are today and the future, seems to be, what we all live for. But, what if you took a moment to live in the now? Try it. You’re here now, reading this as the world goes on around you. This is a moment to be all about you.

How do you feel? How do you look? Take a deep breath in. Deep breath out. Think about your whole self from head to toe. By taking this time to be in the moment you’re validating your whole being. Yes, you know that there are things from the past that need to be healed in order to move forward to the future. But, you won’t get there if you don’t live in this moment right now.

Being fully present in each moment allows you to focus. Worrying about the past won’t get you anywhere, it’s in the past. Worrying about the future only creates stress and builds up anxiety. If you place yourself in the present you’ll be able to focus on the task at hand and be fully aware of where you are, where you came from and where you want to go.

Today’s world is full of distractions. Life happens in the now and if there are too many things going on, slow down and finish one thing at a time. Instead worrying about all the things you need to get done in the future, put your effort into what you’re doing now, then move onto the next task. Live in the now, be in the moment. Let life happen as it’s happening instead of trying to control how it’ll look and feel in the future. One of the best ways to be the best you know how is to live in the now.

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Week 18

Try Something NEW

What is holding you back? Is it the fear of the unknown? As much as routine is good for us in the sense that it gives us a path, sometimes we need to try going off the beaten path! Try something new! As frightening as it may seem, you may be pleasantly surprised. Trying something new opens your mind to opportunities you may not have known had existed in the first place.

Start small. Take baby steps. For example, I thought today I’m going to take a different path than I usually do while walking my dog. I had in my mindset that I was trying something new, and I was open to whatever was going to come my way. To my surprise I came across some blossoming flowers I had never seen before! (See attached image.) Honestly, it took me by surprise how open I was to trying something new, and how I was shown these flowers.

The first step to trying something new is to open your mind to the idea. Follow up on this by trying something new, like the new path on your walk or driving a different route to work. Ease yourself into it until you feel pretty good about trying something new. Next think you know, you’ll try listening to different music or watch a show that you never thought you’d like. The point is, by trying something new you are creating opportunities that you never new existed.

So how does this play out in being the best you know how? If you open your mind to new opportunities you may find new ways to better yourself in love, money and time. There’s a saying that says, “If you don’t like what’s happening, then change it.” But that’s the problem; sometimes we don’t know how to change it. We don’t know how to try something new.

Try to be on the lookout for new opportunities and a new way of looking at things. Sometimes the “same old” isn’t working. By introducing new ideas you may find better path.

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