Lessons from White Water Rafting

Life throws us things that make it feel like we've been tossed from a boat heading down a raging river. We struggle to keep our head above water, and just to survive, so it seems. However, if we look to white water rafting, there is an incredibly important lesson to help us through these times. 

#1 Way To Reduce Stress

I want to ask you tonight, how is your stress level?

I don’t know, if you’re like me at all, my stress level the last couple of weeks has just been ridiculous. The whole thing about having a hard time working, and having the kids home, and then the stress about having a child who is susceptible to respiratory issues, but still having to go out and get groceries, and all of that….it is exceptionally stressful.

So I am just curious, how is your stress level right now?

Regardless of where you’re at, I want to give you the one, the number one thing that you can do to help bring down your stress.

Are You Feeling Like an Imposter?

This time of self-isolation and quarantine around the world has been tough on everyone. For some, it has been an exceptionally difficult time, those who are extroverts, those who are stressed because of finances, and especially those who suffer from the very real issue of imposter syndrome.

My Own Story

I had suffered chronically with this for more than 20 years. From the time I started succeeding in high school, I had the inklings of it starting in the back of my mind. I would question whether I really deserved the success. I would fear that someone would find something I did wrong to achieve that success (though I had not), and that what I had achieved would be taken away.

How Do You Increase Your Confidence

Do you ever feel like you lack confidence? You’re probably thinking “well you’re one to talk because you get on and you do these things.” If you know me outside of Social Media, you know that I normally have no problems talking to people, telling people what’s on my mind.

But here’s the thing: confidence is one of those things where if you have it you go boy I wish I had more of it, and if you don’t feel like you have it, you may just not think confidence is your things.

How Do You Make Lasting Change

Do you ever have something about yourself that you want to change? Maybe it’s your hairstyle, maybe you want to lose some weight, maybe you wish that you were nicer to people, that you didn’t yell at your kids as much, maybe it’s that you want to change your jobs or career path. Whatever it is, there are a number of things that all of us would love to change about ourselves most of the time.

But we sit here and ask, why can’t I change these things, why can’t I just wave the magic wand and all of a sudden accomplish my goals? One of the things for me is my weight. I have for years said that I want to lose some weight and become healthier. It’s something that I continue to struggle with. But there is a key to any change you want to make in your life, whether it is weight, something about your personality, or your character, or maybe your job or living situation.
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