Monthly Archives: June 2016

My Top 5 Energy Zappers

This week on periscope, I spoke about energy zappers. I realized I was using up my energy thinking about writing a blog about energy zappers. Every time we have a thought, it zaps a little bit of your energy. We repeat our thought over and over again in a day and the majority of thoughts we have one day, we have the next. Time to banish those energy zappers.

 

Here are 5 energy zappers I noticed this week alone.

  1. Email – Best tip I received this week was to get a separate account for all the newletters and sites that I subscribe to. Do not have that account directly linked to your phone or main account. Access the emails when you have time – not when the sender automatically sends them to you. Don’t you love the emails sent during the night, especially when your phone sends a little ding to announce them.
  2. Dead plants – I have to confess that I neglected to water my indoor plants enough last week. Each time I passed them, I would think, I will water them later. Oops, sorry plants. I thanked them for the time we had together brightening up my house and then discarded them. The empty spaced looked so much better. I promise I will care for the new sunflower I purchased yesterday.
  3. Facebook groups – I have met some amazing women lately and have joined their private facebook groups. Problem is, I forgot to turn off the notifications and my email was flooded with everyone’s posts and comments. I have now limited myself to my favorite 5 groups. The group app on my phone is great for quickly seeing what has been posted. Set up a specific time to check facebook and stick to that schedule. You can thank me later!
  4. Clothing – I realized I had not put my winter coats away from my hall closet. Summer was a long time coming, just when I was getting used to the warmth I would have to pull out my warmer clothing again. With the official first day of Summer, I put all the winter coats in storage. I even found a Spring coat I forgot I had.
  5. A Dirty House – I love my house but I have been spending a lot of time on my new coaching business. I would see the dust and think I will get to that later. Today, I gave my house a thorough cleaning and I feel so much lighter.

 

With my email cleaned up, my facebook groups organized, plants replaced, clothing in its proper place and my house sparkling, I am energized to begin my week!

7 Lessons From My Dad

Happy Father’s Day! Today I celebrate the amazing men in my life. I married an awesome man because of my father.

 

My dad taught me:

  1. You are never too old to learn something new. At 84, I just saw a picture of him working out on a stationary bicycle.
  2. Walking is a great way to keep fit, meet people and recharge. To this day he enjoys his daily walks.
  3. A sense of adventure. Growing up he would pile us into the car and take us camping without letting us know where we were going. It was a surprise vacation every time.
  4. It is the littlest things that make the biggest impact. He would set up my mom’s coffee every morning ready to pour when she got up.
  5. Do not be afraid to show affection. He was not afraid to let us kids see him hug and kiss my mom when he got home each night.
  6. I was smart. I remember sitting on his lap when I was in kindergarten and he would teach me to read my older brother’s Grade 1 reader. His praise gave me confidence.
  7. I was special. He allowed me to wake up early with him to make his lunch. One cheese sandwich and one peanut butter and jam. Talk about a WIN/WIN. I had quiet time with him and he had a lunch. He must have really loved me to accept my childlike creations.

 

To all the dads to be, dads, granddads and great granddads – THANK YOU. Have an awesome Father’s Day!