Do You Want Change or Do You Want Comfort?

You have probably heard the saying, “The only constant is change”, and that has never been more true than right now.

If you aren’t already feeling stressed, exhausted, or overwhelmed, just turn on the news. Our world is a scary place right now. Hate, violence, and divisiveness has swept over our country faster than the coronavirus.

If you feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster, you are not alone. The truth is that we cannot have real change unless we are willing to look at ourselves, our beliefs, and our behaviors through a magnifying glass, and that can be uncomfortable.

Resilience is built when you choose change over comfort.

When you feel yourself getting carried away by your emotions, take a moment to focus on your mindset, skillset, and ability to reset.

Mindset: Focus on what you can control

What can you directly control right now? That’s where to focus your attention. The unknown is scary and your brain hates uncertainty. In fact, it would rather have an outcome it doesn’t like rather than one it doesn’t know.

Skillset: Show compassion for yourself and others

In a time when we are incredibly vulnerable, give yourself and others grace. It takes less emotional energy to be kind and has a much greater return on investment.

Reset: Practice Mind Over Moment

When you start to feel overwhelmed, stop, take a moment, and observe your emotions and feelings. This brings you back to the present, and you can’t worry about the past or feel anxious about the future when you bring yourself back to now.

We are facing an incredibly challenging time, and yes, it is uncomfortable. But this is the time to learn. This is the time to grow. And this is the time to choose change over comfort.

Please share this with a friend or family member who may be struggling. We are all in this together.

With Love,
Anne

Did you know kindness keeps you young?

Free radicals and inflammation, which are big contributors to the aging process, are reduced when you show love and kindness. Cheers to that! 🍻 #resilience #reset #wellness #wellbeing #mindfulness #kindness #payitforward
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Our story is nothing more than a habit, and it takes practice to tell new, more productive stories. It’s also where resilience is built.

Pay attention to the stories you tell yourself about your life. If they aren’t serving you, it’s time to tell a new story. #resilience #mindfulness #mindset #yourstory #braintraining #habits #personaldevelopment #growth
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Proactively working to cultivate gratitude, appreciation, optimism, and humor is a skill, and it will change your brain for the better. #mindfulmonday #mindfulness #resilience #gratitude #optimism #humor ...

Expressing gratitude is contagious, and increases dopamine and serotonin for both the person giving and receiving the feedback. It’s an easy way to give another person a lift and lift your own spirits in the process.

Tell me what you're grateful for in the comments! 🤗 #gratitude #fridayvibes #resilience #optimism #happiness #begrateful #inspiration #motivation #priorities #liveonpurpose
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#WednesdayWisdom from @melrobbins.

"Confidence in yourself is built through acts of everyday courage."

Successful people have fear, self-doubt, and insecurity, so if you feel those things, you're in good company.

Just remember this: If you're not afraid or uncomfortable, it's probably not courage. 💪 #resilience #courage #confidence #personalgrowth #melrobbins
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Kindness uses less energy than anger. Caring is easier than resentment. Peace is more comforting than battle. 🙏

Choose to be purposeful about your daily practices and create the habits that support the life you want. #mindfulmonday #mindfulness #resilience #reset #protectyourpeace #mindfulliving #kindness #selflove #personalgrowth #liveonpurpose #habitsforhappiness
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ANNE GRADY IS A SPEAKER, AUTHOR, AND #TRUTHBOMB DROPPER!

Anne Grady is a Speaker, Author, and #TruthBomb Dropper.

Anne shares practical strategies that can be applied both personally and professionally to improve relationships, navigate change, and triumph over adversity. And she’ll make you laugh while she does it. Anne is a two time TEDx speaker, and her work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fast Company and Inc. magazines, CNN, ESPN, and FOX Business. She is the best selling author of 52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work and Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience and Triumph.

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