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

#WednesdayWisdom from @mrdavehollis. I'm really excited to check out his new book #BuiltThroughCourage.

The main difference between those who courageously act and those who stay stuck amounts to how we view fear. Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is being afraid and working through the discomfort. Courage means you allow challenge and adversity to be a catalyst to help you grow strong enough to face whatever life throws at you.

What types of courage come easily for you? Which ones are more difficult? And what blocks you from behaving courageously in the circumstances you face? 💪 #wednesdaywisdom #courage #resilience #fearasfuel #reframefear #mindset #personaldevelopment
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YOU GOT THIS.

As research for my book "Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience", I spent a lot of time learning what helps develop and maintain resilience and have boiled it down to three main areas: Your mindset, skillset, and your ability to reset.

But just like anything else, knowing what builds resilience isn’t enough. You have to actively practice these skills. In this month's blog, I'm showing you how. Link in my bio! 👆 #resilience #mindset #mindfulness #mindovermoment #blog #skillset #reset #habits #personalgrowth #personaldevelopment #youareasurvivor💪
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Happiness is a skill.

If you aren’t feeling very happy, satisfied, or content, look for blips of happiness. If you’re feeling angry, frustrated, or overwhelmed, look for blips of relief and realize that this too shall pass. No one is always happy or never happy. Happiness, just like sadness, and just about every other emotion happens in little blips. We get to choose which blips we focus on. #mindfulmonday #mindfulness #reslience #happiness #optimism #deliciousmoments #emotionalgrowth #personaldevelopment #mindset
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What if you could break free from reactivity with a reset—a chance once and for all to define the life you want and create a path to get there, all while building resilience along the way? You can.

It’s time to delve into your automatic thought patterns, belief systems and daily habits to identify which ones are serving you. Resilience is built by deliberately cultivating productive beliefs, behaviors, and habits to intentionally break out of reactivity and live purposefully. If you have found yourself stuck in reactivity either before this pandemic or during it, remember to reset, practice #MindOverMoment, and purposefully build the life you deserve. It’s about what you do starting now that matters. #resilience #mindfulness #authorsofinstagram #booklaunchanniversary #breakout #liveonpurpose #habits #personalgrowth #reset #grow
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Don’t neglect what brings you joy.

Sometimes it is easier said than done when you’re in the middle of it, but choosing optimism means you are deliberate about the way you interpret the adversity in your life.

Every situation, especially the difficult ones, provides an opportunity to challenge our self-defeating, negative thoughts. And this isn’t just fluff. Scientific research has proven that when you look at life through a lens of positivity, you are more likely to enjoy better mental and physical health. #mindfulmonday #mindfulness #resilience #optimism #choosejoy #protectyourpeace #mindovermoment #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters
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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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