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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our fearless leader Anne Grady! We are so thankful for you!! 🥳 ...

I got to share the virtual stage today with New York Times Best-Selling Author and former monk, @jayshetty, for @adp.

He said, "Passion is a habit." I love this. Show up everyday passionate, curious, and ready to learn. These are just a few of the mental habits that build resilience. 💪 #resilience #passion #jayshetty #mentalhabits #ADPMOTM
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When it comes to taking care of yourself, take the advice you would give your kids or your friends.

It may be exercise, meditation, regular time with a friend, snuggling with a pet, taking time to read for fun, or dancing around your house while jamming out to music. Whatever it is, make it a ritual and part of your resilience-building routine. #mindfulmonday #resilience #productivity #priorities #mindfulness #mindovermoment
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What I used to not understand about meditation is that when your mind wanders, you know it's working. Meditation is not some Zen-like calm experience. It's hard work because your mind doesn't stop. Your thoughts will wander because your brain is always looking for something to grab onto.

Expect it and let the thoughts roll by. 🙏 #mindovermoment #meditation #mindfulness #resilience #innerpeace #fridayvibes
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#ThrowbackThursday to last October when I got my first tattoo!

I wanted a visual representation to remind myself to stay in the present moment. Every time I look at it, I take three deep breaths (that’s all it takes to reset your entire nervous system) and think of something I’m grateful for.

It may not be a tattoo, but I would love to know what visual reminder you will create to come back to the moment, take a deep breath (or three), and focus on gratitude. Tell me in the comments! 👇 #resilience #mindfulness #reset #tattoo #tinytatsatx #unalome #mindovermoment
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The last year has been a defining period in history. So many people have faced incredible setbacks, challenges, and trauma, but we have to be careful that we don't define our lives by "before the pandemic" or "after the pandemic".

This can become the new normal, and we can easily get stuck in a rut. Unfortunately, a rut is nothing more than a grave with no ends, and if you aren’t deliberate, it’s easy to stay stuck there.

If you have found yourself stuck in a rut, here are 5 ways to get unstuck:

1️⃣ Identify what thoughts are supporting/sabotaging your success.
2️⃣ Remember that your thoughts are not facts.
3️⃣ Create a replacement thought.
4️⃣ Make visual reminders.
5️⃣ Talk to yourself rather than listen to yourself.

If you’ve fallen in a rut, you don’t have to stay there. As one of my favorite musicians Ray Wylie Hubbard says, “Get out of a rut and get into a groove.” #resilience #getunstuck #definesuccess #personaldevelopment #selfleadership #liveonpurpose #positivemindset #optimism #newnormal
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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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