Maria Connolly, LPC

Category: Positive Mindset

Keep that New Year Energy Vibrantly Alive Throughout The Year!

Is the New Year Energy still keeping you inspired or could you use a boost? Fuel the New Year Energy and stay motivated by considering these 8 suggestions.“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” ~ Joseph Campbell

There always seems to be so much pressure around the start of a new year that you can be swept away from your true course. You may start to think — he’s doing this or she’s doing that…well, that must be what I need to do, too! It can make you chase after goals that truly don’t serve you at this point in your life. At the same time, there’s such a vibrant energy at the start of each new year, it would be a pity to let it go to waste! How can you keep the New Year Energy alive throughout this coming year?

Now that resolutions pressure is over, you can start thinking about what you can realistically focus on this year. Renew your New Year Energy to see how you can continue to improve your life. Are there any places in your life that you’ve hidden away or avoided working on?

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Learn to Trust Yourself: 7 Tips to Strengthening Your Self-Confidence

Before you can step forward with confidence, you must trust yourself and not doubt or second-guess yourself. Here are 7 ways to learn to trust yourself more“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~ Golda Meir

I don’t trust myself to ___. With what words would you fill in this blank? Make good decisions? Follow through? Just say no? Before you can step forward with confidence, it’s important to build trust in yourself, because second-guessing and doubting yourself are some of the key reasons for inaction.

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How to Stop Feeling Like A Fraud As You “Fake It Till You Make It”

Learn how to stop feeling like a fraud by using my 3 step process for ensuring your authentic self is never compromised and you get what you want from life.“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.” ~ Francis of Assisi

Do you try to “fake it till you make it?” I think this philosophy can either be helpful or harmful. For some people, it means screwing up their courage to do something they know they’re capable of doing; they just need the confidence to take the first step. For other people, they really are faking it, in the sense of not being real or true to their authentic self. They’re trying to be someone they’re not, and their push to be that “other person” sets them up for yet another “failure,” which leaves them feeling like a fraud.

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10 Energizing Positive Choices That Keep You Inspired to Become Your Best

Use the power of positive choices to to unlock within yourself more energy, resourcefulness, and commitment so you make the life changes you want this year.“Leaders who can stay optimistic and upbeat, even under intense pressure, radiate the positive feelings that create resonance. By staying in control of their feelings and impulses, they craft an environment of trust, comforts and fairness. And that self-management has a trickle-down effect from the leader.” ~ Daniel Goleman, Primal Leadership

How would you like to unlock within yourself more energy, resourcefulness, commitment and resilience, so that this year you truly make the life changes you desire? Rather than bogging yourself down with weighty and unrealistic resolutions, making positive choices on a daily basis will help you create an environment with less time for bad habits and more time and energy for the things that light up your life. This is the recipe for success!

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Clear Your Cluttered Mind and Make Space for What Matters Most

If you want to de-clutter your house or office, it’s vital to first clear out your cluttered mind, because it’s mental clutter that leads to physical clutter“The way a person does one thing is the way they do everything.” ~ Maria Connolly’s motto

Do you often forget things? Do you feel like you’re going nowhere fast? Is your to-do list getting longer and your stress level rising? Does it seem like you spend all your time taking care of your things, rather than them serving you? Are your relationships strained because you have too much to do or you ‘just can’t handle one more thing’? All of these may indicate that you have a cluttered mind. Because when your mind is at peace and rest, these life stressors won’t get to you so easily.

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