I came across Barbara and her work while scouting experts for some articles I’m writing for Bridal Tribe Magazine. She is inspiring and courageous. I hope you enjoy these tips as much as I enjoyed working with her.
Setting and Reaching Goals
Whether a goal is trivial or seemingly insurmountable, the satisfaction of achievement is something to savor. If you’re intimated or feeling overwhelmed, break it down into smaller steps. Celebrate the small wins and reward yourself when you accomplish the big goals. Don’t forget about how much self-confidence comes from reaching your goals.
Living an Honest Life
Deception drains a person’s spirit. Being authentic will attract and keep the people into your life who will share similar interests and be the most appreciative of who you are – the real you!
Finding Something You Love to Do
Passion restores and revitalizes. Don’t you just love the endorphins you feel when you are enjoying activities that bring you joy and allow you to express yourself creatively?
Only then can you truly work on your weaknesses and still enjoy life.
Taking Care of the Mind-Body Connection
Eat right, exercise and meditate. Be mindful of what you put in and what you do with your body.
Finding a Quiet Time to Recharge
Find a quiet place that fosters reflection. It could be a quiet room or a relaxing space in nature.
Giving to Others
Helping others stimulates the reward centers in your brain, allowing for feelings of well-being. It gets you out of your own head and benefit from a feeling of gratitude.
About Barbara McNally
Barbara McNally is the author of Unbridled, a memoir chronicling her journey from stifled, predictable housewife to independent and joyous living. A mother and philanthropist living in San Diego, California, Barbara is also the founder of Mother Lover Fighter Sage, a foundation dedicated to providing women with opportunities for growth and self-discovery. To learn more, visit her website at: UnbridledFreedom.com. You can follow Barbara at @liveunbridled or at facebook.com/liveunbridled.