Each day I feel my scope continue to widen

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Since being home from my mission (for nearly a year and a half now) I have cried over multiple men and many broken dreams, and I tried so hard to force them together and cling to them. I’ve at last reached a point where my heart is tired, and my walls are sturdy and high. I’ve realized that in order to have a dream succeed, it needs to be something you have total control over, something that you can achieve on your own — I cannot continue to lean on somebody else to get me where I’m headed. And now I finally know where I want to go.

https://thesearchfordreamers.wordpress.com/2021/10/06/the-search-for-dreamers

My feelings of overwhelm often stem from internal pressures that I’ve put on myself

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I want to have activities planned for my kids every day. I have a hard time just letting them be bored (because then the whining ensues.) I want to limit screen time and make sure they spend enough time outside. Other things on my to-do list include reading Bible stories and to them and keeping the house clean throughout the day. I want to be productive and check things off my to-do list so that I feel like I’m doing enough. Then I have things I can point to and say “look what I got done today.”

https://amindsetongod.wordpress.com/2021/09/26/motherhood-too-much-and-not-enough

There are a lot of things I would like to transform about myself

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I would also like to change about my attitude in college. I am not completely sure what I want to do with my life so going to college is a proper option to discover what you want to do. However at the same time I do dislike going to college. Not that the work is hard and I do have great professors but for some reason I do feel a sense of emptiness when I walk towards my college. Likely out of boredom as I don’t really learn during their lectures. I wish there was a mind control machine I would utilize on my professors and counselors to graduate me already but life doesn’t work that way (no disrespect towards my professors and counselor). I also wish there was a time machine to change the mistakes I made of my past. There is something else I would like to change is how to be patient regarding homework. I am obsessed with finishing as soon as I can but at the same time want to be 100 percent correct. Every time I get stuck on an answer you could say I mildly panic due to my obsession with finishing.

https://brainofjay909136493.wordpress.com/2021/09/22/something-i-like-to-change-about-myself

I’ve realized that I desire love, but I want to control it

Keywords: blogs , connection , dating , emotions , feelings , life , lifestyle , love , pain , romance , self awareness , self improvement , trauma , validation , vulnerable

My emotional unavailability is due to me feeling like I have to control how relationships play out. It took me a while to realize that I was seeking validation from the connection more than anything.

https://queenmediacollective.com/2021/08/26/im-emotionally-unavailable-but-i-like-you

Some days are just plain tough and that’s okay, there are going to be days that you don’t have it completely under control but cut yourself some slack and don’t take it personally

Keywords: life + style , self care and worthiness , anxiety , helplines , postpartum , postpartum anxiety , self care

Remember you are not alone in this – so many these days suffer from anxiety, seek support from others when you need it, there is nothing to be ashamed of. Reaching out shows strength and also demonstrates bravery for speaking out.

https://justyouraveragerose.com.au/2021/08/09/anxiety-acknowledging-my-anxiety-and-knowing-you-can-overcome-it

I don’t have to act on urges (emotions) that rise up in me, especially if they are truly not the best for me or others

Keywords: life coaching , path of peace , simple living 2 , boundaries , contentment , creating better habits

My goal is to remind myself to see the urge, not as a command that I am required to follow, but simply a suggestion from the child within me. I can then be aware to look for the good things that can come from the situation, even if it’s uncontrolled. I don’t need to control things to enjoy them, I can just let them happen.

https://dearsheri.com/2021/07/08/being-in-control-real-or-illusion

I want control and I don’t have it

Keywords: blog post , empowerment , fear , healing , self awareness , spirituality , stuck , worry

The mind is nuts. The awareness will return. Things will move forward when they are supposed to and it will all be fine. I know that. But for today, for right now, the mind is exploring the world of doubt and fear because it’s familiar and comfortable, and that’s okay too.

https://laurabungarz.ca/i-had-control

I wrote the things I wanted to get done every day, and here is my list

Keywords: lifestyle , self care , balance , benefit , monday , morning , morningroutine , planner , planning , routine

Now that I don’t have a job to got to, my mornings look a bit different. I really didn’t feel a sense of control over the many tasks that I needed to do in a day and realizing this made me aware that I needed a morning and evening routine. I did some research and the benefits and success stories of people who adopted a routine into part of their day, caused me to want to do the same.

https://nmarielife.com/2021/05/28/fitting-a-routine-into-your-day

I’m not tied to the outcome or the agenda

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I have found in coaching that reflection on your own thoughts is one of the most powerful tools of coaching. Knowing that someone isn’t trying to sway, influence or manipulate you helps you feel safe and reflect on what you really want. This happens through active listening. If I’m trying to push a rope, I’m wrapped up in my own agenda. When I am actively listening, I am making a safe space for someone to reflect.

https://workplacenavigator.com/2021/04/23/you-cant-push-a-rope-2

I am stronger than my thoughts, I am in control of my own mind

Keywords: , before , beginning , first , goal , plan , training , workout

Recently, I have been practicing that phrase to help center me in times of high anxiety and doubt. It did just that, and this time it helped me remember how badly I want to think back on this moment 8 months from now and laugh for being scared to start, how badly I want to feel comfortable 3 weeks from now when I shop for my wedding dress, and how badly I want to continue to write these blogs with an honest hand.

https://madebytheday.blog/2021/02/10/week-1-the-before-the-after-the-in-between