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10 Ways to Have More Joy in Your Life

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Happiness is a feeling of comfort and contentment. It’s a feeling of rightness and peace. It’s a beautiful thing. But joy… joy is a feeling of excitement and thrill. It’s a combined feeling of freedom, confidence, and absolute pleasure. There is no emotion (that I have yet to experience) bigger than joy. It’s happiness with a kick, and it’s freaking awesome.

I have been working hard to get to a place where happiness, peace, and joy are constant companions of mine. I’m still working on the constant part, but I would have to say these emotions are more with me than not. So for my benefit, and others, I am setting down here some of the key steps I have found to having more joy in my life.

1. Being More Grateful

The number one best way to bring any sort of positivity, happiness, peace, and joy into life is to be more grateful. That is how I started this journey towards more joy years ago, and my gratitude has only grown since. As it did, so did the best parts of my life. I have learned first hand that the more grateful I am, the more I will have to be grateful about. It really is that simple.

2. Being Aware of Your Mood

We cannot change our mood without first being aware of what our mood is in any given situation. So I have taken care to observe how I feel. I don’t judge myself for feeling upset or anger. I just notice what sets me off. What are my triggers, and how can I find ways to move past them or release them? I also pay attention to what makes me feel good. There’s a lot of power in just observing and being aware. A situation can’t change unless we are first aware of it.

3. Being Aware of What You Give Your Attention To

After becoming more aware of my mood, I then began to notice more specifics about what I was giving my attention to. I started to see distinct situations, people, and even thoughts that were dragging me down. It took time to identify everything, but the more attention I paid to my mood, the more aware I became of where my attention was going, and I started to cut back or completely cut out anything and everything that could be a potential joy stealer.

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A Blog on Writing and Personal Empowerment

This blog has gone through many transformations, but I feel the most recent one has been the most significant. I have spent a lot of time redesigning, revamping, and reconsidering how I want this blog to go in recent months. It took a while for me to fit the pieces together, but I am finally starting to see a picture form.

Up until a few weeks ago this blog has been me just throwing things out there that have come to me in my journey of life. For a great while it was solely dedicated to writing and writing posts. Then August of last year, I started the Speak Your Truth series because I decided I had more to say other than just writing. I think all of my actions on this blog have been leading me up to this.

It’s a coming out party for me. As I have decided I want to say more and do more. I have sat on the sidelines long enough. I want to get out there and do something. You see, just because I had a blog didn’t mean I actually did anything significant with it. It was simply a place to post ideas. But I want to start going beyond that and start engaging people. I want to be a place of not just ideas, but a place of inspiration and collaboration.

What does that mean exactly? I still don’t have all the pieces. I’m moving forward one step at a time. I want to add more online classes to offer what knowledge I have to those seeking it. I want to begin a weekly newsletter to help connect and motivate people. I want to help promote other authors and their work. I want to help inspire people to rise higher and claim their personal power.

So with all that in mind, I have changed the message behind this blog to more clearly state what it is I’m doing here. This is a blog on writing, but also a blog supporting and inspiring personal empowerment.

Writing fiction isn’t enough for me. I want to do more, be more, and give back more. I am excited in this new journey, and I hope all of you will enjoy it as I offer these new ideas and encouragement. I will close with one of my favorite quotes of all times.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ––Mahatma Gandhi

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Speak Your Truth: Staying Calm in the Face of Fear

Here is a video talking about staying calm in the face of fear. We each get to choose what we give our attention to. We each get to decide to stay calm and refocus our attention on the good things, or stay trapped in a cycle of fear. What do you choose?

Are you struggling with fears? Are you wanting a more peaceful life? Download my free ebook that talks about the five steps to a more peaceful life. Become more empowered as you step into your peaceful life. You deserve it!

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Online Course: Journaling Your Way To Success

Here it is! My first online course is available today. I am proud to present Journaling Your Way To Success. I was inspired to write this course because I realized I have done a lot of work on myself, especially through journaling, and felt the need to share my process. A process that has lead me to a significantly better life, and I believe all people deserve a successful and fulfilling life. So I want to share with as many people as possible. Maybe that’s you too.

In Journaling Your Way to Success, you can take the powerful tool of journaling to help create a new and better you. This is a great way to jump start your personal journey in discovering the clarity needed to bring more success and happiness to your life.

This is a dedicated 21-day course, to give you the boost you need to take steps toward your success. Lessons include topics such as Why is Journaling Important, What is Success, Cultivating Awareness Through Journaling, A Daily Routine That Works For You, Using Journaling to Retain the Mind, and more.

Are you ready to journal your way to success? Then do something your future self will thank you for and sign up for this course today!

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Free eBook: Five Steps to a More Peaceful Life

I am excited to present a free ebook that might just change your life! I have dedicated a large portion of my time the last year and a half to finding a more peaceful life, and have decided to share some of the important things I learned along the way. I discovered five main steps that I want to share with you.

Why is this free? It’s my way of paying it forward. We all deserve peaceful and fulfilling lives. It is my mission to start actively doing what I can to promote more peace for myself and the world. The first step is putting this book out there for whomever it might resonate with.

Please feel free to download for yourself, or to share. If we want to make real change in the world, we first must start with ourselves.

Enjoy!