Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Hello, my friend!  

How's your week?  I really wanna know how your week is going!  Is it going well?  Is it not going so well?  Let a girl know how your doing ;)

Are you ready for and do you wanna alleviate your stress in 2012? 

Do you have stress at work?

Do you have stress at home?

Do you have anger, anxiety, depression, or loneliness?

Whatever it is, let's prep for destressing ourselves for 2012.  Are you with me?  Let's do it!

LOL!  I sound like a dang cheerleader.

Okay, so we know that the New Year is almost here and every year I encourage everyone to destress by setting goals.  That's right, New Year Resolutions.

If you say that you don't make New Year's Resolutions, let me try to change your mind.  PLEASE!!!

New Year's Resolutions are the greatest way to turn your life around because you are setting goals and you can start a new.  You can start fresh! 

Most people do not live by goals, which is a crime, in my mind.  If you are not setting and obtaining goals, you are in the constant state of going nowhere, and that, my friend, is stressful.

We are spiritual and human beings who need to progress to feel good about ourselves.  When we set and obtain goals we lift our self-confidence and self-esteem.  When we have great confidence, we don't carry doubt, fear, or worry.

Trust me!  I know that this is so.  I know that this is so because most people who are stressed have horrible habits of thinking thoughts full of doubt, fear, and worry and the best way to get away from this way of thinking is to set a goal.

You wanna do it?  You wanna prep yourself to destress in 2012?  If you are with me...

This is your first assignment for prepping yourself to destress in 2012...

Get a journal.  It doesn't have to be anything fancy, it could be a blank pad of paper.  The reason you need a journal is that I am going to give you exercises to explore your way of living that may be causing you stress so that you, and I (because we are going to do this together), can make some serious goals slash New Year Resolutions to destress in 2012. 

Just a side note.  If you do not journal, you are doing yourself and your future relatives a disservice.  I have been journaling since I was in elementary school.  There are so many benefits to journaling.  The number one benefit, in my eyes, is you can see how far you have come over the years and how much you have grown as an individual.  Another benefit is, that when you go through hard times if you journal when you look back at those times, you can see how strong you were and how well you handled yourself.  This is so important because when we succeed through hard times it strengthens us to know that we truly can handle anything.

Okay, enough of that.

Start your journey, with your journal, by reading and evaluating the basics I wrote about in my last post.

So get a journal, read and evaluate the basics from my last post, and write about what you have discovered in your new journal.  That's it!

Speak soon...

Have fun and be playful, in the meantime.


Elizabeth Stanfill