A Note For My Absence

I’ve been absent from the blogosphere due to a few blips in the preverbal road, some work related others personal. My biggest revelations from this time have been; Being mentally tough means (to me) taking big things and chunking them into smaller pieces making them easier to take — For example; eight weeks of an insane schedule of activities, can be viewed as one activity at a time. Lack of staffing might be seen as a creative scheduling challenge or an opportunity to mentor someone new into the role. A health concern should be followed through one step at a time without assuming any kind of outcome. I know this all seems to be a bit obscure without all the actual details of what’s happened, but it’s a safe bet anyone reading this has been or is in that kind of space right now. Where everything is happening at once when all the aspects of your life are on a collision course with your sanity…

My advice is old and simple be present take one moment at a time and know there is light at the end of the tunnel, and with time, faith and mental toughness you’ll arrive better for it.

Cheers,

Gin

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Smiles

Did you ever try to be angry, sad or upset while smiling?  Try it, go ahead put a great big smile on your face now think about something that pi+#es you off , how do you feel? It has been my experience that I don’t feel anything but happy when smiling — Which makes smiling one of my easiest and most accessible Tonics.

Let’s take yesterday for example, in any business (or aspect of our lives) there are bumps in the road; miscommunications from billing companies, a leak in a storage room or long meetings that get nothing accomplished. I find when I get caught up with why I should be upset with any of those things my focus is on finding more things to be upset about. However when I notice simple things like people’s generosity toward a charity raffle or 3 to 5 year olds having fun in a martial art class or going to work and seeing a giant TMNT painted on your window — You smile, you feel happy and joy.

Your mission today look for things that make you smile.

Cheers,

Gin

Small Rewards

We all enjoy celebrating , whether it is an event like a birthday or anniversary, an accomplishment like a graduation or a new job — We also enjoy celebrating holidays and team victories. It may seem like a lot of celebrating but when you look at the whole year we don’t celebrate nearly enough.

Celebrating releases joy and who can be sad when your full of joy? For example; I’m very competitive with myself after losing 22lbs three years ago I make it a goal to weigh in at my annual physical at my goal weight – Today was the day and I did weigh in at 126lbs! So I celebrated with a vanilla cream donut and an ice coffee! It’s a small reward but one that I looked forward to, and it was soooo good!

I’ll be celebrating even more when I go for a power walk and I do 10 solid minutes of gratitude pronouncements (yes I walk and say what I’m grateful for out loud ). I do get an odd look now and again, but who cares?  I’m celebrating life and feeling the”joy, joy, joy down in my heart”.

So your mission today set a small goal and reward yourself, and do 10 minutes of gratitude pronouncements!

Cheers,

Gin

Cheers

I know some of my friends and family are saying, “Another Blog” and to that I say, “Yes”. Actually this blog could’ve easily appeared on My Thoughts From The Run (self promoting) as the idea for this blog happened during my morning run.

Enough beating around the bush, I’m writing this blog for the following reasons; I need a place to write uplifting and inspiring thoughts, I’ve been reviewing Anthony Robbins Personal Power and Get the Edge programs and I’m inspired to inspire others. I’ve been challenged on Facebook to write three positive things a day for five days and I thought why only five? Finally I learn better if I write things down and I’m going through a spiritual and emotional  growth spurt and I want to retain what I learn and share it with you all.

The name of this blog is Gin’s Tonic, for those of you who know me you know I love word play – This is a non-alcoholic elixir that I hope lifts your spirits, makes you think, gives you hope, and gets you addicted to a life well lived!

Cheers,

Gin