Saturday, December 23, 2017

Good Vibes Only

Welcome back!

I'm super excited you're here! I hope you have a notebook because it's going to be good! Before we get into it, I have to say 
THANK YOU for reading, commenting, sharing, and giving me feedback on my first blog. The support you showed really exceeded my expectations. Within the first 24 hours I had more readers than I had anticipated and it only grew from there. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! And let me just say upfront, I'm not exaggerating, you inspire me. I enjoy connecting with you and hearing your stories so continue to reach out and share your experiences with me. Alright! Here we go!

I know it's Christmas, right? Most of us are excited to be spending quality time with amazing people and building new Christmas memories. However, some of us will be seeing people who are very opinionated and more on the negative side. They have a way of draining your good vibes so h
ow do you handle people like this?! Comment below.

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."

This my friend, is not true. The biggest challenge that I have after being around critical, negative people and environments is cleaning up the mental after-math and moving past the self-doubt they instill. I'm sure these people probably have good intentions (in most cases) but when you're trying to figure out your personal life, who you are as a person, and what you want to do with your life, their opinions and sometimes manipulative suggestions are counter-productive. Here's what I do to protect myself before and after being in a toxic environment.


1.    
Self-Reflection

This popular series of question is worth serious consideration. If you were the only person on earth who would you be? What would you be doing? Where would you live? and what kind of mentality would you have? When I soberly answer questions like this it empties my mind of external influences and I'm able to rediscover myself and my values placing me in a better position to plan my future.

2. End the conversation

We have to mentally end the conversation. Stop replaying their opinions and expectations of you in your mind. Don't fall into the trap of doubting and criticizing yourself, instead focus on your perspective of who you want to be and what you want your life to look like in the next few years. Make your internal voice louder than their external pressure(s). Simply put, believe in yourself. 

3.    Personal Commitment

I believe that we owe it to ourselves to experiment and live the life that we choose. With that being said I commit to not allowing external pressures like people's opinion or cultural stigma's to dissuade me from living a completely satisfying, full life of trial and error.

"No one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe"
- Harry Gray

This is only my second blog but I hope you can hear that I genuinely care about you. I want to see us all thrive, living our lives as if we had no one to impress or convince. Living as if God was the only person watching (fearlessly). As scary as you might think God is, knowing that He's watching actually creates a safe haven because He loves us, flaws in all!

Merry Christmas,
I'll catch you in the next one!

*Bonus: Many of you have shared that I offer a lot of thought provoking, soul searching, and practical life tips here on my blog. I'm glad you're being inspired! However, I can't let you stop there. I've decided to offer a Free 3-Week Mentorship Program that will stretch you & help you maintain consistent growth. If you're ready, LET'S DO IT!

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Also, I noticed that you guys really enjoy blog post on Thursday's, so I've updated my posting schedule to reflect what you want! Now you can expect post every Thursday & Saturday!

Theresa Evans 

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4 comments

  1. I agree with each and every word. It was very nice to read!

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    1. Thanks girl! I appreciate you taking the time to read it. Xoxo!

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  2. I'm so proud of you girl. You are an amazing young woman who seems to be on the road to bigger and better things.
    Love the way you have learned how to prioritize without allowing external pressures to overwhelm you. You are an encouragement to other mothers out there.
    Keep on blogging. God Bless.

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    1. Thank you! I'm inspired by all the strong, independent women I'm surrounded by, like you. Xoxo. Happy New Year!

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