I started this blog to promote personal growth and motivate people to live and be at a higher level. I strongly believe that a commitment to personal growth is the way to achieve true fulfillment and success in your life. “Living and Being Higher” encompasses a number of things including, compassion, kindness, overcoming personal fears, forgiveness, healing old wounds, goal setting and taking action on achieving your dreams.
Here are some simple ways to grow and challenge yourself this summer and be on your way to “living and being higher!”
Spread Love – Reach out to someone you have not talked to in a while. Don’t let pride or ego get in the way of reconnecting with a friend or loved one.
Exercise Compassion – help a friend, family member or co-worker in need. Helping someone could come in all forms, including listening, financial assistance, advice and/or guidance, or doing a favor for them. Charity and helping others starts at home with your friends and family.
Be Kind – show kindness to those around you especially those that are often forgotten, the elderly, the not so popular, the underdog, and even that grumpy co-worker. Kindness and love can do wonders and remember everyone has a story and we don’t always know what they are going through.
Learn – Learn something new about yourself and the world each day. This doesn’t take a lot of time to do. If you stop and live in the present moment, awareness about yourself and surroundings is instantaneous!
Fear – Pick three things you fear and make a commitment to just do it. This could be small or large. You may not like what you fear after you have done it, but the experience of actually doing it is empowering in so many ways.
Teach – Take the time to teach someone, whether it is at home with a parent or child, among friends, or at work. Teaching is the greatest gift you can give and greatest reward you can receive.
Judgement – Exercise not judging anyone for just one day (this is harder than you think). Don’t judge anyone on who they are or on their actions for one day this includes at work, at home, driving or even in the grocery store.
Gratitude – Keep a 2017 summer gratitude log. Each day, write down one new thing that you are grateful for. By the end of the summer you will be amazed at how blessed your life is!
Happy Summer xoxo