A Loving Reminder: Don’t Miss Your Life Trying to Improve It

A friendly reminder that you are okay just as you are.

In my world of personal development and growth, I want to pause from time to time and share lovingly that you are perfectly wonderful right now, even if you never changed or grew again. Growth is awesome. Wanting to improve is a fabulous and worthy goal. And those of us on the self-improvement train need to be reminded that right now, this moment, this very breath: This is your life.

I see it in my clients and I have been guilty of it myself… Being so hell-bent on improving ourselves, and in essence our lives, that we miss our lives. We miss the “right now.”

  • The messy house filled with laughter.
  • The tears shed in the arms of a loving friend.
  • The exhaustion at the days end met with the unconditional love of a dog at our feet.
  • The sticky-fingered child wanting to give us a jelly-covered kiss.

These small little miracles make up the joy of living.

Yes, keeping our Monger in check, building awareness of our anxiety patterns, and listening for our Biggest Fan are key to living happier. But please, don’t get so caught up in your patterns and your “things to improve” that you miss the everyday miracles that are happening in the process. I just wanted to give you a personal growth heads up.

New on The Happier Approach Podcast

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season has officially begun—and for those of us with High Functioning Anxiety who want the holidays to be as fantastic and magical as possible, the expectations and responsibilities of the festivities can be overwhelming.

So in the spirit of the season, let’s take a closer look at how High Functioning Anxiety reveals itself during the holidays. In this week’s new podcast episode, I’m exploring four holiday landmines that can take your High Functioning Anxiety through the roof and offering some tips to help you ease your anxiety and enjoy yourself. Check it out on Apple Podcast, Spotify, or over here.