20 inspiring quotes to kickstart your day

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I am not a morning person. In fact, when my alarm goes off, I’d much rather turn over and sleep the day away. Eventually, a long to-do list and responsibilities get me out of bed, but it takes me a few hours to fully wake up and be productive.

People struggle to ‘get up’ for many reasons—fear, stress, depression, anxiety or laziness are all issues we deal with at one time or another. So what keeps you from getting out of bed and facing the day?

There’s no easy solution to waking up (we’ll leave that for another blog), but if need some motivation to get up with your alarm, then these inspiring quotes could give you the kickstart you need.

Write them out and place them by your bed. When the alarm goes off in the morning, repeat these to yourself and be empowered to start your day positively.

When you wake up anxious

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength—carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

—Corrie ten Boom

“Write it on your heart

that every day is the best day in the year.

He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day

who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. “

—Ralph Waldo Emmerson

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity”

—T.S. Eliot

“Anxiety's like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far.”

Jodi Picoult

 

When you need motivation

“I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, “aw shit, he's up!”

Steve Maraboli

“Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be LIVED. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically LIVED.”

Mandy Hale

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”

—Kurt Vonnegut

“What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?”

—John Green

When you wake up afraid

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

—Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do your thing and don't care if they like it.”

Tina Fey

“Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.”

— Donald Miller

“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”

Veronica Roth

 

When you wake up feeling stressed

“Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.”

—Howard Thurman

“You don't need a plan; you just need to be present.”

—Bob Goff

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

—William James

“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.”

C.G. Jung

 

If you struggle with depression

“Don’t give up. Don’t give up on your story. Don’t give up on the people you love. Hope is real. Love is real. It’s all worth fighting for.”

Jamie Tworkowski

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

Albert Camus

“I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.”

—Elizabeth Gilbert

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

C.S. Lewis

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101 Best Personal Development bloggers

101 Best Personal Development bloggers

We are thrilled to announce that Guided Mind has named WatersedgeCounselling as one of the 101 Best Personal Development and Self Help bloggers of 2016!

As part of their Best and Most Inspiring Personal Blog Awards for the year, we have been named alongside New York Times best selling author Michael Hyatt, as well as Marie Forleo, a personal and professional development writer chosen by Oprah as a thought leader for a new generation.

Guided Mind ColleenListed at #96, Watersedge is described as a ‘blog to [help] you stay mentally healthy, addiction free, happy, good in relationships and stress relieved.’

You can see the complete list of Guided Mind 101 best personal development and self help bloggers here. The list is ordered randomly, and as Guided Mind say ‘some of the best bloggers can be found at near the very bottom of the list,’ so take your time browsing.

Do you want to learn how to take better care of your mental health? Would you like to discuss your own personal development?  Here’s what you need to do: contact WatersedgeCounselling on 0434 337 245 for a FREE 10-minute phone consultation on how we can best help you, or press book now to book in our online diary.

Alcohol: 8 Steps to Slow Down Your Drinking

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Lots of us enjoy having a drink with our friends. Whether it’s a glass of red with the girls, or a beer at the family barbeque, once we start, it can be difficult to stop.

Your age, physicality, gender and any medication you take all affect how you react to alcohol. This is why some people can ‘hold their liquor’ after three beers, and others become tipsy after one.

It’s always an option to remain sober, but if you’d like a drink, try these steps to slow-down your alcohol intake at parties.

  1. Start with a soft drink

When you arrive, don’t jump the gun and go for the liquor. Take it easy and start with a fizzy drink. It will curb your thirst and you will keep your head as the night progresses.

  1. Eat food

A full stomach slows the effects of alcohol. Make sure you eat a good meal at the start of the night, and stay well fed on snacks and appetisers while you are drinking. Avoid salty foods that will make you thirstier.

  1. Stay hydrated

Drink a glass of water between your alcoholic beverages. This will re-hydrate your system, slow your drinking down and make you full.

  1. Follow standard drink sizes

Don’t assume that your glass of wine is one standard serving of alcohol (10mg). The type of alcohol, size of a glass and the liberty of the server means you can consume more alcohol than planned very quickly. Check the alcohol content on the bottle or ask the server if you are unsure.

  1. Avoid shouts and top-ups

A few shouts into the night, a top-up here or there, and you loose track of how much alcohol you’ve drunk. Politely say ‘no’ to these gestures and stick to the Australian Government’s recommendation of two standard drinks a day.

  1. Drink a low alcohol alternative

Choose a ‘light’ option, or a less concentrated drink. Avoid spirits that are poured into soft drink without being measured.

  1. Pace yourself

Before your first beer, plan how much you will drink over the night. Use this to pace yourself over each hour, taking sips and drinking non-alcoholic beverages to fill out the time.

  1. Say ‘no’

You are in control over what you drink. Don’t feel compelled to get blind-drunk because your colleagues do, or go for harder alternatives at their insistence. Stick to your plan and focus on socialising rather than drinking alcohol.

Are you drinking too much alcohol? Do you wake up with regrets after a big night? Then here’s what you need to do: contact Colleen on 0434 337 245 or Duncan on 0434 331 243 for a FREE 10-minute phone consultation on how we can best help you, or press book now to book on the online diary.

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