Our regular readers know that on Facebook and Twitter, Wednesday is reserved for our WOW’s (a.k.a.: Word of the Week). Yes, each Wednesday we post a new word, which on the surface may seem very ordinary. But, once you read the definition, you see that we’ve given each a new and “empowered” twist! Our new meanings offer a valuable life lesson and some good food for thought!
Last month’s words were especially powerful! Here’s a summary…
INNERVIEW: No spelling error here! You’re probably familiar with the job “interview” and the benefits for company and job-seeker alike. After all, there’s no better way to get a feel for the compatibility of skills, experience, duties and responsibilities. And, there’s a certain amount of preparation that goes into the interview too, as questions and answers are prepared and rehearsed, resumes are updated, scenarios are imagined and the negotiables are finalized. Funny isn’t it…all the time we spend on preparing for the job-interview, yet few of us do much to prepare for our most important job, the job of empowered, passionate, and abundant living! That’s where the “innerview” comes in!
What is it you hope to accomplish in this life? What skills and talents can you bring to the world? Where are you willing to negotiate? You’ll be amazed at where a little self-inquiry can lead…Renewed purpose, crystal-clear focus, happiness, peace and contentment…the life of your dreams!
NIGHTLIFE: For most, the first thing to come to mind when we think of nightlife is going out, crazy times, whooping it up with friends. But we’re willing to bet that your nightlife reality is more about juggling the many kid activities, scrambling around doing housework, or retiring to the sofa for an evening spent as a couch potato. We hear ya, we know you’re tired! But instead of shrugging off precious evening-time, how about partaking in a few more empowering activities? Evening hours are the only chance most of us get to fulfill our self-care quota for the day. So, tonight, start by creating a self-care activities list for yourself, and then commit to doing one thing on your list at least three evenings a week (or more if you’re up for the challenge).
They don’t have to be time-consuming activities…even simple self-care tasks like 15 minutes spent journaling, reading before bed, a hot bath, or cup of tea, count! The important thing is that you spend a few minutes regularly focused just on YOU! Go ahead, you’ll thank us for it!
ANTIDOTE: According to Webster’s an antidote counteracts the effects of a poison. Before you think you aren’t exposed to any poison and so an antidote is unnecessary, you better think again! What about those negative thoughts? Poison! What about those limiting beliefs? Poison! What about the blame, excuses, and fear? Poison…Poison…Poison!
It’s crucial for us to have a well-stocked supply of our own personal antidotes. They’re the things that keep you from sliding down that slippery slope of negativity, depression, and lifeless living! So what’s your antidote? Journaling, prayer, a long hot bath, a walk in nature, the support of your Soulspring Group? Create your list of antidotes now so you’re prepared in case of an emergency!
SCORCHED: I’m sure it’s happened to all of us at one time or another; our spectacular recipe gets forgotten and left a bit too long on the stovetop without being stirred. Before we know it, it’s scorched!
But what does scorched have to do with empowerment? Well, consider how you feel when you sit complacent for too long, without a mix, mingle or shake-up, and your dreams, passions and goals get left unattended…you get stuck to the bottom of life!
It’s time to give things a little stir before it’s too late and your life turns into something dark and dried up beyond recognition! Muster up some courage and take that leap of faith, do that thing you’ve been saving for “someday”, get those activities on the calendar before the year flies by. Unlike a scorched recipe, you can stir things up before the excitement of life dries out.
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