Monday, February 28, 2011

Task #3

This week went totally better than last week! It was still kind of a rough week (lots of crazy things going on! Super stressed) but my tasks went beautifully. It made me smile to think of what girl was going to find the note on the mirror (I left them mainly in the Snow and the Spori and in the Hinckley) and how it would brighten her day. Every girl, I don't care who you are, likes to be told something nice about herself once in a while. I also made some cinnamon bread for a relief society sister that was having a rough week and when I saw the smile on her face, it just made it all worth it!

SO, this week I'm going to try and keep at it with my random service tasks in addition to whatever else I'm doing this week. Service is a great, fool-proof way to feel good about yourself because in addition to changing someone else's life in the process, you're also changing your own. It's a win-win situation!

Also, there is something else I would like to mention before I give out this week's tasks. I discovered a wonderful coping mechanism that helps with bad thoughts. Whenever you think of how Satan won't leave you alone and the bad thoughts are near constant and you're getting overwhelmed, think of Adam. Satan worked overtime to bring Adam down to his level, but Adam acted like he didn't care; when he acted indifferent and Satan saw that he wasn't having an affect on Adam, he left. SO remember Adam. Write the name on the inside of your wrist so you have a little reminder to give you a boost when you're having a hard time. If you act like Satan isn't affecting you; if you act like what he's saying doesn't matter, then he'll leave you alone. It's as simple as that. Don't give him that power over you.

TASK #3-
1. Pursue something you’re passionate about each day, even if it’s just for fifteen minutes. This can be gardening, reading a bedtime story to your child over the phone if you have to work late, actively seeking out projects at work that generate passion, and so on.

2. Don't compare yourself to others. There will always be people that have more than you, but there are also those who have less than you. Focus on what you do have rather than what you don't have, and on what you can do well rather than what you can't do well.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Task #2: SERVICE

SERVICE. We're going to switch it up a little this week and instead of focusing on ourselves we're going to focus on others. Just this once. ;) Try to do a small service for someone everyday this week, it doesn't matter what it is. One of my service projects this week is writing anonymous notes and sticking them up on the mirror in the girls' bathrooms. Things such as "Smile! You're beautiful!" or "Grin, you're gorgeous!", "You're as pretty as a picture! God loves you just the way you are!" You never know what little thing will make or brighten someone else's day.

 "Be kinder than necessary; for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

P.S. Watch this video and listen!

Monday, February 21, 2011

End of week one, start of week two, more updates to come.

You know, last week's task didn't do very much for me to be quite honest. It was a REALLY difficult week; maybe the fact that I had a migraine every two days had something to do with it, at any rate, it didn't do much for me. I will post new tasks tomorrow, EXTREMELY soon, I promise! On my lunch break if I can! Let's hope for a better week, shall we? Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Love you!


SMILE! You're beautiful!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What I needed

I was skimming through my other blog posts and I found this one. I'm SO glad that I did. I really needed to read it again. It'll give you hope. It worked for me.

"Despite how my situation in life is right now, I feel surprisingly, almost eerily calm about everything. I know special things are in store for me and I can feel them gathering. This year has been one of the hardest I've ever had to go through. I've been in and out of the hospital with bizzare medical problems, had extreme trouble with finances, extreme trouble with school, and Satan has been doing everything in his power to bring me down. And things still are bad. But do you know what this tells me? That I am and was being prepared for something; something important that will affect the rest of my life.

I am READY for whatever God has planned for me. I am ready to go down whatever path He has laid out for me, no matter the cost. Because in the end, I know what's really important.

Even though things seem dark, I know I can't give up because I'm the key to all that's going to happen to me. I am NOT the only one that matters here. If I fall, who knows how many generations I will affect? Without me, the futures of many are at stake and I will be the one that has to answer to the consequences.

Pray always and be believing. Listen to the Holy Ghost, Christ and Heavenly Father. They will NEVER lead you astray. Have faith, be strong; things will work out. All trials work together for our good. Never forget it."

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Task #1

February 13th, 2011
Task #1

Because I want to get things off to a good start, there will be two tasks to work on this week! I hope things go well!

Today was an ok sort of day. I had a little trouble this morning focusing on my good qualities and had quite a self esteem plummet, which hasn't happened in quite a while. It was really hard to focus at first in Relief Society, so I  recited the Young Women's theme in my head over and over again until I could focus my thoughts into something good. It helped a lot.

This Week's Tasks:

1.Be Thankful: Be thankful for things you have, people who love you and have spent time impacting your life.

Each day, think of three things you are thankful for and record them in a notebook or journal.
2. Put up a self-esteem bulletin board in a place where you can see it often and fill it with things that make you feel good: an email from a client thanking you for your great work, a photo of yourself that you like, a painting your niece or nephew made for you, etc. Refer to it often when you're feeling down or you need a quick boost.

Tip For the Week: Make an effort to realize and recognize when negative thoughts enter into your mind. One negative thought can quickly snowball into many and when this happens, it can be hard to get them under control and have your mind to yourself. When you recognize negative thoughts or feelings, etc. coming into your mind, recite something that is meaningful and spiritual and special to you. It can be a favorite verse of a hymn or even the Young Women or Young Men theme. This gives you something positive to focus on and before you know it, the bad thoughts are gone and you have peace of mind. It may take only once, or you may have to recite it over and over again for hours, but one thing's for sure, Satan cannot dwell in a place with as much light and spirit as that. Do whatever it takes to get him to leave you alone and recite whenever you recognize negative thoughts and feelings.


Friday, February 11, 2011


Hi, all. Yes, I am well aware that I suck-eth at keeping a blog, and I deeply apologize for those of you who are deeply absorbed in my random life. ;) Just kidding.

Do you know what a wonderful feeling is? When you realize that you are happy. That you are content with your life and there's not much you would change at the present moment in time. That's where I am right now. I have my bad days; everyone does. But what matters is how I deal with them. What matters is that I get back up and keep going after I've fallen down for the umpteenth time. I know that Heavenly Father has great things in store for me and I am SO excited. It's an exciting thing to realize and to actually KNOW that you've gotten to the place that Heavenly Father needed you to be at before He gave you your next big blessing. LIFE IS AWESOME!

Onto other things, I'm starting a project for my Interpersonal Theory and Communications class. I'm going to endeavor to improve my self-esteem and/or my self concept in order to communicate better with others. At the beginning of each week, I will post how I feel about myself at the present moment in time and then I will post a task (s) to work on during the week. At the end of each week I will describe my experiences, how well my task went and if doing the task improved my self esteem. It will be an interesting and exciting journey to take! YEAH! Let's get started! I'll post my first task on Monday! I hope you will all join in and tell me about your experiences too!