22.4.19

Be The Best You | Live in The Now |

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Live in the NOW


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You know the saying, the past is behind you and the future is tomorrow, so live in the now! It’s easier said and done. As the past is what makes us who we are today and we all live for the future. But, what if you took a moment to live in the now? Try it. You’re here now, reading this as the world goes on around you. This is a moment to be all about you.

How do you feel? How do you look? Take a deep breath in. Deep breath out. Think about your whole self from head to toe. By taking this time to be in the moment you’re validating your whole being. Yes, you know that there are things from the past that need to be healed in order to move forward to the future. But you won’t get there if you don’t live in this moment right now.

Being fully present in each moment allows you to focus. Worrying about the past won’t get you anywhere, it’s in the past. Worrying about the future only creates stress and builds up anxiety. If you place yourself in the present you’ll be able to focus on the task at hand and be fully aware of where you are, where you came from and where you want to go.

Today’s world is full of distractions. Life happens in the now and if there are too many things going on, slow down and finish one thing at a time. Instead worrying about all the things you need to get done in the future, put your effort into what you’re doing now, then move onto the next task. Live in the now, be in the moment. Let life happen as it’s happening instead of trying to control how it’ll look and feel in the future. One of the best ways to be the best you know how is to live in the now.

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The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

15.4.19

Be The Best You | Drive | Week Sixteen

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Drive


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Will power isn't always easy to apply. It's more complicated than just trying your best. The power to have will power comes from your drive and determination. It's one thing to want something and to try our best to succeed. But, it's another to have the drive to keep it going.

Your drive will keep you moving forward. There's a determination to be the best you know how. However, our drive can sometimes be brought down by negative thoughts and energy. This is why, from the beginning, you've been focusing on how to quiet the negative nuisances that creep into your daily life.

Your drive is what keeps you focused on your goal. They sometimes say that your dive is what overcomes failure. If you're tired of starting over, then stop quitting.

But, how do you find your drive? How do you find your force to be determined to succeed?

Start with a plan. Make a list. Know your end goal. Be realistic with your expectations to get there. Understand the consequences of starting over. Ask yourself, how many times to I want to start over? or, do you want to reach your goal the first time? Understand the feeling of failure. Know that if you fail, you CAN start over again.

Your drive will come from the feelings of how bad you want it. Most importantly, know that your drive will be driven by hard work. You can't have drive and determination unless you put in the time and energy. If you don't do any of the work, it's not your destiny or your determination.

Put in the work to be the best you, you know how.

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The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

8.4.19

Be The Best You | Opportunity | Week Fifteen

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina


Opportunity


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When opportunity knocks it’s easy to give it a try. But, what if opportunity isn’t knocking? You keep waiting for it to happen. Sometimes we ask the Universe for a sign or an opportunity, but we don’t see it, hear it or feel it.

What if your opportunity comes from you creating it? You may or may not have heard of the term carpe diem. It’s a Latin phrase that means seize the day. The saying is used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future.  

For a moment, be in the present and create your own opportunity and enhance the opportunity. When you move the opportunity forward you are increasing the probability of the opportunity to come to fruition. 

But how do you do this? How do you create your own opportunity? You may need to take a step back, be in the moment and analyze where you are now and where you want to be. 

If you know what steps you need to take, to be where you want to be, see the opportunity. Once you can identify the opportunity you can work your way to it. But, an opportunity is just that if you don’t take steps to making it happen. If you only look at the opportunity from afar, it may turn into a missed opportunity. The only way opportunities will work in your favor is if you have the drive to make them happen. Drive may just be your opportunity. If you have the will to make it happen, it’s an opportunity that won’t have the chance to slip away.

Do the work, see the opportunity, follow through and be come the best you know how.

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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

1.4.19

Be The Best You | Clean | Week Fourteen

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina 


Clean


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Live in the moment. One way to be in the moment is to be aware of everything around you. However if your surroundings are cluttered it's hard to focus. It may be tie to clean and de-clutter. 

By sorting through your possessions and getting rid of unnecessary stuff it opens your mind to a more breathable space. Holding onto things that you haven't used in a while - or even knew you had - will help you de-clutter. 

Sometimes a roadblock to de-cluttering is the fear of getting rid of things that are of sentimental value. This is where you'll need to dig deep into your emotions and find out the why behind your things. For example, perhaps you have a keychain that your grandmother gave you as a gift. You admired your grandmother, so, you feel that if you got rid of the key chain you'll forget about your grandmother. Deep down inside, you know this isn't true. But, whenever you see the keychain it makes you smile - and you think of her and all the wonderful memories you had. Then, that's okay to hag onto the keychain. But when it comes to getting rid of stuff, really look at the value it brings you. If it's just there, taking up space and there's really no meaning behind it, perhaps it's time to donate it. 

Donating is a wonderful way to de-clutter. This way you don't feel like you're actually getting rid of stuff, more so, your stuff is helping someone else. There are mental health benefits to having a clean space. It helps reduce anxiety, it increased your productivity, it helps your self-esteem and it'll spark creativity. All things you need to be the best you, you know how.


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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

25.3.19

Be The Best You | Change | Week Thirteen

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Change

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Embrace change. We are creatures of habit and we love routine. Things can’t and won’t stay the same. If you’re not open to change, it only makes evolving harder. And in the end, everyone evolves. The longer you deny change the harder it is to move forward.

It’s easy to stay in a comfort zone, however when you initiate change you are also embracing opportunity for growth.  Sometimes when we move onto something new and change our habits we will actually learn lessons from that change that you didn’t even know you wanted for yourself.

Change can also helps you see from a different perspective. This new perspective will help you re-invent and re-evaluate your life and help you see where you need to be.

Being the best you is all about finding the opportunities for growth and change. If it’s hard for you to accept change start small. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too much change all at once. Find one thing that you know you need to change and work towards that. Then celebrate your change and move onto the next thing. In order to be the best you, only you know what needs to change.

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The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

18.3.19

Be The Best You | Freedom | Week Twelve

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina


Freedom 

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You have the freedom to choose a life that is full of opportunity to grow, to learn to love and to laugh. Where we live we are blessed with the choices that allow us to be who we need to be. However, more times than not, we’re also the one who holds us back from being where we want to be. Negative thoughts and energy feed into our daily routine and we start to let them bring us down.  

You are in charge of your choices on how you want to feel. You have the freedom to choose. Firstly, it’s up to you to fill your mind with positive energy. If someone else throws negativity your way remember its up to you on how you choose to react. If you’re in a negative situation, again it’s up to you to choose how you feel about it. You have the freedom to put yourself in a space that clears your mind from negative energy.

You are also free to live life in a way that lifts your spirits. If there are obstacles in your way, you have the choice to move them. Sometimes we feel we just can’t. Sometimes you feel that if you choose to take care of you others will fall. You have the freedom to make choices that are best for you. It all ties into what we’ve talked about before, if you don’t take care of you, you can’t take care of others. Your freedom is the power to choose. Choose to be the best you, you know how.

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The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick

11.3.19

Be The Best You | Empathy | Week Eleven

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina


Empathy

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Empathy is the ability to see things the way others see them. When you are empathetic to someone you completely understand what others are feeling.

Unfortunately not everyone knows how to be empathetic. That’s not a bad thing – some just need to be trained. Consider yourself lucky if you have natural empathy.

In order to be empathetic you need to first understand yourself. When you understand and accept your own feelings you can start to understand others. If you don’t know where to start, watch a video that stirs up your emotions. Is there a time when you instantly react with a lump in your throat and you’re holding back the tears? Where do those feelings come from? Why do you feel this way? Once you understand these feelings you’ll understand yourself. This is the path to being empathetic. 

Don’t be in too much of a hurry to find your empathy. Sometimes it can’t be learned, it has to be earned. You’re empathy will come from simply living life. Your life experiences of heartache and heartbreak, love and laughter will help you understand empathy.

So, how does being empathetic help us to be the best we know how? Empathy helps us understand how others are feeling and in turn we can respond appropriately and be more helpful.

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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell.

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick