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Day 1: 31 Days to Reset Your Life

For the last several years, I’ve been UNHAPPY. Yes, sad…but true. In my late twenties, I started on a journey reflecting on things that I needed to change and areas I needed to grow. Once I turned 30, I started doing things that I thought would or should bring me happiness.
I took up ballroom dancing, taught beginner ballroom dancing for a spell, became a Zumba instructor and took up drum lessons. At first, all of things made me happy in the moment and for the moment but very quickly I got back in my rut. For awhile, I felt I was depressed and couldn’t pinpoint why. People kept telling me “just choose to be happy” and while it sounded great, it didn’t work and I kept falling deeper and deeper into my rut.

As I was going on and on earlier this week about how I am “miserable” at my job, my mom interrupted me and said “Well, maybe it’s something within you and if you go to another job and don’t correct the issue that next job may not be any better” – not those exact words, but I understood it. While I initially dismissed, it stayed with me. So, I spent some time thinking how I would get out of this rut.
I have been following Rosetta Thurman from www.happyblackwoman.com and she has many tools for becoming a Happy Black Woman. On her website, she has many programs (some of which are free) to guide you to happiness in all areas of life. I’ve chosen to do her 31 Day Reset because it is designed to help you get out of your rut, set goals, map out your ideal life and achieve the life you WANT!
The program offers an eBook, supplement worksheets, access to a private Facebook group, and a daily email with exercises to help guide you along. My program starts today and I want to document my progress. You should do it with me! http://happyblackwoman.com/31dayreset
Day 1’s Exercise:
  1. Choose a reset notebook – a notebook to write your thoughts and progress
  2. Chose a personal mantra – one that you write in your notebook and repeat to yourself daily. Here’s mine: “I AM the beautiful creation God made me. He equipped me with the power to create, nurture, transform and inspire.”This will be my main mantra – as I come across more I may add to my list – you can’t have too many positive affirmations!
  3. Choose a theme song – a song that brings motivation or inspiration. My song of choice: LeAnn Womack’s I Hope You Dance.  This song says it all – through the good, bad, take a moment to smell the roses and always choose to dance. Love IT!
So far… I’m off to a great start! I also read her article about creating an inspirational morning – great read. You can find it here http://happyblackwoman.com/how-to-create-an-inspiring-morning-routine/.