After taking last week off during the busy holiday week, we're back!
Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving and were able to take advantage of some killer Black Friday deals (including ours!).
Anyways, welcome back to another edition of Find The Good Friday, a weekly newsletter where we share helpful resources, one inspiring quote, one quick tip, and one find the good story to help you find the good this upcoming week.
Our goal is to help you get through the good and the bad days, the ups and the downs, and anything else that stands between you and a smile on your face.
This week's focus: The reward lies in the work you’re avoiding.
Let’s hop right in, shall we?
This Week's Resources
Here’s a list of some of my favorite resources this week. If you have the time to check them out, I’d highly recommend it!
Helpful Article: How to Stop Procrastinating
Book: The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides (I just finished reading this thriller of a novel and loved it... couldn’t see the plot twist coming if I tried. If you're a fan of thrillers, I highly recommend this book!)
- Song: Flashbacks - Zach Hood (in celebration of Spotify Wrapped coming out this week, here’s a great song from my top hits this year)
This Week's Quote
This Week's Quick Tip
If you’re anything like me, you’re a master procrastinator.
“I’ll do it tomorrow” or “I can do that some other time” are all too common phrases of mine. And while I still procrastinate and put things off, I’ve improved a lot ever since I heard a quote on a podcast. And it went like this:
The reward you’re looking for lies in the work you’re avoiding doing.
Yeah... hits deep, doesn’t it?
Because here’s the thing, we all have big goals in life and a bunch of different things we want to accomplish. That’s the reward.
But we can’t just snap our fingers and make them appear out of thin air (although sometimes I wish we could!). No, we still have to put in the work to get there. To get one step closer to achieving those goals each day.
So the next time you feel like putting something off that you know you should be doing, just remember that you’ll get one step closer to achieving your goals – your reward – when you put in the work and just do that thing. You got this 💪🏼
This Week's Find The Good Story
This week’s find the good story is from an anonymous member of our community. Hope it inspires you as much as it inspires us!
“Last year I found myself overwhelmed by anxiety, which led to feeling cut off and isolated from the people in my life, even those closest to me. This ultimately led to depression, which just all spiraled out of control.
My husband supported me, helped me, and encouraged me to seek help. Between his unconditional love and support, cognitive therapy, and prescription medication, I was able to climb out of that hole.
Those months taught me that situations like those don't have to be permanent. Thoughts aren't always necessarily true. Lean on those you love when you need to. Ask for help and accept it when it's given. When your thoughts start to spin out of control, remind yourself that you are in control of your thoughts.
Yoga, self care, and focusing on everything that is going well in my life help me switch my thinking into a more, "Find the Good" mindset. Once you open your eyes and look around, it's easier than you think to find it.”