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#30daysofbrave Taking a Break

As the title suggests, I shall be taking a break from this challenge but will pick up as soon as I can.

#30daysofbrave 20-22/30: Missed a couple days, again....

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TODAY'S BRAVE ACT Commit to one uncomfortable conversation today.

Feeling out of place? Don't worry, the other person is too.


INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY
"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."

- SYLVIA PLATH

TODAY'S WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
I am eager to invite others to take part in my brave adventure because though it all, memories and goals are much more satisfying when savored. From best friends to complete strangers, I listen sincerely because each perspective brings its own unique value.  An attitude of understanding removes limiting barriers and allows for mutual constructive growth. I always seek to recognize the potential in others and will encourage them in their own brave intentions.


TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTSWhat conversation do I need to have that I’ve been putting off?What am I scared of that has prevented me from having…

#30daysofbrave 19/30: "Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been and look at what can be."

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Day 19/30 TODAY'S BRAVE ACT
In a moment of misery, crack a smile.


To prep yourself for this moment, try to force a giggle—maybe even a full-on belly laugh​ right now :)
Being optimistic is a choice.

INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been and look at what can be."

- MARSHA PETRIE SUE

TODAY'S WORDS OF AFFIRMATION

As I encounter fear and opposition, I will greet it with an extra degree of kindness and care. I will let the curve of my smile grow into every negative thought and emotion. Navigating difficulty in this positive light turns obstacles into opportunities and empowers me to press on courageously.


TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS
When things inevitably don’t go my way today, I will use optimism to overcome adversity by responding in the following way …

I'll say to myself; "Moment to moment and step by step, I'll carry on. Each day is a new day. Each minute a new minute. In these momen…

#30daysofbrave 16-18/30: Missed a few..

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Day 16/30 TODAY'S BRAVE ACT

Today, pay extra attention to simple tasks you do every day:


When you take a shower, notice how the water flows down your skin; notice the temperature, the pressure,  and the sounds of individual droplets.


When you are sitting, just as you are now, catch yourself slouching, sit up straight. Sit with alertness and intent. Take a deep breath, and let it all go.


When you get in bed tonight, listen to your heart. Just beat, after beat, after beat. Grateful it's always working hard to keep you alive even though you don't ask it to.
By staying focused during mundane tasks, we strengthen our willpower to focus on our larger goals.

INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

- SOCRATES

TODAY'S WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
When I decide to give something my undivided attention, powerful emotions are created that inspire brave action. What's great is I always …

#30daysofbrave 15/30: "It's not the lack of resources, it's your lack of resourcefulness that stops you"

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TODAY'S BRAVE ACT
Draw a scene of yourself 15 days from now, succeeding in your 30-Day challenge.
Note what emotions arise as you doodle your braver, successful self.




INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY "It's not the lack of resources, it's your lack of resourcefulness that stops you"

- TONY ROBBINS


TODAY'S WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
My ability to appreciate and contribute does not depend on my access to resources. The fact that I'm using this journal is proof that I have recognized a need in myself and had the resourcefulness to acquire tools to help take me where I want to go. I will continue to listen to to the needs, beliefs, and emotions that are controlling me so I can develop further confidence in my journey forward.

 TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS
What resources would help me flourish in my 30 Day Challange? (e.g. money, time, information, training, technology, people)What emotions can I develop to elicit more of those resources? (e.g. creativity, curiosity, determin…

#30daysofbrave 12-14/30: Missed a couple of days...

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Day 12/30
TODAY'S BRAVE ACT Say 'no' to a pending invitation or opportunity that would get in the way of your current 30-day goal.

If you can, decide right now what you will say 'no' to today so you are prepared when the time comes to share your decision.

(I have no pending invitations or opportunities as of this time)


INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act."

- MAXWELL MALTZ




TODAY'S WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
Any brave adventure can be broken down into a series of calculated risks. So the more diligent I am in calculating each risky decision, the more prepared I am to prevent the worst from happening. In turn, I have more clarity and confidence to take that next brave step forward.

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS
I've been unable to move forward with …Unknowns that make me hesit…

#30daysofbrave 11/30: "Compassion is the courage to descend into the reality of human experience."

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Day 11/30 TODAY'S BRAVE ACT

Think of a situation in your life that is difficult, that is causing you stress. Bring the situation to mind, and see if you can actually feel the stress and emotional discomfort in your body.

Now, say to yourself:

"This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is a part of life. I will treat this suffering with compassion and kindness."



INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY  "Compassion is the courage to descend into the reality of human experience."

- PAUL GILBERT



TODAY'S WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS Write a note to yourself from the perspective of an unconditionally loving imaginary friend:


Dear Ari, I know you've been hurt in places that should be safe. I know you have been cast out. Left, abandoned and betrayed. I know these things bring an aching and an emptiness to your heart. I know you've been hurt again recently. Life isn't treating you well. But I know you will overcome these trials. There is beauty in …

#30daysofbrave 10/30: "You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

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Day 10/30:
TODAY'S BRAVE ACT DONE.
12:09AM
Ari
Today's brave act is to:

Ask three consecutive 'whys' to someone today.

By asking WHY three times we go beyond the surface-level habitual responses and get to the real root of a question or problem.
or.... yesterday's, now
lolz
as it is 12am
but can I ask you?

Savannah
Sure

Ari
gimme a moment, doing these challenges get harder and harder each day.

Savannah
Haha

Ari
xP
first one will be why do you think I struggle so hard with forgiving myself?

Savannah
I think it's because you have low self esteem

Ari
why do you think low self esteem is such a relevant issue in my life?

Savannah
I think it's because you've been emotionally abused by a lot of people starting with your biological father. And depression plays a huge part in that as well

Ari
then lastly, why, as in what is the greatest obstacle I face which stops me from overcoming this flaw of mine?

Savannah
Moving out of your parents house.
I feel your daddy is constan…

#30daysofbrave 9/30: "To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength."

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Day 9/30:
TODAY'S BRAVE ACT What have you struggled with most during this 30-day challenge?

Today, be courageously vulnerable by openly sharing this weakness with a friend.

Bonus: Watch Brene Brown's talk on The Power of Vulnerability (20 mins)

INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY

"To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength."

- CRISS JAMI


TODAY'S WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS


A weakness that I’m struggling with …Today, I will be courageously vulnerable by sharing my weakness with the following person …
I am still struggling with standing up for myself and facing the fear of rejection. In order to learn to stand for myself, I feel that I must realize that I am worth standing up for. It takes a lot to get there, however.  I must come to terms with being who I am. The steps I am taking to do that is forgiving my biological father, being at peace with being his daughter, learning to honour God&#…

#30daysofbrave 7-8/30: well whoops....

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Gawsh I missed a day, yesterday. So I need to catch up and do both challenges today. So without further ado....




Day 7/30:
TODAY'S BRAVE ACT
1. Raise your hands in the air.

2. Breathe into this power stance, own it.

3. Then audibly declare:
    "I am the hero of my own story!"

INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY: "If you are not the hero of your own story, then you're missing the whole point of your humanity."

- STEVE MARABOLI


TODAY'S WORDS OF AFFIRMATION


TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS
If my life was a movie and it started today, what would the hero do?What old routines and patterns would the hero break?What new habits would the hero replace those old habits with?

She would take each day as it comes. One step at a time to be the best person she can be. She would place her trust in Christ, and grow in confidence and faith. She would await the rising of the sun, with excitement, take on the day, fearlessly. She would push through the afternoon with endurance. Then she wou…

#30daysofbrave 6/30: "If you don’t know where you are going, you might not get there."

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Before continuing on this challenge, I wanted to let y'all know that the next challenges I will take simultaneously are (click the pics for links):
Next:  
And then...: TODAY'S BRAVE ACT: Choose one metric to use that can measure the results of your 30-day goal.

Measuring progress will help me stay on track, reach my target dates, and experience the achievement that will propel me to bravely charge forth in the face of fear.

INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY: "If you don’t know where you are going, you might not get there."

- YOGI BERRA
TODAY'S WORDS OF AFFIRMATION:

TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS: I have 24 days left in my 30-day goal to    (insert 30-day goal)   .
Which means within two weeks, I need to  (insert 2-week goal)   .
Which means in a week, I need to   (insert 1-week goal)   .
Which means in the next three days, I need to    (insert 3-day goal)   .
To hit that 3-day goal, today I need to    (insert today's goal)   .
30-day goals: Being more creative with my t…

#30daysofbrave 5/30: "You are enough, just as you are. Each emotion you feel, everything you do in your life, everything you do or do not do… where you are and who you are right now is enough. It is perfect. You are perfect enough."

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Before we get to today's challenge. I wanted to share my mum's and my ministry! I'll be bringing it back to life as soon as I can! take a peek!


TODAY'S BRAVE ACT:

Spend time listening to your thoughts of 'not enough.'

These voices of 'not enough' are there because there's something to be learned. Today, write down all the ways you’ve been telling yourself you are not enough. Thank those thoughts for helping you better understand yourself, and let them go as you say, “I am enough.”

INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY:
"You are enough, just as you are. Each emotion you feel, everything you do in your life, everything you do or do not do… where you are and who you are right now is enough. It is perfect. You are perfect enough."

- MELANIE JADE

TODAY'S WORDS OF AFFIRMATION

My favorite quality about myself is my stubbornness to persevere. And my willingness to face the world with silent courage minute after after of ever day after day.

My favorite fla…

#30daysofbrave 4/30: "There is only one time that is important – NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time that we have any power."

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Before we continue with the challenge. If you had the chance to adopt fursonas, would you do it? Do you enjoy unique pieces of specially- created art from the heart? And if you had money would you buy any from an artist that isn't well known to support them (and on patreon?) Want free public use-approved art?

DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY:


Day 4/30 of Brave: TODAY'S BRAVE ACT:
Take a mindful moment to count 5 slow breaths in a row. It's harder than you may think. Here's a guide for The One-Minute Meditation:
Breathing in through the nose,f Breathing out through the mouth.
Breathing in feeling the lungs expanding, Breathing out feeling a sense of letting go.
Breathing in to feel the body getting fuller, Breathing out to feel the release of any tension.
Breathing in feeling alive and awake, Breathing out feeling muscles relaxing.
Breathing in that sense of fullness, Breathing out that unnecessary tension in the body and mind.
INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY: "There is only one time…

#30daysofbrave 3/30: "What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."

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Before I talk about my challenge for the day, I would like to bring up two sites that have helped me greatly in my writing! And they are a great way to get rid of your writers block! 

 YESTERDAY:


Day 3/30 of Brave:TODAY'S BRAVE ACT:
Ask a friend what they see as your greatest strength and greatest weakness.

TODAY'S WORDS OF AFFIRMATION:
INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY: "What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself." - ABRAHAM MASLOW
TODAY'S JOURNAL PROMPTS
One of my greatest strengths has always been …​One of my greatest weaknesses that I acknowledge …
I would say one of my greatest strengths is rising after a failure and carrying on. Even when I want to give in, desperately, I don't quit. Pushing through has always been my signature in life. I can say that I give up, but I don't know the word. I really love this about my personality.
One of my greatest weaknesses that I acknowledge is that I don't know boundaries very well. I tend to…