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How To Embrace the New Normal Based on Your Myers-Briggs Personality

 

With everything going on in the world recently, it can be difficult to remain positive. The pandemic has impacted all of our lives in a way we couldn’t have imagined when ringing in the new decade. All the plans you made, whether that be traveling, hitting the gym every day or spending less time binge watching TV were affected by this worldwide crisis. So while nothing seems to be certain these days, we know for sure that everyone is affected. In fact, a recent poll showed that 72% of Americans felt their lives have been disrupted to at least some degree.

 

The internet is full of great resources and tips to stay active and remain positive while working from home and sheltering in place but what works for your favorite blogger or YouTuber may not necessarily work for you! That’s why FTD created a helpful visual that illustrates how each personality type according to Myers-Briggs deals with uncertainty.

 

The MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) was developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers, and consists of eight traits:

 

  • Extraversion (E) vs. Introversion (I)
  • Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N)
  • Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F)
  • Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P)

 

The test asks simple questions about your personality to see how you score on each of these four scales. Your personality type is then defined by the traits you scored higher on and is made up by four letters (f.ex. ENFP). There are a total of 16 different personality types that can further be combined into four groups that share specific traits: Analysts, Diplomats, Sentinels and Explorers.

 

You can take the free MBTI test here, it only takes about 12 minutes and can give you a deeper understanding of your personality. When you have the results of your test, come back and check out how you can embrace the “new normal” so you can feel more confident making it through this year.

 

Embrace The New Normal

Well Color Me A Bit Contemplative

CrossPosted from Well Color Me

I was watching a lame movie today and in it, one of the characters said, “I’m a man, and men don’t hurt the people they love.” If you take it a step further, I’d say I’m an adult and adults don’t hurt the people the love.  But they do, all the time.  Most of the time, it’s not on purpose, but some times it is.  And it got me thinking why people do that.  Why do they say or do things that they know are going to hurt someone they care about

It can be romantic relationship wise, sibling wise, or friend wise.  It doesn’t matter what the relationship is, what matters is that it happened.  I know I’ve done it, and I usually immediately regret it.  But I’ve known some people who have said incredibly hurtful things to people and have never regretted it.  Your actions speak volumes as well, and if you don’t walk your talk, what you say doesn’t matter.  Think before you speak and think before you act.

I’m going to try to be a better person and think before I speak and before I act.  More importantly I’m going to work to not hurt the people that I love, and to just be a better person all around.

Well Color Me….Worth It

originally posted from Well Color Me

I have spent a lot of time (most of my life) thinking that I wasn’t important. I didn’t matter, and I wasn’t worth anything. I didn’t grow up on an abusive or neglectful household, I wasn’t berated during my formative years. I don’t know how it happened, but I always felt like I didn’t matter, and I wasn’t worth it.

I’ve always felt alone. I have serious issues where I don’t ever see why anybody would ever want to be my friend, and I always assume that people think the worst of me. Suffice to say my self-esteem is down around my ankles. It may even be under my feet and burrowing itself down into the ground.

But lately, I’ve been doing some thinking. I’m not trying to figure out why I feel this way, but I’m trying to think of ways to NOT feel this way. I read lots of self-help stuff and they give me all sorts of different things to try, and they do, but they don’t work. At least they don’t work for me. I think it’s because they’re not my ideas. They’re not organic to me.

Here’s the thing, nobody can convince me that I don’t matter and I’m not worth it, if I don’t let them. So maybe I’m the one who convinced me that I’m not worth it. If that’s the case then I’m going to convince myself that I am worth it, because I am. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty fucking awesome. I’m a good person, a great mom, though my kids may think differently. I’m a huge team player at work, and I’m a freaking awesome friend, and if there were a guy in my life, I’d be the best girlfriend ever.

So starting right here, right now, I’m worth it. I matter, and I’m important. And anybody who doesn’t think so can sod off because I don’t need that negative crap or those negative people in my life. I’m worth it!

Manifesting What you REALLY Want! – The Secret BEHIND The Secret


It’s not too often that I can actually say I am blown away by a video I watched online, but this really impressed me:

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Like many of you, I have been struggling for years to make the Law of Attraction work for me, not knowing that I was actually going about using it THE WRONG WAY!

You see, the key to using the Law of Attraction, and being able to manifest what you want and desire, is the proper use of visualization. The fact is, many people can’t properly visualize and create an emotional connection to what they are seeing. All that has now changed thanks to “Abundant Mind

Abundant Mind is being called “The Netflix of Subliminal Manifestation” because it contains a massive library of powerful, full motion, high resolution visualization videos that can be streamed on any internet connected device.

Unlike the visualization videos that already exist on the market, these are vastly superior because they use FIVE scientifically proven subconscious altering techniques. By using full motion themed video (not still images), a special audio track, affirmations, subliminal messages and binaural beats, these videos will completely change how you visualize and respond emotionally to visualizations. This could literally be the secret behind “The Secret”.

I have been using these for the last few days and I’m already seeing a difference. I highly recommend you take a few minutes out of your day to check out this phenomenal connection of visualization videos.

An Enlightened Message for Your Soul

You can choose to be happy right now.

by Jafree Ozwald

No matter if you are super rich or dirt poor,
forever young or old as the Sun,
happiness is ALWAYS a choice you can
make and a chance you can take, right now!

Make up your mind today to explore
what being happy FEELS like.
Just as an experiment to prove to yourself
that you can simply choose it as an experience.

When you feel the good vibration
you empower yourself with this awesome self loving paradigm.
You can see it is tons easier to manifest anything you want,
need and desire in life, no matter what happens
or does not happen in your outer world.

Your life is designed to be a super rich and
enlightening journey overflowing with jubilation!
Today is your day to explore your your natural ability
to make choices which catapult you instantly into living a life of bliss!

Click Here to Become a Super Manifesting Magnet Now!

 

 

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Feel Good Music

We all have things that put us in a good mood.  For me, that thing is music.  If I’m down in the dumps or just having a not so great day, I’ll pull out the Ipod crank it up and go to town.  The feel good playlist is long and includes songs like I Feel Lucky by Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves.  The newest addition to the list is Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer and I have to say it’s the ULTIMATE feel good song for me.  What are some of YOUR feel good songs?  Share them in the comments section

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP

wooh, ehhhh, wooooh.

I’ve been waiting on the sunset
Bills on my mindset
I can’t deny theyre getting high
Higher than my income
In comes breadcrumbs
I’ve been trying to survive

The glow that the sun gives
Right around sunset
Helps me realize
This is just a journey
Drop your worries
You are gonna turn out fine.
Oh, you’ll turn out fine.
Fine, oh, you’ll turn out fine.

But you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.
you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.

I know it’s hard, know its hard,
To remember sometimes,
But you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.

I’ve got my hands in my pockets,
Kickin these rocks.
Its kinda hard to watch this life go by.
I’m buyin into skeptics,
Skeptics mess with, the confidence in my eyes

I’m seeing all the angles, starts to get tangled
I start to comprimise
My life and the purpose.
Is it all worth it,
Am I gonna turn out fine?

Oh, you’ll turn out fine.
Fine, oh, you’ll turn out fine.

But you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.
you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.

I know it’s hard, know its hard,
To remember sometimes,
But you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.

Only rainbows after rain
The sun will always come again.
And its a circle, circling,
Around again, it comes around again.

Only rainbows after rain
The sun will always come again.
And its a circle, circling,
Around again, it comes around,

But you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.
you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.

I know it’s hard, know its hard
To remember sometimes,
But you gotta keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.

Keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.
Keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down, eh.
Keep your head up, oh,
And you can let your hair down.

Four Simple Steps to Success

by Chris cade

That may sound overly simplistic, but it’s true. Just four simple steps will guarantee success in any aspect of life.

All you have to do is…

  1. Know what you really want (your goals)
  2. Take action towards your goals
  3. Notice what results you’re getting
  4. Correct your course whenever you notice things are not working

Of course like any great spiritual truth, knowing the steps is easy. Living them… not so much. For example: How do you figure out what you really want? And what if you’re finding it difficult to take action? Or even worse, taking the wrong kinds of actions towards your goals?

My personal experience is that the above steps correlate with very specific aspects of our development.

  1. Knowing your desires comes from self awareness
  2. Taking action happens naturally when self-sabotaging subconscious blockages have been removed
  3. Noticing results comes again from self awareness
  4. Correcting course happens naturally when self-sabotaging subconscious blockages have been removed

In other words, you can sum up success into two basic principles:

Cultivate self-awareness and remove subconscious blockages that cause you to sabotage your own best-efforts.

 

Be Happy with You

I don’t know where this came from originally, but it really resonated with me.

Dear One, 

Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone, to have a deep soul relationship with another, to be loved thoroughly and exclusively, but I say “No.” 

Not until you are satisfied, fulfilled and content with being alone, with giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me, will you be ready to have the intensely personal and unique relationship that I have planned for you.

 You will never be united with anyone or anything else until you are united with Me. I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and start allowing Me to give you the most thrilling plan in existence – one that you cannot even imagine. I want you to have the best.  Please, allow Me to bring it to you. 

You must keep watching Me expecting the greatest of things.  Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I AM.  Keep listening and learning the things that I will tell you.  Just wait.  That’s all.  Don’t be anxious. Don’t worry. 

Don’t look around at the things others have or that I have given them. Don’t look at the things you think you want. Just keep looking up to Me or you will miss what I want to show you.  And then, when you are ready, I will surprise you with a love far more wonderful than any you have dreamed of. 

You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for you is ready (I am working even at this moment to have you both ready at the same time), until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me and the life I have prepared for you, you won’t be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me. This is Perfect Love. 

And Dear One, I want you to have this most wonderful love. I want to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me, and to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty, perfection, and love that I offer.  Know that I love you utterly.  Believe it and be satisfied. 

Love, 

God 

Aber die Musici bleiben besteh’n

Music Alone Shall Live (All Things Shall Perish)
Himmel und Erde müssen vergeh’n,
Aber die Musici,

Aber die Musici,
Aber die Musici bleiben besteh’n

 

All things shall perish from under the sky,

Music alone shall live

Music alone shall live

Music alone shall live, never to die.

 

So before you wonder if I’m going crazy, the answer is no, no I’m not.  I’ve been thinking a LOT about the power of music and what an awesome motivator it can be.  THEN I heard Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac and I felt like I HAD to share the lyrics.  From there it was time to come up with a title for the blog post when this song I sang at a music festival popped into my head and I knew if I put the title in German, it would require some explanation.  Wow…long convoluted explanation to get to the blog post, lol.

Don’t Stop – Christine McVie.

Sometimes, getting up and just getting out of bed can be the biggest struggle.  Who wants to leave their nice safe cozy haven to face who knows what?  And then there is the whole concept of morning.  It’s absolutely evil to some people.  So when you’re hiding in your bed, trying to avoid he world, think about all the great things that are out there.
If you wake up and don’t want to smile,
If it takes just a little while,
Open your eyes and look at the day,
You’ll see things in a different way.

All the drama that was yesterday is gone.  Let it go, leave it behind.  It’s over.  Instead, celebrate what’s coming, a whole brand new day.
Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here,
It’ll be, better than before,
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.
Don’t dwell on past mistakes, or even spend too much time celebrating the successes of yesterday.  Instead think about what’s coming.  It’s a new day and a new chance to make some miracles happen.
Why not think about times to come,
And not about the things that you’ve done,
If your life was bad to you,
Just think what tomorrow will do.

Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here,
It’ll be, better than before,
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.

Life doesn’t always work out the way we planned.  There are bumps detours and roadblocks in our journey and sometimes things happen that make us unhappy.  Let them go as quickly as you can and look forward to the new adventures to come.  Remember there is always somebody that wants you to smile and be happy.
All I want is to see you smile,
If it takes just a little while,
I know you don’t believe that it’s true,
I never meant any harm to you.

Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here,
It’ll be, better than before,
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.

Don’t you look back,
Don’t you look back.

So there you have it, one of the songs I pull out and crank up when I’m “in a mood.”  What songs do YOU listen to when you are down in the dumps?  What are your feel good songs?  Comment below and let me know.

The Land of Truth

By Chris Cade

A certain man believed that the ordinary waking life, as people know it, could not possibly be complete. He sought the real Teacher of the Age. He read many books and joined many circles, and he heard the words and witnessed the deeds of one master after another. He carried out the commands and spiritual exercises which seemed to him to be most attractive.

He became elated with some of his experiences. At other times he was confused; and he had no idea at all of what his stage was, or where and when his search might end.

This man was reviewing his behavior one day when he suddenly found himself near the house of a certain sage of high repute. In the garden of that house, he encountered Khidr, the secret guide who shows the way to truth.
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