It’s time to set new goals…
That’s what my friend, Jewel Love, told me when we met for coffee in Oakland about two weeks ago.
Jewel is a therapist and the founder of Black Executive Men…
He’s also my accountability partner. We help each other stay on track professionally.
When we met for coffee, I was reminding him that less than two years ago we were sharing our dreams. He was hoping to build his private practice as a therapist, and I was telling him about my plans for launching my book Meditations Across The King’s River.
Today, Jewel’s business is booming, and my book has arrived in many homes around the world. We are both grateful.
Near the end of the second chapter of my book, I share strategies that help keep me focused each day.
But since 2019 is here, I just wanted to share a tip on goal setting. You don’t necessarily have to set new goals, but you absolutely must decide what goals are most important to you and focus on them.
Having too many goals is just as unwise as having zero goals.
Since Jewel is a gifted therapist, I’ve asked him to share three tips for coping with depression and anxiety as you navigate through 2019. Here’s what he suggested:
Therapy: Don’t be afraid to seek therapy, says Jewel, who’s specialty is psychotherapy. If you’re struggling emotionally from current or past wounds, meeting with a gifted therapist can help you heal.
Have a Wellness Practice: Meditate, walk in nature, eat a balanced diet, and stay away from toxic people who leave you feeling drained. Pick a wellness practice that resonates with you, and commit to doing it at least three times a week.
Share Your Gifts With The World: “Many people are depressed because they’re not living in alignment with their purpose and higher calling,” says Jewel. “As you give your creative gifts away, it will likely lessen the load in your own soul.”
This is all for now. To get more wellness tips from Jewel Love, sign up for his FREE newsletter at Black Executive Men.
Please know I will be here to guide you through 2019. Feel free to inbox me and share your goals for the new year. As you know, I always write back.
On behalf of my family and elders in Africa, I wish you and your family a prosperous, healthy and happy new year.
Thanks for your support of my new book and for your well wishes over the years. Here’s the link to get your copy of Meditations Across The King’s River
All my love,
Author Meditations Across The King’s River