Personal Growth Weekly #16

Hey, it’s Michael from michaelrauscher.com,

I hope you’re doing great! Let me add some value to your life this week:

  1. Life can be overwhelming, especially when you’ve gone (or you’re currently going) through life-changing times. Suddenly you’re in your new life, and so many parts are different from how they were before. Sometimes everything's going so fast you cannot even think clearly about what will happen next. In my latest Medium story, The Universe Expects You to Live a Happy Life I wrote a gentle reminder to make more time for the things that you love. Hope you’ll give it a read!

  2. Here’s your reminder: You made it to the here and now. Not everyone did. You don’t need to understand everything. In the end, it all will make sense. In the end, this will all matter.

  3. Every change and uncertainty, regardless of whether it’s tiny or huge, still triggers the fight or flight instinct, even if there’s no physical threat. In her book The Mountain Is YouBrianna Wiest describes this as “adjustment shock”:

    “It is scary to receive everything we want, because it forces us to shift out of a survivalist, fear-based mindset and into a more stabilized one. If all we are accustomed to is doing what we need to do to survive, we are then confronted with the next phases of our self-actualization.”

  4. The next week I want us all to:

    • make more time for the things that we love.

    • make more time for the things that let us be present.

    • make more time for the things that let us experience purpose.

    • make more time for the fun things that soothe us.

    • make life taste sweet, and never forget to have fun.

  5. You probably know that I’m writing on Medium.com every week. It would mean the world to me if you hit follow to snatch my weekly reads on mindful personal growth and reach out to me through any social media channel or by mail! I’m here 😊


PS: I love to read, listen, watch content, and write about personal development and self-improvement daily. But I’m pretty sure your schedule is almost full already. Let me do the weekly personal growth research for you to save your time and add value to your life. I’ll give you only the essentials, promise!


Thank you for reading. Looking forward to seeing you next week!

Have a great smashing week ahead!

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