I Prayed About This New Job; It’s Still Not Going Well | Ask Angela

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Dear Angela,

I recently took a new job, and I hate to admit it, but I’m not happy there. Everything is going wrong. I analyzed this choice for weeks, prayed about it and really felt like it was right – so what gives?

JobHate

 

Dear JobHate,

New jobs are hard (prior good feelings and prayers notwithstanding.)

Focus on what’s good, and build from there. Are you making more money? Better work life/balance? New relationship opportunities? More challenging daily tasks? Choose the best part of your new job and maximize it. If you focus on what’s terrible, your job (any job) will always be terrible. Change your thoughts and let us know what happens. 

Love,

Angela

I’m watching too much TV | Ask Angela

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Dear Angela,

I’m watching too much TV and it’s ruining my ambition. What do I do?

Thanks,

KardashianMarathons

 

Dear KardashianMarathons,

You can watch TV you just can’t watch it all of the time and you can’t watch it first. Every morning map out 3 things that you need to get accomplished. Do them, and then watch TV. Do this every day for a week. You’ll be so excited about all you’re accomplishing that TV will quickly become the thing of the past.

Love,

Angela

Listening is the key to creativity

listentoonI’ve been struggling with writer’s block for the past 8 months now. I think when it goes on this long it should be called distracted block and/or lazy block – but that’s just semantics!

Either way, I decided to call a friend of mine who is always doing something interesting. She talked about her new job, a bit about her boyfriend, and an upcoming trip to Seattle.

Nothing extremely revolutionary happened during the conversation but here I am writing (FINALLY!).

My take way is that there is a lot of value in listening to other people. Aside from the fact that it helps you to feel connected to the other souls walking this earth, it allows you to take a break from your own issues so that when you re-visit them, your mind can view them with fresh “eyes.”

So, tip for the day?

If you’re experiencing some type of, “what am I doing with my life feelings” try listening to someone else talk through their situation and see if the break helps you work out your stuff.

 

Love, 

Angela

How To Make Friends In A New City | Ask Angela

Advice learned while late night googling….#InternetRabbitHole

If you’ve recently moved to a new city you’re probably experiencing a wide range of thoughts and emotions. “Why did I get rid of my bed saying I’d just buy a new one…new ones are really expensive.” “Where am I going to get my eyebrows done?” “Why don’t the Ross’s out here have any good clothes?”

Finally, and most importantly, “Remember how I thought I didn’t have any friends?? Well, now I reallyyyy don’t have any friends.”

A move can be tough, but, hang in there, you didn’t settle into your old city over night and you won’t settle into your new one over night either. Still, it can be uncomfortable and we don’t want that for you. So here’s a quick list that we found online to help you settle in:

(Dear Angela why didn’t you make up your own list? – Love your readers)

(Dear Readers, we didn’t feel like it! xo Ask Angela) :)

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Day 7 – God and Goal Setting

I learned something about God and goal setting today (because I missed the mark on some plans I made this past week.) It’s important to set your goals and let God know what they are. No matter how well (or not well) you do with them, it’s also important to report back to him about how everything went. 

“Yeah, duh Angela, thanks for telling us things we already know.”

Okay yeah I know this is a well documented principle, BUT, God does more for us than just help us stay accountable. He gives encouragement, too, and helps us forgive ourselves for slip ups. 

Have you ever made a goal and when you messed up? It was like “forget it I’m terrible I can never do this.” Well when we set goals with God and make him our partner, he helps us understand that we’re human and helps us to keep progressing forward. That’s what it’s all about: progression before perfection.

Oh, what a pair we’ll be
The Wizard and I;
Yes, what a pair we’ll be
The Wizard and…

Unlimited
My future is unlimited
And I’ve just had a vision
Almost like a prophecy
I know – it sounds truly crazy
And true, the vision’s hazy
But I swear, someday there’ll be
A celebration throughout Oz
That’s all to do with me!

And I’ll stand there with the Wizard,
Feeling things I’ve never felt
And though I’d never show it,
I’d be so happy, I could melt!
And so it will be
For the rest of my life,
And I’ll want nothing else
Till I die
Held in such high esteem
When people see me, they will scream
For half of Oz’s favorite team;
The Wizard
And I!

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Day 5 – Love Your Body

I win for the most cliché blog title.

But I wanted to tell you guys a quick story.

I met this guy and thought I could marry him. In fact, even still I am not completely over it BUT, when we ended things he said one of the main reasons he wasn’t feeling it was because of my weight.

 :(

So intellectually speaking, that type of comment should make you hate the person who said it. Right? But for me it didn’t work like that. I really resented my body and myself, “Why’d I let myself get so out of shape?” “Wish these weren’t here (love handles)” “Maybe if my arms looked like this he’d be interested…”

And so on and so forth forever.

But lately, even though I’m still hung up on this guy, I’ve been working out and eating well and I am developing a love for my body. I think any time we make an effort to take care of something (our bodies, our finances, our home, our car) even if it’s over weight, old, small, etc., We will develop a greater love for it.

I am experiencing that first hand, and the scale hasn’t change yet at all.

So my challenge to you today is to think of something you are/or you own that isn’t perfect, and list the reasons why it’s still great. Then make a plan to care for it as best as you can.

I promise as you do this you’ll enjoy some of the same feelings I’m experiencing (gratitude, peace and hope!)

Let me know how it goes!

Love,

Angela

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Day 4 – Stuffed Crust Pizza

I’ve not spoken about this too in depth here on this blog but I’ve decided to because I think there may be other Ask Angela readers who in addition to everything else they’ve got going on, are seeking to live a healthier life. 

I’m 4 days deep into my journey and find myself thinking/dreaming/and somehow smelling stuffed crust pizza! :)

Halfway kidding, but to be honest eating “clean” has proven to be easier than I thought. Like the articles suggest, I’ve started by having breakfast as my largest meal and while I cook, I watch a conference talk, and while I eat, I read the scriptures. 

So far, the scale hasn’t changed, but I feel more spiritually uplifted taking care of my body and also my spirit. 

How do you stay fit? Are you working on improving your body? Need some support? Add me on Myfitnesspal.com (agtslc) and/or follow the blog!

Love, 

Angela

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