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Your Dream Life with Kristina Karlsson

#227 - Monday Motivation: It's not the load that breaks you, it's the way you carry it.

Welcome to another short but empowering episode of Monday Motivation, giving you a dose of inspiration as you head into your week...

Today, we explore powerful words from Lou Holtz, the legendary football coach:

'It's not the load that breaks you, it's the way you carry it.'

Amid the hustle of our fast-paced world, where personal ambitions and everyday challenges big and small can weigh heavily on us, this quote opens a gateway to understanding resilience and mental strength.

Here are five key takeaways you can expect from this episode:

  1. The Art of Carrying Life's Burdens: Learn how the mental and emotional weights we carry can be managed through perspective and attitude, transforming our struggles into sources of strength.
  2. Practical Strategies for Stress Management: Discover actionable techniques for dealing with work stress, personal challenges, and the overwhelming pursuit of dreams and goals.
  3. The Power of Morning Pages: My personal daily exercise of writing 3 pages of unfiltered thoughts to clear the mind and ease feelings of overwhelm.
  4. From Overwhelm to Clarity Workshop: Insights into our live workshops designed to help bring you clarity in just 60 minutes.
  5. Embracing Challenges Head-On: How changing your approach to carrying life's 'backpack' can significantly alter your journey's ease and success.

This short episode is a mini toolkit for anyone looking to navigate life's ups and downs with grace and resilience.

Take this opportunity to learn how to transform the way you carry your load. Listen in and step into a life where challenges become stepping stones to your dream life.

As always, I’d LOVE to hear what resonates with you from this episode and what you plan to implement after listening in. So please share and let’s keep the conversation going in the Dream Life Podcast Facebook Group here.

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Have a wonderful week …and remember, it all starts with a dream 💛


Kristina 💛

Dream Life Founder



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