How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome and Pursue Your God-Given Goals

How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome and Pursue Your God-Given Goals
Have you ever been in a place where you’re finally working up the courage to pursue your God-given goals, only to find that things start to fall apart around you? Do you feel like fear is trying to push you back into your comfort zone? If so, don’t worry—you’re not alone! Many Christians feel this way when they are trying to make a difference in the world. But it doesn't have to be this way. In this blog post, I'm going to share my story of how I overcame imposter syndrome and pursued my goals even when it felt like everything was crumbling around me.

My Story

I recently released The Peace + Purpose Workbook + Planner that promotes health and wellness. The feedback I received was overwhelmingly positive, but at the same time, I started feeling like an impostor. It felt like everyone was giving me credit for helping them deepen their relationship with the Lord, and all of a sudden I wanted to put on the breaks and go back into my comfort zone. As soon as I recognized what was happening, though, I knew that this was exactly what the enemy wanted me to believe—that little old me couldn’t possibly make an impact in the Kingdom of Heaven. But thankfully, God had other plans for me as he does for you!

How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome

The first step in overcoming imposter syndrome is recognizing that it is not from God. We must remember that we are all made in His image and likeness and He created us for a specific purpose. When we try to pursue our God-given goals (even when it feels scary), we must trust that He will provide us with what we need along the way. This means letting go of our doubts about our own capabilities and instead trusting in His strength within us. We must also stay rooted in scripture by reading passages every day that remind us who we are in Him – beloved children of God who can do anything with His help! Finally, don’t forget to lean on your community for support; having someone else cheer you on can be just what you need when fear starts creeping into your thoughts again!

Imposter syndrome can be overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be!

By recognizing that it is not from God, staying rooted in Scripture, trusting His strength within us, and leaning on our community for support, we can overcome our fears of failure or inadequacy and pursue our God-given goals with confidence! Don't let fear hold you back from doing something amazing today — take action now! You might surprise yourself with how much impact you can make in the Kingdom of Heaven when you step out in faith.


A simple proven tool to make sure this year will be one to remember

A simple proven tool to make sure this year will be one to remember
"New year new me" is out and real, actually attainable progress that doesn't add to your already busy schedule is in. 

Progress should feel good, not overwhelming, period. 

For busy moms, it can be difficult to stay on track with goals, (if you even take the time to set them) healthy habits, relationships, budget etc. – work and family responsibilities have a way of getting in the way. Girl, I know ALL too well how this goes!

I've got you; over the past few years through trial, lots of errors and countless hours of prayers, I've developed a simple system you can use just as I and so many of my friends and coaching clients have, to help you simplify your schedule, prioritize your daily tasks in a way that aligns with your core values, have quiet time daily and grow in faith confidently stepping into the more peaceful and purposeful version of you you picture when imagining what the future you will be. All without feeling like you're adding to your already overwhelming schedule. 

This proven system not only creates a customized, attainable roadmap for you to follow in just a few minutes a day, it monitors progress and keeps a record of wins to encourage you when you need it most! It provides guidance on how to implement small, sustainable changes will lead to big results over time, enabling you to confidently reach every goal that matters most in 2023 to allow you to look back with fond memories. Read on for more information about this innovative approach so that you can make sure this year will be one full of successes!

Until recently, this system was only available to my life coaching clients and the occasional friend who would call for advice. I started getting consistent requests to turn it into some form of check list to keep them accountable and on track....so I did. 

What started out as a check list, grew into a step by step guide and then a complete planning system and the testimonies started pouring in! Each story at its core seemed to hold some element of surprise from the women telling it that they could actually grow into the version of themselves they previously thought unattainable. The very best part, they all grew by leaps and bounds in their relationship with the Lord which is, in my experience, the only way true life change filled with unshakable peace and purpose is attained. 

I knew I had to make this system available to the masses, so that's exactly what I did with the help of Amazon publishing! As I type this, the Peace + Purpose Workbook + Planner is 27% off! (Not sure for how long because Amazon determines that!) 

If it sounds like a fit for you, your purchase comes with access to a Facebook Community with a free course to walk you through each step of the system, get your questions answered, connect with others sharing your journey and, my favorite part, sharing your wins! 

I can not wait to see you transform this year!! 

Oh...Here's the link to the workbook and planner for Q1 (January - March 2023). Separate workbook and Q2 planner coming soon! 

Simple Ways to Find Peace During the Busiest Time of the Year

Simple Ways to Find Peace During the Busiest Time of the Year
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 

But for many Christian moms, it can also be a time when our to-do lists are seemingly endless and we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, burnt out and depleted. If this is you, take heart! There is hope in finding peace amid all the hustle and bustle. Read on to learn how to bring back renewed joy during this season.  

Quiet Time Daily
 
The first step in bringing back peace and joy during this season is committing to quiet time every day—even if it’s just for a few minutes preferably first thing in the morning. Trust me on this! Get up just a few minutes early, find a quiet spot (even if it’s your closet), and just sit and be still. Pray for guidance and patience as you tackle your daily tasks. You will be amazed at how much more peaceful your day becomes with that extra bit of reflection. 
 
Change Your Expectations
 
It’s important to remember that perfection isn’t real—not even during the holidays. Being a mom can be hard enough without adding unrealistic expectations into the mix. Lowering those expectations can help you find joy in all of your imperfections and make room for grace when things don’t go as planned.  
 
Fill Your Cup First 
 
This looks different for everyone but some popular examples include exercising, reading, journaling, going for a drive solo or a simple deep breathing session. A little bit of self-care goes a long way towards keeping stress levels low and allowing us to enjoy what this season has to offer while making memories with family and friends along the way minus the resentment that comes with lack of rest!  

Reclaim Your Joy This Holiday Season No matter what other people expect from you or how busy life feels right now, you have permission to full your cup first so that it can overflow onto others! Daily quiet time will bring back a sense of peace needed to replenish both energy and money reserves so that you can make it through these busy weeks until January rolls around again! So take heart - there is hope in finding peace amid all the hustle and bustle! Give yourself permission to say yes to yourself, pause, breathe deeply, pray for guidance, lower expectations, practice self-care - whatever it takes - so that you can reclaim your joy this holiday season and look back with fond memories. 

If you feel overwhelmed, resentful, or like you don't have enough time for yourself, I can help. I've been there before and I know what works. I've developed a proven system that has helped me and my coaching clients reduce overwhelm and resentment, simplify our schedules, grow in faith and improve our most meaningful relationships. The system includes a workbook and planner that will help you create a road map to the best version of yourself physically, spiritually, emotionally in just a few minutes a day. 

Each day has a checklist to help you stay on track, and an accountability group to keep you motivated. Stop carrying the weight of your world and start living with more peace and purpose without regrets. If this serves you, click here to get on the waitlist for the 12/28/22 release of the Peace + Purpose Workbook + Planner and receive a FREE 12 page sample that will get you started today! 

Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours!

Sarah Got Quoted in an Article About How to Improve Your Quality of Life! Check it Out!

Sarah Got Quoted in an Article About How to Improve Your Quality of Life! Check it Out!
Hey fam!! 

Soooo if you know me you know I love to talk about healthy living and quality of life right? At the core of that is alone time with God! Well your girl just got published along with some other brilliant minds on the subject over on UpJourney! 

It's a long read full of great information but if you just want to see my quote keep scrolling till you see me smiling back at you! 

I would love to know your thoughts on the article so feel free to share in the comments! 


Have the BEST day and God Bless! 

Sarah

PS - If you want to improve your quality of life but need a community to encourage you to do so hop over into the facebook community I created just for that purpose HERE!

Do you need to go gluten free?

Do you need to go gluten free?
Trying to navigate the world of food and nutrition can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to making the decision to go gluten free. There are a lot of mixed messages out there, and it's hard to know who or what to believe. If you're thinking about making the switch to a gluten free diet, here are a few things you may to consider. These are the things that helped me decide to go gluten free for the most part. 

Belly Bloat
One of the most common complaints among those considering a gluten free diet is belly bloat. If you find yourself feeling bloated after eating gluten heavy foods, (breads, pastas, cereals, crackers, some soups etc.)  it could be a sign that your body is having trouble digesting gluten. When gluten isn't digested properly, it can cause gas and bloating. If you're considering going gluten free, pay attention to how your body feels after eating foods that contain gluten. Do you feel bloated? If so, it might be worth eliminating gluten from your diet to see if that makes a difference.

Can't Lose Weight
If you're struggling to lose weight despite eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, gluten could be the culprit. Just like with belly bloat, undigested gluten can cause weight gain by preventing nutrients from being absorbed properly. If you're trying to lose weight and nothing seems to be working, eliminating gluten could help jumpstart your weight loss journey.

A1C Levels Off
If you have diabetes, paying attention to your A1C levels is important. A1C levels measure how well your blood sugar has been controlled over the past few months. If you notice that your A1C levels have plateaued or are beginning to rise despite following your treatment plan, it could be a sign that you need to go gluten free. Research has shown that going gluten free can help improve A1C levels in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. 

Constipation
Gluten can also cause constipation by binding up water in the intestine and preventing waste from being eliminated properly. If you're dealing with chronic constipation, eliminating gluten could provide some relief. Pay attention to how often you're having bowel movements and how easy they are to pass. Going gluten free may make a big difference in how often you go and how comfortable doing so is. 
Dandruff  Itchy, flaky skin isn't just a problem for your scalp—it can also show up on other parts of your body like your elbows, knees, and backside. If dandruff is a problem for you, going gluten free could help clear up your skin. 

 Brain Fog  Feeling tired all the time or like you can't focus? It could be brain fog caused by inflammation from eating foods containing gluten. If you find yourself feeling foggyheaded on a regular basis, eliminating gluten could help improve your mental clarity. 

 Gallbladder Removed  If you've had your gallbladder removed, you need to be extra diligent about what you eat because your body doesn't have the same ability to break down fats . This means that fatty foods like bread and pasta can cause indigestion and discomfort . Stick with lean proteins and vegetables as much as possible and avoid high-fat foods , including those made with wheat flour . 

 Kids Digestive Issues  Children with digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) , Crohn's disease , ulcerative colitis , and celiac disease may find relief by going gluten free . For kids with celiac disease in particular , it's important to eliminate all sources of gluten from their diet in order to prevent long-term damage . Consult with your child's doctor before making any changes to their diet .

 Conclusion:  Only You Can Decide if Going Gluten Free is Right for You  Only you know how you feel after eating foods containing gluten . Pay attention to your body and how it reacts after consuming wheat -based products . If you think eliminating gluten could help improve your health , talk to your doctor about getting tested for celiac disease or other conditions . Going gluten free isn't easy , but it may be worth it if it improves your quality of life .

 
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